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OPINIONS
Editorial: Student support for charities impressive
This weekend provided plenty of opportunities for ASU students and Tempe residents to help out a variety of good causes. We were encouraged to see hundreds of students fight their apathetic urges to help the hungry, support women's shelters and raise money for those with cancer and leukemia.

Opinion: Smart megaphones know: Olympic judging dubious
A few short weeks back, the Olympics came to our home turf, the Southwest. Throughout the streets of Tempe cheers were heard, "We want Mo'lympics, uh! We want Mo'lympics, uh uh!"

Opinion: 'A' in ASU shouldn't stand for apathy
I was at a party last weekend, and a girl came up to me and said, "I really like your artificial hair color and your American Eagle T-shirt. Where do you go to school?"

Opinion: Yates deserves death penalty despite insanity
I suppose it is for people like Andrea Yates that we have the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, in our Constitution. I make this conjecture on the grounds that if no such amendment existed, then the mother, who systematically drowned her five children ages 6 months to 7 years, would be the recipient of the worst imaginable cruel and unusual punishment the state of Texas could think of.

SPORTS
ASU drops two of three vs. Fullerton
It wasn't a weekend to chalk up multiple wins, but it was one for testing the mettle and talent of a young ASU lineup that has proven it can compete with the nation's best, even if it can't close the deal every time.

Fullerton deserves shot at Pac-10
Cal State Fullerton has more than established its case for being part of the Pac-10 after blowing out ASU in last year's NCAA Regional and taking two of three this past weekend at HoHoKam Park.

Wyrick makes strides behind plate, still has a ways to go
Junior catcher Dennis Wyrick started his 11th game of the season for the Sun Devils last Friday night. Not a big deal for someone who has started 97 games at ASU, except for maybe where Wyrick started behind the plate.

Too little, too late for Devils
After suffering a 23-point loss to ASU in late December, UA's morale seemed unfazed. The Wildcats returned the favor with a 72-66 victory over the Sun Devils on Saturday afternoon at McKale Center.

Drexel's Olympic Diary
On Sunday, I witnessed the coveted Gold Medal Hockey Game between the United States and Team Canada, before watching the storied closing ceremonies. While the game was likely the greatest sporting event I've ever attended in my entire life, it was after all, just a hockey game -- something I've seen hundreds of times before.

ASU, UA will cross paths again in upcoming Pac-10 Tournament
The Pac-10 Tournament seedings were announced just as the dust settled at Saturday's game, revealing that ASU and UA will meet for the third time this season.



Track Update
Encouraged by junior Tiffany Greer's title-winning performance Friday afternoon at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, ASU took two additional titles Saturday in Flagstaff before heading back to the desert.



ASU expects test in Tucson
After recording a fourth-place finish in the spring's opening tournament, the ninth-ranked ASU women's golf team travels to Tucson today for the Arizona Invitational.

Devils lose to UCLA, bounce back next day with win vs. USC
The Sun Devils came up short against 11th-ranked UCLA in match play on Friday but captured a win versus No. 15 USC the following day. Both matches, which ended in 4-3 final scores, came down to the decisive sixth court.

CAMPUS NEWS
ASASU ready to draft new constitution if repeal passes
With elections on campus today and Tuesday, Associated Students of ASU are prepared for a constitutional convention if students vote to repeal the constitution.



Empty bowls event raises $9,000
Tempe residents were reminded of thousands of empty bowls in the world Saturday as they ate a simple meal of soup, bread and water and chose a bowl to take home as a keepsake.



Family offers $11,000 in finding attacker
Family and friends of an ASU student who was stabbed during Fat Tuesday celebrations in downtown Tempe are asking for the public's help in locating witnesses to the attack.

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

Support from NASA aides Mars study
The partnership between NASA and ASU was strengthened after a recent grant made by NASA to the University's planetary research of Mars.

'A' Mountain walk raises money for leukemia
"Last year we raised $10,000, so we're excited about the increase this year," said Addie Mocca, the owner of Bandersnatch, a Tempe restaurant and bar on Forest Avenue and Fifth Street. "We also get late donations from corporations, so we are expecting to end up around $15,000 or $16,000."



Police Beat
A 30-year-old Tempe woman was arrested for prostitution in Mesa after an investigation revealed that she made a deal with another suspect to engage in oral sex for an unknown amount of money at Price Road and Apache Boulevard.

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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.

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.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT
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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