Wednesday, February 10, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 10, 1999
Volume 3, Number 71

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Board of Managers Election Results

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Washington

2) Badminton again victorious, this time over Bryn Mawr

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER REPORT

Today: Mostly sunny and windy. High about 50
       Got a date for the formal?

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the low 30’s.
       Ouch – sore subject.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds and warmer. High about 60.
       Well, the game room might be open Friday night.

NEWS REPORT

1) Board of Managers Election Results

Results for the Student Council elections for Board of Managers Observer.
There were 514 ballots cast with a 4 vote margin of error.

Trang Pham 242
Jason Caldwell 185
Abstain 84
*Gilligan 1
*Mike Stanley 1
blank 1

* denotes a write-in candidate

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2) World news roundup

TALKS ON KOSOVO CONTINUE

Peace talks over Kosovo appear to have reached a deadlock, news sources
reported yesterday. The talks, which commenced four days ago in France,
aim at achieving a three-year agreement to end fighting in Kosovo. The
Serbian government has denied the Kosovo Liberation Army’s demands for
self- rule. Disputes also arose among mediators of the peace talks: NATO
intends to deploy troops to the region, a method strongly opposed by Russia.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS IN

Nominations for the Academy Awards were announced yesterday, with
“Shakespeare in Love” receiving 13 nominations and “Saving Private Ryan”
receiving 11. Both films are competing for Best Picture, along with
“Elizabeth”, “Life is Beautiful”, and “The Thin Red Line”. The Oscar
winners will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 21.

IN OTHER NEWS . . .

Tom Welch and Dave Johnson, leading officials in Salt Lake City’s Olympic
bid, were accused yesterday of ethical wrongdoing for making unauthorized
payments to members of the International Olympic Committee . . . The
Pentagon denied Iraqi claims that a US plane was hit yesterday by Iraqi
forces . . . The US stock market suffered severe losses yesterday,
including a 4% drop for the Nasdaq Composite, the 3rd largest loss in its
history.

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3) Campus events

“Time as an Argument” by Ted Fernald
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Another Perspective: Cubans Speak on Cuba
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Impeachment
Hicks Mural Room 312, 7:15 p.m.

Small Discussion Group for Queer and Questioning Students
Intercultural Center SQU Room, 9:00 p.m.

Dialogues
Danawell Trailer, 9:30 p.m.

Dialogues
Mephistos Lounge, 10:00 p.m.

Movie Joy Evening
Kohlberg 115, 10:00 p.m.

Two-Fisted Features Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Washington

Failing to sink a last-second 3-pointer, the Garnet Tide fell 56-55 to the
Washington Shorewomen last night. Katie Tarr ’02 led the squad, garnering
15 points as well as seven rebounds and four assists. Heather Marandola ’01
was right behind her with 12 points, while Heather Kile ’02 had 10 points
and 17 rebounds. The women fall to 8-11 on the season (4-8 in the
Centennial Conference).

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2) Badminton again victorious, this time over Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr fell last night to the Garnet women, making the badminton team’s
record 4-1 on the season. Game details and the final score were not
available at the time of publication.

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3) World sports roundup

NBA BEAT – SPREE FALLS, SIXERS WIN, BULLS BUST

The league will have to contend with life without Latrell Sprewell once again,
as the New York Knicks’ small forward will miss 3-6 weeks with a microscopic
stress fracture in his right heel. …In a battle of unbeaten teams, the
Philadelphia 76ers beat Grant Hill and the Detroit Pistons 90-86. …The
Chicago Bulls unveiled the championship banner from last season in Tuesday’s
home opener, then promptly dropped an 87-71 contest to the Atlanta Hawks.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

The 12 game winning streak of the Colorado Avalanche is finally over, as they
were upset Tuesday night by the Calgary Flames, 2-1. …Purdue’s Jaraan
Cornell
scored seven of his 14 points in overtime to lead his team to victory over No.
15 Inidana, 86-81. …The new Cleveland Browns made their picks in the NFL
expansion draft, filling out their roster with 37 virtual unknowns, young and
old.

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4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

TOMORROW
Women’s basketball visits Immaculata at 7:00 p.m.

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