Monday, January 19, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, January 19, 2004
Volume 8, Number 66


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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball scores big over break

2) Men’s basketball puts out a winning record over break

3) Indoor track at Yale Invitational

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Partly cloudy and windy. High of 33.

Sometimes coming back to Swat on a cold day in January can be somewhat

Tonight: Scattered clouds. Low around 15.

Occasionally, the friends I see aren’t even enough to cheer me up.

Tomorrow: Sunny and windy. High in the upper 20s.

Then I remember, Sunday night…after vacation…pasta bar!

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: Winter will maintain its grip on Swarthmore through the week.
Highs will range from the upper 20s to the mid 30s with lows ranging
from the teens to lower 20s. There is a small chance of snow both
Thursday and Sunday.

Below is the forecast as of Sunday night, for a more up to date
forecast clink on this link

Today (Monday). Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds
15 to 20 mph.
Monday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower teens. Northwest winds
15 to 20 mph.
Tuesday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph.
Tuesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower teens. Northwest winds
15 to 20 mph.
Wednesday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper teens.
Thursday. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Brisk. Highs
in the mid 30s.
Thursday night through Saturday. Partly cloudy and brisk. Lows in the
lower 20s. Highs in the mid 30s.
Saturday night. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.
Sunday. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs in the
mid 30s.

Long-Range computer models predict below normal or normal temperatures
next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for January 19th : Hi 38 Low
Record High: 65
Record Low: -5
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:


Lunch: Chicken fingers, French fries, Asian pasta, Tuscan bean bake,
corn, carrots, nacho bar

Dinner: Chicken with spinach and feta, basmati rice, tempeh with hoisin
sauce, stuffed peppers, peas and carrots, vegetable blend, cheesesteak
bar, ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination spent Sunday
engaged in last minute campaign rallies in preparation for the Iowa
caucuses today. Senators John Kerry and John Edwards, Representative
Dick Gephardt, and former Governor Howard Dean are all expected to make
strong showings. Retired General Wesley Clark and Senator Joe Lieberman
have decided to skip the Iowa caucuses, instead spending more time
campaigning for the New Hampshire primary on January 27. The candidates
criticized President Bush’s foreign and domestic policy agendas and
each portrayed himself as the individual with the best chance of
defeating Bush in the general election.

* Pakistani intelligence officials announced yesterday that three
former army officers and three additional scientists are being
questioned about the possible spread of nuclear weapons technology to
Iran. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan said the interrogations
are “part of the greater investigation that has already been under way”
and that “these people were taken in to fill in the gap,” according to
CNN. The Pakistani government had originally contacted three other
nuclear scientists in December after the investigation was opened in

* A suicide truck bombing outside the occupation authority in Baghdad
on Sunday killed at least 23 people, most of whom were Iraqi civilians
waiting to pass through security checkpoints. The truck contained
around 1,000 pounds of military-grade explosives. More than 60
additional individuals were wounded.

* More than 350 shacks were destroyed and 1,500 people left homeless as
a fire devastated squatter settlements outside Cape Town, South Africa.
The fire, the cause of which is still unknown, broke out shortly before
4:00 a.m. Community Centers will be housing the homeless, and food aid
and building materials will be provided by a number of different relief


2) Campus events

SWIL Movie Night: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.



1) Women’s basketball scores big over break

The women’s basketball team (10-5, 5-3 CC) went 5-2 over break with
only one loss in Centennial Conference play.

Game Scores:

Swarthmore 62, Occidental 41

Claremont Mudd Scripps 51, Swarthmore 47

Swarthmore 54, Washington 45

Dickinson 57, Swarthmore 46

Swarthmore 65, Franklin & Marshall 64

Swarthmore 77, Bryn Mawr 39

Swarthmore 60, Gettysburg 44

Katie Robinson ’04 scored at least 17 points in all but one of
Swarthmore’s games and hit 25 in their victory over Gettysburg.
Robinson also tied her career high 11 steals and also earned her first
ever triple double against F & M.  Zoey Adams-Deutsch ’06, Ali
Wolff ’05, Jen Stevenson ’06, Radiance Walters ’06 had several strong
performances.  The Garnet, now with a 3 game winning streak,
returns to action at home on Thursday versus Muhlenberg at 7:00 p.m.


2) Men’s basketball puts out a winning record over

The men’s basketball team went 4-3 over break to improve their record
to 6-8 and 3-4 in the Centennial Conference.

Game Scores:

Lebanon Valley 68, Swarthmore 52

Swarthmore 77, Waynesburg 54

Swarthmore 101, Washington 97 2OT

Dickinson 70, Swarthmore 64

Swarthmore 82, McDaniel 66

Franklin & Marshall 87, Swarthmore 57

Swarthmore 68, Gettysburg 62

Before winter break, the Philadelphia Small College Basketball Coaches
Association named Jacob Letendre ’04 as their Sam Cozen Player of the
Week after he claimed Swarthmore’s record for career assists. Matt
Gustafson ’05 and Jeff Maxim ’07 had career bests and Letendre earned
his first triple double in their game against Washington. Gustafson
scored 35 points in this game, only to break his own personal record
against Gettysburg with 37 points. On January 13, Gustafson was named
Centennial Conference Player of the Week. Jim Dalton ’06 and Jared
Passmore ’04 posted career highs in points against McDaniel. Chris
Loeffler ’04 and many others chipped in a great deal in almost all of
the games.  The team will host Muhlenberg this Wednesday at 8:00


3) Indoor track at Yale Invitational

The Swarthmore men’s indoor track team had some impressive finishes at
the Yale Invitation over winter break. In the 55 meter hurdles, Matt
Williams earned seventh place and helped the distance medley relay team
(along with Paul Thibodeau, Vernon Chaplain and Keefe Keeley) to an 8th
place finish. Keeley, Thibodeau, Chaplain, and Alex Elkins finished in
6th place in the 4/800 relay. Tyler Lyson, Jordan Rosen, and Sean
Anderson had impressive finishes in singles races.

For the women’s team, Pam Davis placed ninth in the mile run, while
Carrie Ritter had a ninth place finish in the 3,000 meter.


4) Upcoming contests


There are no contests scheduled for today.


There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow



“Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man
who will get the blame.”

–Laurence J. Peter


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Living & Arts Editor: Jonathan Ference
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Charlie Buffie
Anya Carrasco
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Lauren Janowitz
Sanggee Kim
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Kyle Khellaf
Robbie Hart
Max Li
Anthony Orazio
Casey Reed


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Weathercaster: Josh Hausman

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