October 7, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 19

Stories from the October 7, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Gaining no ground — staff editorial

When GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called protests against the new, state-of-the-art GW Hospital a “non-issue” at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, he was right. Foggy Bottom residents need to accept the fact that a new GW Hospital will be built. Instead of demanding unrealistic concessions, Foggy Bottom residents should be pragmatic about their appeals to […]

Rockcity.com’s interactive twentysomething show swings into GW for a day

Put six strangers together for a seven-week trip and what happens? No, it’s not the latest show on MTV, it’s a new interactive show presented on the Internet called “Rockcity Limits.” And the cast members of the cyber-adventure visited GW Wednesday. Hollywood producer Hunt Lowry and his partner John Kennedy are establishing a new and […]

Delivery discrimination — staff editorial

Residents of Q Street SW – a predominantly African-American neighborhood – have filed suit against Domino’s Pizza for refusing to deliver pizza to their doors. Instead, residents must come outside to pay for their pizza. Given the relatively low crime rate of the area, the residents of Q Street SW have a right to seek […]

Editorial misses the point

The Hatchet’s editorial “Dung Happens” (Oct. 4, p. 4) completely missed the boat on what the First Amendment stands for. The government “shall make no law.abridging the freedom of speech (or expression)” the First Amendment tells us. In his recent battle with the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mayor Giuliani is not trying to censor and […]

Golf aces tourney

The GW golf team won the 11th Annual St. Bonaventure-Leo Keenan Invitational at Bartlett Country Club in Olean, N.Y., Monday, marking the program’s first tournament win since the Rutgers Invitational in April, 1996. After finishing play Monday, the Colonials fired a team score of 607 (299-308) over the 36-hole event to run away from the […]

All that Jazz

Close your eyes for a moment, and you can almost imagine yourself in a smoky Georgetown jazz club, emerged in the depths of musical expression. Now open your eyes, and you will find yourself in the basement of the Academic Center on a Friday afternoon, amid the swirling sounds of the GW music department’s weekly […]

Midnight Madness set for Friday night

In just a matter of days, the last basketball season of this millennium will tip off in gymnasiums across America. And in basketball-mad Foggy Bottom, Friday, Oct. 15 will be no different. For the second-straight year, Colonials hoops will kick off with “Midnight Madness,” and this edition promises to be an unprecedented extravaganza for GW […]

The Limey proves to be mediocre with flaws and high points

3 hatchets Everything in The Limey (Artisan Entertainment) is presented up-front. There are no surprises. You get exactly what you think you’re going to get. Using a tight, bare-bones script and an excellent score, Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight) directs the tale of a man with one name, Wilson (Terrence Stamp, Bowfinger). Wilson is out […]

Words of wisdom from the 172nd-best columnist in America

Let me save you a few bucks. In fact, I’ll save you all those hours you would have spent watching basketball this year. There’s quite a few of those preseason college basketball previews hitting the stands now. Never mind that teams haven’t even started practicing, or that no magazine has yet to figure out that […]

Bortz to leave GW for Virginia college

GW Vice President for Administrative and Information Services Walter Bortz will leave GW to become president of Hampden-Sydney College at the end of this academic year. Barbara Porter, GW’s director of Public Affairs, said an official announcement will be made Thursday. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said Bortz’s departure is sad, but his time has […]