Monday, January 24, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, January 24, 2000
Volume 4, Number 60

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Swarthmore shows dominance over Drew

2) Men’s B-Ball can’t get it done

3) Tough loss for women, too

4) Wrestling pinned

5) World sports roundup

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
 Who were all those kids sledding outside on Parrish beach this weekend?

Tonight: Wind chill: -20.
 Must be from the neighborhood.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.
 For a second there, I thought the Admissions folks were at it again.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Israel’s senior negotiator said it is unlikely that they will reach a
framework agreement with the Palestinians by their stated goal of
mid-February. …The world’s largest record company will be created Monday
when Time Warner will announce a merger with EMI music group. Just two
weeks ago, Time Warner agreed to be acquired by America Online. …Both
Republican and Democratic Party officials are looking into ways to change
the current primary system of presidential nominating to a less chaotic,
more “democratic” way of operating. …About 500 people were trapped as
hostages in a Thai provincial hospital taken over by armed guerrillas from
Myanmar, reported Thailand’s army chief Gen. Surayudh Julanond. …The New
York City Subway system is finally doing away with a hundred-year old
tradition of pencil and paper as the means of choice in keeping track of
arrival and departure times of trains. The largest underground
transportation network in the world plans to enter the 21st century within
the next one to two years.

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2) Campus events

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

“A Window on the Work”: Librettist Nathalie Anderson and Composer Tom
Whitman discuss their chamber opera The Black Swan
Lang Music Building 214 Presser Room, 1:15 p.m.

“Can a Citizen of America Also Be a Citizen of the World?: The Celebration
and Denigration of Popular Cosmopolitanism in the New Nation 1790 – 1800″
by Seth Cotlar.
Trotter 203, 4:15 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Sociology & Anthropology
Kohlberg 226, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Physics/Astronomy
Kohlberg 226, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Linguistics
Pearson 204, 8:30 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: “Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat: Open Discussion of Admissions Publications
Kohlberg Commons, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Swarthmore shows dominance over Drew

The men’s and women’s swim teams hosted Drew University over the weekend,
with both teams emerging victorious. The men topped the rangers 115-81 to
bring their record to 5-3 on the season.  David Whitehead ’03 was a triple
winner in the 500 Freestyle, the 50 Free, and the 200 Butterfly. John
Lilvis ’03 won the 100 and 1000 Free, while Brent Wasser ’00 took the 200
Backstroke and Michael Dudley ’03 won the 200 Free. On the women’s side,
Amy Auerbach ’02 won the 500 Free and the 200 Free, while Natalie Briones
’03 took home the 200 IM. The team trounced Drew 143-56 en route to raising
their record to 7-1 on the season.

*****

2) Men’s B-Ball can’t get it done

On Saturday, the men’s basketball team travelled all the way to Allentown
to face Centennial Conference foe Muhlenberg, but came home with an 85-58
loss, dropping their record to 2013, 1-4. Captain Gregg Holtmeier ’00 led
the losing cause with 13 points. David Pearce ’03 scored 12 points and
grabbed seven rebounds, while Kyle Lewis ’02 added 10 points for the Garnet
Tide.

*****

3) Tough loss for women, too

The women travelled to Allentown as well, only to come home with a similar
result as the men, falling to Muhlenberg 61-34. The Garnet shot themselves
in the foot, making only 2 of 29 field goal attempts in the first half.
Heather Kile ’02 did all she could with 10 points and 17 boards, while
Sarah Tufano ’03 contributed 7 points, 9 rebounds and a career-high 5
blocked shots. The team falls to 8-7 on the year, while their 4-1
Centennial Conference record ties them with Muhlenberg for first place.

*****

4) Wrestling pinned

The Garnet grapplers trekked to Gettysburg on Saturday to kick off the
Centennial Conference schedule with a quad meet, but lost to all three
opponents. Gettysburg – 54-6; Johns Hopkins – 45-9; Muhlenberg 39-18. Dan
Jacobs ’03 garnered two pins at 125 lbs. The team’s record is now 3-4, 0-3.

*****

5) World sports roundup

St. Louis vs. Tennessee in the Super Bowl? Yep, in case you haven’t been
keeping up, both of those cities have football teams, and they happen to be
pretty darn good ones too. Tennessee beat Jacksonville for the third time
this season, 33-14, to win the AFC Championship. They will now travel to
Atlanta to meet the Rams, who won a nail-biter against Tampa Bay, 11-6 to
take the NFC crown. …Kansas City linebacker Derrick Thomas was seriously
injured in a one-car accident. Thomas is in serious condition with a severe
back injury. A passenger in the car was killed. …US Open champ Serena
Williams was bounced out of the Australian Open, defeated by Elena
Likhovtseva under the hot Melbourne sun.

*****

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Badminton hosts Bryn Mawr, 7:30 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “Generation X is dead. It has come to mean anyone aged 13
to 55 years old.” — William Gibson

*****

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