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Forum held in Slay Residence Hall
Volume 80 Number 19
WEDNESDAY
October 13, 2004
Planning is underway to turn Slay Residence Hall into faculty offices by fall 2005 semester. Students have mixed reactions in the decision.
Plans underway to turn
Slay into office space
COLE WAHAB
STAFF WRITER
A meeting held Monday
night in the Slay Residence Hall
lobby addressed the issue of
turning Slay into an office build-
ing for incoming faculty and
staff.
Todd Johnson, director of
campus living, said the probabil-
ity of Slay being turned into an
office building is becoming more
of a reality.
"The proposed plan would
be effective fall of 2005, to take
Slay Residence Hall and convert
it to office space to accommo-
date the additional faculty that
have to be hired as a result of
growth, particularly in distance
learning said Johnson.
Johnson said part of the
plan would be to speed up the
construction of a new residence
hall to accommodate those
residents from Slay Hall. The
new residence hall would be
located on the gravel lot on Reade
Street.
Concerning various topics
such as amenities and expenses,
Johnson said these issues are still
being determined and would not
be known until a later date. Secu-
rity is going to be an increased
concern in the new residence hall
because of its relative location to
the downtown area.
"We will have door access
security, we will have permanent
police officers in the building, the
building will also be equipped
with cameras, and we will design
the building with limited access
points so we will be able to moni-
tor who is coming in the dorm
Johnson said.
Johnson said the new res-
idence hall would have 300
rooms, each encompassing four
or five bedrooms. Each bedroom
would have its own private bath-
room and the roommates would
share a living room and kitchen.
A breakfast bar and other ame-
nities would be available to its
residents. Johnson said projects
like this take time.
"There are no guaran-
tees, there are just too many
unknowns Johnson said.
"If the dorm is not ready, resi-
dents will have to be absorbed in
the other 5,100 free spaces among
all the dorms
Johnson said this issue swings
both ways. If the office space is
not ready for the new faculty
members by July, students would
have to be turned away.
Johnson said Slay's construc-
tion cost and location were the
main factors in choosing the
residence hall for this project.
"We looked at Belk, it wasn't
bad, but it wasn't the best
location. We looked at Cotten,
and we liked the location and
size, but the cost was too
much Johnson said.
Slay was eventually chosen for its
ideal location, size and afford-
ability.
Ian McKenzie, sophomore
sociology major, said he does not
support the idea.
"I think we students) should
stay here. It provides good acces-
sibility to classes and central
campus. It also is an important
dorm for handicapped students,
being the only fully handicapped
accessible dorm on campus
said McKenzie.
McKenzie said the environ-
ment in Slay is very helpful when
studying for classes throughout
the semester due to its quiet
surroundings and it is good
to live in a dorm that is
mostly upperclassmen.
Brandon Miller, sophomore
criminal justice major, said
he supports the idea
and looks forward to a new
residence hall.
"I think it'll be a great
idea. At first I was thinking
Slay is more of what I want on
campus. But now, hearing Uohn-
son'sj ideas and the possibility
of how it could be, I was
thinking more of how it
sounds more appealing to
an upperclassman said
Miller.
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www.theeastcarolinian.com
New research
center to
study natural
disasters
Center used for
research, public
assistance
COLE WAHAB
STAFF WRITER
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A new center for natural
hazards mitigation research is
being formed at ECU enabling
faculty and other researchers to
deal with situations caused by
natural disasters.
The center was designed
following the destruction caused
by Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd.
It is a member of the North
Carolina Institute of Disaster
Studies at UNC and will focus
on hurricanes, tornadoes,
flooding and erosion hazards
and their effects on eastern
North Carolina.
Jamie Kruse, director of the
research center and professor of
economics, said the center will
bring together different depart-
ments and faculty members
which would benefit the com-
munity.
"It will bring together a lot of
the people that do research that
deals with natural hazards and
its effect on people and how to
protect ourselves said Kruse.
Kruse said organization and
communication are crucial when
preparing for and dealing with
natural disasters.
"I hope that it becomes a
successful center, as well as a
clearing house of information for
researchers as well as the general
public Kruse said.
While the Emergency Man-
agement deals with situations
after the natural disaster events,
the research center hopes to
become a place where the gen-
eral public can find information
about protecting themselves and
their property before disasters
occur.
Craig Landry, assistant
see RESEARCH page A2
Dedication ceremony
honors ECU student
Garden dedicated to
deceased student
ALICIA WILLIAMS
STAFF WRITER
A dedication ceremony
was held at Wesley Founda-
tion in honor of ECU student
Amanda Lynn Seeley, who
was killed in a car accident on
Aug. 8, 2003.
On Sunday at 3 p.m. the
Holy Ground Prayer Garden
was dedicated in memory
of Seeley.
Seeley attended ECU one
year and was known among her
peers as a trusted friend and a
person who was genuine and
truly cared for others. She was a
soloist for the Wesley singers, an
ECU ambassador and a friend to
many people.
Margaret Glenn, junior phi-
losophy major, met Seeley at the
Wesley Foundation. Glenn said
when she spent time with Seeley
she saw a light and passion in her
she wanted. She said she modeled
how she lived by the way that
Seeley lived.
Seeley was also active with
the ECU Ambassador's events.
Steve Young, senior marketing
major and president of the ECU
Ambassadors, said Amanda was a
great asset to their organization.
He said Seeley had a strong dedi-
cation to the ECU Ambassadors
and she was the first one to sign
up for events.
Brent Usrey, junior com-
munication major and member
of the ECU Ambassadors,
agreed Seeley worked hard for.
the organization.
"There was never a time she
did not go above and beyond her
required duties. She brought a lot
to the group and she will defi-
nitely be missed said Usrey.
The Holy Ground Prayer
Garden dedication was a special
occasion where parents, family
members, friends, faculty and
staff of ECU and members of
the Wesley Foundation Board
see DEDICATION page A2
Plaque placed In Wesley Foundation to honor student.
S"?" English Professor receives ECU
boycott tans Lifetime Achievements Award
apart
KABUL, Afghanistan (KRT)
� A boycott of Afghanistan's
surprisingly peaceful first presi-
dential election began to unravel
Sunday when one of the 15 can-
didates challenging incumbent
Hamid Karzai denied he was part
of the protest.
"Their position was different
than mine said Haji Moham-
mad Mahqiq. "My position is
to make a complaint within the
system. There should be a com-
plete investigation
Also on Sunday, the Organiza-
tion for Security and Cooperation
in Europe, which sent election
observers to Afghanistan, joined
the joint United Nations-Afghan
electoral commission in declar-
ing that the problems with the
election weren't widespread
enough to halt the vote.
"The candidates' demand to
nullify the election is unjusti-
fied said Robert Barry of the
OSCE. "Such action would put
into question the expressed will
of millions of Afghans who came
out to vote
The day's developments are
likely to end the boycott less than
24 hours after it started, clearing
the way either for a winner to
be declared or for a runoff elec-
tion next month if no candidate
gets more than 50 percent of the
vote. It remains to be seen, how-
ever, whether Afghanistan, long
divided by ethnic rivalries, wars
and poverty, will unite behind
the winner.
Nevertheless, set against the
backdrop of Afghanistan's his-
tory of violence, despotism and
repression, especially of women,
the election was a major success
for the Bush administration and
for U.Sbacked interim president
Karzai, the likely winner when
the ballots are counted.
see BOYCOTT page A2
First female recipient
of ECU award
JAMESON COOK
STAFF WRITER
Gay Wilentz, multicultural
literature professor and director
of ECU's Ethnic Studies program,
was awarded ECU'S 2004 Life-
time Achievement Award for her
research and creative activity.
She is the first woman to win
the annual award since it was
established in 1996.
As award recipients, profes-
sors are given a research stipend
and the chance to present their
work to the ECU community
throughout the year.
Wilentz's research explores
WILENTZ
the literature of women of
different ethnic groups and
problems those groups have in
society today.
"I'm looking at the way
women heal through their
writing said Wilentz.
"My interest is the issue of
being culturally ill. If you're part
of an oppressed group, you might
be ill' with self-hate because
of the way you're perceived. It
makes you sick emotionally and
also physically
For some, writing and other
arts can be a form of therapeutic
expression. Wilentz observes
those works and the cultures
and societies from which
they came.
Originally from Manhattan,
Wilentz graduated from Rutgers
see AWARD page A2
o
Achievement
Also honored for lifetime
achievements this year was
communication sciences and
disorders professor Michael
Rastatter. The two five-year
achievement awards were
granted to exercise and sport
science professor Robert
Hlckner and art professor Carl
Billingsley.
Wilentz has written the books
Binding Cultures and Healing
Narratives on the two.
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Campus News
Confessions
Come to Hendrix Theater tonight
at 7 p.m. to hear and experience
the true stories of people living
with HIVAIDS. These real life
stories have been adapted into
monologues and will be performed
by ECU students. Ten copies
of J.L King's book. Men on the
Down Low, will be raffled off to the
lucky winners. Sponsored by the
wellness education department
of Student Health Services and
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Free
Admission.
Bingo Night
Bingo Is taking place at 9:30 p.m.
tonight in Mendenhall Dining
Hall. $500 in cash prizes will be
awarded. Donl forget to wear pink
for Breast Cancer Awareness and
enjoy the free refreshments.
