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Editorial: Gonzo gum bids makes World Series win worth giving up
With Luis Gonzalez back at the bat, we can't help but cradle in our minds the images of that fateful night: Gonzo cracking the game-winning blooper to center field to run in Jay Bell, the cries of elation that followed, the tears that ran as steadily as the champagne, and the overall joy of finally being champs.

Opinion: Oprah's books won't save America's lagging literacy
Aside from their proper manners and interesting accents, I found myself impressed with the general interest in literacy the country seems to maintain.

Opinion: Keep AZ casinos on reservations only
As an alternative to a "free for all," some leading figures have suggested opening up "pockets" of Arizona to gambling. Places like Bullhead City (opposite the Colorado River from Laughlin) or Copper Square (in downtown Phoenix) would be optimal, they say.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
Israel was settled not only by European Jews fleeing anti-Semitism, but also by Jews from the Middle East, expelled from lands where they had lived in peace for centuries.

Top of the Kee
From the home office in Eloy, Ariz.: The top 10 things to watch for when ASU wraps up football practice with the annual intrasquad spring game Saturday afternoon at Sun Devil Stadium.

Reavie to tee off in Masters
Sophomore Chez Reavie stands at a mere 5 feet - 7 inches tall, but this weekend's golf tournament will be much larger than any he's ever participated in at ASU.

Devils yet to hear from Hill as spring signing period commences
But San Jose City College swingman Jamal Hill is expected to submit a national letter of intent today, giving the Sun Devils more than enough depth to be a legitimate contender in the Pac-10.

Devils sorely missed divers
Sometimes life can be unfair in the world of men's swimming and diving. For ASU, its 14th place finish in the NCAA Championships was achieved without a single diver and without a "superstar."

Christensen tops QB depth chart
While Dirk Koetter isn't handing over the reins to the offense just yet, he has been impressed with what he's seen from ASU redshirt freshman quarterback Chad Christensen.

Tougher punishment sought in hit-and-run crimes
More severe penalties for those who are involved in car accidents and then flee, are being proposed in the state Legislature in the hopes of deterring the rising number of hit-and-run crimes.

Above and beyond prof honored as Professor of the Year
Watson, a professor in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the political science department since 1969, was chosen from seven finalists for the distinguished Professor of the Year title, which has been given five times since 1994.

Financial Management Association is having a meeting at 6 p.m. in the MU, Room 211. Garth Wieger, CFO of Shea Homes is the guest speaker. Social will follow the meeting.

Hillel students commemorate the Holocaust
Six million Jewish people were killed between1933 and 1945, and to commemorate that tragedy the Hillel Jewish Student Center sponsored Remembrance of the Holocaust Day on Wednesday in front of the Memorial Union.

Police Beat
A 27-year-old Tempe man was arrested in the 800 block of West Westchester Drive after he called the police on himself for discharging a firearm within city limits.

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Students use silence to fight gay prejudices
ASU may have seemed a bit quieter than usual Wednesday as some students stopped talking in honor of the Day of Silence, a nationally recognized day protesting the discrimination and prejudices against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their allies.

Crack the code with comedian classes
Although Carrie was no comedian, Tony Vicich is a professional who thrives on hearing the laughter of hundreds of strangers in a crowded room. And he's darn good at making it happen.

List these locals as must-see rockers
For most bands, "hooky and catchy" are not words that are proudly tossed around; however, this group of three isn't afraid of commercialism in any sense.

Fourbanger puts punk pedal to the metal
Authority Zero helped spotlight this music genre with their recent signing to Lava/Atlantic Records. Now bars and clubs are adding punk rock nights to their weekly entertainment roster and radio stations are playing what used to be obscure bands.

Music awards up the ante for Arizona talent
The Phoenix music scene has had a lifetime as rocky as the terrain that makes up its landscape. Over the past decade local music has seen a rise and fall in notoriety, camaraderie and public support.

Newsted's EchoBrain is no Metallica re-tread
It's easy to stick with a formula that works, especially when the sum of all parts equals millions of albums sold worldwide, touring more than 60 countries and being hailed as one of the greatest metal bands ever.

Fine China fast becoming local indie favorites
If you've seen this band live or heard their new album, You Make Me Hate Music, then you know precisely what I'm talking about. If not, then get off your butt and check out one of the few local groups currently generating a Valley buzz.

Adoption : The stress, the sadness, the success... the stories of adoptive and foster care parents
Jacober didn't beat or neglect her children, but after six months of caring for her two foster daughters, the girls were ready to return home. The girls were first taken away from their biological mother due to drug abuse, but now that their home has been declared safe, the Jacober household is missing two familiar faces.

Campus playwright close to endless success with new play
By sophomore year he was able to put on an evening full of original plays called All the Motivations, during which several of his scripts were performed.

'Heel' takes step toward 9/11 recovery
But he believes that an open dialogue about the emotions inspired by that seminal day is crucial in the national healing process. And he believes that artistic exploration is a good way to engage such a dialogue.

All dogs don't have to go to heaven
On any given week, Maricopa County pounds are forced to euthanize over 700 dogs and cats. Sadly, that number is directly proportional to the number of pets taken in.

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

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