October 23, 1997

Volume 94, Issue 1

Stories from the October 23, 1997 issue of the GW Hatchet.

New landmine treaty is unrealistic

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 1997 Peace Prize jointly to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and its coordinator, Jody Williams Oct. 17. Though the Nobel Committee applauded Williams for starting “a process which in the space of a few years changed a ban on anti-personnel mines from a vision to a feasible […]

Director details porn industry

At age 17, Paul Thomas Anderson wrote the first version of Boogie Nights (New Line Cinema). In the next 10 years, two hours were added to the half-hour original. Inspired by his childhood in the San Fernando Valley, the capital of porn-making, Anderson said he always has wanted to write the backstage story of the […]

Smith set to rewrite GW record book this weekend

Senior Chemar Smith should soon break the all-time points scored record of the GW women’s soccer program as her career and her team’s season comes to a close. With four regular season matches left on the Colonial women’s schedule, Smith needs just one point to become GW’s all-time leading scorer. So far this season, Smith […]

Horoscopes

SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21) The only decent programs on TV are “The Simpsons” and “SportsCenter,” so there’s really no need for you to watch the tube all day long. Get out and do something productive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You need to find a new boyfriend/girlfriend because your relationship is stale. You’ve already met this […]

Upcoming Games

MS-men’s soccerWPwater poloWSwomen’s soccerWVBwomen’s volleyball*Princeton, N.J.**Philadelphia, Pa. Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: WS vs. Xavier3 p.m.MS at Xavier7 p.m. Saturday: WVB at Virginia Tech7 p.m.WP at CWPA Southern Division Playoffs*Crew at Head of the Schuykill8 a.m.** Sunday: WS vs. Dayton1 p.m.MS at Dayton1 p.m.WP at CWPA Southern Division Playoffs*

GW harriers run well, deal with adversity at ECACs

For Coach Jim Hopkins and the GW cross country teams, last Friday was filled with mixed emotions. The high of both the men’s and women’s teams performing well at the ECAC Championships in New York City was cut short when teammate, Sara Johanson, suddenly collapsed during the race and was rushed to the emergency room […]

Swimming and diving starts 1997-98 season

The GW swimming and diving program began its season Sunday when the women’s team defeated Navy by a score of 141-102. The relay teams were supposed to swim in their first races of the season at the Capital Relays Saturday, but the meet fell through when organizers failed to prepare for the event. “It was […]

College football polls punish the good guys

In college football’s era of 60-point blowouts, cream-puff schedules and coaches like Steve Spurrier consistently embarrassing opponents, sportsmanship is a rare trait. Yet when Joe Paterno and Penn State show some class by respecting opponents and not running up the score, the team suffers in the polls. How did the sportswriters and coaches across the […]

D.C. drops drinking charge

The first week at a new school in a new city started out rough for Erin Hatch, a graduate student in GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, when she and two friends were arrested for drinking beer on the front porch of their Dupont Circle home. Almost two months later, things are looking up, after […]

Vikram Chandra

In Vikram Chandra’s earliest memories of his mother, she is scratching out screenplays in the afternoon sunlight. “She’d sit there at the kitchen table for hours with these long sheets of writing paper and a pen,” he says. He sighs, and yanks his eyes from tree branches outside his Academic Center office. “But of course […]