Monday, November 4, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, November 4, 2002
Volume 7, Number 41

All right, folks: you asked for it, you got it. For those subscribers still
wallowing in nostalgia for the golden age of Gazette weather jokes, we have
coaxed DG’s original weathercaster, Rafi Dowty ’98, out of retirement to
make a few cameo appearances. This week’s jokes come straight from the
keyboard of the master himself, so enjoy!

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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s soccer loses heartbreaker to arch rival Fords

2) Young, Reynolds lead women’s and men’s XC at CC Championships

3) Field hockey loses both weekend contests, playoff bid

4) Volleyball falls to Bryn Mawr and Gettysburg

5) Men’s and women’s swim teams drop season opener to NYU

6) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST (aka notes from the Real World)

Today: Cloudy with 40% chance of rain. High near 50.
Looking at all that I’ve seen and done since leaving Swarthmore.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 40.
I feel that I have to impart one tragic, depressing, immutable truth:

Tomorrow: Cloudy. High in lower 50s.
Sharples is the best cafeteria any of you will ever see.


by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: This week Swarthmore will remain in a cool pattern, but by
next weekend temperatures are likely to warm to near normal. High
temperatures will be around 50 through Friday, and slightly warmer
next weekend. Low temperatures will be in the 30’s. For a more up
to date forecast (with fancy graphics!) click on this


Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Monday. Cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs near 50. Southwest winds
around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
Election day. Increasing cloudiness. Highs in the lower 50s.
Tuesday night. Cloudy in the evening. Then rain likely after
midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday. Rain likely. Highs near 50. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Thursday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Friday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s and highs near 50.
Saturday. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s and highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s and highs in the upper 50s.

Long-Range computer models are suggesting that the week after next
might actually be above normal. Unfortunately for those of you who
like warm weather, above normal in mid-November does not actually
mean that the weather will be genuinely warm.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for November 3: Hi 59 Low 43
Record High: 81
Record Low: 26
October ended up .4 degrees above normal in Philadelphia. There were
wild swings in temperature, with the beginning of the month very warm
and the end quite cold.
Interested in learning more about Philadelphia’s climate? Visit:

I have talked too much about cold weather in recent weeks, so here is
something for those who long for heat. Miami had an October 3.2
degrees above normal – the average temperature was 82 degrees and the
coldest it ever got was 70! However, it has gotten reasonably cold in
Miami. On February 3, 1917 the low temperature in Miami was 27


Lunch: Ravioli with marinara sauce, crusty foccacia, tempeh stir fry with
broccoli and red bell peppers, spinach, zucchini, seafood bar, cookies

Dinner: Paella with shrimp, sausage, and chicken; roasted potatoes; mexican
lasagna; El’s black beans; baby carrots; cauliflower; burger bar; ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* Washington is busy gearing up for Election Day on Tuesday, November 5. Big
names (including President Bush and former President Clinton) in both
parties raced across the country to try and garner votes for candidates in
critical Congressional races. One particularly important stop was
Minnesota, where the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, and the subsequent
nomination of Walter Mondale as his replacement in the race, has tightened
the contest between the parties to gain control of Congress. The
campaigners put the focus on voter turn-out, believing that most voters had
already made up their mind about who to vote for, but fearing that as in
previous elections the turn-out could be very low.

* Elections in Turkey over the weekend allowed the Justice and Development
Party, a party with Islamic roots, to come to power. Led by Recep Tayyip
Edrogan, the party reassured Westerners that the usually secular country
will not turn to a fundamentalist agenda under the new leadership. However,
the new government has already come out with a statement denouncing a U.S.
attack on Iraq.

* Rodger Rop of Kenya won the New York City Marathon on Sunday. With a time
of 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 7 seconds, Rop was able to ignore the pain he
felt throughout the race. The 29-year-old also won the Boston Marathon
earlier this year. The women’s race was won by Joyce Chepchumba.


2) Campus events

Study Abroad in Sri Lanka informational meeting
Pearson 113, 12:00 p.m.

“Gently Laying Down the Burden” with Susanna Lack and Mari Clements
Experiential stress relief workshop
Kohlberg 330, 12:30 p.m.

Washington Internship Program information session
Bond Memorial Hall, 4:00 p.m.

“Beyond the Icon: The Parthenon and Its Sculptured Frieze”
Benjamin West Lecture in Art History by Joan Breton Connelly, NYU
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

Women in Science dinner
Sharples Room 4, 6:00 p.m.

Gender and Power in the Middle East Film Series: “Divorce Iranian Style”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Study Abroad informational meeting
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Dialogue and Video with Annie Joseph of “Ankor Kala–liberation of women”
Indian Feminist Movement
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Good Schools PA meeting
Mephistos, 9:00 p.m.

