July 9, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 5

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

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 […]

George W. should lead dialogue on alcohol

Most students are aware of the legal troubles of Jenna and Barbara Bush, the daughters of President George W. Bush, who are also college students. The twins were both charged with alcohol offenses when Jenna was caught using a fake ID and Barbara was found in possession of alcohol as a minor at a popular […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Judge jails Cosby until sentence hearing

A D.C. Superior court judge Tuesday convicted GW basketball player Attila Cosby of seven misdemeanor charges for sexually assaulting an alleged prostitute with a broomstick at gunpoint in May 2000. Cosby was led from the court in handcuffs by U.S. marshals and will be held without bond until his sentencing hearing Sept. 10. He faces […]


“U.S. finds DNA match” (June 27) incorrectly identified GW basketball player Attila Cosby’s godmother on page 3. The correct spelling of her name is Geneva Couser. “GW creates more housing” (June 27, p. 1), incorrectly reported that GW will convert double rooms to triples in Thurston Hall. University representatives provided The Hatchet with incorrect information. […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brown benched by 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown is sending a message to SirValiant Brown that his time with the 76ers will likely end Sunday after the final game of the Shaw’s Summer League. The former GW guard who went unselected in June’s NBA Draft has seen the least playing time of the 13 players on the […]

Laborers stage protest

About 100 D.C. workers and supporters carried a giant rat through GW’s campus and rallied outside the president’s office June 27 to draw attention to labor practices of a GW building contractor. Miller & Long Co., a Bethesda-based concrete firm GW hired to work on the new Elliott School of International Affairs building, works for […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW student reported missing

A GW student has been reported missing in Massachusetts after police found his car in another state Tuesday. The student, sophomore Jon Rizzo, was last seen at his job Friday, friends said. Rizzo, a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, finished his shift at the Weathervane Restaurant in Plymouth, Mass., and drove to pick up […]