Thursday, November 16, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, November 30, 2000
Volume 5, Number 53


Visit the Daily Gazette web site at http://daily.swarthmore.edu 
Alumni sound off on honor code proposal – check the forum.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Laurie Garrett, Media Fellow, to give talk today
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup
2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:  Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
At first I didn’t think we would need an honor code…

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.
And then I didn’t think we would need co-ed housing…

Tomorrow:  Possible showers in the morning and cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
But together, well, how could we not have them?

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Maryland crabcakes, lattice cut fries, *lentil stew, *roasted tofu, baby carrots, cauliflower
**Club bar

Dinner: Fried chicken, yams with apples, maccaroni and cheese, *mashed black beans, stewed tomatoes, green beans
**Breakfast bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Laurie Garrett, Media Fellow, to give talk today

This year’s Swarthmore Media Fellow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett, will give a talk today called “Public Health – For Whom?” The talk will be at 4:00 p.m. in Kirby Lecture Hall.

Garrett, a staff science reporter at Newsday, is the only writer ever to have been awarded all three of the Big “Ps” of journalism: The Peabody, The Polk and The Pulitzer.

She is the author of “The Coming Plague” and, more recently, “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.” She is also the author of an award-winning series on AIDS in Africa, which ran in Newsday earlier this year.

Born in Los Angeles, Garrett graduated with honors in biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz. She attended graduate school in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at UC Berkeley. Before completing her doctorate, she became involved with journalism for good.

During the academic year 1992-93 Garrett attended Harvard University as a visiting fellow in the Harvard School of Public Health. She has also written for many publications, including Esquire, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Current Issues in Public Health.

She has appeared frequently on national television programs, including “ABC Nightline”, “The Jim Lerher NewsHour”, “The Charlie Rose Show”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Dateline” and “The International Hour” (CNN).

Once again, Garrett’s talk, titled “Public Health – For Whom?” begins at 4:00 p.m. today in Kirby Lecture Hall.

– Jeff Heckelman

2) World news roundup

Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris announced yesterday evening that she would not take manual recount totals from four Florida counties into account when tallying the state’s final vote aggregate. Broward, Collier, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties all have reached different totals through hand recounts than those initially reported, but Harris has rejected these new counts on the basis that they came after Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. deadline for all recounts. The Gore campaign plans to launch an appeal this morning. This ruling comes after an earlier Florida Supreme Court decision rejecting a Bush campaign attempt to block the continuing recounts in those counties. Thus, pending a court injunction, Florida may reach a final vote total by this Saturday, when it concludes its tabulation of international absentee ballots. …Three Los Angeles police officers were found guilty of conspiracy yesterday. The officers, who were involved in anti-gang operations, were convicted of various illegal acts, ranging from framing suspects to lying under oath. As a result of the case, dozens of LAPD investigations have been dropped due to the allegations of internal corruption. …U.S. envoy Dennis Ross began attempts to restore the emaciated Middle Eastern peace talks by meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak yesterday. Today, he will take the same message of resolution to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Despite his efforts, violence raged on in the disputed territories of Israel, leading to the deaths of eight Palestinians.

3) Campus events

Georgetown Law Center Group Interviews
Kohlberg 202, 3:00 p.m.

“Public Health — For Whom?” by Laurie Garrett, Science Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Career Workshop
Trotter 301, 4:15 p.m.

“Pop Outside Manhattan / Inside L.A.” Benjamin West Lecture by Cecile Whiting, UCLA.
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

Student Chamber Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

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

“African American Reparations: An Economic Analysis” Annual Economics Pierson Lecture by Professor Marcus Alexis, Northwestern University.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

“Civic Engagement in American Politics” Gilbert Lecture by Luis Fraga, Stanford University.
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

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

Ruach Movie: “Liberty Heights”
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

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

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

Oakland Athletics’ first baseman Jason Giambi captured the American League MVP award yesterday. Giambi narrowly edged out fellow first baseman Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox to win the honor. …The Philadelphia 76ers tied a franchise record for best start to a season last night with a 107-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Their 8-0 record ties the 1979-80 Sixers who went on to reach the NBA Finals. George Lynch notched 23 points in the win. …In a rematch of the still-controversial 1999 Stanley Cup between the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars, the two teams skated to an intense 2-2 tie. The Stars, who won the Cup that year on a disputed Brett Hull goal in Game Six, were aided by the “Golden Brett” once again as he scored with just five minutes left in regulation to send the contest to OT.

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow: 

Men’s Basketball vs. LaVerne (at Haverford – Equinox Classic), 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Randolph Macon Women’s College (Swarthmore Tip-Off Tournament), 8:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I have seen the future and it’s like the present, only longer.” – Dan Quisenberry