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Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BOO to United Blood Services. The organization changed its annual ASU/UA blood drive competition to a blood drive that pays homage to Sept. 11 victims. But United Blood spokesmen said the donated blood will likely stay in Arizona, not go to the East Coast.

Opinion: Heated up about something? Throw it in the Barbie bonfire
Let’s have a Barbie barbecue. Who’s with me? Midterms suck, we’re all stressed out and we can’t stand to hear more about the dreaded “T” and “A” words. Not the type of T and A bouncing behind the fuzzy lines of the Spice channel at 2 a.m., but of two much more offensive words: terrorists and anthrax (excuse me for actually saying them).

Opinion: Suspend time by stopping to smile
How do you avoid getting caught up in a culture? How do you deconstruct until the things that truly matter are made real? How will things change as we spiral into a war against a nonentity like terrorism?

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I do not know where to even begin explaining how much North Noelck’s article “Afghans need aid in the form of education” has insulted me! It is this kind of propaganda and ignorance that makes this world an unsafe place.

The Edge
Sun Devil quarterback Jeff Krohn has 15 touchdown passes on the season, three more than he completed last season. Krohn also has a passing efficiency rating of 178.56.

The Starters
WR 6 Donnie O’Neal (6-2, 181, Sr.)

LT 78 Levi Jones (6-6, 332, Sr.)

LG 79 Marquise Muldrow (6-3, 317, Sr.)

Revived Beavers take on Devils
Being around the Sun Devil football team, you would not know they are 0-2 in the Pac-10 so far, heading into a game Saturday with an Oregon State team that trounced UA 38-3 last week.

ASU returns to unfriendly confines of home
While ASU (6-6, 0-2) found early season success against teams such as Kentucky and Baylor, the Sun Devils have struggled lately, dropping their first two Pac-10 games last weekend against USC and UCLA.

Preseason praise for ASU
After accomplishing its goal of winning the Pac-10 championship last season, the ASU women's basketball team sets its sights on a new aspiration this year.

Women’s golf to end strong fall season at Stanford
The Sun Devils finished tied for first place with Baylor last week at the New Mexico State Intercollegiate, but lost in a one-hole tiebreaker. ASU head coach Mickey Yokoi will try to capture his first championship of the fall when his team begins action today at the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.

Swimmers dive in at Hawaii
After months of practice and preparation, the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams will finally begin their season thousands of miles away on a tropical island.

Sun Devils travel to Oregon
The ASU women's volleyball team will employ a new lineup this weekend, as it travels to Oregon and Oregon State, in hopes of adding some much needed energy and excitement to a team that has lost its past six matches.

ASU crushes Oregon State, 41-24
Tailback Delvon Flowers ran for 226 yards and the Sun Devil defense stopped Oregon State star Ken Simonton as ASU beat the Beavers Saturday night, 41-24.

Flowers leads Devils to 41-24 victory over OSU
Arizona State earned their first PAC-10 win Saturday night, overtaking Oregon State in the fourth quarter to win 41-24. The Sun Devils were led by an electrifying performance from senior tailback Delvon Flowers, who rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns.

ASU hunts Beaver, first PAC-10 win
The Sun Devils will spend their Saturday night hunting Beaver. ASU hosts the Oregon State Beavers for their first conference home game of the season and, in order to avoid losing a third straight PAC-10 game, they’ll have to play like the veritable wrecking-ball they’ve performed like at home this season.

Council votes in favor of land trade
The Tempe City Council voted unanimously Thursday to move forward with a land trade that is expected to stimulate interest in additional development along Tempe Town Lake.

The agreement involves the trade of approximately one-third of city-owned property south of Rio Salado Drive for the Eisendrath property along College Avenue adjacent to Papago Park.

Hit-run driver was at local bar before accident, police reports
A Tempe police report shows that the alleged driver of a hit-and-run accident that killed an ASU student was reportedly in a bar with a friend hours before the accident.

West saves $14K in air-conditioning bills
ASU engineers worked for three weeks and turned up 2,500 thermostats on campus during the summer months to save money as part of Gov. Jane Hull’s “No Sweat” energy conservation program.

