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OPINIONS
Editorial: Space travel for sale: Buy today
Do you have money to spare? Wondering what to do with that extra cash? Are you merely rich and bored with your latest Porsche? Have you tried every adventure offered to thrill seekers?

Opinion: Gay adoption 'rights' wrong: Same-sex households an undue burden on kids
I am in a state of shock, as I am sure all of you are. Can you believe it? Rosie O'Donnell is gay! After her amazing performances in movies like A League of Their Own and with that great talk show, it is rather hard to believe.

Opinion: Senators deserve to vote on judicial appointments
By refusing to report Charles Pickering's nomination to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to the Senate floor for a vote, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have ensured that the new boss really is exactly like the old one.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
Coming from a family of war heroes, I would like to remind you the goal of war is not to "kill the enemy." The theme of this war is "Enduring Freedom." We aim at the preservation of our individual liberties and providing justice to those that have perished.

SPORTS
Top of the Kee
There's no better time of the year than March. The weather is perfect. The swimming pool beckons. It's difficult to sit in a classroom, especially if it has a window to the outside world.

Vandy knocks ASU women out of tourney
However, top-seeded Vanderbilt posted 61 points and the Sun Devil offense was unable to respond. Ninth-seeded ASU suffered a 61-35 defeat in the second round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Region at Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tenn.

Quarterback spot up for grabs as practice begins
The emergence of the sun from behind the clouds that loomed over the Bill Kajikawa Practice Field early Monday afternoon as head coach Dirk Koetter conducted his first spring football practice could be taken as a positive sign for ASU.

Softball tallies 5-1 mark, Wells gets 800th win
Partaking in the 16-team tournament last week, the eighth-ranked Sun Devils collected a 5-1 mark. The long stay proved to be full of highlights for ASU, which improved its record on the season to 28-7.

Gymnasts record wins, can't climb in rankings
After defeating Utah State and Southern Utah in early March, the ASU gymnastics team improved its regional qualifying score to 195.435, but dropped to the No. 16 spot in the GymInfo rankings.

Men's tennis drops two of three, falls to 7-4
The Sun Devils suffered the third loss of their 2002 campaign when they traveled to Berkeley on March 8 to face 11th-ranked California. The Golden Bears sacrificed the doubles point but quickly recovered in singles, sweeping ASU on all six courts.

Bolstered schedule includes Nebraska
After playing the likes of Louisiana-Lafayette, San Jose State and Utah State in recent years, the ASU football team finally added a quality non-conference opponent to its schedule.



CAMPUS NEWS
ASU student killed in spring break crash
A 20-year-old ASU student is one of three dead after a spring break trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, ended in a car accident south of Gila Bend Sunday afternoon.

El Niño could deliver hotter, drier summer
In the last two months, water temperatures have been rising in the equatorial Pacific, warning climatologists that El Niño is building steam again. This means that Arizona, along with the rest of the world, could soon feel its effects.

Legislature agrees to give state employees raises
After a month of controversy, Senate and House leadership agreed Monday to reduce state employees' pay raises to a flat $1,450 across the board starting June 8.

Conflict arises as home developments push into traditional hunting regions
In the community of Gold Canyon, east of Phoenix, some residents want to make it illegal to hunt in a 10-square-mile area. Scottsdale is looking into how to regulate hunting in its planned preserve in the Sonoran Desert.

Today
Coming Out Discussion Group is having a meeting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students concerned with coming out issues at 5 p.m. in the Student Services building, Room 332.

East Timor activist to speak on women's rights
Despite preparing to become the first new independent nation of the 21st century on May 20, East Timor still has a long way to go in the fight for women's rights.



Police Beat
A 29-year-old Scottsdale woman was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 1800 block of East Apache Boulevard. Police reported that the woman started screaming and hitting her vehicle during a traffic stop.

West enrollment hits all-time high
Most universities expect a slight decrease in spring enrollment because of the normal dropout rate from fall to spring semesters, said Paul Zuzich, director of institutional planning and research at West.

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Indian flutist captures audience
He met his long lost buddies from Chennai, talked about common friends and later kept a multicultural audience spellbound.

At 23, Shashank, perhaps the world's youngest flutist beyond his age can mesmerise you. Bespectacled, dressed in an Oxford blue kurta and donning a tilak on his forehead, this flutist of international renown kept east and west in unison at Murdock hall.

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