Monday, October 4, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, October 4, 1999
Volume 4, Number 16

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Swat debate team storms novice tournament

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Cross-country teams go to Frostburg Invitational

2) Football falls to Ursinus

3) Field hockey suffers heartbreaker to Johns Hopkins

4) Men’s soccer unable to defeat Dickinson

5) Women’s soccer falls to Franklin and Marshall

6) Volleyball almost squeaks past Muhlenburg

7) Intramural scores

8) World sports roundup

9) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers. High around 70.
    Did anyone else see the squirrel running around Parrish yesterday?

Tonight: Showers. Low in the mid 50s.
    It kept darting backwards and forwards, frantically looking for a way
out…

Tomorrow: Scattered showers. High in the mid 60s.
    The analogy is so painfully obvious that I can’t bring myself to
actually say it.

NEWS REPORT

1) Swat debate team storms novice tournament

The Peaslee Debate Society held the Second Annual Novice Tournament this
weekend at Swarthmore. The tournament was composed of 60 debaters from
over
10 schools, all of whom are first years in the American Parliamentary
Debate national circuit. Schools at the tournament included Yale,
Princeton, Virginia, Maryland, Catholic, and Franklin & Marshall.

Among the talented class of Swarthmore novice debaters, Sarah Drescher ’03
came in as the first place speaker in the tournament, followed by Xiao
Chang ’03 and Rob Peterson ’03, who finished fourth and fifth in the
individual category, respectively. In the team competition, the team of
Drescher/Chang and Peterson/Jeremy Scheifeling ’03 finished fifth and
eighth, losing in quarterfinals. The team of Marina Boskeva ’03 and Elcin
Akura ’03 also finished in an impressive tenth place. A team from Yale
eventually won the tournament.

Swarthmore now heads into the regular national circuit with a tournament
this weekend at the University of Maryland. The team will be hosting the
American Parliamentary Debate Association’s national tournament this
spring.

–j.d.

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2) World news roundup

White House tried to garner support for Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
…Russian troops gather at Chechan border. …Far right party displays
astonishing strength in Austrian vote. …Giuliani may counter-sue over
New York art show issue. …Nicaragua declares state of emergency after
torrential rains. …Blast injures 15 in Mexican church.

*****

3) Campus events

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

Chemistry Colloquium
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Goldman Sachs Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Can Reading Be Repaired? A Sociolinguistic Approach to the Question”, by
William Labov, University of Pennsylvania
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Global Warming and Climate Change: How Seriously Should We Take It?” by
Thomas Schilling
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Student Council meeting with Laura Talbot, Director of Financial Aid
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 8:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:00 p.m.

Dialogues
Wharton, 9:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: “Laputa”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Cross-country teams go to Frostburg Invitational

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to Maryland Saturday
for the Frostburg State Invitational. The men placed fourth out of 23
teams, with Liam O’Neill ’00 placing fourth and Marc Jeuland ’01 placing
sixth. The women came in fifth out of 23 teams, with Joko Agunloye ’01 in
fourth place.

*****

2) Football falls to Ursinus

The football team lost 59-0 to Ursinus Saturday. Ursinus took a 21-0 lead
in the first eight minutes of play, and never let go. Ken Clark led the
Garnet with 70 yard rushing. The team is now 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the
Centennial Conference.

*****

3) Field hockey suffers heartbreaker to Johns Hopkins

The field hockey team lost to Johns Hopkins 2-1 in overtime on Saturday.
Kim Cariello ’02 scored the game’s first goal off an assist from Katie
Tarr ’02, and the Garnet held the lead until there were five minutes left
in the game. The team’s record is 6-4 on the season, 3-2 in the
conference.

*****

4) Men’s soccer unable to defeat Dickinson

The men’s soccer team fell to Dickinson 1-0 Saturday. Goalkeeper Chris
Milla ’03 turned away 8 shots. The team is now 2-9 overall, 0-3 in the
conference.

*****

5) Women’s soccer falls to Franklin and Marshall

After a scoreless first half, the women’s soccer team lost 5-0 to Franklin
and Marshall Saturday. The team’s record is now 4-6 on the season and 0-4
in the Centennial Conference.

*****

6) Volleyball almost squeaks past Muhlenburg

The volleyball team lost 3-2 to Muhlenburg Saturday, losing the crucial
fifth set 19-17. Christine Hancock led with 37 kills. The team is 2-11
overall, 1-5 in the conference.

*****

7) Intramural scores

I20 – 4
XSE – 2

Shady Business – 5
Al Bloom’s Legions of Doom – 2

Curious George and Junk Monkies (win by forfeit)
Co-ed Naked Ruggers

Fabulous Faculty and Stupendous Staff – 3
FC Expediter – 0

*****

8) World sports roundup

Mets to go at least one more day. …Last year’s Super Bowl teams both
fall to 0-4. …McGwire hits number 65 while Sosa finishes with 63.
…Gordon wins NAPA 500. …Tyson says he’d bite again in self-defense.
…Serena Williams, Rusedski earn Grand Slam Cup titles.

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9) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Men’s Tennis Eastern Rolex Tournament
Women’s soccer v. Neuman College at 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Field hockey at Muhlenburg at 7 p.m.
Volleyball at Wilmington at 7 p.m.

*****

Quote of the day:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove
all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln

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