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Aggie Life has never been portrayed in a documentary style until now. Kevin Wilson’s “Experience in Aggie Life” documentary debuted on Wednesday April 14 in the General Classroom Building Auditorium. The event opened with a performance of “Dear A&T” sung by the Iota Beta Colony
of Phi Mu Alpha, followed by a spoken word performance by Miss A&T Ngozi Opara titled “Secrets”. Wilson stated that the documentary contained over 20 hours of footage but had to be condensed to a 45-minute presentation. The documentary featured commentary from A&T students, faculty and staff on various aspects of Aggie Life, from athletics to campus security. The segments that dealt primar-
ily with campus security gave insight into the deaths of Dennis Hayle and Chad Wiley. Wiley was a football player that died during summer workouts and Hayle, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was killed January 2009. “There was mixed feelings about the documentary,” said Wilson, a senior Broadcast Production major from Durham, NC. “I chose to focus on Hayle because I felt like it was a story that people had forgotten.”
Since the documentary aired, there has been a lot of speculation that the Greensboro police have since begun readily working on the investigation. At the time this article went to press, The Register can neither confirm nor deny those allegations. “I have to spark change. Focusing on the positive doesn’t start change,” continued Wilson. Even before the documentary was showcased to the campus, Wilson showed the original
version to the administration of A&T. Because of certain material it contained, he was advised to cut some of the documentary. Interviews it contained were derogatory toward the police, due to frustration. “Personally, I already know of the system and how it works and how it affects the students and how it affects me. The documentary wasn’t nothing new to me as far what goes on in the city of Greensboro,” said Gian Spells, a junior journalism and
mass communications major from Raleigh, NC. “I’m not about demoralizing the police, that’s why I put the disclaimer at the beginning. Those were views of the students. Taking some of the material out was to protect myself,” said Wilson. During the documentary, emotions were running high. Close friends of Hayle left the room after seeing some footage of an anonymous source referencing the death of Hayle. See WILSON on Page 2
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International film festival helps kick off chancellor’s installation KELcIE MccRAE & SYLvIA OBELL The A&T Register
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TIM REId known for his acting role in Sister Sister, spoke on the panel at Film Festival spoke about African American ﬁlm makers tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Stallings ballrom.
The International Film Festival, “Telling Our Story Through Film” served as a visual educator on Tuesday as it started off the Chancellor’s Installation Lyceum Series. Different films made and produced by black filmmakers were shown between the hours of 10am to 4pm. They included Nubian Spirit, Roots Germania, The Jazz In Us, and Oscar Micheaux: A Man Ahead of His Time. “With the help of Lyceum Series sub committee, we put this program together. Everyone [involved] was very helpful,” said Terri Long, Executive Assistant to the director of the Institute for Advance Journalism Studies and committee member. She continues by saying, “The festival turned out very well, it was organized, logistics came together, and things were timely.” Guests were greeted by a long red carpet, and brightly lit marquee welcoming them to the film festival in Stallings Ballroom. Free popcorn and drinks were provided to all of them. “The films were very interesting and educational. Roots
National spanish honor society inducts new members chARLES JOhNSON Register Reporter
¡Felicidades! Congratulations are in order for a select group of students here at North Carolina A&T State University. On Thursday, April 15 the Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society welcomed new members into the fold. Taking place in Room 101 of the Memorial Student Union, the affair was very small and intimate. Although the scale of the event wasn’t big and ﬂashy, there was nothing taken away or lost in this momentous occasion. Around 4 p.m. the program began with words from Dr. José Bravo de Rueda, Chairperson for the Department of Foreign Languages. Continuing with the program, current members of Sigma Delta Pi began the induction of the new members. Starting with a formal and traditional knocking at the door, the inductees soon followed as they walked in and
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took their places before the onlookers and repeated the words the speakers relayed to them. The use of Spanish throughout the entire process made the ceremony truly unique. The instructions may have perplexed those in the audience, but the new Sigma Delta Pi initiates had no trouble understanding what they had to do. Each student went up and grabbed a candle and then rotated around the table lighting it. After a few more verbal exchanges each inductee retrieved a red ﬂower, pin, and certificate while signing their names to officially become members of the honorary organization. A unified quote brought the initiation to an end. Dr. Nita M. Dewberry, of the College of Arts and Sciences, took to the podium afterwards offering praise and even letters of recommendation to the new honorees. Following her was the Director of International Programs, Minnie Mayes. She challenged the initiates, saying, “Take that language [Spanish] and put it to the test out there in the real world.” See INTERNATIONAL on Page 2
Aggies host U.S. and N.C. candidate forum This past Saturday evening, the Greensboro NAACP chapter and the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department held a National and State Senatorial and Congressional Political Forum in the General Classroom Building Auditorium.
The program, sponsored by the Model United Nations Club, featured over 21 candidates running for eight different seats and was moderated by former Greensboro mayor Yvonne Johnson. “The forum was altogether a success,” said Augustine Joseph, sophomore, political science major and president of the
Political Science Club. “Candidates from both parties were participating. It was a great experience for Aggies here.” Party representation was split evenly down the middle with 10 Republican and 10 Democratic candidates present. Michael Beitler, who is running for the United States Senate seat, was representing the Libertarian
party. Each candidate was presented 5 questions during the forum. Topics for all of the candidates ranged from employment to economic growth to immigration to the rising costs of college tuition. U.S. Senate candidates also discussed offshore drilling and reforming prisoners for society. Each candidate was given
one minute for an opening statement, followed by a one-minute response to a question from the moderator, a one-minute response to a question from the audience, and one minute for a closing statement. To an audience consisting of mostly students, college tuition and the potential debt that follows many graduates well into
their career was at the top of the agenda. “I feel strongly about the increase of college tuition over the last 10 years,” said Evelyn Miller, democratic candidate for the North Carolina State Senate seat in the 28th district. “Students are taking out loans to pay
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INTERNATIONAL From page 1 Mayes attempted to encourage new initiates to study abroad. The program concluded with minor certificates, recognition of graduating seniors and closing remarks by Dr. José Bravo and light refreshments followed. Dia Clark and Ashlee Cohen both attended the affair in support of a friend. Cohen, a sophomore industrial engineering major thought the program was, “nice and culturally diverse.” She also agreed with Clark, who is a computer science major who said, “It [the program]
could’ve used more English for us on the outside.” The girls didn’t let the language barrier hinder in support of their colleague, Nikia D. Pinkney, who is one of the ten 2010 Sigma Delta Pi inductees. After the program the Junior Spanish major expressed her excitement saying, “It feels good. I’m feeling accomplished.” To obtain her current status in the organization, Pinkney and all other Sigma Delta Pi initiates had to complete three Spanish courses beyond the intermediate level while maintaining a A or B grade average.
