Wednesday, November 17, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Volume 4, Number 43


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
 Time for the extra layer – it’s cold.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the low 20s.
 It’s a shame that our auras of invincibility don’t protect us against the
cold, too.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs around 55.
 Guess a scarf’ll do.


1) World news roundup

Bill Gates opened the Comdex technology conference trying to portray
Microsoft as a company that wanted to give consumers a choice in the
matters of how they use their computers and the internet. But many in
attendance expressed doubts as to how sincere the company is about
embracing competition. …Jurors found Nathaniel Abraham, 13, guilty of
second-degree murder for shooting a man to death in 1997, when he was 11.
One of the youngest murder defendants in history, Abraham was found
not-guilty of first-degree murder, which would have come with a sentence of
life in prison without parole. Sentencing for second-degree murder involves
the possibility of parole at some future date. …Egypt is delaying an FBI
investigation into a possible criminal connection to the downfall of
EgyptAir Flight 990. Suspicion was aroused after the cockpit voice recorder
showed that someone on board prayed just before the plane began its plunge
into the Atlantic.


2) Campus events

“El abuelo: Literary and Film Versions at the End of Two Centuries”
Maria Luisa Guardiola, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

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

Credo Program: Don Swearer
Sharples Room 4, 6:00 p.m.

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

SOCA Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Boston’s Pedro Martinez was unanimously selected as the AL Cy Young Award
winner, becoming only the fourth pitcher to winthe AL award unanimously. It
now appears that the MVP race is between Martinez and Cleveland’s Manny
Ramirez, who knocked in 165 runs, most since Jimmy Foxx in 1938. …Lennox
Lewis reached an agreement with the IBF, which had withheld its belt after
Lewis’ win over Evander Holyfield Saturday. Lewis is now the undisputed
heavyweight champion of the world. …Russia’s Yevgeny Kafelnikov won his
third straight Kremlin Cup, defeating Zimbabwe’s Byron Black 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.  


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow

Quote of the day: “A university professor set an examination question in
which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The
professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I
don’t care.” — Richard Pratt


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