Wednesday, February 17, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Volume 3, Number 76

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball tops Muhlenberg

2) Intramural scoreboard

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s events

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy – afternoon showers.  High in the mid 50’s.
       I hope you frolicked yesterday.

Tonight: Rain.  Low 40’s.
       ‘Cause you ain’t frolicking now.

Tomorrow:  Rain, possible sleet.  Dropping to low 30’s.
       Can sledding on Sharples trays be considered frolicking if you go
backwards?

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

VIOLENCE ERUPTS THROUGHOUT EUROPE, HILLARY FOR SENATE

Kurdish protesters throughout Europe reacted with violence yesterday to the
news that Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan had been captured. The
protesters accused Greek and Kenyan government officials of turning Ocalan
in to Turkish security forces, who captured him in Kenya on Monday. Riots
arose in over twenty European cities, as protesters took hostages, occupied
embassies, and threatened to set themselves on fire. . . Hillary Rodham
Clinton announced yesterday that she is considering a run for the Senate in
2000, when NY Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D) will retire. . .
Legislators
in Northern Ireland voted yesterday to approve a new structure of
government, which will include both Protestants and Catholics . . . The
International Monetary Fund has refused to give Russia further loans until
proof of further economic reforms is seen.

*****

2) Campus events

Ash Wednesday Mass
Bond Memorial Hall and Lodge Five, 1:00 p.m.

“The Perception of Visual Detail: Grand Illusion?”
Faculty Lecture by Frank Durgin, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

“Love Among the Modernists: Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva”
by Catherine A. Ciepiela, Amherst College.
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:30 p.m.

“Recent Developments in Contemporary Dance in Poland and Eastern Europe”
Theatre and Dance Panel Discussion
LPAC Cinema, 8:00 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.

Night of Scenes Audition
LPAC 301, 9:30 p.m.

Dialogues
Mephistos Lounge, 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Queer Union Weekly Meeting
Intercultural Center Big Room, 10:00 p.m.

Movie Joy Evening: “Mrs. Dalloway”
Kohlberg 115, 10:00 p.m.

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball tops Muhlenberg

Women’s basketball improved to 11-11 on the season with a 63-56 win last
night against Muhlenberg. Heather Kile ’02 lead the way with 18 points and
18 rebounds as the Garnet secured their winningest season since the
1986-87 campaign. Trailing 31-21, Swarthmore went on a 15-4 run to take
control of the game early in the second half. Clutch free throws down the
stretched put the finishing touches on the win.

*****

2) Intramural scoreboard

NON-COMP BASKETBALL:
Caffrey’s Kooks 46 Pendle Hill 43
Mertz Horde 54 The Ballers 25
Devine Funk 58 Hawaii 5-0 40
Platanos Fritos 56 Mothership Connection 27
Skinny Awkward Tools 28 The Proletariat 24

*****

3) World sports roundup

SONICS ROMP, LECLAIR SCORES, SKIPPY TROTS, OJ…WELL, WHO CARES ABOUT OJ
ANYMORE?

The Seattle Supersonics are now the only undefeated team left in the NBA,
after
handing the Utah Jazz its first loss of the season Tuesday night, 71-56.  Karl
Malone, third in the league in scoring, was held to just 15 points on 4-15
shooting.  Gary Payton led Seattle (6-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
…John LeClair scored two goals and assisted two others as his four points
led
the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, snapping
their five-game losing streak. …Skip Away won 1998’s Eclipse Award for Horse
of the Year. …OJ Simpson’s Heismann Trophy sold for $230,000 in an
auction to
raise money for the estates of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

*****

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Badminton visits Albright at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball visits Muhlenberg at 8:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Women’s basketball visits Gwynedd Mercy

*****

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