Monday, February 9, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, February 9, 2004
Volume 8, Number 81

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Today’s issue:


1) Student Council investigates possibility of debit
accounts at Co-op

2) PaCes MeNu this week

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Men’s tennis serves up a victory against Farleigh
Dickinson, 7-0

2) Men’s basketball ekes out win in overtime

3) Akunyili and Hobbs dazzle at track invitational

4) Ash strides to second at Ursinus track invitational

5) Men’s swimming falls to Dickinson

6) Women’s basketball barely loses to Dickinson

7) Dickinson beats women’s swimming

8) Upcoming contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High around 45.
After a long cold winter, at last our reward has come!

Tonight: Scattered clouds. Low in the mid 30s.
A full week of high temperatures over 40 degrees.

Tomorrow: Mixed sun and clouds. High in the upper 40s.
You thought I was talking about finally getting out of McCabe, weren’t
you. Bad Swattie. Bad.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: This week will feel like spring after our extended period
of below normal temperatures. Highs most days will be in the 40s with
no precipitation likely the entire week! Unfortunately for those of you
who like warm weather, cold is likely to return next week.

Below is the forecast as of Sunday night, click on this link for an
updated forecast

Today (Monday). Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 40s.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Monday night. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10
Tuesday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to
15 mph.
Wednesday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Thursday. Partly cloudy. Highs around 40.
Thursday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Friday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
Friday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Saturday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
Saturday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

Long-Range computer models predict below normal temperatures next

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for February 9th: Hi 41
Low 26
Record High: 64
Record Low: -11
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) Student Council investigates possibility of
debit accounts at Co-op

by Maki Sato
Gazette Reporter

Student Council has proposed a plan for student debit accounts to
the managers and board of the Swarthmore Co-op. Wee Chua ‘06, the
council member in charge of the development of the plan, spoke with
Jack Cavanaugh, General Manager of the Co-op, last Wednesday, who told
Chua that he would bring the plan before the Co-op board and that they
will “discuss the matter further.”

Chua will be surveying student interest in Sharples this coming week
and will report the results to the Co-op. If the Co-op agrees to the
idea, the general principle would be that students will be able to
deposit money into a debit account and use that money to pay for
products in future transactions, much like what they are currently able
to do at the college bookstore. Although the exact details have not
been worked out, the new mode of payment might promote student-Ville
interaction and enhance the sense of community. Combined with the
upcoming renovations for the small grocery store, debit accounts could
be another step in helping the Co-op grow and expand in its role as a
community institution.


2) PaCes MeNu this week

ReaL FooD
* chicken masala *
* asian mushroom soup *
* arugala salad (V!) *
* pesto pasta (V!) *

TueSDaY & WedNeSdaY
* parmesan roasted asparagus (V!) *
* spaghetti & meatballs for two *
(a la Lady and the Tramp)

* chocolate chocolate cream cake *
* my momma’s very berry cheesecake*
(guaranteed to meet your recommended daily serving of fruit!)

* black magic cake *
* sticky date pudding *

* strawberry rhubarb short cakes *


3) World news roundup

* President Bush appeared on television on Sunday to defend the war
on Iraq. Amidst reports of faulty intelligence, Bush claimed that he
earnestly believed that Saddam Hussein had, or had the capabilities to
produce, weapons of mass destruction. “Sitting behind this desk, making
a very difficult decision of war and peace, I based my decision on the
best intelligence possible,” he said. This interview, Bush’s first on a
Sunday talk show since taking office, comes in the wake of a drop in
his approval rating to 47 percent from 56 percent just a month ago.
Bush also expressed confidence in CIA Director George Tenet, who
recently admitted that some of the prewar intelligence might have been
incorrect. When asked about the upcoming election, Bush simply replied,
“I’m not going to lose. I don’t plan on losing.”

* Over 18 people have been killed so far in a series of uprisings
against Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. After seizing control
of the port town St. Marc from the police on Sunday, rebels proceeded
to loot shipping containers, making off with hundreds of TVs and sacks
of flour. Many town residents have joined forces with the rebels hoping
to expel the president. Aristide was elected in 2000 in a flawed vote,
and anger has been growing ever since. The opposition refuses to
participate in a new vote until the president resigns; he is staying
put until his term ends in 2006. Aristide was ousted during his first
presidential term in 1991 by the now-defunct Haitian army. He was
reinstated in 1994 during a US invasion, after which he disbanded the
army and replaced it with a civilian police force.

* Beyonce Knowles was the big winner at last night’s Grammy awards
with a record-tying five awards for her solo album “Dangerously in
Love.” Other winners include OutKast, which had been nominated for a
leading six Grammys. The duo won three, including the album of the year
award for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” The highly coveted “best
spoken word album for children” award went to the unusual trio of Bill
Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Sophia Loren for their reading of
Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Justin Timberlake, who won two for
his album “Justified,” used the opportunity to apologize once more for
the Super Bowl debacle involving Janet Jackson. CBS, which had also
televised the Super Bowl, instituted a five-minute delay on the Grammy
broadcast in order to avoid any more scandal.


