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Exfra measures are
taken to ensure safety
The ECU and Greenville
Police Department are taking
extra measures to ensure crowd
safety at the Halloween festivi-
ties held annually on Oct. 31 in
downtown Greenville.
Both departments, along
with the Pitt County Sheriff's
Office and the Alcohol Law
Enforcement, are going to be
out in force this year to prevent
crime and reduce the number of
alcohol-related incidents.
"We'll be pulling all our man-
power and resources said Beth
Watklns, ECU police patrol captain.
Major Kevin Smeltzer of the
Greenville Police Department
echoed this point.
"There will be more than
100 officers, including mounted
patrols and sobriety checkpoints
said Smeltzer.
Smeltzer said that since Hal-
loween falls on a Sunday this year
with an ECU football game on
the preceding Saturday, the extra
officers will be present through-
out the entire weekend.
The City of Greenville does
not condone or sponsor any activ-
ities on Halloween night, Smelt-
zer said, but there is a realization
that large crowds traditionally
gather in the downtown area
and the streets will be blocked
if the crowd grows too large.
Both Watkins and Smeltzer
warned those attending the fes-
tivities not to consume alcohol
prepare for Halloween
M Bus Routes
October 28, 2004
Last Halloween students flooded downtown, causing police to
in public because it is against the
law and they will be cited. They
also warned everyone to leave any
part of a costume that could be
construed as a weapon at home.
"If they have anything that
looks like a weapon it will be
taken from them Watkins said.
Smeltzer cautioned females
attending the festivities
to avoid exposing their breasts to
the crowd.
"Females exposing their
breasts are not violating the law,
but a number have been groped
or assaulted because of this
Smeltzer said.
Watkins said ECU students
should use extreme caution
to avoid any potential danger
during the festivities.
"Be careful and be aware of
your surroundings Watkins said.
Every year, there are more
police patrolling the streets in
Greenville for Halloween than
on any other day of the year,
but every year the crowds still
outnumber the law enforcement
officials, Smeltzer said.
"There is very little we can do
with the resources we have toprevent
fights in the crowd Smeltzer said.
Nikki Burnette, senior exer-
tighten security.
cise physiology major, said
she would feel safe attending
the Halloween festivities
only if she had someone to
accompany her.
"I would feel safe down there
if I was with somebody else
said Burnette.
Josh Hall, freshman math and
chemistry major, said he is not
concerned about any potential
safety risks.
"It should be safe I'm not
worried said Hall.
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Special bus service
for Halloween festivities:
Saturday, OcL 30
Freshman Shuttle: 9 am. -12:30 p.m.
Blue: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Night Campus Shuttle: 6:30 p.m.
- 4 a.m.
SAFE RIDE: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 31
Freshman Shuttle: 4 p.m. -12 a.m.
Blue: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Night Campus Shuttle: 6:30 p.m.
- 4 a.m.
SAFE RIDE: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Some bus routes will be
extended. The first round
leaves the Mendenhall bus
stop at 8 p.m. and the last
round will leave at 3:30 a.m.
The buses will serve all stops
on their regular routes, with
the exception of University
Apartments on the Silver Route.
University Apartment residents
should utilize the bus stop at
Village Green Apartments.
Routes that will be extended
on Halloween night:
Pirate's Cove
University Manor
River Pointe Village
For SAFE RIDE, call 328-RIDE
Democratic candidate visits ECU
Early one-stop voting attracts many Greenville residents
Early voting currently
underway in Pitt County
Process will ease
voting for residents
Early voting for the 2004 elec-
tion is underway in Pitt County,
attracting large numbers of voters
to cast their ballots before Nov. 2.
Dave Davis, deputy director
of elections, said the early voting
process has been successful and
has drawn a high number of
voters who want to make sure
they have the opportunity to vote
in this year's election.
"They have shownupmorethan
they ever have before said Davis.
The Increase in turnout has
led the Pitt County Board of
Elections to extend its hours and
days open.
Davis said the increase in
hours are intended to offer a
little more time to Greenville
As of Oct. 20, there were
3,651 voters who had cast their
ballots early for this election.
Davis said the large turn-
out Indicates a voter focus on
the Presidential Election with
everyone wanting to make
sure their vote is counted.
There has also been a lot of
publicity for the early voting
process with the political parties
and election officials getting
the word out to potential voters,
Davis said.
Davis said with early voting
making the process so easy, even-
tually election day will be less of
a struggle.
Davis said students at ECU
have been turning out to vote
early on this year's election.
Davis attributed this to many
young students registering recently
and having an eagerness to get out
there and cast their vote early.
"When it's fresh in your
mind, you want to get out there
more quickly Davis said.
Davis said those who plan to
vote early should make sure they
have a form of identification that
shows their name and current
address in case they are randomly
selected to show identification.
Greenville resident, Felicia
Ward, said the early voting is easier
than showing up on election day.
"It's pretty swift a little
easier said Ward.
Justin Byrd, senior criminal
justice and history major, said
he liked the early voting process.
Byrd camped out in front of the
polling precinct distributing leaf-
lets instructing voters on how to
vote a straight Republican ticket
in this election.
Davis said the straight party
option is on the ballot, but you
must vote for the president sepa-
rately and the option does not
include positions like judgeships
that are not affiliated with parties.
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f) Voting
One-stop early voting:
Takes place at Elections Annex
at 1899 Greene St. until Oct. 30
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7 am. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. -1 p.m.
For information call 902-3300
Eaton presents his
views to students
Roger Eaton, candidate for
congress in North Carolina's
third district made a stop at ECU
on Wednesday along with sev-
eral universities in North Caro-
lina in an effort to increase his
number of student supporters.
"I'm just out here to spread
the message about our campaign
and let students have an oppor-
tunity to meet me and answer
any questions they have said
Eaton said he plans to main-
tain this direct communication
with students if he is elected. He
said he is running to show people
that he is a representative and not
a politician.
He said the Democratic party
has a long tradition of standing
for everyone including students
and he wants to make a habit of
keeping student opinions and
concerns a priority.
His campaign looks to
address maintaining an adequate
amount of financial aid avail-
able to students so more people
have access to higher education.
He said he would work to
increase the Pell grant to keep it
in line with the changes due to
"I think we've always been
advocates of increasing the Pell
grant and qualifying more stu-
dents for student loans Eaton
"We need to raise the base
level of the maximum allowed
Pell grants
He said he would work to
lower the threshold in limits
which would allow more students
to receive loans. He would also
like to keep interest rates down.
"I would like to see that stay
low for student loan rate so
that people can go on an get an
education Eaton said.
He said with today's cur-
rent economy, college students
struggle financially, making a
large amount of students rely
on loans.
"There are numerous issues
before congress right now that
will directly impact this genera-
tion more so than any other
future generation since the civil
rights movement Eaton said.
Eaton said he is against priva-
tizing the public school system
and social security.
"The decisions being made
now will absolutely affect
Roger Eaton discusses his visions for office to students.
college students' decisions over
the next five years more so than
any other election whether it be
national security or what we do
with our economy Eaton said.
Jobs are important to all
people Including college stu-
dents. He said what inhibits us
from bringing business to the
East is the poor infrastructure,
including roadways.
He said North Carolina needs
to invest in improving our road-
way system which would create
a business climate that would
attract new businesses to the
This issue relates directly
to the proposed bond refer-
endum in Greenville, which
would improve several
aspects including roadways and
revitalization of downtown. The
improvements would attract an
additional amount of business.
Eaton said while he is not a
Greenville resident and does not
have a direct say in the bond
referendum, he is in support of
the proposition.
He said each vote matters,
and people should not choose
against voting because they do
not support their given candidates.
In North Carolina there have
been a large amount of people
registering to vote. Democrats
outnumber Republicans by
several thousands.
"People are taking a look at
our economy in the United
States and the world and it shows
that they are not happy with
the direction our nation is
going and they are registering
democrat to show that and
I believe they will vote
straight democrat Eaton said.
He said he is supporting John
Kerry and John Edwards because
he believes our country needs a
fresh start in the right direction
with an administration that will
own up to the mistakes our coun-
try has made over the past four
years. This is necessary for the
United States to regain respect
with the global community.
Eaton said he acknowledges
the fact that not all the decisions
made by the Bush administration
concerning Iraq were mistakes,
but there were some errors made.
He said he feels we Invaded Iraq
too soon before we had fin-
ished all the necessary work in
"I think that was a disservice
to 911 Eaton said.
Eaton said there are several
aspects of the domestic policy he
would like to address.
"I think a gap has developed
between our members of congress
and the people and Its resulted in
the average voter in our district
being left out of the legislative
process Eaton said.
Other concerns Eaton wants
to Improve are the environmen-
tal issues.
He said eastern North Caroli-
na's greatest resources are natural
like waterways and clean air.
"If we do not have clean
air or clean water noth-
ing else matters Eaton said.
"We need to enforce the exist-
ing environmental laws of Clean
Air Act and Clean Water Act
making sure we have the natural
resources to pass down to future
Dan Spuller, senior political
science major and member of the
ECU College Democrats said he
thinks Eaton's effort in visiting
universities shows that he cares
about the constituents of North
Carolina residents of all ages.
"I think people in District 3
deserve a person who makes the
effort to speak with the people
and listen to their concerns
said Spuller.
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watch for
Agencies increase
patrolmen on duty
The Alcohol Law Enforce-
ment and ABC Board are working �
in conjunction with the local
police agencies to increase the
amount of security during the
upcoming Halloween festivities
in a joint effort to prevent inci-
dents from occurring.
Jay Smith, Alcohol Law
Enforcement supervisor of the
New Bern district, said there
would be more than double the
amount of ALE officers working
in Greenville on Halloween than
during a typical weekend night.
The ALE plans to perform their
usual services by looking for law
violations in typical places, but
their goal is not to see how many
citations an officer can give in
one night.
"We'll be checking clubs,
gatherings, looking for under-
age drinkers, fraud IDs, ensuring
bars are obeying all laws said
The ALE plans on making
their presence felt at all of their
usual places, especially the more
high traffic areas, and plan on
speaking to employees at busi-
nesses that sell alcohol to ensure
they are performing their jobs
correctly for this special event.
Smith said drinking laws are
necessary to enforce especially
during larger events such as
Halloween to reduce incidents
including fights and motor vehi-
cle accidents. Maturity is a major
issue differentiating the two age
groups making underage drink-
ing an important problem to
enforce. He said underage people
are more likely to be involved in
motor vehicle accidents result-
ing in fatalities than people who
are over 21. A great majority
of violent crime, robberies and
sexual assaults can be lead back
to drinking.
Smith said there are always
going to be people on the streets
during the night who are looking
for people who make themselves
"The students need to think
Smith said.
"There are people out there
looking for people who put them-
selves in that situation we're
the least of the problems when
compared to the other worse
things that can happen
The local police agencies are
going to be working with the
ALEs In patrolling the downtown
area and keeping everything
under control.
Allen Barrow, chief at the Pitt
County ABC Board, said the ABC
officers are also increasing the
number of officers patrolling.
"We focus on businesses a lot
and the regulation of those busi-
nesses we'll be going in and
doing inspections said Barrow.
Barrow said the ABC always
works to prevent incidents from
occurring before they get out of
"When you have a large
group of people who are trying
to have a good time, one incident
see ALE page A5
Underage drinking ticket may
result In fine, court costs of
approximately $100 and may
appear on future job applications.
If found guilty of using a fraudu-
lent ID, people may lose their
license for a year, face fines
andor probation.
If a store Is caught selling alco-
hol to a minor, the clerk would
get the citation and a violation
report will be sent to the North
Carolina ABC commission. The
commission can fine them
substantially or suspend their
permits to sell alcohol.
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY October 28, 2004
Campus News
One-stop early voting takes place
until Oct. 30 at the Elections
Annex located at 1800 N. Greene
St. Office hours are Monday
- Friday from 7 am. - 6 p.m. and
from 7 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday.
October Is National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month
Study Abroad
Give yourself Italy, Greece and the
Greek islands in summer 2005.
You deserve it. ECU 6 s.h. credit
funding available. Visit Rome,
the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel,
Pompeii, Delphi, Athens and
many other places. Contact
Calvin Mercer at 328-4310 or
Faculty Exhibition
The 2004 Faculty Exhibition, "A
Tradition of Excellence began
Wednesday and will end Nov. 20
in the Gray Gallery at Jenkins Fine
Arts Center.The exhibition displays
various works Including ceramics,
digital Imaging, photography and
weaving. Contact Gil Leebrick,
gallery director, at 328-6336.
The Trial of Jack McCall
Come relive history today and see
the trial reenactment of the man
who shot Wild Bill Hlckok. Enjoy a
delicious meal with live bluegrass
and country western music before
the performance. Event takes
place at the Rock Springs Center
off Highway 43. Doors open at
6 p.m. Call 328-6851 for more
Free Vision Screening
The Doctors Vision Center will
host free vision screenings on
Oct. 28 at their new location at
1840 Arlington Blvd. from 3 p.m.
- 7 p.m. The event is open to the
public and will Include visual
acuity tests, glaucoma screenings
and LASIK consultations. Contact
April McNamara at (910) 395-5051
for more information.
Make plans now to see the
Farmville Community Arts Council
present Chicago. In the late 1920s,
Roxie Hart Is left by her lover,
shoots him and encourages
her husband to take the blame.
The show will be at the Farmville
Community Arts Center on North
Main Street at 8 p.m. Thurs. - Sat,
Oct. 28-31. The Sunday show will
begin at 3 p.m. Call 735-3832.
