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Editorial: America needs fans, not fanatics
But to all of those who cheered this weekend’s initial bombings of Afghanistan — anyone who physically stood up, engaged in a fist-pumping motion reminiscent of Arsenio Hall and hollered like a cat in heat — you should know that there’s a difference between a fan and a fanatic.

Opinion: Math lesson: alcohol + gun + stupidity = ecological disaster
In what the governor of Alaska called "a hare-brained act of violence," a drunken man shot the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline Thursday, causing nearly 300,000 gallons of oil to contaminate two acres of trees, brush and tundra.

Opinion: Tips and thoughts for doing the unthinkable
Tomorrow, I’m doing the unthinkable. I’m getting on a plane and flying to the East Coast. Specifically, to Boston — the city where two of the hijacked flights departed from, and the city that has the worst weapons detection rate of any airport in the country. You know, the safest possible place to fly into (next to New York, D.C., or Kabul) during a time of military air strikes.

Opinion: Right to work laws limit workers, wage class war
Oklahoma recently became the 22nd state of the union to adopt it. Arizona has had it since 1947. Many state legislatures and even the U.S. Congress are currently being lobbied to pass their own versions of it.

Soccer falls at USD for 2nd straight loss
ASU soccer coach Ray Leone says he likes tight, defensive soccer matches. He just doesn’t like the way that they have been turning out lately.

Sun Devil linemen will go limping into LA
Masaniai fell to the ground with a knee injury — what has since been diagnosed a torn ACL — in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayatte and was promptly carried off the field by the ASU trainers. The injury will knock him out for the season, joining a growing list of injured Sun Devil linemen.

Bradley pitching in AFL
Former Sun Devil pitcher Ryan Bradley will have his hands full if his first outing in the Arizona Fall League is any indication of how this year's season is going to shape up.

Devils’ golf team in 1st place after 1st day
The Sun Devils carded a 5-under 283 Monday to grab the lead after the opening round of the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate at New Mexico State University. ASU holds an eight-stroke advantage over Baylor and is ahead of NMSU by 12 strokes at the University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. Rounding out the top five is No. 22 Oklahoma (296) and No. 19 UCLA (299).

ASU recruiting class ranked No.8

Sixteen of the country’s top prospects will attempt to land a roster spot this fall under Sun Devil head coach Pat Murphy, who is entering his eighth season at the helm. ASU has consistently been highly ranked in years past. USC came in at the top spot and Stanford was tabbed at No. 5 in the annual survey.

More students need counseling since attacks
Although the ASU counseling and consultation office does not keep a record of student visits, a “handful of students” have been coming in everyday for counseling since the attacks, said Greg Shrader, a psychologist at ASU counseling and consultation. Students are experiencing depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, he said.

‘Tunnel’ widens to include Middle East
The Intergroup Relations Center held its annual graphic description of violence against minority and ethnic groups with a program entitled “Tunnel of Oppression” Tuesday, but this year it focused on racism in a different light after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Water pipe breaks in Goldwater building
Students and faculty were evacuated from the Goldwater building at 2 p.m. Monday after an eight-inch chilled water pipe burst on the sixth floor.

$10K scholarship aids student, child
The Jarnagin Family Scholarship was founded this year through a donation from Kay Jarnagin Thompson who wanted to establish it in honor of her parents, Woody and Dorotha. All three are ASU alumni and longtime West Valley residents.

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.

Dialogues open door to tolerance
New research by two ASU students has found that the Intergroup Relations Center’s “intergroup dialogues,” part of the Voices of Discovery program, can change participants’ attitudes and prejudices.

Police Beat
ASU police released these incidents Monday:

• A student reported her laptop computer was stolen from her room at Manzanita Residential Hall.

Greeks walking for diabetes foundation
Alpha Gamma Deltas supported America’s Walk for Diabetes by displaying their letters while participating in the downtown Phoenix walk on Sunday.

ASU 'Ken and Barbie' reputation well-deserved
Strolling down Palm Walk is like walking down a fashion runway in Milan. Beautiful women sport Prada book bags, sparkling white teeth, and Louis Vuitton handbags. Men cruise in sports cars wearing Gucci sunglasses, strong builds, and Diesel jeans.

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Tunnel of Oppression shows hate firsthand
For those who take a journey through this year's Tunnel of Oppression, one word can describe their experience: intense.

Black Eyed Peas relish hip-hop root
aboo: The first time the three of us performed together in public was at this place called Grand Slam. We basically performed in front of gangsters; it was a Ruthless gangster convention or something. (Will and Ap were signed on Ruthless, Eazy E’s label, until the ex-N.W.A. rapper died of AIDS on their record release date.)

Black Eyed Peas in full effect for ‘Bridging the Gap’
Continuing their tour in support of Bridging the Gap, the Black Eyed Peas have ridden their success across the globe with their feel-good party hits and live performances that showcase their rapping, dancing and tight tour band.

‘Insomniac’, ‘Chris Wylde Show’ bring laughs to late night
The network recently launched two shows, The Chris Wylde Show starring Chris Wylde, and Insomniac with Dave Attell, and while both are worth watching, neither is worth raving over.

‘Let’s Bowl’ players duke it out at the alley
Not only did she use your credit card to buy herself an array of low-wasted jeans and pink thong underwear, but she also purchased some plastic surgery to make herself look just like you. She even fooled your boyfriend. She left you broke, and lonely too. What to do?

Get VIP treatment with limo services
Cash, money, green, ‘bling-bling’: call it what you will. They all mean the difference between the average Joe and a true celebrity. Well, that and fame, notoriety, nice cars, incredible houses and guys and girls fawning all over the place — just fill in the blank.

The road to hollywood
So, you’ve realized you’re not going to get your big break by posting hundreds of pictures of yourself on, and you’ve come to terms with the fact that the role you had as a corn-cob in your third-grade class play doesn’t make you an actor. But you want fame, fortune and lots of cats… OK, maybe not lots of cats.

Mainstream theater blossoms, offbeat actors struggle
The Phoenix theater community is abuzz with the excitement of new venues, growing ticket sales and full houses. But while the mainstream celebrates, supporters of experimental theater wonder if the community is moving in the right direction.

Bargains abound at local 99-cent store
That's all well and good for the fat cats rolling around in their Kias, or Mr. Money Bags with his fancy indoor plumbing, but some of us just can't afford a dollar for a pound of Beefy Mac. Luckily, some nice corporate man has heard our prayers and answered them with two simple words: 99 cents.

New film, college make for ‘Joy Ride’ for Sobieski
She’s certainly living in a dorm and writing term papers like everyone else. The difference is her project these days is promoting an upcoming blockbuster movie, Joy Ride.

‘Half Baked’ actor hits Tempe Improv
One of Hollywood’s busiest comedians, Williams has made a career of doing memorable supporting roles in films like Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, and Freddy Got Fingered.

opinion café
Now that we’re in college, most of us don’t have our moms around to tell us how great we are and make us dinner every night (although my cute little mom, up in Seattle, always sends me cards and care packages. What a good, good mom).

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