The East Carolinian, November 9, 2004

Volume 80 Number 28
City plans
to senate
Don Edwards showed the
senate plans for Greenville.
Issues, concerns raised
SGA discussed issues con-
cerning the continual effort of
revitalizing downtown and West
Greenville at their fifth meeting
Monday night.
Don Edwards, appointed
by the mayor as the chairmen
for the redevelopment commis-
sion, showed the city's layout
plans for improving the areas.
He presented several visual lay-
outs, some conceptual and some
already in the works.
The 10th Street connector
project, which involves ECU,
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
and Greenville, has already been
approved and is in the first stage
of pre-engineering planning.
It will create a road that will
connect 10th Street directly to
Highway 264 and should be com-
pleted within five years.
Edwards said the project
hopes to create a more pedes-
trian-friendly community.
"It will be a great, attractive
new way into town and make
locating ECU a much easier task
said Edwards.
Edwards also introduced the
"Raise the Bar" plan for down-
town Greenville.
This project would create a
more vibrant scene in the down-
town district. The project would
make use of misused develop-
ments, bring more businesses
into the neighborhood and create
an atmosphere where students
could live, go to school and work
all in the same vicinity.
He said the city-center rede-
velopment plan would make the
downtown area a broadly based
entertainment district.
Edwards also addressed the
West Greenville plan, causing
many SGA senate members to
raise questions of concern.
The project would revitalize
West Greenville by using federal
funding and bonds to pay for
rebuilding homes but would also
force residents to relocate.
One senator questioned
whether forcing residents to
relocate would do more harm
than good in the long run.
Edward said the goal is to pro-
vide better housing for everyone
but people would be displaced.
A guest at the meeting asked
whether better housing was
simply another word for projects.
"Assisted living will not be a
project Edwards said.
Another senator asked a ques-
tion regarding a parking deck in
the downtown area.
He said the existence of a
parking deck has been discussed
for the east side of Evans Street or
possibly a few other locations.
Edwards said these improve-
ments will ultimately help the
"With improvements, ECU
can become an even greater uni-
versity Edwards said.
At the meeting, two new sen-
ators, Brian Billops and Allison
Bradey, were sworn in by SGA Attor-
ney General Matt Stambaugh.
Charmane Ford, the Diversity
Team leader, reminded the senate
about the upcoming "Diversity
Week" which will be held Nov.
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeastcarolinian. com.
November 9, 2004
Pi Kappa Alpha brothers and the Ronald McDonald' House executive director stand with a check for $10 thousand
to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville.
Pi Kappa Alpha walks for good will
Raises $11,000 for
Ronald McDonald House
ECU'S Pi Kappa Alpha frater-
nity chapter walked from ECU's
campus to Wilmington on Sat-
urday in a charitable fundraising
event for the Ronald McDonald
House of Greenville.
Tucker Beck, president of Pi
Kappa Alpha, said the fraternity
has been doing this event for the
past three years and has raised a
total of more than $35,000 for
the organization.
"It's 120 miles split into sev-
eral shifts said Mike Crollman,
community service chair of Pi
Kappa Alpha.
"We started walking at 10
a.m. at the Wright Plaza
Each shift was 11 miles, with
five people walking per shift.
A car flashing its caution lights
followed the walkers.
Crollman said they mapped
out the most sufficient directions
to Wilmington and spoke with
the sheriff departments in each
county to make them aware of
what they were doing and work
out any legal hassles.
The aspect that took the most
work was raising the charity money.
Each member of the fraternity
made an effort to seek businesses
and individuals who were willing
to donate to their cause. Frater-
nity members parked their cars
on the street and spent several
hours going from house to house.
"We pretty much went door
to door and asked for donations
said Beck.
"Several businesses donated
over $300, some donated $100
Crollman said he got all the
fraternity members to set a goal
of $300 a piece.
While the fraternity has
already donated $10,000 to the
Ronald McDonald House, they
are still receiving more money
from organizations that did not
have the funding at first.
"We raised a little over11,000
from solicitation of area resi-
dents and businesses Beck said.
Pi Kappa Alpha is looking
into getting corporate sponsors
to participate in an effort to raise
their goal of $20,000.
Beck said nearly 50 of the
57 active members of Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity participated in
the event, which makes the occa-
sion an enjoyable experience.
see WALK page A3
Wife accuses top Palestinian officials
of trying to grab power from Arafat
Yassar Arafat with his wife, Suha, before he left for Paris.
CLAMART, France (AP) �
Yasser Arafat's wife accused his top
lieutenants of seeking to grab con-
trol from her ailing husband on
Monday, nearly torpedoing a visit
by three top Palestinian officials
in the first sign of an open power
struggle while Arafat clings to life.
In a screaming telephone
call from Arafat's hospital bed-
side, Suha Arafat told Al-Jazeera
television that Arafat's aides
were conspiring to usurp her
husband's four-decade-long role
as Palestinian leader.
"Let it be known to the honest
Palestinian people that a bunch
of those who want to inherit are
coming to Paris she shouted in
Arabic in her first public com-
ments since Arafat left his West
Bank compound for France.
"I tell you they are trying to
bury Abu Ammaraliveshe contin-
ued, using Arafat's nom de guerre.
"He is all right and he is
going home
In response, Prime Minister
Ahmed Qureia, Foreign Minister
Nabil Shaath and Mahmoud
Abbas, the former prime minister
and deputy chairman of Arafat's
Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion, briefly canceled a planned
trip to Paris on Monday to con-
sult with Arafat's doctors and
French officials. Shaath later said
the trip was back on.
A senior aide to Arafat, Tayeb
Abdel Rahim, originally said the
three wereangry with Arafat's wife
and did not want to travel to Paris.
"What came fromSuha doesn't
represent our people he said.
"If the president were to hear
that, he would reject it completely
He said Mrs. Arafat "wanted
to destroy the Palestinian leader-
ship's decision and to be the lone
Mrs. Arafat said she was call-
lnR from Arafat's bedside at the
French military hospital, where
the 75-year-old leader has been in
intensive care since Wednesday.
A producer from Al-Jazeera told
The Associated Press the station
was confident it was Suha Arafat
on the phone. She first called
the network's Ramallah office,
then its headquarters in Qatar.
Her insistence that Arafat was
doing fine came a day after French
Foreign Minister Michel Barnier
called his condition "very complex,
very serious and stable right now
Palestinians have been
making contingency plans in
the event of Arafat's death.
Qureia and Abbas have been
working together to run Palestin-
ian affairs in Arafat's absence and
to prevent chaos and violence
if the Palestinian leader dies.
Qureia has taken on some of
Arafat's executive and security
powers, while Abbas has been
chairing meetings of the PLO's
executive body.
Jamil Tarifi, the Palestin-
ian minister of civil affairs,
told Al-Jazeera the group was
initially hesitant about going,
but that the executive commit-
tee decided the trip would help
reassure worried Palestinians.
Iraq's prime minister Ayad
Allawi in Baghdad Nov. 8.
U.S. forces
storm Fallujah
� Backed by a barrage from
warplanes and artillery,
U.S. troops fought their way
into the western outskirts of
Fallujah on Monday, seizing a
hospital and two bridges over the
Euphrates River in the first
stage of a major assault on the
insurgent stronghold.
The U.S. military said Iraqi
troops captured 38 people,
including four foreigners
when they swept into the first
objective, Fallujah's main hospi-
tal, which the military and Iraqi
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said
was under insurgent control.
Iraqi soldiers stormed
through the facility, blasting
open doors and pulling hand-
cuffed patients into the halls in
search of gunmen.
Allawi said he had given the
green light for international
and Iraqi forces to launch the
long-awaited offensive against
Fallujah which is considered the
see FALLUJAH page A2
Phi Beta
ECU chapter awarded
for service to Greenville
The Xi Nu chapter of the Phi
Beta Sigma fraternity at ECU
received the State Collegiate
Chapter of the Year award last
month bestowed by the national
headquarters of the organization.
The chapter was awarded
based on the numerous hours the
fraternity has given back to the
local Greenville community.
Dale Thomas, president of the
Xi Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma,
Inc. at ECU, said the fraternity
participates in many programs
with the Greenville community
through organizations such as
the American Cancer Society
with Relay for Life, March of
Dimes and the Little Willie
Center, where children from
impoverish neighborhoods are
mentored. They also participated
in voter registration drives.
The chapter devotes time
volunteering services to social
action programs like their own
Sigmas Against Teen Pregnancy
in conjunction with their sister
sorority, Zeta Phi Beta.
The award was given to the
chapter during the North Caro-
lina Conference for Phi Beta
Sigma on the NC State campus.
Although the chapter was
up against the rest of the fra-
ternity chapters of NC, the
members felt that receiving the
award was not part of succeeding
in a competition.
"Though we were up against
other chapters, we feel that
we are all equally qualified
said Thomas.
"The other chapters also
(contribute to) their respective
communities in many ways. We
live to serve the community
The Xi Nu chapter at ECU was
founded Jan. 29, 1983 with the
core institution to promote and
impact ECU and the Greenville
community in a beneficial
manner under its principles and
Phi Beta Sigma is an interna-
tionally recognized, historically
African American fraternity with
more than 600 and 100,000
members throughout the United
States, Europe, Africa and India.
The fraternity was founded in
1914 at Howard University on the
three principles of brotherhood,
scholarship and service. These
ideals are exemplified under the
fraternity motto, "culture for ser-
vice and service got humanity
The official Web site of the
fraternity explains the found-
ers of Phi Beta Sigma held a
deep conviction they should
return their newly acquired
skills to the communities from
which they came rather than
gain skills to be utilized exclu-
sively for themselves and their
immediate families.
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Doctors praise heart stocking device, wait for apporval
Dr. Spencer Kubo holds a model
of the device around a heart.
simple fabric device that looks
like fishnet hose but acts like
support stockings helped
weak hearts pump more effi-
ciently and even shrink back to
a more normal size, researchers
reported at an American Heart
Association conference.
The device is targeted at
people with heart failure, which
happens when a weak or dam-
aged heart can't pump as force-
fully as it should. The heart
enlarges, fluid backs up into the
lungs, and people get more and
more short of breath and tired,
often making many trips to the
hospital until their hearts even-
tually give out.
About 5 million Americans
have this condition and more
than a million have the type
that might be helped by the new
stocking-like device.
The mesh stocking is still
experimental but its maker, Acorn
Cardiovascular Inc. of St. Paul,
Minn already has approval to sell
it in Europe and will seek the same
from the federal Food and Drug
Administration early next year.
Several experts said Sunday
the surgically implanted stocking
could fill a gap for people who
are not helped by drugs or pace-
makers and who do not want or
cannot have a mechanical heart
pump or an organ transplant.
"We have little to offer surgi-
cally said Dr. Timothy Gard-
ner, a heart surgeon from the
University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia who had no role in
the study.
"There's a lot of interest in
this kind of simple technique
Dr. Douglas Mann, the Baylor
College of Medicine cardiologist
who led a company-funded study
of the device, called it break-
through technology.
"This does more than any
existing therapy that's out there
today he said.
The company-sponsored
study included 300 patients at
28 hospitals in the United States
and one in Canada.
