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Downtown campus funding could rest with citizens

In about a year, City of Phoenix voters could have a chance to determine part of the plan for a proposed ASU campus in downtown Phoenix.

A bond election likely to occur in 2006 will ask citizens to provide some of the funding for an ASU campus in downtown Phoenix, according to ASU and Phoenix officials.

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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    Sun Devils back in shape after defeating Cardinal

    STANFORD, Calif. - It's official: The ASU men's basketball team is legit.

    Not fazed by an 18-point setback against then-No. 14 UA in last week's Pac-10 opener, ASU continued its march toward respect Thursday with a convincing 81-69 victory over Stanford before 5,988 at Maples Pavilion. The win snapped a 13-game losing streak against Stanford and marked ASU's first win at renovated Maples since the 1997-98 season.
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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.
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    Strong finish helps ASU beat California

    BERKELEY, Calif. - It wasn't the type of classic seen here five years ago when Eddie House scored a Pac-10-record 61 points.

    No matter. The ASU men's basketball team isn't picky.
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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.
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    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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