Thursday, September 17, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, September 17, 1998
Volume 3, Number 8

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1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Late goal lifts women’s soccer over Ursinus

2)  Field hockey wins again

3)  Men’s soccer

4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Partly Cloudy.  High of 81.
 Not that the clouds overhead will save you from heat exhaustion.

Tonight:  Mostly clear.  Low in 50s.
 Time to get your sheets out of storage.

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny.  High in mid 70s.


1)  World news roundup


While Japan was still recovering from the damages caused by Typhoon Rex,
Typhoon Stella arrived on their Pacific coast southwest of Tokyo. The 65mph
wind has caused 14 inches of rain.  The resulting floods and landslides
have killed 4 people, injured 23 and left 1,300 homeless.  Most
transportation is affected, including the bullet train that serves 100,000
commuters everyday. The wind will be heading towards Hokkaido later on


Despite condemnation from the UN Security Council, the Talibans have taken
over yet another Afghan town, Barniyan. Barniyan is dominantly populated by
Shiites, the predominant Islam sect in Iran. Iranians are on alert; nine
divisions of tanks have been sent to join their 70,000 troops in the
Afghanistan border. Pakistan, one of the three countries that recognizes
the Taliban government, is accused of supporting the Taliban with food,
weapons and supplies. Next week, Pakistani and Iranian leaders may meet in
New York to settle the Afghanistan dispute.


After seizing the demonstrators’ weapons, the Albanian cabinet announced
yesterday that they would prosecute Sali Berisha, the former president and
alleged riot leader, for attempting a coup d’etat… Congo president
assured that elections will happen in April next year, despite the
escalating riots… In a speech to the House Banking Committee yesterday,
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan repudiated rumors that the U.S.
would participate with other countries in coordinated interest rate cuts.


2) Campus events

Philosophy Lecture
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “A Clockwork Orange”
Mary Lyon Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1)  Late goal lifts women’s soccer over Ursinus

In the 80th minute of the game Kirstin Knox ’99 scored the lone goal of the
game to propel Swarthmore over Ursinus in the team’s Centennial Conference
opener. Sari Altschuler ’01 turned away 8 shots to gain her third shutout
of the season and give Swarthmore a 3-2 record for the season.


2)  Field hockey wins again

The field hockey team traveled to Lancaster to take on Franklin and
Marshall yesterday. The Garnet Tide came away with a 1-0 win thanks to
Lurah Hess ’99, who scored off an assist from Donna Griffin ’99 with 27:45
remaining. Goalkeeper Jane Kendall ’00 blocked 3 shots in her 4th
consecutive shutout, giving the team a 4-0 record overall, 2-0 in the


3)  Men’s soccer

The men’s soccer team took on Millersville last night. The results from the
game were not available in time for publication in this issue, but will be
included in tomorrow’s Gazette.


4)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


No contests are scheduled for today.


No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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