The East Carolinian, November 18, 2004






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Volume 80 Number 33
THURSDAY
November 18. 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Thompson forced to resign
Coach will finish year
against Tigers, NCSU
TONY ZOPPO
SPORTS EDITOR
A visibly irritated and almost
teary-eyed John Thompson gra-
ciously relinquished his spot
as ECU head football coach
yesterday at 3 p.m. The announce-
ment came at a press confer-
ence in Harvey Hall at ECU's
Murphy Center.
Thompson stated that he
had met with Athletic Director
Terry Holland on Tuesday night
and that Holland and Chancel-
lor Steve Ballard had "decided to
terminate" Thompson's contract
effective immediately after the
last two games against Memphis
and North Carolina State.
Thompson had a prepared
statement that he read before the
floor was opened for questions.
Thompson started the statement
talking about the meeting with
Holland and Ballard and contin-
ued on to thank the university,
athletic programs, players and
fans for giving him an opportu-
nity to coach at ECU.
"I want to thank the adminis-
tration for the opportunity to be
the head football coach at ECU
said Thompson.
"It was great to be at a place
with such tradition and expecta-
tions, and I am confident that
those expectations still stay, I
also said when I came here that
I look forward to building on
that tradition through recruit-
ing, through relationships and
winning championships. It is an
honor and a privilege to be at a
place like ECU. I am confident
that we have recruited talent,
and good young men to this
program and the type of men that
represent what ECU stands for.
We have built solid relationships
throughout the state, region and
across the country. I whole-heart-
edly believe that this program
is in better shape than when I
arrived here in 2002
Thompson stated that foot-
ball is a "bottom line business"
and that the bottom line in this
case was he and the Pirates did
not win enough games during
his time at ECU. Thompson also
went on to say that he accepted
Holland's request that he stay
on as head coach for the last two
games of the 2004 season.
Holland did not comment at
the press conference because he
was traveling with the men's bas-
ketball team to watch the Pirates
play in the BCA Invitational in
Raleigh. However, ECU's new AD
released a statement that touched
on his belief that Thompson
inherited a team that was "a
house divided" and also felt that
Thompson and the coaching staff
had "never given up under these
adverse conditions
As far as who may be the
next head coach for the gridiron
Pirates, Holland refused to give
any names but did hint at where
the programs will be looking.
"After these two games are
played, we will turn our attention
to the search for a new coach
said Holland in the statement.
"Our first option will be to
seek a coach with a successful
record at the Division I level. It
is apparent that this is a small
pool of people and 99 percent
of them are under long-term
see COACH page A2 Thompson addresses the media at a press conference in the Murphy Center.
BOG chairman visits ECU
Brad Wilson, BOG chairman, visited campus Wednesday.
Wilson discusses
issues, concerns
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
Brad Wilson, chairmen of the
Board of Governors of North Car-
olina, visited ECU on Wednesday
as part of his tour to each school
in the UNC system.
Wilson spoke with students
and faculty and presented his
views toward several issues that
need to be addressed.
There have been concerns raised
over the past several years regard-
ing increasing tuition and student
fees within the UNC system.
Wilson said in regard to this
year's tuition increase proposals,
the Board of Governors wants
to process and examine each of
the requests individually from
each university and make a final
decision in February or March
determining whether or not to
approve the requests.
ECU plans on making
a request for a campus based
tuition increase for the next
fiscal year.
Wilson said with an issue
such as a tuition increase, it is
important to listen to all of the
parties involved who would be
impacted by the decision, includ-
ing students and faculty members
within the UNC System.
"We try to balance the equi-
ties, listen to the needs, listen
to and understand there is a
lot of interest of debt load, the
impact it will have on financial
aid and then try to make a rea-
sonable judgment said Wilson.
He said the BOG will be cau-
tious in making campus based
tuition increases this year and
take all concerns raised into
consideration.
The general assembly has the
final word on tuition increases
that is proposed and approved
by the BOG.
Wilson said he sees ECU has
improved overall through the last
several years and he feels ECU
will continue to improve.
"There is such a wonderful
and rich story that is unfolding
here at ECU that I think (Bal-
lard's) plan to market and to tell
that story across North Carolina,
across the region and across the
country is exactly the right path
Wilson said.
"I think ECU and many of
our other campuses has been
so focused on doing all the won-
derful things going on here, more
time and attention could be paid
to getting that message and that
word out I see nothing but
upward mobility for ECU
ECU underwent a long expen-
sive process last year which
resulted in selecting Steve Ballard
as the new chancellor.
Wilson said Ballard is excel-
ling in the position and is leading
ECU in the right direction.
"(Ballard) is off to a won-
derful start, and he has great
vision and energy for this
institution and ECU is lucky
to have him Wilson said.
"He has hit the ground run-
ning, and its clear to me after
spending the time with the exec-
utive cabinet that there's lots of
positive energy and momentum
here and we look forward to his
continued leadership
Wilson then spoke with mem-
bers of ECU's faculty who brought
up concerns regarding ECU
and its progress. A main point
brought up was the health ben-
efits offered to employees. There
have been candidates in past
searches who have dropped out
when seeing ECU's health plan.
Wilson said ECU's health
benefits come from the State
Employee Health Plan, which
has no difference in benefits
with other workers under the
plan. The plan however, was
formed in the 1970s and has not
since been modified sufficiently
to meet the current needs of
modern day workers and the
plan needs to be reevaluated.
Shannon O'Donnell, SGA
president said she does not think
students want a tuition increase
because there is no guarantee it
would directly benefit students.
"I also know that students
are very frustrated by being
burdened by budget cuts and
under funded departments said
O'Donnell.
O'Donnell said she feels this
is a year that the legislators need
to be very careful when determin-
ing tuition increase amounts.
She said the NC State Con-
stitution says that the state of
North Carolina has an obliga-
tion to citizens to provide an
equitable education for all at a
reasonable price. With the year
to year tuition increases, pricing
people out of higher education,
tuition doesn't necessarily have
to go back to students.
Its important if we are going
to increase tuition that we are
going to give it back to the
schools who need it
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeastcarolinian. com.
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School violence expert
addresses ECU community
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Vodila recounts
personal experiences
to students
DUSTIN SCHULTZ
STAFF WRITER
President-Elect of the National
Association of Secondary School
Principals, David Vodila, talked to
local teachers and education stu-
dents yesterday about his personal
encounters with school violence.
The NASSP created a national
emergency response team in the
fall of 1997 to help train schools
in the area of violence. This
training entailed how to com-
municate with students, parents
and the media and making plans
on how to respond to violent
incidents such as Columbine.
As principal at a Pennsylvania
high school, Vodila said he had
a whole different mindset when
he went back to work after the
NASSP training, seven years ago.
"I began thinking and devel-
oping plans of action said Vodila.
"Teachers and principals need
to be trained on what to do ai.d
that is to respond, not to prevent
Vodila spoke of per-
sonal encounters that he has
had with school violence as
an emotional audience lis-
tened to every graphic detail.
One encounter he described
took place on April 24, 2003
in the middle school of the
district where Vodila was
principal of the high school.
A 14-year-old, at 7:30 a.m in
a time frame that the local police
said was shorter than two seconds,
took a .357 magnum out of his
backpack and shot the principal
of the middle school in the chest.
As the principal dropped to the
ground, a faculty member rushed
to his aid while students fled.
The student then dropped his
gun on a chair and pulled out a
.22-caliber pistol and shot himself.
Vodila said the incident left
students running while gagging,
screaming, crying and shaking
as the faculty was left shocked.
"This is when I realized
that you can't prevent vio-
lence in schools, and that's
scary. That's when it became
personal to me Vodila said.
Vodila said the only thing
that you can do that might
prevent these tragedies from
occurring is to listen to the kids
and make sure that you know
each and every one of them.
Vodila said he stressed
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Improvement of downtown
Greenville streets is part of the
bond referendum.
City will
approve
referendum
this month
Additional funding
supports current
projects in Greenville
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Greenville's City Coun-
cil plans to approve the
$2.8 million bond referendum
while property owners begin
projects through other govern-
ment funding.
Marvin Davis, deputy city
manager, said the city coun-
cil has to formally approve
the voting results at their
Nov. 22 meeting before anything
can begin.
"They will receive the abstract
of votes from the Board of Elec-
tions and they will vote to receive
those abstract of votes which is
the final part said Davis.
The first step for the
project concerning street
improvements, the 10th Street
connector which would con-
nect 10th Street to Stantonsburg
Road, should begin by the end
of this year.
"We anticipate awarding a
design contract for that at the
city council meeting in Decem-
ber Davis said.
The design contract
will award an engineering
company the project to which
they would create a design to
be presented to the City Coun-
cil. After the City Council's
approval, construction can begin.
This is the process which most
projects will go through, however
not to such an extent because
the 10th Street connector is a
large development.
According to City of
Greenville's Web site, the street
improvements are included
in the State's Transportation
Improvement Program and are
scheduled for construction in
2009 or 2010.
All storm water drain
improvements are scheduled for
completion by 2008. The first
improvements will be finished
by 2005 or 2006.
Though the bond money will
not be available to begin projects
for some time, various projects
that support the referendum are
already underway.
Davis said they have
begun the revitalization pro-
cess in West Greenville using
community develop-
ment block grant funds.
He said some houses that
were boarded up on Martin
Luther King Drive have been
removed and they have begun
improving properties.
Davis also addressed con-
cerns some students showed
over public housing in West
Greenville. He said the
people who are being
relocated can choose from a
variety of places to live,
all of which would be
improvements from their
current location.
"If a person is being
relocated, that means the place
they are living in is pretty bad
Davis said.
He said one of these choices
might be public housing, but
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY November 18,2004
campus News News Briefs
Correction
TEC has received several
responses concerning possible
false information in an article
titled, "Student assaulted on
College Hill We are currently
investigating the information and
will issue a formal response in our
next edition on Nov. 30. Thank you
for your understanding.
Canned Food Drive
Can the van and give to the needy.
Delta Chi is holding a canned
food drive this week and all that
is collected will be given to the
homeless
International Film Festival
The ECU Student Union will
sponsor the showing of Maria
Full ol Grace, a story about one
woman's journey from a small
Columbian town to the streets of
New York, today at 7 p.m. and 9:30
p.m. Tomorrow, they will show
Dangerous Living, a documentary
that uncovers the struggle of
lesbians, gays, bisexuals and
transgendered people seeking
basic human rights in the face of
severe depression.
Gene Therapy
As part of Diversity Week, the ECU
Student Involvement Team and
the ECU Student Union will be
hosting a fascinating interactive
discussion on gene therapy with
Teja Arboleda in order to explore
how to define diversity and work
to break down the barriers. Come
find out more about the myths
and realities faced in living in a
multicultural world.
The event will take place today
from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Wright
Auditorium.
Workshop
Learn to become a better,
more successful student at this
academic skills workshop called
"Catching Up in a Course When All
Hope is Lost The workshop will
be in 205 Brewster D today from 3
p.m. - 4 p.m. and in 109 Brewster
D, Dec. 1. Call the Academic
Enrichment Center at 328-2645
for more information.
World AIDS Day
On Dec. 1. the Wellness Education
staff will be outside of the ECU
student store from 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. playing educational games
and giving out free information
on AIDS. At 7 p.m J. L. King,
author of Men on the Down-low,
will speak about HIV on college
campuses in Hendrix Theater.
On-site HIV testing will be offered
In the lobby.
Community Festival
The Volunteer and Service
Learning Center and the
Department of Health Education
and Promotion are sponsoring
this celebration from 3:30 p.m. - 6
� p.m. tomorrow. ECU is celebrating
diversity through a special youth
carnival with games and activities
(or children of all ages.
Cookout and Pep Rally
The Division of Student Life.
SGA and Campus Dining will be
offering food and a pep rally from
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. tomorrow night at
the Mendenhall Brickyard.
American Indian Identity
Dr. Anne Waters, Research
Associate, Interpretation and
Culture, with the State University
of New York, Binghamton will
hold a lecture called "American
Indian Identity: Thoughts About
Who We Are" Friday, Nov. 19 at
7 p.m. in 1031 Bate Building. For
more information, contact Dee
Ann Suggs at 328-6121.
Band Benefit Cancelled
The WZMB benefit for kids
that was scheduled for 7 p.m.
tomorrow has been cancelled.
Diversity Pins
From 12 p.m. - 2 p.m diversity pins
will be handed out at the Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium student gate to
students who want to promote
and celebrate diversity at ECU.
Holiday Wonder Benefit
The Eastern North Carolina Dance
Foundation, Inc. presents its Fifth
Annual Winter Wonder Holiday
Spectacular benefiting the ECU
Kidney Disease and Transplant
Program. Tickets are $10 for
students, $15 for adults. The doors
open at 3 p.m Sunday, Nov. 21 at
the Wright Auditorium. For tickets,
call 328-4788.
