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Editorial: Vendors in Tempe excellent concept for cheap students
We fork over loads of money for tuition, books and overpriced food in the Memorial Union. We even occasionally splurge and eat at fancy restaurants.

Opinion: 'Obituary craze' an insincere, unimaginative ode to dying
Somebody died today and they want you to know all about it. Pick up today's Arizona Republic and you're likely to find 50-75 recently deceased people eager to let you know about how they lived their lives. My advice: You're dead already, get over it.

Opinion: Church's handling of sex scandals hypocritical
Over the past several weeks increasing attention has been called to the sex offense scandals of the Catholic Church. While the Church has felt that undisclosed monetary settlements would smooth the issue over, it is clear judging by the reaction of millions of patrons across the country that this is not the case.

Opinion: Hodges' decision to lie down for the Department of Energy noble
Twenty-seven days from now, South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges will be lying in front of a truck carrying several canisters of radioactive plutonium. Why, you might ask?

Top of the Ku
Stand up and applaud sports fans - the state Legislature is trying to screw you over once again. If it wasn't bad enough that the state Legislature sucked us into a $1 billion dollar budget deficit and is trying to use tuition dollars to make up the difference, now, two legislatures are attempting to place a price cap on the resale of tickets for sporting events.

Jones' future rests in draft
Editor's note: This is the first article in a three-part series detailing the path of former Sun Devil Levi Jones from Tempe to the NFL. Coming Friday: The NFL combine.

ASU gymnast heads to Alabama for nationals minus teammates
With her teammates watching from home, ASU senior gymnast Laura Moon will compete in the preliminary portion of the NCAA Championships tonight at Alabama's Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

ASU goes 1-4 in Long Beach
The 12-team field featured some of the nation's best, including second-ranked USC, which won the two-day tournament in convincing fashion with a 15-5 victory over San Diego State in the championship match.

ASU guard beginning search for new school
While most prospects are busy looking at potential schools as the men's basketball spring signing period kicks into high gear, Jonathan Howard is spending most of his time doing a little of the same.

Is ASU's next president ready to tackle position?
There was much pomp and circumstance (though not of the graduation variety) when Michael Crow, vice provost of Columbia University, was officially named as President Lattie Coor's successor by the state Board of Regents on March 29.

ASU students have their own Middle East talks on campus
The recent rash of suicide bombings and an increase in Israeli military presence in Palestinian territories has led students to talk about the international issue.

Hemp bill close to passing, stalled by committee in Legislature
A bill requiring universities to research industrial hemp was on the verge of passing but is stalled in the Legislature by the Natural Resources and Agriculture committee.

American Society of Civil Engineers will have a guest speaker and will elect next semester's officers; free lunch will be provided. It will be held at noon in the Engineering Research Center Room 490.

Sorority dorm design wins architecture award
"This award is an annual recognition of a residential design," said Bob Francis, the executive coordinator of Greek Life. Arizona designers vote for the best architectural plan in the Phoenix area completed during the previous year.

Police Beat
A 40-year-old Mesa man was arrested in the 2000 block of East Broadway Road on charges of assault. The man reportedly struck his girlfriend in the face after she grabbed his penis during an argument.

Students teach about slavery through acting
Twenty-five students will be performing the artistic dramatizations on April 20-21 at the Empty Space Theatre on Ninth and Mitchell avenues at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Push-cart vendors await city's decision
Tempe resident and hot dog vendor Rick Blackard has been waiting since January to apply for a vending license to sell his product in downtown Tempe.

25 Students win Web Devil concert drawing
25 Web Devil readers won free tickets to the Blackstar concert tonight!

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Eclectic budding Valley band begs for wontons
Ask local band Pomagic what they want out of life and each of its four members will give you a different answer. Individually, they want cheese-crisps, groupies, a lifetime supply of Mary Kay products and pineapple wontons, but as a group, they have one answer in common.

Slow Poke punk more than its piercings
The local group Slow Poke can best be described as a Blink 182 in training. Something tells me they may even be prone to getting naked at shows, but who knows? You'll have to find that one out for yourself.

Gay pride festival features first ASU gay fraternity
Dottie, in drag, who was crowned Miss Gay Pride 2002, sashayed the grounds, greeting her fans in a red mini-dress, platform shoes and extra-long black eyelashes, from beneath a yellow sun umbrella.

Status woe
Penn Roullier took out his business card, placed it on top of the glass table positioned in front of the cheetah-print couch we lounged upon, and with the flick of his wrist, opened the gate into a world of debauchery and drunkenness, status and silicone.

Old school skating comes alive with 'Dogtown'
The rugged story of skateboarding's original urban assault team, which is given revered attention in the gnarly documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, was almost left untold.

Trailer trash, foul mouths meet Macbeth in 'Scotland, PA'
In Scotland, PA, the new Shakespeare reworking that hits theaters tomorrow, star Maura Tierney gingerly dashes through the alphabet on the letter "f" alone.

Very important bowwow wowed by VIP rooms
Some of you might recognize me from my previous column in this fine quality of a magazine (which I make a point never to aim my urine on), or from such adult canine cinema classics as Doggie Does Dallas and All Dogs Cum to Heaven.

Puppet man more than some wood and a hand
Boys and dolls don't typically mix. But that wasn't the case for ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham, who breathed life into a few puppets when he was a child.

Hometown heroes return after eating up the world
Chances are the person you're talking to will swear that they used to play in the sandbox with the lead singer Jim Adkins, did a science project with Zach Lind, the drummer, in the third grade or went to the prom with guitarist Tom Linton's best friend's cousin.

Lisa Loeb having her cake, and pie, and eating it too
Her new album Cake and Pie has more of a rocking guitar sound but never loses Loeb's uniquely mellow style, soothing voice or musical meanings.

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

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