Thursday, April 27, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 27, 2000
Volume 4, Number 122

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Softball has dramatic win in doubleheader

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers. High around 60.
    Calendars are both good and evil.

Tonight: Showers. Lows in the upper 40s.
    They remind you of all the things you have to do, so you don’t
forget.

Tomorrow: Scattered showers. High in the low 60s.
    And they remind you of all the things you have to do that you already
forgot about.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The gun industry on Wednesday sued Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo, two
state attorneys general and 19 municipal officials, alleging they violated
the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by trying to force gun makers
to adopt a safe-weapons “code of conduct” or risk losing business and that
the officials overstepped their authority in trying to regulate the
industry through the code, while only Congress has that power. …To the
horror of the Columbine victims’ families, law enforcement authorities
released a video Wednesday that contained footage from the shooting, some
of which was set eerily to a pop music soundtrack. …Lebanon’s prime
minister said yesterday that international peacekeepers will help maintain
stability in border areas to be vacated by Israel.  The statement came
as one of many efforts to smooth Israel’s planned withdrawal by July
from a border zone it has occupied in southern Lebanon since 1978. …A
telescope lofted by balloon over Antarctica has captured the most detailed
snapshot ever of the early universe, revealing an underlying cosmic
geometry and structures that predate the oldest stars and galaxies. The
sensitive telescope measured minute variations in the cosmic microwave
background radiation, a faint glow that fills the sky in all directions
and is believed to be the fading remnants of the Big Bang 12 billion to 15
billion years ago.

*****

2) Campus events

“Birds and Men: Recent Sculpture” Faculty Lecture by Brian Meunier,
Associate Professor of Art
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

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

Music 12 in Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Physics Senior Presentations: “Holography” by Tim Handley and “Molecular
Aggregation in Two Systems” by Thalia Mills
Martin 213, 4:30 p.m.

“The Contemporary Relevance of the Buddha’s Teaching” by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30  p.m.

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

Dialogues
Mertz Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Softball has dramatic win in doubleheader

In a doubleheader against Gettysburg yesterday, the softball team lost the
first game 15-1 but came back to win the nightcap with a dramatic 4-3
victory. With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th
inning, Portia Kelly ’01 hit a double to center field for the game-winning
run. Kelly went 1 for 2 with three RBIs, Pamela Lavallee ’03 went 2 for 3
with a run scored, and Deirdre Downey ’01 went 2 for 3 with an RBI. The
softball team’s record is now 4-21 overall, 2-12 in the conference.

*****

2) World sports roundup

Pitcher Rick Ankiel, Jim Edmonds and Fernando Tatis connected Wednesday
night as the St. Louis Cardinals set a major-league record with 50 home
runs in April. They have four games left this month to chase the record
for homers in any month, 58 by the 1987 Baltimore Orioles. …The season
is over for Grant Hill. Doctors said Wednesday that Hill has a fractured
left ankle that will need eight weeks to heal. That means the Pistons’
leading scorer will have to sit out the rest of the NBA playoffs. …The
New Jersey Nets began what is expected to be a major housecleaning by
firing coach Don Casey on Wednesday.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s lacrosse at Haverford, 4:30 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts Bloomsburg, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s track at Penn Relays

TOMORROW
Baseball hosts Ursinus, 3:30 p.m.
Men’s track at Penn Relays

*****

Quote of the day:
“I like the moment when I break a man’s ego.” — Bobby Fischer

*****

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