Thursday, February 18, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, February 18, 1999
Volume 3, Number 77


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men fall to Mules, Schofield scores big

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Rain ending early. Temperatures in the low 40s.
       Have you been screwed?

Tonight: Mostly clear; lows around 30.
       If not, is your roommate visibly stressing?

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-40s.
       I bet not all of the anxiety around here is due to upcoming


1) World news roundup

The United States sent 51 more planes, including 22 fighter-bomber and war
planes, to Europe early this morning to be ready for potential air strikes
against Serbs. NATO has set a Saturday noon limit on Serb-Albanian peace
talks and has been warning Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic that no
agreement will result in military action from NATO…
Three Kurdish protestors were killed by Israeli security guards yesterday
at the Israeli consulate in Berlin. Protestors have been mobbing consulates
and embassies around the world since the recent arrest of rebel leader
Abdullah Ocalan… the H.J. Heinz Company announced yesterday that it will
eliminate 4000 jobs and begin to focusing mainly on its food products…
Today’s New England Journal of Medicine reports that fifteen people took
advantage of Oregon’s assisted-suicide act in its first year.


2) Campus events

Poetry Reading by Prof. Nat Anderson
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Roundtable discussion: Should there be Ethnic Studies at Swat? (Dinner
Intercultural Center, 5:00 p.m.

“Purim’s Many Disguises”
Dr. Baruch Feldstern, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Israel
Parrish 370, 7:00 p.m.

“The Watermelon Woman”

WRC, 7:30 p.m.

Black History Committee: Poetry Night
Parrish Parlour West, 8:00 p.m.

Night of Scenes Auditions
LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

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

Small Craft Warnings Poetry Slam
PACES, 10:00 p.m.

ML Greatest Movie Countdown
“The African Queen”
Mary Lyons Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1) Men fall to Mules, Schofield scores big

Despite a 38-35 lead at halftime, men’s basketball lost to Muhlenberg last
night with a final score of 83-73. Tim Schofield ’99 posted a career-high
36 points. The Garnet Tide falls to 4-19 overall (2-10 in the Centennial


2) World sports roundup


There are no longer any undefeated teams left in the NBA, as the Seattle
Supersonics were handed their first loss by the Sacramento Kings, who won
109-106 in OT last night… Stephon Marbury scored a career-high 40 points
as his Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Houston Rockets 116-102… No. 1
Duke defeated Florida State 85-59 to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference
championship, their sixth title in the ’90s… No. 12 North Carolina took
care of N.C. State, 62-53, to claim their 29th consecutive 20-win season.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball visits Gwynedd Mercy at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s and women’s swimming visit Franklin and Marshall for the Centennial
Conference championships, which continue through February 21


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