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Cancellation of fee ends fireworks controversy

The president of Zambelli Internationale Fireworks said Friday no charges will be incurred for a contract canceled by former Student Association President Phil Meisner and Cat Sadler, current Joint Committee of Faculty and Students co-chair.

The termination of the $810 cancellation fee ends a three-month fiasco between members of the SA, Student and Academic Support Services and the firework company.

Fireworks ordered by Meisner and Sadler were returned to a warehouse after SASS officials turned down the idea of a fireworks display during a movie on the Quad.

George Zambelli, president of Zambelli Internationale Fireworks, said he will not bill anyone for the cost of packaging and return shipping of the fireworks.

Zambelli Internationale Fireworks has no plans to do a fireworks display at GW, Zambelli said.

ANC-2A commends Student Association

An advisory board for Foggy Bottom passed a resolution to commend GW’s Student Association for community service efforts at a Jan. 19 meeting.

The resolution, passed with a 4-1-1 vote by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A, highlights an SA initiative to clean neighborhood streets around Foggy Bottom. The SA has coordinated the Foggy Bottom Cleanup, a biannual collaboration between students and community members, since the program’s introduction in 1995.

ANC-2A recognizes the service that the Student Association of (GW) provides to our neighborhood and encourages them to continue to work for the betterment of our community, according to the resolution.

Commissioner Richard Sheehey, a 1995 GW graduate, proposed the resolution to recognize that students positively contribute to their surrounding neighborhood, according to an ANC-2A press release.

Commissioners Sheehey, Richard Price, Barbara Spillinger and GW student and Commissioner Steven Mandelbaum supported the resolution. Maria Tyler cast the only dissenting vote.

-Russ Rizzo

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