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Education key in Napolitano's budget

Dale Peacock / THE STATE PRESS
George Cunningham, Gov. Janet Napolitano's Deputy Chief of Staff, Finance/Budget, listens to a reporter's question about the governor's proposed budgets for fiscal year 2007, while Dennis Burke, Chief of Staff, Policy, foreground, looks on, Tuesday.
Gov. Janet Napolitano recommended a $6.9 million increase in student financial aid to make college education more affordable in her budget proposal for fiscal year 2007 Tuesday.

"As the academic climate of our campuses evolve, we must make it more accessible to Arizona students who require financial assistance," Napolitano said in a press release. ASU architecture student Preston Poggenphol agreed that increased financial aid would benefit students. "That will open the doors for others who cannot afford to come here," he said.

Professors hope vaccines from tobacco will help fend off plague

While the plague may not seem to pose a threat to the general public, ASU is helping the Department of Defense create a vaccine to fend off what could be a bioterrorism weapon.

Biodesign Institute Professors Hugh Mason, Luca Santi and Charles Arntzen are developing a vaccine that will protect soldiers from a potential plague attack.
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    Baseball: Wholesale changes shuffle baseball lineup

    Losing players to Major League Baseball is an annual occurrence for the ASU baseball team. However, heading into his 12th season in Tempe, coach Pat Murphy has devised a strategy to help his team succeed when it loses its best players - reload.

    With six players leaving via the Major League draft after ASU's third-place finish at the 2005 College World Series, Murphy is looking for his new additions to step up and fill the voids.

    Hump Day Hoopla: A family affair

    Kyle Odegard: In preparation for any intramural softball challenges, a 10-person staff has been assembled on The State Press sports desk this semester.
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    Zone converts to 'content', FREE FM

    Are you hearing a lot more talk on 101.5 FM lately? You're not alone. KZON and 11 other stations in major markets around the country have switched formats to CBS Radio and Infinity Broadcasting's FREE FM, resulting in 101.5 FM airing talk radio from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. during weekdays.

    According to an October 2005 press release, with radio personality Howard Stern leaving commercial radio for Sirius Satellite radio, CBS and Infinity came up with the concept of the "content based" radio station as a way to replace Stern. Adam Corolla and David Lee Roth are already broadcasting individually as Stern's morning show replacements.

    Top 5: Best places to sleep on campus

    1. Hayden Library:
    Put your feet up, get your books out, start reading ... and slowly drift away.
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