Tuesday, March 21, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Volume 4, Number 96

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Golf team wins easily

2) Women’s rugby smites Delaware

3) Intramural scoreboard

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Breezy with likely rain. Highs in the low 40s.
    Is it too early to joke about housing?

Tonight: Cloudy with rain. Lows around 40.
    No, it’s not too early – there’s just nothing funy about it.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Highs near 50.
    Heh heh — I just typed “funy” and didn’t bother to correct it. Now
that’s funny.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

In the first major attack on Kashmir’s small Sikh community since
separatist Muslims launched their insurgency 10 years ago, gunmen rounded
up and killed 35 Sikh villagers in India’s disputed Kashmir state Monday.
Meanwhile, President Clinton began a visit to India. …The FBI reports
that a former Black Panther leader was captured in Alabama Monday when he
was spotted in a shed by federal marshals and began firing at them. He was
wanted in the fatal shooting of an Atlanta sheriff’s deputy. …Hillary
Clinton spoke out against the over-prescription of drugs such as Ritalin to
young children. She pointed out in a Washington address Monday that many of
the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are common to all children.
…According to a recent study, American men’s sperm counts haven’t changed
much in the last forty years. The study disputes past research suggesting
that bicycle seats, tight underwear and pollution might threaten sperm
counts. …Madonna announced Monday that she is pregnant with her second
child. This one was fathered by her current boyfriend, British film
director Guy Ritchie. …Speaking to a group of journalism students at the
University of Georgia, “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek compared his show to
Regis Philbin’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Noting that his questions
are harder, Trebek said, “Granted our money is nowhere comparable to those
other shows, but so what? People on our program aren’t there for the money;
they’re there for glory, to show off their intellectual prowess.” Trebek
also noted that Philbin as been on “Celebrity Jeopardy” twice, and finished
third both times.

*****

2) Campus events

“What is Cognitive Science?” by Frank Durgin, Lisa Meeden, and Kathy Siwicki
Scheuer Room, 12:00 p.m.

“Painting with Numbers: Herms and Altars on Athenian Vases”
by Richard Hamilton, Classics Department, Bryn Mawr
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

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

Dialogues
Lodge Five, 9:00 p.m.

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

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Golf team wins easily

USP failed to field a four-man team, forfeiting their contest with the
Garnet golf team Monday. The team posted a team score of 443, led by an 84
by Matt Kaufman ’01 and an 86 by James Dolan ’02. The team’s record is now 1-2.

*****

2) Women’s rugby smites Delaware

The women’s rugby team took to the road Saturday and defeated the
University of Delaware, 15-7. Scoring tries for Swat were Rhiana Swartz
’00, Meghan Brennan ’00, and Sarah Nusser ’02.

*****

3) Intramural scoreboard

SOFTBALL

Phi Psi 20
Colonel Choi’s Communist Commandos 1

Team Scrotar 12
Reservoir Dorks 4

No Code and Jalapenos, mutual forfeit

COMP BASKETBALL

Father by forfeit over Corso’s Crazies.

NON-COMP BASKETBALL

Donuts 45
PC and a BGM 18

The Crunge 46
Bonobos 38

Old Spice 52
Binky the Cone 47

Faculty 55
Mothersip 42

SOCCER

Faculty 1
Crapaud Smoke Yuh Pipe 1

Toothpaste 11
XSE 8

Busch League All-Stars and I20 mutual forfeit

*****

4) World sports roundup

Alonzo Mourning scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, outdeuling
Shaquille O’Neal’s 28 and 12, but the Lakers got the last laugh, defeating
the Miami 100-89 for their 22nd win in their last 23 games. …Top-ranked
Louisiana Tech just barely got by Vanderbilt 66-65 in the women’s NCAA
tournament, reaching the Sweet 16 in coach Leon Barmore’s final season.
Defending champ Purdue lost 76-74 to Oklahoma.

*****

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Baseball at Neumann, 3:15 p.m.
Women’s tennis vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse at Villa Julie, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

*****
Quote of the day: “Passive activity income does not include the following:
Income for an activity that is not a passive activity.” — IRS form 8583,
Passive Activity Loss Limitation

*****

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