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DECEMBER: JOHN EDWARDS COMES TO GREENVILLE
John Edwards, former NC senator and vice presidential candidate greets an ECU stu-
dent at his "Thank You Tar Heels" tour.
Year in
Keview
Local events
FC'briUiry 2004 Worldwide flu epidemic reaches ECU
ECU Student Health Center administered 1,250 flu vaccinations to combat the year's flu season.
A substantially higher number of ECU students were diagnosed with the flu.
Mardl 2004 Steve Ballard assumes chancellor position
After a several-month-long nation wide search, Ballard is named ECU's chancellor, succeeding
William Shelton who served as interim chancellor after William Muse's resignation.
futy 2004 I860 Alaskan shipwreck Identified by ECU researchers
A team of five ECU researchers discover the Kad'yak, a 132-foot tradeship used by the Russian-
American Company that sunk in 1860 when it hit a rock. This discovery marks the oldest-discovered
Alaskan shipwreck.
AllgllSt 2004 ECU signs alliance with Uruguayan institute
North Carolina Agromedicine Institute of ECU creates an exchange program with BIO Uru-
guay, a Uruguayan research institute that allows students, professors and researchers worldwide to
participate in studies.
September 2004 Kerry, Edwards, Heinz tour visits ECU
ECU's College Democrat chapter sponsored a rally featuring John Kerry's daughters, Vanessa
and Alexandra, his stepson Andre, and John Edwards' daughter Cate at Hendrix Theater.
Thomas W. Rivers building completed
The ECU community celebrated the completion of the Thomas W. Rivers building expansion
Sept. 11 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. UNC System President Molly Corbette Broad and the
UNC Board of Governors Vice Chairman J. Craig Souza were in attendance and congratulated ECU
leaders on their latest achievement.
ECU launches new digital library
The North Carolina Collection and Systems Department developed the North Carolina 1 listory
and Fictional Digital Library providing access to digitalized sources pertaining to 29 counties in
eastern North Carolina.
October 2004 ECU sets Guinness world record
ECU marked a day in history as Aramark Dining Services of ECU, with the help of various other
sponsors, built the world's largest gingerbread man, weighing in at more than a ton. This is the first
Guinness record set in ECU and Greenville history.
November 2004 'Down East Heart Walk' a success
The annual Heart Walk attracted hundreds of participants from the ECU and Greenville com-
munity. The event rose thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association to further research
of heart disease and stroke.
December 2004 Hoitz accepts head coach position
Louis "Skip" I loltz was introduced as ECU's new head football coach at a press conference Friday,
Dec. 3, just more than three weeks following John Thompson's resignation. Holtz compiled 34 wins
when he was the head coach for the Connecticut huskies from 1994 - 1998.
What do you think was
the most memorable
news event of 2004?
BRYAN BRADSHAW
SENIOR DOUBLE CHEM
AND PSYCHOLOGY
"The presidential elec-
tion. That's all you heard
about for six months
CHRISTIN LEWIS
SENIOR EXERCISE SPORTS
SCIENCE
"The war in Iraq because
the war and so many related
things have affected us. My
husband is a marine - it's
kind of my world. He's going
back in January and he was
there when it started
LAKISHA THOMAS
JUNIOR INFORMATION
AND COMPUTER
TECHNOLOGY
"Scott Peterson being
found guilty
MATT JORDAN
JUNIOR ACCOUNTING
"The election. Our
president shouldn't be in
office
PATRICK ARTIS
JUNIOR INFORMATION
AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
"Bush winning the
election
SHELLY KEEPTER
FRESH. RECREATION AND
LEISURE MANAGMENT
"Hiring of Skip Holtz
because it's a good hiring. We
have a great leader, Terry Hol-
land. He is assembling a great
staff to work under him
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THURSDAY December 9, 2004
Campus News
Graduation
Congratulations to everyone who
will graduate this weekend. Best
wishes (or wherever you go next
ECU will miss you.
Christmas Parades
The Winterville Christmas Parade
will be Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Call
756-6038 for further details. The
Farmville Christmas Parade will be
Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. The Farmville
Area Chamber of Commerce
will host the Farmville parade.
Have breakfast with Santa at
First Christian Church before the
parade. Call 753-4670 for more
information.
The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker ballet will
be performed at Wright
Auditorium Dec. 17 and Dec. 18.
Performances will be at 7 p.m.
with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.
Guest performers will come from
The San Francisco Ballet, the
American Ballet Theatre and other
highly regarded dance troup9rs.
For more Information, call 1-800-
ECU-ARTS.
Ballroom Dancing
The U.S. Amateur Ballroom
Dancers Association will host a
dance at the Willis Building on
First and Reade Streets from 7:30
pm. -11 p.m. Dec. 25. Begin the
evening with free samba and
merengue lessons followed by
dancing and refreshments. Call
321-3809 for details.
Give and go
"Give and go" boxes are currently
inside residence halls for you to
donate clothing, non-perishable
foods and small appliances
electronics you no longer
need. Donate these items for the
less fortunate In celebration of the
giving season. Contact the ECU
Volunteer Center at 328-2735 for
more Information or to schedule
a pick up of large items.
Book Drive
Zeta Phi Beta sorority will be
having a book drive Dec. 7-16.
Members ask that if UBE or the
student store does not buy back
all your books, drop them in the
drop boxes located at the student
store, the College Hill trailer,
Mendenhall trailer and Speight
trailer. The books will be going to
African school children in need.
For more information, contact
Jessica Grimes at 560-4035.
Relaxation and Oxygen Bar
From 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 9, the
SU Spectrum Committee will
host a relaxation and oxygen bar
in MSC just In case you missed
It Wednesday or would like to
come back for more. Students
can enjoy aromatherapy or a
massage free.
Salsa Dance
The Folk Arts Society of Greenville
and ECU Folk and Country
Dancers will host a salsa dance
in the Willis Building on Dec. 17.
The dancing lesson will begin at
7:30 pm. and the dance starts at 8
p.m. Call 752-7350 for details.
Club Baseball
Club Baseball has begun looking
for ball players. If interested, the
last preseason workout is Friday
at 4 p.m. at the bottom of College
Hill. Tryouts will be Jan. 12 -14 at
a later specified time and location.
For details, visit ecu.eduorg
clubbaseball.
Vagina Monologue Auditions
Auditions for the Vagina
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JatlUary 2004 Michael Jackson arraigned for child molestation
Performer Michael Jackson was arraigned Jan. 16 for sexual molestation charges in Santa Maria,
Calif. The charge came after a documentary that led investigators to question the relationship between
Jackson and the boys who stayed at Neverland Ranch. This was the second time Jackson was accused of
molesting a young boy.
February 2004 Superbowl half-time Incident sparks controversy
Entertainers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake cause an uproar throughout the nation during their
performance at Superbowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas when Jackson experienced a "wardrobe malfunc-
tion" that left her breast exposed.
May 2004 Pictures show prisoner abuse
Photos were released showing American troops forcing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib to pose in photos.
Some photos showed soldiers with naked prisoners piled on top of one another.
June 2004 Former President Reagan dies
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan pauses in front of her husband's casket on Capitol Hill.
Jllly 2004 Martha Stewart sentenced
Martha Stewart, flanked by U.S. Marshals, exits a Manhattan federal court in New York City. Stewart
was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for lying about a stock
sale.
September 2004 Ivan ravages Florida
This photo released by NASA shows a view of Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 11 from the International
Space Station as it spread through the Carribean. The hurricane caused much destruction along the
Florida coast.
October 2004 Presidential candidates meet for second debate
President Bush, left, and Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry shake hands at the end of
their second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. Bush was elected for his second
term in November.
Bin laden remains a threat
Osama bin Laden speaks in this image received from an undated video on Oct. 29 by Arab television
station Al-Jazeera. This is one of several videos released of bin Laden throughout the year.
November 2004 Jury convicts Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson listens intently at the beginning of the defense closing arguments in Redwood City,
Calif. Peterson was convicted on Nov. 12 of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and the child she carried.
Bush picks Rice to replace Powell
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The renovation of Flanagan is novv complete, after construction began in February 2004
Binding scheduled for
opening in January
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
The renovation of the Flana-
gan building has been completed
and with the consent of state
building inspectors, the building
is opening Jan. 7 for the first day
of the spring semester.
Improvements in the building
include a new exhaust system like
the one in the new Science and
Technology building, improved
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Thurs. January 27, 6:00 p.m.
Outer Limitz Bowling Center
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Chess
Sat. January 22 10 a.m5 p.m.
