Friday, March 27, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, March 27, 1998
Volume 2, Number 105

CORRECTIONS

In yesterday’s World News Update, an item on the repeal of of legislation
protecting those accused of crimes carried out during Argentina’s “Dirty
War” of 1976-1983 incorrectly stated that the “Dirty War” occurred under the
dictatorship of General Pinochet. Pinochet ruled neighboring Chile during
the same time period.

On March 24, the article “Student Council debates role of Representative to
Board of Managers,” stated that the Council had decided 6-5 against
sending a notice to the Board of Managers explaining that Observer to the
BOM Laura Barandes ’00 had acted without consulting much of the Council and
that the Council did not necessarily support her views; the correct vote
total was 6-6. Also, the article reported that Student Council members
received the packet on Saturday; they received it on Monday at the earliest.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Upcoming movies on campus

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Volleyball handles Philadelphia Bible College

2)  Baseball pounded by Richard Stockton

3)  Women’s tennis falls to Western Maryland

4)  Today’s and this weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:     Sunny and bright. High close to 80.
            At last, for the first time since the last time it happened:
Tonight:   Mostly clear. Low around 55.
            A spring-like, predominantly non-cloudy forecast!

Extended Weekend Forecast
Saturday:  Sunny, maybe a few clouds. High near 80.
Sunday:    Still sunny and nice. High of 70.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Upcoming movies on campus

ICE STORM                                Friday, 3/27   7:30, 10:00   LPAC
Director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Scent of Green Papaya) casts
an eye on 1970’s American life in a small town where sexual experimentation
and alcoholism lead up to a tense family situation during an ice storm.
(Drama, 113 minutes, 1997)

SHALL WE DANCE                           Saturday, 3/28 7:30, 10:00   LPAC
An accountant decides that his life is meaningless and signs up for dancing
lessons to lift his depression. (Dance/comedy, 118 minutes, 1996)

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN                     Monday, 3/30    10:00        Kirby
A deadly alien virus crashes to earth, and a crack team of microbiologists
must decipher its mysteries in a top-secret sealed lab. Based on a Michael
Crichton novel. (Thriller, 120 minutes minutes, 1971)

MAN BITES DOG                            Wednesday, 4/1  10:30      Kirby
A camera crew follows a killer on his daily rounds as he goes aslaughterin’
in this documentary spoof. Rated NC-17 for violence, profanity, sex, and
gore. (Documentary parody/action, 96 minutes, 1992: France)

THIEVES                                  Thursday, 4/2   10:00        DuPont
Explores the relationships between Ivan, his brother the cop, his partners
in a nightclub, and others, and the effects his death has on these people.
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. (Romance/crime drama, 117 minutes,
1996: France)

*****

2)  World news roundup

UN INSPECTORS SEARCH FIRST IRAQI PRESIDENTIAL SITE

Yesterday, for the first time in seven years, U.N. weapons experts were
allowed to inspect an Iraqi presidential site, Radwaniyah. They claimed to
news services that while they did not expect to find weapons at those
specific sites, they hoped to find evidence confirming that chemical and
biological weapons have been recently stored there. One Iraqi condition for
the inspections was the presence of several U.N. diplomats, who accompanied
the inspectors yesterday and praised Iraqi compliance. The U.N.
representatives refused to disclose what, if anything, has been found so
far.

FRANCE, RUSSIA, AND GERMANY FORM “TROIKA” ALLIANCE

French President Chirac, German Chancellor Kohl, and Russian President
Yeltsin met yesterday in Moscow to form a new alliance, the “troika,” and
to discuss Serbia, Kosovo, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, the European Union, and
NATO. They made no comment on the whether they reached any resolutions on
these issues. The possibility of accepting other nations into the alliance
has not ben excluded, but it was stressed to news services that a united
Europe would be the most powerful entity in existence.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Donna Shalala has advised the Organ Procurement and
Transplantation Network to end its practice of offering local patients
preference for donated organs… A four-year-old has been caught bringing a
loaded firearm to day care for the second time in Tennessee, prompting
prosecutors to bring charges against his guardian and her brother… A
Bristol University researcher has concluded from a recent large study that
racism is probably behind the fifty percent difference between the
mortality rates for Black and white men… A Georgia high school student
was suspended this week for wearing a Pepsi T-shirt on his school’s “Coke
Day”; Greenbrier High School is currently in a competition to receive a
$10,000 grant from Coca-Cola.

*****

3)  Today’s and this weekend’s campus events

Friday

Early Music Ensemble and Chamber Choir concert directed by Michael Marissen
and John Alston respectively.
Lang Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Capture the Flag in the Crum, hosted by Outsiders
Meeting at 7:15 p.m. in Wharton Courtyard

Saturday

Gospel Jam hosted by Psalters
Lang Concert Hall, 7 p.m.

Turkish Party organized by the Turkish Students Cultural Association
Paces, 10 p.m.

Sunday

Israel 50 Market, organized by Hillel
McGill Walk, 1:30 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Volleyball handles Philadelphia Bible College

The Swarthmore volleyball team easily defeated visiting Philadelphia Bible
College 15-9, 15-2, 15-5 Thursday night. George Matula  ’98 led the team
with 15 kills while Paul Hsu ’98, Charlie Ellis ’00 and Imran Posner ’00
each had 7 kills. Posner also added 8 blocks. Setter Tony Cho ’01 played
despite severe stomach cramps.

*****

2)  Baseball pounded by Richard Stockton

The Swarthmore baseball team lost a home game 12-4 to Richard Stockton
State College Thursday afternoon. Joe Aleffi ’00 was 2-3 with a pair of
doubles while Josh Roth ’99 was 2-3 with 2 singles and an RBI. Swat fell
to 3-7 overall.

*****

3)  Women’s tennis falls to Western Maryland

Women’s tennis lost to visiting Western Maryland 8-1 Thursday. Stacey
Wagaman ’01 was the lone Garnet winner at #6 singles with a score of 7-6
(8-5), 6-3. Swarthmore falls to 4-2 overall.

*****

4)  Today’s and this weekend’s contests

TODAY
Men’s tennis begins play at the Washington & Lee Tournament.

SATURDAY
Men’s and women’s track and field head to the Ursinus Challenge at 11:00 a.m.
Women’s lacrosse opens play at the Seven Sisters Tournament at Vassar.
Men’s lacrosse travels to Scranton for a 1:00 p.m. match.
Men’s tennis continues battle at the W&L Tournament.
Women’s tennis travels to Ursinus for a 11:00 a.m. match.
Baseball travels to Western Maryland for a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Gettysburg in a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s and men’s ultimate at the Haverford Pig-Out tournament.
Men’s rugby hosts Widener at 1:00 p.m.
Volleyball heads to the Messiah Tournament.
Women’s rugby hosts Rutgers at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY
Men’s tennis continues at the W&L Tournament.
Women’s lacrosse continues play at the Seven Sisters Tournament.
Women’s and men’s ultimate at the Haverford Pig-Out.

*****

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