Friday, April 20th, 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, April 20th, 2001
Volume 5, Number 121


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s lacrosse defeats Western Maryland
2) Baseball downed by Washington & Lee
3) IM Basketball results
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy with a few showers. High 71.
Ahh, Spec Weekend…

Tonight: Cloudy with showers. Low 55.
So many fond memories:

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 71.
Beautiful weather. Happy people. And all the Boku you could drink at Sharples…

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.
How I miss that Boku and its chic tropical splendor!

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

The rising Mississippi River pushed downstream yesterday, flooding hundreds of homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum called in the National Guard to help distribute sand bags and build levees, with more rain expected for today. The flooding is likely to reach Iowa next week, though barge and railroad traffic has already been disrupted.

President Bush announced yesterday that the US would sign an international treaty banning the use of 12 highly toxic chemicals. The banned substances, which include PCBs, dioxins, DDT, and other pesticides, are rarely used in the US today, but still find employment in many developing countries and have spread around the world on airstreams. The treaty also sets up an international fund, of up to $150 billion, to help countries find safe alternatives to the chemicals.

Professor David King, Great Britain’s chief scientist, told the media Thursday that foot-and-mouth disease is now under control in his country. Although 1,400 cases of the disease have already been documented, King said that the daily tally of new infections had begun to sink, indicating that the crisis is being dealt with effectively. 1.2 million animals have been slaughtered so far in the UK, with just under 1 million more left to be culled and possibly destroyed.

2) Campus events

Today:

Senior Speak-Off
DuPont 161, 1:00 p.m.

Collection: June Jordan – Poet, essayist, social activist
LPAC Cinema, 1:00 p.m.

“Reading Descartes”
by Professor Dennis O’Brien, former Dean of Faculty at Middlebury, former President of Bucknell, and former President of the University of Rochester
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

“A Variety of Objects, from Tools to Art”
by Professor Ivan Gaskell, Harvard University
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

“Castro, Communism and Community Construction”
La Abeja Obrera solidarity work project goes to Cuba
Kohlberg 226, 4:15 p.m.

“Turning Minnows into Whales: Fluorescent Probes of Protein Dynamics During Muscle Contraction” Colloquium
by Chris Berger, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Dupont 190, 4:30 p.m.

Spring Student Dance Concert, wtih New Choreography by Swarthmore Faculty and Students
Featuring a Reconstruction of Dan Wagoner’s “Run Penny Supper”
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 4:30 p.m.

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

Film: “Wonder Boys”
DuPont 161, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

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

Film: “The Lifestyle–Sex in the Suburbs”
Kirby Lecture Hall – Martin, 7:30 p.m.

TALENT EXPLOSION 2001
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

SOCA Party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:

A Cultural Extravaganza
DuPont 161, 10:00 a.m.

Rose Tattoo Cafe Outdoors
Parrish Beach, 2:30 p.m.

Elliot Chang, Comedian.
Show and Workshop
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

Anime Club Showing: “Saber Marionette J” and “Cowboy Bebop”
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Film: “Wonder Boys”
DuPont 161, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Spring Student Dance Concert, wtih New Choreography by Swarthmore Faculty and Students
Featuring a Reconstruction of Dan Wagoner’s “Run Penny Supper”
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

SWIL 2nd Annual Root Beer Keg Party
PACES, 10:00 p.m.

Carnival
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

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

Cantatrix Concert
Clothier Bell Tower, 2:30 & 8:00 p.m.

Gamelan Semara Santi with Bali and Beyond of Los Angeles
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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

Housing Lottery: For the Class of 2002
Field House, 7:30 p.m.

McCabe Mile
McCabe Basement, 10:00 p.m.

Debate Team Demonstration Round
Kirby Lecture Hall in Martin, 11:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s lacrosse defeats Western Maryland

The women’s lacrosse team vanquished Western Maryland yesterday afternoon, 12-7. Mavis Biss ’02 netted 5 goals in the win, while Katie Tarr ’02 posted 4 scores and an assist and Kristen English ’01 notched a hat-trick and a helper. Jenn Hart ’03 had a solid game in goal, making 8 big saves to seal the victory. The Garnet are now 8-5 overall and 3-4 in Centennial Conference action.

2) Baseball downed by Washington & Lee

The baseball team fell to Washington & Lee Thursday, 20-1. The Garnet’s lone run was scored by Matt Goldstein ’04 on a Ben Chan ’01 single. Matt Anzivino ’04 also had a fine day at the plate, going 2-3. The team’s record falls to 1-11 in the Conference and 2-17 overall.

3) IM Basketball results

Competitive League

Festivus for the Restivus 43
Young Bucks 42

THE ARC 53
Karma Police 48

Landsharks 97
Alums 88 (double overtime)

Playoff Rankings:
#1 Alums
#2 Landsharks
#3 Festivus for the Restivus
#4 THE ARC
#5 Karma Police
#6 Young Bucks

Non-Competitive League

The Wahooligans 36
Big Gay Buggers 34

Team 3 58
Mad Monkeys 53

Mothership Connection 42
Hey Hey Hey 40

Jelly Donut 53
DU Pigroast 48

Playoff Rankings:
#1 Jelly Donut
#2 Team 3
#3 The Wahooligans
#4 Mertz Mad Monkeys
#5 Mothership Connection
#6 DU Pigroast
#7 Big Gay Buggers
#8 Hey Hey Hey

4) World sports roundup

The Flyers staved off elimination last night by beating the Sabres 3-1 in Game 5 of their first round playoff series. The Sabres lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday in Buffalo. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 edge in their series against San Jose when they defeated the Sharks, 3-2, on a goal by rookie Bryce Salvador 9:54 into overtime.

Michael Jordan, president of the Washington Wizards, announced yesterday that Doug Collins would replace Leonard Hamilton as the Wizards’ head coach. Collins coached Jordan in Chicago for three years before being fired in 1989.

The Boston Red Sox crushed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays last night , 8-3, behind Pedro Martinez’s 13 strikeouts. Sox first baseman Brian Daubach homered for the third consecutive game in the win.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Golf at Widener w/ Gwynedd-Mercy & Philadelphia U., 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Franklin & Marshall, 3:15 p.m.

Saturday:

Track and field at Widener Invitational, 10:00 a.m.
Baseball at Gettysburg, 12:00 p.m.
Men’s rugby hosts Widener, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s rugby at Lehigh, 1:00 p.m.
Softball at Franklin & Marshall, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Western Maryland, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse hosts Gettysburg, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday:

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.” – Sidney Goff

 


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