Friday, January 26, 2001

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Friday, January 26, 2001
Volume 5, Number 67


1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Badminton shuts out Haverford
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.
The first weekend back from break and it’s likely going to snow.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with possible snow. Lows in the upper 20s.
This means only one thing…

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the mid 40s.
They will just have to cancel the weekend.

Sunday: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 30s.
Oh wait. This is Swarthmore. Every weekend is already canceled.


Lunch: Crunchy cod, macaroni and cheese, *El’s black beans, cut green beans, stewed tomatoes
**Specialty salad bar

Dinner: Sweet and sour chicken, basmati rice, pasta saute, *stuffed peppers, broccoli, cut corn
**Taco bar


1) World news roundup

Twenty-four people died in a plane crash yesterday, when Rutaca Flight 224 fell to the ground shortly after taking off from Ciudad Bolivar, in southern Venezuela. 6 US citizens were among the victims. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

A Florida jury found that a 13 year-old boy was guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a six year-old girl who the defendant was practicing pro wrestling moves on. He had claimed the death was an accident and his lawyer blamed pro wrestling for the incident. The boy now faces life without parole, although the governor could shorten his sentence.

Microsoft sites were attacked by a computer hacker yesterday, rendering them unavailable to all users. The company blamed a denial-of-service attack, similar to the one employed by “Mafiaboy” last February, for the interruption in operation.

2) Campus events


“Parallèles, Pastiches et Parodies: Un Nouveau Lyrisme Verlainien?”
by Colette Windish, Assistant Professor of French, Swarthmore College
Kohlberg 328, 4:00 p.m.

“The India Bonita Contest of 1921 and the Movement to Ethnicize Mexican National Identity”
by Rick Lopez, Yale University
Trotter 203, 4:30 p.m.

“Physics and Physical Chemistry of Protein Folding”
by Jan William Eaton, Laboratory of Chemical Physics Chief NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Dupont 133, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

Movie: Like Water for Chocolate
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: The Cider House Rules
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: X-Men
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.


Movie: X-Men
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.


Ruach Bagel Brunch
Mephistos Lounge, 10:00 a.m.

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

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


1) Badminton shuts out Haverford

The badminton team opened the year with a 5-0 win over the ‘Fords Thursday. In a competition that saw a number of strong performances from the Swat athletes, Karen Lange ’02’s 11-0, 11-0 singles victory was most impressive. The team hosts Bryn Athyn next Wednesday.

2) World sports roundup

After being knocked out of the Australian Open singles competition by Martina Hingis, sister stars Venus and Serena Williams captured the tournament’s doubles championship, defeating Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. It marks a career doubles Grand Slam for the pair. …Super Bowl XXXV begins in Tampa Bay this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. The New York Giants will clash with the Baltimore Ravens in a contest of two evenly-matched teams. Sportswriters around the country are predicting a low-scoring and close game. …Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Chris Carter announced yesterday that he would return to the team for at least one more season. Carter trails only Jerry Rice in career receptions and touchdown catches.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Men’s Indoor Track at Boston U. Terrier Classic, TBA
Women’s Indoor Track at Boston U. Terrier Classic, TBA


Swimming at Gettysburg, 2 p.m.
Women’s Basketball at Gettysburg, 3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Gettysburg, 7 p.m.


There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.


“There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” -Steven Wright


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