Deadline
Friday, Oct. 15 is the application
deadline for students interested
In pursuing a bachelor or science
degree in rehabilitation services.
Applications can be obtained
online at ecu.edurehb or from
the department of rehabilitation
studies in 312 Belk Building.
Free breast cancer
screening available
The Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
is providing free breast cancer
screening from 9 a.m. - noon.
Breast cancer Is the most
frequent cancer in women with
215,900 cases expected this year.
Registration is required to receive
the screening.
Call 847-9450 to make an
appointment
Fall Break
ECU'S fall break is coming up from
Oct. 16-19.
October Is National 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
yen on Oct. 19. The performance
will begin at 7 p.m. at Arendell
Parrott Academy, 1901 Dobbs
Farm Road, Klnston. For more
information contact 744-2797
Jazz at Night
Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. the
cabaret-styte performances will
feature musical and vocal jazz
selections performed by the
students and faculty In ECU'S
School of Music. ECU students
may pick up two free tickets
when a valid ECU OneCard is
presented at the Central Ticket
Office. Additional tickets are $5.
Advance ticket pick-uppurchase
is strongly encouraged as these
events are a perennial sell-out.
Award winning authors
visit ECU
Seven award winning authors
of juvenile and adult literature
are coming to ECU on Oct. 23
where they will speak to the ECU
community.
The event is free, but requires
registration. Contact 328-6514 to
register or visit lib.ecu.edu.
Contact Maury York for more
information at 328-0252
Take 6
On Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in Wright
Auditorium, the seven-time
Grammy Award-winning ensemble
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-
studentlifeecuartsSRAPAS.cfm
or contact 328-4788 or 800-
ECU-ARTS.
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.
News Briefs
LOCAL
NC pastors careful on
political topics
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Three Sundays
are left before the Nov. 2 elections
and clergy in some churches are
struggling with what to say about
presidential politics.
But some have no problem making
an endorsement from the pulpit, like
the Rev. Ron Watts of Living Waters
Christian Community in Durham.
"I've never said I'm a Republican or a
Democrat Watts said. "But it's pretty
evident I'm a Republican. A majority
of members appreciate a strong voice
coming from the pulpit on issues
concerning America
Other ministers see political
endorsements - overt or subtle-
as a problem. There is an IRS
code that prohibits tax-exempt
organizations, such as churches or
mosques, from endorsing political
candidates or holding political rallies
or fund-raisers.
Last week, a dispute erupted over a
Democratic National Committee Web
site that urged John Kerry supporters
to download and. distribute to
church groups a "KerryBush Values
Comparison Chart
Lawyers with the George Bush
campaign contended that pastors
who encouraged distribution of the
chart would be engaging in activity
not permitted by the IRS code.
Democrats said they would change
the language on the site as a result.
No easy answer to erosion
endangering Coast Guard facility
BUXTON, NC (AP) - Coast Guard
officials are hurrying to relocate a
sewage treatment facility as beach
erosion threatens the Group Cape
Hatteras base.
A series of heavy storms over the
last few years has left the dune
in front of the treatment facility
completely eroded, said Coast Guard
Group Cape Hatteras Lt. Cmdr.
Charlene Downey.
Engineers from the Coast Guard's
Civil Engineering Unit in Cleveland
are hurrying to move the treatment
plant to a new location on the west
side of an access road that serves
the plant and a housing project
that it serves.
Cmdr. Andy Kimos at the Coast Guard
Civil Engineering Unit in Cleveland
said two 10,000-gallon holding
tanks were Installed at the new
location in August, and pumps are
being installed. The project, costing
about $100,000, is expected to be
completed by year's end.
Kimos said once the sewage plant is
moved, there will be nothing left to the
east of the access road that is critical
to the facility's operation.
NATIONAL
Congress wraps up work with
much rancor, much left to do
WASHINGTON (AP) - The 108th
Congress soon will be history, a
tumultuous two years that, depending
on party affiliation, was the best of
times or the worst of times.
Of course Republicans, who control
both the House and the Senate,
expressed pride in a Congress that
passed a major Medicare prescription
drug bill, gave President Bush the
money he needed for Iraq and
substantially Increased spending for
defense and homeland security,
"it's been a Congress of big ideas,
and it's been a Congress of big
reform said Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist, R-Tenn.
Democrats saw the session In a
different light, blaming Republicans
for failing to pass important highway
spending and welfare overhaul
bills; dealing inadequately with the
nation's health insurance problems
and security needs; and passing tax
cuts that contributed to record-high
budget deficits.
Both sides deplored the partisanship
that has Impeded compromise and
grown progressively spiteful this year
in the run-up to the Nov. 2 elections.
"From day one, Republicans have
wasted and squandered the 108th
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professor for the department
of economics, said there are
a lot of capabilities at ECU
regarding researching these haz-
ards and bringing in a lot of
resources in order to establish
that focus.
"It's really to put a focus on
the hazards this area faces and
to organize the resources that
we already have and bring in
more resources to come to bear
on these hazards that we face
said Landry.
Landry said the center will
require researchers from many
fields and will help to blend vari-
ous departments together.
"Any kind of research that
would help people deal with
hazards and mitigate hazards is
basically what it's interested in
Landry said
Ron Mitchelson, professor
and chair of the department of
geography, said North Carolina
has a unique geographical ter-
rain putting the region at an
increased risk.
"Our region Is distinctive,
I think, in terms of its natural
vulnerability to hurricanes, sea
level rise, but also the people are
vulnerable said Mitchelson.
We have a lot of small busi-
nesses small businesses have
a hard time coping with disas-
ters
Mitchelson said ECU has suf-
ficient employees who would take
advantage of the new addition.
"Efficiency is important.
We have a lot of people who
are interested in this kind of
research. We have people
in biology, geology and the
natural sciences; so a lot of
people are interested
Mitchelson said.
The Natural Hazards
Mitigation Research Cen-
ter's location is expected to
be on the second floor of the
Biewster building sometime
next semester.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Congress said House Democratic
leader Nancy Pelosl of California. She
accused the GOP of being "fiscally
irresponsible and ethically unfit
The latter phrase was aimed at Tom
DeLay, R-Texas, the fiercely partisan
House majority leader who has been
admonished twice in recent weeks by
the House ethics committee for his
political activities.
Across the Capitol, Sen. Rick Santorum,
R-Pa criticized Senate Democratic
� leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota,
a favorite GOP target Opposition by
Democratic senators that blocked
several of the Bush administration's
judicial nominations has particularly
rankied Republicans.
"Tom Daschle used procedural
measures that had never been used
in the history of the Senate to stop
bipartisan reforms from happening
Santorum said.
Daschle said it's "ludicrous that the
Republican majority is blaming others
for their failure. They control the White
House, the Senate and the House
Some of the biggest accomplishments
occurred in 2003, when Congress
passed the Medicare bill and a $15
billion bill for global AIDS relief, funded
war and reconstruction in Iraq and
approved a ban, now held up In the
courts, on an abortion procedure that
critics call partial-birth abortion.
Bush, Kerry trade charges In run-
up to final debate
DENVER (AP) - In a last-minute
flurry of accusations before their
final debate, John Kerry tried to tie
President Bush to record oil prices
while the president charged that his
Democratic opponent has totally
misunderstood the war on terror.
On the way to the debate that will
range over domestic issues from
the economy to health care, Bush is
reaching out to military supporters in
Colorado Springs, where the war in
Iraq is the chief concern.
Bush's campaigning Tuesday in the
conservative heart of Colorado is an
effort to counter Kerry's surprising
bid to win a state that has voted
Republican in nine of the past 11
presidential elections. One poll
shows Bush ahead in Colorado;
another shows the two men In
a close race.
"Kerry is here to try to make up
electoral votes he can't get In the
South said Colorado College political
science professor Bob Loevy. "John
Kerry and the Democrats are setting
a tall order tor themselves by making
a play for Colorado
On Monday, Kerry lashed out at a
president who has taken to calling
the Democrat a tax-and-spend liberal
with a 20-year Senate record of voting
in favor of tax increases.
The record price of oil "means a
lot more profit for this president's
friends in the oil industry. But for
most middle class Americans, the
Bush tax increase is a tax increase
that they can't afford Kerry said in
New Mexico.
WORLD
Nigerian cities shut down by
second day of strike over
fuel prices
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerians
angry at rising fuel prices expanded
a nationwide strike Tuesday that
has helped push world oil prices to
record highs.
There was no immediate impact on
the flow of oil from this volatile West
African nation, the continent's largest
oil producer and the fifth-biggest
source of U.S. oil imports.
Streets in the normally bustling
commercial capital of Lagos were
deserted for a second day as police
with assault rifles guarded major
intersections.
"The strike is going on. It is entering
its second day said Owei Lekeimfa,
spokesman for the Nigeria Labor
Congress, the country's biggest labor
federation.
The work stoppage is to last four
days.
"Production is not affected said
a Udom Inoyo, a spokesman for
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited,
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of directors and ECU Ambas-
sadors were present. Reverend
Scott Wilkerson, the United
Methodist Campus Minister
and director of the Wesley Foun-
dation started the dedication
service.
Mike Flake, student officer
president of the Wesley Foun-
dation did the prayer thanking
God for the prayer garden and
its supporters.
