Wednesday, September 15, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Volume 4, Number 3

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Field Hockey earns Diplomatic win

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy – rain and t-storms likely.  Highs in the mid 70’s.
    Your Hurricane Floyd update: It should be here sometime Friday.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, often heavy rain.  Low 60’s.
    Luckily, it seems that by then it’ll just be some heavy wind and lotsa
rain.

Thursday: Very windy with rain.  Highs in the low to mid 70’s.
    See, now aren’t you glad your parents convinced you that Florida State
“just isn’t your kind of place”?

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HURRICANE…

Hurricane Floyd did not touch down on the Florida coast as originally
predicted, but has instead turned north and seems on a collision course
with Georgia and the Carolinas.  Heavy winds and rain have hit parts of
northern Florida, however, and more than 2 million people have evacuated
parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. This prompted President
Clinton to declare the southernmost states disaster areas even before the
storm hit. Floyd ravaged the Bahamas through much of Tuesday, but the
wrecked boats, damaged houses, and knocked-down trees seemed like nothing
compared to the damage done to the Florida Interstates, which reportedly
looked more like parking lots than freeways as hundreds of thousands tried
to flee.

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2) Campus events

Positive Alternatives in Chester (tutoring) – Informational Meeting
Parrish Parlours, 9:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Field Hockey earns Diplomatic win

Field Hockey registered a 3-0 win over the visiting Diplomats of Franklin &
Marshall Monday.  Alison Gaffney scored two goals, the first with 5:00
remaining in the first half off a Kim Cariello assist, and the second with
less than a minute remaining to seal the game, assisted by Ingrid Kaszas.
Kristen English added a goal off a penalty kick to give the Garnet a 2-0
lead going into halftime.  The team is now 2-1 (1-1) on the season.

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2) World sports roundup

NABF supermiddleweight champion Randie Carver died early Tuesday morning
after going down in the 10th round just two days earlier.  The Brooklyn
native had been kept on life support since being given emergency brain
surgery. …The Cubs picked up a game on Sammy Sosa, but the slugger still
leads his team, 59 homers to 57 wins. …The NFL has suspended Dallas
defensive tackle Leon Lett eight games after his fifth violation of the
league’s substance abuse policy.

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3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Men’s soccer hosts Albright College at 4:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer at Ursinus at 4:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Kutztown at 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball visits Franklin & Marshall at 7:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.

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Quote of the day: “The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization.”
— Alan Coult

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