January 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 38

Stories from the January 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The Colonial Boosters

In the world of college athletics, boosters and referees have one thing in common – the less media attention they receive, the happier everyone stays. And since there have been no scandals or investigations surrounding the men and women who give money to GW athletics, they tend to remain out of sight. But confusing that […]

Moby Dick House of Kabob

Moby Dick House of Kabob 1070 31st St. N.W. 202-333-4400 www.MobysOnline.com Just accept that you are going to feel stupid. You have no chance. Like a foreigner in McDonalds, you will have to use the picture menu to order your meal. That is, if you aren’t from the Middle East. The menu is in Persian, […]

Senate committee investigates Muslim charities

Posted 1:53pm January 26 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Following over two years of investigations by federal agencies into ties with terrorist organizations, the Senate Finance Committee has asked the Internal Revenue Service to turn over confidential tax and financial records as well as donor lists for several tax-exempt Muslim charities and foundations including […]

Snow causes class cancellation

Posted Jan. 26, 6:25 a.m.– University officials canceled Monday classes after a snowstorm hit D.C. Sunday night and blanketed the campus in powder. The storm triggred a declaration of a city-wide emergency and closure of D.C. public schools. Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations, said officials debated whether to close school since snow began […]

GW in Brief

Something Corporate to play at GW WRGW will host the alternative band Something Corporate for its 75th Anniversary in February. The band will play in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Feb. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster later this week. The up-and-coming California band is described by the […]

Bush gives last State of the Union before election

Posted 1:55pm January 26 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau In his election year State of the Union address, President George W. Bush tried to convince Americans of his successes over the past three years in the war on terror and the economy, while planting seeds for his own re-election campaign in 2004. Bush spent […]

Friends remember Mendez’s life

When students from GW’s tight-knit Latino community returned to D.C. earlier this month, they knew one of their friends, freshman Daniel M?ndez, would not be there. M?ndez, 19, a native of Panama, died Christmas Eve in a car accident on a Panama City highway. To mark the one-month anniversary of M?ndez’s death, more than 60 […]

Battle of the Sexes

Question: I made out with this guy, off and on, for about two months. Then he started getting clingy, and I decided we should break it off. I told him I didn’t think we should see each other anymore, but he won’t leave me alone. I’m starting to feel uncomfortable. How do I get him […]

Democrats Debate in New Hampshire

Posted 11:43pm January 28 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau At the Koonz Auditorium at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, the remaining Democratic candidates reunited last week after Senator John Kerry’s crushing defeat of his peers in Iowa. On this issue of war, Kerry and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., defended their vote to […]

Bush outlines new space initiative

Posted 1:44pm January 26 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On October 26th, 2000, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that before 2005 a robotically manned mission to Mars will have been successfully deployed. And indeed, just two weeks ago, the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Spirit landed on the surface of the red planet […]