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Editorial: The American justice system at (house)work
Michigan's latest prominent child abuse case was definitely handled with an unmistakable Wiggum-esque idiocy, according to a Nov. 16 Associated Press story.

Opinion: Terror of telemarketers may end with new state program
Apparently, some telemarketing companies do things like install jukeboxes and disco balls from those much-needed breaks between irate consumers hanging up on you.

Opinion: Strong unions the cure for abusive jobs
At the risk of sounding like your dad, though, I have to say that one of the most important classrooms outside of school is the workplace. I'd also like to agree with your dad that having a job while you are in school will help build character, although that isn't necessarily always positive.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
There were MORE butts. Thrown on the ground right beside ash urns. Tossed in the lawn. Plopped in flower beds. The truth is that our beautiful campus Arboretum is a giant ashtray.

Devils tough on boards, sting Hornets by 20
The No. 21 ASU women's basketball team overcame another game filled with turnovers and poor shooting to increase its winning streak to two with a 62-42 victory over Delaware State at Wells Fargo Arena on Monday night.

ASU cross country teams find rough going at NCAAs
The No. 10 Sun Devil women finished 23rd out of 31 teams with 554 points. Senior Lisa Aguilera earned her second straight All-American honor for her 18th-place individual finish in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 21:05.

ASU looks to go 4-0 over Vikings
Russ Pennell halted men's basketball practice Monday afternoon to stress the importance of ASU's second game of the season against Portland State.

Hardware on line for UA, Devils
The Sun Devils have won back-to-back games against UA, beating the Wildcats in Tucson 30-19 last year and 42-27 in Tempe in 1999. Koetter said it is important for his seniors to leave ASU with three straight victories over UA.

Hockey extends win streak to 9
The ASU men's ice hockey team pulled off a sweep of Utah and Weber State last weekend, stretching its winning streak to nine games. The Sun Devils beat Utah 8-5 on Friday before besting Weber State 13-1 on Saturday at America West Arena.

She Devils get revenge, pound UA 9-1
ASU's loss to UA came on a 1-0 shutout that had left the team reeling, feeling the effects of its first ever-loss to the Icers. Proctor opened the scoring with the first two goals for the She Devils, including a deflection off the UA goalie that she redirected into the net.

3 ASU wrestlers earn titles at Missouri Open
ASU opened its 2001-2002 season Sunday with three wrestlers - senior David Douglas and juniors Eric Larkin and Rocky Smart - claiming championships at the Missouri Open in Columbia, Mo.

Profs examine 'terrorist' in Sept. 11 coverage
ASU professors have created a new text analysis technology that helps calculate the impact of specific words in media coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks. Research with the technique, called the Centering Resonance Analysis, started six years ago and was most recently used to study the Reuters news service's use of the word "terrorist" in its wire articles after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Researchers seek proof of possible life on red planet
Peter Buseck, regents professor of geological sciences, and Molly McCartney, a senior research scientist at the ASU Center for Solid State Science, began a two-year project in August by examining a Mars meteorite. They plan to develop reliable criteria for identifying possible former life on Mars, also called "biomarkers."

Graduate College to improve Ph.D. programs
Currently the Graduate College is working to organize groups of students, professors, administrators and community members to develop strategies to improve the University's Ph.D. programs.

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 36-year-old Tempe woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after fighting with her boyfriend at her residence. She was first taken to Desert Samaritan Hospital after complaining of stomach cramps. She said her boyfriend kicked her in the stomach knowing she was pregnant.

'A' Mountain not safe from Wildcats
Under the guise of darkness, I made my way up A Mountain Tuesday night to see how well our A was being guarded. It was 6:45 p.m. and already pitch black. A few runners were out for an evening jog, but ASU students should be thankful there were no UA students around - they would have a great opportunity to paint the A. It was pitch black and nobody was guarding the A.

Classifieds - 11/20/01
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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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