Friday, April 26, 2002

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College

Friday, April 26, 2002

Volume 6, Number 124

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Today’s issue:


1) SC election results to be announced today

2) Swarthmore police report

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Women’s lacrosse loses heartbreaker at Western Maryland

2) Baseball rained out

3) World sports roundup

4) This weekend’ contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High near 60.
OK, so at this point, you’ve all heard about next week’s spiketravaganza –
featuring a
pudding wrestling match between Spike and the Phoenix, as well a wing-eating

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 42.
Well frankly, we here at the Gazette are shocked (shocked I tell you), that we
were not
invited to participate in the festivities.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s.
Now, I’ll admit that the events don’t really match our strong suits –
personally, I’m more
of a wing-wrestler and pudding-eater. I mean, there’s nothing quite like coating
your body
with sweet, hickory-smoked barbecue sauce and tossing poultry appendages at your

Sunday: Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s.
But wing-rasslin’ or no wing-rasslin’, I’m simply shocked at the oversight!


Lunch: Beef with broccoli, jasmine rice, three bean casserole, eggplant creole,
blend, fortune cookies, wrap bar

Dinner: Chicken picante, rice pilaf, tabouleh, baby carrots, peas, pizza bar


1) SC election results to be announced today

The results from this past week’s Student Council elections will be released
today, around
noon.  Although the written ballots were tabulated last night after voting
closed in
Sharples, the Council had to delay the announcement until the online votes could
be counted
this morning.  As soon as the final tallies are prepared, candidates will be
notified by
phone and a reserved-students email will be sent out to the campus.


2) Swarthmore police report

from the Swarthmore Police Department

* A license plate was taken from an auto parked in the 800 block of Yale Avenue
between 4:00
p.m., 4/18/2002 and 10:30 a.m., 4/19/2002.  Officer Bardo took the report.

* On 4/20/2002 at 12:56 a.m., Sergeant Stufflet was monitoring traffic  on
Michigan Avenue
when he observed a vehicle traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.  He signaled the
operator to
stop.  Upon approaching the driver a strong odor of intoxicants was detected and
his eyes
were bloodshot and watery.  The operator then failed several field sobriety
tests and was
placed under arrest for driving under the influence.  Subsequent investigation
disclosed the
operator had a suspended driver’s license.


3) World news roundup

* After almost five hours of talks with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah,
President Bush urged further progress toward a ceasefire in the Middle
East, asking Israel to “finish its withdrawal, including resolution of
standoffs in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in a nonviolent way” and the
Palestinian Authority to “do more to stop terror.” Abdullah, however, is
reportedly somewhat disappointed in the statements, having hoped that the
U.S. would commit to taking a larger role in reducing the violence between
the warring states. Saudi officials have hinted that the U.S. risks its
interests in the Middle East, primarily in Saudi Arabia, which is a major
source for oil and an ally in the battle against terrorism.

* The House of Representatives voted 405-9 yesterday in favor of abolishing
the Immigration and Naturalization Service, deciding to split the law
enforcement and immigration services into separate bureaus. The agency has
come under fire in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the discovery
that the terrorists were able to enter the country through student visas
and to stay even after the visas had expired. In March, six months after
the attacks, the INS approved student visas for two of the deceased
hijackers. Officials stressed that the legislation is not a panacea for all
of the U.S.’s immigration problems, but that it is a vital first step
toward reform.

* Judge Jed Rakoff of the Manhattan federal court said yesterday that he is
planning to rule the federal death penalty unconstitutional in the Southern
District of New York unless the U.S. Justice Department can convince him
otherwise. Rakoff has said that he will give the Justice Department until
May 15 to convince him of the merits of capital punishment. He is preparing
the order in anticipation of the impending trial of Alan Quimones and Diego
Rodriguez, who pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession and murder
and could face the death penalty if convicted. Rakoff called the criminal
justice system “sufficiently fallible that innocent people are convicted of
capital crimes with some frequency,” saying that DNA testing and other new
technologies could late prove an executed person’s innocence and that the
current appeals process deprives defendants of due process. Quimones and
Rodriguez’s trial is expected to begin on September 2.


4) Campus events


Collection: “Labor, Race, and the College Community”
by Barbara Prear
LPAC Cinema, 1:00 p.m.

Film Series for Linguistics 6, Structure of American Sign Language
Kohlberg 115, 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Anime Club Showing
Kohlberg 330, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Ocean’s 11”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 8:00 p.m.

Senior Recital: Alyson Jones, violin
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Senior Directing Honors Project: “The Dybbuk”
Directed by Jon Stancato ’02
Frear Ensemble Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Pollock”
Kirby Lecture Hall – Martin, 8:00 p.m.

“Been Around the World” Dance-a-Thon
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Spring Arts Festival Soiree
Parrish Parlours, 10:00 p.m.


Arbor Day Celebration,
Lawn across from the Scott Arboretum office, 10:00 a.m.

“Classic Sci-Fi Literature: the Authors, the Industry, the Political Contexts”
by Alan Ravage
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 2:00 p.m.

Senior Directing Honors Project: “The Dybbuk”
Directed by Jon Stancato ’02
Frear Ensemble Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Ocean’s 11”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Chorus
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Rhythm N Motion Dance Party
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.


Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

An Afternoon with Mahmoud Darwish and Marcel Khalife
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 4:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd Floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

Senior Directing Honors Project: “The Dybbuk”
Directed by Jon Stancato ’02
Frear Ensemble Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College String Quartet
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Higher Ground Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 9:00 p.m.


“Been Around the World”
a) Sponsor your Favorite Dancer
b) Help Raise Funds for this Summer’s Ghana Trip


Event:  Collection speaker, Friday the 26th at 1pm in LPAC Cinema.

“Labor, Race, and the College Community” – a talk by Barbara Prear, head of UE
Local 150, the Housekeepers Union at the University of North Carolina.  Ms.
Prear is an organizer who works around issues of racial and economic justice,
and will talk about labor organizing on college campuses.  She will address
race issues in economic justice campaigns, as well as the roles of different
members of the college community.



1) Women’s lacrosse loses heartbreaker at Western Maryland

After last week’s game was canceled with 15 minutes left to play due to
thunderstorms, the
Garnet returned to Western Maryland yesterday for a dramatic makeup game against
the Green
Terror.  The team rallied from a four-point deficit with 3:26 remaining, and a
Katie Tarr
’02 goal with 32 seconds left brought the team to within one, but the clock ran
out before
the score could be tied, and the Garnet had to settle for a 13-12 loss in their

Tarr led the Garnet with five goals, and finishes up her collegiate career as
the Centennial
Conference’s all-time leading goal scorer.  Mewanwhile, Jackie Kahn ’04
contributed three
goals and one assist and Jenn Hart ’03 made 11 saves in net. The Garnet finish
their season
with a record of 9-6 overall and 4-5 in the Centennial.


2) Baseball rained out

The baseball team’s Thursday game against St. Joseph’s was cancelled due to
rain.  The team
plays its final contests of the season when it takes on Haverford in a
doubleheader this


3) World sports roundup

* Paul Pierce scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and hit the
three-pointer with 1:36 remaining to lead the Boston Celtics to a 93-85 win over
Philadelphia 76ers. Allen Iverson, who missed the last 14 games of the regular
season and
struggled in the playoff opener, found his stride again with a team-leading 29
points, but
it was not enough to keep the defending Eastern Conference champions from
falling into a 2-0
hole in the series. The Sixers must win Sunday’s game 3 in Philadelphia to avoid
elimination. The Los Angeles Lakers also took a 2-0 lead in their first round
series, defeating the Portland Trailblazers by a score of 103-96. Shaquille
O’Neal led the
Lakers with 31 points and 14 rebounds, and Kobe Bryant added 19 points despite a
shooting performance. Only six teams have ever come back to win a five-game
series after
falling behind 2-0, and only one – Dallas against Utah last year – has done so
since 1994.

* The Chicago Blackhawks snapped Brent Johnson’s streak of 3 hours, 26 minutes
and 45
seconds without allowing a goal in a playoff series when they scored three times
against him
in the second period, but Johnson was still smiling at game’s end as the St.
Louis Blues
came back from a two-goal deficit to notch a 5-3 victory and advance to the
second round of
the NHL playoffs. Elsewhere in the NHL, the Boston Bruins evened their series at
two games
apiece by defeating Montreal 5-2, but the game was punctuated by Bruins’
defenseman Kyle
McLaren’s vicious hit on Canadiens’ lead scorer Richard Zednik with 1:17
remaining. Zednik
was carried off the ice and treated at a local hospital for facial injuries and
a possible
concussion, while McLaren was given a five-minute match penalty. The Detroit Red
scored four first-period goals and blanked the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 for their
straight win after losing the first two games of the best-of-seven series at
home. Finally,
Felix Potvin stopped 26 shots to keep the Los Angeles Kings alive in their
series with the
Colorado Avalanche, as Craig Johnson scored 2:19 into overtime to give the Kings
a 1-0 win
and cut their deficit in the series to 3-2.

* Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, who had never given up more than
eight runs
in a game and set a National League record last year by going 72-1/3 innings
allowing a walk, walked five and gave up ten runs, six of them earned, in 4-2/3
innings last
night as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Atlanta Braves 11-5. Maddux, who
has a 2-1
record so far this year and has been pulled out of games early on several
occasions due to
back pain, insisted that his back was not bothering him during last night’s
meltdown. “I
embarrassed my team, my manager and myself,” said Maddux, whose ERA leaped from
0.75 to
3.78. “I’ve got to figure it out, so it doesn’t happen again.” Arizona took two
out of three
games in its series with the Braves and has won nine of its last ten games at
Turner Field.


4) This weekend’ contests

Track and field at Penn Relays, 12:00 p.m.
Golf at CC Championships, 12:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at CC Championships, 3:00 p.m.
Badminton at National Championships

Golf at CC Championships, 7:30 a.m.
Women’s tennis at CC Championships, 9:00 a.m.
Baseball at Haverford (DH), 1:00 p.m.
Badminton at National Championships

Golf at CC Championships, 7:30 a.m.
Women’s tennis at CC Championships, 9:00 a.m.
Badminton at National Championships



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