Monday, November 8, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, November 8, 1999
Volume 4, Number 36


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Football hosts Western Maryland

2) Women’s rugby ends season with a bang

3) Men’s soccer falls to Haverford

4) World news roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High in the low 50s.
    Now that Microsoft is almost certain to face sanctions for stifling
competition, its stock is likely to be “depressed.”

Tonight: Cloudy. Low around 40.
    So there, Microsoft. Now you big ugly giant will pay for what you’ve
done to us little people. I bite my thumb at you.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 60s.
    Wait…can corporations go on Prozac?


1) World news report

Preliminary findings on Friday say that Microsoft harmed consumers by
usings its stranglehold over the PC operating system market to squash
competitors; Microsoft stock could be in for a rocky ride today. …Three
pipe bombs explode in Israeli town of Netanya on Sunday, injuring 30; the
blasts occured the day before new peace talks between Israel and Palestine
are to begin. Police are working on the assumption that the bombings were
carried out by Palestinian militants. …Labastida takes lead in Mexican
ruling party’s first-ever presidential primary election; his lead could
result in a serious split in the Industrial Revolutionary Party (PRI),
which has governed Mexico for 70 years, longer than any other party in the
world. …Death toll from Vietnam’s worst floods in a century hits
527; light rain is expected to continue to fall on some of the worst-hit


2) Campus events

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

University of Chicago Law School Presentation
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

“Female Practice in Tibetan Religions” by Janet Gyatso, Assistant
Professor of Religion, Amherst College
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

A.C. Nielsen/Bates
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“The Hidden Cost of War: A Report from Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict” by
Noah Novogrodsky ’94, Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human
Rights, Yale University Law School
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Slow Airs, a Poetry Reading by Nat Anderson
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

What Medical School is Really Like
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

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

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

SWIL Movie: Gremlins
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Football hosts Western Maryland

In the last home game of the season, the football team lost 41-14 to
Western Maryland on Saturday. After a 7-7 score at halftime, the Green
Terror took off in the second half, scoring 34 points to the Garnet’s
7. The Garnet is now 1-7 overall and 0-7 in the Centennial Conference.


2) Women’s rugby ends season with a bang

The wonmen’s rugby team beat top rival UPenn 31-10 to end their season on
a high note. Scoring for Swat were Abigail Stewart-Teitelbaum ’01, Katie
Harper ’02, Meredith Hegg ’00, Alexa Miller ’00, and Cathy Vaughan
’01. Rhiana Swartz ’00 kicked 3 conversions.


3) Men’s soccer falls to Haverford

The men’s soccer team fell to Haverford 3-0 Saturday, finishing the season
with a record of 4-15, 1-8 in the Centennial Conference.


4) World sports roundup

Woods wins W.G.C. in his eighth PGA victory of ’99. …Agassi defeats
Safin in Paris Open final. …Chebet, Fernandez win NYC
Marathon. …Tennessee beats USA Women’s National Basketball Team 65-64 in
team USA’s first loss.


5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests scheduled for today.

No contests scheduled for tomorrow.


Quote of the day:
“Every morning I wake torn between a desire to save the world and an
inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day.” —
E.B. White


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