Tuesday, February 1, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Volume 4, Number 66


1) Debate team fares well at Georgetown

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Rough weekend for wrestling team

2) Intramural scoreboard

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s.
 Squirrels are fun to watch in the snow.

Tonight: Scattered flurries. Lows 15-25.
 They build holes in the snow as if it’s the ground, only to watch it melt.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.
 It must drive them nuts.


1) Debate team fares well at Georgetown

Swarthmore’s Amos J. Peaslee Debate Society competed in the Georgetown
University Parliamentary Debate Tournament this past weekend. After five
preliminary rounds of 100 debaters, the entire team averaged a winning
record. Marvin Barron ’02 and Rob Peterson ’03 were the number two novice
team in the entire tournament. Tenaya Scheinman ’01 and John Dolan ’01
finished as the number four and number six individual debaters at the
competition. Due to her high performance, Scheinman is now ranked on the
elite Speaker of the Year list as one of the America’s top 25 collegiate



2) World news roundup

An jetliner carrying nearly 90 passengers bound from Mexico to San
Fransisco crashed into the Pacific Ocean Monday afternoon after reporting
mechanical difficulties. Authorities reported that rescue efforts had
uncovered several bodies, but no immediate survivors from the Alaska
Airlines craft. …Governor George Ryan of Illinois halted all executions
in the state, citing a “shameful record of convicting innocent people and
putting them on death row.” Ryan supports the death penalty but questions
its practice, noting that 13 innocent men had been sentenced to death in
Illinois since 1977, only to be exonerated and freed later. …The European
Union warned that its 14 other members would diplomatically isolate Austria
if its Freedom Party led by anti-immigrant Jörg Haider enters a coalition
government. …Officials say Iraq has rebuilt military and industrial sites
damaged in the last year by American and British air strikes.


3) Campus events

“The Making of A Garden, Nutley, NJ” by Rhoda Maurer
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

Study Abroad in Bristol, England Information Session
Pearson 113, 4:00 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Modern Languages & German Studies
Kohlberg 228, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Interpretation Theory
Kohlberg 226, 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Peace & Conflict Studies
Kohlberg 226, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper: Honors Information Session
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 6:30 p.m.

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

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



1) Rough weekend for wrestling team

For the second straight weekend, the wrestling team faced three rivals in a
Centennial Conference quad-meet, and for the second straight week, they
came home without a win. This week, the team fell to Western Maryland 54-4,
Ursinus 52-4, and Washington & Lee 42-6. The losses drop the team’s record
to 3-7 overall, and 0-6 in the Conference.


2) Intramural scoreboard


38 – Corso (3-0)
30 – Amar’s Army (2-1)

55 – No Code (1-2)
39 – TBA (0-3)


26 – GuillaumeSansVincent (2-1)
19 – Ball Lightnings (0-3)

71 – Faculty (2-1)
42 – Big Bad Ballers (1-2)

36 – Bonobos (3-0)
34 – Hawaii Five-O (0-3)

42 – Mothership Connection (3-0)
32 – Dr. Phattony (1-2)


6 – Toothpaste (1-2)
4 – Faculty (1-1-1)

12 – FC Crac (2-1)
 6 – Women (1-2)

5 – Urubus (2-1)
4 – I20 (1-1-1)


3) World sports roundup

John Rocker has been suspended until May 1 by baseball commissioner Bud
Selig. He was also fined $20,000 and is being ordered to undergo
“sensitivity training.” The punishment stems from a December Sports
Illustrated interview, in which the Braves’ reliever offended gays,
minorities, AIDS patients, and foreigners, among others. …Baltimore
linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder late Monday night in the
deaths of two people outside an Atlanta bar, just hours after the Super
Bowl. …Syracuse stayed perfect at 18-0 after defeating St. Johns 63-57.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

Quote of the day: “The difference between pornography and erotica is
lighting. ” – Gloria Leonard


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