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ASU investigates possible hazing
ASU Student Life is investigating the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for an alleged hazing incident involving limes, drinks and a whip.

On March 15, Deborah Sullivan, assistant dean of Judicial Affairs for Student Life, received an envelope containing seven questionable pictures, according to a departmental report from ASU police.

Student board ordered to hold public elections
ASU's Programming and Activities Board must hold public elections for a new president and vice president, the student government Supreme Court decided Monday.

The court ruled in favor of Dan Moody, a math and economics junior, who filed a complaint March 29 about the way the board chose its 2004-2005 officials on March 24.

Gila monster might help diabetics
ASU scientists are studying the medicinal qualities of a protein produced by Gila monsters, in the hope of helping diabetes patients.

ASU assistant professor Dale DeNardo and graduate student Carolyn Christel are studying a group of 29 of the lizards on campus.

Pants aflame, Bush effigy visits campus
A paper-mache effigy of President George W. Bush with his pants on fire turned heads on campus Monday morning.

The statue, built by Ben Cohen, founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, has been to seven states since November.

Building a healthy community
Residential Life will help more than 70 ASU students say no to drugs next fall. As part of a new program through the department, 38 female and 34 male Mariposa Hall residents can sign up to join the residence hall's "Healthy Living Community." The new program will offer resident participants separate floors for men and women, healthy dining options and a healthy lifestyle lecture series.

ASU anthropologists find African artifacts
Two ASU scientists' and a team of anthropologists' findings in Africa might nudge the evolutionary timeline back a number of years. The open-air site study took place at Serengeti National Park in Tanzania last March. ASU anthropology graduate student Jessica Thompson, who took part in the research, said the findings include strong evidence that middle Stone Age Africans exhibited a level of modern cultural behavior much higher than previously thought.

Police Beat: Son had enough: 16 stabs to pop's neck
An 18-year-old Phoenix man was arrested on a charge of attempted homicide near the 900 block of East Morning Star Lane. He allegedly used a knife with a 3-inch blade to stab his father about 16 times in the head and neck area.

Indian group raises money with annual male auction
Bypassing bake sales and lemonade stands for fundraising, the Ms. Indian ASU Pageant Committee cashed in on something more unique: men. The organization held its second annual male auction in an effort to raise money for its upcoming pageant April 14. Thirteen men hoping to do their part in the fundraiser placed themselves before an audience of women.

'Osama' expiates for years of Afghan oppression
There are times in life when one reads a book, an article or something using words to sketch a portrait. Our imaginations often render their own images to fill gaps of misunderstanding. Then, Hollywood pumps out a film-version of what we read. Albeit a movie version usually doesn't match our preconceived notions, sometimes it does.

For Review: Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Who is it, I wonder, to blame for the ever-growing ego of writer-director Quentin Tarantino? There is no question that his first films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, are classics (especially the latter film). I can't comment on Jackie Brown, having only seen parts of it, but his last two films, Kill Bill, Vol.

CD Review: Darkest Hour- Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation
CD Review: Darkest Hour- Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation 2.5/4 stars If you saw the members of Darkest Hour before hearing their music, you would think they were Thrice. However, Darkest Hour are nothing like Thrice -- unless Thrice has transformed into Swedish-infused metalcore much in the stylingof At The Gates, then sure, they sound like Thrice.

Reel life: Forgettable
On the front door of the Alamo church in downtown San Antonio, Texas, there hangs a plaque that says, "Be silent friend/here heroes died/to blaze a trail/for other men." No sentiment sums up the feeling of reverence Texans still hold for the men who died at the Alamo quite like this message that greets visitors of the monument.

For review: Patton pending
Fantomas is a band for music lovers-and major Mr. Bungle fans. Even if you have never heard of Fantomas, chances are you know of its members: vocalist/keyboardist Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Tomahawk), drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc.), guitarist Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins) and bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr.

Musical notes: Get your 'Motor' running
The big hair. The tight pants. The power ballads that beg you to sing along. There's just something about old rock 'n' roll that people can't resist. Throw on AC/DC's Back in Black at your next party, and you're pretty much guaranteed to have a room full of people singing along.

Local beats: Taking a stand
A hazy gray cloud of smoke hovers around the room and then settles just enough to see the details of his face. He watches as people give away more and more of their hard-earned money. He is the center of attention. The only problems? The cloud of smoke is not a stage effect, and the people aren't giving him their hard earned money.

Sites to see:Sites for sore eyes
It can be hard to find news on your favorite local bands in magazines and newspapers, not to mention word about upcoming shows. This is one more reason why the Internet is great for music junkies-online music news sites. A couple of years ago, the Phoenix music scene got an online boost with the creation of AZPunk.

