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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BOO/BRAVO to the ASU/UA basketball game. Bravo to Curtis Millage for giving a valiant effort in ASU's 83-75 loss at UA on Wednesday night. The junior shooting guard poured in a career-high 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field.

Opinion: Madonna knows janitors, artists never see eye to eye
We Americans tend to assume that the British are more intelligent than we are, because they speak with British accents. That's why we need to know about the Turner Prize.

Opinion: Powell OKs condoms, so let's get it on
So this is a notice to all you ladies out there who think that I'm definitely way cuter than any other columnist out there. You and I could be knockin' boots until your 7:40 class.

Opinion: Cigarettes in cinema due to Big Tobacco hacks
One month from Sunday, millions will tune in to watch the Academy Awards. Among the contenders for best picture is "In the Bedroom," starring Sissy Spacek, who is also in the running for an Oscar for best actress.

ASU, UA to meet in finale
A victory for the Sun Devils in their regular season finale at McKale Center in Tucson would mark the fourth straight over the Wildcats (13-13, 9-3 Pac-10) in the past two years, and it would also be the second sweep in as many years.

ASU looking to lick its wounds, get back on track over weekend
Within the course of three days, the unbeaten Sun Devils were swept by the Seminoles, while being brought back down to Earth and back to the fundamentals of the game. But to ASU's credit, it has taken the three losses in stride, proving that maturity can't always be measured in years.

At long last, true colors seen in rivalry
For one of the few times in the past decade, Wednesday night's intrastate battle between ASU and UA actually resembled what a men's college basketball rivalry ought to look like.

Drexel's Olympic Diary
My earliest memory is a fond image of myself sitting by my parents on a couch, as they took in pieces of the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. More vividly, I can picture myself viewing the 1992 and 1994 Games, and especially, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which marked the last time the Games were held in the United States.

Devils head to South for first away game
Coming off four wins in last weekend's Louisville Slugger Classic, the eighth-ranked ASU softball team takes to the road over the weekend for the first time this season.

Women's Tennis Update
The Sun Devils are scheduled to take on 11th-ranked UCLA this afternoon at 1:30 p.m, before traveling to No. 15 USC on Saturday afternoon at noon. According to head coach Sheila McInerney, ASU may face its toughest competition of the season this weekend.

Gymnasts expect tough competition at Masters Classic in Nebraska
Despite last weekend's tough loss to unranked Washington, the ASU gymnastics team still holds onto the nation's No. 16 spot and will travel to the Midwest on Saturday for the Masters Classic.

Wrestlers blown out by Oklahoma
First-year head coach Thom Ortiz had guided the Sun Devils to a No. 11 ranking in the NWCA polls heading into Thursday's finale. But his team did not respond the way it had anticipated, dropping its fifth dual meet, 38-6.

ASASU candidates ready for Election Day
Associated Students of ASU candidates have been trying different methods of campaigning to set themselves apart from their opponents.

Shanna Bowman created her own Web site to help students access her platform. She is running for activities vice president and has been making appearances in front of many organizations.

Convention aims to prevent suicide
Academic and medical figures gathered Thursday at the Conference on Suicide Awareness/Prevention and the College Student to discuss alarming statistics and programs that would help college students better understand suicide.

Hull grants more time for ASU budget plan
Gov. Jane Hull gave ASU, UA and NAU and all other state agencies an extra week to prepare plans for how their institutions would deal with an extra 4 percent budget cut for fiscal year 2003.

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

Student Media gets new director
The quest to find a new director for ASU Student Media came to an end this week when The Arizona Republic's Kristen Gilger was chosen to fill the position, which has been left vacant since September.

Barry Goldwater award goes to FTC chairman
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy Muris spoke at ASU on Thursday to speak about consumer protection issues and to receive the Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions distinguished Public Service Award.

Police Beat
A 23-year-old male transient was arrested in the 1700 block of South Priest Drive for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen credit card. The man was reportedly seen starting the stolen truck with a screwdriver.

