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Opinion: Palenstians' suicide bombing for 'Benjamins' blasphemous
I'm really not sure why I'm continuing my education at ASU. The real money is in the Middle East.

Various Palestinian terrorist cells are looking for fun, outgoing, suicidal people willing to work with and blow up the public in exchange for $25,000 and martyrdom. For more information, contact Saddam Hussein.

Opinion: Nuclear dump won't balance Nevada budget
In Nevada, lawmakers are agonizing over how to handle a budget shortfall. Well, boo-hoo and welcome to the club. At kitchen tables and in capitols around the country, including here in Arizona, citizens and legislators are grappling with the same problem.

Letters to the Editor
Manley wrong about Manheim

Editorial: Boos and Bravos
BOO to apathetic students.

Men's hoops could add another top recruit
The ASU men's basketball program looks to take another step toward improvement today when welcoming Jamal Hill, one of the nation's top junior college players.

Quarterback carousel to spin
Finding a starting quarterback from a cast of unproven prospects, while not alienating or stunting the growth of the remaining signal callers, has proven difficult for ASU head football coach Dirk Koetter.

Sun Devils drop out of relay event
The Texas Relays in Austin will go on as scheduled this weekend, only without the participation of ASU's track and field team. The Sun Devils dropped out of the event earlier this week in preparation for the 23rd annual Sun Angel Classic, which will be held next Saturday at Sun Angel Stadium.

Robinette sidelined for regional
The ASU gymnastics team will be without Rhonda Robinette for the remainder of the season. The senior co-captain, who has been a catalyst on the beam for the Sun Devils, will not compete Saturday night in the South Central Regional at Wells Fargo Arena after suffering a broken arm in practice last week.

Kang looking for spark at Karsten
After a second-place finish at the Mountain View Classic, the women's golf team will host the PING/ASU Invitational this weekend at Karsten Golf Course.

Wrestlers honored at banquet
The ASU wrestling team gathered one last time earlier this week to toast a successful season and to recognize a number of individual achievements. Leading the bunch in the 141-pound weight class was junior Eric Larkin, who won the "Most Outstanding Wrestler" award.

ASU lands first recruit
ASU football has snared their first commitment of the new recruiting season: Tempe Marcos de Niza defensive end Brett Palmer.

ASU looking to lick wounds
When Steve Garrabrants doesn't start, the Sun Devils are 3-4. When the sophomore second baseman starts and gets at least two hits, something he has done 11 times this season, they are 8-3.

Devils face more stiff competition
After dropping the opening two games in Pac-10 play to rival UA, the ASU softball team has a golden opportunity to rebound this weekend.

Yost leads Sun Devils into final home stand
It's been nearly two months, but the ASU water polo team will finally return home this weekend for a two-game series against Cal State Northridge.

Anonymous source exposed Sigma Nu to officials

University officials were hot on the hazing trail thanks to an anonymous Sigma Nu parent who turned in the fraternity. After director of Greek Life Bob Francis caught the fraternity in the act of hazing, Sigma Nu was suspended for two years. Now, the fraternity is preparing to appeal the suspension.

Friends react to homicide ruling on Tucker's death
While police finish their investigation of the death of ASU freshman Andrew Tucker, residents of the dorm complex where he died are wondering who or what killed him.

Coor: In-state tuition hike of 12% needed
ASU President Lattie Coor recommended a 12 percent in-state tuition increase of $300 for next year and also asked the Arizona Board of Regents for a tuition hike of $750 for out-of-state students.

ASU/Ford program targets minorities
A first-time program sponsored by the ASU College of Business and Ford Motor Co. is geared toward drawing minority students into dealership management.

Jitters closes Tempe location
Jitters Gourmet Coffee unexpectedly closed its doors for good Monday, surprising many regulars who have walked by only to discover a dark interior filled with empty chairs.

Amnesty International is having the second annual Karma Koncert benefit featuring Chicano Power Revival, Tolerance and the Pistoleros at 5 p.m. at the Glendale Community College Amphitheater.

Police Beat
Two 19-year-old Tempe men were arrested on charges of theft at Palo Verde Main. The men allegedly stole a ping pong table worth $200. They said they took the table as a prank and would return it after they had played with it.

Speedy consumption of OJ maximizes vitamin C
If you want to squeeze the most vitamin C out of your orange juice, a study from ASU East recommends drinking the juice weeks before its expiration date.

Students mentor in honor of Cesar Chavez
More than 100 ASU students will have the chance to be a "mentor for a day" at the first Cesar E. Chavez Day of Service on Saturday.

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Phoenix Film Fest to run Friday through Sunday
The 2nd annual Phoenix Film Festival will be nothing short of a celebration of the cinematic experience.

The diverse array of screenings planned for the weekend at the AMC Theaters at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix will include films shot as close as Tempe, and as far away as the Czech Republic.

Channel 2 Programming Schedule 4/7-4/13
Channel 2 Programming Schedule for April 7 - April 13, 2002.

Warming up to the spandex warrior
It has been said that when he's not appearing as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Battlebots, or flying across the world to deliver punch lines to the masses, he's training eagles on his roof or slaving away in his underground workshop making bedside reading lamps.

Lost Souls
Two Valley murders bring transgendered Native Americans to light.

Forensics team alive and well with talent
If you mention to people that you compete in forensics, a funny look comes over their face, as if they're imagining a group of coroners in a room full of dead bodies racing to discover the cause of death for each one.

Born to Bionic Jive, baby
Although local band Bionic Jive signed to Interscope Records nearly two years ago and has opened for the likes of Nas, D12, Kottonmouth Kings and Digital Underground in support of their latest release, Armageddon Through Your Speakers, the group hasn't turned Hollywood on us just yet.

Something Corporate delivers something special with 'piano boy'
"Billy Joel never yelled 'Fuck you Jordan' at the end of his songs," McMahon said. "And it's just a wild guess, but I bet he never had to load/unload his own piano either."

Girl Repellant more than just ladies' men
It's a Saturday afternoon and three of the four members of Girl Repellent (bassist and vocalist Ben Vandermeer, lead vocalist and guitarist David Mulhstein and vocalist and guitarist Jordan Warner) are sitting in a Chili's Restaurant near campus, playfully arguing over who the real ladies' man of the group is.

New man on campus 'Wilder' than ever
Documenting the life and times of an average college student would not make for a successful film. Realizing this, writers Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner came up with Van Wilder: Party Liaison, later renamed National Lampoon's Van Wilder.

Robin Williams battles with big purple rhino
A purple rhino teaching kiddies about please and thank yous, anger management and step-dad's adjustment period, marks the most ethical gimmick on children's television. The only catch? Smoochy's rival icon wants his head on a mantle at all costs.

Rainbow disconnection led to murders of transgenders
The two gay transgender Native Americans, who both lived their lives as women, found prejudice not only from those who oppose the gay lifestyle but from those who live it as well, proving that while gay and lesbians are "coming out" in droves, they still have some opening up to do.

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