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Enrollment
reaches
record high
WEDNESDAY
October 6, 2004
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Pedestrian hit by driver
National
Endowment for
the Arts awards
$10,000 to ECU
magazine of verse
walking to class.
Increase brings
challenges, benefits
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
With ECU's enrollment at a
record high of 22,766 students,
ECU remains the third largest
school in the UNC system.
ECU is not only increasing in
the quantity of students, but the
quality too is improving.
"We're trying to get more stu-
dents and better students simul-
taneously If you look at the
SAT scores, we are doing that
said Bob Thompson, director of
the Office of Institutional Plan-
ning, Research and Effectiveness.
The entire UNC system will
have to accommodate for the
growth while there is an increase
in high school graduates.
Thompson said this increase
will have an impact on ECU in
later years.
"ECU is expecting a lot more
increase in enrollment. Over the
next two to three years, we will
double the existing distance edu-
cation Theon-campus enroll-
ment will have a more gradual
increase Thompson said.
Challenges ECU may have
to face include the tightness of
space. ECU will have to work
to accommodate the number of
students we are going to be get-
ting and the number of faculty
to serve those students.
"This increase will affect
ECU in a variety of ways
It will certainly mean more
faculty members, but I think
it also means increased rec-
ognition for ECU'S ability to
service eastern North Carolina
and the state Thompson said.
"As the graduate programs
are increasing in size and the
graduates are out there working,
it enhances our reputation and
probably, in turn, recruits more
people. It helps those individu-
als in their jobs. I think it also
increases the opportunities for
our undergraduates
While the enrollment of
students taking class on campus
has increased, the main cause
of the enrollment increase is an
increase in distance education,
which has increased by roughly
1,000 students for a total of
nearly 3,200 students.
Thompson said distance edu-
cation has been a fairly recent
phenomenon during the past
five years, and it is currently
made up of mostly graduate stu-
dents. While distance education
is composed of mainly online
courses, there are some face-to-
face arrangements either at ECU
or at another location.
Existing classroom graduate
programs are shifting to distance
education courses, and are moving
away from the classroom setting.
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Rescue teams and Greenville police are called to the intersection at Fifth and Janis Streets minutes after a student was
hit by a car. An eye witness at the scene reported the student driver was making a turn onto Fifth Street and did not see
the victim who was making her way across the street due to narrowness of the streets and oncoming traffic.
Kappa Delta holds dedication ceremony
Ribbon cutting
ceremony marked in
chapter's history
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
The ECU chapter of Kappa
Delta sorority had a ribbon cut-
ting grand opening ceremony
for their new sorority house
Saturday, attracting sorority ECU
alumnae and the national Kappa
Delta president.
Julie Johnson, national presi-
dent of Kappa Delta, gave a speech
at the ceremony, thanking the
key people involved in obtain-
ing the house and discussing the
importance of the new house.
The celebration consisted of
an open house with Kappa Delta
alumnae, Ion Outterbridge, the
director of Greek life, the national
Kappa Delta president and other
significant people relating to the
chapter in attendance.
Adrian Wilkinson, president
of ECU's Kappa Delta chapter said
the chapter will always remember
this day, and they look to benefit
from the new addition.
"This marks a landmark for
the chapter, signifying all the
hard work in establishing a house
for our chapter said Wilkinson.
"This is a huge stepping stone
for our chapter
Wilkinson said the house
provides a location the sorority
can call its own and allows more
people to recognize them. She
hopes it will bring a lot of positive
relations with the Greek system.
Other benefits, Wilkinson
said she feels the new landmark
will bring are an additional
amount of recruits, which will
bring more people into the Greek
system in general and a common
location where the sisters can
Kappa Delta sisters gather with their national president at their house dedication ceremony.
hang out and offer to returning
alumnae of the chapter.
"This is a very special day for
us, and this is a day that will be
marked in the books for Kappa
Delta Wilkinson said.
Outterbridge said this is some-
thing Kappa Delta has worked
hard for during the past four
years since they came back to
campus. Outterbridge said Kappa
Delta has never had a problem
in recruiting members and has
excelled in academics, as well
- their new house will make
them more united with the Greek
system NPC. This new addition
would only help Kappa Delta con-
tinue to excel Outterbridge said.
Vanessa Anthony, senior
nursing major and member
of Kappa Delta, said she will
always look back on this day,
and she agrees it will bene-
fit the sorority with recruit-
ment and serving as a place
where the alumnae can return.
Kappa Delta was founded in
1897 at Longwood University
in Farmville, Va. The sorority
has four national philanthro-
pies including the Girl Scouts
of United States, Prevention
of Child Abuse America, Chil-
dren's Hospital of Richmond, Va.
and American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
ffc Kappa Delta
Kappa Delta has 128 active
collegiate chapters In the U.S. and
a total of approximately 181,000
Initiates since 1897.
The four philanthropies Include:
Girl Scouts of America
Prevent Child Abuse America
Children's Hospital In Richmond
American Academy of Orthopedic
Surgeons
ECU student commits suicide in Aycock
Senices available
to cope with loss
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
Christopher Pope, freshman
music major, was found dead
Sunday in Aycock Residence Hall.
Medical examiners office ruled
the death a suicide.
The Center for Counseling
and Student Development has
held debriefing sessions and
meetings with students in the
music department and Aycock
Residence Hall to cope with the
death of the student. These ses-
sions are necessary to anyone
who is having trouble in dealing
with the incident.
Lynn M. Roeder, associate
vice chancellor for counseling
at the Center for Counseling
and Student Development said
the quicker the office can get
to students affected by the inci-
dent and normalize the intense
feeling, the better off they will
be. The j,jal of those meetings
was to make contact with the
students. Roeder said all people
react to situations like this in
different ways.
"It touches them very deeply
said Roeder.
The Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development
allows walk-ins to speak with
counselors there and work to
rationalize situations. Counsel-
ing is free for all students and
serves as a neutral party who
can listen to any problems stu-
dents might be experiencing and
sort them out in a rational
manner.
Roeder said today's college
students are stressed and are
faced with much competition
to the point where it becomes
too extreme for them to handle.
Freshmen often have the
largest difficulty in adjusting to
college life which includes
making friends, fitting in and
connecting with the college
scene. Some students cry out for
help while others keep issues to
themselves and a small amount
of students resort to suicide.
A depression screening day
is being held on Thursday, Oct.
7 allowing students to fill out a
questionnaire and speak with
a counselor about any personal
problems they may be experiencing.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
t Depression
Screening
Depression screening taking
place:
Mendenhall Main Floor, 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
Student Health Senices,
second floor, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2006 Bate Building, 7 p.m. - 9
p.m.
Center for Counseling and
Student Development can be
contacted at 328-6661
Tar River Poetry'
receives grant to
address concerns
KATIE KOKINDA BALDWIN
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The bi-annual ECU poetry
magazine, Tar River Poetry,
received a $10,000 grant from
the National Endowment for the
Arts for 2004 just after their 25th
anniversary issue.
Peter Makuck, distinguished
professor of arts and sciences and
editor of TRP said the National
Endowment office in Washing-
ton called him first informing
him of the grant.
"They said that our anniver-
sary issue was brought to their
attention by a number of other
poets and said that we were
deserving of some financial help
they said we'd like to be able to
give you $10,000 said Makuck.
The process in receiving the
grant was not simple compared
to the humble beginnings of TRP,
papers and forms. Starting as a
local journal sold only in eastern
North Carolina, it was entitled
Tar River Poets.
"It was paid for largely out of
pocket by my predecessor with
some grants from the North
Carolina Arts Council and a little
bit of support from the English
department. When I was hired,
I had a mandate to expand and
make it a national journal
Makuck said.
"I liked the Idea of Tar River,
somehow got enchanted when I
came here and it conjures up
all kinds of images so I decided
to call it Tar River Poetry and
founded it in 1978
Competing with approx-
imately 1,200-1,500 literary
magazines around the country,
TRP has had poems selected
from its pages to be re-printed,
with permission, in national
anthologies, the American Year-
book of Annual Verse and other
publications. Although there
is no monetary compensation
involved with these honors, they
have given TRP a certain prestige.
Poets consider it an honor to be
published in TRP, even without
any dollar signs attached. How-
ever, with the grant from the
NEA, future compensation is now
possible.
"The lion's share of the money
will be used to pay the contribu-
tors and when the two-year
support period is up, we will
re-apply for continued financial
support and we hope we will still
be able to pay our poets down the
road Makuck said.
TRP also plans to direct some
of the money toward advertising
TRP on Web sites and in the front
and back covers of prestigious
literary magazines.
Consisting primarily of origi-
nal poetry submitted from sea-
soned and brand new poets alike,
the magazine also publishes book
reviews, essays on poetry and
profiles of poets. Sorting through
submission after submission, the
task seems daunting - however,
Makuck enjoys his job.
"I still read everything, and
I love to find someone that has
never been published before
Makuck said.
Having outlived the average
life-span of most literary maga-
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Campus News
Correction
The wrong headline was printed
on an Oct 5 Opinion article. The
headline was from an editorial
that had appeared the previous
week. We apologize for any
misunderstanding this may have
caused.
SGA Voting
Voting for SGA Sophomore class
president was postponed this
week. No further details have
been given about voting at press
time.
