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Police Beat: An odd bulge in the customer's pants
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including a 35-year-old transient man arrested for shoplifting after reportedly placing two cans of Budweiser into the waistline of his pants and leaving a Food City store.

Design team to suggest new look
A design team appointed by Michael Crow has been working in secret on a plan to redistribute ASU's resources, which may include moving some programs off of the main campus.



The design team has met several times since at least January to come up with recommendations for possible changes in the University's structure, and will release its confidential report Tuesday.

ASU researchers say Mars never had oceans
ASU researchers have found evidence indicating that oceans never existed on Mars. Published Friday in "Science" magazine, this conclusion is based on seven years of data collected from spacecraft orbiting Mars.

Endowments to fund some scholarships
ASU President Michael Crow approved a plan to pay out just under $2 million from the University endowment fund, part of which will go to fund scholarships.



Because endowment funds were less than expected this year due to a poor stock market, some departments have delayed awarding scholarships or have been unable to send checks to winners.

Bars, police crack down on fake IDs
Bouncers at The Library Bar & Grill on Mill Avenue called police after a 19-year-old woman became agitated and disorderly when her ID was questioned Tuesday night.



As a new crop of potential underage drinkers has just moved here to attend ASU, Tempe police are continuing a program to train bar employees on how to spot IDs.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Homestar site hands out advice and brings laughs
Matt and Mike Chapman spend most of their week hanging out, playing Nintendo, and watching movies like Office Space, The Big Lebowski, and Bottle Rocket. But on Sundays, the brothers from Atlanta get down to business.

Don't I know you: Your information station
Whether you're a spanking new freshman recruit or a crotchety sixth year senior, chances are you have had a conversation with Diana Romberg. You've probably asked about wireless Internet access or what the difference is between LAN and ISP. But have you ever really stopped and asked who this fountain of knowledge is?

New Mill Avenue shops bring a small-town feel to the area
Street performers, a porn shop, bookstores, mom and pops, corporate companies, a post office, and enough booze in a mile radius to put any ASU student on their ass - all on the same street. This is Mill Avenue.

Book Review: Arthur Edwards' 'Stuck Outside of Phoenix'
Yes, the Arthur Edwards (but you probably know him as Buddy) from the notorious Tempe-based band of the '90s, the Refreshments, is writing a novel. The musician-turned-author has penned his first work of fiction, Stuck Outside of Phoenix, featuring 21 year-old Hote, a bass player who wants to get the hell out of Arizona and rock the world.

ASU displays traditional crafts from war-experienced women
Cotton may be the fabric of our lives, but for women across the world it is, and has been, an inexpensive means of therapy. When political and social issues tear a country apart and war leaves lives in ruins, traditionally men are the first to stand proud and fight back, leaving the women in their lives to pick up the pieces. And they do. They pick them up, sew, glue, and weave them together in hopes of healing the pain, telling their story, or merely making enough money to survive.

Out-of-control parties can make for life long regrets
ASU has a party school reputation, which is understandable given the sheer number of students in close quarters. Surround them with beer and music, and the atmosphere becomes exciting, unpredictable. As with any lively scene, though, it can be difficult for authorities and hosts to regulate when things get out of hand.

Opinion: Tempe's controlling of parties could protect patrons
ASU is a party school (in case you haven't heard this a million times already). People drink and they get crazy. It's what we do as college students, and we do it pretty well, I might add. Which is all cool. Partying is part of the lifestyle here on campus, and I can't say that I mind it. But the reality of it is that many people do. Including neighbors and police and the city of Tempe.

'Magdalene Sisters' shines light on dark topic of rape
No words are exchanged in the first 10 minutes of Peter Mullan's (Trainspotting, Braveheart) The Magdalene Sisters, yet the quick camera shots and wailing drum song are powerful enough to immediately capture audiences. The film follows the lives of three "fallen" women who are condemned to a Catholic asylum to atone their "sins."

My Favorite Lounge 'electro' music attracts eclectic group
Electrolush showcases the music that is known as "electroclash" or simply "electro" music. Electro music can be instrumental, similar to some techno styles, but more minimalist and with a heavier dose of keyboards and repetition of beats. To use an analogy, think '80s New Wave music if they actually had computer technology instead of faux effects.

