Monday, March 31, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, March 31, 2003
Volume 7, Number 111


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) “An Ideal Husband” plays at Swat

2) Spring budgeting finalized

3) PACES menu

4) World news roundup

5) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Baseball avenges loss against F&M

2) Men’s lax falls to McDaniel

3) Men’s and women’s tennis victorious

4) Women’s lax drops contest with Gettysburg

5) Track competes at Widener Invite

6) Golf places second at Widener

7) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High around 42.
Yesterday’s snow was a cruel early-April Fool’s joke…

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low near 28.
But provided it stays clear enough tonight, we will trump the Weather Gods
with the cruellest joke of them all…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy in the morning with showers in the afternoon. High
around 51.
Just wait and see…it will make small children cry for their mommies, I
promise you.

Click
here
for an extended forecast.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

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

NEWS REPORT

1) “An Ideal Husband” plays at Swat

by Greg Leiserson
Gazette Reporter

Directed by Ester Bloom ’04, the Drama Board production of “An Ideal
Husband” filled the Pearson-Hall Theatre in LPAC on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday nights. The Oscar Wilde play featured quality performances from a
number of actors and actresses and kept the audience laughing for more than
two hours.

Bloom writes in the director’s note, “People attended Wilde’s plays to be
diverted. They expected a stately beginning and a happy ending, with lots
of clever banter in between.” The performances at Swat delivered.

The play tells the story of Sir Robert Chiltern and his wife and friends in
the upper echelons of British society as Mrs. Cheveley attempts to
manipulate Chiltern for material gain by exposing the secrets of his past.
In the process, the play pokes fun at British society, its values, and its
ethics.

Students reacted to the play in a very positive fashion. “It was a dramatic
performance of the first rate,” said Alex Leader-Smith ’06. “Amelia
Templeton ’06 was wonderfully energetic in her portrayal of Miss Mabel
Chiltern.”

Ian Flora ’05 was also an audience favorite in his role as Phipps with his
deadpan responses to Lord Goring. Evan Buxbaum ’06, in his role as Goring,
was described by many of those who attended the performances as the perfect
fit for the part both in attitude and expression.

*****

2) Spring budgeting finalized

Student Council has approved the Student Budget Committee’s 2003-2004
budget at $384,887. This number is based on the initial allocations given
to student groups during and after spring budgeting, and does not include
separate, pre-determined budget arrangements with administrative or
academic departments. A run-down of SBC’s allocations is listed below.

Additionally, the 2003-2004 Student Activities Fee has been set at $302.
Managed by SBC, the Student Activities Fee is the major source of funding
for over 110 student organizations. Funding for large equipment purchases
is supplemented by the Capital Replacement Account and the SAF Endowment.

Finalized spring budgeting figures:

Small-Budget Groups
Cultural/Religious Groups: $9,649.90
Political/Social Action Groups: $11,086.20
Special Interest Groups: $103,763.50
Campus Service Groups: $54,313.00

Large-Budget Groups
Publications (FFFP and Halcyon): $90,369.00
Forum for Free Speech: $24,060.00
SAC: $26,600.00
Olde Club: $24,855.00
Movie Committee: $19,021.00
Drama Boards (Small and Large): $11,230.00
WSRN: $9,940.00

Total Allocations for 2003-2004: $384,887.60

*****

3) PACES menu

Sunday Menu
entree: Persian Kabobs
entree: Greek Spinach, Tomato & Feta Rice
appetizer: Baked Brie w/mushrooms and Almonds (w/warm baguette slices)
soup:  Butternut Squash Soup

Monday-Wednesday Menu
appetizer: Bruschetta on French Baguette (vegetarian)
entree: Garden Lasagna w/broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and three kinds of cheese
entree: Rice w/black beans
soup: Italian Vegetable soup (vegan)

Desserts
sunday: baklava; snickers candy bar pie
monday: lemon mousse; banana pudding
tuesday: banana rum cake; chocolate hazelnut cake
wednesday: chocolate cinnamon swirl cake; powerful real chocolate pudding

*****

4) World news roundup

* On Sunday, Allied forces continued to inch toward Baghad. A reported 150
paramilitary Iraqi fighters were killed or captured during that day.
Throughout, US officials spoke on TV and radio in order to try to keep up
morale at home and among the troops, which is at an especially low point
because of the Iraqi civilian suicide bombing that killed four Americans on
Saturday. Meanwhile, another wave of US bombers was busy striking the capital.

* In an unrelated incident, a Palestinian suicide bomber struck a crowded
cafe located within an Israeli pedestrian mall on Sunday. The attack, which
occurred in the seaside town of Netanya, wounded at least 30 people and was
the first to occur since the start of the US war against Iraq. The militant
Islamic group, Jihad, has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

* Secretary of State Colin Powell gave strong warnings to Iran and Syria on
Sunday. In particular he demanded that Iran stop its quest for weapons of
mass destruction and Syria stop supporting terrorism. Speaking before the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Powell also mentioned the
conflict between Israel and Palestine, reaffirming the need for an end to
the violence and mentioning Bush’s support for a Palestinian state.

*****

5) Campus events

SWAP Lunch
Sharples Room 6, 12:15 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie Night: “Brother From Another Planet”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

———–
Are you tired of meaningless rhetoric? Do you want to hear authoritative
sources talk about the things that matter to you most? Do you care
passionately about food or just simply like to eat it?

