Wednesday, May 3, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, May 3, 2000
Volume 4, Number 127


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s tennis defeats Bloomsburg

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny. High around 70.
    No day but today…

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 50.
    Tonight, tonight, the world is full of light, with suns and moons all
over the place…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 70s.
    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re only a day away…
    (Editor’s note: the Daily Gazette is stressed and tired, and thus
made the dubious choice to put lyrics from musicals in the weather. We


1) World news roundup

Muslim extremists holding 21 hostages in the southern Philippines told
local radio Wednesday that two hostages died during a battle between
rebels and government forces. A provincial governor in the southern
Philippines said on Wednesday that all foreign hostages held by Islamic
rebels in the area were alive and reports that two had died were
untrue. …Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that it will ask for more time
to prepare a detailed defense against the U.S. government’s proposal to
break up the software giant to curb its monopoly in computer operating
systems. …Rebels took 12 U.N. workers hostage as the West African
intervention force that defended the government during eight years of
bloody civil war completed its pullout of Sierra Leone, U.N. officials
said Tuesday. Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the
seizure…Inadequate wiring of logs and weak oversight of the
building of a “complex and dangerous structure” were factors to blame for
the deadly bonfire collapse at Texas A&M University last fall, an
investigation commission said yesterday. .


2) Campus events

“Spring Gardening Basics” by Alexandra Baskinski
Scott Arboretum Office, 1:00 p.m.

Mystery Science Theater 3000
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Poetry Workshop Reading
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie: Mazes and Monsters
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s tennis defeats Bloomsburg

The men’s tennis team took out Bloomsburg 4-3 yesterday. Victorious for
the Garnet were Pete Schilla ’01, John Leary ’00, Jayson Yost ’03, and
Justin Singer ’03. The team is now 8-6 on the season.


2) World news roundup

Sporting newly bleached hair and a healed broken ankle, Jason Kidd was the
spark that burned the Spurs. In his first game since March 22, Kidd led
the Suns past the Spurs 89-78 Tuesday night. …With a new elbow, and  
pitching in a major league game for the first time in almost 19 months,
Kerry Wood gave up just one run — a homer — and three hits in six
innings Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros
11-1. …Tiger Woods went on strike yesterday,  joining the walkout by TV
and radio commercial actors refusing to film an ad for Nike. …Finland’s
name was added to a growing list of upsets at the ice hockey world
championships on Tuesday when Christoph Brandner scored with just 47
seconds to play to give Austria a 3-3 tie.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.


Quote of the day:
“Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live
in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.” — Fran Liebowitz


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