Thursday, September 21, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, September 21, 2000
Volume 5, Number 11


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Men’s soccer trounces Gwynedd Mercy
2) Volleyball downs Washington
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 70s.
Robin Mamlet spoke to me in a dream last night…

Tonight: Cloudless night. Lows in the lower 50s.
“You must go to the Community Service Fair. You wrote on your application that you were ‘way into volunteer stuff.'”

Tomorrow: A beautiful day with lots of sun. Highs in the lower 70s.
Oh, why won’t you leave me alone?!? No matter what you say or do to me, I’m still a worthwhile person. I think…

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, buttered noodles, *baked tofu, pierogies, broccoli, cauliflower, angel food cake
**Asian bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetable lasagna, *suzies’ sieten, vegetable blend, cut green beans, ice cream bar
**Antipasto bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

With strong support from both parties, legislation removing restrictions on commerce with China sailed through the Senate today. Having already been approved by the House last May, the bill is expected to serve as a part of larger negotiations with China to guarantee American businesses access to the Chinese market. It also coincides with China’s expected entry into the World Trade Organization later this year, following a US-China trade summit held last November.

West Timor refugee camps providing temporary housing for thousands of displaced East Timorese are rapidly running out of food to feed the growing population. The shortage is due to the removal of UN support after 3 peacekeepers were killed by Indonesian government-sponsored militia groups. Current estimates show that mass starvation will become a real possibility at the end of the month.

Recent polls indicate that Presidential candidate Al Gore has been able to maintain and even build on the popularity he established at last month’s Democratic National Convention. While he has commanded a firm lead among registered voters in policy areas all along, he has just now reached Texas Governor George W. Bush’s rating in likeability. Nevertheless, the leads which he has established all fall within the margin of error ranges for each poll, indicating to political scientists that the coming election may come down to the wire.

2) Campus events

Community Service Fair
Sharples Patio (Rain Location: Upper Tarble), 11:30 a.m.

Alfredo’s Restaurant AKA Robot Demo
LPAC Lobby, 1:30 p.m.

Zero Population Growth Discussion and Workshop
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Anime Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Dissenting Voices: Human Rights Activism in Eastern Europe, Past and Present” by Dr. Elena Bonner
LPAC – Pearson Hall Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Hall Photos for Yearbook
Parrish Parlours, 7:45 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s soccer trounces Gwynedd Mercy

The men’s soccer team’s 4 game losing skid came to a dramatic halt yesterday in their 3-0 victory over Gwynedd Mercy. Dominating throughout the course of play, the win was punctuated by first-ever career goals from Kent Bassett ’04 and Kevin Pastor ’04. Chris Milla ’03 contributed 5 saves in the winning effort while Justin Stanisky ’03 added an additional goal off an assist from Pastor. The “W” brings the Garnet’s record to 2-4 overall, 0-2 in Centennial Conference action.

2) Volleyball downs Washington

In a crucial Conference match up, the volleyball team defeated Washington by the convincing score of 3-0 (15-8, 15-10, 15-12). As a result, the team, which is currently enjoying a 2 game winning streak, sees its record improve to 2-2 in Conference play, 4-7 overall.

3) World sports roundup

Fifteen years of passionate service to his ballclub were reduced to memories by a blockbuster trade pulled off yesterday, sending the New York Knick’s Patrick Ewing to Seattle as part of a 4-team deal. The transaction, which had been months in the making, involves the Knicks receiving Glen Rice and Travis Knight from the LA Lakers, Luc Longley from the Phoenix Suns, and Vernon Maxwell, Vladimir Stepania, and Lazaro Borrell from the Supersonics. In return, the Lakers get Horace Grant, Greg Foster, Emmanuel Davis and Chuck Person from Seattle while Phoenix acquires Chris Dudley from the Knicks as well as other financial considerations… U.S. swimmer Jenny Thompson won her 7th career gold medal yesterday, as the Americans defeated the host Aussies in the 800-meter freestyle relay. This is a new Olympic record for a female swimmer and it places Thompson in a tie for second for most golds by a woman Olympian. Thompson is scheduled to compete in two more events before the close of the Games… Alexei Nemov of Russia took the gold yesterday in the men’s all-around gymnastic competition. Blaine Wilson was the highest-finishing US athlete at 6th.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

Field hockey at Lebanon Valley, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.” – Richard Harkness