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Editorial: Terrorist acts lead to obesity
When America sent troops to Afghanistan, we balanced out the aggression by sending food to aid the less fortunate citizens there. Assuming that the relief food falls into the correct hands, it's a compassionate idea and, it turns out, one that hits pretty close to home.

Opinion: Shocking investigation reveals history, purpose behind "shish"
Lately, the news has been saturated with stories from parts of Central Asia and the Middle East, and the only food we've heard talked about is leftover Halloween candy and Mountain Dew Code Red.

Opinion: Exclusive interview with anthrax!
Bioterrorism sucks. I tried for about a half an hour to think of a clever, witty way to start this column, but I can't. I'm sorry. Terrorism, that is, single acts of violence carried out by terrorists, is a scary enough prospect for Americans. But the word bioterrorism holds a special place in our minds.

Opinion: Democrats dominate despite support for Bush
President George W. Bush may enjoy high approval ratings, but if Tuesday's election day results show any sign, it may be that the Grand Old Party could be in some trouble in 2002.

ASU takes the floor for 1st time of new season
After celebrating five wins against Australian teams in part of an 11-day international tour this past summer, the Sun Devils have to face yet another squad from down under.

Wildcats declawed, still on Pac-10 prowl
UA head coach Lute Olson lost virtually all the talent that carried his team to the national title game last season, has no seniors on the active roster, and is faced with one of the toughest schedules in the nation.

Breaking down the UA Wildcats
Outlook: The Wildcats are a much better team than many preseason prognosticators make them out to be. UA may be one of the most underrated teams in the nation and will make some noise this year.

Flowers leads trio of backs
The tailback position has been a revolving door for the Sun Devils this season, but senior Delvon Flowers has commandeered the position in the last two games.

Buchanan battling back into shape for ASU
ASU runner Ronnie Buchanan has finally been healthy for an entire cross country season, and he's taking advantage of it.

The junior from Santa Maria, Calif. has overcome numerous injuries to turn in the best cross country season of his collegiate career.

Do or die for Devils against Cougars
The Sun Devils begin their final home stand of the season Saturday afternoon as they host 11th-ranked Washington State - their third nationally-ranked conference opponent in three weeks - for Homecoming Weekend.

ASU officials oppose computer requirement
ASU does not require students to own computers, even though NAU officials are pushing the obligation on the incoming freshmen of 2003.

2 students respond to attacks through 'living art' in gallery
In response to the Sept. 11 attacks, nine ASU intermedia art graduate students have attempted to recreate life at Ground Zero and beyond with the exhibition "Zero Plus" in the Harry Wood Gallery on the first floor of the Art Building.

Approximately 65 people have visited the exhibit since its opening day on Monday. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday.

Expert to discuss biological welfare, effects on country
Are the American media presenting the anthrax scare in a sensationalized manner? Is the nation prepared to battle covert biological warfare that may result in mass casualty? How do healthcare organizations across the country plan to react to the ethical issue of treating anthrax victims?

ASU cancer drug working well
A drug developed at ASU and licensed by a German drug development company Monday has been shown to effectively fight cancer.

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.

ASA lobbies legislature to limit university cuts
Arizona Students' Association delegates from ASU, ASU West, NAU and UA traveled to the state capitol Wednesday to once again ask state legislators to cut "No More Than 4."

Police Beat
A 47-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting after she concealed and removed items from a store without paying for them.

Dancing the night away at Homecoming Ball
This year's Homecoming Ball in Old Main was a fun-filled night of dancing for all. "I did not expect to have quite as much fun as I did," said freshman theater major Norma Ryan.

Women of Islam debunk sterotypes
Two women of Islam answered questions and delivered information about their faith to a group of curious non-Muslims Thursday evening as part of Islamic Awareness Week at ASU.

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.

Wannabe rockstars, unite!
You've always wanted to be a rock star. And if not, you've at least wanted to marry a rock star, have a rock star's love child or be serenaded by a rock star in front of thousands of adoring fans.

AZ music scene noteworthy despite image
As a Tempe musician, I often dreamt of the day when my band, The Dying Time, would be interviewed for an article in a music or entertainment magazine. Unfortunately, that day will never come, as we played our last show in October.

ASU fraternity hosts cancer research benefit
ASU freshman Andy Margolis couldn't hope for much more. In addition to the high of enrolling in college, he had the added bonus of seeing his family move to Arizona along with him. And a full-ride jazz scholarship and the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps were the icing on it all.

Pauly Shore brings "Weasel"-free comedy to Improv
For many of us, MTV played an integral role during those impressionable adolescent years. We watched 13 years old, mouths agape as the VJ Kennedy delivered our much needed angst injection (usually found in the Nine Inch Nails videos) during the segment Alternative Nation.

ASU students read by day, rock by night
David Rhodes sat in front of an ASU classroom Tuesday, his hands emerging from tailored shirt cuffs to briskly interpret the professor's words. Later that night, the same hands energetically teased an electric guitar for a crowd at the Yucca Taproom.

Prescott-based Bueno proud of Arizona roots
Prodigal progressive punk to some, Bueno has released two albums: Finding Humor in the Tragedy on Volcom records, and its latest, Nothing New for Trash Like You, recorded independently.

Coen brothers' film captures noir brilliance
Filmed entirely in black and white, there isn't a scene in The Man Who Wasn't There where a character isn't smoking. Joel and Ethan Coen's latest endeavor, a quick follow-up to 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou?, is an obvious and clever nod to the noir films of the '40s.

VH1 winners Flickerstick has run-in with fame
Flickerstick, the survivor of VH1 reality show Bands on the Run will be performing Tuesday at Nita's Hideaway, just one week after the debut of their new album, Welcome Home the Astronauts.

cd review
Fans of Trembling Blue Stars' brand of breathy, dreamy pop will likely love the band's latest offering, Alive to Every Smile. Reminiscent of Belle and Sebastian, and at times New Order and the Cure, the songs on their fourth album fail to break new ground, but instead perfect the band's usual formula of Robert Wratten's lyrics of unrequited love backed by pretty, atmospheric melodies.

Hundreds of people audition to live in 'Real World'
Nearly 1,000 people waited in line for hours at Tempe's Acme Road House Saturday for a chance to be on MTV's The Real World and Road Rules.

Stoppard's play is 'The Real Thing'
Tom Stoppard's highly acclaimed "The Real Thing" may not be the same magnitude of "Shakespeare in Love" (also written by Stoppard) but features just as much high-class raunchiness.

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.

'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.

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