Tuesday, November 30, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Volume 4, Number 52

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER REPORT

Today: Mostly cloudy. High around 40.
    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season: You can now buy
a “Pocket Canon” version of each book of the Bible for $2.95. Each book
features a hip black and white photograph on the cover and a celebrity
introduction. Bono, for example, introduces Psalms.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.
    In a petsmart.com “holiday feast”, if you purchase at least $50 of
pet supplies, you can receive any bag or case of any dog or cat food you’d
like for free. Yes, it’s true–even the 44-lb bags!

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the upper 30s.
    And the Ville’s all lit up and pretty, too…

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The FBI is expected to help Mexican authorities investigate what may be
two mass graves discovered near Juarez, Mexico, across the U.S. border
from El Paso, Texas. Mexican authorities fear the mass graves may contain
as many as 100 bodies, victims of killings that may be drug-related–the
area along the Texas-Mexico border is part of a major drug corridor into
the U.S. …Egyptian dissident Nasser Ahmed was freed yesterday after
having been held in solitary confinement for more than three and a half
years on secret evidence. …British legislators are expected to rush
measures through parliament today to cement a fledgling government in
Belfast that could help bring lasting peace to Northern
Ireland. Yesterday, the Northern Ireland Assembly formed a power-sharing
Cabinet between Catholics and Protestants. “There will be difficulties
over procedure,” newly selected Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon
said. “But there’s something which transcends all of those things, and
that is the good of people in Northern Ireland.” …President Clinton
signed a $390 billion budget package yesterday that will provide money
for more teachers and police officers, but fell short of many of his other
goals. It includes money to pay U.N. dues and protect more sensitive
lands from development, but does not provide for a prescription drug
benefit for Medicare or changes to shore up the retirement system. …The
World Trade Organization stumbled at the starting gate of its week of
global talks Monday when opening activities were delayed four hours for a
bomb search. …Astronomers have found evidence of six new planets
orbiting distant stars, bringing to 28 the planets known to exist
outside of the solar system.

*****

2) Campus events

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

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlor East, 7:00 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 Parlor East, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

Malone passes Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list. …Rose may sue
baseball to end his lifetime ban. …Bearcats keep their number 1 spot in
AP college basketball poll. …Virginia Tech clinches Sugar Bowl slot
opposite Florida State.

*****

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

TOMORROW
No contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****

Quote of the day:
“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” — Dorothy Parker

*****

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