Wachovia Freeboot Friday
Enjoy musical entertainment by
The Blue Dogs and an allve-at-
ftve event filled with food, exhibits,
beer, merchandise booths and
more. The event will take place
at Evans Street and Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive Oct. 29 from 5 p.m.
- 8 p.m.
Come support the Pirates
Saturday night as they play
Army at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Kick-off is at 2 p.m. Contact 328-
Benefit Concert
Christy's Euro Pub is hosting their
second annual breast cancer
research benefit concert on
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 9 p.m.
- 1 a.m. The event will feature
Mac N Juice and all proceeds
will be donated to the American
Cancer Society's Breast Cancer
Research Fund.
Dissertation Defense
Come see Tim Saltuklaroglu with
the communication sciences
and disorders department's
dissertation defense called The
Role of Gestural Imitation in
the Inhibition of Stuttering The
presentation will be Nov. 16 at
3:30 p.m. in 103 Belk Building
(School of Allied Health). For more
information, e-mail ts0712�mail.
The Children's Hour'
On the main stage at McGlnnis
Theatre, ECU will present The
Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman.
The play centers around two
women who run a school for
girls. A malicious youngster starts
an entirely unfounded scandal
about them, which precipitates
tragedy for the women. Parental
guidance is suggested due to the
adult subject matter. Runs Nov. 18
- 23. Contact 328-6829 for more
News Briefs
Amendment backers
hope approval comes
third time before NC voters
RALEIGH, NC - For the third time in
three decades, business Interests
and local governments are asking
North Carolina voters to amend the
state constitution to make it easier for
local governments to issue debt in
connection with certain projects.
After seeing voters reject similar
amendments in 1982 and 1993,
backers of Amendment One hope the
third time is the charm Nov. 2.
Supporters are selling the change as
a job-development tool in a state that
has seen thousands of jobs lost in
the textile and furniture industries In
recent years. They say so-called self-
financing bonds, called tax-increment
financing by opponents, would help
generate new jobs and invigorate
aging downtowns without higher
overall property tax rates.
"It gives us an invaluable financing
tool to revive especially blighted
areas said Charlotte Mayor Pat
McCrory, adding that Arizona and
North Carolina are the only states that
don't allow the borrowing method.
McCrory acknowledges the complexity
of the proposal is the biggest
obstacle in the way of Its passage.
"If you ask 99 percent of the voters,
they don't understand this on either
side he said.
Edwards, family to hold
rally In Raleigh with Bon Jovl
Eds: UPDATES throughout with Bon
Jovi at event, comments from Kerry-
Edwards spokeswoman.
RALEIGH, NC - Democratic vice
presidential candidate John Edwards
will hold a campaign rally Friday
evening before a hometown crowd in
Raleigh, the Kerry-Edwards campaign
announced Tuesday.
Edwards, his wife Elizabeth and eldest
daughter, Cate, will be at Dorton Arena
on the NC State Fairgrounds. John
and Elizabeth Edwards also will return
to Raleigh to vote early, the campaign
said. Details about where they will
vote weren't available Tuesday.
Rock musician Jon Bon Jovl will warm
up the crowd with a few songs Friday
before Edwards takes the arena
stage, campaign spokesman Ashley
Turton said late Tuesday. Bon Jovl has
been on the road performing at John
Kerry rallies In recent weeks.
The North Carolina senator and
Raleigh attorney hasn't held a rally
in his home state since Oct 6. Since
then, Edwards largely has been
campaigning in battleground states,
which don't Include North Carolina.
ATA Airlines files for
bankruptcy protection;
reaches deal with AlrTran
the nation's 10th-largest airline, filed
for bankruptcy protection Tuesday,
becoming the latest U.S. airline
tripped up by rising fuel costs and
fare wars.
ATA sold off airport slots and other
assets to AirTran Airways Inc. for
$87.6 million but said It plans to
honor tickets and maintain Its full
flight schedule.
The Orlando, Flabased AirTran
Holdings Inc. will assume ATA's flight
operations, gate leases and routes
at Chicago Midway Airport and
arrival and departure slots at New
York's LaGuardia Airport and Ronald
Reagan Washington National Airport
The deal is subject to approvals
by the bankruptcy court and other
entities and Is expected to take effect
by early next year, ATA officials said.
"We wBrecreateATAasaformldable, low-
cost carrier? founder and chief executive
George Mikelsons said Tuesday.
ATA on Monday named an executive
to oversee the restructuring of the
discount carrier's mounting debt
ATA's announcement came amid
speculation that Delta Air Lines Inc,
the nation's third-largest airline,
would win $1 billion In concessions
from its pilots and avoid bankruptcy.
Delta is expected to decide by
Wednesday whether to seek Chapter
11 bankruptcy protection.
The ATA filing under Chapter 11 of
the federal bankruptcy code came as
the Indianapolis-based airline, whose
parent company Is ATA Holdings
Corp faces sharply lower demand for
military charter flights, In addition to
the soaring fuel costs and fare wars.
Dallas Judge throws a welcome-
home party for former fugitive,
then sends him to prison for life
DALLAS - A judge welcomed a
former fugitive back to her courtroom
with balloons, streamers and a
cake before sentencing him to life
in prison.
"You just made my day when I heard
you had finally come home Judge
Faith Johnson told Billy Wayne
Williams, who had been convicted in
absentia of aggravated assault after
he disappeared a year ago. "We're so
excited to see you, we're throwing a
party for you
Williams, 53, who has a criminal
record dating to the 1980s, was
accused of choking his girlfriend until
she passed out. He failed to appear
for his trial last November and was
finally captured Thursday at a gas
station in suburban Arlington.
Before he was brought into the
Election forum held at ECU
ECU and visiting political scientists present their views of the
upcoming election to ECU students.
Stlld6ntS FBCSiVe eXpet dominate the election as it has
in the past.
"Education is the mantra of
North Carolina politics said
Taylor said Ballantine's poor
showing in the polls can be
attributed to a lengthy and brutal
primary process. Ballantine
had to contend with Republican
candidates, Richard Vinroot and
Bill Cobey. Ballantine was sur-
prised he had won the primaries
because his record may have been
attacked too much by Vinroot
and Cobey for him to survive in
the general election.
Scavo said the only chance
Ballantine has in winning the
election is to ride the Triple B
coattail (Bush, Burr, Ballantine)
to victory. He said this is a very
slim chance of that leading Bal-
lantine to victory.
"He is trying to encourage
Republicans to vote a straight
party ticket to try to peel off some
Democratic votes Scavo said.
The more competitive race to
watch for is the race for United
States Senator, John Edwards'
vacated senate seat. Democratic
candidate, Erskine Bowles, and
Republican Congressman, Rich-
ard Burr are in a proverbial dead
heat going into next week's
Scavo said Burr did not
do well early in the campaign
because he was not well known
but has since gained momentum
when he started to spend cam-
paign funds.
"Burr supporters marshaled
much of their campaign funds to
be spent later In the campaign
Scavo said.
election opinions
Two panels of political scien-
tists discussed presidential and
North Carolina gubernatorial
elections Tuesday night in the
Brewster building.
Richard Kearney, professor
and chairman of the political sci-
ence department, served as mod-
erator for one panel of state elec-
tion experts and another panel
of presidential election experts.
The members of the North Caro-
lina forum were Thomas Eamon,
associate professor of political
science, Carmine Scavo, associate
professor of political science and
Andrew Taylor, associate profes-
sor of political science.
Kearney asked the panel what
they thought were the primary
issues in the elections, how the
general assembly races would
turn out and what would happen
in the race for U.S. Senate.
Eamon said the important
issues in the upcoming elections
were education, business and the
state budget.
Governor Mike Easley has
criticized gubernatorial candi-
date Patrick Ballantine heavily
for his record on education.
Eamon said Easley will likely
win because of his commitment
to K-12 education. Ballantine's
support from state employees
would not be enough for him to
sway votes his way either.
Eamon said the issue of edu-
cation is getting old but it will
The Democrats will win the
North Carolina Senate races,
easily but the House of Repre-
sentatives will have a toss-up
between the two parties.
Taylor said the state Republi-
cans are already heavily divided
and certain election scenarios
could cause the party to split
even further.
The presidential forum was
comprised of Peter Francia, assis-
tant professor of political science,
Jay Morris, assistant professor
of political science and Taylor.
They were asked about polar-
ization of the electorate, voter
turnout and predictions for who
would be elected.
In regards to the polariza-
tion, Morris said some people
are making decisions exclusively
on Issues of religion, trust and
morality. Churchgoers are voting
two to one in favor of President
Bush, whereas non-churchgoers
are voting two to one for Senator
Kerry. He said the media is also
mainly covering issues that get
people riled up.
Francia said the country is
polarized because of Bush and
Kerry, not necessarily all the
Issues. Polarization does not auto-
matically translate to extremism.
Most people are in the center or
slightly askewed from the center
on the political spectrum. Amer-
ica is only divided on issues when
the candidates speak on them.
"The rhetoric has been very
polarized among the candidates
said Francia.
Taylor said the high rat-
ings for the presidential debates
might be an indicator of high
voter turnout. The panelists were
divided on how high the turnout
would be, but it was suggested
that turnout could meet or sur-
pass that of the 1992 election.
Taylor said he was not con-
vinced all the pressure to get
people registered to vote would
actually Increase turnout. The
empirical test will be whether or
not registered voters will show
up to vote even if there are very
lengthy lines.
Morris predicted Kerry to win,
Francia said Bush would narrowly
win. Taylor said Bush would win
the popular vote but John Kerry
would win the electoral vote.
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Never, never, never
give up.
Ftzss It On.
courtroom on Monday, the judge
directed staff members as they
placed balloons and streamers
around the courtroom. A colorful
cake was decorated with his name
and one candle to signify the year
he spent on the lam.
"ft seems like everyone wants to have
a party and it is fun for you people,
but not for me Williams told reporters
as he was led away in handcuffs.
Seana Willing, executive director of the
Texas Commission onJudicial Conduct
said she found the incident troubling.
"It's the kind of thing I look at and
scratch my head and wonder, What
was she thinking? Willing said.
She questioned whether the
party violated standards of decorum
and impartiality.
"The whole purpose of it was to
mock him, to make him feel bad. I
guess she could have put him in the
stockade, in the pillory, in front of the
town square and let people mock
him Willing said.
Security Council votes
to hold rare meeting In
Nairobi to promote peace
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security
Council voted unanimously Tuesday
to hold a rare meeting in Nairobi next
month to promote a peace agreement
between the Sudanese government
and southern rebels that the United
States says also Is crucial to ending
the conflict In the Darfur region.
U.S. Ambassador John Danforth, who
sponsored the resolution, expressed
hope that the council meetings In
the Kenyan capital on Nov. 18-19
will lead both sides to "close the
differences very, very substantially
and it would be great if there were a
peace agreement
The 15-member Security
Council has sent missions to many
countries. But the Nairobi meeting
will be only the fourth official council
meeting outside New York since
1952, Danforth said.
"I think that it says to the parties that
they are on center stage In world
affairs, and that the Security Council
and the world is looking to both sides
to be very flexible and to move
forward and to conclude a peace
agreement he said.
The conflict broke out In 1983 after
the rebels from the mainly anlmist
and Christian south took up arms
against the predominantly Arab and
Muslim north. Most of the 2 million
casualties have come from war-
induced famine.
Egypt announces
arrest of terror plotters
CAIRO, Egypt - A Palestinian refugee
plotted the coordinated bombings
targeting Israeli tourists at resorts
In the Sinai and accidentally killed
himself while carrying out the
deadliest blast, Egyptian authorities
said Monday.
Discounting the theory of al-Qaida
involvement, an Interior Ministry
statement said Ayad Said Saleh
was motivated by the deteriorating
situation in the Israeli-occupied Gaza
Strip, which his relatives fled In 1967,
and carried out the attack with the
help of local residents.
But security officials speaking
on condition of anonymity told
The Associated Press they believed
the Oct. 7 attacks on the Taba
Hilton and two beach camps
packed with Israelis may have been
carried out with help from Islamic
groups based outside Egypt, though
not necessarily Osama bin Laden's
al-Qaida group.
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offers free
New location celebrates
grand opening
Doctors Vision Center is
having their grand opening at a
new state-of-the-art location and
to celebrate, they will be offering
free vision screenings and LASIK
consultations on Oct. 28.
Board certified ophthalmol-
ogist Robert Mason recently
joined Doctors Vision Center,
which will grant the center the
ability to offer their patients sur-
gical procedures such as LASIK
and cataract surgery.
Mason estimated the cost of
a vision screening is normally
around $75 - $100, making
the promotion a great deal for
anyone concerned about his or
her vision.
Mason said there are a wide
variety of diseases that can be
diagnosed from a vision screen-
ing due to the ability to see blood
vessels in the eye.
"Wecan diagnose diabetes, high
blood pressure, lupus and a variety
of other diseases said Mason.
Mason warned people that
have a family history of eye dis-
ease to get screened because they
are most at risk.
The free LASIK consultations
will allow people who wear eye-
glasses to determine whether they
are eligible for LASIK eye surgery,
which reduces or eliminates the
need for prescription lenses.
Mason said most people are
eligible for LASIK eye surgery.
Doctors Vision Center is
unique because they are the only
area practice that offers Selective
Laser Trabeculoplasty, a non-
invasive treatment for symptoms
of glaucoma.
Mason said this treatment is
beneficial to patients because it is less
costly than using glaucoma drops,
the traditional treatment method.
