The East Carolinian, November 30, 2004






Volume 80 Number 34
TUESDAY
November 30, 2004
THE EAST CAROLINIAN
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Building expansion projects underway
Visiting architects presented plans on future expansion projects of Mendenhall and Ledonia Wright Cultural Centers.
Mendenhall, Ledonia
Wright Cultural Centers
set for expansion
CHRIS MUNIER
STAFF WRITER
ECU administrators met
Monday, Nov. 29 in Mendenhall
Great Rooms to discuss future
renovations to Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center and Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center.
Plans are to update
Mendenhall according to safety
codes and provide more space for
student activities.
Philip G. Freelon, president of
the Freelon group of architects,
said there are three variables that
determine the project for includ-
ing the size of the construction,
quality of construction and
funding.
Currently, Freelon's organi-
zation is halfway through the
pre-design phase and hopes to
be ready to start the design pro-
cess in early 2005. They are still
trying to gather everyone's wish
lists and then get funding for the
project.
Before students' desires for
a bigger student center can
be taken into consideration,
Mendenhall has to rectify its
antiquated safety fixtures. The
first renovation mentioned at the
meeting was to install sprinkler
systems, which exists in almost
all modern buildings for fire pro-
tection. Mendenhall is also suf-
fering from a scarcity of toilets.
The number of toilets is woefully
low and needs to be augmented
up to code.
The latter part of this pre-
liminary meeting centered on
suggestions of adding space for
student activities.
Gina Shoemaker, project
manager of MendenhallLedo-
nia Wright renovations, said
Mendenhall should be more
student-focused. Mendenhall
needs more places for stu-
dent groups to hold meetings
and Ledonia Wright needs more
galleries. She said since it is
impractical to try to double
the size of Mendenhall, there
may need to be some shifting
of functions in the building.
The addition of space should be
designated to accommodate the
growing needs for students and
not be used for additional faculty
offices.
The difficulty that arises
from such renovations is the
availability of funding.
Freelon said his group
was working with Washing-
ton firms to try to allocate
money for future projects. He
read through a list of space allot-
ments that would be added to
Mendenhall for different func-
tions - including 5,000 feet for
student organizations.
Greek organizations and SGA
in particular are looking for places
to hold meetings and establish
office areas. Shoemaker said with
new accommodations, fraterni-
ties could bring their mandatory-
study-nights to Mendenhall.
Fraternities are often stuck
using Bate or Brewster build-
ings to get studying done.
She said new rooms could be
better managed by using cubicles
rather than hard walls in order to
save space.
Part of the plan is to
see RENOVATION page A3
ECU prepares for
fall commencement
Nearly 2,000 students are eligible to graduate in December.
Each department creates
a unique ceremony
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
ECU is finalizing arrange-
ments for the university gradua-
tion commencement in Decem-
ber, as well as smaller depart-
mental ceremonies that would
incorporate specified colleges and
schools within ECU.
Liz Johnston, director for dis-
ability support services, said this
graduation would be different
from last December when admin-
istration changed the format.
A student survey following last
December's ceremony indicated
students wanted to return to the
original arrangement.
"Starting with last May, we
went back to the old way which is
the university ceremony and then
the colleges and schools can have
their own event said Johnston.
At 9:30 a.m there is going to
be a band concert where the wind
ensemble plays holiday music.
Students will then process in by
school and college. Individual
names will not be called.
"This year Dr. Ballard will
be giving remarks and then the
degrees are conferred by Dr.
Ballard by the degree candi-
dates standing up as the group
then they sit back down
Johnston said.
One student will also be
awarded the Thomas Jordan
Jarvis Medal presented by the
Board of Trustees of ECU in rec-
ognition of extraordinary service
to the university or society.
Johnston said it is the highest
award given by the university.
This December, 1,740 stu-
dents are eligible to graduate. The
ceremony is also open to students
who graduated in August.
Johnston said the number of
students who sign up varies from
year to year, but she expects a
lot of students will attend this
December.
"This year, because commence-
ment is during exams, we expect a
good turnout because everybody's
on campus Johnston said.
Johnston said she encour-
ages students to reserve a seat
using OneStop at least a week
before graduation and if there
are any problems trying to sign
up through the Internet, students
can call their office.
Their Web site also has
instructions and parking infor-
mation for students and families
who are attending school and
college recognition ceremonies.
Douglas Kruger, chairperson
for the construction management
department, said construction
management graduates will have
a ceremony with the technology
and computer science graduates
Dec. 10. They have a tradition of
"topping off" graduates by plac-
ing a hard hat on their heads as
they walk across the stage.
"We needed to find someway to
recognize our students said Kruger.
Ann Bogey, director of pro-
fessional programs at the college
see GRAD page A2
ft Graduation
Students are encouraged to sign
up tor graduation ahead of time.
Got to OneStop, click on "Tools"
and then "Commencement Res-
ervation
Students and guests attending
events at Williams Arena should
park at Flcklen Stadium and In
the Minges lots while parking (or
events at Mendenhall Student
Center, Wright Auditorium, McGin-
nls Theatre, Bate and Brewster
will be at Allied Health.
For more Information, go to ecu.
educommencement. The Web
site has important Informa-
tion for students and families
who are attending recognition
ceremonies and more essential
parking information.
The university commencement
will be Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at Wil-
liam's Area at Minges Auditorium.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Mendenhall Student Center until Dec
ECU recognizes World AIDS Day
Free testing available to
students on campus
NICKHENNE
NEWS EDITOR
ECU is taking part in the
nationally recognized World AIDS
Day, taking place on Wednesday,
Dec. 1, to bring awareness to the
HIVAIDS virus and the threat it
has to college students.
A series of events are sched-
uled throughout the ECU campus
in recognition of the day. The
Healthy PIRATES will be set up
in the Wright Plaza giving out
games and information making
students aware of both the day's
events and some general informa-
tion on HIVAIDS.
At 7 p.m. in Hendrix Theater,
J.L. King, author of novel Men
on the Down low an HIVAIDS
prevention expert is speaking.
Representatives from the Pitt
County Health Department are
also going to be conducting
HIVAIDS testing as part of the
evening events. The students
who receive testing will be tested
in a private room and can pick
up their results from the health
department at a later time. Prizes
and giveaways are being offered
to these students.
A donation box will be set
up at the evening event for stu-
dents to make donations includ-
ing canned food and toiletry
items for people who have been
infected with the virus. Students
can receive volunteer credit from
the ECU volunteer center for
making a donation.
"This day is important
because people tend to forget
that HIV and AIDS are serious
diseases and they are not impor-
tant anymore, but the rising rate
of HIV and AIDS proves that to
be wrong said Hope McPhatter,
graduate assistant at the wellness
education department.
"Students need to be more
aware of this disease before any-
thing happens to them
While it is a determined
nationwide statistic among col-
lege students that one in every
four students has a sexually
transmitted disease, it is not
determined how many college
students have HIVAIDS.
McPhatter said the disease is
definitely prevalent among the
15-24 age group within NC. This
age group commonly engages in
risky behavior and has a feeling
of invincibility causing them to
overlook the threat the HIVAIDS
virus and other viruses impose.
Shanae Couch, health edu-
cator at the Pitt County AIDs
Service Organization, an organi-
zation that takes several measures
in educating Pitt County about
HIV and AIDS, is working with
the ECU Wellness Education
Department on the day's events.
Couch said out of the 49
counties in North Carolina, Pitt
County is the 17th highest ranked
county with cases of HIVAIDS.
While we remain above average,
this number has improved as we
were ranked in the top 10 several
years ago.
Couch said this number is
not an accurate representation
of the caseloads within Pitt
County and North Carolina due
to the number of people who are
infected with the virus who do
not receive testing.
Couch said she encourages all
students, especially the ones who
have engaged in risky behavior
at some point in their life to take
advantage of the free testing being
offered during World AIDS Day.
"It's better to get tested than
to get tested when you are ill,
because then your body is already
under attack and your body will
not be able to fight off the virus
said Couch.
"We're finding an increase
in HIV on college campus along
with other STD's
There will also be a panel
discussion taking place where
students can ask questions con-
cerning the virus. Student Health
officials, along with PiCASO rep-
resentatives and David Aldridge,
a man infected with HIVAIDS
virus will be taking questions.
"They can get it from the
professional standpoint, they can
get it from the person with HIV
standpoint Couch said.
"The severity of the virus
and how it can spread through a
population quickly especially
if everyone is making careless
decisions
She said college students
do not take this issue seriously
enough due to the other things
going on in their lives.
HIV is a virus that attacks the
immune system making people
vulnerable to other viruses. It
is most commonly transmitted
through the transfer of bodily
fluids that are commonly a result
of sexual behavior or drug abuse.
"I think college students
know of the risk, but because they
think that it won't happen to
them, they don't take the neces-
sary precautions McPhatter said.
This writer can be contacted at
news�theeastcarolinian. com.
O FY
The J.L. King presentation at
7 p.m. In the Hendrix Theater
Is a ticketed event that Is free
for students and $3 for faculty
and staff.
This first 100 people who
attend the event will receive a
free World AIDS Day t-shlrt
13 people who are Infected
with HIV donl know they have It.
scouch plcaso.org
This event is sponsored by the
Wellness Education Depart-
ment and the Pin County AIDS
Service Organization.
ECU hosts
campus
safety
conference
Event introduces latest
security technology
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
ECU hosted a campus safety
conference Nov. 18, at the Murphy
Center, with officials from 36
universities and organizations
and eight product vendors in
attendance to discuss the best
ways to maintain a safe atmo-
sphere on college campuses.
The event allowed different
schools from around the state to
compare their methods and the
security measures in place at their
respective universities. They were
then presented with PowerPoint
presentations from eight differ-
ent vendors offering the latest
campus safety technology.
Barry Duvall, director of the
Center for Wireless and Mobile
Computing, organized this event
to address existing problems with
campus safety and to hopefully
fix these problems with the latest
security technologies that were
presented by the eight product
vendors.
"We feel technology is going
to help us said Duvall.
James Leroy Smith, interim
vice chancellor of Academic
Affairs, said during his speech,
which opened the conference,
the main reason they held this
event is to make sure students are
comfortable on their campuses.
"We want our students to be
safe said Smith.
Representatives from various
NC schools followed the welcom-
ing remarks of Smith by discuss-
ing the main safety concerns on
their campuses and how they are
addressing them.
see SAFETY page A3
Do you feel like you are In
danger of contracting the
HIVAIDS virus?
HANNAH BRODIE
SOPHOMORE GRAPHIC
DESIGN MAJOR
"No, I take care of
myself and lamina monog-
amous relationship
ANDREA SMITH
FRESHMAN ACCOUNTING
MAJOR
"Yes, if you have unpro-
tected sex but I don't
do that
NATALIA CUMBERBATCH
SR. PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
"Everybody is in danger
if they are not aware
and cautious
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY November 30, 2004
campus News News Briefs
Edwards in Greenville
Senator John Edwards will be
in Greenville Dec. 1. Come by
the Sheppard Memorial Library
at 530 Evans St. for this stop on
his Thank You Tar Heels Tour" at
11:30 a.m.
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.
Memorial QuMt
SGA will host the display of
the AIDS Memorial Quilt at
Mendenhall Student Center until
Dec. 6. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is
an international memorial to those
who have died of AIDS. For more
information contact dailye mail.
ecu.edu.