Tel Aviv prof lectures on Middle East peace process
By Meagan Pollnow

State Press

Peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is not around the corner, according to Dr. Joshua Teitelbaum, a Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dyan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. He spoke to more than 40 people at Hillel Jewish Student Center on Thursday regarding the Middle East peace process.

Help wanted in finding attacker
Family and friends of an ASU student who was stabbed during Fat Tuesday celebrations are asking the public for help in locating witnesses to the attack.

Joshua Kolsrud, a philosophy and business junior, was severely stabbed with an unknown weapon in the left armpit at about 1 a.m. Feb. 13 near Hayden Square after he and the suspect apparently bumped into each other, Tempe police Sgt. Randy Fougner said.

Job skills key in bad economy
In a weak economy, remain optimistic and retool your skills, ASU career services says. "There is more optimism and regardless of the type of economy, students are still finding positions that best fit their career needs," Elaine Stover, associate director of ASU's career services, told the Web Devil.

Improve job skills in bad market
In a weak economy, remain optimistic and retool your skills, ASU career services says.

"There is more optimism and regardless of the type of economy, students are still finding positions that best fit their career needs," Elaine Stover, associate director of ASU's career services, told the Web Devil.

Accidents common on Apache
Eight weeks after ASU student Jessica Woodin died in an accident at Apache Boulevard at McAllister Avenue, Tempe police recorded six traffic accidents at the same spot.

"There were six accidents on McAllister and Apache Boulevard since August 18, 2001 until November 2001," said Sgt. Randy Fougner, a spokesperson for Tempe's traffic bureau.

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Gilger accepts Student Media post
The director of Student Media position has been filled, as Kristin Gilger, the current deputy managing editor and metro editor for The Arizona Republic, announced to her staff Wednesday that she has accepted the job.

RHA budget laced with pork
Funding for the Residence Hall Association may come from students, but even the president of the organization says the group's budget doesn't help all hall residents.

Instead, the budget of nearly $50,000 goes to help people involved in the organization and even includes a fund of $700 for executive board members to "go out socially."

"It's not directly affecting each and every resident," said RHA president Gidi Goldberg of the semester budget, which was passed unanimously last month.

Music Review
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 bands sound off, go big
Like any music scene, Arizona's has certainly seen its ups and downs over the past few years. We watched the Gin Blossoms, the Refreshments and the Pistoleros score record label deals and create what would be dubbed as the "Tempe Sound," which bands like Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Dead Hot Workshop, Glortione and almost any band that plays at Long Wong's now fall into.

The Gin Blossoms' Unfinished Bu$$
The music business, like most industries, is cyclical. The funk and disco of the 70s came back in a big way in the 90s. In the past couple of years, music composed using Casio keyboards during the 80s has found its way back into the shallow-thinking crevasses of our hearts and minds and into heavy radio station rotation across the country.

Giving a little 'Hart' and soul
She poured her heart out to the bright February sun. Her powerful melodies carried beyond the commotion of Tempe city limits to reveal her soul's secrets.

Beware: Be a good groupie guru
System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian recently recited what is now my favorite line about groupies at Friday's sold-out S.O.D. concert: "So you wanna see the show? You don't have to be a ho."

Locals Lightyear leap ahead toward success
Sometimes something as simple as a name change can be just the thing that's needed to generate attention. Everyone remembers the Puff Daddy to P-diddy metamorphosis.

Heavens, havens for hunters of vinyl
I also really like music. I could have $15 dollars to speak of and some how rationalize that it is not only logical for me to spend it on the new Sir Mix-a-Lot CD, but it is necessary to my survival as a human being.

Renn fair, Scottish games awaken past times
The Renaissance was a time of artistic and musical innovation. The Arizona Renaissance Festival, on the other hand, prefers to stay away from scary new attractions and stick to their time-tested formula. All in all, it's the same old thing.

Music help from a hazy history
You may have noticed that this week's issue is one huge, pulsating, printed orgasm of music knowledge and know-how, with articles on everything from the Gin Blossoms' comeback to where to hunt down the best vinyl.

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