Student Union film series
Hendrlx Theater In Mendenhall
Student Center will be showing
the following movies free with
an ECU ID:
Oct. 7-10 BaadassssThe
Notebook
(No screenings on Wednesday,
Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 8 at
midnight)
Oct. 7 - 8 Psycho Beach Party
(Homecoming '04)
ECU Homecoming 04
Mark your calendars and catch
the wave from Oct 4 - 9.
Scuba diving at Mlnges
Wednesday, Oct 13 will be the
final opportunity for students to
dive at the Coliseum pool. Diving
will take place in both the diving
well and the lap pool. The events
are open to all ECU students and
participants must sign up three
days in advance. Contact Jason
Wright if interested.
American Red Cross
A blood drive hosted by the
American Red Cross will be held
Oct 6 in Mendenhall from 8 a.m.
-11 p.m.
Senior choreography
Oct. 9-10, the senior dance
majors bring their choreography
to life through different styles
including tap, jazz, modem and
ballet. For ticket information
contact 328-6829.
Adult commuter students
Coffee, juice and continental
breakfast foods will be served
several times a semester at
various locations throughout
the campus as a way to let
students know they matter. The
first Good Morning Commuter
breakfast will be in the lower level
of Mendenhall on Oct. 7 from ,8
a.m. -11:30 a.m. Contact 328-
6881 for more information.
Mechanisms of Hurricane
Destruction Lecture
Nicholas Coch, Ph.D professor
of geology from Queen's College
In NY will be at ECU to discuss
his current research on the
effects of hurricanes on coastal
and inland areas. Sponsored
by the ECU Chapter of Sigma
XI, Ph.D. Program In Coastal
Resources Management and the
departments of biology, geology
and geography. Free to all.
Homecoming skit competition
ECU Homecoming skit
competition will be held at the
Hendrlx Theater, 7 p.m. on Oct 6.
Come see your favorite student
organizations compete for the
best Homecoming Skit. This
year's theme Is "ECU Goes to the
Beach Free for all.
ECU poetry forum
Poetry forum will be held in 241
Mendenhall at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6.
For more information, go to ecu.
eduorgpoetryforum.
ECU Homecoming Pirate
pep rally and Cookout
On The Hill on Oct 7 from 4:30
p.m. - 9 p.m. join us at College
Hill for a "spirited" ECU afternoon
featuring live entertainment,
food and fun. At 6:30 p.m. meet
coach Thompson and our ECU
cheerleaders, dance team and
pep band. ECU meal plan will be
honored. Those not on meal plan
can purchase a dinner ticket for
$7 at the Central Ticket Office in
Mendenhall Student Center.
Plratefest
Come and enjoy a fun day of
special events featuring sand art
and pirate treasure giveaways on
the MSC Brickyard Oct 8 from 4
p.m. - 8 p.m.
News Briefs
10CAL
Krtopy Kreme hires directors
to look Into SEC concerns
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) - Krispy
Kreme Doughnuts Inc. said Monday it
has hired two Independent directors
to chair a new special committee
to investigate matters raised by
the Securities and Exchange
Commission.
In July, the federal agency began an
informal inquiry Into Krispy Kreme's
lowered earnings outiook and the way
the company buys back franchises.
Officials at the doughnut chain have
defended their accounting methods
and handling of franchise buybacks.
The Winston-Salem-based company
said it Is fully cooperating with
the SEC.
One of the new directors Is Michael
Sutton, chief accountant for the
Securities and Exchange Commission
from 1995 to 1998.
The other, Llzanne Thomas, Is a
senior corporate partner in the
Atlanta office of global law firm
Jones Day, where she also serves as
administrative partner.
Krispy Kreme said the addition
of Sutton and Thomas increased
its board size to 11. It has nine
Independent directors.
Some independent accounting
experts say Krispy Kreme may have
used aggressive bookkeeping to
boost its earnings when it reacquired
Its Michigan franchise last year. In the
other buyout completed In January,
Krispy Kreme didnt disclose that one
of the sellers was Chief Executive
Scott Uvengood's ex-wlfe.
Shares of Krispy Kreme closed
Monday at $13.11, down 8 cents, on
the New York Stock Exchange.
NC group announces Election
Day hotline to report problems
DURHAM, NC (AP) - Lawyers and law
students will staff a voting rights hot
line on Election Day to assist North
Carolina voters who run Into problems
or witness suspicious activity.
The hot line Is a program of the North
Carolina Voting Rights Project, an
initiative of the nonprofit Institute for
Southern Studies. The hot line Is part
of the project's "Election Protection
North Carolina announced
Monday.
"Election Protection North Carolina
gets community leaders, voting rights
advocates, lawyers, and everyday
citizens Involved in making sure
elections are free and fair said Chris
Kromm, executive director of the
Durham-based Institute. "It's about
defending the most basic building
block of our democracy: the right
to vote
The project and the UNC Center for
Civil Rights will work with a team of
lawyers and law students to staff the
voting rights hot line at 1 (866) OUR-
VOTE, or (866) 687-8683.
The hot line is part of the statewide
election protection program,
designed to educate voters about
their rights and to monitor polls on
Election Day.
"From the presidency to the governor's
race, elections In North Carolina
promise to be closer than any time
in recent memory said Tara Purohlt
project director. This means every
vote will make a difference, and It
Is critical that we ensure all citizens
are able to have their votes cast and
counted this November
The project said that In 2000, voters in
Charlotte filed affidavits documenting
40 voters being turned away in one
hour In a heavily black precinct. Also,
more than 100,000 votes for president
were thrown out In North Carolina
that year due to various voting
system failures.
NATIONAL
Tobacco lawyer denies knowledge
of document destruction
WASHINGTON (API-A longtime lawyer
for major cigarette manufacturers
said Monday government
lawyers got It wrong when they
speculated he would testify he
knew firsthand that the Industry had
destroyed documents.
Justice Department lawyers had
written in a court filing that attorney
Robert Northrip would say he knew
that documents central to a lawsuit
In Australia were destroyed. The suit
involved an Australian subsidiary of
British American Tobacco Co PLC.
But when Northrip took the stand
Monday in the government's
racketeering case against the industry,
he said he first heard the allegations
about document destruction when
they became public as part of the
court decision against the Australian
company two years ago.
He also filed a document with the
court last week saying the government
was wrong to speculate he knew
about document destruction in the
Australia case.
Justice lawyers declined
comment Monday. �
The Australian court decision had
named Northrip as one of several
people who might be 'likely to
know whether such documents
were destroyed
David Bernlck, who represents
Brown and Williamson Tobacco
Corp also owned by BATCo said
the government lost this round in
the case.
'I think he was supposed to be
the key witness for them Bernlck
said of Northrip. "It turns out
that he had no Involvement In
document destruction
Northrip also faced questions about
an Industry memo Indicating he
advised tobacco executives to
destroy research showing cigarette
additives were harmful. He testified
that he told his clients only that they
could destroy data about additives
that were tested but not ultimately
used In cigarettes.
Employers already filled 2005
fiscal year foreign workers quota
WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigration
officials have a message for employers
hoping to hire foreign workers through
the H1-B visa program for the fiscal
ECU volunteers hold Uail N' Bail'
fundraiser to benefit children
Proceeds go to
children's hospital
SUMMER MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
The ECU volunteer center
Is hosting the "Jail N' Ball"
fund raiser this week in an
effort to raise money for the
children's unit at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital.
Jessica Gagne, NC campus
compact vista, came up
with the idea. In the event,
warrants are issued to have
students or faculty members
arrested and sent to a prison
called the "Paddy Wagon Bails
have to be paid to get out of jail,
and the prisoners' pictures will
be taken at the homecoming
event on Thursday.
All a person has to do
to participate is pay $1 for a
warrant and write the name of the
person they want to have arrested
on the warrant. The person will
then be put into the "Paddy
Wagon" until students pay bail
to get out of jail. Participants
are eligible to pay more than $1
for the warrant, but the bail will
remain twice the amount of the
cost of the warrant. Warrants can
be obtained from the volunteer
office in the basement of the
Chrlstenbury Gym.
The main event will take
place Thursday at the top of
College Hill from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
in combination with the Pirate
cookout and the homecoming
pep rally. The event will host
two alternative bands - Dolly
Dagger and Narallis. There will
be free food and drinks for
attendants of the event and prizes
will also be given. Prizes donated
are from Outback Steakhouse,
Ryan's Steak House, Greenville
Marines and Kmart. Donations
are accepted to help raise money
for the cause.
This event shows ECU'S
students care for terminally or
temporarily ill children. This
fund raiser's main goal is to help
improve the children's stay in
the hospital.
"There are children who
have to be in the hospital during
holidays and we just want to
try to make their stay as pleasant
as possible. No child wants to
be in the hospital during a
holiday, so although we can
not necessarily give them joy,
we try to at least put a smile on
their face said Brooke Griffin,
sophomore nursing major.
Shawn Moore, program
assistant, said students
who are hesitant about
participating to know they
can be anonymous. People
arrested will not be able to
find out who paid to have
them arrested.
Moore said several students
are using the anonymous factor
as an advantage to get back at
their professors for the many tests
given last week.
