Monday, November 30, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, November 30, 1998
Volume 3, Number 52

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:    Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s.
 Aloha! Global warming issues?

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
 But this will put a little frost on your lei.

Tomorrow: Chance of morning sprinkles. Highs in the mid 60s.
 No, you aren’t mistaken. Tuesday is the first of December.

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NEWS REPORT

1)  World news roundup

COUNTRIES DENY PINOCHET EXTRADITION DEAL

Yesterday, British and Chilean officials disputed newspaper reports
suggesting that they were close to a deal under which Britain would release
former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, 83, with the agreement that he
would stand trial in Chile for genocide, murder, and torture. A nephew of
Pinochet, reportedly said that the ex-dictator would rather kill himself
than be extradited to stand trial in Spain, the country which originally
requested his arrest. British Home Secretary Jack Straw will decide whether
to release Pinochet by December 11. Pinochet is under police guard at a
British hospital as he recovers from back surgery.

EARTHQUAKE HITS INDONESIA

An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia
yesterday. Estimates of the death toll range from four to several hundred,
with at least 30 injured. The earthquake’s epicenter was located on an
eastern island with a population of 9000,  near a factory where hundreds of
people were working. Local reports suggest that the factory was destroyed
and many workers killed, but definite figures are not yet known.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Exxon Corporation and Mobil Corporation are expected to announce a merger
Tuesday… Yesterday, Swiss citizens voted down a referendum which would
have legalized narcotics… Elections for Quebec’s premier are scheduled
for today. The results may indicate whether Quebec will ultimately vote to
secede from Canada…

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3)  Campus events

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

The Role of Salicylic Acid in Plant Communication
Ilya Raskin
Kirby, 2:00 p.m.

Foreign Studies Lecture
Tytti Soila
LPAC Cinema, 4:00 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium
DuPont 139, 4:30 p.m.

American Indian History Lecture
Michael Tsosie
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

No contests scheduled for today

TOMORROW

Men’s basketball hosts Johns Hopkins at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball travels to Washington at 7:00 p.m.

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