Local
Greenville to warn
of lead in water
GREENVILLE, NC - Customers of
the city water service will get notices
warning that pipes in their homes
could be leaking lead into their
drinking water.
The notices were required by federal
regulations after more than 10 percent
of Greenville Utilities test homes
showed elevated levels of lead in
samples taken over the summer,
said Barrett Lasater, manager of
the utility's water and wastewater
treatment plants.
There is no detectable level of lead
in the well and river water drawn and
treated by the utility, and the water
system doesn't use lead pipes,
Lasater said.
"There's no lead in the water that we're
providing to customers Lasater said.
Lead found in water samples likely
comes from solder used to connect
copper pipes in homes, he said.
Testing results found elevated levels
in 26 of 106 homes tested.
The utility is required to test water every
three years in homes built between
1983 and 1988 and considered
to be at risk for lead leaking from
pipes joined with lead solder, which
was banned in 1986. Samples were
collected in 106 of these homes
between June and September.
Baptists incorporate
to protect against lawsuits
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - North Carolina
Baptists voted overwhelmingly to
incorporate to protect the assets of
the state's largest religious group
from lawsuits.
The vote on Tuesday will convert the
Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina from a nonprofit association
to a nonprofit corporation.
Administrators within the state's
Baptist bureaucracy said North
Carolina Baptists have been lucky to
avoid a crippling lawsuit Incorporation
will also make business functions
more efficient by streamlining the
internal approvals needed to sell
property, the group's leaders said.
"The Incorporation was the single
biggest deal" of the annual session
of Baptists, which began Monday and
was to conclude Wednesday, said
Norman Jameson, a spokesman for
the Baptist Convention.
"We worked long, long, long and
hard at lt"
The state convention has urged
individual churches to incorporate
for more than a century. About 90
percent of the state's churches with
receipts of more than $1 million are
incorporated, a presentation urging
incorporation said.
North Carolina's 900,000 Baptists
are behind only Texas and Georgia
as the faith's hotbeds, yet only
North Carolina and Mississippi are
unincorporated among the 14 largest
Baptist states.
National
In Spellings, Bush
turns to education confidant
WASHINGTON - President Bush on
Wednesday named White House
domestic policy adviser Margaret
Spellings to be the nation's eighth
education secretary, saying she has
"my complete trust
Bush promoted Spellings to the
Cabinet-level job of overseeing the
Education Department and enforcing
the nation's sweeping school reform
law. If the Senate confirms her,
Spellings would replace departing
secretary Rod Paige.
"I share your passion for education
Spellings told the president at a White
House ceremony.
"Our schools must keep their promise
to all children
To the president, Spellings
delivers exactly what he expects from
schools: results.
As Bush's domestic policy adviser,
Spellings has helped shape the
news while staying out of it herself.
Karl Rove, the president's political
strategist, was quoted this fall
as saying Spellings is "the most
influential woman in Washington that
you've never heard of
Spellings worked for six years as
Bush's education adviser in Texas,
pushing policies on early reading and
student accountability. They became
the model for the federal law, No Child
Left Behind, Spellings helped put
together from the White House after
Bush's election in 2000.
"She understands what he thinks.
They're very, very close said Sandy
Kress, a lawyer who worked at the
White House for Spellings when he
was Bush's senior education adviser.
Young Buck wanted
in Vibe awards stabbing
LOS ANGELES - Police were searching
for rapper Young Buck in connection
with a stabbing at the Vibe Awards,
an assault apparently sparked when
Buck's musical mentor, Dr. Dre, was
punched just before being handed a
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Buck fled the Santa Monica airport
hangar where the awards show was
being taped Monday night, police Lt.
Frank Fabrega said in a statement. A
warrant was being prepared alleging
assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident was sparked as Snoop
Dogg and Vibe magazine founder
Quincy Jones were about to give
Dre a Lifetime Achievement Award. A
man later identified as Jimmy James
Johnson approached Dre, who was
seated at a table In front of the stage
and appeared to ask for an autograph
before punching the veteran hit
maker, police said.
People began shoving, chairs were
thrown and punches flew. Some in
the audience of about 1,000 scurried
for the exits. Alicia Keys, the night's
top winner with awards for artist of the
year and best R&B song, was among
those who fled.
Johnson was dragged away by
security staff, but then suffered a
serious stab wound when he was
attacked by a number of people,
including Buck, whose real name is
David Darnell Brown, according to
police. He is signed to Dr. Dre's record
label as part of the G-Unit clique,
which was named best group by the
music magazine.
"Brown is clearly depicted on
videotape) as holding a knife after
the assault and is one of a number
of fight participants that was pepper-
sprayed by officers in their attempt to
stop this fight Police Chief James
Butts told a news conference. "We're
asking Mr. David Darnell Brown to
surrender himself to police
Johnson, 26, was in stable condition
at a hospital.
World
Russia developing new
nuclear missile systems
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin
said Wednesday Russia is developing
a new form of nuclear missile unlike
those held by other countries, news
agencies reported.
Speaking at a meeting of the Armed
Forces' leadership, Putin reportedly
said Russia is researching and
successfully testing new nuclear
missile systems.
"I am sure that they will be put in
service within the next few years
and, what Is more, they will be
developments of the kind that other
nuclear powers do not and will not
have Putin was quoted as saying by
the fTAR-Tass news agency.
Putin reportedly said: "International
terrorism is one of the major threats
for Russia. We understand as soon
as we ignore such components of
our defense as a nuclear and missile
shield, other threats may occur
No details were immediately
available, but Defense Minister Sergei
Ivanov said earlier this month Russia
expected to test-fire a mobile version
of its Topol-M ballistic missile this year
and production of the new weapon
could be commissioned in 2005.
News reports have also said Russia
is believed to be developing a next-
generation heavy nuclear missile
that could carry up to 10 nuclear
warheads weighing a total of 4.4 tons,
compared with the Topol-M's 1.32-ton
combat payload.
Topol-Ms have been deployed in
silos since 1998. The missiles have
a range of about 6,000 miles and
reportedly can maneuver in ways that
are difficult to detect.
Earlier this year, a senior Defense
Ministry official was quoted as telling
news agencies that Russia had
developed a weapon that could make
the United States' proposed missile-
defense system useless. Details
were not given, but military analysts
said the claimed new weapon could
be a hypersonic cruise missile
or maneuverable ballistic missile
warheads.
Criminals holding
U.N. hostages, official says
KABUL, Afghanistan - Three U.N.
workers kidnapped in Afghanistan
are In the hands of criminals, not the
Taliban-linked militants who have
threatened to kill them, an Afghan
official said Wednesday.
Philippine diplomat Angelito Nayan,
British-Irish citizen Annetta Flanlgan
and Shqipe Hebibi of Kosovo were
seized at gunpoint on Oct. 28 In Kabul
after helping organize the country's
presidential election.
A little-known rebel group called Jaish-
al Muslimeen, or Army of Muslims, on
Wednesday repeated its demand
for the release of. jailed comrades
in return for sparing their lives.
A spokesman for the Afghan Interior
Ministry, which is leading the search
for the trio, said it believed the group
was "not holding the hostages
The kidnappers are armed robbers,
not Jalsh-al Muslimeen Latfullah
Mashal told The Associated Press.
"We can say they are thieves
Mashal said authorities believed
Jaish-al Muslimeen had paid the real
kidnappers for a video recording of
the hostages, which it used to bolster
its claim of responsibility and stir fear
the group was copying the brutal
tactics of Iraqi insurgents.
The spokesman said he
had no information on any
negotiations between the Afghan
government and the kidnappers,
whom he didn't identify.
However, Afghan officials have told
AP talks through intermediaries are
snagged on ransom demands.
Alpha Delta PI hosts annual silent auction Advice and 3 Slice
Proceeds will
benefit Ronald
McDonald House
CARMIN BLACK
STAFF WRITER
Alpha Delta Pi sorority is
hosting its second annual holi-
day silent auction, open to all
ECU students and the Greenville
Community, to make a charitable
donation to the Ronald McDon-
ald House.
The Delta Omicron chapter
of Alpha Delta Pi has decided to
hold the auction Sunday, Nov. 21,
beginning at noon.
The Ronald McDonald House
has been working in conjunc-
tion with ADPi to raise money
for families in need of housing
while their children are in the
hospital by accepting donations
from area businesses.
"The Greenville community
has been very supportive of this
cause said Robyn Hodgkins,
president of ADPi.
"We have received contri-
butions from all sorts of res-
taurants, hair and nail salons,
fitness centers, country clubs and
local boutiquf s
The auction is a great outlet
for college students who are look-
ing to purchase expensive gifts at
next-to-nothing prices while at
the same time making a contribu-
tion to their community.
Each item up for bid begins at
10 percent of the retail value and
increases in increments of $1.
"The Ronald McDonald house
helps so many children each year,
volunteering our time for such
a good cause brings not only
satisfaction, but gratification
said Katherine Powell, a pledge
of ADPI.
"Through the silent auc-
tion, we not only will be having
fun, but at the same time, we
will be raising money for a good
cause
Some Greek organizations at
ECU may feel they carry with them
bad reputations of being solely
social clubs who have no
intentions of giving their time to
their community.
"People need to recognize our
Greek organizations do so much
for the community. We need
more exposure like this to clear
up our negative image said Ion
Outterbridge, director of Greek
Life of ECU.
Outterbridge said last year,
ECU's 35 combined Greek organi-
zations were able to raise upward
of $30,000 with all of the pro-
ceeds going directly to their
partnering philanthropies.
Outterbridge also added
there are usually 10-15 philan-
thropy activities that take place
each month.
"The IFC, the NPC and the
NPHC are all doing great jobs of
staying involved Outterbridge
said.
Robyn Hodgkins said Alpha
Delta Pi enjoys giving back to the
community and has participated
in several recent events including
the Heart Walk, the Boys and
Girls Club of America and the
Special Olympics.
"We are really hoping to see a
remarkable turn out this year, we
are inviting students, the com-
munity and our alumni to come
out to our event and help us raise
money for those less fortunate
Hodgkins said.
This writer can be contacted at
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fi Auction
Last year the Delta Omicron
chapter was able to raise a
remarkable $2,000, and this
year is hoping to up Its earn-
ings to $3,000 with all of
the proceeds going to ADPi's
main philanthropy, the Ronald
McDonald House.
program to benefit
students, faculty
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contracts at their current institu-
tion. Therefore, the pool of can-
didates will include coordinators
at highly successful Division IA
programs and highly successful
head coaches from other Divi-
sional levels
Chancellor Steve Ballard also
issues a statement for the press
conference, which concentrated
heavily on what he felt like John
Thompson contributed to the
university and football program.
" We appreciate t he energy a nd
enthusiasm that coach Thompson
brought to ECU said Ballard.
"There has never been
any question about his
desire to build a winning
program. We wish him well
Coach Thompson has
made valuable contributions
to ECU and to our community.
He has represented ECU well,
and he has been an unabashed
booster of the program.
The community has benefited
greatly from the involvement
of student-athletes that coach
Thompson has encouraged
The news of Thompson's
resignation took many players
by surprise.
"When I heard, I was abso-
lutely shocked said freshman
linebacker Patrick Dosh.
"Everybody was shocked that
it happened so early and so fast
said sophomore quarterback
James Pinkney.
"It's real hard right now trying
to prepare for these next two
games and knowing that you're
going to war with a coach who
you know won't be here next year
for you. Right now we're trying
to get everything settled and ust
play football
"Last year was a rough season
and this year was a rough season,
but if you look at the whole
picture, we had receivers and tight
ends get hurt, receivers quit the
team, we got hit with the injury
bug so we just played to play the
best we could with what we have,
but it obviously wasn't enough
for the program said freshman
defensive back and punt returner
Travis Williams:
Thompson will coach his last
home game this Saturday against
Memphis and then finishes the
season in Charlotte in the heav-
ily anticipated match-up with
NC State. Thompson, ECU's 18th
all-time head coach has just three
wins in 21 games, including only
two home wins, both of which
came this year against Tulane
and Army.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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at next event
SALMA KHAN
STAFF WRITER
The Office of Student Profes-
sional Development, the College
of Fine Arts and Communication
along with Chanello's Pizza are
throwing an Advice and a Slice
informational event where
students interested in a career in
mass communication can meet
professionals of this background
Nov. 22 at the Jenkins Fine Arts
Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
It is the second Advice and a
Slice event, with the first held on
Nov. 18, that concentrated on the
fields of mass communication,
public relations, advertising and
production.
The purpose of the event is to
create awareness for the students
and to create resources for stu-
dents from backpack to briefcase,
said Jim McAtee, assistant direc-
tor and liaison to the college of
fine arts and communication at
the Student Professional Depart-
ment.
