Friday, October 9, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, October 9, 1998
Volume 3, Number 23

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1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Today’s events were postponed due to the weather

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Friday: Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of a shower. Highs around 70.
You know you’ll be in a good mood whether it rains or not.

Friday night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
Take a walk and ask the squirrels why they are hurling nuts at us from
great heights.

Sunday and Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the
mid 60s.


1)  World news roundup


After a two-hour debate, the House of Representatives voted 258-176 in
favor of opening an impeachment inquiry against President Clinton. The
inquiry, which House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde said could end
before the year is over, is only the third in the history of the United
States and the first since Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was
investigated in 1974. It will be open-ended, meaning that matters not
related to the Monica Lewinsky affair can be brought out in the case
against the President. Among the Representatives favoring the inquiry were
31 Democrats; no Republicans voted against the measure.


According to Irani sources, soldiers along that nation’s border with
Afghanistan fought a battle with members of the Taliban militia Thursday
morning after they were fired upon by artillery and machine guns. The
Taliban, a Sunni Muslim group that controls most of Afghanistan, denied the
conflict.  According to Iran, the Taliban force suffered heavy casualties.
The report marks the first claim of major conflict during the weeks of
tension between Iran and the Taliban.


The Kosovo Liberation Army has announced it will avoid conflict beginning
Friday as NATO moves closer to threatened air strikes against Serbian
forces… Jose Saramago of Portugal, who has been writing novels since
1947, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday… Photographs
taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of galaxies that could be as much as 12
billion years old were presented by astronomers Thursday, showing the most
distant objects ever observed in space… The San Diego Padres defeated the
Atlanta Braves 3-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the National League playoff series.


2)  Campus events

Fall Break
All-Campus, 5:00 p.m.



1)  Today’s events were postponed due to the weather


2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


No contests are scheduled for today


Men’s cross country at the Dickinson Invitational at 11:45 a.m.
Women’s cross country at the Dickinson Invitational at 11:00 a.m.
Football visits Muhlenberg at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at the Capitol Classic at Catholic at 8:00 a.m.
Women’s volleyball at the Seven Sisters tournament at Wellesley.
Women’s soccer at NYU at 2:00 p.m.


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