Thursday, March 28, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Volume 6, Number 104

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Today’s issue:


1) Regier resigns from Council post

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Men’s lacrosse triumphs over York College

2) Baseball opens Conference season with loss

3) Women’s lacrosse drops Centennial Conference opener to Franklin


Today: Sunny. High near 57.
“Cabaret” opens tonight and to say I’m very excited is an understatement…

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 36.
I mean, from what I’ve heard, it’s gonna be a great performance – fine
acting, amazing production values, etc.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
Obviously, my zealous anticipation wouldn’t have anything to do with the
show being just a bit naughty…


Lunch: Maryland crabcakes, lattice cut fries, polenta marinara, roasted
tofu, baby carrots, cauliflower, puppy bar

Dinner: Fried chicken, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, mashed black
beans, stewed tomatoes, green beans, breakfast bar, ice cream bar


1) Regier resigns from Council post

by Alexis Reedy
Gazette Reporter

This past Monday, Student Council representative Jeff Regier ’03 resigned
from his position on the Council as Student Groups Advisor.

In a written statement, Regier said, “I resigned from Council on Monday
night, right before our weekly Council meeting. I didn’t feel like attending
that particular meeting, and I didn’t really feel like remaining on Council.
So, I resigned. These things happen. I will miss working with the other
Council members. It has been a pleasure serving with them.”

When asked about the spontaneity of his resignation, Regier said, “I just
decided to quit. People quit all the time.”

Questioned on the specifics of Regier’s resignation, Matt Rubin ’03, SC
co-President, gave no comment. He did say, however, that “serving on Council
is a large commitment and sometimes the demands on members’ schedules and
other activities is too much.”

Rubin also had no comment about Regier’s Council attendance record. Regier,
for his part, says that he has attended every meeting of the Council, every
Student Budget Committee meeting and every Charter Committee meeting. As
Student Groups Advisor, Regier is a voting member of the SBC and the
president of the Charter Committee.

“The work Jeff has done on his projects was very useful and we will miss
varied contributions. We wish him luck,” said Rubin.

With the SC elections for next term just weeks away, the Council has decided
not to hold a special election for Regier’s position. Instead, the
co-Presidents will fulfill his duties for the rest of the term: Rubin will
attend Student Budget Committee meetings and Liane Rice ’03 will attend
Charter Committee meetings.


2) World news roundup

* Peace efforts in the Middle East are rapidly deteriorating as continuing
disagreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority prevented
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from attending an Arab summit in Beirut
and another suicide bomb went off in a hotel, killing 16 Israelis and
wounding 140. An Islamic militant group, Hamas, has claimed responsibility
for the explosion, which has worsened relations between Palestinian and
Israeli officials. Israeli officials had already imposed travel bans on
Arafat when he refused to comply with their preconditions, and they
continued to resist U.S. pressure to lift the bans. In turn, the
Palestinian delegation walked out of the Beirut summit yesterday, claiming
that Arafat was also prevented from addressing the summit via satellite
from the West Bank.

* Pakistan said yesterday that they were confident that Osama bin Laden and
Mullah Mohammad Omar are not in the country and will not allow American
troops to enter the country in search of the terrorists. Citing their
well-monitored control of the western border with Afghanistan and their
full cooperation with the Pakistani tribesman living there, officials said
they were quite sure that bin Laden and Mullah Omar would not be able to
find refuge. The U.S. has not requested permission from Pakistan to deploy
troops along the border, stating instead that they plan to continue working
closely with the Pakistani government to maintain border security and round
up remaining members from the deposed Taliban regime.

* U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Timothy Woodland was convicted of raping a
Japanese woman in Okinawa, Japan, where he was stationed last summer. A
Japanese court sentenced Woodland to 32 months in prison for the rape,
which occurred late at night in a shopping center parking lot in Chatan.
Woodland had pleaded not guilty, claiming that the woman consented, which
the 24-year-old woman emphatically denied. The case has refueled resentment
from residents about the bulk of U.S. troops stationed on Okinawa: the
small island hosts 26,000 out of the total 48,000 U.S. military personnel
in Japan. Okinawa residents have also endured past rape cases, most notably
in 1995, when three U.S. servicemen were convicted of raping a 12-year-old
local girl.


3) Campus events

American History Lecture by Guest Speaker
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:30 p.m.

Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

“Haiti Santo-Domingo, History of a Conflict”
by Lionel Trouillot, Writer and Professor of Literature at Universite
Caraibe, Haiti
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 6:15 p.m.

