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Student arrested in child sex case

An ASU student was arrested and accused of setting up a date with and sending obscene material to a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl, police said.

Jed Daniel Poulsen, a 22-year-old computer systems engineering major, was arrested Tuesday in Arizona City, Ariz., about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix in Pinal County. Police also searched his home address there.

Tempe representative eyeing Arizona Senate

State Rep. Meg Burton-Cahill, D-Tempe, will not seek re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives, but is considering a run for state Senate in 2006.

Burton-Cahill was not specific as to why she would not run for House re-election.
"I've chosen to eliminate that from my goals," she said. Instead, Burton-Cahill will support Edward Ableser, a Democrat, for her seat.

Flu shot high in supply

With 1,500 students and staff already vaccinated and 2,200 doses left, ASU Campus Health Service officials said they don't anticipate a shortage of flu shots like last year.

A nationwide shortage during the 2004-05 flu season forced ASU to turn away students and administer the flu shot only to high-risk patients. Officials don't know exactly how many were denied the vaccine.

Baseball: New recruit to sign with ASU

Playing at the college level is a dream for many high school athletes. It represents that first legitimate step toward the overall dream: the professional level.

For Joe Hatasaki, a senior pitcher at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, Calif., that first step is about to become a reality.

Football: Sun Devils look for 3rd straight victory

The ASU football team says it has its swagger back. This is as good a time as any to prove it. After losses to Oregon and Stanford threatened to derail their season, the Sun Devils have responded nicely with consecutive Pac-10 wins over Washington and Washington State.

But the competition gets tougher this week when ASU travels to face No. 14 UCLA. The Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3) are one win away from assuring themselves a second consecutive postseason bowl game appearance.

In a Strange Land

A bustling community exists at the Arcadia Palms apartment complex in Phoenix. Residents visit each other while their small children play on an old swing set in the courtyard. But when their mothers call them to come inside, they don't do it in English.

More than 10 Somalian refugee families live at the apartment complex. While one newly arrived family moves a blue mattress and an orange couch into their new home, Ayan Abdi and her family sit in their living room watching a surfing movie.

Off the Vine: Vino 101

With blockbuster movies like "Sideways" and wine bars popping up in every major city, more college students are interested in the mysterious world of wine.

Yet with piggy bank pennies going toward rising tuition and uncountable cases of Coors Light for beer pong extravaganzas, picking up a bottle of pinot noir is far from the to-do list.

The G Book: Unlikely Entrepreneurs

The situation couldn't have been more stereotypical: Two college-age guys sit on their porch, with $7 between them, trying to think of a way to get money for beer.
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