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OPINIONS
Editorial: Anti-war equals anti-American
Osama bin Laden wants you dead. How do we know this? He told us. This man has publicly said he makes no distinction between civilians and those in the military. America and everyone in it must die, according to bin Laden.

Opinion: Simply one word away from healing the world: Respect
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.” Although many of us are familiar with this Aretha Franklin song only from karaoke experiences best forgotten, its title is one we would all do well to remember.

Opinion: Second coming success up in 'Air' for Jordan
Michael Jordan has heard these criticisms since the first rumblings of a comeback to basketball began to surface all the way back in March. He's supposedly been pondering what to do for months. Now he's back.

Letters to the Editor
At Arizona State University, we proudly fly the American flag at the gateway into our university and in numerous locations across our campuses. Any reports you may have heard to the contrary are just plain wrong.

SPORTS
Hump Day Hoopla
Mets OK after all; a miracle on deck?

I’ve always hated the New York Mets. I’ve never much cared for the Yankees either, but I’ve always hated the Mets. OK, so maybe I’m choosing my words poorly. I’ve always really hated the Mets.

Sun Devils still confident
If nothing else, the Sun Devils will have confidence heading into Saturday’s game with San Jose State. The players returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since losing 51-28 at Stanford, and the team’s optimistic attitude didn’t seem to change in the lopsided loss.

ASU drops to 10th on wet day in Washington
The Sun Devils battled their way to a fourth place standing Monday at the NCAA Fall Preview in Auburn, Wash., but found themselves in a tie for 10th place with Louisiana State Tuesday after shooting a 15-over 303. ASU was one of only 15 teams to finish play before heavy rain drenched the Washington National Golf Course. Action was suspended late Tuesday afternoon because of standing water on the greens.



CAMPUS NEWS
Student dies in collision with police car in Mesa
An ASU student was killed Tuesday when his vehicle collided with a Department of Public Safety patrol car at the intersection of Country Club Drive and University Drive in Mesa.



3rd hate crime hits ASU
A 19-year-old ASU student of Indian descent was assaulted in a parking lot early Tuesday. The assault marks the third time that an ASU student has been the target of an on-campus hate crime since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.



Presentations help shed light on hazing dangers
ASU tried to eliminate the dangerous practice of hazing on campus Monday and Tuesday through two workshops on-campus and a national teleconference.

Poll: State supports Bush, military action
An overwhelming 91 percent of Arizona voters support President George W. Bush and 87 percent support military action after the recent terrorist attack against the United States, according to a poll released Tuesday.



Today
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.

Local businesses unsure of attack’s economic impact
Two weeks after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many in Tempe are unsure how businesses and consumer spending might be affected in the long run.

Business professors hail benefits of ticket scalping
Two ASU College of Business professors want lawmakers to consider the possibility of creating a free market ticket-scalping industry throughout the state.

ABOR considers Knight report
The controversial Knight Report recommending radical changes in how college athletics are funded and coaches are paid caused heated conversation at Tuesday’s Arizona Board of Regents meeting.



Police Beat
• A 41-year-old male transient was arrested for shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia and false reporting to law enforcement after he was seen putting 24 “Kool-Aid” packets in his pocket without attempting to pay for them. A search revealed he was also carrying syringes, a spoon with burn marks and a glass pipe.

Unity, talent, vision sought
The ASU Presidential search committee said the new ASU president should be a unifying leader when they met Tuesday to discuss the search for a replacement to current president Lattie Coor.



Sun Devil Stadium security tight this season
Sun Devil Stadium is tightening security this season in an effort to protect football fans from potential danger. Only small purses, cell phones, pagers, clear ziplock bags, flags without poles and sealed water bottles will be allowed inside and they will be subject to search.

College Council recommends Shahbandar impeachment
The executive committee of the College Council of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences voted Wednesday night to recommend the impeachment of Associated Students of ASU senator Oubai Shahbandar.

Students rally against hate
ASU students and faculty gathered together on Hayden Lawn Friday afternoon to unite the campus against a common enemy: hate.

ENTERTAINMENT
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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