Wednesday, February 24, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 24, 1999
Volume 3, Number 81


1) Swarthmore Fire Company to begin ambulance service

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Intramural scoreboard

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy, with flurries.  Highs in the mid 30’s.
Has your roommate been screwed yet?

Tonight:  Cloudy, with scattered flurries.  Lows in the mid 20’s.
Hmm. Do you know anyone in the continental U.S. that might be interested
in going?

Tomorrow:  Cloudy with snow showers.  Highs in the mid 30’s.
Hmm. Do you have any pets that can dance?


1) Swarthmore Fire Company To Begin Ambulance Service

To better serve the
needs of the community, the Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association will
begin a new ambulance service. The ambulance has been delivered to the
firehouse and service is expected to begin in early March.

Starting an
ambulance service arose out of the Association’s 20 year planning process.
Chief Cris Hansen stated, “It was felt that we could provide an additional
valuable service to the community by beginning basic life support
coverage.” Advanced life support coverage will continue to be provided by
the paramedic unit from Taylor Hospital.

Heading the implementation of
the ambulance has been the Association’s first ambulance captain, Tim
Berger ’88. Berger was responsible for preparing the feasibility study to
the board, providing specifications for the ambulance, and purchasing the
necessary equipment. He encourages those in the community who are
interested to volunteer. “Like the fire apparatus, the ambulance will be
staffed 100% by volunteers. Anyone who is interested in participating in
any capacity, including as a firefighter or on the ambulance, may stop by
the firehouse around 7:00 p.m. every Thursday night or call (610)
544-2732.” Volunteers of all ages are welcome.


2) World news roundup


Officials announced Tuesday that a tentative agreement had been reached
in the negotiations over Kosovo,which have taking place recently in France.
The agreement, reached after 17 days of deliberations, calls for the
autonomy of Kosovo. The accord will remain conditional for two weeks,
giving Kosovo Albanians time to consult with guerrilla groups and other
ethnic Albanians. Further negotiations will commence on March 15, when
details of the transition to self-rule will be discussed . . . John William
King, one of three men accused of the racially motivated murder of a black
man last June, was found guilty Tuesday. The jury has yet to decide
whether to sentence King with execution or with life in prison. . . The US
government announced Tuesday that it has decided not to permit the sale
of a $450 million rocket to a Chinese company, saying that to help China
advance in technology would constitute a security threat to the United
States . . .Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritler said yesterday that
the CIA organized spying operations in Iraq under cover of weapons
inspections, beginning soon after the Gulf War.


3) Campus events

“Ethnography, Religion and Art: Reconstructing Early Buddhist Rituals”
by Chandreyi Basu, University of Pennsylvania.
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Fund for Public Interest Research Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Computer Science Lecture
Sproul 31A, 7:00 p.m.

Rosh Chodesh: Women’s Celebration of the New Moon
Lodge Five, 8:00 p.m.

Small Discussion Group for Queer and Questioning Students
Intercultural Center SQU Room, 9:00 p.m.

Danawell Trailer, 9:30 p.m.

Willets Mephistos Lounge, 10:00 p.m.

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

Movie Joy Evening
Kohlberg 115, 10:00 p.m.

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



1) Intramural scoreboard

Pendle Hill 32 – Mertz Horde 30
Caffrey’s Kooks
41 – Skinny Awkward Tools 20


2) World sports roundup


Wake Forest lost a heartbreaker to No. 14 North Carolina 68-65, dropping
the Demon Deacons to 15-12 overall, with a 6-9 ACC record, which might cost
them a berth in the NCAA tournament. …Dennis Rodman will play for the Los
Angeles Lakers this Friday when they host the Clippers at the Forum, as the
ink dries on his contract. …The Miami Heat have won six games in a row
after beating the Washington Wizards 96-80 Tuesday, spurred by Alonzo
Mourning’s 29 points and 12 rebounds. …Minnesota Vikings offensive
coordinator Chip Myers died of a heart attack Tuesday at the age of 53.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Eastern College, 4:00 p.m.

Baseball visits Eastern at 3:30 p.m.


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