Wednesday, February 21, 2001

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001
Volume 5, Number 85


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Badminton clinches PAIAW championship
2) Two Garnettes named to All-Conference team
3) Intramural scoreboard
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High 44.
In case you’ve been living in a McCave for the last few days,

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 18.
The women’s basketball team is hosting its first Centennial Conference playoff game tonight at 7 PM.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and clouds. High 33.
Don’t forget your body paint and problem sets!

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

Napster CEO Hank Barry and Napster founder Shawn Fanning announced on Tuesday that they are offering $1 billion dollars to record companies if the companies will cease all legal action against them. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled recently that Napster, an online site that facilitates MP3 trading, is in violation of copyright law and must stop its current practices. Napster claims that stopping operations would prove incredibly difficult, and instead hopes to work out an agreement with both major and independent record labels to compensate artists for music traded on the site.

NATO leaders were urged by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to accept Russia’s alternative plan for a joint Russia-European missile defense system. Russia proposed the plan in reaction to President Bush’s earlier controversial announcement that the United States military intends to construct a missile defense system to protect the U.S. from rogue states and terrorists. Russia hopes to form an alliance with Europe to match the protective power the U.S. will enjoy with the new defense system, but NATO President Lord Robertson has announced that the European countries will not break any alliances with the U.S. over the proposal.

The French government offered temporary residence and the chance for asylum to nearly 900 Kurdish refugees on Tuesday. The Kurds were smuggled on a freighter from Turkey and Iraq, which then crashed on the French shore on Saturday. The Kurds will be provided with housing and assistance in applying for political asylum by the French government. French President Danielle Mitterrand echoed the concerns of many human rights workers in decrying the persecution of the Kurds, a minority group in the regions around the Middle East.

2) Campus events

French Movie Night
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Panel
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 8:30 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 clinches PAIAW championship

The badminton team defeated arch-rival Bryn Mawr, 3-2, last night to clinch the PAIAW title. Karen Lange ’02 took her singles match easily, winning 11-1,11-1. On the doubles side, Liz Leininger ’04 and Wury Morris ’04 triumphed 15-11, 15-9 while Xiang-Lan Zhuo ’02 and Sachie Uchimaru ’03 completed the victory with a 15-6, 15-4 win. The Garnet are now 7-0 with just one game left in their PAIAW season – Thursday at Albright.

2) Two Garnettes named to All-Conference team

The Centennial Conference has named two members of the women’s basketball team to its 2000-01 All-Conference team. Heather Kile ’02 was selected to the 1st team for the third consecutive year while Sarah Tufano ’03 made the 2nd All-Conference squad. The team hosts the F&M Diplomats tonight in the Conference Semifinals at 7 PM.

3) Intramural scoreboard

Competitive Basketball

Slow Moving Vehicles 49
Karma Police 42

MMM DU and Young Bucks win by forfeit

Non-Competitive League

Jeye Squad 54
Callaloo Club 40

DU Pigroast 52
Team 3 51

DU Pigroast 40
Mothership Connection 36

Dana Buggers 36
Big Gay Asian Invasion 34

4) World sports roundup

With his father’s funeral set for Thursday in Charlotte, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will drive in this Sunday’s Dura-Lube 400. Telling the press that his family will “get throught this,” Earnhardt Jr. said “I’m sure he’d want us to keep going, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

#5 Michigan State beat Indiana 66-57 last night to set a Big Ten record for career wins by a class. The win was also sweet considering that Indiana had snapped the Spartans’ 23-game winning streak on a buzzer beating shot in January.

Head coach Don Nelson returned to the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday evening in a 119-109 loss to the Lakers, after recovering from prostate cancer surgery. Nelson missed 52 days and 21 games while receiving treatment.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s basketball vs. F&M – Centennial Conference Semifinals, 7:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:

Badminton at Albright, 7:30 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Buy land, they have quit making it!” – Scott Salley