"We do this procedure and
older patients won't have to buy
the drops, which are costly
Mason said.
"Sometimes it's between food
and drops, so the patients will
end up letting their glaucoma go
Mason said glaucoma is the
leading cause of blindness in
African-Americans and suggested
getting screened early because
glaucoma can be prevented if
found early enough.
Many times, victims of glau-
coma will not know that they are
Inflicted with the disease until
it's too late.
"If we catch it early we can
get it Mason said.
Mason said ECU students
would be well advised to make it
out to the free screenings so they
can make sure they are healthy.
Jamal Bramble, freshman
communication major, said the
free screenings are a nice gesture
from Doctors Vision Center.
"I think it's pretty cool said
Danielle Soper, sophomore
social work major, said she liked
the idea because it won't force stu-
dents to travel for an appointment.
"I think students will ben-
efit said Soper.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
f) Screening
Free eye screening will take place
at Doctors Vision Center's new
location at 1840 Arlington Boule-
vard from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Oct. 28.
Final Freeboot held this Friday
Proceeds go to
downtown Greenville
The final Freeboot Friday
event is taking place this Friday
the night before ECU'S fourth
home football game.
"We've averaged around 1,800
people, equivalent to our highest
attended event two years ago
said Debbie Vargas, uptown pro-
motion chairperson and director
of convention of visitor's bureau.
It has been really great
attendance and prefect weather.
Money raised will go toward revi-
talizing downtown Greenville.
It was an effort for people
to come to the downtown area
to see the positive changes that
have taken place within the area
including coffee shops, art galler-
ies and improved infrastructure
such as bricks, lamps and benches.
"We wanted to provide a
mixing ground for people of
different ages and backgrounds,
a place where a diverse group of
people can come out Vargas
Vargas said the crowd ranges
from students and professors to
local attorneys and children.
The event is an effort to
stimulate economic activities in
the downtown area which has
been successful in past events as
Freeboot attendants have patron-
ized local businesses following
Freeboot events.
She said the past events have
Freeboot Friday brings together people of all ages with the variety of activities available,
gotten extremely positive reac-
tions from its attendants and
the downtown businesses. The
event has also increased in atten-
"The first year had an origi-
nal attendance of a couple hun-
dred up to 2,000
Vargas said the band "Blue
Dogs a combination of country,
rock and bluegrass, booked with
them through an MTV agent
and has a good draw from the
Greenville area.
'TThe event is meant to pro-
vide a diverse social atmosphere
to stimulate economic activity
in the downtown area, and to
encourage an audience of people
to come downtown and see the
positive renovation that has
taken place Vargas said.
Hal Exun, mechanic at Bicy-
cle Post in downtown Greenville
said their business has been set
up at each event. He said each
event has been a success and he
sees new people at each event.
"I don't see the same people
all the time, it seems like every
one of them catches someone
different said Exun.
He said the event has pub-
licized the business more and
increased their exposure and he
supports the proceeds going to
the revitalization of the down-
town Greenville area.
"I think it's a great idea, we
gotta get some business down here
somehow and if we don't clean
this place up we can't get more
people down here Exun said.
Exun said he feels the new
paint jobs, cleaner streets and
improved traffic will bring more
people to the area and is a great
"Everything looks a little
brighter, and it looks newer
Exun said.
This writer can be contacted at
f) Events
At 6 p.m. there Is a restaurant
sampling by Chlco's and Hams
At 6:30 p.m. the headline band
The Blue Dogs will play till 8:30
We do have a number of exhibi-
tors that'll be out, uptown busi-
Promotional give away
Checkers D Clown - a clown for
kids present at the event
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As in the past the live in the five
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Same parking lot from 5 p.m.
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Counting all votes a major issue
Florida voter casts vote during
(AP) � It is one thing to lose a
heel from one of your cherished
shoes, remarks Ella Reese, 57, as
she waits inside P&G Shoe Repair.
It's quite another to lose a vote.
She is talking about how she
cast a ballot in the Presidential
Election four years ago only to
hear, weeks later, it likely was
cast aside.
Reese, registered Democrat,
recipient of disability payments,
resident of this city's largely Afri-
can-American northwest side,
cannot say how she knows her
vote went for naught, as some
Florida ballots were disallowed
because holes were mispunched,
some for other technical reasons.
She just knows it, she says.
Behind the counter, Tyron
Grooms, the self-proclaimed
"godfather of sole takes his
eye off Reese's beloved pumps
and gives a slow nod of under-
standing. "Everybody knows
that George Bush didn't get
EEE-Iected he says. "He got
"Amen Reese says.
Still, she is returning to the
polls this year. In Florida and
some other states, voters are
being given the opportunity to
state's early elections,
get their civic duty out of the
way before Election Day, Nov. 2,
and Reese hopes doing that will
increase her chances of having
her ballot truly counted, though
she is wary nonetheless.
Such concern is widespread
in this election season, and not
only in Florida.
An Associated Press poll this
week found only a little more
than half of respondents across
the nation felt "very confident"
votes in their state would be
counted accurately. The same
proportion, about 55 percent,
also deemed Florida's 2000 vote
count not fair or accurate. Know-
ing that Republicans and Demo-
crats are deploying thousands
of poll monitors and lawyers,
a slim majority also expects
Presidential Election results to
be challenged in court.
Even the supposed solutions
to the problems of the last elec-
tion cause unease.
In Broward County four
years ago, people voted by
punching holes in ballot cards.
After the hanging-chads fiasco,
though, millions of dollars were
spent on 21st century touch-
screen terminals.
Though fast and modern,
these terminals, in some coun-
ties, including this one, are
paperless; no one gets a receipt.
And many argue a paper trail
will be vital if another recount
becomes necessary.
"People ought to have some
reassurance that their vote is
counted the way they cast it
said Reese, the corner of her
mouth twitching.
P&G Shoe Repair is not a
place where pollsters conduct
surveys of public confidence in
the integrity of the balloting pro-
cess. But here, in a place where
one can take a load off, listen to
a blues CD, and have a pair of
Stacey Adams bottle-tops dyed
and then buffed to a high-mirror
shine, the talk of "politricks"
keeps circling back to worries
about voting.
Nancy Apelquist, a late-40s
real estate agent with a leather
watchband that needs repair,
expresses it. So does Hewitt
Smith, 50, a law clerk with
loafers that need re-soling, and
Annie Williams, 86, a retired
schoolteacher with a pair of
lemon-yellow Sunday shoes that
need stitching, and Reneluc Saint
Louis, 44, a Haitian-American
cab driver who's stopped by to
pick up a pair of shoes.
All are Democrats and all
are unsure their votes will be
"I don't know if it's a good
thing, having these touch-
screen things says Saint Louis,
who came to America 20 years
ago. "Once your vote goes into
that big computer, who's to say
what'11 happen to it?
The city of Weston, popula-
tion 63,527, is 20 miles south
and west of P&G Shoe Repair. A
new, master-planned community
of 10,000 acres carved out of old
wilderness, it presses right up
against the Everglades.
Americans swarm available flu vaccine clinics to receive
vaccinations before the upcoming flu season.
High-speed ferry takes
passengers to flu shots
SEATTLE (AP) � In an enter-
prising combination of tourism
and health care, people are
taking a high-speed ferry cruise
across scenic Puget Sound to
British Columbia, and getting a
flu shot, too.
The company that operates
the ferry has lined up a supply
of vaccine through a Canadian
company, and provides the shots
to riders at the terminal on the
Canadian side once they clear
At $105, it is an expensive
flu shot, though it is a discount
from the normal $115 round-trip
fare to ride the Victoria Clip-
per. But there was a long line
of people waiting before dawn
Tuesday to board the boat for the
83-mile trip that includes
views of bald eagles, whales,
tree-covered islands and snow-
capped mountains.
Eileen Johnson, 80, said
she and her husband, Joe, had
traveled 50 miles to make the
trip. Joe Johnson is 81 and
has emphysema.
"He's got to have that shot.
That's the only reason we're
going. Health care in America,
yippee Ellen Johnson said
The 2 12-hour voyage on
the Clipper is a popular excur-
sion, but demand tends to fall
off as the weather gets cooler
and wetter. The flu-shot pack-
age is helping fill a boat that
normally runs one-half to two-
thirds empty on weekdays this
time of year.
"It's been incredible! As soon
as the news started breaking we
were inundated with calls said
Darrell Bryan, executive vice
president and general manager
of Clipper Navigation. "We're
filling what we feel is a needed
void, but we're not trying to
gouge the public
The U.S. supply of flu vaccine
was slashed nearly in half when
Emeryville, Califbased Chiron
Corp. was barred from shipping
any of its production because
of contamination at a plant in
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officials to urge healthy
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Rules to Keep You Safe on Halloween:
1. When it appears that you have killed the
monster, never check to see if it's really
2. Never read a book of demon summoning
aloud, even as a joke.
3. Do not search the basement, especially if
the power has gone out.
4. When you have the benefit of numbers,
never pair off and go alone.
5. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that
open portals to Hell.
6. Never stand in, on or above a grave, tomb
or crypt. This would apply to any other house
of the dead as well.
7. If you're searching for something which
caused a loud noise and find out that it's just
the cat, get out. Quickly.
8. If appliances start operating by themselves,
do not check for short circuits. Again, get
9. Do not take anything from the dead. No
matter how much you like it; it's bound to
disagree with you sooner or later.
11. If you find a town which looks deserted,
there's probably a good reason for it. Don't
stop and look around.
12. If you're running from the monster, expect
to trip or fall down a? least twice, more if you
are of the female persuasion. Also note that,
despite the fact that you are running and the
monster is merely shambling along, it's still
moving fast enough to catch up with you.
13. If your companions suddenly begin to
exhibit weird behavior such as hissing, fas-
cination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing
hairiness and so on, kill them immediately.
14. Stay away from certain geographical loca-
tions, some of which are listed here: Amityville,
Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in
trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere
in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Ber-
muda Triangle or any small town in Maine.
15. If your car runs out of gas at night on a
lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-
looking house to phone for help. If you think
that it's strange you ran out of gas because
you thought you had a full tank, shoot yourself
in the head. You are going to die anyway.
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Opinion Columnist
Where are the promised soldiers?
Iraqi force is M.IA
With the Presidential elections less
than a week away, President Bush and
his Democratic rival John Kerry are
stumping all over the nation, spitting
out their rhetoric and accusing each
other of various violations.
For a moment, let us imagine that
this was not an election season - that
we as a people are not being trusted
with the paramount responsibility of
electing our new leader, and consider
the situation in Iraq subjectively.
Throughout the campaign, Presi-
dent Bush and his team of politicos
have been espousing the fantastic job
that the United States is doing in Iraq,
handing the situation and "staying the
course The American people were
promised, numerous times, that as
soon as it was feasible, there would be
a viable Iraqi fighting force produced,
therefore taking a great deal of pressure
off of American and British forces and
providing for their own defense against
the rising tide of insurgency. They are
a "sovereign independent nation,
supposedly, and the first priority on
the minds of most American military
and civilian advisors to the president
has been security, and for good reason.
Without a stable national landscape,
free from fear of truck bombings and
indiscriminate violence, the Iraqi
people will forever be caught in the
continuing cycle of violence which has
so ravaged their nation since the Ameri-
can invasion more than a year ago.
There can be no education, no infra-
structure, no reconstruction, very little
can transpire until the issue of security
has been dealt with. The American
military promised that a self-sufficient
and functional Iraqi army and police
force would be in place as soon as pos-
sible. At least that's what I remember.
Earlier this week, without warning,
a squadron of Iraqi soldiers, fresh off
their U.S. funded training exercises,
was ambushed. The soldiers were totally
unarmed and more than SO were killed
- the largest single death toll among
the new Iraqi military since the fall of
Saddam's Ba'athist regime. Now, if these
soldiers had been effectively trained,
why were they unarmed? The tragedy
has raised another and more alarming
question: It appears that the insurgency
who planned the attack knew where the
soldiers would be, when they would be
there and that they would be traveling
unarmed. The simplest conclusion, the
one which most American military
commanders have reached, is that the
terrible insurgency which is so violat-
ing the Iraqi people and the American
military has infiltrated the new Iraqi
defense forces. Without first hand
information, the level of synchronicity
and sophistication of the attack could
never have been achieved.
Infiltrated? How, exactly? These
people are essentially American sol-
dier's by-proxy. They are given Ameri-
can made weapons and taught Ameri-
can military tactics. They march like
American G.Is and are supposedly
being given the same tools with which
to ply their trade as their American
counterparts. So how is it that such
a blatant and thoroughly avoidable
problem as insurgency Infiltration
has reared its ugly head? Very simple:
The complete lack of planning on the
part of the American military leader-
ship and a general misunderstanding
as to the nature of the region and the
people with whom we are associating.
There are hardly enough troops on
the ground in Iraq to guarantee the
safety of our troops, let alone to police
and micromanage the new Iraqi force.
President Bush and Vice-President
Cheney insist that by the (scheduled)
January elections in Iraq, there will be
a force of "over 125,000" Iraqi soldiers
already trained and ready for service.
