Friday, October 29, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, October 29, 1999
Volume 4, Number 29


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly sunny, highs near 70.
 It’s a wonderfully warm weekend to go trick or treating.

Tonight: Fair, lows in the mid to upper 40s.
 I remember all those cold Halloweens back home.

Saturday: Partly sunny, highs in the mid 60s.
 My mom made me wear my ugly winter coat over my beautiful fairy costume so I
wouldn’t freeze to death, totally ruining the effect of my wings.

Sunday: Fair, high near 70.
 Oh, the emotional scarring!


1) World news roundup

The Swiss bank account may be replaced by the Nauru bank account. The country
of Nauru, finally depleted of its only natural resource, fossilized bird
droppings, has reinvented itself as an offshore banking center. Foreigners,
specifically the Russian government, have been taking advantage of Nauru in
order to evade taxes….The chairman of one of Israel’s three daily newspapers
is under investigation for putting out murder contracts on the chairmen of the
other two….America’s inflation rate during the 1990’s has been unusually low,
reports the Commerce Department….Russian forces attacked the Chechnya’s
capital today, killing mostly civilians….Chinese followers of the new
spiritual movement, Falun Gong, continue several days of protesting against the
government’s ban and crackdown on the group….In a survey released by the
Education Department, more than a third of the nation’s school districts are
not Y2K ready.


2) Campus events


Collection: Soul of Mbira, a Zimbabwe Music Group
Lang Concert Hall, 1:00 p.m.

Ham Radio Class
Hicks 208, 4:00 p.m.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Entrapment”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers
LPAC Cinema, 8:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

“Sex by the Beach” party, sponsored by the Sexual Health Counselors
Paces, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.


“Transgender Organizing, or Why Identity Politics Really, Really Sucks”
by Riki Anne Wilchins
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Carrie”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Halloween Party
Mary Lyons Dormitory, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Workshop on Interview Skills with Goldman Sachs
Scheuer Room, 1:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.

Mock Trial Meeting
Kohlberg 201, 7:00 p.m.

Group Meditation (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond 2nd floor, 9:00 p.m.

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



1) World sports roundup

Charlotte filled the final WNBA coaching vacancy Thursday with former NBA
player T.R. Dunn. …Luc Van Lierde of Belgium won the men’s Ironman Triathalon
World Championship this past weekend. Canada’s Lori Bowden won the women’s
division. …In tonight’s boxing action, Bryant “BB” Brannon and James “The
Harlem Hammer” Butler will fight for Brannon’s USBA super middleweight title.
…In the first day of the four-day South African SuperSport Series cricket
matches on Thursday, Western Province defeated KwaZulu-Natal 222 all out
(Ashwell Prince 73, Robbie MacQueen 4-65) in Cape Town. …Former Provincial
women’s curling champion Cathy Trowell won her opening game of the Parktown
Classic in Saskatoon Thursday. …The Kangaroos won their fourth
Australian-Rules Football premiership, their second in three years and laid
genuine claims to the title of the team of the decade.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Field hockey at Haverford, 3:30 p.m.–final game of the season

Men’s and women’s cross country at Gettysburg, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s soccer at Haverford, 2:00 p.m.
Football at Franklin and Marshall, 1:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “I want to make people feel intensely alive. I’d rather have
them against me than indifferent.” –Martha Graham


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