While some students are
having fun with this new kind
of fund raiser, others are not
quite sure about the whole idea of
having someone arrested and put
into the "Paddy Wagon
"I would participate, but only
because it is for the children
Griffin said.
The faculty is also taking
advantage of the event and is
arresting other faculty members.
"The faculty seems to
be enjoying this fund raiser.
The entire political science
department bought warrants for
each other said Moore.
The fund raiser has already
raised more than $100 and after
everyone pays bail, there will be
a lot more. This is the first year
for this event and the goal is to
raise $500. If this year's event is
successful, it may be repeated next
year, and the organization's goal
will rise to a greater challenge.
This writer can be contacted at
news9theeastcarolinian.com.
Poetry
from page A1
zines, which is four to six years,
I HI' keeps a positive outlook
for the future. Makuck had the
honor of interviewing Pulitzer
Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor
for the 25th anniversary issue.
"The magazine is well known
in the literary community, much
more well known than it is here
in Greenville. Lots of good things
have happened at ECU that
people aren't aware of, but people
elsewhere In the country are
aware of them Makuck said.
With recognition in the form
of $10,000 from the NEA, per-
haps ECU will start to take notice
of this home-grown yet, nation-
ally ranked magazine.
This writer can be contacted at
newsQtheeas tcarolinian. com.
year that began Friday: It's too late.
The popular visas are granted to
foreigners in specialty professions
such as architecture, engineering,
medicine and computer programming.
H1-B visas are good for up to six
years.
Congress set a cap of 65,000 such
visas per fiscal year. By the end
the workday Friday, Citizenship and
Immigration Services already had
received enough applications to
meet the limit
Agency spokesman William
Strassberger said applications filed
by Friday will be considered. For any
after that "It's too late he said.
Under the H-1B program, U.S.
employers must pay foreign workers
the prevailing wage for their job fields
and show that qualified U.S. workers
are not being passed over. The
foreign worker must have at least a
bachelor's degree or the equivalent.
Unions and other critics say the
program allows businesses to fill
jobs with cheaper foreign labor, but
those that use the program say they
can't find enough Americans with
the necessary math, science and
engineering skills.
Sensitivity about exporting American
jobs overseas has made Congress
reluctant to raise the cap.
Congress last raised the cap in 2000,
when the country was enjoying a
technology-propelled boom. The H1-
B worker limit rose to 195,000, but It
fell back to 65,000 last year.
WORLD
Japan takes bolder military
role In post-Cold War era
TOKYO (AP) - When the U.Sled
coalition drove Iraqi invaders from
Kuwait in 1991, Japan kept Its
soldiers home.
A decade later, it broke with a pattern
In force since World War II: It sent its
navy to provide support against the
Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, and
this year deployed troops to Iraq on
a humanitarian mission.
The new activism illustrates a quickly
evolving post-Cold War defense
policy aimed at winning Japan
the global respect that befits an
economic superpower and supporting
a world order under which Tokyo
has prospered.
While its defense still depends heavily
on 50,000 U.S. troops stationed here,
It has moved step by step into the
wider world, starting in 1992 when it
sent troops overseas for the first time,
as U.N. peacekeepers in Cambodia.
In the late 1990s, it expanded
support of U.S. forces to operations
in "areas around Japan which has
been widely Interpreted to mean
beyond its territorial waters. And
now Its government has faced down
opponents at home to place some
1,000 troops in Iraq and Kuwait.
Millions of Ethiopians
still dependent on food aid
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - At
least 4 million Ethiopians would die
each year without food aid, a British
aid group said Monday, marking 20
years since a devastating famine
killed more than half a million people
In the impoverished country.
Now, foreign aid should focus on
lifting this nation of 70 million out
of poverty, rather than just keeping
people alive with food handouts, the
Save the Children aid group said.
"Millions of people In the historically
famine-prone northeastern highlands
are worse off and more vulnerable
than ever said Mike Aaronson, head
of the group.
Aaronson said "lack of political will" by
world leaders and "paltry" aid have not
helped the nation combat persistent
food shortages - two decades after
the 1984 Live Band hit song "Do They
Know It's Christmas?" raised $10
million for starving Ethiopians.
The song raised awareness of a
famine facing 8 million Ethiopians and
spawned other projects, including
the trans-Atlantic Live Aid rock
extravaganza in 1985, which brought
in more than US$100 million.
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Supreme Court will not hear
Alabama Ten Commandments case
The Ten Commandments monument in Montgomery, Ala.
MONTGOMERY, AL. (AP)
� The three-year legal battle over
ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy
Moore and his Ten Command-
ments monument ended quietly
Monday when the U.S. Supreme
Court rejected Moore's final appeal.
The high court made no
comment in declining Moore's
request to reverse his expul-
sion last year by a state
judicial ethics panel for refusing
a federal judge's order to remove
the 5,300-pound monument
from the Alabama courthouse.
Moore said in a statement
that it was hypocritical for the
"liberal Supreme Court" to turn
down his appeal even though
the justices begin each ses-
sion with the phrase, "God
save the United States and this
honorable court
"Obviously, when they open
their courts this way the majority
of the court doesn't really mean
it said Moore, whose appeal
to keep the monument in the
courthouse was rejected by the
court last year.
Opponents of the judge
and his monument cheered
the decision.
"Now, no court on this planet
has ruled in Moore's favor said
the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive
director of Americans United for
Separation of Church arid State,
one of the groups that sued in
2001 to have the monument
removed. "It is truly time for him
to understand that he has lost
The dismissal closes the book
on a fight that again cast a spot-
light on an Alabama official
defying federal orders. But unlike
then-Gov. George C. Wallace
- who staged a brazen opposi-
tion to integration with his 1963
"stand in the schoolhouse door"
before allowing black students to
Drew Carey goes where the laughs
are greener in new WB series
LOS ANGELES (AP) � Drew
Carey is going for the green,
even appearing before a gath-
ering of television critics with
green hair.
The temporary dye job was to
draw attention to "Drew Carey's
Green Screen Show which debuts
8:30p.m. EDTThursday on the WB.
The series stars Carey and
many of his quick-witted chums
from his "Whose Line is it
Anyway?" series and his tour
group, including Brad Sherwood,
Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Julie
Larson and Sean Masterson.
The cast performs impro-
visational skits suggested by a
live audience, minus all props
but in front of a so-called green
screen, which is typically used by
Hollywood as a canvas for com-
puter-generated imagery that is
added later.
On Carey's new show, the
green screen is electronically
replaced with background, cos-
tumes and assorted props that fit
the skit - all created by a variety
of animation techniques, includ-
ing hand-drawn, stop-motion
and computer-generated.
The studio audience sees none
of the effects, but the TV audience
is treated to the result when the
episode airs six to 12 weeks later.
In one skit, for instance, the
actors' faces and voices remain
intact, but their bodies become
G.I. Joe-style dolls moving against
a boot camp background.
In another bit, the back-
ground morphs from golf course
to farm to baseball diamond to
kids' playground to outhouse to
jungle scene to picket line to
Well, you get the idea.
Then there's the routine where
Mochrie is overlaid with a blond
wig and peppermint pink mater-
nity pinafore as he gives birth to
twins, drawn to look like Carey.
In a conversation heavily
punctuated with his amiable
laugh, Carey talked about why
- after a combined 15 seasons on
ABC's "The Drew Carey Show"
and "Whose Line is it Anyway? "
- he's playing with digital tricks
on the WB.
For one, he says ABC treated
him like a has-been, moving his
shows all over the schedule and
allowing them to peter out with-
out any firm goodbyes.
But his "sad" experience with
ABC hasn't dented his eagerness
to make his new series popular
on a different network. He says
he dreamed up the concept
because he's hooked by the tal-
ents of the improv players.
Oldest profession turns to nation's favorite
sport to highlight its quest for rights
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) � It
was just a friendly soccer match
- a social experiment designed
to bring together women from
opposite sides of the tracks. But
when one of the teams produced
protest placards and revealed
its players to be prostitutes,
it plunged Guatemala into a
heated debate.
The game was set up by
Spanish filmmakers Jose Maria
Rodriguez and Jesus Velasco,
and by Guatemalan journalist
Andres Zepeda who said the idea
was to pit the prostitutes against
the Ice Devils, a team of wealthy
adolescents, and demonstrate
that prostitutes are just like
ordinary folk.
But when the team
nicknamed the Stars from
the Wrong Side of the Tracks
revealed its true colors,
demanding protection against
discrimination and the right
to custody of their children,
parents of the Ice Devils girls
were angry.
Although the Sept. 18 game
went ahead, the Stars were
expelled from their local soccer
club and are now playing a series
of games against other teams
The soccer team "Las Estrellas
made up of prostitutes.
Zepeda says the match
was "an intentional,
confrontational act to provoke
two polar opposites within
society, without violence, to expe-
rience and observe their reaction
Dina Fernandez, a columnist
de la Linea" gets dressed for a training session
for the newspaper Prensa Libre,
said the game "goes against
common sense" because children
and prostitutes "don't mix
But columnist Claudia
Samayoa, writing in the Siglo 21
newspaper, applauded the Stars
for fighting for their dignity and
resisting stigma.
The filmmakers said
they set out to make a
documentary about Guatemalan
gangs but changed course when
they met the prostitutes in a rough
neighborhood near railroad tracks
known as "la linea" - the line.
