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OPINIONS
Editorial: High speed chases endanger innocents
Police chases have their place in satisfying pop culture's insatiable appetite for all sorts of mediocre reality TV shows. Really, what would Fox do without "World's Wildest Police Videos"?



Opinion: Note to Ms. Manheim: Big isn't beautiful when heart attacks hit
Camryn Manheim has the blood of 300,000 Americans on her hands. The buxom actress, who dedicated her 1999 Emmy for the ABC series "The Practice" to "all the fat girls," has been blindly fighting a battle for fat acceptance.

Opinion: American soldiers should respect foreign soil
Woodland did not commit the crime on US soil. Rather, it was on the island of Okinawa, where half of the approximately 50,000 US soldiers stationed in Japan reside. Woodland, according to Japanese courts, raped a 24-year-old Japanese woman last summer.

Opinion: ASU's Cultural Awareness requirement half-hearted
It's that time of year again. Pretty soon, ASU students will be getting out their General College Catalogs to see what classes they need to take next semester in order to fulfill graduation requirements.

SPORTS
Hump Day Hoopla
As the NHL playoffs loom, the Phoenix Coyotes seem more and more likely to bring the electric Whiteout back to America West Arena when continuing an over-achieving season.

Pitching staff still struggling
The Sun Devil pitching staff has struggled as of late, giving up 57 runs in the last seven games. ASU's team ERA shot up to 4.17 after performances in which relievers exploded in several key innings.

Greer wins three events, earns provisional qualifying distance
This past weekend's Arizona State Invitational was about Sun Devil junior Tiffany Greer, all weekend. The two-day event at Sun Angel Stadium featured a field of five track and field teams, including ASU, Air Force, Boise State, Colorado and Oregon.

Redhage, Allen earn All-Academic honors
Although ASU's men's basketball players did not share in the glory of participating in the NCAA tournament this past season, they were nevertheless rewarded for their off-the-court efforts.

ASU continues streak with 14th-place finish
The ASU men's swimming and diving team couldn't break into the top 10 in the NCAA Championships, finishing 14th at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.

CAMPUS NEWS
Mom seeks change in law after son's death
Evan Shelley, a computer systems engineering junior, was killed Sept. 25 in Mesa after Officer Christopher Valdez, 31, hit Shelley's 1988 Chevrolet Nova on the driver's side. Shelley was pronounced dead after being taken to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital.

Convention wraps up proposed changes to student government
ASU's student government is getting a facelift, and the constitutional convention is paving the way for future Associated Students of ASU members.

Study: hotels near airports struggling to fill empty rooms
A statewide study shows that hotels located next to airports are experiencing weaker occupancy rates in the wake of September 11, but Tempe is one city that does not fit that bill.



Today
The Graduate Student Association is having a graduate and professional student organization fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Hayden Lawn.

Holistic health program comes to ASU East
The program, called Human Health, focuses on holistic health practices, emphasizing the integration of mind, body and spirit to achieve wellness, according to professor of human health William Mermis.

Police Beat
A 44-year-old male transient was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after he allegedly became abusive and offensive when refusing to leave Safeway, 926 E. Broadway Road. The man was reportedly intoxicated.

ASU attracts grads with week-long events
Barnabas Remington, an anthropology junior and office specialist for the Graduate College, answered questions about the application process, areas of study and opportunities within the college.



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ENTERTAINMENT
Poetry month celebrates Langston Hughes
Creative expression can be intangible and unruly it is impossible to describe a poem or its author within exactly defined boundaries, yet it is possible to appreciate their true meanings.

Physicians and patients speak out on natural methods of healing
A plump man lies on his back, needles sticking out of his round belly, hoping that acupuncture will finally help him lose weight. In the next room, a woman huddles in a cocoon of blankets, sweating out the toxins in her body.

MS Walk also for those with heartache
She has seen the gradually debilitating effects of MS and the unpredictability with which it strikes. When she goes to sleep at night, Bohnert fears what could be awaiting her when she awakens the following morning: loss of sight, total paralysis, the finality of ending up in a nursing home.

'The Rookie' steps up to bat as newest baseball flick
Baseball just happened to be Jim Morris's dream. It was more than peanuts and Crackerjacks to the legendary baseball player, who spent a good portion of his life chasing that dream. Hence the premise of the latest feel-good baseball movie, The Rookie, opening this Friday.

Canadian rock stars invade stage with Bush
When the Canadian quartet Default hits Phoenix this week in support of their debut album The Fallout, keep your eyes peeled for sun tanning musicians in the area.

Swedish punks sweat it out far from home
For this privilege, I thank Millencolin. A band originating from and still living in Sweden, Millencolin has gained a reputation over the years as a melodic punk band with a shifting sound.

Made-for-TV movie mocks ASU
ou may recall The Simpsons episode in which an apocalyptic flood supposedly sends most of Springfield's residents to the afterlife.

Potty-mouthed puppets invade primetime
Imagine if E! did one of its True Hollywood Stories on Sesame Street and informed the nation that Bert and Ernie were more than just "roommates," there were "special ingredients" in Cookie Monster's cookies, and Prairie Dawn's "nighttime" name was Busty McBooty.



Sudden need for health leads to needles
It's amazing what you'll consider doing to your body in the name of health. Five months ago, the thought of being stabbed with a dozen needles in various parts of my body didn't exactly scream out to my well being.

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