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ASU East: McDonald's nutritionist plans to 'get people to move'
"Obesity is a symptom of energy imbalance," said Director of Worldwide Nutrition for McDonald's, Dr. Cathy Kapica, in a presentation to ASU East students Tuesday, "so we asked ourselves, 'How do we get people to move?' "

ASU East: First black major-league coach to speak
Buck O'Neil, the first black coach in Major League Baseball, is the honorary guest speaker at the "Opening Celebration" of Martin Luther King Jr. events at ASU East today. Before coaching the Chicago Cubs, O'Neil was a first baseman and manager in the Negro Leagues from 1937 through 1955, and also coached Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Lou Brock.

Police Beat: Tuesday a fine day for public urination
A 51-year-old transient man was arrested on charges of urinating in public and failure to appear in court after he was seen urinating on a bus stop bench near the 700 block of South Mill Avenue. A 21-year-old woman was arrested on a charge of public urination in Lot 17.

ASU group develops new technologies
Chris Murphy may be an ASU molecular bioscience and finance junior, but inside the Technology Venture Clinic, he's far from the often-theoretical world of academia. Everything is strictly "real world" at the clinic on the sixth floor of the Brickyard, which is just what he wants and expects.

Worldwide e-mail virus hits ASU
A worldwide computer worm has infected ASU terminals, and Information Technology has warned that the only protection is updated software. The worm, called 'W32/Mydoom@MM,' was reported Monday on the Network Associates' Web site. Network Associates provides computer security to ASU.

Campus could see even higher fees
For next year's incoming freshmen, the fees are adding up, and the amounts for continuing students aren't far behind. ASU administrators are considering an annual $80 fee for the Student Health Center and an additional $25 per semester fee for the Student Recreation Complex and the Memorial Union. Students already pay $25 per semester in SRC fees.

Mitchell endorses Kerry at rally
State Sen. Harry Mitchell endorsed U.S. Sen. John Kerry for president Tuesday night after news that Kerry had won the New Hampshire primary reached a rally in the Memorial Union.

Mitchell, an ASU graduate, filled in for former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson at the rally. Wilson was scheduled to speak, but could not make it because the Chicago airport was snowed in.

Students mourn dance professor
Kathy Lindholm Lane used to sit with her students for hours, listening to them talk about their dreams. Now, those students are consoling each other at news of her passing.

Lane, who was an assistant professor of dance education, died Saturday of cancer, said Beth Lessard, a close friend of Lane's and former dance department chair.

'Exonerated' tells story of reprieves from death
A blunt off-Broadway play criticizing the American justice system opened Tuesday night at Grady Gammage Auditorium. "The Exonerated" tells the true stories of death-row inmates, all convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to death and later found innocent.

Review: 'Monster' showcases oscar-worthy performance
The Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday. In the Best Actress category, one name stands out like a sore thumb: Charlize Theron. Previously known for her work in movies like The Italian Job and The Cider House Rules, Theron makes her mark in a little movie called Monster.

Review: 'Miracle' shows great hockey action, little fuss
Miracle, a fast-paced, hardly dramatic, no-need-for-Oscar-performances kind of movie, does what it is intended to do: entertain the audience with two hours of laughs and cheers, but not one single tear.

Review: 'Dennis Miller' sarcasm slides too far to right
In a mix of politics and comedy, Dennis Millers attempts to resurrect himself yet again as a satirical, smart allecky comedian with a political agenda. His platform: CNBC's "Dennis Miller." (M-F, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT).

Films of 2003: 'Rings' is king, 'Gigli' still a disaster
For the most part, 2003 was exactly the same as every year at the movies. The better part of 12 months brought us nothing special, in particular. Every once in a while, there was a nugget of hope or a hidden surprise. These were found primarily in comedies such as Elf, School of Rock and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Review: 'Seinfeld' co-creator strikes gold with 'Enthusiasm'
For those of you who aren't lucky enough to get HBO, including all of those in the dorms and some of you at home, I can only hope to capture the brilliance of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in this review. The show is one of the funniest comedies to ever grace a television screen.

