Friday, October 10, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, October 10, 1997
Volume 2, Number 30


1)  Posner wins SC election

2)  World news roundup


1) This weekend’s and next week’s contests


Today:     Morning clouds, then clearing. High above 80.
Tonight:   Clear and nice. Low near 50.
Extended forecast (Saturday through Tuesday):
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.:   Sunny, becoming cloudy with rain Tuesday.
San Rafael, Calif.:   Sunny and warm. Highs in the 80s.
South Bend, Ind.:     Rain all week starting Sunday.
Jacksonville, Fla.:   A bit cloudy over the weekend, rain Tuesday.


Today’s edition of The Daily Gazette is the last before fall break. We will
resume publication on the morning of Monday, October 20.


1)  Posner wins SC election

After a day and a half of voting, Imran Posner ’00 was declared the winner
of Student Council’s election for CRC coordinator with 93 votes. His
competitor, Jared Solomon ’01, received 54 votes, and there were 25

“We expected low turnout because of midterms and the fact we only ran it
for a day and a half,” said SC Elections Chair Laura Barandes ’99.
“Considering these we did pretty okay in comparison to other years.”

With this election, Student Council inaugurated a new e-mail voting system.
Barandes said SC member Josh Kramer ’00 wrote a computer program with
numerous safety features to prevent election fraud. SC wanted the new
system because of last semester’s allegations of ballot-box stuffing, she

Student Council caught one attempted breach of the system’s security,
Barandes said. She did not specify the nature of the attempt.


2)  World news roundup


Hurricane Pauline smashed into Mexico’s Pacific coast Thursday, killing 122
people, injuring twice that number, leaving dozens missing and devastating
the resort city of Acapulco. There were no reports of fatalities among
tourists. The storm’s heavy rains and 100- to 150-mph winds powered waves
up to 30 feet high and swept debris, boulders, cars and bodies through city
streets. By Thursday evening, the winds had dropped to about 70 mph and
Pauline was downgraded to a tropical storm. Heavy flood warnings remained
in effect.


Attorney General Janet Reno sharply criticized White House officials
Thursday for delays in giving the Justice Department videos of campaign
donors’ coffees with President Clinton. But she again rejected Republican
calls for an independent counsel to investigate possible fund-raising
abuses by Clinton or Vice President Al Gore, saying there still is not
enough evidence to take that step. Meanwhile, a former Democratic National
Committee official testified before a Senate committee about an alleged
scheme to swap cash illegally between the DNC and the campaign coffers of
Teamsters President Ron Carey.


Nahum Admoni, a former head of the Israeli secret service, resigned from
the panel investigating Israel’s failed attempt to assassinate a Hamas
leader; the Justice Ministry said public comments Admoni had made in
defense of the mission created a conflict of interest. … Several members
of the Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS are threatening to resign
because the Clinton administration opposes using federal money to pay for
needle-exchange programs. … Italian playwright Dario Fo, known for works
such as “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” that use satire to criticize
social injustice, has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in literature.



1) This weekend’s and next week’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

SATURDAY (Oct. 11)
Men’s and women’s cross-country travel to the Dickinson Invitational.
Football hosts Muhlenberg at 1:30 p.m.
Men’s soccer travels to NYU for a 1 p.m. contest.
Women’s soccer hosts NYU at 2 p.m.
Women’s tennis travels to Catholic University for the Capitol Classic.
Volleyball travels to Wellesley for the Seven Sisters Tournament.
Women’s rugby hosts Scranton.
Men’s rugby travels to York.

SUNDAY (Oct. 12)
Field hockey hosts Ithaca at 1 p.m.
Women’s tennis finishes the Capitol Classic at Catholic.
Volleyball finishes the Seven Sisters Tournament at Wellesley.

TUESDAY (Oct. 14)
Women’s soccer hosts Bryn Mawr at 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball travels to Dickinson for a 7 p.m. game.

THURSDAY (Oct. 16)
Women’s soccer travels to Drew for a 4 p.m. game.

SATURDAY (Oct. 18)
Women’s rugby hosts Penn State.
Men’s rugby has playoffs.
Women’s soccer travels to Eastern for a 2 p.m. game.
Men’s soccer travels to Franklin and Marshall for a 1 p.m. game.
Football flies to Pomona-Pitzer for a 1 p.m. game.
Field hockey hosts College of Notre Dame of Maryland at 1 p.m.
Women’s cross-country travels to Rose Tree Park in Media for the Seven
Sisters Championships.
Men’s cross-country travels to the Allentown Invitational.
Men’s and women’s Ultimate travel to Haverford to play in the Hat Tournament.


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