The event will begin infor-
mally and students will be able to
have pizza and meet with leaders
in broadcast journalism, motion
picture and television production
and sales before participating
in a two hour interactive open
discussion.
Students can benefit by
coming and learning how to
break into the business, what the
panelists wish they could have
done as students differently and
simply networking with influen-
tial people of the industry, said
McAtee.
The event is open to all
students and faculty and free
of charge, so anyone inter-
ested in learning about the
communication industry, media
broadcasting, print journalism,
advertising, theater arts or music
can attend.
The scheduled panelists of
professionals to attend are Frank
Capra Jr president of Screen Gem
Studios, Heather King, anchor
and reporter for WITN-TV, Wade
Poorman, production manger of
WNCT-TV, John Quinn, director
of sales and marketing at One
Source Communications and
Melissa Preas, news director at
WNCT-TV.
PRSSA, National Broadcasting
Society, the Jenkins Fine Arts
Center and the ECU School of
Communication and Fine Arts
and Design are all supporting the
Advice and a Slice event.
"1 am pleased that so many
successful people are willing
to use their time and energy
to invest in our students, and
I applaud those students who
choose to take advantage of this
opportunity said Suzanne
Martin, assistant vice chancellor
for Academic Affairs and Stu-
dent Professional Development
director.
"These nights will be
the latest example of a true
partnership between ECU and
the business community
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com
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action and practice it twice
a year at the least. Schools in
Pennsylvania and California,
as well as other states, have
laws enforcing schools to
have and practice these plans.
William Grobe, ECU associate
professor of the department of
educational leadership, attributes
much of the violence in schools
that we have seen since the mid-
nineties to this being a generation
of students that raise themselves.
"It was good to get an inside
perspective on school violence
besides what you hear on the
news said ECU criminal justice
graduate student Jessica Carroll.
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Fountain construction progressing
1 he fountain at Wright Circle is currently under construction due to sink holes.
Sink holes identified
as problem
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
The fountain situated in
the middle of Wright Circle is
running again despite an imbal-
ance in the water caused by
sinkholes on the north side of
the fountain.
While the fountain is run-
ning, the problems with the
water balance are still present
and need to be corrected. The
root cause of the sinkholes still
remains unknown.
Todd Marshall, projec man-
ager of the Facilities Engineer-
i g nd Architectural Services
; LCU, said a local planning
company, Rivers and Associates,
and ECU "re working out the
details of a contract that will
have the fountain worked on in
the upcoming year.
Marshall said Rivers and
Associates will do a thorough
investigation to find the cause
of the sinkhole and try to deter-
mine the best solution to the
problem and how much that
will cost.
Marshall said some rough
estimates made by ECU hovered
around $400,000, but the exact
cost will not be known until
the fountain is examined more
thoroughly.
"The work that Rivers and
Associates do will further evalu-
ate the cost said Marshall.
Marshall said work on the
fountain will probably begin
in the summer because Wright
Circle is a busy area filled with
students during the fall and spring
semesters, whereas during the
summer, the number of students
is decreased and the work would
not be as disruptive to campus.
"You don't want a lot of
people trying to walk around
heavy equipment and open
trenches Marshall said.
The fountain at Wright Circle
is one of the most identifiable
landmarks at ECU and is shown
frequently on campus literature
distributed to potential ECU
students.
Marshall said repairs on the
fountain are important because
of the fact it is heavily repre-
sented as a campus symbol.
"It's one of the focal points
on campus Marshall said.
While the problems caus-
ing the sinkhole could be
related to the storm drains
or sewer lines, Marshall said
that still remains unclear.
Campus maintenance has
been battling problems with soil
loss with the fountain for several
years. Only recently, mainte-
nance turned to the Facilities
Engineering and Architectural
Services who decided to get
down there and see what is going
on in hope of fixing the problem.
Loanda Grissett, freshman
nursing major, said she hopes the
fountain will be quickly repaired
because it is a campus monument
everyone associates with ECU,
much like the columns at Joyner
Library.
"People come and take pic-
tures by it when it's on, but it's
never on said Grissett.
Angel Gonzalez, freshman
computer science major, said he
has not even noticed the foun-
tain not working.
"I never really paid attention
to it, I was always late for class
said Gonzalez.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Farid Soleimani of NCRI illustrates Teheran's nuclear plans.
Group says Tehran got
black market blueprints
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there are further alternatives.
"They still have individual
choice and free will in this
matter Davis said.
While the plan for center city
revitalization is scheduled to be
presented to the city council in
January, Davis said some of these
projects are also underway.
"There are a lot of things
that compliment these bond
projects Davis said.
Construction has begun
making an expansion of city hall
which is done through financ-
ing other than the referendum.
Greenville Utilities has begun
making improvements to the
Wachovia building.
Facade grants have also been
available to property owners who
want to restore the front of their
buildings.
Candice Pierce is the con-
tractor working on White's The-
ater on Fifth Street. She said a
facade grant from Greenville
gives an incentive of up to
$2,500. She said the grant
gave her enough money
to start the project and because
the improvement contributes to
the city's historical feature, she
receives a tax credit.
"We have changed it
from a non-contributing struc-
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Pierce said she supports
improving uptown Greenville
because it makes the city a better
place to live. This is why her goal
is to make the theater look like it
did years ago.
"The goal was to try to
make it look more like it used to
If uptown Greenville looked
and felt more like Franklin
Street, the university would be
happy, the kids would be happy,
the town would be happy - It
would just be a better thing
Pierce said.
Pierce said White's
Theater will not show movies
because it used to be owned
by Carmike Cinemas and they
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competition, but she wants
to make it a performance-
type venue, She said it
will probably be a performance
hall or practice hall for things
like stage plays.
Davis said some projects
can start with cash on hand
and the bonds will reimburse
the money later. He
said the bonds will
enhance what these early proj-
ects have done.
"The bonds will certainly
do more good things we lijvc
started already payis said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
VIENNA, Austria (AP) � Iran
bought blueprints of a nuclear
bomb from the same black-
market network that gave Libya
such diagrams and continues to
enrich uranium despite a com-
mitment to suspend the technol-
ogy that can be used for atomic
weapons, an Iranian opposition
group said Wednesday.
Farid Soleimani, a senior
official for the National Council
for Resistance in Iran, said the
diagram was provided by Abdul
Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani head
of the nuclear network linked to
clandestine programs in both
Iran and Libya.
"He gave them the same
weapons design he gave the
Libyans as well as more in terms
of weapons design Soleimani
told reporters in Vienna. He said
the diagram and related material
on how to make nuclear weap-
ons was handed to the Iranians
between 1994 and 1996.
Mark Gwozdecky, spokesman
for the International Atomic
Energy Agency said, "we follow
up every solid lead but added
the U.N. nuclear watchdog would
have no further comment.
A diplomat familiar with
the agency and its investiga-
tions into Libya's and Iran's
nuclear programs said the IAEA
has long feared that Iran might
have received bomb-making
.blueprints 1 rum Khan.
"The IAEA has found that
Iran received "pretty much the
same things Libya did from his
network said the diplomat, who
spoke to The Associated Press on
condition of anonymity.
"The one thing that they
have not been able to find was
the blueprint
Libya bought engineers'
drawings of a Chinese-made
bomb through the Khan
network as part of a covert
nuclear program that it
renounced last year.
Iran says it does not have
such drawings, and no evidence
has been found to dispute that
claim. Experts say it is possible
that Iran possesses a copy. ,
Former U.N. nuclear inspec-
tor David Albright earlier thjs
year described the Chinese
design that Libya owned up to
having as something "that would
not take a lot of modifying" to
fit it on Iran's successfully tested
Shahab-3 ballistic missile. '
The opposition group made its
claim days after Iran announced
it would suspend all activities
related to nuclear enrichment
as part of an agreement with
three European nations aimed t
heading off a confrontation over
its nuclear program.
Soleimani said centrifuges
and other equipment needed to
produce enriched uranium had
been covertly moved from a facil-
ity at Lavizan-Shian to a nearby
site within Tehran's city limits.
The opposition group says
l.avian-Shian was hbme-to the
Center for Readiness and New
Defense Technology and was
part of the covert attempt to
develop nuclear weapons.
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authorities said Wednesday,
and a suicide car bomber
rammed a U.S. convoy north
of Baghdad, killing 10 people,
hospital officials said.
The attacks were part of a
wave of violence that has swept
across Iraq's Sunni Arab heart-
land during the U.S. offensive to
retake the insurgent bastion of
I .illujah. The violence has made
November one of the bloodiest
months of the Iraqi insurgency.
The American death toll in
the war in Iraq surpassed 1,200
with new Defense Department
identifications Tuesday night
and Wednesday. The total of
1,206 deaths included 1,202
identified members of the U.S.
military, three military civilians
and one unidentified soldier
reported to have died Tuesday
in Balad.
The police officers were
abducted Sunday, when gunmen
stormed the hotel the officers
were staying at in the town of
Rutba, near the Jordanian border,
said a police spokesman in the
city of Karbala, south of Baghdad.
A Karbala policeman return-
ing from Rutba said around 20
armed men attacked the hotel,
covering the captives' heads with
black bags and tying their hands
before dragging them away, the
spokesman said.
The gunmen took the mobile
phones, cameras and documents
from the unarmed policemen,
the officer recounted to the
spokesman. The officer himself
said he was beaten but not kid-
napped by the gunmen.
Most of the policemen were
from Diyala province, which lies
north and east of Baghdad, the
spokesman said.
Insurgents have repeatedly
targeted new members of the
Iraqi security forces that the U.S.
military has been training. On
Oct. 23, gunmen ambushed a
group of Iraqi soldiers returning
home from a training course on
a road east of Baghdad. Around
50 of the soldiers, who were
unarmed, were killed execution-
style with gunshots to the back
of the head.
On Oct. 16, nine Iraqi
policemen returning from a
training course in Jordan were
ambushed and killed on their
way home to Karbala.
The car bomb came during
clashes in Beiji, a city 1S5 miles
north of the capital, witnesses
said. The vehicle hit a convoy
and exploded, then U.S. soldiers
opened fire.
Ten people were killed in tru'
blast and nine others wounded,
hospital officials said. The lt
Infantry Division said three U.S.
soldiers were wounded in the
suicide attack. Beiji is the site of
Iraq's largest oil refinery and a
major power station.
In Fallujah, heavy machine-
gun fire and explosions rang out
in south-central parts of Fallujah
as U.S. Marines hunted fighters
still in the turbulent city. In the
northern Jolan neighborhood,
U.S. Marines fought insurgents
who officers said had sneaked
back into the city by swimming
across the Euphrates River.
Bullets snapped overhead
as Iraqi body-collection work-
ers supervised by the Marines
sought cover behind walls and
in buildings. After 15 minutes
of fighting, three insurgents
were dead and one Marine was
slightly injured in the hand,
officers said.
The rush of warplanes streak-
ing through the low-lying clouds
shook the city and blasts sent
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All of our focus is going into
the University of Memphis, a
very good football team. When
you look at them the first thing
that comes up is their offense and
DeAngelo Williams. In my opin-
ion, DeAngelo Williams is one of
the best backs in the entire coun-
try. The best back, I believe, in our
conference. There is no question
about it that he is as explosive
and as good a back as there is
anywhere. He has great cuts, great
quickness and great balance. He
does so many things. Their offense
doesn't just revolve around DeAn-
gelo Williams though. Danny
Wimprine has gotten better and
better and better.
0 & A with
Kevin Roach
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
A model of consistency. That is something Kevin Roach has grown into this season ever since he was
given the opportunity to prove himself on the gridiron. Roach's soft hands and great knowledge of
the game is now a key part to the ECU wide receiver core and the entire Pirate offense.
Roach took some time out of his busy schedule to comment on the season thus far and the Pirates'
last two football games.
TEC: Last Saturday marked your first career start as a Pirate. What were your feelings entering the
contest with South Florida?
KR: I was very excited. I knew I was going to get a lot of playing time and just really
looked forward to it.
TEC: You had a career day with five receptions going for 47 yards but the biggest surprise in the game
came when you connected with Chris Johnson on a 25-yard pass, a play that caught the Bulls off
guard. Talk a little bit about the play.
KR: We have been practicing it all week and they called It. I was a little nervous at first
but 1 just caught the ball and did the best I could to get it out there to him.
TEC: Is it hard to stay motivated for the rest of a season knowing your team does not have a chance
at postseason?
KR: Veah, It is real hard. But going into every week you still feel like you have a good
game plan and you are out here just to win. You are laying your pride on the line now
and for this weekend we are doing it for the seniors.
TEC: How important is it that the Pirates are returning home for this weekend's contest against Mem-
phis, considering you guys have won two straight at Dowdy-Flcklen?
