July 8, 2005

Stories from the July 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB UPDATE: St. Mary’s smoking ban meets resistance

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. As the sun began to set on the final day of June, 78-year-old David Sheehan sat alone on a bench outside St. Mary’s Court. Sheehan quietly dragged on his cigarette when a loud voice interrupted his smoke break: “It’s the last day! It’s your last one!” a fellow resident […]

WEB UPDATE: Column: CNN is missing the point

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Just a few years ago, the word “blog” was known only to those on the cutting edge of technology, or in other words, a bunch of computer nerds with the desire to chronicle their existence in glorified electronic diaries. In no time, however, like most technologies that start out […]

WEB UPDATE: Letter to the Editor: Praise the NBA

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. The new NBA rule that goes into effect in 2006 requiring players entering the draft to be 19 and over and one year removed high school, highlighted in the June 28 Web posting “Before the Draft, A Day of Reflection & Relaxation,” protects young athletes from making foolish career […]

WEB UPDATE: District getting closer to smoking ban

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. The District will follow New York City’s lead by banning smoking in restaurants and bars if its City Council passes recently introduced legislation. City Council members are considering at least two separate bills that aim to ban or restrict smoking in D.C. restaurants and bars. They predict that some […]

WEB UPDATE: Atlantic 10 announces preseason soccer teams

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. Following their A-10 championship season, the GW men’s soccer team placed two players on the All-Conference team while the incoming freshman class earned one spot on the All-Rookie team. Rising seniors Frank Ambrosio and Ben Mortimer were the Colonials’ only two players named to the team. Ambrosio played in […]

WEB UPDATE: The boys of spring try to become the boys of summer

Posted Friday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. For the vast majority of GW baseball players, the conclusion of the Atlantic 10 tournament marks the end of their baseball playing careers. A very select few are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to follow their dreams of playing professional baseball. The most notable of the bunch is […]

WEB UPDATE: SMPA to renew stagnated search for director

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 11:01 p.m. University officials will conduct a new search for a School of Media and Public Affairs director after neither of two finalists for the position were selected. GW administrators were set to choose between media personality Marvin Kalb and Robert Entman, an author and professor of communications at North Carolina […]

WEB UPDATE: Metro riders could be subject to random bag searches

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 8:16 p.m. Metro officials are looking into the feasibility of random bag searches in response to attacks this month on London’s subway system, Polly Hannon, chief of Metro Police, said Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill. Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Hanson said Metro officials are “very interested in […]