MSC Social Room
Tournament winners will be awarded trophies and the opportunity to
represent ECU at regional competitions to be held at Virginia Tech University
which is located inBlacksburg, VA the weekend of February 18-20, 2005.
All expenses for the trip will be paid by Mendhall Student Center.
There is a $2.00 registration fee for each tournament. Registration forms
are available at the MSC, Billiards Center & Outer
Limitz Bowling Center located on the ground floor of Mendenhall Sudent
Center. Call the Recreations Program Office at 328-4738 for more
information.
energy efficient windows and
updated laboratories and offices.
Renovation of the building
began in February 2004 after
Hudson Bros, won the bid for
the contract in November 2003.
Demolition of the building
began in 2002.
Steve Atkinson, project man-
ager of ECU'S Facilities Engineer-
ing and Architectural Services,
said the most daunting task
during renovation of the build-
ing was installing new equipment
for the updated labs and working
through the concrete pillars.
He said the difficulty will
pay off when the new building
Is completed.
"It has everything from before
and more said Atkinson.
Flanagan will be used by
a variety of different depart-
ments including geology, coastal
resources management, anthro-
pology and archaeology. It will
also be the temporary home of
the financial aid services because
of a new renovation project of the
Old Cafeteria Complex, which
will begin in the near future.
With the geology depart-
ment moving into Flanagan, it
will retain some of its history
since it was used primarily as a
science building throughout its
history before the renovation of
the building.
The total cost of the project
was $13.9 million, which came
from bond revenue.
Included in the cost of the
project were the expenses of
demolition, design, new equip-
ment and furniture.
Atkinson is currently in the
process of moving the offices of a
variety of different departments.
"I'm getting together a
moving package of all the depart-
ments that are going into the
new building Atkinson said.
Once this step is completed,
Atkinson said a bidding process
will take place between moving
companies to determine who will
be moving all the furniture and
equipment into the building.
The design of the building
was drawn up by a partnership of
BJLES and BJAC, the engineering
work was done by Newcumbe
Boyd and the civil work was done
by Kimley-Horn.
The Flanagan building is
located in between the Bate
building and the Student Health
Services building.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor in Chief
THURSDAY December 9, 2004
Our View
TEC congratulates seniors
It is amazing that yet another year is coming to
an end and some students will soon be pack-
ing their bags to head home while others will
simply be taking a much-needed break.
Regardless, some things always remain the
same. An entire segment of the current student
population will no longer be considered stu-
dents at ECU, but forever known as alumni.
TEC would like to take the opportunity to
congratulate those graduating seniors who
have contributed to this university in one way
or another.
We wish you the best of luck in your future
endeavors and may the education that you
received here guide you through your career
path as well as life.
To think the university has changed so much
this past year. A new athletic director was hired,
Head Coach John Thompson was forced
to resign and Skip Holtz was hired to take
his place. Construction littered the campus,
bringing renovations and a better ECU to
Greenville.
As German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
once said, "What doesn't kill us makes us stron-
ger Although the future of the ECU community
is unsure, we do believe that past blunders will
only help to make our university a stronger,
more reputable environment.
Over the past year, TEC has also experienced
many changes. We have worked hard to bring
you the most relevant and timely news pos-
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has changed and yet we have come back to a
common place - commencement. Congratula-
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Opinion Columnist
Christmas cannot come fast enough
Let us return to the true
meaning of the season
PETER KALAJIAN
STAFF WRITER
Something happened to me the
other day, and I was very curious to
conclude whether the problem was
with me, or if some of my fellow
academia had experienced the same
phenomenon. The incident itself was
small and innocuous, something that
could easily have been overlooked, but
I was so mind-numbingly bored with
my studies at that particular moment
that I noticed it, quite distinctly.
I was sitting in the library, strug-
gling mightily to maintain focus on
what I was doing and I looked at my
watch, something I do so often at this
point in my life I should be able to tell
the time internally. Right then, it hap-
pened. Now, this may sound strange,
even unbelievable, but the minute hand
on my watch actually went backward.
It was as if time was passing so slowly
that just to taunt me, time momentarily
' reversed. I have no idea if it even hap-
pened, but it is a phenomenon which
has plagued me ever since I was in
school and could look forward to one,
shining, glorious moment: Christmas
Day. After the little mix-up with the
time, I sealed myself to calmly complete
my assigned tasks and move myself
that much closer to Dec. 25, at approxi-
mately 10 a.m. in the morning.
Christmas is a fascinating holiday,
from every angle. A day of holiness
for Christians around the world, a day
of cigar smoking and money count-
ing for corporate executives and pine
tree farmers around the country and
generally a day of good cheer for
everyone. But there are some serious
concerns.
My lovely girlfriend, who is about
to make this Christmas one of my hap-
piest ever, recently told me something I
found both alarming and highly under-
standable. She hates Christmas. My
response was instinctive, "The hell you
say, my love but she was completely
serious.
Some people associate the holidays
with family gatherings, that black
sheep,uncle who somehow keeps
getting invited to dinner and always
drinks too much eggnog or your obnox-
ious cousins you are only subjected to
once a year. Others, with the joy of
giving and that good old Christmas
feeling. But there is a large portion of
this nation who thinks of Christmas in
different terms. To these people, Christ-
mas can be a time of great depression,
cold weather and bad traffic. Christmas
has become such an ingrained part of
pop culture that the emphasis has been,
for some time, commerce and money.
Businesses all over this nation salivate
at the very mention of the words,
"Christmas season not because they
can't wait to get home from the office
and spend time with their kids, but
because they are fantasizing about how
much money they will be able to pocket
from the American public.
I am not a religious person, quite
the contrary, but I certainly recognize
the significance of the holiday for those
people who do consider themselves
Christians. I would love to see one of
two possible events take place - either
we refocus the whole idea of Christmas
away from useless gifts and expensive
bobbles and toward some level of
human compassion, or the entire coun-
try should worship the Christian God
like there is no tomorrow. Those were
the original ideas, and that is what we
need to get back to.
Now, I have no intention, today or
any day, of worshipping along Chris-
tian lines, nor do 1 imagine it would
be possible to gather the entire nation
for one day of prayer, so regretfully,
I must reject "worship,the Christian
God like there is no tomorrow" on its
very face.
That leaves us only one option.
Let us, as a people, return to what
Christmas should be. If you happen
to walk past a homeless person this
holiday season, no matter what your
Republican instincts may tell you,
leave them a dollar or give them
some food.
Instead of buying gifts for everyone,
paint them a portrait or write them a
poem (no, you do not have to be a poet
to choose this option). Do something
that says, "I love you and am think-
ing about you all the time instead
of, "man, that line at Circuit City was
really long and this gift was extremely
expensive
Say "Merry Christmas" to frazzled
shop keepers and apologize if you bump
into someone. Your contributions may
help all of those people out there who
hate Christmas come to their senses.
Make them forget about the unpleas-
antness that can accompany the holi-
days and remember the joy. With that,
you have made a difference. For myself,
I wish just one thing this Christmas
season. You may want that expensive
DVD player or new Playstation game,
but me, I require but one small morsel:
Peace on Earth and good will toward
men. It may be a bit lofty, but with
your help, I think we can pull it off,
together. All other considerations aside,
being with "mi Vida" and not being in
school can never be a bad thing. Merry
Christmas.
In My Opinion
Raising minimum wage would be morally right to do
KRT � The minimum wage vic-
tories in Florida and Nevada are a
political neon sign blinking brightly
at Democrats.
Although these two states favored
President Bush on Nov. 2, voters over-
whelmingly approved ballot measures
to raise the minimum wage by one
dollar in both states - to $6.15 an hour.
In Florida, even though Bush beat
Sen. John Kerry by 381,000 votes, voters
favored the minimum-wage Increase by
3.1 million votes - a 71 percent to 29
percent margin.
In Nevada, Bush narrowly beat
Kerry by 21,500 votes, but citizens
backed the wage boost by 293,328 votes
- a 68 percent to 32 percent margin.
Many middle-class voters supported
the wage boost.
What's more, the measures won
in every county in both states. For
example, in conservative Escambia
and Santa Rosa counties in the Florida
Panhandle, where military bases and
retired military veterans dominate the
political culture, more than two-thirds
of voters favored the wage boost.
Surprisingly, Kerry, who supported
raising the federal minimum wage to $7
an hour, ignored the issue during his
campaign in Florida, which could have
helped him gain more votes.
