Friday, May 5, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, May 5, 2000
Volume 4, Number 129

This is the last issue of the semester.  Thank you to all our subscribers;
we’ll be back in the fall.


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Partly sunny, windy, high in the mid 80s.
    Wow, can you believe this gorgeous weather?

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s.
    I can’t wait to go out on the Beach and lie out in the sun…

Saturday: Mostly sunny and continued warm. High in the mid 80s.
    Relax as sweet-smelling breezes waft past…

Sunday:  Fair. High in the mid to upper 80s.
    Oh wait.  I have an exam tomorrow.  McCabe, here I come.


1) World news roundup

The virus posing as a love letter–the same one Swatties were warned about
yesterday–has been wreaking havoc on people throughout the globe.The
self-replicating virus clogged and shut down computer networks from
Belgium’s banking system to Britain’s Parliament to the Pentagon to the IMF.
Sal Viveros, director of the McAfee anti-virus company, estimated that the
love-letter attack hit 80 percent of the computers in Sweden, 70 percent of
the computers in Germany and a third of the machines in England and had more
than twice the impact of last year’s “Melissa” virus, which also affected
computers worldwide….  President Bill Clinton can be seen mocking himself
in a humorous video created for the White House Correspondents’ Association
Dinner last Saturday, wherein he wanders an empty White House looking for
attention and affection.  President Clinton practices for his future
unemployment by mowing the lawn, washing his car, and making bag lunches for
Hillary.  The video can be viewed at….  


2) Campus events


Shabbat Services and Dinner

Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.


Orchestra 2001
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 3:00 p.m.


Guided Tour of the Scott Arboretum: The Arboretum in Bloom, by Allison Necaise
Scott Arboretum Office, 10:00 a.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.



1) World sports roundup

Last night 16 year old Bobby Convey, the youngest player in the professional
soccer league D.C. United, made his first start and played the entire game,
a 2-1 loss to the Columbus (Ohio) Crew…. Nike, one of the nation’s leaders
in outfitting college sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with
university and team logos, and its prominent chairman, Phil Knight, have
withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from the University of
Michigan, the University of Oregon and Brown University.  The move was seen
as retaliation against student-led groups that wants to impose tougher
standards concerning wages and working conditions in Nike’s overseas
factories, which some critics have called sweatshops….


2) The weekend’s contests

Outdoor Track and Field Centennial Conference Championship, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Track and Field Centennial Conference Championship, 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game, 1:30 p.m.

Outdoor Track and Field Centennial Conference Championship, 10:00 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.


Quote of the day: “One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the
examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a
deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I
found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an
entire year.” — Albert Einstein


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