Monday, May 3, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, May 3, 1999
Volume 3, Number 124

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Track and field Centennial Conference results

2) Other weekend results

3) World sports roundup

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy, possible rain.  Highs near 60.
 Sharples registration at 2pm for all those who need it…

Tonight: Probably rain.  Lows in the 40’s.
 Don’t worry – you might still be able to get into that Yoga class you’ve
always wanted…

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and rainy.  Highs in the low 60’s.
 Course it might be lotteried, in which case you’re back to Orgo or
Philosophy…

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

AMERICAN SOLDIERS RELEASED FROM YUGOSLAV CAPTIVITY

The three American soldiers held in isolated Yugoslav prison camps for 31
days were released Sunday.  Arriving in Germany for medical and
psychological tests, it was reported that the three are in good health.
They reported that their time in prison was for the most part bearable, and
that they were beaten at first, but treated properly most of the time. One
of the men found comfort in an American flag he drew on a piece of toilet
paper, while the others found solace in prayer. It remains to be seen
whether this will have any impact on Kosovo peace negotiations.
…President Clinton will meet Monday with Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian
envoy for the Balkans, to discuss possible solutions to the Kosovo conflict.

*****

2) Campus events

All Women Over Lunch Meeting
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Athletic Awards Banquet
Upper Tarble, 6:00 p.m.

SWIL Schlock Movie Festival
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Track and field Centennial Conference results

At this weekend’s Centennial Conference Track and Field Championships, the
women finished 5th out of ten teams, while the men finished ninth of nine.

For the women, Desiree Peterkin ’00 placed second in the long jump (17
feet, 8.25 inches) and first in the triple jump (37 feet, 9.5 inches). The
4×100 relay team placed third, while Karen Lloyd ’00 placed fifth in the
5000. Stephanie Herring ’99 placed fourth in the 400 hurdles and fifth in
the 100 hurdles.  On the men’s side, Marc Jeuland ’01 placed second in the
10,000 and third in the 5000, while Steve Dawson ’00 placed third in the
high jump.

*****

2) Other weekend results

Baseball won both games of a doubleheader against Haverford: 7-6 in the
tenth inning, then 10-6 in the nightcap. The team finishes the season with
a season record of 11-18 and a Centennial Conference record of 6-12.

Softball lost both games of a doubleheader against Haverford: 10-6, then
7-6. The team ends the season with a record of 1-24 (1-15 in the Centennial
Conference).

Men’s lacrosse was defeated 20-11 by Haverford. They end the season at
2-12, 0-6.

*****

3) World sports roundup

JAGR PULLS GROIN, SCORES…

Jaromir Jagr turned in a heroic performance Sunday, scoring the tying and
game-winning goals despite a painful groin injury to lead his Pittsburgh
Penguins over New Jersey 3-2.  Their series with the Devils is now 3-3,
with the deciding game seven set for Tuesday night in New Jersey. Toronto
and Boston both advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals with series
clinching wins Sunday. …John Elway made things official, announcing his
retirement in a Sunday press conference.  Letting the tears flow freely,
the two-time Super Bowl champ said, “I just can’t do it physically anymore.”

*****

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