Friday, December 3, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, December 3, 1999
Volume 4, Number 55

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 FORECAST

Today:  Partly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 50s. Light winds.
    Looks like it’s not going to snow for the Winter Formal.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the low 40s.
    But I did hear there are going to be penguins there.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 55 to 60.
    Now if we can only get the members of SAC to dress up like polar bears.

Sunday:  Fair. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
    Maybe igloos can replace the Adirondack chairs on Parrish Beach.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Foreseeing permanent peace in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern declared his government is firmly committed to dropping its territorial claim on the British province. …Namibia is waiting for election results after two days of voting ended yesterday in an election almost certain to return the South West Africa People’s Organization to power, the only governing party Namibians have known in a decade of independence. The southwest African country’s biggest opposition party said it was already considering contesting the count because of vote-rigging, though final results aren’t expected until Monday. …Charlie Byrd, the classically trained jazz guitar virtuoso who helped introduce bossa nova to the U.S., died of cancer today at his home in Annapolis. He was 74. …Transportation Department investigators, testing the strength of security at major airports such as Chicago’s O’Hare and New York’s John F. Kennedy, penetrated secure areas so easily that some were seated comfortably aboard airliners at departure time and could have taken a free trip. The Federal Aviation Administration stated that it was “vigorously addressing the situation.” …A Maryland man dubbed “Dishonest Abe” by the police for robbing convenience stores dressed as Abraham Lincoln–complete with stovepipe hat, fake gray beard, black topcoat, and wire-rimmed glasses–was caught yesterday.  Said one cashier who was held up by the gun-wielding Lincoln, “I laughed at first, but I think that just made him mad.”

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2) Campus events

Friday:

Ham Radio Class
Hicks 208, 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Kwanzaa Celebration
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Smoke Signals”
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

“Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

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

Midnight Quintett: “Intrigue, Sushi, and Brahms”
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Roadmark Night of Scenes
Paces, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Smoke Signals”
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Postcard Making Workshop
Beardsley 3rd floor Foundation studio, 2:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Thin Red Line”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

“Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

Roadmark Night of Scenes
Paces, 8:00 p.m.

Winter Formal
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Thin Red Line”
LPAC Cinema, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Gamelan, Dance and Drumming Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.

Mock Trial Meeting
Kohlberg 201, 7:00 p.m.

Group Meditation
Bond 2nd floor, 9:00 p.m.

Chanukkah Party
Bond Memorial Hall, 9:00 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

Daniel M. Snyder has purchased an Arena Football League expansion franchise that will begin play in the spring of 2003. The team will be called the Warriors. …Former Orioles relief pitcher Scott Kamieniecki has signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. …Responding to complaints from advertisers, the World Wrestling Federation has decided to tone down its popular WWF Smackdown! show. “You’ll see less aggression, less-colorful language, less sexuality,” said WWF chairman Vince McMahon

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2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Badminton Main Line Doubles Tournament, 9:00 a.m.
Wrestling vs. Centenary College, SUNY, Maritime, and Valley Forge, 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Basketball hosts Western Maryland, 7:30 p.m.

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Quote of the day: “Maybe we should all run around naked in the forest.  Then there would be no evil.”
–Prof. Larry Westphal

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