If this is the case, where are they? If
there is really a force nearly equal to
that which the American government
is contributing to the conflict, why are
these combat-ready troops not being
sent into action so that the tired Ameri-
can forces can be relived? Answer:
Because no such force yet exists. If Bush
and Cheney really had 125,000 Iraqi
troops effectively trained (there are
somewhere around 135,000 American
forces on the ground in Iraq), why have
we not seen them marching for the
cameras and saluting their command-
ers? That would be the greatest piece
of public relations since the beginning
of the war. Bush would be milking that
cow for all it is worth, but the reality
is somewhat different. Having 125,000
Iraqis signed up or enrolled in training
courses is not the same thing as having
a viable, battle ready force. If we cannot
even ensure the safety and incorrupt-
ibility of our Iraqi counterparts, how-
ever will we succeed in stabilizing the
country as a whole and turning them
into the shining democratic Utopia
which our embattled leader has envi-
sioned? The answer is we can't. This is
not even mentioning the 350 metric
tons of high explosive that has recently
gone missing from an Iraqi munitions
dump. The Bush Administration has
stated that these munitions dumps were
not "priorities" for American forces.
Not priorities? What could possibly be
more important for Iraq's security than
effectively patrolling a massive cache
of explosives? In a campaign speech
yesterday, Bush (sorry, the people who
write Bush's speeches) actually had the
audacity to accuse Kerry of "denigrat-
ing the action of our troops - without
the facts OK, Mr. President, so where
exactly are those 350 metric tons of
explosives? Don't know? I didn't think
so. For someone who was bravely
patrolling the skies of Texas in a com-
pletely outdated et fighter while John
Kerry was fighting a jungle war against
the Viet Cong in Southeast Asia, Bush
really has no place criticizing Kerry on
the military.
I hope that when everyone does
their part as an American citizen and
votes on Nov. 2, that they (and you) will
truly consider the situation in Iraq. It is
bad, and getting worse, and how effec-
tive will any Iraqi force be if they are
faced with the constant demoralization
of insurgency attacks? Vote smart, vote
the future, vote Kerry. Oh, by the way,
thanks again for all of the responses.
I am so happy to see the loyal readers
of our little publication making their
voices heard. Kudos
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
This letter is in response to the
numerous allegations by BushCheney
supporters that those opposed to the
Bush administration should use facts,
well here are some for you. In Decem-
ber 2002, while crafting the nation's
current energy policy, Vice President
Cheney met with Enron's chairman
Ken Lay in many private meetings.
Cheney now refuses to disclose the
nature and substance of the meetings.
Halliburton, a company that still con-
tinues to have the Vice President on
its payroll, is given exclusive contracts
to supply our forces in Afghanistan
and Iraq. Halliburton did not have to
compete with any other companies
for these contracts. Both Halliburton
and Enron have been convicted of
numerous crimes, including a crime
that occurred when Cheney was the
President of Halliburton. On the deficit
and tax front, the Bush administration
has given large tax breaks to the richest
members of our society while waging
a costly war and consequently has de-
stroyed the budget surplus left by the
prior administration. In fact, Bush has
spent more than every other president
and administration in this country's
history combined. The EPA estimates
that more than 159 million Americans
live in areas with unhealthy air, yet
the Bush administration continues to
slash funding and loosen corporate
responsibility and regulations In this
arena. Finally, let us not forget that
Bush cited Weapons of Mass Destruc-
tion in Iraq as the major reason for U.S.
involvement there, yet after the loss of
over 1,000 lives and billions of dollars
spent, none of these weapons have been
found. Perhaps the only weapon of
mass destruction that should concern
the citizens of the world now resides in
the White House.
Floyd Hall III, ECU Student
Dear Editor,
I am writing this in response to
Peter Kalajian's column from Oct. 21
"Allow me to clarify my opinions").
While everyone is entitled to their own
opinions, 1 believe a significant portion
of his articles contain half-truths and
are border line propaganda - whether
this is actually due to his own opinions
or ignorance, regarding political and
social topics, I have yet to figure out.
First, gay marriage is not a human
right - the law and traditional societal
norms govern marriage. Marriage,
according to law for nearly every
state is defined as between a man
and a woman. Furthermore, if gays
are allowed to marry where does it
end? Once you yield to gay marriage
you have to let the polygamists, and
any other non-traditional couple or
group, get married.
Also, Implementing longer waiting
periods for guns is not going to reduce
crime and surely won't reduce the
number of people who illegally pos-
sess guns. Imposing longer waiting
periods for people who are attempting
to buy them is only inconveniencing
the people who can legally buy them
in the first place.
Iraq. First, six intelligence agencies,
including our CIA, FBI and everyone's
precious Clinton administration all
concluded that it was a great probability
that Iraq had weapons of mass destruc-
tion. Six intelligence agencies. That is
good enough for me. While it ends up
that there are probably not weapons of
mass destruction, I do not think it was
wrong for us to occupy Iraq. If there
was even the slightest chance that they
possessed weapons
Curtis Baranyk, ECU Student
Pirate Rant
Since when did it become
acceptable to wear rainbows
with everything (I.e. winter
clothes and items that don't
I hate when I have parked in
a lot somewhere, only to come
back to my car and find that
someone else has parked just
about as close as possible to my
car so that I can barely open
the door to get inside. It's espe-
cially ridiculous and aggravating
when there are plenty of other
open spaces in which they could
have parked. Why park so close
What does "one size fits all"
mean? How can the same piece of
clothing fit people of all different
sizes? Bottom line: It can't and
it doesn't.
Why should I be penalized
by financial aid for taking longer
than four years to graduate? It's
not like I'm any happier about It
than they are.
How can John Kerry be
opposed to outscoring when
his wife's company is located all
over the world? Just turn over
a bottle of Heinz Ketchup and
you'll see made in Asia or made
in Mexico. How much sense does
that make?
Don't kiss me, then add little
kisses at the end, then not call.
If the best argument you
can come up with when you see
me on 10th Street holding my
BushCheney '04 sign is, "Bush
sucks then don't try. And what
is with the obscenities hurled at
me because I choose to support
someone you don't? I don't yell,
"F$& you when you tell me
your opinions on Kerry. Don't
take it as a personal attack. I'm
just supporting the candidate
I choose. You can do the same
thing. That's the beauty of Amer-
ica, and why the President wants
to protect it.
I am sick of hearing Repub-
licans go on and on about how
much Kerry sucks - just spitting
out BS they heard their mommy
and daddy say. Then when you
ask them about a real issue they
have no answer hmm just
like Bush. Get your own beliefs,
I think Tony McKee might
actually have a mental break-
down (if he hasn't already) if
George Bush doesn't get re-
elected. So, maybe we should
just vote for G.W.B. for his sake
It seems like too many stu-
dents on campus are here to get
a degree in drinking. It makes
me sad to think that some of
them may be parents one day. It's
depressing to listen to people
who never want to do anything
but be drunk or high, or talk
about it. Life is short, and no
one gets a second chance. Why
waste it?
Is it just me, or do the squir-
rels on campus try to attack you
I think it's a rip that decline
for freshmen doesn't roll over to
the next semester.
It's amazing how a town with
two Jiffy Lubes across the street
from each other can have so few
parking spaces.
Why is it that so many people
skip class? Either you or your par-
ents are paying a lot of money for
this education, so go to class!
Why do some girls use Hal-
loween as an excuse to dress
provocatively? It's All Hallow's
Eve, not All Sluts Day.
A comment on Wednesday's
front page: How typical of youl
Now you can join the Washing-
ton Post, and the New York Times
as one of the all time most left
wing publications out there! In
a state, in a town and especially
on a campus, who for the most
part is conservative, you still
continue to state your liberal and
communist point of view.
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staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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Hamid Karzai emerged with a
resounding victory.
With his inauguration
to a five-year term a month
away, the U.Sbacked Karzai
already is under pressure to
ditch his coalition with power-
ful warlords and tackle a boom-
ing narcotics industry that
has become a major economic
force in one of the world's
poorest nations.
Officials declared the vote
count complete Tuesday after-
noon, giving some 1,500 weary
staff at eight counting centers a
well-earned rest in the middle
of the Islamic fasting month
of Ramadan. Investigators were
still examining about 100 sus-
pect ballot boxes, but the elec-
tion's chief technical officer said
the count was effectively "over
and done
"It's just these last dribs and
drabs to be approved David
Avery told The Associated Press.
"It's really nothing that can
affect the outcome
Showing 98.4 percent
of the votes counted, the Web
site of the U.NAfghan elec-
tion commission said Karzai
had SS.5 percent of the votes,
39 points ahead of his closest
rival, former Education Minister
Yunus Qanooni.
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former ruling Taliban, whose
threats to disrupt the election
proved hollow.
Karzai, 47, a member of the
Pashtun community, the larg-
est ethnic group in this diverse
and often divided country,
portrayed himself as the best
candidate to weld a unified
He also promised to double
the income of Afghans and
pursue a reformist agenda that
can finally begin to deliver basic
services such as health and edu-
cation to people impoverished by
a quarter-century of fighting.
So far, the country's re-emer-
gence, cities such as Kabul and
Kandahar are in the grip of a
real estate boom, appears to
be founded more on lucrative
drug exports than the legal
Under pressure from the
United States, Karzai is expected
to announce a crackdown on
refiners and traffickers who use
Afghan opium poppies to supply
most of the world's heroin.
"His mind is made up to do
something, finally a Western
official who advises the Afghan
government on counternarcotics
policy said on condition of ano-
nymity. "They know that this
government will not survive if
they don't take action
Karzai must deal with
the opium traffickers at the
same time he grapples with
regional leaders who still
control much of the country
with the help of private militias
that have so far escaped a U.N
sponsored disarmament drive.
Francesc Vendrell, the
European Union's special rep-
resentative, said Karzai took
an important step before the
election by excluding Defense
Minister Mohammed Fahim,
a powerful warlord, from his
presidential ticket and then
sidelining the most influential
warlord in western Afghanistan,
Ismail Khan.
"He's now got a mandate to
have a reformist government
Vendrell told British Broadcast-
ing Corp. radio, adding that
the United States and Euro-
pean nations would support his
Election officials said formal
confirmation of Karzai's victory
could come by the weekend,
when investigations into irregu-
larities were expected to be com-
plete and the election ruled "free
and fair
Karzai would then have until
his swearing-in in late November
to think about how to reorganize
his Cabinet, which now con-
tains a string of former militia
leaders who helped the United
States drive out the Taliban in
late 2001.
Before his victory becomes
official, investigators must clear
the last of several hundred
ballot boxes held back because
of allegations of foul play on
election day.
Ray Kennedy, deputy chair-
man of the joint U.NAfghan
electoral commission, said Tues-
day that some ballot boxes were
"obviously stuffed" and would
probably be disqualified. But he
said the problems were not on a
scale that could overturn Karzai's
His remarks were an indi-
cation that the commission
would officially acknowledge
some irregularities in its final
report, the key condition set
by Karzai's closest rival for
conceding defeat.
"If the fraud was not so seri-
ous, we would accept that Karzai
has won Qanooni's running
mate, Taj Mohammed Wardak,
told the AP.
"I hope there was not so
much fraud so our democracy is
safe. If it was serious, then we are
sad and it will affect the election
result. We will accept the conclu-
sion" of the investigation.
can turn a good time into a very
bad situation Barrow said.
"There is a direct correlation
with the amount of fights you
have inside an establishment
and the amount of alcohol the
patrons are drinking
Barrow said one thing he
does not feel students realize is in
North Carolina it is unlawful for
any person to drink any kind of
mixed beverage or fortified wine
outside their home or a business
that holds a permit.
Violators of this law can be
put in jail for 120 days. Convic-
tions of these offenses result in
criminal records that show up
on future job applications. He
said every year the ABC runs into
incidents of people walking down
the street with these beverages.
Having a fraudulent identifi-
cation can mean either attempting
to use an altered identification or
another person's identification.
"Merely attempting to enter
a bar by showing a fictitious
identification can get them 120
days in jail Barrow said.
In addition to alcohol vio-
lations, the ABC officers are
able to make arrests and deal
with any other illegal situa-
tion. Barrow said they often get
in the middle of and observe,
a number of illegal situations
because they are dressed in regu-
lar attire and are not recognized
as law enforcement officers. They
have direct communication with
the Greenville police on patrol in
the downtown area and are able
to contact the police if they need
further assistance with a situation.
"When we come inside a
bar it's not just looking for an
underage person it's about the
entire operation of a business
Barrow said.
There are more than 370
places in Pitt County that sell
alcohol compared to 11 or 12
private clubs that sell alcohol In
downtown Greenville. The ABC
officers are going to concentrate
their efforts to other locations.
"We work closely with the
police department and we set up
lines of communication the
communication lines have been
well established Barrow said.
"When you look at ABC
and ALE it's not just alcohol
enforcement, it's enforcement of
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Page A6 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor
THURSDAY October 28, 2004
Wachovia Free Boot Friday will
be held Friday Oct. 29 from 5
p.m. - 8 p.m. This "alive at five"
event will be filled with food,
exhibits, beer, wine, merchandise
booths, kids activities and musical
entertainment by The Blue Dogs.
Free Boot Friday will be held at
Evans St. and Martin Luther King
Jr. Drive in uptown Greenville. For
more information call 329-4200.
Halloween Swing Dance will be
held Friday Oct. 29 in the Willis
Building. Lessons and Dance
are from 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
No partner or previous dance
experience necessary. Dancers
in costume will receive a door
prize ticket. $3.00 (students).
Sponsored by the ECU Folk &
Country Dancers.
Students are reminded about
campus activities on Halloween!
Midnight Madness, on Sunday
Oct. 31 will be held from 9:30
p.m. -1:30 a.m. at the Mendenhall
Student Center. An ECU OneCard
is required for admission. Contact
382-4796 for more information.
Do not forget to buy tickets
for the ECU vs. Army football
game, Saturday Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.
