Wednesday, February 6, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 6, 2002
Volume 6, Number 73

Check out the new Culture Corner feature in honor of Black
History Month!
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Photo of the day:


1) Students arrested in New York City protest

2) Culture Corner: W. Warrick Cardozo

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Badminton team victorious against Albright

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy and windy. High near 43.
This is a public service announcement.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 30.
I went to Target yesterday and there were NO parmesan Goldfish
to be found
anywhere on the premises.

Tomorrow: Overcast. High around 51.
I think I speak for everyone when I suggest a full boycott
until this
abominable oversight is corrected.


Lunch: Italian stromboli, French fries, cheese and vegetable
butternut squash and sage orzo, broccoli, cauliflower, wing

Dinner: Turkey London broil, wild mushroom risotto, lentil
stew, pasta with
sauce, corn on the cob, whole green beans, pasta bar


1) Students arrested in New York City protest

by Alexis Reedy
Gazette News Reporter

Three Swarthmore students, Greg Holt ’05, Jessica Colman
’05, and Jesse
O’Brien ’03 were arrested Sunday afternoon while attending
a protest in New
York City against the World Economic Forum.

Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee and sent
students to
the weekend protest on Saturday. The protest was organized
by Another World
is Possible. The majority of the students left after Saturday’s
but several students decided to stay behind and attend Sunday’s
protests as

Micah White ’04, a Swarthmore student who attended Sunday’s
protests but
was not arrested says, “Saturday’s protest was very formalized.
I felt that
it sort of took away from the effectiveness of the protest.
There were
police everywhere. The NYPD was very good at suppressing any
actual dissent.”

The protest that the arrested students attended was run by
the Anti
Capitalist Convergence. It was mainly centered around St.
Mark’s Place.
About 50 people began marching in the streets of the neighborhood,

obstructing traffic. Soon, the police started barricading
the area and
arresting protesters. Among those arrested were the three
Swarthmore students.

Steve Holt ’05, who also attended the protest, says that
none of the
Swarthmore protestors had any intent of contributing to violent
“This was supposed to be peaceful,” he said.

Because the protest was not held with a permit, protestors
could be
“arrested for small infractions,” added Elena Cuffari

White agreed. “There was no violence during the protest.
Traffic was shut
down but that was within the bounds of a protest. We wanted
to cause some
dissent so that we could draw attention to what we were protesting.”

White said the reason he was not among those arrested was
“just luck,”
explaining that he, Olivia Harman ’04, and Juliet Lashinsky-Revene
’04 had
separated earlier from the four arrested students. They had
moved to the
front of the march and, when the police started to arrest
protesters, were
able to run away. White, Harman and Lashinsky-Revene were
photographed by a
New York Times reporter as they were fleeing from the police.
The other
students, who were further back, were not so lucky.

As the protesters were being arrested, “there was a
lot of sympathy within
the community crowd,” according to White. “It was
closer to what a
demonstration should be like,” he added.

The three students are being held in Brooklyn and arraigned
in Manhattan.
O’Brien and Holt have reportedly had a hard time getting to
a telephone.
Cuffari, who was has spoken to Colman, said that Colman seems
to be fine.
Her only complaint is the long wait for an arraignment.

It is not clear when the students will be released from jail,
but there are
reports that Colman and Holt may be back on campus today.


2) Culture Corner: W. Warrick Cardozo

by Shavaugn Lewis
Gazette Sportswriter

In celebration of diversity on Swarthmore’s campus, the Gazette
would like
to highlight an interesting fact about the various cultures
each week. In
recognition of Black History Month, February’s facts will
focus on African
Americans and their achievements over the years. If you have
an interesting
fact about a culture feel free to write in and share. We hope
that by
sharing these little-known facts we will increase knowledge
of other
cultures, and in turn promote unity amongst all members of
the Swat community.

