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November 3. 2004
Scattered problems impede some voting
A large crowd lines up to vote at Tremont Elementary School in Cleveland on Tuesday. Julie Goulis, bottom right, fills out a provisional ballot.
Pitt County
(AP) � Machines
malfunctioned, tempers
flared and edgy voters often
waited hours Tuesday topick a
president in a contentious
race watched by thousands of
monitors who expected the worst.
But by the close of East Coast
polls, only scattered local snafus
had been reported in an election
turnout that was shaping up to be
the heaviest in years.
"So far, it's no big, but lots
of littles said Doug Chapin,
director of the Election
Reform Information Project, a
nonpartisan research group. "We
know of no major meltdowns
anywhere along the lines some
people were worried about
About SO percent of all voters
said they were very certain ballots
in their state would be accurately
counted, according to a national
Associated Press exit poll con-
ducted by Edison Media Research
and Mitofsky International.
Hyper-vigilance appeared to
be the order of the day, which in
some states prompted poll clo-
sures and unfounded complaints.
In New Jersey, for exam-
ple, a suspicious substance later
determined to be spilled salt
prompted the two-hour closure
of a Mount Laurel precinct.
In Pennsylvania, zealous GOP
election monitors complained
that some Philadelphia voting
machines already had thousands
of recorded votes when the polls
opened at 7 a.m.
Local election officials quickly
explained that voting machines
registered every vote ever cast
on them - like mileage on a car
odometer - and that did not con-
stitute evidence of fraud.
"It's absolutely ridiculous
said Deputy City Commissioner
Ed Schulgen.
In Colorado, Republican Party
officials said a lawyer for the
Democrats showed up at an Eagle
County precinct with a list of
registered GOP voters, planning
to challenge them all. Democrats
acknowledged it was true.
In other closely contested
states - including Iowa and
Michigan - the liberal group was accused of dis-
rupting local precincts. In Ohio, a
woman filed a lawsuit on behalf of
voters who didn't receive absen-
tee ballots on time, asking they
be allowed to cast provisional
ballots. Later, a Toledo federal
judge granted her request.
Also in Michigan, the NAACP
filed a Justice Department com-
plaint, saying it received 35 com-
plaints that GOP poll watchers
were harassing voters in Detroit.
In Wisconsin, Republicans
said vandals spray-painted
"Illegitimate Democracy" across
state party headquarters. In Mil-
waukee, police said tires were
slashed on about 20 get-out-the-
vote vehicles leased by the GOP.
New touch-screen voting
machines, criticized by computer
scientists and several elections
officials as susceptible to hack-
ing and malfunction, were used
Tuesday in 29 states and the
District of Columbia. Only Nevada
has mandated the machines pro-
duce paper receipts, which could
make recounts more reliable.
In Florida, which gave the
2000 election to George W. Bush
on the basis of 537 votes, 10
touch-screen voting machines
failed at various precincts in
Broward County. Nearly half
the state's voters were using the
ATM-like machines.
Chellie Pingree, president of
Common Cause and a former
international election monitor,
said a toll-free voting hot line
established by her citizens' lob-
bying group had logged at least
50,000 calls.
Tuesday's high voter turnout
could bring "more confusion to
already overburdened, under-
staffed polling places Pingree
said. And many of those places,
she added, "will have as many
lawyers and poll challengers as
they have people voting
Tensions flared early at many
of those sites. A Democratic offi-
cial in Cleveland claimed he was
thrown out of a church basement
by a screaming poll judge. Another
judge allowed him to return.
In Florida, two Bush sup-
porters filed a lawsuit seeking
at least $15,000 in damages,
claiming they were punched,
pushed, shoved and spat on when
they showed up at a Halloween
rally for Democratic candidate
John Kerry, dressed as giant
flip-flops. In a separate lawsuit,
the ACLU asked that absentee
ballots mailed within the United
States be subject to the same
deadline, Nov. 12. as overseas
Provisional ballots, new this
election, also prompted disaster
fears because they could delay
any recount efforts. Any voter
whose name does not appear on
precinct rolls is entitled to cast
a provisional - or paper - ballot.
But elections officials must
individually certify them as
being cast by registered voters
before they can be counted.
A Kerry campaign lawyer
said some Pennsylvania voters
were prevented from voting
when at least a dozen Allegheny
County precincts ran out of
provisional ballots. More ballots
were on their way, and voters
were encouraged to return later
in the day. A similar complaint
surfaced in New Mexico.
George Bush IRI
U.S. Senate
Erskine Bowles (D)
U.S. Congress District 1
G. K. Butter Held (Dl
U.S. Congress District 3
Walter Jones (Rl
Mike Easley (D)
Lieutenant Governor
Beverly Eaves Perdue (Dl
Attorney General
Roy Cooper (D)
Ralph Cambell (Dl
Commissioner of Agriculture
Brltt Cobb (Dl
Commissioner of Insurance
Jim Long (D)
Commissioner of Labor
Wayne Goodwin (D)
Secretary of State
Elaine F. Marshall ID)
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Despite all the lawyers,
election-rights activists and
partisan voting monitors who
descended on polls across the
country intent on uncovering
voter fraud, the biggest complaint
appeared to be long lines that
forced voters to wait hours, in
queues that circled buildings and
wound down streets.
New advising centers help students Election Day draws thousands
Professional advisors
help students make the
right decisions
ECU recently established a
system of new advising centers
to assist students in registration,
graduation and university life.
The new advising system
offers students seven distinct cen-
ters compatible with the different
majors in their department.
Some centers, including nurs-
ing and education, were estab-
hslri'il years ago by cleans who
saw ,i need for better advising. "
Instead of adding obligations
to faculty members who already
have plenty of responsibilities,
these centers employ professional
Don Joyner, assistant vice
chancellor for academic support,
said some of these advisors also
teach, but their main job is to
counsel students.
"We like to think about
our advisors as being like stu-
dent development people said
Joyner said the new advisors
are trying to engage students
while helping them with aca-
demic decisions and life skills.
Many of the advisors hold small
group sessions and workshops
that train students on things
like time management and note
Every student is assigned to
one professional advisor who
works with 400 decided students
or 300 undecided students who
have completed 45 or less hours.
Joyner said while he would
like to make this service avail-
able to all students, there is not
a sufficient amount of funding
to do so.
In some of the advising cen-
ters, once a student declares his
major, he is coupled with a fac-
ulty advisor.
We still have faculty advisors,
and we're not trying to preempt
that at all, Joyner said.
"Some of the faculty advi-
sors work as mentors, others do
Other centers use this pro-
gram the entire length of a
students' enrollment with the
Karen Krupa, director for
undergraduate student services
in the school of nursing, said that
faculty members in her depart-
Students look through course
catelogs determing classes.
ment are sometimes too busy to
be effective advisors. She said
that some faculty members were
great, but they were not available
because they had to attend clini-
cals two to three times a week.
Joyner said he saw a need for
advising centers from his own
college experiences. He said he
hated having to go to five places
to find one answer. Students now
can find out where to go in these
centers. Even if his or her advisor
is not available, there is someone
there who can help.
"We hope that we have
a system set up to where
students, when they don't know
where to go, they get to go here
Joyner said.
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Students come in
extreme numbers
Schools across the country
took off for Teacher Work Day,
employers let their workers show
up late and most of Greenville and
ECU waited in line to vote from
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Carrie Clark, election official
at Hooker Memorial Church said
people began to line up at 5 a.m.
She said a man was sitting in his
chair in front of the building
when she got there. She had no
idea how long he had waited.
At Maranatha Free Will
Baptist Church, the line reached
14th street before booths opened
and at Saint James United
Methodist, they had a line by
6:30 a.m though not as long.
Voters also noticed a large
amount of students at the polls.
"I'm surprised by the number
of young people that got up said
one woman.
A retired Pitt County Mental
Health employee, Debbie Conklin
has voted in Greenville during
every presidential election for
the past 30 years. She said she
Voters wait through long lines for their turn to cast their vote.
thought the student attendance
was an improvement from years
"There seems to be a definite
increase in the number of stu-
dents in line today 1 think it's
great said Conklin.
Wanda Thompson, an elec-
tion official at Maranatha FWB,
said there were quite a few stu-
dents voting this year and every-
one seemed enthusiastic.
