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Pimping America: Bush, Fox partake in ‘screwy’ politics
By now you may realize I am obsessed with sexual imagery. So it shouldn’t surprise you that, when I saw an icon of Mexico and the United States on the front page of Thursday’s Arizona Republic, it looked to me like a semi-erect penis preparing to enter a crotch-like opening where Pensacola would otherwise be. It reminded me of something I’ve been dying to bitch about: something that I call “The Raping of America.”

‘Stupid heads’ cower from Racism Conference
I know that in these politically correct times it’s incredibly easy to piss people off. You can say something innocuous, like, “Little babies are as cute as buttons,” and the Organization to Prevent Defamation of Plastic Fasteners and Little Babies will be on your tail.

Opinion: Language debate only hurts those in need
The great language debate halts progress at the United Nations Conference on Racism while the marginalized groups of the world desperately wait for progress.

SPORTS
It’s time to play football!
Like the 2000 season opener, the Sun Devils begin their 2001 schedule against San Diego State, this time in Tempe. The Sun Devils would like a similar result to last year’s game.

Old 'Cup' brings new fire to rivalry
More than just bragging rights will be on the line later this fall when ASU and UA renew one of the nation's most storied college football rivalries.

The Territorial Cup, the country's oldest intercollegiate rivalry trophy, will be awarded to the winner of the game to be played Nov. 23, at Sun Devil Stadium. The Cup's checkered history outdates any other rivalry trophy, including the Little Brown Jug, which has been given to the Michigan-Minnesota winner since 1909.

Devils look to improve on 2-0 start at Utah


Heading into last weekend’s Baylor Labor Day Classic, the 23rd-ranked ASU women’s soccer team had very little to hang their hat on. Seven days, two wins and three national rankings later the team has plenty to smile about.



Outside hitter spot up for grabs as Devils visit LA
As ASU women's volleyball coach Patti Snyder-Park takes her team to Los Angles for this weekend's Loyola Marymount Volleyball Classic, she will be looking for someone to step-up and claim the second outside hitter position.

Devils scorch Aztecs in Koetter debut
Arizona State ushered in the Dirk Koetter Era Saturday night with a 38-7 trouncing of the San Diego State Aztecs.

Devils scorch Aztecs in Koetter debut
Dirk Koetter's reign as Arizona State's head football coach began Saturday night with a convincing 38-7 win over the San Diego State Aztecs.

CAMPUS NEWS
Mayoral candidates debate on campus
Emotions ran high in a debate between Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano and opponent Gene Ganssle Thursday night as both candidates tried to focus on real issues rather than mud slinging and name-calling.

Arizona Cardinals stadium battle continues
Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano rejected all claims made by West Valley developer John F. Long on Thursday concerning the legality of the $335 million Cardinals stadium’s proposed location.

Proposed stadium falls under maximum height … for now
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary order that went into effect Thursday, setting the emergency flight path elevation over Tempe at 1,740 feet.

Sluggish economy boosts MBA evening program enrollment
Enrollment in the ASU MBA evening program increased 19 percent from the previous year due to the combination of a slumping economy and the need for higher education, officials said.

Heated mayoral race takes turn through ASU
The two candidates vying for the mayor’s office of Tempe engaged in an impromptu debate Thursday night at ASU.

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.

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

ENTERTAINMENT
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.

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.

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