Thursday, April 5, 2001

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Thursday, April 5, 2001
Volume 5, Number 110


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Men’s lacrosse crushes Ursinus
2) Women’s tennis defeats Gettysburg
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny. High 62.
Have you noticed how cool this Daylight Savings Time thing is?

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 43.
An extra 60 minutes of sun every night – on the house.

Tomorrow: More clouds than sun. High 63.
It’s like one big solar happy hour.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Tortellini with rose sauce, foccacia, *Indian style chick peas, crinkle-cut carrots, zucchini italiano
**Hoagie bar

Dinner: Salsa chicken, spanish rice, *vegetarian dumplings, eggplant parmesan, tex mex cauliflower
**Potato bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Secretary of State Colin Powell told the Chinese government yesterday that the US regretted the death of a Chinese pilot in this past weekend’s mid-air collision, but did not go so far as to apologize for the incident. China has said that it will not return the 24 crew members of the American spy plane until the US apologizes for the event and promises to end intelligence flights near China. The two countries continue to disagree about a number of the collision’s details, including its cause and whether it occurred in Chinese airspace. Meanwhile, 28 legislators in the House of Representatives are working on a bill that would revoke China’s permanent normal trade relations status if the Americans are not returned.

The Senate voted yesterday to remove $450 billion from President Bush’s proposed $1.6 trillion tax cut. The excised amount has been earmarked for education and national debt repayment, but a revote on the alteration is still possible. In the House, however, legislators passed a 10-year phase-out plan for the estate tax on a 274-154 vote, solidifying a major part of Bush’s plan.

The USA Today and the Miami Herald released a report yesterday that said President Bush would have won Florida’s electoral votes in the past election even if a recount had occurred for the state’s undervotes. The report showed that Bush’s margin of victory would actually have tripled had more lenient standards been applied to the vote counting process. However, the publications’ project will continue, turning its focus now to overcounts.

2) Campus events

“Laws of Limit and Limits of Law in Medieval Cabbalistic Piety”
by Elliot Wolfson, Chair of Jewish Studies, NYU
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

“Hip Hop, Activism and the New Youth Movement in America”
by Kofi Taha
Trotter 203, 7:15 p.m.

Poetry Reading
by Irish Poet Michael Longley
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 8:00 p.m.

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

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s lacrosse crushes Ursinus

The men’s lacrosse team soundly defeated the Ursinus Bears yesterday, 17-0. Mark Dingfield ’01 led the way with 5 goals and an assist while Than Court ’03 added a hat trick and 5 assists. Joe DeSimone ’04 came up big in the victory as well, with 3 goals and assists, and Blake Atkins ’02 notched a score and 2 assists. The team’s record is now 3-4 overall.

2) Women’s tennis defeats Gettysburg

The women’s tennis team beat Gettysburg 6-3 yesterday. First-years Anjani Reddy, Caroline Celano, Kristina Pao, and Sarah Fritsch were all victorious in their singles matches, while the doubles teams of Reddy and Krista Hollis ’01 and Pao and Katherine Voll ’03 both defeated their opponents. The team’s record now stands at 8-2 overall, and a perfect 6-0 in the Centennial Conference.

3) World sports roundup

Boston Red Sox pitcher Hideo Nomo no-hit the Baltimore Orioles last night to give the Sox a 3-0 victory. Nomo had 11 strikeouts in becoming the fourth player in baseball history to record a no-hitter in both the American and National Leagues.

Michael Jordan practiced with the Washington Wizards again yesterday, but continued to deny a possible return to the NBA. Jordan, who is the Wizards’ president of basketball operations as well as a part owner, says that he is just trying to stay in shape.

Wang Zhizhi, a 7-foot-1 center for the Chinese Army team, was signed by the Dallas Mavericks yesterday. Zhizhi, who was drafted by the Mavs in 1999 but was only released from his army obligation very recently, is the first Asian-born player to make the NBA.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s lacrosse vs. Cedar Crest, 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:

Men’s tennis vs. Trinity, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx