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Editorial: Being stubborn about choice to show patriotism
The American Civil Liberties Union, for instance, is all a fluster about “God Bless America” signs being posted in schools around the country. It’s a blatant endorsement of religion by a public school, they claim, and they just won’t stand for the injustice!

Opinion: Civil lawsuits not the answer to financial burden of tragedy
Civil lawsuits have become big business. And the companies unfortunate enough to be involved in the World Trade Center tragedy will not be able to avoid the paddy wagon of civil trial lawyers that are gearing up to take a swing at them. But lawsuits are a sad answer to an even sadder situation.

Opinion: Flycatcher caught in nest of human harms
The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii extimus, is a little brown bird whose nesting grounds have been so thoroughly disturbed by us humans that it is listed as an endangered species and a species “of special concern” in Arizona.

Opinion: Shocking fact: Laughter does a body good
After what seemed like at least an hour of exhaustive research — you know, the kind they write books about — I have learned a thing or two about a thing or two. And one of those things is the role that laughter plays in our lives and even our social culture.

Trojans Trounce Sun Devils
The smog here is really interesting. It thickens as the afternoon progresses. And as methodically as the haze swallowed the city on Saturday, USC suffocated the Sun Devils.

Offense struggles without Krohn
The Sun Devils second Pac-10 game was their second loss, as they fell to USC 48-17 in front of 43,508 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday.

ASU 3 7 7 0 17

USC 0 21 14 13 48

ASU water skiers capture national crown
The No. 3 ASU water ski team upset the competition to win its first national title over the 12 other top teams in the country at the 2001 National Collegiate Water Ski Championships this weekend at Tempe Town Lake.

Volleyball suffers sweep at hands of Washington teams
The Sun Devil volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Washington and Washington State this weekend to run its current losing streak to six matches, but may have found a source of momentum for the second half of the season.

Cross Country improves at Furman Invitational
The ASU No.4 women's and No. 15 men's cross country teams received improved performances from senior Cody Sohn and junior Ronnie Buchanan to help propel the teams into third and ninth finishes, respectively, at the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C., Saturday.

Sun Devils travel to Pate Intercollegiate without Reavie
Sun Devil sophomore Chez Reavie will miss the remainder of the fall season after spraining a tendon in his left wrist nearly a month ago. Reavie won't play again until the spring in order to avoid the risk of any further damage to his wrist.

State recession slows manufacturing, tourism
The Sept. 11 attacks and the already sluggish economy have officially thrown the Arizona economy into a recession, according to the September/October issue of the Arizona Blue Chip Economic Forecast.

Concert raises money for Red Cross
The day-long benefit concert raised an estimated $900 for the American Red Cross after 20 bands performed and encouraged concert-goers to donate money. A Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by national punk band MxPx raffled for $400 alone.

ASU searches for faculty who focus on Southwest
The ASU Provost office is working with the Department of Chicana/Chicano Studies and other departments to recruit talented faculty whose research focuses primarily in the Arizona-Sonora, Mexico, region.

Public presidential search forum concludes
ASU presidential search forums held to gather input ended Friday with administrators and the public agreeing that the next president should be qualified to manage all three ASU campuses.

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.

Business program gets high rank
The Master of Business Administration program at ASU has been ranked among some of the top programs in the nation and now the executive MBA program at ASU is ranked No. 30 in the world.

Police Beat
An 18-year-old man was arrested on charges of criminal damage, disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol after he was intoxicated and was acting disruptive by breaking two windows and three car windows.

'Street Smarts' makes way to Tempe
Good-looking, funny, and outrageous are the kind of people the hit television game show 'Street Smarts' were looking for as they searched downtown Tempe for contestants last week.

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.

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.

Indicted man worshipped at Tempe mosque
The Tempe man indicted on two counts of giving false information to the FBI occasionally attended religious services at a Islamic mosque near ASU. Though he isn’t an accredited member of Tempe’s Islamic Cultural Center, Faisal Michael al Salmi frequented the ICC mosque on East Sixth Street.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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