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October 14, 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
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Edwards' daughter visits Greenville
Local media and Greenville residents visit the Democrat Office to see candidate's daughter.
Edwards encourages
people to vote
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
Cate Edwards, Democrat
vice president candidate John
Edwards' daughter spoke at the
Greenville Democrat Office yes-
terday and stressed the impor-
tance of voting to Greenville
residents and ECU students.
Edwards, who has been trav-
eling throughout various univer-
sities, including ECU, over the
past few months and has noticed
a lot of energy among college
students about the election. She
said ECU had one of the highest
turnouts attracting an audience
of more than SOO.
"We had a great turnout
when we came to ECU said
Edwards.
"There is a lot of interest and
enthusiasm around this election
and around this campaign
Edwards said with the dead-
line for the election approaching,
she encourages people to partici-
pate in early voting, which runs
from Oct. 14 - 30. She said people
have a window of opportunity to
make their vote count.
Edwards said she would also
like to remind the students that
537 votes determined the elec-
tion in 2000, which would be
equivalent to the size of a college
dormitory.
"Every vote counts, every vote
matters, it's well worth your time
to get out there Edwards said.
She said it is important to
early vote because anything can
happen on Nov. 2 that may pre-
vent people from voting. Early
voting would be beneficial to
the overall election and would
not favor either party more, and
early voting would especially help
younger voters who have busy
schedules.
"We have hectic lives and
we make last minute decisions
Edwards said.
"What happens in Wash-
ington, D.C. affects the lives of
young people just as much as it
affects anyone else. Its going to
affect whether we'll be able to
afford to pay for education, it'll
affect whether we can pursue
affordable health care when we
graduate, whether we'll be able to
get a job when we graduate and
whether our friends or room-
mates or brothers and sisters are
shipped off to Iraq
There has been a recent surge
of people registering to vote in
see EDWARDS page A3
Taxes, jobs among topics in third debate
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) � Sen.
John Kerry said Wednesday that
5 million people have lost their
health care in the last four years
and accused President Bush of
"turning his back on the well-
ness of America The Republican
incumbent responded that his
rival's plan to expand coverage
was an "empty promise" that
would cost taxpayers $5 trillion.
"It's called bait-and-switch
Bush said of Kerry's proposal
to offer coverage to millions of
Americans who lack it.
The exchange came moments
into the final debate of a race for
the White House that has grown
steadily closer in recent days
- and the last time Bush and his
rival will face off before Election
Day on Nov. 2.
Kerry and the president also
clashed over jobs, taxes and the
war in Iraq in their third debate
of the general election campaign.
The format was identical to their
first - but this time Bush avoided
grimacing and scowling as he did
two weeks ago when Kerry was
speaking.
Bush also issued an appeal
for healthy Americans to skip a
flu shot this winter to conserve
scarce vaccine for the elderly
and ill. "I haven't gotten a flu
shot and I don't Intend to the
president said.
Asked his own view of the
shortage of the flu vaccine, Kerry
swiftly criticized Bush for his
policy on overall health care.
"This really underscores the
problem with the American
health care system the Demo-
crat said. "It's not working for the
American family and it's gotten
worse under President Bush over
the last four years
"This president has turned his
back on the wellness of America
and there is no system" to help
them, said Kerry, who added
that he has a plan to expand
coverage.
But Bush said a "plan is not a
litany of complaints. And a plan
is not to lay out programs you
can't pay for
The Republican said Kerry's
proposal would cost the govern-
President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate John
Kerry, listens during the presidential debate in Tempe, Ariz Wednesday, Oct. 13.
ment $7,700 per family. "If every
family in America signed up it
would cost the federal govt. $5
trillion over 10 years he said.
"It'sanemptypromise. It'scalled
bait-and-switch
The night's first question
was whether America could ever
be as safe as it was in a pre-ter-
rorist world, and Kerry swiftly
turned his answer into an attack
on Bush.
The president "regrettably
rushed us into war he said, and
added that the president had
"pushed alliances away and as a
result America is not bearing this
enormous burden where safe is
not as safe as we ought to be
Bush spoke dlsmissively of
his rival.
"My opponent just this week-
end talked about how terrorism
could be reduced to a nuisance,
comparing it to prostitution, ille-
gal gambling he said. "I think
that attitude and that point of
view is dangerous
The two men disagreed over
abortion, Kerry saying the choice
should be "between a woman,
God and her doctor and the
president saying he wants to
promote a "culture of life
Asked about the Catholic
bishops who have advised parish-
ioners jt would be a sin to vote
for a candidate who supports
abortion rights, Kerry evoked
the name of John F. Kennedy,
another Massachusetts senator
and the first Catholic elected
president.
He quoted Kennedy's famous
1960 campaign statement in
which he said he wasn't running
to become a Catholic president,
butthe first president who hap-
pens to be a Catholic.
As states deal with the issue
of gay marriage, the candidates
agreed that marriage should be
preserved for heterosexual cou-
ples but differed over the nature
and experience of being gay.
Bush answered, "I don't
know when moderator Bob
Schieffer asked the candidates
whether they believed homosex-
uality is a choice. Kerry, referring
to Vice President Dick Cheney's
gay daughter, said it's not a
choice. "We're all God's chil-
dren the Democrat said.
The first presidential debate
this year drew 62.5 million view-
ers, the second 46.7 million. The
vice presidential debate had 43.6
million.
In the hours before the
debate:
- Bush won an expected
endorsement from the National
Rifle Association, which plans
to spend about $20 million on
behalf of the president's re-elec-
tion, mostly in battleground
states. The NRA contends that
Kerry wants to ban gun owner-
ship.
- Kerry's campaign rolled
out new television ads accusing
Bush of distorting the Democrat's
health-care plan and criticizing
the president for rising costs.
Kerry, referring to comments
made Monday by Treasury Secre-
tary John Snow, said Snow deliv-
ered an "outrageous slap in the
face to America's middle class"
when he said it was a myth that
there had been economic failures
on Bush's watch.
KERRY
BUSH
State Democrats out
register Republicans
Officials pleased to see
high voter registration
CHRIS MUNIER
STAFF WRITER
North Carolina has had a
trend of most voters registering
Democrat. Pitt County exhibits
this pattern.
According to the Pitt County
Board of Elections, the total
number of registered voters in
Pitt County recently exceeded
90,000. As of Oct. 4, there were
48,734 Democrats, 26,311 Repub-
licans, 198 Libertarians and
14,674 were unaffiliated.
Among the newly registered
voters in Pitt County this year,
3,950 registered Democrat, 2,691
registered Republican, 33 were
Libertarians and 2,071 unaffili-
ated. The Democrats' advantage
appears to be expanding. The
ECU student population contrib-
utes to that advantage.
Steve Hines, director of the
Pitt County Board of Elections,
said Pitt County voters tend to
follow suit with the rest of North
Carolina and vote Republicans for
president and Democrats for local
offices. He said he thinks college
students may be concerned about
the economy and future job pros-
pects, causing them to favor the
flemocratic party.
"The uncertainty that a lot
of younger voters tend to have
is that they are not sure they are
going to have a job when they get
out of college said Hines.
Peter Francia, assistant pro-
fessor of political science, said
voters in North Carolina would
still probably give President Bush
15 electoral votes even after
Senator Kerry chose Senator John
Edwards, from North Carolina
as his running mate, Bush still
maintained a lead of around five
to seven points.
Francia said she thinks the
reason Democrats do well at local
elections and not at presidential
elections is because local Demo-
crats are more moderate than
those on the national scene.
"State Democrats tend to be
a lot more moderate on a variety
of social issues you don't hear
too many Democrats talking
about more gun control said
Francia.
He said North Carolina
Democrats are also not as "anti-
tobacco" as national Democrats
and are even more moderate
on economic issues as well.
While North Carolina has been
a Democratically dominated
state throughout history, it has
also been relatively conserva-
tive. Centrists like Democratic
ffc Voter Info
According to the Pitt County
Board of Elections, the total
number of registered voters
In Pitt county passed 90,000
recently. As of Oct. 4, there
were 48,734 Democrats, 26,311
Republicans, 198 Libertarians
and 14,674 were unaffiliated.
Gov. Mike Easley, are affective
at appealing to conservative
voters.
As far as voter turnout is
concerned, election officials
are pleasantly surprised to see
a record number of registered
voters in Pitt County. The next
step is to show up and vote on
election day.
"If you register to vote, follow
through with the process and
vote Hines said.
"It's a more inclusive party
(Democratic) with more con-
cern about people that often get
overlooked on issues they are
more socially conscious, like on
the environment or stronger gay
rights more with giving money
to people who don't have it said
Matt Stambaugh, senior political
science major, and president of
the ECU College Democrats.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
What is your party
affiliation?
JOE COOK
ENGINEERING MAJOR
"Republican. I'm more
of a conservative person and
come from a small town
OMAR GODWIN
POITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
"Democrat. It was
instilled in me from birth,
and I like how the Democrat
party runs things
SUNNY BOLE
BUSINESS MAJOR
"Democrat. Ever since I
paid attention to presidential
stuff, Clinton was president
and I stuck with that
ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication selects new dean
Swell looks to
improve college
JOELLEN BIRCH
STAFF WRITER
ECU's College of Fine Arts
and Communication has selected
a new dean who will take office
Nov. 15.
Jeff Elwell, the new dean said
he hopes his experience, interest
and background in fine arts and
communication will enhance
the college at ECU,
which was founded
in 2003.
"Since it is a brand
new college I want
to try and foster a col-
leglal spirit among the
faculty said Elwell.