A plaque was placed in the
prayer garden reading "The
Holy Ground Prayer Garden is a
living memorial and tribute to
Amanda and a sacred place where
students can come to be with
God. Seeley's solo song with the
Wesley singers is the inspiration
for the Garden's name
Margaret Glenn and John
Southworth made contributions
to the prayer garden.
Southworth said he lost the
most important person in his
life and was affected by Seeley's
death.
"After that time 1 was lost and
I had no Idea what to do with
my life but having the oppor-
tunity to work on this garden
has given me a purpose said
Southworth.
The Wesley singers then
sang several songs before Wilk-
erson gave final closing com-
ments and prayers. The ded-
ication was concluded with
a recording of Seeley singing
"Holy Ground
Usrey said the dedication of
the prayer garden was beautiful
and thanked everyone involved
for their time and effort.
"This garden is not just for
a select few who knew Amanda
and who may still come here to
grieve her loss but even more
this is a garden of good news of
hope and resurrection. Where
any student, even students years
from now can come lay their bur-
dens down at the foot of the old
rugged cross Wilkerson said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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University and acquired a doc-
torate at the University of Texas.
She went on to get her master's
at North Carolina State Univer-
sity.
Wllentz's background is in
African-American and Caribbean
cultures. She has written several
books and is currently producing
a third on indigenous and Jewish
peoples.
Wllentz's research is well
known and admired across the
nation and world.
"I've written quite a lot, and
been offered lots of jobs, but I'm
committed to my students here
Wilentz said.
Associate English profes-
sor and ten-year colleague of
Wilentz's, Seodial Deena, nomi-
nated her for the award.
"I was convinced that the
quantity and quality of her
research was at a level that sur-
passed what was expected
said Deena.
Beyond her research, Wilentz
has greatly expanded the English
department at ECU by adding
more diverse multicultural
courses, Including Ethnic Amer-
ican, African and Caribbean
literature. She has also developed
a masters of arts concentration in
multicultural literature.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeos tcarolinian. com.
Millions of Afgans show their interest in voting for their first presidential election.
Millions of people turned
out to vote, and after weeks of
threats, the Taliban didn't mount
any attacks to disrupt the elec-
tion. Observers with the Free
and Fair Elections Foundation
of Afghanistan said there were
no serious incidents of threats,
intimidation or violence.
"1 am so happy, said Sadya
Khoja-Zada, 21. "It is amazing.
Three years ago, this would have
been an improbable dream for
women. Yesterday, we planted the
seeds of the dream. Yesterday, the
veil truly came off
"This was an extraordinary
day for the Afghan people, and
this election is going to be judged
legitimate said national security
adviser Condoleezza Rice on "Fox
News Sunday
Late Sunday, representatives
of the remaining 14 opposi-
tion candidates were meeting
to discuss an end to the boy-
cott. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S.
ambassador to Afghanistan, and
other U.S. officials have also
spoken to the candidates.
The candidates called the
boycott when the outcome of
Saturday's election looked as if
it might be affected by problems
with ink used to prevent people
from voting more than once.
Officials relied on the ink
because of concerns that some
people might have registered
multiple times. But the indelible
ink could easily be washed or
rubbed away, permitting some to
vote again. Officials said the mis-
take occurred when some polling
stations mistakenly used the
regular ink meant for the ballots.
Thousands of election work-
ers have begun the arduous
process of tallying the election
results at eight counting centers
around the country.
a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, the
second biggest producer in Nigeria.
He declined to elaborate on staffing
levels at the firm.
An official for Royal DutchShell, which
accounts for roughly half of Nigeria's
oil exports, said its executive offices
in Lagos were roughly "40 percent"
staffed, and that the company
has put in "measures to downplay
the effect
Other major cities were shut down by
the strike, although taxis and many
private businesses were still open in
the capital, Abuja.
U.S. and Iraqi forces raid Ramadl
mosques they say were used
by Insurgents
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi forces
backed by U.S. soldiers and Marines
raided mosques Tuesday in the
insurgent stronghold of Ramadi and
detained a prominent cleric following
fierce clashes that hospital officials
said killed at least four people.
U.S. aircraft also rocketed a mosque
northwest of Ramadi on Monday after
insurgents opened fire from there on
U.S. Marines, the command said.
The seven mosques targeted in
Ramadi are suspected of supporting
insurgents through a range of activities,
including harboring terrorists, storing
illegal weapons caches, promoting
violence and encouraging insurgent
recruitment, the U.S. command said.
Sheikh Abdul-Alelm Saadi, the
provincial leader of the influential
Association of Muslim Scholars, was
detained at Mohammed Aref Mosque,
his relatives and followers said.
Angry residents accused Americans
of disrespecting the sanctity of
city mosques.
"This cowboy behavior cannot be
accepted said cleric Abdullah
Abu Omar of the Ramadi Mosque.
"The Americans seem to have lost
their senses and have gone out
of control
The 1st Marine Division said the raids
followed a pattern of insurgent activity
in and around Ramadi mosques in
recent weeks.
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� He answers his cell phone,
"Homicide
A lecture hall filled with 100
students looks on.
Wichita, Kan police Lt. Ken
Landwehr pauses just a few sec-
onds to talk quietly, then puts
the phone away.
He resumes restlessly pacing
the front of dimly lighted Room
211 in Hubbard Hall at Wichita
State University.
He delivers his lecture dressed
in a crisp white shirt, tie and
slacks. A gun and badge hang at
his waist.
By day, Landwehr directs
perhaps the nation's best-known
serial killer investigation - the
hunt for BTK, the codename for
the notorious Kansas serial killer
sought in connection to eight
homicides between 1974 and
1986. Each Tuesday night, he
teaches a three-hour class titled
Serial Killers.
Landwehr tells his students
he will not comment on BTK. He
refers to it simply as "that case I
can't talk about
He delivers his lecture in an
even voice. He cracks several
grim jokes, shaped by a career of
investigating homicides.
"Wichita is a much easier
hunting ground he tells his
students. "It's much easier to be
anonymous. Whereas in Newton
you go to a bar and everyone
knows you. You don't want to be
Norm. If you go into Cheers and
you're gonna kill somebody, you
don't want everybody screaming
your name
The class releases a few
nervous laughs.
He thinks it is the sexual devi-
ance of many killers that catches
the attention of the media.
"Serial killers like Al Capone
are just gangsters he said. "They
LANDWEHR
don't pique as much interest in
the long run
He outlines, with the aid of
PowerPoint, some of the chal-
lenges facing investigations, such
as managing large amounts of
information, media pressure and
lack of experience.
Investigators in the Midwest
were not always prepared to
handle such cases, he says.
"In the early 1970s and even
the 1980s it was difficult he
tells his students. "We were not
very aware of serial killers, espe-
cially in the Midwest. We didn't
have a lot of that. A lot of places
had a lack of experience with
how to deal with it
Police may use strategies such
as forming task forces, releasing
information to the media and
profiling, which he says was
more prevalent in the 1980s and
1990s. But he dislikes when the
media use profilers.
"The experts talk about what
the press knows he says. "And
they know very little of the
information
He dismisses the class for a
break.
The class is filled with the
curious and those aspiring to
criminal justice careers. At the
break, a long-haired woman
rushes up to him, speaking
about her passion to work
in homicide.
He has taught this course
for five years, he says during the
break. The re-emergence of BTK
this year didn't discourage him
from doing so again.
He also teaches classes on
profiling and sex crimes at
the university.
Most nights, he teaches the
course in Room 218, where the
late professor P.J. Wyatt taught
her American Folklore course
in the spring of 1977. Land-
wehr announced a possible link
between BTK and "Oh, Death a
poem used in Wyatt's course, in
a news conference Aug. 20.
Landwehr was a WSU student
when the first of the BTK-linked
murders took place in 1974. He
was assigned to work full time on
the case in 1984 and has investi-
gated it ever since.
He used to focus a lecture on
the BTK case, but stopped doing
so two years ago.
"I stopped because it's
unsolved he says. "I decided
to take it out. 1 did one lecture
on it and showed a little of the
crime scene
After the break, he returns to
his lecture.
There are five manners of
death, he tells the students: natu-
ral, accidental, suicide, homicide
and undetermined.
Seeing so much death can
make you paranoid. He shares
how he was worried at first after
he and his wife adopted their
son, James, because of sudden
infant death syndrome, although
it is rare.
"I was terrified that would
happen to him he said.
Then he returns to his lec-
ture, and the content is grim.
He spares his students nothing,
including several graphic photos
of decomposing bodies.
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the Ten Commandments on the Texas Capitol grounds.
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Supreme Court said Tuesday
it will consider whether the
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be displayed on govern-
ment property, ending a 25-
year silence on a church-
state issue that has prompted
bitter legal fights around the
country.
Ten Commandments displays
are common in town squares
and courthouses and on other
government-owned land, includ-
ing the Supreme Court. A wall
carving of Moses holding the
tablets is in the courtroom where
justices will hear arguments in
the case
Courts around the country
have splintered over whether
the exhibits violate the consti-
tutional principle of separation
of church and state.
The disputes have led to
emotional battles, such as one in
Alabama by Chief Justice Roy
Moore, who lost his job after
defying a federal order to
remove a 5,300-pound monu-
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Jimmie Greene of McCreary
County, Ky which was ordered
to remove a display in the hall-
way of the county courthouse.
