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Editorial: Blame Britney for stupidity, not for skimpy clothing
Is Britney Spears' new act too hot for young girls? Does she represent an unattainable image that girls can't possibly live up to? Who cares, her sex symbol status or lack of clothing shouldn't be the concern of parents, it should be the fact that her songs and her stage show are completely devoid of any thought whatsoever.

Opinion: Look to irresponsible legislature when blaming for budget cuts
I started writing this column during Game 7 of the World Series. Talk about distractions! However, despite the pleasing influx of commerce arising from being the home team for four games, Arizona still faces economic challenges from the recent budget cuts.

Opinion: Forecast of baseball's future may frighten fans
Between slowly returning to normal and the most exciting World Series in recent memory, baseball fans have forgotten about that pesky little strike back in 1994. The bargaining agreement that temporarily mended that nearly fatal wound ended when Bell crossed the plate in the bottom of the ninth.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I am writing in response to Ms. Ellen Johnson's article in Tuesday's State Press. To begin, I would like to know which sources Ms. Johnson quotes when she claims that "hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghanis" have been killed by U.S. bombing. Ms. Johnson, not even the Taliban claims have been that high.

SPORTS
Hump Day Hoopla
The Arizona Diamondbacks are winners. The New York Yankees are losers. Everything is right with the world now that the title of World Champion belongs to a little expansion club from the desert.



Sun Devils facing must-win game
The Sun Devils' home game Saturday against Washington State is much more than just another Pac-10 game. The Cougars are ranked No. 11 in this week's Associated Press poll, after knocking off UCLA last week, a team that was a national championship contender for much of the season.



Deep women's hoops team receiving early notice
With a squad that includes only four newcomers, the Sun Devils have a strong bench that can create versatile lineups for various game situations.

CAMPUS NEWS
Former student pleads innocent in lying charges
A former ASU student who was charged with lying about two assaults on campus in September pleaded innocent at his arraignment Tuesday.



Muslims help others 'Discover Islam'
Nearly two months after the Sept. 11 attacks and with the current conflict in Afghanistan, Muslim students at ASU are still trying to come to terms with the changed climate in the United States and the perception Americans have about Islam.



Neighborhood association says student renters lack civic pride
A Tempe homeowners association complained Tuesday that rental properties within its neighborhood, occupied primarily by ASU students, have too many residents and are poorly cared for.

Today
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
A 26-year-old Tempe man was arrested for delay and obstruction when he attempted to start a fight with bar employees. He told officers "... take me to jail" repeatedly.

Rolling bus crushes Tempe man
A Phoenix man was killed Tuesday morning when a bus pinned and crushed him against a steel railing at a bus maintenance yard, Tempe police said.

Business students perform well in marketing competition
A group of Hispanic Master of Business Administration students from ASU participated in the sixth annual Kraft Marketing Competition this past weekend in San Antonio.

D'back fans crowd downtown to celebrate
Nearly a quarter million Arizona Diamondback fans swamped outside Bank One Ballpark Wednesday to cheer on baseball's newly crowned world champions.

ENTERTAINMENT
'Defending the Caveman' a hit at Gammage
With Defending the Caveman, Rob Becker has done the unthinkable. Not only has he discovered the difference between men and women, but he hasn't written a book on it.

Massage releases stress, rejuvenates body
The white words on the glass door of the massage parlor read, "Quiet, please. You are entering a D-Stress Zone." Perfect. On a recent Saturday afternoon, with the weight of school and work on my chest, I know that I am in the right place.

Students plan for future at astrology school
Students of the nation's only astrological institute are very serious about their course of study. To them, it's science. To modern-day scientists, it's a hoax, but historical scientists didn't always see it that way, said Lorraine Duke, admissions director.



Deep Blue Something want more than 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
Pipes and his brother Todd are half of the band Deep Blue Something. Their hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a huge success, but not a lot has been heard from the band since then.



American Standard sets standard for local music
Shaggy bangs dip into the eyes of American Standard front man David Rhodes as he throws a guitar strap over his head. Looking out into another intimate bar scene, he sees, through the hazy smoke, a usual audience of local faces but a few new ones hearing their sounds for the first time.

Dracula expert sheds light on vampire fact and lore
The Dracula expert is not what one could easily classify as "Gothic." She has been hailed by many as the world's foremost authority on Dracula due to her extensive research in the field of Dracula- and vampire-related literature.

Gazing in to the Present
"Mother earth is talking and no one is listening," said the 53-year-old woman. She doesn't find it surprising that it's snowing in the Midwest during October, while here in Phoenix it's still hitting 90 degrees every day.

'13 Ghosts' remake still scary after all these years
This movie is rated R for remake. The Puff Daddy of the movie industry is at it again. But instead of targeting old Sting songs, Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis are releasing their second remake of a William Castle movie, Thirteen Ghosts.



Local woman, national author to discuss E.T.s
In the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies, people across the world are searching for answers, for hope, for solace. Some look to prayer, some choose to give money for support and some just need to talk about it to feel involved.



Arizona native 'Busy' with 'Dawson's Creek' role
A few years ago, she answered a casting call at her high school for the part of a smoking club-girl for an anti-tobacco commercial. Soon, Philipps was seen on TV wagging a cigarette and her butt before being thrown out by an angry mob.



Tarot reading reveals little
A few months ago, when we were planning the articles for the semester, we looked in our crystal ball and saw the future: an article about modern-day fortunetellers.

Jax Thai Bar good place to start night out
Devils After Dark, a new Web Devil nightlife feature, takes a look at local restaurants, bars, and clubs. This week, Casey Boynton takes a look at the Jax Thai Bar on Mill Avenue.

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