Tuesday, February 29, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 29, 2000
Volume 4, Number 86


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny and breezy. Highs in the 50s.
    Is it just coincidence that the week before breaks is always the worst?

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the low 30s.
    You’d think they’d want to make sure we want to come back.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs near 60.
    You know, for smart people…


1) World news roundup

A few Japanese organizations, and a number of New Zealand businesses
reported computer failure today, but otherwise Leap Day has presented very
few problems for computers around the world, in what may well be called the
final chapter in the Y2K crisis that never was. …Adolf Eichmann, overseer
of Nazi death camps, described the Holocaust as the biggest crime in
history, but portrayed himself as only a small bit-player who had no choice
but to follow orders, according to prison memoirs released Tuesday by
Israel. Eichmann, a Nazi official who historians say played a key role in
the killing of 6 million Jews, wrote the 1,300-page manuscript in the
months leading up to his 1962 execution in Israel. …Tennessee lawmakers
are planning to come up with a definition of breakfast in order to settle a
dispute over placement on roadside signs advertising food stops. Two
McDonald’s owners claim they were bumped off the signs , which give
preference to restaurants serving three meals a day, by an unnamed pizza
restaurant that was serving coffee and donuts to its cleaning crew to
qualify. Senator Jerry Cooper and Rep. John White agreed to sponsor
legislation defining breakfast as the first meal of the day, usually taken
in the morning. It must include coffee, juice and items from at least two
of three categories: eggs, “breakfast meat” and “breakfast bread.” On this
day forty years ago, Hugh Hefner opened his first Playboy Club, in Chicago,


2) Campus events

“Gardens of England” by Jeff Jabco
Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

“Curriculum 2001: Preliminary Overview of the ACM and IEEE-CS Curriculum
Standards for Computer Science Education Worldwide”
by Eric Roberts, Lang Visiting Scholar
Sproul 300, 12:00 p.m.

“Population Growth and the Environment” by Peter H. Kostmayer
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 5:30 p.m.

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

Lodge Five, 9:00 p.m.

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

Poverty Outlaw Film Showing and Discussion
Kohlberg 115, 9:00 p.m.

Tango Class
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

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

Bios Club Movie Night
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Darryl Strawberry was suspended for one year by Baseball Commissioner Bud
Selig Monday, a month after testing positive for cocaine. This is
Strawberry’s third cocaine-related suspension, and it is unknown if the
37-year old outfielder will attempt yet another comeback. …Alonzo
Mourning sat out with a sprained ankle, but the Miami Heat didn’t need him,
beating the Knicks 85-76 to take control of the Atlantic Division. Clarence
Weatherspoon filled the void with 14 points and 12 rebounds. …Hockey star
Pavel Bure has popped the question to tennis star Anna Kournikova, and she
accepted. Bure, 28 and Kournikova, 18 have not announced a wedding date.
They are neighbors in a trendy south Miami Beach apartment.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.

Quote of the day: “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” – Warren Zevon


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