Monday, February 21, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, February 21, 2000
Volume 4, Number 80

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s b-ball tops Haverford, ties school record for victories

2) Men lose double-overtime heartbreaker to ‘Ford

3) Women’s swimming runner-up at Conferences

4) Men’s swimming places third

5) World sports roundup

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the low 40s.
    So I just finished my Sophomore Paper, which is due today, for those
of you who forgot and/or don’t care anymore.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
    You know, they say nothing’s etched in stone and all…

Tomorrow: Getting cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
    But my finger still kinda hurts from when I pricked it to sign my name
at the bottom…

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The pace of the Republican presidential nomination battle quickened this
weekend, as George W. Bush and John McCain sped to Michigan to begin
feverishly compressed campaigning for Tuesday’s primary. Bush, coming off a
resounding win in South Carolina last week, is looking to “bring our
country together,” while McCain countered with, “if he’s a reformer, then
I’m an astronaut.” …Federal Election Commission reports indicate that Al
Gore and Bill Bradley have about the same amount of money to spend in the
five weeks leading up to the March 7 primaries that will likely decide the
Democratic presidential nomination. …As the results come in from Friday’s
election in Iran, it is becoming increasingly clear that a reform-minded
parliament will win out. If the trend continues, it will be the first time
the parliament is free of hard-line domination since 1979, when the Islamic
revolution gave the power to the clergy.

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2) Campus events

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

“Political Voice of the People in Early Modern France”
by William Beik, Emory University
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: The Wizard of Speed and Time
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s b-ball tops Haverford, ties school record for victories

The women’s basketball team defeated rival Haverford 57-44 on Saturday.
Heather Kile ’02 led the way with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Heather
Marandola ’01 added nine points, while Sarah Tufano ’03 and Kristen English
’01 each chipped in seven. The win brings the team’s record to 14-10, 9-4.
Their 14 victories ties a school record set in ’83-’84 and ’84-’85.

*****

2) Men lose double-overtime heartbreaker to ‘Ford

The men’s basketball team played to a packed house Saturday night, but fell
just short, losing a heartbreaker to rival Haverford in double-overtime,
80-79. The Garnet led 36-22 at halftime, but Haverford came storming out of
the gate, outscoring Swat 40-26 in the second period. After a 10-10 first
overtime period, Haverford took the lead with seconds to go, but Joe
Culley’s running ten-foot jumper rimmed out at the buzzer. The loss drops
the team’s record to 3-21, 2-11.

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3) Women’s swimming runner-up at Conferences

Placing second out of eight teams, the women’s swim team made an impressive
showing at the Centennial Conference Championships over the weekend.
Finishing behind Gettysburg, the Garnet took second place for the sixth
year in a row. The 400 Medley Relay team of Becca Howes-Mischel ’01, Alice
Bonarou ’02, Natalie Briones ’03, and Claire Arbour ’00 took first place in
a time of 4:02.58, a new school and conference record. The 800 Freestyle
Relay team of Briones, Amy Auerbach ’02, Davita Burkhead-Weiner ’03, and
Arbour also set school and CC records with a time of 7:57.92. The 400
Freestyle Relay team of Briones, Auerbach, Burkhead-Weiner and Arbour set a
school record in 3:40.86. In individual events, Bonarou took first place in
the 400 IM in 4:42.73, and Briones took the 100 Breaststroke in 1:06.78.

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4) Men’s swimming places third

Meanwhile, the men took third out of seven teams at the Conference
Championships. Team Captain Ted Sherer ’01 was a double winner, taking the
100 Breaststroke in 58.58 and the 200 Breaststroke in 2:09.47. Two freshmen
set school records as John Lillvis ’03 swam the 400 IM in 4:12.23 and David
Whitehead ’03 finished the 200 Freestyle in 1:44.09.

*****

5) World sports roundup

Dale Jarrett won his third Daytona 500 Sunday, despite a car that was badly
damaged just 12 hours before the race started. Jarrett overpowered Johnny
Benson with four laps to go. …No. 15 Temple scored a shocking upset over
Cincinnatti, 77-69. The win broke the Bearcats’ 42-game home winning
streak, and dropped them to No. 3 behind Stanford and Duke in the latest
rankings. …Philadelphia lost a heartbreaker to the Lakers, 87-84. L.A.
held the league’s leading scorer, Allen Iverson, scoreless in the second
half, and Kobe Bryant scored the last six points of the game to seal the
win for the Lakers. …Kirk Triplett ended a streak of 265 consecutive
starts without a win Sunday, with a one shot victory at the Nissan Open.
Tiger Woods failed to finish in the top ten in a tour event for the first
time since April, a string of 13 events.

*****

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.

*****
Quote of the day: “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.” – Saint
Augustine

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