Monday, February 7, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, February 7, 2000
Volume 4, Number 70

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Badminton wins tournament

2) Swim teams victorious

3) Both Basketball teams fall

4) Wrestling swept in quad meet

5) Track results unavailable

6) World sports roundup

7) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. 40-45.
 G’day!

Tonight: Clear. Low 20s.
 That’s Australian for “Good day”

Tomorrow: Sunny. Mid 30s.
 Like today.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The war in Chechnya is over. Acting President Vladimir Putin announced that
the Russian military had captured Grozny, the Chechnyan capital, and that a
Russian flag was flying over it. …Administrative officials reported that
President Clinton is planning on proposing a $1.84 trillion budget and will
suggest that much of the surplus over the next ten years should be used to
strengthen the Medicare program. …Hundreds of federal police officers
took control of the main campus of the National Autonomous University of
Mexico, arresting more than 600 students and forcing an end to a nine-month
student strike. …A human rights group is accusing NATO of violating
international humanitarian law. Around 500 civilians were killed as a
result of last year’s NATO air strikes on Yugoslavia, the group reported.

*****

2) Campus events

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

Woody Allen Movie Showing
Kohlberg 328, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30pm

SWIL Movie: Nausicaa
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Badminton wins tournament

At the PAIAW tournament at Bryn Mawr Saturday, the Garnet Badminton team
was victorious, taking home the team championship. The team is undefeated
on the season.

*****

2) Swim teams victorious

Both the men’s and the women’s swimming teams travelled to Dickinson over
the weekend, and both teams came home winners. The men won 121-69, bringing
their record to 6-4, 3-2 on the season, while the women were victorious by
a score of 117-88, making them 9-2, 5-1 on the year.

The men won all 11 events in their match. David Whitehead ’03 won the 50
Free, the 100 Free, and swam a leg on the winning relay. Chris Bussard ’03
was a triple winner as well, taking the 200 Free, the 500 Free and swimming
a leg on the relay. Ted Sherer ’01 won the 200 IM and the 200 Breaststroke,
while Brent Wasser ’00 took the 200 Backstroke and swam a relay leg. John
Lilvis ’03 won the 1000 Free and the 200 Butterfly.

On the women’s side, Amy Auerbach ’02 was a triple winner in the 1000 Free,
the 500 Free, and a leg in the 400 Relay. Alice Bonarou ’02 took the 200
IM, the 200 Breaststroke, and a leg in the 400 Relay. Mari McCran ’00
swam a leg in both winning relays, and Claire Arbor ’00 won the 200 Free
and the 400 Free.

*****

3) Both Basketball teams fall

It was a tough weekend for Garnet hoops as both teams fell to Franklin and
Marshall. The women’s team lost a heartbreaker as they pulled to within one
with three minutes to go only to watch their hopes fizzle, as F&M pulled
away for a 62-55 win. Heather Kile ’02 led the way with 21 points and 11
rebounds. Sarah Tufano ’03 contributed 10 points and 7 boards, and Alison
Furman ’03 added 9 points and 4 rebounds. The team’s record is now 12-8
overall, but their 7-2 Conference record ties them with Muhlenberg for
first place in the Conference’s Eastern Division.

The men’s team fell to the Diplomats, 81-50. They were hammered in the
first half, 47-13, but came back to outscore their opponents 37-34 in the
second half. Kyle Lewis ’02 led the way with 16 points and 5 rebounds,
while David Gamill ’02 added 9 points and 7 boards. The team’s record drops
to 3-16, 2-7.

*****

4) Wrestling swept in quad meet

The wrestling team hosted a quad meetwith Williams, Wesleyan, and Western
New England and came away swept yet again. The Garnet fell to Williams
39-9, Wesleyan 42-6, and Western New England 22-18. The team drops to 3-10,
0-6 on the season. Dan Jacobs ’03 went 2-1 at 125 lbs, as did Ted Chan ’02
at 165. Jesse Bean ’00 and Sam Picard ’01 each took home one win.

*****

5) Track results unavailable

The indoor track teams attended the Franklin & Marshall Invitational over
the weekend, but the results haven’t come in yet. Check tomorrow’s Daily
Gazette for the results.

*****

6) World sports roundup

In the two least anticipated/exciting All Star games in recent memory, the
NFC defeated the AFC in the Pro Bowl 51-31, and the World team defeated
North America 9-4 in the NHL All Star Game. The NBA All Star Game is next
weekend. …Allen Iverson tied his career high as well as the NBA season
high by scoring 50 points as his Philadelphia 76’ers defeated the
Sacramento Kings 119-108. …Tiger Woods’ streak of five consecutive tour
victories will come to an end unless he can overcome a five stroke deficit
in Monday’s final round of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.

*****

7) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Men’s basketball hosts Drew, 7:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Badminton at Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that
won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

*****

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