Monday, February 1, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, February 1, 1999
Volume 3, Number 64

EDITORS’ NOTE: Starting today, the Daily Gazette will resume its original
Monday through Friday schedule.  We appreciate the understanding our readers
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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Swatties debate their way to the top at Georgetown

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball breaks losing streak

2) Wrestlers drop Quad Meet matches

3) Swimmers suffer losses to Gettysburg

4) Gettysburg takes men’s basketball

5) Track and field finishes well at Wesleyan Invitational

6) World sports roundup

7) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Increasing cloudiness – highs in the low to mid 40’s.
       Take the umbrella – just in case.

Tonight: Cloudy – rain developing by midnight – lows in the mid 30’s.
       You never know when those pigs are gonna start flying.

Tomorrow: Rain.  Highs in the mid to upper 40’s.

NEWS REPORT

1) Swatties debate their way to the top at Georgetown

This weekend, the Peaslee debate society travelled to Georgetown
University for a large debate tournament. Teams at the tournament included
Yale, Princeton, Columbia, U of Chicago and John’s Hopkins. The team of John
Dolan ’01 and Damon Taaffe ’99 were the top team in the whole tournament of
the
preliminary five rounds, going 5-0, but lost in semifinals on a 4-3
decision to
Princeton’s A team, which later won the tournament. The team of Dolan and
Taaffe are currently ranked 4th in the country. In addition, out of the seven
teams Swat sent to the tournament, Swat posted a winning record, with most
teams going 3-2.

In addition, Dolan and Taaffe earned individual speaking awards. Dolan placed
2nd and Taaffe 8th out of 96 individual speakers. Dolan’s performance was good
enough to earn him a place in the national Speaker of the Year Competition,
where he is currently ranked among the top 20 individual speakers nationally.

Other teams with winning records included Darius Ornston ’00 & Tenaya
Scheinman
’01, Margaret Lippincott ’01 & Sonia Mariano ’02, Mimi Hanaoka ’02 & Sonal
Bhatia ’01, Aurillio Perez ’02 & Dave Thomas ’02, Andy Wong ’02 & David Kamin
’02, and Allan Friedman ’02 & Dave Ellis ’02.  Next weekend three teams
will be
sent to the North American Championships at Smith College in Massachusetts.

*****

2) World news roundup

FIRST DEPOSITION DUE TODAY

Monica Lewinsky is scheduled to be deposed today in the impeachment trial of
President Bill Clinton. The videotaped deposition will consist of eight hours
of questioning (four each from House prosecutors and White House lawyers). The
Senate may use Lewinsky’s answers in its trial of Clinton, who appears less
and
less likely to be removed from office. Lewinsky’s deposition is the first of
three; Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan is expected to be questioned on
Tuesday,
followed by White House aide Sidney Blumenthal on Wednesday.

IN OTHER NEWS…

At a meeting in England on Saturday, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US
Vice President Al Gore agreed that continued resistance to a peace accord in
Kosovo would merit NATO attacks… The weekend saw continued and increasingly
violent US/UK attacks on Iraq… Scientists presented evidence yesterday that
humans first caught AIDS from chimps as early as fifty years ago… “She’s All
That” grossed almost $17 million this weekend, surpassing “Varsity Blues” to
grab the top slot.

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3) Campus events

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Dance
Lang Green Room ,12:00 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Classics
Kohlberg 226, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Political Science
Kohlberg 228, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Education
Pearson 204 EMC, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Art
Beardsley 316, 8:30 p.m.

Chinese Film Series. Ying Yunwei: “The Plunder of Peach and Plum” Kohlberg
115,
8:30 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: Light Years
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball breaks losing skid

The women’s basketball team beat the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats 81-65
Saturday, breaking a five-game losing streak. High scorers were Heather Kile
’02, with 21 points; Katie Tarr ’02 with 16 points; Jean Quinn ’99 and Heather
Marandola ’01 with 12 each; and Kristen English ’01 with ten. The team is now
6-10 overall (2-7 in the Centennial Conference).

*****

2) Wrestlers drop Quad Meet matches

Men’s wrestling lost all three matches in the Centennial Conference Quad Meet
they hosted on Saturday. With a 22-19 loss to Washington & Lee, a 31-18
loss to
Western Maryland, and a 40-7 loss to Ursinus, the men are now 3-5 overall (1-5
in the Centennial Conference). On a lighter note, both Adrian Wilson ’99 and
Justin Pagliei ’02 finished the day undefeated, with personal records of 3-0.

*****

3) Swimmers suffer losses to Gettysburg

Women’s swimming lost a relatively close meet to the Gettysburg Bullets
Saturday, with only four events won by Swarthmore. The final score of 118-87
was due to wins by Amy Auerbach ’02 in the 1000 m. freestyle, Alissa Parmelee
’01 in the 200 m. individual medley, Auerbach in the 500 m. freestyle, and the
team of Parmalee, Melissa Amir-Arjomand ’00, Cathy Polinsky ’99, and Claire
Arbour ’00 in the 400 meter medley relay (with a record-setting time of
4:07.49). The women are now 8-4 (4-1 in the Centennial Conference).

The men also lost their meet, but by the larger margin of 142-62. Two wins
against the Bullets came from Ted Sherer ’01 in the 200 m. breaststroke and
the
team of Keith Earley ’99, Sherer, Ryan Fruh ’99, and Yasu Denda ’02 in the 400
m. medley relay. The team’s record falls to 7-4 (3-1 in the Centennial
Conference).

*****

4) Gettysburg takes men’s basketball

Men’s basketball lost their ninth straight game by a score of 90-59 at
Gettysburg on Saturday. Despite 14 points each by Kyle Lewis and Gregg
Holtmeier ’01 as well as 12 each by David Gammill ’02 and Tim Schofield ’99,
the team falls to 2-15 and to 0-7 record in the Centennial Conference.

*****

5) Track and field finishes well at Wesleyan Invitational

Track and field finished respectably at the Wesleyan Invitational on Friday
night. The men finished third out of fifteen squads. Steve Dawson ’00 won the
high jump and Mason Tootell ’99 took the 55 m. high hurdles. Marc Jeuland ’01
finished third in the 3000 m. race; Gordon Roble ’99 placed third in the 1000
m. race; and Keith Gilmore ’01 took third in the 400 m. race.

The women’s team did almost as well, finishing fourth out of a field of
thirteen. Desiree Peterkin ’00 won the triple jump as well as the long jump;
Stephanie Herring ’99 took the 55 m. high hurdles. The women also won the
4×200
relay.

*****

6) World sports roundup

BRONCOS REPEAT AS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

In what may prove to be his final game, quarterback John Elway led the Denver
Broncos to their second straight Super Bowl championship, with a 34-19 win
over
the Atlanta Falcons.  Elway, who was voted MVP of the game, led the charge
with
336 passing yards, including an 80-yard TD pass to Rod Smith late in the first
half that gave Denver a 17-6 halftime lead.  Terrel Davis finished with 102
rushing yards, as the Broncos became only the sixth team in NFL history to
repeat as Super Bowl champions.

IN OTHER NEWS…

The Phoenix Open golf championship, won by Rocco Mediate, was marred when a
fan
heckling Tiger Woods was arrested after police discovered he was concealing a
handgun in his fanny pack. …Wake Forest handed No. 4 Maryland an 85-72 upset
Sunday night, ending a five-game losing streak in the process. …Yevgeny
Kafelnikov won his first Australian Open tennis championship, defeating Thomas
Enqvist, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) in Sunday’s final.

*****

7) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

No contests are scheduled for today.

TOMORROW

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

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