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USG sponsers voter drive

For each student who registers to vote this week, ASU is one step closer to hearing the Sun Devil fight song performed by one of its rival schools.

But a new Arizona law will make it tougher for out-of-state students to register in this year's voter registration competition.

The government relations department of the Undergraduate Student Government is holding competitions this week with other Arizona universities, as well as between residence hall floors and Greek Life.

ASU neighborhoods slow to respond to census

Neighborhoods near ASU are among the lowest Tempe respondents to a special census survey that was sent out late last month, the city reported Monday.

The survey, distributed to about one in 13 Maricopa County households, will reallocate state-shared revenue to cities and towns, about $1 billion total over the next five years.

Tempe is facing a $5-7 million budget deficit for the 2006-07 fiscal year, so the city is trying to make sure all 4,700 households complete and return their surveys.

Blood donations needed in Ariz.

With an increase in the need for blood donations due to Hurricane Katrina, the United Blood Services' Blood Mobile will be visible all over campus as a series of donation drives come to ASU this semester.

Sue Thew, spokeswoman for UBS, said the organization brings blood drives to campus every year, but "this is an important time for people to think about giving."
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Captain of the hardwood

With the old class out and the new class in, a torch has been handed to forward Emily Westerberg.

She's ready to light up the basketball court for the 2005-06 season.
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Germaine returns to the mat

"Gymnastics has always been my first love," Maggie Germaine said.

So when Germaine had the opportunity to come to ASU and represent the Sun Devils as a gymnast, she jumped at it.
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Benefit Doubts


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Sarah* has worked at ASU for more than 15 years. She's been presented with awards by both the university and professional organizations for her dedication to her department.

Yet, the woman in the office next door has two benefits from ASU that Sarah says she fears she may never have: health benefits and tuition waivers for her family.
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'Pink Panther' director will be given honorary degree

Filmmaker Blake Edwards will be honored with an honorary doctoral degree for his work and contribution to film on Friday night at Gammage Auditorium.

ASU will present Edwards with the degree at "A Musical Tribute to Blake Edwards," a concert starting at 7:30 p.m.
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Student starts hip-hop label

Being rejected by Atlantic Records did not discourage one ASU student from pursuing a career in the record industry.

An interest in music marketing led bioengineering senior Mark Schmitz to pioneer a new hip-hop record label in the Valley. His label, The Grid Records, will host its first event Wednesday at The Sets on Mill.
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