Carolyn Polinsky

Al Queda tape prompts terror alert

Posted 6:15 p.m. Feb. 21 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau Osama bin Laden called upon all Muslims to fight against a U.S. led attack on Iraq, in a 16-minute address broadcast on the Al-Jazeera television network Feb 11. A second audiotape surfaced later in the week, in which a voice purported to be that […]

FDA approves rapid HIV test

Posted 9:12 p.m. Feb. 4 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE Washington Bureau President George W. Bush announced Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a rapid HIV test outside of clinical laboratories, making it possible for the 20-minute test to potentially be allowed in doctor’s offices, clinics and community-based organizations. The […]

Voters pick and choose higher education measures

Posted 6:20 p.m. Nov. 10 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Fifteen states voted on referendums relating to higher education during last Tuesday’s elections which will allow for a variety of new measures affecting colleges and universities to take place across the country. The changes range from additional funding for educational facilities in Alaska […]

Consumers leery of economy, recession possible

Posted 2:32 p.m. Nov. 4 by Carolyn Polinksy U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Consumer confidence numbers fell sharply in October, giving way to fears of a poor turn-out for the holiday shopping season and a future recession. The index measuring how Americans feel about the state of the economy dropped 14.3 points, from 93.7 to 79.4, […]

Sniper suspects in custody, police say

Posted 2:36 p.m. Oct. 25 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Police believe they have caught two men responsible for the Washington, D.C. area sniper attacks that have terrorized residents for the past three weeks and drawn national and international attention. The suspects are John Allen Muhammad, 41, a Persian Gulf War Army veteran […]

D.C. police garner 2nd suit; ACLU claims improper search

Posted 3:24 p.m. Oct. 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties has filed an improper search lawsuit against the Washington, D.C., Police department on behalf of Mitchell Fernandors, a D.C. resident who is accusing police of violating him during a routine body search in which an officer allegedly […]

House to consider Iraq resolution this week

Posted 2:08 p.m. Oct. 7 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A joint resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq was agreed upon last week by President George W. Bush and top House members. The resolution would allow for the president to use the military as he deems necessary in […]

Protests aimed at shutting down D.C.

Posted 11:59 a.m. Sept. 27 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–In a church meeting room decorated with colorful paintings, children’s handprints and paintings of flower, trees, snowmen and the sun, political activists met on Thursday night-many dressed in dirty black sweatshirts and green combat pants- and discussed ways in which to shut down […]

Congressional leaders take it to the court

Posted 9:04 p.m. Sept. 21 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–Members of Congress battled pressure from special-interest groups and won 57-40 this week, at the 4th annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Game. “Paying off refs and hoping they’ll get special treatment” was the tactic lawmakers used against lobbyists to win the charity event […]

Students call for new drug laws

Students from 50 colleges said the war on drugs failed at the first annual Student Leaders in Drug Policy and Justice Conference held at GW this weekend. The GW Chapter of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy sponsored the event, which drew more than 200 students to the Marvin Center Ballroom. The event featured workshops […]