Tuesday, December 1, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Volume 3, Number 53


1)  World news roundup

2)  Campus events


1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:    Sunny. High of 63.
 Definitely not feeling like Christmas time yet.

Tonight:  Clear. Low in mid 30s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High of 58.



1)  World news roundup


Citizens of Quebec braved snowstorms yesterday to vote in provincial
elections. Polls showed late Monday evening that Premier Lucien Bouchard
won reelection over Liberal Party challenger Jean Charest. Bouchard is the
leader of the separatist Parti Quebecois, and advocates independence for
the province of Quebec. However, he has pledged to first concentrate on
improving the economy and eliminating budget deficits.


After meeting yesterday in Washington, world leaders announced that they
had agreed to pledge $3 billion in aid to the Palestinian Authority. The
main sources of money included the European Union, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and
the US. The United States currently contributes $100 million in aid
annually; President Clinton has proposed extending the sum by $400 million,
though this has not yet been approved by Congress.  The donations will be
used in developing industry and transportation.


UN officials reported Monday that 2/3 of the people infected with AIDS live
in sub-Saharan Africa, including over 20% of the adult population in some
countries… The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Charles
Merino, a California policeman who was not allowed to become a Boy Scout
leader because he is gay… 3 film-makers remain stranded on an Arctic
island in Russia, where they are rapidly running out of food and
temperatures have dropped to below freezing. Their rescue helicopter has
been grounded for weeks due to winter storms.


3)  Campus events

Torah Study
Bond, 2nd Floor, 4:15 p.m.

Prayerbook Hebrew Crash Course (Session 4 of 5)
Bond, 2nd Floor, 7:00 p.m.

“Language Attitudes and Linguistic Change in the U.S.”
Stephanie Strassel, University of Pennsylvania
Pearson 115, 4:15 p.m.

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

Movie: “Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask”
Kohlberg 228

Catholic Penance Service
Bond, 8:00 p.m.

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

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



1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


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


Women’s swimming visits UPenn at 5:30 p.m.
Men’s swimming heads to UPenn at 5:30 p.m.


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