Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Thursday, October 11, 2001





Opinion: ASU student told to hide American roots while in Italy
Note: The daily State Press editorial will return Friday. In its place, former State Press reporter Jessica Wanke offers her views of the recent tragedy as an American ASU student studying in Florence, Italy.

Opinion: Federal programs needed to improve airport safety for all
Airport safety is all the rage these days. It's understandable though. After the weaknesses of our country's first-rate travel system are so catastrophically exposed, we tend to scrutinize things a bit more carefully.

Opinion: Safety squelched by stupids in own homeland
At a time when most Americans are thinking about things they can do to help others, protect others and make sure our world becomes a safer place, the actions of a few are jeopardizing those efforts.

Opinion: Drive-thru hits super drive with drastic changes
“That will be $4.74 at the second window.” “The second window” — the phrase is garbled music to my ears. I smoothly shift my car out of neutral and ease around the bend, roll down my window and clear the straw wrappers out of my cup holder. The window whooshes open, and I feel the air from the inside vents rushing into my car.

Kang reigns but Sun Devils squander lead
The ASU women’s golf team had a bittersweet final round of the Price’s “Give ’Em Five” Intercollegiate Wednesday at New Mexico State University.

Football team ready for test from talented Trojans
“Hopefully we can keep going with the high scoring,” Flowers said. “I know Jeff (Krohn) and the receivers have been working out, so I know they’re going to get their job done. We’ve just got to keep establishing the run. Maybe we can go in there and put up a lot of points. USC is good, they’re always going to be good. "

Nurse shortage helps students land jobs after graduation
In a study released Oct. 4 by the Healthcare Institute at the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, the shortage has left a 16 percent vacancy rate for registered nurses in Arizona, compared to the 11 percent average rate nationwide.

Goldwater expected to stay shut
Polly Pinney, associate director of Facilities Management, said the cause remained unknown, but it appeared to be partly caused by stress on one of the pipe joints.

ASU enrollment trends show more freshmen, minorities
In the past decade, enrollment at ASU has taken several upward trends including more freshmen and minority students, as well as overall growth.

Group looks out for hate crimes
he Phoenix Anti-War Coalition began patrolling parking lots and various locations around campus Tuesday in an effort to prevent future student attacks on campus.

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.

Campus groups implement changes after attacks
Campus safety is a concern for many students at ASU, and in response, organizations on campus are doing all they can to create a safer environment.

Police Beat
ASU police released the following incidents Wednesday:

• A student reported that someone was calling her and harassing her.

• A student reported his car was broken into while parked in Lot 59.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

At the movies: quick reviews of new films
Fans of David Lynch will love the complicated structure, the detailed settings and the dark mood of his twisted Hollywood tale. Those unfamiliar or unimpressed with his work will dismiss it as baffling, pretentious or both — if they dare to enter the theater, that is.

Tea offers break from daily grind
The gardens were home to famous literary and artist types in the early 1900s. People like Virginia Wolf and Rupert Brooke often reclined in outdoor lounge chairs under the shade of fruit trees talking politics and literature — a saucer in one hand and a raised teacup in the other.

The Daggers rock Valley music scene
Rock n’ roll decadence and Budweiser prevail at the Slash City Daggers’ Tempe headquarters. The smell of hairspray hangs heavy in the smoke-filled room, as cell phones ring and polka-dotted scarves are straightened.

Taking The Edge off: local station to sign off
The station that brings us Howard Stern in the morning, Mandatory Marley at 4:20 and all the punk and alternative music acts heard at the annual That Damn Show is taking down the stage and closing the curtain so to speak in the very near future.

Contest seeks Phoenix's tough men and women
The Toughman contest will be in town this Friday and Saturday. It's an event where ordinary guys throw on a pair of boxing gloves in hopes of winning the title of Toughest Man in the Valley and a thousand dollars they can put toward the hospital bill.

The way you sip your tea: A look at Valley teahouses
“In 1979, I ran a toll shop with my sister, but I’m not a sitter — I’m a run-around-and-go-getter,” she said. “I needed something different, and Glendale needed a tearoom.”

Hayden Lawn concert to benefit Red Cross
A free concert is always a good thing (except if it’s a Jessica Simpson concert). When it’s to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, it’s even better.

Classic car show offers family fun
The McDonald’s parking lot in the Scottsdale Pavilions Shopping Center is roaring with life. The deep rumble of a 1968 Camaro’s engine, and the tempting scent of McDonald’s french-fries, fills the air. Shining chrome from more than 300 pre-1975 cars tantalizes the eye.

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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