Friday, April 16, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 16, 1999
Volume 3, Number 113

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) SPAC speak-out to draw national attention

2) Verdi fest

3) Weekend world news
    Attack on Kosovar refugees was NATO’s fault
    Gunman kills two, wounds four in Salt Lake City
    Algerian elections
    Nuclear testing in Pakistan
    New solar system discovered

4) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s lacrosse falls to Rowan

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST
Today: Cloudy, possible showers. High in the mid 60s.
 After just recovering from a weekend inundated with eager visiting specs…

Tonight: Partly cloudy, maybe rain. Low in the mid 40s.
 Here comes a weekend inundated with eager visiting parents.

Tomorrow: A chance of showers. High in the low 60s.
 Don’t know how to entertain them?

Sunday: A chance of showers. Highs in the low 60s.
 Dash for Cash is always a crowd pleaser, especially for young siblings
and conservative grandparents!

NEWS REPORT

1) SPAC speak-out to draw national attention

National media sources including Reuters, the Associated Press, and USA
Today as well as local media will attend a “speak-out” against economic
sanctions on Iraq sponsored by Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee
(SPAC) on Parrish Beach from 1:20 to 2:15 pm Friday, April 16. The speakout
begins a protest against the sanctions and is part of a three-day vigil and
fast sponsored by SPAC.

Friday afternoon events will include brief speeches by professors Thompson
Bradley and Jerry Frost among others, Philly area activists, and students
protesters, especially SPAC members. Acapella groups Mixed Company and
Oscar and Emily will also perform during the speakout. SPAC invites
students to join in the protest by fasting for a meal, a day, or all three
days. Economic sanctions against Irag kill 5000 children each month.

“I’m fasting to protest what I believe is an inhumane and ineffectual piece
of US foreign policy,” says Anna Staab, ’02.  “Saddam Hussein has never
shown empathy for his people; there is no reason to believe he will back
down because of their suffering under sanctions, and he certainly hasn’t
for the seven years they have been in place. Instead, the very people who
need our protection the most, who might be able to fight to overthrow
Hussein, are suffering and starving to death.”

*****

2) Verdi fest

All Kohlberg 116.

FRIDAY
Aida, 8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY
Il Travatore, 1:00 p.m.
La Traviata, 3:30 p.m.
Otello, 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
Falstaff, 1:00 p.m.
Rigoletto, 3:15 p.m.
Ballo in Maschera, 6:00

*****

3) Weekend world news

ATTACK ON KOSOVAR REFUGEES WAS NATO’S FAULT

NATO admitted Thursday that one of its bombers was responsible for a
Wednesday attack on a convoy of Kosovar refugees. According to NATO, one of
its pilots mistakenly identified a procession of refugee-filled vehicles in
western Kosovo as a Serbian military convoy and dropped a bomb which hit a
tractor. Serbian reports have placed the number of dead above 70. Western
leaders, including President Clinton, have expressed deep regret over the
accident but assigned ultimate responsibility for the deaths to Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic. Bombings continued unabated Thursday.

GUNMAN KILLS TWO, WOUNDS FOUR IN SALT LAKE CITY

A gunman killed two people and wounded four others at the Mormon Church’s
Family History Library in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The 70-year-old man
was schizophrenic and, according to his wife, had not taken his medication.
The two killed were a library security guard and a female visitor.

ALGERIAN ELECTIONS

Presidential elections were held Thursday in Algeria, though the only
candidate remaining on the ballot was military- supported Abdelaziz
Bouteflika. Six other candidates collectively withdrew, accusing Bouteflika
of rigging the outcome of early voting.

NUCLEAR TESTING IN PAKISTAN

Pakistan tested a nuclear-capable missile on Thursday, the second in two
days. The tests have been a response to an Indian missile test on Sunday.

New solar system discovered

Astronomers from four different institutions reported Thursday that they
had discovered the first multiple-planet solar system besides ours,
consisting of three giant planets in orbit around the star Upsilon Andromedae.

*****

4) Campus events

FRIDAY

Dash for Cash
Parrish, 1:00 p.m.

Speakout by Students Fasting to End Economic Sanctions Against Iraq
Parrish Porch, 1:00 p.m.

