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Opinion: Attach strings to aid for developing nations
Monterrey is an unassuming suburb. Applebee's and Kentucky Fried Chicken sit across the street from one another, billboards line the streets advertising for Hampton Inn and Quaker State Oil, BMW's and Mercedes are not uncommon.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
After reading Rob Jones' editorial in Tuesday's paper, I was astonished and quite irritated. Prior to his "editorial" the State Press has always been filled with academic opinions. However, Jones' homophobic drivel has changed the face of the State Press for the worse.

Editorial: Campaign finance reform necessary
You'd have to turn back the clock seven years to find the birthplace of the campaign finance reform bill that was passed 60-40 in the Senate Wednesday.

Opinion: Classroom discussion the key to understanding homosexuality
Many people do not fully understand the nature of homosexuality. They fail to realize that homosexual individuals are exactly the same as heterosexual individuals in every shape, manner, or form, with the only exception of personal sexual orientation.

Top of the Kee
The ASU women's basketball team's drive for a national championship ended with a loss to Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Monday night. The Sun Devil men's basketball team gave up thoughts of playing for a national title sometime around Valentine's Day.

Wrestlers head to nationals
After all the dual meets, long tournaments and endless hours of practice, the pinnacle of the season comes this weekend for six ASU wrestlers, who will participate in the NCAA Championships in Albany, N.Y.

Kovács, ASU swimmers head to College Station with high hopes
Although only a freshman at ASU, 20-year-old Ágnes Kovács has successfully built an impressive résumé that includes gold medals in both the Olympics and World Championships.

McDonald leads receiving corps
As a senior at Phoenix Shadow Mountain High School, Shaun McDonald garnered "Best of the West" honors from the Long Beach Press-Telegram in an annual poll. This year, with both Donnie O'Neal and Ryan Dennard gone at wide out, McDonald could be called "Best of the Rest" for the ASU football team.

Three Pac-10 teams still alive in tourney
Having won just a pair of men's basketball championships in the past decade, the Pac-10 looks to re-establish itself as one of the nation's most dominant conferences when the Sweet Sixteen gets underway tonight.

ASU able to find many positives despite losses
While most students ventured to beaches along the West Coast for spring break, the ASU water polo team splashed into some water of its own in the East when taking part in a four-day trip to New York.

Music Review
The Eels are more commonly known as "the band that sings that one song." That one song usually refers to "Novocaine for the Soul," "My Beloved Monster" or "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues." Mention their albums like Daisies of the Galaxy or Electro-Shock Blues and you'll probably be met with a lot of blank stares.

Former ASU football player joins NFL front office
Former ASU cornerback Mike Haynes was named vice president of player development by the National Football League on Wednesday. Haynes, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, will replace Len Burnham.

Pupils take image of Mars from ASU
Eleven sixth- and seventh-grade pupils were chosen from the Olympia School District in Illinois to be the first participants in the Mars Student Imaging Project at ASU.

West prepares for housing, health services, more growth
ASU West officials will provide information about where the campus is headed in the future to the Arizona Board of Regents on Friday. The presentation will include on-campus housing, projections for enrollment growth and health services.

Man holds 7-hour standoff with police
A 27-year-old Tempe man was arrested Tuesday after a seven-hour standoff with police in a neighborhood near ASU. Scott McWhorter allegedly shot a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun in Hudson Park near Spence Avenue and Cedar Street on Tuesday morning.

Education key for economy, Coor says
ASU President Lattie Coor spoke to the ASU College of Business and the Economic Club of Phoenix Wednesday about Arizona's need to build a more knowledge-based economy.

DISC — Decision Information Systems Club is having Home Networking Training on how to set up a personal network at 7:30 p.m. in the Computing Commons, Room 212. Dave Tesar, DIS vice president of information technology, will present training.

'Slanted Eyes' spreads awareness for Asian issues
"We knew the title would bring queries," said Amanda Ho, finance sophomore and president of the ASU Asian/Asian Pacific Americans Students' Coalition.

Police Beat
A 32-year-old Tempe man was arrested for assault in the 400 block of West Baseline Road after he admitted to "bitchslapping" his former roommate.

Regents meet today
Intercollegiate athletics and a detailed proposal for constructing a residence hall at ASU West are at the top of the agenda for the Arizona Board of Regents. The board meets today and Friday at the NAU extended campus in Yuma.

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Bus ride and beavers break a small town spirit
It's amazing how 24 hours can change your life. I hopped on a bus to follow local punk band Sixth Year Senior to Los Angeles last weekend (see p. 7), and in the span of two sunrises, I learned what I hated and loved about myself.

Folds finds new niche with solo act
The morning after I went to Ben Folds' sold out show at the Cajun House last week, my feet hurt, my back ached and I had a bloody nose. Even though I felt like I had been in a street fight, the only thing I could think about was what an amazing show I had seen the night before.

Local radio shows ablaze with budding talent
They may be students by day, but when the sun sets on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights, Patrick Sedillo, Jamie Weissman and Josh Rumsey close their textbooks and put their No. 2 pencils away to live the rock-and-roll dreams.

Local band barrels down road to success
The four Tempe natives loaded a charter bus last Friday along with dozens of spiky-haired fans, groupie girls in tight tanks and two budding journalists, Almost Famous style, and headed for their greatest gig to date.

Worldly artist helps jailbirds 'keep the faith'
More than a dozen women of various sizes, shapes and ages have formed a semi-circle in a conference room inside ASU's downtown Phoenix facility, stretching their arms, necks and legs with a hint of trepidation in their eyes.

Defend yourself
It takes only seconds to become a target. A soon-to-be victim or easy prey for a predator. A flicker of vulnerability means the difference between walking away safely and getting attacked.

Tale of boy and alien still tear-jerking
It's been a good week for rekindling my old romance with Steven Spielberg. I caught his Raiders of the Lost Ark on the tube the other night and was stirringly reminded of that film's greatness. Just a few days later I saw E.T. (a new edition of the film, in theaters Friday) for the first time in 10 years and I am in awe all over again of the director's great creative powers.

'Blade II': Sequel to vampire thrasher bites
Blade II is sort of a difficult movie to review. On the one hand, it's really not very good. On the other hand, as an example of the popular horror/vampire/slasher/action/ zombie genre, it's better than a lot of its contemporaries.

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