Friday, November 5, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, November 5, 1999
Volume 4, Number 35


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Windy.
 George W. Bush, a GOP presidential hopeful about to unveil his foreign
policy platform, was asked to name some currently prominent world leaders
in an interview yesterday.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the low 40s.
 The leader of Pakistan? “General. I can’t remember the general. General.”
(Answer: Pervez Musharraf)

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 60s.
 “The new prime minister of India is – No.” (Answer: Atal
Bihari Vajpayee)

Sunday: Fair. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
 Question: “Can you name the leader of Chechnya?” Answer by Bush: “No, can
you?” (Actual answer: Aslan Maskhadov)


1) World news roundup

Russia announced today that it had tested a short-range interceptor missile
for the Moscow anti-ballistic missile system…Despite aid programs, Haiti
remains poverty stricken…The United States and China are close to
agreement on resuming military contacts, which were suspended by Beijing
after the May 7 bombing of China’s embassy in Yugoslavia…Police say that
the Seattle shooter who managed to evade a massive door-to-door dragnet
search was a calculating, not random killer, thus not posing a threat to
the general public…Dot coms–that is, commercial Internet sites–are
spending millions on advertising this year, compared to previous year’s
advertising budgets of nothing….GOP front-runner for president, George W.
Bush, about to roll out his foreign policy platform, was asked in a
television interview to name the leaders of Chechnya, Taiwan, India,
Pakistan, all of which have been very prominent in the news lately. He
managed to name one out of the four. In an attempt to turn the tables, Bush
then asked the interviewer to name the foreign minister of Mexico. His
interviewer reminded him, “I’m not running for President.”


2) Campus events


Rotaract Club Meeting
Parrish Common Conference Area, 1:00 p.m.

Thangka Painting Workshop with Kalsang Wangmo
Bond Memorial Hall, 2:00 p.m.

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

U. Connecticut Law School Presentation
Kohlberg 202, 4:00 p.m.

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

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

Latin Pena with Guests “Sol y Canto Trio”
IC, 7:30 p.m.

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

Caribbean Party
Upper Tarble, 10-2

Women’s Tennis Team Party, $3 per person, $5 per couple
Paces, 10-2


GRE Test
DuPont 161, 8:00 p.m.

Roots of Latin music workshop/performance with Sol y Canto
LPAC Troy Dance Lab, 2:00 p.m.

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

Sol y Canto Performance
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.


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

Asian Food Fest (sold out)
Upper Tarble, 11:00 a.m.

Organ Recital
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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

JP Morgan Presentation
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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



1) World sports roundup

Mississippi stretched its record to a school-record 8-0 on the year, thanks
to a 23-22 win over Kentucky. The No. 8 Bulldogs won thanks to a 45-yard
field goal from Scott Westerfield in the closing seconds. …Eddie Jones
set a career-high with nine steals to pace Charlotte over Indiana, 98-89.
…Larry Dolan will buy the Cleveland Indians baseball franchise for a
reported $320 million, a record eclipsing the $311 Rupert Murdoch paid for
the L.A. Dodgers a year ago.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s rugby hosts UPenn, 11:00 a.m.
Football vs. Western Maryland, 1:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “There was never a place for her in the ranks of the
terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.”
–Dorothy Parker

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