Wednesday, September 16, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Volume 3, Number 7

CORRECTION

On Tuesday, September 15, the Gazette reported that George Wallace was the
former governor of Arkansas. He was actually the governor of Alabama. The
Gazette regrets the error.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Volleyball drops a tough one

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:    Partly cloudy. High of 86.
 Oh joy…almost as hot as yesterday.

Tonight:  Chance of showers. Low in 40s.
 This definitely isn’t helping.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High of 82.

NEWS REPORT

1)  World news roundup

REPUBLICANS URGE RELEASE OF VIDEOTAPED CLINTON TESTIMONY

Although part of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s report has already
been made public, the House of Representatives is still debating whether to
release further evidence. A videotape of the grand jury testimony that
President Clinton gave on August 17 is a particular focus of attention.
Both parties have informally agreed to withhold sexually explicit
materials. However, they are split on the issue of releasing the videotape.
Republicans are pushing for the release, claiming that it is an essential
part of the report.

ALBANIAN OPPOSITION RELEASES TANKS TO POLICE

After two days of negotiation with Socialist Prime Minister Fotos Nano and
other international officials, Albanian Democratic Party leader and former
president Sali Berisha finally surrendered two tanks that he had posted
outside the Democratic Party Headquarters, where many of his followers are
currently under siege by police, allegedly armed.  Meanwhile, riots
allegedly organized by Berisha, which started two days ago, continue in
Tirana, Albania. They were triggered by the assassination of Azem Hajdari,
an ally of the Democratic party. Prime Minister Nano had previously been
forced to flee into hiding when the main government building was overrun by
angry crowds, but reappeared to gave a televised address to parliament
yesterday evening, where he promised to not pursue anyone in the Democratic
Party Headquarters who left peacefully and laid down his weapons.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Hopes for Swissair crash investigators faded after they determined that the
cockpit voice recorder failed to work in the crucial 6 minutes before the
crash… The State Department believes that a small satellite which North
Korea attempted to launch in August has the potential to threaten U.S.
allies, but that North Korea probably cannot harm the United States
itself… Amnesty International claimed to news services that Taliban
fighters engaged in the mass killings of the Shiite Hazaras, an ethnic
minority, following the capture last month of Mazar-e-Sherif, an
Afghanistan city… Mark McGwire pulled ahead of Sammy Sosa in their race
to set the new season home run record with his 63rd home run in a game
against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates won  8-6.

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2) Campus events

Earthlust: Earthlust Weekly Environmental Meeting
Parrish Commons Conference Area, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Volleyball drops a tough one

Women’s volleyball dropped to a record of 0-2, coming up short  yesterday
evening in a close 3-1 decision to Franklin & Marshall. After losing  the
first two games, 15-2 and 15-8, Swarthmore recovered to win the third, and
led 14-13 in the fourth before being edged out 16-14. Jenny Yang ’00 boasted 4
kills and 8 digs, while Bonnie French ’01 led the squad with 19 set assists.
Holly Barton ’99 added 4 aces and Elisa Matula ’02 contributed 6 kills.

*****

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

Women’s soccer hosts Ursinus at 4:00 p.m.
Field hockey visits Franklin & Marshall at 4:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer visits Millersville at 7:30 p.m.

TOMORROW

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

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