One part Involved 193 people
having surgery to fix a leaky
heart valve, a common problem
in heart failure patients. Doctors
gave 102 standard surgery and
the other 91, surgery plus the
heart stocking.
The second part of the study
involved 107 people who did
not need valve surgery. Fifty
were given standard treatment
drugs, ACE inhibitors, beta block-
ers and water pills, and the other
57 got drugs plus surgery to
install the stocking.
After an average of two years,
38 percent of the stocking group
had improved compared with
27 percent of the others, accord-
ing to a rating system including
survival and other factors. About
37 percent with the stocking got
worse compared to 45 percent of
the others.
Only 19 stocking recipients
needed a transplant, a mechani-
cal heart pump or other major
heart operation, but 33 in the
other group did.
"We think this stabilizes the
disease process" by relieving the
pressure on the heart and giving
it support so it can rest between
beats, Mann said.
Researchers also measured
changes in the heart's shape and
size and found dramatic differ-
ences with the stocking around
the organ.
"These big hearts, with this
device, became small hearts
and went from a basketball shape
to the more natural football
shape that lets them beat as they
should, Mann said.
The stocking actually changes
the size of the cells making up the
heart, said Dr. Spencer Kubo,
Acorn's medical director.
"If this was just taking a size
eight person and putting them
in a size four dress, you'd say 'Of
course you've made the heart
smaller said Kubo.
"The mass of the heart is
reduced. This is not just a scrunch-
ing effect, a corset effect
The device did not help
people avoid hospital stays,
but doctors hope it will with
longer use. They also hope to
develop a way to install
it through "keyhole" sur-
gery rather than a big cut in
the chest. Company officials
would not say what the device is
expected to cost.
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TUESDAY November 9,2004
Campus News
Cell Phone Donation
The Family Violence Program
of Pitt County is sponsoring
a used cell phone drive until
Thursday'Nov. 18. The phones go
to domestic violence victims who
need a constant and free way to
call 911 and a 24-hour crisis line.
Collection bins are at the Dowdy
Student Store, Food Lion on 10th
Street, East Carolina Bank on Red
Banks Road and inside the Alltel
store inside Wal-Mart. Contact
Sara Munzer with the FVP at
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
Benefit Concert
Christy's Euro Pub is hosting
their second annual breast
cancer research benefit concert
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.
ECU Gospel Choir
A special intermission Guest
Salvation and Deliverance church
choir, Tarboro, NC under the
direction of Krlstan Herring,
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at
Mendenhall Student Center, in
Hendrix Theater. Prices are $3
for students and military and $5
for the general public. For more
information call Arturo Cummlngs
at 328-7148 or Tarrick Cox at
Veteran's Day Celebration
The Pitt County Veteran Council
will host an event honoring our
past and present veterans at
Greenville's Town Commons Nov.
11 at 11 a.m. Call 758-2788 for
more information.
Jazz at Night
The school of music will present
a jazz concert at Mendenhall
Nov. 12. The concert begins at
8 p.m. For more information, call
Dr. Marshall Sheperd, a NASA
scientist will be giving a geography
department colloquium entitled,
"How Cities Create Their Own
Rainfall and Storms The event
will take place Friday, Nov. 12 at 4
p.m. in 102 Brewster B. Contact
Scott Curtis at 328-2088.
NCAA Southeastern Cross
Country Regional
A competition of cross country
teams from all over the southeast
will meet in Grimesland Nov.
13. The race will take place at
Lake Kristi on Mobley Bridge
Road. Call 329-4530 for more
Faculty Exhibition
The 2004 Faculty Exhibition, "A
Tradition of Excellence began
Wednesday and will end Nov. 20
in the Gray Gallery at Jenkins Rne
Arts Center. The exhibition displays
various works including ceramics,
digital imaging, photography and
weaving. Contact Gil Leebrick,
gallery director, at 328-6336.
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 Tim
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 Ncv.18
- 23. Contact 328-6829 for more
News Briefs
Most of 31 E. coll
cases linked to State Fair
RALEIGH, NC - An outbreak of E. coli
cases linked to last month's North
Carolina State Fair is bigger than
previously thought, with 31 confirmed
cases and another 103 under review,
health officials said Saturday.
The number of confirmed infections In
the outbreak grew from 20 cases on
Friday to 31 on Saturday, said health
The Department of Health and Human
Services said it was investigating
103 additional cases of illness that
had not yet been confirmed as E.
coli infection, up from 39 on Friday.
Department spokesman Bill Furney
attributes the jump in potential
cases to a heightened awareness
from doctors and the general public.
Furney said now that health officials
are conducting an investigation, "we're
in a state where we are looking for it
Of the 31 people with confirmed E.
coli cases, 27 visited the State Fair
in Ociober. The outbreak might be
linked to a petting zoo at the fair, state
hearth authorities have said.
E. coli commonly lives inside of
animals and can be passed to
humans by eating contaminated
maat or through contact with manure,
animals or contaminated surfaces.
The highly contagious bacterium
produces a toxin that can cause
stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and
in some cases death. Children, the
elderly and people with compromised
immune systems are most at risk.
Seventeen of the confirmed cases
were reported from Wake County,
where the fair was held. Another three
were in nearby Chatham County and
two others in neighboring Durham
County. One each was reported
in Forsyth, Harnett, Johnston, Lee,
Mecklenburg, Moore, Person, Union
and Wilson counties.
Ordinarily, North Carolina sees about
four or five cases of E. coll infection
per month.
Man cleared of murder charge
starts foundation to help Inmates
exonerated of murder after spending
18 years In prison for the crime has
started a nonprofit foundation to help
investigate the innocence claims of
other inmates.
Darryl Hunt said he began thinking
about forming such an organization
while he was imprisoned.
"I wanted to help other people, to give
them a voice, because I know I was
fortunate to have people supporting
me and speaking up for me said
Hunt. "I was innocent, and I know
how hard it is for people who are in
prison to have voices on the outside
to speak up for them
The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom
and Justice will also help support
people who have been released from
prison as they rejoin society.
Hunt incorporated the foundation this
week and said he plans to finance it
through fund-raisers and money he
earns in speaking fees.
Hunt was convicted twice in the 1984
slaying of Deborah Sykes, a newspaper
copy editor In Winston-Salem. DNA
evidence proved in 1994 that Hunt
was not the man who had raped
Sykes, but it was not enough to win
Hunt a new trial on the murder charge.
He was released from prison only after
DNA evidence led to a new suspect
in December, a man who police and
the State Bureau of Investigation say
acted alone in killing Sykes.
Hunt was exonerated in February and
pardoned by Gov. Mike Easley in April.
Hunt said he wants the nonprofit
group to work with the NC
Center on Actual Innocence In
Durham, which looks into potential
cases of wrongful convictions.
Because of the time Involved in
investigating cases, the center cannot
accept cases in which the defendant
has less than three years to serve
in prison.
Hunt said he wants to hire private
investigators to look at cases In
Forsyth County to start, and eventually
grow larger.
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - After a
weekend without the creature
comforts of home, sequestered jurors
in Scott Peterson's murder trial were
set to resume deliberations Monday
for a third full day.
Jurors were monitored throughout
the weekend in an area hotel where
they could only watch sports and
movies on television, and could use
a computer without access to the
Internet. They were forbidden from
discussing the case.
Judge Alfred A. Delucchl has decided
to allow them to deliberate only
Monday - Friday. Twenty-one bailiffs
have been sworn in to watch over
them throughout the process.
Peterson is charged with two counts
of murder in the deaths of his wife,
Lacl, and the fetus she carried.
Prosecutors claim Peterson killed
Laci around Dec. 24,2002, then sunk
her weighted body in the bay.
The remains of Laci and the fetus
were discovered a few miles from
where Peterson claims to have
gone fishing alone the day his wife
vanished. Defense lawyers claim
someone else abducted Laci while
she walked the couple's dog and
killed her, then framed her husband.
Jurors have two choices should
they decide to convict Peterson,
first-or second-degree. First-degree
convictions, carrying the death penalty
of life without parole, would mean jurors
believe Peterson planned the killings
in advance. Second-degree murder
convictions don't require a finding of
premeditation and carry sentences
of 15-years-to-life for each count.
On Friday, jurors asked to review
some evidence, including the boat
prosecutors allege Peterson used
to dispose of his wife's body. On
Thursday, they asked to review
evidence including photographs
taken at the Petersons' home in the
days after Laci vanished.
Relatives mix
ashes with artificial reef
year-old Justin Pierce loved to fish
and snorkel before he died in an
accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
Now his parents think they've found
a way for their son to remain close to
the water he loved.
They mixed his ashes with cement
to form a hollow concrete ball that
was placed in the shallow water off
Sarasota in late October. The ball
helps restore a critical underwater
habitat while becoming a living
memorial with coral and fish.
"In a way, he's still alive said Justin's
mother, Lorna.
The growing trend of alternative
funeral services has led to innovative
ways of memorializing the dead, from
turning cremated remains into reefs
and fireworks, shooting them into
space, turning them into diamonds or
enclosing them in keepsake jewelry.
"What Is unappetizing to One person
is very much appealing to another
said Jack Springer, executive director
of the Chicago-based North American
Cremation Association.
The trend of personalizing funeral
services is driven, In part, by an
increase In cremation. According to
Springer, about 687,000 people were
cremated in 2003 and that number
is expected to increase by about 40
percent by 2025.
"ft is expanding the options that are
available to families said Paul Dixon,
executive director of the Funeral Ethics
Association. "I do think that it appeals
to a certain segment of society, but
I don't know that it's for everyone
Roberta Morris, 77, a retiree In nearby
Venice, had planned to spread the
ashes of her husband at sea, but then
she learned about the cremation reefs.
"It's not death said Morris.
"It's just the most romantic
thing to do with your spouse
Her husband, Robert, was an avid
fisherman until 15 years ago, when he
was disabled with a brain disorder. "He
would have loved this Morris said.
The concrete reefs began as an
ecological project, not a funeral
service, said founder Don Brawley. He
and some friends who are amateur
snorkelers developed the reef balls to
help restore the underwater habitat.
Now more than 500,000 reef balls rest
on the ocean floor off 48 countries.
Military court
acquits four of conspiracy
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's military
court on Monday acquitted four men
of conspiracy to attack U.S. forces in
the kingdom, saying a government
declaration last year that no foreign
troops were stationed in Jordan
nullified the charges against them.
The four, including a policeman
and a Finance Ministry official,
were convicted, however, of Illegal
possession of an automatic weapon
and sentenced to one year in jail. The
verdict can be appealed.
Before the U.Sled invasion of
neighboring Iraq, speculation grew
that U.S. forces were stationed in
Jordan to mount attacks against
Baghdad. The government denied that.
Later, Jordan acknowledged there
were "several hundred" American
military personnel in the country. But
officials said they were in the country
to help set up anti-missile batteries
in eastern Jordan to protect the
kingdom from Iraqi rQckets.
During the1991 Gulf War, Iraq tired 39
Scud missiles over Jordan to Israel.
