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OPINIONS
Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BRAVO to diversity. Several campus organizations participated in a rally Wednesday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and diversity on campus.OO/BRAVO to chilly weather. Brrr! It's been a nice change, but at the same time, some of us must say that's too nippy outside.

Opinion: Poorly taught driving school wastes time of students
Every day I am amazed at how stupid drivers in Arizona are. No, seriously, I question the validity of the MVD every day when I'm on the road with you people. I've never seen such complete disregard for common sense in all my life.

Opinion: Common sense has Tyson up against the ropes
The Nevada State Athletic Commission came out swinging Tuesday and scored another TKO against Mike Tyson, who continues to do his best to give professional boxing a black eye.

Opinion: Daughter, 2, will be allowed to date in 2048
Walt Disney has taken over my daughter's brain. She's not even two, but she's already obsessed with the Disney cartoon versions of "Snow White," "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty," all of which have the same plot: The heroine is beautiful, but sad. Or in a coma. But wait! Here comes a handsome prince! He kisses her! She's happy! Everybody's happy! Even the woodland creatures are dancing!

SPORTS
Sun Devils crush Beavers in opener
The Sun Devils opened the season Thursday night with the inaugural Bill Kajikawa Baseball Classic and a 13-5 shellacking of Pac-10 foe Oregon State before a crowd of 1,859.

Sophomore tandem makes huge impact
It was a pair of sophomores who provided the biggest punch Thursday night in a game that saw eight ASU players rack up 12 hits and 13 runs in just three innings.



Devils return home
After four long weeks away from the familiar mats of Wells Fargo Arena, the Sun Devils return home to grapple with a pair of quality opponents this weekend.

Sun Devil Swimming Update
Looking to avenge a pair of losses from last weekend, head coach Michael Chasson leads the Sun Devils' swim and dive teams to the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson as ASU takes on third ranked Texas men, and second ranked Texas women in dual action today.



Gymnasts poised for road
The ASU gymnastics team has recovered from last weekend's heartbreaking loss to Standord and is ready to take on the California Golden Bears this weekend at Berkeley.



Tennis opens new season injury free
ASU women's tennis will open their season this weekend with a trip to Southern California. The eighth-ranked Sun Devils face the University of San Diego on Saturday and 24 ranked Pepperdine on Sunday.

Sun Devil Sports Spotlight
That junior varsity match will take place this weekend. Reavie said that even if he can't compete, he would definitely be ready for the Taylor Made/Big Island Invitational that will run Feb. 12-16 in Hawaii.

Sun Devils edge Ducks in shootout
The ASU women's basketball team played an intense game in a decisive 69-58 victory over the Oregon Ducks at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday night.

Balanced offense key in victory
The Sun Devils established a solid inside game and countered with excellent outside shooting. Senior forward Cian Carvalho provided the punch in both categories with 17 points.

Stanford 90, ASU 81
An outstanding effort from the field went for naught, as the Sun Devils suffered a 90-81 loss against No. 18 Stanford before a crowd of 5,642 at Maples Pavilion. The win would have solidified ASU as one of the conference's upper echelon teams in the second half of the season.

CAMPUS NEWS
Reactions differ to Bush plan
ASU Pell Grant recipients have mixed reactions to the Bush administration's proposal to cut "unnecessary" programs to relieve the program's $1.3 billion deficit.

AmWest reports $61M loss
Already hit hard by the economic slowdown and the September 11 attacks, America West Airlines reported Thursday a net loss of $60.9 million in its fourth quarter earnings.

Tempe, Scottsdale examine adding light rail or bus route
Tempe and Scottsdale are in the final stages of deciding between a light rail or bus route connecting to the already approved Central Phoenix/East Valley light rail plan.

Today
Hillel Jewish Student Center is having a regressive shabbat. Dress backwards and get ready to eat dessert first at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 1012 S. Mill Ave.

Police Beat
A 37-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested for failure to return rented property and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block of East Apache Boulevard.

'Sound Zero': Interactive art used to remember September 11 attacks
"Sound Zero" is an interactive multimedia experience designed to help students deal with their emotions regarding the attacks on Sept. 11.

Lance Gharavi, an assistant theater professor, created and performs at the event, sponsored by the Institute for Studies in the Arts.

ASU, UA, NAU look to collaborate on Human Genome biotech project
The future of biomedical research and technology in Arizona dominated discussions Thursday at the Arizona Board of Regents meeting. ABOR, which governs the three Arizona universities, held its first meeting of 2002 Thursday in the Memorial Union of ASU.

West students act out at Orpheum Theater
ASU West and the Orpheum Theater Foundation will sign a partnership agreement today at the downtown Phoenix Orpheum Theater. Jeff Kennedy, ASU West artistic director, said the partnership helps both organizations achieve their goals.

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Sigma Nu 'caught red-handed' in hazing incident
ASU's chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity is under investigation by university officials in regard to an alleged hazing incident.



A complaint was filed against Sigma Nu in December by a non-member of the organization, suggesting the fraternity had violated the ASU Student Code of Conduct.



"We got caught red-handed with a hazing violation," said Mike Kasulaitis, the chapter advisor for Sigma Nu. "There is factual evidence that says 'this is what we were doing.'"

ENTERTAINMENT
A super troupe of guys straight out of Sundance
In 1996, Puddle Cruiser was an official selection at The Sundance Film Festival and was awarded Grand Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival. Last year at Sundance, their newest movie Super Troopers was picked up by Fox Searchlight and is going to be released nationally within the month.



Shedding some sun on independent film
If the Phoenix Film Festival is a sea level starting point for independent filmmakers, then the pinnacle is actor/director Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival.

Independent's day
If you take South Park to be an authority on all issues, as I do, you would know that all independent films are about nothing more than gay cowboys eating pudding. With this stunning revelation, you are probably wondering how to get involved.

Veteran performer gives a piece of his mime
Interpretive dance, artistic expression and trickery of the eye are intertwined in a unique sensory-appealing performance of mime for the mind.



Music Notes
It must be one laugh after the other being a member of Harvette's inner circle. It's obvious the LA-based trio likes poking fun at just about everything, including themselves, as evidenced on the 14-track, self-titled debut.

Local DJs create hopping hip-hop scene with new CD
Calle Recordz recently released its first Southwest compilation album, Scorpion Kingz, featuring local DJs, rappers and other hip-hop artists. Among the performers are two ASU students, Fabel and Cocoa Loco, who hope Arizona will become a permanent fixture on the urban scene typically dominated by the tiresome East Side/West Side monotypes.

Stand-up stardom: Finding funniest person in the Valley no laughing matter
It's been Chris Bennett's dream since he was a kid to be a stand-up comic and to eventually be immortalized among the legends of Saturday Night Live.



Red hot Griffin not just another Carrot Top
"The boys should be nicer and the girls should be more self-respectful,'' the red-haired bubbly funny woman says. "I don't want anybody calling anybody a biotch. I don't think the girls should think they have to dress like sluts and the guys can just have their baggy jeans and be fat.

Even dogs know they don't belong in film
Anyway, my significant caretaker (I find the term "master" a tad derogatory), Ashlea, has bestowed on me her creative duty as editor to come up with something worthy to say about independent filmmaking in her absence.

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