KR: I guess we just feel more comfortable at home. Memphis is a great team and we have
to come ready to play and hopefully we can get the seniors one last win at home.
TEC: Aside from winning the final two games, what does this team need to do in order for them to
consider It a successful ending to the season?
KR: Never giving up and just keep battling and doing the best we can.
TEC: You are such a great role model to so many young kids around the area because you take care of
business without bringing any glory to yourself. Do you have a message for these kids that look up to
a guy like Kevin Roach?
KR: It is a lot of hard work to get here. I feel like when a receiver, running back or
anybody scores a tonchdown, It wasn't just that one player that did It, it was the other
10 guys on the field that helped him get it.
The best thing to do is just to go and celebrate with your teammates, whether it be a
score or a big play.
77is writer can be contacted at sporti@theeaitcarolinian.com.
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Tommy
West
This was obviously a big win
(over USM). It was bigJbeuse it
got us to six (making the team
bowl eligible), but the biggest
reason is that Southern Miss has
been the measuring stick in this
conference, and that gave us the
chance to not only beat them
this year, but also to even up
with them at 2-2 in the last fqur
years. It was a big win, but now
they get even bigger as we go to
ECU this week. I think it takes
a weight off our football team
knowing that we are bowl eli-
gible, so now we can just go play.
I expect our football team to play
better now because of that. It's
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ECU Saturday
BRANDON HUGHES
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
A dark cloud will be hanging over the
head of ECU football for the rest of the
season following the departure
of Head Coach John Thompson
on Wednesday. It should be
interesting tpjee how the players
will reaciragainst Memphis on
Saturday. The Pirates have some
advahUrges' Qyer Memphis but
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�Emotion and
' adrenaline will be
running high in
' 4 this Conference-
USA batteand it's something
that i ould cit her hurt the Pirates
or propel them to a much needed
victory. The hews of Thompson's
departure has sent Shockwaves
throughout the locker room and
the tumultuous week has taken
the focus off of the opponent at
hand. But something like this B
could be a motivating force. The
Pirates may play with their best effort this season
out of respect for Thompson and perhaps attempt-
ing to prove that letting him go was the wrong
decision. But on the other end of the spectrum,
ECU could just throw in the towel and play like
zombies against the Tigers. I'm going to select
the former simply because of the dedication and
hard work shown by the Pirate seniors. Running
backs Art Brown and Marvin Townes haven't had
the 2004 campaign they both expected, but you
best believe they're not going down without
a fight.
2Ffcshman )fravis Williams has
bejb a pleasant unexpected sur-
prise for the Pirates. Williams
� rode the bench the start of the
year before being handed the punt-returner role
several games into the season. Williams responded
accordingly and the Pirates are ranked ninth in
the country with a punt return average of 14.8
yards and Williams is ranked fifth in the nation
individually. Williams has also seen action in the
defensive backfield and even a limited role as a
wide receiver. With only a handful of wide outs
left to finish the season, look
for Williams to continue his
stellar rookie campaign and
come down with a few recep-
tions from quarterback James I
Pinkney. Someone needs to
step up and make a big play
in the receiving corps. Brian
Howard, Kevin Roach, Will
Bland and Bryson Bowling are I
all inexperienced but provide
an excellent blend of speed
and strength. At least two will
have to become a threat to the
Memphis secondary for the
Pirates to pull off the upset.
ECU isn'tj
going to hold
many advan-
tages on the
defensive side of the ball
)WN especially with star running
back DeAngelo Williams blast-
ing through holes on Saturday. The Pirates are
ranked 114 out of 118 teams in rushing defense
in the nation and the best tailback in the confer-
ence will get a shot at that Swiss cheese defense I
this weekend. But Memphis could have some
trouble punching the ball into the end zone
once they get close to the goal line. The Pirates
have allowed just one opponent this season a
perfect red zone scoring mark. West Virginia put
points on the board every trip inside the Pirates'
20 but ECU's defense has stiffened on occasion
against other opponents. The Pirate offense
has been perfect dn'red zone scofflpnpportimi-
ties the last seven games, cSRHhflWrtT7 straight j
chances. Overall, ECU is converting 88 percent
(22-of-25).
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Tavares Gideon has scored an outstanding nine touchdowns this year.
Tigers bring dangerous
offense to ECU
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR WRITER
Memphis strolls into
Greenville this weekend to
play a hurting Pirate team that
will have a hard time focusing
on the task at hand with the
recent resignation of Head
Coach John Thompson. The
Tigers won't need to play their
best game to come out with
a win, but here -are some key
things that they must do to
beat a deflated Pirate squad.
IFeed the ball to
DeAngelo Wil-
liams. Williams
� has been a stud
thus far and is probably the �
most under-rated back in all
of college football. He's rushed
for 1,395 yards in nine games with an average
of 148.9 yards per contest. Saturday could be a
record-setting day for the superstar junior, as the
Pirates have already shown that they are likely
to yield performances like that, including West
Virginia running back Kay-Jay Harris's coming
out party in the season opener for the Pirates in
which he rushed for 337 yards and four scores.
The Pirate defense has improved since that shel-
lacking, so don't expect Williams to have a repeat
performance of Harris's, but the talented tailback
is capable of a career day.
2 Establish the running game
with Williams to allow Danny
Wi.nMtogototr-rgben
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and holes in the Pirate D, expect quarterback
Wimprine to look to his solid receiving core led
by senior Tavares Gideon, who has 36 catches for
461 yards and nine touchdowns this year. The
Pirates can't shield too much on Gideon, because
Wimprine has shown that he will spread the
field. His excellent field vision has allowed him
to complete 10 or more passes to nine different
receivers. Expect Memphis to use Williams to
draw the Pirate defense in and lull them into the
same defensive sets, and for Wimprine to use that
to exploit the ECU secondary effectively. If the
Tigers can balance the run and the pass, it's going
to be a long game for the Pirate Nation.
3.
Cut down on
the total offense
allowed. The
Tigers' opponents
are averaging nearly 400 yards of
total offense and 30 points a game
this season. Although the Pirates
haven't put up huge numbers
against any one team, Memphis
has been exposed against the like
of Arkansas State and Cincinnati
who put up 35 and 49 points
respectively. If the Tigers will
allow inferior opponents to stay
in the game, the Pirates will look
to take advantage of that and try
to build enough momentum to
make the game close late. Mem-
phis has been thin on defense
all year, but if the defensive line
can put pressure on quarterback
James Pinkney, they shouldn't
� have a huge problem holding the
Pirates under 21 points and cruising to victory.
4.
Kick the Pirates while they're down.
Let's face it. The ECU Football Team
is probably at an all-time low as far
as demeanor and self-confidence
goes. Losing a head coach never spells success, so
I don't think that the Pirates will put up much of
a fight this weekend. However, if Pirate fans turn
out in record numbers, and the team rallies around
Thompson and his staff for the final two contests,
who knows, maybe they can do something spe-
cial. Something that we all can remember John
Thompson for.
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Williams provides explosive spark for ECU I Williams comes in leading Conference USA
Height
5' 11"
Weight
175
Classification
Freshman
Hometown
Daytona Beach, Fla
High School
Atlantic HS
Amid all the confusion at the helm of
the Pirate ship, one swabbie has fulfilled
his duties to the fullest. It seems like there
is nothing on the football field that Travis
Williams cannot do. Punt returner, defen-
sive back and wide receiver, it really doesn't
matter. If asked to play right guard, Wil-
liams would probably do so serviceably.
On Senior Day, ironically enough, the
true freshman finds himself on the two-deep
depth chart on both sides of the ball.
Williams' greatest asset is his speed. He
was inserted into the lineup as a punt returner
after junior Demetrius Hodges sustained a
shoulder injury. On his first collegiate punt
return, Williams fumbled inside his own 25
yard line. However, since Williams has gained
experience, he stands fifth nationally and first
in the conference at 17.8 yards per punt return.
That's not good enough for Williams. The
speedster has a lofty goal of a return average
of 20 yards. He's got a chance to make that
happen. Currently, Williams ranks as the first
in the all-time single season punt return yard
average category. The jack of all trades even
guaranteed a touchdown against Houston,
but came up short.
� On defense, Williams has been imple-
mented to the game-plan more each week.
He now serves in the nickel coverage unit
and is the primary back-up at cornerback. He
has seven tackles in just eight games.
The natural cornerback will possibly start
at the wide receiver position. Injuries caused
Williams to move to the wide receiver posi-
tion before the South Florida game. In being
more oriented with the offensive system,
Williams could provide the deep-play threat
that the Pirates have been lacking.
Memphis has a concoction for success.
I The Tigers have the sixth best running
back in the nation and the ECU rush-
ing defense is 114th nationally. I'm no
I math major, but it's simple arithmetic.
There is no doubt about it - DeAngleoWil-
I liams is the best running back the Pirates will
I face this season. That's pretty good company
considering Kay-Jay Harris raked in 337 yards,
Eric SheHon danced in the end zone five times,
and just last week Andre Hall bowled Pirates over
I for 161 yards.
The highly touted recruit has already
I collected 1,340 rushing yards in only nine
games. In comparison, the Pirates' entire team
has accounted for only 899. The Doak Walker
Award Semifinalist has 15 touchdowns. His 15
scores set a school record for rushing touch-
I downs in a single-season with two games left.
His biography needs chapters. The Wynee,
I'Ark. native is the reigning Conference USA
I Offensive Player of the Week. Tommy West's
I back ran for 27 times for 199 yards and scored
I two touchdowns in a win over Southern
I Miss. It was the second time that the junior
I back garnered the same award this season.
Williams will re-write the Memphis
I record book. He already holds several for the
rekindled Tiger program. Williams boasts
Icareer-highs of carries at 37 and yards at
1262. The ladder could be set this weekend.
Lame-duck Head Coach John Thompson
I explained in his weekly press-conference
that Williams is one of the best backs that
I he's seen.
If Williams stays at UM next season, he
I should be one of the front-runners for the
Heisman Trophy. If not, he'll be playing on
Sunday. He's just that good.
Height
5'10"
Weight
217
Classification
Junior
Hometown
Wynee, Ark.
High School
Wynee HS





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THURSDAY November 18, 2004
Announcemnts:
Friday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. there will
be a Salsa Dance at the Willis
Building. This Salsa Dance will
be sponsored by the Folk Arts
Society of Greenville and the
ECU Folk and Country Dancers.
For more Information about the
event, call 752-7350.
The Children's Hour will be
performed at McGinnls Theatre
Thursday, Nov. 18 - Tuesday, Nov
23. Shows will be performed each
day at 8 p.m. except for Sunday
when the show will be performed
at 2 p.m. A rumor Is started about
two teachers at a girls' school.
Irreparable damage has been
done by the time the gossip is
exposed. This play contains adult
subject matters.

Saturday, Nov. 20, the Dance
Collective will perform the
5th Annual Winter Wonder
Holiday Spectacular Benefit.
This benefit, presented by the
Eastern NC Dance Foundation,
Inc. is supporting the ECU Kidney
Disease and Transplant Program.
This event will be held at Wright
Auditorium at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10
for students and $15 for adults. For
more information, call 355-7880.
Healthy Hints:
Vitamins are a vital part of
everyone's diet. Without vitamins,
your body can not complete
essential processes such as
keeping a healthy immune system
or even keeping good vision.
When eating a proper diet, such
as a diet based on the food guide
pyramid, It is relatively easy to
get all the recommended dietary
allowance of vitamins. But many
people are on reduced calorie,
reduced carbohydrate or reduced
sugar diet which can limit vitamin
intake. In order to avoid potential
vitamin deficiencies, multMtamins
were created. MultMtamins can
be purchased at pharmacies and
health food stores but any kind
of vitamin or supplement should
always be discussed with a
physician. Recommended dietary
allowances of vitamins have been
set by USDA to keep Americans
healthy. Visit nal.usda.gov for more
Information about daily intakes of
nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Weekly Recipe:
Cinnamon Twists:
12 sheet frozen puff pastry,
thawed
2 tablespoons unsalted
butter, melted
14 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400
degrees F. Line a sheet pan
with parchment or buttered
waxed paper. Unroll the puff
pastry on a work surface
and brush the pastry with
melted butter. In a small bowl,
toss together the sugar and
cinnamon and sprinkle evenly
over the pastry. Working
lengthwise, cut the pastry
into 6 even strips, each 34-
inch wide. Twist the strips,
keeping the cinnamon sugar
on the inside, to make long
twisted "straws Transfer to
the prepared pan, run your
fingers along the twists to
straighten, and bake about
20 minutes, until puffed and
golden brown.
Caramel Sauce:
2 12 cups sugar
12 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
Pour the sugar into the center
of a saucepan. Carefully pour
the water around the sugar,
trying not to splash any sugar
onto the sides of the pan.
