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ECU celebrated another Homecoming this weekend with a 27-25 victory over Tulane. Other Homecoming festivities included a Homecoming parade that showcased this year's
theme, ECU goes to the beach. For a recap of the game, see Page A7 For more Homecoming photos, visit for our Homecoming photo slideshow.
Presidential candidates
meet for second debate
ECU sets Guinness world record
ft World Record
Foreign, domestic
issues main topics
President George W. Bush and
Senator John Kerry met Friday
evening for their second debate
in front of a crowd of undecided
Missouri citizens.
Audience members asked
candidates pre-approved ques-
tions about domestic and inter-
national Issues. They began by
addressing the war and potential
Bush said everyone, including
Kerry, believed there were weap-
ons of mass destruction in Iraq
when he decided to invade Iraq.
Bush said Saddam would still
be in power if the United States
had not made the decision which
would make the world less safe.
Kerry said despite Bush's best
efforts, the world is more danger-
ous than it was before Sept. 11
because he did not make the right
judgments. Kerry said because
Bush did not concentrate more
on Osama bin Laden, North
Korea and Iran have become a
greater threat to America.
Kerry said he would imple-
ment a new plan superior to the
current administration's.
"I'm going to get the training
done for our troops, I'm going to
get the training of Iraqis done
faster and I'm going to get our
allies back to the table said
Bush said he had been
tracking bin Laden and has
already captured or killed 75
percent of his people. He said
the war is not only about bin
Laden, it is about all terrorists.
"The war on terror is to make
sure that these terrorist orga-
nizations do not end up with
weapons of mass destruction
said Bush.
Kerry said there is a great
problem with diplomacy and
America is facing a war alone
because Bush has alienated other
countries. He said eight countries
have recently left the coalition.
Bush said Kerry's plan for
diplomacy will not work because
he does not support the war.
"Nobody is going to follow
somebody who doesn't believe
we can succeed I know how
these people think Bush said.
Bush also said there would
never be a draft while he is presi-
dent because America has a large
amount of volunteers.
Kerry said America currently
has a back door draft. He said
the reserves and the National
Guard work to the point where
they should be considered on
active duty.
The candidates also discussed
stem cells and abortion. Kerry
said he thought they could per-
form ethically guided embry-
onic stem cell research. He said
there are thousands of embryos
sent from fertility clinics that
are frozen in nitrogen. These
embryos could help researchers
cure Parkinson's disease, diabetes
and many other illnesses.
Bush said such research
requires destruction of life. He
said he allowed funding for
research using a resource that was
collected before he took office.
However, Kerry said the resource
Bush suggests is contaminated.
During this term, Bush has
passed the Unborn Victims of
Violence Act and the ban on
partial birth abortion. He said
he thinks there should also be
parental notification laws for
young women who want to have
an abortion.
Kerry said the loss of jobs in
America is due to the incentive
for businesses to go overseas. He
promised a tax credit to busi-
nesses that decide to remain in
"I'm going to close the loop-
holes that actually encourage
companies to go overseas. The
see DEBATE page A2
World's largest gingerbread man weighed in at more than a ton
First world record in
ECU, Greenville history
ECU marked a day in
Greenville history as Aramark
Dining Services, with the help of
various sponsors built the world's
largest gingerbread man weigh-
ing in at more than a ton.
The event took place outside
Todd Dining Hall Thursday after-
noon and featured live music,
a cookout and several contests
attracting, hundreds of ECU
"We were trying to make this
a carnival type atmosphere we
decided to surround it with other
activities said Brad Krodel, associ-
ate food service director of Aramark.
Several activities and con-
tests that took place included
a frozen T-shirt contest, hula
hoop contest and an Oreo
cookie stacking contest.
The event was intended to
bring both the ECU community
and other Greenville residents
together to share this Guinness
world record-breaking event in
ECU history.
"I just think it makes ECU a
better community partner I
think everybody benefits from
this because initially today we
had school age kids checking
things out after school, and some
families out here Krodel said.
"I think it was a great way
for ECU to get involved with the
community and for the commu-
nity to get involved with ECU
ECU dining dropped hints
to students over the past several
weeks informing them of this
event. The hints started out
with more subtle clues before
the actual gingerbread man was
"The big activity began when
we started decorating the ginger-
bread man We feel it was very
well received Krodel said.
Krodel said large events like
this take place once or twice a
year. Past events have generally
included themed meals around
holidays such as Halloween.
Dana Dawes, senior food
service director with Aramark
campus dining said ECU con-
tacted Guinness in April inform-
ing them of the record they
wanted to break. Guinness
approved the project, and sent
ECU the necessary approval
information allowing for proce-
dure with the project. Dawes said
it was a long process in getting
Guinness' approval to attempt to
break the record.
Dawes said she hopes this
The previous record was 13
feet, 11 inches long by 5 feet,
8 Inches wide set in Vancouver
Canada In 2003.
ECU'S record was 15 feet, 11 Inches
long by 8 feet, 2 Inches wide.
Raw materials weighed more
than 600 pounds. With the icing,
the cookie weighed more than
a ton.
event will bring additional posi-
tive attention to ECU throughout
the country.
"We're always after national
attention said Dawes.
Phil Smith, production man-
ager of Mendenhall Dining Hall
and one of the main construe
tors of the oven, suffered a heart
attack before the day of the
ceremony. He called ECU dining
at 5:30 a.m. the day of the festivi-
ties to make sure everything was
taking place as planned.
"I work with a great bunch
of people that really stepped
up when I couldn't be there,
and they got the job done said
The dining hall officials cut
out the heart of the gingerbread
man and delivered it to Smith in
the hospital.
"I'm happy to be alive and
happy we did it Smith said.
T.J. Akai, junior business
management major, said he-
thought it was a good way to get
everyone together and a good
way to start Homecoming.
"I think it's a good thing
all in all it was good festivi-
ties and well put together said
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NICK HENNE News Editor
KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY October 12, 2004
Campus News
There was a misprint in an
Oct. 7 article titled "Grant to
promote HIVAids awareness
The fraternity involved in working
to promote HIVAids education is
lota Phi Theta. not lota Phi Beta
as printed in the article.
Friday, Oct. 15 is the application
deadline for students interested
in pursuing a bachelor or science
degree in rehabilitation services.
Applications can be obtained
on line at ecu.edurehb or from
the department of rehabilitation
studies in 312 Belk Building.
Contact Dr. Martha Chapin at
The Children's Hour
On the mainstage at McGlnnis
Theatre, ECU will present The
Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman.
The play centers around two
women that run a school for
girls. A malicious youngster starts
an entirely unfounded scandal
about them which precipitates
tragedy for the women. A serious
and adult play. Parental guidance
suggested due to the adult subject
matter. Runs Nov. 18-23. Contact
328-6829 for more information.
October Is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month
ECU Readers' Theater
The Medical Readers' Theater of
the Brody School of Medicine at
ECU will present its rendition of
the novella, The Death of Ivan
Itych, Oct. 10 and 19. The Oct. 10
performance will begin at 10:30
am at the Unitarian Universalist
Congregation, 131 Oakmont
The Oct. 19 performance will
begin at 7 p.m. at Arendell Parrott
Academy, 1901 Dobbs Farm Road,
Klnston. For more information
contact 744-2797.
Take 6
On Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. in Wright
Auditorium the seven-time Grammy
Award-winning ensemble of Take
6 that has redefined a capella
music with a sound that blends
several styles of popular music
with jazz and gospel elements will
be performing. Tickets are $10-
$30 and are required. Presented
by the Office of Cultural Outreach,
find Information at ecu.educs-
or contact 328-4788 or 800-
The Student Union presents a
night of Bingo on Wednesday
Oct 13, from 4 p.m. - 9:30 pm In
Mendenhall Dining Hall. There will
be $500 in cash prizes awarded
during Bingo. Don't forget to wear
pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
and enjoy the free refreshments
Jazz at Night
Jazz at Night will be held on Friday
Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. The cabaret-
style performances will feature
musical and vocal jazz selections
performed by the students and
faculty in ECU'S School of Music.
Free refreshments will be served
and ECU students may pick up
two free tickets when valid ECU
OneCard is presented at the
Central Ticket Office All other
tickets are $5. Advance ticket
plck-uppurchase is strongly
encouraged as these events are
a perennial sell-out.
The Best of Portugal
Grant Foster, Sunday, Nov. 21,
the Travel Adventure film series
presents The Best of Portugal.
There's nothing to "wine" about
during this Portugal-packed
adventure where you will cheer
on a wineboat race and see
an old-fashioned wine harvest
where the grapes are still crushed
by foot.
Volunteer Guardian seeks
advocates to help children
The Volunteer Guardian ad Litem
Program is looking for advocates
for abused and neglected
children. Volunteers are trained,
then appointed along with an
attorney advocate to represent the
child's best Interests in juvenile
court proceedings.
Contact Catherine Darby at 695-
News Briefs
Carolina's poll says voters' top
Issues are economy, war
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - War and
the economy are the top issues for
residents of the Carolinas as they
decide which candidate they'll pick
for president next month, according to
the 24th annual Carolinas Poll.
22 percent of the participants said
jobs or the economy are their top
concerns going into the presidential
election, according to the annual
survey of North and South Carolina
residents taken by The Charlotte
Observer and WCNC-TV.