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“I talked with his brothers and we’re fine. They can appreciate the documentary and they can appreciate me,” said Wilson. “I just wish I showed [his brothers] the documentary before that night.” “We walked away. In no shape or form was there any threat towards Wilson,” said Thomas Hudson, a senior Business Management major from Fayetteville, NC, also the fraternity brother of Hayle. “I have respect for him [Wilson] because I knew him before. People saw our emotions and jumped to conclusions. I’ll stop hurting when his mother stops hurting. People don’t understand how we feel.” Following the viewing of the documentary, SGA Presi-
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village 1 students won the step show for the RHA Step-Show. The even highlighted students from different dorms on campus showcasing their steps.
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candidates From page 1 for college and coming out in debt. Miller and Marcus Brandon, a democrat running for the state’s House of Representatives seat in the 60th district, both had home court advantage being graduates of A&T. The two front running candidates for the highly publicized U.S. Senate Seat, democrats Cal Cunningham and Ken Lewis, gave 30 second introductory speeches. The event also featured guests such as Charles Brown (President of the Greensboro NAACP chapter), Tom Coley (President of the Guilford County Democratic Party),
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Ada Fisher (Chairperson of the N.C. National Republican Party), Syene Jasmin (Student Government Association President), Alton Thompson (Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs), Samuel Mosley (Chairperson of the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department) and Dominic Faison (President of the Model UN Club). Councilman Jim Kee served as the master of ceremonies for the event. The forum took place on the third day after polls around the state opened for early voting. SGA President Syene Jasmin led a group of students downtown on Thursday afternoon to kick off the early voting period.
Jasmin incorporated his ‘1891 Pound Challenge’ initiative into the effort by encouraging participants to ride their bicycles and wear their fitness gear. “We will make sure we do our best and continue to put our best foot forward for the university,” said Jasmin. “This administration still isn’t over and we will continue doing our best for A&T.” The early voting period ends on Saturday, May 1st. “Keeping American citizens informed is a major part of fulfilling our prophecy of democracy,” said Faison. “It’s the only way for our voices to be heard for getting the things we want, but most importantly, getting the things we need.”
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Reid also talked about the good times he had while making the films. Reid also took the opportunity to show some of his movie trailers. They starred celebrities such as LL Cool J, Alfrie Woodard, Phlyisia Rashad, and Blair Underwood; just to name a few. The International Film Festival is just one of the three events planned for this week. There will be a HBCU Panel discussion on Thursday, April 22 from 9:30am-11am. The topic will be “The Role of HBCUs on the New Millennium.” Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College for Women, will moderate the discussion. The third and final event is a Jazz Concert also on Friday, April 24, in Harrison Auditorium. The concert will take place between 7-10pm and will be hosted by Professor Gail Wiggins. Tickets cost $10 for students and $20 for the general public. The concert is entitled, “Rhythms of the African Diaspora – ‘Message in the Music’.” Jazz artists like Bill Summers, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Mondre Moffett are scheduled to perform.
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getting it RIGHT In last weeks issue, there was a letter to the editor written by Brittney Drakeford speaking about Representative Alma Adams for the A&T voting district. We listed that Drakeford
of Germania was my favorite because in order for an individual to know where they’re going they must know where they come from, and that’s what she was doing,” said Deborah S. Williamson, Administrative Associative in the College of Arts and Sciences. “I wish we would have had more students because it was very educational. You go to the movies and watch dramas, comedies and action movies, but at this film festival you actually see something with substance. It was actually good,” said Jasmine Gurley, sophomore PR Major from PG County, Maryland. Following the premiere of the films, a reception was held in Stallings Ballroom. Heavy hors d’oeuvres were served prior to the start of a conversation with American Filmmaker Tim Reid. During the discussion, Reid talked about some of the nine films he has made. He discussed the process he went through making the films as well as the trails and tribulations he faced.
dent Syene Jasmin gave a short speech commending Wilson for his work and encouraging students to take part in improving the safety of the campus and community. “I think the film was definitely heavy, it had a lot in it, and I liked the fact that it captured the whole Aggie Pride since it got the positives and balanced it out with the negatives,” said Jessica Hallager, a junior sociology major from Philadelphia and vice president of the History Club. “As far as campus security, their presence could be more visible, more active. I don’t think we should solely rely on the Greensboro Police Department to do that, we should definitely look out for each other as a family.”
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iPads replace paper and pencils in class DONNA JONES
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - At Monte Vista Christian School, history textbooks could soon be a relic of the past. Ditto for tomes on biology and English literature. And spiral-bound notebooks and pens — who needs them? They’re so old school when you have a 16GB iPad, and Monte Vista has 60 of the latest must-have technology from Apple for use in classrooms. The iPads were introduced Thursday to advanced placement students who will participate in a pilot project. If all goes well, Headmaster Stephen Sharp anticipates replacing heavy and expensive textbooks with cheaper, interactive e-versions.
Sharp believes the school is among the ﬁrst to adopt iPads, but it won’t be the last. “There are many academic advantages,” he said. “They provide new access to photos, videos, daily newspapers and resource material that enhance the curriculum.” English teacher Marcus Schwager showed his students how with a click they could look up unfamiliar words in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” discovering the meaning as well as the pronunciation. Science teacher Cynthia Armstrong led her students through an interactive display of a cutaway view of the female body, demonstrating the zoom function for closer looks. “It has lots of bells and whistles you don’t have in a print textbook,” she said.
“I’m really new to it but I’m super-excited to use the iPad,” history teacher Greg Davis told his sophomore advanced placement students. Do his students want to copy a graph he draws on the board? There’s an app for that. How about checking comprehension with a pop quiz? Students ﬁnd out immediately whether they answered correctly, and an explanation is just a click away. If he’s lecturing, they can type their notes using the ﬂatscreen keyboard, and if he’s talking too fast and a student misses something, well, there’s an app for that too. SoundPaper gives students the ability to record the lecture for listening later at home. Sitting at tables, iPads propped before them in black cloth cases, students tapped
icons to bring up pages. “It’s a little easier to use,” said sophomore Alyssa Villanueva, 15, comparing the iPad to a textbook. “You can really focus on where you’re studying. For now, students will have to e-mail their notes to an account they can access at home since the iPads are for classroom use only. Students also will use their accounts to access e-textbooks at home. The tablets retail for $499 each, but Apple provided a $50 school discount, he said. Electronic textbooks, which are increasingly available, cost about a third of print versions. Apple also has a program to train teachers to use the technology, Sharp said. “The kids are going to be able to educate us too,” he said.
