Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Wednesday, September 12, 2001





Opinion : Where were you when history happened?
We’ve all heard our parents lament about where they were when Kennedy was shot. We’ve listened in ignorant disbelief to horror stories about Nazi concentration camp survivors or how our grandfather fought in the navy when Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Opinion: U.S. spirit not squandered by catastrophe
The terrorists who attacked the United States yesterday were trying to do more than destroy the lives of hundreds of innocent people. They were trying to destroy the American spirit too.

Opinion: A plea to the president: Step up and show us what you've got
In terms of leadership, this attack could not have come at a worse time. At the time of the disaster, the president was traveling in Florida while most of his advisers were in Washington. Secretary of State Colin Powell was in Peru. With thousands of miles between them, our country's top decision-makers were forced into their greatest test of resolve to date.

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.

Women's golf pulls out of season's 1st event
The ASU women's golf team was grounded Tuesday afternoon, just like millions of other passengers that were left stranded due to a terrorist attack on the United States.

Pac-10 cancels full schedule of weekend games
The ASU football team (1-0) will not play its Pac-10 opener this weekend against No. 14 UCLA (2-0). The Sun Devils were scheduled to play against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game would have been ASU’s first road test of the 2001 season.

Catching up with the buzz around sports
What was Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell thinking when he decided to pitch to Barry Bonds in the ninth inning of a 6-4 ballgame Sunday, after Bonds had already hit two home runs that day? Needless to say, Bonds went yard again and the Giants went on to a 9-4 victory.

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.

ASU-UCLA football game postponed
Several major college football games, including a game between ASU and UCLA that was scheduled for Saturday, have been postponed.

College of Business earns higher ranking
The undergraduate program in the College of Business at ASU moved up to 26th from 28th in the Sept. 10 edition of U.S. News and World Report.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Tuesday:

• A 23-year-old Chandler man was arrested for misconduct involving weapons after he was found carrying a loaded revolver.

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ASU reacts to terror on East coast
Effects of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. hit campus Tuesday as students huddled around televisions in disbelief. ASU President Lattie Coor issued a statement early Tuesday asking faculty to "allow maximum latitude" for students to choose whether to attend classes.

Giuliano triumphs in recall election
Incumbent Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano won Tuesday’s recall election by a landslide, defeating opponent Gene Ganssle and those who fought to remove him from office.

Fraternity fire sends 1 to hospital
A fire that broke out in the Theta Chi fraternity house Tuesday evening sent one ASU student to the hospital.

Logistical problems cancel blood drives
Despite two failed attempts to hold blood drives at ASU, students are still ready and willing to donate blood to help the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Planes grounded, Sky Harbor Airport comes to a standstill
PHOENIX–Sky Harbor International Airport was shut down Tuesday and will have temporarily increased security when operations continue, in response to a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, officials said.

Students, faculty keep eyes on Channel 2
Over the past two years, ASU Channel 2 has transformed from a station running tech screens all day long into a fully-operating student-run television station.

Muslims, Christians unite in Tempe
Muslims and Christians have formed a "holy block" in Tempe in a response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

A Campus Mourns: Students Respond To Tragedy
As a nation still in shock begins to mourn, students at ASU are expressing the now all too familiar sentiments of shock and disbelief.

Bush: Military powerful and prepared
President Bush comments on the search for the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Building, Pentagon and an attempted assault on Camp David, which ended in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.

US landmarks attacked by terrorists
Just before 9 a.m., a plane was flown into one of the two towers at the World Trade Center in New York City. Minutes later, a hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767 that had taken off from Boston was crashed into the other tower.

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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