12 percent said it was war in Iraq, 10
percent cited issues relating to the
candidates' characters and seven
percent said it was national security
or terrorism.
This year's poll was based on 872
telephone interviews conducted Sept.
14 through Sept. 27. The maximum
sampling error is plus or minus 3.3
percentage points.
This year's survey found war in Iraq to
be the most divisive issue. 46 percent
of respondents said they believe the
United States was right to go to war
against Saddam Hussein and 44
percent said it was wrong.
Waste ponds at Plymouth paper
mill possibly a greater hazard
PLYMOUTH, NC (AP) - For years,
environmental regulators have had
an eye on fumes that come from the
smokestacks of the Weyerhaeuser
Pulp, Paper and Packaging mill near
this town.
Now state air studies suggest the
greater danger may be closer to
the ground, In the hydrogen sulfide
vapors that come from the paper
mill's .430-acre maze of waste-
treatment ponds.
The state's data suggest that the
ponds produce 90 percent of paper
mills' hydrogen sulfide emissions,
which create the distinctive rotten-
egg scent of the mill's waste. But
the ponds aren't covered by air
"We had not regulated them because
we really weren't aware of it until
fairly recently said Tom Mather, a
spokesman for the state Division
of Air Quality. "We are supposed to
look at all emissions in the plant. In
retrospect, it's an oversight, but it's
just not something we historically
looked at
State and federal health officials fear
the emissions could be exposing
thousands of people around paper
mills to unhealthy concentrations
of the toxic gas. But their evidence
is Inconclusive and scientists know
little about the effect of long-term
exposure at low levels.
So far, representatives of the paper
mill industry have fought off attempts
to regulate fumes from treatment
ponds, saying new rules would cost
hundreds of millions of dollars while
links to adverse health effects remain
Mount St. Helens releases more
steam as scientists peer Into
volcano for clues
- More steam gushed out of Mount
St. Helens following an Increase in
earthquake activity, keeping scientists
guessing as to what is happening
deep within the volcano and perhaps
showing that the mountain's seismic
activity may not be over yet.
From an airplane, a crooked plume
of steam could be seen drifting at
least 500 feet above the rim Sunday
afternoon, dissipating a mile south of
the 8,364-foot volcano.
Scientists believe the steam was
created when part of the bubble on
the south side of the dome broke
off, taking some of the glacier with
it. The ice melted, the water seeped
down and that most likely caused
the steam, said USGS geologist John
Scientists said Sunday's steam
cloud had no new ash but may have
Included some old ash from the 1980s,
the last time the mountain erupted.
Researchers made helicopter flights
to collect gas-level samples and get
a better look inside the crater.
U.S. citizen held nearly three
years back In Saudi Arabia
NORFOLK, Va. - A U.S. citizen who
was captured on the Afghanistan
battlefield and held without charges
for nearly three years has been freed
and returned to Saudi Arabia on
Monday, his lawyer said.
A military plane carrying Yaser Esam
Hamdi landed at 6 a.m. Eastern time
in Riyadh, Frank Dunham Jr. said.
Hamdi's case led to a Supreme
Court decision limiting the president's
powers to indefinitely hold enemy
Dunham said he talked with Hamdi by
telephone just after the plane landed
Monday, and said Hamdi told him he
felt "awesome
Officials with the U.S. Justice
Department did not immediately
return a phone call seeking comment
early Monday.
Hamdi will be not be charged with any
crime under an agreement negotiated
by his lawyer and the Justice
Department. The agreement requires
Hamdi to give up his American
citizenship, renounce terrorism and
not sue the U.S. government over
his captivity.
Dunham said he would sign papers
on Monday to dismiss the case
and turn them over to government
Hamdi was born in Louisiana in
1980 to Saudi parents and raised in
Saudi Arabia. He was captured on a
battlefield In Afghanistan in late 2001
during the fight against the Taliban
He contends he never fought against
the United States and that he had
been trying to get out of Afghanistan
when he was captured.
Shlite militia fighters start turning
In weapons In Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Followers of
radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr trickled
In to police stations in Baghdad's
Sadr City district to hand in weapons
Monday under a deal seen as a key
step toward ending weeks of fighting
with U.S. and Iraqi forces in the Shiite
militant stronghold.
The arms transfer came after
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld, making an unannounced
visit to Iraq, said that Iraqis must take
"the seeds of security" that the U.S.
military has planted and grow their
political and economic system.
"We can help, but we can't do it. You
have to do it Rumsfeld told senior
Iraqi commanders on Sunday.
In preparation from the turn over of
weapons, checkpoints were set up
along the roads to three Sadr City
police stations, and Iraqi National
Guard members took up position on
the surrounding rooftops.
At al-Nasr station, Police Maj. Kadhim
Salman said fighters had turned in
machine guns, TNT paste, land mines
and other explosives.
Fighters are supposed to be
compensated for the weapons
they turn In, but Salman said those
responsible for the payments hadn't
turned up yet. So, receipts were
issued instead.
Ballots pour Into counting
centers In Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Ballot
boxes poured into centers Monday for
the vote tally in Afghanistan's troubled
presidential election, with organizers
hoping an independent panel's
probe into the balloting will end an
opposition boycott that threatens the
country's chances for peace.
Organizers of the vote are hoping the
establishment of the panel, made
up of about three foreign election
experts, will end an opposition boycott
that could seriously undermine
the winner's ability to rule this war-
ravaged nation.
Debate .�.� interfaith Listening Project visits ECU
president wants to keep them
open Kerry said.
Bush said Kerry's plan will not
work to keep jobs in America and
90,000 small businesses would be
taxed under Kerry's, plan which
would force employers to hire
foreign workers.
Kerry said while Bush reserved
a tax cut for the wealthiest citi-
zens, he would reduce taxes
for middle-class citizens. His
plan is to raise child care credit
by S 1,000 for families, $4,000
tuition tax credit to pay for col-
lege and additional credits to
lower health care costs.
Bush said he already increased
the child credit, reduced the mar-
riage penalty and produced a 10
percent tax bracket for lower-
income Americans.
"He voted against it and yet
he tells you he's for a middle-class
tax cut Bush said.
Health care and prescription
costs were also a concern for the
Bush said America is delay-
ing the purchase of Canadian
prescriptions until he is sure they
are safe. He is also working to get
generic drugs into pharmacies
quicker and new drug discount
cards available for certain citi-
zens. Bush said in 2006, senior
citizens would get prescription
drug coverage from Medicare.
Kerry said Bush could have
lowered the cost of Medicare, but
instead he made it illegal for drug
companies to purchase prescrip-
tions in bulk, which would have
made them cheaper.
Kerry said he has a plan for
health care that will cover all
children, help people apply for
Medicare early and make health
care for all more affordable.
For environmental protec-
tion, Bush said pollution caused
by off-road diesel engines has
been reduced by 90 percent
under his term. Wetlands have
increased and he has set aside
millions of acres for wildlife
habitats. He also proposes work
on a hydrogen automobile and
clean coal technology.
" I guess you could say I'm a good
steward of the land Bush said.
Kerry said air pollution has
worsened while Bush has been
the president and he has ignored
the threat of global warming.
Kerry said he will listen to science
and help reduce the risk.
After the debate, a CNN cor-
respondent said many people
would feel Kerry won because
his arguments were based on
factual information while Bush's
arguments were based on prin-
Ken Mehlman, campaign
manager for President Bush, said
he thought Bush improved since
the first debate.
"I think he was passionate
thoughtful, he was humorous
said Mehlman.
"I think he connected with
the audience very well
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Lebanon speakers
educate attendants
The First Presbyterian Church
ofGreenville sponsored the Inter-
faith Listening Project, which
included a team of Christian and
Muslim speakers who came to talk
about their religions and how the
two can live together peacefully.
The visitors from Lebanon
tame to ECU last week for the
dialogue which took place at
The speakers shared their
experiences with attendants
who were given a chance to ask
Lina Hamaoui, public health
specialist for the Ministry of
Social Affairs, spoke first on
behalf of the Muslim faith.
"We can live with other reli-
gions in the same place because
we respect each other's differences
and we strive to achieve national
peace. We want to have a peace-
ful country, we are glad the civil
war is over, and we don't want
to start it again said Hamaoui.
Christian speaker John Eter,
international relations director
of the Lebanese Evangelical Insti-
tute for Social Work and Develop-
ment, said while the Christian
and Muslim religions share dif-
ferent beliefs, they still have
similar lifestyles and values.
"We share many cultural
similarities. Our people share the
same language, schooling system,
trends and fashions said Eter.
An attendant of the meeting
asked why Lebanon does not
work to get rid of its terrorists.
"We are trying to get the ter-
rorists out, but we can only do so
much. We do not want to treat
violence with violence, because
it will lead to another civil war
Hamaoui said.
I Iamaoui said they had received
negative letters shortly before
coming to America from people
who did not want them to come.
Lynne Marks, clinical social
worker at Brody School of Medi-
cine, asked what people should
know about the Islamic faith.
"People need to know we
are human and we deserve to be
treated as such Hamaoui said.