Do not stir; gently draw your
finger through the center of
the sugar to moisten it. Over
medium heat, bring to a boil
without stirring. Cook until
light caramel in color and
immediately remove from the
heat. Carefully (it will bubble
up and may splatter) stir in the
cream with a wooden spoon
until smooth.
To serve, place an apple on each
serving plate. Drizzle with caramel
sauce, sprinkle with peanuts, and
place a pastry straw in the hole of
each apple so that It sticks up like
a wooden stick.
Thanksgiving holiday: Then and now
History behind
great event
JOANNA WALDHOUR
STAFF WRITER
Thousands of years ago the
ancient civilizations of Greece,
China, Egypt and various coun-
tries often had days of thanksgiv-
ing, usually to pray and to give
thanks to the gods or spirits for a
bountiful harvest. This tradition
has continued into America.
During the early 1600s,
groups of people from England
called the Separatist Puritans
were fleeing religious prosecu-
tion. The Puritans left their
home of England to move to
Holland for religious freedom.
After living in Holland for about
a decade, the Puritans did not like
the Dutch lifestyle according to
their religion and did not want
their children influenced by the
Dutch - wanting to practice their
religion and their lifestyle in
their own way, they decided to
leave Holland and travel to the
New World.
The Puritans were able to
set sail from Plymouth, England
with about 110 Pilgrims on the
ship Mayflower for the New
World on Sept. 6,1620. Land was
sighted off Cape Cod on Nov. 10,
1620, but the Pilgrims did not
settle on land until December
in Plymouth, Mass. Plymouth
had a great harbor, which was
bountiful with fish. The Pilgrims
landed on the territory that was
inhabited by the Wampanoag
Indians, of whom was a part of
the Algonkian - speaking peo-
ples. The Pilgrims feared attacks
from the Wampanoag Tribe, but
the tribe was very peaceful and
welcoming.
The first winter of 1620 was
very harsh for the Pilgrims. The
snow and ice were very heavy and
Thanksgiving is a holiday that has been celebrated by Americans for many years. Turkey is one of the key symbols of the holiday.
this prevented the Pilgrims from
being able to properly settle at
the landing site. About half of the
Pilgrims died due to starvation
and disease.
It was not until March
1621 when Samoset, from the
Wabanake Tribe saw the English
settlers. He decided to enter the
Plymouth settlement and with
perfect English, said, "Welcome
Samoset brought along with him
Tisquantum or Squanto from the
Pokanokit Wampanoag Nation.
Squanto spoke better English
than Samoset, and was able to
converse with the Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims were not in
very good condition. They were
running out of food, their crops
were not growing well, they were
living in poorly built shelters
and about half had died during
the winter. Because of Squanto's
belief and custom to help others
in need and welcome visitors, he
stayed with the Pilgrims for the
next few months to help them.
He proved to be a tremendous
help to the settlers. Squanto
taught the Pilgrims how to sur-
vive: he taught them how to
plant crops using the soil foreign
to the settlers, he taught them
how to use fish as fertilizer, how
to build Indian style houses, how
to gather sap from Maple trees,
cook clams, and taught many
more skills.
It is said that without Squan-
to's help, along with the help
from the people of the Wampa-
noag Tribe, the settlers would not
have survived another winter.
Sometime between September
and early November, the Pilgrims
had a bountiful harvest and they
had built successful houses, so
they wanted to celebrate. The
Pilgrim Governor William Brad-
ford and Captain Miles Standish
invited Squanto, Samoset and the
Wampanoag leader Massasoit and
their people to join the Pilgrim's
harvest festival.
As was the custom in Eng-
land, the Pilgrims celebrated the
bountiful harvest by feasting,
playing games, giving thanks and
taking the time to pray.
The Wampanoag Tribe pro-
vided most of the food in order
see THANKSGIVING page 83
What's the Thanksgiving
gobble gobble all about?
Scarecrows are often seen in windows and yards to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
Traditions are abundant
during this holiday season
Thanksgiving rituals
different for every family
LISA TUMBARELLO
SENIOR WRITER
With the crisp air of fall
breezing around you and the
noisy crunch of fallen leaves
under your feet, we can feel that
it is once again that time of year -
the time of year when the holiday
season kicks off with the age-old
traditions of Thanksgiving.
Everywhere, people are
making preparations to accom-
modate close friends and family
for the holiday. Thanksgiving
Is a time where we stop and
think about all we are thank-
ful for and to reflect upon the
past when the pilgrims had that
first, peaceful feast with the
Native Americans.
Since then, Thanksgiving has
evolved into many time-honored
traditions which families and
friends take part in. New tradi-
tions are created every year and
added to the long list of custom-
ary activities such as watching
parades and football, shopping
on "Black Friday decorating,
traveling and of course stuff-
ing ourselves silly with endless
amounts of Thanksgiving food.
Thanksgiving day is famous
for providing tons of entertain-
ment. From parades to football,
there is never a shortage of holi-
day festivities to satisfy every-
one's entertainment needs.
The Macy's Thanksgiving
Day Parade is one of the larg-
est Thanksgiving celebrations
in America. Broadcast on live
Television from New York City,
the parade features musical,
theatrical and dance entertain-
ment along with elaborate floats
adorned with celebrities and
gigantic balloons of cherished
American icons.
"For Thanksgiving my whole
family goes to New York City
and we go see shows and spend
time together sa)d Megan Gulla,
junior dance major.
"Sometimes we go see the
Macy's parade. One year I even
performed in it
One of America's favorite
Thanksgiving traditions includes
watching football while the
smells of Thanksgiving dinner
fill the house. Although very
cliche, fathers and sons gather
around the TV to watch the
Detroit Lions and Green Bay
Packers duke it out while moth-
ers and daughters prepare all the
family favorites for the holiday.
The Thanksgiving day football
game is traditionally played only
by the .Packers and the Lions, but
in recent years, more NFL teams
have been asked to play on this
festive day. More than 5,000 local
and college football games are
also played across the country on
Thanksgiving day.
Many families like to travel
for the holidays. As one of the
biggest travel times of the year,
families and friends travel to
neighbors' homes, other towns
and other states to enjoy the
holidays. Some people travel to
multiple destinations In order
to visit everyone and experience
the holiday with as many people
as possible.
"For the past few years I've been
traveling to South Carolina for
Thanksgiving said Richard Kearse,
junior broadcast journalism major.
"But we don't celebrate on the
actual day. We celebrate on Satur-
day with a family reunion. About
40-50 of my relatives get together
for pot-luck dinner, then all the
younger people go out 4-wheelin
shoot clay pigeons and have fun
No one ever forgets the real
meaning of Thanksgiving to
stuff yourself silly. It may not
be the driving force behind the
holiday, but it is one aspect that
most Americans are not willing
to pass up.
Traditional Thanksgiving
foods such as turkey, mashed
potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuff-
ing, green beans, biscuits, gravy,
cranberries, and pumpkin pie
adorn dining rooms all across
the country.
"My dad always smokes turkey
rather than baking or frying it
said Cliff Robinson, junior Eng-
lish major.
"We go to my grandparents
house where they make all of the
other food and then we hang
around and watch football for
the rest of the day
Many families prepare holi-
day dishes with special family
recipes that give traditional favor-
ites a home-made tbuch. There's
always one dish that completes
the holiday - without it, Thanks-
giving would feel null and void.
However, no Thanksgiving
would be complete without that
day-after feeling. The one you get
when you wake up, and you're
still full from one-too-many
slices of turkey and too many
spoonfuls of cranberries. Many
people choose to use their day
see. TRADITION page B3

Interesting fun facts
about turkeys
LAURA KEELING
SENIOR WRITER
Thanksgiving is a holiday
where we come together and
give thanks for all we have and
an excuse to consume a lot of
food. The main staple is turkey.
Without turkey, in my view, there
wouldn't be Thanksgiving.
Turkeys, in fact, are very
interesting animals. According to
the National Turkey Federation,
only torn turkeys (males) gobble
and hen turkeys (female) make
a clicking noise. The NTF also
reports that domesticated turkeys
cannot fly and wild turkeys can
fly for short distances, up to 55
mph and can run 20 mph.
The United.States is a big
producer of turkey. According to
a study by the NTF, consumption
of turkey has increased 113 per-
cent since 1975, "due to customer
recognition of turkey's good taste
and nutritional value
Speaking of nutritional value,
turkey can be prepared in many
different ways. It can be baked,
deep fried, broiled, roasted,
grilled or smoked. No matter
how it is prepared it is delicious.
Some way or another, you will
probably eat some kind of turkey
this holiday season.
North Carolina is the second
top producing state of turkey, as
Minnesota is number one and
Arkansas is number three. The
U.S. has 8,436 farms reporting
turkey sales, each of which con-
tribute to 274 million turkeys
raised each year.
Turkey also has many past
stories to tell. Long ago, when
the national symbol of America
was being decided on, Benjamin
Franklin believed it should be a
turkey, yet many others disagreed
and made the symbol of the U.S.
the bald eagle.
Way before that time, early
explorer's universalized turkey
when they were exploring the
"new world hunted them and
then brought them back to Europe.
Presently, the NTF as a symbol
of their appreciation gives the pres-
ident two turkeys every year and
present him with a live turkey. This
has been a tradition since 1947.
After the ceremony, the wild bird
is then taken to a historical farm.
There just seems to be a
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Turkey Facts
Americans of all ages love
turkey because of Its healthful,
"comfort" food profile.
A national study on turkey
consumption found:
- Nearly half ot U.S. consumers
eat turkey at least once every two
weeks with more than a quarter
eating turkey lunch meat.
- Ground turkey has high
appeal among all ages, genders
and economic levels.
- Away-from-home consumption
of turkey sandwiches continues
to grow, appealing to about
everyone: Eaters between 18-64
years old, dual-income families
and employed singles.
June Is National Turkey Lovers'
Month.
When Nell Armstrong and Edwin
Aldrin sat down to eat their first
meal on the moon, their foil
food packets contained roasted
turkey and all ot the trimmings.
White Meat vs. Dark Meat:
- White meat Is generally
preferred In the United States
while other countries choose
dark meat.
- A turkey typically has about
70 percent white meat and 30
percent dark meat.
- The two types of meat differ
nutritionally. White meat has
fewer calories and less fat than
dark meat.
- The rich flavor ot dark meat
Is especially valued In soup and
stew recipes. Dark meat holds
up well In rich marinades and Is
a perfect choice for grilling and
barbecuing.
The top four most popular ways
to serve leftover Thanksgiving
turkey are:
- Sandwich
- Soup or Stew
- Casserole
- Salad
In fact, turkey is most often
prepared in a sandwich year-
round. However, low-fat, con-
venient products like ground
turkey, turkey sausage and
turkey bacon, as well as turkey
cutlets and tenderloins, are
becoming increasingly popular.
This information is
provided by The National
Federation of Turkey.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � LIVING
11-18-04
Celebrating holiday on campus
W7 students stay on
campus for break?
DANIELLE WIGGINS
STAFF WRITER
Thanksgiving is rapidly
approaching and ECU stu-
dents are counting down the
days when they get to go back
home for those home cooked
meals, cherished time with their
families and a few days off of
school to just relax. Don't forget
the plentiful sales of the week-
end after Thanksgiving kickoff
to get your Christmas shopping
started.
A large population of ECU
students migrate home during
the holidays, but what about
those who decide to stay? Beiieve
it or not, in the midst of those
leaving for Thanksgiving holiday,
there are a small percentage of
those staying here.
"Usually there is a slim
average that actually stay on
campus during this time period
said Wayne Newman, FCU
Campus Living marketing direc-
tor.
Maybe you are waiting for
the winter break or maybe you
have plans waiting for you
here at ECU. If there is nothing
happening on campus during
the holidays, more than likely
you will find something to do
in Greenville, or you could just
catch up on some sleep that you
have been missing or will not get
for the next few weeks.
We will not leave you
out in the cold. I bet you are
wondering what activities are
going on during this time. Bad
news is, all non-academic hous-
ing will be closed starting Nov. 24
at 10 a.m. Mendenhall and Todd
Dinning halls will be closed after
the last dinner on Nov. 23, so
stock up on some goodies while
you still can.
Good news is the dining
halls will be serving Thanks-
giving dinner Nov. 17 and the
International Student
Association will be serving a
Thanksgiving feast at the
International House Nov. 19.
"There will be an Under-
ground band Nov. 20 and
all movies playing will be
showing between Nov. 15 -
21 said Amanda Riles, Student
Union, junior nursing major.
Classes on campus will
resume as scheduled on Monday,
Nov. 29.
Most places on campus
are not usually open during
Thanksgiving, which highly
encourages students to go home
and celebrate this time with their
families. It is about time you get
a break from school to just visit
with friends and families.