Rick Niswander, dean of the
college of business at ECU, said
he noticed an increased amount
of students participating in the
election when compared to past
presidential elections. He esti-
mated approximately 23 percent
of people in line with him at
Hooker Memorial were students.
He said he noticed a lot of
political interest from students
during his classes and a vast
majority of his students said they
would vote. He also noticed that
more faculty members are taking
serious interest in this election.
Niswander said voting is
important because it is what
makes America a great country.
"This is what we have to do to
succeed said Niswander.
"A successful democracy is
not achieved without some effort
and this is the thing we do to
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WEDNESDAY November 3, 2004
campus News News Briefs
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
Ukrainian Dance
The Virsky Ukrainian Dance
Company will perform at Wright
Auditorium at 8 p.m. tonight. The
professional company has 85
dancers trained in ballet and
dedicated to the folk traditions
of their homeland. For more
information call 328-6851
or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
-The Trial of Jack McCall"
Come relive history this evening
and see the trial reenactment of
the man who shot Wild Bill Hickok.
Enjoy a delicious meal with live
bluegrass and country western
music before the performance.
Event takes place at the Rock
Springs Center off Hinhway 43.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 328-
6851 for more information.
Down East Holiday Show
The Pitt County College
Foundation will hold this event
to celebrate the holiday season
with decorations of crafts, native
greenery, refreshments, holiday
gifts and more at the Greenville
Convention Center Nov. 5 - 7. For
more information call 321-4287.
Arabian Night
Part of the Family Fare Series,
"Arabian Nights" is a seamless
mix of live music, movement
and storytelling. Their unique
style is heralded by educators
and audiences alike for their
remarkable ability to integrate
the performing arts and ignite the
imagination. The performance will
be held in Wright Auditorium at 2
p.m. Nov. 6. Contact 328-4788 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.
Symphony at Wright
Come see the school of music's
symphonic wind ensemble,
symphonic band and concert
band perform at Wright Auditorium
Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Conductors for the
evening will be Scott Carter and
Chris Knighten. Call 628-6851 for
more information.
Benefit Concert
Christy's Euro Pub is hosting
their second annual breast
cancer research benefit concert
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 9 o.m.
- 1 a.m. The event wili feature
"Mac N Juice" and all proceeds
will be donated to the American
Cancer Society's Breast Cancer
Research Fund.
Gospel Choir
ECU'S Gospel Choir will perform
Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in Hendrix Theater.
Tickets are $3 for students and
members of the military and $5
for the general public. Contact
Tarrick C. Cox at 328-1518 for
more information.
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
The Children's Hour
On the main stage at McGinnis
Theatre, ECU will present The
Children's Hour by Ullian 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 information.
School officials on
alert for escaped convict
HOPE MILLS, NC - While law
enforcement officers searched for
an escaped convict near his family's
Cumberland County home, school
officials went on alert and restricted
access to buildings.
Family members in the county saw
William Glenn Barefoot after he
escaped more than a week ago
from the Hoke County Jail. Barefoot
was serving an 84-year sentence for
shooting a sheriffs deputy.
Some Cumberland County schools
went on alert Monday after the search
for Barefoot spread from Moore
County, where he was seen last week,
to the area near his family's homes.
The schools took cautionary action,
restricting movement in the schools,
said Jimmy Black security director for
Cumberland County schools.
"And nobody's allowed in the school
without being escorted Black said.
"All our after-school activities are
closely monitored
Black said the extra security measures
will stay in place until Barefoot is
caught or until school officials think
he is out of the area.
The 40-year-old Barefoot showed up
Sunday at his family's property. John
Barefoot said he saw his brother
sitting near woods that surround their
home. He hadn't been seen since he
ran into woods Oct. 25 at Aberdeen.
Officer shoots man
in leaf-burning confrontation
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - A Fayetteville
police officer shot a man
who authorities said became
argumentative after being told he
could not bum leaves.
Steven Francis Newman, 54, was shot
in the stomach after a confrontation
with officer Larry Deal, police said in
a news release.
Newman was taken to Cape Fear
Valley Medical Center where he was
listed in critical condition. Deal was
not injured.
The confrontation began Monday
afternoon when the Fayetteville
Fire Department went to Newman's
home to investigate a report of
illegal burning.
When Newman told firefighters to
leave his property, they left and called
police. Deal, the first officer to arrive,
knocked on a door inside the carport
after Newman didn't answer the front
door, police said.
Assistant Chief Philip Cannady
said Newman came out and was
argumentative and belligerent toward
Deal and the firefighters.
Newman went back into the house
and got a handgun, Cannady said,
adding that Deal then fired his
gun because he believed his life
was threatened.
Deal was placed on administrative
duty pending the outcome of an
investigation by the State Bureau
of Investigation.
Atlantic City casino strike over
of striking casino-hotel workers
have reached a tentative contract
agreement that signals an end to a
bitter, month-old walkout - the longest
in Atlantic City casino history.
The union representing about
10,000 striking bartenders, cocktail
servers, housekeepers and other
service employees approved the
five-year deal late Monday. It calls
for significant gains in wages and
benefits and guards against the
casinos' practice of leasing space to
non-union restaurants and bars.
"Given our starting point, we had
thought we needed a three-year
contract to reach those goals, but
we achieved all that and more during
the course of this strike said Robert
McDevitt, president of Local 54 of
the Hotel Employees and Restaurant
Employees union.
A vote by rank-and-file members
was planned for Wednesday.
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Joyner said his worst fear, as
the number of enrolled students
increases at ECU, the univer-
sity would lose its small-school
feel. He said the advisor-advisee
system is the only one-on-one
relationship students have with
the school. This relationship
should be designed to better
support students.
"The university felt we needed
to create a support mechanism
for students Joyner said.
Joyner said the advising cen-
ters have helped because students
are no longer in crisis when it
comes to registration. He said
students seem to be responding
positively and he hopes they do
not feel like a number.
Krupa said the students really
like their advising center.
"They feel like we're really after
their best interest said Krupa.
Joan Shappley, director for
the college of education's advis-
ing center, said students in her
department prefer the advising
centers as well.
"Surveys of our students
during the past years have shown
that they appreciate personal,
accessible and accurate assistance
and the university's initiative in
advising is innovative and excit-
ing said Shappley.
Shappley said she and her
coworkers also enjoy the experience.
"We, of course, think our
students are the best, and feel
protective of their success and
genuinely interested in being
part of a satisfying university
experience Shappley said.
"ECU has long been known
for its friendly environment
and personal attention while
simultaneously offering the wide
range of university opportuni-
ties associated with a 20,000
plus student body - we feel the
campus-wide advising centers
have an integral role to play in
promoting and enhancing this
Funding for the advis-
ing centers came from deans
with Academic Affairs and
campus-based tuition. Joyner
said the money is well spent.
The money was used to
hire support staff, as well as
eight new advisors, and to cover
set-up costs like desks, comput-
ers and paper. There are about
40 people involved with the
advising collaboration.
Leah Deceuster, junior ele-
mentary education major, said she
thinks the new advising centers
are worth the increase in tuition
because they will create a closer
relationship between advisors
and students. She said she rarely
sees her faculty advisor and has
virtually no relationship with her.
"I really don't know her
said Deceuster.
Centers are located in build-
ings where classrooms of subjects
are taught. For example, college of
health and human performances
has an advising center in Minges.
The academic advising and
support is for students who are
undecided or reconsidering.
The Bate advising center has
business, Harriot College of
Arts and Sciences, school of
communication and school of
Allied Health sciences.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeascarolinian. com.
ft Advising
Academic Advising
Support Center - 328-6001
Bate Advising Center -
College of Education -
College of Fine Arts and
Communication - 328-1421
College of Health and Human
Performance - 328-8891
College of Human Ecology -
College of Tech. and
Computer Science - 328-9600
Workers could be back on the job
as early as Thursday, according to
union officials.
The union went on strike Oct 1 against
seven of the city's 12 casinos, turning
operations in the 24-hour gambling
halls upside down. While revenue
figures for the month - quantifying the
amount of lost business - have yet
to be released, the strike was clearly
bad for business.
About 10,000 casino workers - not
including dealers - walked out at
Harrah's Atlantic City, Showboat
Casino-Hotel, Resorts Atlantic City,
Bally's Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic
City, Tropicana Casino and Resort
and the Atlantic City Hilton.
Restaurants closed, highly-paid
executives went to work making
beds and gamblers were forced
to endure noisy picket lines, cuts
in housekeeping services and
other inconveniences.