Elwell said he will
listen to faculty and
administration to get
a sense of what they
are looking for, and then
achieve those hopes and expecta-
tions. He said he enjoys working
ELWELL
in schools of fine arts
and communication
because of the envi-
ronment and his own
personal interests.
"The work that
goes on in the class-
room you see in the
art galleries, in the
music halls and on
stage Elwell said.
A search commit-
tee, made up of four
tenured faculty members within
the school of fine arts and com-
munication evaluated 50 appli-
cants from across the nation to
fill the position for the school's
new dean. Once the committee
narrowed it down to a final four
candidates, James Leroy Smith,
interim vice chancellor for aca-
demic affairs, selected the moit
qualified applicant.
Elwell holds a Ph.D. in speech
communication and theater from
Southern Illinois University, and
was previously the chairman for
theatre arts at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln.
Kasey Edwards, senior
communication major, said
Elwell's background experience
in the field of fine arts and com-
munication will be a great asset
to the school.
"I think the new dean will
improve the overall reputation
of the College of Fine Arts and
Communication. I don't think we
have been taken seriously by the
other departments because they
see the school as a catch-all said
Edwards.
Elwell said he is looking
forward to moving to North
Carolina with his family and he is
also looking forward to meeting
the students in the school of fine
arts and communication.
The college of fine arts and
communication was founded
on July 1, 2003 and includes the
school of art and design, school
of theatre and dance, school of
music and school of communi-
cation.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian.com.
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NICK HENNE News Editor
THURSDAY October 14, 2004
Campus News
October Is National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month
Fall Break
ECU'S fall break is coming up from
Oct. 16 -19.
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
on- line at ecu.edurehab or from
the department of rehabilitation
studies in 312 Belk Building.
Jazz at Night
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 a valid
ECU OneCard is presented at
the Central Ticket Office. All other
tickets are $5. Advance ticket
pick-uppurchase is strongly
encouraged as these events are
a perennial sell-out.
Free Breast Cancer screening
available
The Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
is providing free breast cancer
screening from 9 a.m. - noon on
Oct. 23. 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.
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.
The Children's Hour
On the main stage at McGlnnls
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.
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
llych, Oct. 10 and 19. The Oct. 10
performance will begin at 10:30
a.m. at the Unitarian Unrversalist
Congregation, 131 Oakmont
Drive.
The Oct. 19 performance wHI
begin at 7 p.m. at Arendell Parrott
Academy, 1901 Dobbs Farm Road,
Kinston. 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
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.
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 wine boat race and see an
old-fashioned wine harvest where
the grapes are still crushed by
foot. In addition to sipping on
those sights, you will also visit the
hilltop castte of St Jorge, meander
In a museum dedicated solely
to ceramic tile, unload the catch
of the day at the Sagres fishing
port, take a dip In Christopher
Columbus Bay, get fired up at
Sao Miguel's volcanic lake and
enjoy one of the biggest festivals
in the north.
News Briefs
LOCAL
NC gets more
doses of flu vaccine
CHARLOTTE, NC - County
health departments in North
Carolina will get about
70,000 more doses of flu vaccine
in the next two weeks, helping to
ease a shortage created when
shipments were blocked from one of
two vaccine manufacturers.
Health officials across the nation
have called on healthy people to
forgo flu shots this year because the
expected supply of 100 million
doses dwindled to half
when British regulators unexpectedly
shut down Chiron Corp one of
the world's main flu shot
manufacturers.
Aventis Pasteur, another vaccine
maker, is supplying most of the
doses ordered for North Carolina.
But at the request of the federal
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Aventis has held back
22.4 million doses that had not yet
been shipped.
Judge throws out children's
petition to 'divorce' father
DURHAM, NC - A Durham County
judge has dismissed a petition from
two boys who wanted to "divorce"
their father and ordered their mother
to pay the father's legal fees.
The actions of Evelyn Dove Coleman
were "egregious and without authority
under the existing law of this state
Judge Marcia Morey said in orders
dated Sept. 28.
In what officials believed was
unprecedented in North Carolina, the
Colemans' twin 13-year-old boys filed
a petition In July for "parental divorce"
from their father, James Coleman, a
professor at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
They asked to live with their mother, a
former lawyer disbarred in June 2003
for financial misconduct.
The twins signed their own court
documents, but Coleman alleged
their mother tricked them into filing
the petition.
"The children were motivated
and manipulated by their mother
Coleman said, adding that a Lenoir
County court awarded him legal
custody of the boys in August 2002.
National
Lower oil, stronger
earnings push stocks higher
NEW YORK - Investors welcomed a
sharp dip in oil prices and positive
earnings news from Intel Corp.
and McDonald's Corp. Wednesday,
sending stocks higher in early
trading.
Wall Street was reassured when,
one day after trading above $54
per barrel, crude oil futures slid
substantially lower, raising hopes for a
better economic picture by year's end.
A barrel of light crude was quoted at
$51.65, down 86 cents, on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.
Investors also were cheered by Intel's
earnings, released late Tuesday,
which beat reduced expectations,
as well as by McDonald's outlook.
The fast food giant boosted its
third-quarter earnings outlook, far
outstripping analysts' forecasts.
In morning trading, the Dow Jones
industrial average rose 24.48, or 0.2
percent, to 10,101.66.
911 report leads nominations
for National Book Awards
ST. PAUL Minn. - The final report of
the 911 Commission led the list of
finalists for the National Book Awards
announced Wednesday.
The commission's report was among
five finalists in the nonfictlon category.
The authorized edition published by
WW. Norton has been praised as a
compelling narrative and has sold
well, too, with more than 1 million
books in print.
Government reports have Additionally
been considered bland and
unreadable, so the Inclusion is
unusual if not unprecedented.
Among the other nominations, read
by author and radio show host
Garrison Keillor at a ceremony here,
was Donald Justice in the poetry
category. Justice, who died earlier this
year, was nominated for "Collected
Poems
Notably absent from the list were
several big-name authors, including
Philip Roth, whose The Plot
Against America was well-received
by critics. Bob Dylan, whose memoir
Chronicles was also praised, wasn't
on the list, either. Nor was Ron
Chernow's biography of Alexander
Hamilton.
World:
Ad campaign exposes
American child-sex tourists
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government
and a Christian group on Tuesday
announced an advertising campaign
aimed at deterring American tourists
from sexually exploiting children
overseas.
A huge billboard that looms over
traffic in the Cambodian capital
Phnom Penh warns in English:
"Abuse a child in this country, go to
jail in yours
The State Department, Immigration and
Customs Enforcement and the group
World Vision are behind the roadside,
television, print and Internet
ads in the United States and
the prime sex-tourism destinations
Cambodia, Costa Rica
and Thailand.
Similar messages are being broadcast
in airports and in-flight videos to let
sex tourists know they are being
closely watched.
Some 2 million children, mostly
in poor countries, are believed to
be trapped in the underground
sex industry. World Vision said an
estimated 25 percent of the tourists
who prey on them are U.S. citizens,
while the proportion is closer to 80
percent in some Latin American
countries.
"In the United States, sexually
exploiting a child overseas Is a
federal crime punishable by up to 30
years in prison.
Germany wary over US plan for
NATO to take over Afghan mission
POIANA BRASOV, Romania -
Germany's defense minister rejected
a U.S proposal to have NATO take
over the U.Sled military mission
in Afghanistan, saying Wednesday
that his country wants to focus on
stabilization.
Peter Struck spoke on the opening
day of a meeting of NATO defense
ministers. The proposal would
combine the NATO peacekeeping
force in Afghanistan with the 18,000
strong U.Scommanded combat
mission fighting remnants of the
Taliban and al-Qaida.
"We are against a merger of the two
mandates Struck told German radio.
"The German government sees its
engagement primarily with the
stabilization mandate
Nicholas Bums, the U.S. ambassador
to NATO, had told reporters traveling
with Defense Secretary Donald
H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday that
the United States wants the two
missions combined under an alliance
commander, possibly as early as
2005.
ECU participates in National Depression Screening Day
How are you feeling?
Test your moods here
ECU Center of Counseling and Student Development
Students receive
depression screening
KATIE SHACKUEFORD
STAFF WRITER
The Center for Counseling
and Student Development spon-
sored ECU's National Depression
Screening Day by providing
students with screening sessions
available throughout the day.
Valerie Kisler-van Reede,
a psychologist with the ECU
Center for Counseling and Stu-
dent Development, was the
main coordinator for Depression
Screening Day.
Kisler-van Reede said a total
of 43 students went through the
depression and anxiety screen-
ing. Of these students, the test
results indicated the majority
of them did have symptoms of
anxiety or depression.
Kisler-van Reede said this day
is acknowledged about the same
time every year and it was desig-
nated out in the community and
on-campus for screening people
for depression.
"This screening is anonymous
and free and it is designed to find
out if someone has enough symp-
toms for further assessment said
Kisler-van Reede.
"We want students to under-
' stand depression and anxiety are
treatable illnesses, not weaknesses
The screening day is also a
time for students to gather infor-
mation for themselves or others
as the Center for Counseling and
Student Development provided
many brochures and pamphlets
about depression, stress, bipolar
disorder, anxiety and about the
counseling center in general.
"It is an opportunity for
anyone with concerns for them-
selves or worried about a friend
or family member to talk with a
counselor Kisler-van Reede said.
The screening consisted of a
questionnaire that takes about
10 to 15 minutes to fill out. Then
a counselor would go over the
answers with the person and
decide if further help was needed.
Atticia Bundy, an ECU psy-
chologist who helped with the
event said the event was a good
opportunity for the students.
