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The Daily Gazette
Monday, April 15, 2002
Volume 6, Number 116
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NEWS IN BRIEF
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SPORTS IN BRIEF
Today: Mostly cloudy with light rain. High around 79.
I, for one, was really amazed at the wealth of events going on this weekend.
Tonight: Overcast becoming partly cloudy. Low near 59.
But does anyone else think that the bustling campus was a bit
misrepresentative to the visiting families?
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High around 87.
I mean, now every time I tell my mom there’s nothing to do here, she tells
me to stop complaining and go play some human chess on Parrish Beach.
TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU
Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, vegan meatball sandwich,
cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend, hot wing bar
Dinner: Roast top round of beef, red bliss potatoes, chick pea sautee,
Greek pasta, asparagus, baby carrots, Thai bar, ice cream bar
Potato onion soup
Spinach, tomato, and mozzarella salad with fennel parmesan vinaigrette
Fusilli with sundried tomatoes, zucchini, and peas
Plough: Baba Ghannouj
Sunday: Creamy caramel rice pudding and strawberry shortcake of doom
Monday: Spice cake with molasses cream cheese frosting and warm chocolate
raspberry pudding cake
Tuesday: White chocolate cheesecake with cinnamon and lemon and chocolate
Wednesday: Tarte au Citron and Blanc Mange
* A Chinese passenger jet, reported by South Korean TV stations to be a
Boeing 767 operated by Air China Airlines, crashed into a mountain near
Kimhae Airport in the South Korean city of Pusan at around 10 p.m. EDT last
night. The plane, which was en route from Beijing, was reported to be
carrying at least 150 passengers. South Korean officials have reported 20
survivors as of 12:30 a.m. EDT. There have been no indications on a
possible cause of the crash, which took place just weeks before the World
Cup soccer championship is to be co-hosted by South Korea and Japan.
* Just two days after he was ousted from power and arrested by military
leaders, fiery Venezuelan populist Hugo Chavez, who first came to
prominence as the leader of a failed coup in 1992 and won the election six
years later, returned to the Presidential Palace yesterday. Hundreds of his
supporters, mainly poor or impoverished citizens, celebrated by looting
stores and attacking the Caracas town hall, where mayor Alfredo Pena had
supported the military coup. The coup, which had installed business leader
Pedro Carmona as interim president on Friday, broke down as violent street
protests flared up across the nation and many military units rebelled
against their commanders by supporting Chavez. Estimates of how many people
were killed during the weekend’s skirmishes vary, but Venezuela’s Roman
Catholic church puts the number of Chavez supporters killed by security
forces at 23. Chavez returned to power with a conciliatory attitude, urging
his supporters to calm down and cease looting, stating that “there isn’t
going to be any retaliation, no witch hunt. I haven’t any thirst for
revenge.” Still, many wealthy Venezuelans and executives of state-owned
company PDVSA who had openly opposed Chavez have reportedly gone into
hiding or fled the country. Chavez won a landslide victory in 1998 by
railing against the wealthy and denouncing governmental and corporate
corruption in the world’s fourth largest oil-exporting nation, but his
failure to substantially reduce corruption or poverty had dropped his
approval rating to 30% in the latest opinion polls.
* The first railway in outer space was set up yesterday by astronauts Steve
Smith and Rex Walheim from the space shuttle Atlantis during a six-hour
space walk. The rail car, which was installed outside the International
Space Station, will make its inaugural run today, but ground controllers
say they may not even allow the “mobile transporter,” as it is officially
called, to reach its top speed of a mere inch per second. The rail car is
affixed to the S-Zero truss, part of what is to be a 360-foot girder which
will support an acre of solar panels providing power to all parts of the
space station. The car is intended to roll the station’s 58-foot-long
robotic arm from one construction site to another as work on the station
continues over the next few years, and a hand car is expected to be added
to the rail system during a future mission so that astronauts can move more
easily along the truss, which will be longer than a football field.
Day of Silence gathering
Intercultural Center, 12:30 p.m.
Poetry chanting in the Chinese tradition
Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.
French Cinema Club video showing
Kohlberg 302, 7:30 p.m.
Good Schools Pennsylvania meeting
Kohlberg 226, 9:00 p.m.
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.
Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:30 p.m.
SWIL Movie Night: “Open Your Eyes”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.
Earthlust Storms the Dorms, Episode II
Earthlust goes door-to-door with energy efficiency information.
Danawell, ML, and Parrish, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Tuesday April 16, 7:30 p.m.: JOHN RIDLAND,Swarthmore alumnus, Professor of
English at UC Santa Barbara, author of ten chapbooks or full books of
poetry (“Elegy for My Aunt,” “In the Shadowless Light,”
“Palms”), and of
“John the Valiant,” an English version of “Janos Vitez,”
folk-epic poem by Sandor Petofi.”[John Ridland’s] first poem out of college
was printed in the same issue of The New Yorker as Elizabeth Bishop’s
‘Sestina;'” since then, his work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic,
Hudson Review, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Antaeus etc etc etc.
He’s a frequent participant in the West Chester Conference on Form and
On Saturday, April 20, the Women’s Resource Center is hosting its annual
women’s retreat. The theme this year is “Transforming Identities, Changing
Definitions.” The retreat, which will include workshops on spirituality,
multiple identities, sexuality, and feminist manifestos, will be preceded
by a WRC barbeque on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The retreat will go from
10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, and at 4:30 there will be a panel
discussion in Bond on the subject of international and multicultural
feminism, during which faculty and students will discuss growing up in
different cultures and the resonances or dissonances of these experiences
with Western feminism. Invitations to the retreat will be in women’s
mailboxes on Monday, and can be filled out and left in drop boxes in Parrish.
