Thursday, November 19, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, November 19, 1998
Volume 3, Number 47


1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Partly cloudy. High of 57.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Low of 48.
       Now that’s not too bad  But…

Tomorrow: Showers.  High of 58.
       Here it comes. We’ve been waiting.



1)  World news roundup


After significant losses in this month’s midterm elections, House
Republicans yesterday elected several new party leaders. Following the
resignation of Georgia Rep. Newt Gingrich, Louisiana Rep. Bob Livingston
was chosen to be the next Speaker of the House. Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts,
the only Black Republican in Congress, was elected chairman of the party
conference. In a tight race, Texas Rep. Dick Armey was allowed to maintain
his post as Majority Leader.


At least 30 people, mainly students, were injured in a clash between
student demonstrators and troops in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rush-hour traffic
was brought to a standstill when 2,000 students marched peacefully past
hotels and office buildings, chanting anti-government and anti-military
slogans. Army riot-officers blocked the students from proceeding to the
National Monument near the presidential palace by charging at them with
bamboo sticks.


The Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit came to a close yesterday,
after praising the signs of recovery of the four hardest-hit Asian
countries and urging them to continue the reforms recommended by the
International Monetary Fund… Turkish officials told news services that
Italy would be an accomplice for mass murder if it does not hand over the
Turkish separatist and Kurdish chief Abdullah Ocalan… United States
officials told news services that they suspect North Korea is housing
prohibited nuclear weapons in an underground nuclear plant that was
supposed to have been mothballed under the 1994 agreement.


2)  Campus events

“Producing Freaks: Daytime Talk Shows and Sexual Boundary Making”
Joshua Gamson ’85
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

“Epistemic Responsibility”
John Gibbons
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

English Country Dance
LPAC Dance Studio, 6:30 p.m.

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

Amnesty International Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 9:00 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Annie Hall”
Mary Lyons Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


No contests took place today


Women’s basketball begins Swarthmore Tip-Off Tournament at 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball begins the Equinox Classic


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