Thursday, November 2, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, November 2, 2000
Volume 5, Number 35

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1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Field hockey falls in first-round of ECAC championships
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
You know that old day-after-Halloween trick where you eat so much candy that you get sick and can’t go to school?

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the low 40s.
Well, I tried it yesterday and got sick…

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Except then I realized that I’m already at school… Ugghhh… Mommy….


Lunch: Chicken pot pie, homemade bisquits, baked pasta with spinach, *vegetable ragout, spinach, vegetable blend
**Fajita bar

Dinner: Beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, garden burgers, *tofu creole, succotash, vegetable blend
**Patty-grill bar


1) World news roundup

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced that a cease-fire agreement has been reached between his country and the Palestinians. The two sides, which have seen increased violence during the course of the last month, were not immediately responsive to the announcement, as fighting continued throughout the disputed areas. At least 163 deaths have resulted from the renewed conflict which is now entering its sixth week.

Both presidential candidates turned their attention to Florida yesterday in a bid to win the borderline state. Vice President Al Gore traveled across the state, spreading his vision of improved health care for seniors while Texas Governor George W. Bush, campaigning in Minnesota and Iowa, sent running mate Dick Cheney to the state to defend his social security plan. The state, which controls 25 electoral college votes, was once thought to be Republican territory but has proven less decided in the past few months.

An investigation into the crash of the Singapore Airlines jet in Taiwan has yielded the possibility of a foreign object on the runway causing the disaster. The flight, which took off in a typhoon may have hit a stray wheel or piece of machinery left on the takeoff strip. The disaster killed 79 passengers with many more still in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.

2) Campus events

“The Nader Factor”
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Lecture by Phillip Perlstein
LPAC Cinema, 4:30 p.m.

Open Master Class with Wally Cardona
Troy Dance Lab – LPAC, 4:30 p.m.

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

Aralia Press / Eamon Grennan Poetry Reading
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

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

Drug War Video and Speaker Series
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Food Fest — All-Campus Culinary Extravaganza
PACES, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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


1) Field hockey falls in first-round of ECAC championships

A highly successful season for the field hockey team came to a close Wednesday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to Frostburg State in the first round of the ECAC championships. The third-seeded contingent from Swat took an early lead on a Meg Woodworth ’03 goal but could not hold on as the opposition posted the final two scores of the contest, the game-winner coming with just 12 minutes to play. Each side had 21 shots in the hotly contested match-up. The loss marks the end of a brilliant season which saw the Garnet finished second in the Centennial Conference with a record of 7-2, 14-7 overall.

2) World sports roundup

Miami Heat coach Pat Riley notched his 1000th career coaching victory last night with a 105-79 win over the Orlando Magic. Riley joins Lenny Wilkens as the only NBA coach to have reached this milestone. …The Philadelphia Phillies hired Larry Bowa as manager yesterday, while the Los Angeles Dodgers tapped Jim Tracy for the same position. They replace Terry Francona and Davey Johnson, respectively. …Despite being stabbed nearly a dozen times in a nightclub incident just over a month ago, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce scored 28 points in a 103-83 season-opening victory over the Detroit Pistons. Pierce missed only three preseason games while recovering from the injuries.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.


“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali


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