Thursday, April 3, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, April 3, 2003
Volume 7, Number 114

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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s lacrosse squeaks past Elizabethtown

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly cloudy, high of 68
I really hope they get that commons area done in the science center soon…

Tonight: Cloudy, low of 49
Social science people have Kohlberg, Humanities types have LPAC, but we
Nat. Science folk have no decent place to procrastinate…

Tomorrow: Afternoon showers, high of 80
Alas, it seems the the poorly ventilated orgo labs remain the nat.
scientist’s best option for killing time (and/or brain cells).


Lunch: Chicken and dumplings, buttered noodles, baked tofu, pierogies,
broccoli, Asian bar, angel food cake

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetable lasagna, seitan
stroganoff, vegetable blend, Caesar bar, ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* Pentagon officials announced on Wednesday that two of the six Republican
Guard divisions responsible for defending the city of Baghdad have been
damaged to the point where there are no longer effective. Elements of the
coalition forces have advanced to within 25 miles of the city. However, the
increasing strength of the resistance encountered by coalition troops was
reflected in two incidents on Wednesday. A Black Hawk Helicopter was shot
down by small arms fire near Karbala. In the announcement made by officials
at the Pentagon it was said that there were seven dead and four wounded,
but as reported by Central Command in Qatar there were six dead and
information about injuries could not be confirmed. In a separate incident a
Navy F/A-18C Hornet went down, but no further details were available.

* A bomb exploded in the Southern Philippine city of Davao killing at least
16 and wounding more than 40. It is the second attack in the last 30 days.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for either attack, but officials are
accusing the Moro Islamic Liberation Front of executing both of them.
According to government officials, there is intelligence from a number of
different countries connecting the MILF to Al Qaeda.

* The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday to uphold the power of
states to regulate privately-run managed care plans. The case brought
before the court involved a law in the state of Kentucky which requires
that an HMO accept any health care provider within the geographic region in
which they operate that is willing to meet the terms and conditions the HMO
establishes for membership. A group of seven Kentucky health plans filed
the suit, claiming that a 1974 federal law protects them from state
regulation. Some of the HMOs have referred to the Kentucky law as
“Bolshevik” health care coverage.


2) Campus events

Financial Management Seminars
Sponsored by Human Resources
Kohlberg: Scheuer Room, 10:00 a.m.

Sager Symposium Event: B4T: Before Testosterone
Sponsored by SQU
Upper Tarble, 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Chery Chen
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy
Papazian 324, 4:15 p.m.

Lecture: “Exit Dora Freud’s Patient Takes Leave”
By Professor Liliane Weissberg. University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Kohlberg 328, 4:15 p.m.

Asian Film Festival
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

East Asian Film Festival: ‘Beat” by Kim Young-jun
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
LPAC Cinema 7:30 p.m.

UK Scholarship Information Session for Juniors
Sponsored by the Deans’ Office
Parrish Parlor- East, 7:00 p.m.

Sager Symposium Event: “B4T – Before Testosterone”
Performance by Imani Henry
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Economics Department Lecture by Chris Paxson
Sponsored by the Department of Economics
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.



1) Men’s lacrosse squeaks past Elizabethtown

The Garnet came from behind during overtime in Tuesday afternoon’s game to
defeat Elizabethtown 9-8. The Blue Jays were off to a 2-0 lead early in the
game, but a Garnet comeback started by Than Court ’03 and Joe DeSimone ’04
in the third quarter kept Swarthmore in the game and led both teams into
overtime. Than Court scored the winning goal 1:21 into overtime, securing
the Garnet victory. Court scored a game-high four goals, DeSimone added
two, and Ryan Croken ’05 had ten saves in net.


2) Upcoming contests

Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.
Women’s Lacrosse at Widener, 4:00 p.m.
Softball at Ursinus, 3:00 p.m.

Baseball hosts Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.



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