Wednesday, December 8, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, December 8, 1999
Volume 4, Number 56


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s B-ball falls to Washington

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 50-55.
 On the fifth night of Chanukah, my true love gave to me….

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the low 30s.
 A dreidel.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.


1) World news roundup

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak pledged to cease further expansion of Jewish
settlements in the West Bank. This pledge comes as an effort to defuse tensions
with Palestinians just as US Secretary of State Madeline Albright is arriving
for peace talks. …Airline officials say all 17 people aboard a Philippine
airliner were killed after the plane crashed on a mountain-side in Manilla.
…Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the University of Melbourne
in Australia are attempting to treat schizophrenia before patients develop
full-blown symptoms. They are identifying young people at risk and treating
them with a mild anti-psychotic drug, even though they do not exhibit symptoms.
They hope to compare results against high-risk children who are not given the
drug to see if such early intervention can keep the illness at bay. …School
investigators have charged dozens of teachers and two principals in New York
City public schools for allegedly supplying students with answers to
standardized reading and math tests that help determine the schools’ rankings.


2) Campus events

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 12:30 p.m.

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

Swarthmore College Chamber Wind Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Group Meditation (All Faiths Welcome)
Bond 2nd floor, 4:30 p.m.

Film Society Screening
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Amnesty International Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 10:00 p.m.

“Iraq: Silent Genocide” by Dennis Halliday
Scheuer Room, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s B-ball falls to Washington

In Centennial Conference play, the Garnet were defeated 80-70 by Washington.
Swat clawed back from an early 25-15 deficit to tie the game at 35-35 at
halftime. In the third quater, Washington took a 20 point lead and never looked
back. David Pierce ’03 scored a career-high 15 points in the losing effort,
while Charlie Brubaker ’02 added 15 and Joe Culley ’00 scored 14. The Garnet
falls to 2-5 (1-1) on the season.


2) World sports roundup

Former Mets first baseman John Olerud signed a three-year deal with the
Mariners. …Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne was voted AP College Football
Player of the Year. …Indiana handed the defending champion San Antonio Spurs
their third straight loss with an 87-77 Pacers win. Tim Duncan scored 30 points
and added 12 rebounds in the losing effort.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Swimming hosts NYU, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball hosts Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

Quote of the day: “Here in America men with plastic brains are attracted to
women with plastic chests. What a perfect combination.” — from The Guide to
Getting it On


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