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Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BOOS & BRAVOS are the opinions of the State Press editorial board about the week's news and campus movers and shakers.

Column: Hollywood too hokey to fight war with real-life programming
TV writer-producer John Romano and others testified during a hearing of the House International Relations Committee, which is hunting down Hollywood for ideas on how to better tell America's story to foreign audiences, particularly to viewers in the Middle East.

Column: Conspiracy theory: War another way to 'wag the dog'
Evidence suggests that U.S. officials knew in advance of the terrorist attacks and they purposefully let them occur. But why? Why would the United States allow thousands to die and lives to be ruined forever? The answer can be found if we can muster the strength to remember what happened in our country one year ago.

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor are published opinions from our readers.

ASU finally ready to hoop it up
ASU celebrated exhibition wins over Kilsyth (Australia) and the EA Sports Southwest All-Stars, but will play host to another struggling team Saturday morning at Wells Fargo Arena. Stephen F. Austin comes rolling into town having won just 15 games in the past two years.

No. 22 Sun Devils open season Sat. against St. Peter's
Needing only an 11-player roster, the No. 22 ASU women's basketball team has all the versatile weapons it needs to defend its Pac-10 Championship. The road begins at home against St. Peter's at Wells Fargo Arena Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Bay Area teams bridging the gap
Stanford will be hard-pressed to match last year's 31-win season, which was considered one of the best in the school's 87-year history. The Cardinal lost four starters -the Collins twins (Jarron and Jason), Michael McDonald and Ryan Mendez- from a group that racked up 58 wins in the past two years.

Breaking down the Stanford Cardinal
Stanford will play ASU's men's basketball team this weekend. Read about how the teams compare.

Breaking down the California Golden Bears
The State Press sports staff evaluates the California college basketball teams in the Pac-10.

ASU wrestling opens Ortiz era
A new era in ASU wrestling begins Sunday when the Sun Devils travel to the second annual Missouri Open to begin their 2001-2002 season under new head coach Thom Ortiz.

Wallin plays big; keeps mood light
When the Sun Devil football team is in the midst of a hard-fought, close game, there are at least two players always keeping things light in the huddle.

Teammates and roommates Mason Unck and Kurt Wallin seem to be the emotional leaders of the ASU defense, always waving their arms and celebrating to get the crowd, and most importantly, their teammates, excited.

"There's a lot of banter, a lot of talk," Wallin said. "We have a good time out there, and try to help everybody else have a good time too. Mason is totally enthusiastic, he gets me going most of the time."

Humble Couhglin to show ASU fans how it's done one last time
The ASU volleyball team says goodbye to its senior class every year at the final home match of the season. This year, against California Saturday night, the Sun Devils bid adieu to just one player.

With only one to honor, outside hitter Jami Coughlin will get all of the pre-match attention, although she will certainly try do divert it elsewhere.

Congress may impose stricter regulations in school labs
ASU research departments and foreign research scientists handling potentially lethal biological materials may come under strict control in the future due to legislation introduced in Congress this week. The legislation, in reaction to bioterrorism fears, would require federal registration and inventory of all potentially lethal agents being studied in U.S. academic laboratories.

2 East projects secure funding from U.S. House
Two agriculture projects at ASU East were singled out for more than $400,000 of funding in a spending bill approved by the U.S House of Representatives this week.

Hillel gives away 300 sandwiches to less fortunate
ASU's Hillel Jewish Student Center donated more than 300 sandwiches to a Christian homeless shelter Thursday after spending the day on Cady Mall recruiting students to make them.

Business College brings holiday spirit to Phoenix day care
The College of Business College Council and students, faculty and staff from the college will spend a day bringing holiday cheer to a central Phoenix day care center.

Today's Announcements
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.

Police Beat
The story contains incidents released from Tempe and ASU police.

Waste not ...
Erin Gaekel, a bioengineering senior and member of ProTerra, an environmental organization, discusses the benefits of recycling with students Thursday. ASU Recycling, along with groups like ProTerra, Club Green and Free The Planet set up booths on Hayden Lawn to raise awareness about recycling programs at ASU.