The women’s lacrosse team defeated Muhlenberg by a 10-5 score this
Saturday, giving the squad its fifth consecutive victory. Katie Tarr ’02,
who was coming off Player of the Week honors, netted four goals, while
senior teammates Mavis Biss and Kim Cariello added three and two goals,
respectively. Jenn Hart ’03 preserved the win on the other side of the
field with 16 saves in net. With the win, the team’s record improves to 7-4
overall and 3-3 in the Centennial Conference. The Garnet have now gone
undefeated since losing an overtime contest to Widener on April 4.
Traveling to Lancaster, PA this Saturday for a contest against Franklin &
Marshall, the women’s rugby team beat their Amish Country counterparts by a
whopping score of 48-0. Katie Harper ’02 led the squad with three tries,
while Sarah Nusser ’02, Rabi Whitaker ’03, Karly Ford ’03, Jacqui Simonet
’05, and Lulu Miller ’05 each added scores. Additionally, Shannon McGrael
’03, Katie Merrick ’05, and Aja Peters-Mason ’04 all had strong
performances, helping the team to the big win. Meanwhile, the B-side squad
fell, 24-0. The team will next hit the turf this Saturday at Bucknell.
The men’s tennis team, playing a busy two-match weekend, came away with a
split of their dual contests. On Saturday, they fell to Washington 7-0.
Then, on Sunday, the squad redeemed itself with a narrow 4-3 victory over
Rochester. Jayson Yost ’03, Ben Rae ’04, and Justin Durand ’05 led the
Garnet with singles wins in that heated matchup. The team is now 8-5 on the
season and will next be in action when Bates comes to campus this Saturday.
The men’s and women’s track and field squads traveled to Moravian on Friday
for the annual Greyhound Invitational.
On the women’s side, Imo Akpan ’02, the DIII Female Indoor Track Athlete of
the Year, set a school record in the 200 (25.31) and won the event with her
NCAA-qualifying time. Akpan, who will be featured in the next issue of
Sports Illustrated, also recorded a NCAA-qualifying time (56.76) in winning
the 400, and went on to place second in the long jump. Additionally, Claire
Hoverman ’03 captured the 800 and Jessica Rickabaugh ’02 finished third in
the high jump. Finally, the 4×400 team took second place in their competition.
For the men, Garrett Ash ’05 was third in the 5000 and James Golden ’05
finished fifth in the 1500. Also, Matt Williams ’04 took fourth place in
the 110-meter high hurdles and Justin Pagliei ’02 was ninth in the discus.
Both teams will next compete at Widener this Saturday.
The men’s lacrosse team was defeated by Franklin & Marshall this past
weekend, 14-9. Despite big offensive numbers from Joe DeSimone ’04 (three
goals) and John Murphy ’03 (two goals and four assists), the Garnet could
not cut the Diplomat edge to less than two in the second half after falling
behind in the first, 7-1. The squad is now 5-7 overall and 0-4 in the
When the baseball team won two of its final three games in March, including
its first victory of the season, it looked like the faltering squad had
finally turned things around. Unfortunately, those victories now seem like
distant memories as the team lost three contests this weekend to build
their losing streak to eight consecutive games.
On Friday, against Muhlenberg, the squad’s season-long offensive woes
continued as the team managed just four hits and a Wes Sconce ’04 run in a
7-1 loss to the Mules.
Then, on Saturday, the Garnet wasted another strong Jared Lieberman ’05
pitching performance, as they were shutout 3-0 in the first game of a Johns
Hopkins doubleheader. In the second game, the team appeared to overcome its
anemic hitting, taking a 4-1 lead in the fifth off hits from Scott Kushner
’02 and Brandon King ’05. Unfortunately, the squad couldn’t hold the lead
and dropped the contest 6-4 after giving up five runs in the last two innings.
With the three losses, the Garnet are now 2-18-1 on the season and 2-10 in
The softball team’s elusive first win of the season remains at large after
the squad dropped two games to Gettysburg on Saturday. The first game was
never in question after the Bullets scored eight runs in the second inning
and went on to take the contest 10-1. Then, in the nightcap, the Garnet
began promisingly by taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a Val Marone
’05 double. However, after the Bullets came back with a four-run second,
the team could never recover and fell 5-3. The twin losses drop the
Garnet’s record to 0-19 on the season and 0-10 in the Centennial.
* Tiger Woods captured his third green jacket yesterday, winning the 2002
Masters by three strokes. Woods, who entered the final round of play tied
with runner-up Retief Goosen, birdied two of the first three holes to
establish a lead that he would never relinquish. With the victory, Woods
becomes only the third golfer in Augusta history to win two consecutive
* The Eastern Conference playoff matchups are set after the New York
Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday, 3-1. Dave Scatchard
scored the game-winning goal for the Isles and earned his team a
fifth-place finish and a first-round playoff series against the Toronto
Maple Leafs. The Stanley Cup playoffs will commence this Wednesday and the
Leafs and the Isles will square off on Thursday in Toronto.
* The Trail Blazers notched a huge double-overtime victory over the Lakers
on Sunday, beating LA 128-120. Although Scottie Pippen was ejected in the
second quarter for tossing a ball into the stands, Bonzi Well tallied a
team-high 33 points while Rasheed Wallace threw down 25 points and grabbed
13 boards. The loss drops the Lakers into a three-way tie for second place
in the Western Conference with Dallas and San Antonio. Meanwhile, the Mavs
snapped the Conference-leading Kings’ 11-game win streak with a 113-100
victory, behind 27 points from Nick Van Exel.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Stevens Tech, 5:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Washington (DH), 3:15 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts Bates, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts F&M, 3:45 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
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