Friday, December 8, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Friday, December 8, 2000
Volume 5, Number 60

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1) World news roundup
2) This weekend’s events


1) World sports roundup
2) This weekend’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow flurries until mid-morning. Highs in the lower 40s.
Why did the squirrel cross the road?

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Because it was stapled to the phoenix.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
Why did the phoenix cross the road?

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
Because it heard there was a biased opinion on the other side.


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
**Caesar bar


1) World news roundup

The Florida Supreme Court heard Al Gore’s appeal to overturn the official results of the state’s election, which show Bush leading by 537 votes out of the 6 million cast. A ruling is expected to be delivered soon. Two other trials were also concluded yesterday in Seminole and Martin counties. Democratic lawyers alleged that ballot applications were illegally corrected by state GOP officials before being mailed. GOP lawmakers called for an special legislative session today to give Bush the state’s 25 electoral votes — in case the courts are unable to reach a decision. …California declared an unprecedented power emergency last night after its overwhelmed power grid failed to meet demand. Hundreds of companies were ordered to cut back on electricity use, but there were no immediate “rolling blackouts” yet. …A 60-year-old man convicted of killing a liquor store owner was executed yesterday in Texas, bringing the execution total for 2000 to a state and national record of 40. The state has executed 239 inmates since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982 and 152 since Bush began his tenure as governor.

2) This weekend’s events


“Meaning of Kwanzaa” Luncheon
Black Cultural Center, 12 p.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 12:30 p.m.

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

Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Dupont Lecture Hall 161, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.

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

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

Fall Student Dance Concert with New Choreography by Swarthmore Faculty and student
LPAC Pearson-Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Ellipsis…and Stand-Up Comedy
PACES, 10 p.m.


Greening the Campus
Kirby Lecture Hall, 9:00 a.m.

SQU Movie: Trick
InterCultural Center, 7:00 p.m.

Movie: Man on the Moon
Dupont Lecture Hall 161, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.

Fall Contra Dance
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

The Midnight Quintet
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Night of Scenes
LPAC Frear Theater, 8:00 p.m.

Women’s Resources Center, 8:00 p.m.

International Club Party
PACES, 10 p.m.


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

Swarthmore College Gospel Choir Concert
Friends Meeting House, 3:00 p.m.

Gamelan Semara Santi and the Dance and Drumming Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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

Night of Scenes
LPAC Frear Theater, 5:00 p.m.

Jamboree Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.


1) World sports roundup

David Cone decided yesterday that he didn’t want to be the fifth starter for the New York Yankees, and turned down a $500,000 guarantee to remain with the World Series champions. Cone pitched a perfect game against Montreal in 1999 but has slumped since. …Mario Lemieux is expected to announce a return to the Pittsburgh Penguins after a four year retirement. Lemieux, who is 35, has already been inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

2) This weekend’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today.


Men’s Wrestling at Gallaudet, 11:00 a.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Union, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s and women’s swimming at NYU, 2:00 p.m.


There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.


“Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.” – Henry Brooks Adams


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