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Editorial: Yanks don’t deserve to win because of war
The New York Yankees have won 26 world championships, 37 pennants and have made 40 playoff appearances. But this year they have to win — for New York.

Opinion: Bin Laden’s bickering shows he’s ‘black sheep’ of family
Well, we did it. After four weeks of waiting, wondering and debating, the missiles have been launched. Soon after the strike began, Osama bin Laden released a previously recorded video to a Middle Eastern television service.

Opinion: Voices of dissent equally important, not evil
Since the incidents of Sept. 11 Americans have come together in an overwhelming expression of solidarity. Yet dissident voices have been left to struggle for air in the surging sea of patriotism as though the two were incompatible. It should go without saying that the right to speak freely has always been one of our country’s proudest liberties.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I, like most Americans, have struggled to recover from the horrific events of Sept. 11, fighting off dismay, sorrow, depression and most of all, rage. These feelings, while forever tattooed, actually were starting to dissipate — that was of course until I read the column by Miss Sabrina Fladness

Baseball takes a loss with passing of legend, pioneer
Barry, Rickey, Tony and Cal. Over the weekend, their achievements, their careers and their status in the sport being permanently deemed legendary dominated baseball’s headlines.

Experience finally on Sun Devils' side
Head coach Rob Evans welcomes back 12 lettermen this fall, as he begins his fourth year with the program. The Sun Devils hope to improve upon last year's 13-16 record with 11 upperclassmen on their roster.

Oliver returns to secondary for USC game
With the return of redshirt freshman R.J. Oliver from a team-enforced suspension, the Sun Devils will feature a deeper defensive secondary than they had against San Jose State and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Kang, ASU lead Intercollegiate
The Sun Devils are searching for their first tournament victory since winning the San Jose Spartan Invitational in March of 2000. ASU fired an 8-over 296 Tuesday to maintain its lead in the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate at New Mexico State University.

Hockey loses, ties in opening series
The ASU Ice Devils’ season-opening trip to St. Louis showed the team that they can score at will, but unfortunately it also showed them that no matter how often you score, penalties will cost you victories.

Students face 'different kind of war' today
ASU experts and students said "America's new war" will be different from any U.S. conflict in the past and is likely to have long-lasting effects.

Anthrax in state unlikely, experts say
Despite rumors of anthrax being used as a biological weapon against America, ASU experts say the spread of the disease in Arizona is unlikely.

FBI alerts University of possible Internet terrorist attacks
ASU officials are asking students and faculty to be wary of suspicious e-mails and infected Web sites after the FBI warned the University about possible terrorist attacks via the Internet.

ASASU proposes to trim jobs, programs under budget cut
Job positions, filled and unfilled, and student-oriented programs will be hit the hardest by the Associated Students of ASU’s pending 6 percent to 10 percent budget cuts, executive officers said Tuesday.

ASU administration asked ASASU on Oct. 2 to prepare three different proposals by Thursday that would cut its budget by 6 percent, 8 percent and 10 percent. The administration will then decide which proposal will go into effect within the next few weeks.

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Tempe housing market slows as turnover decreases
Following suit with the nation's sluggish economy, the resale housing market for the greater Phoenix area has slowed, according to a study conducted in September by the Arizona Real Estate Center in the ASU College of Business.

Tempe city manager orders 2% reduction in spending
Tempe City Manager Will Manley asked for a 2 percent reduction in city expenditures Tuesday, in response to the depressed economy and a reduction in retail sales tax collection, the main source for the city’s general fund.

Local businessman joins Tempe City Council race
Tempe businessman Brett Scott is the latest person to throw his hat into the political ring, announcing candidacy for one of the three Tempe City Council seats up for grabs in the March 12 primary.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Tuesday:

• A 29-year-old Tempe man was arrested for forgery after he attempted to cash a forged check.

State Fair Ticket Winners!
Sixteen ASU students have won two tickets each to the State Fair and a State Fair event. Find out if you are one of them. If not, register for our newsletter in time for the next drawing on Oct. 17.

'Contact' takes the stage at Gammage
Contact has taken the Broadway world by storm and the musical's opening performance at Gammage Auditorium was no exception. The Tony award-winning extravaganza was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the same woman who directed The Producer's by Mel Brooks.

Men's hoopsters eager to begin new season
‘Tis not the season for hoops. Hard-court action doesn’t begin until November. But the Arizona State men’s basketball team showed up in full uniforms and ready to play Tuesday, as they hosted their annual media day in Wells Fargo Arena.

ASU to honor firefighters today
The fields in front of the Sports Recreational Center will host a unique ceremony this evening, as various campus groups plan to come together to promote unity during this time of war.

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.

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.

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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