Thursday, February 4, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, February 4, 1999
Volume 3, Number 67

CORRECTION

On Friday, January 29, the Gazette reported in “Badminton topples Bryn
Athen” that Erica Anderson ’01 was part of a winning doubles team. The
player’s name should have been Erika Johansen ’99. The Gazette regrets the
error.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Basketball doubleheader results in double wins

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy and windy, showers possible. High in the lower 50s.
    Despite all the benefits of cable, there are also drawbacks.

Tonight: Breezy and clear, low in the upper 20s.
    Consider, for example, first-year males running down
    the hall at 3 a.m. yelling “Porno time!!”

Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high in the mid-40s.
    …I think you appreciate my point.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

CLINTON TRIAL TO BEGIN TODAY

The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton is scheduled to begin today
at 1:00 p.m. Senators will have at least two decisions to make at the
beginning of this trial: they must decide whether to release any or all of
the three depositions videotaped this week, as well as whether to call
those three witnesses to testify live. Requests from Republican senators
that Clinton himself testify at the trial have been met with a firm
negative response from the White House.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Operating under military pressure from NATO, the Serb parliament will
probably vote today to send representatives to Kosovo peace talks in
France… Without safety guarantees from Iraq, the UN decided yesterday to
remove American and British workers from a humanitarian program in the
country… According to Reuters, 13 people died and hundreds were injured
yesterday during riots in Indonesia… Salman Rushdie, author of the
controversial book “The Satanic Verses,” has been granted a visa by India
and may visit within the next few months.

*****

2) Campus events

Scott Arboretum Lunchtime Lecture
Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

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

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

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

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Chemistry
DuPont 190, 6:30 p.m.

Amnesty International
Dr. Thomas Sutherland: “Lessons from Captivity”
Intercultural Center, 7:30  p.m.

Men’s Rugby Organizational Meeting
Parrish Parlours, 7:30 p.m.

Dialogues
Mary Lyon lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting, Latin American Studies
Kohlberg 226, 8:30 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Tarble All-Campus Space, 9:00 p.m.

Dialogues
Roberts first-floor lounge, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Basketball doubleheader results in double wins

Yesterday’s basketball games against Haverford yielded wins for both the
women’s and men’s teams. The women won handily by a score of 70-48, making
this their second victory in a row. Heather Kile ’02 was once again
Swarthmore’s leading scorer, with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Kristen
English ’01 and Katie Tarr ’02 each contributed ten points. The women now
hold a record of 7-10 (3-7 in the Centennial Conference).

The Garnet men won their game 67-57. Tim Schofield weighed in with 24
points, his highest yet this season, and nine rebounds. Gregg Holtmeier ’00
had 14 points, while David Gammill ’02 had 12. Swarthmore is now 3-15
overall, with a Centennial Conference record of 1-7.

*****

2) World sports roundup

DUKE TROUNCES MARYLAND, COULD BECOME NO. 1

Fresh on the heels of No. 1 Connecticut’s first loss Tuesday, No. 2 Duke
seized the opportunity to stake their claim to the top spot in the country
by demolishing the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins 95-77 Wednesday night. The win
gives the Blue Devils (22-1, 10-0 Atlantic Conference) their best start in
school history, and extends their ACC lead over the Terps (19-4, 7-3) to
three games. Shane Battier led the way with a career high 27 points on
10-13 shooting (including 4-4 from 3-point range).  Five other Blue Devils
scored in double figures as Duke won for the 17th straight time. If Duke
wins its Saturday game against Georgia Tech, it is expected to be ranked
No. 1 for the first time since Nov. 22.

INTEREST IN RODMAN WANES

NBA teams are quickly losing interest in top rebounder Dennis Rodman, and
it appears that unless he can work out a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers,
the eccentric 37-year old may be forced into retirement. Rodman, who has
won the rebounding title for the last seven years, expressed interest in
playing for the Orlando Magic, where he would be reunited with coach Chuck
Daly, who coached him with the Detroit Pistons from 1986-92. However, Magic
general manager John Gabriel said it was unlikely that Rodman would end up
in Orlando, citing his understanding that Rodman expected preferential
treatment. It was also suspected that Rodman would sign with the nearby
Miami Heat, creating a formidable rebounding tandem with Alonzo Mourning,
but he was apparently chased away by Miami coach Pat Riley, who said he had
no interest in Rodman unless he was prepared to obey the strict team rules
regarding off-the-court behavior.

IN OTHER NEWS…

The Colorado Avalanche extended their franchise record winning streak to
ten games Wednesday with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres… Texas signed
one of the most formidable recruiting classes in recent years Wednesday,
landing four Parade All-Americans and 11 of the players selected by USA
Today as among the nation’s best.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Badminton hosts Albright at 7:30 p.m.

TOMORROW
No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

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