4) Campus events

“White Reconstruction in the University”: Lecture by Charles
Kohlberg 228, 2:45 p.m.

“Crum Creek Watershed Restoration”: Lecture by Arthur McGarity
Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

Information Session with Fund for Public Interest (Career Services)
Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture by Diana Buttu, PLO Legal Advisor
Science Center 101, 7:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s tennis serves up a victory against
Farleigh Dickinson, 7-0

by Lauren Janowitz
Gazette Reporter

Swarthmore’s men’s tennis team handily defeated Division I Farleigh
Dickinson on Saturday with a score of 7-0.

The match started off with Swarthmore easily dominating two of the
three doubles matches, gaining their first match point. The third
doubles team of Jon Reiss ’07 and Joe Spadola ’04 was off the court in
no time, smashing their opponents with a score of 8-1. Second doubles
Zach Rodd ’06 and Brian Park ’06 were not far behind, finishing up 8-3

Frank Visciano ’04 and Mike Norelka ’04, however, faced a marathon
battle playing at first doubles. Armed with powerful overheads and
strong teamwork, the two managed to keep the score even for the
majority of the hour-plus match. At the last moment though, Farleigh
Dickinson pulled ahead for an 8-6 win.

The men won the singles matches in a similar fashion. Coming
straight from his doubles match, fourth singles Park trounced his
opponent 6-1, 6-1. Justin Durand ’05, started off strong and never let
up, also with a 6-1, 6-1 finish at the fifth singles position.

Rodd, switching from doubles to first singles, had a long, drawn out
match filled with numerous long rallies. While the sets started off
close, both times he managed to pull ahead for the win, with a final
score of 6-3, 6-4. Also coming off doubles, second singles Reiss took
an initial hit and lost his first set, but then came back to defeat his
opponent 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

Third singles Visciano also had a close match, with a final score of
6-4, 7-6, but played strong and was able to claim victory. Adam
Wallwork ’07, at sixth singles, was last to get on the court but
finished up quickly, easily winning with a score of 6-1, 6-2.

The team’s next match is Saturday, February 14th at 12:00 p.m. at
the Mullan Tennis Center.


2) Men’s basketball ekes out win in overtime

Led by Matt Gustafson ’05, who scored 19 points, and Jeff Maxim ’07,
who recorded his sixth double double with 12 points and 13 rebounds,
the Garnet outlasted Dickinson in over time, 58-56. The game was an
exciting one, decided only in the final few moments.

With only 2:35 left in the game, Maxim, Gustafson and Jacob Letendre
’04 landed shots to keep the Garnet ahead 50-49 at the 1:14 mark. After
another Dickinson shot, a Letendre layup pulled the game into overtime.

With another 2:24 left on the clock, the Devils had made it to
56-52. A Gustafson 3 pointer and a jumper from Jim Dalton ’06 brought
it to 57-56, Garnet.

At the very end, Dickinson fouled Letendre, who made one of his

After this battle, the Garnet are 10-10, 7-6 and Dickinson is 4-16,


3) Akunyili and Hobbs dazzle at track invitational

In the Ursinus Frank Colden Invitational, both Njideka Akunyili ’04
and Sarah Hobbs ’06 posted great showings in the 800. Akunyili finished
second, while Hobbs immediately snagged third. Emily Wistar ’06
finished an impressive 10th in the 800 and again in the 1500.

In addition to such individual showings, the 4×400 relay team
finished third and captured the bronze.


4) Ash strides to second at Ursinus track

At the Frank Colden Invitational track meet, Garrett Ash ’05
finished second place in the 5,000K run with an amazing time of
15:50.34. Teammate James Golden ’05 landed 7th in the 800m while Vernon
Chaplin ’07 caught 7th in the 1500. Nat Erb-Satullo also placed well
with his 10th place finish in the 5k.


5) Men’s swimming falls to Dickinson

Though the match ended with Dickinson 135, Swarthmore 70, the Garnet
still managed a few individual wins. In addition to the winning relay
of Anders Taylor ’07, Andrew Koczo ’07, Michael Auerbach ’05, and Jason
Horwitz ’07 in the 400 yard medley, Eric Shang ’04 won both the 200
yard IM and the 200 yard breaststroke.


6) Women’s basketball barely loses to Dickinson

Though Swarthmore jumped to an early lead with baskets by Zoey
Adams-Deutsch ’06, Katie Robinson ’04, and Jennifer Stevenson ’06, the
Garnet eventually fell to Dickinson 64-59.

In a smashing game, Radiance Walters ’06 tied her career-high 16
boards and Katie Robinson ’04 led the scoring with 22 points.


7) Dickinson beats women’s swimming

Despite amazing showings by Michele Hom ’07, the Garnet lost to
Dickinson 125-80. Hom won two events outright, once in the 200 yard IM
and again in the 200 yard breastroke at the match in Carlisle, PA.


8) Upcoming events

Badminton at Bryn Athyn, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball at Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.



“America believes in education: the average professor earns more
money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.”
–Evan Esar


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