Wednesday, April 7, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
Volume 3, Number 106


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s lacrosse falls to Ursinus

2) Baseball loses to Washington College

3) Softball swept in a doubleheader

4) Intramural scoreboard

5) World sports roundup

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny and windy.  Highs around 70.
 A sample broadcast: “Wanted – female going abroad in spring interested in
blocking in Mertz, Wharton, Worth, Parrish, Woolman, or elsewhere…”

Tonight: Mostly clear.  Lows in the low 50’s.
 Nice to see she’s got things narrowed down…

Tomorrow: Sunny.  Highs 70-75.
 Ah, blocking – where friends fight for the chance to live with complete
strangers – on purpose.


1) World news roundup


NATO has intensified the air strikes against Yugoslavia that it began two
weeks ago, despite declaration of a ceasefire by the Yugoslav government.
In Geneva, UN representatives discussed the refugee situation; almost 1.1
million people have fled Kosovo. The US has agreed to house 20,000 refugees
at the Guantanama Bay naval base in Cuba. …Chinese Premier Zhe Rongji
arrived in Los Angeles yesterday for a nine-day tour of the US, the first
visit by a Chinese Prime Minister in 15 years. …President Clinton asked
Congress yesterday to expand federal hate-crime laws to cover crimes based
on gender, disability, and sexual orientation.


2) Campus events

Passover Co-op
Ruach Lodge Five, 7:00 am – 8:00 p.m.

African Exhibition
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 a.m.

“Reading the Shield of Achilles: Terror, Anger, Delight”
by Stephen Scully, Boston University
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:00 p.m.

“Networking Amongst Professional African Women: The Case of African Women
in Research and Development (A. W. O. R. D.)”
by Fatema Mernissi, Visiting Cornell Professor
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

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

Danawell Trailer, 9:30 p.m.

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

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: “Mystery of Chess Boxing”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.



1) Women’s lacrosse falls to Ursinus

Swarthmore women’s lacrosse fell to 4-3 overall with a disappointing 17-5
loss to Ursinus yesterday. Katie Harper ’02 scored two goals, and Erika
Williams ’01, Mavis Biss ’02 and Holly Baker ’99 each chipped in a goal in
the losing cause.


2) Baseball loses to Washington College

The Garnet were shut out 15-0 to Washington College in Centennial
Conference baseball action yesterday. The team dropped to 6-8 on the season.


3) Softball swept in a doubleheader

Swarthmore dropped a pair of softball games to Washington College
yesterday, 11-1 and 11-2. Maureen Vernon ’01 went 1-2 with a double and a
run scored, and Jean Quinn ’99 went 1-2 with a run scored to account for
the Garnet runs in the second game of the twin-bill. The team remains
winless in the 1999 campaign, standing currently at 0-12.


4) Intramural scoreboard


Mary Lyons – 17
Out in Left Field – 3

Cigar & 40’s – 14
Dana Bugs – 6


No Code – 89
P E – 84

Jeye Squad – 45
Platanos Fritos – 39

Killa Bs Fo’ Sheez – 52
Mothership Connection – 28

Caffrey’s Kooks – 56
The Minimalists – 17

MIA – 100
Dana Bugs – 55


Soccer Team – 1
Willets Refugee All-Stars – 1

KayFC – 2
Cosmic Power – 1


5) World sports roundup


NBA action: Miami defeats Toronto, 92-70, holding Vince Carter to 10
points.  Iverson returns to lineup, scores 27 as Sixers beat Bucks 95-87.
Darrell Armstrong hits 3 threes in fourth to lead Magic to 81-72 win over
New York. Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra have ended their 6-month
marriage on “amicable” terms. …Baseball: Giants rally behind Barry Bonds,
after Reds hammer Rueter for six.  Sosa whiffs thrice in debut 4-2 loss to
Astros. Greg Maddux homers and gets the win as the Braves trounce the
Phillies 11-3. Tony Gwynn pulls to within 69 of 3,000 hits in Padres’ 4-3
win over Colorado. Two-run homer by Mike Piazza helps lead Mets to 12-3 win
over Marlins.


6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s tennis hosts Gettysburg at 3:30 p.m.

Golf visits the Moravian Invite at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse visits the College of New Jersey at 7:00 p.m.


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