Wednesday, October 28, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, October 28, 1998
Volume 3, Number 31

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Women’s soccer falls to Muhlenburg

2)  Field hockey tops Bryn Mawr

3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:    Mostly cloudy, with a high of 67.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 40s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High of 63.
 Well, that’s certainly a big change.

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NEWS REPORT

1)  World news roundup

HURRICANE MITCH WORST IN LAST DECADE

Hurricane Mitch, which has since slipped to a Category 4 rating with winds
of around 150 mph, yesterday killed at least twelve people in Honduras,
where up to 20 inches of rain accumulated in some places. Citizens are
currently being evacuated from Belize and southern Mexico, where the
hurricane is expected to hit next. Forecasters are not sure where the
hurricane will head after that.

YELTSIN’S HEALTH DECLINING, TERM MAY BE SHORTENED

Russian president Boris Yeltsin was transferred to a sanatorium yesterday
to help him recover from exhaustion, the Kremlin told news services. Two
weeks ago, bronchitis forced Yeltsin to cut short a visit to Central Asia;
now, Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has been sent to Austria in his place
for the European Union summit. Yeltsin’s political opponents as well as
some former supporters are calling for him to end his term earlier than
2000, when the next Presidential election is scheduled. Several
politicians, including Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, have already launched
campaigns.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Newly-elected German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was formally confirmed
and sworn in yesterday… Serbian security forces withdrew from Kosovo on
Tuesday, and many Albanian refugees returned to their wrecked homes.
However, NATO is still ready to use force should Yugoslavian President
Slobodan Milosevic not remain compliant… A two-day meeting on the
hostilities between the Democratic Republic of Congo and rebels ended today
without a ceasefire assurance… 77-year-old John Glenn has been scheduled
to return to space Thursday on the spaceship Discovery.

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2)  Campus events

Conscious Consumers Letter Writing Campaign
Parrish Parlor West, 11:00 a.m.

Asian Studies Lecture
Kenneth Kraft, Lehigh University
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Meeting for Premed Juniors and Seniors
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

CP&P: Info Session for Juniors and Seniors
Andersen Consulting
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

CP&P: Interview Prep Workshop
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Modern Languages and Literatures Colloquium
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Mark Manuscript Study
Trotter 215, 8:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Tarble All-Campus Space, 9:00 p.m.

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

Two-Fisted Features Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Women’s soccer falls to Muhlenburg

In a centennial conference contest, the Garnet lost to the Muhlenburg Mules
4-0. They are now 6-11 for the season and 2-6 in the conference.

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2)  Field hockey tops Bryn Mawr

Yesterday the Tide prevailed over Centennial conference rival Bryn Mawr
4-1. Holly Baker ’99 notched 2 goals while Krista Hollis ’01 and Donna
Griffin ’99 each added a goal.

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3)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

Men’s soccer travels to Ursinus at 3:00 p.m.
Women’s volleyball visits Haverford at 7:00 p.m.

TOMORROW

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

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