Wednesday, October 22, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, October 22, 1997
Volume 2, Number 33


1)  Volleyball team set for home contest as field house construction ends

2)  World news roundup


1)  Women’s tennis players triumph in Capitol Classic

2)  Field hockey shuts out Muhlenberg; season record now 14-1

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:     Mostly sunny, but cool and windy. High near 55.
            Toto, I don’t think we’re in summer anymore.
Tonight:   Clear and cold. Low might hit 30.
            None of this light jacket stuff — it’s time for a COAT.
Thursday:  Some clouds, some sun. High just above 50.


A story in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Gazette on women’s soccer games
played over fall break failed to note that on Oct. 14, Swarthmore defeated
Bryn Mawr 2-1 at home.

A separate story in the same edition stated that the Seven Sisters
volleyball tournament was held at Wellesley College. In fact, the contest
was at Vassar College.


1)  Volleyball team set for home contest as field house construction ends

Workers finished replacing the old rubber floor in Tarble Pavilion with a
new wood surface last week, making way for the volleyball team to play its
first home game of the season tonight, said Larry Schall, associate vice
president for facilities and services. Athletes including volleyball
players began practicing in the space Monday.

After 14 consecutive away games and countless off-campus practices, the
volleyball team will play two of its last four games at home. The team
takes on Washington College tonight and Haverford on Oct. 29.

“We’re very happy to be playing in the fieldhouse and to play our first
home game,” said team captain Jordan Hay ’98. “They’re still working around
us, putting up bleachers and stuff, but the space is definitely playable.”

“The space smells really new,” said volleyball player Dila Cil ’00.

Schall said the wood floor will likely last longer than the rubber floor
did, but the new surface will need to be refinished about every two years.


2)  World news roundup


Communists in the Russian parliament on Tuesday abandoned plans for a
no-confidence vote on the government of President Boris Yeltsin after he
acceded to their demand that he consult them more thoroughly on reform
plans. Yeltsin and the Communists had been feuding for weeks over issues
such as next year’s budget and a proposed new tax code. Russia’s
constitution gives the Duma little prospect of ousting the government —
two no-confidence votes in three months are required, and Yeltsin could
then choose to dissolve parliament instead of dismissing Prime Minister
Viktor Chernomyrdin.


After months of opposing a Republican plan to reform the Internal Revenue
Service, the White House on Tuesday endorsed a revised bill. Hours earlier,
leading Democrats in the House of Representatives had broken with President
Clinton and agreed to support the legislation, which would create an
independent panel to oversee the IRS and would put the burden of proof on
the government instead of citizens when tax cases go to court. Democrats
signed on to the bill when its sponsors agreed to let the president, not
the oversight board, appoint the IRS commissioner.


Deliveries of toys from China for the upcoming Christmas season and
increased crude oil imports pushed the U.S. trade deficit for August to
$10.4 billion, the largest gap since January. … A Danish nursing-home
worker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of killing 22 elderly patients
with overdoses of a morphine-based drug. … Ansell Personal Products
recalled 57 million condoms from its Lifestyles, Prime and Contempo brands
Tuesday after discovering that some may deteriorate before the expiration
dates marked on the packages.



1)  Women’s tennis players triumph in Capitol Classic

All six players representing Swarthmore’s women’s tennis team in a fall
break tournament reached the semifinals, and several took home top honors.
Team scores were not tallied at the Capitol Classic, held Oct. 11 and 12 at
Catholic University in Washington. Jen Pao ’01 finished first at No. 1
singles, Wendy Kemp ’99 finished first at No. 3 singles, and Pao and Rani
Shankar ’98 finished first at No. 1 doubles. In addition to Swarthmore and
Catholic, teams at the tournament included Scranton, Goucher, Catholic,
Marywood and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.


2)  Field hockey shuts out Muhlenberg; season record now 14-1

With a 3-0 victory over Muhlenberg at Allentown Tuesday, the field hockey
team improved its record to 14-1 for the season and 5-1 in the Centennial
Conference. Holly Baker ’99 scored the first goal on a penalty stroke to
bring the score to 1-0 at halftime. Then Danielle Duffy ’98 scored an
unassisted goal. Kristen English ’01 finished up the rout by scoring her
first collegiate goal, assisted by Jen Hagan ’99.


3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s soccer faces Eastern on Swarthmore’s home field at 4 p.m.
Volleyball finally plays on Swarthmore’s beautiful new wood floor at 7 p.m.
against Washington.

Field hockey plays Rowan at home at 3 p.m.


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