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The Daily Gazette
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Volume 6, Number 121
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NEWS IN BRIEF
SPORTS IN BRIEF
Today: Partly cloudy. High near 57.
I read this article the other day that said parasitic worms might actually
help the body fight allergies.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low around 43.
And from the way my sinuses are going, I am seriously considering going out
and getting myself a nice juicy tapeworm.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High near 62.
Boy, I love how the weather joke is right above the Sharples menu, don’t you?
TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU
Lunch: Open face turkey-ham sandwich, curly fries, vegetarian chili, open
face vegetable sandwich, French cut green beans, mixed vegetables, Asian
Dinner: Catfish with creole tartar sauce, corn pudding, broccoli-mushroom
stir-fry, tomatoes provencal, Brussels sprouts, cheesesteak bar
courtesy of Myrt Westphal, Dean of Housing and Residential Life
All rising juniors got singles or other rooms of their choice, so only
three singles remain in Mary Lyon basement, plus one two room double in
Mertz and Worth are closed. Parrish is closed to men. Dana and Woolman are
closed to women.
The largest number of spaces remain in Willets, with 60 spaces, followed by
25 spaces in ML.
Three quints, several quads including two in Wharton, and one triple remain.
Sophomores picking with juniors or seniors will pick on averaged numbers
just before the class of 2005 lottery starts on Wednesday evening.
by Jeremy Schifeling
Gazette Section Editor
Though Spec Weekend is normally relatively quiet on the partying front,
this past weekend was anything but. On Saturday night alone, two separate
Wharton parties were shut down by Public Safety and a student was taken to
the hospital due to “excessive alcohol consumption,” according to Director
of Public Safety Owen Redgrave.
Both of the Wharton parties, one in the courtyard and one in C/D basement,
were broken up around midnight because their hosts had not secured Party
Permits. While students at the scene claimed that a number of prospective
students were drinking at the raucous courtyard event, Redgrave said that
any such activity was unrelated to the action taken by Public Safety.
College policy dictates that prospective students are not to be permitted
into any event featuring alcohol. Failure to comply with this rule can
jeopardize their admissions offer.
Later on in the evening, an ambulance arrived on campus to take the
aforementioned student to the hospital. Redgrave did not disclose the
emergency vehicle’s destination, but did say that it not depart from
Wharton. Additionally, he was unsure where the student, who is a current
Swattie and not a spec, had been drinking.
* Zacarias Moussaoui, the sole suspect charged in the September 11 attacks,
said in court yesterday that he wants to fire his court-appointed lawyers,
as they did not understand how to represent him as a Muslim and were
motivated by “greed, fame, and vanity.” He wishes instead to represent
himself: “I want to study my case and I want to defend my life.” Stephen
Saltzburg, a law professor at George Washington University, believes that
Moussaoui, who faces the death penalty if found guilty, wants to make a
political statement rather than to persuade the court that he is innocent.
“I think he expects to lose and he expects to get the death penalty,”
Saltzburg said. “If what he wants to do is make a political statement.it
may be a good vehicle in his eyes.” Moussaoui has prayed to Allah for,
among other things, the “destruction of Jewish people and state and for
liberation of Palestine.and the destruction of Russia and the return of
Chechnya and.the destruction of the United States of America.”
* The trademark yodel for Yahoo! Inc., the internet giant, became the
subject of a lawsuit from Wylie Gustafson, a yodeler from Dusty,
Washington. Gustafson said he had recorded the yodel for Yahoo! before they
became famous and had thought it was for regional advertisements only.
However, once he heard his yodel on nationwide broadcasts such as the Super
Bowl, he decided that this amounted to copyright infringement and sued for
more money from Yahoo!. When negotiations failed, he filed a federal court
lawsuit. Yahoo! decided to settle the lawsuit, and the yodel will continue
to be part of its advertising. Other terms of the settlement were not
* Compression of grades and grade inflation have increased so much at
Harvard that a faculty committee seeking to improve the situation has been
set up to “restore the value of the B plus.” This comes as a report from
the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that half the grades given
last fall were an A or an A minus. Although Harvard officials defend this
trend by stating that rising SAT scores indicate that students are smarter
and more academically oriented than previous years, Harvard president
Lawrence H. Summers feels that the problem stems more from the school’s
grading scale. The committee has not announced any plans for a new scale of
grading, but they have said that their first goal would be to push grades
Eamon Grennan poetry reading
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.
Animal Rights Coalition meeting
Trotter 303, 7:00 p.m.
Harold and Ruth Calwell Snyder Premedical Lecture
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.
“Financial Bubbles” by Kevin Hassett ’84, Resident Scholar at the American
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Empty the Shelters meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.
Film: “Race, Gender, and the Living Wage,” an educational and discussion
co-sponsored by Radical African Dissent and the Swarthmore Living Wage and
Black Cultural Center, 8:00 p.m.
Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.
Cantatrix, Swarthmore’s sexiest early music a cappella group, is giving a
concert this Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., in the Bell Tower. As always,
there will be fruit and fine chocolate to eat. By candlelight, and in five
languages, we’ll be singing about death, tigers, clouds, weddings,
goat-herding, and the redistribution of wealth, among other things…
Film & Lecture: HIV/AIDS & The Pharmaceutical Struggle
Wed. April 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. LPAC Cinema
Film: “The Cost of Living” 2000/20mins/Toni Strasburg
Speaker: Ron McCinnis, Director of the US Agency for International
Development (USAID) Program in Africa, Mr.
90% of the people infected with HIV today live in developing countries, and
most don’t have access to the drugs that could keep them alive because
those drugs are still under patent to major pharmaceutical companies–and
so are too expensive for their national health services. This film
investigates why Thailand and South Africa applied to use compulsory
licenses and parallel importing–practices agreed under World Trade
Organization guidelines–to make their own generic versions of
anti-retroviral drugs to halt the AIDS epidemic in their countries, and
asks why anti-retroviral drugs still aren’t included in their lists of
essential drugs. Mr. McCinnis will discuss the need for pharmaceutical
drugs in developing countries and the barriers against obtaining them.
Sponsored by the Forum for Free Speech, the President’s Office, the
Economics and Political Science Departments.Contact
for questions or to comment.
Artists: Want a Gallery Show?
Apply for a solo or joint show at the Kaori Kitao Student Art Gallery for
this Fall ’02 in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture etc. Look for
applications posted in Parrish and submit forms to Marjan Chittaee ’05
through campus mail no later than Friday, April 26.All artists welcome, no
previous show experience necessary. Email questions to
On the same day that he was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week
for his strong performance on the mound this past Saturday, Matt Goldstein
’04 had an equally impressive day at the plate, leading the baseball team
to a 13-5 thumping of Neumann.
Goldstein went 3-for-5 in the Garnet’s offensive outburst, with a triple,
two RBI, and a run. His output was matched by that of teammate Brandon King
’05, who reached base five times on the afternoon and scored three runs.
The squad’s 14 hits on the afternoon tied their season record. Meanwhile,
Carlton Davis ’04 had a solid outing, racking up 6.2 innings before turning
the ball over to Drew Adams ’03, who gave up just one hit the
rest of the day while notching the save.
Goldstein earned the Conference honors, his second of the season (he was
Player of the Week for the last week in March), for his six-hit,
seven-strikeout shutout of Gettysburg on Saturday. The 3-0 victory was his
first win of the season.
With Monday’s win, the Garnet up their winning streak to three games and
improve their season tally to 5-20-1 and 5-12. The team finishes out its
schedule with a doubleheader against Haverford this Saturday.
The Garnet Golfers scored a collective 349 at yesterday’s Franklin &
Marshall Invitational to finish eighth amongst twelve competitors. Matt
Kaufman ’02 led the squad with a round of 81, good enough for a tie for
10th, while Geoff Hollinger ’05 shot an 86 to earn 29th place. Ben Wiles
’03 and Matt Draper ’05 rounded out the day with scores of 91 on the tough
Bent Creek Country Club course.
* The Nets evened up their first round series against the Pacers at a game
apiece last night, taking their contest 95-79. Jason Kidd narrowly missed a
triple-double while leading New Jersey to victory with 20 points, 10
boards, and nine assists. Meanwhile, the Spurs saw their Round One series
get knotted up 1-1 too, as they fell to the Sonics 98-90. Tim Duncan led
all scorers with 32 points, but it was not enough as Gary Payton posted 21
points and 11 rebounds to give Seattle the victory.
* In the NHL playoffs, Patrick Lalime recorded his second consecutive
shutout as the Senators beat the Flyers 3-0 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Lalime made 26 saves to post the goose egg while Radek Bonk scored his
first career playoff goal in his 27th playoff game. In Los Angeles, the
Kings avoided a 3-0 hole against the Avalanche by defeating Colorado 3-1.
Zigmund Palffy scored twice to give LA a win over the defending champs.
* The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team roster for the 2002 World Cup was
announced yesterday and featured seven players competing in their third
consecutive Cup. These include such familiar names as captain Claudio
Reyna, all-time U.S. appearance leader Cobi Jones, and all-time U.S. World
Cup qualifying goal scoring leader Earnie Stewart. The goalies will also
all be recognizable to fans of the squad: Brad Friedel, Kasey Keller, and
Tony Meola. With the Korea/Japan-hosted tournament set to begin on May 31,
the squad will depart for the Cup in just a few weeks.
Softball at Haverford (DH), 3:00 p.m.
Men’s tennis hosts Haverford, 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse at Haverford, 4:30 p.m.
There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it.”
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