Tuesday, April 18, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Volume 4, Number 116

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s rugby still undefeated

2) Ultimate frisbee teams attend Haverford Tourney

3) Intramural scoreboard

4) World sports roundup

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Rain. Highs in the 50s.
    Well, the good news is it doesn’t look like it’s gonna rain Sunday.

Tonight: Light rain. Lows near 40.
    Till then, well, it’s gonna be a little wet.

Tomorrow: Less rain – clearing in the afternoon. Highs around 60.
    Don’t bother wishing you were home – it’s raining there too.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Photographs of Area 51, the super-secret US Air Force test site in Nevada
that has long tantalized UFO and conspiracy buffs are being posted on the
Internet. The satelite images will be offered for free viewing by Aerial
Images, Inc. at www.terraserver.com. Viewing the photos is free, but
downloading will be at a cost of $8.95 per image. …On the 25th
anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen
said Monday an agreement may finally be at hand to set up a court to
prosecute the movement’s former leaders whose reign of terror killed 1.7
million people. …Ten years to the day after her death, Greta Garbo’s
personal letters were opened in Philadelphia. Despite the wishes of all
involved, the letters failed to give any evidence of a long-rumored lesbian
relationship with socialite Mercedes de Acosta. …Xiaohui Fan, a Princeton
grad student, discovered the oldest quasar ever viewed by humans. “Redshift
5.8 Quasar,” the red speck of dust in the constellation Sextans, is 12
billion light years from Earth. …Medical examiners determined that the
heart attack that killed a 14 year old boy outside his Michigan home a
month ago was likely caused by his 10 years of taking Ritalin for attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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2) Campus events

“AfroLatino Societies” by Victor Vega, Middlesex College
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

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

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

Curriculum Committee Fireside Chat
Kohlberg Coffee Lounge, 8:00 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) Women’s rugby still undefeated

The Women’s Rugby team defeated Salisbury State 44-0 on Saturday to
continue their undefeated streak. Meghan Brennan ’00, Danielle D’Olivera
’00, Sarah Nusser ’02, Emily Wilkins ’01, Abigail Stewart-Tietelbaum ’01,
and Meredith Hegg ’00 all scored tries. Nusser and Rhiana Swartz ’00 each
hit a conversion kick. B-side finished tied 0-0 in a hard fought game. The
team will conclude their season and take on #2 in the nation Princeton next
Saturday.

*****

2) Ultimate frisbee teams attend Haverford Tourney

The men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee teams competed in Haverford’s Layout
Pigout Tournament over the weekend. The Earthworms went 3-4 for the
weekend, winning the ‘chumpionships.’ The Warmothers went 6-1, losing to
Tufts in the finals.

Men’s scores:
Swat 13 Bucknell 7
Penn 13 Swat 10
Tufts 13 Swat 9
Cornell 13 Swat 9
UMass 13 Swat 6
Swat 15 Penn State 13
Swat 13 Penn 8 (B-bracket finals (‘chumpionships’)

Women’s scores:
Swat 13 Amherst 1
Swat 13 UDel 2
Swat 13 Haverford 7
Swat 13 Harvard 3
Swat 6 Yale 1
Swat 13 Bucknell 5
Tufts 15 Swat 13 (Finals)

*****

3) Intramural scoreboard

NON-COMP BASKETBALL

Bonobos 29
Donuts 37

Old Spice 58
Faculty 46

Mothership 45
Binky the Cone 40

PCBGM 42
Crunge 49

COMP BASKETBALL

Father 60
Lewis 53

*****

4) World sports roundup

Milwaukee defeated Orlando 85-83 Monday to clinch the eighth and final
playoff spot in the Easten Conference. …Pittsburgh defeated Washington
4-3 to take a 3-0 lead in their first round playoff series. Meanwhile, the
Senators beat the Maple Leafs 4-3 to cut Toronto’s lead to 2-1 in the
series. …Elijah Lagat gave Kenya its 10th straight win in the Boston
Marathon Monday, winning in 2:09.47 in the closest finish in the race’s
104-year history. On the women’s side, Ethiopia’s Fatuma Roba failed in her
attempt to become the first ever winner of four straight titles, losing to
Catherine Ndereba, Kenya’s first female winner. …A UPenn student
apologized for posting a fabricated transcript of Mets manager Bobby
Valentine’s comments during a visit to the Wharton Business school last
week. The student said he never meant for his lies to be ingested and
repeated by the mass media.

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5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s tennis at College of New Jersey, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Men’s tennis vs. Bates, 3:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s tennis vs. Haverford, 3:30 p.m.

*****
Quote of the day: “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em,
‘Certainly, I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” — Theodore
Roosevelt

*****

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