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Media oversimplifies meaning of 'Support our troops'
By failing to provide meaningful information beyond the polarities of the war, Bush and the American media have divided the world and done nothing to unite this country or to address the complexity of this issue.

Mill Avenue kicks out war protesters, brings in art festival
It was a nice change of pace for an "open-to-the-public" venue such as the arts festival not to be littered with protesters. There was the occasional t-shirt, but nothing that would shape any gulf war policies.

Editorial: Protests finally get some point across creatively
We easily ignore street corner protests as we drive by, but imagine if, every morning, you woke up to find that another one of those damn protesters got stuck on your roof - "get me a ladder and a poking stick."

Mall Rants: Code of Conduct
Students rant about the Code of Conduct changes.

Political Cartoon: War in Iraq
Nathan Ross comments on Hussein's control in Iraq.

'Idol' keeps all 8 contestants due to Corey's crimes
A summary of both American Idol 2 shows this week, including a run-down of each performance and the one who was (or wasn't) voted off this week.

Brief: Sony's 'Amplitude'
With more features, a better variety of music, and a new interface, Sony's new music game Amplitude is proving to be a worthy follow-up to 2001's Frequency.

Like Frequency, Amplitude has players build a song from the ground up by choosing different tracks like vocals, bass, guitars, sound effects, and more depending on the style of music.

'The Simpsons': Show gets back to basics, ups the ratings
Not only is "The Simpsons" having a ratings comeback, but it's apparently going back to basics. Tonight was another story-driven episode, with each storyline having a good amount of screen time.

CD Review: AFI's 'Sing the Sorrow'
A Fire Inside has hit the big time with their new album Sing the Sorrow, which was released by Columbia Records in early March.

Sing the Sorrow, the band's most recent album since its 2000 release of Art of Drowning, is meant for a patient audience because it requires a few listens to catch everything. But it is worth the wait.

Hawaiian singer returns to Arizona, leis long-time fans
A native Hawaiian performer hoped to please crowds by bringing some of the tropical spirit to the Sonoran desert. But, more importantly, he hoped to knock down some of the most common stereotypes about Hawaii's culture.

Keali'i Reichel's concert featured updated traditional Hawaiian lyrical chants sung to a mixture of traditional music and modern pop during his near-capacity show in Gammage Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday.

'ASU Web Devil' site registration to start April 1
Beginning April 1, 2003, the ASU Web Devil will require registration for viewing content beyond the home page. Registration is free and open to all.

Hump Day Hoopla: Halve a laff at hedlyne errers
A headline in Friday's paper read, "Trojans march into Tempe," when the ASU baseball team was obviously playing USC in Los Angeles. To make fun of it, here are some more headline errors from around the country.

Devil Dish: Batboy's hustle would make Pete Rose proud
I wonder where the Sun Devils get the inspiration and drive to do so well. Most would say coach Pat Murphy. But I believe the team pulls all its drive from the heart and soul of the team...little Joey, the batboy.

Baseball: ASU faces No. 24 Lobos in midst of hot start
The University of New Mexico Lobos come to Tempe today at 4:30 p.m. for a single-game series at Packard, and they'll be hungry to knock off the Sun Devils and continue their hot streak to start the season.

Football great returns to ASU
The Sun Devils have gotten a variety of visitors since they began spring practices March 24. One regular has been former receiving standout Keith Poole, who is among the top five in school history for catches.

Poole is still living in the Valley after a five-year career in the NFL and said he attended a number of Sun Devil games last season and liked what he saw.

POW Jessica Lynch rescued by special operations forces
WASHINGTON - She was by far the best known of the missing Americans, a fresh-faced 19-year-old from the hills of West Virginia, whose small hometown had been tied in yellow ribbons from one end to the other. Ten days ago, as it carried supplies toward the front lines, the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co.

101st Airborne inches into Najaf, tries to avoid holy sites
NAJAF, Iraq - Diving from clear skies, U.S. attack helicopters swooped low over the rooftops of this central Iraq city on Tuesday, destroying buildings and homes used by Iraqi militia to shoot at American soldiers.

U.S. troops have advantages over Iraqis near Karbala
OUTSKIRTS OF KARBALA, Iraq - Near the holy city of Karbala, the Army's 3rd Infantry Division hoped to find the battle it's been looking for since it landed in the Iraqi desert from the pine woods of Georgia: a climactic showdown with the elite troops of Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.

Police Beat: Throat-grabber charged with assault
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including a transient man arrested Monday on the charge of assault on South Hardy Drive. The man allegedly grabbed, with both hands, the throats of two people.

