Wednesday, May 5, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, May 5, 1999
Volume 3, Number 126

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Intramural scoreboard

2) World sports roundup

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70’s.
 I’ve been informed that finals aren’t funny.

Tonight: Partly cloudy.  Lows in the upper 50’s.
 Well, neither is your mother…

Tomorrow: Pretty darn cloudy.  Highs in the mid 70’s.
 … but at least she’s easy.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

YUGOSLAVIA, COLUMBINE, AND THE MIDWEST…

Despite President Clinton’s suggestions Monday that the US would consider
easing its attack on Yugoslavia, NATO planes continued bombing yesterday.
Clinton flew to Brussels yesterday to meet with staff at NATO headquarters,
then traveled to Germany to visit troops and refugees. …A 22-year-old
graduate of Columbine high school was charged yesterday with providing one
of the shooters with a handgun. …As milder tornados and thunderstorms
continued to sweep the region, rescue workers searched yesterday for
victims of Monday night’s tornados in Oklahoma and Kansas. President
Clinton has issued federal disaster orders for the area.

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2) Campus events

SWIL Schlock Movie Festival: Robot Monster (3-d)
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Intramural scoreboard

COMP BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP:

MIA – 57
PE – 51

IM SOFTBALL

Cigars & 40s – 15
Dana Bugs – 10

NONCOMP BASKETBALL

Jeye Squad – 46
Killa Bs Fo’ Sheez – 43

Mothership Connection – 39
Caffrey’s Kooks – 31

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2) World sports roundup

NBA PLAYOFF SEEDS TAKING POSITION, MAC SLAMS SLUMP…

Pittsburgh beat New Jersey 4-2, sending the first-seeded Devils home after
the first round for the second straight year.  The Penguins advance to the
Eastern Conference semifinals where they will face Toronto. In the other
game seven of Tuesday night, St. Louis beat Phoenix 1-0 in overtime,
finishing off a comback from a 3-1 series deficit. …In NBA action, the
Miami Heat clinched the number one seed in the Eastern Conference with a
93-79 win over Atlanta.  The Heat will avoid a first-round series clash
with archrival New York if they to the Knicks Wednesday or Detroit beats
Philadelphia. …In the West, the Spurs can claim top seed and home court
advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over Golden State Wednesday.
San Antonio beat Portland 87-81 Tuesday to move a step closer. …Mark
McGwire broke out of his three-week long homerless streak in a most
unlikely fashion, hitting a second inning grand slam off Greg Maddux,
helping the Cardinals to a 9-1 win over the Braves!
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