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Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BRAVO to ASU kicking UA's butt Wednesday. The Sun Devils led most of the game, proving that losers can turn out to be winners.BRAVO to the Open & Shut project. Under the state Public Records Law, "public records and other matters in the custody of any officer shall be open to inspection by any person at all times during office hours."

Opinion: Hispanics, Native American children need complete education
Imagine Governor Jane Hull in one of her power suits behind the wheel of a school bus, and you have some idea of how strange Mary Pat Waldman looks sitting in such a place.

Opinion: Free abortions distasteful but necessary
I am not a baby killer. I am not some inhuman monster out to get all the unborn boys and girls. That's a common misidentification for people who support a woman's right to chose abortion.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
n 'In-state tuition for California illegal aliens outrageous' Rob Jones said, "Gray Davis and the Univeristy of California Board of Regents enacted a new policy that will allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition to all UC schools."

Devils knock off Cal in defensive showdown
Despite its lowest point production of the season, the ASU women's basketball team managed to cruise past California 56-40 on Thursday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.

ASU compensating for inexperience with talent
Granted, they're a young team. After all, with 17 new players and a fresh home this season, the Sun Devils will not look anything like their predecessors.

Devils embark on grueling weekend trip
The ASU wrestling team is hoping to avenge its first two losses of the season this weekend by going on a day-long romp through mid-California.

ASU heads to Bay Area for Pac-10 meet as underdog
The final weekend of January may prove to be the toughest for the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams, as they open Pac-10 play at the Bay Area schools.

Lady gymnasts looking for defense of home turf
ASU freshman Nikki Gause, who trained lightly this week after spraining her ankle against Utah State, may compete on the vault in today's meet. Sun Devil freshman Trisha Dixon did not participate in the floor exercise during last Sunday's loss at UCLA, and is listed as doubtful while recovering from a sore back.

Sun Devil Sports Spotlight
With the ASU water polo team's season scheduled to get underway in just two weeks, senior captain and starting goalie Nancy Holmes is ready to dive into a successful inaugural year.

ASU track starts at Baton Rouge
ASU's 2002 track and field season will officially get underway Saturday in Baton Rogue, La. Three Sun Devil long jumpers are slated to participate in the Purple Tiger Invitational, an indoor event hosted by Louisiana State.

Storming the court has become tradition
Crazed students flooding the floor at Wells Fargo Arena after streak-busting wins has become somewhat of a tradition for the ASU men's basketball program in recent years.

How sweet it is
Five years of domination came to a screeching halt Wednesday night, as the ASU men's basketball team pulled off its biggest win in recent history.

New information given in dorm room death
ASU police found the body of Andrew Tucker, a broadcasting freshman, shortly before 10 p.m. Monday after several students reported not having seen Tucker for a few days.

Music library selling cheap turntable records
The LP (long playing) albums have been donated to the music library over the past two years. The money from the sale will be used to buy more compact discs for the library, ASU music library director Bob Follet said.

Graduate researches native justice system
Chris Lundry, an ASU political science graduate student, is conducting research on an indigenous justice system called "Lisan" in East Timor. He returned this week from a three and a half-week trip and will present his findings at a conference at University of California at Berkley Feb. 8-9.

Enron scandal sparks ethics talk at ASU
After the fallout from the Enron scandal and the questionable auditing practices performed by Arthur Andersen, collegiate accounting departments like ASU are left with questions of what should be done to prevent similar situations.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is having rush dinner at Jenny's house at 7 p.m. The group is also having rush service at Adelphi Commons at 10 a.m. Saturday. Contact for information.

Tempe, IRS to publicize unclaimed tax credit
But with help from the City of Tempe, the Internal Revenue Service hopes that more people will take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable federal tax credit available to eligible workers who earn low incomes.

Police Beat
A 23-year-old Tempe man was arrested for assault and criminal damage in the 1700 block of South Dorsey Lane after he threw his live-in girlfriend over the bed and broke down the bedroom door. He also pulled out the phone cord when she attempted to call police.

Tech improvements a success at ASU West thanks to grant
ASU West is in its third year of using a grant to expand classroom technology and the results of the project have been significant, said Helen Padgett, project manager.

Graduates unite to address problems
After the first summit meeting of graduate students from ASU , NAU and UA Saturday, representatives formed a tri-university presidents' council to better communicate on issues affecting them.

Candidate makes pitch for media director's chair
Jim Fickess, the second of two candidates for the position of Director of Student Media, appeared at an hour-long Q & A session on Wednesday for a handful of various student journalists.

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Blood suckers pump life into dying cash flow
Well, that's what I am doing right now. There is a needle in my right arm, and as I type with my left hand, my blood is being drained; but at least I'll get my red-blood cells back.

Six strange students and their odd-upations
Are you trapped behind a desk from 9-5? Do you work in an overly structured, suffocating environment? Is your job dull and monotonous, leaving you to seek excitement in your life?

Count on another clunker from 'The Musketeer' man
Theater audiences around the world were moved to stay at home last fall when Alexandre Dumas' The Musketeer was released. Noticing the rampant success of the movie in markets like Uganda and the Dumas household, Kevin Reynolds now brings us a revamped version of The Count of Monte Cristo.

'Black Hawk Down' brings death, history to life
Many Americans remember watching disturbing images of Somali citizens dragging dead American soldiers through the streets of Mogadishu in October of 1993. Eighteen Americans died that day and many more were wounded in the biggest firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War.

Getting Sum from some fresh, funky punks
"You can sit in my lap," Deryck Whibley (AKA Bizzy D.), the spiky-haired lead singer of the punk-rock band Sum 41 says to me as he's motioning to his lap.

Mother of all jams makes music, opens minds
Welcome to Ralo's world, where every artist gets a fair shake from the music industry. Where folk music is played alongside in-your-face rock and roll, punk, new age, blues, reggae, spoken-word and Native American ambience.

Casting call offers reality check for would-be reporter
his is the first and only direct quotation I got from my casting agent, Lewis, when I auditioned for MTV's The Real World last Saturday in Tucson. From what I can tell, his remark was not so much directed at the sight of me as I sat there at the table. Rather, it was my voice recorder with the big red light on that seemed to be a sore spot.

Circus freak fails, weirdos win out
I always wanted to run away with the circus. The oddity of it all amazed and enticed me. It was the exact opposite of everything I feared and loathed about the adult world: 9-5ers drowning in a sea of memos and data and deadlines, oh my!

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