Wednesday, October 20, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Volume 4, Number 23


1) Swat Amnesty International group helps free Ethiopian prisoner

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Rain. Lots of it. Highs 55-60.
 Is it just me, or does it seem like in the last two weeks every person
here has become a Mets fan?

Tonight: Lingering rain. Lows in the upper 40s.
 It’s a shame – it was fun while it lasted, ’cause now there’s no excuse
for not doing our work.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
 It’s not like anyone’s gonna want to watch the Yankees or anything…


1) Swat Amnesty International group helps free Ethiopian prisoner

The campus Amnesty International group has learned that Ethiopian prisoner
of conscience, Red Cross official Mossisa Duressa, “was released without
charge on 14 October 1999. He is now undergoing a medical check-up, as he
was not allowed medication for his diabetes during his two months in

Amnesty recently participated in an international letter writing campaign
that focused on Mossisa Duressa and 2 other Ethiopian prisoners of
conscience. Amnesty tabled in Sharples and collected hundreds of signed
letters which were sent to the Ethiopian government, expressing concern for
the mistreatment Mossisa Duressa and his fellow prisoners of conscience.

Amnesty would like to thank all the Swarthmore students who took time out
to sign a letters for these prisoners of conscience and would like to
congratulate them for making a true impact in protecting human rights.


2) World news roundup

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on legislation that would overhaul
the campaign finance system, calling the issue “dead for the year”.
…Indonesian President B.J. Habibie withdrew his candidacy for re-election
after a midnight ballot in the national assembly blasted his record. …A
national poll shows that fear and violence have decreased among teenagers
in the last five years.


3) Campus events

“Acting Black on Campus”
by Sarah Willie, Assistant Professor of Soc/Anth
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Group Meditation (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond 2nd floor, 4:30 p.m.

Film Society Screening
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

SOCA Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

There was only one game in town Tuesday night. Game six of the NLCS proved
to be the end of the Mets miraculous postseason run, as well as the end of
any hopes of a subway series with the Yankees. Kenny Rogers walked Andruw
Jones with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the
Braves a 10-9 win. The Mets had come back from an early 5-0 hole to force
extra innings for the second straight game. Combined with Sunday night’s
thriller, the teams played 26 innings of baseball over two games. Game one
of the World Series between the Braves and the Yankees will be Saturday night.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s soccer at Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.

Field hockey hosts Rowan, 3:30 p.m.

Quote of the day: “I’m as confused as a baby in a topless bar.” -j


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