Tuesday, May 4, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, May 4, 1999
Volume 3, Number 125

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Warmothers sweep regionals, earn spot to nationals

2) World sports roundup

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Showers. High in the mid 60s.
 The thought of studying for exams was made bearable by the
possibility of studying on Parrish Beach, lounging out in the sun…

Tonight: Showers. Low in the mid 50s.
 But notice how the forecasts for reading week tend to be including
precipitation.

Tomorrow: Rain. High in the upper 60s.
 The gods are against us.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

SOME HOPE IN KOSOVO; DOW’S DOING JUST FINE

President Clinton said yesterday that Slobodan Milosevic could secure a
pause in the attacks against Serb targets if he accepts NATO’s demands for
the departure of his troops from Kosovo, the return of refugees, and the
presence of an international security force. Clinton’s statement came after
talks with Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin and public encouragement from
the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who secured the release of the three US POWs held
by Milosevic. … In a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Keizo
Obuchi, President Clinton praised Obuchi’s efforts to solve Japan’s
economic crisis, but added that the US is willing to use punitive tariffs
to return the amount of Japanese steel imported to pre-crisis levels. …
Two tornadoes tore through the Midwest Monday, killing a total of ten
people and injuring hundreds more. … The Dow Jones Industrial Average
closed at a record 11, 014 yesterday after a 225 point gain. It only took
24 days for the Dow to move from 10, 000 to 11, 000, setting a new record
for shortest time between 1,000 point milestones.

*****

2) Campus events

Ruach Bagel Brunch
Lodge 5, 11:00 a.m.

Dance Forum Open Ballet Class with John Sherman
LPAC 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Computer Graphics Student Poster Session
Parrish Parlors, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

SWIL Schlock Movie Festival: The Day the World Ended
Dupont 161, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Warmothers sweep regionals, earn spot to nationals
The women’s ultimate team went undefeated for the second weekend in a row,
extending their winning streak to 10 games to win the Mid-Atlantic
regionals tournament in Princeton. The warmothers easily defeated the five
teams in their round-robin pool to make the finals on Sunday afternoon. In
an intense game against Princeton with the wind blowing straight down the
field, the two teams traded downwind points until Swarthmore eventually
prevailed 12-11.

All team members played at the top of their games, but several plays were
definite highlights of the weekend. Gabi Kruks-Wisner ’99 and captain
Lindsay Goldsmith ’01 both made layout defensive blocks, and Annie Bacon
’99 had an impressive foot block on an opponent’s throw. Goldsmith also had
5 layout catches in one point on Sunday, as well as providing many of the
assists for scores. Sara Gravelin ’02 and Sarah Kates-Chinoy ’02 caught
almost everything near them on offense and on defense, and Sierra
Curtis-McLane ’02 had key defensive blocks. Captain Jenny Hoedeman ’01,
Emily Stewart ’99, Gravelin and Kates-Chinoy caught most of the points this
weekend.

Scores:
Swarthmore 13 Maryland 0
Swarthmore 13 Cornell 2
Swarthmore 13 Penn State 4
Swarthmore 13 Syracuse 3
Swarthmore 11 Bucknell 3
Swarthmore 12 Princeton 11

*****

2) World sports roundup

PLAYOFF PICTURE COMPLETE, CUBANS BRAWL IN BALTIMORE…

The sixteen teams that will make up the NBA playoff picture have been
decided, as the Knicks and the Kings claimed the final playoff spot in the
East and the West, respectively. The exact seeding of the teams will be
determined by how the season plays out the rest of this week. …An
exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and a team of Cuban all-stars
got ugly Monday night, as a Cuban umpire wrestled an anti-Castro fan who
rushed the field to the ground, punching him in the head repeatedly.
…Jeff Kent hit for the cycle, but the Pirates rallied to beat the Giants,
as Jason Kendall went 5-5. …Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson
was killed in a car crash while on his way home from the team’s playoff
loss to Boston.

*****

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