Friday, September 26, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, September 26, 1997
Volume 2, Number 20


1)  Will the real Linda please stand up?

2)  World news roundup

3)  Weekend party plans


1)  Women’s tennis tops West Chester

2)  Men’s soccer beats Stevens Tech

3)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:      Sunny and breezy, a few clouds. High above 70.
             Of course the sun is shining — ER premiered last night!
Tonight:    Clear, cold. Low near 45.
             Got the dancing shoes; need the dancing coat, hat, gloves …
Extended weekend forecast:
Saturday:   Mostly sunny. High of 70.
Sunday:     Good chance of rain. High around 65.


1)  Will the real Linda please stand up?

The article in the Sept. 19 edition of The Swarthmore Phoenix was about
labor leaders speaking on campus this fall, and the caption for an
accompanying photo indicated the picture was of AFL-CIO official Linda
Chavez-Thompson, who spoke here Sept. 12.

But, as at least one reader noticed, the photograph actually depicted Linda
Chavez, a syndicated conservative political columnist who in 1985 served as
director of public liaison for President Reagan.

Barbara Ryan, associate vice president for external affairs, said she
caught the error immediately because she used to be a reporter and was
familiar with Chavez. “I sent the editors (of The Swarthmore Phoenix) an
e-mail and pointed out that they had the wrong Linda,” said Ryan. “I also
told them who Linda Chavez really is.”

“Anyone who went to the lecture knows that it was not a photo of Linda
Chavez-Thompson,” said Dan Fanaras ’99, publisher of The Swarthmore Phoenix
and the writer of the article. “It shows disrespect for the speaker

George Balgobin ’00 and Arun Mohan ’00, co-editors in chief of The
Swarthmore Phoenix, declined to comment.


2)  World news roundup


Fighting between Cambodian government troops and guerrillas loyal to
deposed premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh has driven thousands of civilians
to Thailand from their homes in western Cambodia over the past two months,
international aid officials told news organizations Thursday. The exact
number of refugees was not known. In the latest fighting, government
soldiers recaptured five villages from the guerrillas Wednesday. A
government official said five rebels died in the battle but did not give
casualty figures for his own side.


As the Senate Finance Committee wrapped up hearings on allegations of
rampant misconduct in the Internal Revenue Service, acting IRS Commissioner
Michael P. Dolan promised Thursday to reform the agency. During three days
of testimony, citizens told how IRS agents forced them to pay thousands of
dollars they didn’t owe. IRS workers testified that the agency targets
lower-income taxpayers for audits, gives special treatment to friends of
IRS managers, and ranks employees and offices by how much money they
collect. Some of the agents sat behind screens, spoke into voice-distorting
microphones and did not give their names because they feared managers would


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to build 300 new homes
in a Jewish settlement on the West Bank drew complaints Thursday from
Palestinian leaders and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. … The
House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill that would give
President Clinton a way to extend the deployment of troops in Bosnia and
would effectively stop production of the B-2 bomber. … NBC fired
sportscaster Marv Albert after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and
battery charges, abruptly ending a trial that had featured lurid testimony
about his sex life.


3)  Weekend party plans

The Social Affairs Committee is funding numerous activities this weekend,
SAC members said. The events are:

* Drama Board costume party in Paces from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday.
* SASS party in Upper Tarble from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday.
* Russian Club party in Paces from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.
* HOLA party in Upper Tarble from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.
* Willets party in Mephistos from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

All SAC-funded events are free and open to the entire student body.



1)  Women’s tennis tops West Chester

With a 7-2 home-court victory over West Chester on Thursday, the women’s
tennis team brought its season record up to 1-2. Jen Pao ’01 won at #1
singles, Rani Shankar ’98 won the #2 singles game, Wendy Kemp ’99 won the
#4 singles match and Laura Brown ’00 posted a win at the #5 singles
position. The winning doubles teams were Pao and Shankar, Elena Rosenbaum
’98 and Jenica Yurcic ’99, and Kemp and Brown.


2)  Men’s soccer beats Stevens Tech

The men’s soccer team traveled to Stevens Tech Wednesday and won 2-1.
Swarthmore was losing 0-1 with ten minutes left in the game when Mike
Eshelman ’00 assisted Mike Schall ’99 for the Garnet’s first goal. Then
Austin Harris ’99 finished up with Swarthmore’s second goal, assisted by
Gus Alberelli ’00.


3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Volleyball plays Wilkes and Albright at Albright.
Women’s soccer hits the road to Western Maryland for a 1 p.m. contest.
Women’s tennis travels to College of New Jersey for the Eastern Rolex
Men’s soccer has a 4 p.m. game at Western Maryland.
Football hosts Gettysburg at 1:30 p.m.
Field hockey goes to Smith College for the Seven Sisters Tournament.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Allentown to run
against Allentown, Muhlenberg, Lebanon Valley and Bowdoin.

Field hockey is at Smith College for the second day of Seven Sisters.
Women’s tennis stays at College of New Jersey for the second day of the
Eastern Rolex Tournament.


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