April 6, 1905: W. Warrick Cardozo is born in Washington,

Dr. W. Warrick Cardozo was a physician and pioneer researcher
in sickle
cell anemia studies. He published a paper in the Archives
of Internal
Medicine entitled “Immunologic Studies in Sickle Cell
Anemia,” which
reported the results of one of the first studies of the disease.
discovered that sickle cell anemia runs in families and that
it strikes
almost exclusively people of African descent. In addition,
Cardozo found
that not all victims were killed by the disease and that not
all persons
whose blood contained sickle cells suffered from anemia. These
observations came 13 years before researchers had identified
the hemoglobin
abnormality that causes sickle cell anemia. Dr. Cardozo died
in August of


3) World news roundup

* American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh was indicted
on 10 charges
yesterday by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia.
The charges
accuse Lindh of conspiring with and contributing services
to Osama bin
Laden’s al Qaeda network, helping the terrorists obtain supplies,
and using
firearms and other weapons of destruction in violent crimes
in their name.
These four counts are being added to the six former charges,
which included
planning to kill Americans abroad, dealing in illegal exchanges
with the
deposed Taliban government which had sheltered Bin Laden,
and supporting
the terrorist groups believed to be responsible for the September
11 attacks.

* The tentative step taken earlier this year towards reconciliation
longstanding enemies India and Pakistan appears to have gone
two steps
backward, as Pakistan president General Perez Musharraf delivered
a fiery
speech in the Kashmiri city of Muzaffarabad yesterday. The
speech denounced
India’s failure to reciprocate Pakistan’s gestures towards
as well as what Musharraf viewed as human rights violations
towards the
Kashmiri people. He also reiterated Pakistan’s desire for
mediation in the conflict. India responded strongly, saying
that Pakistan
was reverting to “yesterday’s clichés” and
that they would only take
further steps when Pakistan curbed “cross-border terrorism”.

* It seems the Luddites out there might be right: in Japan,
it appears that
extensive use of PCs and mobile phones to communicate has
robbed Japanese
youth of their ability to write in kanji (Chinese characters).
In addition
to abbreviations and emoticons, these devices contain a software
program to
provide kanji characters immediately. This has apparently
led to a gradual
breakdown in communication between the youth and the less

technologically-savvy older generation, and has provided a
serious handicap
in job applications, where words are incomprehensible to company


4) Campus events

Teach For America information session
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

MST3K Showing: Human Duplicators
Trotter 203, 7:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat: “The War: A Foreign Perspective”
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats meeting
Parrish Parlours East, 8:00 p.m.

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



1) Badminton team victorious against Albright

The badminton team defeated Albright in PAIAW action last
night, 4-1. The
top three singles players, Karen Lange ’02 (1-11, 11-6, 11-5),
Surbhi Gupta
’04 (11-0, 11-6), and Olga Rostapshova (13-10, 11-5), all
won their
matches, while the doubles team of Elizabeth Leininger ’04
and Wuryati
Morris ’04 won in straight sets, 15-2, 15-5. The team’s record
improves to
3-0 on the season.


2) World sports roundup

* The International Olympic Committee decided yesterday that
the American
flag recovered from the World Trade Center wreckage after
September 11 will
be raised next to the Olympic Flame and will serve as the
official U.S.
flag. The Salt Lake Olympic committee, however, had been hoping
that the
IOC would allow five athletes and an official to carry the
flag in the
athletes’ parade in the opening ceremony. The IOC explained
spotlighting the U.S. flag during an international sporting
event would not
be proper or fair to other countries that lost citizens in
the attacks and
in other battles over the years. The U.S. Olympic Committee
is still
examining the possibilities of acknowledging the flag in a
ceremony before the official opening ceremony.

* The Houston Astros are filing suit with the bankruptcy
court to force
Enron to make a decision on honoring the $100 million agreement
that gave
the corporation naming rights to the Astros’ new ballpark
in 1999. The team
believes it is unrealistic to expect Enron to fulfill its
upcoming August
31 payment of $3.7 million and wants the company to allow
negotiations for
a new naming right agreement with a third party. Enron has
refused to
relinquish its contract, pointing out that it made its previous
payments on time and in full, a total of $10.25 million. The
however, speculate that Enron is only continuing to honor
its contract in
the hopes of secretly selling the naming rights without the
team’s consent.

* The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots returned home
to a raucous
parade in downtown Boston yesterday afternoon. An estimated
1.2 million
fans packed the parade route and City Hall Plaza, where the
rally was held.
The lamps in the Old North Church, which alerted Paul Revere
to start his
midnight ride in the Revolutionary War, were lit in honor
of the returning
champions, and nonessential state employees were given an
extra long lunch
break to attend the celebration. Boston had not hosted championship

festivities for a professional sports team since Larry Bird’s
1986 Celtics
won the NBA title.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Women’s basketball at Johns Hopkins, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball at Johns Hopkins, 8:00 p.m.

Badminton at Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.



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I want to achieve it
through not dying.”
–Woody Allen

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