"Also, people should
acquire knowledge before
making a judgment
According to Madge Cham-
ness of the planning committee
at First Presbyterian Church,
there were a lot of people to who
attended the events. Some people
at the dialogue meeting were
Emily Preslar, Catholic Campus
Minister, Brian Battersby, sopho-
more anthropology major and
Bob Clyde, Baptist Union Campus
Minister. Students attended the
event to fulfill club require-
ments or to learn more about the
Muslim religion.
Eter and Hamaoui agreed they
learned much about the people of
America by coming over to visit
and hoped the Americans learned
more about Muslims.
The Presbyterian Church
of the United States decided
it was necessary for Ameri-
can citizens to have a better
understanding of the Islamic
faith after Sept. 11, prompting
the organization to start the
Interfaith Listening Project.
Each year the organization
accepts applications from Presby-
terian churches across the country
and chooses about 30 churches
to send a team of Christian and
Muslim speakers. The team is
chosen from a country where there
is a vast majority of Christians
and Muslims, such as Lebanon.
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Hurricane specialist speaks at ECU
Speaker addresses
potential hurricane
risks, issues
Hurricane expert Nicholas
Koch spoke at I lendrix Theater last
week informing students and fac-
ulty of some facts about hurricanes
and their potential for destruction.
Koch visited the campus as
a guest of Sigma Xi, a national
science research society that has
a branch at ECU.
Koch gave some information
on the storm surges of hurricanes.
"Surge is not driven by pres-
sure, but by wind said Koch.
Onshore winds drive conti-
nental shelf waters toward land
Koch said. The storm surge can
cause major flooding during a
hurricane, especially to low-lying
areas like Houston.
Koch made a comparison
between our present society and
ancient society and how the two
different societies respond to
hurricanes. Koch said years ago,
virgins were offered to the sea to
appease the gods.
"Now we give them condos
Koch said.
Koch referred to the coastal
land development which places
oceanfront developments and
property on the edge of the sea.
These properties are at high risk
of extreme damage from hur-
ricanes and erosion.
Koch presented a slideshow that
included some examples of coastal
properties trying to use ineffec-
tive preventive measures to reduce
the risk of hurricane damage.
One example was a rock
apron, made up of a barrier of
rocks placed in front of homes
to prevent damage. Koch showed
these same rocks inside a house
after being lifted by hurricane
force winds.
Koch then showed a slide
of a giant concrete wall meant
to keep out flood water from a
beach town. There was a hole
in the center of the wall giving
beach residents access to the
beach. Koch showed a slide with
water flowing rapidly through
the opening in the wall.
Koch's lecture included infor-
mation on land development,
storm surges and the risk of
a hurricane directly hitting a
major city.
Urban trees could also pose
a problem because they are less
resistant to strong wind due to
the poor environmental condi-
tions of major cities.
found the lecture very informing.
"He showed the possibility of
something disastrous happening
to a major city said Medlin.
Sigma Xi has a distinguished
lectureship series where experts
of particular scientific fields are
chosen to two-year terms where
they travel the country and give
speeches on their expertise.
Koch was a visiting distinguished
lecturer from Queens College of
New York where he is a faculty
member in the school of earth
and environmental science.
Steve Culver, chairperson of
the geology department, enjoyed
the lecture.
"I thought it was a very inter-
esting and illuminating discus-
sion said Culver.
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SGA discusses new housing
Residence hall to be
built in downtown area
Chuck Hawkins, interim
vice-chancellor of administra-
tion and finance and Todd John-
son, associate vice-chancellor
for housing and dining services,
spoke to SGA senate members
Monday about ECU'S plans to
build new dorms and renovate
existing ones.
Plans under consideration
include a privatized dorm to be
built in the downtown area on
Fifth Street, about a block from
West End Dining Hall. The dorm
is projected to be up within
about 18 months and have suite-
style living arrangements. ECU is
attempting to lure upperclassmen
back into the dorms by offering
more modern amenities and less
personal restrictions that exist
in other dorms. According to
surveys, students greatly prefer
suite living and private bath-
rooms. ECU wants to be more
competitive with Greenville
apartment complexes that are
housing many upperclassmen.
This arrangement would not be
intended for freshmen. All resi-
dence halls including this new
one under proposal are expected
to have air conditioning within
the next two years.
SGA senators were skeptical
of the decision to build the new
dorm in the downtown area.
Johnson said there have been
instances of success with priva-
tized housing at other colleges.
Elizabeth City State College has
privatized dorms and received
SGA members discuss topics in their second meeting this year.
favorable student reactions.
One of the pertinent topics
discussed at the meeting was the
scarcity of offices for ECU faculty
on campus. Faculty is increasing
just like everything else at ECU
and many faculty members do
not have offices or are forced to
share offices.
Hawkins said there are plans
to turn Slay and Cotton Halls
into offices. The dorms on
campus have about 95 percent
occupancy, so there is still suf-
ficient room for students who
need to be relocated. Slay Hall
holds about 200 students and it
would not be difficult to move
them to other dorms.
SGA members did not think
moving students downtown
would be wise in accordance to
student safety.
Johnson said ECU is working
to implement a satellite police
system and set up a system where
students would use their student
cards to open doors to buildings.
"ECU is growing and it is
better to be in growth mode than
shrink mode said Johnson.
Other projects mentioned at
the meeting were renovations
to the Old Cafeteria Complex
and erecting a new dorm on the
parking lot at College Hill to
replace Belk Hall. Taking away
parking areas at ECU has SGA
members concerned considering
the already dwindling number
of parking lots around campus.
With the continuing expansion
of the campus, additional prob-
lems are foreseen including park-
ing issues, housing and working
space. Johnson said ECU would
continue to expand and build
more venues across different
parts of Greenville.
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Our View
Holding a door, covering your mouth, and not
talking during class are all matters of common
courtesy. Though all of these basic life skills
should have been obtained as a child, it is
evident that they were not. Walking through
campus, listening or looking around, is
enough to prove that, for the most part, many
students and staff in the ECU community have
a lack of manners.
When someone is behind you, hold the door
for them, don't just slam it in their face as
though they don't exist. And if you happen to
be behind one of those rare polite people on
campus that hold a door for you, say "thank
Covering your own mouth when you cough or
sneeze is the polite way to conduct yourself.
Not only is it rude to spread your germs to the
rest of the student body, but it is just as rude
to fling your phlegm all over. With flu season
approaching, everyone needs to be aware of
their health. The simple act of covering your
mouth and washing your hands will keep you
and everyone around you healthier.
If you choose to smoke, please respect the
people around you who don't. Walking in front
of someone blowing your lung cancer all over
them is not polite now, nor has it ever been.
What is worse than someone blowing their
smoke all over you and forcing you to smell
like an ashtray? We aren't advocating that
you can't smoke, just try and be aware of the
people around you that don't.
As if these peeves weren't bad enough, TEC
has noticed that there are many students
on campus that do not respect university
employees. Just because someone is serv-
ing you food or cleaning up after you does
not mean that you can treat them like dirt.
Though ECU does employ people who pick
up trash around campus, that does not mean
it is okay to throw your junk on the ground or
leave it in a classroom. Next time, before you
throw something on the ground, think about
the person who has to clean that up. We
bet you wouldn't like it if you were the one
who had to clean up after thankless college
There is a swim test here at ECU which is
necessary for graduation, why shouldn't there
be a manners class that is also required?
Maybe then people would show a little more
respect for their common man.
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Opinion Columnist
Last week's events on 'right' side
Campus club returns,
Bush shines in debate
From the right way of thinking, last
week was absolutely beautiful and cause
for celebration!
First, the College Republicans made
a comeback after a long absence and
were out registering voters. They will
be having a meeting Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. if
you wish to attend. All are welcome.
Another cause for celebration was
the second presidential debate. After
a rather lackluster performance by
President Bush in the first debate he
was much improved in the second. He
made his points and countered Kerry
fairly well. Not perfect, but better. Oh
yeah, and consistent.
From Kerry we heard the same stuff
we have been hearing for months. The
only difference this time was that he
seemed to be somewhat consistent in
his inconsistencies. Almost.
Kerry says he is against sending
American jobs to other countries just
because the labor or finished prod-
uct is cheaper. Really? Is this not the
same John Kerry who, along with his
vice-presidential running mate John
Edwards, has been saying that they
want to allow seniors to buy their drugs
from Canada because they are cheaper?
Does that make any sense to anybody
but a liberal?
Such an action would not only
cost American jobs, it will have a big
impact here in North Carolina since
many pharmaceuticals have their busi-
nesses here. A direct result of that will
be more costs to you. But, since it is
politically expedient to pander for the
senior citizen vote, John Kerry "forgets"
to mention that fact.
John Kerry and his liberal buddies
have also been culpable in spreading a
deliberate lie (again) aimed at scaring
young, college aged people. What lie
this time? That President Bush and the
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Republicans have plans to reinstitute
the draft.
Of all the unethical, politically
cynical, deliberately fear-mongering
(see, 1 can use liberal catch phrases
also!) trash that I have seen from liberal
Democrats, this is absolutely the worst.
They know it is a lie. What is more, they
are not only responsible for spreading
the lie - they created the "proof" that
they are using to justify spreading of
the lie.
Two Democrats, Rep. Charles Rangel
and Sen. Ernest Hollings, each intro-
duced bills in their respective chambers
calling for the reinstatement of the
draft, mandating two years military ser-
vice for all 18-26 year olds. These bills
were, and are, nothing more than the
cynical political ploy that I mentioned.