In Monday's brief hearing, court
President Col. Fawaz Buqour said
the court found the four defendants
innocent of terror conspiracy charges
since the prosecution has failed
to prove that a crime had been
committed against state security.
Buqour defined the crime as
conspiring to attack American forces
in Azraq and Ruweishid, two desert
towns near the Iraqi border. He said
the crime became "null and void'
when the government "declared there
were no American forces in Jordan
Buqour said the State Security
Court found the four men guilty
of possessing a Russian-made
Kalashnikov rifle. Three of the men
have been In police custody since
late last year; the Finance Ministry
official remains at large.
Another earthquake
strikes northern Japan
TOKYO - A strong earthquake rocked
northern JaRan on Monday near the
area where the country's deadliest
quake in a decade struck last month.
At least eight people were injured.
The 5.9-magnitude quake, which hit at
11:16 a.m was centered close to the
earth's surface in the Chuetsu area
of Niigata state, the Meteorological
Agency said. It was considered an
aftershock to the 6.8-magnitude
tremor that hit on Oct. 23.
After the quake, service on a high-
speed train line between Tokyo and
Niigata was suspended for safety
checks. One train derailed last month
when the initial quake struck almost
directly under its tracks.
Television footage from Niigata
showed swaying power lines and
celling lamps. Three weaker tremors
of magnitudes 5.0,4.5 and 4.2 struck
in rapid succession In the half hour
following the initial aftershock, the
Meteorological Agency said.
There was no danger of a tsunami,
or ocean waves triggered by seismic
activity, it said.
A man in Uonuma was Injured after
being buried briefly by a small landslide,
said Atsushi Moriyama, a spokesman
for Niigata state. Five kindergarten
students and their teacher were hurt
in a nearby town when a wall they
were walking past collapsed, and
a woman was injured after she lost
control of her motorbike, he said.
Takeshi Minagawa, an official at the
town hall in Nakanoshima, among
several towns the quake shooKsaid
merrerr 10 seconds of rocking, though
items did not fall off shelves.
The town closed several roads to
confirm they were safe after the
quake, Minagawa said.
Japan, which rests atop several
tectonic plates, is among the world's
most earthquake-prone countries.
Fearing overthrow, loyalists confront Faiiujah
French troops in violent standoff
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Ivory Coast govemement supporters demonstrate at a roadblock.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP)
� French armored vehicles took
up positions near the home of
Ivory Coast's president Monday,
and thousands of his supporters
marched on the site, fearing an
attempt to oust him as France
clamped down on violence in its
former West African colony.
Fifty armored vehicles moved
in around the home of President
Laurent Gbagbo in Ivory Coast's
commercial capital, Abidjan,
presidential spokesman Desire
Tagro said.
"Their presence here is scar-
ing people said Tagro.
"They're crying and they
think that President Gbagbo is
going to be overthrown
The French denied surround-
ing the house or intending to oust
Gbagbo, saying the forces were
only securing a temporary base
at a hotel a couple hundred yards
away for foreign evacuations.
Thousands of people filled
the streets around Gbagbo's
home after calls on state radio
and television for them to do
so. French troops fired warning
shots to hold back the crowd,
said a worker at the Hotel Ivoire
reached by telephone and speak-
ing on condition of anonymity.
Protesters chanted against
the French, yelling, "The whites
don't like the blacks, but we don't
care Some signs declare, "Ivory
Coast is a sovereign state
French forces have moved
to take control of Abidjan after
chaos erupted in this West
African nation on Saturday.
Ivorian warplanes launched a
surprise air strike that killed
nine French peacekeepers and an
American civilian aid worker in the
north, held by rebels since a 2002
civil war divided the country. The
government later called the
bombing a mistake.
France hit back within hours,
wiping out Ivory Coast's newly
built-up air force, two Russian-
made Sukhoi jet fighters and at
least three helicopter gunships,
on the ground.
Street-level violence
erupted, with machete-wield-
ing mobs seeking to exact
revenge on French citizens. With
armored vehicles and helicop-
ter gun ships deployed, France
used tear gas and concussion
grenades to quell the mobs.
France said it was not interven-
ing to destabilize the country or
take sides in the country's civil war,
while Gbagbo appealed for calm.
Over the weekend,
hard-liners called for loyalists to
form a "human shield" around
Gbagbo's home, and on Monday
state media called on young and
old to take to the streets nearby
and at the broadcast headquarters.
. Near the president's house,
mobs swarmed one foreigner, by
appearance an immigrant from
a neighboring northern country,
caught up in their midst, kicking
and beating him.
"Kill him young men
shouted, before he was dragged
into the crowd.
Six men, faces painted
black, forced an AP reporter
from his taxi at gunpoint and
commandeered the vehicle.
French Embassy spokesman
Francois Guenon denied the
French troops were targeting
Gbagbo, saying, "Itisnotaquestion
of ousting him, that is very clear
French armored vehicles
rolled through the city after
taking control of the interna-
tional airport and strategic
points, including bridges, over
the weekend.
After angry government
loyalists looted and burned
businesses and roamed
house-to-house in search of
French citizens, residents on
Monday assessed the damage to
a skyscraper-lined city that once
was West Africa's most prosper-
ous, thanks to Ivory Coast's
position as the world's top cocoa
"Everything is burned said
one woman, a teacher at a French
school that was looted and
torched in the anti-French riots.
"They have stolen everything
they could
"They even tore out the toilet
seat she said, speaking on con-
dition her name not be used.
"The only thing I'm waiting for
is for the airport to open, so I can
get out of here
strongest bastion of Iraq's Sunni
"We are determined to clean
Faiiujah of terrorists Allawi said.
Allawi initially said 38 people
were killed in the hospital sei-
zure, but the U.S. military later
said the people were captured,
not killed, at a hospital.
Throughout the morning,
artillery and mortars pounded
targets in Faiiujah and on its
outskirts and a U.S. jet swooped
low to fire rockets at insurgent
positions. An AC-130 gunshlp
raked the city all night long with
cannon fire, and before dawn,
four 500-pound bombs were
dropped, raising orange fireballs
over the city's rooftops.
Commanders said the tough-
est fight was yet to come when
American forces cross to the east
bank of the Euphrates and enter
the main part of Faiiujah.
Marines secured an apart-
ment building in the north-
western corner of the city by
noon, said Capt. Brian Heather-
man of the 3rd Battalion 1st
Marine Regiment.
"The Marines have now
gained a foothold in the city
said Heatherman, 32, from
Laguna Niguel, Calif.
He said there were some Iraqi
casualties as the troops seized the
building, where Marines found
an improvised bomb hanging
above a doorway.
Marine commanders have
warned the offensive against
Faiiujah could bring the heavi-
est urban fighting since the
Vietnam war. Some 10,000 U.S.
Marines, Army soldiers and Iraqi
forces are around Faiiujah, where
commanders estimate around
3,000 insurgents are dug in. More
than half the civilian popula-
tion of some 300,000 people is
believed to have fled already.
U.S. and Iraqi commanders
have vowed to stamp out Sunni
Muslim guerrillas controlling
Faiiujah and other cities north
and west of Baghdad ahead of
vital January elections.
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) � The
head of the International Atomic
Energy Agency on Monday said
that a preliminary agreement
between Iran and the European
Union's three big powers over
Tehran's nuclear program was a
"step in the right direction
Mohamed ElBaradei, director
general of the Vienna-based U.N.
agency, said he hoped the agree-
ment will be made official in the
coming days.
The preliminary agreement
was worked out in Paris with
Britain, France and Germany,
chief Iranian negotiator Hossein
Mousavian told state-run Iranian
television on Sunday.
If approved, the deal would
be a major breakthrough after
months of threats and nego-
tiations. It could spare Iran
from being taken before the
U.N. Security Council, where
the United States has warned
it would seek economic sanc-
tions unless Tehran gives up all
uranium enrichment activities,
a technology that can produce
nuclear fuel or atomic weapons.
"I would hope that this would
lead to the desired outcome,
which is Iran to suspend both
its enrichment and reprocessing
related activities and open the
way for normalization of Iran's
relations with the international
community said ElBaradei
speaking from a conference on
nuclear security in Australia.
Meanwhile, Iranian lawmak-
ers "are collecting support for a
draft bill banning the production
of nuclear weapons legislator
Mohmoud Mohammadi told The
Associated Press.
Mohammadi said the bill
could be presented to the par-
liament next week. He said the
draft was prompted by a religious
verdict by Iran's supreme leader,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Khamenei, who has the final
say on all state matters, has said that
production, stockpiling and using
nuclear weapons was un-Islamic
and against human interests.
"Ayatollah Khamenei's ver-
dict is clear Mohammadi said.
"So why not make the pro-
duction of nuclear weapons
illegal under Iranian law?"
In proposals to Iran last
month, Britain, Germany and
France offered a ttade deal and
peaceful nuclear technology,
including a light-water research
reactor, if Iran pledged to indefi-
nitely suspend uranium enrich-
ment and related activities such as
reprocessing uranium and build-
ing centrifuges used to enrich it.
Europe and Washington fear
Iran is trying to build nuclear
weapons, but Tehran denies such
claims, saying its atomic program
has peaceful aims, including
energy production.
"We had 22 hours of nego-
tiations. They were very difficult
and complicated negotiations
but we reached a preliminary
agreement at the expert level
Mousavian said.
He said the four countries
must now ask their governments
to approve the accord.
The preliminary agreement
appeared to mark a dramatic
breakthrough, since Iranian offi-
cials have resisted indefinite or
long-term suspension of nuclear
enrichment, a process that Iran
is permitted to pursue under the
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty,
which Tehran has signed.
While not being in breach of
the treaty, Iran is under heavy
international pressure to drop
such plans as a good faith gesture.
"If this is approved by all
four parties, we will witness an
important change in Iran's rela-
tions with Europe and much of
the international community
in the not-too-distant future
Mousavian said. He didn't elabo-
rate on the agreement.
The Europeans had warned
Iran that they will back Wash-
ington's threat to refer the
Islamic republic to the Security
Council for possible sanctions
unless it gives up all uranium
enrichment activities before a
Nov. 25 IAEA meeting.
Tehran suspended uranium
enrichment last year but has
refused to stop other related
activities such as reprocessing
uranium or building centrifuges,
insisting its program is intended
purely for the production of fuel
for nuclear power generation.
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entire chapter participates
it's a blast Beck said.
"It was a really good broth-
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the children and families of
the Ronald McDonald House,
and I like to see all the guys
get together and give back
to the community
The Ronald McDonald House
is a hotel located across from the
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
geared to helping families who
have children in the hospital and
want to avoid the large expenses
of hotels and restaurants. The fee
to stay there is10 per night, and
there are 40 rooms available.
Phyllis Flye, executive direc-
tor of the Ronald McDonald
House said their budget is
$330,000 per year, with more
than 80 percent coming from
donations and fundraisers.
"Events such as this are very
important to us said Flye.
"It's one of our top three
events every year
The two other major events
include a fundraiser selling
luminary kits to people around
Christmas time and the MGA
Hooters pro tour golf tourna-
ment in conjunction with Brook
Valley Country Club.
Beck said while
Pi Kappa Alpha's event
does take work to run and
organize, it is a very doable
event and he encourages other
Greek organizations to put forth
efforts in hosting these large
charitable events.
