March 30, 2000

Volume 96, Issue 52

Stories from the March 30, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

April may bring two more recruits for Penders’ class

The spring signing period is two weeks away, and men’s basketball Coach Tom Penders said he hopes to sign up to two players in the spring period, which lasts from April 12 to May 15. We’d like to sign at least one, and maybe two, he said from his home Wednesday before departing Thursday for […]

Sports Briefs

Brown finishes second in scoring There have been freshmen in men’s college basketball with higher scoring averages, but no freshman in the history of the game had ever led the nation in scoring. The race for the 1999-2000 scoring title went down to the final game, but GW freshman guard SirValiant Brown ended up on […]

Murphy to head young Hatchet staff in the coming year

The GW Hatchet editorial board elected Richard Murphy, current editorial editor, as its editor in chief for the 2000-2001 school year. Murphy was born in West New York, N.J., and grew up in Mount Pocono, Pa. He is a history major with a minor in human services. Murphy must be confirmed by the Hatchet’s Board […]

Colonial crews ready for opener

The well-prepared Colonial crew is about to begin its 2000 spring season. The crew teams have been training since August and will face their first competition beginning Saturday, when the men’s team travels to the Rochester Institute of Technology and the women’s team heads to Cornell University. The women’s team, led by Megan Doyle, Deb […]

Doctors offer advice about heart disease

Jackson Muamba, a 17-year-old basketball player from northern New Jersey, died of a heart attack on the court a few years ago. Recently, Brad Merriman, a 15-year-old basketball player from Indiana collapsed and died during practice. Autopsies later revealed that these young people suffered heart attacks, a rarity for youths. But the American Medical Association […]

Upcoming Games

Thursday- no games scheduled Friday- XCountry at Duke Invitational Saturday- Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure (DH)-12 p.m. Gymnastics at Regional Six (Athens, Ga.)-6 p.m. XCountry at Duke InvitationalMCrew at RITWCrew at CornellWTennis vs. Rutgers-1 p.m. Sunday- Baseball vs. St. Bonaventure-12 p.m. WTennis at Howard-1 p.m. Golf vs. Maryland at GW Invitational-7:30 a.m.

Placing blame — staff editorial

National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston spoke at Georgetown University Wednesday, voicing opposition to sensible gun control measures. Laws that would require background checks on gun buyers and require gun manufacturers to include safety locks on all models would undoubtedly save lives, but Heston and the NRA refuse to budge. Heston contends that the recent […]

Construction conundrum — staff editorial

The University should have warned students about construction to the H Street entrance area of the Marvin Center. The purpose of the construction, to install an elevator that will make the H Street entrance handicapped-accessible in compliance with the American Disabilities Act, is certainly important. But the changes raise new concerns as J Street seating […]