January 2, 2002

Stories from the January 2, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Enron execs knew of financial troubles, says letter

Posted 10:20 p.m. Jan. 16 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE Washington Bureau (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Enron executives were aware of their company’s financial problems and of falsified accounting records three months before they filed for bankruptcy, according to a letter released this week by a congressional committee. Top Enron officials are also under investigation for […]

Amnesty International, others criticize U.S. human rights report

Posted 3:21 p.m. March 11 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – China and Russia lead the world in human rights violations, according to the State Department’s Human Rights Report for 2001. The annual report was released last week, amid allegations of bias and favoritism toward U.S. allies. “The worldwide promotion of human […]

Students claim anti-drug ads are ineffective, waste of money

Posted 4:18 p.m. Feb. 25 by Mira Katz U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student activists are furious over a new “misleading and offensive” White House ad that draws a link between recreational drug users and terrorism. The $130 million ad campaign portrays terrorists purchasing weapons and bomb materials with illegal drug money from young […]

Sept. 11 photo project travels to D.C.

Posted 8:41 p.m. April 8 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A traveling exhibit of photographs that depict scenes from the terrorists’ attacks of Sept. 11 ended a month-long stay at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., last week. The Sept. 11 Photo Project, the official name of the exhibit, is […]

Walker Lindh Faces Life in Prison

Posted 8:07 p.m. Jan. 22 By Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American man captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in November was formally charged with three federal crimes, the Justice Department announced last week. John Walker Lindh was charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, providing material support and resources […]

Report shows minority business majors dropping

Posted 5:37 p.m. Feb. 25 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Minorities earned significantly fewer undergraduate business degrees in the 1990s than previous decades, according to a report released this month by the Diversity Pipeline Alliance. This disparity will have disastrous effects on companies, the report warned, when normal hiring resumes after […]

Israeli transportation minister discusses daily life during war

Posted 3:57 p.m. April 10 by Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Dr. Ephraim Sneh, Israeli Minister of Transportation, spoke to a group of more than 100 students at George Washington University this week. Topics included the current crisis in the Middle East, the past and present efforts to reach peace, and daily […]

Voters for Choice concert held in Washington

Posted 8:18 p.m. Jan. 22 By Jamie Meltzer U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., was filled to capacity Saturday night for “Voters for Choice,” a pro-choice concert. The concert featured musical appearances by Joe Henry, John Popper, Bruce Hornsby and Ani DiFranco. Henry, a songwriter for an array of artists […]

Pentagon renovation begins to repair effects of 9/11

Posted 3:48 p.m. April 10 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Seven months after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon knocking out an entire portion of the building, the renovation process is well underway. Often overshadowed in the media by the cleanup at ground zero in New York City, the […]