Friday, November 22, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, November 22, 2002
Volume 7, Number 55


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Showers early. High around 57.
Beware: the end of the semester is closing in fast.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, a few showers. Low near 39.
You can count the days of class left on your fingers.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with gusty winds. High around 45.
Well actually.that is, only if you’re a hexadactyl.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High around 50.
Boy, you know it’s that time of year when words like “hexadactyl” make it
into the weather joke.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

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

Dinner: Meat lasagna, breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, curry green beans &
seitan, broccoli, baby lima beans, caesar bar, pound cake

NEWS REPORT

1) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

This weekend is the time to party! (because you know you’ll be too full to
move next weekend)

So head out to the DESHI party at Olde Club this Friday at 10:00 p.m.,
where you can jiggle your hearts out with mango juice in hand.

OnSaturday, move those hips at the capoeira workshop at 3:00 p.m. in LANG
2, then see how it’s really done at the capoeira performance at 7:00 p.m.
Later, shed those sweatshirts and pajama pants and get glammed up for the
Winter Formal in Upper Tarble. And don’t forget your special good-luck
charms–you want to win bigat Vegas Night!

Sunday is the absolute best time to go out and catch Harry Potter 2–you
miss both the opening weekend and Thanksgiving Day crowds! Although, there
might be the crowd who thought just like you.

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2) World news roundup

* U.S. officials stated on Thursday that al Qaeda’s chief of operations in
the Persian Gulf, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, has been captured and taken into
custody. He is suspected of planning the attack on the USS Cole in October
2000. Officials did not reveal much information about his capture or
location, but did say that he has been cooperating with authorities and has
been of some use in providing information to U.S. intelligence agencies. It
was suspected that he was running his operations out of Yemen but officials
would not say whether that was where he was captured.

* A short time after a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 11 people on a bus
in Jerusalem, approximately 40 Israeli tanks entered Gaza searching for
alleged Hamas members. Witnesses reported that the tanks destroyed a house
belonging to a Hamas member who was killed seven months ago and that
soldiers also searched the house of Younis El Astal, who was not there at
the time. It is not known whether there were any casualties. There were
also reports of tanks in other nearby villages. The Israeli Defense Forces
had no comment at the time.

* The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that the administration
has promised to increase military aid to Israel in the next year. In a
written statement the department pledged to continue its “commitment to
maintaining and enhancing Israel’s security and qualitative edge over any
combination of adversaries,” saying “these letters emphasize that this
administration fully appreciates the dangers Israel faces from
proliferation and conventional arms build-ups in the region, as well as
acknowledges the substantial risks Israel has taken to pursue peace.” In
the 2003 fiscal year, the U.S. is giving $2.04 billion to Israel and plans
to increase that to $2.16 billion in 2004.

* More than 50 people were killed in riots that erupted in Lagos, Nigeria
on Thursday. Estimates place the number of injured around 200. The riots
stemmed from an article in a local newspaper questioning the denouncement
by some Muslim groups of the Miss World pageant that will be held in the
country in December. Soldiers were deployed to handle the situation and
enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in hopes of diffusing tensions.

*****

3) Campus events

Friday:

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

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

Peace and Ramadan: poetry reading and open mic
Intercultural Center, 7:30 p.m.

DIYA Week: Deshi Cultural Show
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

“Night of Scenes”
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

ellipsis concert – Paces, 8:00 p.m.
Come out to hear ellipsis perform in a coffee house atmostphere. This trio
is popular on campus for its great progressive acoustic music. Come out to
hear some of your favorite songs and great new ones too! Home baked
desserts will be served as well … so what more could you want? Since the
show is at 8 pm, you can drop by before you go out partying to get your
fill of great food and music.

Deshi party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:

“Night of Scenes”
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 2:00 p.m.

Capoeira workshop
Lang Dance Studio 2, 3:00 p.m.

DIYA Week: Cooking Workshop
Mertz Kitchens, 3:00 p.m.

DIYA Week: Deshi Cricket Tournament
Mertz Field, 3:00 p.m.

SAMBA presents capoeira performance
Lang Dance Studio 2, 7:00 p.m.

Soul Shack
Black Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore College Chorus
John Alston, conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

SAC Winter Formal
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

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.

SAC meeting
Trotter 303, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
Women’s basketball hosts Juanita (Tip-Off Tournament), 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball vs. Redlands (@ Haverford’s Equinox Classic), 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:
Men’s basketball hosts Equinox Classic (Haverford v. Redlands), 1:00 p.m.
Swimming hosts McDaniel, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Equinox Classic (Swat v. Connecticut College), 3:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Tip-Off Tournament (Consolation Game), 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Tip-Off Tournament (Championship Game), 8:00 p.m.

Sunday:
There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known
quotations.”
–H.L. Mencken on Shakespeare

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