This Week in the News…

Posted: July 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Saturday, July 13, Associated Press Newswires

Crucial Hearings Begin Monday as Lindh Lawyers Try to Suppress His Statements

“Personally, the stakes are high for Lindh since his statements form the backbone of his indictment. ‘If he loses and the statements go in, he’s going to have a very difficult time,’ said Michael O’Neill, a law professor at George Mason University and a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. ‘If Lindh wins (by having the statements suppressed), it all depends on what other information the government has against him.'”

Saturday, July 13, National Public Radio Weekend Edition

Profile: New York City’s Blackout of 1977

James Sparrow, director of the Blackout History Project at George Mason University: “What the blackouts reveal is a suspension of the status quo, a suspension of the ordinary rules of the game and just how thoroughly those rules were intertwined with technology, and in this case particularly electricity.”

Monday, July 15, Chicago Tribune

Boomers Spur Upgrade in Retirement Homes

“‘As they are shopping for their parents, they [Boomers] are having a big influence on this industry,’ said Andrew Carle, an assistant professor at George Mason University in Virginia who heads the country’s first academic program to educate people for work in the assisted-living industry. ‘These changes are being driven by that demographic.’ Carle, who worked in the assisted-living industry for 20 years, said the aging of the Baby Boomers will mean a dramatic increase in demand for assisted-living services…. ‘This is a tidal wave that is going to crash at the door of every American home in the coming years,’ Carle said. ‘We are looking at a 30-year phenomenon.'”

Monday, July 15, Associated Press Newswires

Change in Stock-Option Accounting Could Make Options Rarer

“Most observers don’t believe Coke’s move will launch a widespread change, especially since technology companies–many of them already in precarious health–could see their income statements decimated by expensing stock options. ‘There would be drastic changes in earnings statements,’ said Kenneth Kovach, a professor of human resources management at George Mason University. ‘If they think the tech bubble has burst so far, they haven’t seen anything yet like if they were to make this (accounting) change.'”

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