Thursday, November 30, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Thursday, November 30, 2000
Volume 5, Number 53


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) ITS to start dorm visits 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: Rain likely, possible snow, then sunny and windy. Highs in the mid 40s.
Just when I think I know everything…

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Along comes something I don’t know, so I have to learn it.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
Luckily, now I know everything…

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

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

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

NEWS REPORT

1) ITS to start dorm visits today

The College’s Information Technology Services will be placing staff members in various dorms across campus over the course of the next week, starting today in ML.

Students are encouraged to seek out these members for technical support, information about the latest College computing developments, and to learn more about ITS’ role in serving the campus community. Snacks and free mousepads will be provided.

Also, Robin Jacobsen, Manager of Client Services and Special Projects for ITS, would like to reminds students that if their dorm’s scheduled visit does not fit within their schedule, “they are welcome to stop by another dorm at a more convenient time.”

The ITS schedule is as follows:

Today: Mary Lyons, Noon – 6 p.m. (All Platforms), 6 p.m. – Midnight (Macs)
Dec. 4th: Parrish, Noon – 6 p.m. (Both Mac & PC), 6 p.m. – Midnight (Both)
Dec. 5th: Wharton, Noon – 6 p.m. (Both), 6 p.m. – Midnight (All) Woolman, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dec. 6th: Danawell, Noon – 6 p.m. (PC), 6 p.m. – Midnight (PC) Willets, Noon – 6 p.m. (Both), 6 p.m. – Midnight (PC)
Dec. 7th: PPR, Noon – 6 p.m. (Mac), 6 p.m. – Midnight (All)
Dec. 8th: Mertz, Noon – 6 p.m. (PC), 6 p.m. – Midnight (Macs)

2) World news roundup

Al Gore’s legal team launched an appeal with the Florida Supreme Court yesterday, calling for a recount of 13,000 ballots in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. With a similar appeal stalled in Circuit Court, Gore’s camp decided that immediate action was necessary, especially as the state’s highest court had previously ruled in their favor. Meanwhile, George W. Bush’s lawyers were successful in getting a lower court judge to approve a transfer of the ballots from those disputed counties to the state capital.

At the same time, the Florida Legislature was making plans to appoint the state’s Electoral College members if no consensus can be reached prior to the member selection deadline of December 12th. The legislative body will meet this Friday to decide the issue.

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, a redeveloped Army chemical production site 10 miles southeast of Denver, was found to be home to left-over sarin “bomblets” from the Cold War armament build-up yesterday. Sarin, which was used in the 1995 Tokyo subway attacks and can kill humans on contact, is thought to be able to travel several miles in the air, though the Army claims it could not make it more than half a mile. Colorado Gov. Bill Owens will meet with Army officials on Friday to address clean-up options.

3) Campus events

Senior Class Yearbook Portraits
Parrish Parlors, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lang Presentation by Lindsey Newbold and Gabe Hetland
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 3:30 p.m.

“The Intergalactic Medium at Low Redshift: A Major Baryon Reservoir”
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium by Todd Tripp, Princeton
Martin 213, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

The New York Yankees appear to be close to signing free agent pitcher Mike Mussina, after talks between his agent and the team went well yesterday. Mussina will reportedly sign a six-year contract for approximately $87 million. Mussina was third in the American League in strikeouts and ERA as a Baltimore Oriole last year. …#2 Michigan State triumphed over #6 University of North Carolina 77-64 yesterday in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. The Spartans were led by Jason Richardson, who scored 16 points in the win. …Tiger Woods met with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem yesterday to discuss the star’s earlier statements regarding the Tour’s abuse of his image. Woods who had criticized the Tour for using him to promote sponsors that conflicted with his personal marketing arrangements, claimed that he was not interested in earning a share of the Tour’s TV revenues and that his relationship with Finchem was improving.

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:

Women’s Basketball vs. Smith – Seven Sisters Tournament at Mt. Holyoke, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Western Maryland, 7:30 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets.” – George Bernard Shaw

 


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