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Disabled student seeks home for holidays

A disabled student could be homeless for three weeks over winter break if Residential Life does not help him find a living arrangement to accommodate his lifestyle.

Steven Martin, a public administration sophomore who uses a motorized wheelchair, said the one residence hall ASU is keeping open during the three-week break during which all halls close is unsuitable for many disabled students.

ASU researchers tackling avian flu

Top U.S. health official Mike Levitt announced Sunday the U.S. won't be prepared for a potential bird flu epidemic for three to five years, but ASU life sciences professor Roy Curtiss III is already working on the problem.

Curtiss suspects it's only a matter of time until the bird flu outbreak in Asia creates a worldwide flu pandemic. "It will ultimately occur, whether it's this year, next year or 50 years from now," he said.

Administration examining Phoenix housing options

More graduate students and upperclassmen could attend ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus in its first year than freshman and sophomores, University officials said.

Downtown campus provost Mernoy Harrison said this could decrease the urgency to construct residence halls. He added that adequate student housing is more critical for freshmen and sophomores than for older students, who likely have prior living arrangements.

Cross Country: ASU harriers finish strong

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Senior Ryan Warrenburg finished 36th at the NCAA Championships Monday with a time of 30:30.
ASU's cross-country teams finished off their seasons in impressive fashion at the NCAA Championships Monday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Both teams bettered their national rankings coming into the meet, as the No. 5 women finished fourth with 191 points, 45 behind champion Stanford, and the No. 21 men finished 17th with 465 points.

Football: Seniors set for 'emotional game'

For the 19 seniors on the ASU football team, there won't be a need for any motivational speech before Friday's game against UA.

Pins & Needles

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When psychology senior Jaclyn Trecokas was a freshman in college, drinking a glass of milk was enough to leave her body writhing in pain. But today she says she can eat or drink whatever she wants thanks to acupuncture, an ancient healing method. And she's not alone.

According to a 2002 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acupuncture has become one of the leading forms of alternative healing in the United States helping to solve ailments ranging from bone injuries to drug addiction. While needling patients for treatment is a far cry from conventional Western medical practice, a growing interest by the American public in alternative healing has led them to discover a different path to better health.

Acupuncture: How does it work?

Acupuncture is more than just sticking needles into random parts of the body -- there's actually a science behind it. According to Jo Condra, a licensed acupuncturist at Essential Chiropractic Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Scottsdale, the ancient medicine treats patients through treating their energy, or "qi."

Theater student debuts on New York stage

The lights, the audience and the chance to transform into someone completely different appeals to thespians across the world. But the city whose name they beckon for only answers a few.
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