Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Volume 5, Number 5


NOTE TO READERS

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Any and all suggestions are, as always, greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, the Editors.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Fortier ’03 named Player of the Week
2) Field hockey gets high ranking, but drops contest
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Possible rain, mostly cloudy. Highs around 80.
Hmm… the Daily Gazette infiltrates the Web…

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
There’s got to be something funny to say about that, no?

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Nah, something tells me you’ve got enough to say about it yourself.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken croquetts, mashed potatoes, *home style tofu, peanut noodle, peas and onions, California blend
**Bagel bar

Dinner: Grilled flank steak, steak fries, *pasta sauteed with fresh greens, eggplant with feta, asparagus, corn
**Pasta bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Hillary Rodham Clinton won New York’s Democratic Senate primary Tuesday, while Selma, Alabama elected its first black mayor, James Perkins, unseating a reformed segregationist. In Vermont, two Republican legislators who voted for the state’s civil unions law for gay couples were ousted, three more were trailing badly at press time, and a Democrat who opposed it was also defeated. On Long Island, Representative Michael Forbes was locked in a dead heat in a Democratic primary with a 71-year-old former librarian who raised just $40,000 to his $1.4 million. Forbes trailed by 39 votes of the 11,611 cast in unofficial returns, but the machines have been impounded for a recount that will take several days.

Noxious fumes, apparently from a cleaning solvent, escaped into part of Sydney’s international airport Wednesday, and at least 50 people were treated for symptoms ranging from stinging eyes to difficulty breathing.

In its annual survey of violations of union rights, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions found that At least half of the 140-plus union members who disappeared or were killed last year came from Colombia, making it the world’s most dangerous place for organized labor. The report said 676 death threats were issued against Colombian unionists last year, and at least 69 of the union members were killed.

2) Campus events

Cadillac Deserts: How and Why Water Disappears in the American West.
Film and Discussion Series on Water and the American West.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Law School Panel with USC, Duke, Berkeley
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 7:30 p.m.

Phonathon Information Session
Parrish Parlor – West, 8:00 p.m.

Film Society Screening
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Fortier ’03 named Player of the Week

E.B. Fortier ’03 scored three goals and added two assists on the week, earning Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors for women’s soccer. Fortier scored two goals and added two assists in the Garnet’s 5-0 victory over Goucher and posted the team’s lone goal in a 4-1 defeat at Widener.

2) Field hockey gets high ranking, but drops contest

In Tuesday’s National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll, the Garnet came up ranked #7, thanks in large part to their victory over Gettysburg last weekend. Later Tuesday, however, they dropped their first contest of the season at Franklin & Marshall, by the score of 2-1. Amy Dibenedetto ’02 tied the score at 1-1 before halftime, but F&M pulled it out in the end. Kate Nelson-Lee ’03 had six saves for the Garnet, as their record drops to 3-1, 1-1.

3) World sports roundup

Indiana University named assistant coach Mike Davis as its interim head coach Tuesday. Later in an interview, former coach Bobby Knight said he was never warned that he was on the verge of being fired. He also said that looking back he realized he should have moved on earlier. …New York Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry, already serving a suspension from Major League Baseball, was sentenced to two years house arrest after admitting to violating his probation by driving under the influence of prescription medication and leaving the scene of an accident. …The Atlanta Braves won a coin flip with the New York Mets on Tuesday to have the home field for a one-game playoff if it’s needed to decide the NL East title.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

Women’s tennis at Millersville, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer hosts Ursinus, 4:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer at Albright, 4:00 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Franklin & Marshall, 7:00 p.m.

TOMORROW

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.” – Gertrude Stein