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Letters to the Editor: Beating victim's family thanks city
The letters in response to recent news and columns, including a letter from the family of Kevin Johnson, the man who died outside Have a Nice Day Café Feb. 16, thanking the Tempe community for helping out.

Club owners, patrons alike should fear the reaper
The cost of an evening on the town is not what it used to be. A few pints of suds and various other expenses usually set me back about 40 bones. My life, on the other hand, is not something I'm prepared to throw in.

Old Europe's 'axis of weasels' blocks American path to war
As the United States continues to press its case for war, three countries have aligned to stand in our way: France, Germany and their new friend that can now be included in the old Europe category, Russia.

War protests weaken nation when it most needs strength
While many protesters and peacemongers have been busy whining over the current crisis in Iraq, our government has sent over thousands of our finest military men and women in response to Saddam's defiance.

Editorial: Hussein wants debate, Bush wants fist fight
Interviews of political figures usually have no surprises, as they are well briefed and prepared by aides long before a question is asked. But tonight, Saddam Hussein throws a curveball with some mustard gas on it.

Mouthing Off: Conquering vaginas and fearing cunts
Vagina is not a word spoken in polite conversation. It's a dirty word. One does not overhear conversations focused on vaginas. One does not usually care to engage in a conversation in which their own vagina is discussed. It is simply not done. Until recently...

Risky behavior not policed in ASU football recruiting
College recruiting groups such as ASU's Sun Devil Recruiters are being condemned by critics and college football administrators who say the groups are sexist, potentially dangerous and almost certain to bring embarrassment to the universities that sponsor them.

Pita Pit brings quick, tasty Mediterranean food to ASU
If eating healthy on campus has you deep in the pit of despair, a new Greek-style fast food establishment near ASU may have just what you need. Pita Pit's first Arizona location opened 11 a.m. Monday.

Municipalities plan to tally area homeless population
A Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) homelessness committee released a plan at a meeting Feb. 14 to end homelessness. Tempe is for the first time beginning to embrace increasing social services.

Club Sports: Men's soccer priming for Fall success
Although the ASU men's soccer club doesn't start their game schedule until the fall, they are busying themselves in preparation for it right now by playing in the eight-team premier division of the Scottsdale United Adult Soccer League.

Dance classes bring out children's skills, personality
Moving Inventors is a new approach to teaching dance to children. They are classes designed for children to express themselves creatively through kinesthetic expressions of integrated dance themes.

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.

Hump Day Hoopla: Diogu can't do it without shooters' help
If the ASU men's basketball team makes the NCAA Tournament, the Sun Devils had better start knocking down outside shots. UA's defense against Ike Diogu is something more and more Pac-10 teams will try.

Football: Koetter fills two new coaching staff positions
Dirk Koetter announced Monday that the ASU football coaching staff will have two new positions in the 2003 season, which will be filled by current personnel. The two positions will only help to refine their system, he said.

Devil Dish: Winning baseball team the ASU sport to support
When you go to an ASU baseball game, you can count on one thing: this team is going to score runs. The Sun Devils currently hold the NCAA record for consecutive games with a run scored at 455 - and counting.

Baseball: ASU pair earns weekly Pac-10 honors
The No. 2 ASU baseball team is sweeping through opponents and the rankings, and two Sun Devils just swept the Pac-10 player of the week honors. The squad moved up two spots in the polls after a 4-0 week.

W Tennis: Devils eager to tame Wildcats in Tucson
After a win over UCLA and a hard fought loss to USC, the Sun Devils face off against UA at 1 p.m. today at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tucson. The meet's outcome will not count toward Pac-10 standings.

Police Beat: Men arrested for breaking Dos Gringos' sign
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including two men, 22 and 24 years old,arrested Tuesday on the charge of criminal damage at Dos Gringos. The two men allegedly broke the bar's sign.

Changing Directions: Tuition to hurt international students
ASU's 3,000 international students face deportation if they cannot pay increased tuition fees. Most make intense "calculations and plans" before they consider studying abroad, but the hike may catch some off guard.

Local clubs assess safety issues
Three green glowing exit lights went relatively unnoticed by the Monday night crowd at Acme Roadhouse. Emergencies and escape routes are still far from bar patrons' minds despite two recent nightclub disasters.

Quasi-celebs draw few from ASU
An appearance by cast members from "The Real World" didn't draw many ASU students to an Arizona Students' Association leadership conference held Tuesday at the Capitol in Phoenix.

The ASU showing of merely 30 students was a relatively small number compared to the 40 NAU students and 50 UA students who traveled to the conference.

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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