Both had been sitting out of sight since
they were introduced.
For almost two years liberals have
been spreading this lie until it achieved
a sort of cult status. It has been
mentioned on news talk shows, by
untold liberal politicians, the main-
stream media (including Dan Rath-
er's fictional piece about it recently)
and has even been the subject of a
Rock The Vote commercial. All aimed
at trying to scare people into not
voting for Bush. Once again however,
the truth prevailed and the Democrats
had another scheme blow up in their
Last week the Republican leader-
ship in the House of Representatives
brought Rangel's bill to a vote on the
House floor. Rangel was apoplectic!
He accused the Republicans of playing
politics! The man who introduced leg-
islation as a scare tactic accused others
of doing what he had done. Absolutely
incredible. But that is not even the best
part of the story.
After having his bluff called, Rangel
did something that shocked even some
of his Democrat colleagues: he sent a
letter to fellow Democrats up for reelec-
tion urging them to vote against his
own bill! Talk about having the courage
of your convictions.
The final vote on Rangel's bill
was two in favor (both Democrats, of
course) and 402 against. Rangel was
not one of the votes in favor. He voted
against his own bill and set a record of
sorts in the process. This was the first
time in 28 years or so that a bill didn't
get the support of its sponsor.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, another
liberal lie exposed and put to rest. No
draft. So, "Don't worry, be happy
Let's recap.
Last week saw the Campus Repub-
licans make a triumphant return.
President Bush made a better, but not
perfect, showing in the second presi-
dential debate.
John Kerry appears to have settled
on which flip-flop he wants to run
with. He is still confused about his
position on "out sourcing" American
jobs though. It appears he's against it,
unless he's for it with the pharmaceuti-
cal companies, but only if it gets him
votes, otherwise he's against it.
John Kerry and his liberal cohorts
had another of their lies exposed and
demolished with the House vote on
Rep. Rangel's bogus, politically moti-
vated draft legislation, showing them to
be the unethical liars they really are.
Oh yeah, and the weather was
All in all several good reasons to
celebrate and put you in the Right
frame of mind.
Don't you agree?
In My Opinion
Don't ask' has telling impact on military readiness
(KRT) � As we all know, the winner
of this presidential election faces some
serious foreign-policy challenges.
While juggling the occupations of Iraq
and Afghanistan with the prospect of
possible future threats, the next com-
mander in chief will also be forced to
address the tremendous strain cur-
rently on U.S. military forces.
Widespread rumors of an immi-
nent return of the draft have become
the subject of intense speculation
and debate. This week, the House of
Representatives, seeking to quell these
rumors, soundly defeated a bill calling
for its reinstatement.
But whether such rumors were truly
plausible, or simply false, one impor-
tant point seems to have been lost in
the discussion: Reinstatement of the
draft can never be justified without
first repealing the "don't ask, don't tell"
policy of barring openly gay people
from military service.
While both President George Bush
and Sen. John Kerry have repeatedly
assured voters they would maintain an
all-volunteer military, the next presi-
dent will have to address the issue of
lagging numbers in military personnel.
The next administration, in consid-
ering every alternative to a draft, must
work with Congress to repeal the costly
and discriminatory "don't ask" policy.
In the five years between 1998 and
2003, 6,273 military personnel were
expelled for their sexual orientation,
according to an analysis by the Center
for the Study of Sexual Minorities in
the Military.
And from the 1993 enactment
of "don't ask" to 2003, the U.S. mili-
tary spent an estimated $218 million
recruiting and training replacements
for discharged gay personnel, according
to a Human Rights Watch report.
With the U.S. shouldering most of
the financial and military burden in
Iraq, Bush's go-it-alone approach to the
war has alienated many traditional allies,
and raised legitimate questions over
how to maintain sufficient troop levels.
Earlier this year, the Bush adminis-
tration enacted a controversial call-up
of 5,600 members of the Individual
Ready Reserve (IRR), an action referred
to by critics as a "back door" draft. Many
observers are convinced that this presi-
dent is running out of pre-draft options.
Yet, many able service members,
some with sorely needed skills, con-
tinue to be discharged from the mili-
tary for their homosexuality.
Most of the 5,600 recalled members
of the IRR were needed to fill gaps in
highly specialized areas of military
service, including Arabic-speaking lin-
guists, combat engineers, medics, para-
legals, truck drivers, mechanics and
food-service workers, according to a
July 7 United Press International report.
The same report notes that over the
past five years, roughly 1,000 service
members possessing these very skills
have been expelled from the military
under "don't ask
President Bush's justification for
supporting "don't ask which parallels
the Pentagon's position, is that homo-
sexuality is "incompatible" with mili-
tary service, and is a threat to morale
and cohesion in the military ranks.
However, the Human Rights Watch
report goes on to say that a number of
our NATO allies, including the U.K
Canada, Germany and Israel, began
integrating openly gay service members
years ago, with no measurable impact
on military effectiveness.
It also noted that the smoothest inte-
gration took place when military leaders
at the highest level supported and strictly
enforced nondiscrimination policies.
In reality, the "don't ask" policy is
more about fear and prejudice toward
gays than anything else. The idea that
the powers that be would consider
involuntarily compelling certain people
into military service, while turning
away willing, able and otherwise quali-
fied individuals just because of their
sexual orientation, is unreasonable.
Pirate Rant
Why do people stand in the
middle of the mall and socialize
instead of sitting or standing on
the side giving those of us trying
to get to and from class enough
space to move?
What is up with all of the
D-Zone permits taking all of A-l
zone parking spaces? Why pre-
vent good law abiding students
who CAN park in these spaces
from parking?
Why in the world would our
school hire a football coach that
had a losing record at a dominant
school like Florida?
Smoking is bad for my health
- I should quit. Smoking is bad
for your health - you should quit.
Let's quit together and make the
world a better place. This is paid
for by the partnership for a drug-
free America.
Life is not a popularity con-
test and school is not a fashion
It is interesting to me how
everyone talks about how Kerry
flip-flops on issues, yet nobody
stops to think about how Bush
lied to our entire country to
finish a job his daddy didn't
do. Everybody talks about being
afraid of terrorists striking us, but
I am more afraid of our lunatic
president getting us killed by
someone like Korea or Iran than
I am of terrorists. "Four More
Years?" How About "No More
Fear Kerry for president in
Has Tony McKee run out of
things to write himself? I mean,
I am sure you are paying him
to actually write, not to copy
some e-mail he got into the
It angers me when students
tell me that they are not going
to vote because they do not like
either candidate. It is a person's
civic responsibility to vote and
our society would fall apart if no
one voted.
Earlier this week on the com-
muter bus, a student was talking
on his cell phone very loudly
about what STD tests he had to
get. Everyone on that bus knew
what diseases that person could
have. I had no desire to hear
about how "messed up" it was
that this person had to get tested
for HPV. Stuff like that should
not be broadcasted in public, save
it for when you're at riome.
Can the clothes other people
wear be such a big deal that
student's feel they need to "rant"
about it? I must admit I don't
want to see someone's butt cheeks
hanging out of their shorts, but
hey lets face it, until the day you
have a kid, you don't have to
worry about dressing anyone but
you so what's it matter?
Leaving class while the
teacher is giving hisher lecture
is very rude and disrespectful. If
you're not going to class to learn,
but just to take the quiz, then
don't go at all. I know the profes-
sors don't appreciate you getting
up and leaving while they are
trying to teach their classes.
Everyday, whether it is me
driving or me riding with my
road-raged girlfriend to go some-
where, it seems Greenville drivers
have the worst driving ability
I don't get it when girls get
offended at people gawking at
them when they wear revealing
clothes. Girls, if you don't want
to be looked at like a piece of
meat then be a little more con-
Why can Richard Alston play
after suspicion of counterfeiting
charges and our best play maker
this year is dismissed from the
team for the rest of the season for
"violating team rules?"
Are the Cubs not the biggest
losers In the world after this past
week and a half of baseball? They
lost seven out of their last eight
games to blow a one game wild
card lead on the Giants. Curse of
the goat - my left butt cheek.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at, or e-
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TUESDAY October 12, 2004
Do not miss the opportunity
to speak with a Disney World
Internship Representative Oct.
12 at 6 p.m. In the Science and
Technology Building, room S2207.
ECU students will gain information
about the program and all of
the majors that otter internship
opportunities, some of which
count as college credit. For more
Information, visit their Web site at
Don't forget about the salsa
dance on Oct. 15 in the Willis
Building. There will be lessons
from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and
the dance from 8:30 p.m. - 11
p.m. Admission to this event will
cost $3 for students, $5 for Folk
Arts Society members and $8 for
general public. The ECU Folk and
Country Dancers are sponsoring
this event. For more information,
contact them at 752-7350.
The Community Council for the
Arts will sponsor its Fourth Annual
Unique Boutique, a celebration
for artists, artisans and private
storefront business owners on
Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person and
tickets are available by calling
Names In the News:
Distressing news from Melissa
Etherldge: According to her
rep, the 43-year-old singer-
songwriter has been diagnosed
with breast cancer and has
canceled forthcoming concerts
to undergo surgery. Publicist
Marcel Pariseau said the cancer
was discovered early and the star
has been receiving treatment.
