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Finding R&R in dot-coms
Three weeks into the semester, you have a 2,500-word paper due, you've just found out your roommate is, "like, really weird," Parking and Transit Services really does oversell every parking lot on campus, and you won't be asked to star in the next porn movie filmed on campus. What's a poor, stressed-out college student to do? Easy answer, dudes. Let's go Internet surfin'!!

Celebrate insanity on 'the 13th'
Today is the only day you can thrust suggestively at the Memorial Union's ATMs and blame Father Time for his organization style. Today is the only day until December at least that you can hurl swear words with smiles at college pedestrians and somehow not mean it with giddy glee.

The Raw Deahl: Open mikes, open minds
As far as talent went, none of them had any. I can't remember any of their names, but their horrible slit-my-wrists singing will probably haunt me forever.

SPORTS
Fighting steroids in sports
Steroid use in high school athletics has been a growing epidemic for several years, yet coaches, athletics directors and parents have neglected the issue time and time again.

Football: Aztecs will rely on passing attack
Through three games this year, the San Diego State junior quarterback has thrown 14 more passes than ASU's three quarterbacks have attempted in just two outings. Hall has aired it out with such regularity that two San Diego State wide-outs both have more catches than ASU's top receiving threat.

Volleyball: ASU looks to continue success
Red Raider Classic will allow Devils to prepare for Pac-10

After battling a pair of top 25 squads in South Carolina, the ASU volleyball team hopes to keep its focus this weekend when facing Clemson and Texas Tech at the Red Raider Classic in Lubbock.

Undermanned ASU heads to San Diego in search of first road win for Koetter
Buried beneath a quarterback controversy, a power outage and unexpected injuries, the ASU football team still has a game to play Saturday at San Diego State.

CAMPUS NEWS
Police Beat: Student found after four days of being held against his will
A missing 18-year-old student, who had reportedly been held against his will for four days, was found alive early Tuesday. An unknown woman called ASU police and told them the location of where she believed the student was being held, bound and gagged, against his will while the suspect used his credit cards.

Large turnout for Career Fiesta expected
The nation's economic slump has not deterred recruiters from looking to ASU for potential future employees. Each year, students can find job opportunities through events such as the Career Fiesta, sponsored by ASU Career Services.

Smoking ban could be amended
Tempe residents will be forced to take another look at the smoking ban as petitions to amend the current ordinance will soon be circulated.

Glendale girl pleads guilty in homicide of ASU sophomore
A friend of Andrew Tucker, the ASU broadcasting sophomore who died in a dorm room in January, plead guilty last week to administering a lethal dose of drugs to him, according to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

ASASU officer resigns post after being accused of making threats
Dan Moody resigned from his post as government relations director for the Associated Students of ASU on Thursday following allegations that he made threatening calls from his cell phone to other ASASU officers.

Classifieds - 9/13/02
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.

ENTERTAINMENT
ASU alum opens art shop
Stacy Ann Coles, an ASU graduate, said when she was in school she could never find furniture she liked and could afford. This was the inspiration for her new furniture store, which doubles as an outlet for ASU art students.

SDTV-Channel 2 program guide
Program guide 9/9-9/22

Down on the farm
Joshua Tree, Calif., with its hot, arid summers might not be the most desirable place in the nation to reside. But for some reason, it's the perfect place for alt-country singer/songwriter Victoria Williams' home and garden - along with her pseudo-farm/ranch that includes a pair of donkeys, a trio of dogs and some ducks.

Beyond skin deep
Not only did Skins director Chris Eyre honor the Native Americans in his new movie by filming on their reservation, but now he's hand delivering the film with a movie theater to their doorsteps.

Food for thought
In Mostly Martha, the new German-language comedy from writer/director Sandra Nettlebeck, Martha cooks. It's what she loves. It is, almost exclusively, how she defines herself.

Welcome Matt
Matt Sharp has been a real-life Where's Waldo. He left Weezer after their Pinkerton Album and devoted himself fully to his other band, The Rentals. After making two albums with them, he practically disappeared off the face of the Earth by moving to Leipers Fork, Tenn., a small town with only one restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville.

New Hot Guys on the Block
Hot Guy Band, which will mark its one-year anniversary in October, first formed after Ging and Abbott hooked up musically. Once a solid formation was in place, they released their debut album, Let's Do Coke in the Bathroom, which quickly became the No. 1 local seller at Zia Records for three weeks in a row.

Taking aim
The student-run marksmanship club, the Gun Devils, gives students, staff and faculty a chance to hone their shooting skills, meet new people and let off some steam during the semester.

Flash of dance
Two years ago, after receiving a degree in dance from James Madison University in Virginia, Tara Mullins packed up her things and headed west to study at one of the nation's top-10 graduate schools for dance.

SPM: Tune-up masters
According to local open-mike performers, being nervous is a part of the show. But they also agree that when the music is right, it's all worth it.

SPM: Rock 'n' Rollins
In the 120-minute one-man play, Cancer Man, ASU theater student Luke Krueger will turn the stage into his own personal interpretation of Henry Rollins' book, Get in the Van, which details his days of touring.

Release the robots
You know that dream where you're giving a speech and you look down to realize you're literally baring all? Well, that's kind of what Army of Robots vocalist and guitarist Lawrence Hearn has been going through lately.

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