It is imperative that Democrats
start a nationwide debate that frames
economic justice as a moral issue. Not
only would this be the right thing to
do, it could also be a winning electoral
issue. This could help Democrats beat
vulnerable Republicans in key Senate
and congressional races in 2006.
By doing so, they might not only
increase turnout among the urban poor
but also reach some of the church-going
white Protestants who live barely above
the poverty line but give their votes
to Republicans.
Lefi put the president and his con-
gressional allies, who gave the richest
Americans a huge tax break, in the
position of explaining how a nurse's
aide with two kids can raise a family
on $5.15 per hour or why a worker
in a poultry plant doesn't deserve a
wage boost.
The conventional wisdom says
that Bush won a second term by
defending the moral values derived
from traditional religious teachings.
But many major religious denomina-
tions support raising the minimum
wage. The U.S. Conference of Catho-
lic Bishops says that Catholic social
teaching regards work as a reflection
of our human dignity, and that pov-
erty wages are an affront to Individual
self-respect.
Congress, which has given itself a
cost-of-living pay raise for the last five
years in a row, has allowed the federal
minimum wage to lose its purchasing
power. Minimum-wage workers today
are worse off now than they have been
in decades. The last increase In the fed-
eral minimum wage (to $5.15) was in
1997. That figure is the equivalent to a
full-time salary of $10,700 a year.
At its peak in 1968, the minimum
wage was worth the equivalent of more
than $7 an hour today. That was also
the last year that the minimum wage
was above the nation's poverty line.
If the federal minimum wage were
increased to just $7 an hour, at least
7.4 million workers would receive a
wage boost.
If the minimum wage were pegged
at $9.50, which is the federal poverty
standard, millions more would be lifted
out of poverty.
The largest group of beneficiaries
would be children, whose parents
would have more money for rent, food,
clothing and other basic necessities.
Business leaders claim that raising
the minimum wage will destroy jobs and
hurt small businesses. But the evidence
- based on studies of the effects of past
increases in the federal and state mini-
mum-wage levels - shows otherwise.
In fact, many employers would
actually gain by absorbing the increase
through decreased absenteeism, lower
recruiting and training costs, higher
productivity and increased worker
morale.
And because the working poor
spend most of what they earn, every
penny of a potential minimum-wage
increase would go back Into the econ-
omy, increasing consumer demand.
Pirate Rants
Why do so many Pirates have
to rant about alcohol? Nobody
likes to hire an alcoholic, so
choose wisely - graduation isn't
that far off.
Airlines need to get more
organized during the holidays.
Either that, or they need to make
some bigger airplanes for those
busy times. The tremendous
back up of flight delays is not
satisfactory.
I see a lot of faculty members
having end-of-semester parties
in faculty lounges. Hey, we pay
your salaries, bring us some deli-
cious treats.
How many times can one
female fix her ponytail in a
45-minute class? Endless. What
is the point of this obsessive-
compulsive behavior of taking
the rubber band off, putting it
on, fixing your bangs, taking the
rubber band off, putting it on,
fixing the bangs again? It drives
me crazy especially when I sit
behind you and your dander falls
all over my desk.
For the love of God, stop
volunteering to bring green bean
casserole to the departmental
holiday parties. The mess is nasty.
Undercooked beans, dumped on
canned fried onions, and drip-
ping in cream of mushroom soup,
just stop.
It seems every time my study
group and I are looking for a
group study room in Joyner, half
of the rooms are occupied by
only one person. You don't need
a whole room to yourself - be
respectful. And to make things
worse, I've seen people sleeping
in study room many times. It
is a "Group Study Room" and
is intended for groups who are
awake.
Thank you TEC, for keep-
ing up the sexist attitudes in
today's society. I'm talking about
the column in Dec. 7 issue asking
students whether we think Skip
Holtz is a good fit for our uni-
versity. You only asked male
students for their opinion. What?
Are lady Pirates not allowed
to have an opinion on the
coaching staff, or sports for that
matter? While I know most of
us don't care, others of us really
do. And by the way, I think Skip
Holtz will do an excellent job.
Go Pirates
This rant is in reference to
the person who had something
to say about those of us who are
still wearing sandals. I'll talk to
you like I talk to the first grad-
ers I am interning with. Is it
hurting you? I think not, so get
over it. I happen to like open-toe
shoes and enjoy showing off my
manicured toes. So if I choose to
do this when it is cold outside,
then it wil be my feet freezing,
not yours.
Today we salute you, stressed
out college student during exam
week. As you sit in your lonely
cubicle in the library, doped up
on Starbucks and Adderall, you
think to yourself, "am I ever
going to need to know this stuff
in life?" The distractions are
tempting, and you have suddenly
diagnosed yourself with ADD,
along with advanced schizophre-
nia with involuntary narcissistic
rage. I'm sure by now you know
exactly what everyone is doing
because you have checked your
buddy list 800 times. Christmas
break is just days away, and
your Prozac prescription will
be in tomorrow. So crack open
an ice cold Bud Light after that
last exam, because for most of
us, Christmas will be spent in
rehab.
If you want to complain
about the shortcomings of TEC,
go and get an application and
work there yourself.
School is almost over and I've
almost finished exams, for once,
there is absolutely nothing to
rant about - life is good.
To the ranter who told me
to go back up north: I'm from
further south than this state
(Georgia) and it's a beanie, NOT
a toboggan.
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 editoretheeastcarolinian.
com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and
brevity.
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Page B1 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 ROBBIE DERR Features Editor CAROLYN SCANDunn Assistant Features Editor
THURSDAY December 9, 2004
Announcements:
The Wlnterville Annual Christmas
Parade will be held in Downtown
Wlnterville Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2
p.m. This annual holiday event
is sponsored by the Town of
Wlnterville and will feature a down
home feel. For more information,
call 756-6038.
The annual Farmville Christmas
Parade will be held in Downtown
Farmville Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10
a.m. This event is sponsored by
the Farmville Area Chamber of
Commerce. Patrons will have the
opportunity to have breakfast with
Santa at First Christian Church
on 201 South Main St. before the
big Christmas parade. For more
information, call 753-4670.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. there will
be a Salsa Dance in the Willis
Building. This event is sponsored
by the Folk Arts Society of
Greenville and the ECU Folk and
Country Dancers. There will be a
dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. and the
dance will start at 8 p.m. For more
information, call 752-7350.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. the
Kiss Christmas Comedy Jam
4 will be held at the Greenville
Convention Center. This event,
which is sponsored by Kiss
FM 102, will feature the best of
BET with TP Hearn, Hope Flood,
Redbone, Jay Lamont and Darren
DS Sanders. Doors will open at
7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show time.
General admission Is $20 and VIP
advance tickets are $30. Tickets
are available at all ABC Phones
locations and online at KISS102.
com. For other information, call
321-7671.
The U. S. Amateur Ballroom
Dancers Association will be
sponsoring Ballroom Dancing on
Christmas from 7:30 p.m. -11 p.m.
at the Willis Building. The evening
will begin with free samba and
merengue lessons followed by
dancing and refreshments. For
more Information, call 321-3809.
Weekly Recipe:
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Calypso Popcorn
Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter or
margarine
14 teaspoon curry powder
14 teaspoon ground ginger
14 teaspoon ground cumin
18 teaspoon ground allspice
18 teaspoon ground red
pepper
4 cups popped popcorn
1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
12 cup mixed dried fruit bits
Directions:
1. Cook and stir butter or
margarine, curry powder, ginger,
cumin, allspice and red pepper
in a small saucepan until butter
or margarine melts. Cook and stir
1 minute more.
2. Combine popcorn, peanuts,
and dried fruit bits in a large
mixing bowl. Drizzle butter or
margarine mixture over popcorn
mixture, tossing gently to coat
evenly. Makes 5-12 cups.
Grilled Chocolate-Raspberry
Burritos
Ingredients:
4 8-to 9-Inch flour tortillas
1 cup semlsweet chocolate
pieces
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons sugar
12 teaspoons ground
cinnamon
Directions:
1. Stack the tortillas and wrap in a
piece of foil - grill over medium-
low heat about 5 minutes or until
warm and pliable, turning packet
once. Or, wrap the tortilla stack
in microwave-safe paper towels
instead of foil - microwave on
100 percent power (high) for 20
to 40 seconds or until tortillas are
warm and pliable
2. Sprinkle 14 cup each of
the chocolate pieces and the
raspberries in the center of each
tortilla - fold in sides and roll
up. Brush burritos with half of
the melted butter. Grill burritos
on the rack of an uncovered
grill directly over medium-low
heat about 3 minutes or until
the tortillas begin to show grill
marks and the chocolate Is
melted, turning once. Transfer to
a serving platter. Brush tortillas
with remaining melted butter. In
a small bowl combine the sugar
and cinnamon - sprinkle over
the burritos. Serve Immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Stars take unusual approach in naming children
Strange name
game epidemic hits
Hollywood this year
KYLE BILLINGS
STAFF WRITER
Actors have always been
known for their ability to create
and innovate certain characters
that capture focus and attention.
