Tuesday, November 9, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Volume 4, Number 37

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Swat engineers place in regional, national competitions

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Earthworms travel to College Fall Nationals

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER REPORT

Today: Partly cloudy. High near 70.
    When I write these little blurbs under the weather, I rarely actually
say anything about the weather, instead trying to be all cute and witty
about something else entirely. But today, I would like to say something
about the weather.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low in the mid 50s.
    It’s on crack.

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. High in the low 70s.
    Now back to your regularly scheduled Daily Gazette.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Swat engineers place in regional, national competitions

After placing third in the maximum load borne and best prediction
categories in the National ACI Concrete Beam competition held at Johns
Hopkins U., Swarthmore’s chapter of the American Society of Civil
Engineers defended last year’s title to once again claim first place for
maximum load in the regional competition held at Widener University. This
year, first place in the best prediction category was also claimed by
your own Swarthmore engineers. The beams at the regional competition held
over 4,000 pounds each, which is a good 500 pounds more than those at the
national competition. The students attending the national competition were
C.J. Riley ’01, Jen Slaw ’00, Rory Kondrad ’02, and professor and
department chair Faruq Siddiqi. They won $200 total for third place in
the national competition, and $1,000 total for the regional first
place. The competition, Riley says, is “a place where people who do
this sort of thing (i.e. mixing concrete and playing with reinforcement of
concrete elements) can show off a little bit, or at least try to.”

*****

2) World news roundup

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launch peace talks and establish two
deadlines in this latest effort to come to a lasting peace in the Middle
East. The negotiators hope to finish a framework agreement by February
that would define their positions on the peace process’ most difficult
issues, with the goal of reaching a final agreement by September. …Clear
weather aids in search for elusive EgyptAir “black boxes.” …Lambastida
wins decisive victory in Mexico’s governing party’s first primary
election. Labastida has a strong chance of winning the presidential
election next July 2 because opposition voters are divided between two
major parties that have failed to form a coalition. …Pressure mounts on
Indonesia’s new government to calm independence calls in Aceh after the
biggest display of anti-Jakarta sentiment the government has ever
seen.

*****

3) Campus events

UPenn Law School Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 1:00 p.m.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Dupont 139, 4:00 p.m.

Americorps Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Swarthmore College Democrats Speaker Series: US Senate Candidate Robert
Rovner
Parrish Parlor East, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Visitor Night at Sproul Observatory
Sproul Observatory, 8:00 p.m.

Model UN Meeting
Trotter 301, 8:00 p.m.

“Jubilee 2000 and Debt Relief in Sub-Saharan Africa”
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

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

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor East, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Swarming Earthworms travel to College Fall Nationals

The men’s ultimate team went to Wilmington, NC this weekend to compete in
College Fall Nationals. Here are the scores:

Eastern Carolina 13, Swat 3
UNC 13, Swat 8
Swat 13, William & Mary 5
U. Delaware 13, Swat 8
Swat 13, Florida 0 by forfeit
Swarthmore 13, Appalachian State 3
Swarthmore 10, Princeton 9
Georgia 13, Swat 5

*****

2) World sports roundup

Knicks give Bucks their first loss of the season with a 111-101 overtime
victory over the new team. …Red’s Williamson wins NL Rookie of the Year
award with 17 first-place votes, nine seconds and six thirds. …U.Conn
ranked first in AP’s preseason college basketball poll, with Cincinnati
and Michigan State close behind. …World’s first indoor superspeedway to
begin construction sometime next year in Pittsburgh.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
No contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
No contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

Quote of the day:
“Chastity may be a fetish invented by certain societies for unknown
reasons.” — Virginia Woolf

*****

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