"It just takes dedication
they have to be held accountable
for it. They're expected to go out
and raise a certain amount of
money Beck said.
He said Greek organizations
should just find something
everyone can get excited about
and relate to in some way, then
there will be less threat of losing
"It is a general interest within
the brotherhood to help this
cause Beck said.
Beck said continual support of
the event is greatly appreciated.
"A lot of the money comes
from local businesses, so with-
out them the event wouldn't be
nearly as successful Beck said.
"A lot of people just refused
to give it to you, they just don't
believe you are fundraising
The Ronald McDonald House
generally stays at about an 8S
percent occupancy rate and has
served 7,700 families and more
than 13,000 admissions since it
opened in 1987.
Flye said occupants have
always appreciated Pi Kappa
Alpha's service.
"They are generally thrilled
to have a place to stay close
to their child while they are
staying in the hospital with-
out the enormous costs
of hotels and restaurants
Flye said.
"The group of young men in
that fraternity have been sup-
portive to our house they are a
great group of guys to work with
and we are delighted to have
them as part of our charity
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TUESDAY November 9, 2004
Our View
While elections are over,
discussion has just begun
It's a week after Election Day and politics are
continuing to remain on the front burner of
everyone's conversations.
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"Election Rant
Although TEC did not choose to publicly
endorse a particular candidate, we had our
concerns about both. Now that Bush will be
in residence for another four years, we hope
he takes time to address some of his previ-
ous blunders and continue to push America
to the best country we can be.
First, the situation in Iraq needs to be resolved.
Just how long will it take to give Iraqis total
sovereignty? How long until our brothers,
sisters, friends, etc. can come home?
Second, Bush needs to construct a concrete
plan to cut the deficit, which has grown mas-
sively over the past four years.
Third, it is our hope that Bush's history of
making decisions based on his morals will
be put somewhat in check. Legislation based
on gay marriage abortions and other such
highly controversial topics should be consid-
ered based solely on the interest of the entire
American public, not just those who are of a
Christian or similar doctrine.
One thing we were happy to see was the ease
of the election process this year. This election
season was, for the most part, free of the red
tape and voting scandals that plagued the last
presidential election. The straightforwardness j
of this vote helped to reassure some of our
faith in the electoral process.
Moreover, TEC encourages our readers that
just because the election is over, doesn't
mean your comments are unwelcome. When
the leader of our country does something
you don't agree with, you have that freedom
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To Do MY
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Opinion Columnist
Democrats losing touch with Americans
One-party dominance
leads to disaster
I offer congratulations to all the
organizations that had voter registra-
tion drives for this election and also
to all the people who helped make
possible the incredible turnout for the
election. Whether or not your candi-
date (s) won last week, every one of
you deserves to be proud for what you
helped accomplish. 1 hope you con-
tinue to take an active role in shaping
our country.
That said, I need to get something
off my chest.
I like to be the first to admit I
am (was) wrong whenever possible.
Unfortunately, it usually isn't possible
because there is always someone who
will quickly and loudly, point out any
errors I make. This is one time where I
will be able to be the first to admit my
error and offer an apology.
My apology goes to the college
I went over to their registration
table before the election to compliment
them on their registration efforts and
wish them and their candidates the
best. I also engaged in a little friendly
political discourse with the people at
the table. Well, at least with the people
at the table who were courteous and
mature enough not to get up and walk
a few feet away when I moseyed up.
I did have a good conversation with
those who were decent enough to stick
around though. And that is where my
apology comes in.
Just before 1 had to leave for class 1
was asked how I thought the election
would turn out. I told them President
Bush would win by 5-6. I was wrong
and man enough to admit it. President
Bush's margin of victory was about 9-
10. Sorry guys.
There you have it: one of the rare
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times I am able to be the first to admit
my mistake. 1 must admit, it is refresh-
ing and good for the soul.
Now, let's move on to other mat-
With the election almost in the
record books (the Electoral College still
has to cast its votes and make it official),
the results follow a trend that has been
evident to everyone except the Demo-
crat leadership and left wing fanatics
since the early 1990s: the Democrat
Party is imploding.
This implosion began when Bill
Clinton was president and has contin-
ued to gain momentum. From that time
on, the Democrats lost their majority
in the House of Representatives, their
majority in the Senate, numerous state
governorships and the presidency
twice. Despite all this they still can't
see the forest through the hatred they
harbor against everyone who is not
I have noticed three basic "explana-
tions" that Liberals are putting forth to
explain the election results:
First, Kerry was a micro managing
idiot who couldn't make a decision
without calling a bunch of friends to
figure out how he should think and
who let the "Clinton-istas" take over
his campaign.
Second, the Democrats were not
able to get their message out to the
public in such a way as to make people
realize how much they cared.
Third, the "Great Unwashed" Amer-
ican voting public was either stupid
enough to fall for Republican lies or
too stupid to realize how much the
Democrats cared.
I kid you not. These are the basic
opinions being expressed by liberals to
explain their most recent trouncing at
the polls. All you have to do is look at any
major media outlet and you'll see them.
The Democrats have lost touch
with the American people and, in some
cases, reality. Even now they can't get
it through their thick heads they lost
the election. They1 are still acting like
they are in power and the President has
to answer to them. I hope reality sinks
in soon, but 1 fear it won't. 1 think the
Democrats have to fall even further
before they open their eyes and admit
the truth. I hope it happens soon.
Seriously, I hope the Democrats
shake up their organization and get
their act together soon. It will prob-
ably require a major restructuring
of the party leadership and a hard,
honest self-examination, but it needs
to be done.
Without a viable opponent, the
Republican Party could turn into
what the Democrats are now: so
used to being in power they become
arrogant, ideologically corrupt and sore
losers to boot. That must not happen.
The Democrats have shown that
one-party dominance leads to disaster
and must be avoided. And frankly, the
thought of only one party controlling
the political landscape of this country
should scare anybody, no matter what
political affiliation.
America needs at least two
vibrant, healthy political parties. The
Democrats have an opportunity
to become one such party again.
They have to be willing to change
though. If they can't or won't, I pray
some other party has the courage to
do so.
For all our sakes.
In My Opinion
Sports in overtime: Avoid extending seasons
(KRT) � All baseball fans have
moments when they wish the season
would never end. Sometimes it seems as
though they've gotten their way.
This year's World Series was a short
one, consisting of only four games,
but it didn't end until Oct. 27. Back in
19S4, by contrast, the Series wrapped
up on Oct. 2. On Oct. 2 of this year,
the World Series hadn't even begun ,
partly because the regular season still
hadn't ended. A seven-game series with
a couple of rain outs could have forced
some teams relying on Mr. October to
seek out a Mr. November.
It's not as though the season has
merely been pushed back. It has also
been pushed forward. Ted Williams
played his first Opening Day on April
18, 1939. This year, the first pitch of
the year was thrown on March 30. Our
warm-weather sport now lasts from the
chilly mists of April till the frost is on
the pumpkin. If Roger Kahn were writ-
ing a book about the Dodgers today,
he'd call it "The Boys of Non-Winter
Baseball is not the only offender, or
even the worst. The NFL now begins in
early September and sometimes doesn't
play the Super Bowl until February.
In the days before the Super
Bowl, the championship was settled by
New Year's Eve. The first Super Bowl,
for that matter, was played on Jan. IS,
The NBA, well, we suspect there are
convicted killers who go to jail at the
start of the NBA season and complete
their sentences before it has ended. The
regular season tips off the first week of
November and the title series doesn't
wind up until the middle of June, three
months later than in the 1950s and
long after most people have exhausted
their interest.
The ceaseless expansion of playing
seasons breeds boredom. It also lowers
quality. More games mean more wear
and tear on players. By the time this
year's Series started, the St. Louis Car-
dinals were running on fumes.
Or maybe they just had trouble
swinging the bat while wearing thermal
underwear. Baseball was not designed
for bracing winds and frigid tempera-
tures, but they're what often prevails by
the time the postseason rolls around.
The sight of parkas, mittens and fur
hats is now as much a part of the
World Series spectacle as the victory
Why do the leagues keep extend-
ing the season? The obvious reason
is money. The more game's, the more
opportunities to sell tickets. But the
logic of that approach would be 52
weeks of competition in every sport.
In any case, it's about time profes-
sional sports traded a little quantity for
quality. If three rounds of postseason
competition are needed to produce a
World Series champion, fine, keep the
postseason as it is, but shorten the regu-
lar season. Old-timers can recall that
154 games was good enough for Babe
Ruth and Ted Williams. They ought to
be enough for modern players.
Some fans will complain that abbre-
viating the regular season would put
some single-season records out of reach.
(Roger Maris needed a longer season to
break Ruth's 60-homer record.) Maybe
so, but that might merely balance the
effects of modern nutrition, training,
videotape and even illicit substances.
And what's wrong with starting a new
record book?
Contrary to the prevailing assump-
tion, fans can get too much of a good
thing. Samuel Johnson's remark about
"Paradise Lost" is also true of the
modern professional sports season:
Nobody ever wished it were longer.
Election Rants
The elections are over. It is
time to clean up those annoying
political signs that are all over
the roadsides.
John Kerry walks into a bar.
The bartender says, "Why the
long face?"
I was happy to see Bush beat
Kerry. Raping the Constitution is
better than killing it.
As you right-wing conserva-
tives obviously don't care about
"other people" (read: the rest
of the world and non-white
Christian Americans), I must
conclude you do it to save your
own children. To this, I must
reply. Despite all your efforts,
many of your children will still
likely: think for themselves,
make their own decisions, learn
sex-ed from re-runs of "Real Sex
39 get back alley abortions
because you outlawed it, dress
like Britney, get divorced, date
a foreigner, get divorced again,
see a terrorist attack on America,
see America run out of countries
to attack because of it - but most
importantly I hope they will
recognize that being American
does not mean you are special or
better than others in the world.
American rights are no different
than human rights.
Peter Kalajian must be one
angry guy. First he bashes the
Greek system and now President
Bush. Do you hate everything
that is cool?
The constitution states there
is to be a separation of church
and state. To hear politicians
like Bush so blatantly disregard
a portion of the Constitution is
rather upsetting.
Today we salute you Mr. John
Kerry voter. While others were
at the polls making informed
decisions about their candi-
dates, you are relying on Michael
Moore for political advice. Yes.
No. Maybe. The only thing we
know for sure about Kerry is his
three Purple Hearts (say it again
now). Sure, Bush isn't the most
articulate public speaker, but
he's not scared of a football. So
crack open an ice cold Bud Light
Democratic dirtbag, because the
Republicans now have four more
I would just like to thank
everyone who voted for George
W. Bush! I am just so excited for
gas prices to raise another whole
dollar and to not be able to find a
job when I graduate. I can't wait
for all my tax money to be spent
on the death and destruction
of innocent people in order to
catch this invisible boogeyriian.
Thanks for another four wonder-
ful years.
I have two questions for all
those in favor of Bush. I know
that all of you Bush supporters
are happy, but do you honestly
think that the president should
have control over Congress and
the Supreme Court? Secondly,
how many of women's and eth-
nic's rights are you willing to
trade for the illusion of safety?