Tailgating begins at 11 a.m don't
miss the excitement!
Tickets are now on sale for the
Krimson and Cream Scholarship
Ball which will be held Dec. 4
from 8 p.m. -1 a.m. The last day
to buy tickets is Nov. 15. Tickets
are $15 for single students and
$25 for couples.
Healthy Hints
For those students who are
beginning to have a sore throat,
stop this illness before it can
start. Drink plenty of fluids and try
drinking warm tea with honey and
lemon. They will not only make
your throat feel better, but will help
your body build strength to fight
off your sore throat.
Drink plenty of fluids. Keeping the
body hydrated can help against
getting sick and keeps your body
regular. It also can give your skin
a healthy glow.
Dry skin can be a symptom of
changing seasons. Not only is this
condition not very attractive, it can
also be painful. Try using a mild
moisturizer which states on the
bottle that it is non-comedogenic.
This will not clog pores or irritate
skin. For those with ultra sensitive
skin, try a moisturizer that is
fragrance free. Those products
will not burn skin and can be
purchased including sunscreen.
With Halloween this weekend,
students are reminded to plan
their costumes around the
weather. Many costumes do not
provide enough warmth which can
lead to weather related sickness
after the holiday. Jackets or long
sleeves can be added to many
costumes without compromising
style. Pants are also an easy way
to keep warm without having to
change the style of the costume
to drastically.
California Confetti Pizza
1 California Avocado, diced
1 Twelve-Inch Purchased, baked
pizza bread shell
1 tbsp olive oil as needed
1 tbsp lemon juice
6 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or
1 cup tomatillo or tomato salsa
1 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 cup chopped Anaheim chili
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup feta cheese
1 tbsp chopped, fresh oregano
1 tsp dried oregano
Gently toss avocado with lemon
Brush pizza bread shell with
olive oil
Sprinkle with garlic
Spread salsa over shell
Sprinkle with corn, onion, chill,
bell pepper, avocado, cheese
and oregano
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive
Bake at 450 degrees until cheese
is lightly browned, about 10
ECU'S many diverse graduate
schools rank on national list
School takes higher
education by storm
In July of this year, U.S. News
published their list for the top
rated graduate schools in Amer-
ica. There were many different
categories in which our school
was referred, such as in the field
of fine arts and nursing. This
new study proves what many
already knew about our school.
The administration here at ECU
has been working so diligently
to strive for excellence in all
of its different areas, and has
achieved so much for so many
diverse fields.
Historically, the master's
degree has been the most sought
after degree among ECU under-
graduate students. The graduate
school diligently persevered to
offer the best education to those
who attended ECU. Through
much hard work the doctoral
school was created, which began
offering many more opportuni-
ties to those who entered the
graduate school.
To enter a professional work-
ing force, a professional degree
is required. Graduate degrees
are important to have in order
to attain the desired job or posi-
tion relevant to each field. The
ECU Graduate School allows
students to explore and train to
their specific field of work. The
school ensures students learn the
newest advances in their field,
allowing students to acquire jobs
with confidence. Paul Tschet-
ter, Ph.D the interim dean of
the graduate school said, "It is
ECU's goal to deliver the stron-
gest graduate studies available
All programs in the graduate
studies are accredited, this is
very important to get jobs right
out of schooling. The national
accreditation gives all students
who gain diplomas national
acceptance as a professional in
their respective field.
Recently the school has made
distance education available,
which is a new, innovative way
to gain training without having
to come to ECU. The school has
offered distance education to
Education is one of the many graduate school programs open to students who are interested in furthering their educations.
many in other counties and areas
of the state. All of the courses held
on campus in graduate studies are
offered through distance educa-
tion. This new method also helps
in streamlining the size of classes
and the amount of time profes-
sors have with each student.
The graduate school makes a
point of thoroughly examining
each subject, making sure that
all Information is current and
up to date. The school also tries
to add new programs each year
to increase the appeal of get-
ting a graduate degree to more
people. The school has recently
added some new additional
studies, two of which are reha-
bilitation studies and medical
family therapy. An addition to
the English degree was recently
acquired, allowing students to
get there doctorate in English
and getting a master's degree in
birth to kindergarten education.
All of the school's programs
are exceptional and worth
learning more about. There are
some exceptional programs that
shouldn't go without mention-
ing. The English program has
some of the best professors in
the state, training graduate stu-
dents to teach lower level Eng-
lish. The largest programs at
ECU in graduate studies are the
education programs. They
teach a wide number of
students, continuing the
tradition of ECU being known as a
historically based teaching
college. ECU also has a couple of
programs that aren't necessar-
ily found in other colleges. The
maritime history program, and
the coastal resource management
programs, are one of the few
offered in the country, and the
only programs like it in the state.
These programs distinguish ECU
as a progressive school, always
searching to make the school
bigger and better, serving all
their students better than most
colleges can.
When asked about what
advice would be best to give to
those undergraduate students
looking to further their educa-
tion, Tschetter suggested a few
options. Students interested in
furthering their education can
learn more about the graduate
school's programs through the
spring fair, which is set up specifi-
cally to help everyone learn more
of the options available. The fall
fair, which recently occurred in
Mendenhall, had representatives
from 55 different concentrations
available to help the student
body. Students could also visit
with the faculty associated with
the graduate school, and with
individual departments accord-
ing to their interest. Acquaint-
ing yourself with the faculty
and becoming a familiar face is
encouraged, and proves to be a
valued effort. Most importantly,
Tschetter said it should be all
serious students' priority to take
advantage of the graduate school
and the programs available.
For more information on
the graduate school, programs
offered or the faculty involved
check out ecu.edugradschool.
This writer can be contacted at
School offers options
Profile of school of
Located in Joyner East, the
school of communication is
where at least 7 percent of ECU
students spend their time in
class. With a variety of majors
and minors available, as well
as beneficial general education
classes, studying communication
is becoming more popular.
There are B.S. and B.A.
degrees offered for those who
choose to major in communica-
tion. Both majors require a total
of 126 hours, containing general
education courses, the core com-
munication curriculum, foreign
language and a minor in another
course of study.
If you're looking to study
broadcast journalism, media
production or media studies,
then you'll be working toward a
Bachelor of Science in communi-
cation. The broadcast concentra-
tion is for students interested in
working as a reporter or broadcast
writer. Media production is for
those interested In being an
audio or video specialist. A media
studies major integrates two areas
of communication choosing
between public relations, jour-
nalism and media production.
The Bachelor of Arts in com-
munication includes three dif-
ferent areas of study. A B.A. in
communication studies is a broad
program for those interested
in seeking a range of different
careers, including traditional
courses in communication theory
and history. A degree in public
relations is for those interested
in the corporate aspect of com-
munication. A public relations
major will design strategic mes-
sages, manage communication
campaigns and practice com-
munication between companies,
there is also an emphasis placed
on public speaking. The final
choice of a major in communica-
tion is a B.A. In print journalism,
for students with an interest in
writing for the newspaper or
other publications.
As far as a minor in com-
munication, you have two
choices, communication stud-
ies and media studies. These
are similar to the aforemen-
tioned communication stud-
ies and media studies majors.
There are a few general edu-
cation communication classes
available to students. The 1001
level course Is introduction to
communication, where you'll
learn the history of the mass
media, interpersonal and group
communication and communi-
cation theories. The other classes,
2410 and 2420, are courses in
public speaking where you'll
deliver informative, persuasive
and ceremonial speeches.
A few fun and interesting
communication classes are
COMM 3362 and 2210. The first
is a course in visual editing where
you'll learn how to use graphics
in public relations design and
layout. By taking that class, you'll
do things with programs such as
PowerPoint that you never even
knew were possible. The second,
titled "Writing for the Electronic
Mass Media studies what goes
on behind the scenes of TV sta-
tions and movies and emphasizes
script writing.
see EVENT page A8
Student Prof
)evelopment is designed to help students make career decisions.
Office helps students choose career
Guiding students in
their after-school quest
Many seniors at ECU know
there is a Student Professional
Development office on campus
that can help make getting a job
after graduation a smooth transi-
tion, but surprisingly many other
students haven't heard of SPD.
The Student Professional
Development office is a depart-
ment within Academic Affairs
at ECU. The main goal of SPD is
to give students the chance to
realize what their career goals
may be and to assist students
in finding a job that suits them
best. They do this by setting up
job fairs, advertising employer
interviews and a number of other
venues to get students on the
right path to a fulfilling career.
Last academic year alone more
than 350 employers and more
than 3,000 students participated
in on-campus career fairs.
To become more active in
pursuing a job after graduation
it is highly recommended that
one become involved and take
advantage of the opportunities
allotted by SPD. SPD wants stu-
dents to explore, experience and
engage in all the venues that can
make it easier to find a job.
In order to take full advan-
tage of SPD one has to register
with career services. This entails
filling out a one-page registra-
tion form and signing it. Once
students register they can access
the SPD online database of jobs,
which has more than 1,700 full
and part-time positions, intern-
ships, work-study, volunteering
positions and co-op listings in
the community and national.
SPD doesn't only offer ser-
vices for those seeking jobs once
they graduate they also provide
services to find summer intern-
ships, those interested in work
study, students who would like
a part-time job or just anyone
part of the ECU community that
wants to learn more about skills
that help to get a job.
SPD has an E-recruiting net-
work that students can join. The
E-recruiting network is basically
Internet based and puts students
in contact with different employ-
ers who wish to recruit online. In
order to become a member of the
E-recruiting network one must
visit the SPD office or create a
profile by visiting the ECU SPD
Web site.
Students who join the E-
recruiting network will have
access to sign up for jobs and on-
campus interviews. This network
also allows the recruiters to view
resumes and pre-select students
they would like to meet with.
"Student Professional Devel-
opment has many companies
such as IBM, BB&T, Wachovia
and Bearing Point Consulting
that have Interviews in the SPD
office. Last year I sent out over
5,000 resumes and that's just
for the college of business said
Brian Newton associate director
of career services.
One of the things SPD does
see STUDENT page A9

In love and politics,
all is fair, temporary
Hard bodies can help prevent osteoporosis
(KRT) � Some people have
difficulty understanding poli-
tics. Generally, politics are easy
to hide from - except for the
presidential elections every four
years. Then the airwaves are
filled with almost as many politi-
cal ads as beer ads.
Vou can see why this phe-
nomenon spooks people. The
public can stand only about
one political ad for every SO
beer ads.
fortunately for the electorate,
I have a deep understanding of
politics that goes back to my days
as manager for my junior prom
date's class-treasurer campaign.
I got her elected, and she went
with me to the prom. Simple.
It was then I realized poli-
tics is like dating. Allow me
to explain.
Think of America as a gor-
geous redhead whom every guy
wants to date. She's not terribly
proactive about seeking out the
right man - she's more tradi-
tional; she waits for him to find
her. And when he does find her
and is able to convince her of his
undying love and devotion, she
may consent to date him, usually
for a minimum of four years.
I know what you're thinking:
Four years is a long time to date
without getting married, but
since my metaphorical woman is
a huge land mass, I think you'll
let me slide if I don't explain why
she can never get married.
So she dates her man (she
hasn't yet seriously considered
dating women or minorities, but
the more rich white guys she goes
out with, the better the alterna-
tives look) and things usually
start out pretty well. They share
the standard six-month honey-
moon period, during which she
overlooks all of his flaws because
she's still intoxicated by his origi-
nal seduction.
But even the best seductions
wear off, and she is left wonder-
ing if she picked the right guy.
Fortunately for the guy, she's
very traditional and has a hard
time dumping anyone until his
four years is up.
When that time comes, how-
ever, she can expect some seri-
ous courtship. Crowds of men
gather at her door and wrestle
each other for the right to battle
her current boyfriend for her
affections. It's a trying time for
everyone, especially her. After
four years, she is bound to have
some problems with her man.
He has made mistakes. Men
always do.
So here's this new guy. He has
a nice smile and promises her the
world - just like every guy before
him. She knows in her heart that
courtship involves some hyper-
bole, so it's up to her to figure
out if the new man holds more
promise than the old man.
She's lucky, though. When
the old guy sees that he has made
mistakes and that she has her
doubts, he has time to step up
and act like the man he promised
he would be four years ago.
I bet every woman wishes she
had a constant suitor to keep her
current man in check. If we were
all worried about our girlfriends
dumping us for some other jerk,
we'd be on our best behavior all
the time.
This is a lesson for candidates
and boyfriends everywhere. We
will all make mistakes; we will all
do things later on that we wish
we could take back. And when
the shining new knight comes
forward to steal the hand of our
fair lady, it's important for us to
know how to react.
Our instinct may be to close
our eyes and pretend that noth-
ing is wrong, that she is being
irrational and faint of heart. But
that's a mistake. I know because
I've made it.
What I learned is that we
men need to own up to and
acknowledge our sins. We need
to tell our women that in the last
four years (or 14 months as the
case may be), we have learned a
lot about each other. We have
made mistakes that, if we had
known better, we would not have
made. But after all the time and
love we have shared, we have
learned her wants and needs and
are deeply committed to giving
her those things because she is
the most important woman in
our world.
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eases, including osteoporosis.
Although osteoporosis is not
gender exclusive, it more com-
monly affects postmenopausal
women, especially petite, thin,
fair-skinned women. Known risk
factors include hormonal imbal-
ances, specifically estrogen defi-
ciency, as well as extended use
of certain thyroid medications
and steroids. Lack of sufficient
calcium and physical inactiv-
ity predispose many women to
this disease.
