Monday, April 14, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, April 14, 2003
Volume 7, Number 121


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) PACES menu for this week

2) Corrections

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s tennis sweeps JHU

2) Baseball drops weekend double-headers

3) Softball falls to Gettysburg in double-header

4) Women’s lax has tough weekend

5) Men’s tennis drops contests with Mary Washington, Rochester

6) Men’s lax falls to F&M

7) Golf game cancelled

8) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny! High around 64.
Hooray for continuing spring-like weather!

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 44.
For a while I was afraid it was some promotional trick by the College for
Family Weekend that would be revoked as soon as the parents were all gone…

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High around 78!
You know, like the strawberries and croissants at Sharples.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary:  This week is likely to be much warmer and dryer than last week
(not that it would take much!). Highs will be mostly in the 60s, with 70s
likely on Tuesday, and 50s on Thursday and Friday. Lows will be in 40s to
low 50s. The beginning and end of the week should be fairly sunny, but some
clouds and showers are possible from Wednesday through Friday.

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Today (Monday). Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10
mph.
Tonight. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday. Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.
Wednesday. Partly sunny. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the
upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday night. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
Friday. A chance of showers into the afternoon. Otherwise partly cloudy.
Lows in the lower 40s and highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s and highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s and
highs in the mid 60s.

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

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/PAZ070.php?warnzone=paz070&warncounty
=pac045

Long-Range computer models predict above normal weather next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for April 14th : Hi 61 Low 44
Record High: 91
Record Low: 24
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:

http://tgsv5.nws.noaa.gov/er/phi/clidat.htm#Philadelphia

Why did Philadelphia experience such a long period of cold, cloudy, wet
weather last week? Part of the answer is the influence of the nearby
Atlantic Ocean. It takes a long time for the ocean to warm up in spring,
therefore ocean temperatures have only now reached the mid 40s. The cold
ocean helps push cold fronts south of Philadelphia, and then northeast winds
deliver ocean chilled air to the region. Though it will not be nearly as
cold as last week, northeast winds may again deliver cold marine air to
Philadelphia on Thursday.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Meatball sandwhich, crinkle cut fries, vegan meatball sandwhich,
cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend, pizza bar, cookies

Dinner: Roast top round of beef, red bliss potatoes, chick pea saute, greek
pasta, asparagus, baby carrots, indian bar, ice cream bar

NEWS REPORT

1) PACES menu for this week

Monday through Wednesday menu

appetizer: spicy lentil dip with pita bread
entree: honey-grilled shrimps
entree: spicy mongolian beef over jasmine rice
soup: cajun shrimp soup

desserts

Monday: tiramisu; kulfi (indian ice cream)
Tuesday: chocolate guinness cake; pear walnut spice cake
Wednesday: mom’s coffee cake

*****

2) Correction

Last Friday’s article on Worthstock funding
(
http://daily.swarthmore.edu/archive/spring_2003/20030411.html#n1)
listed
Ben Galynker ’03 as the organizer of the event. Galynker would like to note
that he shares organizational responsibilities with Ross Hoffman ’04 and
Dave McCandlish ’04. Additionally, last year’s Worthstock featured five
bands, two of which were student bands, whereas this year’s featured
artists are all high-caliber professional groups.

*****

3) World news roundup

* After three weeks of captivity, seven American POWs were released on
Sunday. The POWs had been held by Iraqi troops south of the city of Tikrit.
The soldiers are in relatively good condition, and though several of them
sustained gunshot wounds, they reported that their captors performed
surgery on these wounds and otherwise did not directly harm them. Four
Americans are still listed as missing in action.

* President Bush urged Syria on Sunday to cooperate with the US. Though he
avoided speaking directly of war, Bush said that he believes the country
has chemical weapons and urged them not to harbor Iraqi leaders. Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also said that many Syrians fought on the Iraqi
side during the war. In response, Syrian spokeswoman, Buthayna Shaaban,
said that though she believed the war was wrong, Syria’s borders with Iraq
were closed and no Iraqi leaders had entered the country.

* Scientists announced on Sunday that they had completed the human genome
sequence. The genome is composed of three billion letters that make up each
person’s DNA. It is expected that completing the genome will lend clues to
the causes of many diseases, including cancer and diabetes.  Already
scientists have learned that there are far fewer genes than expected, and
that proteins are much more complex than previously imagined. Though the
rough draft of the genome sequence was completed three years ago, the
completion of the final draft is two years ahead of schedule.