I heard some students at a bar
chanting "four more years on
election night. Four more years of
unjust war, lies and homophobic
attitudes? Count me out.
Yahoo for Kerry, showing true
character while admitting defeat.
Freedom is on the march
back to the 1950s. The conserva-
tives have made their choice and
they will be responsible if Bush
screws up the country. No more
room to point the finger at Clin-
ton or the "liberals my fellow
Americans. If Bush messes up
the next four years, it's entirely
his fault. Who are you going to
blame then?
I personally think the Elec-
toral College is the worst thing
about this country. I am a demo-
crat living in a state that tradi-
tionally votes Republican for
president. So my vote, in the
grand scheme of things, means
absolutely nothing. Why on
earth do we not use the popular
vote system? Probably because
that makes too much sense.
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TUESDAY November 9, 2004
The ECU Gospel Choir will be
performing on Thursday, Nov.
11 at 6 p.m. in Hendrix Theatre,
Mendenhall. Tickets will be $3
for studentsmilitary and $5 for
the general public. As a bonus,
the special intermission guest will
be the Salvation and Deliverance
Church Choir from Tarboro, NC,
under the direction of Kristian
Herrin. For more information,
contact Tarrick Cox at 328-1518.
For those students who meet
the CDC definition of high risk flu
sufferers, there will be a Student
Health Flu Clinic on Thursday,
Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the Student Health Building
Multipurpose Room. The shot
will cost $12 for regular, high
risk students and free of charge
for students with NC teachers
state employees insurance, with
insurance card and ID. For more
information about the clinic or
to determine whether you are a
high risk flu sufferer, go to the
Student Health Center Web site
at ecu.edustudenthealth or call
328-6841 for more details.
There will be a presentation about
"How Cities Create Their Own
Rainfall" on Friday, Nov. 12 at 4
p.m. in 102 Brewster B. Dr. Marshall
Shepherd, a NASA scientist, will
be presenting at Geography
Department colloquium through a
Minority Scholar Presence Grant.
Dr. Shepard has researched
meteorology in the Laboratory
for Atmospheres at the NASA-
Goddard Space Right Center. His
experience with the White House,
Department of Defense and
NASA will make this presentation
exhilarating. For more information,
contact Dr. Scott Curtis at 328-
The Adapted Sports Day will
take place on Saturday, Nov. 13
from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the
SRC. This year's theme, "From
Greece to Greenville will feature
Olympian and Paralympian Jean
Driscoll. Driscoll has won the
Boston Marathon eight times
and was named one of the Top
25 female athletes by Sports
Illustrated. She will discuss her
experiences as a disabled athlete.
The Adapted Sports Day will also
include wheelchair volleyball,
wheelchair basketball, bowling,
tai chi, hand cycling, goalball,
table tennis, canoeing and seated
aerobics. The $5 registration
fee will cover breakfast, lunch,
the keynote presentation, all
instructional sessions, parking
and a t-shirt. Call 328-6387 or
2718 for more Information.
Names in the News:
How hot is Sarah Michelle Cellar's
latest scary flick, The Grudge? So
steaming that the movie, which
has been out three weeks, has
already spawned a sequel, the
Hollywood Reporter said. No word
on whether our favorite vampire
slayer will star.
Until now the closest you could
get to your idol, Jessica Simpson,
was to envelop yourself with her
angelic voice as you slathered
yourself with products from the
pop star's Dessert cosmetic line.
But soon, your deepest desires
and grandest dreams will come
true. Soon, you will be able to own
Jessica Simpson wear! According
to the New York Daily News, the 24-
year-old vocalist and MTV reality
star, has signed a deal with New
York-based manufacturing firm
Andrew Sports Club to produce
a clothing line set to rival that of
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen: a
line of junior sportswear including
kids' clothes, hats, watches,
jewelry and even undies under
the Jessica Simpson and Sweet
Kisses brand names. Meanwhile,
Jess and her less famous but
supremely patient husband, Nick
Lachey, tell People magazine that
rumors of troubles in their perfect
marriage are icky lies.
Jessica Simpson is being sued by
the manufacturer of the Dessert
Beauty line of edible cosmetics.
According to TV's "Celebrity
Justice Cosmojet, which filed
the suit in Los Angeles Superior
Court, says Jess and Dessert owe
it almost $200,000 after Cosmojet
made$1 million worth of product
but was paid only $800K.
Sound swarms from Mendenhall
Engine Down, The
Capulets rock ECU
It seemed like an ordinary
Thursday night at Mendenhall.
People were at The Spot hang-
ing out in the lounges or getting
coffee from Java City. Although it
wasn't an ordinary Thursday night
because Engine Down would play
at Pirate Underground, covered
by The Capulets. The thought of
going to this show sent electricity
through my body and everyone I
was with, making this Thursday
night different than all the rest.
When getting downstairs to
the room the bands were playing
in, there was a nice size crowd, all
of which were talking, playing
pool or finding the merchandise
sold by the bands.
Momentarily, The Capulets
took the stage and began play-
ing a strong set. Cover bands
seem to fall into the extremities
really good or really bad. When
opening, the night crowds always
seem to be more critical of the
band. This band did fall into the
extremities of being really good
or really bad, and from the over-
all opinion, I think it could be
determined those there Thursday
night really liked what they heard.
The Capulets had a very
unique look and sound. The
band had an authentic, vintage
look to add to their appeal. With
the vocals of Ted Leo and The
Pharmacists, a beat like Modest
Mouse, and melodies comparable
to Weezer, The Capulets proved
to be one of the best bands from
the Greenville area. They now
have a competition under their
belt, which proves their excellent
product, winning a battle of the
bands in Chapel Hill. Their blend
of melodic guitars and driving
beats fit nicely together. The dual
vocals of Josh and Alex Pope gave
a distinct and different approach
to each song. The band includes
members Stuart McLamb, Josh
Rope, Alex Pope and Thomas
Charles Simpson.
When asked about what
helped influence their sound,
Stuart McLamb said, "We are
influenced mainly by British Pop
and Seventies Glam Rock
When The Capulets finished
their set, a brief intermission
took place and people began to
encircle the stage. Everyone knew
what was coming and murmured
in anticipation.
Ending the hiatus, Engine
Down began playing with the
haunting opening chord from
their first track off the Demure
CD. A shady blue light was thrown
across the stage setting the mood.
Then sounds from the drum-
mer came which added a lot to
the band as a whole. He took
a new and different approach
to drumming using moroccos
for drumsticks. The drummer,
Cornbread Compton, did a kind
of dance throughout the show as
he played. Compton added to the
feel of the band and the sound in
general through his unconven-
tional beats. Keeley Davis, lead
singer and lead guitarist, had a
melodic voice resembling Chris
Connoly's from Saves the Day.
One song led into another and
the crowd showed their approval
clapping joyously after every song.
Engine Down played mostly songs
from their new album which is
self-titled and was released Aug.
25. The members of the band
include Keeley Davis, Cornbread
Compton, Jonathon Fuller and
�Jason Wood.
They have been touring
the east recently with Ted Leo
and The Pharmacists, Keeley
Davis said. They have previously
toured with other bands includ-
ing Ranier Maria.
Their influences, include
metal bands from the 1980s like
Motley Crue and some outsider
influences including artists like
Prince. Through their wide range
of influences the four guys have
banded together to provide an
excellent sound.
If you missed the opportunity
to see these two great bands in
action, you can check out The
Capulet's Web site at thecapulets.
com, and Engine Down's Web site
This writer can be contacted at
New ties for guys
who want some
(KRT) � Want to get a guy riled
up? Insult his taste in neckties.
We did that last year, when
we suggested in a fashion column
that clip-on ties are "tacky
Boy, did that get readers'
necks in a knot!
We heard from guys who
love clip-ons. And we heard from
guys who hate them, but defend
the right of the convenience-
conscious, fashion-challenged or
klutzy to wear them.
The vehemence of the
responses left no doubt: Whether
they knot or clip their ties, men
care about neckwear. Even those
who have sworn off wearing ties
have an opinion about them.
Now that fall is upon us, and
summer's casual dress codes are
going the way of autumn leaves,
the time seems right to check on
the evolving status of neckwear.
Sales of men's ties are on the
upswing, say trend-watchers. And
women's ties, which pop up as a
quirky accessory every few years,
also are expected to be a popular
item this fall.
Ties were the crown jewels in
the men's power-dressing move-
ment of the 1980s, says Jerry
Andersen, spokesman for the
Men's Dress Furnishings Associa-
tion, a trade group in New York.
But neckwear fell out of favor
during the dress-down 1990s, he
says. That's when Casual Friday
morphed into Casual Everyday.
When "business casual" was
defined, debated and redefined.
When even the most tradition-
bound bankers and lawyers
swapped their suits and ties for
khakis and polo shirts.
Now the tide is turning.
"There's a return to dressed-up
style, especially among younger
customers says Andersen.
"We saw it first with the spe-
cialty-store customer, who spends
more money on clothes and is
more tuned in to fashion
The first ripple of change came
in 1999, when ABC-TV game-
show host Regis Philbin scored
a double-whammy. His "Who
Wants to be a Millionaire" show
was a huge hit, and so were the
Segways wobble
but don't fall down
metallic ties
he wore
with his
dark shirts. Men
started buying dress
shirts again, just so they
could team them with "Regis
But the dark, tone-on-
tone look didn't last long.
"Too dreary says Ander-
It is being replaced this
fall by a flood of striking
patterns and brilliant colors,
including hot pink. Andersen
expects these lively new looks
to sweep even the most ardent
no-neckwear advocates back
into tie departments.
"Our neckwear business is
up says Craig DeLongy, an
owner of John Craig clothiers in
Winter Park, Fla. "I think we're
on a run
"There are men who love
wearing neckwear DeLongy
"They find adding a new tie
to an old shirt is a great way to
update their wardrobe. And the
neckwear right now is irresist-
Orlando, Fla attorney David
Paul is one of those men who are
crazy about ties.
"If I really like a tie, I'll buy
it says Paul, 34.
"I can spend J200 or more
on a tie, which is completely
irrational. But a really good tie is
unique. It ties differently. It sets
on you differently
He is especially fond of seven-
fold neckties by Robert Talbott,
which he buys at Christopher
Jude clothiers in Orlando for $210
a pop. Fashioned entirely by hand
from a single piece of luxurious
silk, the tie is folded seven times
into itself. The volume and qual-
ity of the silk creates a substantial
knot and exceptionally elegant
Paul enjoys buying souvenir
ties when he travels, giving ties
as gifts, and trading ties with
friends and colleagues. "Kind
of like adult baseball cards he
A necktie
"is one of those
things you can wear
and make a fashion statement
without really doing a whole lot
he says. "Everybody notices your
tie. Not everyone likes them, but
everyone notices them
Nothing kills an outfit like a
bad tie, says Carson Kressley, one
of the Fab Five hosts on Bravo's
hit show "Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy
In his just-published style
guide, "Off the Cuff" (Dutton),
Kressley offers a couple of tie-
buying tips:
"People ask how to find a
good tie he writes. "It's kind
of like when you see a puppy at
the animal shelter: When it's the
right one, you'll know it
When shopping for neckwear,
"Give the tie a good feel Kressley
"A good tie will have an inner
construction that is actually
tangible. If you took it apart,
there would be something like a
piece of mesh or screen that gives
body to the structure. A bad tie is
wimpy and soft
The most useful tie knot is the
four-in-hand, which works with
all collar types, except the widest
spread collar, he says. (Coachmen
who drove a team of four horses,
or four-in-hand, knotted their
neckwear in this fashion,
see TIES page A6
(KRT) � A symphonic hum
emanates from a Sunnyvale,
Calif neighborhood as helmet-
clad players cruise eight inches
above the grass on Seg way super
scooters, swinging their mal-
lets at a small spongy soccer
ball in an 8-mile-an-hour polo
Standing on his Segway
platform like a modern-
day gladiator is Steve
Wozniak, gracefully leaning
forward and backward on the
two-wheeler to propel himself
across the field, popping the
occasional wheelie.
