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You too can become the biggest freak on the planet
Heaven can wait, but fame can't. Cut off your nose and get going on a future, one that will be envied and admired around the world. Grab your crotch and relish in the lovely aspects that celebrity status can bring.

Tempe unconcerned with pedestrian protection
We can spend millions on a lake in the middle of a drought-stricken desert and trying to con voters into approving a stadium for a team that can't even fill a phone booth, but beefing up pedestrian protection won't get a dime.

State Press boos Michael Jackson, 'Star Wars'
The latest State Press boos and bravos. Among the boos are Michael Jackson for hanging his baby out the window, and Star Wars for their latest ad campaign.

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

Journalistic greats visit campus
The ASU community was presented with new insight into the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and a possible war on Iraq Wednesday when three renowned journalists visited the campus.

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.

Hoops: Team has high hopes
The ASU men's basketball team will bring the highest expectations the team has had during the Rob Evans tenure to Wells Fargo Arena tonight as the Sun Devils tip-off their regular season against Morehead State.

W Hoops: Players are fast, very athletic despite age
After a busy off-season that saw her replace nearly half the ASU women's basketball team, head coach Charli Turner Thorne will return to the office that is Ned Wulk Court tonight as her troops open the 2002-03 campaign.

Volleyball: Team falls short at UCLA
The ASU volleyball team took No. 17 UCLA to the limit on Thursday but were unable to close the door on the Bruins and lost 3-2.

Wrestling: Team prepares for first four outings
This year begins quickly for head coach Thom Ortiz's wrrestling team, as they will take on perennial powerhouses Nebraska and Iowa within their first four outings of the season.

Swimmers head to L.A.
The ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams return to action this weekend after two weeks out of competition.

2002-03 Women's Basketball Roster
A look at the 2002-03 women's basketball team, last year's Pac-10 champ.

Letter to the students from Coach Rob Evans
As you know, the Pac-10 is the best basketball conference in the nation, but a good home court can make the difference. Last year in games against Oregon and Arizona, you made the difference. We look forward to having that same home court advantage this year.

Letter to the students from Coach Charli Turner Thorne
The Sun Devils are coming off two of the most successful seasons in school history, earning back-to-back Pac-10 titles and NCAA Tournament bids, and we fully intend to keep that winning tradition going this year and for many years to come.

UA, NAU not ready for tuition hikes
Associated Students of ASU President Mike Leingang was cool as a cucumber at the Arizona Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

According to Leingang, ASU is ready for the upcoming tuition hikes in the fall, but considering the events at the meeting, UA and NAU are not.

Police Beat Alcohol fuels family dispute
The incidents Tempe police reported Thursday, including the arrest of a husband and wife from Pinetop for fighting and disorderly conduct while they were visiting family memebers.

Congressman supports repealing Cuban embargo
A repeal of U.S. travel and trade embargos on Cuba would encourage democracy, opening up greater freedoms and revenue for the Cuban people, according to a panel discussion at the Memorial Union on Thursday.

City council sets up crisis group
If a massive terrorist attack were to occur, Tempe police would rely not only on their own personnel to calm the situation, but on citizens as well.

Tempe City Council approved the acceptance of a security grant that would train a group of volunteers to lend additional manpower to the police department in case of an emergency.

Famous journalists discuss major issues
As a crowd of faculty, students, parents and alumni of ASU's Barrett Honors College (BHC) sat watching in anticipation, three journalism veterans took their seats to discuss "Journalism and Our World," for the BHC's Centennial Colloquium Friday night.

The Raw Deahl: Poetry Posers
I'm no poet. Neither are 99 percent of those who think they are. Long gone are the days of true tortured souls who knew how to spin a verse. Poetry is dead, my friends, but its brain-dead zombie corpse still walks the Earth.

Carving the to-furkey
Along with sharing gossip, best friends Emily Marver and Shannon Tesser trade recipes for tofu tacos and macaroni and soy cheese. Marver and Tesser, who is visiting from St. Paul, Minn., have recently become vegetarian and vegan.

Tempe Turkey Day
Campus Dining has been offering Thanksgiving dinners all week. You have three chances left: tonight's dinner from 4:30 to 7 at Manzanita Square, Friday's Blue Plate Special at the Devil's Diner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday's turkey dinner at Sahuaro Café from 5 to 8 p.m.

The New Fusion
Bands like Glassjaw, The Used and Finch are a few of the acts fusing elements of punk, metal and rock, busting out with an explosive sound that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stick up.

Rhyme's Reason
Every weekend, at bars and coffeehouses across the Valley, ordinary people are climbing on stages, grabbing microphones and spouting poetry about the most ordinary and extraordinary things.

Hip-hop honey
If you saw Susie Kincy walking around campus, you'd probably brush her off as just another sorority girl. After all, she looks the part. Kincy, a communications sophomore, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, but the little white girl can shake it.

Heavy set
When ASU student Robert Ian Weintraub landed the title role as the Kaiser in the opera, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, thoughts of the Holocaust plagued his mind.

Lip service
With album titles such as Finally The Punk Rockers are Taking Acid and The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg, The Flaming Lips are part avant-garde, part weird.

Girls rock
Watching these members of local band Bella walk up to the Mills End coffee shop in Tempe was like watching a family reunion in play. Their conversation over coffee and laughter on a sunny Sunday exemplified their close-knit group.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

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