Friday, April 30, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 30, 1999
Volume 3, Number 123


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Softball atones for season of disappointment with big win

2) Women’s lacrosse ends season at 8-8

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny.  Highs in the mid 60’s.
 So we’re gonna publish through reading week – last issue Thursday morning…

Tonight: Mostly clear.  Low around 45.
 Whatever will you do without your daily weather forecasts?

Tomorrow: Sunny. High in the upper 60’s.
 And the utterly hilarious jokes accompanying them?

Sunday:  Fair. High in the mid 70’s.
 Yeah, I figured you’d say that.


1) World news roundup


NATO officials found themselves apologizing for another misguided missile
Thursday, one day after an air-to-surface missile found its way into a
suburb of Sofia, Bulgaria, some 30 miles from the Yugoslavian border, and
blew the roof off of a house. No one was injured in the mishap. Meanwhile,
Russia presented another peace plan to NATO, though it calls for an end to
the airstrikes that NATO has pledged to continue until Yugoslav forces
leave Kosovo. Concern is also increasing over the Kosovar refugee crisis in
Macedonia, where camps have already filled beyond capacity… As the last
victim of the Columbine High School shooting was buried Thursday, possible
copycat cases have sprung up elsewhere. A fourteen-year-old boy was charged
with murder in Alberta, Canada, on Thursday for randomly shooting two
students in his high school with a .22 caliber rifle on Wednesday, killing
one. In New York City, five thirteen-year-old boys were charged with
conspiracy after another student overheard them talking about bombing their
school. …The U.S. Energy Department is investigating how Wen Ho Lee, a
Taiwan-born physicist and worker at Los Alamos National Laboratory until
several weeks ago, managed to move vast amounts of classified nuclear
weapons data to an unclassified computer system. Lee had been under an FBI
investigation into Chinese espionage since 1996, but was not removed from
his Los Alamos position until March 8 of this year.


2) Campus events

Senior Art Exhibit: Featuring Paintings by Julia Berkman
LPAC List Gallery, 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

South Asian Activisits Panel
Kohlberg 226, 6:15 p.m.

Jamboree, with Mixed Company, Grapevine, 16 Feet, Oscar and Emily, and
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

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

Movie: “Shakespeare in Love”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

Dead Dog Evening Cafe, Open Mike at 10:30pm.
ML Dead Dog Cafe, 8:00 p.m.



1) Softball atones for season of disappointment with big win

The Garnet softball team ended its season long woes Thursday, by recording
their first win of the season.  They lost the first game of a makeup
doubleheader against Dickinson by a score of 20-5, but came storming back
in the nighcap to take a 9-7 victory.  The Garnet trailed 5-4 before a five
run fifth inning broke the game up for good.  Stephanie Wojtkowske ’02
provided the firepower with a game winning RBI double in the deciding fifth
inning; she went 2-3 on the game and also scored a run. The team’s record
now stands at 1-22, 1-13 coming into their final weekend.


2) Women’s lacrosse ends season at 8-8

With a 14-13 win against Haverford and a 22-11 victory over Widener, the
women’s lacrosse team raised their record to 8-8 in time for the season’s
end. In the Widener game on Wednesday, Holly Baker ’99 scored 8 goals and
had four assists, bringing her career points total to 278 (the highest in
the Centennial Conference). Katie Tarr ’02 boasted five goals and seven
assists; Alicia Googins ’00 had four goals and one assist; Erika Williams
’01 had three goals and two assists; Jen Hagan ’99 wrapped up her career
with two goals in the game; and Mavis Biss ’02 had an assist.


3) World sports roundup


LA beat Portland 108-89 Thursday, sending the Trail Blazers a half game
behind the Utah Jazz for best record in the Western Conference.  Shaquille
O’Neal had 38 points to lead the Lakers, who hold onto the fifth playoff
spot. …The Seattle Mariners scored a team record 22 runs in a 22-6 romp
of the Tigers.  Ken Griffey Jr. hit two homeruns, including a grand slam,
to give him seven on the season, three back of major league leader Jose
Canseco. …The NHL Hall of Fame will likely waive its customary three year
waiting period for Wayne Gretzky.  The Great One is expected to be inducted
this November with the ’99 crop of HOF’ers.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball visits Ursinus at 3:30 p.m.

Women’s rugby hosts Swat alumni at 11:00 a.m.
Baseball hosts Haverford in a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Men’s rugby hosts Swat alumni at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse visits Haverford at 1:30 p.m.


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