Wednesday, September 4, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, September 4, 2002
Volume 7, Number 3

* Were you amazed by how quickly the Science Center construction progressed over
the summer?
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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) This weekend’s contests


Today: Scattered showers early, partly cloudy later. High near 85.
Why is it that the frosh are already cooler than me?

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 63.
It used to be that you had to really struggle to be cool, work your way up the
hierarchy” y’know.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 80s.
Maybe it’s just that while I was working so hard to be cool, others were just…
being cool.  Doh!


Lunch: French bread pizza, crinkle cut fries, tuscan bean bake, succotash, peas,
Greek bar,
magic cookie bars

Dinner: Grilled strip steak, duchess potatoes, pasta with sauce, wild rice with
and pecans, asparagus, corn on the cob, pasta bar, strawberry shortcake


1) World news roundup

* The stock market yesterday saw its worst decline in nearly a year as
investors responded to fears that a slow economic recovery will limit
corporate profits. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 355.45 points (4.1
percent) to 8,308.05, while the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 51.01 points
(3.88 percent) to close at 1,263.84. The S&P 500 closed at 878.02, down
4.15 percent–its biggest one-day percentage drop since a 4.92 percent loss
last September 17, the day the market reopened after the September 11
terrorist attacks.

* Three people who received organ donations from a Georgia car accident
victim were infected with West Nile virus, and health officials are trying
to determine how the donor became infected and how the disease was
transferred to the recipients. If the disease was in fact transferred
through blood transfusions to the donor or the organ donation itself, it
would be the first time that West Nile has been transmitted by something
other than a mosquito. The virus has already caused 31 deaths this year in
11 states.

* Louisiana State University has fired Dr. Steven Hatfill, a germ warfare
expert considered one of 30 “persons of interest” by the FBI in the
investigation of last year’s post-September 11 anthrax mailings. Hatfill,
the former associate director of the National Center for Biomedical
Research and Training at LSU, has never been named a suspect in the probe,
and his attorneys have filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney
General John Ashcroft and other officials for publicly tarnishing his
reputation without any evidence. Hatfill had been on paid administrative
leave since August 2, the day after FBI agents conducted a
widely-publicized search of his apartment.


2) Campus events

Women’s Resource Center Open Meeting
WRC, 8:00 p.m.



1) Women’s soccer shuts out Philadelphia Biblical

The Garnet dominated Philadelphia Biblical University yesterday, blanking
the Crimson Eagles 3-0 and outshooting them 31-3. Catherine Salussolia ’04
recorded all three saves in goal for her first shutout of the season, while
Monica Larimer ’05, Myra Kate Vallianos ’05, and Tanya Hahnel ’05 each
scored to give the team the victory.


2) Upcoming contests

Men’s Soccer vs. Gwynedd-Mercy, 4.15 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Widener, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Rosemont, 7:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



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their weekends
–Rita Rudner

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