From the pavement to
the playground, the 53-year-
old Silicon Valley icon and
Apple Computer founder
known as "Woz" has become
Segway's top unofficial sales-
man in Silicon Valley. Wozniak
gets such a charge out of the
battery-powered Segway that he
collects them like some would
model airplanes and takes them
wherever he goes.
He crams them six at a
time into his Hummer, four
into his Toyota Prius, then
cruises the rolling hills of
his Los Gatos, Calif neigh-
borhood and San Francisco's
famously steep sidewalks
(where Segways are officially
banned out of concern that
they endanger pedestrians, a
contention that Segway and its
customers vigorously dispute).
He stops to chat up gawkers,
sometimes letting them hitch a
glide. After evening concerts at
the Shoreline Amphitheater in
Mountain View, he takes friends
on moonlit trails where skunks
scamper alongside the whirring
scooters. He even hopes that
his biographer will dedicate
an entire chapter to Segways.
"It's just a lot of fun Woz-
niak said. "You get addicted
to it
On this Sunday morning,
however, he temporarily loses
his customary equilibrium.
Smacking the soccer ball, he
wobbles then falls on his rear
end. For a moment he smarts
that the self-balancing contrap-
tion that he describes as an
extension of his central nervous
system has let him down. Then
he climbs back aboard and
floats away.
"We will have to have an
MIT award hoots one of the
players, all Silicon Valley techies
and venture capitalists, "for
Most Impressive Tumble
The Segway Human Trans-
porter clearly has a faithful fol-
lowing here in this digital incu-
bator powered by microchips
and misfits who know a thing
or two about reinventing the
wheel. Whether it will become
fad or flop (or - in the valley
lexicon - wired or expired)
depends on Segway's ability
to get traction outside of this
silicon subculture filled with
upwardly mobile technogeeks.
So far the superscooter's
nearly two-year test drive with
the general public hasn't exactly
been smooth. This so-called
"evolution in personal mobil-
ity" has begun with a whimper
instead of the big bang every-
one was expecting.
The megahyped 2001
launch was fueled by a leaked
book proposal that built wild
anticipation for the top-secret
product known only by its
code name. When he finally
unveiled "Ginger" on national
television, inventor and chief
spinmeister Dean Kamen J
claimed the Segway would
revolutionize transportation
the same way the automobile
did a century ago. It hasn't even
come close.
Kamen predicted that the
Segway LLC would sell 50,000
to 100,000 in the first year.
But the company that refuses
to release sales or production
numbers was forced to reveal
in September 2003 after a
voluntary recall that it had
sold just 6,000 scooters in six
months. Sluggish sales won't
help Segway fulfill Silicon
Valley venture capitalist John
Doerr's pre-release boast that
the company would hit $1
billion in sales faster than any
other start-up. The Wall Street
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Jon Bauer, Derek DiCarlo and Steve Wozniak battle for control playing polo on their Segway's.
Journal reported in February that
Segway's 2003 revenue was $25
You don't need to take a
look under the New Hampshire
company's hood to know that the
Segway hasn't replaced walking
or driving (nor has its popular-
ity dwarfed that of the personal
computer, another improbable
Kamen prediction). Segway users
may cruise chat rooms en masse,
but you rarely see the two-wheel-
ers roaming Bay Area sidewalks.
Will Segway go anywhere?
A lot is riding on that Darwin-
ian question: the superscooter's
future and the $130 million-plus
that investors like Doerr have
sunk into the company.
Part of the quandary is that
even Segway's most evangelis-
tic customers have a hard time
articulating the mystique.
"It's something you get once
you actually experience it for
yourself said Alex Ko, a 33-year-
old mechanical engineer and
founder of the year-old San Fran-
cisco Bay Area Segway Enthu-
siasts Group, which sponsors
polo matches and glides around
the Bay Area, even a riding tour
of the penguins and tigers at the
San Francisco Zoo in August.
"Explaining it in words is so dif-
ficult because it is so different
than anything out there. People
have kind of said, 'You think
about what you want to do and
it does it
But until recently in most
areas of the country, you couldn't
even take the Segway for a spin
before buying one. The only
way to hook up with a Segway
was through the company, spe-
cialty retailer Brookstone or on Some used Segways
also are up for sale on eBay.
Segway also faces the chal-
lenge of proving that it is more
than just an expensive toy. In
post-bubble America, there are
just far fewer idle rich willing
to shell out a small fortune
($2,995.95 for the smaller p
series to $4,495.00 for the larger
i series) for an alternative mode
of transportation with limited
use. Another possible hitch: The
Segway faces opposition from
some citizen groups.
To keep its business afloat and
get sales moving, Segway LLC has
ramped up its strategy of hawk-
ing the superscooters through
authorized dealerships across
the country to target commuters,
corporations, retailers and ware-
houses and government agencies.
For example, the company is bill-
ing the Segway as "the most effi-
cient transportation device ever
to set foot on a factory floor" and
as a "police patrol workhorse"
that covers eight to 10 miles in
less than half the time it takes
to patrol on foot, using about
10 cents worth of electricity and
burning no gas and giving off
no harmful emissions. Another
potential market: Hundreds of
people with restricted mobility
are using Segways even though
the scooters are not approved
or marketed to the disabled as a
medical device.
"The independent dealer
network allows for a place where
customers come, see, experience,
try, buy and get service for their
machines by passionate, experi-
enced professionals in their home
towns CEO Ron Bills, who was
brought in to jump-start sales, told
Segway Chat, the online bulletin
board for Segway riders, in June.
Kregg Williams, who owns
California Speed-Sports, which
now sells Segways alongside
exotic European motorcycles and
Italian scooters, says the strategy
is working. Williams has found
happy homes for 18 Segways in
the past two and a half months,
three alone to Wozniak, who
piled them all into his Prius.
Williams is banking $180,000
that even the busted Bay Area
still houses plenty of disposable
income and a pioneering spirit.
Most Segway fans welcome
the strategy of building a national
network of dealerships that sport
the Segway name.
But some longt ime
Segway riders wonder whether
Detroit-driven dealers of expen-
sive engines and upholstery
are the best routes to bigger
sales. On Segway Chat one dis-
gruntled fan objected to a large
Lexus dealer in Florida snag-
ging the first dealership, arguing
instead for Segway to model itself
on Apple Computer, branding
itself as a maverick "think differ-
ent" product.
"At a Lexus dealership, it
will be perceived as being more
expensive and a luxury item the
fan complained.
"It destroys the Segway's dif-
ferentness. That differentness
cannot be maintained by selling
it alongside cars, motorcycles or
bicycles. If the Segway is a pedes-
trian product, it shouldn't be sold
with cars. It gives the impression
that the Segway has sold out' to
the automobile industry.
"Of course Detroit would
want the Segway portrayed as a
toy or a novelty. If the Segway is
in the pocket of the auto indus-
try, how can any transportation
revolution even begin?"
But another Segway fan dis-
agreed: "I think it is important
that Segway develop additional
outlets for sales, if for no other
reason than for the viability of
the company
"I think that's the right
strategy said Wozniak. "The
company just didn't have that
strategy soon enough
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Bow ties should not be worn
with regular suits, he believes.
That look is "just a little too
Orville Redenbacher And when
worn with a tuxedo, they should
be hand-tied.
Which brings us back to dip-
on ties. Style gurus do not like
them. But some guys appreciate
the convenience of clip-ons, espe-
cially if medical conditions such as
arthritis or dyslexia make knotting
a tie painful or difficult. (JCPen-
ney, Sears and Big & Tall Men's
Wear are among the few stores that
carry clip-on ties for adults.)
Men who work close to
machinery with moving parts
often wear clip-ons as a safety
precaution. If the tie gets caught
in the machinery, it pops off. The
tie may get chewed up, but hot
the wearer.
Police officers also wear clip-
ons, usually made from the same
material and the same color as
their shirts.
"If someone were to grab
them by the tie, he couldn't
swing them around or use it to
choke them. The tie would simply
come off says Sgt. Brian Gilliam,
public information officer for the
Orlando Police Department.
If a police officer wears a reg-
ular wrap-and-knot tie with his
uniform, it means just one thing,
says Gilliam: "He's top brass, and
he's in a formal setting
taking care of business
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TUESDAY November 9, 2004
fi5 Road woes continue for Pirates
Rank SchoolRecord'rev
1 use 9-01
2 Oklahoma9-0 2
3 Auburn9-0 3
4 Wisconsin9-0 5
5 California9-0 4
6 Texas8-1 6
7 Utah 9-07
8 Georgia8-1 8
9 Michigan8-110 12
10 Virginia7-1
11 FSU7-213
12 Louisville6-114
13 West Virginia 8-115
14 Boise State8-016
15 Tennessee7-29
16 Virginia Tech7-218
18 Miami6-2 11
19 Iowa7-2 20
20 Arizona St.7-2 23
21 BC 6-224
22 Texas A&M6-3 22
23 UTEP.6-2 25
24 Notre Dame6-3 NR
25 OK St.6-319
Others Receiving Votes: Texas
Tech 84, N. Illinois 77, Alabama
52, Ohio St. 28, South Carolina
24, Southern Miss. 12, Bowling
Green 4, Georgia Tech 3, Oregon
3, Toledo 3, Clemson 1, Navy 1.
Rank School
1 use
2 Oklahoma
3 Auburn
4 Wisconsin
5 Georgia
6 California
7 Texas
8 Utah
9 Michigan
10 West Virginia
11 Virginia
12 FSU
13 Boise State
14 Louisville
16 Virginia Tech
17 Miami (FL)
18 Tennessee
19 Iowa
20 Arizona St
21 BC .
23 Texas A&M
24 OK State
25 Texas Tech
Record Prev.
I 1
Others Receiving Votes: Bowling
Green 70; Texas-El Paso 68; Notre
Dame 66; Ohio State 46; Alabama
26; Clemson 17; Georgia Tech
9; South Carolina 7; Southern
Mississippi 6; Fresno State 5;
Navy 5; Oregon 2; Iowa State 1;
Miami (Ohio) 1; Purdue 1.
Around the
Louisville 56, Memphis 49
Air Force 31, Army 22
Tulane42, Navy 10
Cincinnati 52, Southern Miss 24
This Day in
1946 - Notre Dame fights to a 0-0
tie with Army to snap the Cadets'
26-game winning streak.
1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court
rules 7-2 that baseball is not subject
to antitrust laws, maintaining the
game Is a sport, not a business.
1957 - Claude Provost of the
Montreal Canadians sets an NHL
record by scoring four seconds
into the second period of a 4-2
victory over the Boston Bruins.
1972 - John Bucyk of the Boston
Bruins scores his 1,000th point
with a goal in an 8-3 win over the
Detroit Red Wings.
1984 - Larry Holmes scores
12th-round technical knockout
of Bonecrusher Smith to retain
the IBF heavyweight title in Las
Vegas. Smith is cut around the
eyes and nose, and the bout is
hatted when he Is unable tp see
out of his left eye.
1991 -Marshall FaulkofSan Diego
State returns after missing three
games because of iniuryand breaks
the NCAA record for touchdowns
by a freshman with his 20th in a
42-32 win over Colorado State.
Harold Taylor (left) finished with five catches for 100 yards while Kevin Kolb (right) collected 298 yards of total offense for four scores (two rush, two pass)
ECU'S weak second-
half seals fate, 34-24
Same story, different place.
It seems to be the mantra for the
youthful Pirates' season. Each
week on the road, it's the same
fateful ending, with only the
setting changing.
Another chapter was logged
in the Pirates' tale on Saturday
in Houston. A tough week for the
Pirates ended with yet another
road loss, 34-24 at Robertson
Stadium. ECU appeared to be in
the driver's seat at halftime, but
their hopes of a win were dashed
as the game continued.
A back-and-forth game saw
Houston's 21 unanswered second-
half points take momentum of
the game. Sophomore quarter-
back Kevin Kolb's four touch-
downs including two sneaks put
away the restless Pirates.
Kolb's masterful unveiling of
the Houston (3-6, 3-3) game plan
stifled the Pirate defense. The
Stephenville, Tex. native amassed
251 yards on 13 completions with
two touchdowns.
The Pirate (2-6, 2-4) offense
helped seal their own bowl-game
fate in accounting for four turn-
overs. Sophomore quarterback
James Pinkney threw all four
interceptions, all of which proved
to be costly. The reining Confer-
ence USA Offensive Player of
the Week was questionable after
being involved in a car accident
Wednesday, but managed to play
the entire game. Pinkney threw
for 267 yards, but the intercep-
tions hurt his team.
"It is tough, throwing four
picks, no matter whose fault It
is said Pinkney.
"You're not going to win
throwing four picks. The first
half, we executed well. The
second half, things didn't go
our way and we just didn't play
ECU ball
Coach Thompson echoed the
thought of his offensive leader.
"We got out-played in the
second half, that is pretty obvi-
ous said ECU Head Coach John
"We made critical mistakes
that they Cougars) capitalized
The 14 points Houston scored
following ECU turnovers didn't
help the Pirate cause. The four
interceptions caused the ECU
defense to be on the field more
than usual.
"It's the defense's fault that
we are out there way too long
Thompson said.
"They (Cougars) made some
third downs on us
Even so, it seemed like the
Pirates were a different team in
the second-half.
"There was a lot of energy on
the sideline Thompson said about
his team going into halftime.
"In this dressing room during
half-time, there was a lot of
energy. But we just came out here
in the second half and we really
lost it down at the goal line
Two questionable calls erased
any momentum that ECU could
have mustered. A personal-foul
facemask penalty took away an
ECU fumble recovery on the
Houston two-yard line.
Trailing 28-17, Donald
Whitehead grabbed the facemask
of Anthony Evans on third down
and was subsequently called
for the 15-yard infraction. The
penalty catapulted Houston to a
clinching 11-play, 98 yard scor-
ing drive.
The first half had a Houston
Homecoming crowd in a daze.
The Pirate offense struck first
with unusual ease when Art
Brown caught a 15-yard pass. It
was the second touchdown for
Brown since he scored four in
Houston almost two years ago.
Kolb established two drives
to take the lead at home. Touch-
downs via a 35-yard pass to backup
quarterback Blade Bessler and a
seven-yard scamper by Anthony
Evans were the end results of
Houston's next possessions.
Sandwiched in between the
Houston possessions was a clip
called against ECU that negated a
78-yard sprint by freshman Chris
Johnson. The clip was nowhere
near the play and no flag was
visible on the field.
Nevertheless, the Pirates
responded with 10 points of
their own. Following consecu-
tive interceptions by each team,
ECU scored on a four-yard pass
to fullback Jermarcus Veal. The
touchdown pass was the eight
consecutive for Pinkney, the
longest span since David Gar-
rard threw a touchdown strike in
eighth straight games during the
2001 season.
The Pirates also used a ten-
play drive to score as time expired
in the first half. A season-long
45-yard field goal by Cameron
Broadwell brought the Pirates to
their last lead.
Injuries added up in the first
half like change in your couch. A
steady flow of bodies were carted
off the field. Sophomore receiver
see FOOTBALL page A8
Lady Pirates fall 2-1 to UL in
first round of C-USA tourney
ECU takes early exit
after crushing 2-1 loss Women's Soccer Season Statistics
All good things must come
to an end. That's how the saying
goes at least, and it proved to be
true for the ECU Women's Soccer
team as they suffered a 2-1 loss
to Louisville in the Conference
USA tournament, bringing sev-
eral upsides in the Lady Pirates'
season to a screeching halt.
Their five-game win streak, their
dreams of a conference title and
their season all ended at once.
"I'm still really proud of the
way the team hung in there said
Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth
about his team's play against UL.
"I honestly feel we played
the best soccer of the year even
though we lost, but that's what
soccer is about. We played great
in the second half; just happened
to give up a counter attack goal
The Lady Pirates and the
Cardinals battled for a right to
play top seeded St. Louis and to
advance in the tournament. Ear-
lier in the season, ECU defeated
Louisville. That win gave the
Pirates their second in a row,
which eventually led to a school
record tying five in a row.
Almost like every game this
season, the Lady Pirates headed
to halftime down a goal. The
Cardinals scored the first half's
only goal in the 32nd minute
of play.
Even during the win streak,
the Lady Pirates seemed to be
down at halftime. Like the ladies
have done all season, they did not
give up at this point and came
out ready to tie the game.
Junior Carmen Calpo would
get the offense going in the
second half. She dribbled up and
found Senior Sarah Stoltz open.
Stoltz found the goal and tied the
game at 1-1.
The Cardinals bounced back
from the goal and scored what
proved to be the game winner
with 13 minutes left in the game.
The Pirates would not be able to
score, ending the game, the win
streak and their season.
The top seed and host St.
Louis Billikens, who only lost
one game in regular season con-
ference play, lost the champion-
ship game to the UAB Blazers.
Overall: 8-9-2
Conference USA: 6-3-1
Team Statistics
Goals-Shot attempts
Goals scored average
Shot pet
Shots on goal-Attempts
SOG pet
Yellow cards
Red cards
Individual Team Leaders
No. Name
28 Meghan McCallion
25 Krystel Pabey
9 Sarah Stoltz
10 Carmen Calpo
16 Rachel Hills
Home: 6-1-2
Away: 2-7-0
ECU suffered four shutout losses for the season, all of them
coming in the last six games, including one against UM.
ECU finishes season
in six-game slump
Men's soccer ends
year with 4-0 loss
The championship for UAB, who
finished second in the regular
season, was their first title in
women's soccer.
Last season, the Lady Pirates
started strong and finished
poorly. The season ended with an
overtime loss to Charlotte, a win
ECU needed to make the confer-
ence tournament. Donnenwirth
was much happier with the way
the season went this year.
"Talent wise we had a great
team last year he explained.
"I just felt like for a lack of a
better word we choked last year,
so this was a little reversal that
last year
Even though the Lady Pirates
were not a part of more action
during the tournament, they still
had a very successful season. The
main theme of this season would
be who would play defense. With
only one senior in the backfield
and four freshmen, the Lady
Pirates struggled at first. At one
point, they were 3-8-2. A 5-1 finish
to their season put ECU just below
.500 for the year, not bad consid-
ering what it could have been.
"When you're struggling at
the end of September, as a coach-
ing staff, we were never going to
give up Donnenwirth stated.
"We just wonder how the
team Is going to keep going; for-
tunately we had four very good
seniors with strong character
that would not let it happen.
We started wining and getting
confidence, I always felt like we
had a team that could win - the
way they came back and finished
fourth shows the leadership of
the seniors. Other players played
well, but the seniors mentally
never gave up, they stepped it
Those four seniors (Stoltz,
Meghan Schwanke, Krystal Pabey
and Rachelle Cabeceiras) were
the anchors of this year's squad
and will be sorely missed.
Cabeceiras was honored with
third team all-conference along
with Junior Meghan McCallion.
Cabeceiras was a leader on the
field this season, not by scoring
many points, but by helping con-
trol the tempo of the game.
Heading into next season,
the Lady Pirates will need to
keep their heads up. They will
have loads of talent returning
next season even without their
four seniors. Both goalkeepers
will still be in Pirate uniforms
along with McCallion leading
the attack and almost every
McCallion will lead the Lady
see SOCCER page A8
The Pirates ended their 2004
season on a down note as they
dropped their sixth consecu-
tive game to No. 13 Memphis,
4-0. The losing streak success-
fully knocked ECU out of any
postseason play and placed the
Pirates In ninth place, ahead of
DePaul, a team that won only
three games the entire season.
Memphis had lost just one
Conference USA match the entire
season and they brought a 13-3-1
overall record with them to the
see PIRATES page A8
Men's Soccer Season Stat,
Overall: 6-12-0 Conference USA: 2-7-0 Team Statistics ECU Goals-Shot attempts 30-202 Goals scored average 1.64 ShotsGame 11.2 Assists 22 Comer Kicks 70Home: 4-6-0 Away: 2-6-0 OPP 37-214 2.03 11.9 29 82
Penalty Kicks 1-1 Yellow cards 26 Red cards 14-4t j-
iJBmb3oints 22 13 9 9
Name GP 4 Terron Amos 14 18 J.W. Gallagher 17 11 Michael Logan 17 7 Matt Kowaleski 18G A I 10 2 4 5 3 3 3 3

Swimmingdiving split at Duke "rates
from page A7
A touch pad malfunction may have cost the ladies a win.
Women fall short of
claiming victory by .10
The ECU men's and women's
SwimmingDiving teams headed
into Durham this past Saturday
boasting identical, undefeated
records and looked to add another
'W" beside the name Duke on the
schedule. The last race of the day,
400-yard freestyle relay, proved
to be the Ohio of the swim
meet, as both the Pirates and
Blue Devils needed to carry it in
order to declare victory in this
extremely close competition.
With just one point separat-
ing the Pirate and Blue Devil
men heading into the day's
final showdown, ECU'S freestyle
relay squad of Josh Curnutte,
Greg Neville, Kelly Hendrick
and Gavin Stark turned In a
blazing time of 3:08.63,
good enough to seal a Pirate vic-
tory, 124-118.
