Thursday, February 11, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, February 11, 1999
Volume 3, Number 72


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball loses to Washington

2) Final meet yields wins for men’s, women’s swimming

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly sunny. High in the upper 50s.
Think weekend…tunnel vision…you can do it…

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the 40s.
Oh, it’s so close…I can smell it!

Tomorrow: Partly sunny/windy. Possible late showers. High in the mid-60s.
This is more like it. Wet formal, anyone?


1) World news roundup


Evidence is piling up that President Clinton is unlikely to be removed from
office. Three moderate Senate Republicans, Sens. James Jeffords (VT), Arlen
Specter (PA) and John Chafee (RI), all announced today that they would not
support either of the impeachment articles (perjury and obstruction of
justice). Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) has said he hopes for a
vote on the articles of impeachment by 5:00 p.m. today.


The fourth day of Kosovo peace talks ended yesterday with continued
disagreement between ethnic Albanians and Serbs over preliminary issues.
France yesterday announced that it would not support the “automatic”
bombings threatened by NATO if the talks fall through. High-powered
visitors, including the Yugoslavian President as well as British and French
foreign officials, are expected to put in an appearance today.


Avalanches struck near Chamonix in France on Tuesday, killing at least ten
people… Philip Morris Co. was ordered yesterday to pay $51.5 million to
an ex-smoker, the largest amount ever awarded to an individual… Recent
reading test results show improvement in  the basic reading skills of
America’s students, especially high-schoolers… American Airlines pilots,
who have been staging a sick-out since Saturday, were ordered by a district
judge to return to work yesterday.


2) Campus events

Opera Workshop
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Dick Poccia: Sperm Talk I
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

John Dear: “Practicing Nonviolence in a Violent World”
Friends Meeting House, Whittier Room, 4:15 p.m.

Sylvia Molly: “Gender Dispersion and Queer Readings in Latin American
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Scottish Tale”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Clara Pinto-Correia: Sperm Talk II
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

ML Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

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

Backwater Blues Concert
Olde Club, 9:00 p.m.

Cheers: Senior Class Fundraiser
PACES, 9:00 p.m.

Willets Dysfunctional Family Feud
Mephistos, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s basketball loses to Washington

Despite a nine-point lead in the second half, men’s basketball lost 70-64
to the Washington College Shoremen last night. Tim Schofield ’99 had 23
points; David Gammill ’02 had 17 points and 13 rebounds. The men are now
3-18 on the season (1-9 in the Centennial Conference).


2) Final meet yields wins for men’s, women’s swimming

Men’s and women’s swimming both won their last dual meets against
Washington yesterday. The men (now 9-4, 5-1) beat decisively by a score of
129-72. Captain Keith Earley ’99 won the 200 m. freestyle and the 500 m.
freestyle, while Ted Sherer ’01 captured the 200 m. breaststroke as well as
the 200 m. individual medley.

The women (now 10-4, 6-1) continued a season pattern of large-margin wins
with a final score of 143-61. Alissa Parmelee ’01 won the 200 m. individual
medley and the 200 m. backstroke; Amy Auerbach ’02 won the 200 m. freestyle
and the 500 m. freestyle.


3) World sports roundup


No. 5 Cincinnati hadn’t lost two games in a row since 1995, but that is
exactly the losing streak the Bearcats are faced with after dropping their
second straight game Wednesday night to Marquette 62-58. The Eagles (12-12,
4-8 Conference USA) pulled off the upset thanks to clutch plays in the
final minute by freshman Oluoma Nnamaka, including a 3-point play with 39
seconds left to break a 54-all tie, and a free throw with 9.1 ticks
remaining to seal the victory. Cincinnati (21-3, 8-3) also lost to DePaul
Saturday in overtime, 61-60.


The Portland Trailblazers exacted revenge over the Indiana Pacers for last
year’s record 124-59 drubbing, as Isaiah Rider scored 26 points in a 100-92
win for the Blazers… Antonio McDyess grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds
and rookie Raef LaFrentz outplayed Shaquille O’Neal, but the Lakers held
onto a 103-98 win over the Denver Nuggets… The Knicks’ first game of the
season without Latrell Sprewell was also their best, as they handed
Washington a 101-88 loss without the newly acquired Sprewell, out for 3-6
weeks with a heel injury.


No. 2 UConn took a sloppy 66-50 win over Boston College as leading scorer
Richard Hamilton returned after missing two games with a deep thigh
bruise… Terence Morris quietly scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds
to lead No. 7 Maryland to a 63-50 victory over North Carolina State…
Michael McCaskey has been fired as president of the Chicago Bears, thus
ending the 79-year reign of the McCaskey-Halas family in the Bears
presidency… The Toronto Maple Leafs lost a 6-5 thriller to the Carolina
Hurricanes in the second-to-last game ever to be played in the fabled Maple
Leaf Gardens.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball visits Immaculata at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s club volleyball visits Widener at 7:00 p.m.

No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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