Friday, February 18, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 18, 2000
Volume 4, Number 88

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:  One or two inches of snow at daybreak, changing to sleet and freezing
rain in the late morning, then to rain in the afternoon. Highs in the low
40s…gusty.  Flash flood warning!  (Really!  I’m not kidding!  Break out the
rafts!)
    So who watched “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?” on Tuesday?

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy. Chance of an early shower. Lows near 40.
    50 women do the Miss America thing, hoping to win the hand of an
anonymous
millionaire–the show ended with a legal marriage!

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
     The executive producer called it: “A nice, lovely, elegant show. I’m not
saying you won’t find it somewhat weird. But you will not walk away thinking
it’s sleazy.”

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 40.
     For that, we’ll have to wait for the sequel: “How to Marry a
Millionaire:
The Consummation.”

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

President Clinton said yesterday that the United States must provide greater
support for debt relief, disease control and conflict resolution in Africa,
and
called on Congress to send him a version of the Africa Growth and Opportunity
Act by next month….  Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan informed the
press yesterday that the central bank is likely to raise short-term interest
rates in coming months, perhaps several times, to cool off the U.S. economy
and
keep inflation under control….  A small group of Mexican and U.S. scientists
are on a joint venture to build one of the world’s most advanced
telescopes–so
powerful and precise, they predict, that it will look to the end of space and
the beginning of time. When finished, the telescope dish at La Negra will
stand
164 feet high, roughly the size of a 16-story building, and will pick up faint
signals from the far edges of the cosmos, about 71,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
miles away….  Iran’s elections are today, and are widely expected to break
conservative control of the Iranian parliament, gaining enough seats in the
290-member assembly to enact legislative and social changes blocked during
President Mohammed Khatemi first years in office….  The prime ministers of
Britain and Ireland met with political leaders from Northern Ireland
yesterday,
in an attempt to resolve the latest stalemate in the peace process; the day
ended in continued deadlock….  Russia agreed today to resume relations with
NATO, easing tensions and fears of a new Cold War created 11 months ago when
Moscow broke high-level contacts with the Western alliance to protest its
bombing of Yugoslavia.

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2) Campus events

Friday:

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Edward Scissorhands”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

International Club Movie Night: “Crazy Stranger”
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.

“The History and Development of Computer Graphics in the Visual Effects
Industry” by Terrence Masson
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

“Cornerstones of Digital Reality: The Technology of Computer Graphics and
Effects” by Terrence Masson
LPAC Cinema, 4:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Fight Club”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Guided Tour of the Scott Arboretum: Winter Highlights
Scott Arboretum Office, 1:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.

*****
SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

Baltimore Raven’s linebacker Ray Lewis, spoke publicly yesterday for the first
time since he was charged with murder Jan. 31, saying he was innocent and
expressed sympathy for the two victims’ families…. One of the most
impressive
streaks in stock-car racing history ended yesterday afternoon, after Bill
Elliott broke Dale Earnhardt’s stranglehold on winning a 125-mile qualifying
race at Daytona International Speedway every year since 1990….  

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2) The weekend’s contests

FRIDAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

SATURDAY
Women’s Basketball Alumni Game, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Alumni Game, 4:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball hosts Haverford College, 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
Badminton Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Tournament, 8:00 a.m.

*****
Quote of the day:  “People have overlooked the advantages of being a heroin
addict. Heroin addicts have no difficult, challenging, hard-to-solve problems.
Heroin addicts only have one problem. If you’ll just get yourself addicted to
crack, you won’t have any problems.”
–Prof. Richard Schuldenfrei

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