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Students evacuated for 8 hours during bomb scare
Students in some north campus residence halls were asked to evacuate for several hours Friday, after a suspicious duffel bag was reported to police.

The device, found in Parking Structure 5, was first thought to be a bomb, but police determined Saturday the parcel was not explosive.

ASU student dies while camping
An ASU student was found dead Wednesday under "suspicious" circumstances outside Zion National Park in Utah, a Washington County sheriff's deputy said.

John Goebel, an ASU East environmental science senior, died while camping near the Mosquito River, west of Rockville, Utah.

Dos Gringos' move nears
Dos Gringos Trailer Park Restaurant's long-discussed move to a new location has become more urgent.

The student-frequented bar and restaurant had its restaurant license revoked last week, just one month before its planned move to 1001 E. Eighth St.

Tribe files $50M suit against ASU
The Havasupai Tribe has filed a $50 million lawsuit against ASU, alleging that the University misused blood samples and other data gathered from tribal members in the early 1990s.

Individual tribal members filed a previous lawsuit on Feb. 27. It sought $25 million in damages.

Staff blamed for West race conflict
ASU Provost Elaine Maimon recently released a report regarding an investigation into Jan. 21 incidents of racial unrest at Las Casas, the west campus' student residence hall. Following the incident, which some witnesses described as a riot, Maimon appointed a fact-finding panel to investigate and recommend prevention strategies.

Speaking lab helps students conquer jitters
West students trying to polish their speaking skills, or just cope with a primal fear, can get help from the Communication Assessment Learning Lab (CALL). The lab was set up through a grant written by College of Human Services Dean Lesley Dimare and Communication professor Vince Waldron.

Chinese dragon boat races come to Tempe Town Lake
Colorful dragon boats zipped across Tempe Town Lake Saturday and Sunday in Arizona's first Dragon Boat Festival, presented by the Salt River Project. The races were held in celebration of an ancient Chinese sport celebrated worldwide. Proceeds from the races will go to the Valley of the Sun YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which provides free activities for families who cannot afford them.

Bond: Shaken, not stirred
Dear Diary- It was a calm clear night in an exotic land I've visited before. Maybe to assassinate a foreign ambassador or it could've been Spring Break. But I am sure it ended with me, a hotel full of empty Atkins Friendly water bottles, and an empty box of prophylactics.

Racists, leave tree huggers alone
John Muir is rolling in his grave. Muir, writer, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club, must have never envisioned that one of today's most contentious battles over the environment wouldn't be over the environment at all. Instead, the showdown for control of the nation's largest environmental group has become a debate over immigration.

Editorial: No more daily Dos of spring break
Thousands of ASU students return to classes this week from spring break. Many spent their week off on the sunny beaches of Mexico, but already, their memories of those carefree days are quickly fading. Before starting classes today, many of those same students picked up a copy of The State Press, only to find that the little piece of spring break that exists year-round near campus is getting closer and closer to moving away.

Talk Back: Diogu a communist?
Caller made ridiculous comparison "Hi, I just read the newspaper today, and I think it's pretty ridiculous that you're relating Zionist Jews to Nazis (Talk Back, March 12), considering Nazis are the ones that killed the Jews. So, you know, think about what you publish first, because that's pretty ridiculous and pretty offensive.

Ship of Fools
A comic strip by Alexander Karlsson

A comic strip by Joe Bowen

A comic strip by Tony Carrillo

Haiku Circus
A comic strip by Ken Sakamoto

Postcards from London: Life in the city of lights
After being perpetually tempted by endless billboard ads displaying exotic pictures with very low figures, I was finally persuaded to take another trip. Since my friend was in town for the week, and she speaks French, we decided to travel to Paris for a few days.

Coloring Contest: Win spring training tickets!
In our endless quest of trying to have more fun, your friends at the Web Devil have decided to hold a coloring contest. Don't say that stuff's for kids! When you were a kid, did you win four tickets to a Cactus League Spring Training game? We will give away four tickets to see the Anaheim Angels take on the Chicago Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium to whoever colors the picture below the best.

Baseball loses two of three to Cal
This weekend the No. 8 ASU baseball team not only lost two of three games in its opening series of Pac-10 play, it may have also lost one of its best players. After losing the first two games of a series against California, the Sun Devils salvaged the final game of the series, beating the Golden Bears 8-4 at Packard Stadium on Sunday.

Gymnasts earn season-high road mark
TUCSON -- The ASU gymnastics team's performance at the Pac-10 Championships on Saturday may not have been pretty, but it served the Sun Devils' purpose. Unlike the team's previous two meets, in which ASU recorded the top and fourth-highest team scores in the program's history, there were no perfect 10s or career-high individual marks.

Women's hoops lose first game of NIT to UNLV 50-47
After being snubbed by the NCAA Tournament, the ASU women's basketball team was out to prove it should have been invited to the big dance. Unfortunately, so was the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels. Playing in front of its home crowd, UNLV used a pair of late free throws from forward Sherry McCracklin to pull off a 50-47 win over the Sun Devils in the first round of the women's National Invitational Tournament on Thursday night.

Diving wraps up NCAAs
Junior diver Trisha Tumlinson headed the ASU women's swimming and diving team this weekend at the NCAA Championships, leading the women to a 14th overall finish with 107 points. The team's finish marked the third year in a row that the women had finished in the top 15.

Softball finishes weekend tourney with 3-2 record
Since the ASU softball team must face No. 1 UCLA on April 2 to begin the Pac-10 season, what better way to tune up than to face No. 3 Florida State two weeks before? The Sun Devils (30-14) took on the Seminoles as part of the 16-team Kia Klassic Tournament Thursday through Sunday in Fullerton, Calif.

Tennis teams can't relax during dismal spring break
After not winning a match in nearly a month, times were getting tough for the ASU men's tennis team. The team's losing streak had reached seven games and the Sun Devils had lost their last two matches by a combined 14-0 score. However, ASU (5-7, 0-2) was able to put all of that behind them and post a sorely-needed 5-2 victory over Clemson on Friday.

Campus briefs: Track and field dominate Baldy Castillo Open
In its second home meet of the season, the ASU track and field team won nine events and recorded 15 regional and Pac-10 qualifying marks at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Kandace Tucker won the sprint double, taking the 100m (11.

Devil Dish: March Madness pimps all of sports
For the past four days, I have spent more time watching college basketball than I have spent all year studying for tests. I don't know if this portrays my love of March Madness or shows how low my GPA is, but you get the point. March Madness is the epitome of sports.

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