The casinos never stopped taking
bets, although some gamblers
decided to steer clear of the sign-
waving pickets who maintained a
round-the-clock presence outside.
The last time Local 54 walked out was
for three days in 1999.
Parents settle lawsuit
over son's death at frat party
SEATTLE - The parents of a University
of Washington student who died after
a fall at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity
house have settled a lawsuit against
the fraternity, their lawyer said.
Terms were not disclosed, but part
of the settlement will be used to
establish a scholarship in memory
of Brett Jensen of Everett, said Mark
A. Johnson, a lawyer for Jensen's
parents Don and Jan Jensen.
The settlement did not include an
admission of wrongdoing by the
fraternity, based in Charlotte, NC,
Johnson said Monday.
"The Jensens brought the lawsuit to
discover the truth about Brett's death.
The settlement and the scholarship it
enables are the Jensens' memorial to
their son he said.
Jensen, 19, a 4.0 student in high
school and class valedictorian,
attended what his parents said was
a drinking party in which participants
drank a shot of beer every minute for
100 minutes.
Hours later, early on the morning of
May 7, 2002, he fell 30 feet from a
balcony, causing fatal head injuries.
Police said they could find no
witnesses to the fall.
Thai local official
beheaded in revenge
BANGKOK, Thailand - A local
Buddhist official was beheaded by
suspected Muslim insurgents as
revenge for the deaths of 85 rioters
in Thailand's mainly Muslim south last
week, police said Tuesday.
The head of Jaran Torae, an assistant
village leader, was left Tuesday on a
roadside with a letter attached saying
the killers were avenging the deaths
of Muslim rioters in a confrontation
with government forces, said police
Lt. Krit Boonyarith.
Police found Jaran's corpse in a
rubber plantation about half a mile
from where his head was discovered,
Krit said.
"This is revenge for the innocent
Muslim youths who were massacred
at the Tak Bai protest the handwritten
letter reportedly said.
Jaran, 58, an official in Sukhirin district
of Narathiwat province, went missing
late Monday, police said. He was shot
in the chest, and police believed his
head was cut off after his death.
The 85 deaths during an Oct. 25 riot
at Tak Bai in Narathiwat province
have fueled anger among southern
Thailand's Muslim majority, where
many complain of discrimination
at the hands of the country's
Buddhist majority.
Prime k Thaksin Shinawatra's
government has come under severe
domestic and international criticism
for its handling of the riot, during
which seven people were killed
by gunfire and 78 others were
crushed to death or suffocated after
being detained and packed into
military trucks.
Sudanese army
surrounds refugee camps
GENEVA - The Sudanese army and
police have surrounded several
refugee camps in the war-torn region
of Darfur and denied access to
humanitarian groups, the United
Nations said Tuesday.
"It started at 3 a.m. without any
warning said Christiane Berthiaume,
spokeswoman for the World
Food Program.
"Agencies have been denied access
to these camps since this morning
At least 160,000 refugees in
western Darfur cannot be reached
by road "because of insecurity
Berthiaume said.
The U.N. food agency has relocated
a total of 88 aid workers from'
three camps in the Nyala region:
Golu, Zaieinge and Nertetie. Most
of those evacuated are working
for independent aid organizations
rather than the United Nations,
Berthiaume said.
The agency still has three employees
in Zaieinge and Nertetie but may
evacuate them depending "on
the evolution of the situation
Berthiaume said.
WFP is concerned that government
forces may start relocating people
in the camps back to their villages,
where there is less protection from
government-backed militias known
as Janjaweed, she said.
Refugees fear the move may be
government retaliation for the
kidnapping of 18 Sudanese of Arab
origin, who were taken hostage while
traveling on a bus between Zaieinge
and Nyala last week, WFP said.
Sudan's government is accused of
backing the Janjaweed to help put
down a 19-month rebellion by non-
Arab African groups.
Study abroad programs
available for students
Programs allow
overseas travel, study
Applications for ECU's
study abroad and exchange
programs are being accepted for
the several programs available
to students.
Sarah Stevenson, assistant
director for study abroad, works
with both incoming international
students and ECU students who
are interested in study abroad.
Stevenson said she encour-
ages students to stop by the
International House to pick
up application informa-
tion and materials if they are
interested in participating in
exchange programs.
Stevenson said ECU has a
variety of exchange programs
available to students. ECU is a
member of the International Stu-
dent Exchange Programs, which
offers more than 100 study sites
in more than 30 countries.
ECU is also a member
of the University of
North Carolina Exchange
Program, which offers study
in Australia, Brazil, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, Israel,
Mexico and Sweden.
Students who go to Ger-
many through this pro-
gram get free German lan-
guage courses. There are
other programs, such as the
Santander, Spain, a location offered by ECU'S study abroad and
ECU exchange program is located in Spain's northern coast.
University of North Carolina
Consortium Programs, that
ECU offers allowing students
to spend semesters in vari-
ous locations in Europe. ECU
has a program called the ECU
Bilateral Exchange that consists
of 13 countries overseas.
Stevenson said ECU has
summer programs that are
sponsored by departments
throughout the university
allowing students to study abroad
for a semester or a year.
Students who pursue study
abroad and exchange programs
do not necessarily have to pay
more than they would if they
were taking classes at ECU.
Stevenson said the cost for
exchange programs for ECU
students is the same as tuition
and fees at ECU. The exchange
programs are also affordable
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provide it
Fiorella Becker, junior inter-
national business major, said
voting is important to a lot of
students this year because It's
the only way they have a say in
government policy.
"I think this yeara lot of college
students are voting because the can-
didates' issues affect us said Becker.
Hank Moonschein, a
member of the democratic
committee for oversight and
review, stayed at Maranatha, his
precinct, all day and passed
out flyers of all the democratic
judges. He said he had never been
involved in politics until this year.
Conklin said she and her
friends have also talked about the
current political issues more.
Thompson said she thought
there was a great turnout this
year. Voters only had to wait in
line for 30 minutes at Maranatha
FWB and they did not experience
any technical problems.
Ellen Higly, election official at
Hooker, said there was one booth
that would not work properly
when they opened for elections,
but everything worked fine for
the rest of the day.
Voters thought the long lines
were the only problem.
Conklin said she wished
there were more people working
at her precinct so she could vote
faster. Many voters at Hooker
Memorial stood in line for more
than an hour.
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Agreement signed with Interlink
Language Center, draws students
Affiliation takes effect
next school year
In an effort to increase the
number of international students
at ECU, an agreement with a lan-
guage center has recently been
established assisting prospective
international students in meet-
ing the English requirements to
study at ECU.
Charles Lyons, ECU's director
of international affairs, signed
the agreement affiliating ECU
with the Colorado corpora-
tion entitled Interlink. The
affiliation will take effect in
the 2004-2005 academic year.
"I've seen the system work
said Lyons.
Lyons worked in establishing
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because there are a number of
scholarships, in addition to
financial aid, available to cover
the cost of travel.
Calvin Mercer, associate
professor of religion, agreed
that ECU has sufficient scholar-
ships and financial aid to help
students go on these trips. One
scholarship is the Rivers Schol-
arship, which can help you
with the cost of transportation.
One of the several trips this
summer will be in Italy and
Greece, which offer six credit
hours. Historical and religious
sites will be visited. The locations
visited include Athens, Greece,
Italy and Rome.
Studying abroad is
beneficial to students, espe-
cially those who are going to
graduate school.
"More and more graduate
schools are receiving applications
from students who have lived
overseas or studied overseas
said Stevenson.
Employers also look at a
student exchange program as
experience in which a person
has developed the understand-
ing and familiarity with another
country, language skills, a sense
of flexibility and a willing-
ness to go somewhere and try
something different.
The GPA requirement
for exchange programs is
a 2.75. If a student intends
to do an exchange program,
the student needs to make
sure the courses they take are
compatible to ECU's courses.
The student does not have to
remain a full time student on
these trips.
There are usually 25 to 30
people who go on these trips.
This writer can be contacted at
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the program at the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro.
After seeing the program's suc-
cess, he contacted Interlink
and arranged the affiliation
with ECU.
This affiliation states ECU
would send a conditional letter
of admission to international
students that do not meet the
proficiency in the English lan-
guage requirement. Those stu-
dents will be given full admission
after they have either achieved
a score of 550 on a paper or
machine-graded 213 TOEFL,
comparable to the American
SAT, or they have successfully
completed Level five of the ILC
training program.
