Thursday, September 23, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, September 23, 1999
Volume 4, Number 9

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Volleyball snaps 25-game losing streak

2) Men’s soccer, women’s tennis fall

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny.  Highs in the mid 70’s.
    Sheesh, it’s cuz of weeks like this that weathercasters make so much
money.

Tonight: Clear.  Lows in the high 40’s.
    Wait…I’m a weathercaster…I should be making…

Friday: Partly sunny.  Highs in the low 70’s.
    Oh yeah…I’m just reading from weather.com

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The US Justice Department is suing the major cigarette companies for
conspiring since the 1950’s to deceive the public about the effects of
smoking on health. …In other suings, the Florida attorney general is
suing the Publisher’s Clearing House for what it calls ‘preying on senior
citizens,’ by sending personalized mailings proclaiming victory with much
fine print, making consumers think they had to buy magazines, etc. in order
to win.

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2) Campus events

“Conversations on Zen: Koan and Meditation”
by Fukushima Keido, Chief Abbot, Tofukuji Rinzai Lineage in Japan.
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

“Language and Desire” by Artist Lesley Dill
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar
Bond 2nd Floor, 7:30 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Diversity Coalition Meeting
Trotter 303, 10:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Volleyball snaps 25-game losing streak

The volleyball team defeated Washington 3-0 to snap a 25-game losing
streak.  The scores of the games were 15-10, 15-7 and 15-12.  Erica
Rosenthal led the way with 7 kills, while Christine Hancock added 16 digs
to go with Bonnie French’s 19 set assists.  The team’s record now stands at
1-8, 1-3.

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2) Men’s soccer, women’s tennis fall

The men’s soccer team fell to Gwynedd Mercy 1-0.  Wednesday’s loss drops
the Garnet’s record to 2-7.

In a make-up match from Tuesday’s rain-out, the women’s tennis team dropped
a 5-4 contest to Westchester. The team’s record stands at 0-4.

*****

3) World sports roundup

Deja vu rained over Atlanta as for the second straight night, Chipper Jones
homered to lead the Braves over the Mets, extending their NL East lead to
three games with a 5-2 victory. …The Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-3, but
neither McGwire or Sosa figured in the decision.  They stand at 59 and 61
homers, respectively. …Cal Ripken will have season-ending surgery on his
back, which has plagued him all season.  He is just nine hits shy of 3,000
for his career.

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4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Field Hockey hosts Lebanon Valley, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****
Quote of the day: “A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn” —
Unknown

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