Tuesday, October 21, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Volume 2, Number 32


1)  College Bowl places second in two weekend tournaments

2)  World news roundup


1)  Cross-country teams place well at invitationals

2)  Volleyball finishes 0-3 at tournament, then beats Dickinson

3)  Fall break results

4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:      Sunny, a few clouds. High around 55.
             Take a walk in the Crum; the leaves are changing colors.
Tonight:    Some clouds rolling in. Low near 40.
             Now stop staring at the trees and do some work.
Wednesday:  Sun and clouds fighting it out most of the day.


1)  College Bowl places second in two weekend tournaments

Swarthmore’s College Bowl team is off to a fast start this year, finishing
second in each of its first two open invitational tournaments this

A team consisting of Edward Cohn ’99, Christine Lattin ’01, Josh Miller
’00 and Joe Robins ’98 placed second at Johns Hopkins University’s Blue
Jay Bash on Saturday. As one of the top four teams in the preliminary
round-robin competition, Swarthmore advanced to the playoffs, beating
Vanderbilt University in the semi-finals but losing to the University of
Maryland’s A team in the finals.

Cohn won a special award — a bag of Nerds candy — as the competition’s
third-highest individual scorer. “Usually the prizes are more serious,” he

In a competition Sunday at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County,
Robins and Paul Arandia ’00 teamed up with a player from another college
to finish second, losing to a team from Maryland in the finals.


2)  World news roundup


The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal court to fine Microsoft
Corp. an unprecedented $1 million a day for requiring computer
manufacturers to distribute the software giant’s Internet browser. The
department said Microsoft violated a 1995 consent decree by forcing
manufacturers that install its Windows 95 operating system, which enjoys a
virtual monopoly, to install Internet Explorer as well. The fine was the
largest ever sought by the department in an antitrust case. Microsoft said
it had not violated the decree and would contest the action.


The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court’s decision striking
down a Louisiana law that required girls to obtain parental permission
before having abortions. By an 8-1 vote, the court decided not to hear the
state’s appeal. The lower court held that the law unduly restricted girls’
rights because it did not require judges to permit abortions without
parental consent when a girl could prove that she was mature enough to
decide on her own or that it would not be in her best interest to tell her


Barry McCaffrey, the Clinton administration’s top drug official, met Monday
with Colombian President Ernesto Samper, ending a two-year moratorium on
U.S. contact with Samper, whom authorities have called an accomplice of
narcotics traffickers. … North Korea has agreed to a visit next week by a
team of U.S. experts who will assess the famine there for the first time,
the State Department announced.



1)  Cross-country teams place well at invitationals

The men’s team finished seventh out of 39 teams at the Dickinson
Invitational on Oct. 11, and the women’s team placed sixth out of 37 teams
at the same meet. The men’s team also claimed 11th place out of 40 teams
at the Allentown Invitational on Saturday.


2)  Volleyball finishes 0-3 at tournament, then beats Dickinson

The volleyball team lost all three of its matches in the Seven Sisters
tournament at Wellesley College during fall break. Swarthmore lost 3-1 to
Smith on Oct. 11, and finished the tournament Oct. 12 with 3-0 losses to
both Mount Holyoke and Haverford. The team wrapped up its fall break
schedule with a 3-2 triumph Oct. 14 against Dickinson.


3)  Fall break results

The field hockey team defeated Ithaca 1-0 at home Oct. 12 and thrashed
Notre Dame of Maryland 7-0 in a home match Saturday.

The Garnet Tide lost 60-14 to Muhlenberg at home Oct. 11, then fell 76-12
to Pomona-Pitzer in California on Saturday.

On Oct. 11, the men’s team lost 35-15 at York while the women’s team beat
Scranton 28-10 at home.

The team lost 3-1 at NYU on Oct. 11. On Saturday the team lost 5-2 to
Franklin and Marshall.

The team lost 2-0 to NYU at home Oct. 11. Swarthmore then lost 5-0 at Drew
on Thursday. On Saturday the team lost again, falling 2-1 in overtime at


4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Field hockey plays at Muhlenberg at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer takes on Eastern in a 4 p.m. home game.
Volleyball plays Washington at 7:30 p.m. in a home game, the season’s


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