Thursday, September 10, 1998

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, September 10, 1998
Volume 3, Number 3


1)  Publications server still down

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events


1)  Field hockey still undefeated

2)  Men’s soccer shut out by Wesley

3)  Women’s soccer loses to Widener

4)  Today and tomorrow’s events


Today:     Sunny.  High in mid 70s.
 Parrish beach is the place to be today.

Tonight:   Clear.  Lows in mid 50s.
  Still on Parrish beach?  Take some time to watch the stars tonight.

Friday:    Sunny.  High around 80.


1)  Publications server still down

A problem with the publications’ server has prevented the use of its
mailing lists for the first week of fall semester.  As a result, the
Publications Office is unable to access its mailing lists stored on the
computer, and this has caused difficulties for several of the campus

The publications server consists of a Power PC computer with two hard
drives.  It is used both to store files for various campus publications
such as the Phoenix, the Halcyon, and Spike, as well as to keep mailing
lists and send e-mail messages.  Among the mailing lists affected are the
Daily Gazette subscription list, the Forum for a Free Press mailing list,
and the publications’ heads mailing list.  The stored files are unaffected
by the recent problems.  Daily Gazette also can not use the server to send
out its nightly edition or to keep and update its list of subscribers.

According to the Publications Coordinator, Nicholas Attanasio `00, the mail
server has been down since the beginning of the semester.  The publications
office was refurbished during the past summer at which time all of its
computers were disconnected. When the computers were reconnected several
days before the start of fall semester, the mailing lists could not be
accessed.  Apparently the settings for the server had been changed.
Attanasio is presently attempting to restore the old settings.  He is
hopeful that problems with the server will be solved shortly, but remarked
of fixing them that, “It’s not an exact science.” If the difficulties
persist, the Publications Office will hire expert assistance.


3)  World news roundup


Yesterday, at 3:45 p.m., Kenneth Starr sent to the House of Representatives
a 445-page report, which his office told news sources contains “substantial
and credible” evidence that could lead to the impeachment of President
Clinton. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and House Democratic Leader
Richard Gephardt met immediately after the report was delivered, and the
House is now considering what, if any parts of the report should be made
public. Meanwhile, Clinton continues to tour Florida, asking for
forgiveness in many of his speeches.


After the discovery of 36 leaks in the dike that protects Dhaka,
Bangladesh’s capital, residents and soldiers dumped thousands of sandbags
and rocks to plug the breaches. Although the people’s effort was
successful, the flood has already drowned half of the capital with
knee-deep water and left millions of people homeless.  


US Navy sends divers to retrieve the remnants of the Swissair Flight 111…
Several University of California health economists released a report
yesterday claiming that smoking cost the U.S. economy $73 billion a year
from medical costs alone… Demonstrations in Cambodia intensified, with
one man killed, as supporters of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who lost in last
July’s elections, clashed with police in Phnom Penh.


4) Campus events

List Gallery Opening Reception for “Intimate Views: Small-Scale Paintings”
List Gallery, LPAC, 4:00 p.m.

Watson Informational Meeting
Parrish Parlors, East, 7:00 p.m.



1)  Field hockey still undefeated

The Garnet blanked Elizabethtown 4-0 yesterday to remain undefeated, and
has not yet allowed another team to even score off of them.  Holly Baker
’99 and Lurah Hess ’99 both scored two goals.


2)  Men’s soccer shut out by Wesley

The Garnet failed to score yesterday, losing to Wesley 4-0.


3)  Women’s soccer loses to Widener

Women’s soccer is at 1-2 after losing to Widener 4-1 yesterday.  The goal
for the Garnet was scored by Amy Markey ’99.


4)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


Women’s tennis visits Wilmington at 3:30 p.m.


Volleyball hosts Wilmington at 7:00 p.m.


Since the Publications Server is temporarily out of service, the Daily
Gazette contact e-mail addresses are not currently valid. We hope that the
server will be up very soon. Until then, please send all messages,  tips,
queries, and comments to

The Daily Gazette
Board of Editors
Joseph Genereux
Lorrin Nelson
Cathy Polinsky
Jessica Salvatore

Staff Writers
 Dave Ellis
 Ben Geller
 Ira Lindsay
 Nellie Tong
 Laurie Smith

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