Thursday, January 22, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Volume 8, Number 69

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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Men’s basketball out-maneuvers Muhlenberg

2) Women’s swimming victorious over Albright

3) Men’s swimming defeated by Albright

4) Upcoming contests


Today: Scattered Flurries. High of 35.
Remember when you were a kid and you thought you could really influence
the weather?

Tonight: Scattered snow. Low of 19.
Snow, snow, go away, come again another day!

Tomorrow: Scattered snow. High of 36.
Preferably a day when I don’t have an 8:30 class.


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

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetable lasagna, suzies’
seitan, vegetable blend, cut green beans, antipasto bar, ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* The chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee, Rep. Porter
Goss, said Wednesday that it could take years to uncover weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq. The CIA’s Iraq survey Group continues to
search for such weapons and evidence that Saddam Hussein planned to
manufacture them. The group recently reported to the Subcommittee that
they have uncovered evidence of intent to manufacture weapons of mass
destruction. President Bush cited the Iraq Survey Group’s report in his
State of the Union address Tuesday night.

* The RIAA sued 532 people Wednesday for illegally swapping music on
the Internet. A spokesman for the group said that they targeted “major
offenders.” This is the first major wave of lawsuits after a federal
appeals court ruled in December that the RIAA was using unlawful
methods to track down file-swappers. They have since switched to a
“John Doe” method of suing defendants whose names are not known, who
are identified by their internet address. Once the suit is filed, the
RIAA plans to subpoena internet providers to find the identities of the
alleged file-swappers. This lawsuit was brought in the hopes of
stemming the recent upswing of file-sharing after a decline due to
previous lawsuits.

* As part of its continuing efforts against mad cow disease, the
U.S. Agriculture Department said Wednesday that it has expanded its
investigation into the outbreak to Oregon. It linked a cow in Boardman,
Oregon to the cow diagnosed with mad cow disease on December 23. Local
and federal officals reassured consumers that the nation’s supply of
beef and dairy products are still safe. So far, six herds have been
quarantined and 620 cattle have been killed, none of which have tested
positive for the disease.


2) Campus events

“My Journey as a Peacebuilder” – A lecture by Málread
Corrigan Maguire, Nobel laureate
LPAC, 7:30 p.m.

Chocolates and Choosing
Clothier, 6:30 p.m.



1) Men’s basketball out-maneuvers Muhlenberg

by Alex Glick
Sports Editor

In game that saw the last 12 points scored on fouls shots and the
home fans holding their breath until the end, the men’s basketball team
came out on top last night, defeating the Muhlenberg Mules 62-55.

Swarthmore coach Lee Wimberly began the night by acknowledging Matt
Gustafson ’05, who became only the 15th player in school history to
reach 1000 points in his career.

After Jeff Maxim ’07 won the jump ball, Swarthmore jumped out to a
9-0 lead during the first 3:20 of the half, which included a 3-pointer
by Ace Chalmers ’05.

The Mules brought the score to within 5 with a little more than 15
minutes left in the half and had the chance to score again, if not for
a well-played steal by senior Jacob Letendre. With this play, Letendre
made history for the second time this year by overtaking the career
steals record previously held by Ben Schall ’97; Letendre also holds
the record for career assists. Gustafson, Letendre, and their teammates
played solid defense and offense to help keep the lead and forced the
Mules to take two timeouts in order to break Swarthmore’s momentum.

At one point, the Garnet lead by 10, but the Mules began to put more
pressure on with under 9 minutes left, and got within 3 points of the
lead twice in the half’s final minutes. Swat held a 29-25 lead as the
half ended.

The starters stayed in for a majority of the time during the second
half. Jim Dalton ’06 and Chris Loeffler ’04 made key passes and
rebounds and hustled when their team needed it to help them keep the
lead. By the middle of the second half, the Garnet seemed to tire a
little, although they led by 9 points at two separate times.

The last ten minutes was filled with fouls by both teams, which
incited the fans. With 2:51 left, the Mules tied the game at 54 on 2
foul shots and later took a 1 point lead, their only one of the game, a
little while later. In the game’s final minutes, one of Muhlenberg’s
players was forced to leave the game after committing too many fouls.
These and other fouls allowed Swarthmore to seal their 62-55 victory.

Gustafson led the scoring with 21, Maxim earned a double double, and
Dalton’s tight maneuvering gave him 11 points and 6 rebounds

Swarthmore, now 7-8 and 4-4 in the CC, return to action at 1 p.m. on
Saturday at Ursinus.


2) Women’s swimming victorious over Albright

The women’s swim team won over Albright 133-70. Tara Trout ’04 won
the 1650 freestyle, the 200 butterfly, and the 500 freestyle to give
Swarthmore the advantage. Patricia Funk ’06, Melanie Johncilla ’05, and
Michele Hom ’07 also all earned victories. The Garnet will meet Drew on
Saturday at 2 p.m.


3) Men’s swimming defeated by Albright

Albright earned a non-conference win over the men’s swim team last
night by a score of 123-72. Eric Shang ’04 won the 200 breaststroke for
the Garnet Tide. Swat will travel to Drew on Saturday at 2 p.m.


4) Upcoming contests

Women’s Basketball hosts Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.



“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.’
–Albert Einstein


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