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OPINIONS
Editorial: Show biz makes a welcome comeback after grief of attacks
It will take much more time to eradicate not only the rubble left behind from the damaged buildings, but the emotional grief and sorrow of the entire nation. Perhaps it never will go away. Nevertheless, we’re trying. And whether we think it’s right or not, we know it’s time to be entertained again. Thankfully, the entertainers are realizing that too.

Opinion: Gun-toting pilots in cockpits can only produce more peril
Guns may be aboard your plane the next time you fly home, but they won’t be brought on by terrorists, they’ll be brought on by pilots. At least that’s what many pilots want.

Opinion: Debunking America's obsession with the Devil
The life of an opinion writer is hard in times such as these. On one hand, there is so much news happening that you just can't take it all in. On the other hand, it's all about the same thing. World Trade Center this, war that, it's everywhere. I challenge you to find a major print media source that does not contain at least five stories on the events of Sept. 11. It simply can't be done.

Opinion: Stopping classroom computer surfers sneaky, not censorship
Admit it. We've all done it, sitting in CSE or chem-lab or calculus. Slouching down in our rolling chairs, we flick the mouse and the screensaver whirrs off. Wiping the film of boredom from our eyes, we furtively glance up at the professor. Still on matrices. Safe. Quickly, quietly, our fingers scuttle along the keyboard, instantaneously filling the topic bar: www.hot-.



SPORTS
Pair of Devils bolsters back row
It's not the most glamorous position. It does not get the attention and accolades as the glitzier hitting and setting positions. But for the 2001 ASU women's volleyball team, the defensive specialist is a necessity, a weapon, and something the Sun Devils could not do without.



Sun Devils rained out again at Preview, finish in tie for 6th
The Sun Devils were within striking distance following Tuesday’s rain-shortened second round of the NCAA Fall Preview, but were never able to make a drive for the tournament’s top spot when the showers came pouring down again Wednesday.



Masani second Sun Devil suspended this week
For the second consecutive day, the Sun Devils announced that a player had been suspended. At Wednesday’s practice, head coach Dirk Koetter announced that defensive tackle Danny Masaniai was suspended for one game for violating team rules. Koetter did not give details on the violation.



San Jose State no cake walk for Devils
At first sight, San Jose State looks like a team the Sun Devils could bully, but the Spartans have the arsenal to give opponents headaches.

CAMPUS NEWS
Salary increase OK‘d, may be cut in future
Despite uncertain state funding, the Arizona Board of Regents approved Wednesday, an annual salary increase of $1,500 or 5 percent, whichever is more, for university system employees for 2002 and 2003.



Coor: $13 million budget cut hurts ASU faculty, programs
ASU will take a $13 million budget reduction under the governor’s proposed cut that will ultimately force the trimming of faculty and student programs.

ABOR grants $3.2 million for East flight training facility
The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved ASU East's $3.2 million request for funding a new flightline facility Wednesday. The project will be paid for by funds from Proposition 301, the sales tax for education passed in November.

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.

Sun Devil Stadium steps up security for Saturday
Sun Devil Stadium officials announced Wednesday that they will be increasing security at all ASU home games beginning with the ASU vs. San Jose State game Saturday, Sept. 29.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Wednesday:



• A 27-year-old man was arrested for trespassing when he was looking through the windows of the victim’s house.

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

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.

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.

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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