Friday, March 23, 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.

Friday, March 23, 2001
Volume 5, Number 101


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Jeuland and English named Academic All-Americans
2) Softball game postponed
3) IM basketball scores
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy and windy. High 57.
Yesterday it was reported that I am now writing the weather jokes.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 39.
What Jeff Heckelman doesn’t realize however…

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 60.
is that I’m actually just cutting and pasting old posts from the Daily Jolt Forum.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s
Ahem, who do you think is the hottest guy/gal at Swat? Who has the biggest head?

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Tortellini di fiesoli, lattice cut french fries, *cajun black beans, spinach, corn
**Wrap bar

Dinner: Chicken parmesan, pasta, eggplant parmesan, *sweet and sour tofu, zucchini Italiano, broccoli
**Potato bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Granite Hills High School, just a few miles south of Santee, California, where two students were killed by a classmate three weeks ago, was the scene of the latest school violence when Jason Hoffman, 18, opened fire on students with shotgun pellets. Several students and teachers were injured in the shooting, though none of the wounds are life-threatening. Hoffman, who used to attend Granite Hills, was shot by police during the incident, and suffered the most serious injuries of the incident.

The Russian space station Mir splashed down in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji at 1:20 a.m. this morning. Propulsion units on the station were being used to direct the station into a specifically unused portion of the ocean, but an international shipping fleet and airplanes carrying space tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the plummeting Mir were thought to be in the crash zone. Most of the 130 ton station will burn up upon reentry, but about 15 tons of debris made it to earth’s surface. The Russians had taken out a $200 million insurance policy to cover potential damages.

Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov has threatened to retaliate for Wednesday’s expulsion of Russian diplomats in the US by expelling an equal number of Americans working in Russia. America, for its part, has vowed to respond to such retaliation with further expulsions of its own. The 48 Russians asked to leave were thought to be spying on the US government, and a few were believed to have connections to FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen.

2) Campus events

Today

“Research on Education, Property, and Inequality in Latin America”
by Fernando Reimers, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
LPAC Cinema, 12:30 p.m.

“Can Poor Children Find Good Schools in Latin America? The Challenges for Policy Reform” Discussion following lecture with Speaker Fernando Reimers
Kohlberg 116, 2:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Film: “Down in the Delta”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Crum Creek 2001: Watershed Partnership Conference
Scheuer Room, 8:00 a.m.

Sager Symposium in Queer Studies and Activism
LPAC Cinema, 10:30 a.m.

Film: “Office Space”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble with John Alston, Conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd Floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Diversity Week 2001: Keynote Event and Reception Address
by Dean Bob Gross
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

“Reconstructing Body Images with Paint and Clay”
A Workshop on Women’s Body Image. Diversity Week Event.
WRC, 7:30 p.m.

Oscar Night
Parrish Commons, 8:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Jeuland and English named Academic All-Americans

Senior athletes Marc Jeuland and Kristen English were selected to the Verizon Academic All-District 2 Team yesterday. Jeuland, who runs cross country and track, was named a First Team District 2 Academic All-American and English, who is a field hockey and lacrosse star, was named to the Second Team.

2) Softball game postponed

The softball team’s contest at Neumann yesterday was postponed due to soggy field conditions. The game is yet to be rescheduled.

3) IM basketball scores

Non-Competitive League

Team 3 49
Wahooligans 39

DU Pigroast 63
Hey Hey Hey 46

Mad Monkeys 35
Jelly Donut 34

Mad Monkeys 43
Mothership Connection 37

Competitive League

Festivus for the Restivus 62
Landsharks 60

Karma Police, Landsharks win by forfeit

4) World sports roundup

#6 USC upset #2 Kentucky to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament with a 80-76 victory. The Trojans almost blew a 21-point lead in the process, but were redeemed when David Bluthenthal hit 5 straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the win.

The West Regional semifinals saw #6 Maryland defeat neighbor and rival #10 Georgetown 76-66. Lonny Baxter had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the team to its first regional final since 1975.

1984 Olympic downhill gold medalist Bill Johnson is in a coma after crashing in a race at Big Mountain Resort in Montana yesterday. Johnson lost his balance while going through a difficult corkscrew portion of the course and fell head first into restraining nets. He was treated for head
trauma and internal bleeding, but doctors at Kalispell Regional Medical Center were optimistic despite his critical condition.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s tennis at Bryn Mawr, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Softball vs. Western Maryland, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s rugby vs. Lafayette, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s rugby at the Naval Academy, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse at Wesleyan, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis vs. Mary Washington, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday:

Men’s tennis vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.” – Dan Quayle

 


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