Wednesday, February 25, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Volume 2, Number 88


1) Night owls enjoy additional hours in McCabe

2) World news roundup


1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:        Cloudy and WINDY with possible morning flurries. High near 40.
               This lovely day has been brought to you by Mardi Gras.
Tonight:      Decreasing cloudiness. Low in the mid to upper 20’s.
               I hear it’s lovely in New Orleans right now.
Thursday:   Mostly sunny.  High in the low to mid 40’s.


1) Night owls enjoy additional hours in McCabe

McCabe has begun its new extended trial schedule this week, and based on
the comments of last night’s late inhabitants, the experiment seems to be a
success.  “It rocks my world–now I can procrastinate and not worry about
the ‘good student time schedule’ where everyone is in bed by one,” said
Myung Jean Chun.  Aarti Davis corroborated, “it’s a great idea for Swatties
to be able to extend their enjoyment of McCabe.”

Others, though,  were less appreciative of the extra study opportunities.
“I don’t really like doing reserve reading after midnight,” said David
Peterson ’00.  “It just doesn’t feel right.”  Despite this and other such
lackadaisical responses, the stacks were fairly full last night–around
sixty people were taking advantage of the added hours.  For now, the
circulation and reserve desks will continue to close at midnight.


2) World news roundup


Former South Korean dissident Kim Dae-jung became that country’s president,
marking the first time that power has been transferred to an opposition
party leader in South Korea. In his acceptance speech, Kim pledged
political and economic reforms, and renewed his  proposals for improved
relations between South and North Korea. Kim spent 15 years in prison and
exile in the 1970s and 1980s, and survived several assassination attempts.
He was sentenced to death in 1980 for his role in a pro-democracy uprising,
but that sentence was later commuted, and military dictators who imposed it
were guests at Kim’s inauguration.


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the UN Security Council about the deal
he reached this weekend with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The agreement
signed by Annan and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein provides for special UN
weapons inspection teams which include senior diplomats, and will have full
access to inspect Iraq’s eight “presidential sites”.  US and British
officials said they welcomed the agreement, but thought some of its
language was too vague.  They called for a quick test of the agreement to
see how it will work in practice.


In his semi-annual speech to Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan
Greenspan said that the US economy performed very well in 1997, although
financial troubles in Asia could dampen both economic growth and inflation
in 1998. … The Labor Department said U.S. inflation has reached its
lowest rate in four years. … Pennsylvania state police recovered about a
ton of explosives which were stolen two weeks ago from a coal company 60
miles north of Pittsburgh. … Passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines plane
overpowered a hijacker who had demanded that he be flown to Iran, as
security forces dressed as caterers prepared to enter the plane. … The
head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency resigned over a botched attempt
to assassinate a leader of Hamas in Amman, Jordan. … Auckland, New
Zealand’s largest city, is coping with its fifth day without electricity,
after all four of the main power lines into the city failed last week. …
The Russian space agency confirmed rumors that it plans to send an
overweight former national security aide to Boris Yeltsin to the Mir space
station this August–Russian newspapers had previously concluded that the
entire matter had to be a hoax.



1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests are scheduled for today.

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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