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Editorial: Flags don’t fly with Sodexho, but why?
Following the orders of the Sodexho Marriott corporation, the Sahuaro Market took down an American flag that had been hung on the walls of the store by students living at Sahuaro Hall. Sodexho Marriott called the store’s manager and said they are not allowed to have any flags posted in the market.

Opinion: To America: Know your foes, befriend your allies and fast
Being able to conduct a successful strike against those responsible for Tuesday's attack against our nation is becoming more tenuous with each passing hour. Islamic nations such as Pakistan and Iran, who showed support for our cause earlier this week, are now actively drawing boundaries to their support.

Opinion: American attack on Afghans cruel, futile
The Afghan government has issued a statement that such an attack would constitute the beginning of jihad (Islamic holy war). Actions that will possibly lead to the deaths of many Afghan citizens, as well as our own people, seem inevitable. However, we seem to be heading down a rash and patently cruel and unfair path, especially when one considers the lives of the many innocent citizens of Afghanistan, many of whom almost certainly do not support the sentiments of bin Laden or the ruling of the Taliban government.

Opinion: Farmers get fecal with their feed, make cows look less mad
Might I suggest the chicken or pork this evening? Those of you planning a trip to Europe in the near or distant future should get very accustomed to this question. Over the past two decades, there has been major cause for concern in several countries within the European Union, especially in England, effectively crippling the cattle industry.

ASU falls in championship of inaugural rugby tourney
The ASU women's rugby football club finished second in the first ASU Rugby Tournament over the weekend at the ASU Band Field.

The Sun Devils finished the tournament with a 2-2 record, losing to the New Mexico State Lady Chiles 27-5 in the championship game Sunday.

Women’s golfers battling for roster spots as season nears
Outfitted with four solid returnees and a trio of talented newcomers, the ASU women’s golf team is poised and ready to make a run at its first national championship of the 21st century.

Talent show raises money to aid victims
“People are already giving lots of blood,” Joel Lyons, a broadcasting senior, said. Instead of following some of the traditional fund-raising efforts, he coordinated an impromptu talent show for students to sing, dance and read poetry.

Tempe center offers tutoring
The faith, which originated in Iran in 1844 and is considered one of the fastest growing religions in the world, accepts all other religions with the belief that they are part of a greater universal religion that will one day free the world of prejudice and hatred.

Sahuaro Hall residents spread patriotism
Residents at Sahuaro Hall tried to keep spirits alive by scattering American flags throughout their residence hall and printing fliers with the World Trade Center and a caption that reads "Remember."

The Today Section is a daily calendar of events printed as a service to the ASU community. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are printed as space permits. We do not take requests over the phone, via e-mail or fax. Forms may be picked up in the basement of the Matthews Center, where they should be filled out completely and legibly.

‘Bomb’ detonated by police was just a backpack
Traffic near Tempe’s Performing Arts Center at Sixth Street and Forrest Avenue was held up for five hours Friday morning while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious backpack that turned out to be harmless.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Friday:

• A 31-year-old man was arrested for trespassing in a resident’s yard after he was living in the backyard without the homeowner’s permission.

• A 39-year-old Phoenix man was arrested for assault and domestic violence after he slapped his girlfriend and grabbed her left arm.

Recent rankings require close review
ASU administrators said that new college rankings given by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report doesn’t give a good picture of what ASU has to offer.

Dancers ‘Let Freedom Reign’ as profits are sent to victims
Freedom dance club held a benefit in support of the World Trade Center victims Friday. The entire amount of $8,360 that was earned was donated to the United Way’s September 11th fund, which donates to the families of the victims.

Campus comes together
Several ASU departments have risen to the challenge of helping students cope after the terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Groups are offering emotional support to students dealing with the tragedy and conducting open discussions to prevent backlash to Middle Eastern students on campus.

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

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.

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.

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