Thursday, April 9, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 9, 1998
Volume 2, Number 114


1) Public Safety foils Sharples kegger, completes investigation on April
Fool’s fires

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Golf wins unusual forfeit from Widener

2) Scoreboard

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:     Rain, sometimes heavy. High near 60.
            Stay inside. Do your work. You know you want to.
Tonight:   Rain until midnight. Low of 40.
            OK, maybe you don’t want to. Tough.
Friday:    Still cloudy, windy. High around 50.


1) Public Safety foils Sharples kegger, completes investigation on April
Fool’s fires

April Fool’s is over, but students aren’t having any trouble keeping Public
Safety busy. On Saturday April 4th, Public Safety was called to Sharples at
7 p.m. to break up a keg party. According to officer Owen
Redgrave, a student had been urinating on the wall. Public Safety has not
yet revealed this student’s identity. Redgrave said that the students were
“orderly throughout” the time Public Safety was present, except for one
student who refused to identify himself and fled the scene. The student was
later identified.

Reports on the Sharples incidents as well as the fires started on April 1st
have been completed and sent to the Dean’s office. The final report on the
April Fool’s day fires includes fires in Willets 2nd, Pittenger 1st and
Hallowell basement. All fires were started between 3 and 4 a.m. In
conjunction with the fires some students were found setting off fireworks,
an adjudicable offense.


2) World news roundup


Five major tobacco companies have announced that they will no longer
cooperate with efforts to move a comprehensive tobacco settlement plan
through Congress, arguing that the plan would raise prices on tobacco too
high. That plan would have called for several hundred billion dollars in
payments, and an end to advertising targeted at children, in exchange for
limitations on the tobacco companys’ liability in lawsuits. Congressional
leaders said that they will move forward on the current legislation with or
without the cooperation of the tobacco companies, but limitations on
advertising may be difficult to enforce without cooperation from the
tobacco industry.


The Palestinian group Hamas issued statements to news organizations which
called all Arabs and Muslims to attack Israelis and other Jews worldwide in
order to avenge the death of Hamas master bomber Mohiyedine Sharif.
Investigators from the Palestinian Authority claim that Sharif was killed
in a power struggle within Hamas. Hamas, however, says Sharif was murdered
by Israeli government agents, with the possible complicity of the
Palestinian Authority, in order to prevent further bombings in Israel from
taking place. Israeli authorities have said that the Israeli government was
not involved in the Sharif’s killing, although it was pleased to hear about


After a two hour meeting with Coretta Scott King and Andrew Young, US
Attorney General Janet Reno announced that the Justice Department will
review questions surrounding the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King
Jr. … NATO forces in Bosnia arrested two men indicted for War Crimes
connected to the administration of the Omarska concentration camp in 1992.
… For the third time in six months, the International Monetary Fund has
reached an agreement with the Indonesian government to help that country
stabilize its economy. … A rhinoceros in Columbia cornered and sat on a
thief who broke into the Cali zoo, killing the thief.


3) Campus events

Open Staff Meeting with Dean Candidate Alma Clayton-Pederson
Kohlburg Scheuer Room, 10:00 a.m.

“Light and Sugars Interact in Regulating Plant Development” lecture by
Timothy Short, Queens College, CUNY
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Lecture by Philadelphia painter Troy Richards
Beardsley 316, 4:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium: “Oxidative DNA Damage: The Story of 8-Oxo-Guanine” by
Cynthia J. Burrows, University of Utah
DuPont 139, 4:30 p.m.

Student Chamber Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Student Art Show
Griffin Gallery, Parrish, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Open meeting for students with Dean Candidate Alma Clayton-Pederson
Kohlberg Commons Lounge, 7:00 p.m.

Poetry and fiction reading by Betsy Bolton
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Catholic Mass
Bond, 8:00 p.m.

“Fossils, Genes and the Evolution of the Limb” by Dr. Neil Shubin,
University of Pennsylvania
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

International Club Video
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Film Society Screening
Dupont 161, 10:15 p.m.



1) Golf wins forfeit from Widener

The men’s golf team travelled to Widener yesterday and won the meet by a
forfeit. “This was definitely a weird win,” commented Matt Kaufman ’01.
About two and a half hours into the match, lightning was spotted and the
course was cleared. When thundershowers followed, two of Widener’s starting
players decided to leave the course, assuming that the match would be
cancelled. The rain, however, stopped 15 minutes later, and play resumed.
Unfortunately for Widener, four scores are needed for a game, and because
two of Widener’s starting five left, the team was disqualified after the
match.  Matt Kaufman ’01 performed well, shooting a 73. The team is now 6-3


2) Scoreboard

Women’s Tennis
Swarthmore 6, Gettysburg 3

Women’s Lacrosse
Ursinus 18, Swarthmore 10

Men’s Lacrosse
Franklin & Marshall 7, Swarthmore 5

Men’s Volleyball
 Swarthmore 3, Rutgers 1


3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

Baseball hosts Franklin & Marshall in a 3:30 p.m. game.


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