January 29, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 17

Stories from the January 29, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gravedigging GW professor wants skeletons out of the closet.

The case reads like a classic whodunit mystery. On May 2, 1972, police discovered the body of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in his Northwest Washington home on 30th Street N.W. On the night stand next to his body lay a biography: Citizen Hoover, a scathing criticism of Hoover’s career. According to a 1973 […]

Opposite sides of the abortion debate

Editor’s note: The woman’s name in this story was changed at her request. Inherited life Jennifer stopped hesitantly at the threshold of the Hillcrest Women’s Surgi-Center in Southeast Washington, composed herself, then made her way into the abortion clinic. It was the Saturday after the 25th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and Jennifer has set […]

Homecoming calls for bar scene fun

Scenario: Everyone is going out for the night, dressed to the nines. How do you prepare to take on the evening full of alcohol and dancing? The first thing you think about is not safety, as everyone knows. But in the bigger picture, it really should be at the top of your list. You’ll be […]

Good times exist beyond drinking

You’ve searched far and wide for your long lost look-alike who just happens to be 21 years old. But alas, no such person exists. Believe it or not, options for fun exist for people under 21. The only thing you definitely need to have a great time is a big group of friends willing to […]


AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 21) This weekend you need to balance fun and work. Figure out now what it means to budget your time so you don’t have to pull an all-nighter down the road. PISCES (Feb. 22-March 21) Tired after a long week’s work – probably not. Work isn’t a word in your vocabulary. Carry […]

GW Hatchet Bar Guide

Originally Published 01/29/98 Bar: Capitol City Brewing CompanyWhere: 1100 New York Ave. N.W.Crowd: Diverse, mostly corporateGetting in: Must be 21Prices: $3.75-$7.00Food: Burgers to pastaDancing: Music onlyPick-ups: Not really for college crowdPluses: Fresh beer, no coverMinuses: Older clienteleA big trend toward local breweries exists for good reason. Capitol City Brewery is one if the best around […]

Entertainment Listings

MOVIES AMC Courthouse 82150 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA(703) 998-4AMC The Boxer (R)Fri.-Sun. 1:30 Wag the Dog (R)Fri.-Sun. 1:00, 5:15, 7:45, 10:00Mon.-Thurs. 5:15, 8:15, 10:30 As Good As It Gets (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30Mon.-Thurs. 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 Deceiver (R)Fri.-Sun. 1:30, 5:30, 8:00, 10:15Mon.-Thurs. 5:15, 7:45, 10:00 Tomorrow Never Dies (PG-13)Fri.-Sun. 10:00Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 Fallen (R)Fri.-Sun. 1:45, […]

SASS plan puts dean next door

After a long day at the office, Jan-Mitchell Sherrill doesn’t face D.C. traffic or the crowded Metro on his way home. The associate dean of GW’s Community Living and Learning Center leaves his office in Fulbright Hall and heads for Francis Scott Key room 102, where he has lived since December. As part of the […]

IRS lightens student tax burden

New guidelines released Jan. 16 by the Internal Revenue Service clear up a provision in the federal tax code that authorizes a tax exemption for students who regularly attend classes at the college or university where they are employed. The long-awaited clarification in federal law means students enrolled at least half time and employed by […]

GWU’s Asian students explore financial options

GW students hard hit by the Asian economic crisis are being offered relief by the University, though some are worried this aid will fall short of their needs. Tuition deferment and employment plans are among options being presented to students. Some Asian students are cutting their living expenses to meet the cost of GW tuition. […]