Tuesday, October 3, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Volume 5, Number 19

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1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Reddy takes Southeast Tennis Championship
2) Women’s soccer romps in victory over Bryn Mawr
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Fog and wind in the morning, partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.
ATTENTION. I would like to reserve this normally joyous space for a solemn remark:

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
A moment of silence please…

Tomorrow: Partly sunny morning followed by possible rain later. Highs in the mid 70s.
For all the tofu that died in the making of last night’s Veg Dinner.


Lunch: BBQ chicken sandwhich, cottage fries, *ratatouille, pierogies, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob
**Chef salad bar

Dinner: Chicken marsala, buttered noodles, *baked tofu, thai sweet potatoes, spinach, peas and carrots
**Caribbean bar


1) World news roundup

The Supreme Court inaugurated its new term with a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp. in regards to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Refusing to release the company from $5 billion in unpaid damages, the Court decided that disturbances in a previous trial did not outweigh the ecological damage done to over 1,000 miles of Alaskan shoreline.

TV audiences for tonight’s presidential debate between VP Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush are expected to exceed 75 million. The first of 3 scheduled debates, it will begin at 9 PM and run for 90 minutes. Due to the even development of the race thus far, these debates may have greater impact on the result than any previous election.

Thousands of Yugoslavians went on strike yesterday, demanding that President Slobodan Milosevic step down following last week’s elections. Milosevic, who has called for new elections after it appeared that opposition candidate Vojislav Kostunica won the popular vote, was unsympathetic though, claiming that an opposition victory would deliver Serbia into the hands of foreign powers. 11 people have been arrested in connection with the strikes, with promises of further crack-downs.

President Clinton called for a cease-fire in the Middle East, in response to the the recent violence between Palestinians and Isrealis in Gaza and the West Bank. The fighting, which was ignited by a visit from Isreali Likud leader, Ariel Sharon, to Temple Mount, a holy place for both Jews and Muslims in East Jerusalem, has now raged on for 5 days, with death counts approaching 50.

2) Campus events

Andersen Consulting Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Animal Rights Coalition
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.

Chinese Film Festival: The Opium War (1997) by Xie Jin
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Presidential Debates Showing
Parrish Parlors, 8:50 p.m.

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


1) Reddy takes Southeast Tennis Championship

Anjani Reddy ’04 captured the ITA Southeast Singles Championship by beating top-seed Lea Shon of host school, Mary Washington, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Reddy will advance to the ITA Small College National Championship, to be held in Memphis, TN, beginning on October 19. Jen Pao ’01 finished third.

2) Women’s soccer romps in victory over Bryn Mawr

The Women’s soccer Garnet handily defeated arch-rival Bryn Mawr yesterday, by a score of 3-0. The match, held at Bryn Mawr, saw Katey McCaffrey ’04 and Jackie Kahn ’04 net their first career goals, with the third added by Claire Hoverman ’03. EB Fortier ’03 provided two assists, while Sari Altschuler ’01 and Catherine Salussolia ’04 combined for the shutout in net. The team, now on a two game winning streak, has a record of 1-3 in Centennial Conference play, 4-5 overall.

3) World sports roundup

It was Bloody Monday for Major League Baseball managers yesterday as 3 were fired following disappointing performances by their respective clubs in the recently-concluded season. Buck Showalter of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Jack McKeon of the Cincinnati Reds, and Gene Lamont of the Pittsburgh Pirates were all let go. This release en masse came just one day after Terry Francona was fired by the Philadelphia Phillies… The baseball postseason officially begins today with games between Chicago and Seattle, the Yankees and Oakland, and Atlanta and the Cardinals. The Mets and the Giants will begin their 5-game series tomorrow… Just a few months after Chicago Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa was on the verge of being traded, the outfielder is asking the club to sign him to a 6 year extension valued at $16 million a year. Sosa was the Major League’s home run champion this year with a total of 50.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


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


Men’s Soccer at Neumann, 4:00 p.m.


“The truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.” – Lt. Frank Drebin, “Naked Gun 2 1/2”


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