Monday, February 12, 2001

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Monday, February 12, 2001
Volume 5, Number 78


1) PACES menu for this week
2) College Bowl competes at Hopkins
3) World news roundup
4) Campus events


1) Track hosts Seven-Way Challenge
2) Women’s basketball has big weekend
3) Men’s basketball can’t beat Bears
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Sun mixed with some clouds. High 37.
You know, Medeski Martin and Wood wasn’t too shabby…

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 32.
Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
And with earplugs, you were barely bothered by the music…


Lunch: Ravioli with marinara sauce, crusty foccacia, *tempeh stir fry with broccoli and red bell peppers, spinach, zucchini
**Seafood bar

Dinner: Paella with shrimp sausage and chicken, basmati rice, Mexican lasagna, *El’s black beans, baby carrots, cauliflower
**Burger bar


1) PACES menu for this week

Monday through Wednesday

– Tuscan pear salad: Radicchio, baby greens, and romaine with peccorino and pear slices
– Spaghetti with eggplant & plum tomatoes
– Chicken breast with mushrooms and oregano: Greek style with a mushroom, oregano and white wine sauce
– Cheddar bread: Cheddar whole wheat bread with apple slices and peanut butter
– Sweet potato napoleon: Homemade sweet potato chips layered with nutmeg bavarian cream

Bakers’ Desserts

Monday -Vegan gingerbread -Flourless chocolate cake
Tuesday -Poppy kolache -Chocolate-chocolate chip cream cake
Wedesday -Apple focaccia -Vegan chocolate cake

2) College Bowl competes at Hopkins

This weekend, two Swarthmore teams attended the NAQT Sectionals meet at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Swarthmore¹s Division I team, composed of Peter Austin ’02, Ben Schak ’03 and Jonah Volk ’03 finished with a record of 4-9. The two-man Division II team of Ascencion Duenas ’04 and Jeff Traczynski ’04 fared better, ending the day at 9-6. In addition, Austin and Duenas were the fourth and third highest scorers of the day in their respective divisions.

3) World news roundup

Congress is considering investigating ex-President Clinton for the actions he took during his final days in office. Clinton’s pardoning of alleged tax evader Marc Rich and his transferral of White House gifts have caused many high-ranking Republicans to look into the possibility of “impeaching” Clinton, a process which would include the stripping of his presidential library, government-supplied bodyguards, and pension. In response to these allegations, a spokeswoman for Clinton replied, “Give me a break.”

Following a collision between a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine and a Japanese fishing boat over the weekend, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has vowed to “do the right thing” for the victims and their families. The two vessels collided when the US sub surfaced under the Japanese boat after failing to employ its “active sonar” device. Although no fatalities have been reported as of yet, 9 people are still missing from the Japanese vessel.

Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon has announced that he will attempt to forge a coalition between his Likud Party and the Labor Party of his recently defeated opponent, Ehud Barak. Meanwhile, despite continued violence between Israelis and Palestinian rebels, PLO leader Yasser Arafat has said he is willing to work with Sharon to secure a peace for the area. Sharon has vowed not to concede any further land to the Palestinians and has said that her will not attempt to negotiate any peace treaty until Palestinians cease their attacks on Israelis.

4) Campus events

Lunch with Dr. Charles Bennett ’77
Parrish Commons, 12:30 p.m.

Information Session with American Express Financial Advisors
Bond Memorial Hall, 3:00 p.m.

“Show Me the Money! Currency Use Across Time, Transactions, and Countries”
Faculty Lecture by Phillip Jefferson
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:15 p.m.

“Le Double Visage de Scheherazade Chez Fatima Mernissi”
by Katherine Gracki, Instructor of French, Tulane University
Kohlberg 328, 4:45 p.m.

Swing Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Film: “Porco Rosso”
Kirby Lecture Hall in Martin, 10:00 p.m.

Earthlust Meeting
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 p.m.


1) Track hosts Seven-Way Challenge

The indoor track and field team played host to contingents from six other schools at this Saturday’s Seven-Way Challenge. Swat’s female competitors fared particularly well at the meet, with Imo Akpan ’02 winning the 55m dash, Sarah Jay ’01 taking the 3000, and Joko Agunloye ’01 capturing the 5000 meter crown. On the men’s side, Marc Jeuland ’01 brought home the 1500 meter title and placed second in the 800 race, while Matt Rapoza ’03 was 2nd in the shot put.

2) Women’s basketball has big weekend

The women’s basketball team swept their two games this past weekend, leaving them in excellent position in the Centennial Conference as they wrap up their season this week and prepare for the playoffs.

On Saturday, the Garnettes crushed Ursinus, 57-31. Sarah Tufano ’03 led the team with 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Heather Kile ’02 had yet another double-double with 12 points and 10 boards and Katie Robinson ’04 added 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals.

Then, playing Bryn Mawr yesterday in a make-up contest of last week’s snow-cancelled game, the team managed to overcome a slow first half and win easily, 53-26. Tufano again came up big with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Kile, too, was in top form, netting 9, and throwing in 7 boards and 5 steals, while fellow junior Katie Tarr notched 7 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. As a result of the blockbuster weekend, the team’s record now stands at an outstanding 11-2 in Conference action, 19-3 overall.

3) Men’s basketball can’t beat Bears

In a high-scoring contest this past Saturday, the men’s basketball team fell to Ursinus, 73-47. David Pearce ’03 led the team with 13 points, while contributing 5 rebounds. Jacob Letendre ’04 added 9 points and David Gammill ’02 put in 8. The team is now 3-18 overall, and 2-9 in the Centennial Conference.

4) World sports roundup

Though down 21 at one point, the Eastern Conference rallied late to win the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, 111-110. The Sixer’s Allen Iverson was named MVP of the contest, scoring 15 of his 25 points in the critical 4th quarter.

Phil Mickelson, despite suffering from a case of food poisoning all weekend, managed to win the Buick Invitational yesterday in a sudden death playoff against Frank Lickliter. Lickliter appeared to have victory in his hands after Mickelson double-bogeyed the third-playoff hole, but his three-putt allowed Mickelson to take the championship.

The US was knocked out of the first round of the Davis Cup yesterday, falling to Switzerland 3-2. Led by captain Patrick McEnroe, the Americans were without Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras while suffering an opening round defeat for the first time since 1993.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today.


There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.


“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” – Johann von Goethe


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