Greene refused to do the task
himself.
"1 am a law-abiding citizen,
but there is a higher power
Greene said. "I just could not
remove that sacred document.
Could you think of a better
reason to go to jail than standing
up in defense of the Ten Com-
mandments?"
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn of
Americans United for Separa-
tion of Church and State said
the court should block all gov-
ernment displays of religious
documents.
1 "It's clear that the Ten
Commandments is a religious
document. Its display is appro-
priate in houses of worship but
not at the seat of government
Lynn said.
The last time the court dealt
with the issue was 1980, when
justices banned the posting of
Ten Commandments in public
schools. That case also was from
Kentucky.
SEATTLE (KRT) � Inside
the University of Washington's
latest restaurant (cafeteria is a
bad word here), the lime-green
and cherry-red color scheme and
the dozen or so plasma TVs are
all just garnishes, as is the carrot
sculpted to resemble a dahlia
that decorates a teriyaki salmon
platter, one of three choices for
the bento box lunch.
This is the new order for
UW dining, a real treat for the
estimated 40,000 students that
are enrolled for the 2004-05
academic year. The days of con-
gealed pasta primavera and other
suspect suppers are over.
This fall's opening of Eleven
01 cafe at Terry Hall, a campus
dormitory, marks the comple-
tion of an overall $30 million
makeover of campus dining
that began eight years ago when
administrators got sick of stu-
dents' cracks about the putrid
state of UW food service. Several
roast suckling pigs later, along
with many less exotic entrees,
campus dining has been trans-
formed from stomach-churn-
ing to mouth-watering, and
students can nosh without risk
of nausea.
"For me, it all began as a
dare said Jean-Michel Boulot,
the campus' executive chef cred-
ited with taking the institution
out of institutional dining.
Yes, he's from France.
Boulot had worked all over
the world in five-star restaurants
and luxury hotels serving diners
with gourmet expectations.
But he took his wife up on her
challenge to respond to a news-
paper ad for a first-rate foodie to
revolutionize UW dining. The
French chef's first impressions
upon visiting campus were none
too appetizing. Burgers were
precooked and then reheated
before serving. Chicken breasts
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marks and came straight out of
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WEDNESDAY October 13, 2004 I 2E
Our View
The Supreme Court decided Tuesday to hear
a case involving whether or not a monument
of the Ten Commandments on a Texas state
capitol lawn is a violation of the constitution.
The lawsuit was brought on by Thomas Van
Orden, a homeless man who initially lost his
lawsuit in lower courts to have the statue
removed.
The court will also hear another case con-
cerning the display of framed copies of the
Ten Commandments in courthouses of two
separate Kentucky counties.
A lower court initially banned the display of the
commandments, which was hung alongside
other framed works like the Magna Carta and
the Declaration of Independence.
The announcement was unexpected. Accord-
ing to the Associated Press, Supreme Court
justices have typically avoided cases involv-
ing the Ten Commandments in public build-
ings ever since a 1980 ruling prohibiting the
Commandments from being displayed in
public schools.
TEC recognizes that the Ten Commandments
play a part in the early formation of law sys-
tems in our country, however we don't believe
their religious subtext belongs in government
buildings.
The Constitution requires a separation of
church and state, preventing governments
from establishing a favored religion. When
a 6-foot tall granite monument of the Ten
Commandments is displayed on government
property, this suggests that Christianity is the
preferred religion for that government and the
people in that community and that in itself is
unconstitutional.
However, it will be interesting to see if the
justices decide to agree with our view.
In 2001, Supreme Court justices declined to
hear a case involving the constitutionality of
a display of the commandments in front of a
public building in Indiana.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and two
other conservative justices said the com-
mandments represented both legal and
historical significance. Rehnquist also said
the justice's chambers include a carving of
Moses holding the commandments, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
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RACHEL LANDEN
STAFF WRITER
I knew there was a reason to believe.
With only 12 seconds remaining, the
ECU Pirates pulled out a victory over
Tulane at Saturday's homecoming foot-
ball game. It was a day for last-second
plays and maybe more importantly,
second chances.
I was there in the student section
wearing my purple and gold, as I
promised last week, clapping, cheering
and smiling more than I have at a foot-
ball game since 2002. It was just what
we needed after a string of disappoint-
ing losses and faltering Pirate pride.
I've heard a friend say on several
occasions, "It's always more fun when
you win As much as I like to be a
good sport that focuses not on whether
we win or lose, I have to admit he's
right. It's definitely more fun when
you win.
But it's not all about the scoreboard,
a season record or even being the best
on any given day. I know this is just
football, but please follow me here and
understand I think it's a little deeper
than that.
I'll also preface this by saying I'm
not an overzealous fan. I can't quote
game statistics or even tell you who
wears what number on their uniform.
That may not be obsessive, but it's also
just not me.
Stats and sacks don't thrill me the
way the atmosphere of Greenville on
game day does. There are fans all over
town dressed in their ECU garb, shop-
ping for more ECU souvenirs or picking
up food and drinks for tailgating with
fellow Pirates.
It's a huge party that penetrates
every aspect of the city and certainly
the campus. There's a buzz of excite-
ment you can't escape. Of course,
why would you want to? This is what
autumn Saturdays are all about.
It's what homecoming is to many
alumni and students - the chance to
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Reader responses to Oct. 5
story titled, "Another
misleading CBS story and more"
I agree with everything you said,
especially the whole e-mail thing. I
do believe you have a right to own
a gun and a liberal with a cause is
one of the most damaging things in
this world. My heroes are George
Washington, Abraham Lincoln and
Ronald Reagan, not these people in Hol-
lywood or in the music world who do
nothing but bad mouth our president
and our country. I agree with you all
the way.
� Eric Pullen
I can't agree with you more. If the
stuff in that e-mail makes you a bad
American, then I'm one too. I'm tired
of being politically correct and caring
about what everyone else thinks.
� Bobby Pitts
I have to say that you lived up to my
expectations of an ignorant American.
It is opinions like yours that get us in
trouble in the first place. The fact that
Americans are the number one wast-
ers of the world's resources is one of
the main reasons the rest of the world
hates us. I do agree with some things
you said though such as Dr. Seuss and
"Field of Dreams and me being from
New Jersey, the passing lane thing
kills me.
� Sherman Clump
Reader responses to
Oct. 6 article titled, "Believing
in second chances"
I agree about the scholarship idea.
However, I wonder how they would
judge that? I mean just because the
football team doesn't win doesn't mean
they are not good. The other teams are
just better. But that seems very interest-
ing to me, the scholarships I mean
� Mina
I believe you are completely correct
about this situation. Everyone seemed
to blame it on Logan, but now what do
we see? No change. And the fact that
ECU dwindles away everyone's tuition
money on the football team makes this
even more important to be brought to
everyone's attention. We can barely
get enough copies of worksheets to
distribute in the classroom, but we have
enough money to build new stadiums
and buy new uniforms and equipment
for the football team. I think because
I am paying for an education, I should
come first over the football team.
� Shannon
Reader response to Oct. 7
titled, "Reader response
is the whole idea"
Peter, first I would like you to
know I think you're doing a great job
with your opinions. Personally, I
think the picture of the aborted fetus
was very uncalled for and I sure do
hope that preacher never comes back
on campus. I do think a lot of what
is going on in the United States is
because of the way the Arab and
Muslim world is being treated. There
is so much hate for Arabs and Muslims
not just in the United States, but all
over the world. A lot of the Arab and
Muslim world is also upset with the
way the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is
being handled. Bush is not doing
anything about this situation. I really
feel that a lot of what is going in this
world all leads back to this conflict.
Many people do not know that major-
ity of Israel's weapons are U.S. made
What do the Palestinians have? I think
that especially here in the south there
is a lot of ignorance. People should
not always believe what they see on
the news.
� Sheila Badwan
Reader responses to Oct. 12
article titled, "Events from last
week on the 'right' side"
Good expose, Tony. Funny how
so much activity in Congress is never
publicized by the mainstream press
especially when truth or explanation
conflict with their agenda. Stay on the
cases of the liberal "have it both ways"
crowd. The pandering to the bully
senior vote and believe-anything liberal
youth by the Democrats is deplorable
but typical. Shine the light on them,
that's what they hate.
� William
You forgot to mention another
bill passing through Congress, ready
to be approved by Bushco. (also over-
looked by the "liberal" media) - the
wonderful tax cut for big corporations.
Yes, corporations like Home Depot,
lawyers, Hollywood elite willing to
work in the South and Nascar (what,
Nascar?) are all getting millions in
tax breaks. Most of the groups getting
the breaks were added by Republicans
(funny that a large portion of these
groups are ones they claim to try and
stop). Once again the fat cats and their
special interest groups are laughing all
the way to the bank, while fools like
you are playing the game of Democrat
vs. Republican.
� Beth
1 want to throw this out. It seems
like when Bush is addressing a group,
it's as if he is a used car salesman sell-
ing us some lemon. Guys like Tony are
usually the ones who buy them. Hey
Tony, I have some Ocean front prop-
erty in Arizona. I'll give you a good
deal on It!
� Jason-ECU Alumni
celebrate with former and current ECU
students, faculty and family members.
In fact, it's like a big family in its own
way.
