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Obama, Pederson call for lower education costs


Pete Pallagi / THE STATE PRESS
Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, speaks of the rising costs of tuition as Senate hopeful Jim Pederson looks on Saturday.
More than 1,000 people flooded the Student Services Lawn Saturday as Sen. Barack Obama and Jim Pederson, 2006 Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona, called for lower education costs and a return to "middle-class values."

ASU Young Democrats helped organize the rally for Pederson, who is challenging Republican Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl in 2006. The Senate needs "common sense and independence," and Pederson can provide that representation for Arizona, said Obama, D-Ill.

Groups stand up to Palm Walk site

Several women are taking a stand against a Web site that asks users to rank pictures of women as they walk ASU's palm tree-lined malls.

Two groups hope to raise awareness about PalmWalk.com, a site that asks users to rate women on a scale of one to 10 -- a site they say violates women's rights.

Details released in child sex case arrest

An ASU student arrested last week masturbated on a Web cam for and set up a meeting with what he thought was a 12-year-old girl, those involved in a Tucson TV station's investigation said.
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UCLA Bruins out-slug Sun Devils


Photo courtesy of Michael Sun / Daily Bruin

UCLA quarterback Drew Olson, No. 14, looks down field before passing the ball during the game against the Sun Devils this weekend.
PASADENA, Calif. - It was an old-fashioned shootout at the Rose Bowl Saturday, and UCLA showed up with more ammunition.

Drew Olson proved there's more than one quarterback in Southern California, and one of ASU's big guns, Derek Hagan, fumbled twice as the Bruins went on to the 45-35 victory in front of 84,983 blue-clad patrons.
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NCAA probe shows 61 ASU benefit violations

The NCAA has placed the ASU athletic program on two years probation for providing improper benefits surrounding former tailback Loren Wade and a former ASU employee, and other irregularities in the athletic department's operations.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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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Stripped: Private Dancer

Luke Lowrey talks about his three-year career as a stripper like it was a typical part-time job.

"I never thought I would be doing it this long," he says, flashing his straight white teeth.
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