April 12, 1999

Volume 95, Issue 62

Stories from the April 12, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

What I would do with $200 million

Tuesday night I won $50 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. At the time, I thought it was great, but now I realize I probably used up all my lottery luck for the rest of my life. Because that same night, to my surprise, I did not win the $200 million jackpot in the “Big Game” […]

GW honors minority women

Latinas Promoviendo Communidad organized the first GW Minority Women’s Week to celebrate minority women’s achievements and highlight their issues. “We wanted to unify the minority women on campus and work with other women to see how we related to each other’s cultures,” said junior Katherine Weil, LPC public relations chair. The activities, which began April […]

Students and fertility clinics – Staff editorial

Ads for fertility clinics are popping up in college newspapers across the nation, including this one. Students are specifically targeted because they are generally healthy and easily enticed by the money that many fertility clinics offer for donations. Egg and sperm donation is a lucrative business in the baby-making industry. Egg donors can earn up […]

Melissa, the Web’s virtual virus

(U-WIRE) LINCOLN, Neb. – Back in 1992, the Melissa virus would have passed by mostly unnoticed except by a handful of people concerned with computers and some members of the media trying to get America to care. Don’t laugh and pass it off as impossible, because it happened, more or less. In 1992, in the […]

Metro misery – Staff editorial

Last week was pure misery for anyone who depends on Metro to get to work, school or home. Unexplained delays, an increase in train breakdowns, restless crowds on the platforms and train conductors who repeatedly hit the breaks during commutes have pushed Metro riders to the edge. Last week, the problems reached a breaking point; […]

Temple, GW split A-10 doubleheader

After losing to Towson University Thursday, the GW baseball team traveled to Philadelphia this weekend for a three-game series against the Temple Owls. The Colonials (19-16) split an doubleheader with the Owls (13-16-1) Saturday, but Sunday’s game was canceled because of rain and rescheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m. “In the first game, we just […]

How to save a D.C. landmark

It is an unusual place. In its 75 years of business, Sholl’s Cafeteria has served food to both politicians and the homeless. As it faces the real possibility of closing its doors for good, an opportunity arises for the Student Association to save itself from its dismal year and prove it can be an effective […]

Mayor Giuliani’s failures and oversight cause NYPD’s blues

(U-WIRE) SAN DIEGO – In the wake of the murder indictments of four of New York City’s finest, the nation’s largest police department and the city’s top officials are experiencing a wave of public resentment and protests. Their outrage is justified. The indictments of the four white police officers came after they fired 41 shots […]

Colonials take third at A-10 Tournament

The GW golf team made a run at the Atlantic 10 Championship during the first two days of the tournament, but the Colonials fell short Sunday and took third place at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa. GW finished with a final score of 911 (47-over), 17 strokes behind A-10 champion Rhode Island (894, 30-over). […]

Upcoming Games

B-baseballMT-men’s tennisWT-women’s tennis Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: WT vs. Temple-2 p.m.B at UMBC-3 p.m. Wednesday: B vs. Navy-3 p.m.MT at Georgetown-3 p.m. Thursday: WT at Georgetown-3 p.m.