Monday, February 3, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, February 3, 2003
Volume 7, Number 76

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1) Small fire breaks out in florist’s basement

2) Student Council election results

3) PACES menu this week

4) WSRN Spring 03 schedule

5) World news roundup

6) Campus events


1) Men’s and women’s hoops fall to Gettysburg

2) Swimming romped by Gettysburg

3) Indoor track competes at F&M Iannicelli Invitational

4) Men’s tennis splits weekend matches with Richmond, Mount St.

5) Upcoming contests


Today: Overcast. High around 43.
So I understand that Cheng Hing was the happening place this weekend, with
not one but three high-profile dates taking place each night.

Tonight: Cloudy in the evening, then showers after midnight. Low near 37.
And I also understand that only one of these was related to the Phoenix.

Tomorrow: Windy with steady rain. High around 55.
Suffice it to say, the Quaker Matchbox transcends rival news publications!
It transcends all!

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: After a brief respite from persistent cold weather, cold conditions
will return midweek. Highs will be in the 40’s today and 50’s on Tuesday!!
Then colder air will arrive and highs will remain in the 30’s from Wednesday
through Sunday. Lows tonight will drop to around 40, but thereafter should
be in the 20’s. Rain is likely on Tuesday, but once the cold air arrives
Tuesday night, clear and dry conditions will prevail.

For a more up to date forecast (with fancy graphics!) click on this link:

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Today (Monday). Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15
mph becoming southwest late in the afternoon and decreasing to 5 mph.
Tonight. Mostly cloudy. Then rain likely toward dawn. Lows near 40. Light
south winds increasing late to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Tuesday. Rain. Ending early in the afternoon. Windy. Highs 50 to 55. Chance
of rain 90 percent.
Tuesday night. Partly cloudy and windy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Wednesday. Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the mid 30s.
Wednesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s.
Thursday. Partly cloudy. A chance of flurries at night. Highs in the mid
Friday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s and highs in the upper 20s.
Saturday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper teens and highs in the lower 30s.
Sunday. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s and highs in the upper 30s.

Long-Range computer models predict that cold weather will persist into next

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for February 3rd : Hi 39 Low 26
Record High: 61
Record Low: -4
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:

Sunday was the first day above 40 degrees in Philadelphia since January
13th. This is quite unusual, but it is even more unusual when compared with
last years mild winter. Last winter, while classes were in session at
Swarthmore (i.e. excluding Dec. 20-Jan.19), there were only four days with
highs below 40 and no days with highs below freezing! I’m not sure if this
is any consolation to those of you who like warm weather, but even some
normally warm places have been cold this winter. January in Miami was 4.9
degrees below normal (the average temperature was 63.2 degrees, and the
temperature fell was low as 36 degrees)!


Lunch: Chicken nuggets, curly fries, tofu joe, baked penne with mushroom,
corn, spinach, cheese steak bar, cookies

Dinner: Tilapia with shrimp and scallop sauce, rice pilaf, spicy peanut
noodle, indian style chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower, picnic bar, ice
cream bar


1) Small fire breaks out in florist’s basement

by Jeremy Schifeling
Co-Managing Editor

The Swarthmore Flower and Gift Shop was the site of a minor emergency last
Friday afternoon, bringing fire trucks and emergency vehicles from across
the area into the Ville’s business district.

According to the shop’s proprietor, Randy Breyer, a small fire ignited in
the basement after one of the building’s water pumps failed. Firefighters
from Swarthmore and nearby towns were called in, blocking off Chester Rd.
from the train station to Rutgers Ave.

Due to the quick response, there was no damage to the building, nor any
personal injury.

Response to the fire in the Ville:


2) Student Council election results

C.M. Ciarleglio ’04, Audrey Dorelien ’04, and Melinda Lee ’04 have been
elected the newest members of Student Council. Full results are printed
below. Congratulations to the winners!

Total students voting: 416

Appointments Chair
*C.M. Ciarleglio – 130
Doru Gavril – 57
Patrick Hart – 89
Anmol Tikoo- 52
No Preference- 77
None of the Above- 23

Campus Relations Representative
Wee Chua- 139
*Audrey Dorelien- 178
No Preference- 83
None of the Above- 27

Educational Policy Representative
*Melinda Lee- 141
George Petel- 46
Autumn Quinn-Elmore- 89
Roxanne Yaghoubi- 84
No Preference- 53
None of the Above- 16


3) PACES menu this week

Descriptions by Cathy Ta, one of the PACES chefs.

“Zucchini Cheddar Soup”: This week’s guest chef, John Arbour, will be
preparing a creamy zucchini and potato soup for your pleasure, with melted
cheddar to top it off.

“Vegetable Pasta Delight”: Stir-fry sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini,
and carrots, with grilled onions and garlic in bruschetta sauce and
fettucini, sprinkled with oregano, and fresh basil. A delectable dish that
will leave you coming back for more.

