Monday, November 25, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, November 25, 2002
Volume 7, Number 56

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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Garnet Tide sweep both games in Equinox Classic: Coach Wimberly
sets record

2) Women’s basketball finishes second in Tip-Off Tournament

3) Swim teams rout McDaniel over weekend

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Cloudy. High around 53.
Ahh, I love registration…there’s such a feeling of optimism, thinking
about a new semester, a fresh start.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low near 34.
Those two seminars and three labs you need to take.

Tomorrow: Sunny with a few clouds. High around 45.
Boo. Registration sucks.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: This week Swarthmore will get its first taste of winter.  In fact
if forecasts prove correct it will be nearly as cold as it ever was during
all of last winter, and there is some chance of snow on Tuesday night and
Wednesday as low pressure moves up the East Coast.  High temperatures will
be in the 50’s today, 40’s on Tuesday, 30’s on Wednesday, and Thursday, and
then the 40’s again on Friday into the weekend. Low temperatures will be
generally in the 20’s and 30’s.  For a more up to date forecast (with fancy
graphics!) click on this link:

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Today (Monday). Morning sunshine then increasing cloudiness in the
afternoon. Highs 55 to 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the
mid 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming north late. Chance of rain 30
Tuesday. Becoming mostly sunny by mid morning. Cooler with highs in the
upper 40s.
Tuesday night. Cloudy. A chance of snow or rain after midnight. Lows in the
upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Wednesday. Cloudy with a chance of snow or rain. Colder. Highs in the mid
30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.
Thanksgiving. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.
Friday. Partly cloudy and breezy. Lows in the lower 20s and highs in the
lower 40s.
Saturday. Becoming mostly clear and breezy. Lows in the mid 30s and highs in
the lower 40s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy and breezy. Lows near 30 and highs in the lower 40s.

Long-Range computer models continue to suggest that below normal
temperatures will continue, although the winter as a whole is forecast to be
normal or above normal.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for November 24: Hi 51 Low 37
Record High: 73
Record Low: 21

I will once again strongly recommend viewing this map of temperatures across
the continent – note the cold in the central U.S. which will move east
during the next couple days. Near the edge of the cold you can see how the
lines denoting different temperatures are packed together – this indicates
the location of the cold front.  In winter temperatures can vary by as much
as 30 degrees over just a couple hundred miles behind and ahead of a cold


Lunch: Chicken fingers, french fries, asian pasta, tuscan bean bake, corn,
carrots, nacho bar, baker’s choice

Dinner: Chicken with spinach and feta, basmati rice, tempeh with hoisin
sauce, stuffed peppers, peas and carrots, vegetable blend, cajun, ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* Iraq issued a complaint to the United Nations on Sunday that centered
around the U.S.’s perceived search for an excuse to go to war. Eighteen
U.N. inspectors will arrive in Iraq on Monday, and the first inspection is
expected to take place on Wednesday.

* Senior Democratic and Republican senators assailed Saudi Arabia on
Sunday. The attacks stemmed from what the Senators viewed as unwillingness
on the part of Saudis to cooperate with American efforts to stem terrorism
throughout the Middle East. Long an ally of the U.S. within the region,
Saudi Arabia possess key military and oil installations.

* As the 2004 election season begins, Democrats are beginning to mull
possible candidates. On Sunday, Senator Lieberman, the vice-presidential
candidate in 2000, said that he would not contend Gore for the nomination.
It is not yet clear whether Gore will decide to run, though many Dems
believe that he is leaning in that direction.


2) Campus events

Bone Marrow Donation information meeting
Kohlberg 116, 4:30 p.m.

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

Lecture: “Development of African Dance Theater in Ghana”
F. Nii-Yartey, Artistic Director of the National Dance Company of Ghana
Scheuer Room, 7:00 p.m.

Linguistics film: “Fresa y chocolate”
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Ask a SAM Advising
Parrish Parlors – West, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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



1) Garnet Tide sweep both games in Equinox Classic: Coach
Wimberly sets record

by Saurav Dhital
Gazette Reporter

Coach Lee Wimberly became the winningest coach in Swarthmore basketball
history as the Garnet Tide won against both the visiting teams in the
Equinox Classic over the weekend. Wimberly now has 122 wins in his career
at Swarthmore.