A trend among Hollywood's elite
unveils the apparent transition
from the stage to the choosing
of a baby name. These names
certainly do attract focus and
discussion. Recently, one of the
most beloved actresses of our
time, Julia Roberts, with hubby
Danny Moder, celebrated the
birth of twins Phinnaeus Walter
and Hazel Patricia. Actors David
Arquette and Courtney Cox
made waves after naming their
daughter Coco Riley. Pamela
Remond Satran, co-author of
eight baby-naming books, told
USA Today that, "Like Madonna
or Oprah, there is a feeling in
that community that to have a
singular name is to be a star The
Moders and the Arquettes are not
alone in the strange and unusual
baby name department.
The unique and unusual
names are highly fashionable
these days, with most celebrities
often opting for something that
stands out. Will Ferrell and wife
Viveca Paulin go "old school"
in naming their son Magnus.
Other names include: Piper Maru
(Gillian Anderson and Clyde
Klotz), Indiana August (Casey
Affleck and Summer Phoenix),
Enzo (Patricia Arquette and Paul
Rossi), Ireland (Kim Basingerand
Alec Baldwin), Sonora Rose and
Calico Dashiell (Alice Cooper
and Sheryl), Lily-Rose Melody
(Johnny Depp and Vanessa Para-
dis). The strangest name award
undoubtedly belongs to Mia
Farrow for a lifetime of oddities,
whose children's names include
the boys: Isaiah, Gabriel Wilk,
Matthew Phineas, Sascha Villiers,
Fletcher, Satchel (Seamus), and
Moses Amadeus. Her girls bear (in
the truest sense of the word) the
names Keili-Shea, Tarn, Dylan,
Soon-Yi, Lark Song and Summer
Song. These creative, and appar-
ently trendsetting, compilations
are the product of both former
husbands Andre Previn and
Woody Allen imaginations.
Twins were apparently a trend
for celebrities this year, and they
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1. Shrek 2 - DreamWorks $441
2. Spider-Man 2 - Sony $373
3. The Passion of the Christ - Newmarket
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5. The Incredibles - Buena Vista $214
6. The Day After Tomonow - Fox $186
7. The Bourne Supremacy - Universal $175
8. Shark Tale - DreamWorks $158
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10. Troy - Warner Bros. $133
As of press time Million
Top 10 Rock Albums
1. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2. Creed - Greatest Hits A
3. Nirvana - With the Lights Out
4. Green Day - American Idiot
5. Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any
6. Swltchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown
7. Pearl Jam - rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003
8. Good Charlotte - The Chronicles of Life and Death
9. Korn - Greatest Hits Vol. 1
10. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
Greatest hits, greatest misses of year
Rock albums soared in
year for of ups, downs
KRISTIN MURNANE
STAFF WRITER
With many artists lacking
originality, time or band mem-
bers, 2004 proved to be the year
of the Greatest Hits collections.
Bands such as Creed, 311, Pearl
Jam, Korn, Marilyn Manson
and Everclear have all released
albums of the sort in the last 12
months and many of these are
still grazing the top of the rock
charts at the year's end. This was
also the time where the quantity
of albums sold didn't necessarily
equal musical quality.
Let us begin with U2's latest
release How to Dismantle an Atomic
Bomb. U2 is a legendary rock band
that has always been familiar with
the top spot on the music charts.
Their 2000 release All That You
Can't Leave Behind was one of the
band's greatest achievements,
earning them a Grammy, but their
new release shows no such great-
ness. Although once again at the
number one spot on Billboard's
charts, selling over 840,000 copies
in the first week of sales, Bono
doesn't exactly show musical
genius through the album's first
single, "Vertigo With lyrics that
go "Uno, dos, tres, catorce which
translates to "One, two, three,
fourteen in English for those
who are not familiar with Spanish,
followed by Bono saying the word
"yeah" about ten times in a row,
this wouldn't exactly qualify as
outstanding songwriting.
On a higher note, pop-punk
rockers Green Day made a much
welcomed return to the music
scene with their release American
Idiot. Although this is their most
politically charged recording to
date (even more so than their
previous release, Warning), Green
Day still has the same in-your-
face style that has placed them
at the top of the punk rock world
for over a decade. This self-pro-
claimed "polished punk opera" is
a creative mix of varying tempo
changes, unique melodies, and
contains a general theme preach-
ing that people should learn to
think for themselves.
Other musical highs came
from Goth legends, The Cure
and emo-punk rockers, Taking
Back Sunday. The Cure's self-
titled release showed that Robert
Smith is still as passionate about
music as he was over 20 years ago.
Although their single "The End
of the World" is arguably one of
the worst songs on the album,
they delivered with "Lost
"Labyrinth" and the bouncy "(I
Don't Know What's Going) On
Taking Back Sunday's
sophomore release Where You
Want to Be is an impressive
follow-up to their 2002 album,
Tell All Your Friends. After singer-
guitarist John Nolan and bassist
Shaun Cooper left the band,
many feared the end of TBS
altogether. With the addition
of Fred Mascherino and Matt
Rubano, their more mature musi-
cal style is a perfect match for
front-man Adam Lazzara. The
first single off the album, "A
Decade Under the Influence"
was instantly a fan favorite as it
became frequently seen on MTV's
after school show "Total Request
Live Lazzara has once again
put his soul on the line for all
to see, and although this record
does have its share of ups and
downs, this shows a successful
new beginning for the New York
rockers.
In 2004, more TRL familiar
pop-punk bands Sum 41, Simple
Plan, Good Charlotte and New
Found Glory released new albums
as well.
What will 2005 have in store
for rock fans? Look for new
releases from hardcoreemo band
Finch, the quirky Presidents of
the United States of America,
Weezer, The Get Up Kids, Beck,
plus many more.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
Hottest movies of 2004,
giant blockbusters,
star-studded sequels
LISA TUMBARELLO
SENIOR WRITER
Not every movie that hit
the big screen this year was
a sequel, but they sure man-
aged to infest the box office
anyway. 2004 cinema was a
year of hard criticism, high
grosses and big surprises from
small movies.
First and foremost was the
take over of summer sequels.
Four of the top 10 grossing
movies for 2004 are sequels.
Shrek 2 and Spider-Man 2
respectively rank first and
second on the top 10 list.
Other sequels, Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban
and The Bourne Supremacy
also ranked in the top 10 for
2004.
Shrek 2 was this year's
heavy hitter grossing $441
million in the United States
alone. People all over the
world just couldn't get enough
of the donkey-toting-big-
green ogre - perhaps that's
why it grossed over $849
million at box offices around
the world. DreamWorks hit a
home run in 2001 with their
release of Shrek which ranked
third at box offices across the
United States.
Spider-Man 2, produced
by Sony, was able to hold its
own among deranged octo-
pus machines and giving up
the power of the web pro-
duction. Although not able
to outshine its predecessor
Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 was
still able to fly high at the
box office grossing $373 mil-
lion in the United States and
$772 million at box offices
around the world.
Harry Potter was able to
do a bit of magic at the box
office yet again. J.K. Rowling's
imaginative children's tale of
wizardry experiences was back
in its third Installment on the
big screen. Harry Potter and
the Prisoner of Azkaban ranked
fourth on the top 10 list and
managed to rake in $249
million at United States box
offices and over $786 million
world-wide.
The Bourne Supremacy, our
final sequel gracing the top 10
list, brought audiences back
to the heart-racing-action-
packed life of Jason Bourne,
former assassin. This second
installment of thrills grossed
over $175 million at United
States box offices.
Although these sequels are
not some of the top grossing
movies of 2004, The Whole Ten
Yards, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Chroni-
cles ofRiddick and Bridget Jones
Diary 2: The Edge of Reason,
they all equally contributed to
the sequel craze of 2004.
In addition to all the second
servings of cinema this year,
movie goers plates were also
packed full of heaping side
dishes of blockbuster favor-
ites. Drama, animation and
action blockbusters topped
the charts this year.
Perhaps the biggest sur-
prise of the year was the
unexpected success of direc-
tor Mel Gibson's controversial
portrayal of the crucifixion
of Christ in, The Passion of
the Christ.
