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OPINIONS
Editorial: New President may cost ASU a bundle
As the search for a new University president appears to be winding down, a new issue of raising presidential pay has erupted amidst an increasingly dreary state budget shortfall.

Opinion: St. Patrick's Day about more than green beer and shamrock stickers
I think it's got a certain ring to it. There are certain days when I've particularly liked my name. Take, for example, St. Patrick's Day. My name gives me permission to wear an obnoxiously green shirt that declares "Kiss Me! I'm Irish!"

Opinion: 'Nuclear Posture Review' a Reagan-era retread
I must admit that I did not try too hard to keep up with the news over Spring Break. When I returned home this weekend and did my best to find out what the rest of the world had been up to while I was in self-imposed exile from all things serious, I suddenly had an unexpected flashback to the 1980s.

Opinion: It's Academy Award time: Prepare the tranquilizer darts
Of all the prestigious awards that the entertainment industry gives to itself in humble recognition of its own sheer fabulousness — the Emmys, the Grammys, the Tonys, the Golden Globes, The Wallys, The Silver Spheres, The Vinnys, the Cubic Zirconium Orbs of Distinction, the Sneezys and the Award That They Always Give To Kelsey Grammer — there is none so prestigious as the Oscars.

SPORTS
ASU keeps season alive with comeback
Any cliché available would sound redundant, but the ASU women's basketball team continued to play "comeback kids" in its quest for a national championship with a 73-70 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

Run of the mill season ends with loss in NIT
The ASU men's basketball team's season had the makings of being atypical, but after four long months that included 29 games, the end result turned out to be nothing except the ordinary.

Devils stumble at end of break
Seven games, four wins, three losses and nine days later, the ASU baseball team probably feels like it needs its own spring break. But the Sun Devils won't get one. They must now turn their attention toward the upcoming Pac-10 season after dropping two of three games against Oklahoma this past weekend at HoHoKam Park.

McClellan successful in new role
The junior college transfer from Liberal, Kan., strung together two commanding performances over spring break against Nevada-Las Vegas and Oklahoma. He blanked the Runnin' Rebels 10-0 on March 8 on just four hits, while striking out a career-high 10 batters.

ASU goes 3-2 over break, remains No. 9
The Sun Devils fell to No. 3 Stanford on March 8, 6-2. ASU grabbed the doubles point, as junior Adria Engel and sophomore Dora Krstulovic defeated seniors Lauren Kalvaria and Gabriela Lastra on the first court, 8-4. Sun Devil freshman Joslynn Burkett and sophomore Cindy Sureephong came up victorious on the second doubles court, defeating senior Keiko Tokuda and freshman Story Tweedie-Yates by an identical score.

Slide continues for golfers in Las Vegas
The season keeps progressing, but the ASU men's golf team is still not getting the results it's looking for after a 12th-place finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate.

ASU divers, swimmers struggle in postseason
After watching the men's and women's swimming teams stumble in the postseason, the ASU diving team found itself in a predicament at the Zone E Championships.

Track Update
In the past two weeks, the ASU track and field team has not only established itself as a group that will compete in the Pac-10 but also as a squad that has the talent to capture the national championship.

Devils' season ends with loss at NIT
LAS VEGAS - In a city where most people typically fold in fancy casinos, the ASU men's basketball team finally laid down Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center, but not before putting up one of the year's best fights.

CAMPUS NEWS
Trial set in fake assaults case
Ahmad Sa'ad Nasim claimed shortly after the September 11 attacks that he was assaulted outside of Parking Lot 59 and again inside of Hayden Library.

New ASU president to be announced this week
ASU came one step closer to finding a new president as candidate Michael Crow and the Arizona Board of Regents both said they were pleased with Friday's interview.

Run-off to fill 2 remaining Tempe City Council seats
Incumbent Tempe Councilman Ben Arredondo was the only candidate to win a City Council seat in the primary election, with 63 percent of the vote.

Today
Career Services is hosting an International Student Job Search at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Room 215. There is also a presentation on Internship/Co-op Employment at 3 p.m. in the MemorialUnion, Room 209.

Police Beat
A 21-year-old male transient was arrested for disorderly conduct at Hippie Gypsy, 601 S. Mill Ave. The man reportedly banged on the glass displays with his fists for 10 or 15 minutes yelling obscenities at women.

ABC's John Stossel receives Goldwater award
For John Stossel, winning 19 Emmys and the Goldwater Institute's Excellence in Journalism Award isn't about the prestige; it's about making a difference in others' lives.



Student nurses support smoke-free workplaces
The Tempe for Healthy Smoke-free Workplaces committee received help from 20 ASU nursing students who took to the voting booths Tuesday to promote a tobacco-free community.

Indian flutist captures audience
He met his long lost buddies from Chennai, talked about common friends and later kept a multicultural audience spellbound.

At 23, Shashank, perhaps the world's youngest flutist beyond his age can mesmerise you. Bespectacled, dressed in an Oxford blue kurta and donning a tilak on his forehead, this flutist of international renown kept east and west in unison at Murdock hall.

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Only 1 candidate left for ASU presidency
Just a week after visiting campus, Karen Holbrook withdrew her name from consideration for ASU's presidency. Michael Crow, executive vice provost at Columbia University, is now the lone candidate to replace Lattie Coor, who will retire June 30.

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