Up until around age 40,
women are still developing bone
mass, though peak bone mass
is obtained during teenage and
young adult years. Encourag-
ing young girls to participate
in sports and exercise-related
activities early on can contrib-
ute to lifelong healthy bones
and bodies.
You can choose a lifestyle
that fosters good bone health.
Consuming dairy products and
or calcium supplements and
participating in weight-bearing
cardiovascular training as well
as resistance training are good
places to start.
An example of a weight-bear-
ing exercise is the one-legged
squat. Balance yourself on one
leg with your knees bent and
weight in your heel. Bend your
opposite raised leg so your toe is
pointing toward the floor. Squat
down by sitting back, hinging at
your hips. Then rise back to the
starting position by pushing up
through your heels. Rise back
up only to the point where your
knees are still bent and then go
immediately into the next repeti-
tion. Try 15 repetitions on one
leg and then switch to the other
leg for another set.
Consult with your physi-
cian, but if you already suffer
from osteoporosis, you will most
likely have to eliminate running,
jumping, abdominal crunches,
spinal flexion, rowing machines
and adductor machines from
your training.
The prevention of bone loss
should begin in adolescence
through proper nutrition and
sufficient physical activity, but it
can be curbed in adulthood with
strength training. Slowly and pro-
gressively increasing the load can
cause new bone growth and halt
the progression of the disease.
So when it comes to your
bones, use them or lose them.
It's up to you.
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Makeup artist Justin Virden sprays the hands of character witch Jon
Huffman while haunted house co-owner Cindy Johns watches.
(KRT) � What if your job
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this? "Chasing people through
woods in scary clown costume
with weapon of choice - be it a
meat hook, chain saw or machete
Sounds scary, but being a
seasonal monster for $5.15 an
hour may not be a bad part-time
option for some.
"I can't list too many other
jobs as fun as this said Ryan
Pluto, owner of the Carnival of
Horrors, which runs in Cuyahoga
Falls, Ohio, through Oct. 31.
The Carnival of Horrors is
three haunted areas - the Freak-
show, the Fun House and the
Wicked Woods - full of spooky
characters. While some autumn
monster gigs are filled by vol-
unteers, Pluto pays his actors to
insure quality.
"We want our actors to focus
on creating an environment of
fun for our customers he said.
Carnival of Horrors' talent
acquisition manager Mike Hach
is responsible for hiring the more
than 50 actors who work at the
site each Friday, Saturday and
Sunday night.
A morose-looking metal head
with a stalky walk and a gentle
presence, Hach has been work-
ing as an actor and costume and
makeup designer for various
haunted houses since the tender
age of 12.
"It's not a hard job. You just
need to be excited about doing
it Hach said.
Hach's actors have a consid-
erable amount of freedom in cre-
ating their characters. However,
the show's theme does require a
number of clowns - a very real
phobia for some.
In fact, while Hach was pro-
moting the Carnival of Horrors
at a concert last month, he was
joined by two actors, one playing
a "scary" clown, and the other,
a "normal" clown. Most people
said they were more terrified by
the "normal" clown.
"We pretty much let people
change their makeup and charac-
ter each night, so they don't get
bored Hach said. "But we try
to stay away-from cliches, like a
ghoul with a white face and black
around the eyes. We try to do the
most realistic looking makeup
we can
There's no formal interview
process for prospective monsters.
Hach simply requires an applica-
tion or a phone call, though he
prefers to hire actors with some
haunted house experience.
There are also a few strict
ground rules:
1) Monsters must be at least 15
years old.
2) They can't touch
the customer.
3) They can't curse.
4) They can't use real weapons.
5) If a customer is too scared,
they must back off.
"Some people show up like
it's any other job and work as
little as possible to earn their
cash Hach said. "That's usually
the only problem we run into
with actors
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have been loyal to the Carnival
of Horrors, which Pluto opened
in 1991.
There's Scott Tedrick, 23, an
amateur comedian whom Pluto
describes as "our chain saw
clown guy Justin Davis, 21, a
deaf man who has acted as Mike
Myers for four years; and Rick
Thornas, 24, a member of the
band Mushroomhead and one-
sixth of Hach's makeup team,
Demons of Darkness.
"There's an adrenaline rush
you get in scaring people, but
it's also a release to be someone
else for a moment - something
unnatural said Thomas, who
uses the stage name Stitch.
Stage names are used by the
actors so they do not break char-
acter in front of the crowd
It takes Thomas eight to nine
hours to get in full makeup and
costume as his scary clown char-
acter, accented by 3-foot stilts,
prosthetic nails and a meat hook
in hand.
Thomas is also responsible
for mentoring student actors,
helping them sharpen their dia-
logue so they can interact with
customers, as well as their eye
for makeup.
The average age of the acting
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as 15 and as youthful as 40.
However, you won't find
many housewives in gingham
playing Leatherface. The cast
is largely dominated by video
game-playing, horror movie-
watching, heavy metal-listen-
ing men - though, women are
"This really is about having
fun. It's not like we're going to
retire off this Thomas said.
Mercenary monsters need
not apply.
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At this point you're probably
wondering how taking commu-
nication classes or becoming a
communication major or minor
will benefit you once you're out
of school, right? Well fellow stu-
dents, communication is a key
part of life!
Mlrriam-Webster's dictionary
defines communication as, "a
process by which information is
exchanged between individuals
through a common system of
symbols, signs or behavior The
first thing many businesses look
at when hiring new people are
communication skills. They want
to know how well you can com-
municate and work with others.
Also, by working in the mass
media you have the capability to
affect hundreds, thousands or
even millions of people.
"The advantage of being a
communication major is that
you're going to learn so much
about the media that is omnipres-
ent in your life, about how it's
made, how it works, about how
it finances work and about the
effect that it has on society. You're
going to learn to be able to use
those things to get your messages
out to the public said Carey
Martin, Ph.D associate professor
in the school of communication.
Taking classes in communica-
tion or more specifically, major-
ing in communication can open
doors to a variety of careers.
"I like being a communica-
tion major because it's very broad
and you can do a lot of different
things with it. You can go in a lot
of different directions after you
graduate said junior communi-
cation major Tim Connolly.
"I just got an Internship with
National Geographic through
the school of communication.
ECU has a lot of programs set up
for students who just came out
of communication. There are a
lot of open doors when you get
out said Greg Lubin, a junior
communication major.
"I like my major because it's
dealing with the media and it's
going to help me a lot in the
future to open doors so that I
can get a good job said Brittney
Langston, a sophomore commu-
nication major.
"I like (communication
because there are so many dif-
ferent fields you can work in
said Joe Gallman, a sophomore
communication major.
This being that it incorporates
not just a little, but a lot of writ-
ing. Contrary to popular belief,
this is not a major to breeze right
"This is not by any means
an easier major than any of the
others out there. I have spent
many nights and weekends just
writing papers and scripts or
press kits. It's fun, but It takes
a good amount of work said a
junior communication major who
wished to remain anonymous.
For more information on
ECU'S School of Communication,
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Is set up interviews with differ-
ent employers weekly to expose
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SPD Web site offers a monthly
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times, meeting places and cor-
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SPD doesn't just give you
the information but they help
through the process of selecting
a job, finding an internship or
just realizing what career path
one wants to take. SPD has a slew
of tools and services to meet each
individual need. Each college at
ECU has a career coordinator
assigned to assist students with
their job search process. SPD also
has a Pirate Alumni Network,
which is composed of about
140 alumni who serve as career
One of the many tools SPD
has is links to valuable career
assessment tools, which are
helpful for determining a career
field or choosing a major. Some
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personal mission statements.
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Page B1 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY October 28, 2004
TEC weekend predictions
Georgia - 30
Florida -14
Georgia - 23
Florida -16
Georgia - 24
Florida -14
Arizona St.
Cal - 32
ASU - 30
Cal - 31
Florida -14
Georgia - 23
Florida - 27
Georgia -17
Florida -16
Cal - 35
Cal - 34
NCSU- 23
Western Car.
Elon - 23
WCU -19
NCSU - 20
Clemson -14
NCSU- 24

Cal - 24
Cal - 30
ASU -17
Georgia - 23
Florida -17
Georgia - 21
Georgia -17
Florida -10
Clemson - 7
NCSU - 28
Clemson -16
NCSU - 23
Clemson - 6
Cal - 26
Cal - 31
Cal - 28
Elon - 24
WCU -17
Elon -13
Elon - 22

ECU - 33
Army - 23

ECU - 42
Army - 38
ECU - 35
Army - 44
ECU - 41
Army - 48
ECU - 38
Army - 28
Elon - 27
WCU -16
NCSU -16
Clemson -10
NCSU -14
Clemson - 9
NCSU- 27
Clemson - 7
ECU - 52
Army - 49

Lions - 24
Cowboys -16

Lions - 28
Colts - 35
Chiefs - 31
Lions -13
Cowboys - 21

Lions - 20
Cowboys -10

Lions - 27
Cowboys -17
Lions -17
Cowboys - 21
Elon - 21
WCU -18
Elon -17
Elon -13
WCU - 20
Colts - 41
Chiefs - 37
Colts - 31
Chiefs - 28
Colts - 44
Chiefs - 35
Colts - 48
Chiefs - 38
Colts - 28
Chiefs - 24
Packers -17
'Skins - 27
Packers - 28
'Skins -13
Packers - 24
'Skins -16
Packers - 23
Seahawks - 28
Seahawks - 21
Panthers - 7
Seahawks - 21
Panthers - 3
Seahawks - 27
Panthers -13
Packers -17
'Skins - 7
Seahawks - 31
Panthers -17

ECU - 34
Army - 27
ECU - 42
Army - 37
Lions - 24
Cowboys -16
Uons - 24
Cowboys - 31

' Uons- 34
Cowboys - 21
Colts - 27
Chiefs - 20
Broncos - 20
Falcons -13
Broncos - 21
Falcons -17
Broncos - 27
Falcons -18
Broncos - 23
Falcons -16
Broncos -13
Falcons -14
Packers - 24
'Skins -14
Colts - 34
Chiefs - 31
Colts - 37
Chiefs - 35
Seahawks - 20
Panthers - 9
Packers - 27
'Skins -16
Packers -14
'Skins -17
Packers -17
'Skins - 21
Broncos -18
Falcons - 21
Seahawks - 24
Panthers -10
Seahawks - 23
Panthers -13
Seahawks - 26
Panthers -14
Broncos - 20
Falcons -10

Broncos - 24
Falcons - 20
Broncos - 24
Falcons -17
'Not featured In this installment: Brand! Renfro (36-24)
Pirates favored by staff
Robert Leonard still holds
a slim lead over the field head-
ing into Week 7, but there is
plenty of time for a late season
push by the rest of the staff.
The Pirates will host Army,
as most of our writers think
ECU could pull out their
second win of the season.
There may not be many marquee
match-ups on this week's slate,
but each writer is still looking
for a perfect week, something
that hasn't been accomplished
this season.
Florida vs. Georgia
How will the Gators respond
after the firing off their coach-
ing staff? Most likely with a loss
against SEC rival Georgia. How
does a coach get pumped up to
lead his team when he knows he's
just been fired? It doesn't make
much sense to me. Bulldogs win
easily 30-14.
Arizona State
vs. California
Both of these teams have
had tremendous seasons, but
only one can emerge as the
favorite to take second in the
Pac-10 Conference. Keep an eye
out for Arizona State's talented
quarterback Andrew Walter, but
I still think Cal wins the battle of
these one-loss teams by the score
of 32-30.
NC State vs. Clemson
The Tigers' offense has been
horrid as of late. Clemson did
pick up its second win of the
season in an ugly game against
Maryland last week, but they
are in danger of getting shut out
against an athletic Wolfpack
defense. NC State cruises to a
23-10 victory.
Carolina vs. Elon
In a week where big games
In the college ranks are few and
far between, why not show some
love to these in-state squads?
For those who don't know, and
I'm sure that is most of us, the
Catamounts and Phoenix come
into the match-up with two wins
each. In a game to make sure our
staff is doing their homework, I'm
going to take the Phoenix (that
would be Elon) 23-19.
Army vs. ECU
The Pirates are a different
team at home and thank God
for that. ECU was absolutely
pounded 51-10 by Southern Miss
last week. Fortunately, Army is
riding into town and ECU should
pick up their second win of the
season against two struggling
teams by the score of 33-23.
Lions vs. Cowboys
These two squads are heading
In opposite directions with the
Lions fielding a young and excit-
ing team while Dallas is aging
before our eyes. Their once stud
defense could be taken advan-
tage of by Joey Harrington and
company. People were talking
about the lack of a running game
but the defense has been their
undoing. I'll take Detroit in this
one 24-16.
Colts vs. Chiefs
What a fun game this will be
to watch. Make sure you stretch
well before game time because
your head Is going to be moving
back and forth following the ball
from end zone to end zone. Two
great offenses and two sketchy
defense equals a Colts 35-31
Packers vs. Redskins
Washington has been
to the playoffs just once
since winning Super Bowl
XXVI and will need a wfn against
the Packers to stay in the race.
Head Coach Joe Gibbs had a week
to prepare for Brett Favre and
I think that's enough to solve
some problems. Green Bay falls
to Washington 27-17.
Panthers vs. Seahawks
Talk about disappointing. We
knew the Panthers would have
a rough time repeating their
Super Bowl appearance, but dark
horse contender Seattle is really
struggling as well. I think the
Seahawks get back on track with
a 28-10 win over Carolina.
