February 6, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 45

Stories from the February 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Not the king, not quite the Almighty; it’s THE LORD OF THE DANCE

Contrary to popular belief, “Lord of the Dance” is not about a tap-off between Frodo and Gandalf for the Middle Earth jig championship. Rather, “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance” is a world-famous Irish folk dance show. You may remember the show from its reference on “Friends” as the phenomenon that scares the “be-Jesus” out […]

Court denies GW

A federal appeals court issued a decision Tuesday to reestablish zoning restrictions that may leave GW housing and plans for a new business school building in limbo. A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed a zoning order that requires GW to house 70 percent of fulltime undergraduate students, […]

BAR BELLE: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

Rumba Cafe Where: 2443 18th St. Cover: We’ll get to that in a moment Dress: A flamenco costume works well Carded: At the table “I hope they don’t find out I’m Jewish,” I thought as I stepped through the plastic tarp that acts as the entrance way to Adams Morgan’s Rumba Caf?. Let’s call the […]

Bill may empower UPD

D.C. City Council is considering a bill that would potentially grant University Police unprecedented authority in making arrests on public spaces within the campus boundaries. The new measure could affect students by allowing more crimes to be kept within the University justice system. The “Campus Police Force Cooperative Act 2002,” currently in the City Council […]

This weekend at GW

Exhibitions Viscom Art Show Dimock Gallery in Lisner Auditorium is hosting an exhibit of graphic art by senior fine arts students concentrating in visual communication. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Auditions Forbidden Planet Productions Forbidden Planet Productions is having auditions for Neil Simon’s “The Star-Spangled Girl,” directed […]

INTERVIEW: Just a boy from Texas. An interview with Matthew McConaughey

In his new romantic comedy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Matthew McConaughey plays a slick, urbane super-hunk entangled in a haven’t-we-seen-these-antics-in-another-(bad) movie-before relationship with co-star Kate Hudson. But don’t mistake McConaughey’s character for his true self: McConaughey is more Texas cowboy than city sophisticate, and more bent on “just livin’” than laboring […]

Hispanics top list of U.S. minorities

Posted 11:30 p.m. Feb. 6 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Hispanics are now the largest minority group in America, according to Census Bureau figures released in late January. The Hispanic population, which reached 37 million in July 2001, has surpassed the country’s African-American population, which remains at 36 million people. With the U.S. population […]

D.C. steps up to the plate

Now the District is batting again, and the count appears to be in its favor. The Montreal Expos are relocating for sure, and D.C. is one of three finalists. The city is close, but can it finally come through? Last week, six District representatives flew to New York to meet with Major League Baseball’s Relocation […]

BREAKING NEWS: Government to raise terror alert level

Posted 11:35 a.m. Feb. 7 by Zeb Eckert U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief The nation’s terror alert system will be raised to orange this afternoon, the highest threat level in nearly a year, the Associated Press is reporting. The announcement will be made at a 12:30 p.m. news conference with Attorney General John Aschcroft and Homeland […]