Friday, November 10, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Friday, November 10, 2000
Volume 5, Number 41


Check out the Daily Gazette’s Election 2000 Coverage
On the web at http://daily.swarthmore.edu

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Paces menu for next week
2) World news roundup
3) This weekend’s events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) English named Player of the Year
2) Swim teams victorious
3) World sports roundup
4) This weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. A chance of showers until mid-morning. Highs in the mid 60s.
According to the latest election results,

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Al Gore and George W. Bush are running in a dead heat.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Gore looks dead…

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
And Bush looks like he’s in heat.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Fried shrimp, French fries, *Creole cabbage, broccoli, mushroom casserole, vegetable blend corn
**Fajita bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, *Hawaiian beans, Italian green beans, baby lima beans
**Ceasar bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Paces menu for next week

Sunday specials:

Hobbit vegetable pie
Bengali spinach (vegan)

Everyday specials:

Polenta toasts with mushrooms and sage custard
Sweet orange buns
Fettucine with roasted garlic marinara (vegan)
Roasted chicken and mushroom salad balsamico
Apple panna cotta with spicy cinnamon glaze

Baked goods:

Sunday: Pumpkin crème brulee tart, chocolate turnovers
Monday: Caramel pear walnut tart (vegan), decadent chocolate truffle cake
Tuesday: Brownie sundae cake, almond sour cream cheesecake
Wednesday: Devil’s food cake, pineapple upside down cake (vegan)

2) World news roundup

As of press time, recount results from all but one of Florida’s 67 counties were reported to give George W. Bush a narrow lead of 229 votes out of nearly 6 million cast. The original margin reported was 1,784. The official results may not be available until next Tuesday as the Democrats were granted a second recount in two counties, including the Palm Beach County. The county also agreed for a hand recount of the ballots in three precincts.

Several law suits have been filed challenging the legality of Palm Beach County’s ballot design. Disgruntled voters protested outside of the courthouse yesterday asking for a reelection in the county. Pat Buchanan conceded that “a number of those ballots of those votes that were cast for [him] probably were intended for Vice President Gore,” on CNN’s “Larry King Live” last night.

Meanwhile, observers around the world are confused with the American electoral system. Britain’s tabloid Sun proclaimed: “It’s Bush, It’s Gore… oh, we give up!” People are split between those who viewed the deadlocked vote as evidence of a flawed electoral system and those who saw a robust democracy at work. A Swiss newspaper played on a famous line from the Apollo 13 space crisis – “Washington, we have a problem.”

3) This weekend’s events

Friday

“The Extremes of Drought: Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance” by Dr. Mel Oliver, USDA – ARS.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 2:00 p.m.

“The Paradox of Liberal Feminism” by Ann Cudd ’82
Trotter 301, 4:15 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Movie: People vs. Larry Flint
Dupont Lecture Hall, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Tri-College Multi-Cultural Show
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Movie Night: Smoke Signals
InterCultural Center, 8:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Aeschylus’ The Eumenides
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Movie Double Feature, Ghost Dog and Six String Samurai
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.

Tri-College Afro-Latin Theme Party
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday

Movie: Falling Down
Dupont 161, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Aeschylus’ The Eumenides
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Goth Party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Chinese Film Screening: Postman in the Mountains
Kohlberg 115, 4:00 p.m.

“Mumia: A Presentation” by Eliot Grossman and Pam Africa
Scheuer Room, 6:00 p.m.

Credo Program with Tim Sams, Director of the Black Cultural Center
Sharples Room 4, 6:00 p.m.

Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) English named Player of the Year

A two-time first team All-Centennial field hockey selection, mid-fielder Kristen English ’01 was unanimously selected for the first team again this season and was also named the Conference’s Player of the Year. She had five goals and two assists this year, leading the Garnet to a 14-7 overall record including a trip to the quarter-finals of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championships. It was the Garnet’s third post-season appearance in four years. Swarthmore finished in second place in the conference, posting a 7-2 record.

Joining English on the first team was defender Katie Tarr ’02. Tarr had a career-best six goals and two assists on the season and added 12 defensive saves. Forward Kim Cariello ’02 and back Katie Vivalo ’01 were named to the second team. Cariello led the team in scoring with a career-high 12 goals and five assists. Cariello placed third in the conference in goals scored and fourth in total points with 24. Vivalo recorded a career-high four assists and two defensive saves.

2) Swim teams victorious

Men’s and women’s swimming both started the season on Wednesday with an overwhelming sweep of Ursinus.
The score was 112-69 for the women. Becca Howes-Mischel ’01 teamed with Lisa Ladewski ’02, Leah Davis ’04 and Natalie Briones ’03 to capture the 200 medley relay. Howes-Mischel also won the 100 back, while Briones captured the 200 free. Davis was victorious in the 50 free as Krista Gigone ’04 won the 1000 free and Tara Trout ’04 took the 200 IM. Allison Lyons ’02 won the 100 fly and Davita Burkhead-Weiner ’03 won the 100 back.

The men defeated Ursinus 106-59. Mike Dudley ’03 was a triple-winner, capturing the 200 IM and the 100 back. He also swam a leg of the victorious 200 medley relay squad with Jason Kerensky ’03, and Aaron Modic ’04 and Eric Shang ’04. Double-winners for the Garnet were David Whitehead ’03 who won the 50 free and the 100 free and John Lillvis ’03 who captured the 200 free and the 100 fly. Seth Jacobson ’04 captured his first collegiate race winning the 1000 free.

3) World sports roundup

An arbitrator upheld the NBA’s penalties against Joe Smith, ruling that NBA commissioner David Stern did not overstep his bounds when he voided Smith’s contracts for the 98-99 and 99-00 seasons. Smith now has no financial incentive to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves. …Tampa Bay assistant coach, Wendell Avery, was fired after being reported missing for the weekend. Avery was let go yesterday so that he can resolve unspecified personal matters. …The Cleveland Indians offered outfielder Manny Ramirez a seven-year contract worth more than $119 million to counter his demand for $200 million over 10 years. After today, Ramirez is free to negotiate with any team.

4) This weekend’s contests

Today:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Saturday:

Women’s rugby at UPenn, 11 a.m.
Men’s Cross Country at Dickinson for NCAA Mid-East Regional, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s Cross Country at Dickinson for NCAA Mid-East Regional, 12:00 p.m.
Football hosts Washington & Lee, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday:

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“They misunderestimated me.” – George W. Bush