"The students who come out
to the screening can have a feel-
ing of relief to know their con-
cerns are normal and can learn
about how to get help if they need
it in a friendly and helpful setting
outside the counseling center"
said Bundy.
"This is a chance for us to
come to the students
Both Bundy and Kisler-van
Reede agreed stress and the
adjustment period that takes
place in college are the main
problems for students.
Kisler-van Reede said coun-
selors tend to see a lot of stress
in students who are trying to
balance their different roles with
jobs, hours of class, getting into
desired majors and exams.
According to Screening for
Mental Health, the company
that runs National Depression
Screening Day, depression
affects 10 percent of all col-
lege students while anxiety
affects 7 percent. ECU'S num-
bers are likely to be similar.
Kisler-van Reede said
she encourages any student
who feels they may have
symptoms of depression or
anxiety to pick up brochures
from ECU's counseling center
and learn more about the
conditions. She said the coun-
selors are normal everyday
people who talk to students
about everyday problems col-
lege students face. Kisler-van
Reede said students who go
through their first counseling
session find it much easier than
they had anticipated.
Ashley Kouris, junior health
education major, said she thinks
the depression screening is a
good idea.
"I think it is a good way for
students to learn and to find out
about depression and stress, and
it is a way for them to get help if
they need it said Kouris.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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Accidental sewage leak into Tar River
Approximately 1,000 gallons of
basement leaking overflowed
Measures taken
to prevent future
incidents
KRISTIN DAY
STAFF WRITER
Staff members working in
Fletcher Residence Hall mis-
takenly poured sewage down a
storm drain following a backup
caused by tree roots.
Tom Pohlman, environmen-
tal manager at ECU, said ECU
regrets the incident and is work-
sewage flooded Fletcher Hall's
sewage into the Tar River,
ing on preventing future occur-
rences.
The backup flooded Fletcher
Hall's basement with about 1,000
gallons of sewageand staff allowed
the overflow to run into a storm
drain that leads to the Tar River.
Pohlman said the incident
did not disrupt the residence
hall, but it was unpleasant to be
in the basement. The majority
of the overflow in the basement
was water until the end of the
cleanup process when it was
mostly raw sewage.
Pohlman said the sewer line
is cleared and he is looking into
improving preventative main-
tenance. However, he said he
couldn't guarantee that a backup
will not happen again.
ECU has begun a new train-
ing program for staff to inform
them of procedures to keep storm
drains clear of waste. His goal
is to reemphasize to ECU staff
that when there is a backup,
they need to contact a supervi-
sor who will determine where to
discharge waste.
All trees that may poten-
tially propose a problem will
also be removed.
Pohlman said they put a
camera into the sewer line after
the backup and found another
root growth which they imme-
diately cleared away.
ECU has begun a new pro-
gram to make students, staff and
visitors aware of the storm drains.
ECU has placed markers on storm
drains across campus. They are
also developing a Web site to
promote storm drain awareness.
"We're working with
Greenville and doing what we
need to do said Pohlman.
According to the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency's Web
site, sewage backups in basements
can cause property damage
and threaten public health.
Sewage can also cause serious
water quality problems when
it contaminates a water system.
Though it is almost impos-
sible to predict blockage caused
by tree roots, people can help
prevent sewage backups by edu-
cating themselves on what causes
these incidents.
According to the North Caro-
lina Division of Water Quality's
Web site, some sewage disposals
are caused by blockages due to
grease as well as root intrusion.
The problem can usually be
prevented with repair of sewers,
cleaning programs and other
maintenance initiatives.
ECU is required to report any
sewage disposal of 1,000 gallons
or greater to North Carolina
Department of Environment and
Natural Resources.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Blair refuses to apologize for
British support in Iraq invasion
LONDON � Prime Min-
ister Tony Blair vigorously
denied on Wednesday that he
misrepresented intelligence
about Iraqi weapons before the
war, rejecting growing demands
for an apology from opponents
in Parliament who accuse him of
misleading the country.
Blair again accepted that
British intelligence pointing to
stockpiles of chemical and bio-
logical weapons was flawed, but
he Insisted he had been right to
back the U.Sled invasion.
"I take full responsibility
and apologize for any informa-
tion given in good faith that has
subsequently turned out to be
wrong Blair told the House of
Commons, in a stormy session
dominated by the war.
"What I do not in any way
accept is that there was any
deception of anyone. I will
not apologize for removing
Saddam Hussein. I will not
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and dominates the political
debate in Britain.
He appears to be weathering
the storm, however. Although
Blair's popularity slumped in the
wake of the invasion, according
to recent opinion polls it has
stabilized and he is considered
more trustworthy than his main
political opponents.
Blair's principal reason for
joining the U.Sled offensive
was his belief that Saddam had
stockpiles of weapons of mass
destruction. The government
highlighted the danger in a Sep-
tember 2002 dossier as it tried to
persuade a skeptical public of the
need for war.
But an official inquiry con-
cluded in July that British intelli-
gence on Iraqi WMD was flawed,
that the government had pushed
its case to the limits of available
intelligence, and it had left out
vital caveats in the dossier.
EdWardS from page A1
Pitt County, when compared to
other elections. The majority
of the people registered to vote
in Pitt County are registered
Democrats. Issues Edwards said
may be driving this increased
number of Democrats is the cur-
rent administration's record job
loss, the record surplus turned
into a record deficit and the $200
billion spent in Iraq. She said the
current administration has not
had a sufficient plan to improve
the situation in Iraq.
Edwards said the main prob-
lems Kerry and her father would
address include education, health
care in this country, getting our
troops home and how to get good
jobs to this country.
A main reason why younger
people are apathetic with voting
is the lack of knowledge about
the major political issues going
on within the world.
"I would encourage voters
and students if they have any
questions to visit campaign Web
sites Edwards said.
Daniel Spuller, a senior polit-
ical science major who is active
with ECU College Democrats,
said the event went well and
Edwards really energized people
to vote. We need to get people
out to early vote.
Spuller said he encourages
either party to vote early because
it gets it out of the way.
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AMANDA Q. LINGERFELT Editor In Chief
THURSDAY October-14,2004
Our View
Walking around campus, it became clear to
us that one particular piece of technology has
pervaded our lives - cell phones.
Now, we in no way mean to imply that the
conception and rapid development of cell
phones and their technology are bad, but
we have noticed the excessive usage of cell
phones.
Ironically, it seems like most students, some
of us included, have developed a cell phone
dependency. Signs of this dependency can
be seen all over campus.
Some examples are students dashing from
class to immediately check messages or
return missed phone calls, cell phones ring-
ing incessantly in and out of class, calls being
taken between class, taking calls during
group meetings or study sessions and cell
phone use while driving.
Another non-campus cell phone dependency
is the use of cell phones during movies. It's
mind boggling to imagine what types of calls
our peers must take that are so important - it's
like being surrounded by on-call physicians
or organ transplant recipients.
On a more serious note, we recognize the
fact that cell phones are convenient and that
many people feel they are good time savers,
but we would like to emphasize the value of
simple cell phone etiquette.
Letstalk.com provides some simple tips to
better cell phone etiquette: "Lights off, phone
off - no citizen should take a call at a theater
or at the movies.
Off means off - please respect the rules and
when asked by an establishment or airline to
refrain from using a cell phone, do so.
Don't cross the personal space boundary - be
mindful of how close you are to others when
using a cell phone in a public place.
Stop noise pollution - you should remember
to keep conversations private and not shout
into the phone.
Heads up - you should act responsibly when
walking or driving while on a cell phone
Following these simple tips may not lead to
a less dependent on or off-campus environ-
ment, but it will certainly lead to an environ-
ment that is safer and more polite.
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Opinion Columnist
Confederate flag still an issue?
Rhetoric excuses
are not fooling me
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
As I drove down Fifth Street yes-
terday, I spied a bumper sticker that
addresses an issue I have been wait-
ing for an excuse to write about. It
was in the back window of a pickup
truck (whose ability to operate I found
simply amazing), strategically situ-
ated between an empty gun rack and
another sticker depicting Calvin (of
Calvin and Hobbes fame) urinating
on "Osama" with a devilish grin on
his face. I will leave the "Osama" refer-
ence and defamation of an innocent
newspaper comic strip character alone
for the purposes of this article, and will
concentrate on the content of the other
bumper sticker.
It was a simple, Confederate flag,
next to which was written the words,
"Heritage not Hate Now, if I have
ever read something more deserving
of one of my diatribes, I cannot recall.
This statement, which for the record I
believe to be sheer nonsense, speaks of
an issue with which I had very limited
experience before relocating to North
Carolina, but an issue of importance
nonetheless.
All my life, the Confederate flag was
something of a joke to me. My history
classes in high school and earlier had
taught me that the Confederate defeat
during the Civil War was a good thing,
that the moral argument against slavery
(espoused by the Lincoln government
in Washington) was a black and white
issue, about right and wrong, and that
the Union triumph in 1865 was righ-
teous. Granted, the history I was taught
spoke from a biased perspective, from
the moral high ground of the abolition-
ists and northern intellectuals, and
never really addressed the true, under-
lying reasons for the Civil War, which I
would come to learn much later.
After considering all the informa-
tion I have been able to locate on the
subject, after long hours of trying to
understand just where the Confederacy
was coming from and why they wanted
to defend their way of life, I have
come to a few conclusions. Naturally, '
these conclusions reflect my upbring-
ing and Northern perspective, and
I am more than confident that my
loyal readers will have more than a
few comments of their own to
contribute.
