Friday, November 17, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Friday, November 17, 2000
Volume 5, Number 46


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) This weekend’s events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) World sports roundup
2) This weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Remember the song they sing in “Peanuts?”

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows from the upper 20s to the lower 30s.
I can sing it too …

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
Happiness …

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
Is a four-day vacation, only a week away!

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Beef with broccoli, jasmine rice, *three bean casserole, eggplant Creole, veggie blend, fortune cookies
**Wrap bar

Dinner: Tandori chicken, oven roasted potatoes, *tabouleh, baby carrots, peas
**Pizza bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Florida’s Supreme Court ruled that there was no legal reason to prevent a ballot recount in the state’s chaotic election. Immediately after the ruling, Palm Beach County and Broward County officials announced that they would start reviewing hundreds of thousands of ballots by hand. A decision of whether Florida’s secretary of state has the authority to ignore recount results is scheduled to be made this morning by a Federal judge. …President Clinton began his three day historic visit to Vietnam yesterday in an attempt to end the long-standing hostilities between the two nations. U.S. officials, however, have made clear that Clinton will not go so far as to offer an apology for the war. …The Palestinians requested the Security Council to send a 2,000-strong unarmed U.N. observer force by the end of next week to protect civilians caught in the worst Israeli-Palestinian violence in decades. More than 200 people have been killed in the clash.

2) This weekend’s events

Friday

Roundtable Discussion on Religion and the Pan-Asian Community
InterCultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

“Hsp90 at the Crossroad of Stress Response and Evolution” by Dr. Christine Queitsch, University of Chicago.
Kirby Lecture Hall, 2:00 p.m.

“Fair Trade: A Just Alternative” Coffee Distribution Discussion Led by TransFair Members Paul Rice and Santiago Rivera.
McCabe Lounge, 4:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: The Hurricane
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Rose Tattoo Cafe
Paces, 8:00 p.m.

Coffeehouse
InterCultural Center, 8:00 p.m.

HOLA Party
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday

Notebook and Journal Making Workshop
Parrish Parlor West, 2:00 p.m.

Movie: Gladiator
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Chorus, John Alston, Conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Fall Formal
Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Anime Showing: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Acts 17 – 22)
Kirby Lecture Hall, 12:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

HOLA Thanksgiving Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) World sports roundup

San Francisco Giants second baseman Jeff Kent beat out teammate Barry Bonds to claim the National League Most Valuable Player award yesterday, making him the first second baseman to win the award since the Cubs’ Ryne Sandberg in 1984. …NBC announced that Minnesota Governor, Jesse “the Body” Ventura, would provide color commentary for its upcoming XFL season. The XFL season starts in February. …The Pittsburgh Pirates signed three-time All-Star catcher Jason Kendall to a six-year contract worth around $60 million. Kendall started in the All-Star game when the Mets’ Mike Piazza was hurt, and General manager Bonifay considers him the second best offensive catcher in the National League.

2) This weekend’s contests

Today:

Men’s basketball at Haverford, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball hosts Randolph Macon, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Wrestling at Doug Parker Invitational, 10:00 a.m.
Men’s cross country at Whitworth for NCAA National Championships, 11:00 a.m.
Women’s cross country at Whitworth for NCAA National Championships, 12:00 p.m.
Men’s swimming hosts Washington & Lee, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s swimming hosts Washington & Lee, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s basketball hosts Bates, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball – consolation game, 6:00 p.m.
Women’s basketball – championship game, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday:

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” – Ronald Reagan