Mounds of negative pub-
licity fueled the public's
curiosity about all the hype.
America's response made The
Passion of the Christ the third
most grossing movie of 2004.
In the United States, Passion
took in $370 million and
grossed nearly $605 million
worldwide.
Another controversial
film of 2004 includes Fahren-
heit 911. Michael Moore was
back to his usual antics this
time taking aim at the Bush
Administration and the war
in Iraq. The documentary
drew audiences from both
sides of the spectrum.
This year's Memorial Day
weekend action-thriller block-
buster, The Day After Tomor-
row, was jam-packed with
world-ending natural disaster
fun. Those that managed to
survive the earth shattering
storms contributed to the $196
million that the movie earned
at United States box offices.
The recently released Disney-
Pixar film, The Incredibles has
already soared at the box office.
Disney-Pixar has been respon-
sible for other box-office-bust-
ing pictures such as Toy Story,
Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Monsters
Inc. and last year mega-hit,
Finding Nemo. So far this year,
The Incredibles is ranked fifth on
the top 10-grossing list having
already taken in over $214
million in the United States. Since
the movie is still in release at
box-offices across the
country, it's likely it will surpass
see SEQUELS page B2
Good enough for TV, but is it good enough for you?
Fall television shows
ANGEL GONZALEZ
STAFF WRITER
This year's fall line up was
almost just like any other: New
reality shows, new game shows
to be syndicated on PaxTV and
FX when finished, new shows
wanting to be reality shows but
are scripted, and of course the
occasional perverted adult car-
toon put on Network TV.
Most of these shows are
always mediocre at best, yet a
lot of them tend to make it to a
second or third season, some of
them don't even make it through
the first season. Sometimes it's
the network's fault for putting a
great show on at the wrong time,
causing cancellations.
There are always, as well,
some shows that are pretty good
and have some sort of potential
to succeed. While "Friends" is no
longer showing new episodes, its
NBC spin-off, "Joey featuring
Matt LeBlanc, is carrying on the
"Friends" tradition.
When "Friends" ended, "Joey"
ended up taking its timeslot,
Thursdaysat 8 p.m only to receive
the same fan base in ratings.
The vague premise of the
show: Joey goes to Hollywood
after his original show ends, to
pursue an acting career while
meeting up with his sister and
her 20-year old son. All of these
elements leave the show open to
many possibilities.
So what action show can pos-
sibly be so great and not feature
sex-crazed fat-guy police officers?
Better yet, show graphic depic-
tions explaining why the dead
guy actually killed his neighbor
next door. Wait there is one,
ABC's "Lost
Apparently, this show has
uninjured, demographically
perfect stars that crash land their
airliner on a deserted island and
go all sci-fi by avoiding a people-
eating monster, then go all issue-
based by adding minorities pre-
judging other minorities. Then
just when the cliched plot gets so
intense, there's a plot twist. And
the bad guy just so obviously hap-
pens to be the handsome, scruffy-
looking chain smoker.
In the reality show depart-
ment, animation, the proper term
for cartoons not for kids, spoofs
tend to take the reign over this
ever-growing genre of Primetime
TV. And who would have thought
that "Blind Date" would evolve
into "Joe Millionaire" and "The
Bachelor
Comedy Central's "Drawn
Together" makes fun of other
shows so badly, that critics unani-
mously gave the show terrible
reviews, as did its viewers. Yet,
something compels us every week
to want to know what happened
in last-week's episode.
Definitely controversial,
overly absurd and definitely
funny when watched around the
right group of people, this show
definitely can go both ways of
being cancelled or making it to a
second season.
If Hollywood is to make some-
thing totally new and original
instead of an old subject with a
new concept, they had best get
on the ball. Lackluster new shows
seem to have been losing a loyal
network audience with repetitive
shows they have already seen.
If these shows continue to
bring in the ratings and the
money, this country will defi-
nitely have lost its sense of cre-
ativity on Primetime television.
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R&B music entering new era
New artists bring their
own muses to music
JASON A. FREEMAN
STAFF WRITER
While R&B seems to be indel-
- ibly linked to hip-hop in the
charts as well as the minds of
mainstream music fans, there
have been some notable R&B
hits that can stand up on their
own. 2004 has been a year when
I new artists have ventured into
uncharted territory and old
favorites have reinvented them-
selves, R&B has become a force
alongside pop and rap and is
riding on the shoulders of some
talented singers.
Usher made his Confessions
this year and dominated the
charts for the past 37 weeks
holding steady in the top 10.
Destiny's Child reconstituted
and reinvented themselves with
their new album Destiny Fulfilled.
The veteran group is making its
way, this time with the help of
hip-hop artists.
"American Idol" has, surpris-
ingly, profoundly affected the
&B charts. The introduction of
both Ruben Studdard with his
album Need an Angel and this
year's winner Fantasia with her
album Free Yourself has made the
show a potential stop for many
up and coming R&B vocalists.
Alicia Keys continued to be
a shining star in the world of
R&B and music In general with
her sophomore album Diary of
Alicia Keys. Her latest video for
the single "Karma" shows how
she has become a worldwide
phenomenon. Possibly her talent
can elevate R&B music to the
artistry and appreciation reserved
for other more "established"
genres.
The inclusion of Ray Charles'
new album Genius Love Company
and many of his own works on
the soundtrack from the move
Ray on R&BHip-IIop charts
seems a bit odd, but the qual-
ity of the music begs it to be
included somewhere so if R&B
is the category then these have
to be two of the premiere R&B
works of 2004.
New artists blazing trails
include Akon, who's new album
Trouble attempts to mix hip-hop
experiences with melodic R&B.
Akon's first single "Locked Up
featuring rapper Styles P made
a statement that was heard for
several weeks. John Legend
introduced himself alongside
Kanye West and Slum Village on
the track "Selfish His debut
album Get Lifted looks like it
may be another unique spot In a
cookie-cutter world.
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Being the true residents of
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THURSDAY December 9, 2004
Sox Slay
Bambino
Boston finally
reverses the curse
ROBERT LEONARD
STAFF WRITER
Normally when I play
poker with the boys, the TV
Is )ust on - no one really pays
attention to it. But on Oct.
27 at 11:14 p.m. of this year,
the Cards weren't being dealt
- they were getting beat.
Everyone at the table turned
to watch a moment that will
be replayed over and over In
every Boston fan's mind. And
this time, it won't be a ground
ball dribbling through Bill
Buckner's legs.
Instead, it was Keith Foulke
who fittingly fielded a ground
ball and threw Edger Renterla
out at first to close out one of
the most memorable playoff
tuns in sports history.
Not only was this the
last play of the 2004 World
Series, but also it ended the
famous "curse of the Bam-
bino Finally, after 86 years,
the Boston Red Sox were world
champs again. The magical
moment took place in homes
across the country, especially
In New York.
It must have been hard for
New York fans to watch the
game that night but their pain
was small in comparison to
Red Sox maniacs. The Yankees
had dominated the Sox for the
first three games of the ALCS
and much the past 86 years.
The "Curse of the Bam-
bino" started when Babe Ruth
was traded from the Red Sox
to the Yankees In 1918. The
two bitter rivals would be
linked by this single trade for
what seemed an eternity.
After losing the 2003
World Series, the Yankees
were determined to get back
on top of the baseball world.
They signed ace Kevin Brown.
They picked up Gary Shef-
field from free agency. After
it looked like Alex Rodriguez
was going to the Red Sox,
the Yankees made the trade
for him.
Everything was going the ,
way of the Yankees. Their
batting order looked like the
American League All-Star
Team, and it almost was.
Every- night, pitchers from
around the league would
have to face the likes of A-
Rod, Derek Jeter, Gary Shef-
field, Bernle Williams, Jason
Giambi, Hideki Matsui and
Jorge Posada - one after the
other. Over and over.
It looked like the curse
would continue to the 87th
year after the Yankees grabbed
A-Rod. But the Red Sox had
something up their sleeves.
In a trade with the Diamond-
backs, the Red Sox were able
to get Cy Young winner Curt
Schilling. While the Sox never
admitted it, everyone knew he
was brought in to pitch against
the Yankees in the ALCS.
Just as everyone expected,
the Yankees won the AL East
and the Red Sox grabbed the
wild card spot. After both
teams won their opening
series, the match-up was set.
We all know what hap-
pened the last time these two
teams met in the playoffs.
Pedro Martinez and Don
Zimmer had a fight that only
Ron Artest could be proud of
and Aaron Boone hit a shot in
the seventh game to extend
the seemingly eternal curse.
