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Tempe almost ready to cut the Internet cables

Ashley Lowery / THE STATE PRESS
Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and other speakers of the official Cutting of the Wire ceremony watch a recording made earlier that day of Arizona Sen. John McCain speaking about wireless technology Monday at Tempe Beach Park.
Tempe residents will soon be able to check their e-mail from anywhere in the city, making Tempe the largest city in the nation to go wireless.

City officials met Monday at Tempe Beach Park to dedicate the wireless system and demonstrate the new network, which will umbrella the city via approximately 400 antenna and radio units mounted on streetlights and buildings. NeoReach Wireless, the service provider, will roll out the network, known as WazTempe, in five phases.

Crow debuting blog, office hours

ASU President Michael Crow is expanding communication with students by beginning a blog and opening his office to students for one-on-one talks.

The blog, or online journal, would appear on Crow's Web site,, Dec. 1 to give students an opportunity to write questions and raise concerns.

Phoenix named No. 1 for small-business growth

ASU students have helped make Phoenix the top-rated city in the nation for entrepreneurs, a distinction that can only mean more opportunities for students, school officials said.

Hoops: Sun Devils spread scoring duty in win

ASU coach Rob Evans had said all preseason that without a distinct superstar, everyone on this team would have to chip in to rack up the numbers needed for wins.

The ASU men's basketball team did exactly that Monday night at Wells Fargo Arena when four Sun Devils recorded double digits in scoring in the 73-57 win over the University of California Santa Barbara.

Football: Here's to you, Mr. Robinson

The ASU football team has turned a lot of heads with its offensive production this season, but defense still wins championships and awards.

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."

Time to Eat: Weapons of Mass Consumption

At lunchtime in the Memorial Union, thousands of students line up at fast food joints for their midday meal. But using the excuse that there aren't any healthy food options around campus won't get you much sympathy from Tina Volpe or Deanne Wilson, who both have dramatically different ideas about what constitutes a healthy diet.
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