Stark also won the 200 free-
style (1:43.82) and 100 free-
style (46.81) while senior Casey
Cronin took home the 200 IM
(1:54.44) and 200 breaststroke
(2:06.83). Freshman diver Ryan
Hunt claimed the one-meter
event, posting a winning score
of 269.55.
The ECU women were not as
fortunate in the relay, touching
the wall just one-tenth of a second
after a Lady Blue Devil and losing
by the final score of 123-120.
However, a wall pad malfunc-
tion and judging error may have
cost the Lady Pirates the victory.
ECU'S Adrienne Williams
touched one half-length
ahead of Duke's Julia Lewis
but the time did not register
immediately after she hit the
wall. The judge at the far side
of the starting blocks marked
down the time that showed
up on the board, giving Lewis
the victory by .01 seconds.
Senior Diane Parker proved
again to be the rock of this
team, picking up wins in the 200
breaststroke (2:18.84) and 200
IM (2:05.83). Freshman Christie
Icenhower, like her partner on the
men's side, won the one-meter
event with a score of 241.95.
"We swam well today, in a
very hostile environment said
ECU Head Swimming Coach Rick
Kobe in an interview with SID.
The Pirates have swam well
all season and it's starting to be
� recognized nationwide.
S recently posted the top-100 col-
or legiate swim times in each event
for the 2004-2005 season thus
far. The Pirates had an astound-
ing 26 times make the list, seven
coming from the women's side
and 19 from the men. With this,
ECU enjoys the most top-100
times to ever make the list this
early in the season.
Cronin's time of 1:53.48
in the 200 IM against George
Mason ranked 27th in the land,
while freshman Josh Barthlow's
100-backstroke time of 50.45,
an ECU varsity record, placed
25th. Cronin's top times in the
100 and 200 yard breaststroke
as well as the 200-freestyle also
made the list.
Four of the men's relay times
found the top-30 as well.
On the women's side,
Diane Parker has three times
listed in the 100 breast-
stroke (37th), 100 fly (48th)
and 200 breaststroke (63rd).
ECU travels to George Wash-
ington on Saturday, Nov. 13 to
take on the Colonials at 1 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
from page A7
Pirates next season as a senior
and once again led in this season.
She also received all-conference
first team honors for her play.
Coach Donnenwirth has
this program headed in the right
direction, and has several plans
for the off-season in order to
build a strong team for next year.
"The first thing we have to
do as a coaching staff is see who
are leaders are gong to be, all our
seniors were leaders this year
said Donnenwirth.
"Our captains (Megan and
Rachel) were captains for two
years, so we need to see who will
step into a leader role. We also
need to recruit, I like the play-
ers we have now, but in order
to keep the program going we
have to recruit. Every weekend
from now until January we will
be on the road looking for good
players. The off-season will be
critical as well; spring is where
players develop
The writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
pitch. The Tigers extended their
streak of shutouts to four after
� the game against ECU.
Memphis scored the
; opening goal within the first
10 minutes of the match after
earning a corner kick opportunity.
: The Pirates have consistently
allowed their opponents to create
more offensive opportunities in
the first half than they have been
able to muster.
However, it seems as
though ECU plays better as the
game progresses. They have
taken more shots than their
opponents in the second half of
their matches this season and have
accumulated several more goals
in overtime periods than the
However, Memphis never
looked back once the second
half began.
Less than 20 minutes into the
second frame, the Tigers added
their second and third goals of the
game. They had finally worn the
i ECU defenders down after more
than 50 minutes of scoreless play.
Two of the four goals scored
by Memphis were following a
corner kick given up by ECU.
Dayton O' Brien was server on
both of the occasions and his two
assists in that contest tied him
for the most ever by a Memphis
player at 12.
The Pirates will not continue
into the C-USA playoffs and end
their season with an overall
record of 6-12-0
ECU Head Coach Michael
Benn made a special point to
thank his seniors for their hard
work and leadership throughout
the season. The time they have
put into practice and other prep-
aration will not go unnoticed.
ECU will be graduating
only a small percentage of their
2004 roster and look forward
to the upcoming schedule.
The large amount of freshmen
on the team now have a year
of experience under their belt
to guide them to success next
This writer can be contacted at
sports�theeastcarolinian. com.
ECU swept by UL, UC Football
from page A7
ECU volleyball falls
twice in final road trip
With just four games left
on their schedule, the ECU Vol-
leyball team headed into their
toughest weekend of the season
last Friday when they faced No.
22 Louisville and Cincinnati.
Both teams were coming off
of wins and were top ranked
contenders in the Conference
USA standings. The Lady Pirates
would have to play flawless vol-
leyball and hope their momen-
tum from their previous two
wins would be enough to defea
their opponents.
Unfortunately for ECU, Lou-
isville made quick work of the
Lady Pirates. The Lady Cardinals
swept ECU in three straight
games, 30-18, 30-24, 30-14.
Louisville had a combined team
hitting average of .304 in the
win. Freshman Kelley Wernert
led ECU with 11 kills and had an
attack percentage of .280. Junior
libero Johanna Bertini had 14
digs and became only the sixth
Lady Pirate in school history to
have above 1,000.
ECU looked to bounce back
from the loss the following
Saturday when they traveled to
Cincinnati, OH to face the Lady
Bearcats. Despite junior Paige
Howell's .500 hitting percentage
and junior Erica Wilson's eight
kills, the Lady Pirates were swept
once again, this time 30-18, 30-
17 and 30-22. The win gave Cin-
cinnati a first round bye in the
upcoming C-USA tournament.
The Lady Pirates are now
confronted with a 12-16 record,
4-7 in conference play. Next
weekend ECU will wrap up
their season at home with their
final two opponents DePaul
and Marquette.
This writer can be contacted at
Bobby Good suffered a possible
season-ending knee injury and
starting center Charley Dempsey
hurt his leg.
To begin with, the Pirates
were without the services of four
offensive linemen, which caused
lesser experienced players to see
their first significant action of the
year. Only one lineman started
in his same position last week.
In the second-half, it was all
Cougars. Anthony Evans, a third-
team C-USA player last season,
grounded out 153 yards on 35
carries. The Houston ground
game exploited the smaller
Pirates and allowed for Houston
to play ball-control. The Cougars
held the ball nearly five minutes
more than the Pirates.
Junior linebacker Chris
Moore did his part in the defen-
sive cause registering 14 tackles
including five for loss. Zach
Baker picked off his team-leading
fourth pass of the year.
However, the multiple offen-
sive sets Houston implemented
confused the Pirates. ECU was
called for several penalties
involving too many players on
the field. Art Briles's system has
given ECU and John Thompson
trouble the last two seasons.
ECU tried to rally late when
Will Bland caught his first pass
of the season. The little-used
sophomore receiver scored on a
58-yard reception to cut the lead
to 10. The Pirates had a flicker
of hope when Mickey McCoy
recovered the ensuing onsides
kick. However, the Pirates failed
to convert on fourth down and
Houston ran out the clock.
The Pirates lost their first
game ever in Houston and fall
even deeper in the conference
standings. ECU will travel to
Tampa to take on South Florida
on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Pirates
will be playing for pride after
being eliminated from bowl com-
petition. Next week, the setting
will be different, and hopefully
the ending will follow suit.
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speed internet available, 9 or 12
month leases. Pets allowed. Rent
includes water, sewer, & cable.
3 bedroom 3 bath house across
from baseball stadium available
now or next semester. New
houses with all appliances
and washerdryer. $1050 per
month. Call Chip 355-0664.
EastgateWoodcliff-1 & 2 bedroom
apartments. Stove, refrigerator
and watersewer included.
Short term leases available. For
more information call Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
For rent University Area Wyndam
Court 3 bedrooms 2 baths.
Call Renee Carter 347-2602.
For Rent- 2 Bedroom 1 bath
brick duplex, central air,
Stancill Drive. Walking distance
to ECU. $540month. Pets
OK wfee. Call 353-2717.
Georgetowne Apartments. Pre-
lease now for spring semester.
Located downtown across
from the ECU Student Rec.
Center. Spacious 2 BR, 1 12
bath townhouses. Remodeled
kitchen and bathrooms.
$675. Call 757-0079 and ask
about our pre-lease specials.
One, Two, three and four
bedroom houses, duplexes,
and apartments. All within four
blocks of campus. Pet friendly!
Reasonable rates, short leases
available. Call 830-9502.
Wesley Common North- 1 &
2 bedroom. Stove, refrigerator
and watersewer included. Pet
allowed with fee. Short-term
lease available. Close to ECU. For
more information call Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Beech Street Villas- 3 bedrooms
and 2 bath apartment. Stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher and
washerdryer connections.
Cat allowed with fee. Water
sewer included. Short term
leases available. For more
information call Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
Walk to campus, 3 bdrm,
1.5 bath, 116B N. Meade St.
Hardwood floors, ceiling fans,
all kitchen appl. included,
washerdryer, attic space and
shed. Nice size frontback yard.
$600.00month. Call 341-4608.
Roommate Wanted
Room for Rent in RiverPointe Apts.
available mid-Dec. First month of
rent free $415 a month all inclusive
(utilities, cable, internet) No
deposit. Contact Suzanne� 412-
4559 or
Grad student seeking mature
female roommate. Newapartment
w beautiful view on Blue Banks
House Ranch next to hospital.
3BD2BA, large patio, WD,
dishwasher. $350, 12 utilities.
Available Nov. 1. 341-9538.
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42 Canine
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47 Pennsylvania
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53 Develop a liking
56 Pebble Beach
57 Chan or Coogan
60 Connect again
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11 Unwell
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13 Period
18 Catcher's
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27 Smith and Gore
28 Valuable stone
31 EPA concern
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45 Acquire by
46 Starlet
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52 Pricey
54 Like a dipstick
55 Polanski film
57 Oliver Stone film
58 Pub brew
59 Is qualified to
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Greenville Recreation k Parks
Department is recruiting 14-
18 part-time youth basketball
coaches and officials for the
upcoming basketball program.
Applicants must posses a good
knowledge of basketball skills and
have the ability and patience to
work with youth. Applicants must
be able to coach young people
5-18 in basketball fundamentals.
Hours are from 4 pm to 9 pm,
weekdays with some weekend
coaching. Flexible with hours
according to class schedules. This
program will run from November
29 through the beginning of
March. Salary rates start at $6.25
per hour. For more information,
please contact the Athletic Office
at 329-4550, Monday through
Friday, 10 am until 7 pm, Apply
at the City of Greenville, Human
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Adult Entertainment help wanted.
Will work around school schedule.
Call Rex at (252)746-6762.
Earn $10hour; ECU Hazard
Center hiring undergrads to
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distributing information and
soliciting contributions. Send
e-mail to hazardcenter@mail. for information.
TEC is now accepting immediate
applications for student sales
representatives. Call 328-2000
or stop by the ad department
in the old cafeteria building
above the cashier's office.
Casting: TV Series seeks people
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Sigma Sigma Sigma would
like to thank its nationals for
spending the weekend with us.
We got a lot accomplished and
we appreciate it. Happy Birthday
to our November girls, cheers!
Hopefully everyone got registered
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The East Carolinian, November 9, 2004
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