Thursday, February 19, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Volume 8, Number 89

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Today’s issue:


1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball wins over Washington

2) Men’s basketball: streak ended by Shoremen,
playoff hopes still alive

3) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny, high of 47.
It has come to this, the eternal debate:

Tonight: Mostly clear, low of 33.
A brilliant and witty joke for loyal Gazette readers, or a decent
night’s sleep for myself.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, high of 47.
Sorry, you lose.


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

* Democratic candidate Howard Dean withdrew from the presidential
race on Wednesday evening after a third place finish in the Wisconsin
primary. Although at one point some thought his selection for the
Democratic nomination inevitable, Dean failed to win any primaries. As
a result of Dean’s decision, the race is essentially a two-man race
between Senators John Kerry and John Edwards. In his speech, Dean made
no endorsement but said that he would support any Democratic candidate
against Bush in the general election. In recent days the campaigning
between Edwards and Kerry has hinged largely on trade, with Edwards
accusing Kerry of not looking after the interests of American workers
in his support of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other
trade arrangements that have “cost us millions of jobs.” Kerry fought
back arguing that Edwards’ policies are identical to Kerry’s and
implying that had Edwards been in the Senate in 1994, he would have
supported NAFTA as well.

* Mullah Dadullah, a top lieutenant of Taliban supreme leader Mullah
Mohammed Omar issued his second threat in three days to the wire
service Reuters, warning that Afghans who take part in the UN-backed
elections this year will face attacks from Taliban forces. Mullah
Dadullah is also blamed for ordering the killing of a Red Cross worker
last year and massacres while the country was under Taliban rule. He
also threatened more suicide attacks against peacekeepers and attacks
on Muslims working with foreign aid agencies or the US.

* German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, French President Jacques
Chirac and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the leaders of the three
largest nations in the European Union, called for a stronger executive
responsible for economic affairs at a summit of the three nations in
Berlin. In a joint letter to Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, whose
country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, and other nations,
the three said. “We recommend the nomination of a vice president of the
Commission who would be responsible exclusively for economic reforms”
and who would “be able to intervene in all decisions concerning EU
projects that have an impact” on the community’s economic goals. Heads
of state of nations that were not part of the summit, particularly
Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, spoke out against the summit, concerned that
it represented an attempt by the ‘big three’ to dictate the direction
of policy for all of Europe.


2) Campus events

Study Abroad Info Meeting: DIS: Denmark International Studies Program
Sharples Room 5, 12:00 p.m.

Lecture: “The Philosophical Foundations of Normative Economics” by
Daniel M. Hausman
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Meeting: Spain
Kohlberg 318, 4:15 p.m.

Topology Film Festival
Science Center 101, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation” by William
Science Center 101, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Night Peace Forum: Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance to US
Swarthmore Friends Meeting House, 7:30 p.m.



1) Women’s basketball wins over Washington

The women’s basketball team (14-9, 9-7) soundly defeated Washington
last night 59-47 in Centennial Conference action. Katie Robinson ’04
scored 19 points, while Radiance Walters ’06 earned another
double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. They return to the court
on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. when Gettysburg visits Tarble Pavilion. Swat
still has a chance at capturing the final playoff spot, needing two
consecutive victories and for fourth place Franklin and Marshall to
fall in their final two games.


2) Men’s basketball: streak ended by Shoremen,
playoff hopes still alive

The Washington Shoremen defeated the men’s basketball team Wednesday
night by a score of 79-62. Although the Garnet led at the end of the
first half, their offense cooled down, and the Shoremen were able to
capitalize. Chris Loeffler ’04 scored a team high 14 points while Matt
Gustafson ’05 added 9 points and 13 rebounds. Swarthmore, now 12-11
overall and 9-7 in the CC, still have the opportunity to capture a
playoff spot. They are currently tied for fourth place with Gettysburg,
who the Garnet will meet at home on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Regular
season action will end with an 8:00 p.m. Haverford match on Tuesday;
the Fords also lost last night, keeping them one game out of the fourth
and final playoff spot.


3) Upcoming contests

Badminton at Albright, 7:00 p.m.

Swimming at CC Championships at F&M



“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions–the little,
soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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