Free HIV Testing
Wellness Education and PiCASO
are sponsoring free HIV testing
all day Dec. 1 at the ECU Student
Health Services building. Students
who come to get tested will
receive free giveaways. Students
will be given one hour of volunteer
credit by donating canned food,
paper towelsplates and toiletries
for men and women. Call Hope
McPhatter at 328-6794 or Shanae
Couch at 830-1660 for more
information.
Blood Drive
Alpha Phi Omega will hold a
blood drive from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
at Mendenhall Student Center.
Take some time to save a life by
donating blood.
Alcoholics Anonymous
An Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting will be offered in room
14 Mendenhall Student Center
from noon -1 p.m. The meeting is
open to any person who feels they
may have a problem with alcohol
or would like to explore this issue
further. Meetings will continue as
long as interest and participation
permits.
Open Mic
Via Cappuccino will hold an open
mic night Tuesday at 8 p.m. Sign
up at Via anytime before the event
or at the door at 409 Evans St.
across from Emerge. Call 439-
0700 for details.
Chemistry Tutors
Ace your chemistry final. The
Chemistry Club is offering
chemistry tutoring for S15 - $20
per hour Old final exams and
notes are available. Prices are $10
for an exam packet and $15 for
notes. Email chemclub mail.ecu.
edu for more information
Symphony Orchestra
ECU'S School of Music is hosting
the ECU Symphony Orchestra
at the Wright Auditorium Dec. 1
at 8 p.m. Cali 328-6851 for more
information.
Festival of Trees
The Family Support Network of
eastern North Carolina is hosting
the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees
from Dec. 1 - Dec. 23 at the
Greenville Convention Center.
View an array of beautiful trees
decorated by businesses and
individuals. Bring your children for
Bedtimes with Santa and pictures
on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. -
7 p.m. There will also be a preview
party on Dec. 3 with a live silent
auction from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. The
cost for the preview party is $20
per person or $35 per couple. Call
328-4494 for more information.
Business After Hours
An evening networking with
other business professionals
in marketing and building will
be held on Dec. 2 The event is
sponsored by the college of fine
arts and communication and
Bank of America and will be held
at Jenkins Fine Arts Center from
5:30 p.m. - 730 p.m. For details,
call 752-4101.
Holiday Lighting
Come to Farmville to enjoy music
and food and to get your picture
taken with Santa. The Farmville
Development Partnership will host
the event in Downtown Farmville
at 6 p.m Dec. 2. Call 753-4670 for
more information.
Local
Highway Patrol
evacuates Klnston hotel
KINSTON. NC - Calm returned to a
hotel in Kinston early Sunday after
police evacuated guests in response
to reports of what sounded like shots
fired from a room in the building.
Kinston police Cmdr. William Murphy
said Sunday morning investigators
and a SWAT team could not locate
where the sounds originated or
confirm whether reports of either
gunshots or breaking glass were
accurate. He said there were no
injuries, arrests or property damage.
Police were called at about 9 p.m.
Saturday by someone who reported
hearing shots in or near the Hampton
Inn, Woody Spencer, spokesman for
the city Department of Public Safety,
told The Free Press in Kinston.
He said there were "flashes and
things that sound like explosions A
worker at another hotel next door said
he heard gunfire and police were all
around the building.
Officers continued to hear more
noises as the evacuation and search
took place. Investigators believed the
disturbance was occurring in a third-
floor room.
Hotel guests were taken to a nearby
restaurant as police searched the
building. Spencer said.
"They went room to room on two or
three floors Murphy said, adding
that the SWAT team left the building
at aroui d 4:30 a.m. Sunday. He didn't
know when guests were allowed
back into the hotel - a Hampton Inn
spokeswoman was not available
early Sunday.
NC schools struggle
with nursing shortage
CHARLOTTE, NC - The number of
school nurses in North Carolina has
not kept pace with rising enrollment
and increased demands for diverse
health needs.
In the fast-growing Charlotte-
Mecklenburg school district, for
example, the state's biggest with
more than 121,000 students, there is
one nurse for every 2,171 students.
The national guideline is one school
nurse for every 750 students.
'There weren't even enough nurses
when we had 80,000 kids - now
there's definitely not enough said
Maria Bonaiuto, Mecklenburg's
director of school health services
since 1999.
Across the country, only a few states,
such as Vermont and Delaware, have
reached the 1:750 goal.
The shortage in NC means most
schools don't have a nurse on duty
every day. Some nurses split their
time between two schools. Some
have as many as five.
Public health officials are pushing
hard for more school nurses because
health needs of students have changed
and are now more demanding.
Nurses still apply bandages when
needed, but they are more likely
to have trained teachers and other
school staff to perform routine first
aid so they can pay attention to more
serious problems.
"School health now is more than
doing screenings or checks for
head lice and band-aiding said
Marilyn Asay, state school nurse
consultant, in charge of supervising
all North Carolina school nurses.
"Medical management is much more
sophisticated. Students are on many
medications that require monitoring
The North Carolina General Assembly
this year appropriated $4 million
specifically for school nurses, the
first time in state history any amount
was set aside for school nurses only,
according to state officials.
National
Ebersol survives Jet
plane crash that kills two
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - NBC
Sports chairman Dick Ebersol and
his college-aged son emerged from
the fiery wreckage of a corporate
jet after it crashed during takeoff
and burst into flames, killing two
crew members. Rescuers were still
searching for Ebersol's younger son,
whose seat was missing from the
smoldering ruins.
The 18-seat charter jet with six people
on board crashed Sunday morning
at Montrose Regional Airport in
southwest Colorado, not far from the
Telluride Ski Area. A heavy snowstorm
had lightened up before the plane
prepared to depart for South Bend,
Ind where Ebersol's son Charles is a
senior at the University of Notre Dame.
A witness said the impact
ripped the cockpit from the
fuselage and Charles Ebersol helped
his 57-year-old father to safety through
the front of the plane.
A second son, 14-year-old Edward,
was missing, Denver NBC affiliate
KUSA-TV reported. The station said
crews searched by helicopter and
on the ground, but even "Teddy"
Ebersol's plane seat could not be
found. A Montrose County Sheriff's
spokeswoman said the boy had not
been located by late Sunday.
The sheriff's office also said two
people were killed in the crash,
though their identities were not
released. KUSA said the victims
were the pilot and co-pilot. Hospital
officials said three men were
treated after the crash. Federal
officials said the aircraft also had a
flight attendant on board.
Medical marijuana
goes back to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - Angel Raich tried
dozens of prescription medicines to
ease the pain of a brain tumor and
other illnesses before she took up
another drug: pot.
The mother of two has the support of
her doctor and a California medical
marijuana law when she lights her pot
pipe every few hours.
The Supreme Court hears arguments
Monday whether that's enough
to protect Raich from the federal
government, which makes no
exceptions for the seriously ill in its
war on drugs.
Groups such as the Drug Free America
Foundation fear a government loss in
this case will undermine campaigns
against addictive drugs.
Supporters of Raich and another ill
woman who filed a lawsuit after her
Peterson said to appeal case
Scott Peterson and attorney Mark Geragos listen during the
prosecution rebuttal to the defense in November.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) � The
jury that convicted Scott Peterson
of murder reconvenes this week
to decide whether he should be
executed, but the decision may
not be final for years given his
numerous options for appeal.
Appeals are expected to focus
on the performance of Peter-
son's high-profile I.os Angeles
attorney, Mark Geragos, legal
experts said.
"An appellate attorney would
argue that Geragos was incom-
petent said Pete Kossoris, a
retired Ventura County death
penalty prosecutor.
"One of the things he can be
criticized for was his promise of
certain evidence in his opening
statement and he never offered it
(ieragos, as with others
involved in the case, remains
under a court-imposed
gag order.
After a five-month trial that
became a national sensation,
Peterson was convicted Nov.
12 of first-degree murder in
the death of his wife, Laci, and
second-degree murder in the
death of the child she carried.
Arguments begin Tuesday in the
trial's penalty phase, in which
the same jury will decide whether
he should get the death penalty
or life in prison without parole.
A celebrity lawyer who has
represented such well-known
clients as Winona Ryder and
Michael Jackson, Geragos will not
represent Peterson once he is sen-
tenced. State-appointed, publicly
funded lawyers will take over, a
standard practice in California
murder appeals.
The effectiveness of the
defense is a bread-and-butter
issue for appeal in capital cases,
experts said.
In his opening statements to
jurors in June, Geragos floated
a series of explanations for the
murders of Peterson's wife and
child. Among them was that
transients who lived in the cou-
ple's neighborhood abducted
Peterson's pregnant wife, then
framed him after learning about
his alibi, which was widely circu-
lated in the media.
Geragos never backed up his
opening statements, which could
have prejudiced jurors against
his client.
Peterson's possible grounds
for appeal also include the dis-
missal of two jurors during delib-
erations. One was ousted after
performing her own research on
the case - the reason for remov-
ing the other juror, who was the
foreman of the panel, has not
been disclosed.
Then there are the numer-
ous hearings regarding evidence
- what was allowed before the
jury and what was excluded.
Perhaps the most damn-
ing evidence against the 32-
year-old former fertilizer sales-
man was the hundreds of secret
recordings between Peterson and
his mistress, Amber Frey, but
defense attorneys could argue
that the recordings were inflam-
matory and not relevant to
the case.
The recordings portrayed
Peterson as a liar and an uncar-
ing husband in the days after
his wife was reported missing on
Christmas Eve 2002.
Grad
from page A1
of business, said their ceremony
will also be on Dec. 10. in Wil-
liams Arena. She said students
will wear caps and gowns and
proceed into the arena to "Pomp
and Circumstance
"We will have a welcome from
the dean followed by very short
speeches by the president of the
Graduate Business Association,
the student vice-president of Beta
Gamma Sigma Honor Society,
the president of the Commerce
Club and the College of Business
Alumni Society said Bogey.
Bogey said students will be
individually recognized in the cer-
emony by walking across the stage
to receive a congratulatory letter
from the dean and be hooded.
Vivian Covington, director of
the office of teacher education,
said the college of education
will have its ceremony at Minges
Coliseum on Dec. 10.
Yokima Cureton, director of
communication for the college
of education, said they will have
live music provided by Jermaine
Johnson and Angela Davis who
are both from ECU. They are
expecting about 300 graduates
and will host many speakers
including Dean Sheerer and Lind-
sey Waller from Teaching Fellow.
'The featured speaker will be Tom
Williams, superintendent of Gran-
ville County Schools said Cureton.
Deirdre Ingram, senior mer-
chandising major, said she is
attending the big ceremony
because it would be a good expe-
rience to be there with every-
body. She is going to the small
ceremony because it is more
personalized.
"Because they recognize
you by name (and) you're
there with the people you went
to class with said Ingram.
Graduation candidates who
are attending the university event
must arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
to assure seating. Check-in will be
at Gate 1 at Minges Coliseum.
For more information, look at
ECU's commencement Web site.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
home was raided by federal agents
argue that people with the AIDS virus,
cancer and other diseases should be
able to grow and use marijuana.
Besides California, nine other states
allow people to use marijuana if their
doctors agree: Alaska, Colorado,
Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada,
Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
After hearing the arguments, the
Supreme Court will consider
whether the federal law that bans
marijuana possession can be
enforced in those states.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled
against the government in a divided
opinion that found federal prosecution
of medical marijuana users is
unconstitutional ifthe marijuana is not
sold, transported across state lines or
used for non-medicinal purposes.
