Wednesday, November 24, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Volume 4, Number 48

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving Break, this will be the last issue
of the Daily Gazette for this week. The Gazette will return on Monday,
November 29.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s b-ballers win thriller

2) Swimming teams take care of Widener

3) Men’s b-ball unavailable

4) World sports roundup

5) Contests through the weekend

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Early fog and drizzle. Highs in the low 60s.
 Why does everyone keep saying “Happy Turkey,” and “Enjoy your Turkey”???

Tonight: Rain likely; getting colder. Lows 45-50.
 Are you really going home (or wherever) to eat turkey?

Thanksgiving Day: Cloudy, cool, maybe rain. Highs 50-55.
 I mean, turkey’s alright, but…this one’s a no-brainer. Sleep wins.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Hillary Clinton declared publicly her intentions to run for the Senate. The
first lady said she is in the race to stay and will campaign “as vigorously
as possible.” Her likely opponent is NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani. …President
Clinton was cheered wildly by Albanians when he arrived in Kosovo Tuesday.
When he began to speak about forgiving the Serbs, however, the crowd
suddenly fell silent. …There is one reported death, along with 50
injuries, in Argentina as a result of a fire in a supermarket which caused
the ceiling to crash. …A new law in Texas has revamped the college
admissions procedures, negating some of the effects of the removal of
affirmative-action programs. The law guarantees the top 10% of all
graduating high school classes admission into any state public university.

*****

2) Campus events

TODAY

Budget Committee Meeting
Parrish 370, 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s b-ballers win thriller

The women’s basketball team won a back-and-forth game against Western
Maryland, 77-73. Heather Marandola ’01 tied the game with four seconds
remaining in regulation to send it into overtime. Once there, the Garnet
took control, with a pair of free throws from Sarah Tufano ’03 sealing it
with nine seconds to go. Heather Kile ’02 recorded her 3rd double-double of
the season, scoring 17 points and adding 17 rebounds. Kristen English
poured in 15 points while Marandola and Tufano scored 13 and 14,
respectively. The win lifts the team’s record to 2-1, 1-0.

*****

2) Swimming teams take care of Widener

The Swim teams travelled to Widener, and both emerged victorious. The men
won 117-84 as David Whitehead ’03 was a double winner in the 1000m and 100m
freestyle. John Lillvis ’03 won the 400 IM and the  500 free. The team’s
record stands at 2-2 on the season.

On the women’s side, the Garnet was also victorious, by a score of 110-79.
Davita Burkhead-Weiner ’03 won the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Amy
Auerbach ’02 took home the 200 freestyle, while Alice Bonarou won the 400
IM and Natalie Briones ’03 took the 100 free. The team’s record is 4-0.

*****

3) Men’s b-ball unavailable

The Garnet men travelled to Gwynedd Mercy for a night game. The results
were not available at press time.

*****

4) World sports roundup

The Maui Invitational College Basketball Tournament saw an upset in the
semifinals as No. 21 Purdue defeated fifth-ranked Florida 79-68. In
Wednesday’s final, they will play No. 6 North Carolina, which rallied to
upend Georgetown 85-79. …Philadelphia superstar and league scoring leader
Allen Iverson will miss 3-6 weeks due to a broken thumb sustained in the
Sixers’ 94-91 loss Monday. …Davis Love III will meet Tiger Woods in the
final of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf Wednesday. Love is taking the place of
his good friend Payne Stewart, the US Open champion, who was killed last
month in a plane crash. Woods is the PGA tour Player of the Year.

*****

5) Contests through the weekend

There are no contests scheduled for today, Thursday or Friday.

SATURDAY
Men’s Basketball at Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
Men’s Basketball at Union, 2:00 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “Streets do not exist in civilized societies for the
purpose of people sleeping there.  Bedrooms are for sleeping.” — New York
City Mayor Rudy Giuliani

*****

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