Friday, November 12, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, November 12, 1999
Volume 4, Number 40


1) One year anniversary of “Respect, Safety, Unity” Rally

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Morning sunshine with increasing clouds. Highs in the low to mid 50s.
A Friday haiku:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40.
No love for the Ga

Saturday:  Partly sunny. Highs in the low 60s.
zette. Unappreciated,

Sunday: Increasing cloudiness. Lows near 40. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
We moan in corner.
(See?!? We can’t even write good haikus. We need YOUR help to keep the
from dying!)


1) One year anniversary of “Respect, Safety, Unity” Rally

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the Rally of 1998. The
documentary of the rally, “Respect, Safety, Unity!”, produced by Prachi
Patankar ’00 and Maria McMath ’99, will be shown in LPAC Cinema at 4:00 p.m on
Friday.  In addition, SASS, SQU, DC, SAO, and HOLA are throwing a “Rally
Reunion” party in Paces from 10-2 Friday night. Music for the party will be
provided by New York-based DJ Rekha Malhotra.

2) World news roundup

Adolf Hitler’s monogrammed silverware will auctioned on the Internet next
Thursday…Congressional Republicans and the White House tentatively agreed
night on a nearly $1.4 billion plan to hire new teachers and reduce class
size…Two days before Clinton’s planned state visit to Greece, anti-American
protests curtailed the trip, the first in seven years to do so…Japan’s
Parliament recently introduced the British style question-and-answer format
within the Diet.  Now, the prime minister and each of his cabinet ministers
stand alone to answer the hostile questions of opposition colleagues.
Questioners took full advantage of the situation; the first question posed to
Prime Minister Obuchi was if he had eaten hot or cold pizza for breakfast.
This was a jabbing allusion to a political analyst’s once saying that Obuchi
had the same lack of appeal as cold pizza.  Obuchi replied that while he had
had Japanese food for breakfast, he had heard from Madeline Albright that
pizza is good, too!”…Russian civilians are complaining about police
and torturing of prison inmates…The French government decided yesterday to
continue its ban on British beef, an act that is sure to continue the “Great
Beef War of 1999″…India and Pakistan blamed each other yesterday for an
outbreak of fighting along the Kashmiri border that has shattered a relative
calm between the nuclear rivals…International investigators have unearthed
more than 2,100 bodies from 195 graves across Kosovo and believe that the
majority were victims of a Serbian campaign of ethnic cleansing, the U.N.’s
chief war crimes prosecutor said…

3) Campus events


Lecture by Pablo Michell, lunch served
IC, 12:15 p.m.

All Staff Meeting
LPAC Cinema, 1:00 p.m.

Maryland Aerospace Engineering Presentation
Hicks Mural Room 312, 2:00 p.m.

Washington Internships Presentation
Bond Memorial Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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

“Native American Conflicts and Recent History”
Martin Lecture Hall, 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

16 Feet, Grapevine, and the Haverford Humtones
Mephistos, 8:00 p.m.


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

Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

LPAC Peason-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.


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

“The Laskett: The Making of our Garden” Lecture by Roy Strong
LPAC Cinema, 2:00 p.m.

Israeli Dancing
Upper Tarble, 2:30 p.m.

Deer Chaser: Native American Lakota Dance and Music
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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

Ernst and Young Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

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

Swarthmore Discovery Weekend–Film Showing “Easy Rider”
LPAC Cinema, 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

Evander Holyfield will fight Lennox Lewis this Saturday night, in a rematch
the heavyweight title.  Last time the 37 year old Holyfield went up against
much younger Lewis, he lost…Michael Jordan paid a visit to the Bulls
yesterday, taking part in their practice session.  He told reporters not to
read to much into his visit and that this was not a sign that he was going to
end his retirement…The International Olympic Committee yesterday established
the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to coordinate its anti-doping
efforts…There is the possibility of Venus Williams playing vs. her sister
Serena Williams in the WTA season finale, as almost happened during the U.S
Open semi-finals.  Seeded third and fourth, Venus and Serena Williams are in
opposite halves of the draw in the elite 16-player field and cannot meet
the final.  If form holds, Venus would have to face top seed and defending
champion Martina Hingis in the semifinals, while Serena would again come up
against second-seeded Lindsay Davenport, whom she vanquished on the way to her
U.S. Open title….

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s swim team at Franklin and Marshall, 1:00 p.m.
Football at Washington and Lee, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s and women’s cross country at Frostburg, 11:00 a.m.
Wrestling at the Red Hawk Invitational in Montclair, New Jersey, 10:00 a.m.
Mens basketball at Eastern, 1:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out
what from.”
–Mae West

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