April 9, 1998

Volume 94, Issue 35

Stories from the April 9, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Player-coach relations pose problem, two seniors say

Few outsiders could point to serious problems with the GW men’s basketball program. All one has to do is look at the facts. The Colonials finished with a record of 24-9, one of the best seasons in school history. The team received its highest-ever seed (ninth) in this year’s NCAA Tournament. And despite a first-round […]

Omar Ashmawy

Omar Ashmawy tells his story like he has no idea how extraordinary it is. He weaves the tale slowly, carefully choosing the words that will make it all fit together. It’s not a simple story, but it has a simple beginning, and Ashmawy uses simple words to tell it. “My mother was born in Italy. […]

House approves credit union growth

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week that allows credit unions to expand their memberships, effectively invalidating a Supreme Court ruling last month that prevented the financial institutions from appealing to a broad clientele. The legislation could quell concerns that the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union no longer will be able to […]

Ryan, Cage finally make Hollywood angel story work

Angels-and-afterlife movies abound in Hollywood today, but City of Angels (Warner Brothers) offers a slightly different take, along with a powerful love story. The basic plot is the typical guy meets girl, guy falls in love with girl and guy drops everything for girl. Seth (Nicolas Cage, Face Off) is a renegade angel on duty […]

D.C. schools ax Barry hiring plan

GW still is entertaining the idea of offering Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry a professorship, despite the Consortium of Universities’ decision Tuesday not to sponsor him for the position, The Washington Post reported. The consortium, an affiliation of 12 area universities and colleges, said its bylaws gave it “no mechanism” to appoint a professor. Individual […]

Eating french fries with Denis Learywith Denis Leary

On screen, Denis Leary is a fast-talking, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed, hitman-type character who would shoot just about anyone. In his new movie, Suicide Kings (Live Entertainment), Leary lives up to this image, but sitting down to talk with him reveals a different side. Sharing french fries with Leary at Planet Hollywood may sound intimidating, but within […]

Trial team captures accolades

A year after it racked up an 0-8 record, the GW mock trial team returned with a vengeance, earning the designation “best new team” in a national competition last weekend. The GW team posted a 5-3 record this season, which qualified it to debate among more than 60 teams at Drake University in Des Moines, […]

Suicide Kings, choppy scenes confuse audience

Christopher Walken (Excess Baggage) as a former Mafia kingpin and Denis Leary (Wag the Dog) as a hitman comprise a great cast, but Suicide Kings (Live Entertainment) has too many flashbacks and choppy scenes to keep the audience’s attention. Even though the dialogue is clever, and at times hilarious, Suicide Kings has trouble flowing and […]

Groups demand SA funding equity

Leaders of campus student groups appealed to next year’s Student Association officials this week for a fairer and more flexible system of student group allocations. “(The current process) is just too hard,” said Paige Normand, president of the GW Taekwondo club. “I realize there are internal controls, but it makes people afraid of (the process).” […]