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ECU received the largest
amount of enrollment increase
money in anticipation of
recognition of the growth.
"I expect this will be the
largest amount of enrollment in
numbers Thompson said.
"We have the largest single dis-
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Of the enrollment increase
funding given to the UNC system
schools for growth of distance
education, ECU received near
70 percent.
ECU has been aggres-
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"The growth in dis-
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to several factors, which would
include the growth in the
number of programs offered
online, a growing aware-
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important role in online
programs, and not least,
distance education accom-
modates adult learners
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face extension programs laid
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division of continuing studies.
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2003. The state Court of the Judi-
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Moore's political future
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He has said repeatedly that he
would exhaust all of his appeals
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFEU Editor In Chief
WEDNESDAY October 6, 2004
Our View
Have you ever thought about what a debate
proves? Could it prove one is better than the
other because of how they present themselves?
Could it prove one person answers questions
better or worse? Does it prove one person is
right or wrong?
In the first presidential debate this election year,
President Bush defended his decision to bring
down the dictator Saddam Hussein by sending
in thousands of U.S. troops saying their sacrifice
was both "noble and worthy
"We're being challenged like never before, and
we have a duty to our country and to future
generations of Americans to achieve a free
Iraq, a free Afghanistan ar.6 to rid the world of!
weapons of mass destructions said Bush.
According to a CNN article, "Kerry said the
invasion of Iraq was an ili-conceived adventure
that's 'getting worse by the day' and has dis
tracted the United States from the fight against
terrorism, which Kerry insisted he could win too
. by fighting a smarter war
Kerry's inconsistencies were made clear during
the debate after his congressional decision
authorizing Bush to take action in the current
war on terror was brought to light.
Kerry is now saying that .Iraq "was the wrong
war at the wrong place at the wrong time
At one point during the debate, Bush was asked
"if the Iraq experience would make him more
reluctant to launch preemptive military opera-
tions in the future The president responded
he "never wanted to commit troops" but did so
because "the enemy attacked us - and I have a
solemn duty to protect the American people
While both candidates gave valid points, there
are still issues that remain to be debated.
The next few weeks will give better insight on
which candidate could be better suited to lead
America for the next four years.
It is our belief that Bush will stand by his cur-
rent decisions and hopefully finish what he has
started, not only with the war on terror, but in
every aspect of his presidency.
If Kerry is elected, it is our hope that he will
stand by the American people and make the
right choices for our country.
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We will go on, rather than give up
Believing in
second chances
RACHEL LANDEN
STAFF WRITER
59-7. Do you recognize those num-
bers? I'm sure ECU's football team
does.
No, 59-7 isn't our football team's
record over the past few seasons. If so, 1
probably wouldn't be writing anything
about them. After all, I'm not a sports
writer and ECU athletics is not my area
of expertise.
However, I am an ECU student, one
that prides herself on holding high our
university's standards. As such, I have
something to say.
There's probably no reason for me
to remind anyone that 59-7 was the
score of Saturday's football game versus
the Louisville Cardinals. There was no
big celebration in Greenville the night
after the game, so I'm sure even if you
didn't watch it on television, you can
probably guess who left on the losing
end.
Our football program's once touted
tradition of excellence seems to be
fading into oblivion. After last year's
losing season and another that seems
to be following suit this fall, ECU fans
are getting discouraged.
And why shouldn't they be? All I
have to say is 59-7.
I was talking to a friend recently
about the state of our football team and
the financial burden that goes with it.
Our university, alumni and supporters
in the Pirate Club continue to fund
scholarship athletes on a team that
really doesn't seem to be performing.
Is it unreasonable to think that if
someone doesn't fulfill his athletic
potential perhaps his scholarship
based on such performance should
be revoked? If he were at ECU on an
academic scholarship and his grades
weren't consistently at a certain level,
his academic scholarship would be
forfeited.
There are students at ECU who
will lose their academic scholarships
if they don't maintain an AB average.
Performing at a B level in the classroom
is not enough. Being an above-average
student puts them on a sort of academic
probation. If they don't bring their
grades up, they lose their financial
backing.
Yet our football team isn't making
A's on the field. I would daresay their
record doesn't even put them at aver-
age. Still, they receive continuous
financial backing from the university.
Please tell me what is wrong with this
picture.
But before you begin sending me
hate mail for this opinion, I have some-
thing more to add.
Students on academic scholarship
who do not make the required grades
are given a second chance. They have
another semester to prove themselves,
to raise their grades and to show they
are deserving of their scholarship. If
they can do this, then it's pretty much
business as usual.
All's well that ends well. The admin-
istration understands everyone makes
mistakes and most of us deserve second
chances.
On that note, I'm not taking off
my purple and gold. I'll be at every
home football game wearing my ECU
t-shirt and screaming for my Pirates.
That's right. I'm giving them a second
chance because I know those guys are
out on the field playing their hearts
out. They're our fellow Pirates and they
want to make us proud just as badly, if
not more so, than we want them to.
I know a lot of students and even
ECU graduates have given up on their
alma mater. Fair weather fans bash our
team and bash coach Thompson. To
what purpose?
Sure, it may help relieve some
frustrations, but giving up and tearing
down will get us nowhere. I, for one,
still believe.
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Dear Editor,
This being my first year at ECU, I
am stunned at the number of college
students that smoke cigarettes. I respect
their right to do as they will, but not
when it infringes on my rights. When
waiting outside between classes, some-
one never fails to walk directly in front
of me or sit down beside me and flick
ash in my face. Not only is it rude and
inconsiderate, it is a health hazard,
especially for me since I am allergic to
the smoke. Just as bad, when students
are finished smoking they throw their
butts down on the ground anywhere
they feel like. I wish students would
show more respect for the rights of
other people. I believe it would be a
great Idea for there to be designated
smoking spots on campus for those
people that have to have their cigarette
between classes.
Brad Gustafson
ECU Student
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Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Peter
Kalajlan's article, titled "Firebrand
preacher visits campus printed in the
Thursday, Sept. 30 edition of TEC.
I have obviously read the article,
and can, in good conscience, say that
I agree with him 100 percent. I have a
few gaylesbian friends and relatives
and personally, I fail to understand
why it is such a sin to love somebody.
1 am a Pagan, but I am very familiar
with the Ten Commandments and one
of them, as you probably also know, is
"Thou shalt not lie So, my question
is this: Is this preacher, who no doubt
means well, trying to say it is better to
lie about who one actually is, better, to
lead a false life, than it is to be true to
oneself? If so, I believe his heart is in
the wrong place.
As for the issue of abortion, I am
pro-choice and wanted to reiterate on
what you said, that, whereas the picture
this man was toting about with him was
disgusting and thoroughly inappropri-
ate, it did not change my mind one bit. I
still feel a woman has a right to choose,
whether I agree with her reasoning
or not. I don't believe that 1, myself,
would ever have one, but it is the right
of every woman to have that choice. It
is also a much better thing for abortion
to be legal than for it to be outlawed,
which would risk hundreds, maybe
thousands of women's lives a year, due
to unsanitary tools and locations. Years
ago, abortions were being performed
by doctors, whose licenses had been
revoked for one reason or another, who
used mangled coat hangers to carry out
this deed. I would barely hesitate to say
that most people, whether they agree
with me or not, would agree it is better
to keep abortion legal.
I think that even though this man
thinks he knows he is doing what is
best for the younger generation, he
needs to open up his closed mind, and
for once, let in love, and stop the hate
from flowing out.
Freya Turppa
TEC Reader
Dear Editor,
This is in response to your "Fire-
brand preacher visits campus" article
in the Sept. 30 edition of TEC. I can
understand your disgust of the 6-foot
aborted baby picture. Though I was
not there to see it, me being a college
graduate who happened upon your
newspaper of sorts, via a coworker, I
can only imagine the stomach turning
experience.
But I have a couple of questions,
and I must warn you I am what you so
aptly called a "religious fundamentalist
bigot any other name you have for
Bible believing Christians That said, I
also want to assure you that, while I can
sense in your article that you, yourself
were aiming for a smaller shock factor
with the notion that anyone who
believes that the Bible is historical is a
fool (low-blow), I must say to you that
I have heard much harsher and more
cliche comments of my faith and that
you have not offended me. My ques-
tion is, were you more disgusted by the
enormity of such a gruesome picture
or the subject itself? Because abortion
is an ugly and gruesome thing. I have
felt that way even before I began my
journey with Christ. Another question,
are you a moral relativist? Because if
this Is the case, then my opinions and
ramblings are lost to you outside of the
movement of the Holy Spirit.
There is a huge difference between
seeing what you saw on your campus
and comparing it to the horrible acts
of terrorists in Iraq. One, killing babies
is legal and it happens everyday. What
the terrorists do, post Saddam, is illegal
and a cowards way of bargaining. The
only thing in common is death, killing
innocent lives. Either way, seeing it
large and close up has to be damaging
and the result of viewing such material
should cause action against such cruel
acts, don't you think?
Becki Buck
TEC Reader, New Bern
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Peter
Kalajian's Sept. 30 editorial about the
minister preaching on campus. He
attacks the man for being a bigoted
religious fundamentalist, yet in the
same editorial, he states every "reason-
able person" knows the Bible is not
historically accurate. Based on this,
I would assume Mr. Kalajian believes
that Christians aren't "reasonable"
people. That Is just as bigoted as any-
thing that Norman Morris preached on
campus and every Christian that read
the column should be offended.
