Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Tuesday, July 02, 2002





Pledge ruling is perversion of First Amendment ideals
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution has undergone dramatic interpretation since its inception. What was originally constructed to preserve freedoms has become perverted to a point of silliness. Numerous acts have come under the objective eye of the First Amendment, some for reasons of legitimacy, others for reasons that are contemptible.

Wildfire brings out worst in politician's agendas
Living scared is no way to live. Residents of Eastern Arizona have had a terrifying couple of weeks.

They watched the sky swell with black, then orange, settling into a dense gray haze over homes and towns. They watched the endless newscasts, seeing residents of nearby towns fleeing the flames that threatened to engulf everything they had worked toward.

Sex in the public eye: PDA doesn't embarrass many students
You may deny it. Your cheeks may turn pink and you might proclaim, "I haven't done those kind of things." But if you're like many people, you probably have, at least once or twice.

Lost Boys: Young Sudanese refugees fleeing civil war, find haven in Arizona
Joseph Majaic Took hurried to join the other young African men gathering on the front lawn after Sunday morning mass ended at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Phoenix.

Lattie's Legacy: A look at Coor's 12 years at the helm
Lattie Coor didn't want the job. Now, thirteen years after accepting the ASU presidency, Coor will leave office and turn over the reigns to Michael Crow. As the 65-year-old Coor prepares to retire, many are singing his praise and calling him the "right president" for ASU over the past 12 years.

Complete ASU presidential transition coverage
This summer, Michael Crow will become ASU's next president and will take on the challenge turning the university into a "world-class" institution. The 46-year-old executive vice provost of Columbia University has a history of turning heads and impressed audiences during his campus visits.

Bowl championship modified once again
Officials in charge of college football's Bowl Championship Series have probably heard all of the complaints by now.

The BCS was first designed four years ago to help in crowning a national champion amidst a football field of controversy. It now has become a lightning rod for even more criticism than the original poll system.

ASU to host hoops tournament
ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne can count about 10,000 reasons why her team will once again host the AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic this December.

Those 10,000 reasons equal the amount of money ASU raised from the first Hoops for the Cure Classic in December 2000.

Kang decides to join LPGA tour
For Jimin Kang, two years of golf at ASU was enough.

Kang, a 2002 All-American and the winner of the year's individual Pac-10 title, announced last week that she would forgoe her final two years of eligibility to join the LPGA tour.

"This is a decision I have been thinking about for a long time, since my freshman year," Kang said.

Police Beat: Father arrested for baby's murder
ASU Police reported the following incidents for the week of June 24:

oA 36-year-old male was arrested June 22 on charges of driving with a suspended license. He was westbound on Apache Boulevard when a check revealed he had a suspended license.

oAn unknown suspect broke into the candy machine in the walkway of the Nursing Building at 800 S.

Pay parking to start on Mill Ave.
By the time school starts in August, the City of Tempe will have taken out a lane of traffic and installed 85 parking spaces and meters along the hopping entertainment district between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive.

Crow assumes ASU presidency
Stepping into the post filled by President Lattie Coor for 12 years, new ASU President Michael Crow officially took office Monday. "I am happy to be here - mostly excited," he said.

Phoenix lands genomics institute
After months of negotiations, Arizona has landed an independent, world-class research institute dedicated to new ways to diagnose, treat and cure diseases.

Gov. Jane Hull recently announced that the Translational Genomics Research Institute will make its home in Phoenix.

Grad association seeks return of ASASU funds
The Graduate Student Association, whose economic status is trapped in gridlock, must persuade the Associated Students of ASU Senate to reallocate its vetoed budget.

Former ASASU President Jeremy Helper line-item vetoed the entire Graduate Student Association budget last semester.

Counseling offers relief for fire-related suffering
As fires sweep through Eastern Arizona, thousands of people are trying to come to terms with the loss of their houses, their towns and their lifestyles. ASU students and faculty are among those feeling the impact of the Rodeo-Chediski fire, the state's largest.

Boot camp for new dads a crash course in babies
Fatherhood can scare any man, especially when Dad's bringing home his first baby.

But Valley hospitals have come to the rescue with "boot camps" for new dads. St. Joseph's and Chandler Regional hospitals and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn each offer the courses.

Monkey moves may help paralyzed control artificial limbs with minds
Scientists at ASU have developed a device that allows monkeys to move a cursor on a computer screen by thought alone. This research has raised hopes that paralyzed people may one day be able to control artificial limbs with their minds.

Stephen Tillery, a doctoral candidate at ASU, said he and several other scientists have implanted tiny electrodes into the brains of rhesus monkeys to record their brain activity.

Classifieds - 7/2/02
Notice to our readers: Before responding to any advertisement requesting money be sent or invested, you may wish to investigate the company and offer. The State Press cannot assume responsibility for the validity of the offers advertised in our classified section.

'Mr. Deeds' doesn't get the job done
We all know what Adam Sandler movies are like.

He plays someone whose life is so outlandish it's almost impossible to believe. But he usually beats some people up and it ends up generally amusing.

The problem with his newest film, Mr. Deeds, is that there is nothing original, and Sandler isn't as funny as he usually is.

RC Helicopters

Copyright 2001-06, ASU Web Devil. All rights reserved. No reprints without permission.

Online Editor In Chief: Jolie McCullough | Online Adviser: Jason Manning | Technical Contact: Jason Wulf

Contact Info | Privacy Policy