Falcons vs. Broncos
Denver just keeps produc-
ing running backs and I think
anyone short of myself could
churn out 100 yards in that
offense. The Broncos fell to the
Bengals last Monday night but
should rebound against an over-
rated Michael Vick with a 20-13
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Military comes to ECU
Game time moved to
3 p.m. Saturday
Imagine a young man pilot-
ing an American plane in World
War 1. His craft is severely dam-
aged from ground fire and he
has to land behind enemy lines.
German forces capture him
shortly after his rough landing
and, in order to discourage any
escape attempts, strips him of
any and all identification.
All except a small leather
pouch containing a solid bronze
medallion that the young soldier
had hanging around his neck.
The soldier eventually
escapes after his German captors
are attacked near a small French
town. The soldier stumbles across
a French outpost where he is
again captured due to suspicion
that he may be a saboteur.
The French are ready to exe-
cute the young soldier. Aware of
the fact that he has zero identifi-
cation and a strange accent, the
young man searches frantically
for a way to identify himself.
All of the sudden, he remem-
bers the one thing the Germans
didn't take from him - the
bronze coin.
He shows the French soldiers
the coin and one man recognizes
the squadron insignia on the
medallion. The soldiers hold off
the execution, finally identify
who he is, and instead of serving
him a barrel full of hot lead, they
decide to buy him a bottle of wine.
It sounds like a tale your
grandfather would tell you by the
fire one night but the truth is, it's
how coins in the military gained
Women's basketball prepared
to play in PurpleGold game
ECU will welcome dignitaries
their great significance today.
It is one of the many idiosyncra-
sies of the U.S. Military that ECU will
showcase this weekend before and
during the ECU-Army match-up.
Military Appreciation Day
will start at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.
29 and continue through Satur-
day afternoon in honor of our
soldiers stationed all around
the world presently, and all
those who have come and gone
before them.
During halftime, Chancel-
lor Steve Ballard will give The
Chancellor's Coin to military
dignitaries from all over the state
as a memento for their sacrifice
and service. To be given coins
such as these is considered an
honor and a symbol of deep
respect and recognition within
the military.
"Military Appreciation Day
is a way of opening up our-
selves for base commanders
around the state and showing
all those in the military how
much we value their service to
us and our country said ECU'S
Director of Military Programs
Steve Duncan.
ECU has been active in build-
ing connections and opening
communication pathways with
the military in recent years. It
is one of the few universities
in the nation with a security
studies degree that will even-
tually morph into a master's
program. The degree is part of
the political science department
as of now.
ECU also provides an
astounding 40 percent of
distance education out of the 16
universities and colleges across
North Carolina.
"The university and
state system has been very
active In the past two years
as far as finding ways to
reach out to the military and
accommodate their educational
needs Duncan said.
Several other events will
be held along with the coin
presentation. Among those will
be a special flag presentation
to ECU's athletic department
and the 82nd Airborne Chorus,
more commonly known as the
"All American Chorus" will sing
"America The Beautiful
"It's very rare that the public
gets to hear the Ail-American
Chorus Duncan said.
"I worked with the U.S. Depart-
ment of Defense for 32 years and
have never heard them sing, so
it will be quite a treat for me
The Flag was given to ECU by !
Master Sgt. Michael L. Sunday,
Sr whose son Michael Sunday,
Jr. plays wide receiver for ECU. '
Accompanying the gift will be
a plaque with an inscription
explaining what Sunday wants
the flag to represent.
There will also be a fly-over
before the game by an Apache
Helicopter from the 130th Attack
Battalion, which returned from
Afghanistan earlier this year.
Due to all the events
going on for Military
Appreciation Day, game time for
the contest between the Pirates
and Black Nights was moved to
3 p.m. There are also specially
priced tickets at just $10
available for all military members,
past and present, and their
immediate families.
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Scrimmage will feature
talent, new style of play
The Lady Pirates will
compete in their annual purple
and gold scrimmage Saturday,
Oct. 30. The game will begin at
10:30 a.m. and last until 11:30
a.m. - it will give fans their first
look at the new and improved
Lady Pirates.
"This game will give the
fans a chance to see us play in
game situations before the
season begins and see our new
style of play said Head Coach
Sharon Baldwln-Tener.
ECU will be showcasing a
faster, more up-tempo style
of play this year. They will
also implement a more press-
oriented defense.
"This year we will be
more up tempo due to the
loss of Courtney Willis and
because of added depth and
athleticism at the guard position
Baldwin-Tener said.
The lady pirates are
looking to show their fans how
hard they are working and how
much they have improved. This
season's team is full of confidence
and has big plans for this year.
The main goal of the season is to
make it past the Conference USA
tournament and into either the
NIT or NCAA tournament.
Saturday's scrimmage will
not only showcase their new
Baldwin-Tener speaks to the Lady Pirates during a time out.
style but also introduce ECU fans
to the three new lady pirates,
Ebonee Downey, Nicole Days and
Catherine Cooley.
"We have three great
newcomers on our team this
year and we are very pleased
with their progress thus far
Baldwln-Tener said.
"Ebonee is an all-around
shooter with a great feel
for the game, Nicole is a true
athlete and a great rebounder
and Cat is a hard worker and a
banger. We expect each of them to
contribute in some way to
the success of our team
Downey is anxious to put
that shooting skill on display
and prove that she belongs with
the big girls.
"I'm really excited to play
in the scrimmage because
I've always wanted to play on a
D-l team and I will be able to
show the fans what I can do
said Downey.
The excitement of this
scrimmage is shown by all of the
players, both new and
old - because they know this
scrimmage will show the fans
what kind of intensity and,
competition they can expect
this season.
"I just can't wait to get
out there and show thel
fans what we are capable of
doing said senior Jennifer
"We want to get some
excitement started about lady
pirate basketball
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Seniors to be honored
during season finale
Women's soccer Head Coach
Rob Donnenwirth made his pri-
mary goal for the season clear.
Make the conference tourna-
ment. Two weeks ago, it looked
as if that goal would not be
attained. Four wins later, the
Lady Pirates have qualified for
the Conference USA tournament.
"If you would have told me
five games ago that we would be
in the conference tournament,
I would have said that's a tall
order said Donnenwirth.
"The ladies have really
worked hard over this stretch.
They never gave up and it's really
a testament to their work ethic
With all the confidence
and momentum from these
past two weeks, ECU will finish
their season with a home game
against South Florida this Friday
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After opening the 2004-200S
campaign with a successful 2-0
start, the ECU Swimming and
Diving Teams look to take their
winning ways on the road this
upcoming weekend. The Pirates
will take on James Madison
Friday afternoon and then turn
around to face George Mason 24
hours later.
Head Coach Rick Kobe has
been very pleased with the
team's efforts thus far this season
and with their most recent per-
formance against Davidson.
"We swam very, very fast
once again said Kobe in an
interview with ECU Sports Infor-
mation Department.
"We really improved after
our first meet last weekend.
We're very happy to be 2-0.
Now, we're going to get ready to
compete on the road
The Dukes and the Patriots
are both coming off wins head-
ing into this weekend's swims.
James Madison's men
downed George Washington
University by a score of 132-109.
The women also won by a similar
margin, 125-101.
Defending CAA champs,
George Mason, defeated Dela-
ware by scores of 147-91 for the
men's side and 149-94 for the
women's side.
The Pirates didn't have the
opportunity to compete against
either squad in 2003-2004, but
are looking to add to the win
column two times before return-
ing home this weekend.
"This could be the best team
we've ever had here and we've
had some great teams Kobe said
in an interview with SID.
"We have some quality depth
that will certainly help us this
That quality depth includes
some of the freshman class, who
have been turning heads this
season thus far.
Both meets are scheduled to
start at 1 p.m. this weekend.
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The Pirates desperately need a C-USA win this weekend.
Men's soccer hits
road to play Bilikens
ECU to square off
against C-USA foe
The Pirate swimmers will be looking to stay unbeaten.
After a poor performance
against Louisville at home on
Monday, the Pirate Men's Soccer
team will travel to St.Louis
Friday, Oct. 29.
"I thought we played fine
said Head Coach Michael Benn
concerning their performance as
a team against Louisville.
"We certainly generated a lot
of opportunities and we were not
able to finish any of them
The Pirates accumulated
nearly twice the amount of shots
the Cardinals were able to fire.
"I think some of the break-
downs were mental lapses Benn
said referring to the three scoring
chances that were handed to the
Cardinals by the ECU defenders.
Brian Pope will look to affect
the amount of goals scored on
Friday. It's likely that he will start
the game as the Pirate keeper,
even though Chris Hicks has
played a great deal of minutes
for the ECU in goal this season.
Pope has allowed 1.76 goals per
game this season.
The Pirates ventured to
Herman Stadium in St. Louis
two years ago and were shut out
by the Bilikens 6-0. In the past
six years, St. Louis has main-
tained a 51-8-6 record on their
home field. However, ECU has a
good chance to bring back a win
this year. The Bilikens have
lost three home games already
this season and they have been
shutout in their last two com-
In the last week, St.
Louis lost to Memphis and
Cincinnati and they didn't score in
either event.
The Pirates have two games
left on their schedule when
they return from St. Louis. Their
final home game will be Satur-
day, Nov. 6 against Memphis, a
Conference USA rival.
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will be to win obviously, but with
as little risk as possible.
The Lady Pirates are cur-
rently in fifth place in the con-
ference and can finish as high as
third with a win against South
Florida and with Louisville and
Marquette losses. For this reason,
Donnenwirth would like the
win, but knows the Importance
of keeping his girls healthy
and ready for the tournament.
"We really don't want to get
anyone hurt Friday Donnen-
wirth said.
"We will play some players
who normally don't see much
action. In the tournament, we
have to play on consecutive days
and we may need these players to
step in and play. Being able to play
them Friday is an asset for us
To get the win, ECU will
have to be ready for the Bulls.
While the Bulls have strug-
gled, they aren't eliminated
from the tournament just yet.
They still have two games left,
and with two wins could fill in
the last three slots. ECU, along
with St. Louis, Marquette, Lou-
isville and UAB, has clinched
a birth in the tournament.
Charlotte, DePaul, TCU, Memphis,
Tulane and South Florida all are
fighting for the last three spots.
This puts South Florida in a
must win situation. They must
win against the Pirates and then
against the Bearcats on Sunday
and hope for losses from some of
the teams mentioned above.
Look for South Florida to
come out aggressive. They've
struggled scoring this season and
have been shut out in seven of
their 14 games. The Bulls have
nothing to lose, and should
come out with a more aggressive
attack. This could give ECU some
opportunities to get breakaways
and counter attack.
The season finale also ends
the career for Rachelle Cabe-
ceiras, Sarah Stoltz, Megan
Schwanke and Krystel Pabey.
Donnenwirth knows the effect
these ladies have had on his team
and feels they will be missed.
These ladies will hope to
continue their career for as long
as possible after Friday in the
conference tournament. The
tournament will take place in St.
Louis from Nov. 3 - 6. .
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THURSDAY October 28. 2004
John Thompson
"Southern Miss took advantage of every mistake that we
made. We have got to respond to that. We will not deviate
and one thing we are not going to do is panic. I think that
is the worst thing that any coach can do, I think it is the
worst thing that anybody could do. If we panic, and we
get shook, then we start making poor, poor decisions. We
are not going to lose our focus on what it takes to get this
� thing done. I have 100 percent confidence that we will get
11 this thing done and we are going to play better on Saturday.
If We practiced in full gear for the first
time all year long. Our guys got out
a lot of frustration Monday night. We all have to step up

The Pirate defense will have to shut down the Black Knight's potent offense.
Pirates must be tough on 'D'
The Pirates have had a tumultuous season to say
the least, but will have an opportunity to pick up
their second win of the season when they host Army
on Saturday. ECU is hoping to put a 51-10 drub-
bing at the hands of Conference
USA rival in the rear view mirror
and not look back while the
Black Knights arrive riding the
momentum of a two-game win-
ning streak. The Pirates will have
to exploit several advantages in
order to come out on top.
X � ECU had a difficult
time matching up with a stron-
ger and quicker Southern Miss
squad last week as the Golden
Eagles forced the Pirates to play
catch up for nearly the entire
game. The Pirates should not
have to incorporate that style
of play on Saturday. The offense
will need to stick to their game
plan in order to take advantage MOORE
of Army's suspect defense. The
Black Knights have allowed more than 35 points
per game this season and are extremely suspect
against the run. Army defeated South Florida 42-35
last weekend but had to survive 367 rushing yards
to do so. Chris Johnson will give Army all they can
handle and should be a decisive advantage for the
Pirates. Art Brown is listed at No. 2 on the depth
chart and could finally get some opportunities after
missing all of last season with an injury. Brown has
carried the ball 29 times for 136 yards but has yet
to find the end zone this season. Marvin Townes
is questionable with a rib injury.
� Perhaps the biggest advantage
for the Pirates and probably the most over-
looked is the intensity and emotion playing
at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium brings to the
team. Most teams benefit from home field
advantage and ECU is
no different. In games
the Pirates seem to
up well against the
nent, they are demolished on the
road. ECU has lost by an average of
42 points on the road this season and
just 5.7 in Greenville. In last week's
game for example, Southern Miss
has been suspect against the run all
season but ECU had -3 yards on the
ground. That should not be the case
this weekend. But for that advantage
to take hold, the Pirates will need
the help of the fans. It has been a
rough season thus far but expect the
ECU faithful to show up in droves
to continue to support the team.
