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Breaking News: Alamoodi resigns from student government


David Lukens / THE STATE PRESS
Yaser Alamoodi, right, in early April, reacting to the news that he and Corinne Widmer (not pictured) would be in the USG presidential runoff election.
Undergraduate Student Government President Yaser Alamoodi resigned Friday, citing personal and financial reasons.

"Serving the students was a dream," Alamoodi said. "But unfortunately and sadly, circumstances have arisen that I need to attend to."

He said the thought to resign crossed his mind several times, but he made the decision early Friday morning after he spent the night in his office answering e-mails.

Breaking News: Tempe shooting leaves 2 hospitalized

Two unidentified male victims were rushed to a county hospital Friday afternoon after being wounded in a drive-by shooting near Tempe Diablo Stadium.

The victims were traveling northbound on 48th Street in a white Acura Integra when two suspects in a red Dodge Neon fired an undetermined number of gunshots into the car, said Brandon Banks, a Tempe Police Department spokesman.

Housing forms need meal plan choice

Students planning to live on campus this fall must sign up for a meal plan to submit a housing application -- and that, according to one ASU student, violates Arizona Board of Regents policy.

Richard Sales, Undergraduate Student Government senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said that since ABOR has not approved the specifics of the meal plan, signing up for it should not yet be mandatory. The regents approved the mandatory meal plan in concept in January 2005.
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    W Hoops: Comeback bid falls short for basketball team

    ASU has a thorn in its side, and it has been there for a while. No matter how hard the No. 15 Sun Devils practice, their shooting woes continue, and their trip to Berkeley was no exception.

    It took ASU four minutes to score a bucket, and by that point, the Golden Bears were on an 8-0 run. Cal took advantage of ASU's early struggles and held on to defeat the Sun Devils 66-64 on Thursday at the Haas Pavilion.
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    M Hoops: Devils left searching for answers

    The ASU men's basketball team brimmed with confidence as it tipped off play against California on Thursday night.

    The Sun Devils, coming off their first Pac-10 win, jumped on California early with an 11-1 run to open the game.
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    Religion: Darwin vs. Dogma


    Chelsea Kent / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
    Religion and science make strange bedfellows, but the Center for Religion and Conflict hopes to promote peaceful conversation about both during a lecture on intelligent design.
    With the latest classroom scandal involving scientific theory, and trials in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kansas and California, the conflict between religion and science is again under the glare of public scrutiny.

    But the inherent struggle between the two disciplines is always on the minds of researchers and professors at ASU's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, says the Center's assistant director, Carolyn Forbes. "Our role is to bring together energy from different disciplines to focus on problems that need scholarly attention," Forbes says.
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    Local Limelight: The Minibosses

    If you walk into a club with a tribute band on the bill, what do you expect to hear? "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Crazy Train," perhaps?

    What if instead of classic rock your ears were treated to tunes from your childhood -- songs that played while your mother nagged you to turn off the TV and go outside?
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