After the Yankees defeated
Schilling, Pedro and Cy Young
winner Derek Lowe In three
straight games, everyone gave
up hope. Everyone but the Red
Sox that is.
They kept the series alive
in game four. Then they
extended It to a sixth game.
Then they became the first
team ever to force a game
seven after being down 3-0.
Game Seven was a chance
for the Red Sox to make his-
tory in baseball by being the
first team ever to win a series
'Interim University' no longer
Ballard, Holland instill
new pride in Pirate
athletic programs
ERIC QILMORE
STAFF WRITER
During the last year or so,
many of supporters and outsid-
ers of ECU preferred the name
"Interim University I can't
blame them. ECU's most nota-
ble interims were the Chan-
cellor (Bill Shelton), Athletic
Director (Nick Floyd), and even
the Director or Media Relations
(Jody Jones).
When Steve Ballard was hired
as the chancellor in the middle
of the last academic school year,
he set a plan to change "Interim
University" into an institution
that has foundation. After the
foundation would be built, Bal-
lard understood that ECU has
to be able to compete with other
universities on a national level.
Immediately when Ballard
came aboard at ECU, he set
publicly an agenda that would
take place during his first
100 days in office. Under Ran-
dolph Chitwood's vision of a
new Heart Center, on the agenda
was finding the right person for
athletic director.
Previous to Ballard's arrival
on campus, a search com-
mittee of selected personnel
had narrowed through numer-
ous candidates. The original
search committee listed person-
ality traits and visions for what
a top-flight athletic director
should have.
Many of those traits were
very similar to Dave Hart, Jr a
visionary athletic director for
ECU now at Florida State. Hart
helped to secure a national tele-
vision package for then-indepen-
dently affiliated ECU, an unheard
of marketing move at that time.
Hart spent 12 years at ECU, from
1983 to 1995, and brought the
Holland and Holtz will work together in the coming years in order to put ECU football back on the national radar.
program to new heights.
In conjunction with Ballard's
arrival to campus, Ballard was
ready to announce Hart's son
Rick to the athletic director post.
Rick Hart, only 31-years-old at
the time had little experience
and was serving as an assistant
AD at Oklahoma. Ballard's near
announcement created a huge
upheaval, forcing the incoming
chancellor to think twice.
To Ballard's credit, he listened
to the pulse of the Pirate Nation.
He then, created a seven-member
task force to confer with himself
for the new hire. Ironically, one
of the illustrious members was
now ex-head football coach John
Thompson. Ballard upset with
the lack of star power among
the candidates pooled by the
task force, hired Chuck Neinas
as a consultant. Neinas is highly
respected and a consultant is
commonplace in AD hires. How-
ever, Ballard alienated some
members of the original search
committee and task force for
ignoring their efforts.
Well, until Terry Holland was
named to the post. The Pirate
Nation finally found a captain
for a ship that had been lost at
sea for years. Holland, a classy
individual with years of experi-
ence and endless connections
was signed to a five-year deal
which would serve as a last
hurrah for the legendary basket-
ball coach's career.
I In! I.ii id came on board offi-
cially Oct. 1, awkwardly in the
middle of the football season.
The ex-Clinton native saw ECU
lose repeatedly and the seats
become emptier and emptier
over the course of the season.
Holland understood the athletic
department's budget depends on
the success of the football team.
Holland's goal of achieving a
better conference situation was
hindered by ECU's 3-20 record
during the two past seasons.
Holland made a tough and
controversial decision to the
direction of ECU football on
Nov. 16. He and Ballard forced
second-year coach Thompson to
resign. The message was purely
business, a matter of wins and
see ECU page 85
Woods gives up number one to Vijay
see SOX page 85
Singh
Tiger struggles to find
identity on course
after relinquishing lead
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
Fame is nice. Fame gets you
money, women and if you just
so happen to be an athlete, your
name in video games. Thou-
sands of professional and college
athletes around the country
participate in these video games,
especially the ones that dawn
their number or have their name
tattooed on the Jersey.
Some athletes are even lucky
enough to get their own video
game, like Tiger Woods himself.
With almost all his abilities
completely maxed out in the
� game, Tiger and Sunday Tiger
were both designed to be the
best. I mean, he deserves it.
The man Is the number one
golfer in the world, right?
Until Labor Day
weekend of this year, Woods
held the coveted number one
for a record 264 consecutive
weeks. In that weekend, Vijay
Singh fired a 16 under par for
the tourney, three strokes better
than Woods, but more
importantly, he locked up the
number one spot, a first by any
other player than Tiger since
1999.
"It feels great. I can't wait
to celebrate said Singh in an
interview with the BBC.
Singh's 2004 performance
included nine total tour
wins highlighted by his tri-
umph in a playoff at the PGA
Championship against Chris
DiMarco and Justin Leonard.
Singh also became the first
golfer in history to earn more
than $10 million in one calen-
der year as well.
It would take a historic
season like the one Singh had
this year to overtake Tiger, but
Woods was not so down at the
thought of falling to number
two in the entire world.
"I've had a good run said
Woods.
"But being number two isn't
too bad, is it?
Apparently however, Woods
isn't so satisfied with being
number two after all. Woods
real life slump has caromed
over into his virtual life and has
forced Tiger to make one of the
toughest decisions he has ever
had to make: giving up playing
as himself. Tiger was previously
unbeaten in the 2004 version of
the game as he unlocked "Super
Tiger" within the first two weeks
of playing it. Eventually though,
Tiger became fed up with Vir-
tual Tiger after he fired a 74 at
Bethpage Black, a course Woods
says he can shoot three to four
under par in real life.
Woods
"My buddy Cooter shot
26-under and there I was, with
Super Tiger in his Sunday Red
shirt, firing a 74.1 almost threw
the controller through the TV
screen Woods said in an inter-
view with sportsgoons.com.
Tiger had enough and
decided to make the switch. So
who would he choose?
"Last Saturday night
(Summer 2004) we came home
from the bar, and before we
could even get out of his Buick,
Tiger starts yelling 'I get to be
Vijay! I get to be Vijay said
friend Curtis Strange.
"Some of us wanted to be
Vijay too, but Tiger got to the
controller first. It's kind of
uncomfortable. None of us want
to play as Tiger either because of
how much he sucks right now.
Super Tiger's iron play is simply
atrocious. But one of us ends up
being him because we feel bad
for the guy
Woods virtual performances
have picked up since he made
the change to Singh, claiming
the Vijay is more accurate off
the tees, hits more greens in
regulation, putts better and has
a consistent demeanor, never
too high or too low.
"Plus, he wears one of those
old-school grandma visors that
make him look like he's all retro
or something Woods said.
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Bonds with the letters ZMA, a drug that Conte makes.
Bonds captures MVP
under cloud of suspicion
Testimony leaks, says
Bonds juiced
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Was there ever a doubt? For
the fourth time in many years
and the seventh time overall,
Barry Bonds was named the
National League MVP, capturing
24 of 32 first place votes, solidify-
ing himself as one of the greatest
players of all time.
The 40-year-old Bonds won
the balloting in a landslide,
with a comfortable 96-point
victory against Adrian Beltre,
who had a career season, enough
for six first place votes. Bonds'
407-point total was 160 more of
third place finisher Albert Pujols,
who had 247 points and a first
place vote.
In becoming the oldest player
to ever win the awaid, Bonds
season statistics resemble num-
bers of a 28-year-old in his prime.
Bonds led the NL in hitting
(.362), on-base percentage (.609),
slugging (.812) and times reached
base (376). He was second in runs
with 129 and although he only
had 373 at-bats, he still managed
fourth in home runs with 45.
Bonds completely obliterated
the major league record for walks
by drawing 232, 100 more than,
anyone else in baseball. He also
set a record for intentional passes
with 120, which is 52 more than
the old record.
Bonds' number of walks
is so gaudy, that if you were
to completely forget all of his
hits from this past season, he
would still have a higher on-
base percentage than that of
Florida Marlin outfielder Juan
Pierre, who led the league in hits.
In September, Bonds eclipsed
the 700 home run mark and fin-
ished with a total of 703. Bonds
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Woods
from page B3
Back in his real life
endeavors, when he is not
playing as Vijay, Woods has
started to slowly but surely break
out of his slump, some-
thing that became evi-
dent in last month's Dunlop
Phoenix Tournament as Tiger
won his first stroke play event of
the 2004 season.
Even more important, Woods
thinks recently he has had an
epiphany about his revamped
golf swing.