1 find it funny that these left-
wingers claim to be the defenders of
civil liberties, but they are the first
ones to try to get someone to shut up
who has a conservative Christian point
of view.
David Crews
ECU Student
Pirate Rant
Why is a 20-page research
paper worth the same amount
in my final grade as a 55-minute
exam? Should I have spent the
same amount of time on each?
ECU football couldn't even
beat the local high school teams
here if even they were given a
seven-point starting lead.
I can appreciate someone
speaking freely, but someone
should intervene when pictures
of aborted fetuses are being
shown right here on campus.
Whatever happened to hold-
ing a door open for the person
behind you?
Support your military and
acknowledge their sacrifices from
time to time.
Why bash the other presiden-
tial candidate? They both want to
do great things for this country.
What are you doing for a great
number of people?
Just because ECU may not be
as good in basketball or football
than other schools, cheering for
ACC teams just because they are
good is called jumping on the
bandwagon and following the
crowd.
It was so nice to see the B-
GLAD chapter of ECU in the NC
Pride Parade this past Saturday in
Raleigh. Thank you for remind-
ing me (and others) that we all
have a place here at ECU.
Thank you, Graham Wilson,
for your response to another one
of Tony McKee's biased, sarcastic,
uninformed articles. Thank you
for doing your homework and for
sejting the truth straight.
To all the residents above me
in Greene Hall: What is it that
you do not understand about
"Please do not slam your door?"
When labs say they will be
open for specific hours for stu-
dent use, they need to stay open
during those times. It's not like
1 have my whole life to do this
one project.
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Page A6 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor
WEDNESDAY October 6, 2004
Mendenhall Movies:
The Notebook:
Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 p.m.
Friday 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 7p.m 12 a.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Baadasssss.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 p.m.
Friday 7 p.m 12 a.m.
Saturday 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 7 p.m.
Top 5s:
Top 5 Movies:
1. Shark Tale
2. Ladder 49
3. The Forgotten
4 Sky Captain and the World of
Tomorrow
5. Mr. 3000
Top 5 DVDs:
1. Man on Fire
2. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters
Unleashed
3. The Punisher
4. The Ladykillers
5. Home on the Range
Top 5 CDs:
Green Day
2. Nelly
3. Keith Urban
4. Nelly
5. Tim McGraw
Top 5 TV Shows:
1.CSI
2. CSI: Miami
3. Without a Trace
4.ER
5. CSI: NY
Top 5 Books:
1. Trace
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
4. Jonathan Strange and Mr.
Norrell
5. The Five Peoole You Meet in
Heaven
Horoscopes:
Aries - A particularly annoying
person may be a messenger
assigned to bring you Information
that you don't want to hear.
Taurus - Practice makes perfect,
but unfortunately, it takes a lot
of time.
Gemini - You'd better not spend
your newly won treasures for a
little while. There's the outside
chance it might be an error. Better
stash it away tor now.
Cancer - Being thoughtful is more
than a natural talent of yours.
You work at it and that may be
necessary now.
Leo - There are so many
interesting things to do other
than that which you've previously
obligated yourself. Don't you hate
it when this happens?
Virgo - Continue to solicit advice
from one with more experience.
There's no reason you have to
learn it all the hard way, especially
since a friend of yours already
did.
Libra - Of all the kinds of discipline
there are. the kind you apply to
your own self is the best by far.
It's not easy, but this is a perfect
time to practice.
Scorpio - A distant friend or
relative dispenses good advice.
Trade by sharing the story of a
miracle that's happened to you
recently.
Sagittarius � In a perfect world,
you'd be able to buy whatever
you want. You can bring yourself
closer to satisfaction by learning
to want what you can afford. You'll
be closer to enlightenment, too.
Capricorn - Common sense isn't
really all that common any more.
Advise a person who doesn't have
much, but carefully. Your words
may not be welcome.
Aquarius - Once you've got the
workplace routine firmly in place,
you'll produce much more with
much less effort. It shouldn't be
long now.
Pisces - You're good at fantasies,
but you need somebody else to
help with the structure. Being In
love with a person like that is an
excellent plan. If you're not yet, you
could be soon.
'Shark Tale Hollywood attempt at teaching virtue
Stereotypes flow
throughout movie
JASON FREEMAN
STAFF WRITER
What if all of Hollywood got
together to make an animated
movie? Undoubtedly, it would
include mobsters, as a salute
to classic movies like Goodfel-
las and The Godfather. It would
also likely have a closeted son
dealing with Issues of iden-
tity to teach tolerance and an
overabundance of ethnic ste-
reotypes to be more inclusive.
That's what you get when
you see Shark Tale, a new
animated feature provided
courtesy of Steven Spielberg, Jef-
frey Katzenberg and David Geffen.
Shark Tale is produced by
DreamWorks Animation, a divi-
sion of DreamWorks SKG. Shark
Tale is the latest film in a series of
animated hits from DreamWorks
that include Shrek and Shrek 2
- the highest grossing animated
film in history.
The film displays the talents
of Will Smith as the lovable liar
Oscar. Smith talks fast and brings
his unique brand of humor to the
film. His style harkens back to his
days on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-
Air when he could convince us
he was a struggling high school
student and not a multi-million-
aire recording artist. This film
would have afforded Smith the
opportunity to escape the hip-
hop image that limits so many
rapper turned actors if it wasn't
for the fact his character exuded
stereotypical characteristics,
such as a preference for gold
chains and making "white fish"
feel insecure.
Robert De Niro and Martin
Shark Tale makes a big splash
Scorcese also contribute their
talent. They provide the voices
for the mobster fish which
have Italian accents, but will
likely be defended as not having
any ethnicity when Italian-
American groups criticize yet
another inaccurate represen-
tation of their community.
No group is safe in this movie
and utterance of "Oy Vey" by De
Niro's character- Lino, the God-
father, rounds out the fictional
characters' "veiled" references to
real groups.
The plot of the movie encom-
passes the misadventures of
Oscar, a fish trying to achieve his
dreams of fame and fortune and
residence at the top of the reef.
He gets his opportunity when,
due to a strange twist of fate, he
is directly responsible for the
death of a great white shark who
happens to be the son of the all
sharks on the reef's leader. With
the help of the dead shark's inse-
cure brother Lenny, voiced by
Jack Black, and the loving disap-
proval of his secret admirerbest
friend Angie the angelfish, voiced
by Renee Zellweger, Oscar cha-
rades as "The Shark Slayer" until
he is forced to admit the truth
after he discovers he had every-
thing he ever needed from the
beginning. Oh, and everybody
lived happily ever after.
Deferring from my own opin-
ion and turning to the exper-
tise of my ten-year-old cousin,
Thomas, I asked how the movie
was.
"It was kinda good. It had
gushy love in it I hate gushy
love he said after leaving the
movie theater.
Despite his criticism, he did
laugh at various parts. However,
the adult themes and references,
such as Oscar telling Angie "You
had me at hello" ierry Moguire) and
Angie's mysterious discomfort at
the line, were lost on him entirely.
Despite the shortcom-
ings, the movie did have some
funny parts and the animation
looks amazing.
Bottom Line: Not really a
good film for young children,
but you would probably laugh,
just not all the way through and
probably for the wrong reasons.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Tim Cullen, polished talented singer with a new sound
New solo artist
releasing his new
album, 'Fun Razor1
CARMIN BLACK
STAFF WRITER
"Great men are made to make
great music If this quote proves
true, then Tim Cullen is the new
"great man" in town.
This polished talent is the
former lead singersongwriter of
Summercamp, the once wildly
popular band known for tour-
ing with major artists such as
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the
Foo Fighters and Rage Against
the Machine. Summercamp
unfortunately split In 2002.
Now going solo, Tim Cullen
has finally set a date to release his
much anticipated album entitled
Fun Razor through Los Ange-
les' well established Long Live
Crime Records.
Fun Razor is set to hit the
shelves of major record stores
October 5. Not to be alarmed by
the CD's title, Fun Razor is actu-
ally a highly energetic, fun and
in-depth compilation.
One of the appeals of Fun
Razor is it features many credible
guest musician spots, ranging
from Misha Feldman and Tony
Sevener of Summercamp to Luke
Therney of the Penfifteen Club
and Silver Jet, as well as Ben
Pringle of Nerf Herder.
Tim Cullen is now hitting the
road with his new material - he
has kissed the days of traveling
with bandmates goodbye and
has moved on to bigger things
for himself.
Now solo, Tim has found
himself tagging along with other
bands. This past summer, Cullen
traveled all over Japan playing
various gigs with Sugarcult and
Bowling for Soup.
. While in "The Land of the
Rising Sun Tim's music created
lots of hype. He was able to set
up a good fan base as is shown
by the fact that while there he
managed to sell 10,000 copies
of his record. He also received
rave reviews from many Japa-
nese pop music magazines such
as Snoozer, Rockin' On and
In Rock.
Cullen seems to have made a
great decision in his choosing to
go solo. Not only was he picked
up by a major label, Long Live
Crime Records, but he was also
able to work with producer Thorn
Flowers, who is known in the
music industry for working with
such names as Sugarcult, The
Ataris and Bad Astronaut.
