June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

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

Women’s basketball notebook

WNBA teams waive Oha, Joens Former GW women’s basketball players Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens were both cut by their respective WNBA teams May 19. The Connecticut Sun selected Oha with the No. 24 pick in the draft and the New York Liberty picked Joens with the No. 30 selection, but neither player made final […]

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 […]