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Letters to the Editor: Show support for our boys overseas
The letters in response to recent columns, including a reader writing that negativity in recent anti-war columns and protests ignores the overseas troops' need to hear that the people back home support them.

Fear of Orange Alert, pepper spray killed 21 people
Now that the lovely Orange Alert has stirred the public - sending some into panic attacks about the thought of dying - people are dying from the thought that they may die in the case of a terrorist attack.

Keep your car at home or pay the congestion charge
A new plan implemented Monday requires drivers entering London to pay a congestion charge of about $8. The hope is that drivers won't want to pay and will take a bus, a taxi, or the Tube (London's subway system).

Boos and Bravos: Sun Devils stronger than ever vs. 'Cats
A recap of the week's news coverage, with a boo given to disloyal Wildcat-lovers parading around campus wearing UA clothing, and a bravo for the ASU basketball team as it prepares for a rematch with the 'Cats.

Mall Rants: Same-sex marriages
ASU students rant about their feelings about same-sex marriages.

Controversial professor believes he is being forced out
A popular ASU sociology professor, asked by his department to publish six scholarly papers within the next year-and-a-half, believes unreal expectations have been set for him in an effort to force him out.

Postcards from Spain: Life shockingly different abroad
So far this semester, I have been in Spanish classes with students from countries including Germany, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden. The people I was used to seeing on a daily basis were suddenly e-mail addresses in my inbox.

Devil Dish: 'Animal' the perfect nickname for Markov
The crazy Russian D-man is one of the best defenseman in the league and is an exciting player to watch. Therefore, it is high time that he be given a suitable nickname that captures who he is on, and off, the ice.

Baseball: Key catching duo plays important role vs. Irish
The ASU baseball team has two quality catchers this year, and it doesn't seem to bother either of them. Each has been able to learn from the other, splitting time behind the plate almost down the middle.

Baseball: Notre Dame seeing first competition of season
The No. 11 Irish will have their hands full, opening their 2003 season on the road, first against Dayton today, followed by an early morning game with Newman Saturday before a two-game weekend series with ASU.

Devils ready for rival 'Cats
It could easily be argued that Saturday night's game against the No. 1 University of Arizona will be the most important during Rob Evans' five years as head coach of the men's basketball team.

W Hoops: Devils look to lay another whipping on rival 'Cats
In a season where the ASU women's basketball team has learned many lessons while taking their share of lumps, the team laid a whipping on intrastate rival University of Arizona. They meet for round two Saturday.

Softball hits road for tourney
Twelve of the 19-member Sun Devil squad are newcomers and they will be taking their first-ever Division-I road trip when the Sun Devils travel to Columbus, Ga. to compete in the NFCA Leadoff Classic Tournament.

Gymnastics: No. 7 Sun Devils ready to face No. 8 Stanford
After falling to Stanford on their home turf last season and at the Maui Invitational in January, the ASU gymnasts seek revenge against the Cardinal beginning tonight. The meet will be a bittersweet reunion.

Women's tennis set for weekend vs. UCLA, USC
The Sun Devils women's tennis team is guarded but ready for a weekend of duals against UCLA and USC on home turf. Junior Cindy Sureephong has no doubt the duals will challenge the Sun Devils' perfect record.

M Golf: ASU shows glint of dominance in Hawaii
The Sun Devils tied for seventh at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Hawaii and used a remarkable round of 7-under par to jump five places in the standings on the final day.

Honors college targets piracy
Pamela GriffinThe Barrett Honors College is cracking down on students who use their dorm-room Ethernet connection to illegally download music or movies.

In an e-mail sent Wednesday to all BHC residents, the IT staff at the BHC said it is taking measures to "make sure that the ASU network is not compromised or used unlawfully."

Dentist suspected of framing judge with child porn
The Chandler dentist arrested on weapons charges it the law library last month is back in jail for charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Authorities later found more weapons and a list of judges in his car.

Murder suspect out on bail
christopher kaahanui jrThe man charged in the beating death of 24-year-old Kevin Johnson in front of Have a Nice Day Café was released from prison Thursday.

Christopher Kaahanui Jr., 22, facing the charge of manslaughter, was released from Maricopa County Jail after posting a $54,000 bail.

Officials await UA rivalry fans
christopher kaahanui jrExtra security measures are being taken for Saturday's men's basketball game against UA in light of possible fan rowdiness ensuing from the in-state rivalry.

The game, sold out since January, has officials worried because both teams have acquired large and vocal followings this season.

ASASU hosts tuition forum
Associated Students of ASU President Mike Leingang encouraged nearly 45 students who attended a Tuition Town Hall meeting Tuesday to form a "united front" against legislators proposing to cut University funds.

Living, working abroad expert advises honors students
Students need to carefully consider all the facets of living and working outside of the United States before they decide to move abroad, a foreign-living expert told Barrett Honors College students Thursday night.

Get your buns toasted at Dave's DogHouse
The DogHouse is open. No, dawg, not the one your lady put you in for the weekend. This year, Dogfather David Cheren, 64, finally got the chance to follow his dreams as he opened his own new hot dog stand.

Spacey's no blow-hard
Cup O JoeHollywood has a long history of sticking its surgically-altered nose in places it really doesn't belong, coming down from the Hollywood Hills to push its agenda to the American public for decades.

Deja 'Blue'
In Dark Blue, Kurt Russell's character, Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr., manages to embody every single rogue-cop stereotype that has graced the silver screen. He kills whomever he wants, drinks like a fish and has forgotten how to love.

SPM: Shakesbeer for everyone!
If you mesh the work of the ingenious playwright William Shakespeare with a big fat buffoon in Homer Simpson, you'll end up with an eight-year-old joke - an original spoof of "Macbeth" called "MacHomer."

Growing up is hard to do
Your college years will be over before you know it. In the new movie Old School, Mitch [Luke Wilson], Frank [Will Ferrell] and Beanie [Vince Vaughn], each come to that dreaded point in their lives when it's time to grow up.

Confusion reigns
Discovering the perfect band to be in is like the game of love. Soaking Fused guitarist Steve Himmelstein says the question is if "you have to have sex with the band before you find out if it's going to work out."

Talking lips
Saturday, vaginas across Tempe will come out of hibernation and unite for the fifth-straight year as Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, returns to ASU. This year the play will include a new monologue.

A Manzy beginning
Manzanita Hall: rumored to be home of an ungodly amount of infectious STDs and ... rock stars? The latter is definitely true. Four years ago, Manzy's halls were the home of Something Corporate's guitarist, Josh Parington.

'Gale' Force
In The Life of David Gale, in theaters Friday, Kevin Spacey plays a college professor and passionate crusader against the death penalty who, in a strange turn of events, ends up on death row himself.

Outside the lines
Those who can, do, and those who can't, teach. But don't tell that to ASU Master of Fine Arts student Jane Almirall. Her exhibit, "Migratory Inclinations," begins its display in the Harry Wood Gallery this week.

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