We each have had our own unique
and individual experiences at ECU
during our four, five or maybe even
eight years at ECU, but we all have the
university in common. It bonds us
together and gives us a rallying point
that joins us with people we might
never connect with otherwise.
To me, that's what the football team
and the games are. It's not about win-
ning, although I much prefer that. It's
coming together with a varied group of
individuals who share at least this one
thing in common, an association with
and pride for ECU.
That's why I love the parking
lots where people tailgate before and
after the game. That's why at kickoff,
I don't want to be anywhere besides
the student section. That's why I go to
the football games now, no matter
how much homework I have or how
much we may be considered the
underdog.
That's also why I'll come back after
I graduate and cheer the Pirates on to
victory again. It's that enthusiasm,
that mania, that camaraderie I'll carry
with me and revisit on occasion. And it
wouldn't hurt if we won another game
when I do.
Pirate Rant
If you're infected with a
communicable disease, please
stay home. If you absolutely
must come to class, carry tissues,
wash your hands often, keep
to yourself and, for the love of
all that is holy, cover your
mouth!
Why such profanity and vul-
garity at football games? We came
to watch the game, not to listen
to you scream at the coaches, the
refs and the players. If you can do
so much better, please, go out for
the team and prove yourself. But
if your talent is as lacking as your
manners, then just shut up.
I hate when I have tests
scheduled and projects due right
after Fall Break. Obviously we
have to study and prepare for
them during those days away
from school. So much for a
"break
If you are going to sport the
cancer-free LiveStrong bands,
please don't smoke while you are
doing so. This makes you look
like an idiot.
I'd like to give a thumbs
up to the ECU Democrats and
Republicans for their booths in
Wright Plaza getting students to
vote. That's so important and I
commend the A-plus job. Thanks
everyone!
It is so wonderful turning to
the sports section and seeing the
predictions of ten guys who I've
never met, have little more sports
knowledge than the average Joe
and obviously have a bias to a
favorite team (ECU).
Reading TEC, I saw one stu-
dent preferred Bush over Kerry
because he is a "good 'ol boy
If this persuades your vote, I
will certainly pray in my own
agnostic way. This is a poor
category in which to choose a
president.
Why is it that some females
do not wash their hands before
exiting the rest room? Like they
can't take at least 30 seconds out
of their busy schedule to lather
soap in their hands and rinse it
off. Come on now, it's not that
difficult.
Why is it that people stand in
front of the doors of Wright Place
blocking the entrance?
Why is everything on campus
so over-priced? Don't we pay
enough for our education?
I saw in the paper that a girl
wanted to vote for Kerry "because
of the war thing and the econ-
omy went down People like this
do not need to vote. Please make
yourselves well informed on the
issues before you make a decision
on the Commander and Chief of
your country.
Please, do not just vote for
Kerry because John Edwards is a
pretty boy.
I'd rather have a "Flip-
Flopping" President who can
admit when he's wrong, than
a president that puts his friend
in charge of Afghanistan and �
his vice president's oil company
into a war to profit while my
best friend and father are over
there fighting for their
country.
Attention people who bring
their dogs on campus: Please
clean up the nuggets your dog
leaves. I don't want it on my shoe
and then on my carpet.
To all the girls that wear their
snow boots on campus: They
only look good in the snow and �
on Kate Hudson.
Why do people bring their
cell phones to the gym? Throw
them in a locker and work out!
I'm starting to think some people .
go just for social gain. Some of
us are there to actually prolong
life.
You walk out of Bate and '
BAM! -smokers! Can we desig-
nate a smoking section that's not
in a place that so many students
have to walk through on a daily
basis?
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is .
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voke
their opinions. Submissions can be '
submitted anonymously online at
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Horoscopes:
Aries - As negotiations go on,
continue to stay in the background.
Your past deeds speak more
eloquently that any argument
you could provide. Make sure the
competition knows what those
are, then keep your mouth shut.
Taurus - The objective is not to
work harder even though that may
seem like the only way to get the
job done. Use your brains and
save your back.
��Mill - They say the most
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Cancer - A family meeting leads
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solve the problem.
lie - You're smart and getting
smarter, with all the reading
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Libra - You have a way of
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Scorpio - Clean out your in-
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but that Is actually one of your
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the faith.
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giving. You can think of a person
who'd like just about every item
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New book invites students to
'Study Away'
Gives students inside
track on attending
college abroad
GARY MCCABE
STAFF WRITER
ECU and the surrounding
Greenville area provide a great
place for students to get the full
college experience. However, the
sights and sounds of the area
could never compete with study-
ing within walking distance to
the Great Pyramid in Cairo, the
Coliseum in Rome or the Eiffel
Tower in Paris. To many ECU
students, studying abroad may
seem like an impossibility, but
a new book entitled Study Away:
The Unauthorized Guide to College
Abroad may prove them wrong.
The book, which is the first
comprehensive guide for Ameri-
can students interested in attend-
ing college in foreign countries,
was written by Mariah Balaban
and Jennifer Shields. Both can be
considered experts on the subject
since they've both experienced
the difficulties and pleasures
of studying abroad first-hand,
which made them realize the
need for such a book.
Mariah Balaban, 24-years-
old, is a freelance writer and avid
traveler. During high school,
she par-
ticipated in
educational
programs
in Alsace-
Lorraine
(France),
Oxford (UK)
and the West
Indies. She
attended Sarah
Lawrence Col-
lege in New
York and spent
her senior year
in Paris finish-
ing the require-
ments to get her
degree in film
history and cre-
ative writing.
Since gradu-
ating in 1999
become an assistant editor at a
video production company and
also works as a researcher for a
television show on the Oxygen
network.
Jennifer Shields has spent time
outside of the country. In high
school, she spent a semester in
Zermatt, Switzerland in a foreign
exchange program. While attend-
ing school at The University of St.
Andrews in Scotland, she earned
her Joint Honors Master's Degree
in Russian and economics. While
enrolled at St. Andrews, she
spent two summers in Russia at
Moscow State
she's
Univer-
sity in an
exhaustive
Russian language
program. Today,
she's taking part in a
one year International
Master's Degree program
in Russian Studies at the
European University in St.
Petersburg, Russia.
Both loved their experi-
ences studying outside of the
United States and have benefited
greatly from the opportunities
brought to them from doing so.
They encourage
other students to
follow in their
footsteps, but
understand it's
difficult to coor-
dinate alone.
Because of this,
they've writ-
ten Study Away,
which strives
to be an all-
encompassing
guide to study-
ing abroad,
covering every
aspect on
the subject.
As the
authors
explain in the
introduction,
the book was independently
written. The goal was to write an
objective and honest view of
studying in foreign countries. To
further clarify their point, they
wrote, "We are not affiliated with
any larger interest - we have not
been paid by anyone to say nice
things about universities. We
haven't
sold ad
space, we've
written
this book
solely for
students and
we've tried
to be as objec-
tive as possible
The rest of the book
is divided into two sections.
The first five chapters are used
to introduce the reader to what
exactly studying abroad entails
and why doing so is a legitimate
alternative to attending a univer-
sity in the United States. Studying
abroad has many advantages, as
they explain in these chapters.
Attending a foreign college is
usually cheaper than attending
college in the United States and
students tend to get more for their
money since students generally
get a better education. Balaban
and Shields also devote a chap-
ter to give advice to students on
surviving in new surroundings.
The rest of the book is an
index of potential schools which
students can look into attending.
Broken down into countries, the
two authors provide information
on every aspect of the schools.
For each college, they give sta-
tistics such as the number of
students enrolled, the number
of American students enrolled,
SAT scores required and the cost
of tuition. They also write about
see STUDY page A6
o
FYI
Studying Abroad: The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad
By Mariah Balaban and Jennifer Shields
Published by Anchor Books
$13.95
For more information on foreign studies programs at ECU, please go to
ecu.eduintlaffalrsexchange.html.
Review: 'Girls' Poker Night' Review: 'Eyre Affair'
Novel of high stakes
JOANNA WALDHOUR
STAFF WRITER
"Imagine settling for a life
you can have because you don't
have the courage to go after the
life you really want. That's what
made me do it, make one of those
decisions, the kind that bends
your future in a whole new direc-
tion states Ruby Capote, the
neurotic narrator of this fun and
"girly" novel.
Unhappy and unmo-
tivated with her
newspaper life-
style column and
with her boyfriend
Doug in Boston,
Ruby decides to get
a job on the New
York News in New
York City by send-
ing the editor of
the newspaper her
best columns and a
six-pack of beer.
Once she finds out
she has landed the
job, she moves to NYC
and calls up her old
college friends to start
a poker night every
Wednesday.
On poker nights, her
friends surround Ruby,
and they all eat, drink,
tell stories and raise the
stakes. Ruby writes about
her friends in the column,
and her friends are all such
characters in their own
right.
Jenn works for a highly
demanding boss and is will-
ing to cross state lines to find
true love. Danielle is making up
for all her missed opportunities,
after recently getting a divorce.
Lilly Is clueless when it comes
to romance and doesn't
understand what the big deal
is about it and finally, Skorka, the
beautiful model who speaks her
mind and does not speak English
very well, manages to put in a
little profanity in every sentence.
Ruby enjoys her friends, her
new job, while at the same time,
falling for her new boss, the
editor.
