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Editorial: Peaceful protests by Leftists successful
In other words, these groups will be unable to share their opinions at his week's World Economic Forum in New York, a congregation of the most powerful world leaders in business and politics.

Opinion: Naked cops on Internet, calendars give new meaning to 'strip search'
The Chandler Police Department continues to investigate an officer whose wife appears nude on the Internet, The Arizona Republic reports. Officer Ron Dibble is currently on leave, and his wife Megan has quit her job as a dispatcher. Reserve officer Jeff Smith is also under investigation.

Opinion: Federal ban on hemp food products foolish
Sound ridiculous? Well it should, but sadly, according to the twisted minds of the Drug Enforcement Agency, this is the next logical step in the United States' ongoing war on drugs.

Opinion: Bush right to identify rogue nations: 'Axis of terror' threatens U.S. security
Last week President Bush named three countries that will soon become our testing ground for military missile guidance systems. Bush said the countries Iran, Iraq and North Korea make up an "axis of terror" that poses a serious threat to the safety of our nation.

New kids on the diamond
Baseball season is upon us. Though it's only February, the Sun Devils have already opened their temporary, off-campus home in style.

ASU breezed through the Bill Kajikawa Baseball Classic like the first warm wind of Spring. With the help of four key newcomers, the Sun Devils initiated their season in style- they swept a four-game series, crushed a PAC-10 opponent...

...and Rod Allen belted a game-winning homer.

ASU goes unbeaten in Kajikawa Classic
The Sun Devils opened their 2002 season with the four-team tournament named after the legendary hometown coach, and it proved to be a fruitful experience for them, winning all four games.

Allen's homer greatest feat in series
ASU piled on 47 hits and 36 runs this past weekend during the Bill Kajikawa Baseball Classic at HoHoKam Park, but one hit stood above all the others — sophomore left fielder Rod Allen's game-winning home run that propelled his team over Oral Roberts on Saturday afternoon.

ASU stifles late rally, holds on for victory
After averaging slightly less than 10 points per game in her last five outings since injuring her left ankle in mid-January, the senior shooting guard poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Sun Devils to a 71-65 victory over Oregon State at Wells Fargo Arena.

Inept offense at Cal sends Devils downhill
The first sign became visible Saturday night when the Sun Devils dropped their second consecutive game in the form of a 67-59 loss to California before 10,454 fans at Haas Pavilion. A culmination of things sent ASU down for the count, but it was ultimately a prolonged offensive drought midway through the second half that hurt the most.

Grapplers knock off Nebraska, Oregon
After suffering a midseason setback at the national duals two weeks ago, the ASU wrestling team has rolled by its opponents like a freight train whizzing through a station.

ASU loses pair to archrival UA
The Sun Devils lit the lamp just 24 seconds after the opening face off. ASU junior defenseman Jeff Tarala raced to a two-on-none breakaway, along with junior left wing Mike Snowden.

Swimmers drop meet vs. Texas
ASU sophomore sprinter Nick Brunelli led by example, winning the 50-yard freestyle a race in which four of the top six finishers wore maroon and gold. Brunelli also led the 200-yard freestyle relay team, consisting of senior Simon MacDonald, junior Justin Mathias and freshman Bobby Zaabadich, to a first-place finish.

Student joins globalization protests in NY
When Luis Fernandez turned onto Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan Saturday morning, a sea of marchers and protest signs stretched as far as his eye could see.

Bike violators can waive fine through new program
Tempe police and the ASU Department of Public Safety gave more than 900 warnings and cited at least 98 people for violations during their bicycle safety campaign last month.

16-year-old 'genius' finds love in piano
For Scott MacIntyre, a 16-year-old ASU honors student, waking up each morning to practice his piano is his idea of living the American dream.

Researcher hopes to make vaccines edible, cheaper
Because of an ASU faculty member's research with edible vaccines, Southeast Asia may soon control the area's decades long Hepatitis B epidemic.

Learning Resource Center is having free computer skills workshops all day in the Student Services building, Room 394. Stop by or call (480) 965-5828.

Police Beat
A 24-year-old male transient was arrested for shoplifting, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at K-Mart at 1330 W. Baseline Road.

Tuition hike may cure ailing budget
Student regents and officials from ASU, NAU and UA held a closed-door meeting on Thursday to discuss tuition and the budget crisis facing the three state universities.

The 2002 budget reductions for ASU, NAU and UA have translated into $37 million in faculty lay-offs, fewer available courses and larger class sizes at the three universities. The budget also doesn't provide extra funds for enrollment growth.

Professor evaluations available online
The launch date is scheduled for Monday, March 25. All registered ASU students will be able to use the site. The last day students will be able to fill out evaluations for the spring semester will be April 30, the final day of classes.

On campus housing may be in West's future
Stadium issues were set aside at Thursday's meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents, while the construction of new dorms at ASU West took the floor.

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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.'"

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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