Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Volume 8, Number 88


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

3) Correction

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy, high of 42.
Generally, I have a set round of procrastination attempts I go through
every night before starting my homework.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low of 30.
I check my email, I check away messages, I check my email again..

Tomorrow: Sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy, but mostly windy. Highs in
the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.
Then I go to Quizilla to learn about myself–for instance, what “shade
of moonlight” I am. (Silver, in case you were wondering.)

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: French bread pizza, crinkle cut fries, Tuscan bean bake,
succotash, peas, Greek bar, magic cookie bars

Dinner: Grilled strip steak, duchess potatoes, pasta with sauce, wild
rice with cranberries and pecans, asparagus, corn on the cob, pasta
bar,
strawberry shortcake

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

* With 84% of precincts reporting, Senator John Kerry had 39% of the
votes in the Wisconsin primary compared to Senator John Edwards’ 35%.
The strong showing by Edwards came as a surprise, leading some to
believe that the Democratic race is narrowing to a two-person field.
Howard Dean, despite his weak showing, still plans to continue through
Super Tuesday.

* Pakistan recently began helping U.S. troops in tracking down al
Qaeda
members in order to crush the terrorist network. With the U.S. on one
border of Afghanistan and the Pakistanis on another, leaders hope to
drive al Qaeda troops towards U.S. and Afghani fighters. Al Qaeda has
taken to attacking peace keepers, aid workers, and civilians.

* In a continuing effort to crack down on illegal file sharing, the
RIAA
sued another 531 people in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Trenton.
So far, the computer users have only been identified by IP addresses
and
are using the courts to find names and addresses. The common outcome of
these cases is an out of court settlement.

*****

2) Campus events

Ad Hoc Committee Living Wage Report Discussion
Bond, 10:00 a.m.

Chigwell School in London
Pearson 115, 12:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Meeting: Augsburgh, Center for Education Abroad
Programs in Latin America and S. Africa
Pearson 113, 12:00 p.m.

Lecture: “Ozu: The Most Japanese Director?” by Daisuke Miyao Kohlberg
115, 4:15 p.m.

French Film Festival: “Riens du tout”
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Dynamics of Diversity” by Rev. Carl Ellis, Jr. Science Center
199, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Ant-Sharon & Pro-Israel: Not a Contradiction” by Peter
Edelman
Scheuer Room, 8:00 p.m.

SWIL Star Trek Episodes
Hicks 312, 9:00 p.m.

*****

3) Correction

In yesterday’s report on trends in college spending, the Gazette
incorrectly reported the endowment at $1.2 billion. The correct figure
is slightly greater than $1 billion.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
Women’s Basketball at Washington, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Washington, 8:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:
Badminton at Albright, 7:00 p.m.

*****

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”
–George Santayana

*****

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