January 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 39

Stories from the January 18, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students remember journalism mentor

The United States was facing the fight of its life at the height of the Vietnam War when GW alumnus Berl Brechner was drafted. But Brechner honed his writing skills, not his military deftness, at GW. That is why former Professor Robert Willson called a friend at the Pentagon. Willson assisted Brechner in getting a […]


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Student volunteers celebrate holiday with day of service

Members of GW’s Neighbors Project joined other AmeriCorps volunteers from District organizations to make the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a day on, not a day off. Fourteen GW volunteers helped dust, garden, paint and replace light bulbs in the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at Ninth and G streets. The day of service was […]

Clinton divulges tax plan

President Bill Clinton presented a $21-billion tax relief plan for low-income families Jan. 12 in GW’s Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. The plan will increase the Earned Income Tax Credit, an initiative launched in 1975 as an incentive for families to stay off welfare. The main idea here is still the old idea of the American […]

GWopoly highlights Welcome Week events

A comedic hypnotist, a casting call for the new GW admissions film and a casino night in the Marvin Center are some of the activities the Student Activities Center promises will MONOPOLYze the lives of GW students this week. As students begin to sharpen their pencils and get back in the groove of waking up […]

Nationally ranked Colonials rolling

The GW women’s basketball team completed a perfect winter break of basketball Sunday, extending its current winning streak to 11 games with an 83-73 victory over Temple at the Smith Center. The now 24th-ranked Colonials were rewarded Monday with a place in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season. There’s a […]

Williams College retains current fees

(U-WIRE) WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Tuition, room and board, and other expenses for the 2000-2001 academic year at Williams College will remain at this year’s level. The board of trustees announced next year’s tuition last week, deciding that the college’s current financial situation made it possible to keep tuition constant, said Jim Kolesar, director of public […]

Public opinion before the New Hampshire primary

Results from a Dartmouth College-Associated Press poll about the presidential race in New Hampshire. Asked of those likely to vote in the Republican primary: Which of the following candidates would you vote for if the New Hampshire Republican primary were being held today? Overall:John McCain, 42% George W. Bush, 33%Steve Forbes, 11% Alan Keyes, 4% […]

Mega-mergers send foreboding message

(U-WIRE) AMES, Iowa – Can you feel the hair rise on the back of your neck? For me, I’ve had that neck tickler going for almost three straight days. The merger of America Online and the Time Warner media conglomerate was announced Monday morning, and anyone even slightly interested in the future of media and […]

Custody clash — staff editorial

Elian Gonzalez, the six-year-old Cuban boy who clung to an inner-tube for two days after watching his mother and 10 others drown during a failed attempt at crossing the Atlantic Ocean, has become a pawn of sensationalized, unscrupulous geopolitics. The boy’s father, Juan Miguel Gonzales, wants his son returned to his custody in Cuba. But […]