Friday, September 8, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Friday, September 8, 2000
Volume 5, Number 2


1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup
2) This weekend’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
So, first “real” weekend since we’re back…

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s.
What are YOU gonna do?

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the low 80s.

Sunday: Mostly clear. Highs in the low 80s.
Yeah, I’ve got some reading to do, too.


Lunch: Fried shrimp, French fries, *Creole cabbage, broccoli, mushroom casserole, vegetable blend, corn
**Fajita bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, *Hawaiian beans, Italian green beans, baby lima beans
**Caesar bar


1) World news roundup

After a summer of high gasoline prices and the prospect of large home heating bills this winter, the rising prices have reinvigorated a fight over energy policy in the presidential campaign. Meanwhile, President Clinton met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah on the sidelines of the U.N. Millennium Summit, urging an increase in production on the part of oil-producing nations in an attempt to lower prices.

In other summit news, Thursday’s focus turned to Africa, and attempts were made to change policies regarding aid and peacekeeping efforts. “One more day of delayed action is a day too late for our people,” pleaded Botswana’s President Festus Mogae, whose country is among those hardest hit by AIDS. “Our people are crying out for help. Let us respond while there is time.”

Nearly a year after first trying, Al Gore finally secured the support of the 1.4 million Teamsters union. The Bush camp countered by saying the announcement was expected and its impact was diminished by its lateness.

In an effort to address privacy and security issues that have discouraged many people from online shopping, American Express announced a new Private Payments initiative, which will offer disposable credit card numbers for safer online shopping.

    The dreaded West Nile virus has popped up in South Jersey, raising concerns about the safety of the Philadelphia area. Authorities confirmed the presence of the deadly virus in a six-year old horse residing six miles from Ocean City, NJ.

2) Campus events


Masterclass with Meredith Rainey of the Pennsylvania Ballet
LPAC Troy Dance Lab, 4:15 p.m.

Movie: Mission Impossible 2
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.

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

Latin Dancing
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.


Movie: Usual Suspects
DuPont 161, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Performance of New Work by Jorma Elo of The Nederlands Dance Theatre, with Dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.


Topics in Human Sexuality
Scheuer Room, 9:00 a.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Ruach Bagel Brunch
Willets Mephistos Lounge, 11:00 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd Floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.


1) World sports roundup

Greg Maddux pitched a complete-game shutout to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 and complete a three-game sweep for the Braves. …Kevin Sutherland shot a 7-under 65 to take the first round lead in the Canadian Open. Tiger Woods struggled to a 72, hitting from the trees, the water, behind a television tower, and next to a hospitality tent.

2) This weekend’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today


Volleyball at Haverford Tournament, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s cross country hosts Alumni Meet, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s cross country hosts Alumnae Meet, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s soccer hosts Goucher, 11:00 a.m.
Field hockey hosts Gettysburg, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis at Bloomsburg Invitational


Volleyball at Haverford Tournament, 10:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer hosts Western Maryland, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis at Bloomsburg Invitational


“I’ll moider da bum.” – Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare


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