After Sept. 9, 2001, many
programs offering help in
language to International stu-
dents were unable to main-
tain sufficient numbers of stu
dents causing various com-
panies to discontinue their
service. One of the few compa-
nies that survived is Interlink
Language Centers.
ECU's affiliation with ILC has
been established to assist ECU and
ILC in their respective efforts to
recruit and educate an increased
number of international stu-
dents. ECU's goal is to admit 500
international students by 2009.
Since ECU does not have a
sufficient number of students to
merit an on-campus ILC training
program, the students would be
referred to the already-existing
center at Valparaiso University
in Indiana, or if necessary, to one
of the four other centers located
at Colorado School of Mines,
Indiana State University,
University of North Carolina at
Greensboro or Guilford College.
Each of the universities that
ILC is affiliated with or based
at are a part of the American
Consortium of Universities.
The ACU works to assist in the
adjustment to the academic
and cultural challenges of study
abroad. International students
are degree-seeking students,
meaning they are not accepted to
study at an American university
for a semester or even a year.
They are accepted with the goal
of achieving their bachelor's or
master's degree, occasionally
even a doctorate.
If the increased effort
to recruit and admit more
international students to ECU
attracts enough international
students, ILC would set up an
on-campus facility to provide
Level four and five instruction.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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November 3,2004
Our View
As college students, not enough of us
take the time to take an active approach
to the world around us. Sometimes we
ignore current events.
Other times we neglect to engage in
dialogue about issues that affect our
lives. It's quite discouraging, really.
Yesterday, as many members of TEC
staff visited precincts around the com-
munity, it was blatantly obvious that
young people, for the most part, did not
take the opportunity to express their
political opinions through voting. ,
Our staff overheard many complaints
from students saying the lines were too
long, they forgot to send in their absen-
tee ballots or they simply didn't feel they
had enough time.
One student told us the line for Hooker
Memorial Church was wrapped around
the building and she did not feel voting
was important enough to waste her time
waiting in line.
One staff member only encountered
one voter in two hours that was below
30 years old.
This is not to say that all students didn't
vote. We give a great deal of credit to
the students and members of the ECU
and Greenville communities who were
committed to getting informed and
taking the time to vote. ECU College
Democrats and College Republicans did
a great job promoting their candidates
and registering voters. However, we feel
compelled to criticize those students
who proved apathetic.
As much as Americans like to complain
about politicians and their campaigns,
few can ignore the time commitment,
energy and finances that go into com-
peting in any race, local or national.
Each of the candidates should be con-
gratulated for their efforts regardless of
whether or not their campaign proved
successful at the polls. We hope that
those elected serve North Carolina, as
well as this country, well.
Our Staff
Nick Henne
News Editor
Robbie Derr
Features Editor
Tony Zoppo
Sports Editor
Nina Coefield
Head Copy Editor
Tanesha Slstrunk
Photo Editor
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Asst News Editor
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Asst. Features Editor
Brandon Hughes
Asst Sports Editor
Rachel Landen
Special Sections Editor
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Asst Photo Editor
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Web Editor Production Manager
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every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the
regular academic year and 5,000 on Wednesdays
during the summer. "Our View" is the opinion of
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are limited to 250 words (which may be edited for
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In My Opinion
Election 2004 is media milestone
(KRT) � Both sides in the presi-
dential contest are eager to declare this
election the most momentous event
since the discovery of fire, and we won't
know how true that is until we see how
badly we've been burned. But 1 think
it's already apparent that the campaign
will be considered a milestone in the
history of the U.S. media.
Here's what has changed:
- The mainstream media no longer
play a key role in setting the national
news agenda. The established news
media were nowhere on public-policy
matters. Issues that should have been
their meat and potatoes - such as the
adequacy of homeland security or
remedies to stanch job losses - were
largely untouched. A recent BBC Online
critique was titled, perceptively, "How
the U.S. media lost the plot
- Instead, the agenda was set by
partisans, via political advertising and
committed freelance efforts. Time and
again, established media essentially
reacted to issues rammed through
by outside groups. It started with the
Howard Dean primary campaign, in
which a grass-roots protest against the
war blossomed briefly into an electoral
insurgency. Fahrenheit 911 threw the
fat in the fire, raising President Bush's
character and competence as reelection
issues. Also, that critique, like the swift
boat group's anti-Kerry assaults, leapt
over the media firewalls and forged
the campaign debate. One lamentable
conclusion: Buying your way onto the
national agenda is easy, it just takes
- The horse race defeated all comers.
I can't exaggerate the degree to which
mainstream news evaluated virtu-
ally all candidate actions, utterances,
proposals and disclosures by how they
might affect not the country, but the
vote. Learned commentators speculated
endlessly on the impact of a Kerry
health-care proposal on Ohio's turnout
or Pennsylvania's undecideds, without
ever looking at the proposal itself.
Political writer Matt Taibbi has skew-
ered the almost derisive way in which
journalists referred to policy "details
which they never actually described
(and probably couldn't).
- News media credibility was in
freefall. Unrelenting attacks on so-
called liberal bias were partly respon-
sible. But the huge irony is that for
all the gnashing of teeth over the
"60 Minutes" anti-Bush National
Guard memos, the two most calamitous
errors that the media have made in this
young century were both immensely
favorable to Bush: prematurely award-
ing him the 2000 election and shilling
for his fallacious pre-war claims about
Iraq's strategic arsenal. When those
various instances are set alongside
the cases of reporter deceit and the
still-unfolding newspaper circulation
scandal, the media inspire anything
but trust.
- The Web stretched the universe
of political news. The Internet has
matured into a boisterous adolescence,
with broad claims of diversity and
public empowerment. We've entered
what pioneer Matt Drudge once
described as "an era vibrating with
the din of small voices Bloggers
are more adept at verification than
original reporting, and on the Internet
it's not easy to know who's pulling
whose strings. But time and again the
boundaries of coverage have expanded
because of the persistence of Web-based
reportage and commentary, which are
now integral to any journalist's beat
- Partisanship is here to stay.
Advocacy journalism may rankle, but
its legitimacy within the national dis-
course seems to be more firmly estab-
lished now than ever. Indeed, it's the
claim to impartiality that the public
seems unwilling now to accept.
- The supremacy of fact is under
siege. People should argue over which
facts matter, not what the facts are.
When a University of Maryland study
found that 72 percent of Bush sup-
porters believe that Iraq had or was
actively developing weapons of mass
destruction, and 75 percent believe
that Iraq was substantially supporting
- claims that not even the administra-
tion makes - something is wrong with
the country's political information
Hence, with the 2004 campaign,
patterns of media influence - of who
gets to speak and to be heard - funda-
mentally shifted, with once-authori-
tative voices discredited. A robust
new conversation conducted on the
Internet, talk radio and cable TV has
assumed historic prominence. Still,
despite an unparalleled richness of
information and multiplicity of per-
spectives, the discourse that character-
ized the current campaign season was
dopey, squalid and mendacious.
And vast numbers of people believe
important things that aren't true.
In My Opinion
Falling in love with handwritten letters
Pen to paper: Falling in love with
handwritten letters
(KRT) � I remember reaching my
lanky arm into our rusty mailbox as a
young girl and getting so excited when
in the thick stack of mail, I'd find a
letter addressed to me.
Today, I'm still overjoyed to receive
a personal letter, though it happens less
and less frequently.
There's just something about the
care and time put into a letter that has
drawn me back to this old-style manner
of corresponding.
When e-mail became the cheaper
and faster alternative to our classic
postal service, I admit I happily jumped
on the bandwagon. I was saving
paper, money and time all at once.
Who wouldn't relocate their primary
address from their home mailbox to
the Internet?
Then in an English class last spring,
an assignment drove me to fall in love
with genuine letter-writing again.
In partners, we were to spend a few
months cultivating a relationship in
writing through which we discussed
almost everything - life, love, our
future goals and dreams.
One of the most enjoyable parts of
the exercise was also the most simple.
In writing our letters, we chose an
array of stationery, found new ways to
decorate our envelopes, and learned
different styles of handwriting.
I chose a new pen to use with each
letter, and added stickers, colored paper
or any other decoration I felt was right.
It was the personal touch that made me
yearn for the next letter to come In my
mailbox each day.
