Monday, November 23, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, November 23, 1998
Volume 3, Number 49


1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Men’s basketball loses twice in tournament

2)  Women’s basketball wins tournament

3)  Wrestling comes in last at Montclair

4)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Mostly sunny and mild. Blustery highs in the mid 60s.
 Take a tip from Mary Poppins — it’s all about the layered look.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45.
 And you can layer those capri pants into the dumpster.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs near 60.
 Let’s Go Fly a Kite….supercalifragilisticexpedalidocious day!



1)  World news roundup


Iraq has refused to relinquish disarmament documents requested by Stephen
Butler, United Nations Special Commission leader. Iraqi officials stated
that they have already turned over 2 million pages of documents and have no
more documents to release. Iraqi officials claim that the latest document
requests are intended to portray the country as non compliant and perhaps
serve to justify an attack. Butler rejected UN air strikes as a potential
response to this most recent lack of cooperation.


Six people died yesterday in Indonesia as a result of religiously-motivated
violence. In all, as many as seventeen people have died since riots started
last week. The rioters, mostly rock-throwing mobs of youths, attacked
eleven Christian churches and vandalized stores and schools. Rioters were
restrained with tear gas and bullets.


The FBI’s 1997 crime statistics, released yesterday, show the lowest
national homicide rates in 30 years… America Online, allegedly
negotiating a takeover of Netscape, has still not released any official
statement… Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have started a hunger
strike to protest Israel’s refusal to release them… Six North Carolina
State students, including five athletes, were arrested yesterday in
relation to the early morning death of another student.


2)  Campus events

“Is One of Your Parents Jewish But the Other Not?”
Rabbi Max Weiss
Bond, 2nd Floor, 7:30 p.m.

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

“How the Sexes Produce and Perceive Each Other’s Songs”
Darcy Miller
Kirby, 2:00 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium Preview
Dupont 139, 4:30 p.m.

“Digging in the Dirt: 300 Years of Gardening in the Delaware Valley”
Scott Arboretum
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Swing Practice
Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Movie: “Event Horizon”
Kirby, 10:00 p.m.



1)  Men’s basketball loses twice in tournament

Men’s Basketball opened their season with two losses, to Skidmore 88-70 and
to Union College 65-56. Tim Shofield ’99 earned all-Tournament honors with
a 26 point performance against Skidmore and a 18 point performance against
Union College.


2)  Women’s basketball wins tournament

In the Swarthmore Tip-off Tournament the Garnet defeated Eastern College
62-53 and Clarkson College 75-72. Heather Kile ’02 earned MVP honors with
performances 24 points and 17 rebounds and 20 points and 17 rebounds
respectively. Kristen English ’01 was named to the All-Tournament team.


3)  Wrestling comes in last at Montclair

At the Montclair Invitation the Garnet place sixth out of six squads.
Adrian Wilson ’99 led the way with a second place finish in the 141 weight


4)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


No contests scheduled for today


Men’s Basketball hosts Gwynedd Mercy at 8:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball hosts Johns Hopkins at 6:00 p.m.
Women’s swimming takes on Widener at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s swimming visits Widener at 6:30 p.m.


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