Affirmative action to be revisited
The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening statements Tuesday for two cases that could determine the future of affirmative action in higher education. ASU's College of Law uses affirmative action and admissions could be affected.

Brief: Union Square cafeteria renovation plan finalized
The University recently finalized plans that allot $2.3 million to renovate the Union Square cafeteria in the Memorial Union.

Fire damages design studio
Standing water and soggy thesis projects were all that was left after a studio fire broke out and sprinklers were used at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design Tuesday.

ASASU pauses on code of conduct
The Associated Students of ASU decided Tuesday night to postpone the decision on whether or not to support a new policy to the student code of conduct - for the second time.

The University Affairs Committee introduced a petition denouncing a new policy passed by the Office of Student Affairs.

More parking to hit Tempe
Metered parallel parking spaces will be added this week along Fifth Street, from College Avenue to Ash Avenue.

The 54 new parking meters and spaces will resemble those along Mill Avenue and will cost 75 cents an hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Comics: F-Minus
A comic strip by Tony Carrillo.

Comics: W.M.U.
A comic strip by Joseph Bowen.

Almost hardcore
The earth is angry. Something has violated her inner core and she is having a bitchfest. Birds fall out of the sky and cause traffic accidents, there are horrific lightning storms, and people with pacemakers are dropping dead all over the place.

So, NASA designs a phallic-shaped vessel to penetrate the earth's surface deeper and deeper into the red-hot magma. When the vessel's crew finally reach the center, they are sweaty and exhausted. But they are still able to fire four nuclear bombs into the liquid metal core. The Earth reacts with a shudder of seismic activity across her entire surface. Her anger dissipates and she is satisfied at last.

Murphy's Law:Sail Inn takes me away
Hello all - no, Joe has not become a blond woman over spring break. I am the woman behind the man in this publication, the assistant as it were. And I am invading Cup o' Joe this week. Why? Well, in case you haven't noticed, our cover story this week involves Tempe's beloved hippie hangout - Sail Inn. I love this place.

Making its Marq
When the owners of Tempe's Red River Music Hall decided to sell, the choice seemed like a smart one. The concert hall is located at the north end of Mill Avenue, a prime scene for local youth to spend an evening with the sounds that rock their young minds. But country and jazz, the genres most frequently heard at the venue, generally relate to a more mature audience.

That, however, is the past. Nobody In Particular Presents, a Denver-based promotions company, bought Red River and has renamed it the Marquee Theatre. NIPP also owns locations in three other states, which facilitates the process of trying to find venues willing and able to carry bands the company wants to promote.

'Toned down
Imagine being a local Tempe band, playing gigs around town when suddenly, after only 20 shows, you are discovered by an RCA executive and signed to a label subsidiary. You're thrown on tour, playing packed shows in New York City and getting airplay on radio stations nationwide.

But today, you're "rocking out" at Chicago Fest in downtown Scottsdale to a crowd that barely fills a fourth of the blue folding chairs set up in front of the dingy stage. What went wrong? For Gloritone, this scenario isn't some cruel nightmare. It's reality.

Setting Sail
In the beginning, The Hut rested on Third Street and Mill Avenue and was like many downtown Tempe scenes of its time. It was a cozy and humble locally-owned bar, where neighbors spent afternoons knocking back six-packs of Keystone with full confidence that the bartender knew their name and their drink.

However, in 1976, the city of Tempe initialed its first redevelopment scheme and consequently bought out much of a contingency of local bars' land along Mill Avenue, causing The Hut to relocate to a spot out of the path of progress.

Rock the vote
Any time comedian Chris Rock steps on stage, it's no surprise when he begins spewing politically incorrect statements, racial slurs and obscenities. In fact, it's expected.

In his new movie, Head of State, Rock delivers yet another no-holds-barred performance, playing a Washington, D.C., neighborhood alderman who's on the verge of losing his job.

Local motion
Working for an AM radio station is like writing for a magazine that's published upside-down and backward in a newspaper: If you want to shed your obscurity, you're going to have to be pretty creative.

ASU's on-campus radio station The Blaze, KASC-AM 1260, has a history of creative endeavors such as on-campus band performances and on-air giveaways, and recently has been broadening its horizons even more by launching a weekly live local music show at the Lucky Dragon restaurant and nightclub in Tempe.

Jazz 101
While Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake tussle over the top of the pops, the battle to bolster support for the profound and culturally essential rages on, almost unobserved.

However, music enthusiasts who seek to find a little history, creativity and exultation can experience the rhapsodic sounds of jazz music through Jazz Week 2003 at the Katzin Concert Hall in the ASU Music Building from Sunday through April 3.

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