First of all, "Heritage not Hate is
an extreme cop out. Sure, the Confed-
erate flag, displayed in the year 2004,
some 140 years after the actual con-
flict ended, may stand for some long
forgotten Southern pride issue. It may
stand for the struggles that people in
the Southeastern region of the United
States suffered through and the wars
that they fought. It may stand for some
perceived difference between the North
and South, which apparently has per-
sisted to this day, and may fondly recall
the era of Southern dominance of the
United States.
Whoops, little mistake there. The
South has never "dominated" anything.
It is another region within the greater
whole, just as it was then and remains
so today. As for the "Not Hate" part of
the bumper sticker, a more laughable
statement I cannot recall. There are
far too many damning coincidences
that will forever relegate the Stars and
Bars to the level of racist propaganda.
Why is it that hate groups all over the
country, to this day, fly the Confeder-
ate flag as a symbol of their ideology?
White Supremacist organizations, the
sad, pitiful remnants of the Klu Klux
Klan, along with many other neo-
Nazi and racially motivated groups all
include the Confederate flag amongst
their symbols of worship. Is this coin-
cidence? Are people who fly the Con-
federate flag, be it in bumper sticker
form or on the end of a flagpole, trying
to align themselves with such openly
evil and backward-thinking organiza-
tions? I don't think so. I think people
fly the flag to recall the once glorious
Confederated States of America and
celebrate their history, while at the
same time somehow overlooking the
racial implications inherent in the very
symbol they hold so high.
Make no mistake. Whether you
choose to recognize it or not, the fact
remains the same: The Confederate
flag is a racist symbol. It was during the
Civil War, it remains so today. I chal-
lenge anyone to show me an African-
American person with a Confederate
Flag bumper sticker or "The South will
rise again" written in their comput-
ers' screensaver. Is this a coincidence?
You would sooner find a Swastika
flying outside the Israel embassy as
you would a Confederate flag flying at
an N.A.A.C.P rally. To me, the symbols
have long been morally relative to each
other. Both stand for hate, oppression
and the wanton murder and destruc-
tion of a group of people because of
some perceived inferiorities. Planta-
tion owners in the South, before and
during the Civil War, treated slaves the
same way they treated horses and sheep.
They were not human beings, quite
the contrary. They could be bought
and sold like farm equipment and with
as much compassion. So too during
the Nazi era in Germany - Jews were
not considered people in the same
way that German citizens were, there-
fore their wholesale murder could be
justified. Anyone who cannot see the
glaring similarities between the Con-
federate flag and the Swastika needs
to pick up a history book and do some
research.
If you care to display a symbol that
represents the brutality and viciousness
and lack of humanity that was involved
in something like the slave trade, as the
Confederate flag clearly does, you are
entitled. The first Amendment to the
Constitution allows you the freedom to
display just about whatever you care to,
but consider this: If you are going to fly
the Stars and Bars, don't sugar coat it.
Don't downplay the racial aspects and
idealize the cultural aspects. They are
one in the same. Be up front and honest
about your feelings. "Confederacy
Hate I think would be a far more real-
istic bumper sticker, and as we speak I
am in negotiations to have a number
of said bumper stickers produced. Let
us just call a spade a spade and forget
about the "Heritage not Hate" non-
sense. It is hateful, you know it is, and
beating around the bush about it only
takes away from the power of the argu-
ment. Let the responsive mud slinging
commence!
In My Opinion
Kerry's troubling conflict over Iraq situation
(KRT) � It would be fascinating to
peer into the mind of John Kerry. Why
has he had so much trouble offering a
coherent position on Iraq - the most
important issue in the presidential race?
I can't remember a candidate who
has been more conflicted on such a
pivotal issue, and I suspect the problem
is an unusually heightened tension
between what he feels he must say to
win and what he really believes in his
heart.
Kerry evidently understands that
he cannot be elected president on a
McGovernesque platform. Voters are
not ready for a candidate who cries,
"Come home, America and urges
troop withdrawals from a difficult fight
regardless of the long-term outcome.
Americans are deeply disturbed
about the course of this war, but most
voters seem to understand that victory
Is imperative - that allowing Iraq to
dissolve into a terrorist haven would
represent a strategic defeat. Most under-
stand that there are some things worse
than war, such as losing one.
So Kerry is careful to say, as he did
earlier this year, that "failure is not an
option in Iraq And during his first
debate with President Bush in Coral
Gables, Fla he agreed that a too-quick
withdrawal would be disastrous. "We
have to win this he said.
Indeed we do, but other things
Kerry has said over this long campaign
have raised doubts about his resolve.
When it comes to Iraq, Kerry has pretty
much said everything, which is the
same as saying nothing.
He says we have to win, but he
also says Iraq is the "wrong war, in the
wrong place at the wrong time
He admits Saddam Hussein was a
threat but he calls the invasion of Iraq
a "diversion" from the goal of shutting
down al-Qaida - as if those two objec-
tives were mutually exclusive. Surely,
he remembers reading about World War
II, when we fought simultaneously in
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Europe and the Pacific.
Kerry endorses the strategy of
pre-emptive war - the linchpin of the
Bush doctrine - and even says every
president has always possessed such
power. But he also declared any plan for
pre-emption must pass an unspecified
"global test" - language that implies a
veto by other countries.
He voted to authorize the use of
force against Saddam, but he calls the
invasion a "mistake" and a "colossal
error Yet when asked If troops killed
in action had died for a mistake, he
says no.
To be sure, not much as gone as
expected in Iraq since the fall of Sad-
dam's regime; there is much to criticize
in the handling of the war.
The Bush administration was unpre-
pared for the chaos that swept the coun-
try after Saddam's fall. It did nothing
to curb the looting. It was unprepared
for the insurgency. Troop strength was
insufficient and remains so today.
.
Pirate Rant
Walking on College Hill, I
always hear someone driving
by blaring that rapping and
tapping. Why not bombard people
with some good music like 1980s
music or some Led Zeppelin?
The SGA has good intentions
with the new dorm approxi-
mately a block from the new
dining hall. But would any stu-
dent want to live so near down-
town - an area more susceptible
to crime than campus?
The MLB put out a shirt that
said, "Who's Your Daddy?" with
a Yankees logo and a pacifier that
had a red "B" on it for the Boston
Red Sox. While I'm a diehard
Yankee fan and I think that shirt
is hilarious, why on earth did the
MLB produce and promote these
shirts? I could see some shirt
company in New York making it,
but Major League Baseball? That's
disgraceful, even if they discon-
tinued the shirt recently because
BoSox fans complained.
Why do people you meet
in class act so friendly to you,
but the minute you meet them
outside of class with their group
of friends, they don't know you
anymore?
If banks can close on Colum-
bus Day, why do I have to go to
school? I mean, without Colum-
bus, there wouldn't be America!
I was always taught that the
purpose of costume jewelry is
for it to look classy and real.
These giant fake pearls that a
lot of girls wear are anything
but. That is why costume jew-
elry is called costume jewelry.
Some students are making the
library the last place that I would
consider a study environment. At-
tention noisy students: leave the
cell phones on silent and the
conversation outside!
The pen Is mightier than the
sword, if it is sharpened to a point,
dipped in deadly poison, and
thrown from ten feet away. But really,
you're better off with the sword.
1 have to say that the Home-
coming Step Show was off the
hook and I want to say that all
the fraternities and sororities that
participated were great. I have
one question though where
are all those fine guys that were
at the step show? I mean I never
see those guys on campus!
When it's 55 degrees, why
do girls walk around campus in
short shorts and belly shirts?
Why do some students talk
the entire time during a lecture
and then ask "what's going on?"
I was really disappointed in
the presentation of Homecom-
ing week in Tuesday's front
cover. The photos did not repre-
sent the diversity of students on
ECU'S college campus, nor did
it show the Homecoming king .
and queen. I know there is a
certain amount of space allotted
for pictures and articles must be
included, but this paper could
showcase more diversity in it.
Apparently I didn't get the
memo that the fashion police
had come to ECU'S campus. Until
they start writing tickets, I am
going to dress however I want to.
What a person wears is a reflec-
tion of who they are and no one
has the right to criticize another
person's outfit.
I am a Spanish 1001 student
and I am so tired of the people
in my class who took Spanish all
through high school shouting
out every answer and making
rude comments when another
student says a wrong answer. Just
because you aren't in the appro-
priate Spanish class, that is no
reason to criticize students who
are trying their hardest.
If you don't like people who
are smoking where you are stand-
ing outside, then move. People
smoke outside, it's not like they
are lighting up a cigarette In
class. Also, we got it - it's stupid
to wear the Lance Armstrong
bands and smoke. Now stop writ-
ing about it.
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
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Page B1 features@theeastcarollnian.com 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROIYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor
THURSDAY October 14, 2004
Healthy Hints:
To avoid overeating at breakfast,
lunch and dinner, try eating
some supplemental snacks
throughout the day that will fill
your stomach without expanding
your waistline:
� Yogurt and fresh fruit
� Baby carrots
Butternut squash soup
String cheese and whole-grain
crackers
Nuts, raisins and chocolate
chip mix
� An apple, banana or other piece
of fruit
Pita bread and hummus
� Microwave popcorn and fruit
juice
� Granola bar
-Choose your snacks healthfully.
Balance your high-fat and low-fat
snacks in order to be able to enjoy
your favorites in moderation.
-Try to vary your routine. If you eat
yogurt every morning for a snack,
you may want to try adding fruit
to it or tomorrow eat some fresh
veggies instead to keep things
interesting.
