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OPINIONS
Editorial: Canine massage parlor takes puppy pampering too far
As you read this, we at the State Press are hunched over our computers, straining to edit copy with straining our beady eyes made sore from the lack of sunlight available to our basement in the Matthews Center.

Opinion: Shortened classes cheat student's 'inner consumer'
I'm in my seventh year of post-secondary education. In all those years, I have always loved the first day of the semester. I love it because it is the one-day when I get out of nearly every class early.

Opinion: Empty peace accords can't fix war in Israel
I suppose that it should come as no great surprise that Israel has just made its deepest incursion into Palestinian territory during the past 16 months of violence. Apparently, they went there in response to the killing of six people at a party last Thursday.

Opinion: In-state tuition for California illegal aliens outrageous
Good old Gray Davis and the University Of California Board of Regents did a perplexing thing last Thursday. It enacted a new policy that will allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition to all University of California schools, but with one catch: You have to prove to the state of California that you are an illegal immigrant.

SPORTS
Sun Devils drop pair in Columbus
They knew they were in for a tough weekend, and that's exactly what the Sun Devils got when competing with 16 other Top 25 teams in the 2002 Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals Tournament at Ohio State University.



Top of the Kee
After watching one of the NFL's top players dominate all season, only to miss the playoffs year after year, most hometown fans were happy to see him go to a team that was only a player or two away from a Super Bowl.

Prep QB commits to ASU
Scottsdale Saguaro quarterback Kellen Bradley committed to play football at ASU last week. He had previously given a verbal commitment to Oregon State, but changed his mind last weekend after visiting Corvallis, Ore.

Washington State Baseball Preview
Washington State found that out the hard way last season. When you give up 451 runs in just 462.1 innings, your lineup had better include names like Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron and DiMaggio, or you won't stand a chance.



Lady gymnists sink to new low
For the second consecutive week, the ASU gymnastics team could not conquer the balance beam, suffering four falls in six routines, resulting in a 47.300 event total.

ASU victim of own demise
Last weekend's pair of home losses against the Los Angeles schools may have symbolized the beginning of the end for the ASU men's basketball team.

ASU's miscues lead to deflating loss
While the ASU men's basketball team has been capable of hanging with quality opponents this season, such as the Los Angeles schools, it hasn't been able to finish the job.

USC halts ASU's winning streak
The ASU women's basketball team was unable to complete its third sweep of the Los Angeles schools, dating back to the 2000-01 season, upon suffering a 68-49 loss to USC on Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

USC halts ASU's winning streak
The ASU women's basketball team was unable to complete its third sweep of the Los Angeles schools, dating back to the 2000-01 season, upon suffering a 68-49 loss to USC on Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

CAMPUS NEWS
University hopes to revise gift ban bill
University officials plan to work with legislators to create a clarified version of a law that will make it easier for ASU officials to interact with lawmakers.

Police Beat
A 45-year-old Tempe man was arrested for assault in the 2300 block of North 85th Place in Scottsdale after punching his girlfriend in the face at their Tempe home. He then fled on foot and was later arrested.

ASU, but not students, friendly to disabilities
Terri Hedgpeth nudged her sleeping seeing-eye dog out from under her desk so she would have room to scoot her chair closer to mine. She sat up straight and poised herself to make a point.



Gandhi stresses nonviolence in annual 'together' festivity
Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary civil right's leader Mahatmas Gandhi, stressed the importance of nonviolence in times of war at the fourth annual "Together We're Better" celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

East campus events commemorate King, "Dream" speech
The event begins with a march to Williams Campus Chapel, where the gospel choir, the "Anointed Voices" of the Higher Heights Church of Chandler, will sing inspirational songs.

Search narrows for Coor's successor
The search for a new ASU president is entering its final hour as President Lattie Coor completes his 12-year tenure at ASU this semester. Coor retires June 30.



Today
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is having an informational meeting for women interested in learning more about the service/academic group at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union 078 Union Cinema.

Valley Afghans celebrate victory on terrorism
The Valley Afghan community celebrated the formation of an interim government back in Kabul with songs from young singers Fardeen Khan and Qaisuddin Khan. The young singers enthralled the crowd at a function at the Memorial Union cinema hall on Saturday night.

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Student Media candidate visits ASU
ASU Student Media's director position has been unoccupied since early September and student journalists are anxious to see solidarity in the role soon.



However, the wait will soon be over. This afternoon, a handful of staff members from the Web Devil, the State Press and Channel 2 got their first glimpse of one of two candidates for the director's chair.



Kristin Gilger, the current deputy managing editor and metro editor for The Arizona Republic, had her chance to field questions and state her intentions in applying for the position.

Dorm-dwellers talk about San Pablo
The San Pablo dorm located in North campus has impressed its residents.



The Freshman Year Experience dorm opened this semester after delays during construction. It features suite-style bedrooms and all floors are coed

Gandhi: "We live in ghettos"
Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi said people to build relationships among each other and shed anger and hatred Saturday morning in Tempe.



Urging people to interact with each other more, Gandhi said a better sense of community alone will solve hatred among people.



"We live in ghettos and do not care to build relationships," he said.



"Beyond the 9 to 5 integration, we live in ghettos," he said. "Hispanics live together, Asian-Americans live together, African-Americans live together."

ENTERTAINMENT
'College Town' exhibits rich history
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, the citizens of a small agricultural town in the Arizona Territory had a dream. The people of Tempe wanted a place where teachers could be cultivated and trained to aid in the growing demand for education.

a few Pointers for the age-impaired 'SPM' explores
Although his frustration is felt by many, especially on a campus with a growing freshman class each year, there are several, often unnoticed, escapes for entertainment-seeking students of any age to visit in Tempe.



Tempe tries for new East-Coast Culture Mill-ieu
At the center of this metamorphosis stands the latest and, arguably, most ambitious landmark of Tempe's redevelopment -- the Brickyard on Mill -- a three-structure, $70 million giant whose tenants finally opened their doors for business in late November after several delays and growing tension among downtown merchants.

Future still Unwritten for veteran punk band
This Sunday, Jan. 20, the band is back in town, but the show is not quite the same. They are now the veteran band opening for the overnight chart toppers, Sum 41. But whether they're opening for a punk rock legend or a pop rock newcomer, Unwritten Law doesn't take anything for granted.

Feeding a sweet tooth with Sugarcult
Before their show Saturday night at the Nile Theatre, the State Press Magazine had the chance to sit down with a few of the members who make up Sugarcult.

Tommy's boy holds his own in 'Orange County'
Welcome home to that dichotomous feeling so many college students experienced during winter break the comfort and serenity of returning home of not wanting to be anywhere else.

Surreal 'Sky' life experience for Crowe, Cruise
Time Square is desolate. Ad lights flash to vacant bustlers and echo down canyon-like streets. The aerial image of Tom Cruise stepping out of his car and gingerly surveying the scene lingers for a moment. In a second he is running, searching, panicking. He is totally alone in Manhattan.



Funny girl Tyler proves she's not all 'Talk'
Although this may sound like a headline from The National Enquirer, it was actually a talk show clip that Aisha Tyler, host of E! Entertainment's Talk Soup, played for her viewers during the popular comedy program.



Me, Tempe and puberty
I was a savvy young 13-year-old, full of self-loathing and melodrama (like all good pre-teens should be) walking the streets of Mill (in a very un-hooker like fashion).

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