World
Bhutan bans
tobacco sales, public smoking
GAUHATI, India - The tiny Himalayan
kingdom of Bhutan has gone to
extremes to protect its pristine
environment, its ancient culture and
the well being of its citizens. The
country's forests are strictly conserved.
Television was banned until a few
years ago. And only a few thousand
tourists are allowed in each year.
Next month, this idiosyncratic
Buddhist nation of 700,000,
nicknamed Shangri-La, will become
the first country in the world to
ban all smoking in public and all
sales of tobacco.
The royal National Assembly passed
a resolution in July to bring about a
total ban on tobacco sales across
the country and the government
has decided to enforce the ban
beginning Dec. 17, Lily Wangchuk, a
Bhutanese Embassy spokeswoman
in New Delhi, told The Associated
Press by telephone.
It will be illegal to buy tobacco, sell
it or smoke anywhere in public.
The fine for breaking the rules:
$225 - an enormous sum in an
impoverished nation. The World
Health Organization's Web site says
Bhutan is the first country in the world
to enact such legislation.
Individuals will be allowed to bring
tobacco into the country for personal
consumption, but only after paying
100 percent tax on the cost price.
They can smoke it only at home.
China, Southeast Asia
adopt free trade accord
VIENTIANE, Laos - Southeast
Asian nations and China signed an
accord Monday to create the world's
biggest free trade area by removing
tariffs for their 2 billion people by
decade's end, a key step in their
vision of a trade bloc to rival Europe
and North America.
Leaders in the 10-member Association
of Southeast Asian Nations also
signed a pact to flesh out their
agreement last year to create an
ASEAN Community along the lines
of a unified Europe by 2020. It aims
to create a common market with
common security goals.
"China's initiative has put both the U.S.
and Japan on the defensive said
Chao Chien-min, a Chinawatcher and
political science professor at Taiwan's
National Chengchi University.
"China is using its huge market as
a bait to lure ASEAN countries away
from the U.S. and Japan and build
closer relations
The run-up to the ASEAN summit in
the Laotian capital was clouded by
concerns that Thailand's crackdown
last month on a protest that left 85
Muslims dead could inflame regional
militants and over Myanmar"s failure
to deliver on pledges to go from
military rule to democracy.
Some countries indicated they might
call those two ASEAN members to
task in what a break with the group's
tradition of keeping out of domestic
affairs. But both issues were kept
off the table during the summit's
ASEAN-only agenda Monday, Thai
government spokesman Jakrapob
Penkair said.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin
Shinawatra had threatened to
walk out if the village crackdown
was raised.
Travelers waited around airports for hours due to delays.
Thanksgiving brings
airline complications
Weather, increase of
travelers cited as factors
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
Thanksgiving holiday, Ameri-
ca's busiest travel time of the year,
brought numerous flight over-
bookings and delays throughout
the nation leaving holiday trav-
elers waiting around airports for
the next available flight.
Dezmond Davis, gate agent
for Delta Airways, said Thanks-
giving is America's busiest travel
time of the year.
"This is the peak time
said Davis.
Davis said there were approxi-
mately 100,000 travelers booked
to fly through Delta Airways
in Atlanta's William B. Harts-
filed International Airport on
Wednesday, Nov. 23. Typical
days throughout the year bring
in approximately 60,000 travel-
ers. This high volume of travelers
concentrated in the small time
period brought longer lines, park-
ing complications and numerous
flight delays.
In addition to the high
volume of travelers, there were
also weather increments along
the east coast causing flight can-
cellations and delays.
Davis said the best time to
travel is early in the morning to
avoid the rush of people. He said
it typically does not rain until
later in the afternoon, causing
less delays due to weather in the
early morning.
"They have to cancel flights
and worry about operation and
safety they don't want to have
a big air traffic jam Davis said.
He said students, along with
any other person who plans on
flying in the upcoming Christ-
mas holiday, should get to the air-
port as soon as possible and check
weather forecasts in advance to
anticipate any hazardous condi-
tions that may lead to delays.
Dustin Jones, sophomore
business major who flew to
Springfield, Mo said while all
of his flights were on time, the
airlines made added additional
flights to his travel without
giving him prior notice. This
caused his 87 year old grand-
mother to wait in the airport for
five hours for his filght to arrive.
Leslie Neilson, freshmen
business major, said she flew to
Long Island for Thanksgiving
and did not experience traveling
difficulties because she flew out
of North Carolina several days
before the main onset travelers.
Darren Mansell, sophomore
business management major,
who flew round trip to Tampa,
Fla had a different experience.
"There were a lot of people
it was crazy said Mansell.
Kendra Neff, freshmen at
Bowdoin College, was flying from
her school to Indianapolis for
Thanksgiving and experienced
delays in her travel. Her first
flight from Maine was delayed
an hour and a half and her flight
from Atlanta was delayed two
and a half hours.
. "I'm assuming the weather
just got everything backed up from
the start of the day said Neff.
Vivian Rodriguez, senior
psychology major at Carnegie
Mellon University, said she found
the Thanksgiving travel hectic.
"Its chaotic, there are
a lot of delays, lots of people
running around like crazy
trying to find their gates
and flights said Rodriguez.
This writer can be contacted at
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11-30-04
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � NEWS
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Safety
from page A1
Wake Forest University now
requires an identification card or
a student sponsor to gain access
to campus, which has led to a 22
percent reduction in their crime
rate. The cards are also used to
gain access to residence halls.
North Carolina Central
University's biggest safety con-
cern has been larceny, which
they addressed by providing
more lighting in certain areas
of campus.
While these and the rest of
the schools attending the con-
ference have all taken steps on
their campuses to improve safety,
the eight product vendors in
attendance all offered new and
innovative technology that can
make campuses even safer.
The presentations all
included technology that will
allow a victim to alert authorities
to a crime the second it happens
through personal alarm devices
that are activated through the
press of a button.
The Code Blue Corpora-
tion, Linear Corporation, Grace
Industries, CISCOR Corporation,
Bosch Security Systems and The
Phoenix Group International
all presented derivations of a
handheld device that works off
censors on campus.
The basic idea of this technol-
ogy is to allow a victim or wit-
ness of a crime to press a button
on their handheld device, which
will be picked up by a censor on
Students receive real world guidance
campus and will within seconds
alert authorities to the victim's
location and identity through a
computer system.
This technology is a more
advanced version of the blue
light panic system ECU uses
where a student can press a
button at certain locations on
campus and alert authorities to
a crime or problem.
The fact the new technol-
ogy is personalized would cut
down on prank alerts because
the student triggering the alarm
would be identified through the
computer system.
Nextel Communications and
Cingular Wireless were the other
two vendors on hand and they
presented variations of cellular
phones which serve the same
functions of the personal alert
devices.
The phones offer panic but-
tons through global positioning
systems that will alert authorities
to the whereabouts of the victim
within seconds. Since they are
phones they can take the place
of existing phone systems on
campus.
Barry Duvall said he hopes to
organize a second conference in
the spring to gauge the progress
of all the attendees of the confer-
ence in making their campuses
more secure.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Renovation from page
make another meeting
room that would serve for
overlapping purposes. Many
groups have meetings that serve
similar functions and can share
meeting rooms effectively.
All renovations done
to Mendenhall will depend
on the availability of
funds and it is important to
realize the safety and sanitation
measures will be addressed
before any student
amenities. Toilets and fire safety
are fundamental and will be
considered priorities by ECU
administrators.
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'Advice and a Slice'
gets positive feedback
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
The Advice and a Slice events,
held in the Jenkins building,
featured various speakers from
the business world who came
and gave advice to students who
are pursuing careers in commu-
nication.
Jim McAfee, career coordina-
tor, said the event was a phenom-
enal success.
"1 think the students really
showed up with intelligent ques-
tions and have a true interest in
their future said McAtee.
He said the event was received
well by both students and faculty
in the college of fine arts and
communication, as well as the
speakers.
"I think the panelists were
pleased to come because it seems
business people are always inter-
ested in helping students and
show interest in helping students
and giving them guidance
McAtee said.
The Monday night event
attracted 205 ECU students
while the event on Friday night
attracted 188.
"We expected around 100
students both nights McAtee
said.
McAtee said he thought the
students asked intelligent ques-
tions indicating they are look-
ing forward to graduation and
to make good use of what they
learn.
Much of the information
the speakers stressed to the
students is implemented in the
communication and fine arts
courses, indicating the ECU
faculty is producing what the
business community looks for
from students.
Faculty members showed
interest and attended the event
too.
"Faculty came to stay abreast
of what is happening in business
world McAtee said.
McAtee said a person must
have general experience and
the way they get experience is
through internships, coming to
student professional develop-
ment and talking to a career
coach to make a plan is ben-
eficial.
"I'd like to see them use this
information in planning for
their first job out of college and
starting early
He said he really appreciates
everyone who helped make this
work, it was created through
student professional develop-
ment, but in partnership with
the college of fine arts and com-
munication faculty.
Frank Cappra Jr president
of Screen Gems Studios, said
he was very impressed with the
large turnout at the event and
the well thought out questions
ECU students asked.
He said it is very difficult
for students at any university to
know what they are going to end
up doing after graduation and he
hopes the event gives the atten-
dants a better idea about what
they will pursue.
Heather King, co-anchor and
reporter for WITN-TV, NBC, said
she graduated in 2002 before
she began her career. While her
job is a whole new lifestyle than
her college life, she enjoys her
work.
"It's a very different social
calendar It's so much fun
because every day is different
said King.
Every day she begins work at 3
a.m. with news stories and events.
King said she encourages
students who are still in their
undergraduate years to get orga-
nized and begin looking for
internships. It is important for
students to keep an open mind
when looking to find a job.
Brandon Ruckdashel, senior
musical theater major, said it
was beneficial for students to
talk directly to people who are
within the work world and he
was amazed at some of the speak-
ers ECU was able to bring.
John Jee, senior production
major, said the event was a suc-
cess and he received some useful
information on the importance
of how to market yourself in the
business world.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
Chi Phi holds food drive
Chi Phi fraternity recently held a food drive in the Brook Valley neighborhoods. Grocery bags were passed out to each
residence where residents donated a total of 990 pounds of food to be donated to Greenville's Homeless Shelter.
John Edwards saying
farewell, planning future
Several members of the Liberal Democratic Party hold party
flags as they picket the Ukranian Embassy in Moscow.
Supreme Court considers
Ukraine election appeal
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ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) � Dem-
ocrat John Edwards is pondering
his future as his tenure as a North
Carolina senator winds down,
but says even his campaign for
vice president fit his view of
public service.
Edwards has planned a three-
day farewell tour around North
Carolina this week to thank those
who sent him to Washington.
"I want to make sure North
Carolinians know how much I
appreciate and am honored to
have represented them Edwards
said last week.
"I saw my job as helping
make sure that the voices
of regular North Carolinians
were heard and someone was
fighting for them and trying to
help them
After his Senate term ends,
Republican Richard Burr won the
election for the seat that Edwards
gave up to run for vice president
with John Kerry, Edwards will
concentrate first on his wife's
battle against breast cancer.
Edwards will be giving up a
seat that no one has held for very
long. Democrat Sam Ervin's re-
election in 1968 marked the last
time someone kept the post for
more than a term.
The 51-year-old Edwards has
ideas about the path his party
should take for the future.
He said that the party needs
to be sure voters understand
Democrats have the same values
as the people Edwards grew up
with in South and North Caro-
lina, where Republicans have
dominated national elections.
"I wish we'd had better
chances, better opportunities
in the 2004 campaign for me
to talk about what my personal
values are Edwards said.
