Wednesday, November 10, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Volume 4, Number 38

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs near 70.
 The world news that didn’t make it. …A divorced couple in Las Vegas
couldn’t decide how to divide their beanie baby collection, so a judge
ordered them to sit down on the courtroom floor and split them up one at a
time. …

Tonight: Cloudy – possible rain. Lows in the upper 40s.
 In Oregon, a rooster hitched a ride on the back of a pickup truck,
travelling nearly 75 miles. The driver says he may keep it. …

Tomorrow: Sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.
 In Swarthmore, PA, people did work that kept them from seeing these
stories unfold on their local news broadcasts.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The U.N. General Assembly voted 155-2 with 8 abstentions for a resolution
to end the nearly 40 years of U.S. economic embargoes against Cuba. Before
the vote, Cuban officials announced they will file a $100 billion lawsuit
against the U.S. government to compensate for the “enormous damages” the
embargo caused the Cuban people. …The flight data recorder from EgyptAir
Flight 990 was found early Tuesday morning, and after investigations in
Washington it was found to contain three times as much data as anticipated.
Investigators are now hopeful that a breakthrough in understanding what
felled the plane last week might be possible. …Berliners young and old
partied well into the night to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the
collapse of the Berlin Wall.

*****

2) Campus events

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

Sabre (Information Technology) Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Career and Family: American College Women Across the Past Century”
by Claudia Golden, Harvard Unversity.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Meet Forum For a Free Press
Parrish Parlours, 8:00 p.m.

SAM Clinic
Parrish Parlours, 8:00 p.m.

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

The Utah Jazz defeated rival Portland 92-87, snapping the Blazers’
undefeated streak. …Alonzo Mourning turned in a big performance, scoring
33 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, as the Miami Heat stopped the Indiana
Pacers, 113-101. …The American League Gold Glove awards were announced
amid controversy. Texas’ Rafael Palmiero was awarded the honor for first
base, despite playing only 28 games at that position this season. Other
winners included Ken Griffey Jr., who won his tenth straight. …The
Royals’ Carlos Beltran won the A.L. Rookie of the Year award in convincing
fashion. …Wade Boggs is expected to announce his retirement from
baseball. He will finish his career with 3010 hits and a .328 average.

*****

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Men’s and Women’s Swimming host Ursinus, 6:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****
Quote of the day: “The advantage of a classical education is that it
enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.” —
Russell Green

*****

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