Well, if you answer yes to any of the above, come to this year’s
Latka-Hamentaschen debate.

Show your support, engage in productive culinary politics while listening
to the flawless arguments of Professors Raima Evan and Amy Bug as they
defend those age old enemies – the Latka and the Hamentaschen.

The debate will begin at 7:30 this Tuesday (4/1) in the Scheuer Room.
The Latka and Hamentaschen will be making a special appearance!

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Baseball avenges loss against F&M

by Saurav Dhital
Gazette Sportswriter

The Garnet Tide avenged their loss to Franklin and Marshall four days
earlier with a 5-3 win at home on Friday. Ryan Pannorfi and Mike Pieropan
combined to go 4-for-7 and scored all five runs as the Garnet defeated
Franklin & Marshall 5-3 on Clothier Field. Matt Goldstein went the distance
to pick up the win as he scattered six hits and struck out five

On a windy day, the Tide started well, jumping to a 3-0 lead in the third.
Pannorfi and Pieropan scored on singles by Pieropan and Brandon King,
respectively, with the bases loaded. F&M countered with a run in the fourth
and came within one with another in the fifth. For a moment, deja vu
struck, as the Tide also had a 3-0 lead on Tuesday against F&M before
falling apart to lose 3-5.

But Pieropan insured that the Tide did not lose two in a row against the
Diplomats, scoring off an error in the bottom of the fifth to give the Tide
a 4-2 advantage. Pannorfi then scored on a King RBI in the seventh before
the Diplomats pulled one back in the eighth.

Saturday’s game against Gettysburg was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Tide play Muhlenburg at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Clothier Field.

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Check out photos from the F&M game:

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/photo/spring_2003/mar31_baseball.html

*****

2) Men’s lax falls to McDaniel

by Saurav Dhital
Gazette Sportswriter

Joe Ellis scored five goals to lead 16th ranked McDaniel (7-0, 3-0 CC) to
an 11-6 Centennial Conference victory over Swarthmore (4-4, 1-2 CC) on
Clothier Field.

McDaniel jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second quarter and had a 6-2 advantage
by the half. Things got worse for the Garnet as Ellis scored twice to open
it up for McDaniel. Though the Tide managed to match their opponents in the
second and third quarters, the early lead they had conceded put them under
pressure for the whole match.

Ryan Croken recorded 12 saves for the Garnet while Mike Korba made nine
saves for McDaniel.

The Garnet next play on Wednesday at Elizabethtown.

*****

3) Men’s and women’s tennis victorious

The women’s tennis team improved to 5-0 in the Centennial by winning both
their weekend matches, 8-1 over Franklin and Marshall on Saturday and 7-2
over Dickinson on Sunday.

Against the Diplomats, the Garnet swept doubles and claimed the top five
singles matches. Caroline Celano ’04/Emily Townsend ’06, Kristina Pao
’04/Elli Suzuki ’06, and Megan Speare ’05/Katherine Voll ’03 were all
victorious in doubles, as were Anjani Reddy ’04, Pao, Celano, Suzuki, and
Townsend in singles.

On Sunday, the No. 3 doubles team of Speare/Voll won their fifth straight
match, while Pao/Reddy claimed second doubles. Reddy, Celano, Suzuki, and
Townsend won their singles matches.

The men’s team was also victorious on Saturday, edging Washington and Lee
4-3. The first and third doubles teams of Zac Rodd ’06/Frank Visciano ’04
and Justin Singer ’03/Mike Noreika ’04 won close matches. The bottom three
singles players of Rodd, Ben Rae ’04, and Brian Park ’06 were also winners,
giving the Garnet the edge.

*****

4) Women’s lax drops contest with Gettysburg

Jumping out to a 6-0 lead and a 9-1 cushion by halftime, Gettysburg rolled
to a 17-2 victory at Swarthmore on Saturday. Christina Vu ’06 and Jackie
Kahn ’04 scored the lone goals for the Garnet. Sam ’03 Uslan recorded 14
saves in goal.

*****

5) Track competes at Widener Invite

At Widener this weekend, Njideka Akunyili ’04 and Elizabeth Gardner ’05
finished one and two in the 800 meters. Claire Hoverman ’03 placed fifth.
The 4×400 relay team was also victorious, while Molly Maurer ’06 took
second in the 5000 and Sarah Hobbs ’06 finished fifth in the 1500.

On the men’s side, sophomores Garrett Ash and Lang Reynolds finished first
and third in the 5000. Kwaku Ntoso ’03 placed second in the 110 high
hurdles, while Matt Williams ’04 placed third in the 110 and 400 hurdles.
Robert Melick ’03 took third place in the shot put, and the 4×400 relay
team finished fourth.

*****

6) Golf places second at Widener

The Garnet placed second out of four squads in the opening match of the
season. Matt Draper ’05 and Mike Cullinan ’06 led the team, both posting an
83 on the par 70 course. Geoff Hollinger ’05 shot 86 and Wheeler Morgan ’05
carded 89. Swat finished with 341, behind Widener’s 315 and ahead of
Cabrini (354) and Gwynedd-Mercy (360).

*****

7) Upcoming contests

Today:
Golf hosts Widener, Gwynedd-Mercy, and Delaware Valley, 1:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:
Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.
Softball at Ursinus (DH), 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse hosts Washington, 6:00 p.m.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow
in Australia.”
–Charles M. Schulz

*****
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