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OPINIONS
Editorial: Sleeping in finally ‘pays’ off at NASA
Reuters reported Monday that NASA is seeking volunteers who will agree to spend a month in bed for some super-scientific study that probably they don’t even understand. But for 11 bucks an hour, who cares?

Opinion: O.J. cries police conspiracy again for road rage incident
Just when you thought it was safe to own a Ford Bronco or look Kato Kaelin in the eye without laughing, O.J. is back and ready for action. After years of searching and searching and searching and searching for his ex-wife's killer, he has decided to give prosecutors another shot at putting him in jail by committing the most heinous crime this side of the Mississippi: Road Rage!



Opinion: Patriotic bullies resemble popular kids from past
This might not be a very startling revelation coming from a State Press columnist, but I was not exactly one of the “popular” kids in high school. However, like most people who weren’t part of the “in” crowd back then, I couldn’t have cared less about it.

Opinion: Back to covert fighting with Backstreet Boys!
So, the CIA is sending in the scary soldiers. You know — the ones who wear black body suits, green war paint and say menacing statements like, “I’m going to kill them all, sir.”



SPORTS
Koetter recaps win over OSU, touts Huskies
The Huskies have been more successful at winning games in the fourth quarter than any other team in the Pac-10 in recent years, reason to believe they won’t be too impressed by the Sun Devils’ come from behind win over Oregon State Saturday.

ASU swimming and diving teams successful in Hawaii
The Sun Devils opened their season with a pair of victories over the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. The ASU women claimed the top spot in all 16 events and cruised to a 230-70 victory, while the men swept the top-three spots in six races and celebrated a 193-101 win at Hawaii’s Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

Huskies pose threat, but Devils playing recklessly
Trashing Oregon State was one thing. Doing the same thing to the Washington Huskies is another. If the Sun Devils expect to even their PAC-10 record at 2-2 this weekend against the Huskies, they should also expect to need the same stingy fourth quarter defense they stymied OSU with on Saturday.

CAMPUS NEWS
Patriotic costumes gain popularity for Halloween
Valley costume shop owners as well as students said there has been a marked shift in choice of costumes for Halloween due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.



Tom Conick, who works at Mardi Gras costume shop in Scottsdale, said that since the attacks, costume shop owners have noticed a “procrastination” from patrons in the Valley.



“There is not much of a rush now to shop for Halloween costumes; people are procrastinating,” he said.



Conick added that Halloween parties, especially Moroccan- and Arab-themed costume parties, have been canceled due to the attacks. He had eight parties that were canceled.

ASU blood drive falls short of goal
The blood drive at ASU, which ended Friday, generated 775 pints of blood, less than its goal of 1,200, said Brian Wasserman, spokesman for United Blood Services.

‘Día de los Muertos’ inspires student play
“Day of the Muertos” uses many artistic methods to explore human curiosity about love and death, said studio and painting senior Christopher Martinez, who leads the performance.

2 Sikh men attacked in Seattle suburbs
Sikh men who grow beards and wear turbans are sometimes mistaken for Muslims. The Sikh religion is from India and has no link to those suspected to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.



Today
• Muslim Students Association is having an informational open house at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Ballroom in the Memorial Union.

Musician infuses MU with passion, piano
Nissim, who plays every Friday in the Memorial Union Art Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to noon, has a gift of infusing every note he plays with passion, his fans said.

Police Beat
A 20-year-old Tempe man was arrested for aggravated disorderly conduct and criminal damage when he displayed a handgun and pointed it in the air and at his head. He also damaged a screen on the victim’s windows.

Bowl-a-thon raises Sept. 11 funds
With bowling balls in hand, friends, family and students of ASU’s College of Nursing raised $450 for the American Red Cross’ Sept. 11 Disaster Relief Fund Sunday at a bowl-a-thon at Sparky’s Den in the Memorial Union.



We have more State Fair winners!
Eight Web Devil newsletter subscribers have won State Fair event tickets.

Cronkite on campus today
Walter Cronkite, once dubbed the "most trusted man in America" and the namesake for ASU's School of Journalism and Telecommunications, will speak to students today in the KAET studios.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT
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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