Tuesday, November 16, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Volume 4, Number 42


1) College bowl team attends conference championships

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High in the low 40s.
    Fun with spell-check: Swarthmore = swarthier, Robin Mamlet = Robin
Mallet, Beardsley = birdseye.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.
    Sharples = sharpie (like the marker, I guess), Willets = wiliest,
Wharton = whatnot.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 40s.
    Tarble = terrible, Hallowell = Halloween, and Myrt Westphal = Myrrh
Westphalia. Who knew?


1) College bowl team attends conference championships

This weekend, members of the Swarthmore College Bowl Team (Justin Capps
’02, Rebecca Paul ’02, Ben Schak ’03, and Jonah Volk ’03) attended the
National Academic Quizbowl Conference Championships at Yale
University.  Over the day, the team beat two teams from NYU, as well as
teams from Dartmouth, Rutgers, and University of Maryland.


2) World news roundup

FBI Director Louis Freeh met privately with National Transportation Safety
Board Chairman Jim Hall on Monday to discuss which agency should lead
investigations into EgyptAir Flight 990. Whether there is evidence that
might indicate possible criminal activity remains unclear. …A federal
judge backed California banks for charging non-customers for ATM use,
blocking the implementation of local bans on the extra fees. According to
the judge, federally chartered banks should not be subject to local
ordinances. …In a report issued Monday, the United Nations blamed itself
and key governments for failing to use force against Bosnian Serb
leaders and halt the 1995 massacre in Bosnia. Instead, the U.N. treated
all parties equally, in negotations that “amounted to appeasement.” …The
Supreme Court announced that it will hear a small Texas school district’s
appeal of a federal appeals court’s ruling that banned pregame
prayer. Despite the ruling, student-led prayers continued under the
authority of a local federal district judge. The state of Texas, along
with 8 other states, filed a brief urging the justices to hear the
district’s appeal; George W. Bush was the only governor to sign the
brief. …Northern Ireland’s leading Protestant and Roman Catholic
politicians are expected to issue statements today amid speculation that a
deal may soon end the long-running deadlock over guerrilla disarmament.


3) Campus events

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

Delaware State Police Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlor East, 7:00 p.m.

Information Session with Green Corps
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.

“Are All Disease Infectious”? Sigma Xi Lecture by Dr. Bennett Lorber ’64,
Temple University Health Sciences Centetr
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

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

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

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



1) World sports update

Arizona’s Randy Johnson becomes only the second pitcher to win Cy Young
awards in both leagues; the Big Unit led the league in ERA and led the
major leagues in IN strikeouts. …49ers suspend Phillips indefinitely for
“conduct detrimental to the team.” …former ASU player Stevin Smith
sentenced to a year in prison for a point-shaving scheme during the
1993-1994 season. …Dallas Mavericks rookie Leon Smith taken to
psychiatric ward after police found him overdosed on aspirin and he told
officers that he was “an Indian … fighting Columbus.” …Cincinnati
moves to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll, after UConn’s season-opening loss
dropped it to eighth place.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests scheduled for today.

No contests scheduled for tomorrow.


Quote of the day:
“A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.” — Samuel Butler


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