Friday, April 17, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 17, 1998
Volume 2, Number 120


1)  Upcoming movies on campus

2)  World news roundup

3)  Today’s and this weekend’s campus events


1)  Women’s lacrosse beats 11th-ranked Rowan

2)  Softball loses to Philadelphia Pharmacy

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:     Overcast, rain likely. High near 70.
            Due to complaints about the dismal weather…
Tonight:   Clouds hangin’ around. Low around 45.
            A proposal has been made to move Swarthmore to Florida.

Extended Weekend Forecast
Saturday:  Cloudy, cooler. Low of 60.
Sunday:    More rain possible. High close to 65.


1)  Upcoming movies on campus

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL                        Friday, 4/17   7:30, 10:00   LPAC
Three detectives investigate the “Nite Owl Massacre”, embroiling themselves
in hookers, corruption, and vice in 1952. Won an Oscar for Kim Basinger’s
portrayal of a prostitute and for best adapted screenplay of James Ellroy’s
novel. Movie committee will give away free Mentos. (Film Noir, 136 minutes

AMISTAD                                  Saturday, 4/18 7:30, 10:00   LPAC
Slaves being taken to America in 1839 revolt on board their ship, creating
a legal controversy. Steven Spielberg’s return to the serious film,
starring Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins.
(Drama, 154 minutes, 1997)

HOOK      Monday, 4/20   10:00      Kirby
Robin Williams’ revisionist Peter Pan, with Williams’ Pan as a grown-up who
has left Never Never Land for corporate America; but when Hook (Dustin
Hoffman) kidnaps his children, he must return to do battle.
(Fantasy, 144 minutes, 1991)

DEATH RACE 2000                          Wednesday, 4/22  10:30      Kirby
The corrupt officials of America keep the populace in line by sponsoring an
annual competition where the goal is for drivers to run over as many people
as possible. But a resistance movement starts picking off the cars…
Sylvester Stallone steals the show as a villain. (Action/Black comedy, 78
minutes 1975)

MATEWAN         Thursday, 4/23  10:00      LPAC
1920’s coal miners strive to unionize; a union organizers tries to bring
replacement workers hired by the company into the strike. Directed by John
Sayles. Part of the Left-wing Film Festival.
(Drama, 1987, 132 minutes)


2)  World news roundup


After former head of the Khmer Rouge Pol Pot died Wednesday at age 73,
Cambodian government troops plan to launch a major offensive if the
remaining fighters do not lay down their weapons. The remaining 2000 or so
members are led by Ta Mok, a one-legged general known as “The Butcher.”
Meanwhile, Pot’s body was put on display for journalists, who took hair
samples to confirm his identity; Pot’s death has been announced before.


Paula Jones has appealed the dismissal of her sexual harassment lawsuit
against Bill Clinton to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Susan
Webber Wright had thrown out the case on April 1 as not constituting sexual
harassment. The appeal could take anywhere from six months to a year to


U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson headed to Afghanistan to seek
an end to the civil war; he is the highest-ranking American official to
visit Afghanistan in more than two decades. … Marie Louise Meilleur, said
to be the world’s oldest person, died at age 117. … A series of tornadoes
killed 12 people, injured hundreds more and caused severe damage throughout
the South.


3)  Today’s and this weekend’s campus events

Friday, April 17

Display: “What is Pluralism at Swarthmore College?”
Parrish Parlors, 10 am-2 pm.

Lecture: “Scythian Art”, a slideshow by a modern-day archeologist
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:30 pm.

Student Dance Performance
LPAC, Pearson-Hall  Theatre, 8:00 pm.

Bingo night
Tarble, 8 pm

Saturday, April 18

Scary: MCAT Test
Kirby Lecture Hall and Martin 213, 8 am.

International Day at Swarthmore
Parrish Beach, 2:00 pm.

International Cultural Evening
Pearson Hall, LPAC, 8:00 pm.

Music: The Colorado String Quartet
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 pm.

Performance: Soul Cafe Poetry Night & Talent Show
Mephisto’s Lounge, Willets, 8:30 pm.

Party: International All – Campus Party
Tarble All Campus Space, 10:00 pm.

Sunday, April 19

Chi-Qong Workshop
Bond, 9 am.

Music: The KlezM’s: Klezmer Concert.
Amphitheatre,  3:00 pm.

Music: Gamelan Semara, Balinese gamelan
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 pm.

Contest: Egg Drop Contest
Hicks 200, 4:30 pm.

Inevitable: Housing Lottery
Tarble All Campus Space,  7:00 pm.

Music: Cantratrix Concert: All Women Medieval and Renaissance A  Capella
Group Clothier Bell Tower, 7:00 pm.

Music: Senior Recital, Heather Frank, violin
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 pm.



1) Women’s lacrosse beats 11th ranked Rowan

The women’s lacrosse team beat Rowan University in an upset yesterday, 13-8.
Betsy Rosenbaum ’98 and Alicia Googins ’00 each scored 4 goals and 1
assist. Holly Baker ’99 had 3 goals and 1 assist. Kristen English ’01
scored 2 goals. Goalie Jane Kendall ’00 turned away 30 shots. The Garnet
are now 7-4 overall.


2) Softball loses to Philadelphia Pharmacy

The softball team lost 6-5 in extra innings to Philadelphia Pharmacy
yesterday. Michelle Walsh ’98 was 3 for 4, with 1 double and 3 RBIs. Lurah
Hess ’99 scored 3 runs. The Garnet is now 6-19 overall.


3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s tennis hosts SUNY-Binghampton at 3:00 p.m.
Baseball travels to Muhlenberg for a 3:30 p.m. game.


Softball hosts Lehman in a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Gettysburg in a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Franklin and Marshall in a 1:00 p.m. contest.
Men’s lacrosse jets to Gettysburg for a 1:00 p.m. contest.
Women’s tennis travels to the College of New Jersey for a 4:00 p.m. match.
Men’s and women’s track and field compete at Widener at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s and women’s ultimate travel to Princeton University for Sectionals.
Women’s rugby plays in the West Chester Tournament (Day 1).
Men’s rugby plays in the Temple Tournament.

Men’s and women’s ultimate sectionals (Day 2)
Women’s rugby plays in the West Chester Tournament (Day 2)
Women’s lacrosse hosts the Alumni Match at 4:00 p.m.


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