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Editorial: History on its way to repeating itself with hysterical questions
This is what we asked ourselves when we found out that the U.S. Justice Department plans to "interview" 5,000 young male foreigners in Texas. They are not suspected of any crimes and they have no assumed links to the terrorist network al-Qaida. Their one and only fault seems to be that they came to America from "certain countries."

Opinion: In kingdom of Tonga, the court jesters are wise guys
The Kingdom of Tonga is a nation way out in the Pacific Ocean consisting of roughly 170 small islands (the exact number depends on the height of the waves). Tonga boasts a monarchy-style government and an ecology that features a huge fruit bat whose actual, legal bat name is the "giant flying fox."

Opinion: Big-time bookstore makes Mill more unlikable

You may have seen Old Town Books and Those Were the Days on a trip to Mill, in that strip between Coffee Plantation and Starbucks. You may have peered into their windows, finding all sorts of quirky antiques (a slab of rock in a toaster? crazy!) or community notices and articles about Mill in the past. You may have even ventured inside to find a cozy hole and a book or two.

Opinion: Put time, effort into faith instead of fears
Canceling your flight reservations for Thanksgiving? Thank you for throwing another log on the proverbial bonfire of paranoia that illuminates our world.

ASU's boxing team loses in first sanctioned fights
The boxing team faced the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in front of about 20 ASU fans at the Madison Boxing Gym in Phoenix. Because the team is new to the collegiate level, Lentz and Coach Andy Soto only allowed two boxers to fight against UNLV and one to box in an amateur fight.

"This is the first time we were fully recognized. This is history in the making," Coach Larry Lentz said. The team has been a club for six years.

ASU struggles, plucks 5-point win from Peahens
Senior guard Amanda Levens' career-high 30 points didn't seem groundbreaking or overwhelming to the St. Peter's Peahens, as the No. 22 ASU women's basketball team squeaked by with a 72-67 victory at Wells Fargo Arena Saturday.

Sun Devils cut down Lumberjacks in season opener
The Sun Devils squandered an early lead and were up by just 13 points at the break after the Lumberjacks assembled a 15-11 run over the last five minutes of the first half. But ASU (1-0) used its depth to outscore SFA (0-1) by 18 points in the second half en route to a 92-61 victory in front of 6,105 fans at Wells Fargo Arena.

Cardinals keep lowly Lions from first win
Jake Plummer and Kwamie Lassiter led the Arizona Cardinals to a come-from-behind victory, Plummer's ninth as a Cardinal, downing the winless Detroit Lions 45-38 in front of 32,322 fans at Sun Devil Stadium.

ASU teams running for National Championship
The No. 10 women's and No. 15 men's ASU cross country teams look for upsets in the NCAA Championships at the Furman Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. today.

Both ASU swimming teams score upsets over LA schools
After being ranked lower than any other Pac-10 team that garnered votes in the nation's second top 25 Pre-NCAA Championship poll, the ASU swimming and diving teams made a strong case for themselves this past weekend with wins against several top teams from the Los Angeles area.

FAA finds Cardinals stadium site hazardous
The new Arizona Cardinals stadium, if built on the proposed Tempe site, would pose a hazard to aviation operations at Sky Harbor International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded Saturday.

Students gripe about housing, safety, graduate issues
ASU student leaders, concerned about safety, housing and graduate student issues on campus, met with a student regent for the first time Saturday in an effort to form a better link between the Arizona Board of Regents and the students they serve.

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.

Pupils get 'backstage pass' to ASU business program
The school of accountancy and information management gave Valley high school students a glimpse of what it takes to get a business degree from ASU Friday.

Family honors Tempe man killed in Sept. 11 attacks
A benefit was held at Papago Stables, located on the south side of Tempe Town Lake, because his family wanted to honor him at the place he loved most.

Classifieds - 11/19/01
Announcements WANT HEALTHY smokefree public places/ workplaces as in Boulder, CO, Eugene and Corvallis, OR & all college towns in California? Tempe residents can sign a Tempe for Healthy Smokefree Workplace initiative petition in front of ASU Student Health Center, Tues & Thur, 10-2 pm thru Nov.

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.

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.

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.

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