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'Madness' draws hundreds of fans to Hartford to revel in Tigers' win

HARTFORD, Conn. ? Whoever said last night's match-up pitted uptight, stuffy Ivy League bookworms against carefree, wild Las Vegas gamblers certainly was not watching our fans.Shedding sleeping bags and tents in favor of orange face paint and fuzzy wigs, the entire town of Carmodyville, plus several dozen students who obtained tickets through other means, moved their brand of "March Madness" inside the Hartford Civic Center for yesterday's NCAA basketball game against UNLV.With the Tigers' student section chanting "Caesar's Palace," "sit down, you suck," and "Coach Bayno, why don't you put your showgirls in?" the UNLV players and coaching staff were constantly barraged.

NEWS | 03/12/1998

Author Prejean speaks out against capital punishment

"In the discipline of a prison, people can change. And with love, people can change." This was the message delivered by Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book "Dead Man Walking," last night in her speech criticizing the practice of capital punishment.At a time when just about every Princeton student was glued to his or her television watching the men's basketball team trounce UNLV, Prejean was able to attract a large crowd of University students and townspeople to fill the University Chapel to near-capacity.Prejean, co-screenwriter of the film based on her book, has visited inmates on death row for over a decade.

NEWS | 03/12/1998

Library initiates project to unify book catalogs for entire 'shelf-list'

Freshmen and sophomores who will be working on their independent work in two years will benefit from a unified library catalog, a project that began March 9."This is something that had to be done to bring the library into the 20th century and eventually into the 21st," Provost Jeremiah Ostriker said.The library card catalog is currently divided into two systems: post-1980 titles in the Online Catalog and pre-1980 titles in the card catalog, which have been scanned into bitmap images.

NEWS | 03/12/1998

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Audionet to provide live coverage of Tiger basketball over Internet

For alumni across the country, listening to Princeton athletics just got much cheaper.In recent years, listeners have been able to hear radio broadcasts of Tiger sports events by calling Teamline at a cost of more than $40 for a two-hour game.For today's NCAA tournament game in Hartford, however, Teamline will have high-tech competition ? from the Internet.The University has finalized arrangements with Audionet, a Dallas-based company, to broadcast today's first-round contest over the Internet, according to Associate Director of Athletics Kurt Kehl.Listeners will need to download RealAudio Player or Microsoft NetShow on to their computers to hear the game.

NEWS | 03/11/1998

Double Take

In the student center, Princetonians assiduously smooth tin foil over the lids of their sodas. In Chancellor Green, others slip Snapples up their sleeves.

NEWS | 03/11/1998