Thursday, April 15, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 15, 1999
Volume 3, Number 112

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) With another win, baseball remains strong

2) Men’s lacrosse disappointed again

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy, possible late showers.  High around 65.
 So I got a haircut yesterday – chopped most of it off…

Tonight: Cloudy, rain likely.  Low to mid 50’s.
 No people tell me I have a little head.

Tomorrow: Kinda cloudy, maybe rain.  High in the low 60’s.
 Man, what some guys wouldn’t do.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

START LOOKING AHEAD TO A BANG UP WEEKEND…

NATO’s attack on Yugoslavia has entered its fourth week.  Serbian officials
claim that Wednesday’s airstrikes landed on convoys of ethnic Kosovo
Albanians, killing 85.  More U.S. planes will be arriving in Europe over
the next few days. …Pakistan tested its second nuclear-capable missle,
sending a message to rival India.  The weapon has a 450 mile range. …The
Algerian presidential election will go on as planned, but there is only one
candidate left, as six out of the original seven candidates withdrew,
collectively charging Abdelaziz Bouteflika with voter fraud.

*****

2) Campus events

Student Dance Concert Dance Program
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

‘Irish Writers and Landscapes’ Photography Exhibit by Robin Hiteshew
McCabe Lobby, 5:00 p.m.

Merge Music Night, featuring Elizabeth Nickrenz ’99
PACES, 7:00 p.m.

Talk by Mrs. Ronnie Breslow, Holocaust Survivor and Passenger on the SS St.
Louis.
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Summer Housing Lottery
Parrish Parlor – West, 7:00 p.m.

“Blue on Black and Other True Tales From The Dark Side”
by Dr. Tyrone Powers, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore.
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Dialogues
ML first floor lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Dialogues
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 (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond Common Worship Room, 2nd floor, 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: “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
ML Lounge, 11:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) With another win, baseball remains strong

With two-thirds of the season over, the baseball team has amassed a
respectable 8-10 season record (3-4 in the Centennial Conference). This
achievement is all the more notable in comparison with last year’s overall
4-25, 1-17 record. The latest addition to the record was yesterday’s 16-13
victory over Washington College; eight games remain in the season.

*****

2) Men’s lacrosse disappointed again

There’s good news for Franklin & Marshall men’s lacrosse players, who left
Swarthmore yesterday with an improved record. But for the much-beleaguered
Garnet squad, yesterday’s 19-6 loss to F&M was another disappointment in a
season of disappointments. Although they were down by only one goal after
the second quarter (7-6), the team was outscored by F&M 12-0 in the last
half. Previously in the season, the Garnet has lost two games in overtime;
six of the team’s eight losses have been because of only one or two goals.
Their season record of 2-8, 0-2 does not reflect these frustrating
near-misses.

*****

3) World sports roundup

MILESTONES, STREAKS, LOCKOUTS, LEGENDS…

Jose Canseco hit his 400th career home run, becoming only the 28th player
ever to reach that milestone.  The blast gave the Devil Rays a 4-1 lead
over the Blue Jays, but Toronto came back to win the game 7-6. …The
Indiana Pacers put an end to Orlando’s six game winning streak with an
83-80 win over the Magic.  The Pacers hit over 90 percent of their free
throws and were led by Reggie Miller’s 21 points and Dale Davis’ 16
rebounds. …The WNBA and its players agreed to a four-year deal, thus
avoiding a lockout. …Wayne Gretzky announced that he is still undecided
about whether he will retire at the end of this season, though he says he
is leaning in one direction which he declined to offer.

*****

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s lacrosse visits Rowan at 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Baseball visits F&M at 3:30 p.m.

*****

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