Tuesday, November 17, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Volume 3, Number 45

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Women’s rugby victorious over Gettysburg

2)  Today and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:    Sunny. High of 61.
I think we’re being teased…

Tonight:  Clear. Low of 45.
not that I mind it one bit.

Tomorrow: Sunny. High of 53.

*****

NEWS REPORT

1)  World news roundup

ISRAELI PULLBACK HALTED

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened yesterday to suspend
the scheduled pullback of Israeli troops from the West Bank, in response to
remarks made by Palestinian Authority leader Yassir Arafat. Arafat had
warned of a possible armed Palestinian uprising while speaking on the radio
this weekend; however, Palestinian officials have since assured the
international community of their desire for peace. The Israeli government
will meet on Wednesday to discuss future action; Israel had formerly agreed
to withdraw from 2% of the West Bank by Friday.

WORLD LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS ECONOMICS

Representatives from 21 countries met yesterday at the Asia-Pacific
Economic Summit in Malaysia to discuss the present state of the Asian
crisis. Among the officials present was US Vice President Al Gore.
Representatives at the summit drew up a new loan package for Asia, drawing
on $5 billion from the US and another $5 billion from combined sources,
including Japan and the World Bank. The loans will include $1 billion each
to Indonesia, Thailand, and South Korea, as well as smaller amounts for
other countries and private companies.

IN OTHER NEWS…

French President Jacques Chirac declared that France will forgive all debts
owed by Central American countries, a total of $134 million. The
announcement came after Chirac witnessed the extensive damage damage caused
by Hurricane Mitch… The International War Crimes Tribunal convicted two
Bosnian Muslims and a Bosnian Croat for crimes committed against Serbian
prisoners in 1992… Tobacco companies have agreed to pay $206 billion in a
settlement with state attorneys general; the money will allow the states
involved to fund anti-smoking education and smoking-related Medicaid expenses.

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4)  Campus events

Scottish Country Dance
LPAC, 6:05 p.m.

Price Waterhouse Info Session
Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Independent Educational Services Info Session
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

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

Movie Joy Evening
Kohlberg 116, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Women’s rugby victorious over Gettysburg

The A-side women’s rugby team defeated Gettysburg 61-0 on Saturday in their
last game of the season. Cathy Vaughan ’01, Noelle Goodin ’00, and Nancy
Craig ’01 each scored one try and Laura Blume ’01, Meghan Brennan ’00, Beth
Vose ’99, and Rhiana Swartz ’00 had two tries a piece. Swartz also kicked
the three conversions. The B-side team won 12-0. Brennan and Laura Louison
’02 scored the two tries and Swartz kicked the conversion.

*****

5)  Today and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

No contests are scheduled for today

TOMORROW

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow

*****

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