March 25, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 57

Stories from the March 25, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Even convicted sex offenders have rights

LEXINGTON, Ky. – While most of us were celebrating during spring break, ABC’s “Nightline” broadcast a two-part special on the life of Jonathan Hawes. He is a convicted child molester who was paroled after spending five years in prison. The issue of child molestation may not seem an integral part of a college community, but […]

The international community continues to forget about Africa

Because the world is anxiously awaiting the possible escalation of the ongoing Kosovo conflict, most of U.S. foreign policy and media attention is devoted to that part of the world. Unfortunately, as a result, another equally crucial region is left devoid of any international or U.S. attention, even as the events taking shape there threaten […]

Hidden treasure – Staff editorial

Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria has been a Washington landmark for more than 70 years. Its clientele has included everyone from members of Congress to members of the underclass. It serves up pie and chicken and a lot more – area residents are as loyal to the local cafeteria as Seinfeld and his friends were to Monk’s. […]

Like a bad dream – Staff editorial

The end is finally in sight. Hallelujah! If you have been paying any sort of attention to campus goings-on (and if you care), you know the protracted election season will finally end Thursday. You will no longer be deluged with posters, palm cards and other various pieces of campaign literature. You can return to the […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennisC-crewG-gymnastics (DH)-doubleheader*at Temple Thursday: B vs. Coppin St.-3 p.m. Friday: MT vs. W. Va.-3 p.m. Saturday: B at Va. Tech (DH)-noonMT vs. Duquesne-3 p.m.WT at Mt. St. Mary’s-9:30 a.m.G at A-10 Champ.-TBA*C-at Rochester/Cornell-8 a.m. Sunday: B at Va. Tech-1 p.m.

Colonials beat Patriots, lose to Navy on the road

The GW baseball team split its last two games, losing on the road to the U.S. Naval Academy Wednesday and defeating George Mason University Tuesday. The Colonials also picked up a win by forfeit when the College of William & Mary refused to play a game at Barcroft Field last Wednesday. According to NCAA rules, […]

Sports Brief

Rogers, Mescheriakov named to all-star team The National Association of Basketball Coaches selected Shawnta Rogers and Yegor Mescheriakov to play in the NABC All-Star Game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Tampa, Fla. Rogers and Mescheriakov will represent the east squad under University of Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith. Teammates on the east team include guards […]

Faithful patrons look for ways to save Sholl’s

There’s a saying at Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria: “It’s where the senators come to slum and the homeless come to splurge.” One visit to the 71-year-old D.C. landmark proves that sentiment rings true. The customers are a diverse lot: senior citizens and college students, members of the House of Representatives and homeless people, former presidents and […]

Xavier-GW made NCAAs OK

Just hearing the announcer call Albert Roma a “gangly guy” made the disaster against Indiana University a little easier to take. Knowing Shawnta Rogers was getting the national publicity he so rightfully deserved also made it slightly better. And if you lasted until the end of the game, seeing Bobby Knight put his hands on […]

Rape victim continues civil suit

Jessica Smithers says no matter how often she talks about the night she was raped in October 1995, it spurs strong emotions. “I have had to discuss it on so many instances, and it still hasn’t gotten easier,” she said. Smithers, who transferred to GW in 1997, was a freshman at Boston University when she […]