Tuesday, September 26, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Volume 5, Number 14


Visit the Daily Gazette web site at
http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily

NOTICE

Due to a conflict with Rosh Hashanah and certain athletic events on Saturday, the inaugural Danawell Open miniature golf tournament will now offer tee times this Thursday, from 7-9 p.m. Additionally, Saturday’s schedule will be extended from 12-8 p.m. For more information, or to register your foursome, please contact Annie Baumgartner at abaumga1@swarthmore.edu

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Volleyball falls to Wilmington
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Morning intervals of rain, clearing up in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s.
So the women’s Olympic gymnastic champion tested positive for a banned substance…

Tonight: Clear. Highs in the mid 40s.
I wonder what it could have been…

Tomorrow: Sun. Highs in the upper 60s.
Food, perhaps?

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, *vegetable moo goo gai pan, eggplant casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables
**Mexican bar

Dinner: Boneless center cut pork chops, candied yams, *three bean casserole, broccoli-mushroom bake, vegetable blend
**Pizza bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Despite Vojislav Kostunica’s claim of victory in Sunday’s presidential election, current Yugoslavian leader Slobodan Milosevic has refused to accept defeat and has canceled the tabulation of ballots. As a result, Milosevic, who has already been indicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal on charges of genocide in Kosovo, is facing harsh condemnation from surrounding European leaders. Even Russia, a longtime Yugoslavian ally, voiced support  for Kostunica’s ascent to power. Meanwhile, within the country,

The struggling Florida Everglades received a much needed boost yesterday when the Senate approved a $7.8 billion, 38-year plan to restore the National Park to its original pristine condition. Central in the recuperative effort is the reclamation of the ecosystem’s natural water flow after decades of harmful flood-control measures. The bill is expected to reach the House floor in two weeks.

Vice President Al Gore assailed rival presidential candidate Gov. George W. Bush’s Medicare plan on the basis that it would force millions of middle-class seniors into welfare offices. Bush aides returned the verbal volley, accusing Gore of pandering to class and race-based divisions.

In other campaign news, a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released yesterday showed that Bush was closing the gap between himself and Gore amongst female voters. The swing allowed Bush to take control of the overall opinion by 1 point, with an error margin of +/- 4.

2) Campus events

“Cadillac Desert: Turning Paradise into Desolation. ” Film and Discussion
Series on Water and the American West
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: “Family Across the Sea”
Kohlberg 226, 7:00 p.m.

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

“Landholding and Cultural Identity in Quaker New Jersey” by Jean Soderlund
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

Scottish Country Dancing
LPAC Dance Studio 3, 8:15 p.m.

Ballroom and Swing Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Volleyball falls to Wilmington

The Swat volleyball team took its 3-game winning streak down to New Castle, Delaware yesterday, but unfortunately, came away with a loss, falling to Wilmington College in straight sets (3-15, 11-15, 6-15). As a result, the Garnet’s record now stands at 2-2 in Centennial Conference action, 5-8 overall.

2) World sports roundup

Just one day after Marion Jone’s husband, shot putter C.J. Hunter, was revealed to have tested positive for banned substances four times within the last year, Romanian all-around gymnastics champion Andreea Raducan was stripped of her gold medal for use of pseudo-ephedrine, a performance-enhancing drug found in over-the-counter cold medicine. However, Raducan was allowed to keep a gold in the team event and a silver in the vault, since tests after those competitions were negative. Meanwhile, Hunter maintained his ignorance regarding the nandrolone found in his blood and affirmed that he would stand behind his wife as she attempts to win 5 gold medals at Sydney… Michael Johnson repeated as 400-meter champion, narrowly edging out teammate Alvin Harrison by 0.56 seconds. On the women’s side, Australian Cathy Freeman cruised to her own 400m victory before 110,000 cheering countrymen. Freeman is the Aboriginal athlete who lit the Olympic Torch to begin last week’s Opening Ceremonies… Paul Pierce, of the Boston Celtics, spent Monday in the New England Medical Center after being stabbed outside of a nightclub on Sunday evening. Pierce, who is a rising star for the Celtics at small forward, was listed in fair condition. No arrests have been made yet. 

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

Women’s tennis at Kutztown, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer at Johns Hopkins, 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW

Men’s soccer at Ursinus, 4:00 p.m

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“After a time, you may find that ‘having’ is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as ‘wanting.’ It is not logical, but it is often true.” – Spock, “Amok Time” stardate 3372.7

 


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