"Being a solo artist is enabling
me to explore new paths beyond
what I could do when I was in a
band said Cullen.
It is evident when listen-
ing to Tim's new album, you
are hearing from someone
who not only loves what he is
doing, but has a real talent for
expressing how he feels in song.
Tim's talent is most evident
when listening to the words in
his songs. These days it's easy
for well known artists to put out
music that is simple and catchy,
since most record labels seem to
be more concerned with their
artists "looking the part rather
than really having the talent to
"sing the part However, with
the new trend of relying on your
image to make money, Cullen is
obviously going against the grain.
With songs like "All" from the
new album, Tim speaks of letting
go of his pride to be able to tell a
woman he is still in love with her.
Lyrifs like these set Cullen apart
from your everyday "boy band
This man obviously has a great
deal of talent that he is finally
having the chance to showcase.
"The songs of Fun Razor are an
eclectic part of my life which has
helped me find myself, perfect
my songwriting skills and create
music I love Cullen said.
Cullen's lyrics and catchy
beats will appeal to anyone
through this CD - it's easy to
relate to this man. He is putting
out in-depth material, while at
the same time not being afraid
to have fun, reveal his heart and
state how he feels.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Singer captivates listeners Artists debut abum shines
Inside Charlotte Martin
REID DORSETT
STAFF WRITER
Charlotte Martin, the gifted
songwriter and pianist, recently
released On Your Shore. The emo-
tion provoking album is held
together by confessional lyrics
and captivating melodies. Pro-
duced by Ken Andrews (Air, Pete
Yorn) and Martin, the album is
on RCA Records.
The record is full of big cre-
scendos and soft love songs. It is
designed for everyone from goths
to beauty queens. She sings of
faith, love, hope and emotions
involved with everyday life.
She lays herself bare touching
listeners with truths and fears.
After the first time listening to
this album, it's difficult to put
anything else into the CD player.
It is a very connecting album
that relates to the emotions and
thoughts of listeners.
Martin also gives her all
during live shows. Her personal-
ity and musicianship overwhelm
the room, giving the audience
a sense of intimacy. Using the
chance to further connect with
fans, she keeps things conversa-
tional and even offering gifts to
the crowds on occasion. News-
papers such .is The Boston Globe
and The New York Times have
praised her shows saying she
gives an "unforgettable display
of emotion
Martin recently sang the song
"Bring on the Day" on the Sweet
Home Alabama soundtrack. Her
Charlotte Martin releases her inspirational album On Your Shore
music compares to others such
as Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan
and Kate Bush.
After finishing a tour with
Liz Phair, Martin is now ready
to start a small college tour with
singersongwriter Matt Nathan-
son. The adventure begins in
Toronto Oct. 4 and ends in
Cleveland Nov. 8. Sadly, she will
not be touring in North Caro-
lina this time, but plans to have
another nationwide tour soon.
Martin grew up in a small
college town and eventually went
to Eastern Illinois University,
where her father was a respected
professor, to study music. She
earned her bachelor's degree in
opera. For a time, she thought
she would be a professional opera
singer. However, at college, her
life changed drastically. While
living with her good friend
Raven, she experienced typical
college drama. Worse, she also
experienced two friends'
suicides, one being her boy-
friend's sister and her best friend.
She wrote one of her first songs
for her funeral. Anorexia also
overwhelmed part of her life,
but she has overcome it to
appreciate steak and peanut
see SINGER page A7
You can have these
new 'Goodies'
DANIELLE WIGGINS
STAFF WRITER
The highly anticipated album
debut is here. Ciara, Goodies, was
released Tuesday, Sept. 28 with
her chart topping single, "Good-
ies" featuring Petey Pablo. Other
featured artists include: Missy
Elliot, Ludacris, R. Kelly, T.I. and
Jazze Pha. The album contains
12 hot tracks plus a bonus track
of "Goodies" featuring Jazze Pha
and T.I.
It doesn't matter whether you
are in the mood to dance or just
relax, this album was made for
you. If "Goodies is one of your
favorite songs to dance to then
there are plenty other singles
for you to practice your dancing
skills with songs like "Looking at
You "1,2 Step" and "Hotline
For those R. Kelly fans, there's
also a track called, "Next to
You Every track is different, still
containing the unique styles and
sounds that many crave.
Buying this album will not be
a mistake - it's worth $14.99 plus
tax, unlike any other albums, this
album is jammed packed with
hot singles. The lethal combina-
tion of music produced by Jazze
Pha, Anthony "T.A Tate and
Henry "Noonie" Lee, and the
unique voice of Ciara is bound
to put the album number one
on the billboard charts. Who can
go wrong with songs produced
by Lil Jon.
New young artists are not
always guaranteed a long reign
in the music industry, this is
not the usual one hit wonder,
there is potential for this new
talented artist bringing both hot
dance moves and singing ability,
whose style is closely compared
to Aaliyah. It brings much more
attention to the audience to
watch all the talent an artist
has to offer. Many have tried to
pull the famous matrix move
in her video, although it would
be a lot safer to leave it all to
Ciara and just listen to this new
album. The album need not to
be burned or downloaded, you
may miss a little. The album'book
contains an autographed picture
and lyrics to some tracks off the
album which you cannot find
off any bootlegged CD, "not the
real deal
Listen carefully, lyrics deal
with everyday issues girls go
through with the good and bad
in relationships and it's all about
just being young and having fun.
For more on lyrics and photo-
graphs go to CIARAWORLD.com
or LAFACE.com. For males, if you
cannot relate to the album, just
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � FEATURES
PAGE A7
'Going Public New self-help narrative on inside politics
ANGEL GONZALEZ
STAFF WRITER
Michael Gecan starts
his story in a New York City
neighborhood once called
"the beginning of the end of
civilization As an organizer
for the Industrial Areas Foun-
dation, Gecan was hired by
residents of this neighborhood
to help them save their com-
munity. He and the leaders
of the community took more
than 10 years fighting the NYC
politicians in a valiant struggle
against all of the obstacles
that it took to add 5,000 more
homes to this neighborhood.
Famous negotiations included
some with former NYC mayor,
Rudy Giuliani.
Using his extensive knowl-
edge of politics and philosophy,
Gecan writes an objective
narrative that doubles essen-
tially as a how-to guide for
anyone who wishes to make
a stand in their community.
The political power he uses in
this story tells readers how the
NYC government actually is
behind-the-scenes, as he spent
years upon years trying to work
with a church in the commu-
nity where its residents wanted
better homes and quality of life
to live in.
He shows, using the power
of the written word, how any-
body who has the mindset
of being a leader can succeed
in changing a community
and grasp the ability to move
unmovable bureaucracies.
Gecan's vision of the value
of public action dates back to
his very rough and disturbing
childhood in a Catholic elemen-
tary school in Chicago, where
he witnessed a tragic fire in his
school that claimed the lives
of 92 children and three nuns.
Gecan's story is indeed an
inspiring one, however, due
to lack of publicity, and the
appearance of the book as
another boring how-to guide
with Chicken Soup for the Soul-
style stories on success. My
first thought of this book
was how it could possibly be
interesting when our current
state of politics is anything but
interesting until propaganda
sets in.
The book itself isn't very
long. As a true-to-life story of
how to get things done in a
society of corruption, it's very
interesting in the little amount
of pages it has to show for it.
In fact, it plays out more like
a novel told in first person
with many references to other
situations in the third person.
As a how-to guide, the
book runs like a textbook
without questions, showing
complete real-life examples
on how to achieve effectively,
certain goals involving loads
of red tape on the local level.
As a how-to guide, it certainly
lacks in visual aid to help
distinguish what on earth
the man is talking about.
Since the book's genre
is politics and social action,
it comes as no surprise that
should be really big words and
phrases in this piece such as
"political idolators in which
this word he made up due to a
definition given to him about
people who make idols out of
political officials. In fact, there
are so many names and terms
to remember to understand the
complexity of this book that
there is (solely for the readers'
benefits) a fully catalogued
index of events, names and
terms that appear in the book.
I have been given mixed
feelings about this book.
Anyone reading this book
will see the inspiration the
man had to finish his task no
matter how many years it took.
However, as political as it is,
it can only seem as inter-
esting as the movie Ant-
wone Fisher, where it seems
like it could be made into a
movie, but it isn't interesting.
� The corruption the book
brings out in NYC politics
can very well be compared to
Michael Moore's latest contro-
versial documentary, Fahrenheit
911 weaseling out political
scandal and using propaganda
to unleash the fact that our
government as it is sucks and
needs to be changed. However,
true or untrue that statement
may be, Gecan's story with the
subplot of uncovering the evils
of NYC politicians has failed,
mainly because the book was
released a little late only to
discover that Rudy Giuliani is
no longer mayor and his board
of advisors and trustees are out
of power in NYC.
As a literary medium, I
would highly recommend
this book to people majoring
in political science looking to
create some views to uphold.
As an anytime, read-for-fun
book, it will be a shear disap-
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type of subject, then unless
you feel like burning a hole in
your wallet (the book retails
at a hefty $12) it would be
a lot better to cheer it out
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Singer
from page A6
butter M&M's and to speak out to
others dealing with the problem.
