Wednesday, February 7, 2001

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Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Volume 5, Number 75


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Badminton rolls over Albright
2) Intramural scoreboard
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid and upper 40s.
Ryan Budish ’04 was quoted in yesterday’s storm article as saying, “I think this was God punishing Swarthmore for the bad Daily Gazette weather jokes.”

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 30.
Except that tomorrow the highs are approaching 50, with not a snowflake in sight.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 50.
Could the Gazette be receiving divine assistance? And if so, can we get highs approaching 70 the rest of the winter? – Just as a sign, you know…

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken croquettes, smashed potatoes, *homestyle tofu, peanut noodles, peas and onions, California blend
**Bagel bar

Dinner: Grilled flank steak, steak fries, *pasta sauteed with fresh greens, eggplant with feta, asparagus, corn
**Pasta bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Likud party member Ariel Sharon defeated Labor party leader Ehud Barak on Tuesday in Israel’s election for prime minister. Official results are expected in the next eight days, but exit polls reported that Sharon had received approximately 59.5% of the vote. Barak conceded soon after the results were announced. Sharon, a former general in the Israeli army, announced that his government will not cede any more territory to the

Palestinians and will focus instead on bolstering support for Israel. Key witness Jamal Ahimed Al Fadl testified on Tuesday in the trial of four men charged with bombing American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Al Fadl testified that Osama bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian who investigators believe is behind a mass conspiracy to kill American citizens, convinced his followers that the acts of terrorism against civilians did not violate the teachings of the Koran. Mr. Al Fadl, whose identity had been hidden before Tuesday’s proceedings, admitted he used to be a part of bin Laden’s organization, Al Qaeda.

Television research conducted for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found sexual content in 68 percent of the 1999-2000 shows studied, compared with 56 percent in 1997-98. They define such content as talking about sex, flirting, kissing, intimate touching and depictions of intercourse. The study also found that shows featuring teenagers were more likely to include sexual content. “While we haven’t yet had the chance to review the entire study, we are confident in the rigorous standards we apply to all entertainment programming at ABC,” ABC spokesman Kevin Brockman said. “We take our responsibility to our viewers as seriously as we do our responsibility to provide entertaining, quality programming.” The Fox Network declined to comment.

2) Campus events

Senior Class Portraits
Parrish Parlor – West, 12:00 p.m.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Gender, Race and Nation in Marleen Gorris’ Antonia’s Line (1995)”
by Sunka Simon, Assistant Professor of German, Swarthmore College
LPAC Cinema, 4:00 p.m.

“El Papel de la Filosofia en el Actual Orden Mundial, Sequn Ignacio Ellacuria”
by Hector Samour, Central American University, San Salvador
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

SOCA All Campus Study Break
Parrish Parlors, 9:00 p.m.

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

Folk Song Sing-Along
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Badminton rolls over Albright

The badminton team, playing in front of a home crowd at the Tarble Pavillion, beat Albright 5-0 last night. In singles play, Jane Ng ’01 took her match 11-6, 11-6, Siobhan Carty ’01 won 11-2, 11-0, as did Karen Lange ’02. The couples competitors also had strong showings as Liz Leininger ’04 and Surbhi Gupta ’04 cruised to victory 15-12, 15-2, and Xiang-Lan Zhuo ’02 & Sachi Uchimaru ’03 won 15-8, 15-10. The team’s record is now an impressive 3-0.

2) Intramural Scoreboard

COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL

Slow Moving Vehicles 36
Karma Police 26

MMM DU 48
DU Eye 43

Young Bucks 55
Al Bloom’s DU Boyz 38

NON-COMP BASKETBALL

Dana Buggers 47
DU Pigroast 43

Jeye Squad 64
DU Pigroast 50

Team 3 48
Big Gay Asian Invasion 44

Callaloo Club 36
Mothership Connection 35

3) World sports roundup

#6 Illinois upset #4 Michigan State last night, 77-66, to take control of the Big Ten Conference lead in men’s basketball. Cory Bradford led the Fighting Illini with 22 points, including six three-pointers.

Hal Mumme, head coach of the University of Kentucky football team, resigned today amidst allegations of sending money to recruited players, a violation of NCAA rules. Kentucky assistant coach Guy Morriss will replace Mumme.

Top-ranked North Carolina beat #15 Wake Forest, recording their 20th win of the season, and their 17th straight. The Tar Heels now have an NCAA record of 31 consecutive 20-win seasons.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s basketball vs. Johns Hopkins, 6:00 p.m.
Swimming vs. Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Men’s basketball vs. Johns Hopkins, 8:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:

Badminton at Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin

 


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