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OPINIONS
Books, Catholic school girls and liquor together at last
Chain restaurants and specialty shops aren't inherently bad, but they don't give Mill a unique flavor. The Library could break the mold, establishing itself as a business that raises "the bar" for Mill.

State Press Editorial: Regulation will worsen airport security checks
With the government taking over, we should have no more security risks or hijacked planes. Or so we hear. If the government has shown us anything, it is their ability to make any situation worse than it really is.

A lifetime worth more than $12
Whatever value three-strikes legislation might have as a deterrent or benefit to society is lost when it results in a man's life being thrown away over the paltry sum of $12, no matter how reprehensible he may be.

Tolerance taken too far
We are trying to bilk away from confronting the principal issue that is the subject of interest to the victims of Islamic bellicosity: Why is Islam, whether mainstream or not, such a pestilence to the moderate and accommodating populaces of the world?

Mall Rants: Sexism at The Library
ASU students rant about sexism at Mill Avenue's newest bar, the Library.

Political Cartoon: Protest
A political cartoon by John West about protest.

WEB EXTRA
ASU professor recalls survival of deadly volcanic eruption
ASU professor and volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams was used to taking risks. He had been situated atop many active volcanoes around the world. One day, that risk proved to be deadly.

SPORTS
Volleyball: Conference crown up for grabs
It seemed like the Pac-10 volleyball season was falling into place last week, but after another wild weekend of competition, the standings have shifted and another major upset has occurred late in the year.

Football: Sophomore free safety crushes the opposition
Although free safety Jason Shivers just celebrated his 20th birthday less than two weeks ago, he is on pace to lead the Sun Devils in tackles for the second consecutive season.

Cross Country: Freshman runner leads ASU squad
The women's cross-country team knew at the beginning of the season that they were lacking veteran leadership. They were also aware of the possibility of their young team, comprised mostly of freshmen, leading them to victory.

Basketball: New recruits incite high expectations
The early signing period for men's basketball ends today, and ASU has already nabbed four high school seniors for the 2003-2004 season.

CAMPUS NEWS
Police Beat: Two women take it out on bobbleheads
The incidents Tempe police reported Tuesday, including the arrest of two local 22-year-old women who broke two bobbleheads worth $60 at Duck Soup on Mill Ave.

Students stand up for gays
A small group of students wearing red, white and blue gags over their mouths protested silently outside the Memorial Union on Tuesday against the military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.



Last week, nine army linguists were dismissed from their positions for being open about their homosexuality.

Stress largely to blame for poor academic performance
According to the National College Health Assessment, 30 percent of students polled said stress is the number one factor that affected their individual academic performance.

Glitch causes havoc at registrar's office
A system error in the University's computer-operated registration system, discovered Monday, resulted in a temporary class enrollment free-for-all, and later, invalidated 1,200 requests to drop/add.

Student leaders gather to address tuition increase
About 40 concerned students and organization leaders gathered Tuesday to discuss various alternatives to ASU President Michael Crow's tuition increase proposal.

ASASU elects new Executive VP
In a majority vote Tuesday night, the Associated Students of ASU student senate elected a new executive vice president after a two-week extensive search for the "right" candidate, who turned out to be Michael Komenda, a political science and economics junior.

Death penalty case heard at ASU
ASU law students had a front row seat to history in the making on Tuesday as the future of death row inmates was debated in front of the Arizona Supreme Court in the Great Hall of the ASU law school.



Twenty-nine inmates previously sentenced to death may receive a second chance under a new statue that would require a jury, not a judge, to decide whether a convicted felon is eligible for the death penalty.

ENTERTAINMENT
Local bands to play MU every Wednesday
Throngs of students looked on Wednesday as indie-rock bands Scout Finch and The Format played in the basement lounge of the Memorial Union in what was the first installment of a student government sponsored weekly concert series.

Cup O' Joe: From cult to culture
Being on the giving end of assimilation is what scares American nationalists. One day, soon, Americans will know what it's like to be treated like a cult. These silly folk who can't get enough of their caffeine or tabloid television magazines.

Just cause
Kelly Zirbes croons about love and life with her band, Kelly's Lot, but the 41-year-old singer/marathon runner/motivational speaker has an ulterior motive when performing. She wants to talk about Hepatitis C.

What's so nifty about the '50s?
Far From Heaven barely misses its mark of discussing stereotypes of gender and race, and it leaves the audience with an unsatisfying ending that will leave some annoyed.

Purifying punk
It's amazing when a musician calls on time for an interview, let alone calls early, so naturally we were impressed when The Distillers drummer Andy Outbreak phoned 15 minutes prior to his scheduled time.

Tight knit
Every once in a while, Canada bestows upon the world great treasures such as Dan Aykroyd, Canadian Bacon and perhaps the most colorful contribution of all, Cirque du Soleil.

Hooray for Bollywood
In a Bollywood film, random acts of dancing, as well as elaborate costume changes and heart-wrenching plot lines are not only common, they're expected.

Getting your kicks
In small, steamy gyms across the Valley, groups of dedicated dancer-fighters called capoeiristas practice their own form of conversation. Their language is capoeira [kah-po-EH-rah], an acrobatic style of martial arts based on 400-year-old Afro-Brazilian slave rituals.

With all their Might
If you're unfamiliar with the Bosstones, Burton offers a brief summary: "We're eight knuckleheads from Boston that somehow turned into musicians and basically play all the kinds of music we love hard rock, punk, reggae and ska music."

Fun with Feltcher
Some students dream of becoming rock stars, but BIS major Sean Patrick doesn't need to fantasize he's living the rock star life.

'Harry' goes to pot
If the producers go ahead with their plan to film seven Harry Potter movies, they'd better wave a wand of inspiration over their franchise, because Harry Potter is quickly running out of magic.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

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