February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Kerry’s comeback may lead to Oval Office

Posted 11:59pm February 19 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Weeks before the Iowa Caucuses, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was running far behind front-runner Howard Dean. A national poll conducted in mid-January showed him a distant third, with only nine percent of respondents saying they supported him in a crowded field of Democratic Presidential hopefuls. […]

GW students spared in MP3 lawsuits

Although a number of Georgetown University students are facing legal action for downloading music, GW students have not been affected by the recording industry’s crackdown on file sharers, University officials said. The Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group that represents the United States recording industry, has asked several colleges to hold the Internet […]

Theater review: The Perils of War

Bertolt Brecht’s play, “A Man’s a Man,” is not for the passive theatergoer. But then, that was Brecht’s point. The anti-militarist comedy/musical is currently at Arena Stage under the direction of renowned Hungarian director Enik Eszenyi. Brecht is often considered to be one of the most innovative playwrights of the 20th century, dabbling in the […]

Kerry edges out Edwards in Wisconsin, Dean drops

Posted 12:01am February 20 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary brought a narrow victory for presidential hopeful John Kerry, and also signaled the end of one time front-runner Howard Dean’s bid for the White House. Kerry, D-Mass., garnered 40 percent of the vote. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., trailed close behind with […]

Iraq council opposes Bush plans

Posted 11:55pm February 19 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As three more U.S. soldiers and one U.S. civilian lost their lives in Iraq this week, several members of the Iraqi Governing Council said they no longer support President Bush’s plan to select an interim government through caucuses but prefer the council become the sovereign […]

Editorial: Farcical SA endorsements

It is difficult to fathom that the GW College Democrats and the College Republicans are two of the largest and most well-funded groups on campus, given the amateur handling of their endorsement process for Student Association candidates. Each of the past two years, prominent CRs and CDs have secured the endorsement of the other organization. […]

Boxing – is it a man’s world?

“Against the Ropes” (Paramount Pictures) is a film inspired by the story of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing history. Kallen (Meg Ryan), a gutsy, outspoken woman who grew up in a family of all male boxers, has been waiting years for a chance to leave her boring job and exhibit her […]

Column Potential ‘Skull’ conspiracy

Believe it or not, President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry actually have something in common. No, this is not a joke, and this commonality goes beyond their widely known association with the secret “Skulls” society at Yale University. You can call it a concocted “Skull” conspiracy, or just a rare glimmer of sensibility […]

The Bar Belle: Top of the Hill

319 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. Carded: at the door Cover: none Dress: professional attire required Specials: overpriced upscale drinks during happy hour I am currently looking for an apartment somewhere other than Foggy Bottom. Requirements for location include walking distance to the Metro, within three blocks of a good bakery/bagel place and has a neighborhood bar. […]

Column: Wasting what we have

Juxtaposed to exponentially increasing global environmental problems are the recent expeditions by NASA’s twin robot geologists, “Opportunity” and “Spirit,” the Mars Exploration Rovers that have been launched in search of answers about the history of water on Mars. Not only are these $810 million robotic tin cans making an even larger dent in the United […]