Thursday, October 5, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, October 5, 2000
Volume 5, Number 21

Let your voice be heard! VOTE!!!
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1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Men’s soccer triumphs over Knights
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly sunny, with possible thunderstorms late. Highs in the mid 70s.
There’s massive flooding in Florida this morning…

Tonight: Chance of showers/thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.
Seems like they had two straight days of rain…

Tomorrow: Rain likely. Highs in the lower 70s.
Good thing that could never happen at Swarthmore…


Lunch: Tortellini with rose sauce, foccacia, *indian style chick peas, crinkle cut carrots, zucchini italiano
**Hoagie bar

Dinner: Salsa chicken, spanish rice, *vegetarian dumplings, eggplant parmesan, tex mex cauliflower
**Potato bar


1) World news roundup

Tuesday night’s presidential debates failed to trigger any major changes in the very tight election race. Several voter polls all had similar results, with Gore winning by a narrow margin, and political commentators were divided on the outcome; some said that Gore carried the night on his stronger knowledge of the issues, others contended that Bush was the true victor in proving himself competent before a national audience. More importantly, though, all the polls showed that regardless of voter opinion of who actually won the debate, very few people claimed to have changed their voting preference as a result of it. Meanwhile, the vice-presidential candidates will debate tonight at 9:00 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s intervention into the violence currently flaring up between Israelis and Palestinians has resulted in a preliminary cease-fire between the two sides. As part of the agreement, the Israeli army would pull out of the disputed areas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip while Palestinians would consent to avoiding those same trouble spots. This temporary resolution came after more than 60 deaths in the last few days.

Much of southeastern Florida was left covered in deep standing water after torrential rainstorms doused the area yesterday. Schools and businesses were closed in Miami-Dade County where certain areas experienced up to 18 inches of rainwater. More precipitation is expected today.

2) Campus events

“The Problem of Musical Syntax Around 1900” by Professor Alexander Rehding
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

Panel on Financing Graduate School
Scheuer Room, 6:30 p.m.

Prudential Advanced Development Programs Information Session
Memorial Hall – Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Chinese Film Festival: “Nanjing” (1995) by Wu Ziniu
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

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

Anime Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

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

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

QSA Workshop Discussion: Queer Sex
IC Big Room, 10:00 p.m.


1) Men’s soccer triumphs over Knights

In a non-conference contest, the men’s soccer team downed the Neumann Knights by a score of 3-2. The match, which was held in Aston, PA, saw Swat jump out to a 3-0 lead by virtue of two goals from Kevin Pastor ’04, and a third from Frank Sersale ’02. The Garnet then held on with strong goaltending from Andrew Kramer ’02, who had four saves. Carey Kopeikin ’03 added an assist in the win, which improved the team’s record to 3-6 overall.

2) World sports roundup

Despite having the best record in the AL this season, the White Sox head to Seattle down 2-0 in their best-of-5 series with the Mariners after losing this afternoon in Chicago by a score of 5-2. Meanwhile, in New York, the Yankees knotted their series with the A’s at 1 game apiece with a 4-1 victory. And on the other coast, San Francisco began their series with the Mets in positive fashion by downing New York 5-1. …The NHL season kicked off tonight with a 2-2 tie between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars. The game was a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Championships in which the Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals. This time, however, the outcome could not be resolved in regulation or OT, with both Ed Belfour and Patrick Roy performing superbly in net. …Los Angeles Dodgers’ skipper Davey Johnson was allegedly let go yesterday in the latest in a series of manager firings. Even though the Dodgers finished in 2nd place in the NL West this year, their 3rd-largest payroll in the Majors has led to much criticism of Johnson.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Field hockey hosts Western Maryland, 4:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer hosts Western Maryland, 4:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Neumann, 6:00 p.m.


No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” – Henry Kissinger


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