Tuesday, February 24, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Volume 8, Number 92

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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Snow. High of 40.
February 24, 1985.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low of 32.
Nope, not a freshman’s birthdate. More like the year when this day’s
temperature reached a record high of 70.

Tomorrow: Sunny with a high of 42.
…and yet another reason why I wish I was still in preschool.


Lunch: Moo goo gai pan, jasmine rice, vegetable moo goo gai pan,
eggplant casserole, baby lima beans, mixed vegetables, mexican bar,
rice krispy treats

Dinner: Roasted pork loin, yams and apples, three bean casserole,
broccoli-mushroom bake, vegetable blend, pizza bar, rocky road brownies


1) World news roundup

* If preparations begin immediately, Iraq might be able to hold
elections by January 2005, said the United Nations in a statement made
yesterday. Officials had originally hoped to have election plans in
place by June 30th, which is the scheduled US-handover date, but there
was simply not enough time. The handover is still likely to take place
in June, but the US has not yet determined what form it will take. It
is now the UN’s job to determine what sort of transitional government
will take control in the meantime.

* 50 marines have been sent to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in order to
protect the United States Embassy and the workers there. Rebel forces
have been taking control of numerous Haitian cities in protest of
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s rule, with over half of the country
now in their control. The rebels, who have been threatening to storm
Port-au-Prince, are currently held back by flaming roadblocks, set in
place by government loyalists. All US attempts at negotiating a peace
plan with Aristide have failed.

* “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” broke the $1 billion
worldwide box-office mark on Monday, becoming only the second movie
ever to do so—the first was “Titanic,” which grossed over $1.8 billion
when it was released in 1997. However, “Return of the King” holds the
record time for crossing the billion mark, less than 10 weeks as
compared to 11 for “Titanic.” The three Lord of the Rings films, which
have earned about $2.8 billion collectively, cost less than $100
million each to produce.


2) Campus events

Lecture: Collecting Yiddish Poetry
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

Living Wage Tea Time with the Administration
Parrish Parlours, 4:15 p.m.

Hinduism Panel
Science Center 101, 4:30 p.m.

An Evening with Two Irish Poets
Scheuer Room, 6:00 p.m.

Living Wage Campaign Meeting
Kohlberg 228, 6:30 p.m.

Career Services Information Session: City Year
Bond, 7:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

Badminton at Haverford, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball hosts Haverford, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball hosts Haverford, 8:00 p.m.

Women’s Tennis at Penn, 3:00 p.m.



“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All
these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it
from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual
towards freedom.”
–Albert Einstein


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