Admiring (or trying to decipher)
a person's handwriting is one of the
many things that separate letters from
e-mails. The different styles of hand-
writing can say a lot about the writer's
personality and add a dose of character
to the paper.
For example, my grandmother says
if a person tilts his writing to the left,
he generally thinks with his head and is
more reserved and quiet. If it's tilted to
the right, he is more likely to think with
his heart and be more emotional and
loving. And if he crosses his T's low, he
has lower self-confidence, while cross-
ing them high means he is enthusiastic
and spirited.
E-mails afford a quick, easy and
often mindless option for keeping in
touch. Sure, we all receive heartfelt
e-mails from time to time, but most
are short and full of incomplete sen-
tences with phrases like "lol "btw"
and "g2g
In a good letter, sentences are well
thought-out, everlasting and com-
But what about special occasions
like birthdays or holidays? We're bound
to receive several letters and cards in
the mail then, right? Not much any-
more, thanks to e-cards. Instead of
taking the time and thought to send a
real greeting card or to make one, we
can now click on a picture of a card
and e-mail it to a friend in a matter of
Letters are the storytellers of our
past. From a soldier on the battlefield
writing to his loved ones at home, to
a king requesting the help of another
nation, to the romance of the Reagans,
letters tell the stories that become our
Once an e-mail is deleted, it disap-
pears into cyberspace. A letter will last
forever. An e-mail is a document to look
at on a screen, not a piece of paper to
hold in hand.
Next time, instead of catching up
with a friend in an e-mail, try writing
a letter. Who knows, maybe your friend
will respond and bring back the true
meaning of "You've got mail
Pirate Rant
I find it interesting that when
I make my way over to the Demo-
cratic table in Wright Plaza, they
don't have any posters left over,
and sometimes they're even short
on stickers. But at the Bush table
they're throwing them at stu-
dents passing by. Hopefully this
is a foreshadowing of the way the
votes will end up.
I hate it when other students
in class try to get the professor
to cancel class. Why do you do
this? You're big girls and boys
now and you should be capable
of making your own decisions
about attending class.
Is it me or is everyone an
executive at a Fortune 500 com-
pany? If we made sure we studied
like we make sure we carry that
cell phone, we'd all be doctors.
A month until graduation
and I don't know a doggone thing
about it. Is this information top-
secret or what?
I've been at least five different
places to try and get my registra-
tion together. I'm sick of all this
red tape.
Elections are over! No more
political ads - yay!
Why does all the food that is
so bad for you taste so good?
I'm sick of all my Democratic
friends saying Kerry should win
the election. Have some faith in
your presidential candidate!
Could Nelly be any more of a
sell-out? First there was the half
time show with Britney Spears
and N'Sync now Tim McGraw?
What a poser!
What is the purpose of the
drunk dial? Do you think it's
appealing for me to talk to you
when all your words slur together
and you make absolutely no sense?
Why is it that the guy you
like always talks to you about
other girls?
How come every time I meet
a good looking guy downtown he
turns out to be gay?
I know many of the boys
are looking forward to basket-
ball season because of the Pure
Gold dancers, but I'm looking
forward to the hot basketball
players! You're hot, Mike Cook!
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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couple of times, but
I knew where I was
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Page A6 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor WEDNESDAY November 3, 2004
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(0scar season' comes early this year
Interesting build-up to
film's biggest night
Oscar season is coming early
this year. Past campaigns for the
coveted Academy Award have
a tendency to begin during the
last weeks of December in order
to stay fresh in the minds of
moviegoers and the Academy.
This year, the nominations will
come earlier than ever. The
Golden Globes and Screen Actors
Guild Awards have historically
chosen their nominees much
earlier than the Oscars, which
influences who is nominated and
ultimately chosen to win in the
latter award show. To gain the
upper hand, the Oscars will be
arriving a month earlier this year
and Oscar hopefuls are debut-
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individual buzz.
Many factors contribute to a
film's ability to gain an Academy
Award nomination, the highest
honor in film. History indicates
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attached to star contribute to how
well it will fare in the battle for
the Oscar.
With the end of the year
approaching quickly and the
arrival of potential winners
coming earlier than usual, Chris
Rock will host the ceremony Feb.
27, 2005. There are already a
multitude of films clamoring for
the coveted Oscar.
Predictions can be made
based on the stars attached to
the project as well as content.
Some promising new films have
already debuted and have gar-
nered critical acclaim. Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and
Before Sunset are two of the best-
reviewed films of this year.
Their early releases could
potentially cost them in the long
run. They can easily be overshad-
owed by newer films or just plain
To counter this, movie studios
release these movies on DVD and
video during the Oscar season
to reach a larger audience and
to refresh the mind of Academy
This tactic worked well for
last year's Seabiscuit which was
a solid summer release with
positive reviews and went on to
Michael Moore uses his acceptance speech to make a political statement against the war in Iraq after winning an Oscar.
get a Best Picture nomination.
Focusing on the later releases
of this year, some movies that
are expected to fare well in
Oscar nominations are: The
Aviator, Alexander, Kinsey, Find-
ing Neverland and Closer. The
Dec. 17 release of The Aviator is a
prime date for Martin Scorsese's
biopic on legendary director
and producer Howard Hughes.
Scorsese is one of the greatest
directors of our time, yet, he
always comes up short at the
Academy Awards.
With six Oscar nominations
under his belt (four for Best Direc-
tor), Scorsese is considered long
overdue for Academy recogni-
tion. A favorite to win for 2002's
Gangs of New York, the respected
director of such classics as Good-
fellas and Raging Bull has a great
shot at winning.
The Aviator, the story of leg-
endary producer and director
Howard Hughes, stars Leonardo
DiCaprio. This type of period
piece will most likely enjoy great
success. The combination of an
all-star cast and a solid screen-
play, written by Oscar nominated
screenwriter John Logan (Gladia-
tor) should prove that Tlte Aviatoris
a likely contender for Best Picture.
Controversial director Oliver
Stone delivers an epic based
on the life of the Macedonian
conqueror Alexander the Great.
Alexander, starring Colin Farrell
in the title role, will provide stiff
competition this year.
The Academy Award win-
ning Stone has a teputation for
making flamboyant and "in
your face" style films, which
may deter the Academy, given
the subject matter of the film.
As for acting, many new and
interesting performances are
generating buzz this year.
Praising an earlier perfor-
mance this year, A.O. Scott of the
New York Times speaks highly of
Jaime Foxx's work in Ray.
"Mr. Foxx has displayed an
intriguing blend of quick-witted-
ness, bravado and sensitivity, and
his recognition of those qualities
in Ray Charles is the key to his
performance. You get the sense
he is not just pretending to be Ray
Charles, but he understands him
completely and knows how to
communicate this understanding
through every word and gesture,
without explaining a thing
said Scott.
Due to the early arrival
of the awards ceremony, the
October release of Ray will
not hurt the film's chances.
The public is going to remem-
ber films such as this when
nominations are announced.
This year may allow those
overlooked in the past the chance
to finally earn in Oscar. Last
year's close race between Bill
Murray and Sean Penn for Best
Actor let the Academy know
how meaningful it would be
for Murray to win. Wes Ander-
son's, The Life Aquatic with Steve
Zissou looks to be a fresh and
entertaining film that will
showcase Murray's tal-
ents to their full extent.
The excitement of the Oscars
hits toward the end of the year.
It's the time when cinema's best
come out looking for the award
show's highest honor. Winning
films make history, so being
remembered is very important
come February.
The anticipation is heightened
toward the end of the year, when
film goers and filmmakers alike
find out who is deemed the best
of the year.
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Studio breaks their 'Ray' now playing in theaters
billion dollar mold
with new movie
Pixar grows up with
making of new film
When somebody becomes
the best they can possibly be in
their particular field, they tend
to reach a crossroads. If they go
down one path, they can con-
tinue doing what they do at that
high level and have all the success
in the world, yet never quite feel
fulfilled. If they travel down the
other, they can attempt to branch
out and attempt something
new but cannot know for sure
whether the path will lead them
to prosperity or the poor house.
Michael Jordan is the poster
boy for this situation. Already
establishing himself as the great-
est basketball player of his time
with nothing left to prove, he
left the NBA in his prime to play
baseball. His success, or lack
thereof, is well-documented.
Animation studio Pixar has
reached a similar point follow-
ing an unprecedented string of
successful films.