Out of the closet: It's not a purse!
Can fashion be both stylish and utilitarian? Trend followers may sacrifice function for aesthetics, but the fashionable might not do the same. Legendary talent scout, William Morris, once said, "Nothing useless can ever truly be beautiful," and when it comes to men's fashion, it's the cardinal rule.

Spin IT: Lost and found
If it's time for another British band to steal the Billboard charts, then LostProphets is that band. The members, who hale from Wales, England, have thick accents, but those who had trouble watching Guy Ritchie's Snatch need not worry; the accent is minimal when vocalist Ian Watkins is crooning.

Don't I Know You?: Ask for his number
If you don't know who he is by now, you don't get out enough. It's OK to put the books down, once in a while, take the night off to grab a drink, boogie down and sing your head off to the musical talent that is Chris Mathison. Mathison, a senior working on a BIS degree in communication and sociology, is Tempe's very own one-man band.

Atta Bui: Gotta have faith
Things are looking apocalyptic on my end, folks. My days are filled with papers, projects, deadlines, interviews and commitment after time-sucking commitment. It's about the time when we get a little scared and wonder, "Am I going to even pass my classes?" And frankly, I've hit the point in the semester when the only way I can manage to chug through all my work is to surrender my credit card to Starbucks and pray to all that is good and wholesome for guidance to the summer.

Editorial: Democracy wins in PAB decision
The first footnote of the student Supreme Court's recent opinion contains a marshmallowy cushion for fragile egos in student government. "Before beginning the discussion of the merits, the Court first notes that there is no evidence that either party is acting in bad faith.

Stay home, Ted Kennedy
As tension in Iraq turned into grisly violence last week, Ted Kennedy announced his participation in the war by boldly stating, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam. We need a new president." Way to go, Sen. Kennedy. Kennedy, who has never been accused of possessing the greatest of moral standards, drew rounds of applause from the militiamen of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

Letters to the editor: My (twenty) two cents
Monday's Police Beat Thanks for finding my money (22 cents). I was sick with worry when I left the Department of Public Safety, and my change was gone. I'm going to go identify exactly which change was mine right now. Thanks again. -- Andy Smith Pre-business undergrad Drugs don't stop AIDS This is a response to Brian Glaister's letter ("Stop ignorant bickering," April 9).

A comic strip by Joe Bowen

Ship of fools
A comic strip by Alexander Karlsson

A comic strip by Tony Carrillo

Haiku Circus
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J-Lo in the Know: Dieting in America
In the past year or so, diets have become an American custom. It seems as though everybody is on some sort of diet and if they are not it is uncommon or-dare I say-abnormal. Diets are like a second language and I wouldn't be surprised if two years down the road "Jenny Craig" is found in all of the dictionaries.

Movie review: Osama
There are times in life when one reads a book, an article or something using words to sketch a portrait. Our imaginations often render their own images to fill gaps of misunderstanding. Then, Hollywood pumps out a film-version of what we read. However, a movie version usually doesn't match our preconceived notions, or sometimes it does.

Counting the homeless
Leia Cumberland/JMC-301 3/25/04 A recent count of Tempe's homeless shows there are more people living on the streets than in 2003. Tempe's homeless coordinator, Theresa James, is not sure whether the numbers are accurate because last years count was during bad weather.

Channeling Chanel for fall
There are many reasons for Designer Karl Lagerfeld's success, some of them being his talent and vast experience in the industry. Born in Hamburg, he emigrated to Paris and began his career in fashion at the young age of 17. His designing résumé is impressive and includes the houses of Charles Jourdan, Valentino, and Krizia.

Devil Dish: Thanks for nothing ESPN
On Monday afternoon, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 660th home run, tying Willie Mays for third place on the all-time list. I know this because I was rudely interrupted from watching "Pardon The Interruption" to see it happen. For some reason, ESPN felt the need to go live to every one of Bonds' at-bats until he hit number 660.

Baseball outlasts rival 'Cats
When head coach Pat Murphy said it was time to make some changes, he was not kidding. The script that had been written several times during the past month was turned around 180 degrees as ASU's bullpen, a maligned group over the past few weeks, held down the UA offense while the Sun Devils scored runs in the late innings to earn a 9-5 win in front of 2,308 spectators at Packard Stadium.

Burgess making a bang at wide-out
Of all the ailments the ASU football team had last season, the wide-receiver position may have been the most severe. But if spring football is any indication, the Sun Devils will have some medicine in place come fall. Through three weeks of spring practice, redshirt freshman wide-out Rudy Burgess has turned several heads, not only because of his playmaking abilities, but because of his flashy speed.

Water polo ends home schedule with blowout loss
If losing games to strong opponents equates to character building, then ASU's water polo squad has built a character mansion. In a game between two programs in different stages of development, top-ranked USC easily handled ASU, 13-4, on Saturday to improve their unblemished record to 18-0.

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