Monday, March 5, 2001

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Monday, March 5, 2001
Volume 5, Number 93


1) PACES menu for this week
2) College Bowl hosts tournament
3) World news roundup
4) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball ends storybook season
2) Men’s lax gets off to good start
3) Men’s tennis wins easily
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Snow in the morning followed by rain and strong wind through most of the day. High of 35
Ok, you can never tell with these weather-people, but I’ve heard everything from less than an inch to three feet.

Tonight: Snow resumes but the winds quiet down. Low of 29
Yeah, you heard me right – three feet!

Tomorrow: Snow and showers again. High of 37
Most likely not gonna happen, but still – the possibility of a buried campus is strangely enticing for me right now…


Lunch: Chicken fingers, french fries, *Asian pasta, Tuscan bean cake, corn, carrots
**Nacho bar

Dinner: Chicken with spinach and feta, basmati rice, *tempeh with hoisin sauce, stuffed peppers, peas and carrots, vegetable blend
**Cheesesteak bar


1) PACES menu for this week

Monday through Wednesday

*Radicchio salad – with red cabbage, grape tomatoes, and an orange viniagrette
*Gnocchi w/ roasted eggplant sauce – Italian potato dumplings with a sauce of roasted eggplant, garlic, and walnuts.
*Mozzarella, greens, and garlic bruschetta
*Cornmeal-crusted chicken w/ mango salsa


Monday: Fudgey vegan coconut cake, caramelized pear cake
Tuesday: Lemon blueberry cake w/ white chocolate frosting, lemon cake w/ lemon frosting
Wednesday: Pear cinnamon crisp (vegan), chocolate cake with strawberry sauce (vegan)

2) College Bowl hosts tournament

This weekend, Swarthmore hosted the QOTC (Questions of the Crum) X: So Good It Doesn’t Need a Subtitle tournament. Fourteen teams (including one house team) attended; MIT won first place, defeating Yale 2-0 in the champion round.

While the Swarthmore team moderated the event, a house team consisting of Dave Kaczorowski ’03, Syd Roy ’02, Daniel Koltonski ’02 and Will Ortman ’02 finished with a 2-6 record, including wins against teams from Rutgers and Delaware.

3) World news roundup

A suicide bomber killed himself and three elderly bystanders yesterday in the Israeli town of Netanya; nineteen others were seriously injured. The bombing concluded a weekend in which six Palestinians, including a nine year old boy, a mother leaving a marketplace, and a vagrant man, were all killed by Israeli soldiers. While Palestinian mourners chanted “We took revenge today in Netanya,” Israelis beat and almost killed an Arab in a Netanya marketplace. Soon afterward, the Israeli government condemned taking the law into one’s own hands.

President Bush will visit several states this week in an effort to promote his $1.6 billion tax cut. Many of these states have Representatives and Senators who are Democrats facing re-election in 2002. But while these intimidation tactics aim to gain some Democratic votes, they have alienated the moderates who expected at least some compromise. And this may mean an increasingly uphill battle for Bush in the Senate, where Democrats are more united, and some moderate Republicans oppose the tax cut.

What is being called “The Big Storm” has come to the region, starting as light snow yesterday but intensifying today and continuing until as late as Wednesday. A classic noreaster, a collision of moisture from the south and cold air currents of the north, this one is expected to rival the Blizzard of ’96, which buried the Northeast under two feet of snow just over five years ago. This storm should not be quite as bad, but people are preparing for the worst nonetheless.

4) Campus events

Penance Service
Bond Memorial Hall, 12:30 p.m.

The Al-Aqsa Intifada on the Ground
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Colloquium with Physics Candidate Jeffrey Prentis
Dupont 133, 4:30 p.m.

Reading by Norman Finkelstein
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

English 36 Film Screening: Pride and Prejudice
Trotter 301, 8:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble All, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: Siegfried
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 10:00 p.m.


1) Women’s basketball ends storybook season

The women’s basketball team was defeated on Saturday by the Elizabethtown Blue Jays 79-58 in the second round of the NCAA Division III championships. The Garnet shot 55% during the first half, but their 18 turnovers proved too costly.

By halftime, they lagged by nine, and the Blue Jays outscored Swat 44-32 in the second half. Sarah Tufano ’03 scored 18 points, while Heather Kile ’02 and Ali Furman ’03 added 16 and 12 points respectively. In her final game in Garnet red and white, Heather Marandola ’01 dished out a team-high five assists.

The team’s final record for the season stands at 23-5.

2) Men’s lax gets off to good start

The men’s lacrosse team trounced Manhattanville 15-2 Saturday, led by Mark Dingfield ’01 who scored seven goals. John Murphy ’01 helped out with two goals and three assists, and six others scored one goal apiece. The Garnet will host Goucher next Saturday.

3) Men’s tennis wins easily

Also Saturday, the men’s tennis team beat Fairleigh Dickinson University 6-1, with John Thomas ’02, Justin Singer ’03, Jayson Yost ’03, Frank Visciano ’04, and Scott Grant ’01 each winning singles matches, while the doubles teams all won their matches. Their next contest is scheduled for this Wednesday, when they travel to the University of Pennsylvania.

4) World sports roundup

No.2 Duke did not back down against state rival UNC-Chapel Hill (No.4) as the Blue Devils destroyed the Tar Heels 95-81. Duke lost to North Carolina by two points a month ago, missing 14 out of 27 free throws, and recently lost their star center Carlos Boozer, who broke a bone in his right foot. But despite doubts, Duke came back with a marathon offensive that confused UNC, led by Jason Williams’ 33 points, and capturing their fifth straight ACC victory.

Tiger Woods lost again, in the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Desert Classic to Thomas Bjorn. After starting the final round in front, he landed some shots in the trees and even in the water. Bjorn’s reacted by claiming that Woods, who is still the world’s best golfer, no longer intimidates the golf world. Woods is still winless for this season.

Jeff Gordon won his 53rd career race yesterday by capturing the UAW – DaimlerChrysler 400. ESPN estimates he is NASCAR’s biggest star in the wake of Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s untimely passing. Meanwhile, Earnhardt’s widow is battling the Orlando Sentinel for rights to autopsy pictures of her deceased husband. Under Florida’s Sunshine law, autopsies are part of the public record, but a Florida judge has placed a temporary injunction on the photos, claiming they do not qualify as newsworthy. The Sentinel wants access to the pictures to determine whether a failed seat belt was the real cause of Earnhardt’s death. Earnhardt’s widow fears the pictures will eventually end up on the Internet.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.


“What the well-intentioned mind can invent, the not-well-intentioned mind can destroy.”

Robert Schwartz, a lawyer who has represented movie and television studios in copyright cases, predicting the efficacy of Napster’s new screening software.


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