Friday, February 19, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 19, 1999
Volume 3, Number 78


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Albright again tops badminton team

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
       Coming to Dead Dog tonight to see Oscar and Emily scat the night away?

Tonight: Cloudy. Chance of light snow. Lows in the low 30s.
       Okay, I admit it. My roommate paid me to say that.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, chance of early snow.  Highs near 40.
       But really. I’ll be there. You could see the girl behind the
weather on
Friday mornings! It will be exciting, like “Where’s Waldo?”!


1) World news roundup


Turkey launched an attack against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on
Thursday, sending some 4,000 troops and striking guerilla targets with
airplanes and helicopters.  A three-day occupation of the
Greek Embassy in London came to an end as dozens of Kurds turned themselves in
to the police. Violence continued in Germany with several firebomb attacks on
Turkish clubs and businessplaces. Kurds across Europe have been protesting the
arrest of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan since the beginning of the week.


The United States issued a direct warning to Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic on Thursday, with Secretary of State Madeline Albright once again
urging faster progress at peace talks over the Kosovo province. The United
States also began to plan for the possible evacuation of diplomats and
ceasefire monitors from the area.


A survivor of the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, now a resident of Indiana,
brought a lawsuit against German pharmaceutical company Bayer on Thursday,
alleging that the company participated in horrifying human medical
experiments made on inmates. … In Jasper, Texas, trial is underway
against John William King, a former jail inmate and white supremacist, who
is accused of chaining James Byrd, a black man, to the back of his pickup
truck and dragging him to his death along a paved road last June. …A
conservative Christian protest group gathered in front of the Los Angelos
County Criminal Courthouse Wednesday evening to burn or destroy O.J.
Simpson memorabilia it had purchased for sixteen thousand dollars at a
Tuesday auction.


2) Campus events

“The Legacy and Leadership of the Father of the Black Power Movement:Kwame
Toure/Stokely Carmichael”
by Professor Z of the All-African People’s Revoloutionary Party
Black Cultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

“Black History is American History” by June Harris, Board Member, National
Council on Educating Black Children.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie Night: “Bite Night”
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Friday Night Worship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: “Pump Up the Volume”
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Dead Dog Evening Cafe
ML Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m. Open Mic, 10:30 p.m.

Student Council Food Tasting Night
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

6¢ Improv Comedy Show: “Vendredi Gras”
Mephisto’s, 9:00 p.m.

SQU/IC Coffeehouse
Intercultural Center Big Room, 9:00 p.m.



1) Albright again tops badminton team

Like the Garnet’s earlier meeting with Albright badminton, the women
dropped Wednesday night’s match-up just barely, losing 3-2. The two doubles
teams of Erika Johansen ’99 & Jennifer Chen ’99 and Lurah Hess ’99 & Karen
Lange ’02 were both victorious, but singles players Wendy Kemp ’99, Jane Ng
’01, and Siobhan Carty ’01 were all overcome by Albright. The team drops to

2) World sports roundup


The New York Yankees made themselves even heavier favorites to repeat as world
champions Thursday by obtaining the services of Roger Clemens, dealt from the
Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for David Wells and two other players.
Braves first baseman Andres Galarraga was diagnosed with lymphoma in his back,
and will likely miss the entire 1999 baseball season due to chemotherapy and
radiation treatments as part of his rehabilitation. …Houston Rockets coach
Rudy Tomjanovich has been named head coach of the U.S. national basketball
that will compete for a spot in the 2000 olympics. …New York’s Madison
Garden has been chosen as the site for the first ever WNBA All-Star game,
to be
held this summer.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s and women’s swimming attend Centennial Championships at Franklin and

Men’s basketball visits Haverford at 8:00 p.m.
Track attends the Haverford Invite
Wrestling attends the Centennial Chamionships at Muhlenberg at 12:00 noon

Badminton hosts the Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Tournament, 8:00 a.m.


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