Friday, November 21, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, November 21, 1997
Volume 2, Number 54

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Students skip meals to feed the hungry

2)  World news roundup

3)  Upcoming movies on campus

4)  Weekend party plans

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Duffy named All-American in field hockey

2)  Tootell wins conference honors for record-breaking season

3)  Today’s and this weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:      Cloudy, rain likely in afternoon. High near 55.
             Just imagine where you will be next Friday and smile.
Tonight:    Rain. Low of 45.
             Unfortunately, you aren’t there yet, so go to class.

EXTENDED WEEKEND FORECAST

Saturday:   Rain before noon, remaining cloudy. High of 55.
Sunday:     Cloudy, rain or snow possible. High around 40.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Students skip meals to feed the hungry

Three hundred students gave up meal credits to help feed the hungry this
week, said David Reese ’99, one of the organizers of Poverty Awareness Week
events. The dining service is turning over the donated meals, in the form
of $600 worth of bulk food, to Swarthmore’s chapter of Empty the Shelters,
which will distribute the food directly to people in need, Reese said.

A group of 20 to 25 students also camped out Thursday night to raise money for the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. Reese said ETS wouldn’t know exact figures until sponsors turn in their donations, but he estimated that the sleep-out raised $150 to $200. The funds will support the welfare rights group’s organizing activities, he said. With temperatures approaching freezing, the sleepers weren’t sure at deadline whether they’d camp on Parrish Beach or move inside to Parrish Parlors.

Other Poverty Awareness Week activities included fliers stuffed in campus
mailboxes telling poor families’ stories and a speech Thursday night by
Cheri Honkala, executive director of the welfare rights group.

Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania also designated
this week Poverty Awareness Week, Reese said.

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2)  World news roundup

IRAQ BACKS DOWN

In a deal brokered by Russian diplomats, Iraq has agreed to drop its ban on
Americans serving on U.N. disarmament inspection teams. In return, Russia
agreed to press for lifting U.N. sanctions against Iraq. President Clinton
sent 32 more warplanes and a Patriot missile battery to the Persian Gulf
and said he would not reverse the military buildup there until the
inspectors actually return to Iraq. U.S. officials emphasized that the
United States and the United Nations had made no concessions to Iraq. The
chief U.N. weapons inspector, Richard Butler, said teams could go back to
Baghdad as early as today.

ADMINISTRATION DENIES USING CEMETERY PLOTS TO REWARD CAMPAIGN DONORS

Clinton administration officials denied Republican allegations Thursday
that Democratic Party campaign contributors who had no military records
received special permission to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery and
other military burial grounds. Army Secretary Togo West and White House
spokesman Mike McCurry said that some civilians had been buried in the
cemeteries but that politics hadn’t entered the decisions to allow those
funerals. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., demanded that President Clinton
personally deny the allegations, which first surfaced in the conservative
magazine Insight, published by the Washington Times.

IN OTHER NEWS …

President Clinton on Thursday endorsed a health care “bill of rights” that
would protect patients’ privacy, choice of doctors and access to emergency
care. … The U.S. trade deficit jumped 17 percent in September to an
eight-month high of $11.1 billion as high-tech imports from Asia increased
and exports declined. … More than 300 people died when Hutu rebels raided
a jail this week in an attempt to free comrades who are awaiting trial on
genocide charges, the Rwandan army said; the attack began Monday night but
was not squelched until Wednesday.

*****

3)  Upcoming movies on campus

ROMAN HOLIDAY                          Friday, 11/21     7:30, 10:00   DuPont
A princess (Audrey Hepburn) on vacation gets shown the sites of Rome by an
American reporter (Gregory Peck). Hepburn won an Academy Award for best
actress. (Romance/comedy, 119 minutes, 1953)

MEN IN BLACK                           Saturday, 11/22   7:30, 10:00   DuPont
A street-smart NYC cop (Will Smith) is recruited by a clandestine
government agency to monitor alien activity on earth with partner Tommy Lee
Jones. Crazy conspiracy comedy. (Science fiction/comedy, 98 minutes, 1997)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER               Monday, 11/24     10:00         Kirby
A valley girl cheerleader (Kristy Swanson) discovers that it is her destiny
to save the world from bloodsucking fiends … on the night of the big
dance! 90210 hunk Luke Perry costars; the film spun off a TV series.
(Horror/comedy, 100 minutes, 1992)

BLACK GIRL                             Wednesday, 11/26  10:15         DuPont
A Senegalese woman travels to France to become a servant. Directed, written
and produced by Ousmane Sembene. (Drama, 65 minutes, 1966: Senegal)

*****

4)  Weekend party plans

The Social Affairs Committee is sponsoring several events this weekend, SAC
members said. The activities are:

*A party sponsored by the men’s basketball team, Friday from 10 p.m. to 2
a.m. in the Phi Psi house.
*A party sponsored by the International Club, Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2
a.m. in Paces.
*A party in the Delta Upsilon house from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Duffy named All-American in field hockey

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Tuesday named Danielle
Duffy ’98 to the All-American first team. She scored 29 goals and 23
assists, bringing her career total to 81 goals, as the Garnet compiled a
historic 19-2 season record and won the ECAC regional championship. Duffy
was also named most valuable player in the ECAC tournament and in the
Centennial Conference.

*****

2)  Tootell wins conference honors for record-breaking season

Football player Mason Tootell ’99, who broke a string of national and
conference records this season, was named to the Centennial All-Conference
second offensive team. He set the NCAA Division III record for the most
kickoff returns in a game with 11 against Johns Hopkins on Sept. 19, and
his season total of 48 kickoff returns set another Division III record.
With a total of 944 yards on kickoff returns this season, Tootell fell just
34 yards short of the NCAA record for all divisions.

In addition to the two NCAA records, Tootell set the Centennial Conference
and Swarthmore records for career returns, 87; kickoff return yards in a
game, 197; kickoff return yards in a season, 944; and career kickoff return
yards, 1665.

Tucker Zengerle ’00 led the Centennial Conference with 138 tackles.

*****

3) Today’s and this weekend’s contests

TODAY
Men’s basketball hosts the first game of the Equinox Classic against
Washington and Lee at 8 p.m.

SATURDAY
Men’s basketball plays Vassar in the second game of the Equinox Classic at
Haverford at 1 p.m.
Women’s basketball plays Williams in the Williams Tip Off Tournament.
Men’s and women’s swimming host Drew at 2 p.m.
Wrestling travels to Princeton to compete against NYU, Montclair, and
Princeton.
Danielle Wall ’98 represents the women’s cross country team in the NCAA
national championship in Boston, Mass.

SUNDAY
Women’s basketball plays either UNE or Notre Dame College in the Williams
Tip Off Tournament.

*****

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