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Florida grinds ASU's College World Series run to halt

OMAHA, Neb. - Jeff Larish sat poised in the on-deck circle, hoping to add one more chapter to the 2005 ASU baseball team's book of improbable postseason comebacks.

This time, though, Larish never got that chance. Andrew Romine grounded into a fielder's choice with two runners on in the top of the ninth inning as Florida defeated ASU 6-3 on Thursday at Rosenblatt Stadium, ending the Sun Devils' magical ride through the postseason.

Timberwolf could become new honors college

The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved on Thursday ASU's request to initiate eminent-domain proceedings for the empty property at 740 E. Apache Boulevard that once was the site of Timberwolf Pub & Grill.

The motion came despite the objections of local real-estate lawyer and ASU adjunct professor Grady Gammage, Jr., attorney for the property's current owner, Ray Evans.

Some students could get exemption from meal plans

The ASU Meal Plan Committee debated an exemption and appeal process for a plan that could require meal plans for all first-year students living on campus, tentatively set to start in fall 2006, during a meeting Tuesday.

Mike Matthies, food service contracts and projects manager for ASU, said there would be some "special cases."
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SPORTS

Gosewisch continues to come up with right hit at right time

The numbers for ASU's Tuffy Gosewisch in the first two games of the College World Series won't jump out at you.

Then again, they hardly ever do.

The senior catcher has gone a combined 2-for-8 in games against Nebraska and Tennessee with two RBIs and a run scored. And while it doesn't sound like much, when and how the numbers came about play a large role in why the Sun Devils had a chance to beat the Cornhuskers and why their postseason hopes are still alive.
M HOOPS

Diogu impresses during workout for Suns

Junior forward Ike Diogu's play on the basketball court has dazzled fans, teammates and opponents throughout his three years at ASU.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Images from a Vietnamese orphanage


photo courtesy of David Stone
A young girl looks on from a swing at the Orphanage of Hue in Vietnam. The orphanage is said to hold between 75 and 100 children at any given time, and serves as a safe haven for children with no place to go.
In a place where white teeth signify savagery and close to 30 percent of its population lives in poverty, Vietnam has a new story to tell. Documentary photographer David Stone, an ASU alumnus, spent three weeks overseas gathering breathtaking images to help with this task.

Vietnam boasts thousands of tourists each year that want to view the untouched landscape. But the land is not all beauty. Scattered with a tumultuous past, the permanent effects of the Vietnam War are still evident -- men and women with missing limbs and broken buildings and families that have never been repaired.
MOVIES

'Batman' best comic-book film

Finally, we have a Batman movie -- make that a superhero movie -- that exceeds its expectations.

The freshly released "Batman Begins" is the comic-book film by which all others must be judged, and should return the once proud franchise to king of the genre.
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