February 12, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

With late fouls, GW loses control of game

The GW women’s basketball team relinquished its hold of first place in the Atlantic 10 with a loss to Temple Friday night. The Colonials entered the game just percentage points ahead of No. 13 Xavier (21-2, 11-1 A-10). GW responded with a 63-58 win, squeaking past St. Joe’s after giving up an 18-point second-half run, […]

Web Column: Deconstructing Cupid

Did you ever notice how Valentine’s Day can be the best and worst holiday on the calendar? Well I did. If you have a significant other, Valentine’s Day falls under the “best” category. However, if you are single, read on. The anticipation of Valentine’s Day has heightened the level of Public Displays of Affection (PDA). […]

VALENTINE’S DAY GUIDE: Paolo’s appeals to varied tastes

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about a small quiet restaurant filled with couples forced to engage in awkward conversations, with prices that drain the wallet. Paolo’s restaurant in Georgetown offers the perfect alternative to make the holiday fun with a date or a group of friends. The California-style Italian restaurant offers a variety […]

Water Polo drops opener

The GW women’s water polo team dropped a tight match to Bucknell University 8-7 Saturday evening at the Smith Center in the Colonials’ season opener. The women dominated Bucknell in the first half, breaking out to a 5-1 lead. The Colonials scored one more and entered the second half with a 6-2 lead. But Bucknell […]

Bush inaugurates office for faith-based initiatives

By Sarah Lechner U-WIRE Washington Bureau February 12, 2001 President George W. Bush signed an executive order Jan. 29, creating the first religiously affiliated office in the White House. The plan is intended to help faith-based and local charity organizations provide federal funding to communities in need. While his plan will also give more federal […]


You want to buy your loved one a Valentine’s Day present but you have no idea what to get. So you figure you will take advantage of the opportunities modern technology has to offer, double-click on Netscape and search Yahoo for “Valentine’s Day Presents.” What you find is somewhat surprising. After scrolling down past the […]

Upcoming Games

Monday – no games scheduled Tuesday – no games scheduled Wednesday – Men’s basketball at Rhode Island 7 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Bench Penders

After another disappointing display of three-point mania by GW against Temple University, I believe that someone needs to start to apply pressure to or questioning the coaching staff. Tom Penders, upon his arrival to GW, was a high profile coach with a winning background. How is this possible? I have yet to see a consistent […]


So you’re on a dinner date in Georgetown and the infamous flower guy approaches you with a stash of wilted, day-past-ripe roses. He looks at you, then at your date, and he smirks back at you. It seems to me you have three choices: A) Take the fall, and cough up the money – and […]

Tenants fight GW takeover

Columbia Plaza residents are seeking to enlist the help of attorneys to demand more details about a mostly shrouded agreement between building management and GW, saying the University’s recent inclusion of the complex in its housing lottery is the first sign of a complete takeover. Members of the Columbia Plaza Tenants’ Association said they will […]