However subtle the analogy
between the poker game and
Ruby's life is, this novel is written
in short chapters that have titles
with headings that
give
humor and laid-back sarcasm.
Readers are taken on a crazy,
fast-moving, honesty packed
emotional discovery ride column
by column.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Classic novel revisited
JOANNA WALDHOUR
STAFF WRITER
The Wall Street Journal
states this novel is "filled with
clever wordplay, literary allu-
sion and Bibliowit. The Eyre
Affair combines ele-
the feel of a
short newspaper column. Each
chapter has a very easy conver-
sational style. The tone of Girls'
Poker Night is witty with sharp
ments of Monty Python, Harry
Potter, Stephen Hawking
and huffy the Vampire Slayer.
But its quirky charm is all its
own
Set in Great Britain
around 198S, the novel fol-
lows detective Thursday Next,
who is part of a government
Special Operation group
called the Literary Detectives.
Thursday Next is part of a s
trange world unlike
Great Britain was
in 198S. Time
travel exists,
cloning is used
for people to have
pets that were once
extinct, such as
the dodo and great
classic pieces of lit-
erature have become
an essential part of
the society.
Eventually, some-
one starts to kidnap
characters from works
of literature, especially
the main character of
Bronte's novel fane Eyre.
Thursday Next enters
fane Eyre in order to
pursue the time-travel-
ing villain.
This smart novel
is filled with quotes
and stories from the
classic works of literature,
full of names that may
make readers groan and
may be a little annoying.
However, this first time
author has managed to
write in a silly manner,
while making readers care
for a tough and intelligent
character, no matter how
she behaves. A crime fiction
of erudite literature, such
an infectious read.
This writer can be contacted at
features�theeastcarolinian.com.





PAGE A6
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � CAMPUS SCENE
10-13-04
Honored ECU alumnus William
"Carl" Ealy just wants to be free.
He found both freedom
and success at ECU
JASON A. FREEMAN
STAFF WRITER
Reidsville born artist William
"Carl" Ealy credits his ECU expe-
riences for most of the success he
has found in his life and career.
"I liked the freedom of ECU
said Ealy during a conversation
just before Homecoming.
"1 was ahead of my time, and
so was ECU Ealy said.
Ealy credits God for his success
as well
"I feel I have a God-given
talent to paint Ealy said.
Ealy is one of four Outstand-
ing Alumni award recipients for
2004. The awards are
given to alumni for con-
tributions that enhance
the reputation of ECU.
"I had raised the vis-
ibility of the school Ealy
said when he was asked
the reason for his honor.
Ealy is the cofounder
of Pathway Art Cards,
a Charlotte based
company that creates
poetic post cards with
Ealy's original paint-
ings on the front. Ealy
started the company with his
lifelong friend Phillip Martz
after he graduated from ECU
with a business degree in 1976.
"I've been painting cards
probably 25 years Ealy said.
However, his love for
art goes further back.
Ealy's artistic career started
when he was three-years-old,
traveling between his homes on
Topsail Beach in eastern North
Carolina and Charlotte, NC.
Ealy's father, Thomas Ealy, was
an artist in his own right. (Wil-
liam) Ealy said his father was
a "guiding light but was not
necessarily an artistic influence.
"He's a realist, I'm an
impressionist. I'm messy
when I paint Ealy said.
Ealy's artistry focuses on
nature. However, he does not
.attempt to copy-nature, in fact, he
feels it's impossible. Ealy paints
his subjects slightly distorted.
For example, in one of his paint-
ings he gave a frog a slight smile.
"It's my way of tricking
Mother Nature Ealy said.
Ealy paints extensively in
miniature. Ealy's big break came
in Washington, D.C. when he was
commissioned to paint the Ken-
nedy Fine Arts Center on a 5-inch
by 7-inch card. While painting
the Kennedy Center portrait, first
daughter Chelsea Clinton, along
with her mother Hillary, noticed
Ealy's painting and commis-
sioned him to make them a card.
"We kinda rolled along like a
snowball Ealy said.
Ealy sold 20,000 cards in his
first year of business and travels
all over the country promoting
his business.
"I've lived a very
busy life since col-
lege. I love to travel
Ealy said.
While Ealy contin-
ues to have "Pirate Pride"
along with business
success, his greatest asset
as an alumnus is an exam-
ple for up and coming
pirates, artists especially.
"Rejection is not
� bad, it just isn't your
day Ealy said.
"Every artist has to go
through rejection, no matter how
talented you are
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Study Abroad
the campus and location, student
housing and services and infor-
mation on the types of programs
offered by the institution.
Finally, they provide up-to-
date contact information for each
school, which might be difficult
to attain elsewhei.
The listing is quite extensive,
giving details on 67 universities
in 28 different countries includ-
ing less obvious choices like Malta
or Grenada.
For any ECU student inter-
ested in 'studying away the book
provides an interesting first step
with its wealth of information
and valuable insight.
from page A5
The two authors have created
the definitive guide for anyone
interesting in pursuing an edu-
cation outside of their home
country.
Due to their first-hand expe-
rience, they understand what stu-
dents need to know and have mas-
terfully laid it all out in a handy,
concise manual.
The most important piece of
information laid out in the book
is how easy it is to travel the world
while studying. The book makes
it clear any student is capable of
doing so.
It makes it clear it's possible to
travel to exotic places and it's not
out of reach to college students.
If you are interested in studying
abroad, purchasing this book
should be automatic.
Contacting ECU would be the
next obvious step since the col-
lege offers many exciting plans
for students.
As the book makes abun-
dantly clear, studying abroad can
be a rewarding and enriching
experience all students could
benefit from and if the oppor-
tunity presents itself, students
would be smart to jump on it.
This writer can be contorted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Meet the
Challenge
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
& Graduates
of East Carolina University
Learn more to earn more with a
GraduateProfessional Degree
Attend the 7th Annual
Graduate & Professional School Fair
at
East Carolina University
on
Thursday, October 21, 2004
from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m.
in the Multi-Purpose Room of the
Mendenhall Student Center
Meet representatives from the following universities
representing graduate, law, and medical programs:
UNC-Greensboro Savannah College of Art & Design
EdwardVia Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine � UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law � Winthrop
University � Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine ?
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Campbell University � Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Wake Forest University School of LawOld Dominion University Wake Forest University - The
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Redford University. College of Graduate and Extended Education UNC School of Medicine � College
of Charleston Central Michigan University Elon University � Shenandoah University � UNC-Chapel
Hill. School of Social Work
Virginia Commonwealth University � NC School of the Arts
University Si. Augustine ' Campbell University Divinity School North Carolina Central University
School of Law North Carolina State University � UNC-Chapel Hill. Kenan-Flagler Business School
Western Carolina University � Duke University School of Law � UNC School of Public Health
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To learn more call The Graduate School at (252) 382-6012 or stop by 131 Ragsdalc. East Carolina University.
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Confessions
An HIVAIDS Production
Come hear the true stories of people
living with HIVAIDS.
These stories have been adapted into
monologues and will be performed by ECU
students.
Sponsored by:
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lota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Oct. 13th Hendrix Theater 7:00pm
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WEDNESDAY October 13, 2004
Spor,sBie,s Redskins in
Jackson diary due out
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson
called his relationship with Kobe
Bryant at times a "psychological
war" and sought to trade Bryant in
January, according to Jackson's
diary, an excerpt of which will be
published in next week's Issue
of Los Angeles magazine. The
diary of the 2003-2004 season,
entitled The Last Season: A Team
in Search of Its Soul, will be
published by Penguin Press
and is due out later this month.
Jackson said the strain between
him and Bryant led him to hire a
therapist to consult with during
the season, according to the Los
Angeles Times, which printed
excerpts from the magazine
article in its Tuesday edition.
"I do know there were many
occasions this year when I felt
like there was a psychological
war going on between us wrote
Jackson. "Amazingly, we came
to a truce, even to a higher
level of trust. Ultimately, though,
I don't believe we developed
enough trust between us to win
a championship Jackson wrote
he became so frustrated with
Bryant he told general manager
Mitch Kupchak in January, "I won't
coach this team next year if he is
still here. He won't listen to anyone.
I've had it with this kid It was not
the first time Jackson requested
the team trade Bryant. He sought
to trade him to the Phoenix Suns
for Jason Kidd and Shawn Marlon
in the 1999-2000 season. But
then-general manager Jerry West
told Jackson that owner Jerry
Buss would never trade the Laker
star, he wrote in his diary. Jackson
said he was told the same thing
last season.
Autopsy performed
on Caminlti
An autopsy was performed
on Ken Caminiti on Monday,
i though the cause of the 1996
National League MVP's death
may not be known for 10 days.
The city medical examiner's office
performed the autopsy but could'
� not rule on a cause of death until
toxicology tests were complete,
spokeswoman Ellen Borakove
said. That process could take as
long as 10 days. The 41-year-old
s Caminiti, who admitted using
i steroids during his major league
career, died Sunday. Caminltl's
agent-lawyer Rick Licht said
Caminiti died of a heart attack.
I Caminiti's 15-year career ended
f in 2001. He was a three-time All
1 Star third baseman, a unanimous
pick for MVP in 1996 and he led
the San Diego Padres to the
1998 World Series. However, he
also battled drug and alcohol
problems during his career. In May
2002, he told Sports Illustrated he
used steroids during his career.
