October 19, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 21

Stories from the October 19, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Groups follow campaigns

GW politicos hit the road last weekend to advocate their parties’ platforms and boost support for candidates in Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Thirty-seven members of GW Students for Nader joined 15,000 Green Party supporters in Madison Square Garden in New York Oct. 13 for a rally headlined by several celebrities and Ralph Nader. The […]

Texas record shows Bush backs patients

The latest attacks by Al Gore on Governor George W. Bush’s healthcare plans are wrong, and students should know the truth about Bush’s healthcare proposals. On the issue of Medicare, Bush’s plan is to provide total coverage for all low-income seniors. Under the current Medicare program, many seniors have to choose between eating and prescriptions, […]

Spike Lee talks about his new joint Bamboozled with The Hatchet

If nothing else, Spike Lee is a prodigious filmmaker, releasing at least one or two movies each year. His summer offering, Kings of Comedy, was a script-free filming of four popular black comedians’ standup performances. With his latest film, Bamboozled, Lee has switched from immortalizing one facet of black comedy to harshly criticizing another – […]

Missouri governor, GW alumnus dies

Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan died Monday night in a plane crash near Hillsboro, Mo., 25 miles southwest of St. Louis. Carnahan graduated from GW in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business communications, said Robert Moll, director of communications at the School of Business and Public Management. The governor’s wife, Jean Carnahan, was […]

Recycling woes befall GW

Ridiculous. In my two and a half semesters here, that word has come to represent everything at this school, from campus lockdowns to Subway saying we’re out of bread, after they ask me what kind of sandwich I want. The ridiculousness never ends. Last semester, I came to find out that GW does about a […]

3 Wise Men

Originally Published 10/19/00 Kokopooli’s Location: 2305 18th St. NWID: 18 to enter, 21 to drink Last Thursday night the Three Wise Men headed to Kokopooli’s, a pool hall/bar near Adams Morgan. The walk took about 15 minutes, but was well worth the effort. Inside, the place is a what you would expect of a pool […]

GW bans halogen lamps

The University has banned halogen lamps in residence halls because the lights present a fire hazard. The Community Living and Learning Center announced a new rule Oct. 12 that prohibits the lamps. Halogen lamps can start fires if they are knocked over because they use bulbs that emit more heat than most light bulbs, making […]

Yankees, Mets set for Subway Series

For the first time since 1956, the baseball world will focus all its attention on New York City as the Yankees and Mets compete for the 2000 World Series that begins Saturday night from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The highly intriguing match-up became a reality Tuesday night when the Yankees won their third consecutive […]

Book Of Shadows is no Blair Witch

In a few rare cases, sequels are able to recapture the success of their predecessors by advancing the plot and turning a good movie into a classic series. But sequels are a risk because a bad sequel can immediately tear at a director’s credibility and cause the series to be ridiculed. Director Joe Berlinger and […]

New group sponsors Battle of the Classes

Seniors will battle freshmen as GW classes face off at the first-annual Battle of the Classes Saturday afternoon on the Quad. The event is sponsored by the Class Council, a student group formed to promote class unity. Each class has its own council, although the Class of 2004 has not elected its officers. Battle of […]