Thursday, March 8, 2001

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Thursday, March 8, 2001
Volume 5, Number 96


1) World news roundup
2) Campus events


1) Jay qualifies for NCAA Championships
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: A mix of clouds and sun. High 44.
The following is a Daily Gazette Public Service Announcement:

Tonight: Cloudy with periods of rain and snow, with accumulations of less than one inch. Low 33.
For those who have spent the last few months living in McCabe…

Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers likely. High 41.
Spring break begins tomorrow. I repeat, spring break begins tomorrow. Thank you.


Lunch: Maryland crabcakes, lattice cut fries, *lentil stew, *roasted tofu, baby carrots, cauliflower
**Club bar

Dinner: Fried chicken, yams with apples, macaroni and cheese, *mashed black beans, stewed tomatoes, green beans
**Breakfast bar


1) World news roundup

Andrew Williams, the suspect in Monday’s shooting at Santana High School, was in court today, facing 28 counts, including two charges of murder and 13 of attempted murder. Williams’ arraignment was continued to March 26 and he was denied bail. Meanwhile, classes resumed in Santana after two days of grief counseling for students and staff, while three students remained hospitalized, but in good condition.

Ariel Sharon was sworn in yesterday as Israel’s new Prime Minister, saying he would try to put an end to the past 5 months of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. However, Sharon noted that he would not re-enter Israel into peace talks “under the pressure of violence and terror.” Sharon’s coalition government starts out as one of the strongest in Israeli history, with widespread support in the Knesset.

Rear Admiral Charles Griffiths testified before a panel of navy admirals yesterday that the USS Greeneville’s collision with a Japanese ship was a result of 5 major factors. These include an insufficient bumber of qualified sonar operators, damaged sonar equipment, civilian visitors in critical areas of the submarine, a rush to complete the emergency surfacing drill, and crew members who were not used to questioning commanding officers. The panel will determine whether charges should be brought against the commanders of the Greeneville.

2) Campus events

SWIL Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Sale
Sharples, Lunch and Dinner

Chemistry Colloquium
Dupont 139, 4:30 p.m.

Physics Colloquium with Candidate Michael Larkin
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

South African Gumboot Dance – Open rehearsal
Upper Tarble, 1st Session: 5:30-6:30; 2nd Session: 9:30-10:30

Dialogues Discussion Group
Mephistos Lounge – Willets, 10:30 p.m.


1) Jay qualifies for NCAA Championships

Sarah Jay ’01 has qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 1500 meter event. Jay will compete at the national meet, to be held Friday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

2) World sports roundup

Quarterback Troy Aikman was waived by the Dallas Cowboys yesterday in a move prompted by health and financial concerns. Aikman has suffered 9 concussions in his 12 years in the NFL and would have cost the Cowboys $7 million in bonus money if he had played for them this coming year. Though the split was mutual, the quarterback is convinced that he can still play elsewhere in the league.

Down 28 points in the second quarter, the Sacramento Kings rallied to beat the Phoenix Suns last night, 100-89. Chris Webber, in just his second game back from an ankle injury, scored 41 points to spark the NBA’s largest comeback this season.

Despite a game-tying goal by Mario Lemieux in the third period, the Washington Capitals triumphed over the Pittsburgh Penguins when Jeff Halpern found the net with just 3:20 to play in regulation. The Caps are now 8-0-1 on the road since Jan. 27.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.


“All you have to do is go down to the bottom of your swimming pool and hold your breath.” – David Miller, US DOE spokesperson, on protecting yourself from nuclear radiation


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