Just last Tuesday, he admitted in
a Houston court he violated his
probation by using cocaine last
month and was sentenced to 180
days in jail.
Yankees closer ready
for opener
Physically and emotionally
drained after the deaths of two of
his wife's relatives, Mariano Rivera
plans to be ready to pitch in the
American League Championship
Series opener. Rivera flew home
Sunday to be with grieving family
after his wife's relatives were
electrocuted in his pool. Following
the funeral Tuesday, he planned to
fly back to New York on a private
plane provided by the Yankees,
who play Boston that night. If
Rivera doesn't return, It would be
the first time since he became
the Yankees' closer in 1997, that
Torre wouldn't be able to call
on the pitcher widely regarded
as the best at his position in
postseason history. Rivera saved
a postseason record 23 straight
games, beginning with the first
of three straight championships
in 1998 and ending In Game
7 of the 2001 Series. He has
failed to close out a game only
three times in 33 postseason
opportunities, including Game 2
of the AL Division Series against
Minnesota last Wednesday night.
While it would be a huge blow to
the bullpen if Rivera is unavailable,
Torre does have Tom Gordon, who
led the league with 46 saves in
1998 for Boston.
familiar territory
Joe Gibbs'second tour
of duty off to rock start
MATTHEW SAUNDERS
STAFF WRITER
The Redskins are off to their
typical disappointing start, which
is something that has become
all too familiar since a certain
legendary coach
walked ,fl . away

from the team 11 years ago.
The funny thing about this
time around is the legendary
coach is back. Joe Gibbs, who
decided to take an unprecedented
turn in February to come back to
the place where he once created a
dynasty, is mired in the same sit-
uation as his predecessors. Those
predecessors being Richie Petit-
bon, Norv Turner, Marty Schot-
tenheimer and Steve Spurrier.
The days of disappointment
and agony had seemed
to haunt the Redskins
these last 10 years and
were supposed to be
a thing of the past,
once free-spending,
often bad decision-
making owner
Daniel Snyder
lured Gibbs
away from
the NASCAR
circuit in
the off-
season.
Instead
the Red-
skins are in
the same old,
familiar ter-
ritory they've
been since Gibbs left
the team in 1993 to spend
more time with his family and
get involved with the excitement
of NASCAR.
It appeared in week one,
against the Bucs, Joe Gibbs had
brought back a new but familiar
attitude to the team, something
they hadn't had since the Hall
of Fame in the 1980s and early
1990s. The attitude being a win-
ning attitude, an attitude that
exudes confidence and pride.
The game against Tampa wasn't a
pretty game, but it did offer some
hopeful excitement, from Clin-
ton Portis' 64-yard touchdown
scamper to the solid performance
of new defensive coordinator
Gregg-Williams. Joe Gibbs' first
game back produced a welcome
sight for the much beleaguered
Redskins fans, a solid 16-10 win.
Since the excitement and opti-
mism of that week one win, the
Redskins have once again fallen
on hard times. Their offense
can't move the
ball down field.
They're turn-
ing it over every
time you look.
The refs are work-
ing against them
on every possession.
Their high price investment,
Clinton Portis, isn't living up
to expectations. Their coaching
staff from the glory days may
not be able to adjust to today's
NFL. All you hear is pessi-
mism and more pessimism.
In week two against the
Giants, the Redskins had every
chance to win, but they kept
turning it over. They didn't
just turn it over once or
twice, but seven times.
Even the Patriots couldn't
win if they did that. In week
three against the Cowboys, the
Redskins were in the process of
putting up a solid effort, but the
officials made a bogus pass-inter-
ference call that led to an easy
Cowboys touchdown, which,
in-turn, halted any momentum
the Redskins had going in the
game. Poor clock management in
the fourth quarter and a very bad
decision to challenge a Cowboys
touchdown in the second half
led to a lost opportunity for the
Redskins to come back.
Last week against the Browns,
the Redskins once again put up a
solid defensive effort, and even
had the lead with five minutes
left to play in the fourth quarter.
Then things' started to unravel.
Running back Lee Suggs of the
Browns made a 14-yard run and
the Browns converted on a must-
have third down. This led to a 26-
yard touchdown winning strike
from Terrell Owens' buddy Jeff
Garcia to Browns' wide receiver
Quincy Morgan and another
see SKINS page A8
Clinton Portis hasn't played as well as he did in Denver and in week one this season.
ECU Men's Golf ECU Volleyball preparing for
finishes ninth Conference USA weekend
HOWELL
Pirates place last in
Chapel Hill tournament
MATTHEW SAUNDERS
STAFF WRITER
In a tournament filled with
top-notch teams the ECU men's
golf team showed they belonged.
Even though they finished ninth
out of nine it was still a good
showing considering the strength
of the teams they were playing
against. Senior Adam Howell
continued his strong play this
season by finishing in a tie for
seventh, shooting a 54-hole total
of 212. Freshman Chris Ault also
finished in the top 30, finishing
in 27th place.
The tournament, won by
the host team UNC Chapel Hill,
featured a lot of talented golfers.
The top scorer in the tourna-
ment was David Palm of Georgia
Southern, who shot a 54-hole
total of 207. Two UNC Chapel
Hill players, Martin Ureta and
Jonathan Jackson, both finished
in the top five.
The first day of the tourna-
ment featured some ups and
downs for the men. Adam Howell
started out strong out of the gate,
finishing with an opening round
total of six-under par, shooting a
score of 66. The other members
of the team were less impressive,
with Head Coach Kevin Wil-
liams being quoted as saying
to the ECU Sports Information
Department.
"We are just playing some
inconsistent golf right now said
Williams.
"Hopefully we will be able
to put a good round together
on Saturday and get right
back in the tournament
On Saturday the team didn't
play much better, in fact a little
worse. After posting a team
total score of 298 on Friday the
Saturday score was 308. The
final round on Sunday proved
to be the day that featured the
consistency coach Williams was
looking for. In that final round
the team shot a total of 285. Chris
Ault really stepped up his game
posting a 5-under par, 67. Howell
also shot an even-par, 72, in the
final round.
The men's next tournament
will feature some home cooking
with the Pirates hosting their first
home match of the season, The
Pirate Fall Intercollegiate. The
Pirate Fall Intercollegiate will be
held at Bradford Creek Golf Club
next Monday and Tuesday, Oct.
18-19.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
REALE
Lady Pirates are looking to claim conference wins this weekend against Memphis and Saint Louis.
Lady Pirates trying to
get back on track
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
STAFF WRITER
The ECU Volleyball team
will try to get back on track this
weekend when they hit the road
to face Memphis and Saint Louis.
The Lady Pirates will attempt to
improve their Conference USA
record, which currently stands at
2-2. ECU has their hands full as
both teams are coming off wins.
Head Coach Colleen
Munson is well aware of
her opponent's records.
"We know that Memphis and
Saint Louis are very good teams
said Munson.
"We have a week of practice
to prepare. We know what they
are capable of
Memphis, who stands at 18-4
and 3-0 in C-USA, is currently on
an 11-game winning streak. The
team's last loss dates back to Sept.
14. Senior Tiara Gilkey leads the
Lady Tigers with 317 kills averag-
ing 4.06 a game. Junior Nancy
Nellans isn't far behind with
227 kills. A total of six Memphis
players have kills in the triple
digits. The high number of kills
on the team has been contributed
due to senior Heather Watts and
her 1,053 assists. Overall, the
team hits a combined .242 com-
pared to their opponent's .184.
Saint Louis is currently
coming off a win against South-
ern Miss after a previous three-
game losing streak.
The Lady Billikens are cur-
rently 9-10 and 1-2 in C-USA.
Junior Aida Antanaviciute leads
the team with 454 kills, averaging
6.58 a game. Freshman Chrissy
King is the head of defense with
192 digs. Not far behind King in
digs are Antanaviciute and senior
Jessica Kmitta who both post 189.
The team's hitting percentage
is .234.
The Lady Pirates are currently
coming off of last weekend's
losses against Houston and TCU.
Junior Erica Wilson leads the
way for ECU with 205 kills.
Sophomore Jaime Bevan and
junior Paige Howell also help
the team offensively with 195
and 193 kills respectively. Junior
Johanna Bertini continues to
lead the team in digs with 284,
averaging four a game. As a
team, the Lady Pirates hit .206.
ECU needs to continue fol-
lowing the same philosophy they
use when they play any opponent
in order to get the win.
"We have to play as a team
from 0-30 Munson said.
"We need to play hard, be aggres-
sive and have composure when we
are in someone else's gym
ECU travels to Memphis,
Tenn. to face the Lady Tigers this
Friday. They head to St. Louis,
Mo. the following day to face the
Lady Billikens. Play will begin at
7 p.m. both days.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
10-13-04
Skins
from page A7
disappointing Redskins loss was
on the board. This brings us to
Sunday night.
Sunday night's game against
the Ravens was supposed to be
a gut-check game for Joe Gibbs
and the Redskins, almost a must-
win game. In the first half, the
Redskins were very focused, and
their defense was making one
defensive stop after another.
Ravens quarterback Kyle Boiler
was picked off twice in the first
half, one led to a touchdown.
Jamal Lewis, who almost broke
the single season rushing record
last season, was held to only 19
yards in the first half. The Red-
skins managed to take a 10-0
lead to halftime, but managed to
squander it in the second half.
