Monday, April 28, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, April 28, 2003
Volume 7, Number 131


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Terpsichore concert to offer wide range of performances

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Pao, Suzuki reach finals in women’s tennis CC Championships

2) Golf competes at CC Championships

3) Women’s lax edged by ‘Fords in overtime

4) Baseball swept by Haverford, fall to Ursinus

5) Softball doubleheader postponed

6) Track results unavailable

7) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Sunny. High around 79.
The availability of laptops in McCabe has plummeted recently, but I am one
of the lucky people who owns a laptop and doesn’t need to borrow one…

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 52.
Unfortunately, this does mean that I don’t have the default “there were no
laptops” excuse for not getting any work done…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with chance of showers. High around 76.
So I guess that means I’m just inadequate. Sigh.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: This week will be the warmest and one of the nicest weeks yet this
year. Highs will be in the 70s everyday until next weekend when high
temperatures may drop back  into the 60s. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s.
Most of the week should be sunny with a chance of showers on Tuesday and
again on Friday.

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Today (Monday). Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light southwest winds
increasing late in the morning to 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday. Partly sunny. A chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the
afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tuesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Wednesday. Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
Thursday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
Friday. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the
mid 50s and highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday. A chance of showers in the morning. Then partly cloudy. Lows in
the upper 40s and highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday. Mostly clear. 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 continued above normal weather next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for April 28th : Hi 66 Low 48
Record High: 90
Record Low: 34
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:

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

For the first time in this column since fall the record low temperature is
above freezing. This is a sure sign that spring is well underway in
Philadelphia. Freezing temperatures are still certainly possible, but
everyday they become increasingly unlikely. The latest freeze ever recorded
in Philadelphia occurred on May 11, 1966 when the temperature fell to 28
degrees.

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) Terpsichore concert to offer wide range of performances

by Evelyn Khoo
Living/Arts Editor

Tonight’s annual Terpsichore concert promises to be just as enjoyable as it
has been in the past. The concert will feature nine pieces, ranging from
modern to jazz to hip-hop to Indian as well as a dance animation video.

What makes Terpsichore such a popular event is probably due to its open
nature and emphasis on inviting newbies to the dance scene to participate.
Explains Hannah de Keijzer ’06, who is dancing in Terpsichore for her
second semester: “I think the group serves an important function in that
it’s so inclusive and thus encourages people of all talents to dance.”

She explains how Terpsichore goes about choosing its participants: “One of
the basic principles of Terpsichore is that dancers of all experience
levels can participate – we have people who have never danced before
performing with accomplished artists. Anyone can choreograph, even if
they’ve never done so before; there’s an exposition at the beginning of the
semester in which choreographers show bits of their pieces to everyone who
shows up, and then anybody can sign up to be in any of the dances that
appeal to them.”

Experienced dancers and choreographers also gain much benefit from the
event, says de Keijzer: “I enjoy watching the pieces evolve over the course
of the semester, from the rough snippets at the exposition to polished
works at performance time. It’s always great for me as a dancer and
choreographer to see what other choreographers create and what the human
body is capable of doing.”

———–
Terpsichore’s spring performance (with reception to follow) is tonight at
8:00 pm in LPAC’s Pearson-Hall Theater.

*****

2) World news roundup

* On Sunday, the chief Iraqi liasion to the U.N. team of weapons inspectors
surrendered to U.S. forces.The official was 49th on the U.S.’s list of the
55 figures most wanted from Saddam’s regime, and it is expected that he
would have key information about the possible existence of illegal
armaments. Meanwhile, American troops performed further tests on a metal
container that might contain nerve agents and mustard gas. Also on Sunday,
Baghdad’s self-appointed mayor was arrested as part of the U.S.’s ongoing
attempt to produce consensus among the factions in Iraq.

* The U.S. said on Sunday that it wants to keep a military presence in the
Gulf. Particularly, they hope to continue the use of a high-tech command
center in Qatar, first used with success in the recent Iraqi war. As part
of their commitment to make sure such bases are kept, Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks are in the process of touring the
Gulf Region, with the first stop in the United Arab Emirates.

* In the Argentian presidential elections on Sunday, flamboyant President
Carlos Menemem finished first. However, he still faces a run-off with his
rival Kirchner. The elections are the first ones to happen in Argentina
since the country’s economic collapse.

*****

3) Campus events

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

Candidate Research Talk
sponsored by the Astronomy Department
Dupont 133, 4:15 p.m.

Reading by Ann Packer
author of “Mendocino” and “The Dive From Clausen’s Pier”
Scheuer Room, 4:30 p.m.

Terpsichore
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

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

SWIL Movie Night: “X-Men”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

———–
Physics Senior Research Thesis Talks will take place on Tuesday, April 29
at 4:30 PM in Dupont 133. All students are invited to attend. Snacks will
be provided at the talks.

Robin Smith: Photon Echo and Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of
Organic Dyes in Thin Polymer Films
Abram Falk : Dynamics of Field-Reversed-Configuration in SSX
Mark Romanowsky: Thermal Fluctuations in the Isotropic Phase of Nematic
Liquid Crystals
Melaku Muluneh: Positronium: A Theoretical Lifetime Calculation and a Path
Integral Monte Carlo Simulation in an Electric Field

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Pao, Suzuki reach finals in women’s tennis CC Championships

The doubles team of Kristina Pao ’04 and Elli Suzuki ’06 reached the finals
of the Centennial Conference Championships but ultimately fell in straight
sets 6-3, 6-0 to defending champs Ne’ko Browder and Shoko Nakamura of
Washington College.

Suzuki also reached the semifinals of the singles tournament but fell in
straight sets to Gena Ross of Muhlenberg, who went on to win the title.

*****

2) Golf competes at CC Championships

Also competing at the Centennial Conference Championships this weekend, the
golf team finished seventh with a total score of 1,033. Franklin & Marshall
won with a 936 score.

Matt Draper led the Garnet with rounds of 87, 85, and 78, for a three-day
total of 250. He finished in a tie for 21st place.

*****

3) Women’s lax edged by ‘Fords in overtime

The Garnet Tide lost a heartbreaker to Haverford on Saturday, falling 12-11
in overtime. Jackie Kahn ’04 paced the Garnet with four goals and an
assist, while Heidi Fieselmann ’06 had a hat-trick and an assist. Senior
goalkeeper Sam Uslan recorded 15 saves.

*****

4) Baseball swept by Haverford, fall to Ursinus

The baseball team dropped their Friday game against Ursinus 15-6, then fell
in a doubleheader against Haverford on Saturday, 11-6 and 17-10.

*****

5) Softball doubleheader postponed

The softball team’s scheduled doubleheader against McDaniel on Saturday has
been postponed. A rescheduled date has not yet been announced.

*****

6) Track results unavailable

Results for the track team at Penn Relays and TCNJ were unavailable at the
time of publication.

*****

7) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small,
sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head.”
–Dennis Miller

*****
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