Friday, February 26, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 26, 1999
Volume 3, Number 83


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Intramural scoreboard

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s events


Today: Early morning clouds giving way to sunshine by midday. Highs in the low
40s. Breezy.
       I know what’s on everybody’s mind.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
       Noooo, not Screw! This flu/plague that’s going around!

Saturday: Mostly sunny and milder. Highs near 50 or in the low 50s.
       Oh, okay, so you’re right. It is Screw.

Sunday: Cloudy with rain likely. Highs in the low to mid 50s.
       Sickness means nothing in the face of a blind date…


1) World news roundup


John William King, the ex-convict and white supremacist who gruesomely
dragged James Byrd, Jr., to death behind his pickup truck last year, was
sentenced to death Thursday by a jury in Jasper, Texas. The jury, composed of
eleven whites and one black, had convicted King of the murder on Tuesday. King
is the first white man sentenced to die for killing a black
man in Texas since the capital punishment was reestablished there in 1970.
…In a television interview broadcast Wednesday night, 56-year-old Juanita
Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her 21 years ago in
Little Rock. Broaddrick’s story had come to light during the 1992 Presidential
race, but she did not make her claims public herself and, in fact, denied her
allegations in a 1998 affadavit related to the Paula Jones
case. The White House issued a flat denial of the matter. …Chinese officials
are still trying to determine what caused a jetliner to explode and crash near
the coastal town of Rui’an on Wednesday. All sixty-one people on board the
plane were killed in that accident. …A winter storm blasted New England on
Thursday, dumping over a foot of snow on Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and
Connecticut and causing school closings, power outages, and airline flight
cancellations. …Lauryn Hill cleaned up at the Grammys Wednesday night,
setting a record for female artists by winning five awards, including best new
artist and album of the year.


2) Campus events

Body Image/Food/Eating Issues Collection
LPAC, 1:00 p.m.

Education talk by Cynthia Bolton
Kohlberg 115, 1:00 p.m.

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

Movie: Enemy of the State
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Friday Night Worship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Senior Recital, Katherine Jane Hall, flute
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Dead Dog Cafe
Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m.

Flamenco Dance and Guitar Workshops
LPAC Studio 2, 4:00 p.m.

Roommate Rivalry Game Show
Upper Tarble, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: Batman
DuPont 161, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Mephistos, 8:30 p.m.

Screw Your Roommate Formal
Clothier, 10:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Common Speaking Writing Workshop for Women
Kohlberg 116, 4:00 p.m.

Mertz 2nd Floor Lounge, 8:30 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: Some Like it Hot
ML Lounge, 10:00 p.m.



1) Intramural scoreboard

The Tusken Raiders – 42, P. E. – 37
No Code – 61, En Fuego – 56


2) World sports


Tiger Woods is the only golfer in the top ten who has yet to be defeated in
World Match Play Championship, after Thursday’s round saw Vijay Singh, David
Duval and Nick Price join those upset during Wednesday’s opening round.
…Chris Webber netted his eighth career triple-double, as his 17 points, 10
rebounds and 10 assists led the Sacramento Kings to a 115-105 victory over his
old team, the Washington Wizards. …California has won the latest NCAA
stunner, knocking off No. 9 Arizona 89-76. …The New York Knicks needed
overtime to do it, but they managed to take care of the Minnesota Timberwolves
Thursday, 115-113, overcoming 25 points and 14 assists from Kevin Garnett, as
well as a near-triple-double from Stephon Marbury.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s events

Note: Yesterday’s baseball game against Eastern University was postponed.

Track and Field attends the Centennial Conference Championships at
Haverford at 5:30 p.m. (through Saturday)
Badminton visits Bryn Mawr for the Mid-Atlantic Championships at 6:00 p.m.
(through Saturday)

Women’s rugby hosts Widener at 11:00 a.m.
Lacrosse hosts Widener at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts Georgetown at 1:00 p.m.


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