Thursday, September 7, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, September 7, 2000
Volume 5, Number 1


1) Alleged McCabe coffee bar just a coffee pot for now
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events


1) Field hockey victorious
2) Soccer drops contest
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Welcome to the start of the Daily Gazette’s 8th semester.

Tonight: Clear. Lows around 50.
Do you realize this means there are no students left who were here when it started?

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs in the low 80s.
Whew, no more emails about “the good old days.”


1) Alleged McCabe coffee bar just a coffee pot for now

We all heard the rumors:

“They’re putting a coffee bar in McCabe!”

“Yeah, now we’ll have no reason to leave.”

“At least there’ll be new carpet.”

Alas, it was not to be. Yes, there is coffee in the newly renovated McCabe Library, but as yet it is merely in the form of a pot sitting demurely in a corner of the second floor.

According to the @ newsletter, “the new current periodicals lounge will also have a small coffee bar, which will help the library to transition from a building which houses books to a social and information center where discourse among students can flourish.” So a coffee bar is in the works, but so far no timetable has been given for its completion.

Aside from caffeine, a number of changes were made to our main library this summer. Most notable from the front entrance is the absence of steps, as a ramp guides your ascent into the library. The overnight drop box is still outside, but once inside the slot for regular books and videos is right when you walk in at the end of the reception desk. Honors reserves are now on the newly carpeted second floor as well, and all the public computers have been consolidated into one larger area by the old reference section. 
Finally, “the Pit,” that central lounge area with the dank lighting and the puffy black chairs has been raised and illuminated. In the future, this area will also be home to the aforementioned coffee bar. All the renovations served to “make McCabe homier, more lit up, and more open,” according to receptionist Ben Criscuolo. “They knocked a few walls out, so everything’s a little bit friendlier now.”

– Jeff Heckelman

2) World news roundup

About 150 world leaders – the greatest assembly of presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and other rulers in history gathered at the United Nations Wednesday as the world laid out its hopes for the third millennium. President Clinton implored his colleagues to help bring peace to the Middle East, while Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an international conference to outlaw the militarization of space. Finally, they listened to Cuban President Fidel Castro decry the poverty that he says afflicts 80 percent of the world’s 6 billion people and accuse three dozen wealthy nations – especially the United States – of using their power “to make us poorer, more exploited and more dependent.”

Lawmakers began calling for tighter regulation of the auto and tire industries, as documents were released today providing additional evidence that Bridgestone/Firestone and possibly Ford knew about a pattern of tire failures long before the recall was announced this August.

Five New York teenagers were under arrest yesterday after a Chinese food delivery man was bludgeoned to death late Friday night in an attempt to get a free meal.

A federal judge said must pay $25,000 for each of the Universal compact discs included in its service, an amount that will most likely cripple the company.

3) Campus events

GWAA Meeting, Volunteer Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:00 a.m.

SWIL Movie: Star Wars
Kohlberg 115, 5:30 p.m.

Art Department Lecture by Gregory Crane
LPAC Cinema, 6:00 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Budget Committee Information Session
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.


1) Field hockey victorious

The field hockey defeated the College of Notre Dame (MD) on Wednesday by the score of 3-0. Kim Cariello ’02, Ingrid Kaszas ’03, and Alison Gaffney ’02 scored the goals for the Garnet, as they outshot their opponents 32-0. The team improved its record to 2-0 on the season. Next up is their Centennial Conference season opener as they host Gettysburg this Saturday.

2) Soccer drops contest

The women’s soccer team travelled to Widener Wednesday but came home with a loss, as they dropped the contest 4-1. After a scoreless first half, Widener came out of the gate storming, and racked up four goals over the course of 25 furious minutes. E.B. Fortier ’03 scored the lone Garnet goal off an Emily Rhoades ’04 assist. The team’s record dropped to 1-1 on the season.

3) World sports roundup

There will be no all-Williams sisters final at the U.S. Open this year. Lindsay Davenport defeated Serena Williams ni a 6-4, 6-2 drubbing that assured the American a spot in the semifinals. On the men’s side, Pete Sampras rallied to defeat Richard Kraijeck in four sets to reach the semis. …Scott Sheldon of the Texas Rangers became only the third major leaguer in history to play all nine positions in a game. He entered Wednesday’s game against Chicago in the fourth inning as a catcher, and left in the eighth from third base. In between, he did it all, including pitching a third of an inning and even recording a strikeout.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today


There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow


“We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?” – Niels Bohr


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