Monday, November 29, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, November 29, 1999
Volume 4, Number 51


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball falls to Union

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High in the upper 40s.
    Just warning you, folks–the weather today isn’t going to be funny.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low near 30.
    Not funny at all.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 30s.
    Nope, most definitely not funny.


1) World news roundup

Russian tanks and infantry backed by warplanes are trying to cut off the
last major supply route between Grozny and the rest of Chechnya. The
center of Grozny is largely destroyed from shelling over the
past few days; meanwhile, the commander of Russian
troops in Chechnya repeated the government’s pledge to avoid a direct
assault on Grozny. Civilians are being given a chance to leave, while
European officials are putting pressure on Russia to halt the
offensive. …In Belfast, Pro-British unionists agreed to form a
government with arch-rival Sinn Fein on Sunday. Ulster Unionist leader
David Trimble would be First Minister in the new government, which
would be the first local government for Northern Ireland since
1974. …Jorge Battle won 52 percent of the vote in Uruguay’s elections
Sunday, thwarting a historic challenge by a maverick socialist in a
run-off election. …Labor groups on Sunday pressed the World Trade
Organization protect workers’ rights, setting the stage for a week of
confrontation as the WTO prepares to begin a new round of global trade
negotiations. …Hsing-Hsing, one of six giant pandas in U.S. zoos, was
put to sleep Sunday after months of failing health due to kidney disease.


2) Campus events

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk by Students for the Mystical Arts of Tibet Exhibit
List Gallery, 4:30 p.m.

McKinsey and Company Case Study Workshop
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: “Wings of Honneamise”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s basketball falls to Union

Despite a close halftime score, the Garnet fell Sunday to Union
College, 92-59. David Gammill ’02 led with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and
Eran Ganot ’03 had 14 points. The team is now 1-4 on the season.  


2) World sports roundup

Sampras beats No. 1 Agassi in ATP final. …Vikings remain in NFC Central
tie after holding off Chargers. …18-year-old amateur wins Australian
Open. …Stanford and Miami move into the AP’s Top 25 college football
poll; Stanford will play Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.. …The Magic beat
the Pistons for the seventh straight time on Sunday.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests scheduled for today.

Women’s basketball at Bryn Mawr, 7 p.m.


Quote of the day:
“Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.” — Pascal


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