Thursday, December 10, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, December 10, 1998
Volume 3, Number 59


1)  Jamboree brings respite from finals push

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events


1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly Cloudy. High of 51.
       Isn’t it time to go home yet?

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low around 35.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. High of 51.



1)  Jamboree brings respite from finals push

Eight campus a capella groups will be performing at the Fall Jamboree on
Saturday, at 1:00 pm, and on Sunday, at 7:30 pm, in Lang concert hall. The
groups performing will consist of Tone Def, Psalters, Grapevine, Sixteen
Feet, Cantatrix, Mixed Company, and Oscar and Emily, as well as one
unannounced “surprise” group. The Jamboree, hosted this year by Oscar and
Emily, will feature all new songs in the repertoire each group.

As many Swatties know, each group has a certain makeup: Tone Def is an
all-male mix of singing and comedy; Psalters is co-ed Christian music;
Grapevine is an all-female group; Sixteen Feet is an all-male group;
Cantratrix is all-female, and sings medieval music; Mixed Company, is, as
their name implies, co-ed; and Oscar and Emily is a co-ed jazz group.

The groups have been practicing extensively throughout the semester. For
many, this will be their first performance of the year. Other groups
already have performed concerts on-campus, such as Mixed Company at the
Dead Dog cafe and Cantatrix in Olde Club. Sixteen Feet not only sponsored a
visit by the Tufts Amalgamates, but sang this past weekend at Rockefeller
Center in New York City. Sierra Curtis-McLane ’02, a new member of Oscar
and Emily, asserts “All the groups are putting a lot of time into this
performance. Most groups practice six or more hours a week, and I’m sure
this dedication will show through.”

Each of the groups will be singing four songs, and refreshments will be
served after the show.


2)  World news roundup


United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) weapon inspectors in Iraq were
blocked when trying to enter the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in
Baghdad. Iraqi officials accused them of breaking the modalities of
entering sensitive sites. They criticized the inspection team for no longer
working towards the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, saying it
is instead acting as a vehicle to achieve the aims of Britain and the US.
The UNSCOM argued that Iraq has never formally accepted the modalities. US
and Britain, whose military remained posed in the Gulf after narrowly
calling off an air raid, insist on unrestricted inspections.


UK home secretary Jack Straw has rejected appeals by General Augusto
Pinochet and allowed the former Chilean dictator’s extradition case go
ahead. Pinochet’s lawyers might request a judicial review by the high
court. Straw has rejected all grounds of the 30-paragraph statement put
forward by Pinochet’s supporters. Some key points of the ruling include a
rejection of Pinochet’s request for immunity, the determination that he is
not too ill to stand trial, that his alleged crimes were serious enough to
face extradition, and that the trial is within a reasonable time frame.


Former Indonesian president Suharto has been questioned by state
prosecutors as part of a renewed investigation of corruption. In his
32-year rule, Suharto’s children have clinched lucrative government
projects, including construction of toll roads and purchase of government
aircraft. He is also been called to trial for human rights abuse…
Interior Minister Ruth Dreifuss was elected Switzerland’s first female and
first Jewish president by parliament on Wednesday, less than three decades
after Swiss women got the right to vote. … In Algeria, 45 people more
people were allegedly killed by a terrorist band on Wednesday.


3)  Campus events

Student Council Elections (last day)
Sharples, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tarble, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Al Bloom
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 8:00 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Clothier Bell Tower, 10:00 p.m.

List Gallery Opening Reception for Paintings from the Mildred B. Miller
LPAC List Gallery, 4:00 p.m.

Student Dance Concert
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

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

“Night of Decadence”
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Bonnie and Clyde”
Mary Lyons Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


No contests are scheduled for today


Men’s and women’s track and field compete in the Haverford Invite at 5:00 p.m.


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