Monday, October 2, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Monday, October 2, 2000
Volume 5, Number 18


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) College Bowl hosts frosh/soph tourney
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Tide loses to Ursinus
2) Men’s soccer fall in OT
3) Field hockey hammered
4) Volleyball swept twice
5) World sports roundup
6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Decisions, decisions…

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Vegan night at Sharples…

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
Or pizza at the Student Council meeting…

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, *vegan meatball sandwhich,
cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend
**Hot wing bar

Dinner: Vegetarian/Vegan night – menu unavailable.

NEWS REPORT

1) College Bowl hosts frosh/soph tourney

College Bowl team hosted SNEWT, its annual freshman-sophomore tournament Saturday. The experienced players hosted, while a team of freshmen and a team of sophomores competed.

The freshman team, consisting of Marie Becker ’04, Ascencion Duenas ’04, Michael Noda ’04, Adrian Packel ’04, and Jeff Traczynski ’04, placed fourth overall, thanks to a 6-2 record in the preliminary rounds.

In addition, Noda and Duenas were the fifth and sixth highest scorers, respectively, in the team’s first tournament.

Ben Schak ’03 and Dave Kaczorowski ’03 made up the sophomore team. They had a record of 5-3 in the preliminary rounds, and ended the tournament in sixth place. Schak was the third highest scorer of the day.

2) World news roundup

Palestinian and Israeli officials both said an agreement had been reached for a cease-fire to begin at 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, but the fighting continued across the West Bank and Gaza Strip through nightfall. A total of 29 have been killed in three days over a contested Jerusalem shrine. Both sides said the other made the offer for the cease-fire.

Police beat and detained hundreds of Falun Gong followers as they staged protests on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in conjunction with annual National Day observances. Sunday’s protest forced the brief closure of much of Tiananmen Square, as up to 1,000 people were thought to have been taken into custody.

Sen. Strom Thurmond, 97, the oldest senator in US history, is reportedly “doing well” after losing consciousness in a restaurant Sunday.

After 23 hours in surgery, seven-month-old conjoined twins Charity and Kathleen Lincoln became separate beings on Sunday in a Seattle hospital. At birth, they shared one of three legs, part of the large intestine, and parts of some other organs. The shared leg was removed and bone was used to help reconstruct their hips. Doctors estimate the girls have an 85% chance of survival in the first month, after which their chances will greatly improve.

Shares in Apple plunged 52% following a warning that fourth quarter earnings would be substantially below expectations because of slower-than-expected sales.

The nation’s colleges and universities are split on the issue of blocking access to Napster and similar programs. Georgia Tech, Michigan, Stanford, Princeton and Duke are among the schools that have refused to block its students from using any web site or program. Texas, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and Northeastern, Shawn Fanning’s alma mater, are among the schools blocking access, citing ethical issues as well as excessive bandwidth-hogging.

3) Campus events

Bridgewater Associates Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Student Housing Committee
Parrish 370, 7:00 p.m.

Biology Department Career Night
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Folk Song Sing-Along
Parrish Parlor – West, 9:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: Castle of Cagliostro
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Tide loses to Ursinus

The football team lost to Ursinus, 34-13. They are now 2-2, 1-2 on the year. The Garnet took a 6-0 lead on a 20-yard pass from Scott Murray ’01 to Matt Williams ’04, The Bears later scored twice to take a 13-6 halftime lead. Lane Oatey ’03 scored to tie it at 13-all early in the third quarter. At that point, the Bears started scoring in droves – two TDs and a sack with a fumble return later, Ursinus had an insurmountable lead.

Murray completed 11 of 29 passes for 151 yards, with three interceptions. Ken Clark ’03 rushed for 50 yards, passing the 1,000 yard mark for his career. On the defensive side, Tony Hillery ’01 returned an interception 39 yards to set up the first quarter TD, and Nick Loiacono ’03 had 12 tackles, nine solo, and two sacks.

2) Men’s soccer fall in OT

The men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Dickinson Saturday, falling 1-0 in overtime. The team’s record is now 2-6, 0-4.

3) Field hockey hammered

The field hockey lost a tough one to Johns Hopkins Saturday, falling 6-0. The team’s record is now 6-4, 2-2 on the season.

4) Volleyball swept twice

The Volleyball team lost both ends of a tri-meet, getting swept by both Muhlenberg (13-15, 10-15, 9-15) and Johns Hopkins (4-15, 4-15, 10-15). Christine Hancock ’02 registered 18 kills on the day. The losses bring the team’s record to 5-10, 2-4 overall.

5) World sports roundup

After six months of playing around and two weeks of feverish races, the baseball playoffs are set, as Oakland and Seattle both won Sunday to clinch the AL West and AL wild card, respectively. The playoffs will start Tuesday – the match-ups are Yankees/A’s, White Sox/Mariners, Mets/Giants and Braves/Cardinals. …Deion Sanders’ 57-yard punt return set up a 20-yard field goal that gave the Redskins a 20-17 overtime win over Tampa Bay. …Donovan McNabb threw for a career-high 311 yards as Philadelphia beat Atlanta 38-10 Sunday. …Terry Francona was fired as Phillies manager Sunday, after the Phillies finished last in their division with the second-worst record in the National League. …David Duval came from behind with birdies on three of the last four holes to win the Buick Invitational, his first win since last May, a span of 29 tournaments.

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY

There are no contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW

Field hockey hosts Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Saying that men talk about baseball in order to avoid talking about their feelings is the same as saying that women talk about their feelings in order to avoid talking about baseball.” – Deborah Tannen – “You Just Don’t Understand”