Tuesday, November 23, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, November 23, 1999
Volume 4, Number 47

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER REPORT

Today: Scattered showers. High around 70.
    Today, the Daily Gazette brings you a good deed to do:

Tonight: Showers. Low near 50.
    Go to www.thehungersite.com.

Tomorrow: More showers. High around 70.
    You’ll feel better about yourself after you do.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo confirmed yesterday that FBI agents
are in Egypt performing background checks on the passengers of EgyptAir
Flight 990. …To express its dissatisfaction with the U.N. Security
Council’s decision to extend the oil-for-food program for only two weeks,
Iraq is cutting off its oil exports. The oil-for-food program has allowed
Iraq to sell up to $5.26 billion worth of oil every six months in exchange
for humanitarian purchases including food and medicine, and was adopted to
help offset economic sanctions imposed on Iraq after the Persian Gulf
War. …Prominent Algerian Islamic political leader Abdelqadar Hachani was
assassinated Monday. No one has claimed responsibility for the
attack. …The U.S. government is urging hospitals and other health
facilities to use needles with sheaths, blunt tips, and other safety
features to prevent infections. At least 600,000 health workers stick
themselves each year, putting themselves at risk for AIDS and hepatitis,
along with a host of other infections.

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2) Campus events

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

Swiss Novelist Christoph Keller
Kohlberg 334, 4:15 p.m.

“Blurry Window on the World: Reflections of a Journalist” by NYT Pulitzer
Prize-Winning Reporter and Swat Alum Malcolm Brown
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.’

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

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

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

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

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

Gretzky officially welcomed into Hockey Hall of Fame. …Cincinnati,
Auburn top AP basketball poll. …Detroit Lions’ safety Mark Carrier
suspended for one game and fined $50,000 for illegal hit on Green Bay
player. …Celtics are to replace their 53-year-old floor in December, but
will only use the replacement floor until the usable scraps of wood can
be salvaged for a new high-tech floor that will resemble the old
one.

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2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s basketball vs. Western Maryland at 7 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Gwynedd Mercy at 7:30 p.m.
Swimming at Widener at 6:30 p.m.

TOMORROW
No contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

Quote of the day:
“Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who
feel.” — Horace Walpole

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    Kai Xu

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