Tuesday, March 19, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Volume 6, Number 97

Our new email address: daily@swarthmore.edu
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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy. High around 52.
I wish it would pour rain, instead of this weak half-drizzling stuff.

Tonight: Light rain. Low near 40.
Rain is one of those things that you wish would just hit you with its worst

and get it over with…

Tomorrow: Intermittent showers. High around 52.
Kind of like weather jokes about the weather.


Lunch: Beef stew, cornbread, broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, spinach crepes,
corn, Brussels sprouts, falafel bar, Jewish apple cake

Dinner: Fresh fish, couscous, bow tie pasta, mushroom medley with spinach,

broccoli, vegetable blend, chicken patty bar, blondies


1) World news roundup

* FBI Chief Robert Mueller, who has just completed a six-nation tour of
Southeast Asia in an effort to improve relations between U.S. and Southeast

Asian law enforcement, has warned allies that one possible place to watch
for fleeing Al-Qaeda rebels is Southeast Asia. Evidence of Al-Qaeda cells
and related networks such as Jemaah Islamiyah and Moro Islamic Liberation
Front have been discovered in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the
Philippines. U.S. officials last week announced that a U.S. justice
official will be posted in Asia to help in prosecution against
international criminals, particularly those linked to terrorism.

* Last January’s horrific dog-mauling incident in San Francisco that caused

the death of 33 year-old lesbian lacrosse coach Diane Whipple by her
neighbors’ two Presa Canaria dogs is now in court. Defense attorneys
representing Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, the owners of the dogs,
claim that the mauling was a “tragic incident” and accuse prosecution
catering to the protests of the gay community. The prosecution, however
insist that it was a case of the owners “arrogantly” ignoring the
threat that the dogs posed, comparing them to “loaded guns” and “time

bombs.” The case is expected to go to the jury today.

* Who is Geronimo Stilton? Ask any Italian child and they will probably be

able to regale you with tales of a mouse who is a hard-working journalist
cum amateur sleuth – and who looks set to become the next Harry Potter. The

book series, published by Edizione Piemme, has sold over 1.6 million copies

and is set to be released in other countries, such as Brazil, France, and
Japan. Also following in Harry Potter’s footsteps, the mouse is slated to
appear in a film, possibly out in 2004. The one main difference:the author
of this immensely popular series is anonymous and so will be unable to
garner the acclaim of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.


2) Campus events

African filmmaker Mweze Ngangura presents his work and speaks on filmmaking
Kohlberg 302, 2:30 p.m.

Math and Statistics Colloquium
Kohlberg 116, 4:00 p.m.

“From Molecule to Mating Success: Integrative Biology of Muscle Maturation

in a Dragonfly”
Jim Marden, Pennsylvania State University
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Empty the Shelters meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Argentine Tango lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Biology Poster Session

The Senior Honors Students of the biology department will be presenting a
poster session displaying the results of their research.These posters can
be seen Friday, March 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the main hallway of
Martin. Come view these posters and speak with the senior honors students
about their respective research projects. We have everything–sex, death,
posing, mitosis, and turtles.Snacks will be provided.

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



1) World sports roundup

* #7 Old Dominion upset #2 Purdue in the second round of the women’s NCAA
Tournament yesterday, beating the Boilermakers 74-70 in overtime. Purdue,
the runner-up squad to Notre Dame at last year’s tourney, had no answer for

the Lady Monarchs’ Hamchetou Maiga, who posted 17 points and 17 boards.
Over in the Midwest bracket, #4 North Carolina beat #5 Minnesota, 72-69, to

give the Big Ten conference its second loss of the evening.

* The Florida Panthers traded superstar Pavel Bure to the New York Rangers

yesterday for defensemen Igor Ulanov and Filip Novak, as well as three
draft picks over the next two years. The “Russian Rocket,” who has
led the
NHL in goals the past two seasons, should help the Rangers in their quest
to make the playoffs–the team is currently in ninth place in the Eastern
Conference, trailing Montreal by two points for the eighth and final
playoff berth. Meanwhile, the Panthers relieve themselves of Bure’s massive

contract and will get the Rangers’ first and second round picks in this
June’s draft.

* The NFL is considering staging the 2007 Super Bowl in either New York or

Washington DC, to show support for the cities in the wake of the September
11 attacks. However, many team owners feel that even that date would be too

early in light of all the preparations required to make those
non-traditional sites ready for the world’s largest sporting contest. They
will meet later this week to consider the proposals, but any decisions
would have to include a suspension of a league rule that requires host
sites to have stadium temperatures of at least 50 degrees.


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Baseball at Widener, 3:15 p.m.
Softball at Neumann, 4:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse hosts Elizabethtown, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Muhlenberg, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse hosts College of Notre Dame of MD, 4:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts Salisbury State, 5:00 p.m.



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