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Circulation 2,200
E&abeth Qiy, NC
November 19,1999
The Student Newspaper of Elizabeth City State University
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John E. Abernathy Daily Advance
Distinguished Professor Dr. Nancy Reese addresses students,
faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 18 during American
Education Week Assembly. Dr. Reese will head the university’s
new graduate program in education
ECSU’s ‘Millennium
Queen’ Crowned
By Inger Parker
Staff Writer
The night of October 26, 1999, was a
glorious evening for Miss Michelle
Lewis, Miss ECSU 1999-00. This was
the night of the queen’s coronation ball
entitled, “Breaking Traditions.” Tradi
tionally, the coronation is held in the
Williams Hall Gymnasium. However,
this year’s crowning of the queen took
place in the Kermit E. White graduate
center. The room was elaborately deco
rated by members of the coronation
committee, which made the atmosphere
pleasant. A live band was present as
entertainment which helped to comple
ment every aspect of the evening from
the entrance of the royal court to the
entrance of the queen.
The evening began with the entrance
of Miss ECSU 1994-95, Miss Lynetta
Jordan, who returned as always to give
her love and support. Also, reigning
queen. Miss Hope Jones, returned to
crown the queen and formally end her
reign. The lady and gentleman represen
tatives of each organization, who were
enchanting and charming, were also
present. Mr. Billy C. Hines and the
Vikings Suffer
Tough Loss at
University Choir accompanied the
queen in singing ECSU’s Alma Mater
and p^ormed a few selections on her
behalf. Also, Miss Janie Anderson, an
ECSU junior, put on a special perfor
mance for the queen. She performed a
spiritual dance number to the song “An
gels Watching Over Me.” Miss Tracsa
Williams, soror of the queen, recited
Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise.”
One of the highlights of the night; how
ever, was the blessing that the queen
received from her parents. Lastly, the
waltz, which was elegant and enjoyable,
was performed by Dr. and Mrs. Mickey
L. Bumim, the King, Queen, and repre
sentatives of each student organization.
The audience was attentive and contrib
uted to making the evening memorable.
Miss ECSU 1999-00 even commented
that the evening turned out better than
she had expected.
When asked what would she like to
see change now that she is Miss ECSU,
the queen commented that she would
like to see improvement in relationships
between administration and the student
body. She will be the first queen of the
new millennium for ECSU.
by A1 Randolph
Staff Writer
ECSU’s homecoming wasn’t the only
event that took place when the Vikings
hosted the Tigers of Benedict College in
a non-conference game. The seniors
were also recognized at half-time as
they played their last home game at
Roebuck Stadium. Mister Askew,
Lionel Branch, Malcolm Hall, Joe
Johnson, Earl Jones, Kevin Jones,
Diablo Lane. Derek Purcell, and Carlos
Taravara were the seniors announced
and escorted by their parents during the
half-time festivities.
The Vikings looked for their second
win in a row against Benedict, but the
Tigers quarterback Royton Williams
was too much for the Vikings. The
Tigers walked with a 31-12 win. In the
first half, the Vikings were sparked by
the special teams with a blocked punt
which led to their first score by Robert
Dorlus. The Vikings cut the lead to 7-6,
but Williams hurt the Vikings defense
on the ground and in the air as he
capped off a 10-play drive with a 13-
yard scramble into the end zone going
into the half 14-6.
In the second half, Tigers picked up
the where they left as they scored twice
halfway through the third quarter. The
Vikings were still determined to stay in
the game as Earl Jones returned a Tiger
punt 32 yards to the Benedict 39-yard
line. The Vikings quickly took
advantage of the field position as
quarterback Michael Forbes connected
with Rayshawn Askew for a 39-yard
touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
That wasn’t enough as the Vikings
failed to capitalize on other scoring
opportunities later on in the fourth
quarter, and the score favored the Tigers
After gaining confidence from
defending Livingstone last week. Coach
George Moody expected a better game
on homecoming. “1 told the team we
didn’t play a good game,” said Moody.
“I was disappointed with the defense,
and the offense only played good in
spots, but they weren’t as consistent as
they needed to be.” As Coach Moody
approaches the last two games of the
season, he prepares to finish out his
coaching career on a high note.
Pfioto courtesy University Relations

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