"How important my relation-
ship with God is, how important
my faith is in our day-to-day
lives, the struggles my family's
had in the past, plus what Eliza-
beth is facing now
Democrats also need to reach
out to those who voted for Bush,
he said.
"In order for us to unite the
country those voters have
to believe that our values, my
values and the values of other
Democratic leaders, are the
same values they believe in. That
means we have to be touching
them, reaching out to them
Edwards said that even with-
out a forum in the Senate he
plans to keep a high profile.
"We've had lots of proposals
and offers out there he said.
"The bottom line is: I have to
sort my way through all of that
stuff and figure out what makes
the most sense and what's the
best way to fight for these things
I care about
Edwards said he will
continue to give speeches
around the country and may
publish another book. He also
plans to build a new home near
Chapel Hill.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP)
Ukraine's Supreme Court debated
the validity of presidential elec-
tion results Monday, while an
eastern province scheduled a
referendum on autonomy and
the opposition threatened to
further paralyze the government
through a blockade.
Fearing that the bitter politi-
cal dispute was breaking apart
the former Soviet republic, Presi-
dent Leonid Kuchma made a
plea for unity, the Interfax news
agency reported.
"We can't in any instance
allow the disintegration or split
of Ukraine Kuchma said at a
meeting with Prime Minister
Viktor Yanukovych and officials
from eastern regions.
Kuchma's call came as the
Supreme Court considered an
appeal by opposition candidate
Viktor Yushchenko against the
bitterly disputed results of the
Nov. 21 presidential runoff,
which declared Kremlin-backed
Yanukovych the winner.
Under Ukrainian election
legislation, the court is unable
to rule on the overall results
but can declare results invalid
in individual precincts. Mykola
Katerinchuk, an aide to Yush-
chenko, said the appeal focused
the results in eight eastern and
southern Ukrainian regions
- more than 15 million votes,
almost half of the total number
in the runoff.
He said the Western-leaning
opposition claimed severe viola-
tions of Ukrainian legislation
and asked the court to throw out
the results.
The court was expected to
hear arguments and then retire
to review the case before issuing
a decision. It was not clear how
long the proceedings would
last.
The ruling could pave the
way for a new vote, which the
opposition is demanding, or
remove the only barrier to the
inauguration of Yanukovych,
who has the backing of Kuchma
and the Kremlin, which still
yields significant political and
economic influence over energy-
dependent Ukraine. Yanukovych
was declared the winner with a
margin of 871,402 votes.
"The official results of the
elections do not meet the peo-
ple's will and this is a violation
of their constitutional rights
Roman Zvarych, a Yushchenko
aide, said inside the courthouse.
"I hope that the Supreme
Court will be guided by the law
While the court's decision is
likely to boost the legitimacy of
whichever side it seems to favor,
it could also deepen the divide
and prolong the crisis by fueling
anger in the other camp. Thou-
sands of pro-Yushchenko and pro-
Yanukovych supporters massed
outside the court building.
But tension mounted ahead
of the session. Yushchenko, who
claims his victory was stolen
through election fraud, rejected
government appeals Sunday to
call off tens of thousands of pro-
testers and urged his backers to
maintain their weeklong round-
the-clock vigil and their block-
ades of the Cabinet building and
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor in Chief
TUESDAY November 30,2004
Our View
Pirate football season
comes to an end
The Pirates concluded a tumultuous football
season with a 52-14 blowout loss to NC State
in Charlotte this weekend.
The less than perfect ending summarized a
program in turmoil over the past several sea-
sons - a far cry from the rich tradition of Purple
and Gold dominance in the early 1990s.
Personnel, from the practice squad all the way
up in the highest ranks of athletic administra-
tion, have been reshuffled and former Head
Coach John Thompson and his staff have
been cast aside.
Thompson will take the brunt of the criticism
for the Pirates' failure, but the blame falls on
more than his shoulders.
As one of the finest and down to earth people
our staff has ever met, Thompson gave the
ECU faithful everything he had to offer, but in
the end it wasn't enough for new Athletic Direc-
tor Terry Holland and administration.
Arguments about whether or not Thompson
was given enough time to turn a rocky pro-
gram around will surface from time to time, but
hopefully not for too long. ECU needs to look
toward the future - one that is bright without
the negativity that still surrounds not only the
team, but the Pirate nation as well.
Students on campus can constantly be heard
berating the student athletes that represent
them on Saturday, attendance has been
steadily declining and neighboring ACC rivals
are wallowing in ECU'S misery.
Many Pirate athletic teams have found success,
both recently and traditionally, but it all takes a
backseat to Pirate football. A successful foot-
ball team draws fans and of course, money,
something the Pirates will have to shell out to
a third coach in the past four seasons.
With all the names swirling concerning
Thompson's replacement, one special person
will be chosen to lead not only a team, but the
entire university. Hopefully that man will com-
bine his football expertise with the upstanding
attitude and charisma that Thompson so richly
blessed ECU with in his brief stint as a Pirate.
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Opinion Columnist
Thanksgiving in New York City
It's a small world after all
RACHEL LANDEN
STAFF WRITER
I'm in love - seriously. But I'm not
about to make one of those tacky public
declarations of my affections for some-
one. Besides, this isn't about one person
- it's about a place full of millions of
people. It's New York City, and I have
fallen hard.
I should preface this by saying that
I spent my Thanksgiving break in a
somewhat nontraditional fashion. My
family graciously agreed to allow me
to skip the usual festivities in favor of
a trip to New York. I still managed to
get my dose of turkey and trimmings,
eating dinner at a restaurant not much
larger than my own apartment bed-
room - it wasn't home, but it sure was
cozy and comforting.
I saw the standard sights and,
thanks to a friend, also visited some
places off the beaten path for a typical
tourist. Even with little sense of an
internal compass and the tendency to
get turned around while standing still,
this small-town southern girl didn't
feel lost in New York - after a day or so,
part of me even felt right at home.
Maybe it was because home was
never, in fact, that far away. On the
subway, I met a family from Asheville, I
passed two people from my hometown
while hurrying through limes Square,
and at Radio City Music Hall, I ran into
a friend and fellow ECU student. And
with cell phone use as prevalent as it is
today, my family was never more than a
phone call away, which probably leaves
my parents wondering why they didn't
hear from me more often.
Anyway, as the song goes (over and
over and over again), it's a small world
after all. I won't quote any more lines
from the song, as I know from experi-
ence that it can be a rather annoying
earworm. However, it just seems so
applicable, maybe especially so in a
metropolitan area like New York City
where every continent, possibly every
country, is represented.
I may have been even more keenly
aware of this since I spent most of my
time with a group of international
exchange students studying at ECU.
In fact, as a comic at a club quipped,
"You're like your own meeting of the
UN
In a way, we were. Different people
with different backgrounds, experi-
ences and cultures had joined together
for a common purpose. True, we weren't
trying to solve the world's problems - it
may have appeared that we were actu-
ally just trying to escape them.
But it seems to me that when we
can put aside our differences in order
to talk, laugh, understand and appreci-
ate one another, then maybe we have
done something just as monumental as
a group of foreign diplomats. Instead of
sending our ambassadors to Geneva,
perhaps we should buy them a round
of drinks and tell them to take the day
off. Maybe they wouldn't know what
to do about weapons of mass destruc-
tion or the Middle East, but I have a
suspicion they might learn to speak a
similar language.
It's when we take the time to value
those things that separate us that we
might just recognize there is more
that connects us. I think that is one
of the things I loved about New York
City. Everyone is dissimilar, unique
and original, but it's OK. Diversity is
expected, even extolled at times.
It's a small world, and we have
to learn to live alongside each of our
neighbors, whether it be the guy or girl
down the street, across the country or
on the other side of this (may I repeat
it?) small world. Even though it isn't
Thanksgiving anymore, I still must say
that I'm thankful. I'm no longer in the
city, but there are parts of it here, little
pieces of that world everywhere. And
for that, I am grateful.
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to the
scathing attack of Peter Kalajian's post-
election opinion column Letters to
the Editor, Nov. 16). The author, Mr.
Mizelle, makes many claims condemn-
ing Kalajian for being an idealist. He
advises that Democrats, Kalajian and
undoubtedly any others that disagree
with Mr. Mizelle "must sing the same
song that most Americans are singing
This advice is not only close-minded,
but also dangerous. There is nothing
wrong with listening to what voters
want and trying to identify with them,
but it seems that Mr. Mizelle is sug-
gesting that Democrats abandon their
ideals, and focus instead, upon agreeing
with the majority of people. Unfortu-
nately, I believe that Mr. Mizelle, along
with an alarming number of Americans
reflect a growing trend of lazy and
submissive ideals. Indeed, why contem-
plate change and challenge the status
quo when we could simply step into
line behind the next person, and agree
with them for fear of being deemed
'wrong'? Give me a break. Where would
we be without freethinking? Perhaps
we should have agreed with the rest
of Americans in the early 1900s when
they scoffed at the idea of women's
suffrage as well?
Moving on to Mr. Mizelle's con-
descending "life lesson" to Kalajian,
stating that he would one day grow out
of his idealism, I am honestly appalled.
Hopefully, Kalajian and others like him
are not weak enough to allow their
ideals to corrode as they grow older.
And since when is realism synony-
mous with conservatism? I submit to
Mr. Mizelle, and others that believe
a conservative is a realist that you are
blind. Conservatism can be defined as
the inclination, especially In politics,
to maintain the existing or traditional
order. What, pray tell, is realistic about
having a rigid frame of mind? Change is
not only necessary, but also imminent,
and it is realistic to believe that change
will happen, and to prepare for it. It
seems that Mr. Mizelle also suggests
that conservatives are more in touch
with responsibility. However, I submit
to him, and other readers, that it is in
fact irresponsible to follow the beliefs
of others blindly instead of thinking
for yourself. Freethinking and idealism
are the only hope for a nation that is
consumed by fear - fear of change and
those that question. My advice is to
think for yourself, never settle for less
than what we as a nation deserve and to
quote Maggie Kuhn, "speak your mind,
even if your voice shakes
Nikki Jones
ECU theater arts sophomore
Dear Editor,
Our ECU family has had three dif-
ficult years. We had a chancellor to
resign, an athletic director to resign,
three state senators redistricted so we
would not have representation locally,
an opportunity to join the Atlantic-
Coast Conference and now losing our
second football coach. We must now
gather our thoughts and see what each
one of us could have done to prevent
these situations from occurring.
Now on the positive side, we have
the second most important event in
the last fifty years. The most important
would be the School of Medicine and
the second would be the funding for
the heart center. Thanks to all the team
players that made this event possible. I
challenge each of you to do your part
to support the university by attending
events and supporting Its supporters.
Tony Moore
North Carolina senator
Pirate Rants
The next couple of years are
starting to look great for women
in power. First, Condeleezza Rice
gets promoted and you know
we'll be seeing lots of Hilary
Clinton in 2008.
In this era of music without
substance, I was delighted with
the recent release of Pearl Jam's
Greatest Hits. If you like profound
lyrics and incredible talent, defi-
nitely buy it. It beats the hell out
of listening to Ashlee Simpson.
How about we give our foot-
ball team and coach Thompson
the respect and dignity they
deserve? These guys worked theii
butts off every single day and did
what they could with what they
had. So, why fire coach with two
games left? That's no respect
at all!
What are you wearing ECU?
Honestly, your fashion is the
most horrid ensemble. You need
to realize that black and navy is
all wrong only the military can
marginally get away with this.