Pixar, a subsidiary of Disney,
burst onto the scene in 199S with
the first fully computer-gener-
ated full-length feature film Toy
Story. With a potent combination
of wonderful screen writing, star
power, ground-breaking anima-
tion and universal appeal, Toy
Story was a runaway success gar-
nering critical acclaim and nearly
$200 million at the box office.
Overnight, Pixar revolutionized
the entire film industry.
Pixar would continue to be the
standard-bearer in a genre they cre-
ated. The studio found continued
success with A Bug's Life in 1998,
Toy Story 2 in 1999 and Monsters,
Inc. in 2001, each time upping the
ante, refining their methods and
creating an improved product with
each outing.
By 2001, however, Pixar had
competition in the newly thriv-
ing computer-animated film
industry. Inspired by Pixar's film-
making (or their profitability),
films such as Ice Age, Antz, Shark
Tale and Shrek were brought to
theaters nationwide, all enjoying
enormous success using formulas
perfected by Pixar. This new
onslaught of animated films even
led to the creation of an Academy
Award specifically for Best Ani-
mated Feature.
Nevertheless, in the face of
such competition, Pixar rose to
the occasion rather than crum-
bling under the pressure and once
again set the bar for all movies of
their kind with their 2003 release
Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo raked
in $70 million in its opening
weekend, making it one of the
highest grossing openings for a
movie in any genre. Earning uni-
versal praise from critics, adult
moviegoers and children, the
film stands as one of the greatest
achievements in the history of
film. It easily won Best Animated
Feature at the 2004 Academy
Awards and was nominated for
Legend that will never
be forgotten
Ray, starring Jamie Foxx, is
a musical biography of the leg-
endary entertainer. Born Sept.
23, 1930 In Albany, Ga Charles
lost his sight at the age of seven
from glaucoma after witness-
ing his brother's death. While
attending a school for the deaf
and blind, Charles developed an
unparalleled musical skill behind
a piano. Later, he established a
new sound of music with a mix
of genres, becoming a single
artist after his mother's death.
Even though mixing gospel and
other styles of music was unheard
of in the 1940s, Charles simply
played music to the best of his
knowledge, changing the way
people felt and listened to music.
This type of music resulted in the
birth of what we now call "soul
which has branched off into
other genres like R&B.
In the 1940s, Ray Charles
started to mix genres such as
gospel, jazz, country and rock
'n roll. He was known for his
memorable performances of
songs "Georgia" and "America
the Beautiful He also wrote for
different artists and is found on
many collaborations. He received
prestigious awards such as the
President's Merit Award and 12
Grammy Awards and is held
responsible for 250 albums, many
being top sellers in the span of 58
years. He was not only inducted
into the Jazz Hall of Fame, but
also into various others including
Rock n' Roll and Blues. Later in
his career, Ray Charles overcame
a heroin addiction and racism.
Charles started foundations to
help those who are visually hand-
icapped and hearing impaired.
He appeared in movies such
as The Blues Brothers and vari-
ous commercials for California
Raisins and Pepsi. This talented
artist gained a worldwide respect
for his daring styles and overall
great music. Ray Charles and the
famous Raelettes stunned the
stage and gained many devoted
fans both young and old. He died
on July 10, 2004 at the age of
73, just a few months before his
biography was released.
The cast includes Regina
King, Kerry Washington, Richard
Schiff and Aunjunue Ellis.
The movie is set in the 1960s,
when Charles was learning how
to overcome his heroin addic-
tion. Directed by Taylor Hack-
ford, the $30 million movie
is packed with night club and
studio scenes, giving the audi-
ence a taste of what entertain-
ment was like in that era. You get
the feeling of traveling back in
time. Jamie Foxx gives a believ-
able performance of Ray being a
talented artist himself. The film
takes place in an era when he had
to fight segregation and racism
for many minority artists who
followed him in the music busi-
ness. The biographical drama also
features flashback scenes of his
early difficult childhood growing
up in poverty.
Jamie Foxx gives a five star
performance as Ray, lip syncing
to Charles' old time classics and
acting out the life of a legend.
Jamie Foxx is likely to be nomi-
nated for various awards for his
outstanding performance. Foxx
has also starred in the movie Col-
lateral with Tom Cruise. Ray is a
classic and a legend that will live
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on Ray Charles' life, a re-released
autobiography titled, Brother Ray:
Ray Charles' Own Story, by Ray
Charles himself and David Ritz
is in stores now.
The two and a half hours is
worth your time even if you are
not familiar with this artist. It
covers partial scenes of his life.
Ray Charles himself was there
during the filming before he died,
which makes it even more sig-
nificant. An idol for many record-
ing artists today, well known
and recognized throughout the
world, Ray Charies is simply an
American Icon. The film Ray
pays tribute to the latest and
greatest treasured artist in music
history. Critics around the nation
give this movie great ratings.
"The amazing thing about
Foxx's performance is that he is
so very credible said Eleanor
Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Jourfial
Constitution Web site.
"For a man who utilized so many
musical keys, Charles' life story
comes off as relatively one note
said Sean O'Connel,
With such great ratings, Ray is
for the family. To see for yourself,
go check it out. Critics are great,
but be your own critic. In the midst
of the big blockbuster horror films
that were expected to come out for
Halloween, Ray is still expected
to have a decent outcome. The
PG-13 rated film started playing
everywhere Oct. 29. It is currently
showing at Greenville Carmike 12.
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Best Original Screenplay. Its total
gross neared $340 million, not
including DVD sales which dou-
bled that total. It's at this point
that Pixar reached the previously
mentioned 'crossroads
Though highly enjoyable,
Pixar was well aware of a formula
for their movies, which were all
G-rated films, targeted at children
with a handful of jokes thrown
in for mature audiences, where
adventures are had by things that
typically don't have adventures.
"We could see exactly how
we could make the same picture
again and again from now on
said Andrew Stanton, director of
Finding Nemo.
So came the quandary: keep
producing lucrative films which
millions of people love or strive
to create something more, some-
thing different. Pixar has chosen
the latter, creating a movie com-
pletely unlike Toy Story and Nemo
called The Incredibles.
Written and directed by
"Simpsons" consultant Brad Bird,
the plot line to The Incredibles is
as follows: When a flurry of law-
suits are filed against superheroes
across the nation by people they
have rescued, Mr. Incredible and
his family, all complete with
super-powers, are put into the
witness protection program to
live normal lives. Working as an
insurance claims adjuster, Mr.
Incredible (a.k.a. Bob Parr) hates
his current life and yearns for his
crime-fighting days. So when an
opportunity for a return to his
old life presents itself by a mys-
terious informant, Mr. Incredible
jumps at it, but finds himself in
a trap set by his arch-nemesis.
So now, the rest of the Incredible
clan must work together to save
the patriarch of their family and
the rest of the world as well.
With its first-rate visuals,
trademark humor and bizarre
storyline, The Incredibles may
not look so different from their
previous titles. However, there
are a lot of subtle details to the
movie which might suggest
otherwise. First of all, the film
has been rated PG by the MPAA
for action violence. While the
difference between a PG rating
and a G rating lost on
most casual movie fans, there is
indeed a difference. The extra
rating has given the film the
ability to touch on subjects they
could never bring up in previous
films. The film deals with a mid-
life crisis, dysfunctional families,
infidelity and even murder.
Unlike other Pixar films
which would find themselves in
the comedy section of the local
video store, The Incredibles, which
is undoubtedly funny, is above all
else an action film inspired by
the likes of the James Bond films
and Spiderman. And while even
the marketing suggests the film is
merely a 'superhero spoof Stan-
ton wanted to make clear that
this film is, a legitimate action
picture with more emotional
maturity than people expect
of 'live action' hero pictures
Though scarce at the moment,
early reviews of the film are more
than encouraging to the crew
at Pixar. Time Magazine gave
the film a glowing review while
James Bregman of BBC News
calls itan, immensely enjoy-
able film Kirk Honeycutt of The
Hollywood Reporter said, The
Incredibles is as imaginative and
astute as any general audience
entertainment has been for a long
while and goes on to call the
film. Pixar's best work yet
That is good news for Pixar
and Disney who plan to push
hard to get the film nominated
for Best Picture at the Academy
Awards and not be content with
Best Animated Feature. Pixar,
whose deal with Disney will
expire after their next picture.
