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Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BRAVO to the sports world for recognizing its relative unimportance when compared to what’s been going on in the nation. It’s quite comforting to know that America does not revolve around sports. Canceling and postponing games to let people heal is something we can all deal with.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
The State Press editorial Thursday (“Hate, harassment have no place in tragedy aftermath”) was about the most intelligent opinion I’ve read yet. Thank you for providing a balanced, reasoned response to these unspeakable events. There is never an appropriate time for racism, hatred and jingoism and now is no exception.

Opinion: Timeline of terror: Student displays her Tuesday diary
By the time you read this, you've probably heard, watched or read every angle, reaction and hypothesis about Tuesday's terrorist attacks. So, the last thing I wanted to do was feed you more opinions.

Opinion: Centuries-old sage saw it all: Find out the future from Nostradamus
All my life I have been a skeptic, but there is no way I can be skeptical of something I stumbled upon yesterday, even after doing a lot of research on it.

Opinion: U.S. not always the hero in battle of good and evil
Good versus evil. These words rang in my head Tuesday night after Bush addressed the nation. But this metaphor that was meant to instill comfort in American hearts and minds only disturbed me.

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.

Sun Devils shift focus to Stanford
There is a general disposition among ASU football players. Two players expressed what was on the minds of the team and many other people right now — they are tired.

Somehow, canceling events was not an easy decision
In the aftermath of what could be the nation’s worst domestic catastrophe, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Thursday that the NFL would not play any of its scheduled games this weekend.

ASU tennis players high in season's 1st rankings
ASU women's tennis player, junior Adria Engel, and the men's doubles team of junior Mitchell Bowen and senior Matt Klinger were ranked No. 3 and No. 9, respectively, in the 2001 Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason ranking released Thursday.

Hockey team tryouts under way
ASU hockey is alive and well according to coach John Wold and the 2001 Ice Devil season will be better than ever.

Evans, men's hoops program re-evaluating recruiting season
Rob Evans is usually someone who stringently keeps to a designated plan, but Tuesday morning's series of tragedies along the East Coast have sent his schedule into a tailspin.

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.

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Coor says not to stereotype 'our family on campus'
ASU students, staff and officials united Thursday in front of the Student Services building to show their support for victims of the terrorist attacks and to discourage intolerance on campus.

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Experts try to calm worries from attacks
Emotions ran high at a panel discussion Thursday in the Memorial Union where experts answered questions and tried to diffuse fears from the terrorist attacks on the East Coast.

Muslim student assaulted in Lot 59
A Muslim ASU student was assaulted on campus Thursday morning, according to ASU police.Ahmad Saad Nasim, 23, was knocked to the ground in Lot 59 at about 7 a.m. He was reportedly punched or kicked and hit with eggs while his attackers chanted, “Die Muslim, Die,” ASU officials said.

Tempe still plans to lease land for stadium
The Tempe City Council voted 5-2 to extend its letter of intent to lease property within the Papago Park Center for the proposed multi-purpose Arizona Cardinals Stadium.

Tempe man missing in New York
City employee Gary Bird left his Tempe home at noon Sunday for a meeting with his new employers in New York City. Today, Bird is missing under the rubble that was formerly the World Trade Center.

Flights leave Sky Harbor amidst heavy security
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reopened air traffic for some flights Thursday with heightened security measures while ASU students and professors said the extra time spent at the airport is a small price to pay for greater security.

Social workers sort out attack misconceptions
The School of Social Work wants to give students a place to express their feelings on the attack on America.

Groups, leaders organize campus recycling efforts
Associated Students of ASU met Thursday in a concerted effort to revamp the recycling program on campus, which would include adding many more recycling bins in residence halls and raising awareness among students and faculty.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Thursday:

• A 19-year-old man was arrested for failure to register himself as a sex offender when he had a change in address.

City approves redevelopment plan
The Tempe City Council voted 7-0 Thursday to begin the redevelopment of the 200 acres at the northeast corner of McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway.

Tempe congregations fill hearts with love
As terror and tragedy fills the hearts of many Americans, Muslims, Christians and Jews in Tempe got together to spread a much needed feeling: love.

Greek Rush not interrupted by attacks
Despite Tuesday's terrorist attacks, Rush activities continued for several fraternities and sororities at ASU.

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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