Expressing herself in her
music, she moved to Los Angeles
to begin a career in her pas-
sion. She did receive a deal, and
recorded the album One Girl Army
with producer Tom Rothrock
(Badly Drawn Boy, Foo Fighters).
It was recorded with talents like
bassist Sasha Krivtsov (New Radi-
cals) and drummer Joey Waronker
(R.E.M.Beck), with Martin on
piano and vocals. It was never
released though. She worked
through the struggle of getting
started and stands stronger now
as a person, artistically and profes-
sionally. Soon after One Girl Army,
she got her own studio equipment
and began recording a new group
of songs with Ken Andrews. The
album In Parentheses was released
in August 2003. This record was
deemed by critics to be much more
mature lyrically and musically.
Recently, Martin became a
spokesperson for RAINN. RAINN
stands for the Rape, Abuse, Incest
National Network. This organiza-
tion, co-founded by Tori Amos,
is a program designed to educate
people about sexual assault. It also
offers free confidential counseling
through their hotline 1.800.656.
HOPE. Martin is the face of "Get
Carded 2004 which is designed
to get information to students
on college campuses. As well as
being a spokesperson, she has a
song on a benefit CD called "For
the Next X This benefit CD was
released to celebrate the charity's
10 year anniversary. Other musi-
cians featured include Michelle
Branch, Matchbox Twenty and
Indigo Girls.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Album
from page A6
listen and look at the pictures.
Goodies features club hits and
tracks you can play in your car
or to practice that matrix move
of yours "but don't break your
back If you want to slow it
down just a little then, "Let me
see you 1,2 step It is perfect for
parties or workout plans, don't
ask Kanye. The hip-hop, R&B
sound of Ciara is guaranteed to
bring future success with other
chart topping singles. Look
for new videos from Ciara and
maybe you could learn a little
more dance moves to show off
at clubs and parties. The artist
is fresh, new and eager to gain
more fans. Rush, don't wait, pick
up this hot album and take this
album to the top of the billboard
lists. Look forward to watching
this artist grow and continue to
make ground breaking records
for years to come.
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features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Page A8 sports@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY October 6, 2004
Sports Briefs
Earnhardt loses
points lead
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.
was knocked out of first place
in the Nextel Cup by a slip of the
tongue. Earnhardt was docked
25 points and fined $10,000
by NASCAR on Tuesday for
cursing during a TV interview
after his victory at Talladega
Supers peedway.
Now. instead of leading Kurt
Busch by 13 points in the Nextel
Cup standings, Earnhardt, the
son of the late seven-time series
champion Dale Earnhardt, trails
by 12 with seven races left in the
season. Richie Gilmore, director
of competition for Dale Earnhardt
Inc said the team will appeal
NASCAR's decision. Pointing out
that Junior's comments were
not made In anger, Gilmore said
the team has received hundred
of supportive calls from fans.
Appeals are heard by a three-
person panel selected by
NASCAR from the National Stock
Car Racing Commission. No
date has been set for the appeal.
Earnhardt will still be credited
with the 14th victory of his career
and fifth at Talladega but, with the
points penalty, It's as if he finished
fifth on Sunday. Still, he has plenty
of time to make up tho deficit
on Busch, with up to 190 points
available at each of the last seven
events. In February, NASCAR
president Mike Helton told drivers
to watch their language on radio
and television. Less than a month
later, he showed he meant It:
Johnny Sauter was fined and lost
25 points for swearing during a
radio interview following a Busch
Series race in Las Vegas.
Pippen retires
Scottle Pippen announced his
retirement from the Chicago Bulls,
the team he and Michael Jordan
led to six NBA titles in the 1990s.
Pippen, 39, voted one of the NBA's
50 greatest players in 1996 In a
poll commemorating the league's
50th anniversary, was known for
his all-around play - especially
his defense against some of the
league's best scorers. Pippen
was brought back to Chicago last
season to give a young Bulls team
leadership and experience, but he
had knee surgery in December
and played in only 23 games as
the Bulls went 23-59. It was the
first time in his career the seven-
time All-Star had missed the
playoffs. After his championship
years with the Bulls, Pippen was
traded to Houston in 1999 after
the lockout, played one season
with the Rockets and then spent
four years In Portland. He signed
a two-year, $10 million deal to
return to Chicago and averaged
5.9 points.
Packers CB dealt
to Saints
Mike McKenzle got his wish
Monday, seven months after
asking out of Green Bay. The
Packers sent the disruptive
cornerback to the New Orleans
Saints for a second-round draft
pick In 2005 and a backup
quarterback. Since ending his
holdout without retracting his
trade request three weeks ago,
McKenzie had been paid more
than $485,000, but played just
nine snaps, all against Chicago,
because of a puzzling hamstring
injury that led fans and some
teammates to wonder whether he
was still holding out, but getting
paid anyway. Rosenhaus said
McKenzle will play under the
terms of his current contract, but
hopes to have talks with Loomis
soon about an upgrade. The
Packers acquired quarterback
JT. O'Sulllvan and the pick for
McKenzie and a future conditional
sixth-round draft choice. The
Packers have been interested in
O'Sullivan since the Saints took
him In the sixth round of the 2002
draft out of UC-Davis.
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BOOH PmVOFFS
Favre expected to
return
The Green Bay Packers are
confident quarterback Brett Favre's
first concussion in nine seasons
was mild and wont prevent him
from starting next Monday night
against the Tennessee Titans. The
status of backup Doug Pederson,
however, isn't as positive. Without
Pederson, third-stringer Craig Nail
would back up Favre.
Astros squeeze in,
Marlins on outside
MATTHEW SAUNDERS
STAFF WRITER
Three of Major League Base-
ball's most storied franchises, the
Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs, all
made it to the League Champi-
onship Series last year. In those
series, we were treated to some
unforgettable moments. Who
can forget the famous "Bart-
man" incident in game six of the
Cubs vs. Marlins NLCS or Aaron
"Bleeping" Boone's series win-
ning home run in game seven of
the Yankees vs. Red Sox ALCS?
Grady Little's indecision to pull a
tired Pedro Martinez for the Red
Sox in game six of the ALCS, and
the Marlins Josh Beckett's acces-
sion to one of baseball's top
postseason pitchers couldn't
have been more dramatic. Base-
ball fans can only hope for this
postseason to be as exciting as
last year's.
This year, the Yankees and
Red Sox will be back in the post-
season, but the underachieving
Cubs and the defendirtg cham-
pion Marlins will not be back.
The Astros and Angels, two teams
who had high expectations to
contend, looked on the verge of
collapse during June and July,
are now able to get back into
contention in spectacular fash-
ion. The most surprising team,
the Cardinals, have turned into
a powerhouse and no one wants
to face them. Bobby Cox was
able to orchestrate another NL
East Title for the Braves, but for
some reason the postseason never
seems kind to them. The Twins
and Dodgers also field strong
teams.
Baseball Postseason Capsules:
AL Division Series
Twins vs. Yankees
The Twins, who were on the
verge of contraction a few years
ago, are back in the postseason
for the third straight year. They
now have an undisputable ace
in Johan Santana who pitched
lights out during the regular
season, compiling a 20-6 record
with a 2.62 ERA. The Yankees,
postseason regulars, are loaded
with hitters and Gary Sheffield,
who came from the Braves during
the off-season, is having another
MVP caliber year. This should be
a very good series - a rematch
from last year's ALDS, but the
Yankees' offensive firepower,
and their solid pitching,
not to mention "Mr. Post-
season closer Mariano Rivera,
will see the Yankees advanc-
ing to the ALCS once again.
Yankees In four
Red Sox vs. Angels
This should be a fun series.
The Angels have one of baseball's
most talented and unheralded
players in Vladimir Guerrero and
they have been red hot going into
the postseason. They hope for
some of the same success they
had in 2002 when they were able
to advance to the World Series
and win it all. The Red Sox, vic-
tims of bad luck last year, hope to
get one step further than they did
last postseason. Curt Shilling has
become the ace of their pitching
staff and if Pedro Martinez can
get things back together the Red
Sox will be tough to beat. I see
this series going the
distance with Red Sox pitching,
timely hitting and solid defense
giving them another trip to the
ALCS to face their nemesis.
Red Sox In Five
NL Division Series
Dodgers vs. Cardinals
This series may finally get the
Cardinals some much-needed
attention and respect. They had
baseball's best record during the
regular season and they probably
field the best all around team in
the majors. They have three legit-
imate MVP candidates in Albert
Pujols, Jim Edmonds and Scott
Rolen and their pitching is under-
rated. It goes without saying
the Dodgers will have their
hands full. After Milton Bradley's
temper tantrum the other day,
the Dodgers are going to need
some clutch moments
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriquez joke around as the Yankees practice for their ALDS matchup with the Minnesota Twins while St. Louis Cardinals fan Marty
Prather shows off a new sign for the hometown team. The Cards demolished LA. in game one of the NLDS, 8-3. The Yanks and Twins play tonight at 8p m
ECU PurpleGold SWim Taking a 'Paige' out
meet moved to Friday of Howeiis book
ECU swimmers can escape a Saturday practice if they set eight PurpleGold records Friday.
