January 18, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 39

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

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 […]

Machiavelli’s classic lives on at GW

It has recently come to my attention that a certain university president is planning a revision of that classic text for city-state rulers, iron-fisted diplomats and Republican presidential hopefuls. Yes, I’m talking about Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. Using my super-sleuth powers, I was able to obtain an advance copy of the revision. Here are some […]

GW at St. Joe’s preview

GW men’s basketball (6-9, 0-2 in Atlantic 10) at St. Joseph’s (6-7, 1-3) Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse (3,200), Philadelphia TV: None Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on Internet at Broadcast.com) Campus Radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22, available on Internet at www.gwradio.com)All-time series: SJU leads 21-17 (1932-present) All-time […]

Stars and barred — staff editorial

South Carolina has come under fire for continuing to fly the Confederate battle flag over its statehouse, making it the last Southern state to fly the Stars and Bars. Defenders of the flag say it represents the state’s heritage, while opponents argue that it is South Carolina’s very heritage they are fighting. South Carolina’s heritage […]

Sports Briefs

Gymnastics drops opener The Colonial women lost to North Carolina State University Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. Despite a strong night for sophomore Devin McCalla, GW lost 192.400-189.550. McCalla finished second in the all-around. Colonials lose at Maryland The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped meets to Maryland Saturday at College Park. […]

King: I’m playing.

Junior guard Mike King, who missed six games because of an injury to his right shoulder, said after Monday’s practice, in which he participated, that he will play Wednesday at St. Joseph’s. It’s up to him (whether he plays), Coach Tom Penders said. In the last four to five days, he’s really been feeling better. […]

Upcoming games

Tuesday: no games scheduled Wednesday: MBBall at St. Joseph’s – 7 p.m. Thursday: WBBall at Dayton – 7 p.m. Friday: no games scheduled

In with the new for GW hoops

Never a dull moment. It’s the only thing that’s been consistent in this heart-racing, heartbreaking 1999-2000 GW men’s basketball season. Game after game has been filled with exciting talent, drama, emotion and, more often than not, some of the wildest swings of momentum anyone could ever ask for. But with the conference season just underway, […]


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