Not to mention dirty platform
white flip-flops in the middle of
November let alone after Labor
Day. Please, do not wear horizon-
tal stripes. They make you look
hefty, like the trash bag. Let's be
classy, not trashy, Greenville. Do
yourself a favor.
There is nothing wrong with
being a metrosexual, as long as
you don't go to the extreme.
Instead of writing a list of
gifts that I really would like for
Christmas this year, I think I am
going to just ask for tacky stuff
that doesn't fit. At least that way I
know I'll get what I asked for.
At the press conference
announcing Thompson's resig-
nation, you would have thought,
based on the compliments given
by Steve Ballard and Terry Hol-
land, that they were offering
Thompson a contract exten-
sion. The students, alumni, fans
and supporters of ECU athletics
deserve to know why such an
enthusiastic and seemingly hard-
working coach was let go after
just two seasons. If ECU football
was a divided house before, what
is it going to be now?
Why did they fire John
Thompson? It wasn't his fault
- it's the players.
If you live in an apartment
complex, don't pull into it blaring
your car radio. It gets on people's
nerves to have their walls shaking
at three in the morning. Despite
what you may think, nobody
thinks it's sexy and nobody
overestimates your penis size (or
breast size or whatever) because
of it. It just makes you look like a
loud annoying jerk.
I am sick and tired of being
made to feel stupid. After four
years of my major, I think I know
a bit about it, and just because I
cannot answer your stupid ques-
tions does not mean that I am
stupid. Please stop trying to make
me feel that way.
I would like to rant for a
few moments rant, rant, rant.
I'm glad I got that off my chest.
Thanks forTeading.
I am tired of all these people
ranting about how ECU students
think they are the fashion police.
We are not fashion police - we are
concerned. When you wear that
mini skirt and snow boots when
it is 30 or 40 degrees outside, you
could get sick. In turn, getting the
person next to you in class sick,
which is probably me. So instead
of trying to be "trendy put some
clothes on and save us all a visit
to the doctor.
Everywhere I go on campus
I still here people talking crap
about Republicans or those who
voted for George Bush. Hello, the
election is over and the people
have spoken and they choose
Bush, so shut up already!
Thank you, Peter Kalajian,
for your article on Kate Italiano.
Your words were kind and from
the heart. May God be with her,
her family and friends. She is in
my prayers.
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
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
mailed to editorCHheeastcarolinian.
com. The editor reserves the
rixht to edit opinions for content
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Page A5 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DtnR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDURA Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY November 30, 2004
Announcements:
World AIDS day is Wednesday,
Dec. 1. There will be a presentation
at Hendrlx Theatre In Mendenhall
Student Center at 7 p.m. Student
Health is partnering with PICASO
to bring J.L King, the author of
Men on the Down Low to ECU.
Names In the News:
There was some trepidation
and sadness this Turkey Day
as beloved "American Idol"
winner and recording artist
Ruben Studdard continued to
languish in a hospital bed in
Birmingham, Ala. He was there
all week. The stated reason is the
catch-all musicianactor excuse:
"exhaustion The star has had
to cancel some concert dates
because of his condition but
they're to be rescheduled as soon
as Ruben gets well. Meanwhile,
some wags are wagging that the
"real" reason for Rube's troubles
may be the made-for-TV special
diet he was trying, a low-carb, low-
cal job that was being chronicled
by syndicated celebrity show
"Extra Apparently, Rube lost 12
of his 449 pounds, but then gave
it up. He told People magazine:
"I didn't have time to go in every
day to meet with a nurse like the
diet required
Eminem is still on top. For the
second week, the rapper's record
is number one on the Billboard
charts, having sold a total of 1.5
million copies.
More bad tidings in the Jackson
family: Jermaine Jackson has
filed for divorce from his wife of
nine years, Alejandra. No reason
given, though the folks at TVGuide.
com jokingly speculate the split
has something to do with the
far-out names the couple have
Inflicted on their kids: Jaafar and
Jermajesty.
Amid rumors of a plot to kidnap
Prince Harry and reports he had
been ditching his bodyguards to
go drinking, the 20-year-old royal
returned Friday to Britain from
Argentina, where he had been
working at a polo-pony ranch
during his "gap year" before
entering Sandhurst Military
Academy in January. The ginger-
haired, high-spirited second
son of Prince Charles made no
comment to reporters when he
arrived at Heathrow Airport two
days after gunfire was heard at
the ranch outside Buenos Aires.
Citing an Argentine newspaper,
the Times of London reported
that police fired Into the air after
detectives suspected kidnappers
were near the ranch. Local
authorities blamed the shots on
poachers, but a tabloid told a
darker tale of a plot to kidnap the
prince during one of his frequent
visits to a bar near the ranch. The
local media had reported the
rowdy prince was getting drunk
and causing problems, and police
had complained to the British
Embassy.
Titanic director James Cameron
has spent much of the last seven
years underwater making Imax
documentaries about diving to the
wreckage of the Titanic and other
explorations. But the director of
the first two Terminators is about
to return to his first love, science
fiction. Cameron is coming up
for air to make Battle Angel, set
in the 26th century. "It's based
on a series of graphic novels
done by a Japanese artist called
Klshiro Cameron, 50, told The
Associated Press. He would not
discuss casting, but said the film
would include real and computer-
generated actors.
Who cares if it once was the world's
most popular TV series, running
for 12 years and watched by a
billion viewers in 140 countries?
So what if it made international
stars of David Hasselhoff and
Pamela Anderson? "Baywatch"
has been named the worst U.S.
television import Into Britain.
Others in the shame-on-America
lineup announced this week in
London by Broadcast magazine
Include "The Anna Nicole Show
"The Jerry Springer Show" and
"The Dukes of Hazzard The mag
polled about 20 TV program-
buyers, who also named their
choices for most influential
American shows, topped by The
Simpsons including "24 "Star
Trek" and "I Love Lucy
ECU gets native with Pow Wow
The Native American Pow Wow occurs twice each school year in the Mendenhall Student Center Brick Yard. There were tribal dances, native music
and discussion of Native American culture. Exotic animals and attire were presented to students. The next Pow Wow will be held in spring of 2005.
First holiday performance
ECU alumnus
comes to
book signing jn m0re than 10 years
LOONIS MCGLOHON
Loonis McGlohon of North
Carolina writes biography
JESSICA CRESON
SENIOR WRITER
Loonis McGlohon was born
in Ayden, NC during the years
of the depression, which heavily
affected his character, values, art
and education.
A former student of East Caro-
lina Teachers College, now called
ECU, is making an appearance at
Greenville's Barnes and Noble.
Loonis McGlohon will be sign-
ing copies of his biography and
greeting customers.
McGlohon is an award winner
in many different areas, such as
music, community service, docu-
mentaries and broadcasting, all
requiring great talent. He has
earned two George Foster Pea-
body Awards as well as a Grammy
Nomination. In October, he was
also awarded with North Caro-
lina Broadcasters I lall of Fame in
Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.
After college at ECTC, where
he earned a business degree,
McGlohon tried to support his
family and wife by composing
and playing the piano. He was
not able to make ends meet doing
this, so he used his degree to get
a job at Southern Railway. �
During the early years of
television, McGlohon worked
for Charlotte's WBTV in broad-
casting. The station gave him a
chance to return to his first love,
jazz, for a show called "Noc-
turne He had a very successful
career at this station as a producer
and later a director of special
see MCGLOHON page A6
Quartet to perform variety of holiday music at ECU.
Turtle Island String
Quartets "Festival of Lights"
AMANDA WINAR
STAFF WRITER
Internationally renowned
classical chamber group, the
Turtle Island String Quartet, is
coming to Wright Auditorium
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m as the
first holiday performance of the
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing
Arts Series in more than 10 years.
The concert will showcase
traditional holiday songs from a
range of different cultures includ-
ing India's Diwali and Chanukah.
This is why the performance is
called "The Festival of Lights
Carol Woodruff, Cultural
Outreach Director, said she was
excited to book the Turtle Island
String Quartet because they
would bring a holiday program
that emphasized cultural diver-
sity.
"We easily could have booked
a traditional "Christmas" event,
but we didn't want to go the com-
mercial route said Woodruff.
Woodruff mentioned the
Turtle Island String Quartet
integrated different traditional
holidays into their concert pro-
gram, mainly because the quartet
members all come from different
cultural backgrounds.
The quartet, made up of vio-
linists David Balakrishnan and
Evan Price, violist Mads Tolling
and cellist Mark Summer, will
be playing select holiday Scot-
tish reels, English carols and
Vince Guaraldi's music from A
Charlie Brown Christmas, along
with the Chanukah and Diwali
selections.
The Turtle Island String Quar-
tet was founded in 1985 by David
Balakrishnan, and has become
a highly esteemed group in the
chamber music mainstream.
They have toured throughout
the United States, stopping in
places like the Kennedy Center
and the Library of Congress and
are internationally recognized
in Europe.
In 2003, the quartet was
nominated for Best Instrumen-
tal Arrangement, and have been
on labels like Chandos, Koch
and Telarc, TV and radio cred-
its like the "Today Show and
even been featured in People and
Newsweek.
Woodruff said she wanted the
Turtle Island String Quartet to
come to ECU because she heard
great things about the group, and
they were highly respected in the
musical community.
"Their artistry is excellent
and their music is cutting edge
Woodruff said.
The quartet blends together
genres of music such as jazz, be-
bop, swing, bluegrass, funk, R&B,
new age, rock, hip-hop, classical
Indian strains and bossa nova,
among other styles to create a
truly original sound. The quar-
tet is known for improvising
during live sets, but will perform
selections like "Chanukah, Oh
Chanukah "Winter in Cairo
"Christmastime Is Here" and
"Christmas Day I'Da Mornin
As a special holiday bonus,
the Greenville Choral Society
will make a guest appearance
at the close of the performance.
Comprised of nearly 200 singers,
the Greenville Choral Society
is a local, audition-based group
with four separate choirs. They
will be singing holiday classics
like "Christmastime is Here
"Oh Tannenbahn" and "Silent
Night
There are six S. Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts
Series events remaining in the
2004-2005 season, including the
upcoming Opera Verdi Europa's
production of "Asida" and a
performance by the Prague Sym-
phony. To obtain more informa-
tion or tickets for this event or
any other S. Rudolph Alexander
Performing Arts Series, contact
the Central Ticket Office at 328-
4788, or visit the ECU Arts Web
site at ecuarts.com.
Advanced tickets for this
event are now available at the
Central Ticket Office, costing $10
for ECU students, $12 for youth,
$22 for ECU faculty and staff
and $24 for the public or any
tickets purchased at the door.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.





PAGE A6
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � CAMPUS SCENE
11-30-04
'Alaska, Inside Passage' takes viewers
to places that are certain to warm soul
Moose are just one of the types of aminals people will get to see in Alaska, Inside Passage
Film allows viewers to
travel without leaving
JASON A. FREEMAN
STAFF WRITER
While not as far as the epic
treks of Alexander the Great or
Genghis Khan, or as revolution-
ary as the Lewis and Clark expe-
dition, the trip John llolod and
Jodie Ginter take from the state
of Washington to Alaska has two
things those legendary travelers
could not have dreamed of, an RV
and a video camera.
Holod, an award winning
filmmaker, has produced docu-
mentaries and travelogues about
such divergent places as the Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Baja and Cuba.
11 is first such film was a documen-
tary he filmed from the back of
his father's motorcycle on a trip
to the 1964 World's Fair in New
York when he was 11 years old.
