July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

Stories from the July 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brown finishes last of 76ers hopefuls

SirValiant Brown sat the bench again Sunday after playing his most minutes for the Philidelphia 76ers in the Shaw’s Summer League and scoring his only basket Friday. The former GW guard finished league play as the rookie team’s least productive player. Brown followed his best showing Friday – one basket in 14 minutes – with […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student proposes legislation to Congress

Students who are too young to vote or feel they do not have a voice in politics would be heard if legislation proposed by GW sophomore Samuel Kelner passes Congress. The Samuel Kelner Commission on Youth Authorization Act, which was referred to a House subcommittee in June, would create a panel of eight student appointees […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Killer confesses to GW murder

Police arrested a Massachusetts man Tuesday afternoon in connection with the murder of GW student Jonathan Rizzo and two other unrelated killings. Gary L. Sampson, 41, confessed to stabbing Rizzo to death after turning himself in to police during a failed house burglary. Police said Rizzo had stopped on the side of the road Friday […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby testifies to owning two guns

GW basketball player Attila Cosby said in testimony Wednesday he might have misled police and lawyers to believe he did not own a gun last year because there was none in his possession. In direct examination Cosby said he bought two guns, in 1999 and 2000, but gave them away to his mother and girlfriend’s […]

Movies 8-10 to 8-16

AMC Union Station 9 Washington DC The Princess Diaries (G) – SDDS Fri 8-10, Sat 8-11 – (11:50 2:00 2:40 4:50) 5:20 7:30 8:00 10:10 10:40 12:50 Sun 8-12 – (11:50 2:00 2:40 4:50) 5:20 7:30 8:00 10:10 10:30 12:40 Mon 8-13 to Thu 8-16 – (12:05 2:15 2:40 4:50) 5:20 7:30 8:00 10:10 10:30 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brown awaits 76ers first cut

Former GW guard SirValiant Brown will soon find out if he is closer to realizing his NBA dreams. As he battles 19 players for a spot on the Philadelphia 76ers rookie free agent squad, team officials said they like what they see out of Brown. “He’s quick and he really knows how to play,” 76ers’ […]

Alexandria apothecary shop is just outside D.C.

When Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart found Colonel Robert E. Lee at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop on Oct. 17, 1859, he ordered Lee to suppress the insurrection of John Brown at Harper’s Ferry. First Lady Martha Washington sent several notes to the Apothecary Shop to have her medicines and herbs sent to her. One written in 1802 […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Judge to rule on Cosby case Tuesday

Judge Neal E. Kravitz will decide GW basketball player Attila Cosby’s fate on nine misdemeanor counts Tuesday. Cosby faces a maximum of four-and-a-half years in prison if convicted of all charges. Attorneys completed closing arguments Thursday, after three weeks of testimony from family members, experts and other witnesses. The trial, which began June 25, has […]

A.I. not very intelligent

The only thing A.I. (Warner Bros.) is missing is heart. All the other ingredients — snappy dialogue, convincing acting, interesting characters, special effects — are there. Spielberg’s latest fails to offer more than simple intrigue, as moviegoers found themselves walking out before the credits started rolling in its D.C. premiere. It is difficult to understand […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cosby convicted of seven charges

GW basketball player Attila Cosby Tuesday was convicted of seven misdemeanor charges stemming from a May 2000 incident with an alleged prostitute. Judge Neal E. Kravitz convicted Cosby of all charges but two — one charge of sexual abuse and a theft charge. Cosby was taken into custody and will be held without bond until […]