COLORS Coffeehouse
BCC, 8:30 p.m.

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

“Cabaret” by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Directed by Tiffany Lennon ’02
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.


1) Men’s lacrosse triumphs over York College

The Garnet jumped out to an early 5-1 lead and could not be caught, as they
went on to defeat York College yesterday, 13-10. Junior John Murphy led the
offense with four goals and one assist, and senior Blake Atkins added three
goals and two assists in the win. Freshman Ryan Croken recorded nine saves
in net.

The team’s record improves to 5-4 on the season. Their next game will be
against Western Maryland on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


2) Baseball opens Conference season with loss

The baseball team, playing its first Centennial Conference contest of the
season Wednesday, dropped a close game to Washington, 5-2. Despite falling
behind 5-0, the Garnet fought back with one out left in the eighth inning,
scoring two runs on hits by Billy Farrell ’05 and Matt Goldstein ’04.
Unfortunately, the team could not capitalize on a bases-loaded situation and
ended up taking the loss. Jared Leiderman ’05 pitched well in defeat,
throwing a complete game and giving up just two earned runs. With the loss,
the Garnet’s record is now 0-9-1.


3) Women’s lacrosse drops Centennial Conference opener to
Franklin and

Mavis Biss ’02 scored four goals and Katie Tarr ’02 contributed three, but
the Garnet still fell short in their Centennial Conference opener, falling
to F&M by a score of 17-7. Jennifer Hart ’03 recorded 16 saves in net in
losing effort.

The team’s record now stands at 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Centennial
Conference. They will next be in action on Saturday, when they travel to
Gettysburg for a 1:00 p.m. contest.


4) World sports roundup

* Eric Snow scored 21 points and Derrick Coleman had 13, but it was not
enough as the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Eastern Conference-leading New
Jersey Nets 88-80 last night. The loss dropped the Sixers’ record to 1-9 on
the season without star player and reigning MVP Allen Iverson, who is likely
to miss the rest of the regular season due to a broken left hand. The Nets,
who have won four of their last five, were led in scoring for the second
straight game by Richard Jefferson, a rookie making only his eighth start
and playing in place of Kenyon Martin, who was serving the second part of a
two-game suspension. Jefferson had 20 points on the night, 18 of which came
in the second half. Following the loss, Philadelphia now occupies the sixth
playoff spot in the NBA’s tightly packed Eastern Conference.

* The Chicago Cubs, desperate for a strong closer after losing reliever Tom
Gordon to injury, acquired Antonio Alfonseca from the Florida Marlins in a
six-player trade yesterday. The Cubs also picked up pitcher Matt Clement,
and in return Florida got pitcher Julian Tavarez and three minor
leaguers–pitchers Jose Cueto and Dontrelle Willis and catcher Ryan
Jorgensen. Alfonseca, who will make $3.55 milion this year, led the major
leagues in 2000 with 45 saves. Last season he recorded 28 saves and had a
career-best ERA of 3.06 despite pitching with back pain for much of the
season. From the Marlins’ point of view, the trade was beneficial because it
enabled them to dump some of their costliest players. “You wouldn’t think
team that’s 29th in salary would be trimming payroll, but obviously that’s
their motive,” Clement commented to the press after the trade was announced.
New Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has said that the team needs a new stadium
to increase revenue and keep the young and talented team intact.

* Venus and Serena Williams are facing off against each other on the court
again, although this time in a less high-profile setting than last September
‘s U.S. Open finals, which was the first Grand Slam final fought out between
two siblings in 117 years. The sisters’ next matchup will take place tonight
in the semifinal round of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Serena, seeded eighth in the tournament, defeated two-time champion Martina
Hingis 6-4, 6-0 last night to claim her semifinal spot. She has an uphill
battle to fight in attempting to dethrone her older sister, however, for
Venus has won five of the six matches the sisters have played against each
other and claimed the Nasdaq-100 title in 1998, 1999, and 2001, missing the
2000 tournament due to injury. Serena’s best finish in the competition so
far came three years ago, when she was the runner-up to Venus. Today’s other
semifinal match will feature No. 1-seeded Jennifer Capriati, who beat
Tatiana Panova 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, and No. 5 Monica Seles, who
advanced by defeating fourth-seeded Kim Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.


5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Baseball at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis hosts Washington, 3:30 p.m.



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-H.L. Mencken

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