Cars, and leave them free to
work however they like, plans to
keep making the greatest films
possible in all genres. What ulti-
mately lies down the path Pixar
is heading is unknown, but The
Incredibles seems like a huge leap
in that direction rather than a
small first step.
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Page A8 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY November 3, 2004
Backman to
manage Arizona
Walfy Backman was ttie scrappy,
intense second baseman for the
World Series champion New York
Mets 18 years ago He promises
to bring that same style to the
Arizona Diamondbacks as their
new manager. Backman. who
took himself out of contention
for the Mets managing job last
week, was hired Monday to take
over an Arizona team coming off
one of the worst seasons in major
league history Backman, 45, was
selected minor league manager
of the year this season by The
Sporting News after leading
Class A Lancaster to the best
record in the California League
(86-54). H was his first year in
the Diamondbacks oianizaiion
Backman, an all-state wrestler
as well as star baseball player at
Aloha (Ore.) High School, was a
first-round draft pick of the Mets,
the 16th selection overall He
played 14 seasons In the major
leagues, the first nine with the
Mets, and finished with a .275
career average with 240 RBI
and 117 steals. He takes over a
franchise tfiat dropped to P1-111
last season, the worst record
in the seven-year history of the
Diamondbacks, who won the
World Series title In 2001. The
losses rnsiched the 10th-most in
major league history.
Rlx reclaims
Job at FSU
Quarterback Chris Rlx will start for
No. 13 Florida State on Saturday
against Duke, returning to the job
he lost six games ago to Wyatt
Sexton, Rlx sprained his right
ankle against Clemson on Sept
25. Sexton relieved and led Florida
State to a win in that game and
the next four. Sexton was 14-for-
30 for I64y�rd8 in a 20-17 loss to
Maryland last Saturday and was
relieved by Rix, who went 8-for-21
lor 140 yards and a touchdown
pass. Rlx. a senior, has started 37
games for Florida State but has
been Inconsistent throughout his
career with an 0-5 record against
rival Miami FSU coach Bobby
Bowden also said Monday he
will replace starting kicker Xavier
Beitia on field-goal attempts with
freshman Gary Cismesla Beitia
missed three field goals against
Shaq may miss opener
Shaqullle O'Neal remains
bothered by a strainea left
hamstring, yet the 11-time All-Star
center hopes to play Wednesday
when Miami opens Its season
at New Jersey. O'Neal missed
most of Miami's practice Monday.
sparking concerns that the Injury
is worse than feared The Heat.
however, did not place O'Neal
on the injured list, indicating they
believe the problem Is minor.
Stm, Heat coach Stan Van Gundy
was clearly disappointed that
O'Neal, who sat out practices
Friday and Saturday, and missed
three of Miami's seven preseason
games, wasn't able to participate
in Mondays workout. O'Neal
took part in some defensive
drills, but wasn't on the floor for
5-on-5 work O'Neal acquired
from the Los Angeles Lakers in
an offseason trade, was not made
available to reporters.
He's been slowed by the
hamstring problem (or more than
two weeks. And his durability
has been questioned throughout
the latter portion of his career.
with various foot and leg Injuries
forcing him out of 15 games in
each of the last three seasons.
McBrady signs
The Houston Rockets signed two-
time NBA scoring champion Tracy
McGrady to a multiyear contract
extension Monday Terms of the
deal were not released. Before
being traded to the Rockets from
Orlando in June. McGrady had
vowed to exercise the opt-out
clause In his contract, which
had three years remaining. The
clause was to go into effect after
this season. Rockets owner Les
Alexander said inastatemsnt that
team officials now would direct
their efforts on Afl-Star colter
Vao Ming
Plethora of talent for Pirates
My junior
year in high
school was
I attended
Sanderson in
Raleigh, but
not that par-
ticular year.
student had
to pick up
and move
down the road for a year to
Wakefield while Sanderson was
being renovated. I had no idea
where I was, quite a strange
feeling for a junior. 1 hadn't felt
like that since freshman year.
1 got that same feeling
this past Saturday at Minges
Coliseum. I felt like
a freshman again
watching the PurpleGold
game, not knowing who
anyone was. This time though,
I was the senior. I was glad I
had a roster with me so I could
finally start putting some names
and faces together.
I'll start with Mike Castro,
since he's a transfer with some col-
lege experience. My first thought
about Castro was this guy could be
big for ECU this year, literally and
figuratively. He will be a
bruiser down low and has the
body to do it. While Moussa
wasn't out there due to his
sprained thumb, Castro was
dominant on the glass. I
originally thought most of the
rebounding would have to be
on Corey Rouse's shoulders,
but if Castro can play at a
high level and grab 13
rebounds like he did in the
scrimmage, Rouse's role as a
rebounder will diminish.
The only thing I was not
thrilled about with him was a
few plays where he made poor
decisions, most notably a three
point air ball that should have
been a pass to someone down
low. He also tried a couple of
finger rolls after good drives to
the basket, but with his size, he
needs to go up strong to the hoop
and try to draw fouls.
Of the true freshmen,
no one impressed me more
than Tom Hammonds. He
reminded me quite a bit of
Mike Cook, a kid with smooth
handles and a nice presence out
on the hardwood.
More often than not,
Hammonds looked like a
veteran rather than a freshman.
So many times freshmen play
like they are still in high school,
trying to beat players off the
dribble because they could
do that last year. But on the
collegiate level, it's not about
doing it all yourself and I think
Hammonds understands that.
He took smart shots and didn't
force anything. I look for him to
get some starts at the two with
Cook at the point and also being
a solid backup to Cook and JaPhet
McNeil In the backcourt.
Another player I really liked
was 6-foot, 10-inch Charles Bron-
son. He has good touch around the
hoop, complemented by a
soft hook which showed
Saturday as he was perfect from
the field at six for six. Once
again, he wasn't playing against
Moussa, but still looked solid.
Out of anything though, 1 was
most impressed with his hands
and mobility. Many big men are
slow coming out of high school,
but he got up and down the
court well.
My biggest fear with
him is his weight. The kid is a
see MEN page A9 Charles Bronson goes up for a rebound during the men's PurpleGold scrimmage Saturday.
Lady Pirates show early season promise
"Whatever it Takes" is the new 2004-05 Lady Pirates motto.
The leaves
are chang-
ing, the air is
crisp and foot-
ball season is
almost over,
that could
only mean one
thing bas-
ketball season
is finally here.
Preseason is
over and now
it's time to
really get things started.
The Lady Pirates lost three
players this year, most notable,
Courtney Willis. Willis was the
Shaquille O'Neal for the ladies
last year, she owned the paint
and averaged 20 points per game
and 10 rebounds per game. Those
are big shoes to fill and only time
will tell who will fill that role.
The coaching staff did a good
job of bringing in experienced
players who should gel nicely
with the team. They brought
in two junior college athletes
and one true freshman. The two
juco's bring some experience
and much needed depth to the
Lady Pirates. Ebonee Downey
and Catherine Cooley both come
from good programs and they
know what it takes to succeed.
Downey is a natural shooter and
should be an offensive threat
immediately and Cooley
is a hard worker and a crafty
rebounder. Freshman Nicole
Days should catch on quickly
and be beneficial to the team.
She's strong and should be a
great rebounder for the team.
The Lady Pirates had their
PurpleGold scrimmage last Satur-
day and we finally got to see what
to look forward to this season. Some
good things happened during
the scrimmage as players stepped
up their game in a major way,
namely Samantha Pankey, Sha-
nita Sutton, Ebonee Downey,
Shakira Clarke and Soraya Hellaby.
Pankey came out strong and
showed what kind of offensive
threat she can be. During the
first half she scored 13 points
and was perfect from the three-
point line. She showed glimpses
of the all-star player she was at
Buckingham County High
School where she aver-
aged 30 points per game.
Sutton also came out hot
during the scrimmage, scoring
11 points, grabbing numerous
rebounds and blocking a few
shots. I expect this to be Sutton's
breakout season and for her to get
a lot of touches this year because
of Willis' absence.
Downey showed a lot of people
at the scrimmage she is ready to
play at the D-l level and she
should make an immediate impact
on the team. She scored 12 points
and grabbed seven rebounds.
Clarke is not a rookie, but for
many this was the first time we got
to see her play extended minutes.
