Monday, January 25, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, January 25, 1999
Volume 3, Number 61

EDITORS’ NOTE
For the next few weeks, while we reorganize our staff, the Gazette will be published
only three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). We apologize for the
temporary inconvenience.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball falls to Western MD

2) Wrestling wins one, loses two in Quad Conference

3) Western MD beats out men’s basketball

4) Swimming racks up another win

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40’s.
  Here’s to starting the week off right.

Tonight: Clear skies, lows in the mid to upper 20’s.
    Stay inside. You need to study anyway.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs in the mid 40’s.
 The sun’ll come out…

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NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

DIMAGGIO HOME IN GRAVE CONDITION

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, 84, was reported yesterday to be in extremely
poor health. DiMaggio, who had a 56-game hitting streak in 1941, is considered
baseball’s greatest living player. According to the Daily News, which did not
identify its source, DiMaggio had to be carried out of the hospital on a stretcher
and is currently bedridden and using a ventilator. DiMaggio is too weak to receive
chemotherapy for his lung cancer.

IN OTHER NEWS…

In an effort to regain respectability after the recent bribery scandal, the
International Olympic Committee jettisoned six of its 112 members yesterday…
United States planes fired on Iraqi surface-to-air missile sites on both Saturday
and Sunday… President Clinton is expected to announce today data showing
record-low numbers of people on welfare… Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Caine, and
Michael J. Fox were among the winners at last night’s Golden Globe awards…
Fifty people were killed and or injured in a bus accident in Austria yesterday…
Gas prices remain at record lows due to plenty of supply in the crude oil market.

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2) Campus events

TODAY

Aerobics
Upper Tarble, 4:30 p.m.

Auditions for “Rapunzel and Her Fruity Friends”
Hicks Mural Room 312, 7:30 p.m.

Chinese Film Series
Wu Yonggang: “Goddess” and Yuan Muzhi: “Street Angels”
Kohlberg 115, 8:30 p.m.

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

TOMORROW

Interfaith Council Meeting
Black Cultural Center, Bond Hall, 4:30 p.m.

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

Movie: “Get Crazy”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 9:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball falls to Western MD

Western Maryland beat the women’s basketball team at home 70-61 on Saturday. Early
in the first half, Swarthmore had an 18-12 lead, but at halftime Muhlenberg had
pulled ahead to 31-28. The closest the women came in the second half was two
points behind, but they scored the last eight points of the game. Heather Kile ’02
had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Kristen English ’01 weighed in with 12 points and
6 assists, and Heather Marandola ’01 scored 10 points. The team’s season record is
now 5-9, with a Centennial Conference record of 1-6.

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2) Wrestling wins one, loses two in Quad Conference

Wrestling won over Johns Hopkins at the recent Centennial Conference Quad match held
at Muhlenberg. Although Johns Hopkins fell to the team 46-3, Swat wrestlers lost to
Muhlenberg 32-13 and to Gettysburg 26-22. Keith McMamimen ’02 won three out of three
matches. The team is now 3-2 overall, with a 1-2 Centennial Conference record.

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3) Western MD beats out men’s basketball

Men’s basketball’s recent game with the Western Maryland Green Terror ended with a
71-52 loss. Tim Schofield ’99 contributed 14 points, and Gregg Holtmeier ’00 was not
far behind with twelve. The team has now fallen to 2-12 for the season, and their
Centennial Conference record is 0-5.

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4) Swimming racks up another win

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams improved to 7-3 overall, 3-0 in the Centennial
Conference, after their recent twin wins over Dickinson. Swarthmore hosted the Red
Devils Saturday, and the women won their meet 122-83, while the men were victorious
105-81.

Three women won two races each: Amy Auerbach ’02 with the 200 m. and 500 m. freestyle;
Alice Bonarou ’02 in the 200 m. breaststroke and the 200 m. individual medley; and
Claire Arbour ’00, who came in first in both 50 m. and 100 m. freestyle. Jill Belding
’99 won the 200 m. butterfly, while Alissa Parmelee ’01 captured the 200 m. backstroke.
The team of Parmalee, Bonarou, Arbour, and Melissa Amir-Arjomand ’00 walked away with
first for the 400 m. medley relay.

The men touched first in five races. Ryan Fruh ’99 won the 100 and 200 m. freestyle;
Keith Earley ’99 captured the 100 m. butterfly and the 500 m. free; and Ted Sherer ’01
won the 200 individual medley.

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5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

No contests are scheduled for today.

TOMORROW

Women’s basketball at Muhlenberg at 7:00 p.m.

Badminton hosts Bryn Mawr at 7:30 p.m.

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