Friday, April 6, 2001

Friday, April 6, 2001
Volume 5, Number 111


NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup
2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Golf notches first victory of the season
2) Women’s lacrosse rolls over Cedar Crest
3) IM basketball scores
4) World sports roundup
5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Cloudy with thunderstorms likely. High 64.
There’s something about that first day of somewhat humane temperatures, isn’t there?

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Low 55.
Forget that it was actually only 65 degrees – the tank tops were out, everyone was sitting outside.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 69.
Ah, Swatties…so delusional…

Sunday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms ending late. Highs in the upper 70s.
Well, at least we got to see girls in tank tops.

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) World news roundup

Chinese President Jiang Zemin told the US that its “regret” for this weekend’s aircraft collision was not sufficient and refused to return the 24 crew members of the EP-3E surveillance plane being held on the island of Hainan until China received a full apology. While American and Chinese diplomats continued talks yesterday in an attempt to stave off an escalating crisis, US legislators and businessmen met to discuss a possible revocation of China’s permanent normal trade relations status. Additionally, reports arose Thursday that the Chinese are questioning the crew members regarding alleged violations of international law.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori announced that he would resign yesterday. The announcement had been expected for some time as Japan has gone through a series of scandals during Mori’s term and has been experiencing record unemployment and economic troubles. Though Mori has set no date for his resignation, his Liberal Democratic Party will elect a new leader later this month, who will likely succeed the Prime Minister.

Two Palestinians were injured yesterday after Israeli helicopters attacked two Palestinian police stations in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya. The bombings were in response to Palestinian mortar attacks on Jewish settlements in the Gaza area. They were the second Israeli offensive this week, following Tuesday’s attacks on Palestinian outposts in retaliation for the injury of a 10-month old Israeli boy and his mother.

2) Campus events

Today:

“Health, Housing and the Struggle for Citizenship in San Francisco’s Chinatown”
Genevieve Ching-wen Lee ’96 Annual Memorial Lecture
by Nayan Bhupendra Shah ’88, Associate Professor of History, University of California
San Diego LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

“The War in Sierra Leone” Panel Discussion
Scheuer Room – Kohlberg, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Film: “Glengarry Glen Ross”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

Film: “Charlie’s Angels”
Kirby Lecture Hall in Martin, 7:30 p.m.

Grapevine Hosts the Columbia Kingsmen in a Joint A capella Concert
Mephistos Lounge – Willets, 8:00 p.m.

North Indian Classical Music Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

SAO Teahouse
Food and refreshments, open mic, poetry slam
with performances by 16 Feet, Joe Makin, Dan Schwartz, Leaya Lee and many others.
Intercultural Center, 8:00 p.m.

“Bash: Latter-Day Plays”
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:

“The Trials of Brother Jero” and “Jero’s Metamorphosis”
Two Short Plays by Nigerean Playwright Wole Soyinka. Directed by Tsiri Agbenyega and Emily
Tancredi-Brice.
Pearson-Hall Theatre – LPAC, 1:00 p.m.

Ruach Passover Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Anime Club Showing
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Film: “Time Code”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 & 10:00 p.m.

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

“Bash: Latter-Day Plays”
Olde Club, 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.

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

Orchestra 2001 Concert
James Freeman, conductor.
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Golf notches first victory of the season

The men’s golf team held on to defeat the University of the Sciences Philadelphia yesterday, 364-430, despite being somewhat disoriented and bewildered by the sun (an element they’ve not yet seen and/or dealt with thus far this season). Leading the way were James Dolan ’02, with an 84, Doug Kneeland ’02, who shot an 89, Ben Wiles ’03 with a 90, Ken Kim (ask Ken if you want to know his score), and (the Gazette’s very own) Jeff Heckelman, who finished with a 102. The team is now 1-1. They will travel to Lancaster, PA for a tournament on Monday.

2) Women’s lacrosse rolls over Cedar Crest

The women’s lacrosse team dispatched Cedar Crest yesterday afternoon 12-3, after establishing a 9-0 lead at halftime. Katie Tarr ’02 led the Garnet with four goals and two assists while Mavis Biss ’02 netted a hat trick. Also standing out in the victory were Natania Kremer ’01, who had a goal and two assists, and Kristin English ’01 with a goal and an assist. The team now is 4-3 overall.

3) IM basketball scores

Competitive:

Alums 74
Young Bucks 51

Landsharks win by forfeit

Non-Competitive:

Big Gay Buggers 44
DU Pigroast 37

Mad Monkeys 42
Team 3 38

Jelly Donut 55
Mothership Connection 37

The Wahooligans 27
Hey Hey Hey 18

4) World sports roundup

Chris DiMarco, playing in his first Masters, shot a 7-under 65 in the first round yesterday to lead the field. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, gunning for his fourth consecutive major championship, was five strokes back after the first day of competition.

Wang Zhizhi, signed yesterday by the Dallas Mavericks, made his NBA debut last night in the Mavs’ 108-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Zhizhi, who is the first Asian-born player in NBA history, notched six points and three rebounds, including the score that put the Mavs over the century mark, earning the Dallas fans free chalupas in a team promotion.

The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 1-0 yesterday, to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 1995. Mike Mussina pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings to get the win in his Yankee’s debut.

5) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Today:

Men’s tennis vs. Trinity, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Track and field vs. Johns Hopkins, 12:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Western Maryland, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Gettysburg, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s rugby vs. The College of New Jersey, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s tennis at Dickinson, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse at Haverford, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday:

Men’s tennis vs. Rochester, 11:00 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz