Monday, February 26, 2001

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Monday, February 26, 2001
Volume 5, Number 88


NEWS IN BRIEF

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

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball trounces Johns Hopkins for Conference Championship
2) Tough day for Swat in Track CC Championships
3) Men’s lax postponed
4) Intramural scoreboard
5) World sports roundup
6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, High of 45
Well kids, only two weeks to go until spring break…

Tonight: Mostly clear, Low of 30
Now, now, stop whining. I know you already have your bags packed…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, High of 45
But we students have midterms to take.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, *vegan meatball sandwich, cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend
**Hot wing bar

Dinner: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, *vegan meatball sandwich, cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend
**Hot wing bar

NEWS REPORT

1) PACES menu for this week

Monday through Wednesday

Sopa di lima -yucatan-style chicken soup flavored with cilantro and lime cranberry
Orange bread -served with pecans and honey butter spread
Rosemary mashed potatoes
Fettucine con finocchio -fetucine with a fennel and pecorino cream sauce
Homemade cinnamon ice cream -served atop a frozen apple cake

Baker’s Desserts

Monday: Chocolate-chocolate chip cake, vegan pecan pie
Tuesday: Applesauce cake, checkerboard cake
Wednesday: Choco-mint vegan cake, peach crisp

2) College Bowl competes at GWU

This Saturday, two Swarthmore teams attended the seventh-annual Juan Carlos Viscerra Memorial tournament at George Washington University.

Swarthmore’s A Team, composed of Peter Austin ’02, Jonah Volk ’03 and Adrian Packel ’04, ended the day with a record of 7-3. One of those wins came over Swarthmore’s B Team, made up of Ben Schak ’03, Ascencion Duenas ’04, Michael Noda ’04 and Jeff Traczynski ’04. The B Team came away with a 5-5 record.

Also, Austin was the third highest scorer of the day.

– Jeff Heckelman

3) World news roundup

Secretary of State Colin Powell continued his three-day visit to the Middle East yesterday by meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat. Though little headway was made during this first forage into the peace process by the Bush administration, the Israeli Army did ease the blockade of the Gaza strip after Powell urged the Israelis to lift its “siege” of the West Bank.

The justice department of the newly elected Yugoslavian government headed by Vojislav Kostunica has started investigating Slobodan Milosevic for alleged crimes while in office. While it is difficult to build strong cases proving his involvement in war crimes and murders of opposition members, the former Yugoslav president could face charges of fraud and forgery of documents.

President Bush announced his new plan for government spending on Sunday. Government spending on all programs except Social Security and Medicare are to be decreased to just above the inflation rate. More money will also go to departments of Education and the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research. With the budget, Bush will seek support for one of his most prominent and controversial campaign promises, a $1.6 trillion tax cut that the Democrats claim disproportionately helps the rich.

4) Campus events

“Chases, Stunts, and a Man with a Movie Camera: American Kinesthesia and Soviet Film of the Twenties” by Timothy Harte
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Poverty Awareness Week Speaker Cheri Honkala, Kensington Welfare Rights Union
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie: “Dead Again”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlors, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball trounces Johns Hopkins for Conference Championship

The women’s basketball team won the Centennial Conference Championship Saturday night, beating Johns Hopkins 63-53. Heather Kile ’02 scored 22 points while Ali Furman ’03 matched her career high of 21, shooting 7-11 from behind the three-point line. Sarah Tufano ’03 helped out with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Katie Robinson ’04 had 11 rebounds and six assists. The team, now 22-4, hosts the first round of the NCAA championships Wednesday night, playing against Gwynedd-Mercy.

2) Tough day for Swat in Track CC Championships

The women’s track team finished fifth out of ten teams with Joko Agunloye ’01 winning the 5000 race in 18:27.54, while the distance medley and the 4×800 relay teams finished second. The men’s team placed a disappointing eighth out of nine, with Marc Jeuland ’01 winning the 5000 and placing second in the 3000 meter race.

3) Men’s lax postponed

Men’s lacrosse game on Saturday against Mary Washington was postponed due to snow. No make-up date has been announced yet.

4) Intramural scoreboard

Competitive Basketball

Karma Police 37
MMM DU 19

Young Bucks 72
Al Bloom’s DU Eye 54

Slow Moving Vehicles win by forfeit over DU Eye

Non-Competitive Basketball

Jeye Squad 52
Mothership Connection 24

Callaloo Club 73
Dana Buggers 33

Callaloo Club 38
Big Gay Asian Invasion 36

Big Gay Asian Invasion 30
DU Pigroast 28

Regular Season Final Standings (Playoffs begin Tuesday night)

Competitive Basketball

7-2 Young Bucks
7-2 Slow Moving Vehicles
6-2 Karma Police
5-6 MMM DU
1-9 Al Bloom’s DU Eye

Non-Competitive Basketball

11-0 Jeye Squad
6-4 Mothership Connection
5-5 DU Pigroast
4-5 Team 3
4-6 Callaloo Club
3-7 Dana Buggers
2-8 Big Gay Asian Invasion

5) World sports roundup

In a basketball-filled Sunday, the Phoenix Suns won over the Utah Jazz 90-80, but temporarily lost their rising-star forward Shawn Marion who fell and suffered a severe concussion in the last minute of the game. Despite missing their lead scorer Kobe Bryant, the LA Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 106-100 as Shaquille O’Neal carried his team to victory with 37 points, 19 rebounds and six assists. Though they led for the first three quarters, the Sacramento Kings lost to the New York Knicks 88-86 with the Kings’ Jason Williams just missing a wide-open lay-up just as the time ran out.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed today after just starting out in the first race since his father, racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., crashed and died in the Daytona 500 last week. Junior’s wreck was eerily similar to the one that killed his father, but occurred at a lower speed and left him disappointed but unhurt. Since the fatal crash last week, critics have redoubled their efforts to increase driver safety in NASCAR races.

TV ratings of the newly introduced football league XFL plummeted for the fourth straight week after its introduction. The league’s introductory game gathered an impressive rating of 10.3, but ratings declined as viewer curiosity wore off. Last week, the XFL dropped to the lowest spot among all programs aired during prime time.

6) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It is with a heavy heart that I express my most sincere regret” -U.S. Navy Commander Scott Waddle, regarding last week’s accident near Hawaii where his sub sank a Japanese trawler. The families of the victims had demanded an apology.

 


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