"I was here at Big Canyon
in California before the tour-
nament Woods said in an
interview with pgatour.com.
"I hit two shots that I felt
that's what Hank (Haney) has
been trying to get me to do
this entire time. It was easy to
replicate after that
Woods had a similar
encounter back in 1999 when
Butch Harmon was his coach
at the time. He was on the
range in Isleworth during
the month of May when he hit a
shot vhere "everything clicked
Woods dropped the club,
picked up his cell phone and
called Harmon.
"Butchy Woods said.
"I got it
Tiger went on to have one of
the most dominant stretches in
the history of golf winning eight
tournaments that year and nine
in 2000, including three out of
the four major championships.
So what can the average fan of
golf expect from Tiger in 2005?
Woods may not fire any 26 under
pars in a round, maybe not even
in a tournament.
However, Tiger, with his
uncanny ability to step up to
challenges, will not back down
from the one that Vijay has
presented to him in this past
season. Woods will return to
dominance next year, winning
two out of four majors and
regaining his title as the number
one player in the world.
Oh, by the way, he is
planning on switching back to
playing as himself on his video
game eventually.
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losses, which Holland stated In
a later press conference.
With ECU at a crossroads,
Holland was forced to act
quickly in hiring a new coach.
With 13 other institutions
changing coaches, the six-foot,
six-inch gentle giant needed
to find a coach that would
instill character and a winning
attitude into the program.
An incorrect hire would
splinter the ECU faithful even
more and could serve as a final
blow to a seemingly depressed
fan base.
Enter Skip Holtz. Hired less
than a week after the season
ended, Holtz appears to be the
hire Thompson wasn't. Both have
similar personality traits, but
different visions as to how to
achieve their goals. Holtz has
been into the fire before as a head
coach, unlike his predecessor.
Holtz's staff that he is currently
assembling is one that
will be top notch.
In less than a week at the
helm, Holtz understands the
foundation the ECU football
team was founded on. The son a
legend wants to find players that
are willing to play for the name
on the front of the jersey rather
than just receive a scholarship
and playing time.
Holtz's team is full of
experience and needs
maturity. If Holtz and his staff
can find the chip on the shoulder
attitude of the mid-to-late-1990s,
he can re-establish the prestige
of ECU football.
After all, that's the goal that
Ballard and Holland both have
in mind. If the dominoes fall in
place, a new conference could
be calling.
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sports@theeastcarolinian.com.
after being down 3-0, but more
importantly, a chance to get back
to the series.
Schilling was given the ball
for game seven. Nine months
earlier the Red Sox signed him
for this one moment, a chance to
beat those dreaded Yankees.
Schilling was magical as the
Bo Sox won the game 8-3.
History had been made, but
without the championship, his-
tory had not been changed yet.
Immediately, everyone's focus
turned to the 1986 World Series.
A ground ball hit a pebble and
went under the legs of first base-
man Bill Buckner in game six of
the 1986 series. The error cost
the Sox the title that year, as they
would lose game seven as well.
But that would not be the
case this time. The Red Sox met
the Cardinals in one of the worst
World Series' I have ever seen,
baseball wise. The American
League champs dominated the
Cardinals in four straight games,
winning the world champion-
ship on a simple ground ball.
It's almost ironic that a
ground ball ended it. A simple
ground ball out would have won
the title for the Sox in 86. It was
fitting that almost the same play
occurred to reverse the curse.
The curse of the Bambino
is now only a memory. Base-
ball fans will forever remember
the 2004 World Series - not
for the amazing home run hit
in the 7th game to win it, but
for the sighs of relief the entire
nation felt that cold October
night. It was felt everywhere
- from Boston, to poker tables
across the nation, and yes, even
in the Bronx.
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Bonds
from page B3
is expected to make a legitimate
run at Hank Aaron's all-time
home run record of 75S v the
end of next season.
The Giants outfielder has fin-
ished in the top five of the MVP
voting in 12 of the last IS seasons,
a mark that will likely never again
be surpassed.
With that said, are we witness-
ing greatness or just cheating at its'
highest level?
There may have never been a
doubt about Bonds' MVP status,
but doubt certainly creeps in
among the minds of many when
the issue of steroids arises.
The super slugger was publicly
accused last month of knowingly
using anabolic steroids, an accusa-
tion Bonds vehemently is denying.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports
Bonds told a federal grand jury
he didn't know he was using sub-
stances that were found to contain
steroids.
In the transcripts that included
Bonds' testimony, the MVP told
the grand jury last December he
used clear and cream substances
for arthritis that were given to him
by his personal strength trainer
during the 2003 season. Bonds
went on to say he was informed the
substances were flaxseed oil and a
rubbing balm for the aching areas.
The substances were supplied by
none other than BALCO, which is
the lab that has become infamous
over the past few months due to
their involvement in steroid cases
ranging from Marion Jones to Bill
Romanowski to Jason Giambi.
Rachel Vizcarra, Bonds' publi-
cist for the past 15 years and who
has worked extensively in the
entertainment public relations
realm, said in an interview with
The New York Times, "Barry will
be Barry
"There is no reason for him
to change and he won't change
said Vizcarra.
"Not everyone is going to be a
golden retriever puppy - and even
though I see that golden retriever
puppy in him - it's very rare that
he lets people see that side. Either
you can handle the personality or
you can't. Take it or leave it
What does that mean? To some
it may mean that even if Barry is in
the wrong, he may never admit it.
To-me, it is just Barry. He's always
represented himself with the chip
on the shoulder attitude and,
wrong or right, he will continue
to be himself.
So barring a confession from
Bonds, we, the fans will be left with
nothing but a mere accusation that
will ultimately tarnish baseball's
greatest record and a player's illus-
trious career.
I personally think that an
accusation should do none of
this, but human instinct relies
on the media, whether they be
credible or not, for their day-to-
day "truthful" information, so
the old saying of "innocent until
proven guilty likely won't hold
true in this case.
For the sake of argument,
what if Bonds took the steroids
and knew what he was doing was
illegal? For one, his dignity as a
person would be non-existent
and the game of baseball, still
trying to heal the wounds from
the Pete Rose scandal, would
be sent into another downward
spiral of calamity and dishonest.
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ECU prepares for fall commencement
Each department creates a
unique ceremony
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
ECU is finalizing arrangements
for the graduation commencement
in December, as well as smaller
departmental ceremonies that
would incorporate specified col-
leges and schools within ECU.
Liz Johnston, director for dis-
ability support services, said this
graduation will be different from
last December when adminis-
tration 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.
There is going to be a band
concert where the wind ensemble
plays holiday music at 9:30 a.m.
Students then will 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 candidates 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 recognition of
extraordinary service to the uni-
versity or society.
Johnston said it is the highest
award given by the university.
This December, 1,740 students
are eligible to graduate. The cer-
emony 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 year.
"This year, because commence-
ment is during exams, we expect a
good turnout because everybody's
on campus Johnston said.
Johnston said students need
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,
see GRADUATION page A4 Nearly 2,000 students are eligible to graduate in the ceremony at William's Arena at Minges Coliseum
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How to become
an ECU alumni
Graduation from page A3
The ECU Alumni Association boasts more than 108,000 members.
Membership in association
brings benefits
DANIELLE WIGGINS
STAFF WRITER
Although a graduate must
leave behind the label of an ECU
studentupon receiving a diploma,
one may still maintain a strong
affiliation with the university by
joining the ECU Alumni Associa-
tion. The nonprofit organization,
originally established In 1912, is a
great way to stay in touch with the
school and former students.
The ECU Alumni Association
was developed to reunite ECU
graduates and keep them informed
and involved in activities happen-
ing at ECU. Alumni often donate
money and help raise funds to
support ECU.
The association even sponsors
special events during the year includ-
ing I loliday in the Big Apple, the ECU
Alumni Scholarship Golf Classic,
alumni tailgates, holiday socials and
class reunions. Alumni chapters in
various locations also offer a range
of annual events designed to bring
ECU aluinni together.
"This program offers a number
of benefits to members of the ECU
Alumni Association. They attend
various activities we have going
on for the alumni. They are able
� Alumni Center
Taylor Slaughter Alumni Center
901 E. Fifth St.
Greenville, NC 27858
328-0610 or 1-800-ECU-GRAD
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Denise Walsh, assistant director for
alumni communication.
"We also offer programs where
alumni who have moved to differ-
ent locations join alumni chapters
in different areas throughout the
United States. It brings the alumni a
contact for events that are offered
Anyone who has attended
ECU for two semesters may receive
general membership in the alumni
association. Those who donate to
the organization are considered
active members. You may even
qualify for membership if you
transferred to another school.