In his latest film he docu-
ments a l.SOO mile journey from
Bellingham, Wash, just north of
Seattle, to Skagway, Alaska, the
northernmost point of the state.
Along the way 1 lolod and Ginter
saw killer whales off Vancouver
Island and experienced the beauty
of the British Columbia Coast in
Canada. Upon arrival in Alaska,
the two kayak in Ketchikan, which
is just on stop of the famed "Inside
Passage Out of Ketchikan visitors
will be able to view the 3,570 miles
of the Misty Fjords National monu-
t
ment from the river up.
Other stops along the way
include Wrangell, a port town
where visitors can see Black and
Brown bears living together and
chasing salmon in the Anan Bear
Observatory, Juneau (the capital
of Alaska) a place to whale watch
and glimpse a glacier in the
middle of town, Sitka, a town
heavily influenced by Alaska's
first and second human residents,
the Native Americans and Rus-
sians, Haines, home of the largest
flock of bald eagles in the world
and Petersburg, a commercial
fishing town that is the home
of a variety of native groups and
Tracy Arm, a town where people
"calve" glaciers (you'll have to
come to find out about that one).
The trip was mainly taken
via RV, but was also filmed from
boats and a helicopter. Ginter, the
film's co-producer and Holod's
companion on the trip will be
at the screening of the film and
is willing to entertain any ques-
tions after the film is shown.
Carol Woodruff, ECU's Direc-
tor of Cultural Outreach, has
organized the event and will be
there to assist the public.
"If you have interest in travel
or if you're interested in the out-
doors -1 think the film answers a
lot of questions said Woodruff.
"I think most people are curi-
ous about the world and places
they've never been
Alaska, Insiile Passage is part of the
2(XM - 2005 Travel-Adventure Series.
It will be shown at Mendenhall in
Hendrix Theater on Sunday, Dec. 5 at
3 p.m. The movie is free for students
with a Oneca; d For non-students,
individual tickets cost only $10 and
for groups who want to see the film
the cost is $9 per ticket.
Other upcoming films in the
series are In Search of Shangri-La,
a film by Buddy Hatton about
a trip through China that is
being shown on Sunday, Jan. 30.
Hawaii, a film by Frank Klicar
that tours the "Five Islands"
will play on Sunday, March 6.
Lastly, In Search of the Albino, a
film by Tom Sterling that fol-
lows a seven-year trek looking for
rare albino animals throughout
North America will be shown on
Sunday, April 3. All the movies
will show at 3 p.m.
Parking for the event will be
provided at the Carol Belk (Allied
Health) Building at the corner of
Greenville Boulevard and Charles
Boulevard. From there patrons
will be able to take a shuttle to
and from Mendenhall. The buses
can be boarded at a covered bus
stop at the parking lot.
Tickets can be purchased at
the central ticket office Monday
- Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.
- 5 p.m. The ticket office can be
reached by calling 328-4788 or 1-
800- ECU-ARTS. Information can
also be found on ecuarts.com.
This writer con be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com
Ruminations on College Life' hits stores
(KRT) � I have no idea how to
do laundry. No, no, not like I have
some idea but just don't know
how much fabric softener to use,
I mean I have no idea how to do
laundry. 1 just had this vision that
there would be some cute chick
in the laundry room every time
I went there who would show me
how to do it. Dreams die hard,
but 1 have no underwear.
( ampul is really a commu-
nist society. I own nothing, it all
belongs to the university. I have
no money, it's all my parents. My
meals are served in little square
portions at one brick building only
during certain hours of the day. Is
this college or the Soviet Union?
love the concept of the dining
hall. Because before you get to
campus for the first time and you're
deciding which meal plan to sign
up for, older kids will always say
the same thing: "The food is ter-
rible but it's more of a social thing
for freshmen So we know going
in that the food sucks. It's like
we're saying, "Hey mom, I'm going
away to college but I don't really
know anyone. So, could you throw
me a few thousand dollars? It's for
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
and some friends
Are you good with names?
I forget them as soon as I hear
them. Might as well not tell me at
all. I have no idea what anyone's
names are except my own, the kids
I went to high school with, and
that one hot girl who I have never
spoken to but stalk from afar.
My friend Dan, like me, has
no idea how to do laundry. One
day, he's out of underwear, the
girl down the hall won't do it for
him anymore and he's desperate.
So he decides to give it a try. He
goes down to the laundry room
in the basement of the dorm and
tries to figure it out. He puts his
clothes in the machine, puts the
detergent in, puts some quarters
in, but the thing is not work-
ing. He tries everything but it's
just not happening. Completely
bewildered, he sees a little red help
button right next to the machine
and presses it. Unfortunately,
it was the emergency alarm.
Sirens in the dorm start blar-
ing, red lights are flashing every-
where, cops are on the scene in
minutes and my friend has to
sneak back to his room amid all
thischaos wearing onlyatowel. He
never did his own laundry again.
From Ruminations on College
Life by Aaron Karo. Copyright �
2002 by Aaron Karo. Reprinted by
permission of Fireside, an Imprint
of Simon & Schuster, Inc NY.
McGlohon
from page A5
projects section. This is where he
remained until retirement, which
was 10 years ago.
McGlohon is responsible for
many outreai h Incentive for the
community, as well as making
documentaries mainly concern-
ing civil rights. This earned him
two honorary doctor's degree of
letters from UNC-Chapel Hill
and Wlnthiop University.
Despite his broadcasting suc-
cess, he is known nationwide for
his musical accomplishments.
McGlohon has recorded with
Tony Bennett, performed with
Benny Goodman and has songs
recorded by Frank Sinatra.
"Go to a school that has
a strong music program, but it
doesn't have to be a music con-
servatory said McGlohon.
"I wish every young musi-
cian could train at;ECU. You
come into contact with so many
people from varied backgrounds
and who have interests in many
different areas
I le has performed all over the
woikl including New York, I lollywood,
Rome, London, Madrid and Tokyo.
In 1983, McGlohon and long
time friend from broadcasting,
Charlei Kuralt, wrote a song
called "North Carolina is My
Home" for Gov. Jim Hunt for
North Carolina's 400thbirthday.
This song was performed at
ECUin the WrightAuditorium with
the Symphony Orchestra in 1987.
His advice for young musi-
cians first and foremost is:
"Number one is to not bend
to peer pressure. Go ahead
and explore the kind of music
that you like, even if it's not
in the popular mainstream.
There, you will find your peers
McGlohon was diagnosed with
large-cell lymphoma cancer three
years ago and in November he was
given radiation therapy after unsuc-
cessful chemotherapy treatment.
"You know what? I'm not too
concerned about it McGlohon said.
"lam fortunate to have a team
of wonderful doctors, who are also
wonderful human beings, and
I'm confident that I couldn't have
received better care anywhere
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Members of Western Washington University's College Republicans express themselves.
For some young conservatives,
college starting to look right
(KRT) - Three years ago, on
the heels of 911, Army brat
David Donovan, product of a
conservative military household,
came to the University of Wash-
ington campus as a freshman.
"It hadn't been four weeks,
and people were already protest-
ing he says. He saw tables where
students proclaimed themselves
Socialists; he'd thought that was
something people called you as
an insult.
He told himself: "I have to
find people who think like me
That's what led him to UW's
College Republicans and ulti-
mately to Right Turn, the con-
servative, student-run monthly
magazine the U W senior edits. Its
mission: to combat what he calls
mainstream media's left-wing
bias and to show conservative
students they're not alone.
Nationwide, conservative
student groups are on the rise,
most prominently the College
Republicans.
Political activism among
young voters has grown in the
past year, partly due to the recent
election. But leaders say the rise
of conservative student groups
in particular is the result of more
young people seeking alternate
voices in traditionally liberal
environments.
"We thought we needed
something to counter what some
of the professors were saying in
class and what students were
advocating says senior Scott
Phillips, vice president of Seattle
University's College Republicans
group.
This fall, the Arlington, Va
based Leadership Institute, which
guides young conservatives
toward journalism and public-
policy, set out to double the
number of independent, right-
leaning student groups nation-
wide. Before the campaign, the
25-year-old organization counted
218 such groups as of Oct. 22, it
(claimed 374, most on separate
campuses.
Conservative viewpoints,
the institute's Jim Eltringham
says, have long been ignored or
misconstrued by campus pub-
lications. "The current genera-
-00r0tp,
tion has said, "We're not going
to complain about the media;
we're going to be the media "
he says.
In addition to providing cam-
paign-related support, College
Republicans hold support-our-
troops rallies and hold debates
with Young Democrats or other
left-leaning groups.
"1 like to think we're talking
to young people who may not
have formed their views and
convincing them our views are
right says UW College Republi-
cans president Nick Dayton.
With inspiration from books
including Dinesh D'Souza's "Let-
ters to a Young Conservative
their activism has become more
edgy and controversial.
Some sponsor conservative
films, fabricate cemetery scenes
to protest abortion or offer "pro-
fessor-watch lists" naming those
thought to treat classrooms as
political bully pulpits.
To protest race-based admis-
sions policies, UW's conserva-
tives last year held an "affirma-
tive-action bake sale with dis-
counted pastries available only
to students of color.
Right Turn, with 10 staff
members and 400 donorsub-
scribers got off the ground in
1999 with help from the Leader-
ship Institute, which provides
startup funds for fledgling con-
servative groups and publica-
tions. In this month's issue,
Donovan's editor's note says
the rise of Fox News "inspires
hope that perhaps the network
news outlets may one day begin
moving back toward objectivity
Other articles, written with a
conservative eye, address Social
Security, education spending and
the war on terrorism.
Whether favoring lower taxes,
traditional marriage or Bush's
war on terrorism, conservative
students say they've felt isolated
before finding the refuge of
others who think like they do. If
support comes from faculty, they
say, it's often in whispers: We're
here, but we're not really here.
In class discussions, "you feel
ganged up on recalls former
UW student - and Right Turn
co-founder - Anton Bird. But it's
not just fellow students they have
to contend with, conservative
students say, it's professors.
After the U.S. invasion of
Iraq, UW political-science major
Donovan says, one instructor
began the class by showing left-
wing political cartoons to the
150-plus students in her lecture
hall. Donovan says he sat with
some friends - eventually dubbed
"Conservative Row" by class-
mates - who often raised their
hands to challenge what they saw
as the instructor's liberalism.
. UW College Republicans
president Dayton, a regularly
contributing columnist to the
UW Daily last year, says that after
writing an editorial supporting
traditional marriage, he was con-
fronted by an angry reader who
then followed and loudly taunted
him for an hour. Other groups
describe upended information
tables, members followed home
as a form of intimidation and
swear words directed at campaign
signs in dorm windows.
At Seattle University, senior
Phillips says that when he
watched the third Bush-Kerry
debate at Seattle University's
student center, he was surprised
to hear students openly mock-
ing the president. "Maybe they
thought everybody was like-
minded he say's.
Fellow Seattle U student Alicia
Kephart paints a picture of "closet
conservatism" on campus, and at
a recent campus street fair, some
student passers-by were surprised
the College Republicans exist.
In all, 28 students joined the
group's mailing list - compared
with 10 last year - including
spiky-haired senior Dean Rol-
lolazo, browsing the fair. His
friends give him a hard time.