As much as we probably
have tried, turkeys will not fit
in your toaster oven and it does
not taste too great cooked in the
microwave. Whether it is mom's,
grandma's or aunt's cooking, take
a break.
This is a great time to show
your family what you have been
up to at ECU, if this is not the
case go out and spend time with
a friend. Don't have too much
fun - you may not want to come
back to school.
Breaks are good to get you
starting fresh and fired up for
those final exams and papers.
Yes, we must admit we are
counting down the days until
winter break leading up to
students' favorite holiday. Lets
just enjoy this time while we can.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Turkey
from page B1
Turkey farms all around the country are preparing for the holiday season.
tluge popularity with turkey and
rjhanksgiving. Some other NTF
statistics include, "97 percent
if Americans surveyed by the
National Turkey Federation eat
turkey at Thanksgiving. The aver
age weight of turkeys purchased
for Thanksgiving is IS pounds,
meaning that approximately
690 million pounds of turkey
were consumed in the U.S.during
Thanksgiving in 2003 This is a
large amount of turkey.
As a final note, turkey has
been rumored to make you very
sleepy after it is eaten, particu-
larly at Thanksgiving. The NTF
reports that "Many people report
drowsiness after eating Thanks-
giving dinner. While turkey often
receives the blame, recent studies
suggest that carbohydrate-rich
meals may cause sleepiness by
increasing the number of trypto-
phans in the brain. Therefore, the
unusually large, multi-coursed,
carbohydrate-rich meal most
people eat on Thanksgiving is
more likely the cause
This Thanksgiving, you now
know that the turkey can't be
blamed for anything. Have fun,
be thankful and gobble gobble.
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to feed the 90 people that arrived
from their tribe. They supplied
deer, fish, beans, lots of fowl,
dried berries and much more.
This celebration lasted for three
days, in which peace and friend-
ship developed between the two
different groups at that time.
It was also a time where an
agreement was made between
Massasoit and the settlers giving
the Pilgrims some land so they
could continue to build their
settlement of Plymouth.
Unfortunately, the peace and
friendship did not last long as
new English settlers arrived and
took over the majority of land
where other tribes were living.
As time passed, wars broke
out between Indian Tribes and
European settlers, and no days of
thanksgiving were celebrated.
After the day of thanksgiv-
ing in 1621, a celebration of
thanksgiving only occurred
every so often over the years.
President George Washington
declared a day of thanksgiving
to give thanks to God in the late
1700s.
In 1817, New York State had
adopted Thanksgiving Day as a
custom to be celebrated.
"We really didn't see Thanks-
giving as a regular holiday until
the Civil War when President
Abraham Lincoln was urged to
declare a day of thanksgiving,
which he did in 1863 and again
in 1864. The person who was
really responsible for this was
Sara Josepha Hale said Gerald
Prokowicz, Ph.D. in History.
Hale had been a magazine
editor, and starting in 1827, she
had asked the presidents of the
United States to declare a national
holiday of Thanksgiving.
"Hale promoted Thanksgiv-
ing to encourage family values of
the era Prokowicz said.
During the late 1800s and
up until the 1920s, the story of
America's "First Thanksgiving"
with the Native Americans came
about at a time when many dif-
ferent immigrants arrived in
America.
As a story that told of two
different groups of people being
peaceful with each other - it
was used as an inspiration and
beneficial way to help the mul-
ticultural immigrants to form an
American identity.
In 1939, President Franklin
Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving
from the last Thursday to the
third Thursday in November
in order to extend the Christ-
mas shopping season, but this
proved to be unpopular with
many people. Because of this,
Congress permanently fixed the
date to the fourth Thursday of
November in 1941.
Today, there are many Ameri-
cans that celebrate Thanksgiv-
ing Day. A question of "What
Thanksgiving means to people?"
was asked of several Americans.
Robin Jacobs is an Indian
member of the Lumbee Tribe
of North Carolina.
"We do celebrate Thanks-
giving. Our people have
always been thankful and have
always been very religious
because we knew the values of
helping out people and being
good to your neighbors. It is
sad in a way about Thanksgiv-
ing because it also means the
loss of many of our people and
their cultural heritage said
Jacobs.
There is a National Day of
Mourning that some Native
Americans participate in on
Thanksgiving Day to honor their
oppressed ancestors.
"But Thanksgiving is a time
of fellowship, friendship and a
time for families to get together
Jacobs said.
Junior marketing major Anja
Hartung is a first generation
American.
"My family did not start
celebrating Thanksgiving until
I was in my early teens. My
mum decided to start when my
younger sisters were young and
wanted to celebrate an Ameri-
can heritage like most of our
neighbors and friends, since
after all, we were Americans
said Hartung.
"Our family opted for a com-
bination of the usual turkey
served with our favorite foods.
Although it may not be a tradi-
tional meal, I believe everyone cel-
ebrates this holiday in their own
way and just having your family
there is what counts the most
Diane Mouse, a Native Amer-
ican of a United Keetoowah
Cherokee tribe said, "My per-
spective on Thanksgiving is
that it's sad that Thanksgiv-
ing Day is celebrated only
once a year. For me, 1 have
Thanksgiving everyday. When
we eat, we give thanks to
the creator. I celebrate on Thanks-
giving Day with my family, but
I also look for people who have
no family and I invite them
to my house and feed them. I
believe that was about the way
our ancestors did it. When you
see someone in need, then you
just open up your home to them
John Patrick von Suskil, a
senior and German Studies major
believes that Thanksgiving is
a time where people get away
from their busy schedules to see
their family.
"After we eat our traditional
formal dinner, my family and
I watch the movie National
Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
said von Suskil.
Thanksgiving has eventually
evolved to take root in America.
It has come to mean a day of
feasting, being with family and
being thankful and grateful for
close friends and freedom.
Whether people celebrate
with a nontraditional feast,
participate in the National
Day of Mourning, watch a
Christmas movie or celebrate a
day of thanksgiving everyday,
one thing is clear: Thanksgiving
ties everyone by the celebration
of one of the oldest and most uni-
versal holidays, and the fact that
we are thankful for our lives and
the lives of our ancestors.
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ASHLEY WHEDBEE
STAFF WRITER
The time is drawing near.
It's going to be here before
you know it. So what are you
going to buy that guy of yours
this holiday season? Well,
never fear. There are plenty
of great gift ideas out there.
Many gifts that are given year
after year, that never fall include
cologne, clothes, car accessories,
sports paraphernalia, movies,
electronics and a few others. But
be careful. Some of these gifts
may be too typical.
"I don't like to get cologne
said Bobby Spruill, a junior com-
munications major.
"Too many girls give cologne.
It's played out
Or, if you and your guy, or
friend, are really close or serious,
you may want to give a timeless
gift, one that will last a lifetime.
The best example of this that
most of us think of would be a
very nice, very expensive piece
of jewelry or watch.
But the best gifts aren't
always the most expensive. The
most meaningful gifts always
come from the heart.
"I like to give gifts that have
meaning and not just something
that's on their list said Erica
Haines, a senior recreational
therapy major.
"Like references to inside
jokes or little things that others
don't know about make good
gifts. And I always give a stocking
because they're fun and you can
give something silly
"The two best gifts I ever
received from a girlfriend was a
song book with a collection of
sheet music for the piano and a
comforter for my bed that was
really comfortable said Rick
Anderson, a senior accounting
major.
Not only are these gifts
thoughtful, but they are also
original. They are things that are
likely to never be forgotten. They
can also help if you are low on
cash. Other cheap, but thought
filled gifts include scrapbooks,
a picture of you and your guy in
a nice decorated frame, a home-
made CD with all of you and your
guy's songs, gag gifts, lingerie for
you and for him or baked goods
wrapped In holiday decorations.
Don't hesitate to be creative.
So what are our guys asking
for this year? Some of the top gifts
mentioned are clothes, shoes,
DVDs, electronics and without a
doubt, video games. That's right.
If your man is even remotely in
to video games, then you can't
go wrong with Grand Theft Auto
San Andreas, Halo 2 or Madden.
NoBrain.com also mentions
some of these gifts. There top gift
ideas for him this season include alco-
hol (but only if you're of age kids), a
watch, sports equipment, entertain-
ment accessories and electronics.
Now all you have to do is
find these great gifts. If you're
thinking in going in the direc-
tions of clothing, find out what
brands your man likes best
and head to the mall. If you
want to go in the direction of
electronics or video games, try
places like Radio Shack or Best
Buy. For more expensive gifts,
search online. Finally, if you're
low on cash and decide to go
the route of a romantic dinner
of baked goods, head to the craft
store and add flowers or candles
to personalize your gift.
"The best Christmas gifts are
supposed to be something I really
want. Concert tickets to a favorite
artist or tickets to see a favorite
sports team are perfect Spruill said.
That's one thing most of the'
guys out there would almost
certainly enjoy. Tick-
ets to anything they are
interested in tops the list.
"One year for Christmas I
got my boyfriend two tickets to
a Panther's football game said
Kasey Edwards, a senior com-
munication major.
"He loves football, but he had
never actually been to one of
their games. He took his grand-
father and they had a blast
So this holiday season, don't
be afraid to do something dif-i
ferent or to get creative. Despite
what you may think, guys want to
know you put some thought in to -
their gifts. After all, who doesn't?
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcaroiinian.com.
Tradition
from page B1
off from work wisely by laying
on the couch and recuperating.
Others however, choose to brave
the retail scene and head out to
begin holiday shopping on the
day known as, "Black Friday
Retail stores prepare weeks in
advance for the holiday rush that
officiallybeginson "Black Friday
Those brave enough to take
on the shopping malls can expect
to brush shoulders with millions
of holiday shoppers and wait
in those traditional, mile-long
holiday lines.
Whatever traditions your
family chooses to participate
in, keep in mind the real reason
we celebrate Thanksgiving.
The reason beyond football
and turkey Thanksgiving is
about being thankful that we,
have friends and family to share
holiday memories with. Be safe
this holiday and remember to
leave the diet at the front door ?t
stuff yourself silly.
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Fulbright & International Scholars Reception
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THURSDAY November 18,2004
Pirates rip Waves
in opener, 80-58
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Thompson signed on as the Pirates' 18th all-time head coach on Dec. 20, 2002 and will leave with five wins at most.
Thompson leaves graciously
Coach forced to resign
amid 3-18 record
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
Let's all agree on one thing.
Nice guys seem toalways finish last.
Lame-duck ECU Head Coach
John Thompson is a man with
great integrity and enthusiasm.
He has always extended a warm
welcome to anyone who ventured
into the second floor of the Ward
Sports Medicine Building and
had a smile on his face.
The grace that Thompson
exhibited at his afternoon press
conference simply does not match
any Pirate victory. He stood tall
amid a frenzy of reporters trying
to get all of the answers.
Thompson never wavered
from his mission since arriving
on campus Dec. 20, 2002. The
long-time defensive coordinator
wanted to highlight recruiting,
build relationships and win
championships. Most of the time
two out of three ain't bad.
He, unfortunately, will not
get the chance to accomplish
his third and most important
goal. The landscape of college
athletics simply won't allow it. A
"win-now" mentality has spread
throughout the country like
kudzu in a well-tidied garden.
The innocence of the coaching
profession has been lost to the
business side of athletics.
New administration has taken
over since Thompson first took
the helm nearly two years ago.
Chancellor Steve Ballard, who
posts an athletic background,
ignored a search committee and
a separate task force to hire an
athletic director. Ballard did it his
own way, by hiring a consultant
and hit a home run with the
classy Terry Holland.
Holland's relationship with
Thompson apparently was not
what it appeared to be on the
surface. At the weekly press
conference, held each Tuesday
afternoon, Thompson and Hol-
land were seen communicating
openly. Charlene Thompson,
John's wife, spoke about how
Greenville is a great place to raise
her family.
However, on Tuesday night
the administrators felt the need
for a change atop the Pirate ship.
The rug was pulled out from
under Thompson, which clearly
blindsided his players, staff and
family.
Both administrators have
been entrusted with the athletic
program, which starts with foot-
ball. The football team usually
heads the payment of the non-
revenue sports.
Thompson inherited a team
in shambles. The athletic direc-
tor, chancellor and Pirate faithful
were a "house divided Thomp-
son's continuous losses could not
unite the Pirate Nation. Unfortu-
nately for Thompson, he was thus
treated like a rebound fling after
a bitter divorce.
The main issue is time. ECU
missed its chance to move on to
greener pastures when several
major conferences realigned. As
long as Holland is the athletic
director, the Pirate faithful can
rest assure that the train will not
pass ECU by once more.
Holland did not feel that
Thompson had shown an ability
to win coveted championships in
the time allotted. New coaches
are usually reevaluated after a
three-year process, but the court-
see THOMPSON page B8
ECU will play Oregon St. in the second round at 9 p.m.
