Tuesday, April 6, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Volume 8, Number 117

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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Garnet golf wins trimatch

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Sun and wind. High of 54.
"April showers bring May flowers!"

Tonight: Clear, windy. Low of 26.
(That's what I keep telling myself.)

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, windy. High of 55.
But, no--the drops we're getting aren't the kind I prefer.


Lunch: BBQ chicken sandwich, cottage fries, ratatouille, pierogies, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, chef salad bar, cup cakes

Dinner: chicken marsala, buttered noodles, baked tofu, thai sweet potatoes, spinach, peas and carrots, caribbean bar, lemon meringue pie


1) World news roundup

* American officials announced that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Moktada al-Sadr, a Shiite cleric who is accused of organizing rebellions against the American occupation in multiple cities in Iraq. Mr. Sadr was also charged by an Iraqi judge for the death of Abdul Majid al-Khoei, another Shiite cleric who was attacked by a mob in April. The chief American official in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer called Mr. Sadr an "outlaw" and accused him of trying to replace "legitimate authority," according to CNN. Mr. Sadr replied, "I'm accused by one of the leaders of evil, Bremer, of being an outlaw...If that means breaking the law of the American tyranny and its filthy constitution, I'm proud of that and that is why I'm in revolt." President Bush told reporters he still plans on the power transfer in Iraq scheduled for June 30th even with the turmoil and resistance, saying, "The deadline remains firm."

* First Data Corporation in Greenwood Village, Colorado had a computer mishap, resulting in the doubling or tripling the bill of more than 800,000 MasterCard and Visa transactions at Wal-Mart stores around the US. First Data spokeswoman Staci Busby said, "First Data corrected the problem as soon as we discovered it," but that "anyone who conducted a transaction with a Visa or MasterCard on March 31st should check their statement." She also said that the charges were reversed as soon as the problem was discovered and that affected customers are being phoned to notify them. Busby recommended, "Customers need to regularly monitor their payment records, their bank accounts and bank statements to ensure there aren't any discrepancies."

* Yesterday morning an intense flood claimed the lives of at least 31 people in the usually dry town of Piedras Negras, Mexico. Extreme overnight rain caused the surprise flood, overrunning the nearby Escondido River and destroying homes in the area. Monday afternoon saw the end of the flood, although officials recommend residents to remain in shelters while soldiers clean up the area. Mexican President Vicente Fox told victims, "We're going to help you to replace your homes, replace every one of the things you've lost." Similar rains also caused hail and collapsed a bridge in the vicinity of west Texas and bordering states.


2) Campus events

Lecture by Dori Friend: Six Kinds of Islam
Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

Reading by Ana Kolendo
Bond, 4:15 p.m.

Psychology Lecture: Seth Pollack
Science Center 101, 4:15 p.m.

Cooper Film Screening: Frederick Wiseman
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m.

Screamin' Eagle Tuesdays Presents: "Sexy Beast"
LPAC Cinema, 10:30 p.m.



1) Garnet golf wins trimatch

With an impressive score of 330, Swat beat competitors Widener and University of the Sciences, who have scores of 366 and 452 respectively.

Mike Cullinan '06 particularly helped the team with his 78, along with Zach Moody '07 and his 81. In addition, Ed Goldstein '07 swiped an 85 and Eric Zwick '07 hit 86, giving Garnet the top four spots total.


2) Upcoming contests

Women's lacrosse hosts Chestnut Hill, 7:00 p.m.
Baseball at Ursinus, 3:30 p.m.
Softball at Muhlenberg (DH), 3:30 p.m.

Men's Tennis at Penn, 4:00 p.m.



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