Tuesday, September 30, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 30, 1997
Volume 2, Number 22

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Saturday night mayhem

2)  World news roundup

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST
Today:      Scattered clouds and windy. High near 75.
             If you wear a hat, make it a tight one.
Tonight:    Clear, colder. Low close to 50.
             If you wear a hat, make it a warm one.
Wednesday:  Mostly clear and nice, light winds. High of 70.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Saturday night mayhem

Public Safety officers were busy Saturday night chasing a man involved in
an altercation that apparently began at a party in Willets dormitory,
according to several students who witnessed the events.

A Willets resident assistant who spoke on condition of anonymity said that
the man, who was not a Swarthmore student, “got in a scuffle with a male
Swarthmore student” shortly after leaving the Willets party. “By Old
Tarble, they were fighting,” the RA said. The Swarthmore student was
slightly injured, and a resident took him to Willets, according to the RA.

Half an hour later, a female student was hit in the face by the same man
near Clothier Memorial Hall, the RA said. According to the RA, several
students saw the incident, brought the victim into the Intercultural Center
and telephoned the Public Safety Department. The victim was taken to Worth
Health Center but did not require further medical attention.

Officers were looking for the perpetrator after the first incident, the RA
said.

Christopher Leinberger ’00 said he was walking on Parrish Beach at about 2
a.m. when he saw a male figure “dressed all in black” running across the
lawn. “Public Safety had a sports utility vehicle there,” he said, “and
there were officers on bicycles, too, trying to catch the guy.” Leinberger
did not see whether the officers caught the person.

The story could not be confirmed with Public Safety officials.

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2)  World news roundup

TALIBAN SOLDIERS ARREST EU LEADER, CNN CORRESPONDENT

Taliban soldiers briefly detained 19 people, including CNN correspondent
Christiane Amanpour and a high-ranking official of the European Union,
after the group took pictures in a women’s hospital Monday in Kabul,
Afghanistan. Emma Bonino, the EU’s commissioner for humanitarian affairs,
and her party were touring the hospital at the invitation of the Taliban
army, which requires strict adherence to Islamic law and controls about
two-thirds of the country. The group was released after about three hours
when officials realized who had been arrested; the EU is a leading source
of foreign aid for Afghanistan.

ADMINISTRATION SLAMS IRS OVERSIGHT PROPOSAL

The Clinton administration on Monday attacked a bipartisan plan to reform
the Internal Revenue Service, but Republicans in Congress jumped to the
defense of the legislation, which would create a commission of private
citizens to oversee the agency. Gene Sperling, President Clinton’s senior
economic adviser, said the panel would be unaccountable and rife with
conflicts of interest; the Treasury Department has suggested that executive
branch officials instead staff the board. Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, the
House Ways and Means Committee chairman, contended that outsiders are
needed to change the agency. Senate hearings last week raised allegations
of a wide range of misconduct at the IRS.

IN OTHER NEWS …

French officials investigating Princess Diana’s death in an Aug. 31 car
crash told news organizations Monday that excessive speed and alcohol, not
paparazzi chasing Diana’s car on motorcycles, probably caused the wreck.
… Jury selection began in the trial of Terry Nichols, who is charged with
conspiring with Timothy McVeigh to blow up the Oklahoma City federal
building in 1995. … Actress Angela Lansbury, writer Maxine Hong Kingston,
rock star Don Henley and oral historian Studs Terkel were among 20 people
who received national arts and humanities medals in a White House ceremony
Monday.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s soccer challenges Gettysburg in a 4 p.m. home game.
Volleyball heads to Muhlenburg for a 7 p.m. game.

TOMORROW
There are no games scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

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