U-Wire Archive – Fall 2001 (Oct-Dec)

BRIEF: Web site offers look at campus crime<!– –>
Posted 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13
? George Washington U. students react to suicide bombings in Israel<!– –>
Posted 5:50 p.m. Dec. 12
American man captured among Taliban soldiers<!– –>
Posted 2:15 p.m. Dec. 8
? Liverpool mourns loss of Harrison<!– –>
Posted 2:15 p.m. Dec. 8
Virginia governor’s race atypical<!– –>
Posted 4:15 p.m. Dec. 3
? Holiday shopping off to slow start<!– –>
Posted 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30
Supreme Court looks at high school drug testing<!– –>
Posted 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30
? Number of women behind bars in Britain up 20 percent<!– –>
Posted 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30
COLUMN: Robbing Peter to pay Paul<!– –>
Posted 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30
? Feds can investigate doctors for assisted suicides<!– –>
Posted 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19
International briefs: British special forces play key role in N. Alliance success<!– –>
Posted 1:00 p.m. Nov. 15
? Campaigns don’t maximize Internet use<!– –>
Posted 1:00 p.m. Nov. 15
CD REVIEW: McCartney’s ‘Driving Rain’ is mixed bag<!– –>
Posted 1:00 p.m. Nov. 15

MANCHESTER, England – It is impossible to listen to a Paul McCartney album and not compare it to his earlier work with the Beatles. With a catalogue including “Yesterday,” “Get Back,” and “Blackbird” it is difficult not to. It is a fact that dogged both McCartney and John Lennon throughout their solo careers, and fair or not, it is still the first reaction I had when hearing McCartney’s new offering Driving Rain.

Driving Rain is a worthwhile addition to any fan’s collection and with the addition of David Kahne the album brings the recently domestic Macca sound a fresh edge.

? Cell phone ban hits N.Y. drivers<!– –>
Posted 1:00 p.m. Nov. 15
D.C. tourism shaky after attacks<!– –>
Posted 6:20 p.m. Nov. 2

Ratan Barun is a taxi driver in Washington, D.C., but these days, he is considering a different line of work. With as few as five fares a day, Barun said his income has been hard hit by the sudden drop in tourism after Sept. 11.

He thinks it will be some time before people feel comfortable returning to Washington.

“If something is broken it takes a long time to fix,” he said. “It just happened and nobody is ready.”

? U.S to launch troops in southern Afghanistan in search of al Qaeda members<!– –>
Posted 5:41 p.m. Oct. 31

Close to two weeks ago, the United States announced it would deploy elite ground troops in Southern Afghanistan, adding a new and significant dimension on the war against terrorism by partially shifting its focus to a land-based campaign.

The Pentagon said the special operations forces would gather intelligence and help to identify places where al Qaeda members may be hiding.

Interns anticipate getting back to work on Capitol Hill<!– –>
Posted 6:55 p.m. Oct. 29

Unfazed by the new dangers of bioterrorism, determined students working as interns on Capitol Hill said they eagerly anticipate returning to their offices this week.

Because of the security sweeps conducted by health and law enforcement authorities, many students have been out of work for weeks.

? Anthrax keeps postal workers on edge<!– –>
Posted 6:55 p.m. Oct. 29

Relatives and coworkers buried two postal workers over the weekend who died last week from inhalation anthrax as thousands of their coworkers were tested for the disease and given precautionary antibiotics.

Thomas L. Morris Jr. and Joseph Curseen, the two employees who died, worked in the Brentwood Road Post Office, the main postal facility that processes mail bound for Washington, D.C.

British government: Marijuana not arrestable crime<!– –>
Posted 4:35 p.m. Oct. 29

MANCHESTER, England – Marijuana will be reclassified by the British government so that possession of the drug will no longer be an arrestable offense, Home Secretary David Blunkett announced Tuesday.

The drug will now be classified as a class C drug rather than a class B drug. Other class C drugs include steroids and anti-depressants.

“Cannabis would remain a controlled drug and using it a criminal offense,” said Blunkett. “It would not detract from the simple message that all drugs are harmful and that no one should take drugs.”

? Dating abuse most common form of student violence
Posted 4:35 p.m. Oct. 29
Dating abuse is the most common form of violence on campus today, according to the Feminist Majority Foundation, a group focusing on domestic violence awareness during the month of October.

One in three women are victims of dating abuse, not including cases of sexual abuse according to the foundation. On Oct. 17, the group held a forum at George Washington University to open a dialogue about what they consider to be a vast number of college students who are in abusive relationships.

International Desk: Anthrax scare hits Europe<!– –>
Posted 8:10 p.m. Oct. 17

MANCHESTER, England – British fears of a possible terrorist attack with the lethal anthrax bacteria increased Monday when Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s office received a letter containing the deadly agent.

As American officials sealed off portions of the Hart Senate office building on Capitol Hill, Anthrax scares hit around the globe.

In Britain, Rochester Cathedral in Kent was sealed by police when a suspicious package and white powder were reported. Nearby, Canterbury Cathedral fell victim to a similar scare one day earlier.

? A Traveler’s Diary: Morocco is Mediterranean treasure<!– –>
RABAT, Morocco — From the window of an Air France 737 over Morocco’s capital, it’s hard to tell where the suburbs end and the race of date and fig trees begins.

Here in Rabat, fig trees reach the desert first. There, the spindly date trees make their last stand before a few brave ones trail off into what looks like an endless dirt field. It’s hard to call them groves because their edges are jagged. They lack the vibrant patchwork of green and yellow French fields, many of which I passed en route to Morocco from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Narrow roads that look cloudy and dusty, even from this far above, zigzag through them. Black, roundish tents group in clumps along the roadside.

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