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Border conference reps discuss sustainability
U.S.-Mexico border sustainability was a top priority Tuesday when nearly 60 government, businesses and academic representatives from the two countries attended a border conference in the Memorial Union. At the conference, ASU's Office of Pan American Initiatives, the Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte sought to identify new means of developing educational, environmental and socio-economic partnerships.

Police Beat: Slicin' and dicin'
Tempe police reported the following incidents Tuesday: A 23-year-old Tempe man was arrested on charges of assault, criminal damage and domestic violence near the 2000 block of South McClintock Drive. He allegedly was in an argument with his live-in girlfriend and attempted to pull a set of keys from her hand, cutting her finger.

ASU East: Potential provosts peruse campus
Four final candidates have been selected out of about 50 applicants to lead ASU East and serve its 3,660 students as the next vice president and provost. The four finalists' names have been forwarded to ASU President Michael Crow and Executive Vice President and Provost Milton Glick.

ASU East: Coldstone CEO tells students how it's done
Students savored samples of Cold Stone ice cream when CEO and ASU alumnus Doug Ducey came to ASU East to share his experience as leader of one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation. Ducey told students how he started out in business - as the college representative in beer distribution for Anheuser-Busch in the 1980s.

ASU Last Lecture Series showcases profs' interests
ASU professor Ed Garnero knew he would have to play his bass if it was to be his last lecture. The combination of music with geophysics tells much about why his students nominated him for the "Last Lecture Series," in which professors give a lecture as if it were their last.

Students offered $500 rate reduction
More than 20 Irish Hall B-wing residents, who have been without hot water all semester, could receive $500 each.

Resident Kiera O'Connor, an elementary education sophomore, said Director of Residential Life Kevin Cook met with her Friday and offered to double a rate reduction the department had previously offered her from $250 to $500.

Business students help Popeye's
Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits is looking for some sizzling ideas, and they're banking on ASU business students to provide them.

Popeye's owners Patrick Murphy and John Busby have teamed up with business professor Robert Sill.

Student court removes citation from Gingg campaign
The Undergraduate Student Government Sup-reme Court overturned a campaign violation against Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate Zach Gingg and his running mate, Ryan Owens, on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the USG election commission cited Gingg and Owens with two campaign violations totaling six points -- three more points meant they would have been disqualified from even running in the race.

Student concerned about concert tickets bought by board
Math and economics junior Dan Moody again criticized the Programming and Activities Board on Tuesday, this time for spending $15,000 on the Punk Voter Tour concert.

The concert was held at the Marquee Theatre on Friday.

Stage Presents Hair-raising rock 'n' roll
How can you not love a musical that has lines like, "Amber Von Tussle, you have acne of the soul!"? Hairspray, a musical adaptation of the John Waters movie, shimmied its way through two hours of '60s pop goodness at Gammage Auditorium on Tuesday night. The set design, the singing and the dancing all sparkled with an irresistible exuberance-which is a bit surprising, considering the play is about racial hatred in the 1960s.

Stage Presents: Mars attacks!
As John Gray explains in the no. 1, best-selling book of the last decade, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: "Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences.

Reel Life: It's already dead
Who is to blame for the ever-growing ego of writer-director Quentin Tarantino? There is no question his first films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, are classics (especially the latter film), but his last two films, Kill Bill, Vol.1 and his newest, Kill Bill, Vol.

First Person: Sharp shock
I couldn't breathe. I couldn't breathe through my nose that is. The infamous summer cold caught me, along with half the students on campus. During class, I sat open-mouthed feeling like a tired, panting dog on a hot day, completely miserable. Something had to be done.

Idolize IT: He bangs!
Even if you've never watched an episode of "American Idol," you know who he is: the underdog-turned-hero, William Hung. Once, your average Berkeley engineering student from China, now, he is a superstar creating a cult of fans. You would be lying if you said you haven't seen him on TV or even seen someone do an impression of him.

Down IT Cool ways to get toasted
Imagine taking a shot and then eating your shot glass as a chaser. A new element and marketing tool in the world of alcohol consumption has been introduced with Arctic IceShots and can let you do just that. Essentially, IceShots are molds that can be filled with juice, mixers, alcohol, gelatin or virtually anything liquid you could possibly want to consume.

Atta Bui: Queen 'be'
I wonder how many of you people read this thing. I don't waste away in this artificially lit dungeon and crank out this little column to wait for fame and fortune to roll in. After all, Atta Bui is for your benefit. So, I suggest if you haven't already, spread the word, and let the world know there's goodness to be had by pouring over every single word that appears in this corner of SPM each week.

