Tuesday, January 25, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Volume 4, Number 61


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Snow – heavy at times. High around 35.
 More snow, eh?

Tonight: Clearing. Lows in the low 20s.
 Good. The paths were just beginning to melt.

Tomorrow: Clouds – chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s.
 It’s so much more fun to slide home from class on my butt than it is to walk.


1) World news roundup

Steve Forbes and Alan Keyes drew strong support in the Iowa Republican
caucuses by appealing to religious conservatives, but George W. Bush
emerged with a clear victory. On the Democratic side, Vice President Al
Gore garnered nearly twice as many votes as Bill Bradley, but they remain
locked in a tie in the latest polls from New Hampshire, the next stop on
the campaign trail. …The Rev. Jerry Falwell has sued the White House and
the FBI. He claims that they are keeping information about him locked in a
secret Justice Department database about religious and anti-abortion
leaders, and denying him access to it. …The terrorist standoff in a Thai
hospital is over, as security forces stormed the hospital early Tuesday,
killing nine Myanmar rebels who had held hundreds hostage. …On Monday, a
process to give American citizenship to 6-year old Elian Gonzalez without
his father’s consent was put into motion by Senate Majority Leader Trent
Lott and a group of Florida lawmakers. This congressional power is rarely
used, reserved for cases such as Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa – and
has never been used for a minor against a parent’s wishes.


2) Campus events

“Conservation of the Philippine Eagle and Philippine Rainforests”
by Ralph Mancke
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

“There at The New Yorker : Books by, from, and about the Great American
by Sasha Issenberg ’02, Edward Newton Student Library Prize winner
McCabe Lobby, 4:15 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: History
Kohlberg 228, 4:30pm

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: English
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Mathematics/Statistics
Dupont 190, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Religion
Kohlberg 228, 6:30 p.m.

Social Affairs Committee Meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Economics
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 8:30 p.m.

Ball Room Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Kansas City linebacker Derrick Thomas suffered paralysis to the lower half
of his body after being thrown from his car during an accident Sunday.
Thomas was one of the most dominant defensive players of the last decade.
…After winning 16 straight games, the Lakers have now lost 4 of their
last 6, the latest coming Monday night in Utah, as they fell to the Jazz in
double overtime, 105-101. …Jennifer Capriati reached the semifinals of
the Australian Open, the furthest she’s gotten in a grand slam event since
reaching the semis of Wimbledon in 1991.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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

Women’s swimming hosts Bryn Mawr, 5:30 p.m.
Wrestling hosts UPENN, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball at Haverford, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Haverford, 8:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last
mistake. ” — Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower


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