Cook nets career high
21 points in victory
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
On a grim day in ECU athlet-
ics, the men's basketball team
provided a bright ray of hope for
the Pirate Nation.
ECU used an astounding
47 second-half points to dump
Pepperdine in the first round of
the BCA Invitational at the RBC
Center in Raleigh. The matinee
match-up saw ECU end the game
with commanding a 35-13 run.
"This is a great win said
ECU Head Coach Bill Herrion.
"We had so many unknowns
coming into the game with all
the guys who have never played
a Division 1-A game
ECU'S youth movement had
seven players that had never
donned the purple and gold
in Division I-A competition.
The Pirates were also with-
out their star center Moussa
see PIRATES page B9
Jackson: One of the guys
Jackson will attempt to
finish what she started
BRANDI RENFRO
STAFF WRITER
Girls can't play ball. That's
how it's always been right? Before
Title IX, girls really couldn't play
ball - they weren't allowed to on
the competitive level.
But even so, the thought has
always been women just can't
play like men can. Some people
still think that way. They're not
good enough, not strong enough,
not fast enough. No way, no how.
Don't telljennifer Jackson that.
If you've seen Jackson play,
you either thought or said aloud,
"The way she plays must have
come from playing with the guys
Bingo.
"When I first started play-
ing, I was usually the only girl
that played and none of the
boys let up on me. They never
let me get away with anything
and I began to get tougher
because of that said Jackson,
the S-foot, 9-inch ECU guard.
"I knew that if I cried, my
grandmother would makemecome
in the house and I wouldn't be
able to play with them anymore
In fact, Jackson's grand-
mother hated the fact that she
wanted to play with the guys all
of the time.
"I would have to beg my
grandmother to let me play with
them and she was always in eye-
sight because she was afraid that I
would get hurt Jackson said.
Jackson's determination
paid off.
At age 10, her grandmother
allowed her to play in the Farm-
ville Dixie Youth League.
"Playing on the Dixie Youth
League taught me how to play on
an organized team setting and
it also allowed my family and
others to see me play in a real
game Jackson said.
Jackson continued playing on
the Youth League, but by age 14 the
league organizers told her the only
way she could continue to play
would be to join the boys' team.
But by that point, she was
old enough to play for the junior
varsity squad at Prince Edward
County Middle School.
She had a successful season and
was named "The Most Ail-Around
Player" and the "Best Rebounder
The following year she met
the person who would become
her basketball mentor, coach Jim
Wahrman. Coach Wahrman was
the varsity head coach and an
instrumental part in Jackson's
success and life in general.
"When I first met coach
Wahrman 1 was really nervous"
Jackson said.
"He came by my house the
summer before my ninth grade
year and told me that I would be
on the Varsity team. He felt that
I was ready and he told me when
practice was.
" He pushed me for all four years
and made me better each year. I le
saw potential in me that I couldn't
even imagine and gave me advice
that helped me reach my goals
Jackson describes her ninth
grade year as a very interesting
and educational experience.
She was the sixth man for the
first part of the season, but soon
made the starting lineup. At the
end of the year, she received an
honorable mention on the All-
Region team.
As each year passed, she
became better and better and he.
teammates were also improving.
All the hard work and dedication
paid off for the team when they
won the State Championship in
the AA division.
"That was one of the greatest
moments in my athletic career
Jackson said.
"We had a great team that year
and had many great athletes. It's
something that I will never forget
see JACKSON page 89
The Tigers are 2-0 this season with wins over Savannah State and George Mason.
Memphis opens season at No, 24
Jackson will look to lead the Lady Pirates in 2004-2005.
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Whoever said John Calipari
couldn't coach in the NBA was
right, lie couldn't. But the col-
lege scene has been a completely
different story for the fiery leader
who led UMASS to the top of the
college basketball world in the
early 1990s. In 2000, after his
brief stint with the New Jersey
Nets, Calipari returned to the
college game to take over at the
University of Memphis. Needless
to say, he picked up right where
he left off.
In his four years as head
coach, he has led the Tigers to
four straight 20-win seasons, four
straight postseason births and
three division or conference titles.
The Tigers' four postseason
runs included two NCAA appear-
ances in 2003 and 2004, and the
NIT Championship in 2002.
The team has compiled the
most conference victories, 47, in the
last four years of Conference USA
play. Calipari has this year's squad
poised to defend last year's regular
season title and to add double
digits to that total once again.
The Tigers entered the 2004
campaign with a preseason rank-
ing of no. 24. That ranking
has held steady after two wins
against Savannah State and
George Mason in the Coaches
vs. Cancer Classic, in which
Memphis held the opposition to
less than 29 percent shooting in
both contests.
Defense will be a key to this
year's team after the loss of last
year's Conference Player of the
Year, Anthony Burks, who aver-
aged 16 points per game and was
responsible for even more when
one considers the contributions
he made as the team's floor gen-
eral with five assists per game.
So what did Calipari do to
replace Burks? Well, he just
brought in the nation's top
recruiting class as ranked by
Hoop Scoop. This marks the
second time in his tenure with
Memphis that his recruiting class
has been number one and every
year since his onset, his groups
of recruits have annually ranked
in the top 10.
The standout in this year's
class is Darius Washington Jr. If
there ever were such a thing as
a quick replacement for Burks,
this newcomer would be it. The
6-foot, 1-inch, 185 pound guard
can do it all. He averaged 32 ppg
in his senior year at high school
and he's already proven with a
win in the McDonald's Ail-Amer-
ican Three Point Contest victory
he can shoot the trey. Defen-
sively, Washington rebounds
like a power forward and plays
hard-nosed defense that will give
even the conference's elite guards
a tough time.
Someone who is used to
giving people a tough time is
ESPN's 2003-2004 Freshman of
the Year, Sean Banks. Banks will
be one of the anchors on this
year's team and look for the 6-
foot, 8-inch power forward to do
a little bit of everything.
Banks will have to play big
down low and rebound the
basketball this season for the
Tigers to play the bulky teams
like Cincinnati and Louisville
competitively. I think Banks will
be a double-double machine this
year as he's already shown in the
first two games by averaging 17.5
ppg and 8 rpg. Banks has only
played limited minutes in the
first two contests, so expect both
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ECU loses one of its friends
Politics can wait this week
; PETER KALAJlAN
STAFF WRITER
No politics this week, folks, sorry to
disappoint. I know how you all look for-
ward to reading my column, but there is
something more important I would like
to bring to everyone's attention.
The ECU community lost one of
its shining stars last weekend and I
lost a good friend. Kate Italiano, a
senior political science major and one
of the sweetest people I have ever
known, was killed last Friday in a
car accident on Route 264 outside of
Greenville.
Kate and I knew each other
for two years, sharing classes and politi-
cal discussions, and commiserating
over more than a few beers. She was
active with the ECU College Republi-
cans on campus and did her part to be
involved in the political process, never
backing down from her conservative
viewpoints, even in the face of my con-
stant haranguing during our western
European political science class.
She was dismissive of my liberal
rantings and ravings without being
disrespectful - a feat often attempted
but rarely accomplished, but that was
Kate. I never heard her speak a coarse
word about anyone and her lumines-
cent smile could invigorate even the
most stressed out, downtrodden class-
room. She was involved without being
callous - something I wish I could say
about myself - and her passing marks
a sad day, both for me, her family and
friends and the ECU community as a
whole. Kate was a blinding light amidst
a sea of overwhelming political igno-
rance, and I would like to extend my
deepest condolences to her family and
boyfriend.
If you love someone, tell them. Kiss
your children whenever possible and let
them know how special they are. Never
let an opportunity to make your true
feelings known pass you by, because
life is fragile. In the blink of an eye, it
can all be over.
Wherever you are Kate, I hope it is
better than the world you left. I con-
sider myself privileged to have known
you and ECU was lucky to have had you
as a student. May the golden trumpet-
ers of heaven welcome you amidst the
angels. You will be missed.
P.S. Kate, 1 know you never had the
chance to gloat over the Bush victory,
at least not to me, so let me take this
opportunity. You were right, I was
wrong. Your Republican Party was
triumphant.
In My Opinion
Thompson fired, Holland means business
Forced resignation not fair
JOHN BREAM
STAFF WRITER
We're sorry coach Thompson. What
happened yesterday was incredibly
unfair. We salute you as a warrior who
did your best to put out the best team
you could every week. The situation
you walked into was not enviable, but
you gave it your best, even without
great players to help you build a team.
Your class was evident at the press con-
ference. Your heart was with this ECU
program. You never quit on us - the
administration quit on you. We thank
you for the effort and heart you put into
this football program. We're sorry you
weren't given enough time to make a
true impact. We hope the next program
that hires you will treat you with more
respect and dignity than ECU.
In case you missed it, one of the
saddest moments of ECU football
history occurred yesterday at 3 p.m.
Head Coach John Thompson was
forced to resign effective at the end
of this season. This decision was very
disappointing for Pirate faithful, and
Thompson is certainly undeserving of
this. It has to be hard to continue to
shell out $350,000 per year to a coach
who has only amassed three wins (3-
18) in two years as the Pirates' head
coach, but this is certainly not his
fault. What the decision really reflects
is new Athletic Director Terry Holland,
means business, and losing will not be
tolerated at ECU.
This firing was entirely unfair,
and moreover, came at the wrong
time. Thompson inherited a team
from former coach, Steve Logan, that
was clearly one of the worst teams in
Conference USA. Everyone knew that
the 2003 football season was going to
be especially painful as ECU rebuilt
its program. Logan left a team whose
leader was the abominable, Paul Troth.
We all remember that nightmare. No
one expected Thompson to automati-
cally be the savior of ECU's program.
Building a successful football team is
all about recruiting - a process that
takes years.
But this is the most unfortunate
part of the saga. Thompson had no
chance to recruit. He wasn't hired until
December 2002, so in reality, 2004 is
Thompson's only true recruiting class.
Recruiting a successful program takes
years because of the critical importance
of establishing a reputation. Let's face
it - ECU is in a horrible recruiting
situation. North Carolina does not put
out a lot of football talent each year,
especially in comparison with states
such as Texas or Florida ECU has four
programs in North Carolina to compete
with. If you're an outstanding athlete,
what incentive does ECU offer you to
come here? There's no BCS bowl for
C-USA. C-USA is falling apart. The
conference is replacing Louisville,
South Florida, Cincinnati, TCU and
Army with Marshall, SMU, Rice, Tulsa
and UTEP. Except for Marshall, none
of these teams have established foot-
ball reputations, and even Marshall
has been down in recent years (S - 5
this year).
Thompson expanded the ECU
recruiting base into Florida, where his
name still has great recognition as one
of the great defensive masterminds in
college football. Thompson is a great
recruiter. But, now, unless we are able
to hire a big name coach again (look
at how we treated Thompson, who'd
want to come here? But, Holland has
major connections, so who knows?), it
looks like recruiting concentration will
be back on talent-poor eastern North
Carolina. Even the best coaches can't
win with inferior talent, and ECU is
not as talented as the other programs
in C-USA. The remedy to this is time
- but that luxury was not afforded to
Thompson.
Why now, Holland? This has to be
demoralizing for our players. Couldn't
you wait 10 more days until our season
is over? How can this possibly help our
team prepare for a tough match against
the high-flying Memphis offense this
week and the critical showdown against
NC State next week? The NC State game
is so important for recruiting purposes
and pride in this state. I guess building
for next season and coach shopping
10 days early must have been more
important.
Again, coach Thompson, we're
sorry. Thank you for two years of ser-
vice at ECU. We hope that good for-
tune, lots of wins and better treatment
follows you in your coaching career.
Pirate Rants
Just when the hip-hop world
was looking more positive,
there is a stabbing at the Vibe
awards. Grow up guys, and leave
the streets behind when you
make your first million.
I cut my nose hair, does that
make me a metrosexual?
If I want to wear my snow
boots, John Deere hat and Duke
sweatshirt with a mini skirt, then
let me and shut up about it. Who
made you the fashion police?
Why is it necessary for cou-
ples to kiss and cuddle at the Rec
Center? It's bad enough trying
not to feel sick when you are
working out let alone watching
two people walk around the track
making out. At the gym? C'mon,
save it for your own personal
time.
Ever eat one of those "fun"
size candy bars? What the hell
is so fun about a small a candy
bar?
Hey, I'm the lazy guy in the
group projects that you people
seem to bash. If you only under-
stood my importance. While
the rest of the group is working
diligently, I am making off-topic
comments about what my friend
did when he was drunk. I'm hit-
ting on the girl next to me while
you go about the project. Yeah, I
showed up IS minutes late for the
meeting, but I had to catch the
end of "Real WorldRoad Rules
Challenge They were voting
Adam off-how could I miss that?