Pumpkin time Is here again
Some
fun for
everyone
Reclples:
Howling Full Moon
Cheese Cake:
Ingredients:
28 Halloween OREO Chocolate
Sandwich Cookies, divided
14 cup (12 stick) butter, melted
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA
Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups cold milk, divided
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-
0 Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding &
Pie Riling
1-12 cups thawed COOL WHIP
Whipped Topping
Yellow food coloring
4 cinnamon red hot candies
Decorating gel
Instructions:
RNELY crush 26 of the cookies;
mix with butter. Press firmly onto
bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-
inch springform pan.
BEAT cream cheese in large bowl,
with electric mixer on medljni
speed until creamy. Gradually add
1 cup of the milk, beating until
well blended. Add remaining 2
cups milk to dry pudding mixes In
another bowl. Beat with wire whisk
2 minutes or until well blended.
Add to cream cheese mixture;
mix well. Gently stir in whipped
topping and 2 drops food coloring.
Pour into crust; smooth top with
spatula. Add a few additional
drops of food coloring to top of
cheesecake; spread lightly to
create a shimmering "full moon"
effect.
CUT remaining 2 cookies in half to
resemble bats' wings. Add candies
for the "eyes securing candles to
cookies with decorating gel. Place
"bats" on top of cheesecake. Run
small knife or spatula around rim
of pan to loosen cake; cool before
removing rim of pan. Refrigerate
at least 4 hours before serving.
Store leftover cheesecake in
refrigerator.
Black and Orange
Spook Cups:
1 qt. (4 cups) cold milk, divided
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-0
Chocolate Fudge Flavor Instant
Pudding & Pie Riling
10 glasses or plastic cups (7 oz.)
1 pkg. (4-servlng size) JELL-0
Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding &
Pie Riling
Few drops red food coloring
Few drops yellow food coloring
10 OREO Chocolate Sandwich
Cookies, crushed
1 cup of Halloween Sprinkles
POUR 2 cups of the milk Into
large bowl. Add dry chocolate
pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk
2 minutes or until well blended.
Spoon evenly Into the glasses,
filling each glass half full; set
aside.
ADD remaining 2 cups milk to
separate large bowl. Add dry
vanilla pudding mix. Beat with
wire whisk 2 minutes or until well
blended. Stir in food coloring
until pudding Is of desired shade
of orange; spoon evenly over
chocolate pudding layers. Top
with crushed cookies.
REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour
or until ready to serve. Top with
sprinkles.
Recipes from Kraft.com
AMANDA WINAR
STAFF WRITER
It's pumpkin time. Pump-
kin, the name originating from
the Greek word "pepon" meaning
large melon, is actually a fruit. We
use these fruits to bake pumpkin
pies, muffins, cakes and even bake
the seeds to eat.
Pumpkins are not only used for
food during the Halloween season, but
as a form of entertainment. Some pump-
kins are carved to have ghoulish smiles
and faces, whereas others are turned into
magnificent pieces of temporary art.
Have you ever wondered, why a pump-
kin? Why do we carve them into "Jack
O'Lanterns"?
According to Irish legend, a man named
Stingy Jack had a drink one night with the
devil. He tricked and trapped the devil into
paying far the drink because he was stingy,
thus the name. Jack tricked the devil a few
more times, escaping punishment until
death.
When Jack died, God didn't want him
in Heaven, and the devil did not want him
in Hell. So the devil sent Jack into the night
with only a burning piece of coal. Jack,
being the smart, stingy person he was,
found a turiilp to carve hollow and stuck
the coal in It to make a lamp. From this
came the name "Jack O'Lantern
The legend of Stingy Jack also
created the trend of sticking these
Jack O'Lanterns In dark windows
to ward off evil spirits and
ghosts like Stingy Jack
during the Hallow-
een season.
Our present society still
follows the trend that Stingy Jack
started, and carving a pumpkin
is ust one of the many fun and
exciting things to do in October.
Pumpkin stands will soon be pop-
ping up all over the Greenville area. You
should plan on buying your pumpkin
at least a week or two before Halloween.
For a fun and picturesque pumpkin-pick-
ing event, people can head over to Brlley's
Strawberries & Produce store located off of
Ram Horn Road In Greenville. There you can
pick a pumpkin, go on a hayride and make
your way through a corn maze.
You can also find pumpkins in local gro-
cery stores like Kroger and Harris Teeter. Select
a pumpkin that is firm, symmetrical and of
course bright orange.
Once you get your pumpkin, the fun has just
begun. It is now time to carve it! First you will need
a knife or jig-saw. You can purchase an inexpensive,
battery-operated pumpkin carver complete with
attachments at select grocery and Halloween stores.
The first step in carving your pumpkin is to
"decapitate and gut it" according to the all-access
pumpkin carving site PumpklnNook.com. Sounds
gross, but it is simply done by cutting a good-sized
circle around the top stem or "head" of the pump-
kin.
Once the "head" is decapitated you have to gut
the pumpkin by removing the seeds and excess
pumpkin meat. Most people's advice is to use a
big metal spoon or ice cream scooper.
For those that like eating pumpkin seeds,
you may want to lay the seeds out flat on
newspaper or baking sheets. You can later
bake and salt them to taste.
After the pumpkin is cleaned out, some
people waste no time by gouging into
their pumpkin to create a silly, dumb,
ridiculous, scary or downright ugly
see PUMPKIN page B4
Kids aren't only ones who can't wait
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ECU students produce
some of best costumes
JESSICA CRESON
SENIOR WRITER
As Halloween is approaching
pretty quickly, people are racking
their brain for a costume idea or
they have it all figured out and can't
wait to show their bright idea off.
For many ECU students, it's
never too early to start pondering
their next Halloween costume.
"It takes a lot of creativity to
find the perfect costume. You don't
want something that's played out
said Gray Lusk, a senior theater
and media production major.
There are five factors that
a person needs in order to be
successful in their Halloween
costume. They are: wardrobe
(obviously), trademark (some-
thing unique), makeup for bellev-
ability, accessories for perfec-
tion and last but not least, your
behavior. To really pull off an
awesome costume, you have to
act the part as well. If someone
is dressed as a pimp, they should
not be hanging out alone in a
corner, they would need to be
cocky and surrounded with girls
for it to be realistic.
When students go down-
town for Halloween, there are
all kinds of costumes to be seen.
Girls' flaunting their stuff as
Playboy playmates or Hooters
girls is always a popular choice.
Remember, it's cold out there
ladies! Everything from Twinkie
costumes to marijuana blunts or
joints to someone being a bucket
of popcorn and much, much
more can be seen downtown on
Halloween night. Many students
in ,tf uu
can recall some of the most cre-
ative costumes they have seen
downtown, such as The Heisman
Trophy and a speed bump (a
yellow outfit with tire marks on
the front). Make it a goal for your
costume to be one that someone
won't forget.
If you cannot think of a cos-
tume that you really want to do,
the Internet is the best source for
ideas. There are cheap costume
ideas, last minute ideas, some for
men and women, ideas for couples
or groups and even sites that can
tell you what you can be with cer-
tain materials you have already.
In Greenville, Halloween
Express in the mall and Party
Makers off Arlington Boulevard,
are the main places students go to
get costumes, ideas and accesso-
ries. Thrift stores, especially vin-
tage store Dapper Dans, can have
some hidden treasures that would
make a truly authentic costume
or give you some ideasacces-
sories to work with. Michael's
craft store has all kinds of paints,
makeup and much more to offer
people who might want to make
their costume. Other stores that
might have things to add to a cos-
tume are: Spencer's Gifts, Claire's
and Gadzooks.
"I usually look for ideas on
the Internet and then get my sup-
plies from Halloween Express
said Lauren Dykes, a junior com-
munication major.
According to everythinghal-
loween.com, the top costume
picks are:
1. Spiderman
2. Star Wars
3. Pro Wrestling
4. Classic Monsters (Franken-
stein, Dracula, vampires, etc.)
5. Austin Powers
6. Heroes and Patriots (cops,
firefighters, Uncle Sam, Statue of
Liberty, etc.)
7. Scooby Doo and friends
8. Powerpuff Girls
9. Pop Idols (Britney, Chris-
tina, Jessica, etc.)
10. Various - (The Osbournes,
rednecks with mullets, pimps,
disco dancers, etc.)
Although for this year, pirates,
Mario and Luigi (from the Real
World's Halloween), Harry Potter,
Lord of the Rings, the Hilton
sisters, the Stepford Wives and
Uma Thurman in her yellow suit
and cast from Kill BUI might be
the popular costumes. Current
events, like movies, TV shows and
musicians are common costumes
for college students.
Some cheapeasy costume
ideas include: ghosts, angel, nerd,
homeless person (bumhobo),
clown, ninja, tourist, princess,
soldierhunter, rock star, hippie,
gypsy, mime and dalmatians.
"In past years I have been
a Red Skins player, cowgirl and
Little Red Riding Hood. I went
to Overton's for the Red Skins
costume and got white leggings
and a football that I made into a
purse. It ended up being pretty
cool said Shannon Williams, a
senior marketing major.
Even a sweatshirt can offer
many different possibilities.
The most elaborate sweatshirt
costume is the seagull. The sweat-
shirt needs to be white (hooded
would be best) with feathers
attached. A beak can be made
out of felt and attach it to a pair
of goggles, then get yellow leg-
gings and then it is a seagull. For
a cat, find a plain black sweatshirt
turned inside out and wear black
gloves with puffy paint for the
pads on the paw. Of course, ears
are needed also. A brown sweat-
shirt turned inside out, with
dog ears, collar, tags and gloves
with paw prints will be a perfect
dog costume. A dinosaur can be
done with a green sweatshirt,
also turned inside out, with felt
triangles going down the back
and green makeup and maybe a
tail to top it off.
Irish, Scottish and Welsh
pagan traditions and celebra-
tions, such as Halloween, were
integrated into the Christian
Church as just another holy day.
