Wednesday, March 31, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Volume 3, Number 101

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: Mostly sunny.  Highs 70 to 75.
I remember when I was a spec.

Tonight: Mainly clear.  Lows around 50.
I thought the people sitting out on Parrish beach looked so cool.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, late cloudiness.  Highs around 70.
Little did I know they were just sitting there laughing at the specs.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

KOSOVO PEACE PROPOSED, DENIED, AND SO IT CONTINUES…

Representatives of NATO met yesterday to consider intensifying the air
strikes on Yugoslavia. They discussed the possibility of targeting military
headquarters and communications centers in a bid to shorten the conflict by
striking more directly at Serb leadership. Though Yugoslav President
Slobadan Milosevic offered terms for peace yesterday, US officials rejected
the offer, saying that it did not meet NATO’s demands for Serbian
withdrawal from Kosovo. …The International Monetary Fund announced that
it will issue aid to Russia in the coming year, though the exact amount
remains open to debate. US officials oppose lending a substantial amount to
Russia, citing Moscow’s default on international loans last year. …An
Oregon jury ruled against Philip Morris yesterday, ordering the tobacco
company to pay $81 million to the family of Jesse Williams, who died of
lung cancer two years ago.

*****

2) Campus events

Passover Seder
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Passover Seder
Lodge Five, 6:30 p.m.

“The Future of American Activism, Part II”
by William Upski Wimsatt
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

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

Dialogues
Danawell Trailer, 9:30 p.m.

Earthlust Weekly Environmental Meeting
Parrish Commons Conference Area, 10:00 p.m.

SOCA Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 10:00 p.m.

Dialogues
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.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

ANOTHER JORDAN COMEBACK? HEY, ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE…

When he retired from basketball in January, Michael Jordan said he was
“99.9 percent sure” that he was retired for good.  Well, it’s a good thing
he left the door open.  It was reported yesterday that Jordan is interested
in buying a 50 percent share of the Charlotte Hornets, and while that is
still true, the new twist is that Jordan is considering playing on the team
for a full season while his share of the team is held in a trust.  Further
speculation includes former Bulls coach Phil Jackson being brought in to
coach the team and Jordan’s old college coach at North Carolina, Dean
Smith, being made team president.  Neither Jordan nor his agent could be
reached for comment. …Meanwhile the Knicks and the Pacers locked horns
Tuesday night – literally.  The exciting finish of the Knicks’ 94-93 win
was overshadowed by the second quarter fight between Patrick Ewing and
Jalen Rose, resulting in Rose’s ejection from the game.  Ewing finished
with 37 points to lead New York.

*****

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Golf visits Holy Family for a quad meet also including Dominican and
Neumann at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Johns Hopkins at 3:30 p.m.
JV women’s lacrosse hosts Bryn Athen at 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Baseball hosts Widener at 3:15 p.m.

*****

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