July 13, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 5

Stories from the July 13, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Journalistic lapses – Staff Editorial

It has been a rough summer for the journalism business. Each week brings with it a new media scandal – falsification of sources and quotes, gathering information through illegal means or completely false stories. Each new scandal only pushes journalism’s tattered reputation further into the gutter. A rundown of the past several months: Stephen Glass […]

The difficulty with history’s truths

(U-WIRE) EAST LANSING, Mich. – To avoid controversy, a Grand Rapids museum recently agreed to leave out an important part of history in a World War I exhibit. The Gerald R. Ford Museum pulled a painting by Adolf Hitler from its exhibit, “The Great War: World War I and the American Century,” after a message […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled Friday: no games scheduled Saturday: no games scheduled Sunday: no games scheduled

Baseball should be for the fans, not for the profit margin

Much of my childhood was spent learning the history of the New York Yankees. I spent many great evenings at Yankee Stadium, where my father and I learned more about each other on those blue wood seats than any other place on Earth. There, he instilled in me the values of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle […]

Abraham’s professional career has taken twists and turns

The last time the WNBA’s Detroit Shock played the Washington Mystics at the MCI Center June 21 former GW basketball star Tajama Abraham was not on the roster. But Abraham, who had been waived by the Shock June 10 and re-signed June 22, was with the team Saturday when the Mystics defeated Detroit 78-53 at […]

Up, Up and Away

A member of the High Impact Squad entertains fans during halftime of the Washington Mystics game Saturday July 11 with a display of aerial artistry.

Classifieds [7/13/98]

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Sigma Chi suspended for hosting CI party

GW suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity last week for holding a party during Colonial Inauguration in violation of University policy, GW administrators said. Sigma Chi’s GW chapter received a one-year suspension, during which it will be not be recognized by the University as an “on-campus” fraternity. The chapter still is awaiting word from its international […]

Reagan National could service West Coast

GW students from the West Coast may soon be able to fly home from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport instead of departing from two other D.C. area airports that are farther from the city. Legislation approved Thursday by the Senate Commerce Committee could add 24 new takeoff and landing slots between 7 a.m. and 9:59 […]

Peres calls for Mideast peace

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, a major player in the Middle East peace process, addressed the prospects for peace in the region when he accepted the GW President’s Medal last month. The Nobel Peace Prize winner discussed the contentious situation between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in his speech at the June 26 […]