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Editorial: 'Road Rules' missions get imagined ASU style
As the MTV "Road Rules" Winnebego pulls off the Loop 202 onto Rural Road, we can feel the air of excitement on the ASU campus. ASU has long yearned to be chosen for the "MTV Spring Break," but this is our chance to finally shine on national television.

Opinion: Voodoo priestess, witch doctors work their mojo on losing teams
Professional athletes who hunger for victory know they must perform at the top of their game. They eat their Wheaties, drink their Gatorade, and lace up their Nikes every day in an endless effort to become better, stronger, and faster.

Opinion: 'Love One Out' conference full of gay hatred
When I first heard that a rally was being planned for last Saturday against a Christian seminar about the "evils" and "dangers" of homosexuality, I must admit my expectations were a bit naïve.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
It is important to realize that Palestinian actions are reactions. We live in a country where in some states it is a lawful reaction to kill for trespassing. Imagine that somebody comes into our homes and confines us to a small area within it.

ASU falls fraction of a point short
Freshman Kari Muth recorded a 9.700 on the balance beam Saturday night in the South Central Regional at Wells Fargo Arena, but the Sun Devils fell a fraction of a point short of advancing to the NCAA Championships.

Wildcats move on, ASU left behind
Gymnastics enthusiasts knew before Saturday night that there would likely be only one invitation to the NCAA Championships available for intrastate rivals ASU and UA.

Devils rebound in Pac-10 play
After enduring a rough series against rival UA to begin Pac-10 play, the ASU softball team rebounded in the biggest way possible this past weekend with a three-game sweep of top-ranked UCLA and 10th-ranked Washington.

Beach does job at plate, on mound
Knowing it would be the last time the ASU softball team plays at Farrington Stadium for several weeks, Erica Beach showcased her abilities to the home crowd with an impressive weekend against top-ranked UCLA and 10th-ranked Washington.

Devils rock Cougar pitchers in Pullman
They didn't sweep the series, but the Sun Devils made a statement this past weekend in Pullman by breaking the bank on run-scoring against Washington State.

San Jose product commits to ASU
While maintaining an emphasis of trying to make long-term improvements, the ASU men's basketball program will bring in the type of player whose impact should be immediately felt.

ASU can't close out Matadors
The ASU water polo team dropped a 2-1 decision to Cal State Northridge in a low-scoring affair Sunday afternoon, putting a cap on its final home series.

Truet fights odds vs. nation's best
After a troublesome opening round at Karsten Golf Course in which she carded a seven-over 79, the Sun Devil junior could have let the intimidation created when competing with the nation's top players get the best of her.

Kang finds groove in home tourney
The No. 11 Sun Devils fired a one-under 877 (293-297-287) in the three-day event at the par 72, 6,122-yard Karsten Golf Course. They were led by sophomore Jimin Kang, who shot a six-under 66 Sunday to finish the 54-hole tournament at five-under 211 (72-73-66) for a second-place finish.

Man arrested in Mardi Gras stabbing case
John Karl Munniger, 22, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated assault after police received a tip from Silent Witness, a Valley-wide police program encouraging anonymous tips, said Tempe police Sgt. Randy Fougner.

Police pursuing suspect in ASU homicide case
Andrew Tucker, an 19-year-old broadcasting freshman, was found dead in his Best Hall room Jan. 21, after his friends had asked police to check on him. Friends said they had not seen Tucker for three days.

MTV picks 2 ASU students to host 'Road Rules' episode
For the show, six contestants pile into a Winnebago to travel across the country (foreign or domestic), and they are required to complete missions in order to earn money so they can eat.

Career Services is having a session on Choosing a Major at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union, Room 224. There is also a session on Effective Résumés and Cover Letters at 1 p.m. in the MU, Room 208F.

Police Beat
A 49-year-old Texas man was arrested on charges of shoplifting at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle after he allegedly removed the anti-theft device from clothing at Neiman Marcus.

Expo attracts future female police officers
The 21-year-old justice studies senior said that after graduating from ASU she wants to become a police officer in part because of the job's possibilities and also because law enforcement is a part of her family history.

Professors share writings at 'Escribe'
ASU professors shared their publications with the community Saturday at the debut of ASU Escribe during the fifth annual Arizona Book Festival in downtown Phoenix.

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Cancer relay walk raises $11,000
This is the first year ASU has participated in the Relay for Life fundraiser. NAU also took part in the event, making ASU and NAU the first universities in Arizona to cooperate with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Phoenix hosts 'feast of films"
The second-annual Phoenix Film Festival, hosted Friday through Sunday at the AMC Arizona Center theaters at Copper Square, was a celebration of low-budget cinematic gems. Most of the films screened were forged without heavy financial support and some were, literally, made for Hollywood pocket change.

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.

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

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