Halloween has become a symbol
of Harvest Season coming to a
close and the coming of darkness
in the same way the bunny is to
Easter and the evergreen tree is to
Christmas. It is now a major part
of modern western celebration.
This writer can be contacted at
featurei@theeastcarolinian.com.
Halloween Costume Ideas:
- Start planning at least wo to
three weeks in advance
- Most of the time a costume
ends up being $50.
- Some quick ideas: Carry
around a "Got Milk" sign and
wear a milk mustache like the
ads, wear a trash bag with white
trash (like papers) overflowing
to be "white trash" and find an
umbrella and attach bubble wrap
to the top with long, clear or
white streamers to be a jellyfish
(wear white If desired).
Downtown
scene on
Halloween
Be safe, have fun
TOMEKA STEELE
STAFF WRITER
It's that wonderful time of
year again. The most celebrated
holiday at ECU is just around the
corner. Yes, almost Halloween.
ECU is notorious for having
the best parties and downtown
nightlife on Halloween night.
But along with great power comes
great responsibility and students
must know how to stay safe
downtown.
Downtown Greenville will
no doubt be filled to capacity
with students not just from ECU
but from schools all over North
Carolina. With crowds that large,
Greenville police will be in full
force downtown and ECU police
will be patrolling the campus.
Alcohol Law Enforcement
agents and Greenville officers
will be patrolling the student
apartment complexes enforcing
alcohol violations.
The Greenville Police
Department, Winterville,
Farmville, ECU police and the Pitt
County Sheriff's office will work
together during Halloween night
to ensure the safety of the students.
"There will be over 100 law
enforcement officers and the
Pitt County Sheriff's Department
mounted to patrol assigned to
the downtown area said Major
Kevin Smeltzer of the Greenville
Police Department.
It is advised that students wear
flame retardant, non-restrict-
ing costumes. There shouldn't
be any kind of costume that
incorporates a weapon, a weapon
look-alike or that can be used
as a weapon. No alcohol will be
allowed in the crowd.
Students should have some
form of ID on them, whether it's
to get in a club or just for identi-
fication purposes. Students that
have mace on their key chains
should remove the mace before
venturing downtown or into any
party or club.
"Students should take advan-
tage of on-campus activities
to the fullest extent possible.
Always go in a group if going
to the downtown area. Make a
pact that group members will
look out for one another sa,id
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LAUREN ANDREWS
STAFF WRITER
Halloween is easily the most
celebrated holiday in Greenville.
Downtown Greenville is notorious
for throwing the best Halloween
party around. Since it is so highly
anticipated people start planning
their costumes and Halloween
parties months in advance. To
make Halloween last longer
than Just one night you need
to get in the spirit long before.
In order to do this it helps to
decorate your surroundings with
all of the fun Halloween icons.
Whether you live in a house,
apartment or dorm there are
endless decorating options for
you to choose from. You can find
decorations in many stores in
Greenville such as Party Makeis,
Spencer's and Cracker Barrel.
If you are on a tight budget, as
many of us students are, have no
fear, stores like Wal-Mart, Target
and The Dollar Tree make Hal-
loween affordable for everyone.
"Halloween is my absolute
favorite holiday. I have a kinds
of decorations and instead of
buying a bunch at one time I )ust
accumulate a little each year
said Shannon Smith, a junior
nursing major.
Halloween decorations can
range from cute cats and smil-
ing pumpkins to dead bodies
and disgusting rodents. If you
don't feel like going all out there
are simple ways to welcome the
season without spending a lot of
money. Using orange and black
around your living space is just a
simple way to add holiday cheer
to your surroundings.
Of course there is always
the traditional symbol of Hal-
loween. You can buy pumpkins
in all different shapes and sizes
at grocery stores and roadside
stands. Just outside of town on
Highway 43 there is a privately
owned pumpkin patch that sells
pumpkins, gourds and painted
History of
Night of chills, thrills
MEREDITH STEWART
STAFF WRITER
The word Halloween origi-
nated from "All Hallows Eve
It was a night when people
believed they could bring back
the dead and cast spells. We now
celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31,
but only in the United States,
Canada and the British Isles. The
majority of people no longer try
to bring back the dead; instead
children go from door to door
while wearing costumes and col-
lect candy. As years have passed
Buy
a few small gourds and pumpkins
and arrange them in a basket,
bowl or just on the table to add a
little spice to a room.
You can even get artificial
pumpkins that you can carve
whatever your heart desires easily.
But if you'd rather go the
traditional route, a regular pump-
kin is the way to go. Carving a
pumpkin is something that is
fun for people of all ages. If you
really want to carve a detailed
pumpkin there are kits available
with all different kinds of knives
and patterns to help you. If you
need some inspiration on what
to carve or just want some help-
ful pointers there are numerous
Web sites full of pictures and
directions. It is important to
remember that pumpkins rot just
a few days after they are carved
so you may want to wait until as
close to Oct. 31 as possible.
After your pumpkin is carved
you can either use a votive candle
to light it up or now there are
small battery-operated pumpkin
lights. If you use a candle you
should never leave it unattended
and keep it away from all curtains,
decorations and combustibles.
Pumpkins should also be kept
away from high traffic areas in
which they may get knocked over.
Spider-webs spread across
a room with spiders scattered
throughout it instantly adds a
spooky Halloween feeling. Now
there are orange and black tube
lights as well as pumpkin, ghost
and even eyeball lights to liven
up a room. A strobe light and
a fog machine can make your
house feel like it's haunted. Flick-
ering candles give your house
the feeling that it's hundreds of
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plays spooky grunts, creeks and
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Halloween
many people enjoy going to
haunted houses, riding hayrldes,
carving pumpkins and attending
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will have a variety of games for
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with water and red food coloring
with teeth and eyeballs floating
in them. If you have any past cos-
tumes you can place scary masks
around a room.
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glasses that look like skulls, and
candy bowls with scary looking
hands that grab you whenever
you reach for a piece. You can
even get candy bowls that look
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will be held Oct. 31 at downtown
Farmville between Church and
Wilson Street. The fun starts at 4
p.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m.
"The decision to make this
event early was to try and make
Halloween fun and safe for
everyone said Margie Moore,
the director of this event.
Another great idea the people
of Farmville have decided to do is
"Sweet Cop Any cop in Farm-
ville pulled over with the blue
lights on will fill your bucket full
of candy. The plan is to get kids
in earlier, so they can be safe.
The New Bern Historical
Society is hosting their 14th
annual "Ghost Walk This year's
theme is the "Revolutionary
War Visitors will enter and be
greeted by "ghosts" who tell their
stories in historical homes, sites
and cemeteries.
The Masonic Theater will
have music to awaken the spir-
its. St. Peter's AME Zion Gospel
Choir will present a concert
during the tour. Hundreds of
actors and volunteers will help
you experience the mysterious
stories of long ago New Bern. Be
sure to check out "New Bern at
Night Ghost Walk
Fear Farm offers a variety
of things to do including the
Fear Forest, the Black Hole and
the 3D-Maze. They also have
a haunted hayride. Fear Farm
is located in Clayton, on 1620
Loop Road.
"Don't be afraid of the dark,
be afraid of what's in it said
Glenn Boyette, an employee at
Fear Farm.
"Woods of Terror" is one of
the largest haunts on the East
Coast. It is also ranked in the
top 20 Scare Fests by MSNBC and
number one in North Carolina
by hauntedhouse.com. Although
it's located in Greensboro, more
than three hours away, many say
it's worth the drive.
"It was too scary for me to
finish said Katie Hudson, a
freshman at ECU.
"My friends and I drove
more than three hours to experi-
ence this one-of-a-kind haunted
world said Meagan Ralley, a
junior at ECU.
They have "The Tomb a
2000 square foot pitch-black,
dark maze with scares at every
turn. "The Black Hole" is where
you will enter the woods of the
old spirits. "Backwoods Slaugh-
ter House" is one of the scariest
haunted houses ever. I believe
the name explains it all.
The "Hillbilly Hayride" gives
you a break from being com-
pletely scared to the best laughs
at every turn. If you dare to enter
"The Killing Field" you will expe-
rience many chills and surprises.
They also have a rock and roll
nightmare complete with fog,
lights and heavy metal music.
The "3D Experience" will take
you on a walk on the wild side
with full-color fluorescent lights
and 3D glasses. If you survive
the "Woods of Terror" then you
will walk through the 3D Vortex
where you will be turned upside
down and inside out, back to
reality.
Be sure to experience all the
fun, laughter, chills and thrills
this Halloween.
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a more skilled, professional or
just "better" carved pumpkin,
many will draw out a design with
permanent marker or pencil.
Others still create stencils, turn-
ing their pumpkin into a piece
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For help on cleaning, stencil-
ing and carving your pumpkin,
check out PumpkinNook.com
If searching for more creative
and unique pumpkin-carving
ideas, there are tons of previously
carved pumpkins at PumpkinGut-
ter.com.
For those more professional
pumpkin carvers, you may want
to go to ExtremePumpkins.com
where you can view pumpkin art-
work from all genres. Examples
include "Carrie Pumpkin with
Pumping Blood "Conjoined
Pumpkins" and even a more tra-
ditional "Mullet Pumpkin You
can also find creative stencils and
tips from the Extreme Pumokin
Carvers themselves.
Once the pumpkin is carved,
all that is left is a light. Most find
shorter, thicker outdoor candles
to work the best, but really any
candle will do.
As far as the tips go, the
last and most important one is
to light the candle after it is in
the pumpkin to avoid burning
yourself.