She enrolled last spring so she
wasn't able to play a full season
last year. However, I expect her to
play a major role on the team this
year. She is a great rebounder and
proved it Saturday as she snatched
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MacKenzie, Hanlon lead men to highest finish ever
Team places fifth in
conference tournament
Led by seniors Kyle MacKenzie
and Matt Hanlon, the ECU Men's
Cross Country Team raced to a
fifth place finish at the Confer-
ence USA championships last Sat-
urday in Chicago, III. The result
marks the highest finish ever at
the C-USA championship by the
men's team and will solidify this
year's squad as one of the great-
est in the university's history.
Defending champion MacK-
enzie turned in a solid fifth place
performance in the 8k event
by posting a time of 25:07, just
20 seconds off Mate Nemeth of
Memphis who won the race.
Hanlon, who has spent the
majority of his career at ECU in
the shadows of MacKenzie, con-
tinued to be stellar as he strolled
in for a 14th place finish with a
time of 25:27
With their performances,
MacKenzie and Hanlon were
named to the All C-USA team
which was composed of the top
15 runners in both the men's and
women's race.
Senior Craig Schmidt, who
quietly has been having a fan-
tastic season, finished in the top
25 as well as posted a time of
25:54, which was good for 21st.
Kristian Jorgensen (26:25) and
John Loehr (26:40) rounded out
the scoring for the Pirates.
The Houston men raced to
their first ever C-USA title and
the Marquette women captured
their fifth title in as many years.
Fifth year senior Johanna
Allen and junior Jessica Col-
lins were the only Pirates to
finish in the top 20, as they
ran to 16th and 19th place fin-
ishes respectively. Under windy
conditions in which gusts were
at times 30-40 miles per hour,
Allen posted a time of 22:19,
followed closely by Collins' time
of 22:30.
An All C-USA performer
last year, Caitlin Littlefield fin-
ished 50th on the 6k course
with a time of 24:06. Rebekah
Bishop (25:05) and Megan Wall-
ing (25:16) were the Pirates
fourth and fifth place finishers.
TCU senior Mary Kinyanjui
won the event for the second
straight season, a feat which has
only been accomplished on one
other occasion in the history of
the conference.
The Pirate men and women
will now begin preparations
for the big race Nov. 13. The
NCAA regional championships
will come to Lake Kristi for the
second straight season, a course
the Pirates are well suited for. On
the men's side, Kyle MacKenzie
and Matt Hanlon will have a
legitimate shot to qualify for the
national meet on Nov. 22 in Indi-
ana. Johanna Allen and Jessica
Collins will both look to qualify
as well. Both teams will be run-
ning against arguably the most
balanced region in the country,
so qualifying for nationals will
be a tall order.
Kyle MacKenzie was recently
named to C-USA's Cross Country
All Decade Team. The league is
celebrating its tenth anniver-
sary by compiling a list of the
greatest performers in the
past decade of its 19 sports.
MacKenzie was one of 10 runners
to receive this honor, boasting a
C-USA championship, the school
record in the 8k with a time
of 23:53, two time All C-USA
awards, 12 top three finishes in
his career and was named the
2003 Male Athlete of the year in
the conference. MacKenzie will
be remember as one of the most
prolific runners in the history
of ECU.
This writer can be contacted at
sports�theeastcarolinian. com.

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little thin. Then again, people
were saying the same thing about
Moussa three years ago and now
he is an NBA prospect.
John Hart is another guy
I liked. My initial thought
about him was how strong
and lanky he was. One of my
buddies in the stands said
Hart looks like a basketball
player and he does. While he is
only listed at 6-feet, 6-inches, his
long arms make him seem taller.
He's also very athletic and quick
for his size.
What separates Hart from the
other new guys however, is his
defense. He reminds mealotofjackie
Manuel at UNC, a guy who won't
put up 20 points a game, but can
shutdown the opposition. Hart
did something that just about
everyone ECU played last year
could not do, rip Mike Cook in the
open court. Enough said.
Next up we have Josh King. He
was the NC player of the year in
high school and is the state's
all-time leading three-
point shooter. So here's
my question about him. Why
doesn't he shoot the three?
A few times he tried to drive
or stop and pull up for a
15-footer. Josh, shoot the three.
You have a gorgeous release and
even better rotation. This school
has needed someone who has the
ability to shoot from deep for a
long time, soplease be that guy.
Also, for someone who
is less than six feet tall, his
defense has to improve.
Just about everyone he guards
will be taller than him. If he can
'D'up this season, he will get lots
of playing time.
The quickest of the
freshmen was point guard Marvin
Kilgore. Speed is his biggest
weapon, and he needs to use
it. However, I felt he was a little
too flashy.
Instead of making the
simple pass he would try
something to make the
crowd go crazy. Instead of an
assist, he got himself in
trouble and committed a
turnover. While that stuff is
fun for And-1 and at the SRC,
this is Division One basketball.
1 have absolutely no doubt
that Head Coach Bill Herrion
will have him tamed down by
season's start.
However, I do believe
Kilgore has the most
potential of the freshmen. No
matter how good of a coach
Herrion is, he can't teach speed.
Once Kilgore learns Herrion's
system, I expect great things
out of him.
It's also worth noting the
presence of two walk-ons.
Tyler Gagnon just graduated
high school at J.H. Rose this
spring and made the team along
with Will Lewis.
Lewis actually played
junior college ball before he
transferred here last year.
Both Gagnon and Lewis are
big guys who will see some
action. These two
guys could prove to be
great pick-ups for the Pirates
when we need a spark from
the bench or if injuries pile up.
So I've seen the team play
now. I promised an official season
prediction last week, and
here it is, no postseason play
outside of the Conference
USA tournament. These guys
are just a little too young
to get invited to the NIT.
In a few years, look out.
With this talent combined
with teams like Louisville that
are about to leave the conference,
ECU could turn into a NCAA
tournament team just a few years
down the road.
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seven of them while playing at
the point guard position.
Hellaby is another player
that didn't play significant
minutes last year, but this
year I expect her to come
out strong and be a major
offensive threat in the post.
The Lady Pirates will be better
this year because they are more
athletic and have more depth at the
guard position. They have a lot of
guards who can score and are able
to find their teammates. This year's
team will not just be a team that
consists of two main scoring threats,
they will have many contributors.
The keys to success for ECU
are how well the seniors step up
as leaders on the court, having
a dominant post consistently,
having everyone contribute in
some way every night, playing
hard nosed defense and coming
out strong early.
Post play will either make
or break the team. They have to
be able to score, rebound and
defend in the paint night in and
night out. Two people in particu-
lar who will have a heavy load
every night are Soraya Hellaby
and Shanita Sutton. These two
seniors have the experience and
the ability to shut down any post
and to dominate on the glass, if
they do that, then the rest should
take care of itself.
Another player who should
make a great impact this season is
Keisha Anthony. She played great
last year, but at times her temper
got the best of her and she lost
focus. Anthony has the ability
to take over games by making
big shots and making big plays.
If she comes out this season with
that same type of tenacity, she
will be a major asset to the team.
Viola Cooper is also a player
who could become an instant
scoring threat. Cooper is a great
shooter and is deadly from
beyond the arc. She scored 10 points
in the scrimmage and should be
one of the top scorers for the team.
Latoya Horton a.k.a. "Rook"
and Tamekia Powell are two
players who have shown a great
ability to do the little things
that make teams great. "Rook"
is similar to Dennis Rodman in
her play because she can average
10 rebounds a game and impact
a game without scoring a single
point. She can jump out of the
gym and has a real sense for
where the ball will fall. She could
be the one player to change the
course of the game defensively,
which is key for the Lady Pirates.
Powell is a true point guard
who can run an offense and
she knows how to get people
the ball so they can score.
Last year she showed her
leadership qualities by
being the "general" for the
Lady Pirates on many occa-
sions. With her continued
improvement, I expect her to be
a great leader on the court.
The one player everyone
knows has to come up big every
night, both offensively and
defensively, is Jennifer Jackson.
For the past two years she has
been either the leading scorer or
the second-leading scorer, but
this year she has to consistently
be a scoring threat and also
get her team involved in the
games. She could easily average
20 points per game, but she has
to also look for her teammates.
More teams will look to cover her
because they know what kind of
a scorer she is, but this just gives
her teammates more of an oppor-
tunity to show their talents. If
Jackson can get her points and
get her teammates involved this
team could do big things. This
team has the potential, but we
will have to see what happens.
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