��i � Another factor that will play a key role
in Saturday's outcome will be the play of ECU's
receivers. What looked to be the deepest position
before the start of the season has now become the
thinnest. Senior Damarcus Fox was dismissed from
the team earlier this season after failing a drug test
and Edwin Rios is done for the season after coming
to a mutual agreement with the team. Standout
tight ends Shawn Levesque and Sean Harmon have
suffered season ending injuries. But all of the chaos
has not seemed to faze quarterback James Pinkney.
The sophomore signal caller has completed more
than 50 percent of his passes every game this
season except for one and his arm should be able
to put up some points against Army's defense.
Bobby Good should prove to the primary target
with Brian Howard getting the start at receiver as
well. Kevin Roach and Will Bland should also get
an opportunity. None of these players have proven
to be a deep threat, something Fox and Rios were
known for, but playing a nice steady possession
game on offense with Pirates' receivers running
intermediate routes will open up a chance to go
deep later in the game.
Linebacker Chris Moore
hasn't quite lived up to all his pre-
season accolades. The junior was named to numerous
award lists but has tallied just 46 tackles this season,
good for third on the team. The stat could possibly
be misleading. In his first two seasons, Moore racked
up tackles by the truckload. Statisticians could look
at replays after the game to determine who was in
on the stop on every play. This season that call is
made from the press box and clearly isn't as accu-
rate. However, Moore is still a premier linebacker
and is due for a big game. The ECU defense needs
him to come up with at least 10 tackles and force a
turnover against Army. The unit as a whole needs to
step up and put together an inspired effort for four
quarters. The Pirate defense has deserved criticism
it has fielded this season and it's about
time they do something to silence the
doubters. Army will pose a stiff chal
lenge after lighting up the scoreboard
in their post two outings. But the
Pirates could hold the advantage ,
in the secondary if they can
hold Army to short yardage on
first down. A trio of Black Knight
quarterbacks have relied heavily on
running back Carlton Jones and if
the Pirates can force more passing
attempts, then they can be success-
ful. In ECU's 38-32 win over Army
last season, the Pirates forced three
turnovers including two interceptions
of quarterback Zac Dahman. The Black
Knights were also held to just 88 yards
rushing on 32 carries. The Pirates will need
a repeat performance while cutting down
on their turnovers to halt Army's momentum.
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Roach has talent to be top WR for ECU
Kevin' Roach is the quintes-
sential Pirate. He does what he
needs to do, is smart on and off
6" 4"
Williamston, NC
High School
Williamston High
the field and has quietly become
one of the best wide receivers on
the team. Before it's all said and
done, Roach will etch his name in
the ECU receiving record books.
Roach had something pretty
special In high school when his
brother was throwing him the
ball. Brad, who plays at Catawba,
was the quarterback when Roach
was named Offensive Player of
the Game in the 2001 I-A state
title game. In his senior season,
the three-sport star was the
area's player of the year, which
propelled him to participate in
the Shrine Bowl.
Now at ECU, he has plenty of
time to boost his resume because
he is.only a sophomore.
H The Williamston, NC native
is coming off his best game
against Southern Miss. His three
reception, 31-yard effort was the
first multiple reception game of
his career. He currently leads the
receivers in yards per reception,
with 11.2 per catch.
The hometown hero is pretty
good off the field as well. The
accounting major currently touts
a 3.S1 GPA and is a 2004 ECU
Academic All-America nominee.
Roach has the biggest frame
of all the receivers at six-foot-four
Inches. The crisp route runner
also has very good hands, some-
thing not seen of many Pirates
this year. Look for a breakout
game for the true Pirate.
Inside; Sco
Erode Je
TEC: Tough loss this past weekend to Southern Mistsj What adjusti
weekend's contest against Army?
FJ: We just have to come oat and play harden. Honestly, !
and took it to us. They were swinging abd we did.not come
can't ust wait to perform in the fourth quarter.
We need to play harder and win everv individual quartet
TEC: Southern Miss had a lot of success running the ball in Saturday
made up front and is coach going to give Army some different looks?
FJ: We have some more looks cominx oach is not going
but we just need to fill our gaps and hit t lit in when they coi
we are going to be there all day.
TEC: The secondary did well on Saturday giving up. just more than li
group feeling right now after two straightsolid.perfor,mainces over Tuli
FJ: We are real confident. It starts -off m our head. If wi
receiver in the nation, then we can do-it. if ��.set your min
then you will. We just come out there) with u good attitude a
what we have to do.
TEC: Army comes in this weekend riding-Us first two game win s
year's game different with them than in years past? i i
FJ: There is one thing about Army no mutter what the sc
going to come out and play all four quarters hard and neve
out there and match their intensity and bring the fight to t
ing it to us.
TEC: The Black Knights run a pretty balanced offense, almost equ;
air and on the ground. What will you guys beilpoking for to sniff out t
FJ: Just reading the keys. If we keepour eyas-where coach
our job, then everything will be fine.
TEC: Carlton Jones is coming off a hugegame fcnTtiny rushing I
South Florida. How big would it be for the defense as a whole, for the d
line early and often in the bailgame?
F That would be good because we jost �.mt to ride him i
game. We do not want them sitting back More the play fe
them to know we are going to hit thenbard at the-line and gi
bad decisions.
TEC: Time of possession may be the key to victory this'weekend,
aspect of the game and the importance of the.offensestaying on the fii
FJ: I don't think the offense has to do anything with us rest
have a job to take the ball down and score. We are a team bu
there are two separate units and they do o� kave'anything to
off the field. The defense just needs to-set thehminds to thrc
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TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor ED MCKIM Designer
Bobby Ross
"We had three good days of practice last week and
we tried to get back into the fundamental things. When
you get into game planning, you don't get as much work
done on the basic fundamentals because you've got to
prepare for an opponent. So we were able to concentrate
on some fundamental work, which I thought was pretty
good. We also got some rest. We gave our squad days off
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so they had almost four
full days being away and they got some rest. It showed
during Monday night's practice because we had
good spirit and everything looked quicker.
ide Scoop:
;ekend to Southern MistsjWhat adjustments will you guys make for this
: oat and iIhv httrdwt Honestly, Southern Miss just came out
e swinging and wc did.not come out swinging with them. We
n the fourth quarter.
ind win every individual quarter to get the Job done.
of success running the ball in Saturday's game. Will there be any changes
lg to give Army some different looks?
ooks cominx- l � is not going to change anybody up front
gaps and Hit t linn when they come through. Let them know
on Saturday giving up. just more than 100 yards. How is the pass coverage
'o straight solid .performalnces over Tulane and Southern Miss?
it. It starts -nil hi our head. If we feel like we can cover any
i we can do-iti-ifybii set your mind that you are going to fail,
! out there! wild u good attitude and know we are going to do
eekend riding' its-first two game win streak in seven years. How is this
i than in years past? i 1
(out Army no matter.what the score is in the game: they are
all four quarUTN hard and never give in. We ust have to go
intensity and bring the fight to them instead of them bring
a pretty balanced offense, almost equal in yardage gained through the
11 you guys beilpoking for. to sniff out the play and get an edge?
If we ke�pMar eyes-where coach tells us to keep them and do
11 be fine.
lg off a huge'game fexvYrmy rushing for more than 200 yards against
be for the defense as a whole, for the defensive line to stuff Jones at the
tecause weiast want to ride him and be in his face the whole
n sitting back before'the play feeling comfortable. We want
to hit thenbard nt the line and get them rattled into making
y be the key to victory this weekend. What are your thoughts on that
rtance of the.offensestaylng on the field, allowing you guys to rest?
ise has to do anything with us resting. The offense knows they
lown and score. We are a team but once you step on the field
and they do-n�t aave'any thing to do with us being able to get
it needs toset thrh- minds to three and outs and that's it.
cted at

Pirate linemen will need to get their paws on Army's Greg Washington.
Army strong on offense
After starting the season
with four consecutive losses,
the Black Knights of Army have
responded with an offensive explo-
sion over the past
two games and will
arrive in Greenville
with consecutive wins
for the first time in
more than seven years.
The Knights are reborn
under new Head Coach
Bobby Ross and the
winner's mentality
that he has brought
to the program. Army
will have their first win
streak in nearly a decade
if they can do the fol-
lowing on Saturday:
J- � Run the ball.
I hate to beat the dead
horse, but ECU has still
not proved they can limit
the run, let alone shut it down completely.
Last weekend, for instance, the Pirates were
torched for 264 yards and five scores on the
ground alone. As a squad, the Black Knights
have gained 1,158 yards on the ground this
season, which is good for 193 yards per contest
at a 5.4 yards per carry clip. Their biggest effort
on the ground came in their first win of the
season over conference rival Cincinnati when
the Knights ran all over the Bearcats for 284
yards. Junior running back, and North Carolina
native Carlton Jones leads an Army attack that
has been consistent throughout the 2004 cam-
paign. The speedster had his biggest game of the
year in Army's second win of the season against
South Florida. Jones carried the ball 18 times
for a total of 22S yards and an astounding five
touchdowns. He has been the anchor of the staff
thus far tallying 757 total yards and 10 scores in
six contests. Sophomore Tielor Robinson has also
helped to carry the load. Robinson has rushed for
322 yards and four scores this season.
��1 � Ross and his Knights should continue
their two-quarterback look Saturday against ECU.
Junior Zac Dahman, who broke camp as fourth on
the depth chart, has quickly thrust himself into the
starting spotlight. A hard-nosed kid who accord-
ing to the scouting report is an "accurate thrower
with excellent field vision who thrives in pressure
situations" has been the most effective player at
the QB position for the Knights this year. In his
three games at the position, Dahman has averaged
228.7 yardscontest and totaled three scores. In
the game against the Bearcats, Dahman hooked
up with Robinson for a 93-yard strike, the Knights'
longest of the season. Backup quarterback Reggie
Nevels would likely have the starting job were it
not for some nagging injuries throughout his career
at Army. If the Pirates start to blitz pocket-passer
Dahman too much, expect Nevels to enter the
game and quickly force the ECU defense to change
its strategy, as he is one of the biggest play-makers
on the Army offense. His elusiveness may cause
the Pirates to fall back into a zone defense more
than they would like to against a
team that promises to run the ball
more than it passes. But in order
to keep ECU honest, the senior
will see some snaps.
Get Tielor Robinson
and Aaron Alexander involved
in the passing attack. Although
Army will not go to the air nearly
as much as they will run the pig-
skin, it will be vital that starter
Zac Dahman and backup Reggie
Nevels find their two play-makers
in the receiving core early in the
contest. If Army shows they are
reluctant to pass, ECU can stack
more guys in the box to guard
against the run. The best way
for the Knights to establish the
passing game is to allow the run-
ning back first Robinson to catch passes out of the
backfield and look to the open field to create some
problems. This will allow the dangerous Alexan-
der to get open down field and spread the Pirate
defense from one sideline to the other. Alexander
has been solid this year, catching 12 balls for a total
of 214 yards and one score. Robinson has been com-
plimentary to Alexander tallying 14 grabs for 181
yards and two touchdowns with a large chunk of
those statistics coming in the game against Cincy
in which he caught four balls for 111 yards and
two touchdowns. The pass will allow the Knights
to establish some balance on offense and keep the
Pirates from employing the same defensive looks
throughout the length of the game.
Stop the run. The Knights are similar to
ECU in the sense that neither squad has had much
success stopping the opposition's running game.
Army is allowing 252.2 rushing yards per game,
including their last game against South Florida,
in which the Bulls scorched the Knight defense for
367 yards on 53 carries. Yet Army still prevailed,
42-35. But the Knights will not win Saturday if
their defense turns in another performance like
they did in USF. In order to stop talented freshman
Chris Johnson, and seniors Marvin Townes and Art
Brown, the Knights will look to leading tackier Greg
Washington to stop the bleeding it seems the Army
defensive line will inevitably allow to happen.
Washington has 79 tackles on the season, includ-
ing 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. Junior Dhyan
Tarver and senior Mikel Resnick will help to take
some of the pressure off Washington as they have
tallied 48 and 34 tackles respectively. If the Knights
can somehow limit the Pirate rushing game to less
than 150 yards, they will have an excellent shot at
that elusive three game winning streak.
Army Game Breaker
Alexander is lone Knight with NFL talent
Aaron Alexander has to live
at West Point for four years. In
being a Cadet, he has to listen to
commanding officers every day
and is ingrained to follow the
rules. The discipline that Alexan-
der has had to endure alone will
make him a tough opponent for
the ECU secondary.
Alexander has been through
ups and downs during his four
years of being a Black Knight.
He has seen three different head
coaches and very few wins. This
season, it has all changed.
Despite the rough times on
the Hudson for Army's program,
Alexander has been the sole
bright spot. Last season, the 199-
pound wide out established new
single season school records in
receptions and receiving yards.
He posted 64 receptions and 861
receiving yards in 2003.
New Head Coach Bobby Ross
has instilled some confidence
into the Black Knight program,
something it had been lacking
under ex-ECU assistant coach
Todd Berry. Even Alexander
is prospering under the new
regime. He has 12 catches for 214
yards, which is good for first on
the team.
The highly talented Alexan-
der is the only Black Knight with
any pro potential and was named
an all-conference selection. The
6-foot, 6-inch wide out is going
to create match-up problems for
the ECU corners.
Army has a full head of steam
coming into Dowdy-Ficken.
Ross has the Black Knights riding
the high of a two game winning
streak. Look for Army to exploit
the lack of height and for quar-
terback Zac Dahman to throw
Alexander early and often.
Hahnville, LA
High School
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59 Italian treat
60 Insect repellant
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