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Thanking Osama for bringing decency
As despicable and unfortunate an example of a human being as Osama Bin Laden is, he did one good thing for America and, in the long run, for the world: He showed us our potential as the dominant species on the planet.

'Greek Wedding's' success inspires
After the long Labor Day weekend, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" did the unthinkable and became the No. 1 movie in America. Considering its competition — the farming warfare of "Signs," the IQ lowering of "XXX" and the kiddy drudgery of "Spy Kids II" — that's a tough feat.

Americans capitalize on Sep. 11 tragedy
The upcoming anniversary of the 9/ll tragedies will bring with it a number of elements. Surely some people will shed tears and remember that fateful morning with a heavy heart. Unfortunately, most people will inevitably capitalize on it.

The Raw Deahl: 9/11/02: A day like any other
I'm not allowed to laugh next Wednesday. Or be entertained. Or do anything I might have done the day before. Neither are you. Because, well, that would be wrong. That would be disrespectful.

Cross Country takes on first challenge
The Sun Devils hope all the practice pays off when opening the season in the Adidas Invitational at Notre Dame.

Legendary coach recounts nearly 70 years with ASU
Kajikawa became the freshman football coach of the ASU Bulldogs after graduating and began his 41-year coaching career that eventually earned him a spot in the Arizona Basketball Hall of Fame and the ASU Hall of Distinction.

ASU-Central Florida matchup could be a barnburner
Saturday night's game will present an opportunity for the Sun Devils to face a quality opponent. UCF will bring a potent offense to Sun Devil Stadium, one that focuses on the passing game.

ASU loses Esposito to Colorado Rockies
Esposito was planning on starting classes Aug. 26, but is now in Zebulon, N.C., with the Double-A Carolina Mudcats after spending a week in Denver negotiating a contract.

Football: Knights fearful of desert heat
Heading into Saturday's game at Sun Devil Stadium, Central Florida is not necessarily worried about establishing a balanced rushing attack or finding ways to give junior quarterback Ryan Schneider more time in the pocket.

Volleyball: Devils confident in South Carolina
Regardless of the numbers, Sun Devil head coach Patti Snyder-Park is expecting her team to come back from South Carolina with three victories and a tournament title.

Soccer: It's tourney time!
Coming off an undefeated weekend to start the season, the 21st-ranked ASU soccer team will travel to Colorado Springs this weekend for the Colorado College Tournament.

Success against Central Florida hinges on play of offensive line
One of the most daunting tasks ASU faces has nothing to do with UCF's potent passing attack. The success of Dirk Koetter's team hinges on the offensive line.

Gubernatorial candidates address university issues
With the Arizona gubernatorial primary election coming up on Tuesday, candidates address issues affecting students and the state.

ASU drug use more than alcohol, marijuana
Although alcohol and marijuana are ASU's most popular drugs of choice, there exists the use of other drugs like ectasy, crack and coke.

Sorority rush, business as usual
Most sorority members said they believed that problems facing the fraternities had little effect on rush.

Fraternities recruit new members despite violations
Although four fraternities have been suspended in the past year for student code of conduct violations, Greek rush began this week in hopes of overcoming the negative images.

EZ Voter online system created in Arizona
Unveiled in Arizona last summer, the first ever online voter registration system has received more than 10,000 applications.

CIA recruitment sparks campus protest
Approximately 10 students from various organizations, such as the East Timor Action Network, created signs and passed out informational flyers Thursday to voice their outrage with the CIA.

Police Beat
ASU police had the following incidents to report Thursday.

Devils explode in third quarter, beat UCF 46-13
After the rain stopped, the Sun Devils scored four touchdowns in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Pick up Monday's the State Press for complete coverage, and stay tuned to the Web Devil for multimedia from Saturday's game

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SDTV-Channel 2 program guide
Program guide 8/30-9/8

Home away from home
The Other 49 aims to bring together non-resident students who might have a hard time finding their niches on campus

ASU needs an 'Idol'
ASU's Sun Devil Idol might get to sing the national anthem at sporting events. Which puts him or her right up there with such current singing sensations as Alina Tatum, 14, and Alexz Johnson, also 14.

Big fat Greek rock 'n' roll
Tony Hajjar has a strong commitment to the media. Not only did the drummer from the El Paso-based band, Sparta, conduct a phone interview via cell phone while weaving through the crowded streets of Los Angeles, but he also offered "something to write about."

Rock takes the reigns
As pop and rap-rock take a back seat, rock is taking center stage. And that's just fine with The Reign Kings' lead vocalist Scott Briggs.

Portrait of a mad man
Robin Williams clicks as a lonely psycho in One Hour Photo

Bottom of the food chain
If Limp Bizkit was the life-sustaining breath to nü-metal, than Nonpoint is gas from a dead corpse. But, really, they don't mind.

All under one roof
Mill Avenue's newest addition, Motif, offers art for the body and mind.

Blazing a trail
Tucked away in the shopping center on the corner of University and McClintock drives, lies Chet Pope and Mike Jarmuz's store, Inferno. The facade is unassuming to the point where passersby would likely never guess that a shrine to punk rock gods sits inside.

A Gentlemen's Charity Gala, benefiting the Northern Arizona University Sky Dome Scholarship Fund, will give local ladies a chance to bid on up to 20 guys for a romantic date and maybe more.

More than a one-horse town
Michael Caton-Jones' new movie City by the Sea is a deft, exciting thriller with some serious issues on its agenda.

CD Review: A Simple Plan's No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
Sara Thorson reviews A Simple Plan's new album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls

CD Review: Slum Village's Trinity (past, present and future)
Jamie Schneider reviews Slum Village's new album Trinity (past, present and future)

CD Review: Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head
Joe Watson reviews Coldplay's new album A Rush of Blood to the Head.

Feeling their way out
Some musicians avoid the "emo" tag like the plague. But local act Before Braille doesn't seem to mind so much.

The ambiguity of it all
ASU grad student and sculptor Andy Behrle sits down with The State Press Magazine before his exhibit opens this Friday at the Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Space in downtown Phoenix.

SPM: New York's state of mind
On Sept. 11, 2001, after receiving a phone call telling her to turn on the television, Janis Lewin watched in horror as disaster struck the city she calls home. On Sept. 12, she set out for Manhattan armed with her most powerful weapon — her camera.

SPM: Stand-up for Sept. 11
Sometimes laughter can be the greatest common denominator. But is one year long enough?

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