Wednesday, March 20, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
March 20, 2002
Volume 6, Number 98

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Photo of the day:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Baseball falls to Widener

2) Softball at Neumann College cancelled

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Cloudy with periods of rain. High around 46.
The senior class officers just came up with this idea for a Thesis-athon
where seniors get sponsors to pay for every page of thesis that they write
and the proceeds go towards senior class activities.

Tonight: More clouds. Low near 40.
I think we should all start paper-athons where family and friends pay for
every page we write for any Swarthmore class and the proceeds go directly
to us.

Tomorrow: Clouds giving way to sunshine in the afternoon. High in the upper
I don’t know if the quality of people’s work would improve at all, but no
one would ever have problems with writers’ block again.


Lunch: Chicken croquetts, mashed potatoes, homestyle tofu, peanut noodle,
peas and onions, California blend, bagle bar

Dinner: Grilled flank steak, steakfries, pasta sauteed with sauce, eggplant

with feta, asparagus, corn, pasta bar


1) World news roundup

* Vice President Dick Cheney has offered to meet with Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat, on the condition that he agrees to a truce plan drafted by
CIA Director George Tenet. The plan calls for a crack-down on Palestinian
militants and a seizure of illegal arms, as well as an Israeli troop
pullback in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel is supporting the plan
and has agreed to allow Arafat to travel to Beirut next week for a meeting
of the Arab League if he backs the truce. He has been confined to his
headquarters in Ramallah by Israeli soldiers since December.

* Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James Ziglar was
heavily criticized by Congress yesterday for his agency’s failure in
regards to the Sept. 11 attacks. The INS allowed two of the hijackers to
attend flight school without student visas, and then just last week, six
months after the tragedy, it notified the Florida school that their visas
had been approved. Ziglar blamed the problems on outdated data-processing
and promised reforms, but President Bush’s advisers are pushing for a more
radical solution: merging the INS and the Customs Service.

* CIA Director George Tenet announced yesterday that the US has not removed

Iraq and Iran from suspicion in relation to the terrorist attacks on Sept.
11. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Tenet confirmed
an Iraqi link to the al Qaeda network, but said that no decision had been
made regarding a possible American attack on Iraq and President Saddam
Hussein. However, Sen. John Warner of Virginia brought up concerns that
American retaliation there might spur even more terrible attacks on the US,

especially considering plans found in terrorist training camps that
documented nuclear and biological weaponry.


2) Campus events

Screening of “We Are All Neighbors”, award-winning documentary by

anthropologist Tone Bringa
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

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

Informal all-campus discussion about the war, hosted by Why War?
Kohlberg Coffee Bar, 7:00 p.m.

“Pigs for the descendents: the integration of conservation and development

in a rural, indigenous Costa Rican community”
by Sierra Curtis McLane ’02
2001 Scheuer Summer Fellowship Lecture
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

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

Latka-Hamantashen Death Match
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.

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

Every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Why War? hosts The Black Dot on WSRN 91.5FM.

Josh Blanc, Humane Society of the U.S., will give a short talk on current
animal rights legislative issues and a mini-training session on persuasive
Trotter 303, 9:00 p.m.

A. Edward Newton Library Prize
awards of $500, $250, and $150 for the best undergraduate book
collections of 2002
Contact Pam Harris at pharris1 or x2056.



1) Baseball falls to Widener

The baseball team was defeated by Widener yesterday 7-1, though only three

of the seven runs allowed by pitcher Jared Leiderman ’04 were earned. Ryan
Pannorfi ’04 went 2 for 3 for the Garnet, with a double and a run scored on

sophomore Matt Goldstein’s sacrifice bunt. Scott Kushner ’02 was 2 for 4
with two singles. The team’s record falls to 0-8-1 overall.


2) Softball at Neumann College cancelled

Yesterday’s softball game at Neumann College was cancelled due to poor
field conditions. A make up game has not yet been scheduled.


3) World sports roundup

* #11 Brigham Young pulled off the latest upset in the NCAA women’s
basketball tournament yesterday, defeating #3 Iowa State 75-69. The Cougars

will play #2 Tennessee, who knocked off Notre Dame on Sunday, in the
Midwest Regional this upcoming weekend. In other regional action, #1
Vanderbilt beat #9 Arizona State 61-35 and #4 North Carolina defeated #5
Minnesota 72-69. In the East, #3 South Carolina trounced #6 Cincinnati
75-56, while Western top seed Oklahoma beat #9 Villanova 66-53, and #2
Stanford won over #10 Tulane 77-55.

* Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Cecil died on Monday after being hit in the
head with a deflected hockey puck during an NHL game on Saturday between
the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames in Ohio. At the time of the
accident, Cecil was able to stand up and walk to the exit with the help of
Nationwide Arena officials and medical personnel. At the request of the
family, hospital officials have not revealed the cause of death or any
information about Cecil’s injury or hospital stay. An autopsy is scheduled
for today.

* Former Miami and Washington Wizards coach Leonard Hamilton signed a
five-year contract with Florida State yesterday, committing himself to
reviving the program, which has suffered four consecutive losing seasons.
Hamilton’s career collegiate record is 200-210 over fourteen years, but he
was 64-28 during his final three seasons with the Hurricanes, where he was
twice named Big East Coach of the Year.


4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

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.

Softball at Arcadia, 4:00 p.m.



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