Over the years, the ECU Alumni
Association continues to grow. There
are currently 108,000 members,
including actresses Sandra Bullock
and Beth Grant, Pulitzer-Prize
winner Rick Atkinson, World Wres-
tling Entertainment, Inc. Chairman
Vince McMahon and professional
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attending school and college rec-
ognition 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 placing
a hard hat on their heads as they
walk across the stage.
"We needed to find some way
to recognize our students said
Kruger.
Ann Bogey, director of profes-
sional programs at the college of
business, said their ceremony will
also be Dec. 10. in Williams 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
College of Business Alumni Society
and the president of the Commerce
Club 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
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 Lindsey Waller from
Teaching Fellows.
"The featured speaker will be
Tom Williams, superintendent of
Greenville County Schools said
CuretoQ-
Deirdre Ingram, senior mer-
chandising major, said she is
attending the big ceremony because
it would be a good experience to
be there with everybody and 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
Graduation
Students are encouraged to sign
up for graduation ahead of time.
Go to OneStop, click on "Tools" and
then "Commencement Reservation
Students and guests attending
events at Williams Arena should
park at Flcklen Stadium and In
the Minges lots while parking for
events at Mendenhall Student
Center, Wright Auditorium, McGlnnis
Theater, Bate and Brewster will be
at Allied Health.
For more Information, go to www.
ecu.educommencement. The Web
site has Important information for
students and families who are
attending recognition ceremonies
and more essential parking Infor-
mation.
The university commencement will
be Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at William's
Arena at Minges Coliseum.
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.
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KENNETH PHELPS
KPRJQCongratulations Kenneth, you did it! We are so proud!
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MOLLY DAY MORRIS
Congratulations Molly!
We are all so proud of
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Your Family
BARBARA ELIZABETH ESTES
Congratulations Barbara!
You've always been our
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Love,
Mom, Dad, and Bonnie
CARL THOMAS WADE
Congratulations Thomas,
you should be as proud of
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We love you,
Mom, Dad, and Jon
AMIE LEIGH FIELDS
Congratulations Amie!
Just keep doing what you
do best and follow your
dreams! We are so proud!
Love,
Dad, Mom, & Clay
RICHARD BROADWAY II
Congratulations Rich!
You did it! We're so proud!
Love you,
Dad, Mom, & Jenny
DARRYL V. FRENCH
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JEREMIAH GRANT-ANTHONY SIMMONS
BETH MCCHESNEY (ELIZABETH)
V Congratulations and
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Congratulations Daddy!
We are so proud of you!
We love you!
Love, Erin, Jason, & Emma
MELISSA VENTERS
Melissa, Your day is here!
We are proud of you! Keep
reaching for those stars, the
sun will always shine.
Love always,
Mama, Grandmama, &
Granddaddy
NICOLE WALTER
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Congratulations Nicole!
We are very proud of you.
Good luck in the future.
Your loving family
ASHLEY FELTHAUS
Congratulations Ashley!
We are so proud of you!
You have become such an
incredible woman!
Love, Mom & Dad
Thank you so much for being
there for me! I will miss you!
Love, Erica
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MEREDITH STEWART
STAFF WRITER
In today's world, graduating
from college seems essential if you
want a job that pays well. But just
having a diploma is not enough.to
guarantee future job security.
Those four or so years as an
undergraduate in college are the
perfect time to build a resume.
Having experience in your
intended job field makes a big
difference when competing in the
working world. An internship can
really set you apart when applying
for a job.
"Students need to learn how to
network. Making connections with
people is important said Suzanne
Martin, assistant vice chancellor
for academic affairs at ECU.
"As cliche as it may sound, it's
not what you know, it's who you
know. Knowing people who work
in your desired job field may open
many doors for students when
interviewing for a position, receiv-
ing the job or trying to move up
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The Office of Student Profes-
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There are a variety of ways
people can search for jobs on
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searching for jobs is now quicker
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jobs in a desired geographic area,
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Job fairs are also great opportu-
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Whether you attend such an .
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ECU bids goodbye to athletes
Twenty athletes graduate
JOHN BREAM
SENIOR WRITER
ECU can proudly boast it
has perennially been among the
nation's leading division one pro-
grams in rate of graduation for its
athletes. In fact, last year, Louisville
was the only other school in Confer-
ence USA to crack the top 25. The
time has come again to bid farewell
to many of our student athletes as
they trade in their purple and gold
uniforms for a college degree and
begin their pursuit of a career.
The football team will graduate
two si niors - Desmond Robinson
ard M vin Townes. Robinson, a
native of Rock Hill, SC, began his
areer as tl . ack-up quarterback
behind P, Troth. Robinson
acquired tl .tarting job his junior
year, completing more than 66
percent of his passes and throwing
for more than 140 yards pei game
during a turbulent 1-11 season.
Townes was the shining star
of the 2003 ECU football team.
During thai season, Townes
recorded the 12th 1,000 yard
rushing season in ECU history,
amassing 1,128 yards, which was
the third most in C-USA. In addi-
tion, Townes was named to the
All-Conference USA second team
and received C-USA's Offensive
layer of the Week Award for his
CUter-bcSt 184 yard rushing per-
formance against Army in ECU'S
lone 2003 victory.
The ECU baseball team will also
graduate two star performers. John
1'oppert was routinely the starting
catcher for the 2003 Pirate squad that
advanced to within two wins of the
College World Series. That season,
I'oppert started 29 games for the
Pirates and recorded a .218 average
with nine doublesand two home runs.
Ryanjones has started S3 games
for the Pirates in center field during
each of the last two seasons. Last
season, the Gibsonia, Pa. native hit
.264 with 10 doubles, four home
runs and 31 RBIs. He also ranked
second on the team in runs scored.
In Jones' sophomore season, he
was named to the All C-USA tour-
nament team, driving in three
of ECU's four runs in the cham-
pionship game against Houston.
The women's soccer team
graduates three seniors this fall,
including All C-USA second team
member, Penny Perrott. Perrott
recorded five goals and five assists
in the 2003 Lady Pirates' Soccer
campaign. In addition, Perrot was
named to the NCSAAdidas All-
��nth region second team. Also
Football players Marvin Townes and Desmond Robinson are among 20 athletes graduating in December's commencement exercises.
graduating from the Lady Pirates
soccer team are rristin Bowman
and Crtstina Rivera.
The softball team graduates
one of its most consistent 2004
performers, Lacassa Hill. Hill trans-
ferred to ECU prior to the 2003
season and took over the starting
job in center field. Last season, Hill
helped pace the Pirates with a .281
batting average, 12 doubles and 24
RBIs. In addition, she led the Pirates
in stolen bases, never getting
thrown out in 54 attempts.
Other outstanding graduates
this fall include Alyssa Hayes of
women's golf, Brian Deutsch,
Joseph Ellington and Michael
Logan from the men's soccer
team, Cliff Skudin of men's swim-
ming, Westley Ricci and Jeffrey
Whittle-Walls from the men's
trackcross-country team and
Nicole Marchewka of women's
trackcross-country.
The ECU student community is
thankful for all of the student athletes
who challenged themselves by bal-
ancing classes, practice, games and a
demanding travel schedule. We salute
the commitment and dedication of
these athletes who have helped ECU
make the transfer to C-USA and we
wish all of our graduates the best of
luck in their future endeavors.
Graduates
Baseball
Ryan Jones - BSBA Management
John Popped - BSBA Management
Football
Marvin Townes - BS Communication
Desmond Robinson - BS Communication
Men's Golf
Carl Andren - BSBA Marketing
Jeff Crowe - BS Communication
Jason Harris - BSBA Management
Women's Golf
Alyssa Hayes - BA Political Science
Softball
Dany'ele Hill
Lacassa Hill
BS Elementary Education
BSBA Finance
Men's Soccer
Brian Deutsch - BSBA Marketing
Joseph Ellington - BS Communication
Michael Logan - BSBA Marketing
Women's Soccer
Cristin Bowman - BA Exercise and Sport Science
Penny Perrott - BS Hospitality Management
Cristina Rivera - BS Exercise Physiology
Men's Swimming
Cliff Skudin - BS Sociology
Men's TrackCross-Country
Westley Ricci - BS Construction Management
Jeffrey Whittle-Walls - BS(P) Criminal Justice
Women's TrackCross-Country
Nicole Marchewka - BS Exercise Physiology
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Title
The East Carolinian, December 9, 2004
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
December 09, 2004
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1780
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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