Illinois professor charged with possession of explosives WILLIAM LEE & MATTHEW WALBERG MCT Campus
CHICAGO - An assistant biochemistry professor at Rush University Medical Center told Chicago police that a box of homemade dynamite found inside his condominium was simply to celebrate the Fourth of July. But in court Monday, prosecutors alleged Monday that Marcello DelCarlo had actually made the explosives devices to trade for methamphetamines. DelCarlo, 36, was charged with felony possession of an explosive or incendiary device and misdemeanor domestic bat-
tery after his girlfriend alleged he had violently shaken her. She had called police Sunday, told them of the homemade dynamite and alleged he made the explosives and then traded them for meth, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said in court. Police discovered more than a dozen cardboard tubes ﬁlled with an explosive substance and capped with plaster inside DelCarlo’s Chicago home. One of the devices ignited as police bomb and arson investigators tried to remove it, causing a small ﬁre that was quickly extinguished by the unit’s ﬁre sprinkler system, according to
prosecutors and witnesses. The block-long building was evacuated, and the remaining devices were taken from the home and destroyed. Neighbor James Steffen said DelCarlo’s unit appeared heavily damaged by the ﬁre, though no other units in the 200-unit building were harmed. The smell of chemicals permeated the hallway outside DelCarlo’s unit after police had removed its front metal door, Steffen said. “It smelled like the Fourth of July,” Steffens said. Police responded to DelCarlo’s condo after his girlfriend called police, saying he had threatened to strike her and had
shaken her violently, Antonietti said at a bond hearing. DelCarlo’s attorney, Scott Yu, disputed Antonietti’s description of the tubes as improvised explosive devices. “They’re nothing more than gloriﬁed ﬁrecrackers that the defendant was making to celebrate the Fourth of July,” Yu said. DelCarlo is currently serving a sentence of six months of court supervision a form of probation for a January conviction for misdemeanor possession of ammunition without a valid ﬁrearm owner’s identiﬁcation card and possession of an unregistered handgun.
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Missle strike kills al-Qaida leader QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA AP Writer
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and U.S. troops killed a regional leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in an early morning raid Tuesday, as security forces continue to put pressure on the terrorist organization following the reported deaths of its two top-ranking ﬁgures over the weekend, ofﬁcials said. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri were killed in a joint operation Sunday in what Vice President Joe Biden called a “potentially devastating blow” to al-Qaida in Iraq. The intelligence that led to the elusive leaders’ desert safehouse about six miles (10 kilometers) southwest of Tikrit came from the same source — a senior al-Qaida operative captured last month — that produced the information leading to Tuesday’s raid, according to a senior Iraqi military intelligence ofﬁcer who supervised both operations. Building on information provided by the captured al-Qaida agent, Iraqi intelligence services were able to track down all three of the men, the ofﬁcial said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the clandestine nature of his job. The killing of the al-Qaida ﬁgures comes at a critical moment for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has staked his reputation on being the man who can restore stability to Iraq after years of bloodshed.
His coalition came in second in March’s national election, but neither he nor his main rival have been able to muster enough support to form a new government. The intelligence ofﬁcer said al-Maliki personally oversaw the operations, and received daily brieﬁngs from him. In Tuesday’s raid, American and Iraqi joint forces launched a morning attack in the northern province of Ninevah, killing suspected insurgent leader Ahmed al-Obeidi, Iraqi military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said. Al-Moussawi said the slain insurgent, known as Abu Suhaib, was in charge of al-Qaida in Iraq’s operations in the provinces of Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Ninevah. Iraqi and American troops routinely share intelligence information, and it was a U.S. tip — which then generated more information from Iraqi informants — that led authorities to the isolated desert area outside Tikrit where al-Masri and alBaghdadi were hiding, according to a U.S. ofﬁcial. The ofﬁcial spoke on condition of anonymity so that he could talk more candidly about the operation. Pictures of the remote onestory safehouse, shown exclusively to the AP by the Iraqi military intelligence ofﬁcer, showed its roof caved in and its mudbrick walls partially destroyed.
U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza said the bodies of al-Masri and alBaghdadi were identiﬁed using DNA matching, as well as ﬁngerprint analysis and other methods. “We have extreme conﬁdence that these are the two individuals,” he told the AP. Lanza said he could not comment at this time on operational details of the mission, but said it involved ground and aerial forces. The Iraqi ofﬁcer said Iraqi troops surrounded the safehouse and a ﬁreﬁght began with those inside. Iraqi forces then radioed American helicopters, which ﬁred missiles at the house and the shooting from inside stopped, the ofﬁcer said. Iraqi forces had been hesitant to storm the house because they had heard al-Masri might be wearing a suicide vest, he said. Once the shooting stopped, they went inside and found two women still alive — one was alMasri’s wife — and four dead men who have been identiﬁed as al-Masri, his assistant, al-Baghdadi and al-Baghdadi’s son. A suicide vest was found on al-Masri’s corpse, the ofﬁcer said. In the wake of the attack, Lanza said American and Iraqi security forces would be keeping pressure on al-Qaida. “They’re still a threat here, and we will not lose sight of that,” he told The Associated
Press. The terrorist organization in the past has reacted to the deaths of leading ﬁgures with new attacks, but it was not immediately clear whether scattered violence Tuesday across the country was related. In one incident north of Baghdad, gunmen stormed into the home of a member of a Sunni group that joined forces with the Americans to ﬁght al-Qaida in Iraq, killing his wife, his 22-year-old daughter, and his three other children ages 8 to 12, a police ofﬁcer said. The member of the local Sahwa, or Awakening Council, was working a shift at a nearby checkpoint and discovered the bodies when he returned to his home in Tarmiyah, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Baghdad, the ofﬁcer said. An Interior Ministry ofﬁcial conﬁrmed the deaths. Elsewhere, a police colonel and his driver were killed by a roadside bomb in the western city of Hit, while seven other policemen and four civilians were injured in bombings in Ramadi and Baghdad, according to police ofﬁcers in the cities. The ofﬁcials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the press.
Scientists eye second Iceland volcano CAROLO PIOVANO AP Writer
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For all the worldwide chaos that Iceland’s volcano has already created, it may just be the opening act. Scientists fear tremors at the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAHlah-yer-kuhl) volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano — creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe. A Katla eruption would be 10 times stronger and shoot higher and larger plumes of ash into the air than its smaller neighbor, which has already brought European air travel to a standstill for ﬁve days and promises severe travel delays for days more. The two volcanos are side by side in southern Iceland, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) apart and thought to be connected by a network of magma channels. Katla, however, is buried under ice 550 yards (500 meters) thick — the massive
Myrdalsjokull glacier, one of Iceland’s largest. That means it has more than twice the amount of ice that the current eruption has burned through — threatening a new and possibly longer aviation standstill across Europe. Katla showed no signs of activity Tuesday, according to scientists who monitor it with seismic sensors, but they were still wary. Pall Einarsson, professor of geophysics at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, said one volcanic eruption sometimes causes a nearby volcano to explode, and Katla and Eyjafjallajokull have been active in tandem in the past. In fact, the last three times that Eyjafjallajokull erupted, Katla did as well. Katla also typically awakens every 80 years or so, and having last exploded in 1918 is now slightly overdue. That notion is frightening for nearby villagers, who would have to quickly evacuate to
avoid the ﬂash ﬂoods that would rip down Katla’s slopes. Even last week’s eruption generated spectacular cascades of melted water and ice chunks the size of houses when burning gases and molten earth carved through the glacier. Svenn Palsson, the 48-yearold mayor of the coastal village of Vik, said residents are going over evacuation plans now just in case. With a population of 300, Vik has been covered in 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) of ash from the Eyjafjallajokull eruption, but the real concern is Katla. Residents would have two to three hours to reach the safety of a shelter if the volcano erupted and caused the ice to melt quickly. “We have practiced and can do it in 30 minutes,” Palsson said. Katla’s substantial ice cap is a major worry because it’s that mixture of melting cold water and lava that causes explosions and for ash to shoot into high altitudes.
