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Postcards from Spain: A travelling nightmare
Journalism student Benjamin Petell is currently studying Spanish at the Universidad de Alicante in Alicante, Spain. In the first of a series of weekly columns, he details missed flights and other joys of study abroad.

Loss of Fiesta Bowl could bring Insight
Along with the Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl will move out of the stadium and into a new one as soon as it gets built. Experts estimate the new stadium will be complete in the year 2173. If they finish the stadium before that, it could mean big trouble in little Tempe.

Editorial: How much has changed since Roe v. Wade?
No matter how many people sit on campus telling the community that they are right and someone else is wrong about abortion issues, there looks to be little hope for compromise.

Men's 'rides' just got bigger
Bush's new tax cut might allow business owners to receive expensive SUVs like the Hummer H2 and the Cadillac Escalade for free. In a world where the car really does make the man, Bush has finally proven himself a truly compassionate conservative.

Black lights and puppets help dreams come true
Certain people might think that it is to live with a white fence and 2.5 kids, but let's be honest: Americans dream about becoming celebrities. Every person in America should be allowed to follow this dream... including the mentally handicapped.

Abortion anniversary stirs questions about true feminism
As a college student in the '70s, I argued passionately for a woman's right to have unfettered control over her reproductive life--something I still defend fiercely today.

Baseball hoping for young guns to shine
Along with a plethora of veterans returning to head coach Pay Murphy's team this year, ASU baseball fans will also need to keep their eyes peeled for some of the youngsters.

Devil Dish: Selig wants Rose back, with catch
Commissioner Bud Selig is attempting to win some brownie points with his colleagues and fans by stirring up talk that he may allow Pete Rose back into the game. The catch is, Rose has to apologize for allegedly gambling on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Slugger brings power to Devils
It's almost fitting that junior catcher Jeremy West comes from a Las Vegas high school named Silverado, where he once went 4-5 in a game. Only the four hits were all moon-shot homeruns that led to a 10 RBI day.

W Hoops: Devils look to revive winning ways
After losing a pair of conference games by a total of seven points, opportunity knocks for the ASU women's basketball team tonight at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena as they take on intra-state rival UA.

Hoops: Devils come up short at UA
Wednesday night's 71-63 loss for ASU marked the 19th time in the last 20 years that the Devils had failed to beat rival UA in Tucson, but head coach Rob Evans saw something he hasn't seen before: persistence.

Click on the story to view video clips of the game.

Hoops: ASU can't sugarcoat bitter loss against UA
Despite great outside shooting from junior Kenny Crandall and a gutsy effort from senior Curtis Millage, the ASU men's basketball team actually gave top-ranked UA a mild scare. But in the end, the Wildcats made plays when they had to and the Sun Devils did not.

Faith, community leaders sign letter opposed to war plan
More than a dozen Arizona religious and community leaders signed a letter criticizing President George W. Bush's eagerness to go to war in the Middle East.

PBS great retires after 4 successful decades
When Charles Allen started at KAET-TV Channel 8, it was a fledgling public television station that stopped broadcasting for the day once classes got out. When he retired in December, it was one of the most recognized PBS affiliates in the country.

ASU Art Museum hires new ceramics curator
After covering every aspect of visual arts as the executive director of the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Mont., new ASU Art Museum curator Peter Held thought it was time to narrow his focus to what he holds dear.

Police Beat: Transient steals hat, rake and grapefruits
The incidents Tempe and ASU police reported on Wednesday, including the arrest of a transient burglar who allegedly stole a hat, rake, and bag of grapefruits from a Tempe home.

Professor's proposal picked as finalist for Mars mission
ASU geologist Laurie Leshin may have her feet on the ground, but her ideas are out of this world. Leshin is leading the Sample Collection for Investigation of Mars mission (SCIM).

Administrators receive raises
Several ASU senior executives received salary increases totaling nearly a quarter of a million dollars as a result of the reorganization of ASU President Michael Crow's administration.

ASU scientists accused of altering space images
The Enterprise Mission, an independent NASA watchdog, filed an appeal in October under the federal Data Quality Act accusing NASA and the THEMIS project of altering photos taken of the Cydonia region of Mars.

Roe v. Wade sparks conflicting rallies
Pro-choice and pro-life activist groups held rallies on campus Wednesday, the anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade, to promote their viewpoints.

While both sides opposed each other on whether abortion should be legal, they shared the desire to bring accurate information about abortion to the public.

Click on the story to view video clips of both rallies.

Sowing the 'Seed'
Andrea Hull, a 52-year-old master of fine arts student, incorporates her desires into her unique sculpture and video, "Seed." Incorporating her knowledge of video production, her own finances, and her creative mind, Hull now creates what she calls "continuously-maintained, 360-degree visual space."

Odd man in
It's always tough being the new guy in the band. Especially when you are the only guy in the band. But 22-year-old Peter David Connelly, the latest recruit for the Olympia, Wash.-based punk trio, Bangs, is relishing his experience with band mates Sarah Utter and Maggie Vail.

Cry freedom!
I've read Konrad Kail's quote a dozen times in the past hour alone. And my blood is nearing a boil as I visualize the picture he paints of gutless doctors succumbing to slimeball drug salesmen.

SPM: To Broadway and back
When Michael Goddard graduated ASU in 1989 with a degree in business, he knew that one day he would come back and visit his alma mater. He also knew that he didn't want to come back for some arbitrary reason. "It's easy to come for Christmas and stay a day or two," he says.

SPM: Roach trip
Since the release of Lovehatetragedy, Papa Roach's second album, the band has been around the world and back hoping to build a die-hard fan base.

Pusher Men
Internet addicts, compulsive gamblers and shopaholics [known as oniomanics in the medical community] all face the same emotional withdrawal when they're not high, and now doctors are using prescriptions to cure them.

With the popular antidepressant Prozac losing its patent earlier this month, the medical market will soon be seeing more generic antidepressants to help addicts keep their addictions at bay and millions of physicians are more than willing to dish them out.

The Maruma Experience
Music is an extension of the soul, says BJ Stanley and Todd Boston from the local Tempe group Maruma. "Music transcends; music is healing and music is a gift," Boston says, adding that when Maruma creates music, they try to transfer positive messages and moods to their audience. "We want to extend friendship and warmth to our audience."

Belly flop
I sense the palms of my hands heating up and my heart feels like it's going to pound its way out of my chest. I am nervous for a good reason. I gaze up at the clock, and realize I have 10 minutes left. Ten minutes before I, a 22-year-old male, will take a stab at the historically female art of belly dancing at the five-month-old Domba Studio in Tempe. How?

SPM: The Tooth Fairy Cometh
The new thriller Darkness Falls has two things going for it: It's mercifully short [less than an hour and a half] and it features the classic line, "Your first kiss shouldn't taste like blood."

SPM: Blockbusters in waiting?
2002 was one of the richest years for movies in nearly a decade. Studios thrilled audiences with visionary blockbusters like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Minority Report while also serving up smaller, quality fare like Adaptation and The Hours.

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.

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