Wednesday, January 24, 2001

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Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Volume 5, Number 65


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

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

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny with some wind. Highs in the lower 40s.
The McCabe coffee bar opens today…

Tonight: Cloudy with possible snow flurries in the early morning. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sealing the fate of those who would try to escape under the pretense of going to Kohlberg.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny with a chance of snow flurries. Highs in the mid 30s.
Can cots in the library be far behind? Mwuhahahaha!!!!

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Italian stromboli, french fries, cheese and vegetable stromboli, *butternut squash and sage orzo, broccoli, cauliflower
**Wing bar

Dinner: Turkey london broil, mushroom rice, *lentil stew, pasta with sauce, corn on the cob, whole green beans
**Pasta bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

President Bush renewed a federal mandate yesterday that forced fuel companies to sell gas to the struggling California energy utilities. Gov. Gray Davis said the two week extension would be sufficient to ameliorate the utilities’ recent difficulties. However, the fuel industry was wary of the order, citing the state’s $12 billion debt that may drive the utilities to bankruptcy.

In other news from the White House, the President presented his education reform bill to Congress, in which he called for increased local control and school responsibility. While these views were echoed in many similar bills brought forth by lawmakers, Bush’s bill also included a controversial voucher system. That portion called for failing public schools to shape up in three years or face a redistribution of school funding to parents in the form of $1500 vouchers.

Peace talks between Israel and Palestinians came to an abrupt halt yesterday when two Israelis were found murdered in the West Bank, prompting the Israeli contingent to return to Jerusalem. Izz el-Din Al-Qassam, a wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas, claimed responsibility for the killings. The talks in Egypt had been the most in-depth in years and their continuation now awaits a decision from Prime Minister Barak’s administration.

2) Campus events

Film Society Screening
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Learning for Life Information Meeting
Parrish Parlor-West, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

After narrowly defeating Amanda Coetzer 2-6, 6-1, 8-6 in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Venus Williams now awaits a semifinal match with the winner of a contest between her sister Serena and Martina Hingis. Jennifer Capriati will take on defending champion Lindsay Davenport in the other semifinal. In the men’s bracket, Andre Agassi will play hometown favorite Patrick Rafter in a semifinal to be played on Thursday night.

Tracy McGrady led the Orlando Magic to victory last night in his first game against his old team, the Toronto Raptors. The Magic won 116-111 in two overtimes and McGrady netted 22 points.

The Jets named ex-USC coach Paul Hackett as their offensive coordinator and picked Buffalo Bills coordinator Ted Cottrell to helm their defense Tuesday. Head coach Herman Edwards was also just hired.

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s swimming at Bryn Mawr, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball vs. Haverford, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball vs. Haverford, 8:00 p.m..

Tomorrow:

Badminton vs. Haverford, 7:30 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary, its the stupid ones who need all the advice.” – Bill Cosby