Friday, February 2, 2001

Friday, February 2, 2001
Volume 5, Number 72


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Mock Trial places at regional tournament
2) World news roundup
3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Men’s B-Ball falls to Washington
2) Intramural Scoreboard
3) World sports roundup
4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s.
Let’s see, there’s so much to do this weekend…

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 20s.
Lots of parties, movies, and games to go to…

Saturday: Mostly sunny and windy. Highs in the mid 30s.
Not to mention several hundred pages of reading and a few papers…

Sunday: Partly cloudy with possible snow later. Highs in the mid 40s.
Nah, forget it. I’ll just take a two-day nap.

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Fried shrimp, french fries, *creole cabbage, broccoli, mushroom casserole, vegetable blend, corn
**Fajita bar

Dinner: Meat lasagna, garlic breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, *hawaiian beans, italian green beans, baby lima beans
**Caesar bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Mock Trial places at regional tournament

Swat’s Mock Trial team, despite being only in its second year of existence, finished third at the Regional Mock Trial Tournament held January 26-28 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Competing in a simulated case, involving a wrongful death suit, the team racked up an impressive 5-3 record against such schools as UPenn and Penn State – University Park.

The successful result has earned the squad a return trip to the National Mock Trial Tournament, to be held in March. Last year, the team finished 10th in that competition, surprising their more experienced adversaries.

Along with the team achievement, two Swatties merited individual recognition. Payal Shah ’03 took an Outstanding Witness Award while Eden Wales ’03 received an Outstanding Attorney Award.

– Jeremy Schifeling

2) World news roundup

In a 58-42 Senate vote Thursday, the legislative body confirmed former Senator John Ashcroft as Attorney General. The vote saw eight Democrats bridge the split Senate by siding with their political rivals, completing President Bush’s Cabinet after only two weeks. Nevertheless, many Democratic Senators saw the strong opposition as a warning to Bush, indicating that he would have to make bi-partisan compromises in the future to achieve success.

An Associated Press poll revealed yesterday that more than 50% of Americans oppose drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a controversial part of the President’s plan to reduce energy prices. Additionally, the country is apparently split on whether the federal government should provide aid for California’s current energy crisis, even though 60% feel that similar problems could strike their state.

And finally, California Governor Gray Davis authorized a multi-billion dollar emergency energy rescue plan for the state’s struggling utilities. The plan allows California’s Department of Water Resources to buy and sell energy, independently of the financially impoverished utilities, while penalizing “excessive” energy use by residents and businesses with higher rates. It is believed that the system will initially be sponsored by $10 billion in state bonds.

3) Campus events

Today:

Black History Month Convocation: “A Great and Mighty Walk, with John Henrik Clarke”
Discussion to follow, led by BCC Director
Black Cultural Center, 12:30 p.m.

“La Politique de la ‘Maison’: La Crise Domestique Apres Mai ’68”
by Carina Yervasi, Assistant Professor of French, University of Michigan
Kohlberg 328, 4:45 p.m.

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

Film Showing: “Double Indemnity”
Dupont Lecture Hall, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

International Club Movie: “Farewell My Concubine”
Kohlberg 116, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Film Showing: “On the Waterfront”
Dupont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Faculty Dance Concert
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday:

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

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

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s B-Ball falls to Washington

The men’s basketball team was defeated by Centennial Conference foe Washington College last night, 93-56. Despite taking a 15-10 lead through the first 6 minutes of play, the Garnet were unable to stop a 31-11 Washington run that left them behind 41-26 at the half. Though Swat was unable to recover from this deficit, they did get outstanding play from Kyle Lewis ’02, who notched a team-high 14 points, and David Pearce ’03, who posted 11 points and 9 boards. The team is now 3-15 overall, and 2-6 in Conference action.

2) Intramural Scoreboard

IM SOCCER

FC Freshman – 12
Succio Soccer Club – 2

I20 – 12
Dana Buggers – 1

Urubus no Cio F.C. – 7
Faculty Staff – 4

Maconheiros da Tijuca F.C. – 5
Team 1 – 1

**Check out the Daily Gazette web page for regular recaps of IM Soccer games.

COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL

Slow Moving Vehicles 55
Al Bloom’s DU Boyz 48

MMM DU 56
DU Eye 46

Current Standings:
Slow Moving Vehicles 2-0
Karma Police 1-0
Young Bucks 1-0
MMM DU 1-2
Al Bloom’s DU Boyz 1-2
DU Eye 0-2

NON-COMP BASKETBALL

Jeye Squad 49
Mothership Connection 44

Mothership Connection 42
Team 3 41

DU Pigroast 44
Big Gay Asian Invasion 26

Dana Buggers 45
Callaloo Club 39

Current Standings:
Jeye Squad 4-0
Mothership Connectino 3-1
DU Pigroast 2-1
Dana Buggers 1-2
Big Gay Asian Invasion 1-2
Team 3 0-2
Callaloo Club 0-3

3) World sports roundup

In collegiate women’s basketball’s hottest rivalry, #3 Tennessee eclipsed #2 Connecticut, 92-88 on Thursday night. The Vols were led by Gwen Jackson’s double-double, including a career-high 28 points and 14 rebounds. Connecticut had taken the last meeting on December 30th, 81-76. …The Buffalo Bills have named Gregg Williams, defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, as their new head coach. Williams, who led the Titants to the NFL’s best-ranked defense last year, replaces Wade Phillips, who was fired in January. All NFL head coaching vacancies have now been filled. …The University of North Carolina Tar Heels outlasted their arch-rivals, the Duke Blue Devils, 85-83 at Duke’s own Cameron Indoor Stadium. The win means that #4 UNC will now take over the top spot in the ACC from the #2 Blue Devils.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Saturday:

Indoor Track at F&M Invitational, 10:00 a.m.
Swimming vs. Dickinson, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Alumni Game, 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Franklin and Marshall, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Franklin and Marshall, 7:30 p.m.
Badminton at Bryn Athyn, 9:00 p.m.

Sunday:

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It was pretty good. Even the music was nice.” -Yogi Berra, commenting on an opera.