Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Monday, October 22, 2001





Editorial: Hollywood ‘helpers’ no help for new war
Some of Bush’s top aides (i.e. the ones who program his VCR to record The West Wing every week for useful tips), took time out of their busy schedules to meet with top television executives last week to brainstorm for ways in which Hollywood could help fight the war on terrorism.

Opinion: Refresher course on baseball prepares us for the World Series
This is the time of year when Americans make a sincere effort to care about the World Series, which determines which baseball team will be the champion of the entire world, except for the part of the world located outside the United States and southeastern Canada.

Opinion: Prostitution deserves discussion beyond films
The term “sex workers” technically includes pornographic models, phone sex attendants and exotic dancers, as well as those who explicitly sell sexual acts for money, but, for brevity, this discussion is being limited to “prostitution.”

Opinion: New vehicles may eliminate gas pains for all
The good news is that there is a lot of time and money being spent in the development of alternatives to the high-priced, resource-consuming, environment-unfriendly vehicles that the vast majority of us drive today.

ASU, Flowers deliver big win
Delvon Flowers was healthy for an entire week of practice for the first time this season and his hard work paid off. The senior tailback ran over Oregon State for 226 yards and had two stellar touchdown runs to lead ASU to a 41-24 win over the Beavers Saturday night.

Oregon State vs. ASU
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total

OSU 14 3 7 0 24

ASU 13 0 7 21 41

ASU defense shuts down Beavers in 2nd half
Oregon State's offense moved the ball with relative ease for the first eight minutes against ASU Saturday night, but then did almost nothing the rest of the game in a crushing defeat at Sun Devil Stadium.

Cardinals hold off late drive by Chiefs to win 24-16
The 24-16 final score in the Arizona Cardinals victory over the Kansas City Chiefs doesn't reflect how close the game really was at Sun Devil Stadium Sunday.

ASU splits against Oregon teams
The Sun Devils were able to break a four-game losing streak on Friday, shutting out Oregon State 1-0, but lost a heartbreaker Sunday afternoon as the team fell to the Oregon Ducks 3-2 in overtime.

Sun Devils shoot out the lights in annual scrimmage
While most fans were grilling hamburgers or playing catch at tailgate parties outside of Sun Devil Stadium Saturday afternoon, some spectators wandered into Wells Fargo Arena and got a sneak preview of the ASU men's basketball team.

Women’s golf takes 6th place at Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate
The Sun Devils competed in the Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate without freshman Josefin Gustafsson, who not only pulled a back muscle in practice last week, but was also sick with flu-like symptoms.

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.

ASA petitions for maximum 4% budget cut
The Arizona Students’ Association will circulate a petition today encouraging students to take an active role in Gov. Jane Hull’s proposed budget cuts.

Ruptured pipe floods McAllister
The pipe ruptured at approximately 10 a.m., and McAllister was immediately blocked off as construction crews began digging down the middle of the street trying to find the source of the leakage.

‘Operation’ raises $2,000 for children
“Operation K.I.D. — Keeping Ill children Dreaming,” a non-profit organization started by ASU students, raised $2,000 to benefit terminally ill children after camping on the Palm Walk Bridge over University Drive since Thursday.

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.

Police Beat
Tempe police released the following incidents Friday:

• A 26-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested for assault after she hit her boyfriend with a closed fist.

Business building reopens after sewage leak
At approximately 6 a.m. Friday, administration officials toured the building with cleanup crews and determined that the air quality was sanitary enough for students and faculty to return.

Tempe residents benefit from Tool Box beautification project
Tempe’s Tool Box, a new city beautification project launched last week, is giving residential property owners and neighborhood associations a hand with painting and landscaping by lending them a trailer full of gardening and cleanup tools.

More than 1,500 attend Tour de Tempe bike ride
More than 1,500 people came to Kiwanis Park to participate in the sixth annual Tour de Tempe Sunday, a 12-mile bike ride around the city’s points of interest.

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.

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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