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Editorial: Mayor has ‘gay’ old time pointing fingers
As the Sept. 11 recall election looms ever nearer, Tempe mayor Neil Giuliano looks like he’s beginning to panic.Last week, his campaign, “Neighbors for Neil,” sent out hundreds of postcards showing a picture of a screaming white man

Editorial: Mayor has ‘gay’ old time pointing fingers
As the Sept. 11 recall election looms ever nearer, Tempe mayor Neil Giuliano looks like he’s beginning to panic.Last week, his campaign, “Neighbors for Neil,” sent out hundreds of postcards showing a picture of a screaming white man

Column: The right reparations: America’s underclass deserves a fair chance
Although it’s not yet a real piece of legislation, it serves as an alternative idea if the reparations issue is not resolved. It would be called the Fairness in Educational Resource Reparations Act.

Column: Bush warms Cold War with missile shield
History is repeating itself. Our nation’s leaders are setting the stage for yet another arms race and yet another cold war. Violations of the already tenuous and never ratified Nuclear Test Ban Treaty are in the works as senior officials in the White House make comments that such tests may become necessary to determine the effectiveness of some newly developed weapons.

Column: Be ‘picky’ when choosing mushrooms
When you mention mushrooms to most people, the qualities that come to mind are taste or texture. We think of them as a simple ingredient. What we don’t think about is who picked them.

Peace Department would make world a better place
Humanity has made some great strides in the technology and efficiency of war, but it's time to make strides in world peace, too.

ASU struggles through opener
The Sun Devil women's volleyball team began the season going 1-3 at the 12th annual Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge on Friday and Saturday, struggling against a strong field that included a pair of preseason top 25 squads.

Leddy becoming leading lady of Sun Devil volleyball team
ASU junior middle blocker Julia Leddy is a player known for improving over the course of her collegiate volleyball career. That's why she didn't raise many eyebrows while having a stellar performance at last weekend's Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge. But ASU (1-3) still managed to drop three of four matches, even though Leddy averaged 3.17 kills (57 total) per game with a .398 hitting percentage.

Sun Devil soccer opens with 2 wins
Four words can sum up the opening weekend of the 2001 ASU women’s soccer season: So far, so good.Opening the season at the Baylor Labor Day Classic in Waco, Texas, ASU got off on the right foot, defeating Baylor 3-0 on Friday followed by a 6-0 romp of LaSalle University on Sunday afternoon

Bonds a big jerk; but the big hitter is baseball’s best
Former Sun Devil All-American Barry Bonds will undoubtedly go down in baseball history as one of the biggest jerks of all time.

After week off, ASU recouped, ready for opener
Due to a scheduling conflict that eliminated a possible opening-day game against Oklahoma, the Sun Devil football team started the 2001 season with a bye week, something that may have an impact on Saturday’s season opener against San Diego State.

ASASU bill seeks dismissal of representative to ASA
A bill asking for the dismissal of Associated Students of ASU Senator Oubai Shahbandar as representative to the Arizona Students' Association was introduced Tuesday.

ASA director visits to quell concerns
Ongoing conflicts between the Arizona Students’ Association and the Associated Students of ASU are close to being resolved after ASA’s executive director Maceo Brown attended Tuesday’s Senate meeting.

FAA delays stadium decision to seek public input
The Federal Aviation Administration postponed its decision Tuesday to review the $334 million Cardinals' stadium in order to determine if the newly proposed location will affect airport traffic.

Former ASU professor, mentor remembered
Even on his deathbed, former ASU photojournalism professor Frank P. Hoy’s face lit up when he talked about pictures. Former students, family, and friends gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate his life at the Church of the Resurrection in Tempe. Hoy died Friday at his Tempe home following a long battle with diabetes. He was 65.

DUI arrests soar over weekend
There were 925 DUI arrests made statewide this Labor Day weekend despite message boards on freeways across the state reminding drivers of the new DUI law, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

'Neighbors for Neil' criticize opponent's campaign tactics
In a continuing effort to gain support for Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano in the recall election, “Neighbors for Neil,” the political committee supporting the mayor, sent out hundreds of postcards to residents, condemning his opponents’ campaign tactics.

Sorority Rush underway, Fraternities prepare
While ASU Sororities have already begun Fall Rush, Fraternities are preparing for their kickoff on Sunday.

Cinema Park aims to heal
Cinema Park, a new health food store at Ash Avenue and University Drive, is hoping to continue their tradition of helping people in the community live healthier lives.

ASU student jewel in the crown of Fiesta Bowl
ASU broadcasting junior Shannon Brown was crowned the 2001 Fiesta Bowl Queen Friday night at a lavish gala fit for, well, her.

CD reviews: 14 Iced Bears, In the Beginning
You no longer have to scour Ebay for those early, long-out-of-print 14 Iced Bears 7's. Slumberland has compiled them on CD, along with eight previously unreleased BBC session tracks, some live cuts and demos.

CD reviews: Jamiroquai, A Funk Odessey
Jamiroquai is set to release its fifth album Sept.11, and it’s everything you’d expect it to be. The band isn’t going to win any new fans with this release, but anyone who can name one of it’s songs or dug the “Virtual Insanity” video — think moving floor — will find themselves tapping a toe.

Lifestyles: Beat dorm doldrums with room makeover
Dorm life: It can be the foundation of your best college memories or a nightmare that continues for five years. There are some fun items to decorate with that will make your dorm room a great place to come home to.

Othello remake weaves tangled web of plot
Based on the Shakespearean play Othello, O moves the classic tale from the battlefield to the basketball court, using a modern setting and language.

Film Review: Funny ‘Bubble Boy’ still blows
The fast-paced flick, rated PG-13 for crude, sexual humor, follows Jimmy Livingston (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he races across the country to stop his true love from wedding her evil fiance.

Theater arts: Pop opera comes to Gammage
ASU’s Gammage Auditorium is hosting Disney’s off-Broadway production of Aida. Once an opera, Aida has been transformed by composers Elton John and Tim Rice into a pop musical complete with two princesses and the solider for whom they both yearn.

Thrift Score
For those not yet initiated into the world of thrift stores and vintage shops, SPM has done the legwork for you.

Theater arts: ‘L.A. Numb’ energizes director, cast
For this job above all others, Jennifer Linde, director of L.A. Numb, has forced herself to break free from the quietude and distance people place between themselves and life, said Dustin Goltz, L.A. Numb author and ASU graduate.

Score a strike with stylish bowling shoes
Teens and young adult men are the most common offenders of bowling shoe theft, Wilson said.

Opinion cafe: SPM gives funk lessons free of charge, embarrassment
There are good ways and bad ways to get in touch with your funkiness. Good way: reading SPM. Bad way: taking funk aerobics at the Student Recreation Complex.

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