Tuesday, April 4, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Volume 4, Number 106

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Golf team bounces back

2) Women’s tennis defeats Bryn Mawr

3) Intramural scoreboard

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Windy with rain and possible thunderstrorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
    So, what’s your number?

Tonight: Early evening showers. Lows near 40.
    Oh, that’s too bad – what are you gonna try for?

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
    [insert response here]? Don’t even think about it. Last year, [insert
nameless “friend” here] had [insert better lottery number] and all the
rooms in [insert dorm] were gone. Good luck.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

A U.S. Federal judge ruled Monday that the Microsoft Corporation violated
antitrust laws through the use of predatory and anticompetitive strategies
and kept “an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune.” Among
other things, Microsoft was found guilty of attempting to monopolize the
Web-browser software market, “making a deliberate and purposeful choice to
quell incipient competition,” and tying Internet Explorer to Windows
systems as “part of a larger campaign to quash innovation.” Microsoft said
it will appeal the decision. …As Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
breathes through a respirator while in a coma after suffering a stroke over
the weekend, speculation grew as to the severity of his illness, the
likelihood of his imminent death, and his possible replacement. …NATO
troops arrested Momcilo Krajisnik, a Serbian leader in the Bosnian war, on
charges of war crimes, including genocide.

*****

2) Campus events

Butler University Institute for Study Abroad
Sharples First Floor Lounge, 12:00 p.m.

“Politics of IMF / World Bank”
by Devesh Kapur, Harvard
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

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

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

Economics Department Lecture by Dr. Patrick A. Driessen
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Open SAO Talk: Family History
IC Big Room, 9:00 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 bounces back

The men’s golf team rebounded from its three losses Friday to post their
lowest score of the season (333) in defeating Cabrini (354) and Albright
(359). Matt Kaufman ’01 shot a 77 to lead the Garnet, followed by James
Dolan ’02 with a 78. Ben Wiles ’03 (82) and Jeff Heckelman ’02 (96) rounded
out the scoring for Swarthmore, which improved to 5-5-1 on the season.

*****

2) Women’s tennis defeats Bryn Mawr

The final score was 8-1 as the Garnet brought their record to 4-4, 1-1 on
the year. In singles action, Jen Pao ’01, Laura Swerdlow ’02, Fran Simonds
’02,  Jamie Flather ’00, and Katherine Boll ’03 won their matches. The
doubles teams of Pao/Swerdlow, Simonds/Tanya Chotibut ’03 and Brown/Kim Tu
’02 were victorious.

*****

3) Intramural scoreboard

NON-COMP B-BALL
Donuts 52
Bonobos 44

Faculty 52
PC and a BGM 41

The Crunge 54
Old Spice 52

Mothership 52
Binky the Cone 29

SOFTBALL

Jalapenos 11
Phi Psi 25

Colonel Choi 14
Reservoir Dorks 28

*****

3) World sports roundup

After spraining his ankle in the second half, Michigan State senior point
guard Mateen Cleaves returned to the game to finish off an 18-point
performance that helped lead the Spartans to an 89-76 victory over Florida
in the NCAA championship game. …The major league baseball season started
(in America) on Monday, as rain washed out Ken Griffey Jr’s debut with
Cincinnati. Mark McGwire didn’t play because of a bruised back, but his
replacement at first base, Craig Paquette, acted his part, hitting two home
runs to lead the Cardinals to victory.

*****

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Softball hosts Ursinus, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse at Ursinus, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Women’s tennis at Gettysburg, 3:30 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they
lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be.” — Rita Rudner

*****

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