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S.Korean activists accuse North of torpedoing at ship KWANG-TAE KIM
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul-based activist alleged Tuesday that a squad of North Korean soldiers was behind last month’s deadly sinking of a South Korean frigate. The activist cited a North Korean military ofﬁcer claiming knowledge of the plot. The unidentiﬁed ofﬁcer said a North Korean semi-submersible vessel carrying 13 crewmembers ﬁred a torpedo at the Cheonan, according to Choi Sung-yong, who said he had spoken to the ofﬁcer by telephone several times in recent days. The claim could not be veriﬁed, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said it could not conﬁrm the allegation. An explosion split the 1,200ton Cheonan in two on March 26 while the ship was on a routine patrolling mission in the western waters near the tense maritime border with North Korea. Fifty-eight sailors were rescued, but at least 38 died and eight are missing. The military ofﬁcer told Choi the soldiers are being hailed as heroes in North Korea, Choi told The Associated Press. Seoul has not openly blamed Pyongyang for the sinking of the Cheonan, one of South Korea’s worst naval disasters. North Korea has denied involvement. However, communist North Korea has a record of attacking the South, its wartime rival, and suspicion of North Korean involvement is growing in Seoul. South Korean ofﬁcials said they were investigating the possibility that a North Korean mine or torpedo struck the warship. The two Koreas have never signed a peace treaty since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce. Their militaries have clashed three times in the Yellow Sea, most recently in November. A North Korean sailor was killed and three others wounded in that battle, South Korean ofﬁcials said. Choi, whose father was abducted to North Korea decades ago, heads an association of
relatives of abductees. Now an activist, he has been involved in bringing South Korean abductees and prisoners of war out of North Korea, and claims to have regular contact with several North Koreans, including the military ofﬁcer. He said the North Korean ofﬁcer told him leader Kim Jong Il ordered troops to retaliate during a visit to the western North Korean port of Nampo right after the November defeat. Choi declined to identify the North Korean ofﬁcer. His claim ﬁrst was reported in Seoul’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper. A November dispatch in the ofﬁcial Korean Central News Agency said Kim inspected a navy command but did not say where. Since then, two top North Korean military leaders, Vice Marshal Kim Il Chol and Gen. U Tong Chuk, have made frequent visits to Nampo to map out military operations, while a naval commander, Jong Myong Do, stayed to monitor the operation, the ofﬁcer told Choi. KCNA reported on April 14 that U and Jong were promoted last week as part of celebrations on the 98th anniversary of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung’s birth, a major North Korean holiday. Speculation of North Korean involvement has mounted since the probe’s chief investigator said Friday that an explosion appeared to have come from outside the ship. A torpedo or mine are among suspected culprits. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, making a tearful address to the nation, vowed Monday to deal “resolutely and unwaveringly” with the outcome of the investigation. Defense Minister Kim Taeyoung has said there is no deﬁnitive evidence yet indicating North Korean involvement. He told lawmakers Monday that sailors testiﬁed that the ship’s sonar did not detect any signs of an approaching torpedo. Investigators have found no shrapnel from a torpedo or a naval mine, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
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Amazon: N.C. proposal to track taxes violates free speech Emery P. Dalesio
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€” Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said it is taking a stand for free speech by fighting a request from North Carolina tax authorities for information on people who bought about 50 million items since 2003. Amazon said disclosing the names and addresses of buyers, as requested, would harm customers who may have bought controversial books or movies. In a federal lawsuit filed in Seattle, the company also expressed worries that the disclosures would diminish future sales. North Carolina Revenue Secretary Kenneth Lay said his auditors don't care what Amazon customers read or view. "We're not asking what they bought," he said in an interview. "We're asking how much they paid. We're not asking for specific titles." At stake is potentially millions of dollars in taxes that North Carolina contends Amazon was responsible for collecting for years before state law was changed last summer. Amazon wants the court to rule that North Carolina's col-
lection effort violates the company's rights to sell and its customers' rights to buy books and other items "free from government intrusion into the customers' reading, viewing and listening choices." Amazon is asking the U.S. District Court in Seattle, where Amazon has its headquarters, to find North Carolina's request unconstitutional. The company said federal action would avoid varied decisions in multiple courts "in the event other states make similar demands for customer data." The lawsuit was filed Monday. Lay said North Carolina tax collectors regularly ask corporations for information to help officials check whether customers are paying the taxes they owe. "We're not doing anything here that we don't do with everybody else," he said. North Carolina requires residents to pay taxes on online purchases if buying the same item in a physical store would result in a sales tax. But out-ofstate retailers can't be forced to collect North Carolina's tax if it has no physical presence in the state. The dispute is over the
state's definition of whether the company had a North Carolina presence. Last summer, state legislators passed a law making Amazon responsible for collecting sales taxes because it had a network of local affiliates â€” North Carolina residents who linked to products on their blogs, promote Web shopping deals and offer coupons. Before the change was adopted, Amazon cut its ties to those North Carolina affiliates. The company also stopped working with affiliates in Rhode Island and Colorado because of collection-enforcement laws passed in those states. But Lay said North Carolina will pursue tax collections for the years those affiliates were operating, even before the new law was passed. "This is a fairness and equity issue," he said. As the recession slashed tax collections, states have been stepping up efforts to collect from online retailers. In 2008, New York became the first state to treat local affiliates as enough of state presence to require retailers to collect sales taxes. Lawmakers in Iowa, New Mexico, Vermont and Virginia
have considered similar laws, according to the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. Last December, tax collectors auditing Amazon's compliance with North Carolina laws asked for documents listing all sales to customers in the state between Aug. 1, 2003, and Feb. 28, the company said. Amazon estimated the volume at 50 million items. The company said that to protect customer privacy, it did not provide customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or other personally identifiable information. State revenue agents visited Amazon's Seattle offices for meetings about the information request last month, then hand-delivered a letter seeking the personal data by a Monday deadline, the company said. Amazon said it did not respond before filing its lawsuit. In 2007, federal prosecutors in Wisconsin withdrew a subpoena seeking the identities of thousands of people who bought used books through Amazon in a tax-evasion case after a judge ruled that customers have a right to keep their reading habits from the government.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€” A state appeals court ruled Tuesday it canâ€™t reverse homeownersâ€™ insurance premiums that soared by up to nearly 30 percent along the coast because state law doesnâ€™t allow a challenge to the former insurance commissionerâ€™s last-minute deal. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel ruled in a lawsuit by coastal communities trying to overturn a December 2008 deal between former Insurance Commissioner Jim Long and the North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents insurers. Their settlement on homeownersâ€™ rates, which came
weeks before Long ended his 24-year run as the stateâ€™s top insurance regulator, also allowed homeowners in 32 western counties to cut their premiums. The municipalities argued Long made the deal before coastal residents could react to the increases insurers wanted. Then Long allowed homeownersâ€™ premiums to jump by unreasonably high levels, said attorneys representing Dare, Washington, Currituck, and Hyde counties and five coastal towns. Attorneys for the state agency and the Rate Bureau told the judges at a hearing three months ago that state law makes the insurance com-
missioner responsible for representing consumers, and rate settlements canâ€™t be appealed to the court by anyone else. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who took over the month after Longâ€™s settlement, said the case isnâ€™t over and he couldnâ€™t comment on Tuesdayâ€™s ruling. A second, related appeal of the Rate Bureau case was argued last week before a different three-judge appeals court panel, Goodwin said. â€œOur case is still before the Court of Appeals on the issues that are important to us,â€? Dare County Manager Bobby Outten said. â€œThis was one of two avenues that was dismissed and the other avenue is before the
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‘Aggie Growth’ instead of ‘Aggie Hoes’ Have you ever said, “She’s basic,” “I’m not trying to be her man, I’m trying to be the man,” or “I will ruin your life,” then congratulations, Aggies you have now graduated from physical slavery to mental slavery. You have successfully mastered how to enslave your own minds and communities by focusing on kicking each other down instead of picking each other up. It doesn’t bother you that the rest of the world expects less of you, because as long as every guy on campus wants you or the neighbors know your name, you’re content sipping on that Gucci lemonade all day. You are officially selfish and ignorant to your own downfall. This past week A&T students encountered a Facebook page called “Aggie Hoes,” that consisted of photos of students and captions stating “so called” facts about their sexual life. Although
