Tuesday, February 4, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
Volume 7, Number 77

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1) Movie schedules this semester

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Cloudy and windy, with a strong chance of rain. High near 52.

Tonight: Clear with light winds. Low around 29.
“Wake Up Swarthmore!” premieres this morning at 9:30 a.m. on WSRN, 91.5 FM
(http://wsrn.swarthmore.edu). What
better way to rise and shine than to the
sweet, melodic sounds of Gazette headlines?

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.
I feel so dirty…


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, vegetable moo goo gai pan, eggplant
casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables, Mexican bar, rice krispy

Dinner: Roasted pork loins, yams and apples, three bean casserole,
broccoli-mushroom bake, vegetable blend, pizza bar, rocky road brownies


1) Movie schedules this semester


2/7: Bowling for Columbine
2/14: Punch Drunk Love
2/21: Barbershop
2/28: Virgin Suicides
3/21: Far from Heaven
3/28: Frida
4/4: Adaptation
4/11: Narc*
4/18: Hours*
4/25: Chicago*

Movies generally play on Friday and Saturday evenings (7:30 & 10:00 p.m.) in
LPAC Cinema or Kirby Lecture Hall.

* = Tentative scheduling


2/10: Diamonds Are Forever
2/17: Lilo & Stitch
2/24: The Manchurian Candidate
3/3: 12 Monkeys
3/17: Blade II
3/24: Transformers: The Movie
3/31: Brother from Another Planet
4/7: Miracle Mile
4/14: The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen
4/21: The Mouse that Roared
4/28: X-Men
5/12: Young Frankenstein

Movies are shown Mondays at 10:00 p.m. in Kirby Lecture Hall.


2/8: Cowboy Bebop Eps. 1-5
2/15: Tron
2/22: Cowboy Bebop Eps. 6-10

Movies are shown Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. in the SCCS Media Lounge.


2) World news roundup

* A memo written on the 12th day of the Shuttle Columbia’s mission included
an observation that debris, most likely foam from the craft’s external fuel
tank, dislodged shortly after take-off and struck the left wing, possibly
removing a number of thermal tiles in a seven-by-thirty inch area on the
aircraft. However, it is not uncommon for a few tiles to be lost during a
mission, and the conclusion expressed in the memo was that the damage would
not adversely affect the flight. Roger Dittemore, manager of NASA’s space
shuttle program, said that they looked at the two worst case scenarios
resulting from the tile loss and did not believe either would be dangerous
upon re-entry. Foam debris from the external fuel tank has damaged the
shuttle on previous missions, but has never caused a problem.

* German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder accepted primary responsibility for
the major defeats suffered by his center-left Social Democratic party in two
recent state elections, but vowed to continue the work he has previously
stood for. The conservative Christian Democratic Party took over the
majority in Lower-Saxony and increased their majority in Hesse. Opposition
politicians used increases in unemployment and taxes as major issues in
their campaigns.

* President Bush sent his 2004 budget to Capitol Hill on Monday. The budget
calls for $2.2 trillion in spending and hundreds of billions in tax cuts. It
also shows a record $304 billion federal deficit. When sending the budget to
the hill, Bush said, “I proposed that discretionary federal spending
increase by no more than 4 percent of this year. That’s about as much as
family income is expected to grow; seems like a reasonable benchmark for
[the] federal budget.”

* British police announced on Monday that they were investigating a gang of
thieves who had stolen 900 piglets in a raid on a farm in Northern England.
Officials estimate that it would have taken the thieves up to six hours to
round up all of the pigs. Nicky Mercer, the official in charge of the
investigation, said that the pigs could earn the thieves up to $65,000 when


3) Campus events

Lecture: Kofi Anyidoho
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:30 p.m.

SAO Lunar New Year Celebration
IC, 5:00 p.m.

Aikido Club Practice
Lamb-Miller Field House, 7:00 p.m.

German Film Series: “In a Year of Thirteen Moons”
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

Film: “Sankofa”
BCC, 7:00 p.m.

“What Happened to the ‘New Economy’?” by Prof. Albert Fishlow
Kirby Lecture Hall – Martin, 7:30 p.m.

Tango Dance Lessons
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.

Student Council Meeting
CRC – Parrish 2nd, 10:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Sankofa”
7 p.m. in the BCC

The story of a present day woman who is transformed and enters the life of a
house slave in the Caribbean.  This film takes a candid look at various
aspects of slave life from abuse, to slaves who choose to conform, to slave



1) Upcoming contests

Badminton hosts Albright, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball hosts Washington, 6:00 p.m.
Swimming at Ursinus, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Washington, 8:00 p.m.



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