Tuesday, February 22, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
Volume 4, Number 81


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s.
    Yay! Nice weather!

Tonight: A little cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
    Don’t forget – you heard it here first.

Tomorrow: Kinda cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
    That is, unless you went to weather.com before I did.


1) World news roundup

British soldiers and nearly 50,000 ethnic Albanian demonstrators clashed in
Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo on Monday. The town has been a major center of
ethnic violence in recent months. …In a heated debate in Harlem’s Apollo
Theater Monday, Al Gore accused Bill Bradley of using tactics that, “divide
us as Democrats.” Bradley countered by describing Gore as a sometime
conservative with a suspect record on affirmative action. …Vietnamese
officials criticised John McCain for claiming he was tortured during his 5
1/2 years as a POW, and for referring to his captors as “gooks.” Vietnam
has consistently denied reports that they tortured prisoners of war, and
most of the “Hanoi Hilton” has been torn down. …A panel of historians
from across the political spectrum rated the presidents of the United
States on 10 qualities. Out of the 41 men who have served in the White
House over the years, here’s how the academics rated President Clinton:

Pursuing Equal Justice – 5th
Economic Management – 5th
Public Persuasion – 11th
Crisis Leadership – 20th
International Relations – 21st
Administrative Skills – 21st
Vision – 22nd
Congressional Relations – 36th
Moral Authority – 41st

In case you’re curious, that all adds up to Clinton being ranked 21st
overall among the presidents. The academics rated Abraham Lincoln, Franklin
D. Roosevelt, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Harry Truman as the
best leaders overall.


2) Campus events

“Landscapes of Iceland” by Andrew Bunting
Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

“Beyond Lament: Loss and Consolation in Vergil’s Pastoral Poetry”
by Gregson Davis, Duke University
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Physics Colloquium by John J. Hopfield, Princeton University and Cal Tech
Dupont 190, 4:30 p.m.

Social Affairs Committee Meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

Ball Room Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Spurs forward Tim Duncan was sidelined with a lower abdominal strain in the
first quarter of Monday’s game against the Suns. Phoenix went on the beat
San Antonio 98-89. …St. John’s won its sixth straight game, blowing out
No. 21 UConn 79-64 to forge a tie with Syracuse for first place. …Jaromir
Jagr is sidelined indefinitely with an injured right hamstring. The
Penguins star is the NHL’s leading scorer.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today

Women’s Basketball at Johns Hopkins (Centennial Conference Semi-Finals),
7:00 p.m.
Badminton at Albright, 7:30 p.m.

Quote of the day: “640K ought to be enough for anybody.” – Bill Gates, 1981


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