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Keller boosts Devils to victory in Sun Bowl nailbiter

EL PASO, Texas - Sophomore quarterback Sam Keller could have been playing in a dirt lot in nearby Juarez, Mexico. The surroundings didn't matter as much as the result.

Keller engineered a frenzied fourth-quarter comeback Friday that was capped by a 19-yard touchdown pass to freshman tailback Rudy Burgess with 43 seconds left, lifting the ASU football team to a 27-23 win over Purdue in the Vitalis Sun Bowl.

Nursing grads face burnout as business shifts

Twenty-five years ago, Donald Daien graduated summa cum laude from ASU's nursing college. With diploma in hand, the idealistic student ventured into the world to comfort sick people.

Now, he is 57 years old and unemployed. He left the profession he loved because he felt that a focus on profits in the health care industry resulted in poor working conditions for nurses and diminished care for sick people. His disillusionment is shared by nurses across the country.
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    Win over Valparaiso takes Evans down familiar path

    This time, ASU men's basketball head coach Rob Evans made sure not to leave anything to chance.

    Facing Valparaiso for the first time since his Mississippi squad was shocked in the opening round of the 1998 NCAA tournament, Evans discovered different results Wednesday with a lopsided victory that set the tone for another postseason run.

    ASU clobbers Long Island in post-holiday match

    Call it a post-holiday feast for the ASU men's basketball team. And all the frills came with it.

    Twelve players saw action Tuesday in an energetic first half, and the upstart Sun Devils carried early momentum to a convincing 92-63 win over Long Island in the opening round of the ASU Hoops Classic at Wells Fargo Arena.
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    Path of Progression

    Andrew Benson
    Passionate independent business owners committed to maintaining the vitality of Tempe have opened their doors and cleared their walls for the Tempe Final Friday Artwalk. Final Friday is a trip to the independent side of Tempe -- an escape from the corporate megaplex of Mill Avenue.

    Pack it in, pack it out

    Sleeping on the ground, going without a shower for days and cooking meals with mice scurrying around the ingredients are just a few perks that go along with camping. Add in Leave No Trace ethics to the experience, and you've got a full-blown nature lover's paradise.

    Fresh sounds

    Butch Walker Self-deprecating rocker Location: Georgia Butch Walker loved heavy metal in his youth. He played in bands, but as he grew older so did his tastes. He then founded punk-influenced pop band Marvelous 3. That band had one huge single, "Freak of the Week," and then broke up.
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