Wednesday, February 16, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Volume 4, Number 77


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy. High around 50.
    There is so much mud.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.
    Maybe instead of limiting Swarthmore to being a prestigious liberal
arts college, we could also call it a mud bath.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the low 40s.
    And make a few extra dollars scamming Philadelphia tourists–we could
market it as “smart mud”…


1) World news roundup

The British and Irish governments plan separate talks in London today with
Northern Ireland’s key negotiating parties, despite an IRA decision to end
talks with the commission monitoring disarmament of the British province’s
paramilitary groups. Yesterday’s announcement by the IRA came four days
after Britain suspended Northern Ireland’s multiparty government and
resumed direct rule over the province. …Citing a “drug emergency” in
Colombia, the Clinton administration’s top anti-drug official urged a
congressional committee to back its request for $1.6 billion in new
aid to fight drug trafficking there. If the anti-drug package passes, it
will make Colombia the third-largest recipient of U.S. international aid,
behind Israel and Egypt. …A second senior U.N. official resigned Tuesday
to protest U.N. sanctions imposed against Baghdad after Iraq’s 1990
invasion of Kuwait. …”American Beauty” earned eight Academy Award
nominations, the most of any film this year. The best picture nominees are
“American Beauty,” “The Insider,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Green
Mile,” and “The Sixth Sense.” …In their final clash before the crucial
South Carolina primary, George W. Bush and John McCain swapped charges of
negative campaigning in a close quarters debate on Tuesday night. “You
should be ashamed,” the Arizona senator sternly told his rival. “Don’t
compare me to Bill Clinton,” Bush countered. …Two of the four New York
City police officers on trial for killing unarmed immigrant Amadou
Diallo echoed their fellow defendants’ accounts of the shooting,
testifying Tuesday that Diallo, who was shot 19 times, appeared to draw a
gun and take a “combat stance.”


2) Campus events

Ethnic Studies Speaker Series: Professor Rosane Rocher, Director of UPenn
Asian American Studies Program
IC big room, 4:00 p.m.

“Sex is not a Natural Act”, Lecture by Leonore Tiefer, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Co-Director, Sex Therapy Clinic and Gender Dysphoria
Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Common Sense Common Courage:the Women’s Self Defense Movement” by Marie Bloom
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Jewish Film Festival
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.

Danawell Trailer and Wharton E/F Lounge, 9:00 p.m.

Film Society Screening
Dupont 161, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis left jail on $1 million bond
yesterday. He is free for the first time since Jan. 31, when he was
charged with murdering two men after a Super Bowl party. …The television
rating for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game was the lowest ever–NBC’s coverage
of the West’s 137-126 win Sunday night got a 6.9 rating and 12 share,
Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday. …Prosecutors told a judge Tuesday
they will seek the death penalty when former NFL player Rae Carruth goes
on trial on charges he murdered his pregnant girlfriend. …Players from
last summer’s triumphant U.S. women’s World Cup soccer team will form the
core of a new professional league to be launched in the spring of 2001,
organizers announced yesterday.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball hosts Muhlenberg, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Muhlenberg, 8:00 p.m.

Badminton hosts Albright, 7:00 p.m.

Quote of the day:
“God made only water, but man made wine.” — Victor Hugo


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