She said she expects a "speedy
and complete recovery" from the
impending surgery. "I am fortunate
to be under a wonderful doctor's
care and thankful that this was
caught early Etherldge said in a
No more details on the surgery
or when the singer expects to be
back on the road.
The divine union between
America's sweetheart, Britney
Spears, and her nobody of a
sometime-backup dancer, Kevin
Federllne, is legal. The couple filed
a California marriage license. But
Spears has broken up with her
longtime manager, Larry Rudolph,
who Is credited with (or bitterly
blamed for) discovering the singer
when she was 13. Rudolph says
the split is amicable, telling People
magazine that Spears' move was
a "declaration of independence
There has been a rash of celebrity
weddings. This one is slightly
less pretty. The New York Post
says the German newspaper
Berliner Morgenpost reports that
charm-challenged shock-rocker
Marilyn Manson will wed his
sweetheart, burlesque dancer
Dlta von Teese next month In
Deutschland. Manson, 35, Is
castle-shopping - they want the
affair to have gothlc flair.
America's got a long way to go to
eradicate racism, Taxi star Queen
Latifah says. In a "60 Minutes"
Interview to be aired on CBS
Sunday, Latifah tells Bob Simon,
"Every time I try to flag down a
cab and it goes past me and picks
up that white lady instead of me,
that's racism
It's worse at stores, where she's
treated as a potential thief and
a "nobody" until some customer
or clerk recognizes her. "Oh, now
I'm somebody. Now, you're going
to stop following me around this
damn store
Christopher Reeve died at age
52. Superman, or the most
recognizable spokesman foe
spinal cord research, died from an
Infection caused by a bedsore. He
went into cardiac arrest Saturday.
On Sunday, while in a coma he
died at a hospital surrounded by
his family.
Maybe Andle MacDowell, 46, wants
to be one of those nonconformist
types. Bucking the recent trend of
weddings and happy marriages
In the celebrity world, the hot-
model-turned-so-so-actress is
divorcing her husband of three
years, businessman Rhett
Hartzog, People magazine says.
The couple had known each other
since high school, but hooked up
only In 1999 after MacDowell had
ended her marriage to sometime
model Paul Qualley.
Grammy winners, Take 6, take ECU stage
World renowned
a cappella music
group to perform
Contemporary gospel music
group, Take 6, brings their eclec-
tic blend of a cappella music to
Wright Auditorium for one night
only. The seven-time Grammy
Award-winning ensemble will
play a well-balanced show fea-
turing old hits and new favorites
that will no-doubt leave the audi-
ence wildly applauding.
Take 6's performance on Oct.
23 will be the second perfor-
mance for the S. Rudolph Alex-
ander Performing Arts Series for
their 2004 - 200S season.
The musical styles of
Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent,
Joel Kibble, Mark Kibble,
Claude McKnight and David
Thomas, offers a unique blend
between gospel, jazz, R & B,
doo-wop, 1960s soul, hip-hop
and pop.
Although Take 6 is mainly a
vocal group, they now occasion-
ally incorporate instruments
into their performances and
"Take 6 is one of the pillars
contemporary gospel music. I've
been listening to them since I
was 12 said Alfonzo D. Jones
II, a member of the Greenville
"They have helped shape my
music style vocally
Take 6 originally began as
the Gentlemen's Estate Quartet,
founded by Claude McKnight
in 1980, at Oakwood College in
Huntsville, Ala. After hearing the
quartet rehearsing in a bathroom,
Event Information
Award winning singing, group Take 6 will be performing in the Wright Auditorium.
Take 6
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series
Saturday Oct. 23
8 p.m.
Wright Auditorium
$30 Public
$28 ECU FacultyStaff .
$15 Youth
$10 ECU Students
Mark Kibble joined them adding a
fifth sound to the group and per-
formed with them later that night.
Later on Kibble's brother, Joel
Kibble, joined the group in 1991
when original sextet member,
Mervy n Warren, left the group to
pursue a career in music produc-
tion and film music.
Take 6 has recorded 12
albums with Warner Bros, and
Reunion Records, all certified
platinum or gold. They have
acquired many accreditations to
their name thus far. Take 6
Many students will be getting flu shots to prevent getting sick.
Preparing for flu season
Ways students can
avoid getting sick
Flu season is just around
the corner. For college stu-
dents, the flu is something
to be avoided. Along with
sickness, comes feeling bad,
missing school andor1 work
and getting behind.
The more technical name
for the "flu" is Influenza. It is
a viral infection of the nose,
throat, trachea and bronchi
(air passages). The flu is no
fun. If one is infected with the
influenza virus, he or she may
experience chills and fever,
sweating, muscle and head-
aches, then nasal congestion or
runny nose, cough, sore throat
and eye sensitivity to light as
the virus progresses.
"The flu will take a week
to 10 days to get over said
Michelle Camarena, RN and
nurse manager at ECU Student
Health Center.
"Within two days of symp-
toms you should drink plenty
of fluids, rest, take Tylenol or
Ibuprofen and look out for
secondary symptoms
Secondary symptoms are
fever, coughing, congestion
and sore throat.
In a statistic by McKesson
Health Solutions LLC, 70 per-
cent of all flu vaccinations are
effective. This year there will
be a shortage again as half of
the supply of vaccinations from
the Chiron Corporation of the
United Kingdom, have been
found to be contaminated. It
takes one year to make these
vaccinations and it could take
up to three months for the U.S.
to receive another distribution.
This means flu shots will only
be dispersed to those at high
"The flu can be bad, but for
the youthful young adult it will
go away in 10 days. People that
are more high risk and need to
seek out the vaccine are young
children, the elderly, pregnant
women and other people with
more severe health problems
Camarena said.
Taking care of yourself if
infected with the flu is very
important. sug-
gests many remedies - such as
chicken soup to unclog stuffy
noses, any kind of ginger prod-
uct to settle stomach aches,
eating dark green vegetables for
their vitamin A and C content
and eating salmon for its great
source of omega-3 fatty acids
and as an inflammatory. The
Web site also suggests eating
plenty of low fat yogurts, which
some studies have shown can
reduce your suseptibilty of
colds by 25 percent.
Some things you might
want to stay away from include
alcohol and smoking. A flu fact
sheet from said,
heavy alcohol use destroys
the liver which is the body's
primary filtering system If
the liver is working overtime
on alcohol, it makes it hard
for it to filter out germs and
The fact sheet also said,
statistics show that heavy
smokers get more severe and
frequent colds than non-smok-
There are many ways to pre-
vent getting the flu. Camarena
suggests washing hands fre-
quently, covering your mouth
and coughing into a tissue,
not touching eyes, nose and
mouth and staying away from
those that are sick. If you do
get sick, plan on staying home
from work and school. You can
spread the virus, especially
in public places. If infected,
anything you touch can leave
behind germs for someone else
to pick up.
Camarena also suggests
going to the student health center
if symptoms of the flu persist.
"We have medicines that
will relieve any kind of symp-
see FLU page A6
is internationally recognized
and has performed all around
the world including
Israel, Switzerland, Korea, Italy
and Germany.
The group has won
seven Grammy Awards, five
Doves and one Soul Train
Music Award. They have also
worked with Ella Fitzgerald,
Stevie Wonder, the late Ray
Charles, James Taylor, Queen
Latifa and Don Henley among
many others.
Individual members from Take
6 have worked with artists such as
Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston,
Brian McKnight and Johnny Mathis
among others. Additionally the
members of Take 6 have lent their
voices to several soundtracks
including Spike Lee's "Do the Right
Thing John Singleton's "Boyz in
the Hood and Warren Beatty's
"Dick Tracy just a few to note.
Take 6's one-night-only
appearance at ECU is likely to
sell out. Be sure to get tickets early
to experience this world-class
ensemble and their award-win-
ning talent.
"Their appeal is broad, voice
is gorgeous - it's going to be fun
said Carol Woodruff, director of
Cultural Outreach.
There are eight remaining
events on the calendar for the
2004 - 200S S. Rudolph Alexan-
der Performing Arts Series. For
additional information on the
series or Take 6, visit
This writer can be contacted at
Drugs, death depicted in urban legend
Underlying story
surrounding Acid Park
What is an urban legend?
According to Tom Harris on
"How Urban Legends Work"
(Web site), they are unique sto-
ries or myths that "are passed
from person to person and fre-
quently have the elements of cau-
tion, horror or humor Perhaps
the most famous urban legends
are the tales of sharp objects in
Halloween candy, or temporary
tattoos coated with LSD to get
people addicted. These tales of
horror or morals do not exclude
their presence from the students
of Greenville. There exists the
well-known legend of Acid Park,
the LSD inspired monument
full of kinetic art, a memorial
both praised and clouded with
mystery. A few miles outside of
Wilson in Lucama, NC, just off
Wiggins Mill Road, is a sight you
cannot miss.
Vollis Simpson is an artist
who has created countless "wind-
mills and whirligigs which are
various large and small kinetic
structures that employ the use of
easily found tool-shed hardware.
The most notable of his creations
include around 30 towering
monoliths of movement, sound
and individual imagination.
Simpson has become somewhat
of a cult celebrity, his works being
featured in such publications as
Sign and Symbol, People, and Time.
