Tuesday, October 29, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Volume 7, Number 37

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Today’s issue:


1) Weekly Police Report

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Field hockey game postponement

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Light rain and a high of 44F. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Well, the specs have packed up and gone home, and Discovery Weekend is over.

Tonight: Cloudy with occasional showers. Low around 40F.
.suddenly, the freshmen realize that they’re back on the bottom of the
pecking order.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Highs in upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s.
Hmm.maybe there is a reason to keep all those Villerats around after all


Lunch: Chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes, home-style tofu, peanut noodle,
peas and onions, California blend, bagel bar

Dinner: Freddie Fingers, Frankenstein Fries, Petrified Pasta Bar, Eerie
Eggplant w/ Feta, Creepy Corn, Asparagus Arteries, cupcakes, Worms and
Dirt, and many other treats


1) Weekly police report

from the Swarthmore Borough Police Bulletin

A local teenager was arrested on Saturday night by police after obstructing
College Avenue, yelling obscenities, and biting an intervening police
officer three times. The juvenile is being charged with aggravated assault,
simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest,
underage drinking, and disorderly conduct. The police officer did not
require any medical treatment.


2) World news roundup

* John Allen Muhammed, the man who allegedly killed 10 people in the
Washington DC area in the space of a few weeks, called his teenage
accomplice “sniper.” The nickname was revealed in a sworn affidavit that
was filed on Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation on the two men.
The accomplice, John Lee Malvo, is 17. Because he is a juvenile he was not
named in the affidavit, a document that presents the evidence that led
authorities to believe that the two men committed the crimes.

* Paul Wellstone’s funeral was held on Tuesday night. Wellstone, a popular
Democratic senator from Minnesota who was deeply committed to many
progressive causes, was killed last Friday in a small plane crash. The
funeral service attracted thousands of people, including many political
figures. Wellstone’s two sons, who unlike his wife and daughter were not
involved in the crash, promised to keep fighting in order to have Walter
Mondale, the former vice-president, win Wellstone’s seat in his place.
Significantly, the current Vice President Dick Cheney was asked not to
attend the funeral.

* About 200 Haitian refugees attempted to wade to freedom on Tuesday after
their ship was stranded off the coast of Miami. Reaching a highway many of
the Haitians tried to get rides from passing cars and trucks. The city’s
police force apprehended the rest, who were then taken to INS detention
centers. The detainees will be sent back to Haiti unless they can prove a
need for political asylum. Due to a Bush policy directive, which many civil
rights groups point to as discriminatory, Haitians are the only nationality
that will be sent back to their country if found ashore.


3) Campus events

Youth Interlock information meeting
Kohlberg 236, 11:30 a.m.

SAC Fireside Chat
Parrish Parlors, 6:00 p.m.

Poetry reading by Kofi Anyidoho
Scheuer Room, 7:00pm

French Film Festival
Kohlberg 328, 7:00pm

Good Schools PA educational
IC Big Room, 7:00 p.m.

Flammable Contents in concert
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00pm

Trotter 215, 8:00pm

Calvin Johnson, Little Wings, and the Blow will be performing at the Bryn
Mawr College Campus Center on Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm. The concert is
organized by the Bryn Mawr Concert Series, and is free with tri-college ID,
$5 for everyone else. If you have any questions about the event, please
contact Anne Martin at 610-527-5712,

, or Andreja
Novakovic at 610-526-5660,



1) Field hockey match postponed due to rain

The field hockey match that was to take place on Tuesday afternoon was
postponed due to rain. The match has been tentatively rescheduled for
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.


2) Upcoming contests

Women’s Soccer hosts Haverford, 3:15 p.m.
Men’s Soccer at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Haverford, 7:00 p.m.

Field Hockey hosts Gettysburg, 3:30 p.m.



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–Chris Rapier

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