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OPINIONS
Politicians making up words for the blurbs
Our vocabulary is reinvented on a daily basis but not by wordmongers wearing pocket protectors, not even by (and this will surprise you to no end) The State Press opinion columnists.

Man smart, Belafonte stupid
After Colin Powell became a part of the Bush administration, we saw the ugly side of Harry Belafonte after he went so far as to compare Powell to a plantation slave who had abandoned his comrades to "come into the house of the master."

Success is not a matter of degree
Journeys that conclude in nothing thrill me. It's a morbid fascination to wish for empty pots at the end of rainbows, but that's college for you.

Political Cartoon: Preemptive strike
A political cartoon by John West

SPORTS
Football: Kicker still has plenty of confidence
Senior place-kicker Mike Barth never realized how much he really was noticed for his talent until missing four field goals Saturday in ASU's 38-35 loss to North Carolina.

Football: Beavers have sights set on turnaround
Although Saturday's game is surely important to ASU, it holds extra significance for an Oregon State team struggling to find the consistency that has been absent in recent weeks.

Soccer: All eyes focused on in-state rivalry
The Sun Devils (7-1-2) will head into tonight's contest against UA with a six-game winning streak after a 4-1 triumph Sunday over NAU. ASU's four goals against the Lumberjacks was its highest scoring output of the season.

Golfers return to action in Fresno
The Sun Devil men's golf team will head back to action today after a month-long hiatus when competing in the Fresno State-Lexus Classic.

The 54-hole event will mark ASU's first two-day event of the year and just its second tournament of the fall.

Powerful offenses clash as ASU hosts Oregon State
The Beavers were the lone team ASU defeated last year. But this is a different squad, as Sun Devil head coach Dirk Koetter's team holds a 4-2 record and has shown improvement at nearly every position.

Volleyball: Cardinal sweep through Tempe
The match lasted for only a little more than an hour, but the rout was on much earlier, as Stanford swept ASU, 30-20, 30-18, 30-16.

Sun Devils squeak by Beavers 13-9
The lone touchdown of the game came in the third quarter when sophomore quarterback Andrew Walter threw a 46-yard pass to freshman tailback Hakim Hill.

CAMPUS NEWS
Police release sketches of two men who fled fire
Fire officials suspect arson in the Oct. 2 blaze that destroyed the middle section of Hayden Flour Mill, a vacant historic landmark located at the intersection of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

Police Beat:Transient reveals penis to PV Main employee
A 46-year-old male transient was arrested on charges of indecent exposure outside Palo Verde Main. He allegedly showed his penis to a male employee and said, "Suck my dick."

War might have negative effect on economy
Contrary to public opinion, a war with Iraq will hurt the economy, especially in Arizona, according to economists.

Israeli visitors trigger emotions
Israeli students commuting to school don't worry about whether or not they've done their homework, they worry about where they'll sit on the bus, said 26-year-old Lior Dahan, an Israeli student who visited ASU students on Thursday.

ASASU senator files report after alleged threat
ASU Police are investigating a threatening e-mail allegedly sent to Associated Students of ASU fine arts senator Marcia James. The e-mail appears to come from a Hotmail address belonging to philosophy senior Oubai Shahbandar.

Q & A with Mayor Neil Giuliano about his new book
Tempe is the largest city in America with an openly gay mayor, Neil Giuliano. Today, national Coming Out Day, Giuliano is in the process of putting the finishing touches on his first book, tentatively titled "The Campaign Within."

ENTERTAINMENT
Current events drive local artist's murals
If you aren't familiar with the brightly painted artwork that covers two of the hybrid or electrically powered buses cruising through Tempe neighborhoods since April 2001, you can now get a closer look.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

Breaking the rules
Raise your hand if you want to see the new college movie starring WB favorites James Van Der Beek and Jessica Biel. Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

Must-see melodrama
If you thought you had it bad as a kid, think again. The film White Oleander based on the best-selling novel by Janet Fitch will probably make your childhood look like a day at the beach.

Off-key Sopranos
Imagine what will happen when Tony Soprano's son grows up. He will surpass the angst and drama of his teenage existence, moving on to 20-something angst instead.

Their way or the highway
Exit3 has swung through various versions of itself over the past few years, with its five current members hailing from all over the country.

Ghosts of grunge past
In 1992 three longtime friends formed Brad, the Seattle quartet with the solo moniker that has somehow managed to persist in obscurity despite a heap of critical acclaim and its deity-like guitarist.

Stroke man
ASU painting major Paul Booth has carved a colorful niche for himself in the local artist community.

Can't keep a good band down
10 Second Delay has already earned a strong reputation for playing high-intensity shows, although it is difficult for bands like them to find places to play.

The Raw Deahl: Porn and a Buck-et
I felt a little nervous walking down the hall with my bucket of KFC, knowing Brian Buck was in the next room watching Comedy Central's new movie Porn 'n Chicken.

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