His pieces have also been exhib-
ited in various art museums such
as The North Carolina Museum
of Art in Raleigh, NC, the Boston
Museum and the High Museum
of Art in Atlanta, Ga. Ask around
Acid park is made up of hundreds of creations like the one above.
the campus of ECU however, and
you will hear a different version
of the story of Acid Park.
Karen Baldwin, who teaches
American Folklore 3750, is very
familiar with the park, the
legend and Simpson himself. She
describes Acid Park as a "one of a
kind" place that invokes a "great
sense of awe" in the sincerest
form of the word. As for the urban
legend, she asserts that "there are
variations with each telling of the
story, yet all are focused upon a
central theme The story is based
upon the daughter of the maker
of the site. The general concept is
given as follows:
On prom night, Carol Simp-
son and boyfriend decide to enjoy
the night tripping on acid. Driv-
ing home, they approach the five-
way intersection on Wiggins Mill
Road. With the boyfriend driving
at high speeds, the car turns the
tricky corner, spins off the road
and hits a nearby tree. The daugh-
ter dies instantly, but somehow
the boyfriend survives and tells
the father what happened and
what he saw. Windmills now
encompass the site of the acci-
dent, and were built for Carol
Simpson posthumously. While
Vollis Simpson's true inspiration
of his creation is debated, the
legend has it that Mr. Simpson
created Acid Park, a collage of
unique and unusual windmills
and whirligigs, from the descrip-
tion of the boyfriend in his high
state of mind. The park is filled
with tiny little reflectors that give
off an eerie glow when passed by
car at night. Also, the car that was
crashed that night still remains
lodged in its place where it took
a turn for the worse.
Usually Acid Park is seen in
groups, such as sororities and
fraternities, with some people
knowing the legend and others
experiencing it for the first time.
For two Alpha Phi pledges, Mal-
lory Caudle and Nadia Chioariu,
their sorority experience included
a night trip out to Wilson to see
Acid Park.
While describing their first
look at the monument, Claudle
said, "We drove by it first and
you see nothing and then all of
see LEGEND page A6
Depression, suicide are prevalent in college
Reach out, help a
friend in need
Being a college student isn't
exactly easy. With four years to
complete more than 120 credits
and stay in good standing, aca-
demics alone can leave a person
feeling overwhelmed. Throw a
few more factors into the mix
like finding new friends, fitting
in and adapting to new surround-
ings, just to name a few, and
things begin to get tougher.
"I think it's hard for people
being away from their families
and it's also hard for people who
don't fit in as much as other
people said an ECU student who
wishes to remain anonymous.
For many, coping with this
change in lifestyle can be very
difficult. Depression has become
more common in college stu-
dents, and with depression as a
risk factor for suicide, the suicide
rate has also increased. Suicide is
the second leading cause of death
in college students, and it's time
ECU students learn where and
how to get help.
Depression can be hard to
pinpoint at first because there
are multiple symptoms, but if
feelings of sadness, anxiousness,
worthlessness, guilt or restless-
ness persist for several weeks,
then help should be found. Other
indicators can range from a loss
of interest in activities to sleep
and eating disorders. Professional
help should also be sought if any
of these feelings intensify or if
self-destructive thoughts occur.
Warning signs for suicide
include some of the same symp-
toms of depression, as well as
giving away possessions, or saying
something along the lines of "life
isn't worth living" or "I can't
stand the pressure anymore
Also, if a friend has told you they
have been suicidal before, they are
at risk of repeating this again.
The American College Health
Association has found that 70
percent of people who commit
suicide have told someone about
it before the incident occurred. If
a friend does mention depression
or suicide, be prepared to help.
Do not back off or leave, this will
only result in them feeling worse
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Instead, listen to what they have
to say and offer support.
Explain to your friend you care
about them and you are concerned
about their well-being. Depression
is a disease that can be treated.
Take any threat of suicide seri-
ously. Do not think things will just
work out. Use common sense
and do not dare your friend to
act upon their intentions or tell
them they're kidding and would
never hurt themselves. Ask your
friend if they have attempted
anything yet and what their
plans are for committing suicide.
Contrary to popular belief, this
will not make them want to hurt
themselves more. Most impor-
tantly, seek professional help for
your friend as soon as possible,
before it's too late.
"It never gets easier 1 really
can't put into words how it felt.
There are none said another
anonymous ECU student who has
lost friends to suicide.
There are plenty of ways to
obtain help in Greenville. On
campus, ECU has a counseling
center which offers free consulta-
tions and also accepts walk-ins.
These meetings are completely
confidential and the only way
information can be released, even to
families, is through a release form.
This is required by the state
for all counseling centers. The
Center for Counseling and Stu-
dent Development is located on
the second floor of Wright in
room 316 and is open Monday
- Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If help is needed at another
time, the Behavioral Health Ser-
vices at Pitt County Memorial Hos-
pital has in-patient treatment.
Patients have a variety of treat-
ment plans, including a treatment
team that consists of psychiatrists,
psychologists, pharmacists, a nurs-
ing staff and other therapists.
Located on 11th Street,
REAL Crisis Intervention Inc.
offers free counseling to
Their counselors specialize in
areas such as depression, suicide,
financial pressures, school and
grief. They also have a 24-hour
October Is National Depression
Awareness Month so take time
to help someone who you think
Is In need. Here are some quick
facts about college students and
- More than 90 percent of those
who commit suicide have a dlag-
nosable mental Illness IAFSP)
- Depression occurs most often
In freshmen and those taking
more than five years to graduate.
(Dr. Alan Upschltz
- A UCLA survey showed that 30
percent of the freshmen and 38
percent of the female student
body feel overwhelmed.
- Depression alone, or with
anxiety and aggressiveness has
been found In more than half of
suicides. (NMHAJ
- More Americans suffer from
depression than coronary heart
disease, cancer and AIDS com-
bined. IAFSP)
hotline and do accept walk-ins.
If none of these options work,
try calling 1-800-SUICIDE. This
suicide hotline offers information
about suicide as well as support.
Another option is
Aimed at young adults, this site
offers a mental health library, a
drug database and it also contains
a suicide prevention page.
There is help available for
those in need. Don't be afraid to
ask for help. For more informa-
tion on depression and suicide
visit or
a sudden you see all these lights
and it looks like a carnival kind
of, and then we drove back by it
and the reflectors were all spin-
ning and stuff
Both ladies agreed that despite
being slightly weird or unusual,
Acid Park itself was not very
scary. The scary part was
the car. Nadia says, "between
all of the reflectors is the road
and you go down like a quarter
of a mile and the car is there
wrapped around a tree I wasn't
scared or anything until we
drove by the car and that freaked
me out
When asked if they would
ever go back to Acid Park, both
were sure they would.
There are also urban
legends known to exist on
campus. Among them include
stories that the odd shape of the
Brewster Building, is said to have
been created to protect faculty
over the rioting students in the
late 1960s.
It has been documented
there were no riots at ECU, but
those who describe the account
think otherwise. And as with
most urban legends, the facts
don't seem to support the
stories. Vollis Simpson defiantly
denies any such relation of drugs
to his artwork, discouraging the
legend entirely.
The term "Acid Park" was
obviously not coined by Vollis
Simpson, who does not take
kindly to the mention of his
creations in that name.
Despite any influence,
many take urban legends
as fictional hogwash.
Urban legends are spread
through word of mouth, with
many juicy details often added
to create the greater story. Many
say when the unusual occurs,
people resort to enticing tall
tales of horror or comedic
explanations for the
immediate effect. Vollis Simpson
even explains the meaning of the
reflective light is to warn other
drivers of the dangers of the
winding intersection.
The emotional power of
Acid Park is undeniable however,
stirring feelings ranging from
awe to "being freaked out
Whether or not you believe
in urban legends, Acid Park
is a place to be witnessed and
talked about.
In the weeks that come,
if ever you and your friends
are looking for a little adventure,
take a ride down to Lucama,
At night, in the pitch
dark wooded surroundings, savefor
the moonlight and the headlights
of your car, travel down
Wiggins Mill Road. Go
to Acid Park and see where your
emotions take you.
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TUESDAY October 12, 2004
AP Top 25
Mo. SchoolRecord Prev
1 use5-01
2 Oklahoma5-02
3 Miami(FL)4-04
4 Auburn6-06
5 Purdue5-09
6 Virginia5-010
7 Florida State4-18
8 California3-17
9 Texas4-15
10 Wisconsin6-015
11 Utah5-011
12 Georgia4-13
13 Tennessee4-117
14 Michigan5-114
15 Arizona State5-019
16 OK State5-0 .22
17 West Virginia4-116
18 Louisville4-020
19 Minnesota5-113
20 LSU4-224
21 Boise State5-021
22 Florida3-212
23 Texas A&M4-1NR
24 Southern Miss 4-0NR
25 Ohio State3-218
utners Heceiving votes:
Missouri 62, Virgina Tech 62,
UCLA 50, Navy 41, Texas Tech
18, Notre Dame 13, Boston
College 10, Maryland 2, N.
Illinois 1, Wyoming 1.