I repeat information that has just
been said to make it look like I am
contributing while I am thinking
what a sucker the leader is.
Why is John Thompson leav-
ing? Any coach with the poor
players and turmoil we have
would have trouble winning
games. Give him a chance!
When you are in a building
with three floors, and your class
is on the third, if you are able,
take the stairs. There are people
who need the elevators that are
having to wait because of your
lazy butt.
Who is this new athletic
director? We're not Virginia, and
we're not in the ACC. A quick fix
isn't gonna happen.
It figures that it would take a
homosexual to quantify what a
metrosexual is - a metrosexual is
a man who prides himself on his
appearance. He spends time and
money on the way he appears to
his peers, superiors and even his
family. Some would say that they
could be gay, but no, they are not.
There is a difference between a
straight man with gay tendencies
and a gay man, like me, who is
just straight up gay.
I have to agree with the
person who said the Opinion
page is becoming boring. All we
read about is Tony McKee's hatred
for the Democratic Party and
Peter Kalajian's condescending
attitude toward anyone not like
him. 1 really feel it's time to hire
some new people because there
are so many other issues that
need to be discussed in politics.
If Parking and Traffic is going
to financially exploit students
further by putting meters up
everywhere, then raising the
price of them, please maintain
them - there is no excuse for five
or more meters to be jammed or
out of order!
I wish the library would take
some of the faculty study rooms
and convert them to student
group study ones. The faculty
ones are never unlocked and
they are always empty while stu-
dents fight over the group study
rooms. We students should have
more quiet areas in the library
to study.
When did Kid Rock forget
that he used to rap nonsensically?
Someone should probably let him
know about 1998.
Some of these rants are
about as funny as a fart in a
space suit. Make them more
witty, please!
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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Thompson tmmPageB5
the honeymoon ended. Frustra-
tion from Thompson was evident
because his pathway to success is
built on patience.
Lost in the transaction are the
players. The seemingly forgotten
commodity will probably have to
learn new offensive and defensive
systems, their third in five years.
Offensively for James Pinkney,
he will learn his fourth offense
in as many years. The team
will send off only four senior
starters. Young guns Travis Wil-
liams, Chris Johnson and Patrick
Pinkney all provide some hope
for the future.
Even so, the Pirate ship must
still set sail. With the timing of
Thompson's resignation, Holland
undoubtedly has a new coach in
mind. Speculation and rumor
will flood all media outlets and
Internet message boards, but only
one man knows for sure where
the Pirates' destination Is.
This new hire will help to
mark Holland's legacy. Specula-
tion has centered on former long-
time Georgia Head Coach Jim
I niii.iii Donnan was replaced
by current Head Coach Mark
Rlcht. Donnan, an NC State '
graduate now serves as an analyst
for college football on espn.com
and is rumored to have expressed
some interest in the job.
Because Steve Spurrier attended
the Tulane game, many believe
that he is a candidate. However,
the University of South Carolina
has seemingly tied up the ole ball
coach once Lou Holtz departs.
Jerry Kill highlights other
possible names in the Division
1-AA ranks. The Southern Illinois
coach resurrected a program that
had not been to the playoffs in 20
years. He now touts the number
one ranked team nationally in
I-AA after a conference champi-
onship last season.
Whoever is at the helm when
the Pirates kick off the 2005
campaign will have to unite the
now polarized fan base. The new
coach will have to be a name that
makes ECU fans pony up some
dollars to combat a staggering
financial problem.
Let's just hope that he's not
a nice guy. We don't want to
finish last.
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Jackson also came close to
the Player of the Year award but
lost by one vote to a girl named
Samantha Pankey.
Heard of her? You should
have - she's one of Jackson's cur-
rent teammates.
However, things didn't go
exactly as Jackson planned her
freshman year at ECU. With seven
freshmen and a fresh start in Con-
ference USA, the Lady Pirates didn't
have a great season. Not only were
they losing a lot of games, Jack-
son also wasn't connecting with
the coaches like she had hoped.
"Me and the coaches just
weren't on the same page. I
didn't really know what type
of player they wanted me to
be, I just wasn't having fun
Jackson said.
Things started to change for
the better when all of the sudden
Head Coach Dee Stokes resigned
in the middle of the season. It
shocked both players and assis-
tant coaches alike.
"We all couldn't believe that
they just left so quickly. It was
like she was at our practice then
she was gone, it made it hard to
finish the season Jackson said.
Enter current Head
Coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener
and cue Jackson's breakout
sophomore season.
She averaged 17 points and
seven rebounds per game, became
the second leading scorer for the
Lady Pirates and was lights out in
the clutch. She was also named
MVP of the team and was named
third team All-Conference.
"I felt like I had a lot to prove
that year because I didn't get to
show my skills during my fresh-
man year Jackson said.
"I just wanted to go out there
play and hoped that good things
would happen
Then opposing teams started
to plan for her. She was a scoring
threat and teams doubled her
every chance they could get.
She now had to maintain the
status she had attained. But that
proved to be difficult as she only
averaged 14 points per game and
six rebounds per game. She was
still named to the third team
All-Conference.
"I didn't feel pressure at first
but then as more people began
to talk about it, 1 started think-
ing about it. I let it get to me
and it affected my game, I was
disappointed in myself because
each year I wanted to get better
Jackson said.
This year Jackson hopes to
come back as a legitimate scoring
threat and help her team reach
the NCAA Tournament. Being
her senior year, this is her last
year to reach her goals, but she
knows this year's team is capable
of shocking everyone with the
athletes they have.
"I am ready to compete this
year, we have a great team and
people who are hardworking
and dedicated to our system.
The other seniors have been
stepping up day in and day out
and with that kind of leadership
we can only do great things
Jackson said.
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to live by everyday and that is
'Don't focus on the outcome,
focus on the process That basi-
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from page B5
Badiane because he was ruled
ineligible due to his participa-
tion in a summer league game.
Through it all, it didn't matter.
"We wanted the game more
Herrion said after the game.
"These guys aren't afraid
out there
Freshman Tom Hammonds,
Jr. notched 14 points in his first
collegiate game. The 6-foot, 4-
inch swing guard finished four-
of-f ive from downtown during his
25 minutes of play. Two of the
four were in a critical stretch that
helped to jump-start the second
half run.
Fellow freshman Jonathan
Hart led the Pirates on the glass
with 12 rebounds. The 6-foot,
6-inch freshman grabbed seven
offensive boards and also added
six crucial points. Hart showed
poise late when he stepped out and
drilled a pivotal 17-footer with
nearly four minutes remaining
to keep the lead in double digits.
"We think he is a good
athlete that has a chance to be a
really good player Herrion said
after the game.
"With Moussa out, we needed
to get someone to step up. Believe
it or not, he was probably the
MVP of the game
Newcomer Josh King also
hit three three-pointers in
his 18 minutes on the floor.
The reigning North Carolina State
Player of the Year notched his 11
points when Pepperdine switched
to zone.
Paul Westphal's team led at
the half 39-33. The Waves were
up eight in the first half with the
Pirates in foul trouble. Frontcourt
players Mike Castro and Corey
Rouse both had two fouls at
the intermission.
In the second-half, both
Castro and Rouse took over.
The duo grabbed seven and six
rebounds respectively and also
combined for 18 points. The
Pirates out-rebound the taller
Pepperdine by four, which is by
leaps and bounds better than the i
effort ECU put up against Barton
a week ago when the Pirates were
outrebounded by the Division II
Bulldogs, 47-43.
"Rouse played tremendous
Herrion said.
"Our frontcourt kids played
really well
Mike Cook led all scores with
21 points. Cook notched ten of i
his 21 from the charity stripe.
"Cook is our leader out there
Herrion said.
"He does so much for us
Kingsley Costain led the j
Waves with IS points.
ECU is now 3-1 all-time at
the RBC Center. With a win i
today, the Pirates can advance
to the championship game.
The Pirates will move onto the
second round of the three-day
tournament and will face Oregon
State at 9 p.m. tonight.


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as the season enters its middle to
late stages.
The Tigtrs will look to junior
Rodney Carney to help carry the
bulk of the scoring load along
with Banks and Washington.
Carney, a 6-foot, 7-inch forward
is a good scorer who can step
out and hit from the perimeter
as well as back down and use
his strength to muscle oppo-
nents down low. He averaged 13
ppg last season and hit a career
high six trifectcs against South
Carolina in the NCAA
tournament. Carney rebounds the
ball well for a small forward and
gets his fair share of blocks, as he
collected 32 last season alone.
Some of the Tigers key role
players will include Jeremy Hunt,
joey Dorsey, Anthony Rice and
Duane Erwin.
Hunt, a junior guard, has
been effective thus far in the
young season averaging 10
ppg and grabbed nine boards
against Savannah State in the
opener. Expect to see him and
Washington split time at the
point guard slot.
Another one of Calipa-
rl's freshman gems is Joey
Dorsey. Dorsey, who went to
Laurinburg Prep in NC, has aver-
aged a double-double in his first
two regular season games with
10 ppg and 14 rpg. This may
turn out to be the Tigers' biggest
impact freshman after the dust
settles.
Anthony Rice, who made
some huge three-point baskets
down the stretch in Memphis'
hard fought victory last season
at ECU, will continue to loom in
the shadows of Banks and Hunt
this season, which will make
him all the more dangerous.
His pure touch from the outside
is scary and when he gets hot,
every one in the given arena will
know it.
The wild card for the Tigers
could be senior Duane Erwin.
Not known for his scoring
ability, the 6-foot, 9-inch forward
has improved dramatically in the
off-season, and will make his
presence felt with his shot-block-
ing ability and on the boards. His
44 blocks and 6.3 rpg, were a big
reason for the Tigers' late season
push last year. As an improved
scoring threat, teams may find
themselves clueless as to how to
guard a Memphis team that will
have so many weapons.
One of those weapons,
though not a player, still will
prove to be un-guardable.
That weapon is the Memphis
home court advantage. Play-
ing in their final games in The
Pyramid last year, the Tigers
rolled to 21 straight victories
and bring that streak into a new
season and a new arena in the
Fed Ex Forum, which also will
play home to the Memphis Griz-
zlies of the NBA.
The C-USA tournament will
be held there this season and
I'm going to go ahead and make
my prediction. It'll be the Tigers
playing in front of their
home crowd for the C-
USA championship.
This is a dangerous team, not
only in the scope of the confer-
ence, but nationally as well.
Don't be surprised to see the
Tigers still standing come Final
Four time.
Think I'm crazy? Think again
in March.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
ECU Volleyball ready for C-USA Tournament
No. 9 Lady Pirates
prepare for Houston
DAVID WASKIEWICZ
STAFF WRITER
With the regular season now
behind them, the ECU Volleyball
Team has set their sights on a
new target, the Conference USA
Tournament. The Lady Pirates
come into the tournament ninth
seeded and are scheduled to
play Houston in round one.
ECU hopes history does not
repeat itself, as the Lady Cougars
already swept the team earlier
this season.
"I feel we have a really good
chance in the first round against
Houston said ECU assistant
coach Ryan Manning.
"We lost to them earlier this
season but we have improved
since then. We are looking
forward to it
Sophomore Kelly McAnelly
has led the way for the Lady
Cougars this season. With her
432 kills, ECU has to be aware
of her presence on the court.
Junior Kariny Ritter is also a
big presence. Ritter has racked
up 303 kills as well as lead-
ing her team in serving aces
with 28. Defensively, junior Jaci
Gonzalez leads the team in digs
with 576. Overall, Houston hits
.163 as a team.
Houston handed ECU their
first conference loss of the season
earlier this year, so the Lady
Pirates are quite aware of what
the Lady Cougars ate capable
of. In their previous match ECU
junior Erica Wilson led her
team in kills with 10. A similar
Cerformance from Wilson would
e key in hopes of a win this
weekend.
Wilson, junior Paige Howell
and sophomore Jaime Bevan con-
tinue to lead the Lady Pirates in
offense as each player has more
than 250 kills. Junior Johanna
Bertini leads the team in digs
with 438. Overall ECU is hitting
.187 as a team this season.
Despite being in the C-USA
tournament, Manning assured
there will be no changes and the
team will continue to prepare
for this game as they have done
every other game this year.
"There is not going to be
much difference in practice
Manning said.
"We just need to focus on
playing hard and continue to
improve in practice
If the Lady Pirates can pull
out a win against Houston, they
will have their hands full as
they face number one seeded
Louisville. The Lady Cardinals
defeated ECU just two weeks ago
at their home and will definitely
want to do it again this weekend.
The first round against
Houston kicks off this Friday at
1 p.m. The winner of the match
will continue play against Louis-
ville the following day at 1 p.m.
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Title
The East Carolinian, November 18, 2004
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
November 18, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1775
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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