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Editorial: Repeat World Series win not guaranteed for Diamondbacks
It's six months of injuries, slumps, streaks, ups and downs. A major league baseball season is a long-term commitment for players, fans and cities alike.

Opinion: Letters giving the skinny on fat kids noble but misdirected
Recently, The Associated Press reported that Pennsylvania parents of overweight children were receiving letters at home encouraging them to change their child's diet and exercise regime.

Opinion: Student pines for a class with real teeth
I was exceptionally giddy as pre-registration rolled around this semester. In the past, my thoughts had turned to classes like "History of Medicine" with the fabled Jane Maienschein and "General Genetics" with the equally fabled, if for totally different reasons, Elliot Goldstein.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
My family is shocked by the decision of punishment handed out by the Office of Student Life for Judicial Affairs to the Sigma Nu House. If University rules concerning hazing were broken and if the information that I have been given is correct, then this is still way too harsh of a punishment to the fraternity.

SPORTS
Top of the Kee
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, the FX network's new movie about the 1994 point-shaving scandal at ASU, gets a lot of things right about Tempe.



Things clarified for Koetter
A few days removed from conducting his first football scrimmage of the spring, Dirk Koetter said a review of practice film has given him a better perspective.

Golfers begin stretch run in Tucson, Reavie preps for Masters
The 54-hole tournament will be held at the Tucson National Golf Course. The Sun Devils finished tied for third place in last year's event, which took place at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Tougher schedule includes Maui trip
Less than a month after being eliminated from the postseason with a loss in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament, the ASU men's basketball team is already looking forward to next year.

ASU demolished by L.A. Schools
The ASU men's tennis team dropped its record closer to the .500 mark after a rough weekend against the Los Angeles schools. The 32nd-ranked Sun Devils (8-7) suffered a pair of losses at No. 17 USC and No. 2 UCLA.

Krstulovic shines despite losses
The ASU women's tennis team fell to 10-5 on the season and to the No. 11 spot in the national rankings last weekend after losing a pair of matches to the Los Angeles schools.

CAMPUS NEWS
Student death ruled homicide
Andrew Tucker, 18, was found dead in his Best Hall dorm room Jan. 21 after friends had requested a welfare check. The medical examiner's office said Tucker died from acute morphine intoxication. An official report has not been released.

STA Travel buys Council Travel, struggles to compete with airlines
The recent buyout of Council Travel by STA Travel is reducing competition and leaving the door open for student travelers to purchase tickets online.



NAU wants 14% tuition hike
Their suggestions are due Friday, but so far only NAU President John Haeger has spoken out. Haeger proposed a 14 percent increase in tuition for Arizona residents at an NAU Faculty Senate meeting Monday.

Meth: 'drug of choice' for state
Authorities are seizing methamphetamine coming into Arizona from Mexico at "runaway pace," a U.S. Customs Service spokesman said.

Today
Central Arizona Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology presents "Issues in Grazing on Public Lands," by speaker Jeff Burgess at 7 p.m. in LSE-106.

Senate votes to approve tougher anti-terrorism act
Arizona law enforcement plans to get tough on terrorism by enhancing investigative powers which would allow for wiretapping and stricter money-transfer guidelines.

Police Beat
A 24-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested on charges of shoplifting from Burlington Coat Factory, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle. The woman allegedly concealed jewelry in her baby's stroller and left the store.



Hull released $1 million to help fight wildfires
In order to protect Arizona from wildfire due to one of the worst droughts in 100 years, Governor Jane Hull has released $1 million of appropriated funds to fight fires.

Club volunteers to help seniors see
The students will provide the free service at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center on Monday. They will test for peripheral vision loss and distance vision screening.

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ENTERTAINMENT
Rainbow disconnection led to murders of transgenders
The two gay transgender Native Americans, who both lived their lives as women, found prejudice not only from those who oppose the gay lifestyle but from those who live it as well, proving that while gay and lesbians are "coming out" in droves, they still have some opening up to do.

Robin Williams battles with big purple rhino
A purple rhino teaching kiddies about please and thank yous, anger management and step-dad's adjustment period, marks the most ethical gimmick on children's television. The only catch? Smoochy's rival icon wants his head on a mantle at all costs.

New man on campus 'Wilder' than ever
Documenting the life and times of an average college student would not make for a successful film. Realizing this, writers Brent Goldberg and David T. Wagner came up with Van Wilder: Party Liaison, later renamed National Lampoon's Van Wilder.

Girl Repellant more than just ladies' men
It's a Saturday afternoon and three of the four members of Girl Repellent (bassist and vocalist Ben Vandermeer, lead vocalist and guitarist David Mulhstein and vocalist and guitarist Jordan Warner) are sitting in a Chili's Restaurant near campus, playfully arguing over who the real ladies' man of the group is.

Something Corporate delivers something special with 'piano boy'
"Billy Joel never yelled 'Fuck you Jordan' at the end of his songs," McMahon said. "And it's just a wild guess, but I bet he never had to load/unload his own piano either."

Born to Bionic Jive, baby
Although local band Bionic Jive signed to Interscope Records nearly two years ago and has opened for the likes of Nas, D12, Kottonmouth Kings and Digital Underground in support of their latest release, Armageddon Through Your Speakers, the group hasn't turned Hollywood on us just yet.

Forensics team alive and well with talent
If you mention to people that you compete in forensics, a funny look comes over their face, as if they're imagining a group of coroners in a room full of dead bodies racing to discover the cause of death for each one.

Lost Souls
Two Valley murders bring transgendered Native Americans to light.

Warming up to the spandex warrior
It has been said that when he's not appearing as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Battlebots, or flying across the world to deliver punch lines to the masses, he's training eagles on his roof or slaving away in his underground workshop making bedside reading lamps.

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