Review: 'Elephant' paints stark portrait of school shootings
I've never seen violence in 33 mm before. Usually, viewers witness the pulsation of the guns as if they were more important than the action itself. But Elephant, the crisp picture gazes into the listless eyes of Columbine-eque killers.

Letters to the Editor: Higher Power dominates politics
I write in response to Katie Kelberlau's article "God key to American elections."Thank you for finally saying it, Katie. Someone needed to. It is ridiculous that all candidates are using religion to blind people from the issues.

Graffiti takes dump on restroom privacy
Business sophomore Matt Gallagher has started early on what he likes to call his senior thesis. He wants to go where no man has gone before and, well, go. "I'll just say I want to take full advantage of all the facilities here at ASU," he said.

'Fat tax' yields big benefits
Most Americans are too fat, and now they're costing us money (read: this means you). If you're not overweight, count yourself in the minority. There really is only one solution to this mounting epidemic of tax dollar-wasting fat people: more taxes.

Sports, reality TV draw viewers to primaries
There are a few epic battles that will be remembered throughout the annals of time - Ali vs. Frazier, the Rebel Alliance vs. the Galactic Empire, Roe v. Wade and of course, Bill Bradley and Al Gore in their knock-down, drag-out tussle for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination. It's kind of like the moon landing or the Kennedy assassination - a high watermark in the culture that shapes values for generations to come.

Editorial: Hallman solves the student problem
Last fall, we were a little offended when Sports Illustrated on Campus didn't name ASU/UA as one of its top rivalries. With a history from broken-nosed fans to Lute Olsen flipping his lid at Wells Fargo Arena, we were pretty sure that no one could hate us as much as the Wildcats.

Haiku Circus
A comic strip by Ken Sakamoto.

Review: City Lite Buffet gives more for price of 1
After walking through the doors of City Lite Buffet, your whole

aroma and feeling changes. Softly played music and colorful tables help

brighten up your lunch or dinner. City Lite Buffet is conveniently

located within a mile of Arizona State in the Walgreens shopping

center on the crosses of Mill and Broadway.

This week: Much ado about a yelp
Presidential hopeful Howard Dean's yelping noise was the big national story from last week. Give me a break. I refuse to completely give in to the feeding frenzy of criticism about that noise. Instead, I'll just make a joke about it.

Devil Dish: Maddening obsession goes too far
When I picked up a copy of Madden 2004 for my PlayStation 2, I didn't know what I was getting into. I had no idea that the game would lead me down a road of missed classes, missed deadlines and sleepless nights.

Smith returns with facial armor
After an extended and unforeseen stay on the bench, freshman guard Tron Smith is back with a new look. The 6-foot-2 guard is expected to be back in uniform - with a face mask - for the first time since breaking his nose over winter break during a run-in with the elbow of sophomore forward Ike Diogu during practice.

W Hoops: Turner Thorne sees room for improvement
The ASU women's basketball team may have finished the first half of the Pac-10 schedule with a 6-3 record, but head coach Charli Turner Thorne isn't satisfied. Turner Thorne was not the only the one who felt the Sun Devils had the ability to do even better in the second half of conference play.

Baseball Preview: Huskies shoot for third straight NCAA bid
Over the last three years, the Washington baseball program has come to the point where competitiveness and postseason play are expected. For two consecutive years, the Huskies have finished third in the Pac-10 and have qualified for the NCAA tournament. If they are to make it three straight, Washington will rely on the strength of a bullpen that is as good as any in the Pac-10.

Hump Day Hoopla: Stay or leave?
The decision to turn pro early or stay in school depends on the player. To stay, or not to stay? That is the question that had plagued a plethora of college football players until Jan. 15, the date when they had to declare for the NFL draft.

Face in the Crowd: Making a difference in the student section
Being a basketball fan at a Pac-10 school not named Arizona, UCLA, or Stanford can be frustrating. Traditionally, this conference does not have a history of basketball rivalries or strong programs, with the exception of the schools listed above. And when I say history, I'm looking right at you, UCLA.

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