On Saturday afternoon against Connecticut College, the Garnet Tide led from
the start as they beat Connecticut 64-46. Starting early, the Garnet scored
the first ten points of the game. With the 6’9″ center Blair Haxel ’05
dominating the inside and forward Matt Gustafson ’05 scoring freely, the
Garnet held their lead for the whole half. Though Connecticut came back to
tie the game with two minutes remaining, the Garnet scored the next two
baskets to lead by four at the half.

Gustafson later said, “As far as offense goes, I think Blair’s dominance on
the inside during a key stretch in the first half was what allowed us to
keep the lead for the majority of the game.”

Swat also played solid defense to stifle the Connecticut players, and did
not let them shoot from the inside.

In the second half, co-captain Jacob Letendre ’04 was in his elements as he
drove to the basket several times to leave the opponents dazed. With that,
the Garnet were able to extend their lead. Midway through the second half,
they had put the game out of the reach. Gustafson finished the game with 17
points, and Haxel recorded two career highs: 15 points and nine rebounds.

On Saturday, the team beat the University of Redland with the third-highest
scoring game in Swat history, 117-111.Gustafson had a career high 33
points, and David Pearce ’03 added 32 points. Gustafson and Pearce were
named to the all-tournament team.

After the winning start, Letendre believes the team can make it to the
Centennial Conference title game. He said, “Obviously, like any team, we
still have some things we need to work on, but overall I was very happy
with our performance. I think if we continue to play well as a team, we
have a chance to compete for the Centennial Conference title.”

The optimism comes after the Garnet finished last season with a poor record
but a sense of rebuilding. Now the team is experienced, mature, and ready
to take on the Conference, as they proved with their victory over
Connecticut College, a team with a solid record from last year.

Letendre added, “Obviously no one else in the league believes that, but
that’s what makes being the underdog great. You always have a chance to
shock people.”


2) Women’s basketball finishes second in Tip-Off Tournament

Katie Robinson ’04 and Ali Furman ’03 led the Garnet with 15 and 13 points,
respectively, to defeat Juniata 57-44 in the first round of this weekend’s
Tip-Off Tournament, but the team fell to Wesleyan in the championship game

Robinson had another strong game in the championship match, scoring 18
points, and Ali Wolff ’05 notched 12 points on four 3-pointers, but their
efforts were not enough, as Wesleyan jumped out to a 16-2 advantage early
and led 37-16 at halftime.

The Cardinals’ Shaleen Bowman scored 24 points to win the tournament MVP
award and was named to the all-tournament team, along with Wesleyan
teammate Kamica Lewis, Robinson, Gwynedd-Mercy’s Gina Morano, and Juniata’s
Casey Shoup.

Juniata won the consolation game, defeating Gwynedd-Mercy 64-47.


3) Swim teams rout McDaniel over weekend

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams were victorious in their Centennial
Conference match-ups against McDaniel this weekend.

David Whitehead ’03 and Mike Auerbach ’05 were double-winners as the men’s
team coasted to a 102-79 win. Whitehead won the 50 freestyle and 200
butterfly, while Auerbach claimed the 100 freestyle and won the 400 medley
relay with Jeff Schneider ’06, Eric Shang ’04, and Chris Bussard ’03. John
Lillvis ’03 captured the 1000 freestyle, while Mike Dudley ’03 won the 200 IM.

The women claimed an even more impressive victory, taking seven of 10 races
to beat McDaniel 111-69. Patricia Funk ’06 was a triple-winner, claiming
the 200 IM, 100 freestyle, and the 400 medley relay with Davita
Burkhead-Weiner ’03, Kathryn Stauffer ’05, and Tara Trout ’04.
Burkhead-Weiner and Stauffer were also double-winners, capturing the 200
freestyle and 50 freestyle, respectively. Katherine Reid ’05 won the 500
freestyle, while Christine Tomm ’05 took the 200 backstroke.


4) Upcoming contests

Men’s basketball at Drew, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s swimming at Bryn Mawr, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s swimming hosts Kutztown, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball at McDaniel, 7:00 p.m.



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