Friday, September 20, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, September 20, 2002
Volume 7, Number 15

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Today’s issue:


1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny. High around 83.
I want to use this space to offer birthday greetings to a good friend of
mine up in New York.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 65.
Now, some of you might think that this is an abuse of my power, and that
this section should belong exclusively to the weather jokes you all love so

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High of 83.
But, considering this is the Gazette we’re talking about, you’d be wrong on
two counts.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High near 79.
(1) Nobody likes the jokes and (2) I don’t have any power.


Lunch: Fried shrimp, french fries, stuffed cabbage, broccoli, mushroom
casserole, vegetable blend, corn

Dinner: Meat lasagna, breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, curry green beans &
seitan, broccoli, baby lima beans


1) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo – Living & Arts Editor
additional reporting by Pei Pei Liu – Managing Editor

With the Philadelphia College Festival getting underway and numerous
concerts also scheduled this weekend, there are plenty of off-campus events
for Swatties who are starting to get a little stir-crazy. Here’s a sampling
of some of Philly’s offerings:

On Friday evening, Cirque de Soleil’s “Varekai” will be performing at
Avenue of the Arts at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, 8:00 p.m. At the
same time, the Antibalos Afrobeat Orchestra will be holding a concert at
The Trocadero (1003 Arch Street).

As part of the Philadelphia College Festival, Saturday is College Day on
the Parkway. The Museum of Art and eight other institutions along the Ben
Franklin Parkway will offer free admission to students with a college ID.
In addition, The Roots and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will put on a free
concert on the steps of the Museum of Art at 2:00 p.m. as part of the PCF
Expo. Local talent will also be participating in the music festival.

Other Festival events include a fashion montage and concert featuring Eve,
and the Jazz Journeys Foundation’s Sacred Journey Concert. The fashion show
will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Temple University’s Liacouras Center (1776
N. Broad Street). Admission is $20-$40. The Jazz Journeys Foundation will
feature showtimes at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Arts Bank (601
South Broad Street).

Additionally, The Day, who performed as part of Swat’s Welcome Weekend two
weeks ago, will be giving a concert at North Star Bar on 2639 Poplar Street
at 9:00 p.m.

Swarthmore is offering free shuttle bus service for Saturday. The schedule
is as follows:

12:30 p.m. First shuttle to Philly departs from the Rose Garden
2:30 p.m. Second shuttle departs from the Rose Garden and picks up students
from Center City (location TBA)
5:00 p.m. Last shuttle taking students to Philly departs from the Rose
Garden and picks up students from Center City
7:00 p.m. Center City pick up ONLY
9:00 p.m. Last pick up from Center City

Sunday will feature the Camden Waterfront Festival, presented by Rutgers
University from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Located along the waterfront by the
aquarium, the festival offers games, vendors, and food carts, with a free
concert of local bands taking place at Wiggins Park at 3:00 p.m.

Wrapping up the weekend, the Institute of Contemporary Art (118 South 36th
Street) is hosting the exhibit “Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More” from
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information on the Philadelphia College Festival events, visit
their website at:


2) World news roundup

* For the first time since 1998, a special United Nations team will enter
Iraq next monthto conduct weapons inspections. Although Iraq still denies
having any biological weapons or weapons of mass destruction and accuses
the U.S. of using September 11 as an excuse to declare war on Iraq,
President Bush today asked Congress for the ability to “use all means
necessary” to disarm Saddam Hussein. Secretary of State Colin Powell says
that he plans to testify against sending a team into Iraq without a mandate
from the U.N. Security Council for such action. The team should enter Iraq
on October 15.

* The second largest company in the computer service industry, Electron
Data Systems Corp., announced an earnings warning that sent the Dow
tumbling 230 pointsto near record depths again. EDS claimed that a sluggish
economy and fears of war with Iraq have driven down profit. The Dow closed
below 8,000 for the first time since this July, when it reached five year lows.

* After a six week quiet spell in Israel, violence erupted again when a
Palestinian suicide bomber set off his bomb on a crowded Tel Aviv bus. He
killed six people, including himself, and injured 49 others. Later that
day, Israeli tanks entered Yasser Arafat’s compound, blaming the new attack
on the Palestinian leader’s lack of effort in stopping the attacks.
Afterwards Arafat’s Authority issued a statement condemning attacks on
civilians on the grounds that it gives “Sharon’s [Israeli] government…the
pretext to continue killing.” Bush also issued a statement condemning the
bombings, urging people to “reject and stop violence.”


3) Campus events


Shabbat services and dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Gamba and Harpsichord: Ancient to Modern
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Film: “Zoolander”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.


Film: “Monster’s Ball”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.


Breakfast and Meeting for Worship
Bond Common Worship Room, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Quentin Lane, organist
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

The Mendoza Line, John Vanderslice, Palomar
Olde Club, 7:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Cross country at Ursinus Invitational, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s soccer v. Goucher, 12:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Kings Point w/ William Paterson, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer at Johns Hopkins, 7:00 p.m.
Field hockey at Seven Sisters (Smith)

Field hockey at Seven Sisters (Smith)



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