Friday, March 17, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, March 17, 2000
Volume 4, Number 93

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) 16 Feet to host 3rd annual Toe Jam

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s softball falls to Neumann

2) Baseball team falls to Lebanon Valley

3) World sports roundup

4) This weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:  Cloudy, with a chance of light rain. Becoming partly sunny in the
afternoon. Windy with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
    It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 25.
    Pretend that Parrish Beach is a rolling hill surrounding a small town in
Ireland…

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 50.
    Olde Club is the town’s pub…

Sunday:  Fair. Lows around 30 and highs in the upper 50s.
    And McCabe the local jail.

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NEWS REPORT

1) 16 Feet host 3rd annual Toe Jam

A capella may refer to singing in the absence of accompaniment. But
really, what’s the fun of performing without a few friends helping you out?
Thus, in this spirit of musical sharing, 16 Feet is proud to play host to a
number of fellow a capella groups this Saturday evening at Toe Jam III.
Kicking off at 7:30 PM from the Pearson-Hall Theatre in LPAC, the
concert will feature three talented troupes from other colleges, in addition
to the unique musical stylings of Swarthmore’s own Feet. These melodious
guests include the University of Illinois’s Xtension Cords, the Fleet Street
Singers of Stanford, and Tuft’s Amalgamates (which contrary to previously
published
information is co-ed).

With the vast array of talent lined up, a stellar turnout is all but
guaranteed. In fact, President of the Feet, David Ramirez ’01, notes that
at past Toe Jams, “performing groups have specifically noted the great
audience reaction. The concert is quickly gaining a reputation across the
country as being very high quality.”

Aside from the strong student response, another contributing factor to
the program’s success has been Hugh Weber, the group’s business manager, who
brought the outside ensembles to campus.

And of course, at the heart of any good Jam, there are the Feet
themselves, pushing the symphonic limits again and again.
So, without further adieu, put your hands together and take off your
socks, Toe Jam III is coming to a Foot near you.

– j.s.

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2) World news roundup

The Dow closed up 499.19 points yesterday, its biggest point gain ever….  
High-tech billionaire Michael Saylor will announce today that he has donated
$100 million as a down payment toward creating an free online university
that he says will offer an “Ivy League-quality” education to anyone in the
world….  U.S. troops in Kosovo yesterday raided command posts, staging
areas and arms caches of ethnic Albanian militias in what U.S. and NATO
officials described as the first military action against former allies who
now threaten the success of the Kosovo peacekeeping mission…..  Taiwan has
its second democratic election on Saturday.  Senior U.S. officials are
bracing for the possibility that the election of a new president could bring
a period of high tension with China and compel the United States to make
difficult choices….  Russia’s military leadership, still waging a
house-to-house fight against Chechen rebels in the southern mountains of the
separatist region, vowed today to capture or assassinate the rebel leaders,
while the government attempted to wipe them off the Russian airwaves as
well….  After decades of serving as a friendly neutral country that
bridged the East-West divide during the Cold War, Austria finds itself
suffering from a new pariah status as “the Cuba of Europe.” It has only been
a month after Austria accepted the presence of Joerg Haider’s far-right
Freedom Party in the government.  Celebrities as diverse as Prince Charles
and rock legend Lou Reed have renounced visits there, the vital tourism
industry has been hurt, and the country’s ministers are being shunned by
their European counterparts as if they were war criminals.  

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3) Campus events

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

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

Film Showing: “American History X”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

International Club Movie Night: “The Eighth Day” (Belgium)
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Open Rehearsal of Opera Excerpts
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Sager Film Series: “Woubi Cheri”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday

Alumni Folk Group Meeting and Jam
Kohlberg 115, 2:00 p.m.

Racing Writing: A Reading by Philadelphia Women Writers Lorene Cary, Farah
Griffin, and Lise Fundeburg
Scheuer Room, 2:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “The Best Man”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

The Steve Cohen Band in Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Sager Film Series: “Two Brides and a Scalpel”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday

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

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Women’s softball falls to Neumann

The women’s softball team hosted Neumann college on Thursday.  The Garnet
fell 6-4.  Stephanie Wojtkowski went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a trible,
also driving in two runs, scoring one, with two stolen bases and one walk.  
Amy White was 2 for 3 with two singles.  This leaves them 0-5 this season.

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2)  Baseball team falls to Lebanon Valley

The Garnet fell to the Flying Dutchmen 7 to 3 in a non-conference contest.  
Scott Kushner was 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.  Lane Oatey was 1
for 2 with a run scored, and Jay Schembs hit a double with a run scored.  
Pitcher Stever Farneth only allowed 7 hits in 4 innings of play.  This
leaves them at 3-6 this season.

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2) World sports roundup

March Madness has begun.  Gonzaga beat Louisiana 77-66 and Kentucky beat St.
Bonaventure 85-80 yesterday in the beginning of the men’s NCAA Tournament.  
The women’s tournament begins tonight.

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3) The weekend’s contests

FRIDAY
Baseball hosts Gwynedd Mercy, 3:15 p.m.

SATURDAY
Softball at Allentown for double header, 1:00 p.m.
Mens’ tennis vs. Kenyon in Atlanta, 10:00 a.m.
Women’s lacrosse at College of Notre Dame of MD, 1:00 p.m.
Indoor track at Franklin and Marshall

SUNDAY
Men’s tennis at Emory, 11:00 a.m.

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Quote of the day: “My hand can’t do this!  This is a Protestant hand!”
–Professor Turpin, attempting to demonstrate a Catholic gesture of blessing

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