Student Council meeting
CRC, 10:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: “Metropolis”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s soccer loses heartbreaker to arch rival Fords

by Jenna Adelberg
Gazette Sportswriter

In their historical 80th contest against Haverford, the Swarthmore men’s
soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss Saturday afternoon. Both
teams went into halftime scoreless, but a goal from Terry Hegel with 23:35
remaining in the second half gave Haverford all they would need to slip
past the Tide.

Goalkeeper Reuben Heyman-Kantor ’06 recorded seven saves, two of which came
late in the second half to keep the score within one. Offensively, the Tide
had a few good chances in the last few minutes of the game and Scott Long
’06 kicked a high ball which hit the crossbar after a breakaway pass from
Nick Graham ’06 with about 33 minutes left in the second half. In the end,
though, the Fords’ one goal made all the difference.

“We played the way we’ve played for the last five games. We played hard.
Unfortunately the results don’t always show how the game was played,”
remarked senior Anteneh Tesfaye.

The game brought out more than 200 fans to cheer on both teams. The Tide
finished their Centennial Conference play with a 0-9 record, and with one
non-conference game remaining, they are 5-13-1 overall.


2) Young, Reynolds lead women’s and men’s XC at CC

Maria-Elena Young ’04 finished third to earn first-team All-Centennial
Conference honors and pace the women’s cross country team to a fourth place
finish overall at the Centennial Conference Championships held at Ursinus
this weekend. Young finished the 6,000 meter course in 23:53.06. Also
scoring for the women were freshmen Molly Maurer (26th), Lauren Fety
(29th), and Carrie Ritter (35th), and sophomore Elizabeth Gardner (36th).

Plagued by injuries, the men’s team placed fifth out of nine at the
championships. Lang Reynolds ’05 led the Garnet, covering the 8,000 meter
course in 28:13.91 to place 10th and earn All-Conference honors. Joe Makin
’03 placed 17th, and freshmen Adam Hunt (31st), Jones Nauseef (46th), and
Keefe Keeley (48th) rounded out the scoring for the Garnet.


3) Field hockey loses both weekend contests, playoff bid

The Garnet saw their playoff hopes vanish this weekend, as they dropped
their matches against Franklin & Marshall on Saturday and Washington
College on Sunday.

In the Saturday game, Swat fell 2-0 as F&M’s Jen Hespell and Ali Reindle
scored to give the Diplomats a Centennial Conference victory over the
Garnet, who were outshot 16-7. Goalie Kate Nelson-Lee ’03 made six saves.

On Sunday, Shorewoman Taniel Sisco scored twice to lead Washington to a 3-0
Centennial victory. The Garnet were outshot 15-5 for the game and 10-0 in
the second half. Nelson-Lee notched 10 saves in goal, but the Garnet
dropped to 7-10 overall, 3-5 in the Centennial to fall out of the playoff
race. They will host Haverford in the season finale on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.


4) Volleyball falls to Bryn Mawr and Gettysburg

The Garnet took two tough losses in their weekend matches, edged 3-2 by
Bryn Mawr and then defeated 3-0 by Gettysburg.

The team played hard against Bryn Mawr, with Emma Benn ’04 posting 11 kills
and 16 digs and Emily Conlon ’06 recording a season-best 10 aces in
addition to 28 assists and 10 digs. The Owls took the first and third games
30-22 and 30-23, but both times the Garnet evened the series with 30-26
victories. The Owls, however, claimed the fifth and deciding game 15-13.

Benn (14 digs, four kills) and Conlon (nine assists, eight digs) played
well in the nightcap also, but the Garnet fell to Gettysburg 30-20, 307,
30-20. Swarthmore finishes their season 5-21 overall, 1-9 in the Centennial.


5) Men’s and women’s swim teams drop season opener to NYU

Seniors David Whitehead and Mike Dudley were triple-winners, but the men’s
swim team lost its season opener at NYU 111-94. Whitehead took the 200 and
100 freestyles in 1:48.39 and 49:11, respectively, then teamed up with
Dudley, Mike Auerbach ’05, and John Lillvis ’03 to win the 400 medley relay
(3:48.11). Dudley’s other victories came in the 200 IM (2:03.02) and the
200 breaststroke (2:18.93). Ben Morgan ’05 won the 200 backstroke in 2:08.77.

The women were less fortunate, as they were soundly defeated by NYU 145-60.
Katherine Reid ’05 led the Garnet with second-place finishes in the 1000
freestyle (11:28.32) and the 500 freestyle (5:34.83).


6) Upcoming contests

Men’s soccer at Richard Stockton, 7:00 p.m.

Field hockey hosts Haverford, 3:30 p.m.



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get used to the idea.”
–Robert A. Heinlein

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