Friday, February 12, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 12, 1999
Volume 3, Number 73

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s b-ball wins against Immaculata, English breaks 3-pointer record

2) Badminton plays Bryn Athen

3) Intramural scoreboard

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy, windy and mild with possible rain. High in the mid
60’s.
       Ahh, the happy couples gaily prepare for the Valentine’s Day formal…

Tonight: Windy thunderstorms tapering to scattered showers.  Low near 40.
       Undeterred by the moistness of the outdoors, they scamper in high
       heels and their best clothes to Tarble….

Saturday: Cloudy, windy, possible snow. Temperatures fall past 30’s.
       But what is this? Snow? The couples become frozen into stiff statues
       before they can reach their destination!

Sunday: Fair and cold, with a low in the mid 20’s.
       What a lovely day to look at the new modern art decorating our
       campus…hey, don’t I know them?

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

SENATE TO VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT TODAY

The third day of closed-door deliberations by the U.S. Senate came to an
end Thursday, setting the stage for the final vote of the impeachment trial
of President Clinton to occur around midday today. A number of Senators
have announced their voting plans, and acquittal of the President on both
articles of impeachment is an almost sure prediction. A movement to
officially censure Clinton is also predicted to fall short of the 67 votes
necessary for action.

GUN MANUFACTURERS FOUND LIABLE FOR SHOOTING DEATHS

A federal jury in New York Thursday found fifteen handgun manufacturing
companies liable for negligent marketing and distribution practices, and
thus partly responsible for three out of seven separate New York City
shootings that were involved in the civil trial. The verdict is based on
the argument that gun companies oversupply markets where regulation is
weak, allowing illegal distributors to obtain the excess firearms. Ten
other manufacturers were cleared from the charges.

IN OTHER NEWS…

United States planes attacked air defense targets in Iraq’s northern and
southern no-fly zones on Thursday. Iraq claims that two civilians were
killed in the attacks, though the Pentagon said there had been no
confirmation of the casualties. … Fighting continued along the border
between Ethiopia and Eritrea for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday,
despite United Nations efforts to obtain a cease fire. … The U.S. Navy
planted explosives in a leaking cargo ship grounded off the coast of Oregon
Thursday in hopes of burning up the 400,000 gallons of fuel oil in its
tanks and preventing a major spill.

*****

2) Campus events

“Oh Mary Don’t You Weep: Women, Spirituality and the African American
Religious Tradition” by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
Bryn Mawr College, Carpenter Hall, B2 12:30 p.m.

Retirement Reception for Agnes Kennedy
Parrish Parlor West, 2:30 p.m.

Biology Lecture
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

“How to Always Win at Limbo” Mathematics and Statistics Lecture by Edward
Burger
DuPont190, 4:15 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Racism Workshop
Hicks Mural Room, 6 p.m.

Pre-formal
Parrish Parlors, 6:00 p.m.

Darwin’s Birthday Bash: An Evolutionary Extravaganza
Friends Meeting House, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “The Spanish Prisoner”
DuPont Lecture Hall 161, 7:30 p.m.

Dead Dog Evening Cafe
Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m., Open Mike at 10:30 p.m.

Concert version of “Vanqui”, a new American Opera
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Formal
Tarble All Campus Space, 10:00 p.m.

Movie: “The Spanish Prisoner”
DuPont Lecture Hall 161, 10:00 p.m.

Survival of the Phattest Party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s b-ball wins against Immaculata, English breaks 3-pointer record

It was a night of excitement yesterday as the Garnet women took down the
Immaculata Macs by the wide margin of 73-52. Heather Kile ’02 again led
with 24 points and 16 rebounds. Kristen English ’01 chipped in with 15
points, breaking the school record for career three-pointers with 72. The
women are now 9-11 on the season; they last had nine wins in ’94-’95, when
their record was 9-15.

*****

2) Badminton plays Bryn Athen

The badminton team traveled to Bryn Athen yesterday. Results from the game
are unavailable. Before yesterday’s game, the team had a record of 3-1.

*****

3) Intramural scoreboard

COMP BASKETBALL:
No Code – 71, Tusken Raiders – 57

INDOOR SOCCER:
Faculty/Staff – 6, FC Merkwurdiger Schemel – 5
Joelie II – 8, Willets Refugee All-Stars – 2
Joelie I – 11, “Show Me the T-shirt” – 8

*****

4) World sports update

LAKERS LOSE BIG WITHOUT BIG MAN

Suffering from severe abdominal pain which has taken him out of the lineup
indefinitely, Los Angeles center Shaquille O’Neal watched from the
sidelines as his Lakers suffered through one of their worst offensive
nights in recent memory. Shooting just 28% from the field, the Lakers
dropped an 86-75 brick-fest to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Falling to 3-2
for the strike-shortened season, the Lakers are quickly losing much needed
ground in the Western Conference to the Utah Jazz, who stayed perfect
Thursday night by beating the Phoenix Suns to improve their record to 4-0.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Jaromir Jagr scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Penguins
defeated Vancouver for their second overtime win in the last three nights.
…Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte won the two qualifying races for the
Daytona 500, joining 1997 champ and pole winner Jeff Gordon as the
favorites in Sunday’s race. …No. 1 Duke trounced Virginia 100-54,
reaching the century mark for the seventh time this season, and improving
their overall record to 24-1 (12-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). …No. 6
Stanford overcame their recent foul shooting woes to topple No. 9 UCLA 77-73.

*****

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
No contests are scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Track and field hosts the Five-Way Challenge at 5:00 p.m.
Badminton visits Haverford at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Dickinson at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball visits Ursinus at 2:00 p.m.
The alumni basketball game begins at 4:30 p.m.

*****

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