Tuesday, March 16, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 16, 1999
Volume 3, Number 90

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny and windy. High around 50.
       Snow is so beautiful–white, pure, clean, soft…

Tonight: Cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
       Until the weather goes psycho and everything melts into a wet,
slushy, gray, dirty, nasty mess.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the low 60s.
       What a great way to head back to classes after spring break.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

SERBIA CLOSE TO DEAL, KURDS FAR FROM ONE; EUROPEAN UNION LEADERS RESIGN EN MASSE

At a news conference in Paris yesterday it was announced that ethnic Albanians in
Kosovo are ready to sign an agreement which would give them “wide-ranging” autonomy
but not full independence. Serbian President Milan Milutinovic denied, however, that
any such agreement existed, but did say that negotiations were going well. If there
is an agreement and the Albanians sign it, Serbia may have to decide between
accepting the deal and facing NATO airstrikes. … Kurdish rebels threatened to
attack popular tourist sites in Turkey if their captured leader, Abdullah Ocalan,
is not released. Ocalan was recenlty arrested in Kenya and sent back to Turkey,
where he could face the dealth penalty. … All twenty members of the Executive
Commission of the European Union resigned yesterday after a panel of five
independent experts released a damning report of fraud and cronyism. The powerful
commission runs the day-to-day affairs of the EU, drafts and enforces laws, and
represents the EU in international trade negotiations. … At a campaign stop in
New Hampshire House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt endorsed Al Gore, his one-time
rival, in his race for the Presidency. Gore also secured the support of prominent
Democrats in New Hampshire and Iowa, where the crucial first primaries are held.
The only Democratic challenger to announce his candidacy is New Jersey Senator Bill
Bradley, although Jesse Jackson may also enter the race.

*****

2) Campus events

Middle States Open Session with Interested Staff
Scheuer Room, 10:00 a.m.

Knit-Wits Afghan Blanket Raffle for Philadelphia Homeless
Parrish Parlours, 4:15 p.m.

“Human Rights in Colombia: Political Violence and the Plight of Women,”
by Gloria Florez
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Middle States Open Session with Interested Faculty
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Race and Ethnicity Film Series, “Incident at Oglala”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

Performance from the Gospel of Luke by Bruce Kuhn
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Ballroom Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports update

YOU KNOW IT’S AN EXCITING DAY IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS WHEN…

…Your top story is about a New Jersey coach getting fired. After a 3-17 start,
the Nets booted John Calipari and named Don Casey interim coach. …With 3.3
seconds left, Darrell Armstrong came up with the steal and layup to give the
Orlando Magic a 74-73 win over Philadelphia. …New York Yankees manager Joe
Torre will undergo surgery for prostate cancer this Thursday, with no immediate
date set for his return. He announced that bench coach Don Zimmer will be the
man in charge in his absence.

*****

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s lacrosse visits Widener at 4:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Wesley at 3:15 p.m.
Softball visits Neumann at 3:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Men’s lacrosse hosts Villa Julie at 4:00 p.m.

*****

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