Tuesday, October 27, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, October 27, 1998
Volume 3, Number 30


1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Women’s rugby defeats PCOM

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Mostly Cloudy. High of 63.

Tonight:  Mostly Cloudy. Low in the mid 40s.

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy. High of 69.
 I’m thinking lots of clouds.



1)  World news roundup


As peace talks concluded yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, representatives of
Peru and Ecuador signed a peace treaty they hope will bring an end to 57
years of fighting. Three wars have been fought between the two nations this
century, in 1941, 1981, and 1995. The conflicts arose from territorial
disputes; most of the land was signed over to Peru yesterday, but it will
be set aside as a national park. The treaty also included trade agreements
intended to make the area more open to foreign investment.


Today marks NATO’s scheduled deadline for the withdrawal of Serbian troops
from Kosovo, under threat of airstrikes. Serbs were reported to be
complying with NATO demands yesterday evening, withdrawing an estimating
4000 police officers and burning army barracks. NATO officials will meet
today to determine if their demands have been met. It is hoped that the
withdrawal of troops will allow the estimated 10,000 refugees hiding in the
hills of Kosovo to return to their homes.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defeated a vote of no confidence
yesterday. The motion was raised against him by the ultra-nationalist
Moledet Party, who oppose last week’s peace accord with the Palestinian
Authority… Hurricane Mitch was recorded yesterday at wind speeds of 180
mph, making it the most powerful storm of the season so far… Senator John
Glenn traveled to the Kennedy Space Center yesterday in preparation for his
flight into space… An Israeli guard was found killed yesterday at a power
plant on the West Bank.


2)  Campus events

Microsoft Information Session
Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

Ballroom Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.



1)  Women’s rugby defeats PCOM

The women’s A-side rugby team defeated PCOM (Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine) Saturday with a score of 20-5. Scoring trys for Swat
were Rhiana Swartz ’00, Alexa Miller ’00, Sarah Cross ’99, and Laura Blume
’01. B-side tied 0-0.


2)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


Field hockey travels to Bryn Mawr at 3:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer takes on Muhlenberg at 3:00 p.m.


Men’s soccer visits Ursinus at 3:00 p.m.
Volleyball visits Haverford at 7:00 p.m. for their last game of the season


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