"They're like, "You're gonna ruin
the country That's what they
hear in the media. I don't think
George Bush would have led the
country this way if there wasn't
a reason
Though he admired Bill
Clinton's presidency, he says,
"The Democrats have been too
liberal. Some of our morals
are diminishing
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TUESDAY November 30, 2004
Rank School Record B
1use11-0
2Oklahoma11-0
3Auburn11-0
4California9-1
5Texas10-1
6Utah11-0
7Georgia Boise St.9-2
811-0
9Louisville9-1
10Miami (FL)8-2


BCS Top Ten
BCS Avg.
.9834
.9611
.9342
.8431
.8418
.8224
.6948
.6510
.6379
.6342
APTop25
Rank School Record Prev
1 USC 11-0 1
2 Oklahoma 11-0 2
3 Auburn 11-0 3
4 California 9-1 4
5 Utah 11-0 5
6 Texas 10-1 6
7 Louisville 9-1 7
8 Georgia 9-2 8
9 Miami (H) 8-2 9
10 Virginia Tech 9-2 11
11 Boise State 11-0 10
12 Iowa 9-2 12
13 !LSU 9-2 14
14 Michigan 9-2 13
15 Tennessee 9-2 15
16 Florida State 8-3 19
17 Wisconsin 9-2 20
18 Virginia 8-3 16
19 Pittsburgh 7-3 NR
20 Florida 7-4 25
21 Arizona State 8-3 18
22 Texas A&M 7-4 22
23 BostonColege &3 17
24 Texas Tech 7-4 NR
25 Ohio State 7-4 NR
Others Receiving Votes West
Virginia 113, Toledo 63, Purdue
49, Colorado 43, Fresno State 33,
Memphis 32, Oklahoma State
30, Navy 23, Miami (OHIO) 16,
UTEP12, Syracuse 11, Clemson 8,
Alabama 7, New Mexico 5, Bowling
Green 4, Northern Illinois 3.
Coach's 25
Rank SchoolRecord Prev.
1USC11-01
2Oklahoma11-02
3Auburn11-03
4California9-14
5Texas10-15
bUtah11-06
79-27
8Louisville9-18
9Miami (FL)8-2 9
10Boise State11-010
11Virginia Tech 9-211
12LSU9-212
13Michigan9-213
14Iowa9-214
15Tennessee9-215
16Florida State 8-317
17Wisconsin9-218
18Virginia8-316
19Florida7-4NR
20Texas Tech7-4NR
21Pittsburgh7-3NR
22Ohio State7-4NR
23Arizona State 8-320
24West Virginia 8-321
25Texas A&M7-422
Others ReceivingVotes: Boston
College 131, Colorado 75, Fresno
State 73, Northern Illinois 64,
Memphis 59, Oklahoma State
52, Purdue 44, UTEP 27, Bowling
Green 25, Navy 22, Miami (OHIO) 5,
Toledo 2, North Texas 2, Alabama
1, Syracuse 1, New Mexico 1, Iowa
State 1.
Wolf pack devours ECU, 52-14
Thompson, seniors
experience final game
ERIC GILMORE
STAFF WRITER
As the final whistle sounded
in Bank of America Stadium
on Saturday afternoon to con-
clude ECU's embarrassing loss
to archrival NC State, it started
to rain. Then, it started to down-
pour. It was the only fitting
conclusion for a disappointing
season that ended with a 52-14
massacre by the Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack (5-6) pillaged
and plundered ECU (2-9) of their
dignity and pride in a game that
packed very little luster com-
pared to years past.
"We got steamrolled by a very
good team said departing Head
Coach John Thompson at the
post-game press conference.
"When things go bad, they
go bad
Things went bad from the
very beginning when the Wolf-
pack took their first offensive
possession down the field on
11 plays for 87 yards. Junior Jay
Davis found Brian Clark wide
open down the middle of the
field for a 26-yard touchdown.
"We had some confusion in
our coverage said sophomore
cornerback Erode Jean.
"We checked the match-up
zone on one side but not on the
back side, and the guy was wide
open
On the ensuing possession,
things went from bad to worse
when quarterback James Pinkney
tweaked his right knee. The
starter for every game this season
was injured when a NC State
defender dove at his legs on an
incomplete pass on third down.
"James Pinkney gave us a
lot of things to build on all year
long Thompson said.
"He is a'true warrior
John Thompson took ECU into battle for his last game as the Pirates' head coach against NC State last Saturday.
After the teams traded pos-
session, ECU tied the game at
7-7 when junior linebacker Chris
Moore forced a fumble by Davis
and then recovered it in the
end zone. The last time the
Pirates recovered a fumble in
the end zone was when former
cornerback, now turned sideline
reporter, Kevin Monroe notched
one against South Carolina more
than five years ago.
The Pirate Nation had very
little to cheer about after the first
quarter ended on Moore's touch-
down other than the Pirates' new
jerseys.
ECU came out in gold jeiseys
for the first time ever. The Pirates
honored some of the alumni who
have supported the program over
the years who proposed the idea.
The decision had been made
before the season started.
NC State's John Deraney
kicked a 31-yard field goal on a
10-play drive to put NC State up
for good 10-7.
The floodgates started to
open when punter Ryan Dough-
tery had his punt blocked for a
touchdown for the second time
this season. Miguel Scott was
credited with the block and
recovery.
"Right before the half, when
they get the blocked punt, that
was a huge play Thompson
said about being down 17-7 at
the half.
NC State started a barrage of
scoring in the third-quarter on a
controversial call. It appeared that
Wolfpack tight-end John Ritcher
was tackled at the ECU two-yard
line before he extended the ball
into the end zone. However, the
sideline referee called Ritcher's
catch a touchdown, much to the
dismay of Thompson.
Thompson threw his headset
onto the field in an uncharacter-
istic display trying to protest the
call. The lame-duck coach had an
almost out of body experience in
yelling at the sideline judge.
"He deserved it. 1 felt like
see FOOTBALL page A8
Pirates get back on winning
track, down Crusaders 77-50
Jackson is leading ECU in points this season with 38.
Lady Pirates fall
BCS Explained tn onr CCC7
Team percentages are I lLJ JJ J I
Team percentages are
derived by dividing a team's
actual voting points by a maximum
1625 possible points in the
AP Poll and 1525 possible points
in the USA TodayESPN Coaches
Poll.
Six computer rankings
calculated in inverse points order
(25 for .1,24 for .2, etc.) are used
to determine the overall computer
componentThe best and
worst ranking for each team is
dropped, and the remaining
four are added and divided by
" 100 (the .maximum possible
points! tp produce a Computer
Rankings Percentage- The six
computer ranking providers are
Anderson & Hester, Richard
Billingsiey, Colley Matrix, Kenneth
Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter
Wolfe. Each computer ranking
accounts for schedule strength In
its fomnpla.
The BCS Average is calculated
by averaging the percent totals ol
the Associated Press. USA Today
ESRN Coaches and Computer
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(SID) � A second half 13-5
run by the ECU Women's Basket-
ball Team was not enough to help
the Lady Pirates as they dropped
the consolation game to Cal
State Fullerton 65-57 Saturday
afternoon at the 2004 Four Points
LAX Turkey Shootout inside Fire-
stone Fieldhouse.
ECU (1-3) closed the gap on
the Titans with 6:32 remaining
in the game behind consecu-
tive baskets from Jennifer Jack-
son and the frontcourt play by
Shanita Sutton and Soraya Hel-
laby. The Titans (1-3) went on
a 9-2 run capped off by Charlee
Underwood's three-pointer and
put the Titans back up 59-50 at
the 3:29 mark.
Sutton finished the game
with 14 points and set a career-
high with 11 rebounds and took
home all-tournmanent honors.
Once again, ECU was able to
get within striking distance as
they got within four, 61-57, but
Cal State's Underwood finished
off a three-point play with 33 sec-
onds left to seal the victory, 65-57.
ECU jumped out to an early
6-0 lead in the first period behind
a pair of Keisha Anthony baskets
and was able to. extend its lead
to 10 points, 25-15 on a Jackson
eight-foot jumper with 7:22
remaining.
Heading into the half, the
Titans were able to hold the
Pirates scoreless in the last five
minutes and too the lead into
intermission, 34-27.
The Pirates will be back in
action on Wednesday, Dec. 1 when
they travel to Savannah State.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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ECU uses strong
second half to surge
past Belmont Abbey
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
Coming off a tough loss on
the road to in-state foe Gard-
ner-Webb last Tuesday, the ECU
Men's Basketball Team came
into Sunday's contest with Bel-
mont Abbey looking to right
their wrongs and jump back into
the win column after opening
the season with two consecutive
triumphs. Three double-doubles
later, the Pirates would come
away victorious, 77-50.
Moussa Badiane was one of
the Pirates collecting a double
dip on the afternoon, grabbing
10 rebounds to go along with
his career-high 26 points and
six blocks.
"Moussa did a great job and
almost had a triple-double said
Head Coach Bill Herrion in an
interview with SID.
"I just told the kids in the
locker room after the game that
I think we have to establish
a little bit more of an inside
identity
Corey Rouse's 15 point, 11
rebound performance helped
add to the Pirates' "inside iden-
tity" coach Herrion spoke of
after the game.
"I like the way Corey is play-
ing Herrion said.
"I think we are getting a lot
out of him. He keeps getting
better every game. He has had
two consecutive double-doubles
and is being very active on the
glass
The Pirates got yet another
strong output from sophomore
guard Mike Cook, as he came up
just one rebound shy of grabbing
a triple-double. Cook scored 11
while dishing out 12 assists and
boarding nine rebounds.
"When Mike Cook has the
ball in his hands a lot of good
things happen with our basket-
ball team Herrion said in an
interview with SID.
ECU started off a little slug-
gish against the Division II
Crusaders and only carried a
five-point lead into the locker
room at halftime, 35-30.
"The first half we did not
run a good offense Herrion
said.
"I think we had a lot of guys
Tom Hammonds rises over Belmont Abbey's Steve Williams
during the Pirates' home win Sunday afternoon.
just holding onto the basketball
too much
The Pirates found their touch
in the second half, shooting a
blazing 64.3 percent from the
field and outscoring the Crusad-
ers 40-20 in the last 20 minutes
of play.
"I thought the second half
was better Herrion said.
"We started reversing the
ball in our transition, started
screening better, and the floor
started opening up a little bit
and we got a lot more offensive
opportunities
ECU also turned up the
defensive pressure from its
last two contests, holding
Belmont Abbey to just 26.7
percent shooting on the day.
"I think that we needed to
get back to playing basketball
the way that we have played
here the last five years; the way
people know how we play and
that's on the defensive end of
the floor Herrion said.
"We didn't play well
defensively at Gardner-Webb
this past Tuesday. We came back
and really tried to pay a lot of
attention to the defensive end.
I thought position wise, we were
much better tonight
Belmont Abbey (1-1) was
paced by Rafael Moreira who
stuck to the theme on the day
and notched a double-double
of his own with 17 points and
II rebounds.
The Pirates welcome the
very experienced Toledo Rockets
into town tomorrow night in
Williams Arena, Minges Coli-
seum. Tip-off is slated for 7
p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
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PAGE A8
THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
11-30-04
Football
from page A7
PANAMA CITY 1ACH. MOHDA
Darnell Blackman stiff-arms Pierre Parker in the Wolfpacks' 52-14 victory over the Pirates in the final game of the season.
our guys needed somebody to
stand up for them. I disagreed
with it. I'm sure it was the right
call and I'm sure I was wrong
for seeing it the wrong way
Thompson said in a comical
sarcastic way.