Early in the second half,
things got real ugly for the Red-
skins and in a hurry. Redskins
quarterback Mark Brunell fum-
bled with a little more than nine
minutes left in the third quarter
and Ravens' safety Ed Reed took
it all the way back for a touch-
down. After a three-and-out on
the Redskins' next possession,
Ravens' punt returner B.J. Sams
took the return all the way
back for a 78-yard touchdown.
After that, the Redskins' sorry
offense couldn't muster any-
thing, and Jamal Lewis' 90 rush-
ing yards in the fourth quarter ate
up the clock, preventing the Red-
skins from doing anything. The
Redskins' poor showing in the
second half led to the Redskins'
fourth straight loss. Now everyone
is left scratching their heads, with
everyone asking, "What in the
world is going on?" and saying,
"If Gibbs can't turn it around
the Redskins are hopeless
To answer that first ques-
tion, the Redskins have had
some major injury problems,
and the loss of linebackers Lavar
Arrington and Mike Barrow gives
the Redskins less than sufficient
play-making ability on defense.
Both players should be back
within the next few weeks. On
offense, the Redskins have lost
all-pro right tackle Jon Jansen for
the year and play-making wide
receiver Laveranues Coles has
been banged up all season. To
answer the second question, Joe
Gibbs will turn things around if
everyone would just have a little
patience. Remember, Gibbs is
trying to pick- up the shattered
pieces Steve Spurrier left when
he almost single-handily ran the
Redskins into the ground in just
two years. Also, remember in
Gibbs' first season as the coach,
the Redskins started 0-S and
were able to finish with an 8-8
record. The next season, a strike
shortened one, Gibbs lead the
Redskins to an 8-1 record, and
the first of three Super Bowl wins
for the team.
Just give Joe Gibbs a chance,
he, more than any coach in the
league today, knows how to win.
There's only one current head
coach in the league today who
can say he's won three Super Bowl
rings and that man is Joe Gibbs.
Joe Gibbs has been successful in
everything he's done. With three
Super Bowl titles, and two Win-
ston Cup titles to his credit, Joe
Gibbs knows how to win. There's
no question. If everyone would
give him a little time there's no
reason not to expect the Redskins
in the playoffs and even the Super
Bowl within the next few years.
Who knows? The Redskins might
even make a trip to Jacksonville
in February. If any coach can
take a team from 1-4 to the Super
Bowl it's Joe Gibbs. Just give him
a little time.
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Williams to sit
one game
(KRT) � The news on Roy
Williams' ankle wasn't good, but
neither was it as bad as it might
have been.
Williams, the Detroit Lions'
prize rookie wide receiver, has a
sprained left ankle, which means
he might miss the Green Bay
game Sunday and possibly the
New York Giants game after that.
But it's not a broken ankle and
it's not a high ankle sprain, which
would have been even worse news
for the injury-plagued Lions, who
already have lost wide receiver
Charles Rogers for the season.
"Not a lot of people come
back the next week from an ankle
sprain Williams said Monday,
"but I think I can . We'll just go
day to day
Coach Steve Mariucci wasn't
quite that optimistic, but he, too,
was not ready to say Williams
won't play against the Packers at
Ford Field.
"I'm going to assume and
hope that he's a quick healer
Mariucci said.
Williams was injured in the
third quarter of the Lions' 17-10
victory Sunday at Atlanta. He was
fighting for additional yardage
at the end of a 10-yard pass from
Joey Harrington.
"1 caught the slant, hit the guy
with my shoulder, was bouncing
off him and he just grabbed ahold
of the 16, which is hard to miss
Williams said, jokingly referring
to his shoe size. "He just grabbed
onto it, and I got hit from behind
while 1 was .rying to get down,
and got twisted up. I felt it and I
lay there, and they were like, 'Oh,
yeah, he's hurting so 1 had to get
up and show that I was tough,
walk off to the sideline
The sprain was diagnosed
by the Lions' medical team after
Williams was carted to the locker
room, and he left the Georgia
Dome on crutches, a precaution-
ary measure aimed at keeping
weight off the injured joint.
Williams was walking
Monday without crutches, and
he said the swelling and the
pain were minimal. He is being
treated with ice and is keeping
the ankle tightly wrapped when
it is not on ice.
The Lions don't have to give
the league their injury report until
Wednesday afternoon, and Mari-
ucci declined to speculate on how
Williams will be listed as doubt-
ful, questionable or probable.
"It wasn't real bad news as far
as, 'Hey, he's going to be out for X
amount of weeks Mariucci said.
"We're just going to list him as
day to day and just see how fast
this thing comes around. That
was encouraging
Williams leads the Lions'
receivers with 20 receptions for
295 yards and four touchdowns.
Mariucci is hoping he will be able
to practice sometime during the
week but indicated he could play
if healthy enough even if he was
not able to practice.
Even if Williams has to miss a
game or two, Mariucci indicated it
is unlikely the Lions would trade
for an additional wide receiver,
such as the Oakland Raiders'
Jerry Rice, who has been men-
tioned as a possible acquisition.
"We would have to determine
how long Roy would be missing
to do anything like that, and I'm
hoping that he's not going to be
missing for long Mariucci said.
He mentioned Az-Zahir
Hakim and Tai Streets as tempo-
rary replacements for Williams,
with David Kircus and Reggie
Swinton as players who could
move into backup roles.
In the first four games, Hakim
has caught nine passes for 132
yards and two touchdowns,
including the 39-yarder to tie
the Atlanta game in the second
quarter.
Streets, viewed as an impor-
tant addition to the receiving
corps when he was signed during
the offseason, has the second-
highest reception total on the
team with 10 but has only 63
yards to show for them.
"He's been there for us, he's
been very reliable, he's staying
healthy and practicing every
day Mariucci said. "Any one of
these receivers can have an eight
or 10 or 12-catch game. He's
very capable of that
Without Rogers, the Lions have
been less explosive than expected,
and if Williams is out for even a
game or two, it could leave them
wtth even less big-play capability.
"We've been very efficient
in the passing game but not
explosive Mariucci said. "Not
the 30 40-yard plays that you'd
like to get once in awhile for a
variety of reasons. But that's got
to come as we get better, playing
with each other
"I sense that it's coming. I'd
rather give (Harrington) a little
bit at a time and get better and
better as we go, because he's been
pretty efficient, pretty solid and
steady
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
10-13-04
Green, Packers getting worse every week
(AP) � This was the year
Ahman Green was going to be the
heart of Green Bay's offense, with
Brett Favre playing a supporting
role. The Packers had visions
of winning a championship as
John Elway did twice with Terrell
Davis in Denver.
Those plans have changed.
Green keeps fumbling, oppo-
nents have adjusted to stopping
the run and a sievelike defense
has forced the Packers to throw
more than they would like.
Since rushing 33 times for 119
yards in Green Bay's opening win
at Carolina, Green's carries have
fallen to 24, 17, 5 and 10 in his
last four games, all losses.
He hasn't reached the end
zone since scoring three times
in the opener, and his yards have
dipped from 128 in Week 2 - when
his fumble led to a game-turn-
ing 95-yard touchdown return
by Chicago - to 67, 58 and 33.
He looks nothing like the
running back who gained 1,887
yards and scored 20 touchdowns
a year ago, and consequently, the
Packers look nothing like a team
that came within an overtime
loss at Philadelphia of reaching
the NFC title game in January.
The Tennessee Titans brought
the league's worst run defense
into Lambeau Field on Monday
night, giving up more than five
yards a carry. But the Packers had
just five yards total at halftime,
and Green finished with only 33
yards on 10 runs in the Titans'
48-27 victory.
After Chris Brown had given
Tennesseea 14-0 lead with two long
touchdown runs, Green ended
the Packers' second drive with
his fourth fumble of the season.
Green's greatest flaw is his
insistence on always carrying
the ball in his left arm, which
provides opponents a true target
and doesn't allow him to fend off
pursuers with stiff-arms.
The Packers have learned to
live with this because Green,
who fumbled seven times in the
first nine games last season, has
never shown a determination
to learn how to switch hands
without coughing up the ball
even more.
Coach Mike Sherman, who
chewed out Green on the sideline
after his fumble, has said repeat-
edly this season that switching
hands isn't something the Pack-
ers are going to experiment with
again because Green was so bad
at it the last time they tried.
Benching Green isn't an
option, either, because "he does too
many good things Sherman said.
So, the only thing they can
do is work with him and remind
him of how he held onto the ball
down the stretch last season,
when he went the final nine
games and 246 touches without
putting the ball on the ground.
"We will work diligently on
that part of the game Sher-
man said. "We couldn't have
talked more this week about how
important in this ballgame not
turning the ball over and getting
takeaways was. We talked about it
every day, at every meeting
The Packers, though, had six
turnovers and no takeaways.
Sherman isn't going to blame
the Packers' poor ground game
on the loss of center Mike Fla-
nagan, who had season-ending
knee surgery last week and was
replaced by Grey Ruegamer.
"When you lose a player
like Mike Flanagan - or Grady
Jackson on the other side of
the ball - it does have some
rippling effects Sherman said.
The Titans dominated the Pack on Monday Night Football.
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The East Carolinian, October 13, 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 13, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1761
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Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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