Tuesday, September 21, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Volume 4, Number 7

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Swarthmore to host debate national championships

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s soccer falls to Eastern

2) Women’s rugby wins first divisional game

3) World sports roundup

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers. High in the mid 60s.
    Now that the homecoming barbecue isn’t down on the baseball field, I
guess we don’t have to protest that injustice anymore.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low in the mid 50s.
    It’s kind of a shame, though.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 60s.
    This school does protests so well.

NEWS REPORT

1) Swarthmore to host debate national championships

Swarthmore will be hosting the National Parliamentary Debate
Championships on April 14-16th, 2000.  Swarthmore won the bid for the
tournament  at a meeting at Columbia University this  weekend.  The
victory reflects Swarthmore’s growing recognition on the national debate
circuit, which can, in part, be attributed to the success of Damon
Taaffe ’99 and John Dolan ’01, who finished as 7th place in the nation
last year.  The debate society has also acquired a reputation for its
powerful reservoir of young talent.

Hosting Nationals is a significant endeavor, involving over 40
schools and 200 debators from across the country.  Tenaya Scheinman ’01,
Mimi Hanaoka ’01, John Dolan ’01, and Darius Ornston ’00 will be
co-directing the tournament.

–d.o.

*****

2) World news roundup

Earthquake shakes Taiwan, killing at least 439. …More peacekeepers head
for East Timor; refugees cheer as troops come ashore. …Already
water-logged areas on East coast to get more
rain. …Dragging death defendant in Texas declared guilty. …Wife of
Mikhail Gorbachev dies.

*****

3) Campus events

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Dupont 139, 4:00 p.m.

“From the Four Noble Truths to Richard Gere: American Buddhism in
Historical Perspective” by Kenneth Kraft, Lehigh University
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting: Panel Presentation by Democratic Party
Officials in Chester in Preparation for the Chester Political Action
Project (CPAP)
Parrish Parlors East, 7:00 p.m.

CIVIC Meeting
Parrish Parlors West, 7:00 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 3
2nd floor Bond, 7:30 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

Ballroom Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s soccer falls to Eastern

The women’s soccer team lost to Eastern 3-1 on Saturday. Elizabeth
Fortier ’03 scored Swarthmore’s lone goal on an assist from Heather
Marandola ’01. The team’s record is now 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the
Centennial conference.

*****

2) Women’s rugby wins first divisional game

On Saturday the women’s rugby team edged out divisional foe Shippensburg
12-10.  Meredith Hegg ’00 scored both Swarthmore tries and Rhiana Swartz
’00 hit the game-deciding conversion.  B-side lost 0-5.

*****

3) World sports roundup

McGwire hits 59th homer. …Bronco’s Mobley, Chiefs’ Anders both out for
season. …Michigan State player cleared of charge. …Mets prepare to
battle Braves.

*****

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
Women’s soccer vs. Bryn Mawr at 4:00 p.m.

TOMORROW
Volleyball vs. Washington College at 7:00 p.m.

*****

Quote of the day:
“If I repent of any thing, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What
demon possessed me that I behaved so well?” — Henry David Thoreau

*****

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