Coach's Poll
Florida State 4-1
Okla. State
West Virginia4-1
Louisville 4-0
Boise State 5-0
Arizona State5-0
Minnesota 5-1
Ohio State
Southern Miss4-0
Others Receiving Votes: Virginia
Tech 85, Texas A&M 57; Texas
Tech 44, UCLA 40, Maryland 36,
Boston College 28, NC State 10,
Notre Dame 10, Navy 7, Georgia
Tech 6, Memphis 6, Alabama
5, N. Illinois 5, Bowling Green
4, Fresno State 4, Stanford 4,
Arkansas 3, Colorado 2, South
Carolina 2, UAB 1, Wyoming 1
This Day in
1940 -Tennessee registers its 17th
consecutive regular-season shutout
with a 53-0 rout of Tennessee-
Chattanooga. The record streak
started on Nov. 5, 1938, also
against Tennessee-Chattanooga.
1976 - Don Murdoch of the New
York Rangers ties an NHL record
for rookies with five goals in a
10-4 victory over the Minnesota
North Stars.
1986 - Walter Payton becomes
the first NFL player to accumulate
20,000 all-purpose yards in the
Chicago Bears' 20-7 victory over
the Houston Oilers. Payton has
76 yards rushing and 30 yards
receMng for a career total of 20,045.
1991 - Doug Flutie of the British
Columbia Uons breaks Warren
Moon's CFL record for yards
passing in a season with a 582-
yard performance in a 45-38
overtime loss to Edmonton.
1992 - Art Monk of the Washington
Redskins becomes the NFL's
career receptions leader when
he catches a 10-yard sideline
pass in the fourth quarter of a
34-3 victory over Denver. Monk's
seven catches move him past
former Seattle star Steve Largent,
who retired after the 1989 season
with 819 receptions.
1997 - James Stewart of the
Jacksonville Jaguars becomes
the fourth player in NFL history
and the first since 1963 to rush
for five touchdowns. All the TDs
are for less than 10 yards, and
he finishes with 102 yards on 15
carries in Jacksonville's 38-21
victory over Philadelphia.
The drought is over
Freshman Travis Williams returns a punt 64 yards to set up a 44-yard field goal by Cameron Broadwell in ECU'S win over Tulane Saturday afternoon.
Comeback win first at home
since November 2002
The drought is finally over
as the Pirates pulled out a 27- 25
Homecoming win against a resil-
ient Tulane team, thanks to the
golden foot of kicker Cameron
Broadwell Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates (1-4, 1-2) ended
a nine game losing streak dating
back to Oct. 18,2003, the longest
in school history. It was also John
Thompson's second conference
win in 11 chances.
The Pirates took the lead for
good when Cameron Broadwell
booted home a 30-yard field goal
with 11 seconds left appeasing a
rabid crowd.
"When I walked onto the field
after I warmed up into the net, I
knew it was going to be good
said hero Cameron Broadwell.
Broadwell had nailed a 44-
yarder earlier in the fourth quar-
ter. However, emotions were still
abound as players were preparing
for Broadwell's kick to go through.
"On the sideline, we were
holding hands said linebacker
Jamar Flournoy.
"I felt a little emotion as a tear
came to my eye. When the fans got
into it, the momentum changed
Sophomores Kasey Ross and
James Pinkney couldn't watch
the winning kick.
"1 was just nervous and we
wanted to get that monkey off
our back said quarterback
James Pinkney.
Tulane (1-3, 0-2) took their
first lead of the second-half with
1:51 remaining. LSU transfer
Lester Ricard drilled a 24-yard
pass to Chris Bush to cap 18
second-half points. Tulane reeled
off a four play, a 62-yard drive
that lasted 42 seconds, stunning
the ECU sideline.
"It would have been easy to
fold our cards said Head Coach
John Thompson.
"We didn't. We had a lot of
time left. I still knew we were
going to win the football game
ECU answered in the form of
James Pinkney. The sophomore
quarterback orchestrated an
eight-play drive to set up the go-
ahead score. Pinkney completed a
20-yard pass to little used receiver
Kevin Roach.
"In that last drive, I was very
calm Pinkney said humbly.
"The two-minute drill is
something we work hard at all
the time
"As a defensive player, you
have to rely on your teammates
to go score said defensive end
Richard Koonce.
The offensive players relied
on the defensive players in the
first half. Already facing a 7-0
deficit and a fumble by true fresh-
man Travis Williams on a punt
return, the Pirates had their backs
to the wall.
One play later, Koonce regis-
tered a hit on the Tulane quar-
terback and senior outside line-
backer Eric Butler recorded his
second career interception.
For the first time this year,
the Pirates' defense dominated
the line of scrimmage. A unit that
had been a sore spot thus far held
Tulane 10 rushing yards in the
firsttwo quarters. Tulane running
back Jovon Jackson was limite'd to
53 yards on 17 carries, well below
his 103 yards per game average.
"We were fresh this week
Koonce said.
"We were flying around and
having fun out there today
The first half belonged to
ECU running back Chris John-
son. Johnson registered his first
of two scores with a 56-yard
sprint over the right side of the
line. The Florida native scored
again in the second quarter on a
five-yard run.
"Inthe first half, the biggest dif-
ference in the game was the dom-
ination of our defensive line and
Chris Johnson Thompson said.
The true freshman finished
with 158 yards on 31 carries also
including two touchdowns. All
are career-highs for the Florida
native. With the totals, Johnson
now ranks 11th nationally in all-
purpose runners averaging 155
yards per game.
It was the first time the Pirates
had notched a 100-yard rusher
since Marvin Townes eclipsed the
century mark against Tulane last
season. The 21 first-half points
were also the most since ECU last
won at Army in 2003.
In playing without receivers
Damarcus Fox, due to suspen-
sion, and Edwin Rios, to injury,
other players had to step up.
Brian Howard and Bobby Good
picked up the slack. Howard
notched a career-high in recep-
tions with six. The Clinton,
NC native also grabbed his first
touchdown in the first half.
Good reeled in four receptions.
The second-half opened in
a bizarre way. Chris Johnson
fielded the kickoff, but fumbled
when Isreal Route blindsided him.
Route consequentially picked up
the ball and marched in 14 yards
for the Tulane score.
ECU answered Tulane with a
44-yard field goal by Broadwell.
Cornerback and return specialist
Travis Williams set up the score
with a 64-yard punt return.
Williams filled in for Demetrius
see VICTORY pageAB
Pirates win on another overtime Simon goal
ECU improves to 2-2 in
Conference USA
The ECU men's soccer team
took to Bunting Field on a beau-
tiful Sunday afternoon to face
conference foe Marquette. The
sun never stopped shining as
the Pirates claimed a 3-2 victory
in overtime.
Sophomore midfielder Calvin
Simon scored the game-win-
ning goal in the 97th minute,
which marks the second time
in consecutive games Simon
has hammered home the win-
ning goal in the extra frame for
ECU. The goal was scored via
excellent passing and teamwork
between Simon, Adam Combs
and Michael Logan.
Simon directed a pass to
the right side of the field where
Combs picked it up on the run. As
he drove into the Marquette box,
he found Logan and threaded
a pass through to the senior
midfielder. Logan took a step
or two and flicked the ball back
to Simon who lifted it over the
Golden Eagles' goalkeeper for
the game-winner. Head Coach
Michael Benn was delighted with
the outcome and his team's high
level of play.
"It's a great feeling said
Benn about winning yet another
late conference game.
"All of these games are battles
that are being decided by one play
late in the game - it goes down
to the very end. You have to give
the guys so much credit. They
showed a lot of character to con-
tinue to just play and keep plug-
ging away. What they did to find
a way to win is just outstanding
The win at home against Mar-
quette marks the second victory
in Conference USA for the Pirates
who, after two losses to start C-
USA play, have come back strong
in their last two games.
"It's a huge benefit for us
Benn said of ECU improving its
conference record.
"Now our guys can see that
in every game, there are points
on the line. We're in the thick of
this race. We just have to keep the
work rate up through practices
and keep playing hard, smart
soccer. Anybody can beat any-
body in this conference, so any-
time you can get wins like we've
been getting, it's pretty sweet
The Pirates got off to a quick
start, scoring two goals in the first
half and holding it until the teams
resumed play after halftime.
Marquette fought back from
the deficit, scoring two goals
within five minutes in the first 15
minutes of the second half. Soph-
omore midfielder Matt Blouin
collected a deflection in ECU'S
box, turned and blasted the
ball just inside the left post past
Pirate keeper Brian Pope for Mar-
quette's first tally of the contest.
Just five minutes later, fresh-
man forward Mike Manone
stumbled across the ball in ECU's
box and went to the right post
on Brian Pope this time around,
knotting the score at 2-2.
ECU collected themselves
after the second goal and
defended much better for the
remainder of the half, particu-
larly in overtime where they
didn't allow Marquette a single
shot on net.
"In the second half, they Mar-
quette just came out with more
energy than we did Benn said.
"We didn't change anything
in the second half to get back on
the right track, we just raised our
energy and intensity after those
two setbacks on defense. We
knew this team would come in
here desperate for a win because
they have been struggling so far
this season, especially in confer-
ence play. But you have to give a
ton of credit to our guys, they did
an outstanding job out there
Terron Amos scored the open-
ing goal Sunday afternoon and
gave the Pirates the early 1-0
lead in the 14th minute of the
first half while Matt Kowaleski
scored his third goal of the year
later in the half.
