Monday, March 4, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, March 4, 2002
Volume 6, Number 91

Check out our Screw Slideshow! The costumes, the whipped cream, and the
utter humiliation–all for your viewing pleasure:

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1) Culture Corner: March 4

2) PACES menu for this week

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Women’s hoops falls in ECAC semis

2) Kile wins Division III Player of the Year honors

3) Men’s lax crushes Manhattanville

4) Men’s tennis beats Div. I UI-Chicago

5) World sports roundup

6) Upcoming contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High around 39.
Flipping through that Screw slideshow, I couldn’t help thinking of all the
proud parents who subscribe to the Gazette in order to keep up with Swat life.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 20.
Seeing pictures of their beloved children engaged in such free and
uninhibited activity must have brought a little tear to their eyes.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High around 42.
As they lovingly pick up the phone and say, “Honey.I’m not paying $35,000

for you to wallow in chocolate syrup!!”


Lunch: Chicken nuggets, curly fries, cancun wheat salad, baked penne with
mushrooms, corn, spinach, cheese steak bar.

Dinner: Seafood stew, peasant potatoes, spicy peanut noodle, Indian style
chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower, picnic bar, ice cream bar.


1) Culture Corner: March 4

by Pei Pei Liu
Section Editor

On this date in history.

1681: William Penn was granted a charter by King Charles II for the land
that eventually became Pennsylvania.
1789: The first federal Congress met in New York, putting the U.S.
Constitution into effect
1837: A city charter was granted to Chicago.
1861: Abraham Lincoln made his inaugural address.
1902: The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.
1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated.
1952: Ronald Reagan married Nancy in San Fernando Valley, California.
1981: Avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin was convicted of violating the
civil rights of two black men he shot and killed.
2001: In Hawaii, a seaside memorial was held for the nine Japanese fishing
boat passengers killed when a U.S. submarine struck and sank the vessel.


2) PACES menu for the week

Lemon asparagus pasta
Cilantro pesto cannellini spread
Creamy portobello mushroom soup
Arborio rice salad with cucumber and mint

MONDAY: Chocolate layer cake, banana chocolate tart
TUESDAY: Chocolate-chocolate chip cream cake, blueberry-raspberry cake
WEDNESDAY: Baklava, cocoa cloud pie with rum cream topping


3) World news roundup

* Switzerland voted today to join the United Nations by the slimmest of
margins, with 54.6 of the popular vote and 12 of 23 cantons approving the
move, which was rejected by a three to one margin in 1986. Opponents of the

measure feared that the fiercely independent country would be made a pawn
of the more powerful U.N. nations, but the Swiss government issued a
statement that Switzerland will remain “a strong democracy, a sovereign

state, a neutral country,” using its U.N. membership to promote its
“vocation to international solidarity” to better effect. It seems,
that Switzerland is still a long way from agreeing to join the European
Union, judging from the close vote here.

* U.S. warplanes bombed an eastern Afghanistan village that has been the
site of recent heavy ground fighting between U.S.-led Afghan fighters and
forces from the remains of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Eyewitnesses spotted
two F-16 fighter jets and a U.S. spy plane flying over the village and said

that at least eight bombs were dropped. The raids reportedly have wounded
at least six Afghan fighters. Resistance from the al Qaeda and Taliban
fighters had forced the U.S.-led forces to withdraw; they now hope to
resume the ground offensive today.

* Colombian senator Martha Catalina Daniels, a member of the Liberal Party,

was tortured and killed after her open battle to negotiate with the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for the release of two
kidnapped men. Daniels’ body was found in a ravine about 25 miles west of
Bogota, with two bullets in the head and signs of torture evident. The
murder is the latest in a wave of violence before the March 10
congressional elections, which follow President Andres Pastrana’s calling
off peace talks with the leftist rebels late last month. Daniels is the
fourth member of the Colombian Congress to be killed since mid-2001. FARC
has not commented on the senator’s death.


4) Campus events

Study Abroad Meeting, Arcadia University: Programs in UK, Ireland, and Greece
Sharples Room 6, 12:00 noon

Student Council chocolate study break
Parrish Parlours, 7:00 p.m.

French Cinema Club video showing
Kohlberg 302, 7:30 p.m.

“Does Econ 101 Make it Harder to Understand a College?”
Gordon C. Winston, Orrin Sage Professor of Political Economy, Williams College
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Good Schools Pennsylvania meeting
Kohlberg 226, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: “Dungeons & Dragons”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.


Environmental Science and Engineering:
Monique Tsang ’02 of Haverford College will give a talk entitled: “Who
arsenic in the groundwater? Case study of a Superfund site”on Tuesday,

March 5, at 4:15 p.m. in DuPont 142 B.

