September 30, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 17

Stories from the September 30, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW student lobbies society, government for foster-care reform

Amy Clay is not your typical college student. The sophomore has spoken on the subject of foster-child welfare reform in front of the American Bar Association, the Center for Children and the Law and the United States Senate, among other places. She also has met President Clinton. A product of the foster system herself, Clay, […]

U.S. Women wrap up week of Smith Center practices

The U.S. Women’s National Basketball Team ended its week of Smith Center practices Wednesday night with a medal ceremony. No one could say that these soon-to-be Olympians are leaving anything to chance. It certainly seems likely that practicing such a moment will prove to be time well spent. Starting Sept. 24, the National Team’s bus […]

Evans urges FBA to lobby mayor

D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) spoke to members of the Foggy Bottom Association Monday about the planned construction of the new GW Hospital. FBA President Ellie Becker announced at the beginning of the meeting that the FBA filed a petition Aug. 20 in the D.C. Court of Appeals protesting the decision by the […]

The 1999 New York Major Example of a Tail Spin

As a special October (Bobby) Valentine’s day approaches in New York, save a nice thought for your favorite Mets fan. Wish him well next year, or if you’re feeling really friendly, buy them season tickets for 2000. Mets fans shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to watch this tremendously talented team choke for a third straight […]

Cable television returns to New Hall after brief absence

Cable television returned to New Hall Tuesday afternoon after a problem with the power supply cut off students’ connections last Thursday evening. “Our process worked, and it worked fairly quickly,” said Christina Huszcza of Student Academic and Support Services’ Technology Communications department. Huszcza said when students began calling ResNet with questions about their cable connections, […]

Sports Briefs

Flaherty signs new contract GW alumnus and catcher John Flaherty (`88) signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Monday. The terms were not disclosed, but Flaherty is being paid $1.28 million this season. In his second season with the Devil Rays, Flaherty is hitting .280 with 71 RBIs and 14 home runs. […]

Engineering lecture focuses on gender

Professor Cheryl Bartholomew from George Mason University told a group of mostly female engineering majors that gender distinctions continue to pervade society, concentrating on the fact that the gender gap in science is increasing. “Forty-five percent of girls take four years of mathematics as compared to 64 percent of boys,” she said. “Women and minorities […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday:No games scheduled Friday: WSoccer at Fordham-4 p.m.MSoccer vs. Fordham-3 p.m.WVball at Va. Tech-7 p.m. Saturday:CCountry at La Salle Invit. (Philadelphia)MWPolo at North-South Competition (Princeton, N.J.) Golf at St. Bonaventure/Keenan Invit. (Olean, N.Y.) Sunday:WSoccer at La Salle-1 p.m.MSoccer vs. La Salle-2 p.m.MWPolo at North-South Competition (Princeton, N.J.) Golf at St. Bonaventure/Keenan Invit.

Deadline approaches for literary magazine Wooden Teeth

GW’s art and literary magazine Wooden Teeth is accepting submissions for its first issue, which will be published in the spring. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 12. The literary magazine proclaims “Submit Yourself” on its posters placed all around campus. Its goal is to “invoke the GW community in art and literature,” Editor in […]

Mystery, Alaska leaves unanswered questions

3 Hatchets Despite great hockey scenes and a convincing cast, Mystery, Alaska (Hollywood Pictures) is more “Northern Exposure” than it is Youngblood. The movie centers on the town of Mystery, Alaska, where hockey is more than a sport – it is a way of life. The importance of the weekly Saturday game, when the best […]