Thursday, April 13, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 13, 2000
Volume 4, Number 113


1) Class of 2003’s housing lottery early results

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Men’s lacrosse falls to F&M

2) Intramural basketball scores

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny. High in the mid 50s.
    Be prepared for some bad luck today, folks…

Tonight: Cloudy. Lows around 40.
    It’s Thursday the 13th.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High near 60.
    Man, I’m tired.


1) Class of 2003’s housing lottery early results

The freshman housing lottery took place yesterday, with interesting
results. The best number in the class of ’03 took the last remaining
double in Mertz.  The last sophomore to pick a room got a single.  Dean
of Residential Life Myrt Westphal commented that “…few roommates got
ditched for singles. Some people were even afraid of getting forced
into a single.” There is no  waiting list for singles for juniors this
year, the first time in several  years, while the waiting list for
sophomores wanting doubles hovers around  40.  There are more men on the
waiting list than women, a change from the past couple of years.  Rooms
are now frozen to room changes until May 1.



2) World news roundup

South Carolina state senators on Wednesday approved a bill to remove the
Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse dome. This is the first flag
bill this session to reach the floor in either chamber. …Attorney
General Janet Reno failed to persuade Elian Gonzalez’s Miami relatives to
fly to Washington with her and bring the boy to his father late
yesterday. Talks would continue between Reno and lawyers from both sides
either late last night or early today. …Peru’s President Alberto
Fujimori has been forced into a runoff with challenger Alejandro Toledo,
falling short of a majority in balloting marred by accusations of
fraud. The official announcement of the runoff is not expected for 24
hours as the National Elections Board has to count the votes of Peruvians
living overseas. …An overloaded wooden Philippine ferry boat headed for
Malaysia capsized Wednesday night, killing at least 56 people with more
than 100 others were missing and feared dead, officials said. …A civil
court jury unanimously declined to clear the name of the late
Dr. Sam Sheppard, who went to prison for 10 years for the 1954 slaying of
his wife Marilyn but was acquitted at a retrial in 1966 after the
U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction on constitutional
grounds. Sheppard’s story was the basis for the TV series and movie “The


2) Campus events

Chemistry Colloquium
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

English Country Dance Class
Troy Dance Studio, 6:05 p.m.

Preference Groups Summer Housing Lottery
Parrish Parlor West, 7:00 p.m.

Nikky Finney Poetry Judging
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

“Ebola: The Plague Fighters”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Mertz Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

General Summer Housing Lottery
Parrish Parlor West, 8:00 p.m.

Latin Night
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.



1) Men’s lacrosse falls to F&M

The men’s lacrosse team lost 12-2 to Franklin & Marshall
yesterday. Swarthmore was scoreless for the first three quarters, until
Greg Nelson ’02 scored in the fourth quarter. Darren Wood ’01 scored the
other goal. Goalie Sig Rydquist ’00 turned away 14 shots. The team is now
6-3 overall, 0-2 in the conference.


2) IM basketball scores


Old Spice      37
Crunge         29

Bonobos        42
Binky the Cone 46 OT

Binky          38
Faculty        46

Faculty        68
PC and BGM     36

Mothership     24
Donuts         29


Father         63
Young Bucks    58

Lewis          61
Corso          60


3) World sports roundup

The Baltimore Ravens traded first-round draft picks with the Denver
Broncos on Wednesday, acquiring Denver’s No. 10 overall
selection for their No. 15 pick. The deal also gives Denver the Ravens’
second-round pick, the 45th overall selection. …The New York Yankees
opened the home portion of the 2000 season in familiar
fashion, with Mel Stottlemyre in the dugout and an 8-6 win over
the Texas Rangers. …Police investigating the double murder in which
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been charged have been unable to
lift fingerprints from a knife found at the scene, The Baltimore Sun
reported Wednesday.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

No contests scheduled for today.

Baseball at Franklin & Marshall, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Western Maryland, 3:30 p.m.
Golf at Moravian Invitational, 1:00 p.m.


Quote of the day:
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other
bastard die for his.” — General George Patton


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