Thursday, April 20, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 20, 2000
Volume 4, Number 118


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s tennis has tough loss

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 60s.
    For the record, I would like to state the the sun was shining

Tonight: Rain. Low in the mid 40s.
    Which made me astoundingly happy…

Tomorrow: More rain. High around 60.
    And prevented me from doing any of my work. But I don’t care. Not  
one bit.


1) World news roundup

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco will test-market a reduced-smoke cigarette with
advertising that for the first time claims it is safer than other
cigarettes. The  new Eclipse brand, which heats instead of burns the
tobacco, lowers smokers’ risk of cancer, chronic bronchitis and possibly
emphysema, according to the company’s testing. …Rain hampered rescuers’
efforts to  recover bodies from the smoldering remains of the Air
Philippines Boeing 737-200 which crashed Wednesday, killing all 131
people aboard. Officials are hoping to recover all the bodies by this
afternoon. …A federal appeals panel ordered yesterday that Elian
Gonzalez must remain in the United States until the court decides whether
he should get an asylum hearing, chastising the government for ignoring
the wishes of a 6-year-old boy. The order does not prevent the Justice
Department from reuniting the boy with his Cuban father in the United
States. …Italian Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema resigned Wednesday,
raising the possibility of early elections if no agreement is reached on a
replacement. …A bill that would create the closest thing in America to
gay marriage won final approval in Vermont’s state Senate yesterday. The
bill now returns to the House for consideration of changes to the
House-approved version.  The 19-11 vote mirrored preliminary approval that
was given to the bill on Tuesday.


2) Campus events

“Climate Change and Deep Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Challenge” by Don
Brown, Director of the PA State Department of Environmental Protection
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

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

“School and Community Literacies and Numeracies” by Brian Street, Kings
College and London University
Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

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

Mertz Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting with Sarah Fourgione from the Kensington
Welfare Rights Union
CRC, 9:00 p.m.

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

All-Campus Earth Day Study Break
Parrish Parlors, 10:00 p.m.



1) Women’s tennis defeats  Haverford

The women’s tennis team beat Haverford 7-2 yesterday, finishing its
regular season 9-5 overall, and 9-1 in the Centennial Conference. The team
is now in the running for first place in the conference. Doubles winners
were at Jen Pao ’01/Laura Swerdlow ’02 at #1 (8-6) and Kim Tu ’02/Laura
Brown ’00 at #3 (8-3). The team won all but one singles match.


2) Women’s lax kills Muhlenberg 16-5

The women’s lacrosse team had a resounding 16-5 win over Muhlenberg
yesterday. Katie Tarr led with five goals and one assist, followed by
Mavis Biss with three goals and one assist. Erika Williams and Julie
Finnegan both had two goals and one assist. The team is now 8-5 overall,
3-3 in the conference.


3) Men’s lacrosse falls to Washington

The men’s lacrosse team lost to Washington 20-12 yesterday. John Murphy
had four goals, followed by Patrick Friel with three and Blake Atkins with
two goals and one assist. The team’s record falls to 7-4 overall, 1-3 in
the conference.


4) Baseball suffers loss in 10th inning

The baseball team lost 10-8 to Washington yesterday in 10 innings. Scott
Kushner went four for six with two runs scored, and Carlo Fitti went three
for five with a double. The team is now 6-13, 2-6.


5) World sports roundup

Four months after rupturing a knee tendon, Charles Barkley ended a
remarkable 16-year career on his terms Wednesday night in
Houston, playing six minutes and scoring the final two of his 23,757
points in the Rockets’ 96-92 loss to Vancouver. …In NHL action, the
Capitals finally won one against the Pittsburgh Penguins to stave off
elimination with a 3-2 home win. In San Jose, the Sharks continue to bite
the Blues, with a win that left the Presidents’ Trophy winners one game
from playoff purgatory. …In NBA play,  David Robinson scored six points
in overtime and the Spurs overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to
beat the Los Angeles Lakers 103-98 on Wednesday night to gain home-court
advantage in the first round of the playoffs.


6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Softball at Cabrini, 4:00 p.m.

Golf at Centennial Conference Championships, 12:00 p.m.
Baseball at Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Centennial Conference Tournament at F&M


Quote of the day:
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make
my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” — Voltaire


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