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Editorial: Students yawn over ASASU's potential demise
Right now, an ASU student is crying tears of inconsolable pain. And another student is running around in rage of fury in a futile attempt to make sense of the horror.

Opinion: Arizona government bets on stocks instead of schoolbooks
Doubtless, many of you will think I am advocating some radical new plan. To me, it just seems that I am offering a new spin of our state government's current strategy.

Opinion: Save the 'date fund'; give back tax refunds
According to the East Valley Tribune, Rep. Steve May, R-Paradise Valley has proposed a bill introducing a check-off box on personal income tax forms to make a voluntary tax contribution or to donate your tax refund.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
In response Mark Broeske's article on abortion, I would like to ask him a couple of simple questions. First, I would like him to consider the case of Stephanie and Sandra Bartels of Hull, Iowa. They are twins born in a South Dakota hospital 88 days apart by what is called "delayed-interval delivery."

Top of the Kee
More than 5,000 people witnessed the guest star appearances and drank cheap beer during the Eclipse's debut against the Detroit Dogs in late December at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. With tickets that cheap, who can blame them?

Grading out ASU at the break
The grades are in for the ASU men's basketball team at the midway point of the Pac-10 season. The Sun Devils (11-7, 4-5 Pac-10) will return to conference action this weekend when traveling to the Bay Area for a pair of games against Stanford (Thursday at 8:30 p.m.) and California (Saturday at 8 p.m.).

Proposed crackdown may limit student visas
In an attempt to cover the loopholes in student-visa entry systems, the U.S. Senate may make it more difficult for foreign students to study at ASU if a recently proposed bill is passed into law.

Positive pollution?
"High carbon dioxide levels will have little to no impact on humans. Many people confuse carbon monoxide with carbon dioxide," said Balling. Carbon monoxide is poisonous and a harmful part of air pollution.

Police Beat
A 45-year-old Tempe man was arrested for assault in the 2300 block of South McArthur Drive. He pushed his live-in girlfriend by the neck against the wall. The report indicated that he had been drinking and was angry after playing poker.

Coming Out Discussion Group is having a meeting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students concerned with coming out issues at 5 p.m. in the Student Services building, Room 332.

Senators aim to end ASASU
A referendum expected to be presented to the Associated Students of ASU Senate tonight could rock the very foundation of ASU's student government.

Senate Bill 57, an act that would effectively end ASASU, will be introduced by College of Law Sen. Mike Liburdi and Graduate Affairs Vice President Paul Petersen.

Liburdi and Petersen said that during their tenure in office, they had seen a yearly budget of $800,000 constantly caught up in a "pork barrel student government."

"We don't think that students believe in ASASU anymore," Liburdi said. "They don't perceive us as a legitimate organization that enhances the quality of life on campus."

Coor: Karsten Golf Course not viable stadium site
ASU President Lattie Coor said Monday he will be a vocal opponent to tearing down ASU's Karsten Golf Course and making it the site for the new Arizona Cardinals' football stadium.

Man jumps off hotel balcony
John Connors, 50, checked into the hotel between 2 and 3 a.m. Monday, said Pat Thielen, general manager of the Twin Palms Hotel, at 225 E. Apache Blvd., just south of campus.

Student-teacher relationships mature outside classrooms
ASU German teacher Shana Bell is vivacious, energetic and friendly. When she walks into a classroom on the first day of the semester, students often think she is a peer.

Sigma Nu 'caught red-handed' in hazing incident
ASU's chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity is under investigation by university officials in regard to an alleged hazing incident.

A complaint was filed against Sigma Nu in December by a non-member of the organization, suggesting the fraternity had violated the ASU Student Code of Conduct.

"We got caught red-handed with a hazing violation," said Mike Kasulaitis, the chapter advisor for Sigma Nu. "There is factual evidence that says 'this is what we were doing.'"

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Candidate makes pitch for media director's chair
Jim Fickess, the second of two candidates for the position of Director of Student Media, appeared at an hour-long Q & A session on Wednesday for a handful of various student journalists.

Blood suckers pump life into dying cash flow
Well, that's what I am doing right now. There is a needle in my right arm, and as I type with my left hand, my blood is being drained; but at least I'll get my red-blood cells back.

Six strange students and their odd-upations
Are you trapped behind a desk from 9-5? Do you work in an overly structured, suffocating environment? Is your job dull and monotonous, leaving you to seek excitement in your life?

Count on another clunker from 'The Musketeer' man
Theater audiences around the world were moved to stay at home last fall when Alexandre Dumas' The Musketeer was released. Noticing the rampant success of the movie in markets like Uganda and the Dumas household, Kevin Reynolds now brings us a revamped version of The Count of Monte Cristo.

'Black Hawk Down' brings death, history to life
Many Americans remember watching disturbing images of Somali citizens dragging dead American soldiers through the streets of Mogadishu in October of 1993. Eighteen Americans died that day and many more were wounded in the biggest firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War.

Getting Sum from some fresh, funky punks
"You can sit in my lap," Deryck Whibley (AKA Bizzy D.), the spiky-haired lead singer of the punk-rock band Sum 41 says to me as he's motioning to his lap.

Mother of all jams makes music, opens minds
Welcome to Ralo's world, where every artist gets a fair shake from the music industry. Where folk music is played alongside in-your-face rock and roll, punk, new age, blues, reggae, spoken-word and Native American ambience.

Casting call offers reality check for would-be reporter
his is the first and only direct quotation I got from my casting agent, Lewis, when I auditioned for MTV's The Real World last Saturday in Tucson. From what I can tell, his remark was not so much directed at the sight of me as I sat there at the table. Rather, it was my voice recorder with the big red light on that seemed to be a sore spot.

Circus freak fails, weirdos win out
I always wanted to run away with the circus. The oddity of it all amazed and enticed me. It was the exact opposite of everything I feared and loathed about the adult world: 9-5ers drowning in a sea of memos and data and deadlines, oh my!

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