ECU gets first taste of
Iriendly'competition
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
The ECU swim team will offi-
cially kick off their competitive
season this Friday as they usher
in the new year with the tradi-
tional PurpleGold meet.
The meet was originally
scheduled for tomorrow, but
was moved to Friday due to
class conflicts with sev-
eral of the Pirate swimmers.
Although the PurpleGold
meet is just an exhibition, ECU
Head Coach Rii k Kobe, feels this
is not a race to be taken lightly.
"It's a real important meet
for the freshmen to learn about
racing because they are coming
from U.S.S. programs where they
were basically swimming three
day meets and just swimming for
time said Kobe.
"Where on the university level,
dual meets are a race and you are
swimming against an opponent
Along with getting the new
faces familiarized to the different
style of competition, the race also
allows Kobe and his staff to take
in what's going on as well.
"This race allows the coaching
staff to see where we are in regards
to our training Kobe said.
"However, it is early and
this is only our sixth week in
the pool. It truly takes about
12 weeks to get any type of real
conditioning accomplished
On some occasions, the
PurpleGold meet plays a big
part in who swims to start off
the season.
"Our first two meets happen
to be at home, which is good for
our new kids because we don't
take everybody on the road
meets Kobe said.
"Sometimes, the Purple
Gold meet is even more impor-
tant if we open up on the
road because then we would
have to select who goes accord-
ing to how they swam in
this meet
Kobe, in an effort to spruce
up the competition at the
PurpleGold meet, normally
proposes a challenge to the team
which results in a reward if
the team is successful in com-
pleting it. So what is this
year's proposal?
"If they can set eight Purple
Gold records we may cancel
Saturday's practice as a reward to
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Howell
Junior Paige Howell
leading ECU volleyball
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
STAFF WRITER
With no seniors this year, the
ECU volleyball team has been
forced to look to their five juniors
for experience. So far, they've
stepped up and taken the role of
leader. Three of ECU's top four kill
leaders have been juniors, not to
mention junior Johanna Bertini
leading the team with more than
200 digs just midway through the
season. With the great teamwork
and leadership displayed by ECU,
one junior in particular has been
able to step her game up to a
whole new level, Paige Howell.
Standing at 6-feet, 2-inches
Howell has provided a spark
to ECU's offense and defense,
whether by spiking a kill or
blocking the ball. With her
aggressive playing style, Howell
adds a new physical aspect up
front on the court.
"Paige Howell has contributed
significantly to the team said
Head Coach Colleen Munson.
"She is a tremendous player
and a big presence on the court.
She works hard, is physical and a
big player
Howell got into volleyball at
an early age.
"My sister played and I sort of
played around with her like in the
yard of my house said Howell.
She first started playing for
school in 1997. In her second
year, Howell helped her high
school to a Class 3A state cham-
pionship. It was the same year
in which she received all-confer-
ence honors. The following year,
she was named the Big Eight Con-
ference Player of the Year.
After high school, Howell
attended Pitt Community Col-
lege, where she was able to lead
her team to two conference
championships in 2001 and
2002. She was also named the
Region X Tournament Most
Valuable Player in 2001. In 2003,
Howell transferred from PCC to
ECU where she was red-shirted
her first year.
Howell has been able to step
up her game for ECU. This year
alone, Howell has the highest
hitting percentage of the Lady
Pirates, posting .346. She also
ranks third on the team for
kills with 172, averaging 2.87 a
game. In the Pirate Invitational
earlier this season, Howell was
able to showcase her talent set-
ting a career high 24 kill match
against Mercer. The performance
led Howell to be the only ECU
player named to the all-tourna-
ment team.
Despite her aggressive nature
on the court, Howell insists she's
laid back. Instead of getting
pumped up before games, she
distends herself from the other
players to get focused.
"I'm pretty laid back, I don't
do anything special before a
game Howell said.
"1 like to be by myself, I like
to clear my head
Despite all of the conference
astahampionships Howell
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HOWell from page A8 Meet
from page A8
has helped her past teams win,
she knows there's always room
for improvement.
"I want to make myself better,
we need to play as a team, but
1 want to get better as well
Howell said.
With half of this season left
and her whole senior year to go,
Howell has more than enough
time to continue to improve. She
has realized she has come a long
way since playing volleyball in
the yard of her house.
"I am very satisfied with this
year's performance Howell said.
"I have come a long way and
it feels pretty good doing so
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the team Kobe said.
Being the great coach that
he is, Kobe understands the
importance of hard work and
staying in the pools as much as
possible.
"We like to see them prac-
tice so we try and make it
(challenge) pretty difficult
Kobe said.
"Everyone will do better
at this meet than they do at
practice. A lot of practice is
just survival and making intervals
The new kids on the block
may quickly find out that swim-
ming two events in two hours
beats swimming 8,000 yards
in two hours at a normal coach
Kobe practice. With these tough
practices, Kobe is keeping his
eyes open for some breakout
performances, especially from
his youth.
"Most of the surprises will
come from the freshman class
because we know what the
upperciassmen are capable of
Kobe said.
"As important as this meet is
for everybody, it's really impor-
tant for the freshmen
Friday's meet, which will
include the UNC dive team in
the exhibition, will kick off at 3
p.m. ECU's first regular season
event against the College of
Charleston is slated for Saturday,
Oct. 16, also at 3 p.m.
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sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Led by stellar performances
from Matt Hanlon and Johanna
Allen, the ECU men's and wom-
en's cross country teams posted
second and sixth place finishes
respectively at the Great Ameri-
can Cross Country Festival at SAS
Soccer Park on Friday.
Hanlon covered the 8k
men's course in a speedy time of
25:39.49, while Allen ran the Sk
women's course in 18:13.88.
Both teams competed in the
Seeded University Race which
included 16 men's teams and 13
women's teams.
Jacksonville State won the
men's race, while High Point
took home the women's title.
Defending Conference USA
champion Kyle MacKenzie
finished 13th with a time of
26:42.03 and was followed by
senior Craig Schmidt with a time
of 26:58.22. Junior John Loehr
and sophomore Stephen Tausend
rounded out the top five which
represented the scoring total for
the Pirates.
Head Coach Joe Catania's
goal at the onset of the season
was to have the gap between
his top five runners under 30
seconds. After a just under two
minute gap and a second place
finish in a prestigious event,
the Pirate men are moving in
the right direction with the
Conference USA championships on
the horizon.
On the women's side, Allen
Allen
was supported by strong races
from Jessica Collins and Cait-
lin Littlefield that aided in the
Pirate women's sixth placing
showing. Collins placed sixth
with a time of 18:45.54 and Lit-
tlefield posted a time of 19:51.34,
which was good for a 31st
place finish.
Freshman Hayley Flynn,
whom has been a "pleasant
surprise" according to Catania,
finished fourth on the team and
50th in the individual standings
with a time of 20:39.33.
Junior Megan Walling
MacKenzie
rounded out the scoring for the
Pirate women.
The Pirates will return to
action Oct. 16 when they host the
State ChampionshipsRegional
Preview at Lake Kristi. Many of
the state's and region's best teams
are expected to be in attendance
and the race,should be a good
warmup for both squads as they
prepare for the C-USA champi-
onships to be held Oct. 30 in
Chicago, 111.
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PlayOffS from page A8
like Steve Flnley's game winning,
division clinching, grand slam
the other night. This one will
only go three games.
Cardinals In three
Astros vs. Braves
After some awful playing
earlier in the season, which
produced then manager Jimy
Williams' exit, the Astros finally
started playing up to their high
expectations. At 42 years old,
Roger Clemens is amazing. He
had yet another Cy Young caliber
season in which he went 18-4
with a 2.98 ERA. The Astros also
feature some good veteran play-
ers who have been in the playoffs
before. The Braves started out
slowly, but then got on track
and turned their solid run into
yet another NL East title, their
13th straight. The Braves are
lead by pitcher Jaret Wright and
center fielder Andruw Jones, and
yes, John Smoltz is still there
too. I think this will be a good
series with the Astros' strong
pitching rotation and their
veteran leadership being too
much for the young Braves to
handle.
Astros In four
World Series Prediction
Yankees vs. Cards
I see the two teams with
the best regular season records
meeting in the "Fall Classic
The Yankees will be able to get
past the Red Sox in the ALCS,
and the Cardinals will be able
to overcome the Astros in the
NLCS. It will definitely be an
exciting match with two sto-
ried franchises going head to
head. I see the Cardinals
finally getting the respect
they deserve.
Cardinals In seven
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(Thursday, October 5th from 4:00pm-9:00pm at the
Top of College Hill) - Enjoy a fun afternoon of food, fun
andentertainmenL.a la ECU Homecoming style at the
top of College Hill Live music! Come and meet Coach
Thompson, ECU Cheerleaders and Dance Team and ECU
Pep Band at 6:30pm. See the Phi Beta Sigma Step Show
and BSU Hip Hop Dance Team too! Jail 'N'Bail charity
fundraiser (proceeds to go to the Children's
Hospital sponsored by the Volunteer Center). All
meal cards will be honored or you can purchase
a $7.00 ticket for the cookout at the Central
TicketOffice (Mendenhall Student Center) up
through Thursday of this week! Go Pirates
.


Title
The East Carolinian, October 6, 2004
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
October 06, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1758
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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