Wednesday, April 29, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 29, 1998
Volume 2, Number 128

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s lacrosse falls to Haverford, Hood Trophy race deadlocked

2) Baseball at Wesley

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s events

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:       Nice and sunny. High above 70.
              Its “Barricade Yourself in the Bell Tower Day!”
Tonight:     A few clouds. Low near 50.
              Either that or do work — come on, which is more fun?
Thursday:  Chance of rain. High around 70

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

ON VISIT TO ASIA, ALBRIGHT SAYS CHINA MUST IMPROVE HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD

On a week-long tour of Asia, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
arrived yesterday in China. Albright praised the increased freedom in
Chinese society, but said that the US still finds Chinese repression of
religious and political dissent unacceptable. Earlier in the week,
Albright visited Japan, where she signed an agreement to increase military
coordination between the US and Japan, and called on Japan to reduce
restrictions on imports.

CONGRESS PASSES BILL TO PAY UN, BUT HALTS FUNDING FOR PRO-ABORTION GROUPS

Congress passed legislation to pay off the more than $800 million which
the US owes the United Nations in unpaid dues, but the bill also included
anti-abortion language which nearly guarantees that President Clinton will
veto the measure. The attached language says that the US cannot give any
foreign aid to groups which are involved in lobbying their governments to
ease abortion restrictions. The Clinton administration says that the
measure would restrict the freedom of speech of family planning
organizations worldwide. Senate Majority leader Trent Lott said that the
two issues would not be considered separately if Clinton vetos the
current bill.

IN OTHER NEWS…

The Arizona Supreme Court struck down an ammendment to the state
constitution which required that all state and local government business
be conducted in English only. … Nigeria’s military government sentenced
6 men, including 3 former cabinet members, to death, on charges of
plotting against the regime. … A Turkish newspaper is reporting that a
militant Kurdish separatist groups was responsible for the 1986
assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. … A study released
yesterday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development said that
12.5 million Americans need housing assistance. … A crowd of angry
Italian soccer fans waiting outside the staff door of the Rimini stadium
after a game forced the referee to flee the stadium by helicopter.

*****

2) Campus events

Sergei Eisenstein’s “Alexander Nevskii”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 pm

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation
Martin, Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 pm

Poetry Reading by Lisa Coffman
Scheuer Room, 8:00 pm

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Women’s lacrosse falls to Haverford, Hood Trophy race deadlocked

The women’s lacrosse team fell to Haverford 15-13 Tuesday afternoon. Holly
Baker ’99 led the team with 6 goals, but the visiting Garnet were unable to
stop the Fords.  The Hood Trophy race is now tied at 8.5 points apiece and
will be decided this weekend at the Centennial Conference track and field
Championships.

*****

2)  Baseball at Wesley

Results were unavailable for the baseball game by the deadline.

*****

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s events

There are no events scheduled for today or tomorrow.

*****

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