Wednesday, December 9, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, December 9, 1998
Volume 3, Number 58


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball suffers loss to Franklin & Marshall

2) Women’s basketball places third at Seven Sisters tournament

3) Intramural scoreboard

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Sunny.  High of 50.
    Starting to get a little chilly…

Tonight:  Clear.  Low around 30.
    I guess now would be a good time to start studying for finals.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy.  High of 50.



1) World news roundup


After two months of searching, Chechen authorities yesterday found the decapitated heads of four kidnapped foreigners, three Britons and one New Zealander. The rest of their bodies have not been found. The four men were Granger Telecom employees laying phone lines across the country.  On October 3, they were abducted by unidentified gunmen in Grotzny. Since breaking away from Russia in 1996, taking hostage for ransom has been a common practice in Chechnya.


United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) weapons inspectors yesterday conducted a series of unannounced inspections at 24 sites. Iraq warned that the current cooperation with UNSCOM inspectors, agreed upon a few hours before a threatened allied attack, will not last forever. Tariq Aziz, deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, said that the United States must lift economic sanctions against Iraq if it wants inspections to continue. He also accused Americans of interfering with the work of weapons inspectors.


Clashes continued for the fourth day in West Bank, as the Palestinian Authority called for the release of 2,000 Palestinians from Israeli prisons… Australia rebuffed the US’s idea to turn the continent into an international nuclear waste dump. The United States believes that Australia’s geography and political stability make it the most suitable position for this sensitive job. Australians believe that the countries that developed the nuclear waste should deal with it themselves… Today marks the White House’s second day of defense of President Clinton. White House lawyers argued yesterday that the President’s actions, though “sinful,” did not warrant impeachment.


2) Campus events

Chamber Wind Ensemble Performance
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Spring ’99 Study Abroad Pre-Departure Meeting
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Mark Manuscript Study
Trotter 215, 8:00 p.m.

Film Society & English Department
“The Sticky Fingers of Time”
LPAC Cinema, 8:00 p.m.

Common Speaking Writing Workshop for Women
Kohlberg 116, 10:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Tarble All Campus Space, 10:00 p.m.

Earthlust Weekly Environmental Meeting
Parrish Commons Conference Area, 10:00 p.m.

Two-Fisted Features Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.



1)  Men’s basketball suffers loss to Franklin and Marshall

The Tide lost a 75-49 decision to Centennial foe Franklin & Marshall yesterday to close out the year. David Gammill ’02 paced Swat with 12 points and 7 rebounds while JJ Purdy ’99 added 8 points. Tim Schofield ’99 had 7 points. The Garnet will travel to Atlanta, GA on January 5 and 6 to take on Oglethorpe and Emory.


2) Women’s basketball places third at Seven Sisters tournament

The Garnet captured third place in the Seven Sisters Tournament in Wellesley, MA this past weekend. The Garnet topped St. Joseph (CT) 74-61 in the first round, lost to Smith 63-54 in round two then topped Mount Holyoke 71-51 for third place. Heather Kile ’02 paced the Garnet scoring 22, 29 and 16 points respectively to earn a spot on the all-tournament team. Kile was also named Centennial Conference Co-player of the week. The Garnet will next be in action on January 6 when they travel to Delaware Valley.


3) Intramural scoreboard


    The Swingers – 2, Over The Hill Gang – 0


    P. E. forfeit winner over En Fuego
    No Code – 47, The Tusken Raiders – 45
    Amar’s Army, “Ish Ain’t Sweet”: Double forfeit


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


No contests are scheduled for today.


No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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