This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
You may also call Statement.getResultSet() if you choose to use execute() and the statement produces a ResultSet. executeQuery() is a conveience method when running SELECT statements as you of course are looking for a Result set usually in this case.