Tuesday, April 10th, 2001

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001
Volume 5, Number 113


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s lacrosse trounces Widener
2) Golf competes at F&M Invitational
3) Women ruggers compete at West Chester
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: A mix of sun and clouds. High 62.
I was caught in the rainstorm last night and I must report that it wasn’t an all-together unpleasant experience.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Low 49.
In fact, it was a bit like an Irish Spring commercial. However, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for those less fortunate souls stuck in the downpour.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers likely. High 59.
Students made of sugar, for instance. I bet it must have sucked for them…

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Open face turkey-ham sandwich, curly fries, *vegetarian chili, open face vegetable sandwich, french cut green beans, mixed vegetables
**Asian chicken salad bar

Dinner: Catfish with creole tartar sauce, corn pudding, *broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, tomatoes provencal, brussel sprouts
**Cajun bar

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

Zhu Bangzao, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official, declared Monday that US statements about the EP-3E spy plane incident have been “unacceptable” to his country’s leadership. President Bush, meanwhile, has warned that further delays in the 9-day standoff could cause serious “damage” to Sino-American relations. US officials show no signs of offering China’s demanded apology, saying that the Chinese are willing to give more at the negotiating table than their public stance would indicate.

President Bush presented Congress with his $1.96 trillion budget for the next fiscal year yesterday, a 5.6% increase over this year’s budget. The plan calls for increases in spending on education and the military and cutbacks on transportation, energy research, and environmental protection. It also incorporates a number of new tax breaks, including incentives for families without health insurance to purchase plans.

Workers in the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota hurried to construct dikes and levees yesterday as the Red River, which runs along the Minnesota-North Dakota state line, has come dangerously close to flood levels. Flooding has already shut down some rural roads, but most towns have been unaffected so far due to preparations taken after massive floods in 1997. The area experienced strong rains this past weekend in addition to melting snow, and more precipitation is forecasted for this week.

2) Campus events

“Predictable Random Numbers”
Faculty Lecture by Philip Everson
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 6:30 p.m.

“Discourse Grammars and Natural Deduction”
by George Weaver, Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr
Dupont 190, 7:00 p.m.

Films: “The Night Porter” and “Fire”
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Baroque Ensemble
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Argentine Tango Lesson
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s lacrosse trounces Widener

The women’s lacrosse team crushed Widener yesterday, 13-1. Katie Tarr ’02 led the Garnet with 4 goals and an assist. Meanwhile, Kristen English ’01 and Erika Williams ’01 had three and two goals respectively, with each adding an assist. The team’s record now stands at 5-4 overall and 1-3 in the Centennial Conference.

2) Golf competes at F&M Invitational

The golf team placed 16th Monday at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational, with a total score of 359. James Dolan ’02 led the team with an 84, followed by Ben Wiles ’03 with an 87 and Ben Rhee ’04, who shot an 88.

3) Women ruggers compete at West Chester

The women’s rugby team went to West Chester University this weekend where A-side and B-side both competed. It was the first tournament where B-side qualified to compete independent of the A-side. A-side won two games and lost one while B-side lost two and won one. Julie George ’02 played in nearly every game for both A-side and B-side. Nancy Craig ’01 scored many points off of penalties near the try-line and kicked a few conversions and penalties that helped both Swat teams. Katie Harper ’02 scored two tries and rookie Emily Rhoades ’03 scored a try in A-side’s last game, a win over Salisbury State.

4) World sports roundup

Baseball Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Pirates great Willie Stargell died yesterday of a stroke at the age of 61. The slugger, who hit 475 home runs and led the Pirates to two World Series championships, had been suffering from a kidney disorder for many years. PNC Park, the Pirates’ new stadium, was opened Monday and included a 12-foot statue in honor of Stargell.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 12-year NFL career that included three Super Bowl victories. Aikman, 34, had been plagued by injuries over the past few years, including nine concussions. He will now most likely work for Fox as a television sportscaster.

The Philadelphia 76ers clinched home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs yesterday with a 108-95 victory over the Boston Celtics. Allen Iverson netted 37 points and Dikembe Mutumbo posted 18 boards and seven blocks in the win.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Women’s tennis hosts Muhlenberg, 3:30 p.m.
Softball hosts Muhlenberg, 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow:

Men’s lacrosse hosts Franklin & Marshall, 3:30 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.” – Dion Boucicalt