“Rome meets Paris in Denmark:” French bread, topped with cottage cheese,
and eggplant and zucchini “grilled to perfection,” topped with sun-dried

“Spring Chicken:” Marinated chicken thighs with celery and lemon peel, in
tomato sauce, baked to a golden brown, with a dash of Italian seasoning

PACES is open Sun-Wed, 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.


4) WSRN Spring 03 schedule

WSRN begins its Spring 2003 broadcasting season today! Check out the full
schedule at


5) World news roundup

* The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated into pieces, with debris falling
in Louisiana and Texas, during re-entry on Saturday. Funeral services for
the seven astronauts killed aboard the shuttle were held across the country
today, as family members and friends mourned the loss. Meanwhile Harold
Gehman, who also headed the investigation on the USS Cole back in 2000, was
appointed to lead the Columbia probe. Preliminary evidence as to the cause
of the crash seem to point to both an external tank and the thermal tiles
that act as the “skin” of the shuttle.

* The White House announced on Sunday that the space shuttle accident would
not slow down the President’s plans for Iraq. Secretary of State Colin
Powell is still going to present the governments’ evidence against Hussein
before the UN on Wednesday. Meanwhile the Iraqi ambassador to the United
Nations continued to deny the existence of nuclear weapons within the country.

* On February 2, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow on
Gobbler’s Hill in Pennsylvania and saw his shadow. By tradition, the
viewing of the shadow indicates six more weeks of winter. The superstition
is rooted in a German belief that if an animal sees his shadow on February
2, bad weather is coming.


6) Campus events

Psychology job candidate talks
Trotter 203, 4:15 p.m.

Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee meeting
Parrish 370, 4:30 p.m.

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

“The Search for an Authentic African Theater”
by Mohammed ben-Abdallah, playwright and former Minister of Culture of Ghana
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:00 p.m.

SAC meeting
Trotter 301, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Dance lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

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



1) Men’s and women’s hoops fall to Gettysburg

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams lost their contests against
Gettysburg over the weekend.

Katie Robinson ’04 posted her second straight double-double with 24 points
and 12 rebounds, but the Garnet fell to Gettysburg 61-58. Zoey
Adams-Deutsch ’06 added 14 points and Ali Wolff ’05 posted seven points and
eight rebounds, but the Garnet were edged after eight second-half lead
changes and two ties.

In another hard-fought game that changed leads 10 times, Gettysburg
ultimately prevailed 71-64, thanks largely to their 59.1% shooting from the
floor in the second half. David Pearce ’03 scored 15 points and Chris
Loeffler ’04 and Josh Loeffler ’03 each contributed 12, but the Garnet took
the Centennial Conference loss.


2) Swimming romped by Gettysburg

Gettysburg beat up on the men’s and women’s swimming teams also. Mike
Dudley ’03 was a triple winner and Mike Auerbach ’05 a double-winner, but
the men’s swimming team fell to Gettysburg 116-89, while the Gettysburg
women won all 11 events to claim a 159-46 win over the Garnet women.

Along with Eric Shang ’04 and David Whitehead ’03, Dudley and Auerbach were
part of the winning 400 medley relay. Dudley also won the 200 IM and the
200 backstroke. Auerbach took the 200 butterfly. John Lillvis ’03 and Shang
took first and second in the 200 breast stroke.

For the women, Patricia Funk ’06 placed second in the 200 free and the 400
free relay, while Katherine Reid ’05 placed second in the 500 free.


3) Indoor track competes at F&M Iannicelli Invitational

The indoor track teams traveled to Franklin & Marshall to participate in
the Iannicelli Invitational. Robert Melick ’03 placed second in the shot
put and James Golden ’05 and Garrett Ash ’05 took second and third in the

On the women’s side, Njideka Akunyili ’04 placed third and Molly Maurer ’06
fourth in the 1500m. The 4×400 relay team finished in third place.


4) Men’s tennis splits weekend matches with Richmond, Mount St.

The Garnet went 1-1 in two Division I matches this weekend.

Even without its top three players, the team swept Mount St. Mary’s 7-0 on
Saturday, with Zac Rodd ’06 moving up to first singles and winning in
straight sets. Brian Park ’06 also took the #2 singles match in straight
sets, while Ben Rae ’04 rallied from a first set loss to take the #3 match.
Justin Durand ’05, Aaron Rubin ’04, and Mike Noreika ’04 won in straight
sets in the #4, #5, and #6 matches. Rae and Noreika also won the #2 doubles

The Garnet were not so fortunate on Sunday, as they were swept 7-0 by the
University of Richmond. Richmond claimed all three doubles matched 8-5 and
swept the six singles matches in straight sets.


5) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Badminton hosts Albright, 7:30 p.m.



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