Monday, April 17, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, April 17, 2000
Volume 4, Number 115

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) College Bowl teams successful at Yale

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Baseball wins tight one

2) Men’s lax rebounds

3) Women’s tennis continues winning ways

4) Women’s lax wins close contest

5) Men’s tennis victorious

6) Golf update

7) World sports roundup

8) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: 70% chance of rain in the early afternoon. Highs near 50.
    OK, there’s no way of getting around this one…

Tonight: Rain, heavy at times. Lows around 40.
    It’s gonna rain through Friday – seriously.

Tomorrow: More and more rain. Highs in the 50s.
    Apparently the gods know we have papers to write.

NEWS REPORT

1) College Bowl teams successful at Yale

The Swarthmore College Bowl teams placed first and second at the Yale
tournament this weekend. Swarthmore A (Peter Austin ’02, Rebecca Paul ’02,
Mark Romanowsky ’03) placed first, with a 7-1 mark, including two victories
in which the other team ended with a score below zero (one 465 to -10
against Brandeis, the other 135 to -15 against Dartmouth) and two other
victories against Swarthmore B (Arcadia Falcone ’02, Dan Fairchild ’03, Ben
Schak ’03, Jonah Volk ’03).

Swarthmore B ended the day in second place, with a 6-2 record, and losses
only to the other Swarthmore team. For their part, they won one game 230-0,
keeping the team from Yeshiva University scoreless.

In addition to this team effort, two of the top scorers were from
Swarthmore. Falcone averaged 25 points per game to be the fourth highest
scorer, while Austin averaged 83 points per game to gain top prize, with a
higher average score than the second and third place scorers combined.

*****

2) World news roundup

Demonstrators plan to disrupt Washington today with protests aimed at world
finance conferences that went on despite them over the weekend. …Russian
President Vladimir Putin began his first official visit to the West eager
to forge closer ties with Europe while presenting himself as a reformist
leader who can bring stability to the world’s largest nation. …
Federal law enforcers are searching for a laptop computer loaded with
top-secret information, while the FBI tries to determine if it was stolen
or merely misplaced. …As the first anniversary of the shooting at
Columbine High School looms, President Clinton wrote a brief article in
“Time for Kids” magazine, saying, “The debate about reducing gun violence
isn’t about politics. It’s about saving lives.” …A San Jose State College
student won $10 million in the “iWon.com Annual $10 Million Giveaway.” The
student, Lee Truong, said he plans on using the money, of which the IRS
automatically gets $3.5 million, to buy his parents a house. …California
officials are investigating a program that would recycle toilet water into
tap water in the hopes of improving their water shortage problem.
Investigators are thrilled. Residents are revolted.

*****

3) Campus events

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Faculty Lecture by Anastasia Posadskaya-Vanderbeck, Cornell Visiting Professor
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Pitzer External Studies Informational Session for Prospective Study
Abroad Students
Pearson 113, 4:15 p.m.  

“Changing the Climate for Lesbian and Gay High School Students”
by Kevin Jennings, Executive Director of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education
Network
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie: Iron Giant
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Baseball wins tight one

The baseball team won a squeaker 7-6 against Franklin & Marshall to bring
their record to 6-12, 2-5 on the season. A squeeze bunt by Joe Corso ’02
that scored John Bartner ’02 in the top of the ninth provided the winning
run. Corso went 2-3 with 2 rbi on the day. Brian Lopez ’00 was also 2-3,
scoring twice. Steve Farneth ’00 got the save after pitching a scoreless
ninth, while Carlo Fitti ’00 got the win in relief of starter Jay Schembs ’01.

*****

2) Men’s lax rebounds

The men’s lacrosse team defeated Dickinson 17-6, regaining their early
season form and bringing their record to 7-3, 1-2. Than Court ’03 led the
way with a career-high six goals. John Murphy ’03 added three goals and
three assists, while Patrick Friel ’03 chipped in three goals and an
assist. The Garnet clinched its first winning season since 1985.

*****

3) Women’s tennis continues winning ways

The women’s tennis team defeated Western Maryland on Friday 6-3, assuring
the team of at least a tie for second place in the conference. Swat won one
doubles point at #3 (Kim Tu ’02 and Laura Brown ’00). Singles winners were
#1 Jen Pao ’01, #3 Fran Simonds ’02, #4 Tanya Chodibut ’03, #5 Jamie
Flather ’00, and #6 Laura Brown ’00.

*****

4) Women’s lax wins close contest

Continuing the theme of Garnet victories this weekend, the women’s lacrosse
team defeated Franklin & Marshall 12-11, to raise their record to 7-5, 2-3
on the season. Kristen English ’01 and Katie Tarr ’02 led the way with four
goals and one assist apiece. Kim Cariello ’02 added two goals while Mavis
Biss ’02 chipped in one. Erika Williams ’01 scored the winning goal with
2:41 left in the game. Jane Kendall ’00 recorded 20 saves in goal.

*****

5) Men’s tennis victorious

Defeating the College of New Jersey 4-3, the men’s tennis team raised their
record to 5-6 on the season.

*****

6) Golf update

The men’s golf team travelled to Allentown Friday to compete in the
Moravian Invitational. The team finished 17th out of 18 teams. Matt Kaufman
’01 shot an 81 to lead the Garnet. The team’s record is 10-5-1 on the season.

*****

7) World sports roundup

Penn State players went 1-2 in the NFL Draft this weekend. Cleveland took
defensive end Courtney Brown with the top pick, while Washington snatched
teammate linebacker Lavar Arrington. It was the first time since 1984 that
players from the same school were taken with the first two picks in the
draft. …Alex Rodriguez went 4-5 with three home runs and 7 runs batted in
as Seattle defeated Toronto 19-7. They had won 17-6 the previous day.
…Milwaukee and Orlando have identical records (40-40), are tied for the
eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and will meet
tonight in Orlando with only one game to follow for each. …Jeff Gordon
hadn’t won a NASCAR race since October, but that didn’t stop him at
Talledega Sunday, as he won the Diehard 500. …Davis Love III and Ernie
Els both faltered while Stewart Cink shot a 6-under 65 to win the MCI
Classic at Harbour Town Sunday.

*****

8) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Golf vs. Widener & Haverford, 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Gettysburg, 2:30 p.m.

TOMORROW
Women’s tennis at College of New Jersey, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “Boys should abstain from all use of wine until after
their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.” — Plato

*****

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