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OPINIONS
Editorial: In time of crisis, say ‘I do’ to idiocy
Some call it a crisis. Others call it a tragedy or a time of mourning. All are accurate observations. So why stop there? It’s also an all-access pass to the world of the stupid. A time to be irrational. A time to make irresponsible, uninformed decisions, all because emotions are high and intoxicating.



Opinion: Take a look at life when trading student government for Taliban
For the past three weeks, our campus has been embroiled in the profundities of war, and I don’t just mean the questions over what Osama could be hiding in that beard (a small nuclear device? biological weapons? Mariah Carey?).

Opinion: Kansas senator doesn't know woman's place
"A woman's place is in the House -- and the Senate too!" It may be a really bad joke, but it sums up Kansas Sen. Kay O'Connor perfectly. O'Connor, a Republican member of the Kansas legislature for nine years, told the leaders of the Johnson County League of Women Voters that she does not support a woman's right to vote.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I am disgusted by the filth and lies portrayed by the ASU police department about my friend Ahmad Saad Nasim. Saadi is a Sunni-Sufi who does not need fame or glory in the media. He is a very spiritual person who just cannot lie.

SPORTS
Volleyball outmatched against Trojans, Bruins
The ASU women's volleyball team knew it had to be at the top of its game and play almost error free to come away with a victory over No. 5 USC or No. 8 UCLA this past weekend. The Sun Devils did neither. The Sun Devils (5-6, 1-3 Pac-10) were easily beaten by the much more confident Trojans (8-1, 3-0) and Bruins (8-2, 2-1) in three games by scores of 30-14, 30-16, 31-29 and 30-19, 30-20, 30-24, respectively.

Koetter praises special teams; ASU shifts focus to Cajuns
With Justin Taplin sidelined with an ankle injury and freshman wide receiver Darryl Lightfoot fully healthy, the coaches turned to the young speedster to return punts, and were not disappointed with his 53 yards on three attempts.

Peel named Pac-10 Player of the Week
After an impressive showing at the Invitational Tournament in Kentucky last weekend, ASU freshman forward Stephanie Peel was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

CAMPUS NEWS
Valley endured hottest September in history
Last month was the hottest September ever recorded in the Valley, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature for the month was 92.2 degrees, compared with the normal average of 85.6. This year shattered the record for the month of September, which was 91.0 degrees in 1983.



Professors test high-protein diet in 6-week study
Two ASU professors will determine the answer to that question by using ASU faculty and students in a six-week weight-loss study that started Monday.

Flu shots expected to arrive next month
The ASU Student Health and Wellness Center’s supply of flu shots is adequate and on its way to campus despite a national shortage of the vaccine, campus health officials said.

Victims help police nab suspects
A crime spree that started in Phoenix ended with the help of two of the suspects’ victims Sunday at Forest Avenue and University Drive.



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.

Lecture explores images through film
The Hispanic Research Center at ASU and ASU Chicana/Chicano Studies are sponsoring a public lecture Thursday as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month on how the popular image of Hispanics in the United States was primarily formed through the influence of motion pictures in the early 20th century.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Monday:



• A 30-year-old Tempe man was arrested for aggravated assault when he struck his girlfriend in the face with a beer bottle.

ASU plant biology professor arrested in Ecstasy ring
ASU plant biology professor Ralph A. Backhaus was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety in connection with a three-state Ecstasy ring.

College Council may remove Shahbandar today
The College Council of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will review impeachment charges against controversial ASASU senator Oubai Shahbandar Wednesday afternoon in a move that could lead to his removal from office.

Timeline of Shahbandar saga
The controversy surrounding Associated Students of ASU Senator Oubai Shahbandar is not new. The Senator from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has made waves over the last few months and last semester.



Two women attacked at Manzanita
Manzanita Hall is on alert after two female ASU students were attacked in their rooms earlier today.



Sun Devils cruise to 53-15 victory over Spartans
The Sun Devils were not gracious hosts Saturday night as they abused and embarrassed the San Jose State Spartans with a 53-15 defeat.

ENTERTAINMENT
'Warrior Sisters' gets mixed review
The more I think about the musical 'Warrior Sisters,' the more I can't decide if I enjoyed the show or not. On one hand it is a modern American opera mixing traditional Asian and African music with contemporary jazz. On the other, the story is difficult to follow, even with the program.

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