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OPINIONS
Mouthing Off: Convergence expands options
Editor-in-Chief Amanda Myers takes on the increasing level of convergence, or enhanced cooperation between forms of media, that will change the whole fabric of the Web Devil this semester.

Meet The State Press columnists
On your average day, you can turn to this page if you're looking for idiots to upset you. When I compiled the group of 13 columnists you see below, three determining factors were used: Do they unreasonably disagree with your views? Do they represent all that is wrong in this world? Are they dumber than a five-pound chub of beef?

SPORTS
Football: Suggs, McDonald leave ASU early for NFL
On Jan. 2, defensive end Terrell Suggs declared he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. More news would follow that day as junior wide receiver Shaun McDonald announced his intentions to go pro as well.

ASU baseball sweeps six-game series in Hawaii
On Sunday the eighth-ranked ASU baseball team said Aloha to Hawaii, sweeping a six-game, four-day series from the Vulcans of Hawai'i-Hilo.

Hoops: Devils lose to Trojans in final seconds
Poor foul shooting troubled the Sun Devils earlier this season; but against USC on Saturday, it was Trojan sophomore forward Gregg Guenther making two foul shots with 3.9 seconds left that eventually led to a 76-74 victory over ASU.

W Hoops: Second-half turnovers cripple Devils
ASU women's basketball endured a heartbreaking 58-53 loss to USC on Saturday. The Sun Devils outscored the opposition 34-18 in the first half, but in the second half, the Trojans outscored them 40-19.

Wrestling: Devils take on challenging tourney schedule
The No. 10 Sun Devils wrestled five meets on the campus of Ohio State for the 2003 NWCA National Duals in Columbus, Ohio, facing No. 9 Michigan, No. 3 Minnesota and No. 1 Oklahoma State.

Women's tennis fares well
The ASU women's tennis team started 2003 with the Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle. The tournament included four flights of singles, three flights of consolation singles, and two flights of doubles.

ASU gymnastics shine in first home meet
High scores and individual bests kicked off the season Friday at ASU gymnastics' second meet. The Sun Devils met Washington State and won with a final team score of 197.3 while the Cougars totaled 194.15.

Devil Dish: Time to return to class, sports
Welcome back to school, or for some of you, another semester of sleeping through class and whining about grades in May. But now that our paychecks are supposedly on the way, we will quit sleeping in and begin to do our best to cover the sporting world for all of ASU.

ASU to name new volleyball coach
Brad Saindon, an assistant coach for the U.S. men's national team, will be announced today as the new head coach for the volleyball program.

Football: Quarterback Goodenough transfers
After seeing action in just one game this season, ASU junior quarterback Andy Goodenough has decided to try his luck elsewhere and transfer to Southeast Missouri State, a Division I-AA school.

CAMPUS NEWS
Police Beat: Man urinates on Tempe resort, flees police
The incidents Tempe police reported on Monday, including the arrest of a Tucson man charged with public urination at the Mission Palms Resort on 605 E. Fifth St.

Conflict with Iraq hits home
As the holidays ended, journalism junior Samantha Xanthos and justice studies junior Jared Ellison, both U.S. Army reservists, learned that they only had nine days before they were to depart for the Middle East.

Burglary raises ID theft fears
On Dec. 14 police were notified of a burglary at the Phoenix office of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, health care provider for the U.S. military.



The company reported the theft of several laptops and computer hard drives that contained personal information for more than 562,000 servicemen and women, both active and inactive.

2,000 march for MLK's dream
Through drizzling rain early Monday morning, more than 2,000 people assembled in the streets of downtown Phoenix to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Participants ranged from children to senior citizens, from student organizations to war protesters, but all gathered to promote the celebration's theme: "Stand Up for Justice."

Tempe to accept federal funds to restore habitat
The Tempe City Council agreed to accept approximately $5 million from the Federal government for a three-phase restoration of a 150-acre natural habitat beginning this summer.

Tucson protesters decry war
More than 5,000 anti-war protesters rallied at UA and proceeded to march through downtown Tucson on Saturday morning to promote peace and publicly oppose a possible war in Iraq.

Tuition raise to increase aid
Arizona Board of Regents President Jack Jewett is hopeful the state will provide more financial aid to university students, but isn't expecting that to happen any time soon.

ENTERTAINMENT
Area citizens show identity through exhibit
Organizers of the Tempe Historical Museum's exhibit, "The Threads of Weaving a Community: Cultural Diversity in Tempe," selected 16 area professionals to lend personal items representing their cultural identities.

Rollerball, Eminem bomb, Punch Drunk scores in 2002
The past year produced an abundance of movies, from Lord of the Rings to 8 Mile. Web Devil reviewer Josh Spiegel recaps the best films of 2002, as well as the overrated and underrated ones.

Unpredictable Golden Globes honor top films, stars
The Oscar hunt is kicked off by the Golden Globe Awards, which managed to be unpredictable, wild, and silly this year when it aired Sunday night.



The two most nominated films, Chicago (with 8) and The Hours (with 7) took the top honors as best comedy/musical and best drama, respectively.

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