*****

4) Campus events

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

“Jin-Roh: Oshii Mamoru’s Shawa 30s Era Romance”
Lecture by Dr. Ab Mark Nornes, University of Michigan
Part of the East Asian Film Festival for APA Month
Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

“Choreographing Conflict: Collective Action, Collective Identity, and
Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland”
Professor Lee Smithey, University of St. Thomas
Candidate for Peace and Conflict Studies Chair
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Swarthmore College Baroque Ensemble
Richard Stone, Director
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie Night: “Adventures of Baron von Munchausen”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s tennis sweeps JHU

The women’s tennis team was the only successful Garnet team this weekend,
defeating Johns Hopkins 9-0 on Sunday afternoon. Even without Anjani Reddy
’04 in No. 1 singles, the team dominated, with the teams of Caroline Celano
’04/Emily Townsend ’06, Kristina Pao ’04/Elli Suzuki ’06, and Megan Speare
’05/Katherine Voll ’03 winning their doubles matches and all six singles
players–Pao, Celano, Suzuki, Townsend, Speare, and Sonia Vallabh
’06–taking their matches. Swarthmore improves to 11-3 overall and 8-0 in
the Centennial.

*****

2) Baseball drops weekend double-headers

Baseball had a rough time this weekend, losing four times in the span of
two days, with two tough extra-inning losses. On Sunday, the Garnet dropped
both games of a double-header against Gettysburg 8-7 (10 innings) and 9-1,
while on Saturday, the team fell in a McDaniel double-header 9-6 (9
innings) and 8-4.

In the game one heartbreaker against Gettysburg, the Garnet led going into
the bottom of the eighth inning, after Joe Raciti ’05 hit a bases-clearing
double in the sixth inning to tie the score and the Garnet scored four
times in the top of the eighth on singles by Scott Young ’06 and Jody
Fisher ’05 and a sac fly by Brandon King ’05. However, the Bullets came
back with four in the bottom half of the eighth and eventually won it in
the tenth inning.

The Garnet’s losses to McDaniel on Saturday were especially tough, as the
Green Terror scored three in the top of the ninth to win the game. Wes
Sconce ’04 and Adam Scholssman ’06 had two runs scored each for the Garnet,
and Ryan Chahrour ’04 hit a pinch-hit two-run single. In the nightcap, the
Garnet again led 4-3 going into the late innings, when McDaniel scored five
runs in the sixth and seventh to take the game 8-4. Fisher led the Garnet,
going 2-for-3 with a double and run scored.

After the weekend, the Garnet are 2-17 overall.

*****

3) Softball falls to Gettysburg in double-header

The softball team also played a double-header against Gettysburg yesterday,
and fell in both games 8-0 and 5-3.

In the shutout first game, the Garnet were held to just two hits by Kristie
LaSalle ’06 and Pam Lavallee ’03. The Garnet led the second game 3-2 before
the Bullets scored three in the sixth inning. Mary Mintel ’05 led off the
game with a triple and scored on a Christina Procacci ’06 bunt. LaSalle
singled and scored on a Procacci double in the third, while Procacci scored
on a Val Marone ’06 single later in the inning.

*****

4) Women’s lax has tough weekend

The women’s lacross team took a tough loss to Muhlenberg 16-4 on Saturday
and were defeated by Stevens Tech 13-4 on Sunday.

In the Sunday match at Stevens Tech, Jackie Kahn ’04 struck first blood for
the Garnet, but the Ducks’ Valerie Barnhart scored nine goals to lead
Stevens Tech to the easy victory. Jamie Larsen ’05 and Niamh Shortt ’06
also scored. Kahn finished the game with two goals, while Sam Uslan ’04
recorded 21 saves.

On Saturday, the Mules had a 9-1 lead at halftime and rolled over the
Garnet. Kahn scored all four Garnet goals, and Uslan made 15 saves.

*****

5) Men’s tennis drops contests with Mary Washington, Rochester

The men’s tennis team fell to #8 Mary Washington 6-1 on Saturday and then
were edged by Rochester on Sunday 4-3. The lone winner against Mary
Washington was Zac Rodd ’06, who captured his No. 4 singles match 6-4, 4-6,
6-1. Statistics were unavailable for the Rochester match at the time of
publication.

*****

6) Men’s lax falls to F&M

The men’s lacross team fell to #9 Franklin & Marshall 13-3 on Saturday
afternoon. The game was close in the first half, with the Garnet trailing
3-1 at halftime, but F&M raced ahead in the second half, outscoring Swat
10-2. Joseph DeSimone ’04, John Murphy ’05, and Matthew Perez ’06 scored
for the Tide, while Ryan Croken ’05 recorded 13 saves.

The Garnet are now 7-5 overall and 3-3 in the Centennial.

*****

7) Golf game cancelled

The golf team’s match at Holy Family was cancelled on Friday due to
inclement weather.

*****

8) Upcoming contests

Today:
Golf hosts Phila. U., USP, Arcadia, 1:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:
Softball at Washington (DH), 3:00 p.m.
Baseball at Washington, 3:30 p.m.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who
never knew that Lord Jones was alive.”
–G. K. Chesterton

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