Thursday, March 18, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, March 18, 1999
Volume 3, Number 92


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Villa Julie barely defeats men’s lacrosse

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Partly sunny, windy.  High of 60.
The acceptance letters are being mailed to the Class of ’03 today.

Tonight:  Mostly clear.  Low in low 30s.
Heh heh…fresh blood…

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny.  Highs in the low 50’s.
Hmph, who am I kidding…I just can’t wait to not be a freshman anymore.


1) World news roundup


The National Transportation Safety Board ran on-site tests in Illinois Wednesday night, trying to recreate the exact conditions that led to the disastrous Amtrak crash that killed 11 people Monday. …International mediators in Paris seemed ready to end the three-day-old Kosovo peace talks.  Serb negotiators are refusing to discuss a proposed settlement for Kosovo peace.  This could pave the way for possible NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia. …The International Olympic Committee voted to expel six members involved in the bribery scandal in Salt Lake City Wednesday. …The 238th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade drew some 200,000 marchers and thousands more spectators to New York’s Fifth Avenue.


2) Campus events

“Beyond the Alef-Bet: A Course in Prayer Book Hebrew.”
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 4:00 p.m.

“Parenting Under Pressure: An Empirical Look at Resilience Among Families Facing Socioecomonic Hardship”
by Cybele Raver, Cornell University.
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

“Voices from China: Ten Years After Tiananmen”
by Dai Qing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

“Thrones of Wisdom at Chartres: Chant, Cult, and the Visual Arts”
by Margot Fassler, Yale Divinity School
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

“Cultural Dirt and Degenerate Art in Facist Germany”
by Neil Levi, Columbia University
Kohlberg 116, 4:30 p.m.

“Recent Advances in Computational Protein Design”
by Stephen Mayo, Cal Tech
Kohlberg 115, 5:00 p.m.

“Options for Saving Social Security”
by Olivia Mitchell, U Penn
DuPont 190, 7:30 p.m.

“Islam and (Post) Modernity Revisited”
by Ebrahim E. I. Moosa, Stanford University
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Marcus Cafagna: Reading and Announcement of the 1999 Lois Morrell and John Russell Hayes Awards in Poetry.
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

ML 1st floor lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Diversity Coalition Meeting
Trotter 203, 9:00 p.m.

Roberts 1st floor lounge, 9:00 p.m.

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

Film Society Showing
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

SASS Movie Night
Kohlberg 115, 10:15 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)
ML Lounge, 11:00 p.m.

Small Craft Warnings submission deadline, midnight



1) Villa Julie barely defeats men’s lacrosse

The Garnet men’s lacrosse team lost in overtime by one point yesterday to the Villa Julie Mustangs. The final score of 10-9 reflected goals by Blake Atkins ’02 (4), Mark Dingfield ’01 (2), and Toby Patterson ’00 and Mike Lloyd ’01 (one each). The team falls to 0-4.


2) World sports roundup


Team owners have voted 28-3 to bring instant replay back to the NFL for the 1999 season.  Coaches will be allowed two challenges per game, and a “replay assistant” will be assigned to determine whether plays are worthy of being reviewed during the last two minutes of each half. …Allen Iverson increased his league leading scoring average with a 39-point effort that led the Philadelphia 76’ers to a 114-110 win over the Indiana Pacers.  The Pacers were led by Reggie Miller’s 27 points. …The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Tim Johnson and replaced him with Jim Fregosi.  Johnson had been a subject of controversy ever since he admitted that he had lied about serving in the Vietnam War in order to have inspirational stories to tell his players. …Chicago Cubs ace Kerry Wood, out for the season with a torn ligament in his pitching arm, will likely undergo the now-infamous “Tommy John” surgery, which will reconstruct the ligament structure in his elbow.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball hosts Lebanon Valley at 3:30 p.m.

Softball visits Neumann at 3:00 p.m.


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