You may even stick a nail up
through the butt of t he pumpkin
to secure the candle in place.
This writer can be contacted at
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from page B1
Downtown
Major Frank Knight of the ECU
Police Patrol.
Safe Ride is an escort service
provided to the ECU community,
and students are encouraged to
utilize this method of transpor-
tation. The parking downtown
will be atrocious and it's better
to car pool.
Females should be extremely
aware of their surroundings.
There have been many assaults
downtown on Halloween night.
"In the past few years we have
had a number of females who
have been groped and assaulted
after they have exposed their
breasts in the crowd. Even with
more than 100 officers the size
of the crowd restricts our ability
to monitor activities within the
crowd Smeltzer said.
Please do not drink and drive.
To make sure that there are not
alcohol violations, the Greenville
Police Department along with
the North Carolina Highway
patrol will set up Drunk Driving
check-points around Greenville.
Now that safety is out of the
way, lets move on to what's actu-
ally going to go on downtown.
It will most likely be a whole lot
of standing around, flashing,
trying to walk through a thick
smoldering crowd and that's
pretty much it.
"Downtown is crazy on Hal-
loween. It's something I look
forward to every year. Looking
at all the customs and watch-
ing how people act is very
amusing to me said Adanna
Igboko, a junior nursing major.
Many of the nightclubs
downtown along Cotanche
and Fifth Street are only open
Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Since Halloween falls on a Sunday
this year it is unclear whether
any of the clubs will be open for
business.
The Girls Gone Wild crew in
the past has come to downtown
Greenville on Halloween in
hopes of recording many young,
wild college girls who flash. It
is likely that this Halloween
Greenville will draw in many
people looking to party and
looking for trouble.
Students should not carry
large sums of money or valuables.
Students should also make sure
to lock their cars and hide all
their valuables such as CD faces
to avoid car theft. There will be
ECU police patrolling the student
parking lots but one can never be
too careful.
On Halloween night ECU is
the place to be. One can meet
very interesting new people and
have a ton of fun, but with so
many people in one little section
of town a lot can happen fast.
"We want students to have
a good time, but we encourage
students to use the same safety
precautions they would use at
any other time. I would ask that
students not walk from one
area to another alone and use
the buddy system said Robert
Shroud, ECU Chief of Police.
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THURSDAY October 14, 2004
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Panthers'Jenkins 3 W W '
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done for season
Carolina's All-Pro defensive tackle
Kris Jenkins will miss the rest of
the season with a shoulder injury
that has been bothering him all
year. The Panthers placed Jenkins
on Injured reserve Wednesday,
and coach John Fox said Jenkins
will have surgery to correct a torn
labrum. Jenkins was injured In
Week 2 against Kansas City, but
tried to play through the pain,
Fox said. "He was only a shell of
himself the last two weeks, he
couldn't extend his arm Fox said.
"It was evident to the coaches,
myself and to him. It's too hard a
position to play with one arm
Jenkins has shoulder problems
dating back to college at Maryland,
but had stayed Injury free through
his first three seasons. He became
a dominant player at his position,
earning two consecutive trips
to the Pro Bowl while leading
Carolina's defensive line. Now,
he's just the latest Carolina star
to go down with an Injury.
Receiver Steve Smith (broken
leg) and running back DeShaun
Foster (broken collarbone) are
out indefinitely. Running back
Stephen Davis (knee), defensive
tackle Brentson Buckner (knee),
linebacker Mark Fields (back
spasms) and kick returner Rod
Smart (knee) also have missed
time with injuries.
"I've never been on a team before
that has lost so many of their top
guys Davis said. "But injuries are
part of the game
Plummer gives In
Broncos quarterback Jake
Plummer agreed Wednesday
to stop wearing a sticker on
his helmet in memory of an ex-
teammate killed in the war in
Afghanistan, and the NFL agreed
to find other ways to honor the
slain soldier. Plummer faced
heavy NFL fines for wearing
the small No. 40 sticker on his
helmet last Sunday in memory
of Pat Tlllman, who played with
Plummer at Arizona State and on
the Arizona Cardinals. Tlllman quit
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In Afghanistan. The NFL agreed
to play public-service spots In
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ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
Winning must be conta-
gious. The ECUJayvees followed
the example set by the varsity-
team on Saturday to boast some-
thing that has been quite unusual
lately. The Pirates are now on a
winning streak.
The ECU Junior Varsity squad
downed Hargrave Military Acad-
emy 19-7 on Tuesday afternoon
inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
In a span of four days, ECU
accomplished winning back-
to-back games for the first time
since Nov. 10, 2001 when the
Pirates hung on to beat Cincin-
nati 28-26.
"Winning is fun said Head
Coach John Thompson.
"Just like we did out there
Saturday, we did what it took to
win the game
True freshman Patrick
Pinkney, no relation to James,
took all of the snaps under center.
Pinkney, a Fayettevllle native
and Shrine Bowl participant,
completed 10-of-22 for 127 yards
and two touchdowns.
"We played together
said Pinkney.
"As a quarterback, I think you
have to get your teammates to
believe in you. I just have to keep
working hard to make sure they
keep believing in me
Pinkney showed the Pirate
coaches that a Pinkney will be
leading the offense for the next
several years.
"We knew he could Thomp-
son said.
"He's been accurate, a leader,
moving around. He's going to be
ECU'S JV squad beat Hargrave Military Tuesday; recruit Patrick Dosh made nine tackles from his new linebacker position.
special, really special
It was tough for the Pirates to
begin with. Andre Brown, a J.H.
Rose alumnus and highly touted
running back, blocked Woody
Schimdt's punt in the first quar-
ter. He scored three plays later on
a 3-yard scamper.
"They got our attention
with them blocking the punt
Thompson said.
"I think our guys wanted to
step up and compete
Brown didn't look like a five-
star recruit in his homecoming
game, rushing for 46 yards on
13 carries. He didn't qualify
academically after he originally
signed with NC State. The former
state champion is eligible to go
wherever he chooses following
his year at Hargrave (6-1).
Much of the credit for stop-
ping Brown goes to the defense,
especially the interior.
"These young defen-
sive lineman need to play
Thompson said.
"It's time to produce. This is
about getting our team better
Patrick Dosh led the team
with nine tackles including a sack
after recently moving from the
quarterback position to his cur-
rent post at outside linebacker.
I know what it feels like
said Dosh about the sack.
"It's awful. It was awesome. I
had fun and it was a great time
Dosh approached Thompson
a week ago about the move. He
saw his first action as a Pirate on
Saturday when he got a snap at
special teams and defense.
"I want to do whatever I can
to help out the team Dosh said.
see FOOTBALL page B7
Allen has new year, new coach, new target
Allen will attempt to live up to high expectations this season.
Big expectations for
healthy Johanna Allen
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Les Brown once said, "Life
takes on meaning when you
become motivated, set goals and
charge after them in an unstop-
pable manner While most
people can tackle the first two
commands with no problem, it's
the last that normally sets the
stars apart from the rest.
Johanna Allen, a fifth year
senior and member of the wom-
en's cross country team, lives this
entire quote every day of her life.
Battling injuries throughout her
career, Allen has shown the resil-
ience that often defines greatness.
One particular injury, a knee
ailment, kept Allen from com-
peting during the entire 2002
season and nearly a quarter of
the 2003 campaign. Instead of
giving up on a career that had
such a promising start, Allen
vowed to work hard enough
to make a fantastic comeback.
"I was just determined
said Allen.
"I was like 'I don't care
if I'm the last person in the
race, I just want to get back
out there and compete
"I give a lot of the credit
for my comeback to my
coaches and family. They
were both very supportive
It wasn't long before the
comeback was officially complete
as Allen raced to a top 10 finish at
the IC4AECAC championships
and was named an.All-ECAC
performer.
Building on the momentum
gained in that final race of last
season, Allen has set a goal that
was once unthinkable, but now
suddenly very achievable.
"I want to go to nationals
Allen said.
"I don't feel like I'm at the top
of my game yet, but I know I can
reach that level, I just have to do
the workouts and keep my legs
and my body healthy
"I just want to prove
see ALLEN page B7
Week Five: TEC predictions
BRANDON HUGHES
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Miami over LouisvilleLouisvilleMiamiLouisvilleMiamiMiamiMiamiMiamiMiami
Purdue over WisconsinPurduePurduePurduePurdueWisconsinPurduePurdueWisconsin
Virginia over FSUFSUVirginiaVirginiaVirginiaFSUFSUVirginiaFSU
NC State over MarylandNC StateMarylandMarylandMarylandMarylandMarylandNC StateMaryland
Texas over Missouri
Eagles over Panthers
Chiefs over Jaguars
Redskins over Bears
Patriots over Seahawks
Steelers over Cowboys
Foster takes lead in
TEC picks with 29 wins
BRANDON HUGHES
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Several writers are bunched
together at the top of the stand-
ings this week, but it's Matthew
Foster who claims a one-game
advantage against David Waskie-
wicz and myself with Robert
Leonard in close pursuit.
The Pirates are off this week,
but there are still a host of difficult
games to predict so let's get started.
Louisville vs. Miami
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game undefeated and the Car-
dinals could have the defense
to upset the Hurricanes. I'm
definitely not the biggest Brock
Berlin fan in the world but Miami
has enough firepower to put this
game away late 27-14.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
Another undefeated match-
up with both teams on a roll. I
think the Boilermakers' offense
is too explosive for Wisconsin to
stay close. I'll take Purdue in a
31-20 win.
Virginia vs. FSU
Virginia is surprising
people once again this season.
