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Editorial: Speak out to ABOR to stop tuition hike
The Arizona Board of Regents, the governing board for ASU, NAU and UA, is having its annual tuition hearing tonight. This means regents and administrators will lend their ears for a couple hours to students.

Opinion: Swede inspector should cry 'Wolfie' over smear attempt
Well, it looks like those wild and crazy characters at the Department of Defense are up to their old hijinx again. And people say following government agencies isn't fun anymore. Those naysayers ought to pick up a copy of the Washington Post.

Opinion: Saudi telethon a terrifying enterprise
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen to the first annual Saudi Arabian Telethon for the Palestinian Martyrs, here on Saudi Arabia's number one network, the state owned channel! Let's take a quick look at how much money we've raised so far.

Opinion: SADD's attempts to curb drunk driving asinine
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), an organization devoted to sober and safe students nationwide, has always had a huge presence at high school proms and graduations.

Top of the Kee
Dan Majerle will play his final NBA game Wednesday night when the Phoenix Suns host the Utah Jazz, but it won't be the last time fans are reminded of his tenure in the Valley when they visit America West Arena.

Sun Devils split in Bay Area
The women's tennis team captured a 4-3 victory at California last Friday, marking the first time in head coach Sheila McInerney's 18-year career that ASU has won at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley.

ASU recruiting class ranked 19th, Hill looking forward to next year
While most of the in-state hype surrounding the men's basketball spring signing period has been centered around UA's three Parade All-Americans, Rob Evans has finally begun to receive some attention of his own.

ASU falls to Stanford, knocks off California
Despite suffering a 4-3 loss Friday at the Whiteman Tennis Center, the 38th-ranked Sun Devils (10-9, 3-4 Pac-10) forced sixth-ranked Stanford (19-2, 5-0) into one of its toughest matches of the season.

Pump problem causes alarm on campus
At least 12 fire trucks and hazardous materials teams from around the Valley responded Sunday night to an "old pump that just went out" at ASU's Engineering Research Center.

Police Beat
A 31-year-old Buckeye man was arrested on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia at the Education Building. The man was found in possession of methamphetamines and a glass pipe.

Native American dance celebrated
More than 20 children from the Ohkay Owingeh Community School in San Juan Pueblo, N.M, journeyed to Tempe to perform for students Monday as part of ASU's Native American Cultural Week.

Tuition hike forum opens to opinions from students
As talks of tuition hikes resurface, students have the chance to voice their concerns today to the Arizona Board of Regents, which sets the tuition for the state's three universities.

Student kept rabid bat found on campus
Rabid bats are not to be touched, picked up or taken home. But people handle bats anyway, and ASU students are no exception. Last Tuesday an ASU student found a dead bat on campus. She picked the bat up by the wings, put it in her bag and took it home.

Panic, protests as clock runs down on tax day
Procrastinators and protesters swarmed post offices across the country Monday as the tax-filing deadline loomed. Temple University student Andrew Basenfelder asked frantically for a calculator as he worked on his return inside a Philadelphia post office.

Alpha Mu Gamma is watching and discussing the Mexican movie, "Love's a Bitch," with international students at 7:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 101.

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All dogs don't have to go to heaven
On any given week, Maricopa County pounds are forced to euthanize over 700 dogs and cats. Sadly, that number is directly proportional to the number of pets taken in.

'Heel' takes step toward 9/11 recovery
But he believes that an open dialogue about the emotions inspired by that seminal day is crucial in the national healing process. And he believes that artistic exploration is a good way to engage such a dialogue.

Campus playwright close to endless success with new play
By sophomore year he was able to put on an evening full of original plays called All the Motivations, during which several of his scripts were performed.

Adoption : The stress, the sadness, the success... the stories of adoptive and foster care parents
Jacober didn't beat or neglect her children, but after six months of caring for her two foster daughters, the girls were ready to return home. The girls were first taken away from their biological mother due to drug abuse, but now that their home has been declared safe, the Jacober household is missing two familiar faces.

Fine China fast becoming local indie favorites
If you've seen this band live or heard their new album, You Make Me Hate Music, then you know precisely what I'm talking about. If not, then get off your butt and check out one of the few local groups currently generating a Valley buzz.

Newsted's EchoBrain is no Metallica re-tread
It's easy to stick with a formula that works, especially when the sum of all parts equals millions of albums sold worldwide, touring more than 60 countries and being hailed as one of the greatest metal bands ever.

Music awards up the ante for Arizona talent
The Phoenix music scene has had a lifetime as rocky as the terrain that makes up its landscape. Over the past decade local music has seen a rise and fall in notoriety, camaraderie and public support.

Fourbanger puts punk pedal to the metal
Authority Zero helped spotlight this music genre with their recent signing to Lava/Atlantic Records. Now bars and clubs are adding punk rock nights to their weekly entertainment roster and radio stations are playing what used to be obscure bands.

List these locals as must-see rockers
For most bands, "hooky and catchy" are not words that are proudly tossed around; however, this group of three isn't afraid of commercialism in any sense.

Crack the code with comedian classes
Although Carrie was no comedian, Tony Vicich is a professional who thrives on hearing the laughter of hundreds of strangers in a crowded room. And he's darn good at making it happen.

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