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Better safe than 'Safer America'
Safer America is the first retailer to outfit your insane desire for safety. Either through its website or its Manhattan store--conveniently located blocks from the World Trace Center--the average Joe can protect himself from nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.

ASU should take a hike, but not from our tuition
he tuition hike will cost students up to $1,000 more every semester. It's possible that this amount will be lowered a bit, but there is no doubt that some substantial increase will be had.

State Press Editorial: Have a happy, sober birthday, Bush sisters
America's favorite fun-loving twin sisters, Barbara and Jenna Bush, are celebrating their 21st birthday today (probably with cake, candles and Colt .45).

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to Rishi Morla's opinion, "Tolerance taken too far."

Political Cartoon: Fourth Amendment
Cartoonist John West comments on Total Awareness Information.

ASU avoids upset in season opener
Freshmen were grabbing all of the headlines for the ASU men's basketball team, but it was the seniors who stepped up their play on Friday night as the Devils held off Morehead State for a 59-56 victory.

Sun Devil freshman wins Pac-10 soccer award
She may not have known it existed, but nevertheless ASU freshman forward Elizabeth Bogus was glad to win women soccer's Pac-10 Freshman of the year honors after the conclusion of the season.

Sun Devil runners head to NCAA championships
The women's cross-country team will race today for the final time this season at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

ASU swimming falls to Bruins, Trojans
Despite two weeks off, the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams were unable to pull off upset victories over UCLA and USC over the weekend in Los Angeles.

Volleyball stumbles in road match against USC
Coaches and players were hoping for a huge upset and a burst of momentum heading into the last weekend of regular season play but the ASU volleyball team ended their Pac-10 season Friday with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 USC.

W Hoops: Devils stomp Chicago
As five Sun Devils made their collegiate debut on Friday during a 82-63 victory over Chicago State, it ended up being the ASU's young stars that shined the brightest through some anxious moments in the early going.

Wrestlers fall short of upset
With the first dual meet of the 2002-03 season in the books, the Sun Devil wrestling team has a good idea of where their team is going and what they're capable of.

Three ASU women win engineering award
Three ASU electrical engineering female students will be presented with $15,000 today in recognition of their outstanding GPAs and academic success in a college where females are often the minority.

Distinguished panel discusses news problems
One of the most vital facets of any healthy democracy is the assumption that citizens are well and accurately informed about the issues facing the state, said a forum of journalists on Friday.

$69M biodesign approved
ASU took another step toward the building of a $69-million Arizona Biodesign Institute after receiving the go-ahead from the Arizona Board of Regents on Friday.

Working with UA and the Translational Geneomics Research Institute in central Phoenix, the 140,000-square-foot complex would take over Lot 44 located near Rural and Terrace roads.

Former ASU professor could change plea in Ecstasy case
Now that his case being transferred to a different judge, an ASU plant biology professor could be changing his plea to guilty for his alleged involvement in an Ecstasy drug ring on campus.

ASU professor receives Rockefeller Foundation Grant
Making leaders accountable for human rights violations is what the International Criminal Courts are supposed to be doing, according to David Jacobson, an ASU professor and expert on global judicialization processes.

Police Beat: Man enraged after eggnog, doughnut binge
The incidents Tempe police reported Friday, including the arrest of a man who entered a grocery store intoxicated, drank a carton of eggnog and ate some doughnuts without paying.

Smoking ban could reach other cities in Arizona
Arizonans Concerned About Smoking, the organization that campaigned for the smoking ban in Tempe, is expanding its efforts to Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix.

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.

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