The Cavaliers lost quarterback
Matt Schaub to the NFL, but
are constantly moving up In
the polls. I believe UVA stays
undefeated with a big win against
FSU. The quarterback situa-
tion needs to be solved between
Chris Rix and Wyatt Sexton
and that confusion will be
enough to give the Cavs a
28-27 victory.
NC State vs. Maryland
The Wolfpack were denied
a win against the Tar Heels last
week in a controversial call to end
the game. They'll bounce back
nicely this week against ACC foe
Maryland. Look for the Terps to
fall 24-19.
Missouri vs. Texas
The Longhorns were defeated
in most likely the premier match-
up of the season thus far against
Oklahoma last week. Mean-
while, Missouri is quietly put-
ting together a good season. I
think this one will be closer than
people expect with Texas win-
ning 30-24.
Panthers vs. Eagles
Carolina looks to be on a
downward spiral with injuries
decimating their backfield. And
the Eagles just keep cruising.
Look for the NFC's premier team
to have no trouble against the
Panthers, winning 31-15.
Chiefs vs. Jaguars
These two squads are heading
in opposite directions. The Chiefs
finally played well in a big win
against Baltimore two weeks ago
while the Jags are stumbling fol-
lowing a 3-0 start. Look for the
trend to continue with Kansas
City winning 28-14.
Redskins vs. Bears
Everyone is counting these
two teams out and right now
I would have to agree. I'm still
waiting for Joe Gibbs to do some-
thing positive with this team and
I think they'll gain some momen-
tum heading into the bye week
after beating Chicago 23-10.
Seahawks vs. Patriots
If this meeting occurred last
week, some writers might have
Selected Seattle. But with the
Rams beating the Seahawks
after coming from so far behind,
that had to put Seattle on shaky
ground. Don't forget how good
this team is, but the Patriots
aren't losing yet and should pull
this one out 24-20.
Steelers vs. Cowboys
Two of the NFL's most storied
franchises clash on Sunday and
while it's not Terry Bradshaw
against Roger Staubach. Pitts-
burgh has a pretty good arm
under center in Ben Roethlis-
berger. The rookie should lead the
Steelers to a 20-16 win.
This writer can be contacted at
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After dropping two
conference games on the road
this past weekend, the women's
soccer team fell to 3-8-2 on the
season. Only one win and one
tie has come in conference play,
giving the Lady Pirates only
three points and a place near the
bottom of Conference USA.
The Lady Pirates need points
quickly if they're going to
move into the top eight of the
conference to get a chance to
compete in the conference tour-
nament. Their next two games
will provide the Lady Pirates the
chance to do just that.
The Tulane Green Wave comes
to Greenville Friday. Tulane,
like the Pirates, struggled in
non-conference play. But, a 3-1-1
conference record has turned
their season around. Tulane
sits fifth in the conference with
seven points. While they've been
dominated this season in some
games, they do have a 4-1 victory
against sixth place TCU.
The Green Wave play a slower
style of soccer, focusing on
possession. Lady Pirate Head
Coach Rob Donnenwirth knows
the importance of controlling the
ball against a team like Tulane.
"They are a good posses-
sion team, good midfielders
said Donnenwirth.
"This is the first time we are
playing them at our place. They
are tough to beat at home, so
we're looking forward to playing
them at home
After the Tulane game, ECU
will once again host a conference
foe. The Southern Miss. Golden
Eagles will be in town on Sunday,
hoping to get a win against the
favored Lady Pirates.
Southern Miss, has one con-
ference win, which came at the
hands of Cincinnati 1-0. The
Golden Eagles have more out of
conference wins than the Lady
Pirates, but ECU has played a
much tougher schedule.
Southern Miss likes to
attack and play an up tempo
style of soccer. They've
scored as many as seven goals
in one game, and look to do the
same against ECU'S struggling
and young defenders.
Coach Donnenwirth knows
controlling the speed of South-
ern Miss, will be a crucial part
of the game.
"They havea few very fast att.uk
ing players Donnenwirth said.
"I think against them it's
going to be critical to take the
play to them, but be aware of the
counter attack
The Tulane game is scheduled
for 4 p.m. Friday and the South-
ern Miss, game will be played at
1 p.m. Sunday.
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Qualifying for the national
meet won't be something Allen
can accomplish alone and
she believes the move to replace
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nia will help put her above
the top and into the national
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"I felt like coach Klepack held
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"He made me paranoid about
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can be an aggressive runner and I
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Catania is good for me
Catania has high
expectations for his fifth year
senior, and as an acknowledg-
ment of that, he named Allen
the team captain for the women's
squad, something that Allen
believes will push her even
more.
"I definitely want to be the
best team leader I can be and
help the girls Allen said.
"I want us to compete with
the best teams in the conference,
region and the country. With the
title of captain, the pressure is
there to perform well and to not
let your teammates down
With team practice everyday
as well as the whole "academic
thing finding time to spend
with teammates outside the
world of cross country may be
hard to come by, but Allen makes
sure the squad does find that
quality time, even if it's just for
a few hours at a time.
"Everybody has crazy sched-
ules, so it's hard for us to get
together a lot Allen said.
"So when we can get together,
we try to do team dinners. I try
to work on keeping the team
personable as to where we feel
comfortable like sisters, so we
can talk to each other about
whatever is going through our
mind. Mentally it can be fatigu-
ing, so you have to stay in touch
not only physically, but mentally
as well
So, how does the crazy sched-
ule unfold in the life of Johanna
Allen daily? Well, for most of us,
breakfast would be a good start.
"I get up in the morning and
I usually do three to five miles
Allen said.
"Sometimes I skip a day to
sleep in because extra hours
can really help. Mondays and
Wednesdays are my busiest days
with class all day until 3:30 p.m.
and then practice until about 7
p.m. I usually ice and stretch,
cause I've learned my lesson if I
don't do maintenance on these
little legs, they'll start falling
apart on me.
"Then, I go home and watch
a little TV, probably a little too
much TV, eat dinner, do a little
homework and go to bed
"Sometimes I try and shock
myself because it seems so tedious
and repetitive, so I'll mix it up
every now and then
Mixing it up may also mean
rearranging priorities, something
Allen laughingly admitted to.
"I put running before
my academics a lot Allen
said smiling.
"I prioritize things a little
backwards. It's my therapy. If I
don't do it everyday, then I might
feel like I'm going insane
Between the running and
studying, In that order, comes
little time for a social life. But
when Allen finds time outside
of her student athlete status, she
enjoys many different things.
"I like renting movies more
than going out to movies,
because you can just chill in
your apartment on your couch
Allen said.
"I guess once you get to the
fifth year senior status, you
kind of get tired of the going
downtown scene, so I don't
really do much of that at all
anymore. I'm a homebody a lot.
Maybe it's cause I have senior-itis
or something
Allen's favorite movie to chill
on the couch and watch is Brave-
heart. She also owns classics like
Caddyshack, but you won't find a
Dave Chappelle DVD in her col-
lection, as the comedian's skits
have been the source of some
sleepless nights for the tight-
scheduled senior.
"I think Dave Chappelle has
been driving me crazy Allen
said, laughing at the absurdity
of the situation.
"I was really awakened the
other night by somebody party-
ing hard outside of my apart-
ment, obviously drunk, scream-
ing 'I'm Rick James and I was
like, 'It's everywhere I go
Movies and free time aside,
the cross country star will be
returning to action this Saturday
as the Pirates host the annual
State ChampionshipsRegional
Preview meet at Lake Kristi.
Allen's strategy changes from
race to race, according to a
number of different things that
can change a runner's approach
frequently.
"I like to change it up
Allen said.
"It depends on who is in
the race, and if I know what my
competition strength is. But no
matter what, you got to go with
it the whole way. Mentally, it's
not as challenging running with
other people
Just being around her, one
can tell that Allen is not just a
runner with skill, but a student
of her sport as well. With such
discipline and eloquence found
only in champions, a coach's
mentality radiates from Allen,
something she says she wants to
pursue heavily after her career as
a runner is over.
"I can definitely see myself
wanting to pursue coaching as a
career Allen said.
"I like trying to help people
and it's a feeling of fulfillment
when you feel like you've helped
somebody. I like to think I have
a little talent there, so I defi-
nitely don't want to throw all of
that away
Allen compares working with
athletes to school in the sense
that athletics is a class that non-
athletes have never taken before.
She says if you have never been
an athlete, then you wouldn't
know how the world of athletics
would affect you.
"It's like a different breed
Allen said.
"I want to be around people
who already know how it is
Allen plans to move back to
her home in northern Virginia
and hopes to one day work in the
Washington, D.C. area as either a
coach or as a physical trainer.
The life as a college
athlete can be a tough life to
live. However, in the her case,
if you live it right it can be very
rewarding and can teach you
many things about yourself and
life in general.
"Cross country has defi-
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Allen said.
"If I wasn't an athlete, I
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"As an athlete I had to learn
discipline. It helped me to stay
driven through all these years,
so I hope I carry it with me
throughout life
There are those who are
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or not.
What defines greatness?
After an hour interview with
Johanna Allen, I now know.
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"At this point, I just want to
play. It was an adjustment at first
moving to the other side of the
ball. I'm going to stick with it
Sophomore Edwin Burke
finished with 98 yards on 14
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scout team running back, Burke
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for 66 yards.
Redshirt freshman Steven
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yards and two touchdowns. One
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by fellow receiver Will Bland.
"I wanted tocomeoutthereand
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on the college level said Bland.
"I want to help us win some
more games
The Pirates will look toward
playing Southern Miss. Oct. 23.
"These guys are going to be
sore Thompson said.
"We are going to get ready for
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going to be a physical game. They
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most games in this conference.
They are the king of the hill
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