many students disagreed with the behavior, they continued to add the profile as a friend and comment on photos laughing and even promoting the page. I look around at all of us attending an HBCU and learning about our history, our strides, our struggle, yet the first thing we tend to do is slander and throw one another under the bus in an attempt to make a statement. The common factor is selfishness, an action that has become way too common in many of our lives and communities. The reason we see so much destruction and depression amongst ourselves is because of selfishness. We are so stuck in an “I” mindset instead of a “we” mindset. It is time that we start taking responsibility for each other and stop self-destruction. The mysterious student slandering students on the Aggie Hoes page needed to be remind-
ed that those actions were unacceptable. That means all of us Aggies who giggled or were entertained by this act need ASHLEY to be checked. Would it have REID been that entertaining if it would have been you? If we can’t take responsibility for our own peers, why should other schools and institutions take us seriously if we don’t take pride in our own reputation? If we go around calling ourselves “sluts” and “hoes” we should not be shocked when other people and cultures find it OK to do the same. We have to take responsibility and correct each other and encourage a unified stand about respecting one another.
Campus could be so much better if students and organizations thought as a “we” mindset. I’m not talking about any specific organization; this is directed to every student organization on campus. In our own SGA e-board, the disappointment in performance did not come with the mistakes that were made such as the Homecoming Concert or the embezzlement problem, but the lack of unity. If each member would have taken on the mindset that each action represented the entire board many things could have been prevented. There is no such thing as holding one position anymore. Any E-board member must not only fulfill position requirements, but should take pride in ensuring that every other member is fulfilling their duties also. When one person messes up we all mess, so it is your duty to
stand behind each other instead of being the first one to cast a stone. Students it is also your responsibility to make your student leaders do their job. If you do not demand the best leadership, the product will not be its best. It is the individual’s personal duty to stop competing against each other for a title, popularity or any other temporary satisfaction. Stop being concerned about being the baddest chick and start being concerned about empowering the female student body. Lady Aggies, we fight and speak so low about each other and then gasp when males assume the worst about us. Men, stop fighting each other to see who is the better man and start acting like the better man. If you are both reaching for the same star be the ladder for one another and stop taking fast routes
to get rich or die trying, because we’re dying. This selfish mindset is the very root of our destruction. When black communities flourished it was due to a community mindset. One business was everyone’s business, one child was everyone’s child, and one leader was everyone’s leader. There was no such thing as praying for yourself, you prayed for the betterment of the community. The streets were safe for the community, not for individuals. Education was encouraged to every child, not just scholars. Pride was a mindset to share, not to boast on. A commander is powerless without troops. It is time we take responsibility for our leaders, for each other and for ourselves. If we don’t correct our own communities, what makes you think the world is going to do it with any good intentions?
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Last Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the NCB auditorium Kevin Wilson presented a documentary to the campus entitled “The Experience: An Aggie Life Documentary.” Although this may have talked about A&T life as a whole, the documentary’s main focus was on the memory of Dennis Hayle. On January 25, 2009, Dennis Hayle, a 22-year old senior political science and criminal justice major, was murdered outside of his apartment near campus. And ever since that day I can’t help but ask myself, did Dennis die in vain? Dennis, a well-respected individual, was our brother. He was a fellow Aggie who lived a life very similar to the one that we all do. And following his death, we saw many tears, heartache and even some calls to action for something to be done. However, just a little over a year later, the impact Dennis Hayle left on the Aggie community seems to be fading away. It is sad to say this, but it appears as if we have forgotten that his murderer is still out there somewhere. I feel that a lot of this is our fault. Dennis was murdered in January of last year and it seems that we have made no visible strides to find his murderer. No student should have to come to college and witness the things we have witnessed on this campus in the past five years. And if we must witness it, we need to fight back. Many blame the police for this. I will be the first to agree that the Greensboro Police Department and A&T police have not stepped up to their roles as police officers in keeping us safe on and off campus. In my opinion, GPD and A&TPD are a joke when it comes to real issues. They can easily scope out underage drinking and
loud parties. Yet when it tate what investigations are comes to real issues such and are not important. If we as a comas the murder of munity forget that a college student, Dennis’s murderer GPD and A&TPD is still out there, just so happen then why should to drop the ball we expect for on that particular them to still reproblem. member or care? After speaking When have we with other peers, physically went a similar feeling down to the police lingers that nei- TRUMAINE department to ask ther police departthem what is being ment is going to MCCASKILL done today to find do much for us on their own. So when do we the murderer. Nor have we stop depending on the un- at least formed community dependable, and start work- watch programs to ensure ing for ourselves? Or better that this never happens yet, when will we put more again. We as a family have pressure on these agen- done very very little to encies to step up and actually sure that what happened to Dennis will not go unnoserve and protect us? I am not implying that ticed. We all remember what the Aggie community should form a gang and happened, where we were hunt down the killer of when we heard the news Dennis Hayle. However, I and exactly how it made us find it sad that many of us feel to know that the man cried and sang songs dur- we knew as Dennis Hayle ing his memorial and fu- was gone. But who on this camneral, but have now gone on about our lives as if pus jumped up and viewed this moment as a time for nothing happened. We fail to realize that change? Who became selfthere is still a mother out less and said that regardless there who cries every night of what has to be done, this because she has lost her will never happen again? Dennis Hayle’s murder son and has yet to receive any answers to why. Time was a reflection of our sohas passed, but the man ciety. The fact that no one or woman who killed our has stepped up and pressed beloved Dennis Hayle is the issue to find his murstill out there and has the derer is a strong indicator license to kill again if he or that in this society, educated or not, Dennis Hayle she feels the need to. Our school has thrived is just another dead black off of our history to step man. It hurts me to say that up when our community but it appears to be true. Ice Cube once said or country needs us. However, I find it odd that when “When something happens we lose one of our own, in South Central, nothing we as Aggies sit back and happens, it’s just another expect for someone else to nigga dead.” Is this the attitude we have about Denhelp ease our pain. But when have we actu- nis? Sadly, I think it is beally put some pressure on these police departments cause this campus has seen to do something about our multiple murders. We have frustrations? Too many of all heard, or experienced, us feel powerless against robbery after robbery the people who are sup- at gunpoint either on or posed to be here to cater to around this great instituus. We allow them to dic- tion. We have shared the
pain of a friend being raped in one of these very dorms. But our society has become so twisted to the point that we fail to respond to these actions because we have somehow been taught that these instances just happen. We need to establish a stronger bond than what we declare we have. But one person cannot stop these things from happening. Nobody should ever be alone on this campus after dark. We have seen and heard about way too much to continue to set ourselves up for failure. But the true test is, who is willing to go that extra mile to be that person to walk with your friend from the library at 3 a.m.? Or are we so afraid for our own well being that we will continue to let our best friends be left alone in sticky situations? If this is the case, we have to make a change in the way we think and act. We have let our fear for change control us to the point that we do nothing at all. This article is bigger than Dennis Hayle. This article, in fact, is bigger than North Carolina A&T. Dennis Hayle was more than just an Omega. He was more than just another student. He was our brother. And I refuse to let the legacy of our brother die just because some time has passed. The day his murderer is found will be a great day for many people. But how long will it take for that day to come? How many more students, or people for that matter, must die before we, the activist of our generation, stand up and decide that enough is enough? If we truly feel that what happened to Dennis should never happen again, then maybe it is time we actually made an attempt to prevent it, opposed to waiting for it to happen again.
