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Editorial: 'Work' lets people be active, live life
People with disabilities receive Social Security benefits to assist with living expenses. This money can be taken away if they attempt to go back to work, leaving them without health benefits or an income to help them bridge the gap between dependency on the government and self-sufficiency.

Opinion: Liberal arts education not merely a 'means to an end'
As I was sitting down enjoying a bit of late-night television, I saw an image that I found somewhat bizarre. In an advertisement for a local "university" who shall remain nameless, a smartly dressed man was sitting in his living room using his laptop computer.

Opinion: Event isn't over until the formal protest
Have you ever wondered how professional journalists cover an international sporting event? Well too bad, because I'm going to tell you.

Opinion: Missing Krispy Kreme doughnuts a harmless case of 'high' crime
First off, the two that stole the truck didn't even bother to close the back. What that means is there was a 15-mile-long trail of doughnuts leading the cops to the truck, making these two of the most fearless criminals the world has seen since Bonnie and Clyde.

ASU coach stresses loyalty
After rejecting an attractive offer last week to become the new men's basketball head coach at New Mexico, not many can question Rob Evans' loyalty to ASU.

Sun Devils unable to rattle Finch, offense goes dormant
The ASU softball team dropped a pair of games to defending national champion UA this past weekend before two capacity crowds at Farrington Stadium. The series marked the beginning of Pac-10 play for both teams.

Top of the Kee
The ASU athletic department dodged a serious bullet Thursday when head coach Rob Evans turned down a lucrative offer to take over the New Mexico men's basketball program.

ASU can't find results in spring scrimmage
After ASU's first spring football scrimmage, about the only thing head coach Dirk Koetter could evaluate from his team's performance was that everything is still under evaluation.

Sun Devils bluffed by Rebels
ASU and UNLV both played its own form of poker Monday night in Las Vegas, with each team upping the ante a run at a time until the house finally called ASU's bluff, winning 11-7.

Kohn rocked for eight runs, 14 hits
Nearly all the impressive statistics Shawn Kohn padded through the first half of the season went out the window faster than some of ASU's hits left the infield Saturday afternoon at HoHoKam Park.

Taking the reigns
The Arizona Board of Regents met Friday in the Memorial Union to officially appoint Crow to the top administrative position at ASU. The search for a new president began after Lattie Coor announced his retirement in June.

New leader holds high expectations for University
"I'm a naturally excited person," Crow joked at a press conference Friday where he was named the 16th president of ASU by the Arizona Board of Regents. "My heart rate at the moment is 140, I'm estimating."

Program encourages those with disabilities to find jobs
A new program that would help people with disabilities break down barriers to joining the work force was praised Monday by a top Social Security official and U.S. Rep. J. D. Hayworth, R-Ariz, in Tempe.

Secular Freethought Society is having "Tunes 'n' Toons." A presentation by Freedom from Religion Foundation member Dan Barker and Pullitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Steve Benson at 7 p.m. in PSH-151.

Crow's incoming meets little fanfare from students
"I've heard about him, but I don't really know what's going on," said pre-business freshman Michelle Lofaro. "Maybe the older students might care because it affects them more."

Police Beat
A 21-year old Tempe woman was arrested after she and her boyfriend allegedly engaged in an argument in their apartment in the 1300 block of West Broadway Road. The couple broke dishes, compact disks and eggs throughout the apartment and made excessive noise.

Science fair fun draws students from all grades
Two girls jumped up and down in front of Anne Rowsey, a staff member in the ASU Life Science Visualization Lab, while the two studied the skulls of animals on a table in front of them.

A year later: Schools grapple with English immersion law
"La-piz." Language acquisition teacher Lou Stack pronounced the Spanish word slowly as she sat on the floor with five children at Pendergast Elementary School in west Phoenix.

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Sigma Nu suspended two years for hazing
Sigma Nu is under suspension for two years by ASU after getting caught hazing by a university official. Under the suspension, which is effective immediately, the fraternity cannot operate on ASU's campus or participate in any campus activities.

Poetry month celebrates Langston Hughes
Creative expression can be intangible and unruly it is impossible to describe a poem or its author within exactly defined boundaries, yet it is possible to appreciate their true meanings.

Physicians and patients speak out on natural methods of healing
A plump man lies on his back, needles sticking out of his round belly, hoping that acupuncture will finally help him lose weight. In the next room, a woman huddles in a cocoon of blankets, sweating out the toxins in her body.

MS Walk also for those with heartache
She has seen the gradually debilitating effects of MS and the unpredictability with which it strikes. When she goes to sleep at night, Bohnert fears what could be awaiting her when she awakens the following morning: loss of sight, total paralysis, the finality of ending up in a nursing home.

'The Rookie' steps up to bat as newest baseball flick
Baseball just happened to be Jim Morris's dream. It was more than peanuts and Crackerjacks to the legendary baseball player, who spent a good portion of his life chasing that dream. Hence the premise of the latest feel-good baseball movie, The Rookie, opening this Friday.

Canadian rock stars invade stage with Bush
When the Canadian quartet Default hits Phoenix this week in support of their debut album The Fallout, keep your eyes peeled for sun tanning musicians in the area.

Swedish punks sweat it out far from home
For this privilege, I thank Millencolin. A band originating from and still living in Sweden, Millencolin has gained a reputation over the years as a melodic punk band with a shifting sound.

Made-for-TV movie mocks ASU
ou may recall The Simpsons episode in which an apocalyptic flood supposedly sends most of Springfield's residents to the afterlife.

Potty-mouthed puppets invade primetime
Imagine if E! did one of its True Hollywood Stories on Sesame Street and informed the nation that Bert and Ernie were more than just "roommates," there were "special ingredients" in Cookie Monster's cookies, and Prairie Dawn's "nighttime" name was Busty McBooty.

Sudden need for health leads to needles
It's amazing what you'll consider doing to your body in the name of health. Five months ago, the thought of being stabbed with a dozen needles in various parts of my body didn't exactly scream out to my well being.

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