Tuesday, March 28, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Volume 4, Number 101


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Golf wins, wins, ties

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy, rainy, windy, possible thunderstorm. Highs 55-60.
    Well, so much for that nice weather.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows near 40.
    Sheesh, it’s not even April yet.

Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy. Highs near 55.
    Some lamb, this March.


1) World news roundup

Iran stands as the chief obstacle to a consensus that could provide some
gasoline price relief to consumers. OPEC oil ministers failed to reach an
agreement Monday on how much crude oil to add to global supplies.
…Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin outlined his role to his people
Monday, admitting that he has no swift, easy answers to the problems of
poverty and corruption that are sweeping the country. …A San Francisco
Superior Court ordered Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds to each pay $10
million in punitive damages to a dying ex-smoker. The verdict marks the
first time the tobacco industry has lost to someone who started smoking
after 1969, when warning labels began being placed on cigarette packs.
…Alex Comfort, the British poet, nuclear disarmament campaigner, and
author of “The Joy of Sex” died Sunday night in Oxfordshire. He was 80.
…The Census Bureau is taking steps to ensure an accurate count of
America’s homeless population. Surveyors will visit homeless shelters and
soup kitchens accross the nation in an effort to account for as many people
as possible. …Scientists claim to have found the “weight gain gene.” By
creating strains of mice that can feed on a high-fat diet without gaining
weight, the New York scientists hope they have isolated the gene
responsible for obesity in humans. The gene, called HMGIC, apparently helps
mice make more cells to store fat when they have been eating a fatty diet.
…Physicists at Long Island’s Brookhaven National Laboratory soon hope to
recreate the first events of the creation of the universe. They have built
an atomic time machine that will strip gold atoms of their electrons and
accelerate them to 99.995 percent of the speed of light. Then it will smash
pairs of the atoms together with such force that the collisions will
generate temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the sun.


2) Campus events

Admissions Post Card Campaign
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 a.m.

“What is Cognitive Science?”
by Professors Frank Durgin, Psychology, Lisa Meeden, Computer Science, and
Kathy Siwicki, Biology
Scheuer Room, 12:40 p.m.

Mock Trial Event
Kohlberg 226, 4:00 p.m.

Physics Colloquium by Karen Bergman, Princeton University
Dupont 190, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Panel on the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Iraq and the Effects of US/UN
with Waffaa Bilal, Iraqui Refugee and Advocate, and Erik Gustafson,
Director of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture by Dr. Ruth Westheimer
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Lodge Five, 9:00 p.m.

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

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



1) Golf wins, wins, ties

A team score of 354 was good enough to defeat Beaver College and tie
Philadelphia University Monday at Rolling Green. Another win over no-show
USP helped raise the team’s record to 3-2-1. The team is undefeated since
spring break. Scoring for the Garnet were Matt Kaufman ’01 (82), James
Dolan ’02 (87), Ben Wiles ’03 (89) and Nick Loiacano ’03 (96).


2) World sports roundup

Hal Sutton held off a surging Tiger Woods to win the Player’s Championship
at Sawgrass CC. Finishing their rain-delayed round early Monday morning,
Sutton finished one stroke ahead of Woods. …The women’s NCAA Final Four
is nearly set. Tennessee earned its 12th trip with a 57-44 win over Texas
Tech. UConn also advanced to Philadelphia, where the championship games
will be played. Hometown hopefuls Penn State also stayed alive. The final
spot is up for grabs, as the Georgia/Rutgers results were unavailable at
press time. …The Philadelphia Flyers permanently stripped Eric Lindros of
his status as team captain. Lindros was limited to just 55 games this
season with a myriad of injuries ranging from back strains to concussions.
…Both the Expos and the Braves denied reports that the teams were
planning to swap closers. The rumor mill reported that controversial lefty
John Rocker was to be shipped to Montreal in exchange for Ugueth Urbina,
who led the NL in saves last year.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball vs. Gwynedd Mercy, 3:15 p.m.
Softball vs. Beaver College, 4:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse at Washington, 4:00 p.m.

Women’s tennis at Johns Hopkins, 3:30 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Stevens Institute of Technology, 4:00 p.m.

Quote of the day: “It is not necesssary to understand things in order to
argue about them.” — Caron de Beaumarchais


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