June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

Stories from the June 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff editorial: New relationship

On many occasions, The Hatchet sympathizes with the concerns of Foggy Bottom residents regarding University expansion. This is often offset, however, when a small group of residents lodge complaints that border on absurdity and serve no purpose other than to negatively affect student life. The recent fight between the University and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission […]

Judge orders halt to underage drinking arrests

Metropolitan Police officers have been temporarily prevented from arresting underage drinkers after a District judge last month ordered a halt to the practice. The injunction means that underage drinking in the city has been temporarily deemed a civil offense, and MPD officers can only mete out punishments such as fines and community service to people […]

Staff editorial: A civil offense

In January, this page argued in favor of a lawsuit brought by several District college students claiming that a 1997 statute relegates underage drinking to a civil offense and not a criminal offense. While the outcome of this lawsuit is not yet certain, the judge presiding over the case recently issued an injunction prohibiting the […]

Men’s basketball notebook

Rice signs with GW Add Maureece Rice to the list of talented players GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has recruited over the past three years. Hobbs confirmed this week that the highly touted Rice will attend GW in the fall on a basketball scholarship. At Strawberry Mansion High School, the 6-foot, 215-pound guard […]

GW in Brief

AP mistakenly identifies Iraqi leader as GW alumnus The Associated Press goofed last week when it falsely reported that the newly appointed Iraqi president is a GW alumnus. An AP story filed on Monday reported that Ghazi al-Yawar, who was chosen by Iraqi officials last week to lead the terror-stricken nation, graduated with a master’s […]

Alum runs for House seat

Lisa Marie Cheney, a GW alumnae and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 8th District of Virginia, said the diversity of her education led her into politics. Cheney, who completed her undergraduate work at GW in 1988, received 66 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. In the November general election, she will […]

Column: India’s election surprise

The result of India’s most recent democratic exercise has political pundits still wiping the egg off their faces. In one of the most dramatic political upsets in India’s post-Independence history, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ruling coalition was handed an embarrassing defeat by the Congress Party led by Sonia Gandhi – widow of former Indian […]

Column: The energy paradox

Sometimes we Americans can be such hypocrites. I could not help eavesdropping on the conversations of fellow moviegoers while we funneled out of the theater after a showing of the summer blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow.” I initially was encouraged that the movie – while employing a lot of fictional science – caused some individuals […]

President Bush, veterans dedicate WWII Memorial

As the U.S. Navy band belted out the final notes of the national anthem May 29, eyes turned skyward to watch jets thunder overhead during the World War II Memorial dedication. On Memorial Day Weekend, organizers officially opened the latest addition to the National Mall – a bronze and granite tribute to the men and […]