Performing survival
Larry Edmonds, a candidate for a master's degree in communication, performs Thursday along with fellow classmates at the Empty Space Theatre. The COM 691 graduate class read a series of narratives based on stories of survivors in the last century, including those from the Sept.

Breaking news: Cardinals stadium site ruled unsafe
The FAA has ruled that the proposed Cardinals stadium in Tempe would pose a hazard to aviation operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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"Big Three" STDs prevalent on ASU campus
When it comes to condoms, the Health Promotion Office at ASU has enough latex to satisfy the student population. They've got bushels of Rough Rider and Excalibur. They've got Maxx for the gifted, a load of Trojan and Durex for the more traditional.

Students not worried about flying home for holidays
With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, the issue of flying affects many ASU students. ASU is known for having a large out of state population, which means many students will be flying back East to see family and friends soon.

Bill Shannon "Weightless" at Gammage
He glided across the stage as if on skates in time to the music, weaving around unseen objects and reversing direction on a whim. On Sunday night, Gammage Auditorium hosted Bill Shannon and his troupe of hip-hop dancers, the Step Fenz.

CD Review
This is the disc where fantasies are made. A renowned sexy Spanish singer who insists, "You can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love," has nothing to worry about. Once the CD starts, it is easy to want to stick around.

'Novocaine' numbs viewers with grisly scenes, few laughs
The movie is pegged as a comedy/thriller with Steve Martin in a role completely separate from any of his comedic performances to date. He portrays a dentist, Frank Sangster, who lives a seemingly perfect life. He has his own practice, a modern, lavish home and Jean Noble (Laura Dern), who is his dental hygienist by day and Barbie-esque fiancé who thrives on perfection by night.

'Harry Potter' uses magic to convert book to film
It's déjà vu all over again for the people who waited in line for hours to purchase the Harry Potter books as they were released. Only before, you were at least guaranteed the people you were stuck waiting with were either smart enough to read, or had a distant relative who did.

Chris Evans plays high school jock in teen spoof film
American Pie meets She's All That meets The Breakfast Club meets Cruel Intentions plus countless references to other teen movies from the 80s to today are the basis for the spoof comedy Not Another Teen Movie.

Artist turns dry cleaner for Coen Brothers' film
Jon Polito, who stars in the Coen brothers' latest film, The Man Who Wasn't There, works 16-hour days, feels constant pressure to reinvent himself and wishes he could live a normal, less selfish lifestyle.

Restaurants cater to vegetarians
Much of what is considered vegetarian cuisine often has roots in another culture — maybe it's because other cultures don't emphasize meat as much, or maybe it's because Americans are too picky about their own foods, like hotdogs or hamburgers, to try vegetarian counterparts.

Eat your GREENS

Try Azifah, a blend of whole brown lentils, green peppers and spices, or Fosolia, spiced string beans cooked with carrots and garlic. Or sample a little of everything with the vegetarian combination, a platter that combines five different vegetarian options.

Grocery store know-how makes vegetarian cooking easy
Eating vegetarian at home creates an additional set of problems. Most of us are happy to be served a plate of steaming tofu at our favorite restaurant, but when it comes to preparing the stuff in our own kitchens, we shy away from that slimy soybean block.

Long Island comic counts on everyday humor
Maryellen Hooper has some stories to tell. A Long Island native who grew up mostly in Tampa, Fla., Maryellen had done everything from hairdressing to being a human billboard on Wall Street before breaking into comedy in 1985.

Vegetarians forego meat for health, moral reasons
We have all known that obnoxious vegetarian who was hell-bent on converting the world to the depths of alfalfa-sprout consumption, but maybe there are some non-obnoxious vegetarians out there too.

Veggie food goes down easy
I had toyed with the habit in high school but eventually abandoned it after growing tired of eating pasta with margarine every night (I didn't know how to cook and my mom refused to make a second dinner to accommodate my strange eating habits).

Dash Inn keeps people happy with cheap beer
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 Dash Inn on Rural Road... Pitchers of Miller Lite, a DJ that plays everything from Phish to Ja Rule, and a crazy group of college students is what you will find on a weekend at The Dash Inn. On any given night, it is a near guarentee to see enough cleavage from girls with their push-up bras and low cut shirts.

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