Friday, October 11, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, October 11, 2002
Volume 7, Number 30

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return with our regular coverage on Monday, October 21. Have a great break,

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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Rain. High near 62.
What is up with all this rain?

Tonight: Rain likely. Low around 60.
You’d think the skies would be opening and heralding the arrival of fall break.

Saturday: Rain. High near 69.
I envision something like golden trumpets descending from the clouds.

Sunday: Possible thunderstorms. High around 73.
Instead, we’re stuck with the drip from the spit valve.


Lunch: Crunchy cod, macaroni and cheese, El’s black beans, cut green beans,
stewed tomatoes, specialty salad bar, bar cookies

Dinner: Sweet and sour chicken, jasmine rice, pasta saute, stuffed peppers,
broccoli, cut corn, taco bar, baker’s choice


1) World news roundup

* The U.S. House of Representatives voted 296-133 to give President Bush
the authority to use force in Iraq on Thursday. The resolution states that
military action may be used to force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to
comply with U.N. resolutions requiring that Iraq give up its weapons of
mass destruction. The resolution allows President Bush to act unilaterally
without the support of a U.N. Security Council resolution, but does require
that he inform Congress within 48 hours of beginning military activity and
that he report to Congress every 60 days during any action.

* U.S. and French officials announced that they believe the explosion on a
French tanker in Yemen last weekend was the result of a terrorist attack.
Inspectors found TNT residue and small marine engine parts in the damaged
area of the ship. An Islamic group in Yemen has contacted a newspaper
claiming responsibility for the attack, but it is not known whether the
group is an independent group or part of a larger network.

* A Palestinian suicide bomber was temporarily subdued in Tel Aviv
yesterday before he eventually detonated his explosives killing one and
injuring four. The man attempted to jump on a bus, but fell backwards and
was temporarily stunned. Two people got off the bus to assist him, but when
they began to unbutton his shirt to check for injuries they saw that he was
wearing an explosives belt. The two shouted for people to run and attempted
to hold the man down, but eventually decided to run themselves when they
decided they could not. At that point the bomber detonated his explosives,
killing one person.


2) Campus events


350th Anniversary of Quakerism conference
Scheuer Room, 2:00 p.m.


350th Anniversary of Quakerism conference
Scheuer Room, 8:30 a.m.


Breakfast and Meeting for Worship
Friends Meeting House, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

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

Protestant Worship
Bond Common Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Women’s cross country at Seven Sisters, Smith 11:00 a.m.
Men’s soccer v. Gettysburg, 12:00 p.m.
Field hockey v. Gettysburg, 1:00 p.m.
Field hockey Alumni Game, 2:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer at Johns Hopkins, 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Seven Sisters, Vassar

Volleyball at Seven Sisters, Vassar



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