Thursday, May 4, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Thursday, May 4, 2000
Volume 4, Number 128

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

3) Correction

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 70s.
    So primal scream was tonight…

Tonight: Cloudy. Low around 60.
    All of us stressed and tormented Swatties letting out our despair…

Tomorrow: Scattered thunderstorms. High in the low 80s.
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to help much–we’ll still be damn
stressed tomorrow. Happy exams, everyone!

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Sierra Leone’s rebel leader Foday Sankoh said on Wednesday that he will
release any U.N. peacekeepers and military observers held by his
group. U.N. officials said that seven peacekeepers have been killed and at
least 49 have been captured in clashes this week between rebel forces and
soldiers of the U.N. Mission in Sierra Leone. …Cardinal John O’Connor,
the spiritual leader of more than 2 million Roman Catholics in the New
York Archdiocese, died yesterday morning at the age of 80. He had been in
poor health since an operation to remove a brain tumor in August
1999. …Alaa Hussein, the Kuwaiti man who served as puppet prime minister
after Iraq invaded in 1990 was convicted of treason Wednesday and
sentenced to be hanged. …Federal agents faced the prospect
Wednesday of arresting bishops and a congressman who have joined
protesters occupying a Navy bombing range. A growing number of
prominent Americans–including Hillary Rodham Clinton–are voicing
support for the protesters on the Puerto Rican island of
Vieques. …Lawyers for the two Libyan men charged with the 1988 downing
of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, blamed Palestinian groups
for the bombing as the trial got under way Wednesday.

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2) Campus events

Cornell Lecture by Gordana Dasa Duhacek, Director of Belgrade Women’s
Studies Center
Scheuer Room, 3:00 p.m.

Physics Colloquium with Demetra Papadopoulou
Dupont 139, 4:30 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) World news roundup

Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves proved mortal yesterday,  giving up two
home runs as Los Angeles saddled the right-hander with a 6-4 loss, his
first of the season, to end the longest win streak in the National League
in 49 years. …Considered all but dead after two consecutive woeful
performances on the road, the Seattle SuperSonics are headed back to Utah
for a deciding Game 5 in their first-round playoff series with the
Jazz. …Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez was suspended for five games
Wednesday for hitting Roberto Alomar with a pitch after being warned not
to retaliate for a hit batsman. …Real Madrid avenged two group phase
defeats by Bayern Munich when they beat the Germans 2-0 in the first leg
of their Champions League semifinal tie at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
on Wednesday.

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2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

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3) Correction

Yesterday’s Gazette incorrectly reported on Tuesday’s men’s tennis match:
Jon Temin ’00, not John Leary ’00, was victorious. Temin battled back
from a first set loss to win the match in a tight third set, thereby
clinching the win for Swarthmore 4-3 against Division II Bloomsburg
University, whom the Bandits have not beaten in years. The Gazette
apologizes for the error.

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Quote of the day:
“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own
way.” — Robert Frost

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