Tuesday, February 27, 2001

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Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Volume 5, Number 89


1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Five school records broken at Conference track meet
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy. High 50.
Hey, it’s Tuesday – which means it’s not Monday. Alright!

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 30.
Unfortunately, since it’s Tuesday, it’s not Wednesday…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs near 40.
Mmm… Wednesday…


Lunch: BBQ chicken sandwhich, cottage fries, *ratatouille, pierogies, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob
**Chef salad bar

Dinner: Chicken marsala, buttered noodles, *baked tofu, thai sweet potatoes, spinach, peas and carrots
**Caribbean bar


1) World news roundup

With Secretary of State Colin Powell touring the Middle East, a top American official announced Monday that the US is likely to ease sanctions against Iraq. The lifting of a ban on exports of consumer goods would be extremely beneficial to Iraqi citizens, who have suffered greatly since the US began the ban a decade ago. A decision on the sanctions will be reached by March, prior to a summit of Arab leaders.

Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon and his conservative Likud party received good news yesterday when the moderate Labor party voted to join a Likud coalition government. The Labor party, which is still suffering from Ehud Barak’s defeat to Sharon, chose to enter the coalition by a wide margin. Shimon Peres, who is an elder member of the party and is likely to become foreign minister under Sharon, supported the move, saying it would unite Israel in its effort to achieve peace with its Arab neighbors.

The President will address a joint session of Congress this evening to gain support for his $1.6 trillion tax cut plan. One component of this plan is to partially privatize the Social Security system with the establishment of a $1 trillion reserve fund that will allow workers to set up personal retirement accounts. Bush needs support from moderate Republicans to pass the bill as many are questioning the size of the cut.

2) Campus events

“Japan Flora 2000 and the Gardens of Kyoto” Scott Arboretum Lunch Lecture by Jeff Jabco, Director of Grounds
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 12:00 p.m.

Film: “Jeanne Dielman, 2300 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.


1) Five school records broken at Conference track meet

At the Centennial Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, many of Swarthmore’s best athletes couldn’t quite beat the best in the conference, but in trying managed to shatter some school records. Sarah Jay ’01 finished third in the 1500, posting an NCAA-qualifying time of 4:45.30, which also broke the Swat record in that event. Marc Jeuland ’01’s winning time in the 5000 meters (15:16.04) also broke the school record. Sarah Selling ’03 finished sixth in the pole vault, clearing 6′ 8″, also a Swat record-breaker. Also, the women’s 4×800 relay team not only broke the school record, but also the championship meet record, finishing in 9:50.25. Unfortunately, they only held onto the school record as they finished second to the team from Dickinson. The distance medley relay team also finished second in championship- and school-record breaking time. The time of 12:46.07 shattered the old school mark by nearly 20 seconds.

2) World sports roundup

Devaughn Darling, an 18-year-old linebacker for Florida State, died yesterday after collapsing in an early morning workout. He was working on intense agility and and conditioning drills at the time of the tragedy. The cause of Darling’s death is currently unknown and an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.

In a matchup of division leaders, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 98-91. Ray Allen scored 42 points for the Bucks, ruining Dikembe Mutumbo’s strong home debut which included 21 points and 16 rebounds.

The St. Louis Blues took over the top spot in the NHL’s Central Division with a 7-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks last night, but lost star defenseman Chris Pronger in the process. Pronger broke his left forearm after being hit with a puck in the first period and will be out for the rest of the regular season.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


There are no contests scheduled for today.


Women’s basketball vs. Gwynedd Mercy – NCAA Tournament 1st Round, 7:00 p.m.


“We started out with low expectations… and we met them.” – A top US official discussing Secretary of State Colin Powell’s trip to the Middle East


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