Thursday, March 7, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, March 7, 2002
Volume 6, Number 94

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Photo of the day:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s lacrosse drop home opener to Stevens Tech

2) Baseball falls to USP in first game of season

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Mostly cloudy. High near 62.
Spring Break Resolution 1: I will get lots of work done.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 41.
Spring Break Resolution 2: I will not watch any TV.

Tomorrow: A few clouds. High in the mid 60s.
Spring Break Resolution 3: I will stop trying to delude myself.


Lunch: Chicken pot pie, homemade biscuits, baked pasta with spinach,
vegetable ragout, spinach, vegetable blend, fajita bar

Dinner: Beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, garden burgers, tofu creole,
succotash, vegetable blend, patty grilla bar


1) World news roundup

* In New York, diplomats announced that they have photographic evidence of
an Iraqi breach of the UN food-for-oil agreement. Pictures taken by spy
satellites show that trucks supposedly imported for civilian purposes have
been converted into mobile missile launchers. The program was implemented
in 1999 to alleviate the effects of UN sanctions on Iraqi civilians, and
allows the Iraqi government to purchase certain items, including trucks,
with oil proceeds. However, they are not allowed to use the equipment for
military purposes. The declaration comes just before a visit from
high-level Iraqi officials, who are planning to discuss the sanctions with
UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.

* A vast collection of the personal writings of Malcolm X, including
letters, photographs, diaries, handwritten drafts of speeches and his
personal Koran, are to be auctioned simultaneously on eBay and at an eBay
auction house in San Francisco on March 20. If genuine, the cache will
explain much about the enigmatic and eventful final years of Malcom’s life,
in which he renounced racial separatism and founded the Organization of
Afro-American Unity with the goal of political justice for blacks of all
faiths. Although scholars have not had a chance to inspect the documents,
Rodnell P. Collins, a nephew of Malcolm X, says he recognizes most of the
material listed the the online auction catalog. “I have seen the items
my uncle’s hands and after his death,” he said. Members of his family and
scholars who worry they will never get a chance to study the documents are
trying to halt the sale.

* The world’s first uterus transplant was performed in Saudi Arabia, doctors
say. A 46-year old woman gave her uterus to a 26-year-old who hoped to have
another baby in spite of the hysterectomy she had after childbirth because
of a hemorrhage. For 99 days, the uterus remained healthy, but then
deteriorated due to blood clots preventing proper circulation. Although the
organ had to be removed, many doctors are enthusiastic about the prospect of
making childbirth possible for women who have had hysterectomies or uterine
abnormalities. Other experts question the process because of the risks
involved. Successful transplants would be especially important in Muslim
countries where surrogate motherhood is not permitted.


2) Campus events

Faculty Lecture
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:15 p.m.

Student Chamber Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Panel
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 7:00 p.m.

Hong Kong Movie Night: “Swordsman II”
SCCS Lounge, 7:30 p.m.


Careers in the Government – Make a Living and Make a Difference

Join Career Services – Thursday March 7 at 7 p.m. in Scheuer – as we
host alums to talk about their careers in the government. We’ll hear
from alums who work for the State Department, the Environmental
Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and on Capitol Hill.
Learn what it’s like to devote time and energy to the Federal
Government and feel like you’re making a difference in the world.
Please sign up by email to


A. Edward Newton Library Prize – awards of $500, $250, and $150
for the best undergraduate book collections of 2002

To enter, send a bibliography of 25 titles, unified by a theme, that you own
& collected, with a brief commentary on each title and a page about the
meaning of your collection to Pam Harris, McCabe Library, pharris1 or
x2056. Examples from previous years available upon request.




1) Men’s lacrosse drop home opener to Stevens Tech

After winning the first two games of the season away, the men’s lacrosse
team were defeated by Stevens Tech in their first home contest, 11-5. Joe
DeSimone led the Garnet with two goals, and Blake Atkins ’02, John Murphy ‘
03, and John Cleaver ’04 each scored one. Steven Isbister ’04 made five
saves during the first half while allowing seven goals, and freshman Ryan
Croken, who took over as keeper in the second half, recorded two saves while
allowing four goals.

The team’s record now stands at 2-1, and they will next play on Saturday
when they travel to Goucher.


2) Baseball falls to USP in first game of season

In another home opener, the baseball team could not hold on to an early 4-0
lead and suffered a 6-5 loss to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
in a game that was shortened to eight innings because of early darkness. The
Garnet scored four runs in the first two innings on three hits and two
errors, and freshman pitcher Jared Leiderman made a strong showing in his
collegiate debut, going five innings and allowing only three hits and two
unearned runs. But the tide turned in the sixth, when reliever James Zvokel
’04 allowed four runs, only one of them earned, and the Garnet committed two
errors in the field. A run on two hits in the bottom of that inning was not
enough for the Garnet to overcome the defecit.

Senior Scott Kushner was three for four on the day with an RBI and a run
scored, and Ryan Chahrour ’04 went two for four with two RBI’s and a run
scored. The baseball team will next be in action on March 11 when they take
on Albertis Magnis in Homestead, Florida.


3) World sports roundup

* Arkansas University officials disclosed yesterday that they replaced NCAA
Basketball coach Nolan Richardson because they were no longer confident in
his ability. According to Arkansas lawyer Fred Harrison, Chancellor John
White and athlectic director Frank Broyles thought that certain remarks made
by Richardson, namely, “They can pay me off and I’ll be on my way”
damaging to the trust of the fans and the development of the program.
Richardson’s lawyer is attempting to ascertain whether or not the reasons
behind the school’s decision are legitimate. Arkansas has not officially
explained why Richardson was fired. According to Richardson’s seven-year,
$1.03 million-a-year contract, the school is not obliged to disclose its

* After receiving assurances from D.C. mayor Anthony Williams, M.C.I. Center
owner Abe Pollin is open to letting his arena be used for the Mike
Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight in June. Worried about security issues, Pollin met
with Williams on Wednesday, one day after Tyson’s meeting with medical and
psychiatric doctors – part of his procces of applying for a boxing license.
Tyson also met with the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Comission, which will
decide at a public hearing next Tuesday whether to grant Tyson a license. In
his meeting with Pollin, Williams stressed the economic importance to D.C.
of such a fight, which might also take place in Tennesse or Michigan, where
licenses have already been granted.

* The Boston Celtics clobbered the Orlando Magic last night, 130-110. It
was the highest point total for Boston in three years and nine Celtics
reached double figures – the first time since Larry Bird was playing for
the team a decade ago. With the win, Boston moved two and a half games
ahead of Orlando in the Eastern Conference playoff race.


4) Upcoming contests

Softball at Univ. of the Sciences, 4:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.”
–Yiddish Proverb

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