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OPINIONS
A peek at the Greek this week
The fact that so many are outraged at the implications "Shane's World" has for ASU's reputation exposes unwarranted and deep-seeded insecurities about our school.

Pass the spliff, keep the cash
Proposition 203 is a step towards decriminalizing marijuana, but given Arizona's current budget problems, it might be in the state's best interest to model the proposition after one on the Nevada ballot.

The fall lineup, and the meaning of life
"What new TV show this season are you most excited about?" poll on azcentral.com has columnist puzzled.

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.

Letters to the Editor
See what members of the ASU community have to say about the latest issues. Send letters to the editor to, webdevil@asu.edu

Political Cartoons
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SPORTS
Football: Kush wants more fan involvement
Former ASU head coach and legend Frank Kush, who coached in Tempe from 1958-79, writes an open letter to the fans.

Football: Illinois QB becoming celebrity
A three-year varsity starter is now garnering attention from dozens of schools across the nation, including ASU.

Cross Country: Lyon running toward success
ASU sophomore Amanda Lyon, who has been running since the eigth grade, "comes to practice with a great attitude."

ASU men's golf coach redirecting career
Successful women's golf coach decided to concede his position and return to the ASU men's golf program as an assistant coach.

Football: Walter relishing new role
Last weekend's 11-point victory at San Diego State seemingly marked the end of the ongoing quarterback controversy for the ASU football team, as sophomore Andrew Walter is now the designated starter.

CAMPUS NEWS
Aerial ASU photos available
The satellite, Ikonos, which helped the U.S. military and national security for years, has recently begun photographing ASU.

Police Beat: Man with plastic gun endangers lives
A look at the incidents that ASU and Tempe police reported for Tuesday.

City expedites sidewalk café initiative for Mill Avenue
Several new sidewalk cafés will be soon opening as part of a renovation and beautification project on Mill Avenue. Construction on the sidewalks is set to complete in approximately one month.

Kidnapped student found uninjured
An ASU pre-business freshman, who was missing for five days, was found uninjured Thursday, after being allegedly abducted last week and held against his will.

ASASU suggests solutions to new print out charges
In response to recent printing charges at ASU computer labs, members of the Associated Students of ASU are discussing several ways to allow students a limited number of free copies each semester.

Classifieds - 9/18/02
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ENTERTAINMENT
BMX rider gaining fame
Local BMX rider puhing for more bike parks in Tempe and across the Valley.

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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