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OPINIONS
Editorial: Academy Awards snub little movies from big categories
Each year we can't resist the butterflies that come with Oscar season — whether it be from the anticipation of the Cheez Whiz n' cracker hors d'oeuvres at the neighborhood party or the excitement of awaiting Joan Rivers' relentless star-bashing.

Opinion: Ready-made online divorces disturbing: Quick fixes a cop-out to marriage vows
Step right up and be one of the first to take advantage of the newest wave in modern technology. Now, for a cool $249 (payment plans available) you can terminate your life-long promise of marriage in as fast as your Internet connection will allow.



Opinion: Count Chocula the key to a complete Tempe Center
I've spent my entire college career living on campus. You can make fun of me all you want, but living here has some advantages. I get proximity to classes and high speed Internet. Aside from Reslife's alcohol policies, I only have one major problem with living here.

Opinion: Quintero's arrest may de-stabilize drug trafficking
Due to El Niño, some forecasters predict that the Valley is in for a hotter and drier summer this year. And while the asphalt under our feet becomes more unbearable to walk upon in bare feet, other recent events to the south of the state may make the streets a bit more violent as well.



SPORTS
Women fare better than men in outdoor event
In the year's largest outdoor track and field meet at Sun Angel Stadium, the Baldy Castillo Invitational was a success, especially for the ASU women runners.

Wrestlers finish 12th at NCAAs, no one lands individual titles
The ASU wrestling team competed against the nation's best this past weekend at the NCAA Championships in Albany, N.Y. Those that received invitations to the Pepsi Center had solid showings, as the Sun Devils finished in 12th place with 41.50 points.

Devils take 10th place at nationals
ASU finished tied for 10th place with Indiana in last weekend's NCAA Championships, breaking a nine-year drought of failing to finish in the top 10. However, no Sun Devil came away with an individual title.



Jonathan Howard and Tyson Johnston leaves ASU men's basketball program
Sophomore guard Jonathan Howard and junior center Tyson Johnston have left the ASU men's basketball program, head coach Rob Evans announced Friday.

Mike Williams will be asked to carry the load in the backfield for the Sun Devils.
In their place stands junior Mike Williams and a pair of redshirt freshmen — Cornell Canidate and Hakim Hill — who come from strong football lineages. Canidate is the younger brother of St. Louis Rams running back Trung Canidate and Hill is the son of former Sun Devil great J.D. Hill.

ASU takes two of three vs. UA
Although there were no burning RVs or riots in the streets of Tucson after last weekend's college baseball series, it really wasn't much of a surprise.

Slumping Ethier comes up huge
Andre Ethier couldn't have possibly picked a better time to break out of his recent slump.

Confident Devils win pair over New Mexico
The ASU softball team continued its dominating ways Friday night during the final games in preparation for Pac-10 play. The sixth-ranked Sun Devils hosted a doubleheader against New Mexico and collected a pair of wins.

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.

CAMPUS NEWS
Cox, Leingang discuss issues in first TV debate
Associated Students of ASU presidential candidates Mike Leingang and Meghan Cox went head-to-head Friday night and discussed ASASU's future in the first ever student government televised debate. It was aired on Channel 2 through the weekend, and will continue to be aired during the run-off election Monday and Tuesday.
See debate slideshow and vote online.

First ASASU debate on TV promotes campaigns
Associated Students of ASU presidential candidates made a final push to promote their platforms in a televised debate before the runoff elections today and Tuesday.

ASU president yet to be announced
ASU is still without a new president to replace Lattie Coor although the Arizona Board of Regents was expected to have reached a decision last week. The regents did not discuss the status of the presidential search at the ABOR meeting held in Yuma on Thursday and Friday.

Running for children
ASU, UA and NAU presidents voiced strong commitment to work together should the International Genomics Consortium, a non-profit group of genetic researchers, land in Phoenix, according to an Arizona Board of Regents resolution passed unanimously Friday.

Campus 5K 'Tour' race to benefit area children
The fresh air and exercise benefited more than just the participants of the "Tour de Campus" Charity 5K run and walk Saturday. It also generated more than $3,000 for charity.



Project restores native wildlife on ASU
A group of ASU students and faculty have taken it upon themselves to restore the campus with the indigenous wildlife that has been lost over the past 200 years.

Today
Pre-Optometry Club is hosting a field trip to a Scottsdale optometrist's office at 5 p.m. at Scottsdale Road and Shea Blvd. Contact mguhse@juno.com for more information.



Police Beat
A 43-year-old Tempe man was arrested on charges of assault in the 2300 block of East McArthur Drive. The man allegedly picked up a green garbage can and threw it at his girlfriend, hitting her in the ankle.



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ENTERTAINMENT
'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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