CD Review: Rancid's 'Indestructible'
"And I know/I'm indestructible," the first lyrics from Rancid's sixth LP, Indestructible, quickly set the tone for the rest of the album. After a rough year in which lead singer Tim Armstrong's girlfriend Brody Armstrong (of The Distlliers) left him in the middle of the album, Armstrong wears this loss on his sleeve through songs of determination and solidarity.

CD Review: Neil Young's 'Greendale'
Old man take a look at my life I'm a lot like you. Yeah Neil Young, you and I have a lot in common. I too was in a band with three dudes named Dave, Steve and Graham until I decided to ditch them and write a couple of decent songs about the civil rights movement, and then got old and perform a couple of times with Eddie Vedder, but mostly got old and wrote a bunch of whiney boring songs.

Steve Burns leaves 'Blue's Clues' to rock'n'roll
The time is only 7:30 p.m., but Steve Burns is already taking off his Endothermal Anti-Particulate Space Frock. Former host of the children's edutainment show Blue's Clues, in which he assisted an animated blue puppy in solving each week's mystery through a series of clues, Burns recently traded in his trademark green striped rugby shirt and khakis for indie rock and a space frock.

CD Review: Kings of Leon's 'Youth & Young Manhood'
Kings of Leon perfectly exhibit their individual personalities on their new LP, Youth & Young Manhood; long hair, tight jeans, leather jackets and vintage T-shirts. The four Followill brothers somehow found a way to funnel this attitude into their guitars and drum work, creating a unique sound that could blow The Strokes away, if it wasn't for the overproduction of the album.

Karaoke title may join the list of 'too innovative'
Gamers like to complain that publishers are content to crank out sloppy sequels and boring movie-to-game conversions. Of course, when innovative games do come along, they rarely leave a blip on the gaming consciousness. When is the last time you heard anyone talking about Rez, a Sega title for the PlayStation 2?

Gamebits: You must click quickly to qualify for 'Madden'
The only sanctioned tournament is under way for Madden NFL 2004. Qualifying rounds for the EA Sports Madden Challenge are played around the country.

Review: 'Donkey Kong Country'
Everybody gets nostalgic, and it seems that nostalgia is the only thing the Game Boy Advance release of Donkey Kong Country is good for.

OPINIONS
Calendars fashionable, useful campus accessories
Calendars are easy to find. One calendar is particularly small, costs only $3.25, and is capable of fitting in the very smallest of knock-off, Louis Vuitton armpit purse already holding a miniature Chihuahua.

1-800-ECON: AZ gouging hotline aims to please
It's about time we let Arizona legislators dictate the free market, especially gas prices. They've done so well with energy matters in the past ... I hear Adam Smith was a notorious crack addict.

Sob stories shouldn't drown out good reporting
You may have noticed that the world of journalistic integrity has taken some nasty blows over the past year. This may be an opportunity for journalism to rise above it all and return to the days of cold, hard facts.

Editorial: Psst...Top-secret advice for ASU brass
Sorry for the delusional paranoia, but The State Press is suddenly smitten with this whole secret committee idea initiated by Agent, er, we mean ASU President Michael Crow.

WEB EXTRA
Cereality offers alternative fast-food option
The ASU community has been munching on sugar-coated cereal and slurping up milk like children at a brand-new cereal bar and café inside the Memorial Union.

SPORTS
Pac-10 Preview: Riley happy to be back at OSU
New head coach Mike Riley learned there's no place like home after returning to Oregon State, the post where he made his name five years ago before a failed stint in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers.

Devil Dish: No telling how far D-Backs will go
I wish I had a dollar (the old cliché of a nickel just won't do anymore with inflation and all) for every time this season I've been asked, "The Diamondbacks are done, aren't they?" My response: Who the hell knows?

Hoops: (Not so) busy summer for Rob Evans
Rob Evans had a complete hip replacement that forced him to severely limit his summer recruiting schedule and slow down the active coach. He cited years of stress and activity that led to the need for surgery.

Football: Mr. Unknown leads Sun Devil defense
Last month, ASU head football coach Dirk Koetter said senior safety Brett Hudson "might be the most talented player that nobody knows about on our team." But that was a month ago, and the word is spreading fast.

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