Wednesday, January 30, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Volume 6, Number 68

Our new email address: daily@swarthmore.edu
Photo of the day: http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/org/daily/spring/photo.html

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s basketball coasts over Washington
College

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. High near 64.
I had a chuckle over the wording in the reserved-students
e-mail from Don
Osborne yesterday.

Tonight: Cloudy with chance of showers. Low around 38.
The one that said the voice recognition system on the phones
wasn’t working
“at the present time.”

Tomorrow: Overcast with occasional showers. High near 47.
Yeah, “present” as in, ever since they first programmed
the thing this summer.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: French bread pizza, crinkle cut fries, Tuscan bean
bake, succotash,
peas, Greek bar

Dinner: Steak night, duchess potatoes, pasta with sauce,
wild rice with
cranberries and pecans, asparagus, corn on the cob, pasta
bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

* President Bush gave the first State of the Union address
of his
presidency last night, calling for the continuation of the
war on terrorism
abroad and economic revitalization at home. Bush assailed
Iraq, Iran, and
North Korea as “an axis of evil,” and reported that
al Qaeda agents were
still operating in some 60 countries, mandating continued
American
vigilance on the international stage. In response to a troubled
economy,
Bush promised to deliver new jobs and prevent a deepening
recession through
a series of corporate tax breaks, oil drilling in Alaska,
and more
efficient negotiation of foreign trade. The President received
bipartisan
praise for his leadership in the fight against terrorism,
but Democrats
objected to many of his proposed economic reforms.

* Pakistan has offered to begin talks with India in the hopes
of settling
the border standoff that has developed following a December
13 attack on
the Indian parliament. The issues at hand include reducing
the number of
troops stationed on both sides of the nations’ shared border
and restoring
transportation links between the two countries. India responded
to the
offer by demanding an end to “cross-border terrorism”
in the disputed state
of Kashmir. Additionally, on Monday, Indian Prime Minister
Atal Bihari
Vajpayee said that there would be no peace talks until Pakistan
withdraws
from the section of Kashmir it currently controls.

* All 92 passengers on a Monday flight from Quito, Ecuador
are reportedly
dead after the plane crashed into a volcano while maneuvering
in heavy fog.
Rescue crews were only able to reach the disaster site Tuesday,
which is
located near the summit of the 15,626-foot Mt. Cumbal. Aviation
officials
blamed the disaster on low visibility during the plane’s descent.

*****

2) Campus events

Lecture by Modern Languages & Literature candidate, Henry
Erik Butler
Kohlberg 330, 4:15 p.m.

Teach For America information session
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:30 p.m.

“Guild of Book Workers: The Best of the Best” Exhibition
Tour and Opening
Reception
with Mary Phelan, Visiting Professor of Studio Art
McCabe Library, 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Career Panel
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

MST3K Showing: Johnny at the Fair/The Rebel Set
Trotter 203, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlors East, 8:00 p.m.

Positive Alternatives in Chester organizational meeting
Parrish Parlors, 9:00 p.m.

The Ring Swarthmore Christian Fellowship
Mephistos, 9:00 p.m.

Film Society film screening
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s basketball coasts over Washington
College

In conference action yesterday, the women’s basketball team
defeated
Washington College 73-56 in Chestertown, Maryland. Heather
Kile ’02 led the
team with 22 points, hitting 14 of 17 free throws and pulling
down nine
rebounds. Katie Robinson ’04 also had a big game, notching
19 points, eight
rebounds, and seven steals. Alison Wolff ’05 came off the
bench to
contribute 12 points, and Ali Furman ’03 and Katie Tarr ’02
each chipped in
seven apiece. Furman also had five assists, and Tarr recorded
nine
rebounds. The team’s record now stands at 15-4 overall and
8-1 in the
Conference.

*****

2) World sports roundup

* Mike Tyson was denied a boxing license by the Nevada State
Athletic
Commissioners yesterday on the grounds of his record of violence
both in
competition and outside the ring, most recently at a press
conference in
New York. Tyson had attempted to withdraw his application
when it became
clear the five-member panel would not accept it, but the commission
also
declined the withdrawal attempt. Tyson is scheduled to fight
current world
champion Lennox Lewis in April, but without the license, the
match is
barred from Las Vegas. The World Boxing Council will now likely
search for
a different venue outside of Nevada.

* Kevin Constantine won his first game as coach of the New
Jersey Devils
yesterday, defeating the New York Islanders 3-1. Constantine
was hired
after Larry Robinson was fired from the position on Monday,
but said he
would mostly observe the players in action for a few games
before
implementing his own coaching plans. Jason Arnott, Patrik
Elias, and Bobby
Holik all scored in the win, which moved the Devils into a
tie with
Montreal for eighth place and the final playoff spot in the
Eastern
Conference.

* Troy Bell scored 25 points to lead Boston College to a
70-65 victory over
No. 15 Miami last night. Bell, who leads the Big East in scoring,
notched
18 points in the first half, then hit the go-ahead 3-pointer
with 1:47 to
go in the second half. James Jones led Miami with 19 points
and 12
rebounds, but the Hurricanes overall shot only 30 percent
and missed 13 of
their last 14 shots. The Eagles are now 15-5 overall, 4-3
in the Big East,
while the Hurricanes have a record of 18-3, 5-3.

*****

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:
Women’s swimming hosts Bryn Mawr, 6:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:
Women’s basketball hosts Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Washington College, 7:30 p.m.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking
clearly.”
–U. Peter

*****
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News Editors: Karla Gilbride
Pei Pei Liu
Sports Editor: Jeremy Schifeling
Photo Editor: Casey Reed

Staff Writers
News Reporters: Mary Harrison
Evelyn Khoo
Sanggee Kim
Natacha Pascal
Kent Qian
Alexis Reedy
Chiara Ricciardone

Sports Writers: Muhsin Abdur-Rahman
Shavaugn Lewis
Pat Quinn

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