Friday, March 24, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, March 24, 2000
Volume 4, Number 99

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:  Mostly sunny. Highs near 70. Light wind.
    So how about dinner last night?

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the low 40s
    I say we employ Student Council as permanent Sharples employees.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s
    I mean, you gotta love the Ben and Jerry’s…

Sunday:  Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 60s
    …And the sight of all the SC guys vying to operate the grill.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Pope John Paul II paid homage today to the millions of Jews murdered by the
Nazis, telling an audience which included death camp survivors that a
lasting memory of the Jewish people’s agony must “ensure that never again
will evil prevail.” He stopped short of an actual apology, however….  The
fruit fly, which has taught scientists volumes about genes, heredity and
humanity’s place in the natural world, yielded its biggest secret yesterday,
when 230 researchers from eight countries reported that they unraveled its
entire genetic map.  The discovery of new genes within the fly may make it
an ideal organism for understanding cancer and other diseases in people….  
Leftist Mexican presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas said he will not
step aside for the leading opposition contender–an act that would have
unified the opposition in July presidential elections–because that would be
sacrificing Mexico to “fascism.”…. Australian officials accused the
National Rifle Association of misrepresenting the country’s crime statistics
and demanded that the group pull a video on Australian gun crimes off its
Web site.  The video, presented as a television news story, claims that
Australia’s gun reform laws backfired and says gun-related crime rates rose
after the country banned semiautomatic rifles, semiautomatic shotguns and
pump-action shotguns.  However, Australia’s gun-related homicide rate was
0.28 per 100,000 people in 1998, compared with 4 per 100,000 in the
United States, Williams said. The NRA has refused to comment.

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2) Campus events

Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Information Session
Kohlberg 334, 2:00 p.m.

Seminar: “The Bermuda Project: Designing a Computing Curriculum”
Sproul 300, 4:00 p.m.

Neurobiology Candidate Talk
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Lecture: “My Three American Books: Red Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, and The
Republic of Wine” by Mo Yan
McCabe Lobby, 4:15 p.m.

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

Film Showing: “Basic Instinct”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

International Club Movie Night: “Il Postino”
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: “Songs of the Harp” by Eva Allan
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

“Damn Yankees”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Cinema, 8:00 p.m.

Keynote Address to Aid in Africa Symposium: “The Future of Aid to Africa” by
Carol Lancaster
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

SASA Cultural Show
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Pre-Sager Film series: “Chocolate Babies”
Kohlberg 115, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Origami Workshop
WRC, 2:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Army of Darkness”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Pre-Sager Film Series: “It’s Different for Girls”
Kohlberg 115, 8:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

“Damn Yankees”
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Tour of the Scott Arboretum: “Welcome to Spring” guided by Beth Deveney
Scott Arboretum Office, 10:00 a.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore College Chamber Choir
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

*****

2) This weekend’s contests

FRIDAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

SATURDAY
Track and field Swarthmore Invitational, 11:00 a.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Kings College, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis vs. Ursinus, 1:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

*****

Quote of the day: “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People
are either charming or tedious.” –Oscar Wilde

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