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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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    UA defeats ASU in Pac-10 opener

    TUCSON - The process was different for the ASU men's basketball team in Sunday's Pac-10 opener. The result didn't change.

    For the first time since Eddie House donned the maroon and gold, ASU resembled a legitimate contender in Tucson, but discovered the same misery as previous teams in a 97-79 loss against No. 14 UA before a capacity crowd of 14,546 at McKale Center.

    Undefeated Utah crushes Pittburgh in Fiesta Bowl

    It was a perfect ending to a perfect season.

    Sparked by cool-headed junior quarterback Alex Smith, No. 5 Utah proved its BCS worth Saturday with a convincing 35-7 win over No. 19 Pittsburgh in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl before a capacity crowd of 73,519 at Sun Devil Stadium.
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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.

    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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