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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BRAVO to the 2,991 ASU students who voted in this year's ASASU elections. BOO to midterms. It's definitely that time of the semester where we're all about to roll over and fall asleep for an eternity.

Opinion: Jesus wary of microchips, government surveillance
My sister is going to make millions. For the past few months she's been writing ideas for reality TV shows and high-tech inventions on her bathroom mirror. My favorite is "Telling Mom TV," where the host goes to college campuses and tapes students getting trashed.

Opinion: Artificial wombs an insult to creation
The San Jose Mercury News reported that scientists have sustained a goat fetus for weeks inside one of these fantastic plastic wombs. They hope to use this technology to incubate people within the next ten years.

Opinion: Pope John Paul's canonization of Juan Diego a beautiful thing
He's been mobbed by millions of adoring fans, but he's not Bono or Justin Timberlake. Since 1978, he's met with hundreds of heads of states, but he's not Jimmy Carter.

Anger management needed
For 33 minutes on Thursday night, the ASU men's basketball team played like a group that has what it takes to make the NCAA Tournament. But for the remaining seven minutes, the Sun Devils looked like a team that is headed where it rightfully deserves to go - the National Invitation Tournament.

Smith scores early, but temper steals show
Despite an excellent first half from ASU junior forward Tommy Smith, a judgement call by the officials took him out of the game and dashed ASU's hopes for an upset as they fell to No. 21 California by a final of 91-80.

Women's hopes rest on decisive win against UA
The ASU women's basketball team has a tougher task to face this weekend besides trying to overcome UA in their third match up this season.

After rotation shake up, ASU looks for success against Lions
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the Sun Devil baseball team. After opening the season a perfect 7-0, ASU has dropped five of its last six games against Florida State and Cal State Fullerton.

Goalie leads Devils into weekend tourney
Gilcrease made her debut against Sonoma State during the Slugfest Tournament two weeks ago, tallying 11 saves while allowing just one goal in ASU's 10-1 win.

Perfect in conference, No. 13 wrestling looks for another Pac-10 title
After defeating all Pac-10 foes this season en route to a perfect (6-0) conference record, the wrestling team is hoping to perform in similar fashion again this weekend.

ASU gymnasts look to improve ranking
With their backs against the wall, the ASU women's gymnastics team has made line-up changes and, according to senior All-American Laura Moon, they are "very prepared" to take on the UA Wildcats tonight at Wells Fargo Arena.

Swimming Update
The Sun Devils have shown promise for a future with budding athletes, such as freshmen Ágnes Kovács and Florencia Szgeti and sophomores Brooke Townsend and Miranda Shald. With the leadership of seniors Sarah Baham and Amanda Stanford, ASU entered the Pac-10 Championship meet Thursday afternoon ranked 10th in the nation.

ASASU candidate accused of voter fraud
With Tuesday's ASASU election results counted and confirmed, officials within the organization will now begin to investigate allegations of voter fraud by one candidate. Two complaints have been filed against newly-elected Executive Vice President, Brian Buck.

Bus route cut to save money
In an effort to stay afloat in the struggling economy, the Tempe City Council on Thursday approved the elimination of one city bus route and the reduction of several others.

TV program 'making memories' from '60s
"Arizona Memories from the '60s," a television program that premiers Monday on ASU's public television network KAET-TV, sheds light on this and other aspects of life in Arizona during the decade of bell-bottoms and the British Invasion.

Volunteers help Pappas school
ASU Cares, ASU's annual community service project that recruits hundreds of volunteers, is donating its services Saturday to the Thomas J. Pappas High School for Children of Homeless Families.

The Brewer's and Vintner's Club is having a meeting Sunday at 1 p.m. at Four Peaks Brewery. There will be a tour of the brewery and a beer-tasting.

ASU Alumni Assoc. gains regional acclaim
ASU's Student Alumni Association swept the district awards last weekend in Las Vegas when the members walked out with all four awards given at the Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) District VII conference.

Student marketing agency gets business from GE
ASU Honors business students have spent the past few weeks creating a marketing agency and a strategy designed to increase awareness about Van Chevrolet of Scottsdale.

Police Beat
A 29-year-old Tempe man was arrested in the 900 block of West Diamond Drive for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man was apprehended in the act of stealing a bike, and a glass marijuana pipe was found on his person.

Aviation conference to be held at East
Students from the ASU East aviation program will attend an aviation communications conference next week to hear speakers from all over the world discuss improving communication, safety and security in the wake of September 11.

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Residents unaware of RHA benefits
On-campus residents are generally unaware the Residence Hall Association, the organization that is supposed to improve residential life. "Never heard of them other than they are residential something something," said Traci Fisher, a freshman who lives on the south campus.

Cox, Leingang to battle in run-off
ASASU's next president will be chosen in a run-off election next month. Meghan Cox received the 1,150 votes in Monday and Tuesday's primary election and Mike Leingang received 899 to force another contest between the two. Candi Crisione, who received 604 votes, will not move on to the run-off.

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.

Delhi Palace a feast for the palate
Dining at an Indian restaurant is an adventure that most of us have yet to embark on. The thought of eating dishes with hard-to-pronounce names and ingredients that we've often never heard of can be a bit daunting.

One-toothed trainman tells all in New York
John likes the ladies, the doughnuts and buying things by the dozen. On top of that, he likes to wobble his tongue around his one remaining tooth that sticks out right in the center of his bottom gumline. If that doesn't qualify him for a story, what could?

Sex & media go toe-to-toe: How does the media influence the choice to be chaste?
It's the oldest trick in the book. Amidst the barrage of ads and television shows, movies, radio commercials and billboards, there is no better marketing tool than sex. It's eye catching and demands attention, but most importantly, it sells.

Imagine the art of John Lennon
The two of them possess a sincere and intense love for John Lennon and his art. Both traveled across the Pacific Ocean in the name of his legacy: one to celebrate Lennon's life and work, the other to emulate his messages of unconditional love and peace through his own life.

It's all play time for Phantom Planet
Even though they have a new album, The Guest, out on Epic Records, and their single "California" is garnering a lot of radio attention, the group seems content trying to out-clown each other and has a hard time being serious, especially during an interview with State Press Magazine.

'Storytelling' shocking but not telling
Todd Solondz, the maverick indie director who a few years ago caused a splash with the Sundance hit Welcome to the Dollhouse and followed it up with the equally abrasive Happiness, is back with a new film, Storytelling.

Geeks win out in life, on Comedy Central
I'm so geeky that I had nothing better to do on Friday night than visit, answer the "daily geek challenge" and engage in computer-assisted, asocial conversations with some of my fellow misfits.

Mute whiney bitch speaks to sell 'Jay and Silent Bob'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was released on DVD Tuesday, but this high-budget, star-studded movie is a far cry from the director's first movie, Clerks, released at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. That movie was made with a $27,000 budget fronted by parents and credit card advances.

No Vatos needed to make Barcena a funnyman
After one of Willie Barcena's many performances on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno pulled the comic aside and confided in him. "He said I reminded him of when he was my age," recalls Barcena, who will be headlining at the Tempe Improv this weekend. "He said I was just a comedian."

Even cartoon sperm can't corrupt this coochie
As a curious 12-year-old with insomnia and a rising libido, I was glued to the late-night "informational" show, alternating my jaw-dropping gapes with paranoid sideways glances down the hall where my parents slept silently (in separate beds).

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