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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BOO to dumb students and the surveys that prove it. A study by the Arizona Scholars Association found that 167 ASU, UA and NAU seniors scored the lowest in the American history and quantitative reasoning areas.BRAVO to senior gymnast Laura Moon for representing ASU in the NCAA Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Opinion: Newborn abandonment tragic: New safe baby law saves lives
In 1997, a 19-year-old was charged with murder after her dead baby girl was discovered stuffed inside a coffee can in her family's home. In 1996, a 15-year-old was charged with murder after her newborn son was discovered in a trash bin.

Opinion: Bush connections to bin Laden too big to ignore
In all likelihood, you may never see me again. If everything I'm about to say is true, then I'll probably disappear mysteriously over the summer. No more smug picture in the newspaper. No more middle-left views. No more reason to pick up the State Press, really.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I would like to correct several erroneous statements made by the State Press in the editorial, "Tempe Town Lake's potential problems downright Biblical" and the article, "Tempe Town Lake: City's centerpiece not invincible."

Jones turned heads in combine, awaits draft
Editor's note: This is the second article in a three-part series detailing the path of former Sun Devil Levi Jones from Tempe to the NFL. Coming Monday: The NFL draft.

Johnson, Levens look to make history in today's WNBA draft
Seniors Melody Johnson and Amanda Levens look to become the first ASU women's basketball players to go straight from college to the professional level in the 2002 WNBA draft, which begins today at 8:30 a.m.

Wrestler Larkin garners Pac-10's top honor
ASU junior 141-pounder Eric Larkin was named the Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year earlier this week, as announced by conference commissioner Tom Hansen.

Storey looking for niche, may take game overseas
While some men's basketball players who have completed their collegiate careers are looking toward the NBA, many others are considering an alternative avenue that is often just as productive.

Boxers to renew intrastate rivalry
In what is being considered by some as the most exciting sporting event in Arizona, the sixth annual Papa Johns Pizza Fight Night will get underway Saturday evening with a barrage of events, including the much-anticipated ASU-UA bout.

Nine Devils hopeful for draft
The following is an in-depth look at Sun Devils who could be selected this weekend in the NFL draft. They are evaluated based upon their strengths and weaknesses at their respective positions

McClellan looking for perfection vs. Bears
He wasn't supposed to be perfect. In fact, being a junior college transfer pitching for the first time in the Pac-10, no one would have faulted him if he wasn't perfect.

ASU will face test in Bay Area
The sixth-ranked ASU softball team will play another three-game series against two Pac-10 opponents this weekend when traveling to Northern California.

Devils to compete in pair of events
The rest of the Sun Devils will head to the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., hosted by Mt. San Antonio College. The three-day event is one of the most popular meets in the country, as more than 1,000 athletes are slated to participate.

Devils' Jones selected 10th in NFL draft
In a surprise pick, ASU offensive lineman Levi Jones was selected 10th by the Cincinnati Bengals in Saturday's NFL Draft.

City breaks ground for new fire station
Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano and the City Council tossed the first shovelfuls of dirt necessary to begin construction on Tempe Fire Station No. 6 on Thursday.

Study: seniors score low in U.S. history trivia
Arizona university graduates invest significant time and money so they can enter the world with a well-rounded education, but according to a recent study, the state's university students don't seem to be getting their money's worth. Are ASU students getting their money's worth? Discuss the topic on our message board.

Sodexho removes points plan, offers 4 new options
ASU Campus Dining has made changes to its meal plan programs and will replace the use of points with a new plan that works on a meals-per-week basis.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics present Kevin Jardin, director of Spectrum Astro, who will speak on the latest in satellite technology and career opportunities in the Valley area at 3:30 p.m. in SCOB-228.

Police Beat: Man hung over I-10 overpass
A 24-year-old Tempe man was arrested on charges of public indecency and trespassing along with an unidentified female companion. The two reportedly had sexual contact in the busy parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1900 block of East Apache Boulevard.

Great Campus Clean-Up event gives ASU annual make-over
ASU Clean & Beautiful and co-sponsor Associated Students of ASU will be trying to get students and faculty out to the Great Campus Clean-Up event today to participate in tidying up neglected parts of ASU.

Awareness overlap provides opportunity for unity
Despite a delayed start, the second annual Unity Day went off without a hitch along with Native American Culture Week festivities Thursday on Hayden Lawn.

Members of ASUwebdevil get two tickets for Blackstar Concert tonight: Check it out
If you signed up for our website after April 12 and are an ASU student, you may have won 2 tickets to the Blackstar Concert tonight, April 20! Check out our website to see if you are a winner. Good luck!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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