Letter to the Editor
Dear Mr. Eustache: I have just read your article on “Confederate History Month.” Of all the pieces that I have read or seen on this subject yours boils it down to its essential elements. As a historian and a concerned citizen It does my heart good to read such a well writted editorial backed up with historical facts. The nostalgia for the Confederacy has always been byond my understanding.
I am afraid that it is a thin vanerr for the racsit views of its proponets. Thanks again I think you have a fine career ahead of you. -Eric Broomfield Historian
getting it RIGHT Football vs. Johnson C. SmithIn last weeks issue, there was a letter to the editor written by Brittney Drakefor speaking about Representative Alma Adams for the A&T voting district. We listed that Drakeford works for
Alma Adams, and that Adams owns the Atelier when in fact Adams works there and Drakeford works with her. We regret the error.
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Cook and Newman named athletes of the year Staff Reports
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Ta’Wuana Cook and Caleisio Newman earned the highest honors this past week for student athletes. The A&T athletics department’s named Cook the Female Athlete of the Year, and Newman the Male Athlete of the Year honor. Cook also took home the department’s Senior Female
Athlete of the Year award along with team MVP honors. Cook’s first award of the night came when she received the prestigious Aggie Club award given to the athlete who has brought local and national attention to A&T athletics. Newman’s great night started when the North Carolina A&T Sports Hall of Fame handed him the prestigious Hall of Fame award. The Hall of Fame award recognizes an
Aggie athlete who excels inside and outside the athletic arena. He shared men’s indoor and outdoor track and field MVP honors with fellow senior David McFadgen. Cook and Newman’s night was well deserved. Cook was a part of the greatest run in the history of A&T’s women’s basketball program. In four years, she helped the Aggies win 91 times – 56 times in the MEAC – while collecting
qualified for the NCAA National Championships twice. In 2009, he made it to the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Newman has won 10 100 meter races during his career. He will compete in the MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships for his third straight MEAC title in the 100 on May 6-8. The event will be held at A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.
three MEAC regular-season titles, two WNIT appearances, one MEAC Tournament title and one NCAA appearance. “It’s been a good experience,” Cook said. “ I feel good knowing that a lot of people don’t make it through school. It’s a blessing when you make it playing ball and going to school.” Newman is a two-time MEAC Outdoor champion in the 100 meters. He has also
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Winston-Salem State University Director of Athletics Bill Hayes named Stephen Joyner Jr. as the new head women’s basketball coach Tuesday afternoon. Joyner, 30, will leave his previous job as an assistant on the Florida A&M women’s basketball staff to pursue his first head coaching stint in his hometown of Winston-Salem. Hayes, a former N.C. A&T head football coach STEPHEN JOYNER and FAMU and N.C. Central athletic director, sees Joyner’s hiring as a step in the right direction for the struggling WSSU squad. “Stephen Jr. is a perfect fit for our philosophy and desire to bring energy and excitement to our athletic program” said Hayes at a WSSU press conference. “He is a young, energetic coach who will bring a contagious enthusiasm to our women’s program that will help to ensure future success” Hayes added. Joyner graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 2001 and also worked as a coach and player under his father Stephen Joyner Sr. As a player, he ranked third in the CIAA with 104 assists (3.85 apg) as a sophomore and atop of the conference as senior at with 175 assists (5.47 apg). His senior year also included JCSU winning the CIAA Tournament Championship and the South Atlantic Regional title, and advancing to the NCAA Division II “Elite Eight” in Bakersfield, Calif. After his playing days were over, he received his first assistant coaching job under his uncle, Ed Joyner Sr. on his men’s team at Livingstone College in 2001-02 and left the next season for the N.C. Central women’s basketball coaching staff where he would spend four years. Following his tenure in Durham he returned to JCSU where he became the top assistant coach for the Lady Golden Bulls and assistant for the men’s basketball team that won the 2008 CIAA title. His last two season were spent under LeDawn Gibson as a FAMU assistant women’s basketball coach where he helped the Lady Rattlers post a 32-28 record and beat Division One opponents that included South Florida, University of Florida and University of Alabama. He talked about his plan of action for his first job as a head coach. “The first thing is going to be finding the right help as far as a coaching staff,” Joyner said in a phone interview Sunday evening. “And the next thing is to finish what we already have at Winston as far as the talent level – and seeing what we can try to do as far as pulling as many player as we can at WinstonSalem.”
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Photo by daniel henderson • the A&T Register THe lady aggies split their doubleheader matchup against the visiting Rattlers Saturday afternoon. The series win gives them sole possesion of the MEAC South.