Editorial: Students demand an ASU Chipotle
If Arizona is known for any kind of grub, it has to be its Mexican food. So when out-of-state visitors come to ASU and when international students come to school here, naturally top-notch south-of-the-border cuisine should be easily accessible to them, right? But if that was the case, then why does acquiring the best burrito in town require a 15-minute drive? For those who have had the opportunity to dine there, Chipotle [Chip-OAT-lay] restaurant is a hands-down choice for the finest concoctions stuffed in a tortilla that money can buy.

Redefining sexual assault
Foam parties, Method Man, young Republicans - everyone has an agenda to sell in the carnival that has become the Memorial Un-ion Plaza. Some-where in the fray, I spotted the Students Educating about Rape and Violence Everywhere tent, better known as SERVE.

ASU alum White House bound
Good news, ASU, one of our own is running for president. It's about time someone who wasn't a Yale grad ran for the job (read: Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Kerry, Lieberman and Dean). Yale has had a stranglehold on the White House for 12 years. Our hopes of showing that Sun Devils are just as capable of running the country as those Ivy League snobs from Yale rest in the hands of Harry Braun, class of '71.

Letters to the editor: More than 'whining'
More than 'whining' Regarding "Coffee debacle stunts progress for homeless" (April 19), I think Gandhi would have found great hope in a non-violent protest on Mill. And precisely because it was a group of active young people doing much more than "whining.

Apathy beats democracy among student voters
Last week I attended the Undergraduate Student Government presidential debate between the runoff candidates Sophie O'Keefe-Zelman and Zach Gingg. As a staff member of campus station the Blaze 1260 AM, which sponsored and organized the event, I was required to attend and help out with the proceedings.

A comic strip by Tony Carrillo

A comic strip by Joe Bowen

Ship of fools
A comic strip by Alexander Karlsson

New Comic: Q.E.D.
A comic strip by Brian Lewis

Haiku Circus
A comic strip by Ken Sakamoto

Dive into summer
This summer, sun bathe in style with a new bathing suit from one of this season's hottest designers. No matter what your body type, the masters of the runway have got you covered. If haute couture is your thing, here are a few suggestions to check out while you hunt for the perfect swimsuit.

Devil Dish: ASU athletes are Phat
With the death of McDonald's CEO Jim Cantalupo and the success of Cold Stone Creamery, it would be easy to assume most Americans are doing anything but sitting on their futons and eating Icees all day. But at ASU, that's not the case. Sophomore gymnast Ashley Kelly won a national title on the balance beam Saturday.

A Jackie of all athletic trades
Walking around campus in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, freshman Jackie Johnson appears to be an average student, a 19-year-old that likes to go out dancing and whose favorite movie is "The Lion King 1 1/2." However, put Johnson on the track field -- and next season the basketball court -- and you have a completely different person.

If Johnson plays her cards right, a trip to represent the United States in Athens, Greece for the Olympics this summer in the heptathlon is not just a pipe dream, but also a legitimate option.

Hump Day Hoopla: Ike or Eddie?
With Ike Diogu set to return for his junior season of ASU basketball, an interesting predicament will soon be in the works at Wells Fargo Arena. Figuring that Ike will again put up monster numbers, the ASU hierarchy will need to seriously consider retiring Diogu's number once he leaves to pay homage to the star.

Baseball: Walsh waits for his turn
At the end of last season, fifth-year senior Nick Walsh was as hot as anyone on the ASU baseball team. He had hit an astounding .438 over the last 24 games of the season, and he had solidified himself as one of the most consistent hitters in the Pac-10. Yet at the beginning of this season, Walsh was stuck on the bench waiting for a time to prove himself once again.

Women's golf improves score, but not placing at Pac-10 Championships
During its second round of play at the Pac-10 Championships, the ASU women's golf team improved on its team score, but unfortunately, so did the rest of the field. The Sun Devils fired a combined 310 (+22), which was two strokes better then their first-round performance yesterday, but it was only good enough for seventh place, as the remainder of the field drastically improved on its scores during Tuesday's second round.

Lacrosse: Cats scratch Devils
The ASU men's lacrosse team lost to their biggest rival Saturday night, the University of Arizona Wildcats, 11-3. It was the Sun Devils final game of the season. "They're a good team," said Ethan Furtek, Senior Goaltender for the Devils. "But, we played these guys in the fall and they beat us a lot worse.

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