Utility bills can be paid at SRP centers
Cal Nelson, deputy manager for the Water Utilities Department, said the partnership between the City of Tempe and SRP will make it more convenient for utility customers to pay bills in cash.

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.

Hallman to run for Tempe mayor
Hallman is the first candidate to enter the race. Current Mayor Neil Giuliano said he will not seek re-election, although some of his supporters have encouraged him to change his mind in recent weeks.

Hallman is the first candidate to enter the race. Current Mayor Neil Giuliano said he will not seek re-election, although some of his supporters have encouraged him to change his mind in recent weeks.

Hallman said he is not concerned about whoever might run against him.

“It’s irrelevant. I’m merely running and offering a vision of what I’d like to do in the future,” he said.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Thursday:

• An 18-year-old Phoenix man was arrested for theft after he stayed in a hotel room without paying for it.

Tempe post office evacuated due to ‘suspicious’ package
The downtown Tempe branch of the U.S. Postal Service was evacuated by Tempe fire officials Thursday morning after a package was considered “suspicious,” Tempe police said.

Powdery substance found at Wells Fargo
The FBI is testing a white powdery substance found Wednesday evening in an envelope at a Wells Fargo operations center near Priest Drive and Alameda Drive in Tempe. The substance is feared to be anthrax.

Number of business majors on the rise
Even with the economic slowdown, the College of Business at ASU has not seen a shortage in the number of business majors, according to preliminary figures released by the College of Business last week.

More to Tempe firefighters than fires
There is a very tangible sense of camaraderie amongst Tempe firefighters these days with an added sense of family. Since the events of Sept. 11, the usual teasing and joking still takes place around the firehouse on Southern Avenue.

State Fair enjoys record number of visitors
While there was some concern that recent events would stop people from attending this year's Arizona State Fair, laughter and excitement are alive and well as a record number of people ride the rides and attend concerts.

CD Review
If you haven’t yet heard The Strokes’ debut album yet, you’ve no doubt heard the hype built up around this New York City band.

Oyster House home to friendly ghosts
The ghosts that haunt Casey Moore’s Oyster House in Tempe usually start with little things — a tap on the shoulder, a drink flying out of someone’s hand, objects disappearing and reappearing in odd places, neckties tugged, a soft blow on someone’s neck while talking on the phone.

'The Last Castle' saves best scene for last
The quiet tip-toeing out your door, hiding behind pillars and furniture, and the look on dad's face when he got 3 inches of steel blade plunged deep into the red recesses of his vital organs. Now who's grounded, huh old man?!

‘Corky Romano’ offers cheesy family humor
Chris Kattan has played memorable characters on Saturday Night Live, including the head-bobbing Roxbury guy, the crazed monkey Mr. Peppers and the homoerotic showgirl-boy Mango.

Alwun House scares up macabre art show
Inside the Alwun House gallery, a small crowd recently gathered around the piece in the question. Perched in the room’s corners, gargoyles eyed the patrons with suspicion. Malevolent yet cartoonish beasts watched from their paintings, ready to assail any art aficionado who dared to poke the hanging doll in the room’s center.

Spice up your life with Salsa 101
Through the dance department, many ASU students are honing their after-hours dancing skills mid-day in a classroom. One of the popular classes this semester is salsa dancing.

Modified says goodbye with final Modifest
Modified, a tiny little house with wooden floors and no air conditioning, has long been the place to go in Phoenix for indie acts both national and local.

Billy Gardell takes blue-collar comedy to Improv
I think I might have grown up down the street from Billy Gardell. Or at least that is how I felt the entire time I had him on the phone. He reminded me of my guy friends from high school. The guy next door who did not have to be the center of attention, but ended up being the one everyone loved to be around because he came up with those classic one-liners that always put us in our place.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, ‘SPM!’
As a long-time Phoenix resident, I’ve come to realize that October is the best time of the year here. The temperatures finally dip back down to a tolerable level, and the smell of fall is in the air.

Local Haunts
A maniac with a chain saw chases around scared little boys. A strobe light flashes in the background. And the scent of horses strangely replaces the scents of orange plastic candy buckets and pumpkin pie. Dust and fake blood come together nicely before Halloween in Arizona.

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