Monday, November 27, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Monday, November 27, 2000
Volume 5, Number 50


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Baroque Ensemble looking for musicians
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Men’s basketball falls to RPI
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
I was asleep more than I was awake for the last five days.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
That may be untrue, but it sure felt that way.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
It’s gotten to the point where anything more than five hours feels like 13.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken nuggets, curly fries, *tofu joe, baked penne with mushrooms, corn, spinach
**Cheese steak bar

Dinner: Seafood scampi, rice, *spicy peanut noodle, Indian style chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower
**Picnic bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Baroque Ensemble looking for musicians

This Thursday, November 30, The Swarthmore College Baroque Ensemble will hold auditions for its Spring 2001 program, featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. The group is looking for trumpet, recorder, oboe, violin, strings and continuo players.

The concert will take place on Saturday, April 7. Director Richard Stone is looking for Swarthmore College’s students, staff and faculty to audition for soloist and orchestral positions. Openings also exist for participants to perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in F Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon or Cello.

Auditions will take place in Lang Music Building from 7:00 to 9:30. A signup sheet will be posted on the Early Music section of the bulletin board opposite the Music and Dance office of Lang. Audition repertoire will be in an envelope marked “Swarthmore Baroque Ensemble” with multiple parts for all instruments for which there are openings, placed on the table next to the Music and Dance office.

Vacancies exist for the following instruments:

Piccolo Trumpet
French Horn (the trumpet solo is playable on French Horn)
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Violins (First and Second)
Cello
Contrabass
Harpsichord

The Swarthmore College Baroque Ensemble rehearses weekly on Tuesdays between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. while classes are in session.

For more information, contact Director Richard Stone at (215) 339-4067.

2) World news roundup

Florida Secretary of State Kathryn Harris certified a 537-vote victory for Texas Governor George W. Bush in the Florida presidential election Sunday evening. Claiming victory, Bush appeared on national television to discuss his plans for transition into the presidency. Meanwhile, the court battles rage on, as Vice President Al Gore will contest the election results on a number of levels. On Monday, the Florida State Supreme Court will hear arguments that the disputed “butterfly ballot” used in Palm Beach County was illegal. The Gore team is also disputing the results in Palm Beach County, where none of the hand recounts – which showed Gore gaining up to 180 votes – were counted by Harris because the county didn’t finish counting by the 5:00 p.m. Sunday deadline. Gore is also pushing for a count of over 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County that have never been counted because the machines couldn’t read them and the county canvassing board gave up counting by hand last week because they would never finish by the deadline. Early returns from Miami had shown Gore gaining 157 votes there. Gore is expected to address the nation Monday evening, where aides say he will touch on several themes, including “the need to count every vote, his obligation to the 50 million people who voted for him and the importance of respecting court rulings.”

3) Campus events

Student Housing Committee
Parrish 370, 7:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: Mystery Men
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 10:00 p.m.

Earthlust Meeting
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s basketball falls to RPI

The men’s basketball team dropped a 78-63 contest to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute over the weekend. David Pearce ’03 was the high scorer for the Garnet with 17 points. Eran Ganot ’03 added 16 points and nine rebounds. The team is now 0-4 on the season.

2) World sports roundup

The New Orleans Saints took over the NFC West lead with Sunday’s 31-24 upset win over the Rams in St. Louis. The Eagles maintained their lead in the NFC East with a 23-20 victory over the Redskins as quarterback Donovan McNabb rushed for 125 yards. …The Miami Heat acquired veteran forward Cedric Ceballos from the Pistons. …Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie parred the third playoff hole while Fred Couples bogeyed, winning the Skins Challenge in his first appearance in the contest.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:

Men’s basketball at Lehigh, 7:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“When a new sultan was crowned [in the Ottoman Empire in 1559], a trusted eunuch was sent to find the next closest rival–and strangle him with a bowstring. It probably beat watching them fight over chads.” — Michael Powell, Washington Post Staff Writer