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Editorial: Virtual porn ruling protects free speech
Computers are amazing things. With one click, we can turn our scary, metal-mouthed high school photos into Vogue ready glossies. Those Aqua Net bangs and plastic earrings can be eradicated with the click of a mouse.

Opinion: Help minimize strays, prove your puppy love by sterilizing your pet
When Sasha came to me, she had an indent around her neck where a collar used to be. No one answered our "found dog" notices. Without a registration number, the local shelters could not help us. She is truly a stray.



Opinion: Violence an inadequate solution to problems
I once heard a fable by Aesop about the Sun and the Wind. They were arguing one day over who was stronger, when they saw a man walking by, wearing a coat. They made a bet to see who could make the man take off his coat, and the Wind went first.

Opinion: Letters from readers important: Feedback breeds healthy ideas
I have been at the helm of this column for a good stretch of time now, delving deeper into the news and current events, every other week, for the better part of a semester.

SPORTS
McClellan thriving as starter
Having registered 67 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched, Robbie McClellan improved to 7-2 on the year with his fifth consecutive win as a starter Sunday. The ASU junior right-hander gave up two runs on four hits against UCLA, lowering his ERA to 4.01.

McCracken worthy of spot in lineup
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steve Finley lobbied for his starting center field spot Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals, saying that he had fully recovered from back spasms that sidelined him for the second straight game.

Wells searching for pitcher
While batting Sunday in a 6-0 win over Oregon State, Kristen Swetel was drilled in the hand with a pitch. Swetel took the ball off her thumb as the pitch came soaring inside when she attempted to lay down a bunt.

Tone picks up slack in Kang's absence, Sun Devils take fifth
During the same weekend in which the ASU men's golf team played without its top player, the women's golf team went to work minus its star, finishing fifth in the Peg Barnard Collegiate.

ASU center joins USBL team, hoping to go pro
After a successful four-year career at ASU in which he established himself as one of the most dominant centers in the Pac-10, senior Chad Prewitt has begun a quest to take his game to the next level.

CAMPUS NEWS
Lecturer speaks out against leftists and Jesse Jackson
Associated Students of ASU's Insuring Tomorrow lecture series is bringing Jones to campus present his speech "Betrayal: Sold-Out by the Civil Rights Movement."

Legacy of human rights worker helps shape policy
Higher education leaders who traveled from as far as Penn State came to ASU on Tuesday to discuss how human rights can be better taught at colleges and universities.

Police Beat
A 35-year-old Tempe woman was arrested on charges of assault in the 1900 block of East Richards Drive. The woman allegedly scratched her boyfriend on the left cheek.

Students oppose high tuition hikes
About 30 people met in the ASU Business Building to testify or listen to the debate over tuition at the state universities. The public hearing connected students, regents and university presidents at nine campus locations around the state. It was broadcast live over television and Internet.

ASU goes retro with '50s diner
Palo Verde Main will see a change in campus dining this fall with the opening of a '50s style diner that will serve everything from breakfast food to burgers and fries.

Partnership with West to ease credit transfer with Phoenix art institute
ASU West is signing a partnership today with the Art Institute of Phoenix that will allow Art Institute students to transfer their degree credits more conveniently to West.

Today
Associated Students of ASU presents Reginald Jones, an African-American social activist speaking on "Betrayal: Sold-out by the Civil Rights Movement," at 6 p.m. in the MU, Room Ventana B.

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ENTERTAINMENT
Channel 2 programming schedule 4/15-4/21
Channel 2 programming schedule for April 15 thru April 21, 2002.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.



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.

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.

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.

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