Tuesday, February 2, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
Volume 3, Number 65

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers, light winds.  High around 50.
    What’s the deal with the groundhog again?

Tonight: Cloudy, showers likely. Low around 40.
    Cold. Wet. Rainy.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, high near 50.
    Winter hasn’t gotten over its identity crisis just yet…

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

LEWINSKY DEPOSED BY HOUSE PROSECUTORS

Monica Lewinsky answered questions for nearly six hours Monday in an attempt by
House prosecutors to elicit new information for use against President Clinton in
the impeachment trial. Under previously determined rules for the proceedings,
Lewinsky could have been questioned for up to eight hours, four for each side,
but after only six hours all parties dispersed without speaking to reporters.
Next up for House prosecutors is Clinton’s friend Vernon Jordan, who reportedly
helped find Lewinsky a job.  He will be deposed behind closed doors Tuesday,
while Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition is set for Wednesday.

GENDER DISSENSION PREVAILS AT ISRAEL’S WAILING WALL

A group of Reform rabbis, both male and female, challenged Orthodox traditions
Monday by joining together in prayer at Israel’s holiest site, the Wailing Wall.  
The liberal group,  composed mainly of U.S. rabbis wishing to bring reform to
Israel, was verbally attacked by citizens, who called them “Nazis” and “Haters
of Israel.” According to Orthodox Jewish tradition, men and women are assigned
separate sections of the wall at which to pray.

IN OTHER NEWS…

President Clinton announced today that he plans to raise $46 billion for
government programs by increasing the cigarette tax and cutting down on tax
loopholes for companies…  One person died and over twenty were hospitalized
following an explosion at a Ford power station yesterday… India says that in
return for the removal of economic sanctions against it, the country will sign
an agreement not to set off nuclear test devices.

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2) Campus events

Black History Month Lecture
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting
Modern Languages and Literatures & German Studies
Kohlberg 226, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting
Interpretation Theory
Kohlberg 228, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Meeting
Honors Information Session
Scheuer Room, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting
Peace Studies
Kohlberg 226, 6:30 p.m.

Primerica Financial Services Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture and Film Screening by Professor JoAnn Grant
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

UCONN SUFFERS FIRST LOSS

No. 1 Connecticut finally lost a game last night, as they were upset by No. 16
Syracuse, 59-42.  The Huskies were playing without Richard Hamilton, their
leading scorer, and Jake Voskuhl, their leading rebounder.  The lack of their
most outstanding players, coupled with their worst offensive output in over
fifteen years, led to the first notch in the loss column for UConn this season.  
The Huskies (19-1, 11-1 Big East) had a 31-game home winning streak snapped, while
Syracuse (16-6, 7-5 Big East) won for the fourth time in their last five games.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Larry Murphy was knocked unconscious in his NHL
record-tying 1,446th game Monday.  It is unknown if he will play in Detroit’s
next game on Wednesday. …Denver police were forced to use tear gas to calm
rioting crowds Sunday night after the Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the
Super Bowl.  No deaths were reported, and only minor injuries were sustained in
the melee. …Golf legend Jack Nicklaus was released from a Boston hospital after
undergoing replacement hip surgery.

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2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
No contests are scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Women’s basketball hosts Haverford at 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Haverford around 8:00 p.m. (after the women’s game)
Men’s wrestling hosts Haverford at 7 p.m.

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