Tuesday, February 9, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Volume 3, Number 70


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball falls to Vassar

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy, highs 50-55.
       Yeah, sure, we had snow for a few hours, but now it’s spring again.

Tonight: Cloudy, low around 40.
       But for what it’s worth, the five-day forecast says snow on Saturday.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, highs nearing 60.
       Maybe the weather needs to see a therapist.


1) World news roundup


When the impeachment court reconvenes Tuesday at 1:00, the 100 members of
the United States Senate will begin deliberations on what may become one of
the most important decisions of the rapidly ending 20th century.  The
Republicans ended their closing arguments in the trial of President Bill
Clinton yesterday, with chief prosecutor Rep. Henry Hyde calling, “let
right be done.”  Earlier, White House Counsel Charles Ruff closed by saying
Clinton had done nothing to warrant his being thrown out of office.


Jordan’s King Hussein was laid to rest Monday, after being driven through
the streets of Amman one last time, as hundreds of thousands of mourning
Jordanians stood by, sometimes halting the procession with their
grieving… Kosovo peace talks will be resumed earlier than originally
expected, as the co-chairmen of the talks will meet in France Tuesday…
After meeting Monday, Jewish leaders and German officials reported that
progress was made in an effort to create a fund to compensate victims of
the Holocaust while protecting Ferman firms from Holocaust-era claims.


2) Campus events

“Compositionality and the Morphosemantics of Case in Kannada”
Dr. Jeffrey Lidz
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Biology Lecture by Faculty Candidate
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Information Session: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Edward Scissorhands”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

Open discussion of body image/food/eating disorders
WRC, 8:00 p.m.

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



1) Men’s basketball falls to Vassar

Eighteen points kept the Garnet Tide from a win last night at Vassar.
Though the
men were leading the Brewers 34-30 at halftime, the final score was a
disappointing 80-62. Tim Schofield ’99 was again Swat’s lead scorer, with
19 points and 5 rebounds, while David Gammill ’02 found the basket for 13
points. The team falls to 3-17 on the season.


2) World sports roundup


Coming off Sunday night’s disappointing loss to the Utah Jazz, the Los
Angeles Lakers bounced back in a big way, defeating the San Antonio Spurs
80-75.  Shaquille O’Neal, who last year claimed that he “owned” David
Robinson, dropped 26 points and 13 rebounds on him to lead the Lakers. San
Antonio got 21 points and 15 rebounds from Tim Duncan in the losing effort.

Elsewhere in the league, Detroit’s Grant Hill dropped an NBA season-high 46
points on the Washington Wizards, as the Pistons defeated them Monday night


Atlanta Falcons receiver Tony Martin has been charged with five counts of
money laundering in connection with a well known drug trafficker… Martina
Hingis regained her No. 1 women’s tennis ranking from Lindsay Davenport
after a semifinal win over No. 3 Jana Novatna in the Pan Pacific Open in
Tokyo… The Atlantic Coast Conference is looking for its member schools to
boycott Auburn University for cancelling a scheduled Sept. 2 football game
against Florida State, a move in violation of the agreed seven-month grace
period given to games contractually scheduled for national television


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Badminton visits Bryn Mawr at 7:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Washington at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball hosts Washington at 7:30 p.m.
Swimming hosts Washington at 6:30 p.m.


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