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Editorial: Pitiful patriots try to turn a profit on tragedy
It didn’t take long for the shock to wear off and the true American instinct to kick in. Not the patriotic instinct that was a sight unseen before Tuesday, but the ever-present instinct to make a quick buck.

Opinion: Open more than your heart for America; open your checkbook
When I get my paycheck tomorrow, a good portion of it won’t be staying in the bank for long. I’m doing what every patriotic American should do this weekend: spending money.

Opinion: Rotten Rev. says angry God attacked America
When tragedy strikes, despite our best efforts as a country to band together and make a show of solidarity, there will be those who refuse to fall in line. There are those who will use the pain and suffering of others to further their own agendas.

Opinion: Don't trade First Amendment rights for terrorism
I did a double-take when I saw Roger Clyne, lead singer of the Peacemakers, take a seat before the blaze-blue backdrop of the KAET-TV station on campus Tuesday to take part in a First Amendment panel discussion put on at ASU by the Freedom Forum and the First Amendment Center.

Speedy Lightfoot keeping teams on their toes
Like the season opener against San Diego State, ASU will use several different tailbacks to run the ball, something that will likely be the strategy all season.

Daniel laying big hits for Devil defense
The ASU senior safety is not only a vocal leader on the field for the Sun Devils, but he backs up his words with crushing blows to wide receivers. After suffering losses in two consecutive bowl games, Daniel's primary goal this season is to help carry the Sun Devils out of mediocrity and back to Pac-10 prominence.

ASU sending 3 to Team USA tryouts
Three of ASU softball’s best and brightest have been selected for tryouts with Team USA later this month. Kirsten Voak, Missy Hixon and Nichole Thompson, all participants for Team USA this past summer, have been invited back for the USA Softball Women’s National Team Camp to be held in Chula Vista, Calif.

Sun Devils prepare for Stanford
Though the Sun Devil football team had to wait an extra week to start their PAC-10 season, they are taking nothing for granted as they hit the road for the first time this season to play the Stanford Cardinal.

ASU programs to be slashed
The Arizona Board of Regents is expected to determine next week which ASU programs to cut due to a nearly $14 million budget reduction. The plan will cut more than $11.4 million from ASU Main, $551,400 from ASU East and more than $1.6 million from ASU West.

Grants help dance program grow
The dance department in the Herberger College of Fine Arts recently acquired four grants totaling $50,400 that will allow the department to hire professional choreographers and to expand its work in the community.

Policy protects reservists if called to serve
Brian Ellspermann has had trouble focusing on school since Sept. 11, the day of the terrorist attacks, knowing he might not be able to finish the semester.

Bigger paycheck for ASU employees?
ASU will recommend a $1,500 pay increase for full-time professors, administrators and faculty at the Arizona Board of Regents meeting Wednesday.

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.

Professor studies rubber concrete
An ASU professor, in an attempt to rid Arizona of a potential environmental hazard, has invented a process that blends old car tires into usable concrete.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Wednesday:

• A 21-year-old Tempe man was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs when he was distributing marijuana and was in possession of steroids.

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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