Tuesday, March 18, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 18, 1997
Volume 1, Number 32


1)  World news round-up

2)  Housing Committee meets, discusses housing lottery


1)  Yesterday’s results: softball

2)  Women’s swim team earns All-American honors

3)  Lincoln U. ends men’s hoops season

4)  Spring break results:  lacrosse, baseball

5)  Tonight’s and the tomorrow’s contests


1) World news round-up

McVeigh trial will start on schedule on March 31

The trial of Oklahoma bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh will not be delayed
despite recent reports in Newsweek magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and
Playboy magazine surrounding a supposed confession.  Jury selection will
start on March 31 according to schedule, said U.S. District Judge Richard
Matsch.  Matsch refused to delay the trial, grant a change of venue, or
dismiss the charges, as McVeigh’s attorneys had wanted.  McVeigh’s
attorneys had argued that recent news reports had been “incendiary” and
would make a fair trial impossible in Colorado.  McVeigh and Terry Nichols
have been charged with murder,conspiracy, and assorted weapons-related

Secretary General Kofi Annan proposes reforms to curb bureaucratic waste

In an effort to sharpen its image and improve its financial standing, the
new U.N. Secretary General has proposed measures which would transfer
approximately $200 million previously used for bureacratic purposes to go
towards developmental aid.  Moreover, he anticipates a reduction in both
staff levels and the budget in addtion to reorganizing aspects of the
secretariat.  All of these reforms are partially aimed at convincing
Congress to pay the roughly $1 billion which the U.S. owes in unpaid dues.
Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations,
was decidedly pleased with the proposed reforms although he is pressing for
certain stipulations to be included in the congressional legislation in
order that certain standards be met before the U.S. pays its dues.


2) Housing Committee meets, discusses housing lottery

Housing Committee is looking for ways to make the housing lottery more
efficient and fun this year, said committee member Laura Gitelson ’97.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship traditionally serves ice cream to students
who are waiting to pick rooms. Gitelson said Housing Committee likes what
SCF does, and wants to find even more ways to entertain students at the

But she said the entertainment will not involve clowns, because students
reacted negatively when clowns performed while students waited outside in
the bitter cold at course registration in December 1995.

Rising seniors will choose rooms on Sunday, April 20, Gitelson said.
Rising juniors will pick on Wednesday, April 23, and rising sophomores
will pick on Sunday, April 27.


1)  Yesterday’s results: softball

Swarthmore was defeated on the road at Neumann College.  Their record is
1-6 on the season.


2)  Women’s swim team earns All-American honors

The women’s swim team traveled to the University of Miami (Ohio) this past
weekend for the National Division III Swimming Meet.  Jill Belding ’99,
Cathy Polinsky ’99, Claire Arbour ’00, and Kris Robertson ’98 swam the 400
freestyle relay to place 14th, and the 800 freestyle relay to place 12th.
Both relays earned honorable All-American honors.  Belding became an
All-American with an eighth place in the 200 butterfly, swimming 2:13.13.
Arbour notched another honorable All-American distinction with a tenth
place in the 200 freestyle.

The men’s national meet will take place this coming weekend at the
University of Miami (Ohio).


3)  Lincoln U. ends men’s hoops season

The Garnet lost to Lincoln University in the first round of the ECAC South
regional post-season tournament on Saturday, March 8. Aaron Bond ’97 led
the team with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ben Schall ’97 added 20 points and
11 rebounds. Swarthmore was hurt by the loss of Tim Schofield ’98 to
injury. The team finishes the season with a 16-12 record.


4)  Spring break results:  lacrosse, baseball

The women’s lacrosse team put in a strong showing at the William and Mary
Invitational, defeating the University of Notre Dame, tying Roanoke, but
losing to Mount Saint Mary’s and William and Mary.  Senior Lia Ernst’s
return from a knee injury bolstered the already well-balanced Garnet
offense.  Betsy Rosenbaum ’98, Alicia Googins ’00, and Holly Baker ’99 also
scored.  Frosh goalies Jane Kendall ’00 and Kate Doty ’00 stood Division I
pressure well:  “They don’t have collegiate experience, but it doesn’t show
on the field,” Ernst said.  The remainder of the week was spent training in
Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The men’s lacrosse team played its first three games of the season during
break. It traveled to Virginia Wesleyan early in the week and despite a 40+
save effort by goalie Ben Henwood ’97, the team lost 16-4. On Wednesday,
the Garnet played Drexel, a Division I team, and lost 13-0. In the game
against Stockton State, Adam Dickinson ’00 scored two goals in a losing
effort. Pat Donaghy ’97 went down with an injury part way through the game
and will be out for two to three weeks.  The biggest obstacle to the Garnet
is their own inexperience — too many penalties often force them to play
one man down.

The baseball team experienced its share of growing pains during its Spring
Break trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida. While the team is winless after its
trip south, there were several high points on the trip. Dan Malkoun ’97,
who shows no rustiness after spending last season abroad, leads the team in
batting with a .385 average. Steve Farneth ’00 pitched two great games, a
6-3 loss to Susquehanna and a 3-2 loss to Case Western, but lacked hitting
support. Jeremy Bonder ’97 threw a complete game in the 4-1 loss to Mount
Union. Joe Aleffi ’00 hit his first collegiate home run to lead off the
game against St. Joseph’s of Maine.


5)  Tonight’s and the tomorrow’s contests

Baseball has their home opener at 3:30 p.m. against Philadelphia Pharmacy.
Women’s lacrosse travels to the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for a 4
p.m. game.

There are no contests scheduled for Wednesday.


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