On the ensuing posses-
sion, NC State defensive end
Mario Williams caused back-up
quarterback Desmond Robinson
to be intercepted by Wolfpack
cornerback Dovonte Edwards.
"We put Desmond in a tough
situation. We didn't block them
all day long in the running game,
passing game. They intercepted
us and crushed us Thompson
said.
Robinson, the starter just a
season ago, was inept, finish-
ing 7-of-23 for 62 yards and two
interceptions. He also ironically
finished as ECU'S top receiver
catching two balls, one his own,
for 35 yards.
"I'm always one play away
from playing said Robinson.
"I had to go in and try and
help the team. NC State made
plays and we didn't
ECU achieved only four first
downs in the second half, two
of which came on a late drive.
Senior Marvin Townes scored his
rushing first touchdown of the
season on a two-yard run.
ECU's onside kick was
returned 48 yards untouched
by Tramain Hall to conclude the
scoring barrage.
Davis accounted for 227 yards
on 18-of-31 passing including
three passing touchdowns and
one rushing score.
The NC State defense
was credited with eight tack-
les for loss and three sacks.
The Wolfpack held ECU to only
110 yards total offense and will
probably finish the season as the
nation's top defense.
"They are definitely the
best said sophomore wide-out
Kevin Roach about the Wolfpack
defense.
"They are big, fast and very
disciplined, they showed it
today
"Wow Thompson said about
NC State's defense.
"I think a whole lot of them
are going to be playing on Sunday.
A lot of our guys on the offensive
line are out of position. The mis-
match was obvious
Thompson's team was often
mismatched, which led to his
forced resignation less than two
weeks ago. The loss dropped his
two-year record to 3-20.
"It was a sad day for us
Thompson said.
"We didn't get the job done.
1 didn't get the job done today
or in two years. We didn't make
enough plays today or in two
years
"It was different said Moore
about knowing that Thompson
would no longer be his coach.
"We tried to turn a negative
into a positive by playing harder.
It hurts to see coach Thompson
and his staff leave, but maybe it
was time for a change
"I want to leave here with it
being better Thompson said.
It's hard to believe a program
is on the upswing when just five
years ago the Pirates reached their
peak When they manhandled NC
State 23-6 inside Dowdy-Ficklen
Stadium.
"When I got here, it
was a divided program. I hope
everybody unites behind
whoever comes in here.
This program can't survive with
everybody going in different
directions Thompson said.
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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
PAGE A9
BCS system remains flawed
KRT � Somewhere there's a
; Bill Gates, a Michael Dell, a Craig
McCaw, a true pioneer who can
focus all his outside-the-box
imagination on college football,
and somehow determine the first
; true national champion.
Or we could just take the
leading teams in the BCS stand-
ings and have them play each
other for four weekends.
Your drooling great-uncle
could do it. Your dachshund could
do it. There might even be a uni-
versity president who can do it.
Hey, even we can do it.
First, let's establish the prem-
ise that there aren't 16 Division
1-A teams who deserve a shot at
the championship. We know this
because Arizona State was 16th
last week, before it lost to an
Arizona team that couldn't move
the ball down a ski slope.
But there are probably more
than eight teams, most years,
who should get their shot. Vir-
ginia Tech was 14th last weekend
but beat Virginia on Saturday
and will win the ACC outright
if it wins at Miami on Saturday.
Even if it doesn't, it will share
the championship of the nation's
best league.
So let's settle on 12 teams.
That way we can give Nos.l
through 4 a first-round bye. Cer-
tainly USC, Auburn, Oklahoma
and Cal deserve such an advantage.
We can begin the playoff on
Dec.18-19. Virtually all the uni-
versities are on Christmas break
by then. The quarterfinals can
be staged Dec. 26, the day after
Christmas, and then the semis
can be on New Year's Day.
Play the championship on
Jan.8. Watch the NFL ratings shrivel
to C-Span levels by comparison.
Are you worried about the
fans being asked to travel four
consecutive weekends? Don't
worry. Most of the first- and
second-round games will be at
campus sites. Again, the edge
goes to those who earned it
during the regular season.
Are you worried about the
Rest Of The Bowls? To be sure,
they aren't faring so well under
the current system, in which they
go trolling for the Wyomings and
the UABs. If they want to play
their silly games with the left-
over teams and if they can find
a network that is so desperate for
programming, let them.
Here's how the format would
work in 2004, using last week's
BCS poll:
FIRST ROUND
Michigan (12) at Texas (5):
Longhorns win, 34-13. Coach
Mack Brown petitions for admis-
sion to NFL.
Iowa (12) at Utah (6): Unde-
feated Utes win a tight one,
23-21, and coach Urban Meyer
reveals the advice in the letters
he used to write Bear Bryant and
Amos Alonzo Stagg.
Boise State (7) at Louisville
(10): On the road, the Broncos
pull a 30-23 upset. "Once we
adjusted to the green turf, we
were fine coach Dan Hawkins
says.
Miami (9) at Georgia (8):
Bulldogs beat the Hurricanes,
17-13, after pep rally at which
Zell Miller says Miami "couldn't
beat the French
SECOND ROUND
Georgia at USC (1): Trojans
fall behind 28-0, make some of
those crucial "halftime adjust-
ments win 52-28.
Boise State at Oklahoma (2):
Sooners triumph, 47-10, and
ASPCA protests on behalf of
overworked ponies pulling the
"Sooner Schooner" after each
touchdown.
Utah at Auburn (3): Urban
Meyer's innovative single-file
formation confuses Tigers, leads
Utah to 34-30 upset.
Texas at Cal (4): Aaron Rodg-
ers' four touchdown passes lead
Cal to 31-13 victory over Long-
horns. "That's a relief - now we
can go back to the Holiday Bowl
Brown says.
SEMIFINALS(HOUSTON)
USC 15, Cal 14: Although
Rodgers completes his first 30
passes, Ryan Killeen's five 50-
yard field goals rescue Trojans,
who are outgained 504 to 112
but still win.
Utah 47, Oklahoma 33: Coin
toss is interrupted by full brawl
between Utes and Sooners, argu-
ing over which coach invented
football.
CHAMPIONSHIP
GAME (ATLANTA)
USC 40, Utah 14: Mike Patter-
son tackles quarterback, fullback
and wide receiver simultaneously
on first play, setting the tone.
Another key play is USC's fake
punt with 30 seconds left.
FOOTNOTES
Meyer is named coach at
Florida and agrees to take charge
of NASA during bye weeks.
UCLA celebrates Insight Bowl
victory over Notre Dame, which
is also its first victory over a
Jason Campbell and the Auburn Tigers may miss out on a
national title bid even if they finish the season 12-0.
bowl-eligible team.
Coaches petition the NCAA'
convention for 120 scholarships,
mandatory off-season condi-
tioning programs and titanium
shafts for all recruits.
Escort services close their
doors all over Boulder, Colo in
order to watch Buffaloes' heroic
65-7 loss to Oklahoma in Big 12
championship.
Pulitzer Committee is autho-
rized by attorney general's office
to arrest any sports writer or ESPN
anchor who continues to refer to
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier as
"The Ol' Ball Coach
Norm Chow, USC's offen-
sive coordinator, takes Utah job
and says he'll begin recruiting
as soon as somebody pries Pete
Carroll's hands off his foot.
Joe Paterno begins to take the
hint when CBS unveils new "CSI:
State College" series.
The Seminole Nation offi-
cially protests Florida State's
nickname as long as FSU con-
tinues to lose to Maryland and
Florida.
Ex-Florida coach Ron Zook
establishes software company
that sends viruses to all fire-the-
coach.com sites.
Baylor players charge into
stands in vain effort to find
spectators.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach
makes the same 4-foot putt
again and again in a misguided
effort to run up the score at the
coaches' golf tournament.
And NCAA basketball com-
mittee, weary of controversy over
tournament selections, announces
a radical change in format. From
now on, the hoop title will be
decided by a bowl system.
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Chocolate Thunder
changed face of game
KRT � American sports
changed here at Municipal Audi-
torium 25 years ago. So many
extraordinary things have hap-
pened in this unassuming build-
ing. There have, for instance,
been more Final Fours played
here than in any other arena in
the country.
Yes, Wilt Chamberlain lost
in triple overtime here. John
Wooden won his first NCAA
championship here. Dr. J flew
here, Meadowlark Lemon sank
a halfcourt shot here, the great
pianist and bandleader Jay
McShann played a show here
in 1944 and, immediately after-
ward, was grabbed by Selective
Service police and drafted into
the Army.
This is where Harry Truman
celebrated his victory in the 1948
presidential election. Everybody
played music here, all the stars,
Billie Holiday, Elvis, Buddy Holly,
Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones,
Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and,
of course, Anita Bryant (with 500
pro-gay people outside demon-
strating).
Still, when the curtain finally
falls on Municipal Auditorium
- and let's hope that day is
not for many, many years, I
believe there will be one event,
and one alone, to put on
the tombstone.
Municipal Auditorium
Born: December 1, 1935.
It was here that, on
November 13, 1979, a man
who called himself Chocolate
Thunder dunked a basketball so
hard, he smashed a backboard.
The games people played
in America were never quite
the same.
To prove a point, I just walked
over to the television and turned
on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and
watched for six minutes. Six
lousy minutes. Here is what
1 saw:
Two: Kay Jewelers commer-
cials.
One: Teaser promising high-
lights from Hubie Brown's res-
ignation press conference (oh
goodie!).
One: SportsCenter anchor I'd
never heard of before.
Nine: Dunks.
Of course, this can't surprise
you. This time of year, the show
might as well be called Dunk-
Center. We are inundated with
dunks, swamped with dunks,
you've got dunks on TV and
dunks on video games, dunks all
through the holidays, through
the dark winter days of January,
past Valentine's Day, through
March Madness, through the
everlasting NBA playoffs, we get
nothing but rim-ramming and
slam-bamming and jim-jam-
ming, flushes, stuffs, reverse-
jams, 360-slams, rim-rattling,
bone-shattering, dipsee-doo-
dunkaroos, baby.
How did we get here? Shoot,
not so long ago it was still called
"the stuff shot" and was no
bigger than the layup. How
did the dunk get so big? It's a
popular question, especially
after the Olympics when it
seemed like the rest of the world
knew how to play basketball,
you know, bounce passes, bank
shots, pick and rolls, all that
stuff while Americans seemed
incapable of making a shot that
wasn't slammed through the
basket. How did the dunk take
over our lives?
Well, there are many
theories. The dunk goes way back
to the days before even Vince
Carter. Many credit Connie
Hawkins as the man who popu-
larized the dunk almost 40 years
ago. Not long after that, Julius
Erving took the dunk to an art
form, Michael Jordan then took
the dunk to a rapt audience
of sneaker buyers. Five-foot-seven
Spud Webb won the NBA slam-
dunk contest. The University
of Houston team of 1983 dunked
so much, they were known as
"Phi Slama Jama Woody Har-
relson lost all his money trying
to prove he could dunk (there
was easy money).
Still, in my mind, the revo-
lution began on an ordinary
November Tuesday evening in
Kansas City. There were 9,130
people in the stands that night,
though if you go around town
you could probably find 25,000
who say they were there. The
Philadelphia 76ers were play-
ing the Kansas City Kings. And
38 seconds into the second
half, Philadelphia center
Darryl Dawkins leaned in,
jumped, and powered the ball
down as hard as he could. Half
his arm went in the basket. The
backboard shattered. A thousand
little pieces of glass poured down
on Dawkins and Kansas City's
Bill Robinzine.
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