Wednesday, February 2, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 2, 2000
Volume 4, Number 67


1) Student council update

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball victorious over Washington College

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny. High in the mid 30s.
    Okay, so on Groundhog Day, if the rodent sees his
shadow, we have more winter.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.
    Or something like that. I forget which is which. Whatever.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
     Nasty little beast thinks it’s so damn important just for one lousy
forecast. Yeah, well, try your paw at the stock market,
Punxsutawney Phil. Nasty little beast.


1) Student Council update

Expect lots of emails from Student Council about committee appointments in
the few weeks. That’s right, it’s appointment time again. …This spring,
parking spots will be allocated for fall 2000, so that students will know
whether they have a campus spot before they return. …Internet connection
speeds will be increased by 66% this spring when the entire campus network
will be upgraded to a T5 connection from a T3 connection. …Student
Council ballots will now have a “none of the above” choice and a “no
preference choice.” A candidate whose vote total is less than the number
of “none of the above” votes cast in that category will be
disqualified. …Check out Student Council’s spiffy new web page at


2) World news roundup

In yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, Al Gore squeaked by Bill Bradley,
while John McCain posted a surprising 16-point lead over George W. Bush,
who holds significant leads over McCain in other polls. “I think we
finally have a poll without a margin of error,” said a smiling McCain at
a victory party. Meanwhile, Bush reminded everyone that “New Hampshire has
long been known as a bump in the road for front-runners” and that “this
year is no exception.” …Despite recent Hezbollah attacks that took the
lives of three Israeli soldiers, Israel has softened its tone against
Syria and is now willing to negotiate for peace. Prime Minister Ehud Barak
swears, however, to punish those responsible for the deaths. …A computer
analysis has dated the AIDS epidemic to a single viral ancestor that
emerged around 1930. HIV’s family tree was calculated by looking at the
rate at which the virus mutates over time. …Northern Ireland Protestant
leader David Trimble accused the Irish Republican Army on Tuesday of
defaulting on the Good Friday peace deal for Northern Ireland by failing
to turn over its weapons. …Despite threats of diplomatic isolation from
the European Union and the  United States, Austria’s Freedom Party and
People’s Party announced yesterday that they would form a government. On
Monday, the European Union said that its member states would downgrade
their relationships with Austria if the Freedom Party, which is
considered xenophobic and extremist, was allowed into the government.


3) Campus events

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Environmental Studies
Kohlberg 228, 4:30 p.m.

“Representing Reduplication” by Eric Raimy
Kohlberg 115, 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Public Policy
Kohlberg 226, 6:30 p.m.

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

Summer Job/Internship Search
Trotter 301, 7:00 p.m.

Sophomore Paper Departmental Meeting: Engineering
Kohlberg 226, 8:30 p.m.

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



1) Women’s basketball victorious over Washington College

The Lady Garnet trounced Washington College 62-46 yesterday. The game was
fairly tight in the first half, with a score of 26-24, until Swarthmore
took off with a 16-point lead, which was the final margin. Heather
Marandola ’01 led with 19 points, and Heather Kile ’02 had 14 with 19
rebounds. The team is now 11-7 overall, 7-1 in the Centennial Conference.


2) World sports roundup

A lawyer for Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said yesterday that although he
was present at the scene of a post-Superbowl fight that left two men dead
from stab wounds, Lewis, who is charged with two counts of murder, was
not the killer. “We’re taking the position that he was in the wrong place
at the wrong time,” lawyer Max Richardson Jr. said. …The players’
association filed a grievance Tuesday to overturn John Rocker’s
suspension, a ban scheduled to last through May 1. … Tamarick Vanover
and Bam Morris, both members of the 1999 Kansas City Chiefs, have been
linked to a federal drug investigation that affidavits say extends to
Mexico and includes numerous states. …Dick Vermeil, coach of the
St. Louis rams and fresh off his Superbowl win, retired yesterday. He said
that he wants to go out as a champion.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Men’s basketball at Washington at 8 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Eastern at 7 p.m.


“The only unnatural sex act is one which you cannot perform.” –Alfred


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