Amos' goal marks his eighth of
Calvin Simon has netted two
the season in just 12games. Coach
Benn commented on what makes
Amos such an excellent scorer.
"First of all, he is an unbeliev-
able athlete Benn said.
"He's strong and fast and
quick, and gives defenders a lot to
worry about. He consistently gets
behind defensive line because of
his quickness and speed. Another
thing 'V has done exception-
ally well this year is he has hit
the target. He has been very
composed and when he gets the
consecutive game-winners,
opportunity, he's hitting the
frame more often than not
The Pirates will take to the
road this upcoming weekend as
they travel to Alabama to take
on conference opponent UAB
and then step out of C-USA to
play Alabama A&M. ECU will
return home Sunday, Oct. 24 to
play Lousiville at Bunting Field
at 1 p.m.
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Purple, Gold Teams Share Titles j
(SID) � The ECU Swimming
and Diving teams kicked off the
2004-2005 Friday afternoon at
the Minges Aquatic Center in
the annual Purple & Gold meet.
Purple defeated the gold team
on the men's side, 115-73, for
the second straight year while
the gold women took the title,
104-87, for the second consecu-
tive year.
"We set seven Purple and
Gold records. Those seven records
are the most we've ever set in an
intra-squad meet said Head
Coach Rick Kobe.
"We had some great swims.
We had a freshman almost set a
varsity and pool record; so, we're
really excited about the season.
We have a good, fast group of kids
this year. We couldn't be more
pleased with how the results
turned out today
Freshman Meghan Pulaski had
two of the most impressive swims
of the meet. She came within three
seconds of the varsity record in
the 1000 freestyle. Pulaski posted
a time of 10:22.46 to set a new
meet record and give the gold team
the event. Pulaski won her second
3oth swim teams will compete
event and set her second Purple-
Gold meet record when she posted"
a 5:04.39 in the 500 freestyle.
Senior Diane Parker swam
a 2:09.03 in the 200 IM to set
a meet record for the purple
team. Parker also won the 200
breaststroke in a record 2:22.87.
Senior Gavin Stark won the 100
freestyle in a meet record 47.14
for the gold team. Freshman Josh
Barthlow started off his collegiate
career with a win in the 200 yard
against C of C on Saturday,
backstroke. Barthlow set a record
with a 1:54.20. ECU's final meet
record went down In the 400
freestyle relay on the women's
side. The gold team of Martha
Snead, Lindsay Holman, Gillian
Morrow and Kate Gordon posted
a time of 3:39.12.
ECU now shifts gears to get
ready for its first dual meet of
the season. The Pirates host the
College of Charleston at 3 p.m.
next Sat Oct. 16.
Women's soccer drops two
ECU falls to St Louis,
Memphis on road
Winning on the road in any
sport is always difficult. Fatigue
from traveling, hostile environ-
ments and different playing sur-
faces are some of the adversities
associated with road play. The
women's soccer team faced these
aspects of winning on the road
this past weekend In two road
games against St. Louis and Mem-
phis, both of which they lost and
dropped to 3-8-2 on the season.
The Lady Pirates are winless
on the road this year, and the
challenge of breaking the streak
didn't come easy at the hands of
the Lady Billikens and Tigers.
The Lady Billikens came out
strong and quick on Friday against
the Lady Pirates. ECU goaltender
Lauren Church made two clutch
saves on scoring chances. The
defense played solid all half
until the Lady Pirates gave up an
easy goal with 30 seconds left in
the first half. Coach Rob Don-
nenwirth wasn't happy with the
goal allowed just before the half.
"We had some good counter
attacks and played well all half
said Donnenwirth.
"Then, with 30 seconds we
give up a horrendous goal. There
was a lack of communication on
the play between the back and
the defender
Only down 1-0 after the half,
the Lady Pirates were still in
the game. Coach Donnenwirth
decided to come out strong and
try to even the contest. However,
ECU wasn't able to score and lost
the game 3-0.
"In the second half we tried
to play a little more aggressive
Donnenwirth said.
"(St. Louis) took advantage of
us playing that style. We never
really recovered from the mistake
at the end of the first half
After the St. Louis loss, the
Pirates looked to rebound against
the 10-3 Lady Tigers of Memphis.
Memphis is another strong team
in the conference, but a win
would help the Lady Pirates'
chances of making the confer-
ence tournament.
The first half saw little action
for the first 20 minutes of play.
However, play heated up when
the Lady Tigers were awarded a
corner kick and scored to take an
early 1-0 lead. Eighteen minutes
later, Memphis would score again
to make it a 2-0 game. Coach
Donnenwirth wasn't pleased
with either of the goals his team
gave up.
"The first goal came on a
corner, which we have been
struggling to defend all year
Donnenwirth said.
"The second goal was a situ-
ation where we left a player wide
open in the box, and a good team
is going to bury those chances
Down 2-0 after halftime,
the Lady Pirates would get their
chance. Off of a free kick, Melissa
Penny found Tara Shaw who fired
it past the Tiger keeper to make it
a 2-1 game. However, just 30 sec-
onds later, Memphis scored again
to make it 3-1. The Tigers would
score another In the last minute
of play to win the game 4-1.
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The Lady Pirates return home
this weekend with games against
Tulane and Southern Miss. With
the losses this past weekend,
coach Donnenwirth knows the
importance of these games.
"Now we know we're coming
back home Donnenwirth said.
"We have to try to learn
from some of the mistakes we're
making in the back, and do a
better job attacking
The Tulane game will be
played Friday at 4 p.m. and the
Southern Miss game will be
played Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Hodges, who missed the game
with an ankle injury.
"When I picked it up, I cut up
the middle and made the punter
miss said Williams.
"Unfortunately, I got caught
from behind. I did what I know
to do and that is just run
Tulane exploited the ECU
secondary on two consecutive
touchdowns through the air.
Ricard and Richard Earvin split
time at quarterback. Ricard threw
his first touchdown of the game
when he hooked up with star
receiver Roydell Williams on a 36-
yard strike with 8:56 remaining.
Williams caught eight balls
for 140 yards. However, he
couldn't catch an errant pass by
Ricard in the fourth, picked off
by ECU safety Zach Baker. It was
the second time the ECU defense
stopped Tulane in the red zone.
"We felt like we needed every
point on every opportunity
said Chris Scelfo, Tulane head
The plan backfired as ECU
stopped Tulane on three differ-
ent two-point conversions. None
were bigger than when ECU line-
backer Jamar Flournoy pressured
Lester Ricard into an errant throw
with 1:51 left.
"This all started in practice
and it bled over to the game
said Flournoy.
"We came out focused
Several players echoed the
same thoughts. Coaches took
away cell phones and other
distractions in order to get the
Pirates more in sync with each
other and the game.
"I'm just happy for the Pirate
Nation Thompson said.
"Getting a win here is awfully
sweet. I'm so proud of our students
and everybody that stuck with us
After the game, Thomp-
son and his team went over to
thank the Homecoming crowd
of 29,584.
"We wanted to win this game
for our students being Homecom-
ing Pinkney said.
"We needed to get this win
under our belt and get one for
the crowd
Sixty-one of the 90 ECU play-
ers,listed on the official roster had
never experienced a win inside
"I never realized it so much,
as long as I've played here, how
great it is to play here. I know it's
great for these fans. They deserve
it Koonce said.
The Pirates don't play again
until Oct. 23 when they travel to
Hattiesburg, Miss, to play unde-
feated and perennial Conference
USA power Southern Miss.
"We have to be ready for
Southern Miss, but for today I
couldn't be happier for every-
body Thompson said.
"I am very, very happy for
everybody, especially those who
have stuck with us. I'm proud to
be a Pirate
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Lady Pirates come up short
against Lady Cougars, Frogs
ECU volleyball falls to
2-2 in Conference USA
ECU Volleyball came into
last weekend's conference
matches with confidence and
momentum. The team was
coming off their best start since
joining Conference USA, defeat-
ing both UAB and USF last week.
Now their record stood at 8-9,
2-0 in the conference, as they
headed into the weekend hosting
Houston and TCU.
Houston came into the
match playing hard, and they
never looked back. The Lady
Cougars swept ECU in three
straight games to win the match.
The game scores were 30-24, 30-
24 and 30-20. Junior Erica Wilson
led the Lady Pirates with 10 kills.
Junior Paige Howell wasn't far
behind, hitting an impressive
.412 and posting nine kills.
Despite losing to Houston,
the Lady Pirates couldn't let it
shake them up as they headed
into their next conference game,
the following day against TCU.
Wilson once again led the team,
this time posting a double-double
with 16 kills and 12 digs, but it
wasn't enough as ECU fell to the
Lady Horned Frogs in five games,
30-18, 27-30, 27-30, 30-25 and
15-9. At one point in the match,
ECU was up two games to one,
but TCU was able to rally back
and win the next two games.
When asked about this
weekend's loss to Houston and
TCU, Head Coach Colleen Munson
insisted her team played well.
"We improved as a team
said Munson.
"We played harder than last
week against UAB and USF, we just
didn't come away with a win. We
need to work on finishing games,
following through from 0-30
With the losses, the Lady
Pirates' overall record now
stands at 8-11, and are 2-2 in the
conference. Next weekend, ECU
will be looking to improve their
record as they travel away to face
Memphis and St. Louis in two more
conference games.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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