Tuesday, April 22, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 22, 1997
Volume 1, Number 57


1)  Amnesty International sponsors “Human Rights Awareness Week”

2)  World news round up


1)  Yesterday’s results:  baseball, golf

2)  Weekend’s results (cont’d): men’s rugby

3)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: showers, with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the mid-40s
      polartec and rain gear
Tonight: hopefully clearing up, bring your umbrella just in case
Wednesday: cloudy with highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid-40s


1)  Amnesty International sponsors “Human Rights Awareness Week”

Swarthmore’s Chapter of Amnesty International is holding a “Human Rights
Awareness Week” all this week with special events planned for each day.

Two lectures on human rights issues in Guatemala comprise today’s
activities.  The first lecture, beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the Scheuer room,
is entitled “Making Human Rights Your Cause: The Case of Guatemala.” It
will be presented by Grahame Russell, director of Guatemala Partners.  The
second lecture, “Human Rights Activism in Guatemala: Truth and
Reconciliation,” will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Scheuer room and will be
given by Pedrina Burrero, an indigenous Guatemalan human rights activist.

On Wednesday, a letter writing session will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the IC,
and amnesty-oriented freshmen will give presentations concerning how to
write a protest letter.

Finally, Amnesty will show the film “In the Name of the Father” on Thursday
at 8:00 p.m. in the Intercultural Center.

Any questions may be addressed to Arati (x3379), Suellen (x5277) or Sandip


2)  World news roundup


Saddam Hussein said Monday he would send his helicopters into the no-fly
zone to pick up Iraqi pilgrims returning from Mecca. The U.S. said it would
retaliate for what White House press secretary Mike McCurry called an
attempt to “score cheap political points,” but promised not to shoot down
helicopters carrying civilians. Oil prices rose on fears that U.S.
retaliation would disrupt the supply of oil from the Persian Gulf. The
no-fly zone was set up in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War, to keep
Iraq’s military from attacking civilians who had rebelled against Hussein.


With the Red River nearly 26 feet above flood stage, about 90 percent of
Grand Forks, N.D., was under water Monday. All but about 2,000 of the
city’s 50,000 residents had to evacuate. They may not be able to return
home for weeks: the river likely will not go down until the end of the week
and major cleanup, including a complete cleansing of the city’s water
system, is needed. The University of North Dakota cancelled classes for the
rest of the semester and sent home its 11,000 students. Nine downtown
buildings were destroyed in a weekend fire; flooding hampered firefighters,
who had to use helicopters to battle the blaze. Government officials said
damages from the flooding and fire could total as much as $1 billion.



1)  Yesterday’s results:  baseball, golf

College of New Jersey 7, Swarthmore 3
Doug Rouse ’98 limited the Lions to three hits over 5 1/3 innings’ work.
Six errors accounted for five unearned runs. Joe Aleffi ’00 and Jeremy
Bonder ’97 had the lone hits for the Garnet.

Swarthmore 194, Neumann 197, Philadelphia Pharmacy 220
Kyle Barnett ’97 led the Garnet with a 95. The team improves to 3-8-1 on
the season.


2)  Weekend’s results (cont’d): men’s rugby

Temple Tournament
  University of Delaware 15, Swarthmore 7
  Swarthmore 29, Bloomsburg 5
Consolation Final
  Towson State 22, Swarthmore 14
Elijah Porter ’99 scored three tries on the day. Tony Sturm ’99 added two.
Single tries were scored by Dan Schwan ’97, Adam Booth ’00, and Adam
Blescia ’97.


3)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

Golf plays at Lafayette, Fordham, and Hofstra at 1 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse travels to Bryn Mawr for a 4 p.m. game.
Men’s tennis plays at Haverford in a 3 p.m. match.
Baseball is home against Ursinus in a 3:30 p.m. game.

WEDNESDAY (23 April)
The men’s lacrosse team host Widener in a 4 p.m. contest.
Women’s tennis faces archrival Haverford at 4 p.m.


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