Thursday, October 23, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, October 23, 1997
Volume 2, Number 34

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  World news roundup

2)  Upcoming movies on campus

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Men’s soccer struggles against Eastern

2)  Volleyball loses first home match

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:    Mostly clear and sunny, light wind. High close to 50.
           Go fly a kite.
Tonight:  Clear, more clouds toward morning. Low around 35.
           Dress warmly coming home from pub ni — oh, I mean “Cheers.”
Friday:   Increasing cloudiness, a bit warmer. High near 60.

NEWS REPORT

1)  World news roundup

OIL SPILL THREATENS MALAYSIAN BEACHES

A 20-mile oil slick is nearing the coast of Malaysia a week after two
tankers collided in the Singapore Strait, spilling from 7 to 9 million
gallons of marine fuel. Singapore on Wednesday charged the captains of both
ships with reckless navigation. Biologists said the oil was killing crabs,
snails and coral in the area, and officials involved in the cleanup effort
said damages could exceed $100 million.

CLINTON OFFERS GRADUAL PLAN TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

President Clinton on Wednesday proposed gradual reductions in emissions of
the gases thought to cause global warming, and he said the United States
should offer tax and other incentives to firms that cut their emissions
early. Business groups said Clinton’s goal — limiting fossil-fuel
pollution in industrial nations to 1990 levels by around 2010 — would be
difficult to meet and could harm the economy. But some environmentalists
said even stricter targets were needed to prevent climate change. Clinton’s
proposal will be the U.S. position in negotiations for a global-warming
treaty at a December conference in Japan.

IN OTHER NEWS …

Rejecting U.S. arguments that Libya is a terrorist state and should be
boycotted, South African President Nelson Mandela arrived Wednesday in
Tripoli for a visit to his Libyan counterpart, Moammar Gadhafi. … An Air
Force training jet collided Wednesday with an F-16 fighter over the Mojave
Desert, killing two crewmen in the trainer; the F-16 landed safely, and its
crew of two survived. … The Cleveland Indians defeated the Florida
Marlins 10-3 Wednesday night to tie the World Series at two games each;
Florida won a game that ended after deadline Tuesday night.

*****

2)  Upcoming movies on campus

THE ROCK                        Friday, 10/24           7:30, 10:00     DuPont
After a general (Ed Harris) takes over Alcatraz and holds San Francisco
hostage with nerve-gas missiles, an FBI agent (Nicolas Cage) and an
enigmatic prisoner (Sean Connery) must eliminate the threat. (Action, 135
minutes)

FACE/OFF                        Saturday, 10/25         7:30, 10:00     DuPont
A top cop and a top crook (John Travolta and Nicolas Cage) trade faces and
trade places in a high-energy shootfest directed by Hong Kong action guru
John Woo. (Action, 138 minutes)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON  Monday, 10/27           10:00           Kirby
An American tourist encounters a werewolf after a misadventure in the
moors and terrorizes London as he tries to deal with the repercussions.
Directed by John Landis, the film won an Oscar for best makeup.
(Horror/comedy, 97 minutes)

THE WHITE BALLOON               Wednesday, 10/29        10:15           DuPont
Several people try to take advantage of a little girl’s innocence to hustle
money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish. Original title: Badkonake Sefid.
(81 minutes)

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Men’s soccer struggles against Eastern

The men’s soccer team lost 1-0 to Eastern Wednesday afternoon, despite
playing on home turf. “It was a pretty tough game — we had a lot of
opportunities but just didn’t put anything away,” said co-captain James
Chen ’98.

*****

2)  Volleyball loses first home match

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to Washington on Wednesday evening
despite “great fan support” at the first home game of the season,
co-captain Jordan Hay ’98 said.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

TOMORROW
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

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