Phonology Lecture and Sample Class
by John Alderete, University of British Columbia
Pearson 115, 1:00 p.m and 2:30 p.m. respectively

“21st Century Library,” a Workshop and Demonstration of Evolving Digital
Library
McCabe Computer Classroom, 3:00 p.m.

“The Mathematics of the Auditory System”
by Michael Reed, Duke University

DuPont 190, 4:00 p.m.

Provost’s Reception for Parents and Faculty
Kohlberg Courtyard, 4:00

Senior Art Exhibit: Opening Reception featuring Alice M. Unger
Ceramics List Gallery, 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall 5:30

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

Movie: “Bonnie and Clyde”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Friday Night Worship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Student Dance Concert
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Dead Dog Evening Cafe
Mary Lyons Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m.

Vertigo-go Parent’s Weekend Extravaganza
Mephistos, 10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

Forum for Parents
President Al Bloom, Dean Bob Gross ’62, and Provost Jennie Keith
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 10:30 a.m.

Folk Dance Demos for Parents’ Weekend
Sharples Patio, 1:00 p.m.

Gospel Choir Concert
Friends Meeting House, 3:00 p.m.

Parents’ Weekend Faculty Presentations
Scheuer Room, 3:00 p.m.

Movie: “Love and Death on Long Island”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Chorus and Orchestra
Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor, Opus 427,” John Alston, conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Disclosure”
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY

Parents’ Council Meeting
Scheuer Room, 8:30 a.m.

Crum Regatta
Crum Meadow, 11:00 a.m.

Merge ’99 Outdoor Fair
Parrish Beach, 12:00 p.m.

“Collection Highlights,” guided tour of the Scott Arboretum
by Andrew Bunting, Curator
Scott Arboretum Office, 1:00 p.m.

“Beyond Geraniums and Dracaenas: Beds and Borders Best and Latest
Offerings” by Kathy Pufahl
LPAC Cinema, 3:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Chorus and Orchestra
Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor, Opus 427,” John Alston, conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m

Flamenco Club Movie Showing: “Sevillianaa”
Kohlberg 115, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Color Purple”
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.

Dialogues
Mertz 2nd floor lounge, 8:30

Group Meditation (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond 2nd floor common worship room, 9:00 p.m.

Greatest Movie Countdown: “The Godfather”
Mary Lyons Dormitory Lounge, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s lacrosse falls to Rowan

Yesterday’s 17-5 loss to Rowan brought the women’s lacrosse team to a
record of 5-6, 2-3. The dip below a 50% record of wins is extra surprising
given the team’s history of excellence. They won last year’s game against
Rowan 13-8, and at this time last year the squad had amassed an overall
record of 7-4. In yesterday’s game, Katie Tarr ’02 and Holly Baker ’99
grabbed two goals each and Alicia Googins ’00 had one.

*****

2) World sports roundup

A TALE OF THREE SUPERSTARS…

Wayne Gretzky has said that he will let the world know of his decision
whether to retire by Sunday, before the Rangers’ final home game against
the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, Thursday night’s crowd in Ottowa, his
homeland, treated the game against the Senators as his Canadian farewell,
cheering loudly every time he touched the puck, concluding with a number of
ovations. …Roger Clemens, sitting on wins in his last 16 decisions,
failed to tie the American League record for consecutive wins Thursday, as
the Orioles chased him out in the fourth inning. He still has a chance to
tie the record in his next game, however, since the Yankees came back to
tie the game later that inning, earning Clemens a no-decision. …The Los
Angeles Lakers have officially parted ways with Dennis Rodman, putting him
on waivers late Thursday night.  The eccentric rebounder was late for
Thursday’s practice and was promptly sent home by head coach Kurt Rambis.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

TOMORROW
Women’s rugby visits Lehigh at 11:00 a.m.
Baseball hosts Western Maryland doubleheader with 12:30 p.m. start.
Men’s lacrosse visits Dickinson at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse visits F&M at 1:00 p.m.
Softball visits F&M for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts MIT at 1:30 p.m.
Track and field attends the Gettysburg invite
Men’s rugby attends the F&M tournament.

*****

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