September 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 10

Stories from the September 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Anthrax keeps postal workers on edge

Posted 6:55 p.m. Oct. 29 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau Relatives and coworkers buried two postal workers over the weekend who died last week from inhalation anthrax as thousands of their coworkers were tested for the disease and given precautionary antibiotics. Thomas L. Morris Jr. and Joseph Curseen, the two employees who died, […]

Volleyball remains winless through road trip

The GW volleyball team failed to win a match at this weekend’s Pacific Women’s Volleyball Tournament in Stockton, Calif., stretching the team’s winless streak to six matches. But the Colonials (0-6) showed promise by winning their first game of the year, a 30-21 defeat of Northwestern University (3-2) in game one Saturday. The Wildcats won […]

The Charlatans prove there’s life after Brit-pop

The Charlatans U.K., The Wonderland – three out of five Hatchets Despite many successes in their native England and across Europe, The Charlatans remain virtually unknown in the United States. The addition of “U.K.” to their name serves the practical purpose of avoiding lawsuits from the defunct 1960s group who possesses rights to the name […]

International Desk: Anthrax scare hits Europe

Posted 8:10 p.m. Oct. 17 By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau MANCHESTER, England – British fears of a possible terrorist attack with the lethal anthrax bacteria increased Monday when Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle’s office received a letter containing the deadly agent. As American officials sealed off portions of the Hart Senate office building on […]

American man captured among Taliban soldiers

Posted 2:15 p.m. Dec. 8 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau A man claiming to be an American citizen and believed to be a Taliban soldier was taken into custody by U.S. Special Forces following a prison riot near the Afghanistan town of Mazar-e-Sharif this week. John Phillip Walker Lindh, a 20-year-old who refers […]

Library receives financial boost

Gelman library now has some more means to meet their library improvement needs. University Librarian Jack Siggins said a budget $1 million larger than last year enabled him to improve the book, periodical and database collections at Gelman Library and Eckles Library at the Mount Vernon Campus. Siggins said the extra money also allowed for […]

GW reflects on Rizzo’s life

The glow of candles and classic rock ‘n’ roll filled the Quad Friday as friends of Jonathan Rizzo joined to remember their friend and celebrate his life. Rizzo, a sophomore who was murdered last July, was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. John Williams, the fraternity’s grand master of ceremonies and pledge educator, organized […]

Critics skeptical of Senate-mandated security measures in airports

Posted 10:00 p.m. Oct. 22 By Jason J. Safdi? U-WIRE Washington Bureau In a rare demonstration of bipartisan solidarity, the Senate Oct. 11 unanimously passed legislation strengthening the safety of the country’s air transport system. It would require strengthened cockpit doors, put armed federal marshals on most flights and allow pilots to arm themselves with […]

George Washington U. students react to suicide bombings in Israel

Posted 5:50 p.m. Dec. 12 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE Washington Bureau Israel recently bombed Palestinian complexes in an effort to eradicate terrorism. Though this fighting is taking place halfway around the world, many American residents feel the effects of the violence. On Dec. 2, a suicide bomber boarded a bus and killed fifteen passengers in […]