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A&T softball uses White’s walk-off single to win series vs. FAMU lauren morgan
On Sunday afternoon the Lady Aggie softball team faced the Rattlers of Florida A&M in their third game of the weekend. The Aggies gained a victory in Sunday’s game defeating Florida A&M 1-0. On Saturday at the Lady Aggies Softball Complex, A&T split victories with the Rattlers in doubleheader action. The Aggies were victorious in the first game defeating Florida A&M 5-4 but fell to the Rattlers 12-5 in the second game. It took extra innings in Sunday’s game for the Aggies to defeat Florida A&M 1-0 off a Yahamma White walkoff single. White was 2-for-4 on the game; with the win on Sunday, A&T pitcher Jennifer Luper improved to 10-10 on the season. In Saturday’s doubleheader action, the Aggies defeated FAMU 5-4 in extra innings. Hope Fletcher, Yahamma White, Lillian Bullock and Jessie Larson all had two hits apiece in the first game of the doubleheader. The Aggies got an early lead over the Rattlers and ex-
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Yahamma white ‘s walk-off single closed out the Lady Aggies 1-0 victory over Florida A&M in extra innings Sunday afternoon.
tended it to a two run lead after Fletcher scored off a White triple. Heading into the seventh inning the Aggies still controlled the game with a 3-1 lead over the Rattlers but a triple by Erika Garcia would allow the Rattlers to get back in the game. Aria Stewart hit a single, which scored Garcia and bought the Rattlers to within one. A triple to center by Corin Gordon tied the game at 3 and
lead to extra innings. In the eighth inning the Aggies were down one run after Ashley Shepherd scored for the Rattlers. To open their half of the extra inning, by rule, Ryanne Hill was placed on second base. Jessie Larson sent a pitch by Rattler Amanda Reyes over the center field fence scoring both herself and Hill and secured A&T’s victory over FAMU.
In the second game the Aggies’ 5 runs would not be enough to hold off the Rattlers. Mel Oliphant went 4-for-4 for the Rattlers with 6 RBIs and three runs; Garcia added two RBIs for the Rattlers. Luper, Fletcher and White all had two hits apiece and Britney Reddick recorded two RBIs. The Aggies took the series 2-1 over the Rattlers and improved to 5-1 in the conference.
Aggies baseball sweeps UMES in weekend series staff reports
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North Carolina A&T took advantage of the opportunities presented to it on Sunday. The Aggies used six Maryland Eastern Shore errors and three Xavier Macklin hits to down the Hawks 5-2 at Hawks Stadium. A&T took all three games in the series to improve to 9-3 in the MEAC. The Aggies are 15-21 overall. Macklin added two RBIs to his totals and senior Nick Rogers chipped in with two hits. The Hawks were shutout twice on Saturday. But they were able to get on the board first on Sunday. Luis Mena’s RBI single to left field in the second inning scored Bryan Chaikowsky to give the Hawks a 1-0 advantage. UMES’ defense would
struggle from there. Macklin opened the fourth by reaching on an error. Riley furthered the Hawks’ problems with a single that advanced Macklin to third. The fielding error that allowed freshman Alex Grubb to reach helped Macklin score to tie the game. Senior Lester Rivenbark’s sacrifice fly to center scored Riley to give A&T the lead. Aggies starter Brent Moore was able to pitch out of some tough situations until his offense put the game away for him. In the fifth, the Hawks left a runner stranded at third against Moore. In the sixth, Moore had a runner on first and second with one out and left the inning without surrendering a run. He got some help in the seventh. The Hawks allowed freshman Dario Little to reach on an error with two outs.
Saturday vs. N.C. Central DH Lady Aggies Softball Complex 2 p.m.
AROUND SPORTS LADY GOLFER RETIRES MEXICO CITY, (AP) — Lorena Ochoa retired Tuesday, following the path of Annika Sorenstam and marking the second time in the last three years the biggest star on the LPGA Tour left the game. The 28-year-old Mexican announced her decision on her website and will discuss her plans Friday. Ochoa, who has been No. 1 in the world the last three years and won 27 times over the last six years, may well be the best-known athlete in her country who is not a soccer player. “Lorena Ochoa confirms her retirement from the LPGA, as news reports in some media have said today,” her statement said. “The reasons and more details on the matter will be given by Lorena personally in a press conference on Friday in Mexico City. Lorena will share this news of a new stage in her life with her sponsors, family members and friends.” ______ ROCKIES PRESIDENT DIES
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor has died in a hotel room in Salt Lake City, police said Tuesday. Detective Rick Wall said two of McGregor’s associates couldn’t get in touch with him and that someone entered his room at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and found the 48-year-old McGregor unconscious Tuesday morning. Police were called about 9 a.m. MDT and emergency workers arrived on the scene and were unable to revive him.“There are no signs of foul play. ... Based on the initial investigation (police and fire officials) did not see anything suspicious,” Wall said. _____ NBA AWARDS
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The aggies are currently third in the conference and still in contention for the MEAC title.
Rogers kept the two-out rally going with a single. Macklin made it all worth it with a triple to right field to score Little and Rogers. A throwing error on the play allowed Macklin to score for a 5-1 Aggies lead. UMES moved to within three with a run in the eighth. The Aggies turned to Garrett Braun to close the game
after Moore walked the leadoff batter in the ninth. Braun got Elliott Alston to fly out, and Phil Vaughn to hit into a double play to end the game. Moore (3-3) earned the win, and holds a 3-1 record against MEAC foes with a 4.85 ERA. The Aggies return to action on Tuesday to play on the road against High Point University at 7 p.m.
Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Howard won his second straight NBA defensive player of the year award Tuesday after becoming the only player to lead the league in blocks and rebounds in the same season twice — let alone in consecutive years. The Orlando Magic’s All-Star center received 576 total points, including 110 firstplace votes from a panel of 122 writers and broadcasters. ACharlotte’s Gerald Wallace finished third with 113 points. The Associated Press
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Gang Starr’s Guru dies at 43! Just over a month since undergoing surgery following a heart attack, Gang Starr MC Guru (born Keith Elam) has died at age 43. According to a statement, Guru died of cancer-related causes on Monday after a long fight with the disease. Guru’s longtime collaborator and partner Solar mourns his loss in the statement and explains that Guru had written a letter to his fans that was to be released upon his death. -Gil Kaufman For more information, go to: www.mtv.com
Last week, Verge Modeling Troupe and I Am Music and Media came together to pull off Rip the Runway. The event was inspired by the fashion show BET holds annually that showcases original designs. DeLisa Reddick, the president of I Am Music and Media and Arista Ratchford, the president of Verge began the program with an introduction naming the different designers and performers of the show. Despite the cold weather, students came out to Holland Bowl to see the program. “We had expected warmer weather and a larger turnout,” stated DeLisa Reddick. They also had to rearrange the order of a couple of the segments due to miscommunication. The models believed they were to change clothes in Photo by Michaela Edwards- The A&T Register Holland Hall, “but were not given permission,” according Walk it Out Margarita Phannabong models during the “Rip the Runway” show presented by Verge Modeling Troupe and I Am Music and Media last Wednesday in the Holland Bowl. to Reddick. While the flier for the event Chelsea McDaniel was the cash prize. There were live to cater to the students of A&T. stated the time of the event “This was a lighthearted was from 4-7 p.m., the show winner of the contest and won a performances while the models event that was put together for started at 4 p.m., but ended at ticket to the Walk Wars, which walked across the stage. was this past Saturday. The artists were all local the audience to have fun,” said 5:30 p.m. Walk Wars 2010 featured and some even attended A&T. Reddick. Travis Jackson said that this Jasmine Harrison, a was due to the time on the flier TCB, a group from the DMV The finale song performed by Team Fresh was called “Aggie sophomore business marketing not matching the itinerary that area. The event was a battle that Pride.” major from New York said, “I was given to the school in order consisted of modeling troupes Kiana Byrd, one of the enjoyed it because we were to hold the venue. There was a walking contest from NCCU, DSU, and A&T’s student hosts, said, “Students able to see some of the designs during an intermission that was own Verge Modeling Troupe and local artists came together of our peers. It was also cool to create the Rip the Runway to see (students) model the open to all of the students in and Couture Productions. Verge won the modeling ambiance.” clothes.” Holland Bowl. contest and received a Students produced the event
Movie Review: Clash of the Titans
Theater students Remake falls short of expectations present short plays Dexter R. Mullins Editor in Chief
Warner Brothers new remake of the movie “Clash of the Titans” is ranked as the #1 movie in America by critics, but I struggled to understand why. As I sat waiting for the release of the Cracken, I remembered that I had seen most of this movie before somewhere else: a video game series. I found myself relating mostly every scene in this film to some significant, yet poorly executed version, of the God of War series for Playstation 3. The main character Perseus (Sam Worthington) finds himself seeking vengeance against the deceitful and conniving god of the underworld, Hades (Ralph Fiennes), for killing his family. Perseus, with nothing else to lose, tags along with the soldiers of the city of Argos, who have decided to wage war against the gods for their mistreatment and mockery of man. With the help of these soldiers, he plans to take out his revenge, and he damns every god along the way. It is on this quest that Perseus discovers he is not actually a man, but a demi-god (part man, part god), and that he is the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson). Many video game players will find this vaguely familiar to the plot of revenge God of War’s main character Kratos seeks against Aries. Not only does his half god status expose itself, but he also finds out that he has been destined to strike down the gods since birth. Io (Gemma Arterton) is a new addition to Clash of the Titan’s as her character was not in the original. Io tells Perseus
Titans clash (l,r) Io (Gemma Arterton) and Perseus (Sam Worthington) take cover during battle in the movie “Clash of the Titans”, in theaters now.
