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Opinion: Beware of the infamous Busy Body Complex
Watch out. The BBC has invaded America, and it's NOT going away!!! No, I'm not talking about The British Broadcasting Corporation, though those CNN broadcasts of BBC Parliament featuring Tony Blair and his cute little Labor cronies certainly do seem poised to become the next "West Wing."

Opinion: Poltergeist provokes unsuccessful epiphany
The week before Halloween, my TV stopped working. I no longer have my precious CNN and FOX news and 300 digital channels of lame music and even lamer porn. My TV has died.

Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BRAVO to the Diamondbacks. Bravo for winning the first major sports championship in Arizona history. BOO to the 1,000 people who wasted away an entire day waiting in line to audition for the MTV shows The Real World and Road Rules.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
The most recent case complains about Homecoming Court and its participants being associated with ASASU. Is someone bitter that they were not selected?

The Edge
ASU sophomore quarterback Jeff Krohn has thrown for 1,733 yards in eight games this year for an average of 216.6 yards per game. He has tossed 18 touchdown passes and only five interceptions this season.

The Starters
Pos. No. Name

WR 6 Donnie O'Neal (6-2, 181, Sr.)

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

Picked to be worst, WSU in 1st
WSU has helped to end the hopes of two Pac-10 contenders, UCLA and Stanford. The Cougars were a disappointing 4-7 last season, with a 2-6 conference record. The close losses they suffered may have foreshadowed their breakout season this year.

Sun Devils finally see action, pound Kilsyth
ASU men's basketball coach Rob Evans was ejected this past summer when his team last faced an Australian squad, but there was no need for him to even get off the bench Thursday night.

Devils take on UA in Tucson
With only one game left in the regular season for the ASU women's soccer team, it might be expected that the Sun Devils are looking forward to finding out whether they will be competing in the postseason. But that expectation is wrong.

Men's golf to close out fall season on Hilton Head Island
After being out of action for nearly an entire month, the ASU men's golf team looks to put a cap on what has been another lackluster fall season by participating in its final tournament this weekend.

ASU feeling good for UW, WSU
After playing some of their best volleyball of the season, against three of the top teams in the country, the Sun Devils take an increased confidence level to the Pacific Northwest for a pair of matches against Washington State and Washington this weekend.

ASU for strong finishes at Regionals
The ASU cross country teams look to earn automatic bids to the NCAA Nationals with a first- or second-place team finish at the NCAA West Regional Championships Saturday at Randolph North Golf Course in Tucson.

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.

Study helps diagnose Alzheimer's better
An ASU research professor participated in a study that could help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease earlier and more accurately.

Alumnus added to list of running for City Council
Mansperger, who was unsuccessful in a bid for mayor four years ago, said he applied for a City Council petition after Councilman Hugh Hallman announced to run for mayor.

Alumni, students network at fair
Brian Wales graduated in 1998 with a degree in electronic engineering from ASU East and now works as an engineer for Intel. On Thursday, he and 59 other ASU alumni returned to ASU to share where their degrees have taken them with students at Old Main.

Wider student drug tests sought
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether schools may give drug tests to nearly any student involved in after-school activities, from the chess club to cheerleading, without evidence the student or the school has a drug problem.

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Police Beat
A 19-year-old Tempe man and an 18-year-old Phoenix man were arrested for using a false ID to enter a bar.

Homecoming King and Queen crowned
Amidst the festivities of Spirit and Cultural Day on Hayden Lawn Friday, this year's Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.

Jayme Sloan, selected as Queen, is a double major in biology and business management. King Brian Lutz is a triple major in biology, Spanish and finance in the Barrett Honors College.

All of the homecoming court underwent a rigorous application process and interview before being appointed to the court. As a part of the court, they had to attend every Homecoming event before the King and Queen were crowned.

Student organizations celebrate Spirit Day
Games, free food, and ASU student organizations were all part of ASU Spirit Day on Hayden Lawn Friday afternoon. Turnout was modest and, at times, it looked like there were more booths than people to visit them.

Devils fall to Cougars, 28-16
The Sun Devils struggled against another conference opponent Saturday night, as they lost their third straight game 28-16 to 11th-ranked Washington State. While WSU (9-1) moves into a tie with Oregon for first place in the PAC-10, the Devils fall to 1-5. There is no longer a realistic chance for them to earn a berth in any bowl game.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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