Thursday, April 8, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 8, 1999
Volume 3, Number 107


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s tennis over Gettysburg

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny, warmer than ever! Highs approaching 80.
 NEWS BULLETIN: In a moment of true altruism, inspired by the extroadinary

Tonight: Increasingly cloudy.  Lows in the mid 50’s.
 Myrt Westphal has decided to let the Class of ’02 pick first in the
housing lottery…

Tomorrow: Cloudy, rainy, possible thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 60’s.
 Now let’s see how powerful the press really is.


1) World news roundup


The Kosovar refugee crisis intensified Wednesday as Yugoslavia closed the
main border crossings to Albania and Macedonia, sending back tens of
thousands of fleeing refugees. Meanwhile, some fourteen thousand other
refugees arrived in Albania claiming they were bussed there against their
will by Macedonia, which has been overwhelmed with over 130,000 refugees
since the beginning of NATO airstrikes. Meanwhile, NATO launched a
particularly heavy day of airstrikes, including missile strikes on targets
in central Belgrade and an air attack on an Serbian armored convoy in
Kosovo. The U.S. Army also lost an unmanned surveillance aircraft after it
was apparently shot down over Kosovo. On a more peaceful front, plans were
made for Cypriot President Spyros Kyprianou to fly into Belgrade today to
negotiate the release of three U.S. soldiers captured by Serbian forces
last week.


Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji will meet with President Clinton in Washington
today to discuss China’s aim to enter the World Trade Organization, though
recently touchy issues such as human rights and alleged Chinese stealing of
U.S. nuclear secrets are in the spotlight as well. …Funeral services were
held Wednesday in Las Vegas for legendary blues and jazz singer Joe
Williams, who died last week at the age of 80.


2) Campus events

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

Computing Services Meeting
Kohlberg 201, 8:30 a.m.

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

Dean’s Area Meeting and Brown Bag Lunch
PACES, 12:00 p.m.

“Cyclin D1: An Endocrinologist’s Journey into Cancer Research”
by Andrew Arnold, M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Economics Lecture by Ernest Aryeetey
Kohlberg 226, 4:15 p.m.

Poetry Reading by Richard Kearns
LPAC 301, 4:15 p.m.

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

“Coming Out of the Closet a Second Time”
Chuck Volz and B.A. Keener of PLAGAL (the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

ML First Floor Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

“Aristophanes’ “Knights”, directed by Simon Harding, ’99
LPAC Frear Ensemble Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading by Aaren Perry
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

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

Roberts First Floor Lounge, 9:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

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

Group Meditation
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 9:30 p.m.

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

Model United Nations Meeting
Kohlberg 226, 10:00 p.m.

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

Greatest Movie Countdown: “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
ML Lounge, 11:00 p.m.



1) Women’s tennis over Gettysburg

The women’s tennis Centennial Conference match-up against Gettysburg
yesterday was close, but the Garnet eventually triumphed with a score of
5-4 (the same score as their last game, against Bryn Mawr). Singles players
Jen Pao ’01, Laura Swerdlow ’02, Wendy Kemp ’99, and Fran Simonds ’02 as
well as the doubles team of Pao and Swerdlow all won their matches,
clinching the victory for Swarthmore. Tennis rises to 6-3 on the season,
5-1 in the Centennial Conference.


2) World sports roundup


For the first time since 1982, Cal Ripken Jr. did not play a game as a
result of injury.  Ripken, who ended his consecutive games played streak at
2,632 at the end of last season, sat Wednesday’s game against Tampa Bay
with stiffness in his lower back. …Alex Rodriguez, All-Star shortstop for
the Seattle Mariners, has a torn medial meniscus (that means ‘knee’ for
non-Bio majors) that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks. …Julie Krone, 35,
will announce her retirement from the sport of horse racing in a press
conference Thursday.  Krone is the winningest female jockey in history,
more than 3,500 wins, including Belmont in 1993, making her the only woman
to win a Triple Crown race.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

Baseball hosts Washington at 3:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Franklin and Marshall at 3:30 p.m.


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