Tuesday, September 3, 2002

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
Volume 7, Number 2

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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy, high of 85.
A hamburger walks into a bar…

Tonight: Partly cloudy, near 69.
And asks the bartender for a drink…

Tomorrow: Isolated thunderstorms, high around 85.
“Sorry,” the bartender says, “We don’t serve food here.”

TODAY’S SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Beef stew, cornbread, broccoli-mushroom stir-fry, spinach
crepes,  corn, brussel sprouts, falafel bar, apple cake.

Dinner: Fresh fish, cous cous, bow tie pasta, mushroom medley with spinach,
broccoli, vegetable blend, chicken patty bar, blondies.

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

* According to a BBC report, China has blocked residents from accessing the
popular search engine Google. Use of Google is widespread in China because
it is simple and easy to run searches in Chinese. Beijing officials
occasionally block foreign news sites or force domestic sites to remove or
alter content, but this is the first time they have blocked a search engine.

* Delegates to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg
say they have come to an agreement on renewable energy sources calling upon
countries to “substantially increase” the global share of renewable energy.
The agreement fails to set any target percentages or dates, but is an
important step in reaching a consensus for a final declaration that
delegates hope to sign at the end of the summit on Wednesday.

* A facility that Iraqi officials say the West suspects of being an arms
site was opened to reporters yesterday, continuing Iraq’s campaign to
refute U.S. allegations that Iraq is stockpiling weapons of mass
destruction. Facing the threat of a U.S. military attack, Iraq has said it
would discuss a possible return of United Nations weapons inspectors with
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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2) Campus events

Mathematics/Statistics Colloquium
Kohlberg 116, 4:00 p.m.

Sproul Observatory Open House
Sproul Observatory, 7:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
Women’s soccer vs. Philadelphia Biblical, 4:30 p.m.

Tomorrow:
Men’s Soccer vs. Gwynedd-Mercy, 4.15 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Widener, 4:30 p.m.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

” There are two kinds of people in this world: those who think there are
two kinds of people, and those who are smart enough to know better.”
–Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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Section Editors:  Pei Pei Liu
                          Jeremy Schifeling
Online Editor:     David Bing
News Reporters: Mary Harrison
                          Evelyn Khoo
                          Natacha Pascal
                          Kent Qian
                          Alexis Reedy
                          Chiara Ricciardone
Sportswriters:     Muhsin Abdur-Rahman
                          Shavaugn Lewis
                          Pat Quinn
Photographer:    Casey Reed
World News:      Chiara Ricciardone
Weather Joke:   Sam Berger

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regularly, as news happens. Technical support from the Swarthmore College
Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

Our world news roundup is compiled daily, using a variety of sources, most
notably the Associated Press (www.ap.org),
Reuters (www.reuters.com), CNN
(www.cnn.com), and The New York Times (www.nytimes.com).
Our world sports
roundup is derived mostly from ESPN (www.espn.com).

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