Thursday, May 3, 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.

Thursday, May 3, 2001
Volume 5, Number 130


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny. High 91.
91 Degrees!!! It’s too hot to think, let alone work on a paper.

Tonight: Clear. Low 64.
“I’m sorry professor, but my take-home final melted…”

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 86.
Do you think he’d buy that? Dang.

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

The Pentagon retracted Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s memo on Sino-American military relations yesterday, saying that it had left Rumsfeld’s desk before receiving his approval. The memo called for the suspension of military ties between the two states, while in fact, Rumsfeld wanted the US to approach future Chinese military situations on a case-by-case basis. Meanwhile, American officials began to inspect the downed EP-3E spy plane on the Island of Hainan, seeking a way to get the aircraft back to the US.

The House passed a bill yesterday that would increase the cap on annual IRA and 401(k) plan contributions. Passed 407-24, the legislation seeks to help the 70 million Americans without pension plans save for their retirement. The bill now moves to the Senate, where a similar proposal was rejected last year.

A 27-20 vote in the House’s Education Committee against introducing legislation for vouchers means that the controversial issue will likely not come before Congress this year. The voucher bill, which is part of President Bush’s larger plan for revamping the nation’s educational system, would have offered families up to $1500 a year to finance their children’s education at private and parochial schools. Its opponents argued that such a reform would destroy the public school system while blurring the distinction between church and state.

2) Campus events

Swarthmore Foundation Reception
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Music 11 in Concert: New Compositions by Swarthmore College Students
Lang Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Campus-Wide Student Art Show and Dedication to Prof. Kitao
Sharples 3, 4:30 p.m.

Knit-Wits Final Meeting
Parrish Parlours, 5:00 p.m.

“Nature’s Patterns in Landscape Design”
by W. Gary Smith, Nationally-recognized Landscape Designer
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Festival of Controversy and Film
Trotter 203, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry Workshop Reading
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 8:30 p.m.

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

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

The Toronto Raptors forced a deciding Game 5 against the New York Knicks with a 100-93 victory last night. Vince Carter answered his critics, including teammate Charles Oakley, by posting a career-postseason high of 32 points. Meanwhile, the Sixers eliminated the Pacers, 3-1 in their first round playoff series, by virtue of a 88-85 victory. Allen Iverson led the team with 33 points, while Dikembe Mutumbo added 16 points and 11 boards.

The Sabres evened their 2nd round series against the Penguins at 2 games apiece Wednesday evening, with a decisive 5-2 win. Stu Barnes scored twice for the Sabres in the third period while Mario Lemieux was unable to muster a shot throughout the course of the game.

Thad Matta was named head coach of the Xavier men’s basketball team yesterday, replacing Skip Prosser, who left to take the job at Wake Forest. Matta had been the head coach at Butler, where he led the Bulldogs to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in his one year at the helm.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” – Bertrand Russell

 


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