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OPINIONS
Guns, nukes and the difference
Threats from foreign fundamentalists I can handle. A ruthless dictator halfway across the globe: no problem. But some wacko with a God complex and a high-powered sniper rifle is a little too much for me.

Checking our tobacco tax facts
Tobacco can do wonderful things that no one dreamt of a few decades ago. Who would have imagined tobacco would provide millions of dollars for health and research?

What's up with mystic 46?
Spooky things happened Saturday night when the Football Gods returned to Sun Devil Stadium in a blaze of esoteric glory not seen since Saint John the Revelator was exiled to the Isle of Patmos.

Political Cartoon: Iraqi war
Political cartoon by John West

SPORTS
Football: ASU pounds out victory over Oregon State
Contrary to the ASU football team's last few games, there weren't an abundance of yards, high scores and big offensive plays in Saturday night's 13-9 victory over Oregon State.

Football: ASU comes alive after the break
At halftime, it looked as if Saturday night's game would be similar to last week's loss to North Carolina. Oregon State led 6-3, while ASU's blunders from a week ago were still evident.

Football: Linebacker sparks Sun Devil defense
Coming into Saturday's game, Oregon State boasted the Pac-10's leading rusher in sophomore tailback Steven Jackson and was averaging 37.5 points per game.

Football: Erickson says team wasn't set to run final play
For Oregon State head coach Dennis Erickson, the final minute Saturday night epitomized a whirlwind of frustration that has continued to grow stronger with every passing week.

Soccer: ASU roughs up UA
In a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, the ASU soccer team bullied UA up and down the field Friday night en route to a 3-1 win.

Volleyball: Motivational speech incites Devils
After an uninspiring loss to Stanford, the ASU volleyball team pulled off a come-from-behind victory over California on Friday night, 27-30, 21-30, 30-27, 30-26, 15-10.

CAMPUS NEWS
Two new stadiums usher change at ASU West
Two new stadiums for the Coyotes and the Cardinals planned for the West Valley may mean changes for ASU West.

Girl gets probation in death of ASU freshman
After almost nine months of investigations the family of ASU freshman Andrew Tucker, who died from a drug overdose in January, finally got closure when 19-year-old Jessika Osborne was sentenced on Friday to 5 years of probation with an initial jail term of 9 months.

Police Beat: Man kicks pregnant woman, causes surgery
The incident that Tempe police reported Friday, which involves a Tempe man kicking his pregnant live-in girlfriend in the stomach.

Tektronix donation supports CEAS
A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially started the partnership between the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Tektronix Inc. as $700,000 worth of new engineering equipment was given to the college.

Indians convey culture through music, dance
Showcasing their unique culture, Spicmacay, a group of four professional artists from Puna, India, hosted an evening of North Indian traditional music and dance at the Physical Education East Building on Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT
State Fair still popular despite attendance drop
Despite seemingly dwindled attendance this year, the Arizona State Fair is offering entertainment in trying economic times.

'Rules of Attraction' proves hot, bothersome
The Rules of Attraction jumps from dark comedy to bleak drama to college romp so fast, your head will spin. But that's probably what writer-director Roger Avary wants to happen.

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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