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Man dies after being dragged by bus

Tempe police are investigating the death of an unidentified man who allegedly was dragged and abandoned as he tried to exit a Valley Metro bus near the corner of Apache Boulevard and Price Road on Thursday morning.

The passenger, believed to be a white male in his late 50s, was snagged on a rolling tire and pulled along as he exited through the rear door of the bus, said Sgt. Dan Masters, a Tempe police spokesman.

ASU's 'Decision Theater' unveiled

A new theater at ASU isn't being used to show first-run summer blockbusters. State and city lawmakers were invited to get a glimpse of the $6 million Decision Theater at ASU when it officially opened May 23.

The Decision Theater is intended to be a tool to help local, state and federal officials deal with issues related to water use, transportation, climate, biomedical development and space exploration, said Executive Director Rick Shangraw.

Alamoodi, Widmer to be sworn in as USG leaders

After waiting nearly one month for Undergraduate Student Government election officials to verify voting results, Yaser Alamoodi and Cori Widmer will be sworn into office as USG president and vice president today at 5 p.m.

Alamoodi and Widmer were declared winners of the Undergraduate Student Government presidential and vice-presidential election in a May 24 e-mail from USG Election Director Lloyd Fraction.

Baseball in enviable position this postseason

Ashley Lowery / THE STATE PRESS
The No. 23 ASU baseball team prepares to take the field against Washington State Saturday. The Sun Devils will host an NCAA regional this weekend at Packard Stadium.
Maybe the NCAA baseball selection committee was feeling generous. Or maybe it was just trying to make up for last year.

Either way, the No. 23 ASU baseball team has to like what transpired Monday morning.

After getting shipped to eventual national champion Cal State Fullerton as a national No. 1 seed last season, the Sun Devils were much more fortunate this time around.

The first bit of good news came Sunday, when the Sun Devils were awarded with one of the 16 Regional host sites even though they ended the year with 22 losses.

Sun Devils to head to camp early

Due to a change in the Pacific-10 Conference's acclimatization period, the ASU football team will spend an extra day at Camp Tontozona this fall, thus providing for a traditional Saturday scrimmage while at Camp for the first time in a few seasons. It will also allow the team to conduct two practices on the first day of camp.

Travel journal: Dancing and DJs in the Old Pueblo

A one-night stand is only a few hours away.

Fueled by education, Tucson has grown to a population of 850,000, creating an intriguing nightlife, including veteran DJs, theme nights and bumping dance floors.

A hotel room is a good idea, but be sure to make reservations in advance. With only a four-day notice, my party was able to get one of the last rooms in town at the University Marriott for a whopping $211.

'Episode III' an improvement, but not without flaws

In one moment, the cinematic atrocities George Lucas committed by making the first two episodes of the most recent Star Wars trilogy were almost entirely redeemed as Anakin Skywalker's transformation to Darth Vader became complete in "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."

A telltale helmet is placed upon his head, he breathes in that slightly ominous fashion, and the familiar voice of James Earl Jones booms, "Yes, master."
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