she has been watching him his entire life, and has been waiting for this day. Upon his arrival to Argos, Perseus is faced with the beautiful princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos). The King and Queen are leading the drive against the gods, ignoring Andromeda’s warning that fighting the gods will result in consequences. It is the queens foolish outburst that her daughter is more beautiful than Athena or any other god, and her declaration that mankind are the new gods, that provoke the true start of the film. Hades snatches the beauty of the queen in front of everyone and gives the city 10 days time
to sacrifice Andromeda pray to the gods for forgiveness or face the wrath of the Cracken. The king begs Perseus to save his city, and the film progresses into a series of highly animated and deadly fight scenes. While this film did have several enjoyable and action filled moments, it was still lacking in quality. The plot was filled with holes and logic gaps, the original story line was altered, new characters where added and not capitalized on, and there were no titans in the film, despite the creatures being referred to in the films title. u See TITANS on ncatregister.com
The Paul Robeson presents the Richard B. Harrison Players “An Evening of Short Plays.” It featured four plays written by Alice Childress, Stever Carter, August Strindberg, Ruth Ada Gaines-Shelton. The dates of the show were Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, April 18. This weekend will the last time to catch the show starting Thurday, April 22 through Sunday, April 25. The show times are Thursday- Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. “String,” by Alice Childress, is a play about isolation and mistrust. The scene of the play was the annual neighborhood picnic block association. The ladies of block association talked with Joe, a homeless-type character. J.V. Craig, a café operator who likes to boast about his money, soon joins them. When J.V.’s wallet goes missing, everyone suspects Joe took it because he hid a piece of string in his pocket. The truth eventually comes out, but not before the results of the suspicion causes damaged relationships. In Steve Carter’s “Mirage,” the play is about two characters: a man and a woman. The woman creeps into an apartment through a window wearing a black leather outfit. A man comes into the house and the woman tries to hide but is finally caught.
The man gets held captive by the woman and is instructed to strip. In the very end, it is revealed that the man and woman are actually husband and wife. “The Stronger” was written by August Strindberg and is about two women, known simply as Mrs. X and Miss Y, who run into each other on Christmas Eve in a restaurant. One of the women is married and has been out Christmas shopping for her family. Despite there being two characters, the play comes off more as a monologue than a conversation because throughout the play only Miss X of the women actually speaks. In the course of the play, Mrs. X comes to the conclusion that Miss Y is having, or had, an affair with her husband. In Ruth Ada Gaines-Shelton’s “The Church Fight,” some rebellious church members, Brothers Ananias, Judas, and Investigator and Sisters Sapphira, Instigator, Meddler, Take-It-Back and Two-Face hold a secret meeting to bring charges against their pastor, Parson Procrastinator. The pastor has been with the church for 15 years and the members are tired of looking at him. They are shocked and recant their accusations when the pastor himself shows up at the meeting. The shows are running through this week, and tickets are available at Paul Robeson theater. Students are free with an Aggie One card and should show up before the showtime.
1. How many people knew that SpringFest was last week? 2. What happened to the step show? 3. Was it cancelled because the university pulled the plug? 4. Or did the greeks do something that pissed off some folk? 5. Why does the general Aggie population have to suffer? 6. Did your SpringFest comprise of allergy medicine and a snotty nose? 7. Did you go to the RHA step show? 8. Did you see the girl who stomped the yard so hard her clothes fell off? 9. Didn’t you enjoy the poetry/open mic? 10. You ever notice you got three types of poets: the militant, the crazy rhymer, and the dude trying to get some booty? 11. Could a white person accuse the SGA of being racist? 12. Should SGA have an affirmative action white representative? 13. Or should Wayne just wear more white bowties? 14. Why do party fliers have pictures of chicks that aren’t going to be at the party? 15. What changed at Club Menage to make it Plush? 16. Doesn’t the club still have mirrors on almost every wall? 17. Did you know the other club that has mirrors everywhere also has poles? 18. For dancing and sliding? 19. Outside of scantily clad girls dancing on the bar, why is Lotus the premiere party spot in Greensboro? 20. Shouldn’t a premiere party spot mean your glasses won’t fog up when you hit the front door?
The A&T Register’s guide to what’s going on this week in arts and entertainment.
on screen the Losers starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba in the action thriller comes out Friday. U.S. Special Force unit is the target of a lethal betrayal instigated by enemy known as Max. Presumed dead, the group teams up with a mysterious operative with her own agenda to take down the highly guarded enemy. -J.V.
on shelves avatar is out on DVD Thursday. In the epic futuristic adventure, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na’vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture. - J.V.
on campus Go green hip hop discussion presented by the Hip Hop Caucus and the National Wildlife Federation speak on “Going Green” Thursday at 6 p.m. in McNair Hall Auditorium. Guest speakers include former Danity Kane member D. Woods and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. - J.V.
on campus blackout stoplight gym jam presented by A&T Aggie Livewire Friday in Moore Gym starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $2 for A&T students and $3 for other students. Tickets are located at the Ticket Office. This will be the last gym jam of the school year.