December 3, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 33

Stories from the December 3, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Resident killed in blaze

A bedroom fire in an F Street townhouse left one local woman dead and one firefighter injured early Sunday morning. Vera Kunsak, 92, known as the “pigeon lady” to some students, was presumed dead on arrival at about 1:15 a.m., said Kevin Stuart, a D.C. firefighter who responded to the scene. The causes of the […]

Events promote AIDS awareness on campus

About 50 GW students took advantage of free HIV testing in the Marvin Center Saturday, as the rest of campus wrapped up a week of events to increase awareness about the disease. Campus groups commemorated AIDS Awareness Week, which included World AIDS Day Dec. 2, with 11 events including a date auction and panels with […]

Backstage with Jason Navarro of The Suicide Machines

Drunken banter fills the hall. The audience cheers as dinner arrives. The guys from Bigwig prep like this every night before the show. Pipes, concrete, and pure unrestrained madness backstage at D.C.’s own Black Cat. The end of the hall and then its into The Suicide Machines’ dressing room. No signs, no grand entrance, just […]

MPD busts bars, liquor stores

Reporting lowered sales because of a year-old police initiative to crack down on underage drinking in the city, local bar and liquor store owners are considering new policies and warning students to obey the law. MPD spent $88,000 in federal grant money to launch the D.C. Campus Alcohol Reduction Effort last December, said Lt. Patrick […]

A New Day, A New War: Empty chairs at empty tables

There are 290 empty red cushioned chairs at Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria, a restaurant seating 300. Rows of broccoli, mounds of meatloaf and lines of blueberry pie sit untouched on the long serving counter. On a good day hundreds of students would be chatting loudly and grabbing food. The only sound heard there today is the […]

Manouch appeals to GW to save business

Popular hot dog vendor Manouchehr Nava said he is feeling extra pressure from Metropolitan Police lately to shut down by 1:30 a.m. Nava, known to most students as “Manouch,” said MPD gave him two weeks to stop selling food outside Tower Records late at night. Although D.C. regulations prohibit food vendors to operate after 1:30 […]

A New Day, A New War: America fights back

When President George W. Bush debated former Vice President Al Gore on national television last year, he promised his foreign policy would avoid nation building – constructing a government with people who may or may not want assistance. Two months following the opening of U.S.-led strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, it appears he has […]

Researchers map new gene

GW medical researchers mapped a new gene called BP1 last month that has been linked to leukemia and may contribute to breast cancer. The findings, published in the science journal Gene, will lead to further research and possible long-term treatments, University medical staff members said. If extra BP1 is proven to cause breast cancer, doctors […]