Groundwater beneath and around a landfill in Winthrop, Maine is
contaminated with arsenic concentrations that exceed the current drinking
water limit by as much as 40 times.This talk will examine a likely source
of arsenic and offer explanation for the failure of a recent in situ
remediation attempt. Contact Nellie Tong ’02 for information.



1) Women’s hoops falls in ECAC semis

Hoping to prolong their season by one more game with a victory over DeSales

in Saturday’s ECAC semifinal contest, the women’s basketball team was
defeated by the Bulldogs, 63-56.

The loss was a heartbreaking one for the Garnet, as they had established a

12-point lead with 9:12 remaining in the second half. However, a 21-5
DeSales run over the next six minutes erased their edge, while strong
free-throw shooting from the Bulldogs (14 for 14 in the second half) iced
the contest in the waning moments.

The final game of the 2001-2002 campaign featured some incredible
individual performances, including twin double-doubles by Heather Kile ’02
and Katie Robinson ’04. Kile, who scored the last bucket of the game to
close out her memorable Swat career, and Robinson, her heir apparent, each
recorded 20 points and 11 boards.

Robinson finishes the season with 542 points – a school and Centennial
Conference record, with Kile right behind at 540. Meanwhile, the team ends
its long campaign, spanning five months, with a 21-8 tally.

The Bulldogs went on to win the tournament by defeating Franklin & Marshall

in the championship game, 79-68 in OT.


2) Kile wins Division III Player of the Year honors

Heather Kile ’02, was named Division III’s Basketball Player of the Year
yesterday for her performance on and off the court during her Swat career.

The award, which includes a trophy for the winner and a scholarship for the

winner’s school, is given to the athlete who best demonstrates “excellence

in the classroom, on the playing court and in the community,” according
the prize’s website. Winners are “chosen by a national selection committee

that consists of college coaches, former athletes, college administrators
and selected members of the media.”

Kile will travel to Salem, Virginia for the presentation of the Jostens
Trophy on March 14th. Swarthmore will also receive the Wooldridge
Scholarship in her name.

The senior forward concluded her basketball career at Swat this past
weekend as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. She is also
the Centennial Conference’s top career scorer and the first player in
Conference history to earn first-team honors all four years.


3) Men’s lax crushes Manhattanville

In just their second game of the season, the men’s lacrosse team is already

demonstrating the offensive firepower of a veteran squad. Just ask
Manhattanville, whom they beat 11-2 on Saturday.Seven different Swatties
scored on the afternoon, and Blake Atkins ’02, Jeff Donlea ’05, John Murphy

’03, and Pat Friel ’03 each accounted for two goals. Meanwhile, Steve
Isbister ’04 and Ryan Croken ’05 were solid between the pipes, combining
for 13 saves in the contest. The team’s record is now 2-0, with two more
games this week before a Spring Break training trip to Orlando the
following week.


4) Men’s tennis beats Div. I UI-Chicago

Another weekend, another defeat for a Division I school at the hands of the

Division III men’s tennis team. This Sunday’s victim was University of
Illinois at Chicago, who fell to the Garnet, 4-1. Justin Singer ’03, Jayson

Yost ’03, and Frank Visciano ’04 took their singles matches in the win,
while sophomores Ben Rae and Mike Noreika collected a doubles victory. The
team has now won five consecutive matches against Division I foes. They
will next be in action when they travel to California over Spring Break to
take on a string of western opponents.


5) World sports roundup

* NBA stars Kobe Bryant and Reggie Miller were suspended yesterday for
engaging in fisticuffs at the end of a game on Friday evening. Bryant and
Miller will be forced to sit out for two games and will face fines of
$12,500 and $10,000, respectively. Miller’s absence did not seem to hurt
his Pacers as they defeated the Kings last night, 97-86. Meanwhile,
Bryant’s teammate Shaquille O’Neal vowed “to hold down the fort” during

Kobe’s suspension, and promptly posted 36 points and 14 boards in the
Lakers’ Sunday victory over the Rockets, 95-79.

* In college hoops yesterday, the #1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks concluded their

regular season by beating Missouri 95-92, to seal the first undefeated Big
12 season in conference history. Elsewhere, #2 Maryland played its last
game in the historic Cole Field House, defeating Virginia 112-92.And #4
Cincinnati clinched the top berth in the Conference USA tournament, its
seventh consecutive year in that position, with a 80-75 overtime victory
against Memphis.

* Ernie Els was victorious at the Genuity Championship at Doral yesterday,

but almost blew an eight-stroke lead to a fast-charging Tiger Woods in the
process. Els finished the final round with a weak even-par 72, just barely
good enough to withstand Woods’ 66 on Sunday. The two-stroke victory is
Els’ first win on the PGA Tour in 18 months.


6) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.



“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small

–David Lloyd George

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