Tuesday, March 20, 2001

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Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Volume 5, Number 98


We apologize for the absence of a Monday Gazette this week. It took some of us a little longer than expected to return from points south. Yeah, that’s the ticket…


1) PACES menu for this week
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events


1) Women’s ultimate starts strong
2) Men’s lacrosse falls to Skidmore
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: A mix of sun and clouds. High 51.
I never thought I’d say this about my room here,

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Low 38.
But I’m actually glad to be sleeping in my own bed again.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with periods of rain. High 44.
Oh, how I missed that sweet, sweet egg crate…


Lunch: Beef stew, cornbread, *broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, spinach crepes, corn, brussel sprouts
**Falafel bar

Dinner: Fresh fish, couscous, bow tie pasta, *mushroom medley with spinach, broccoli, vegetable blend
**Chicken patty bar


1) PACES menu for this week

Tuesday and Wednesday

Honeydew and Cucumber Salad with Sesame (vegan) with a ginger root and rice vinegar dressing
Wheat Bread with Apple Marmalade
Vegetarian Lasagne with mushroom tomato sauce and sauce bechamel
Pollo al Mattone: Chicken flavored with olive oil and rosemary and roasted under a pile of rocks
Creamy Lemon Buttermilk Pie


Tuesday: Orange almond cake, fudge truffle cheesecake
Wednesday: Ginger carrot cake (vegan), chocolate chocolate chip cake (vegan)

2) World news roundup

The Senate began deliberations over campaign finance reform yesterday, rejecting a bill, 51-48, that would have raised the $1000-per-donation cap on contributions to politicians who run against millionaires. The bill, proposed by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said that candidates who oppose rich people with self-financed campaigns are at a distinct disadvantage. Senator John McCain criticized the bill for failing to address the real issues of campaign finance reform. McCain’s own legislation, co-proposed with Russell Feingold, will go before the Senate in the next few days.

The long term outlooks for the Medicare and Social Security trust funds were upgraded yesterday on the recent strength of the country’s economy. The insolvency date for Medicare’s fund was pushed back four years to 2029 and Social Security’s insolvency date was moved back a year to 2038. However, with the current downturn of America’s financial systems, experts are calling for increased measures to prevent the insolvency dates from sliding forwards.

Cmdr. Scott Waddle, captain of the USS Greeneville, was refused immunity yesterday in exchange for his testimony in the military’s investigation of the sub’s collision with a Japanese fishing vessel. The admiral of the US Pacific fleet said that Waddle’s statements were not essential to the Navy’s case. Waddle, for his part, has said that he is accountable for the incident and has asked to receive all the blame. The Navy, however, is also investigating Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Pfeifer and Lt. j.g. Michael Coen for their roles in the accident.

3) Campus events

“Optics with Matter Waves: Atom Optics with Bose Condensates” Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
by William Phillips, Nobel Prize Winner, Atomic Physics Division, NIST
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:00 p.m.

Staff, Faculty, Student Environmental Coalition
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

“Computational Cladistics and the Phylogeny of the Indo-European Language Family”
by Don Ringe, University of Pennsylvania
Kohlberg 226, 7:00 p.m.

“No More Throwaway People: A New Social Justice Strategy”
by Edgar Cahn ’57, Founder of the TimeDollar Institute, Founder and Former President of Antioch Law School
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 7:00 p.m.

Films: “History and Memory,” “Measures of Distance,” and “Daughters of the Dust”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

“Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping” Sigma Xi Lecture with Laser and Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
by William Phillips, Nobel Prize Winner, Atomic Physics Division, NIST
Kirby Lecture Hall in Martin, 8:00 p.m.

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


1) Women’s ultimate starts strong

The Warmothers started their season off strong, finishing first place in a tournament in Savannah, GA on March 10-11, and soundly defeating teams from Winona State, Rochester, Columbia, Yale and U-VA in the process. Over March 17-18, the Warmothers competed in Terminus in Atlanta, GA, one of the most prestigious college tournaments of the season. There they took an impressive fifth place, losing only 14-11 to both UNC-Wilmington and Carleton College, the top two finishing teams in the nation last year. The trip included victories over University of Illinois, Duke, and University of Michigan.

2) Men’s lacrosse falls to Skidmore

The men’s lacrosse team was defeated by Skidmore yesterday, 12-9. Than Court ’03 led the Garnet with 3 goals, while John Murphy ’03 had 2 goals and 1 assist. CJ Riley ’01 made 15 saves in goal. The team’s record is now 1-2, though they have yet to play a Conference contest.

3) World sports roundup

Fifth seed Southwest Missouri State beat #4 Rutgers in the second round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament last night, 60-53. Jackie Stiles, the NCAA’s career points leader, scored 32 points in the win, including 17 in the final 6 minutes, despite having suffered a minor concussion two nights earlier.

Duke center Carlos Boozer has been cleared to play in Thursday night’s East Regional semifinal against UCLA. Boozer, the Blue Devils’ third leading scorer, broke a bone in his foot during a game against Maryland three weeks ago.

New York Yankee Chuck Knoblauch is being moved from second base to left field after proving unable to overcome his infield throwing problems. Knoblauch, who won a Gold Glove at second for Minnesota in 1997, has had dificulties ever since coming to New York, despite receiving psychological treatment.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Baseball vs. Neumann College, 3:15 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Arcadia, 4:00 p.m.


Baseball vs. University of the Sciences, 3:30 p.m.


“To get a woman’s heart, a man must first use his own.” – Mike Dobertin


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