Wednesday, March 7, 2001

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Wednesday, March 7, 2001
Volume 5, Number 95


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Intramural championship scoreboard
2) World sports roundup
3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: A mix of clouds and sun. High 39.
Apparently some people felt I was a bit harsh yesterday in labeling our squirrel population as “demonic,”

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 27.
So today I think I’ll turn my rage against another furry woodlands critter…

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with rain and snow late. Highs in the upper 40s.
Darn that demonic Punxsutawney Phil and his infernal wintry curse!

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes, *homestyle tofu, peanut noodles, peas and onions, California blend
**Bagel bar

Dinner: Grilled flank steak, steak fries, *pasta sauteed with fresh greens, eggplant with feta, asparagus, corn
**Pasta bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

School shooting suspect Charles Andrew Williams reportedly told two friends of his plans to kill classmates just hours before opening fire on students and staff at Santana High School near San Diego, CA. The friends patted him down to see if he was carrying weapons but did not check his backpack and have told reporters that they did not take Williams’ threat seriously. An adult had also heard the suspect talk of his plans but did not go to the authorities, and instead got the boy to promise that he was kidding. It is not illegal in California to not report violent threats however. Two students were killed in the attack and 13 children and staff members were injured when Williams turned his father’s .22 caliber handgun on them yesterday.

Yvette Lozano, who worked for President Bush’s media consultant during the recent campaign, was indicted on charges of mail fraud and making false statements in relation to accusations that she sent Al Gore’s camp a debate briefing tape used by Bush. Lozano has denied the charges, saying that the package contained only pants from the Gap, a claim which company records do not back up. If convicted on all counts, she faces up to 15 years in prison and a $750,000 fine.

Commerce Secretary Don Evans approved the Census Bureau’s 2000 count yesterday amidst concerns that the tabulation missed 3.3 million people, many of whom are thought to be minorities. Evans’ decision was made despite claims from Democrats and civil rights groups that a second, statistically-readjusted account was more accurate. The results will, amongst other things, be used to redesign Congressional districts based on shifts in population and as a result, members of both parties acknowledged that the readjusted count would have given Democrats an advantage in the narrowly GOP-controlled House of Representatives.

Federal Judge Marilyn Patel has ordered Napster to block all transmissions of copy-righted songs over its servers. The file-trading company was given 72 hours to comply with this order or face a shut-down scenario. Napster CEO Hank Barry said the site will abide by Patel’s order but will continue to seek an alternative solution with the music recording industry.

2) Campus events

“Mao Dun and His Novel Rainbow” by Dr. May Maiheng Dietrich, University of Pennsylvania
Kohlberg 334, 1:30 p.m.

“In Defense of Whiteness: A Story of Female Vigilantes” by Linda Gordon, Lang Visiting Professor
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

French Movie Night
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

College Democrats Meeting
Parrish Parlor – East, 8:30 p.m.

Dialogues Discussion Group
Parrish Parlor – West, 9:00 p.m.

Film Society Screening
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Folk Song Sing-Along
Parrish Parlor – West, 10:00 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Intramural championship scoreboard

Championship Basketball Games

Non-Competitive League
DU Pigroast 44
Jeye Squad 42

Competitive League
MMM DU 41
Karma Police 32

2) World sports roundup

Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Albert Belle is expected to announce his retirement from baseball today or tomorrow due to a degenerative hip disorder that makes it nearly impossible for him to run. The 34-year-old Belle has been known for both his controversial actions and his power hitting and has been unable to participate in preseason practices due to severe hip pains.

Bill Mazeroski, 64, who won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates with a game-winning home run in Game 7, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday by the Hall’s Veterans Committee. Also elected was Negro League pitcher Hilton Smith, who was a teammate of Satchel Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs. Smith died in 1983.

The second-ranked University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team won a nail-biter 78-76 against #1 Notre Dame in the Big East Championship last night when Sue Bird hit a fade-away jumper at the buzzer. It was the eighth consecutive Big East title for the Huskies.

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Men’s tennis at Pennsylvania, 5:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“At the touch of Love everyone becomes a poet.” -Plato