Friday, November 19, 2004

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, November 19, 2004
Volume 9, Number 55


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy. High of 63.
Whenever I tell anyone that I’m going to be eating Thanksgiving dinner at Sharples for the fourth year in a row, they always feel bad for me at first.

Tonight: 60% chance of showers. Low of 49.
“Where are you from?” they ask, thinking I’m an international student whose home is simply too far away to go for Thanksgiving.

Saturday: Showers. High of 53.
But when I answer, “New York,” they just look shocked.

Sunday: Cloudy. High in the upper 50s.
Clearly they’ve never met my family.

SHARPLES MENU

Lunch: Tortellini di fiesoli, lattice cut fries, spicy Cajun black beans, sausage bar, cheesecake

Dinner: Home style beef stew, cornbread, Mexican lasagna, curried tofu, brussel sprouts, wing bar, fruit pies

Saturday lunch: Eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese souffle, home fries, peanut noodle, bagel bar, cookies

Saturday dinner: Curry chicken, rice pilaf, bean curd with mushrooms, vegetarian shepherd’s pie, nacho bar, marble cake

Sunday brunch: Eggs, bacon or sausage, home fries, creamed chicken and biscuits, fettucini with broccoli, blintz and waffle toast bar, lemon bars

Sunday dinner: Roast pork with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet and sour tempeh, pasta Florentine, pasta bar, blondies

NEWS REPORT

1) Weekend roundup

by Victoria Swisher
Living and Arts Editor

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, folks. With a shortened week, surely you can spare some time this weekend to go into Philly to blow off some steam.

Philadelphia has a quite well-established Italian Market. Get a taste of Italy at Di Bruno Brothers Pronto Restaurant (http://www.dibruno.com/pronto.html). It has affordable prices (if you go to the website, you can print out a 10% off coupon as well) and a wide selection of entrees to satisfy any diner.

After dinner, go to the University City stop on the R3 to roam around. The Bridge movie theater is in the area, so stop by the up-scale movie theater to watch the latest flicks.

Enjoy the weekend everyone, and have a relaxing Thanksgiving Break

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2) World news roundup

* Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), won the unanimous backing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Specter had long sought to become the chairman of the prestigious committee, but many Senate Republicans had tried to prevent his promotion. Sen. Specter is pro-choice, a concern for many Republicans given that President Bush’s supreme court nominations (of which there could be up to 3 during his second term) would have to be confirmed by the Judiciary Committee before they could serve. Many conservative Republicans believe that Specter would block the confirmation of any pro-life judges, a charge Specter denies. Now that the Senator has won the backing of the rest of the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, it is almost certain that he will serve as chair.

* The Clinton Presidential Library opened on Thursday in Little Rock Arkansas. Despite a persistently cold and rainy day, the opening ceremonies drew a crowd of 30,000. Guests included former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, as well as the current President Bush, Sen. John Kerry, and former Vice President Al Gore. President Clinton’s speech was one of optimism, saying “today we’re all red, white and blue” and remarking that he ran for president in 1992 in order to try and bridge the country’s divides.

* UN officials announced on Thursday that poppy cultivation was up to record levels in Afghanistan. Most of the heroin and opium used on the streets of Europe comes from the poppy plant. More than 321,236 acres of land were planted with poppy in 2004, a 64% increase over last year. Due to drought, the cultivation is not yet at an all-time high, but the growth of cultivation still represents a failure for organizations working against international drug-trafficking and Afghan president Hamid Karzai.

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3) Campus events

Friday:

Dash for Cash
Parrish First Floor, 1:00 p.m.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Nadya Mason
Science Center 199, 4:30 p.m.

Wheels of Justice Tour
Science Center 199, 6:30 p.m.

Movie showing: Bad Santa
Science Center 101, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Bang on a Can All-Stars concert
Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Drama Board Fall Show: Things You Shouldn’t Discuss
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

Anime/Manga Club Special OVA Screening: Please Save My Earth
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Poker Night Tournament
Paces, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday:

Contemporary African American Poetry Festival: Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Herman Beavers, and Marilyn Nelson
Reading, reception, and panel discussions
Kohlberg Scheuer Room, 1:30 p.m.

Movie showing: Zapatista
Science Center 199, 7:00 p.m.

Movie showing: Bad Santa
Science Center 101, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m

Swarthmore College Chorus and Chamber Choir
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Drama Board Fall Show: Things You Shouldn’t Discuss
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

Rhythm N Motion Dance Concert
LPAC Mainstage, 8:00 p.m.

Movie showing: Liberty Heights
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Multi N Motion: “Rock Ya Body!”
Paces, 10:00 p.m.

Back to the 70s Party
Phi Psi, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Capoeria
Tarble All Campus Space, 2:00 p.m.

Rhythm N Motion Dance Concert
LPAC Mainstage, 4:00 p.m.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Uri Caine and Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Drama Board Fall Show: Things You Shouldn’t Discuss
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Upcoming contests

Today:
Women’s Basketball hosts Immaculata, 6:00 p.m. (Tip Off Tournament)
Men’s Basketball vs. Connecticut College at Haverford, 6:00 p.m. (Equinox Classic)

Tomorrow:
Badminton in Main Line Doubles Tournament at Bryn Mawr, 9:00 a.m.
Swimming at NYU, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Williams, 3:00 p.m. (Equinox Classic)
Women’s Basketball Tip Off Tournament, 6:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. (Consolation/Championship)

Sunday:
There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.”
–Al Gore

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Sports Editor: Alex Glick
Living and Arts Editor: Victoria Swisher
Features Editor: Alexis Reedy
World News Editor: Roxanne Yaghoubi
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