Friday, February 20, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 20, 1998
Volume 2, Number 85


In Thursday’s Daily Gazette, there were several errors in the Upcoming
Movies on Campus article. The article should have said that Bill Pullman
stars in Spaceballs, and Jodie Foster stars in Contact. In addition,
Portugal was the colonial power that dominated Angola.


1)  Weekend party plans

2)  World news roundup


1)  Badminton defeated by Albright

2)  Women’s basketball falls to Gwynedd Mercy

3)  This weekend’s contests


Today:       Cloudy, showers possible. High around 50.
              How are we expected to work today . . .
Tonight:     Still overcast. Low near 40.
              what with that whole Kwan/Lipinski thing?

Extended Weekend Forecast
Saturday:    A little sunshine at last. High of 50.
Sunday:      Mostly sunny. High around 50.


1)  Weekend party plans

Free events on campus this weekend, according to Social Affairs Committee
members, include:


*The HOLA Block Party, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m, in Tarble all-campus space;
funded by SAC.


*A DU party, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the D.U. House; funded by SAC.


2)  World news roundup


Giant Slalom Skiing (men)
Gold–Hermann Maier of Austria
Silver–Stefan Eberharter of Austria
Bronze–Michael von Gruenigen of Switzerland

Slalom Skiing (women)
Gold–Hilde Gerg of Germany
Silver–Deborah Compagnoni of Italy
Bronze–Zali Steggall  of Australia

4 x 7.5 Kilometer Relay Biathalon (women)

1000 Meter Short-track Speed Skating (women)
Gold–Marianne Timmer of the Netherlands
Silver–Chris Witty of the United States
Bronze–Catriona Lemay-Doan of Canada

500 Meter Short-track Speed Skating (women)
Gold–Annie Perreault of Canada
Silver–Yang Yang of China
Bronze–Chun Lee-Kyung of Korea


The FBI arrested two microbiologists in Henderson, Nevada, on charges of
possessing large quantities of anthrax intended for use as a weapon. One of
the two is a known member of the White Supremacist group Aryan Nation, who
spoke last year about plans to use the deadly bacterium in the New York
City subway system, and is currently on probation for fraudulently
obtaining vials of bubonic plague. The pair was arrested after attempting
to buy multimillion dollar testing equipment from a cancer researcher, who
called the FBI. Their car was wrapped in plastic and taken to Nellis Air
Force Base for examination.


The Cuban government announced that it has freed 299 prisoners in
connection with requests made by the Pope during his visit there; 164
releases have been confirmed by dissidents, including 64 political
prisoners. … A member of the Japanese Parliament committed suicide, hours
before he expected to be arrested on charges of demanding profit guarantees
from a brokerage firm. … The fundamentalist Christian men’s organization
Promise Keepers announced that it will lay off its entire paid staff of 345
people, because its revenues have been falling since the organization
stopped charging admission to its rallies last year. … In the first
incidence of its kind in the United States, American Airlines flight
attendants and an off-duty paramedic used an onboard defibrillator to save
the life of a North Carolina businessman, who suffered a heart attack after
rushing to catch his flight.



1)  Badminton defeated by Albright

The badminton team lost a close match last night against Albright, 3-2. The
doubles team of Jen Chen ’99 and Erika Johansen ’99 won 15-1, 15-6. Third
singles player, Noelle Goodin ’00 also won 11-2, 11-0.  The team finishes
the season at 4-2 and second place in the PAIAW Conference. Albright
finished first.


2)  Women’s basketball falls to Gwynedd Mercy

Women’s basketball was defeated by Gwynedd Mercy last night, 57-49.
Swarthmore got off to a good start, leading at the half 26-23, but after a
see-saw battle, Gwynedd Mercy took the lead. Freshman guard Kristen English
led the team with 16 points. Heather Maradola ’01 scored 14 points. Jean
Quinn ’99 and Leslie Young ’00 each scored 6 points.


3)  This weekend’s contests

Men’s and Women’s Swimming head to Franklin and Marshall for the three-day
Centennial Conference Championships.
Wrestling travels to Ursinus for the two-day Eastern Regional Championships.

Track and Field competes in the Haverford Invitational.
Women’s basketball hosts Haverford for a 6:00 p.m. game. (Senior Night)
Men’s basketball battles Haverford in a 8:00 p.m. home game. (Senior Night)

Badminton hosts the Northeast Intercollegiate Tournament at 8:00 a.m.
Volleyball hosts Rowan in a 5:00 p.m. match.
Intramural: Frozen Foote Race #4 starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Contributing Writer
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