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Police: Alcohol ban has no effect

Seven fraternities on Alpha Drive have remained dry since a Feb. 1 alcohol ban, but the ban may not be affecting the number of alcohol incidents.

ASU Department of Public Safety police logs indicate a decrease in alcohol incidents on campus since the ban went into effect, but officials said they haven't seen a decrease in incidents on Alpha Drive.

Kenney and Jones vow to look after student interests

What do you think the job you are running for entails? The president's job entails many things, but as a generalization he or she protects the student's interests. This, by the way, was not done last year.

What issues are you focusing on? The major issue that needs to be taken care of before all others is to refocus the administration off of the future and on to the present.

Homeless court aims to help rehabilitation

A new court could move homeless defendants through the criminal justice system quickly and, some supporters say, eventually off the streets.

The Regional Homeless Court will convene once a month and only hear the cases of people who are dedicated to rehabilitation, said Rick Rager, deputy court manager for Tempe Municipal Court.

"People aren't placed in this court by virtue of just being homeless," Rager added.

Clients must participate in a court-approved treatment program for at least 90 days before their cases are heard, he said.

ASU's contract with Commons expiring

The Commons on Apache won't be part of ASU campus housing starting in fall 2006.

Residential Life spokeswoman Susan Mulligan said the Commons, which is owned and operated by American Campus Communities, was leased by ASU for the past two years as housing for upperclassmen.
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W Hoops: Slow start doesn't sink ASU


Joe Rondone / THE STATE PRESS
Danielle Orsillo lays it up during Saturday's win over the Golden Bears at Wells Fargo Arena.
There would be no letdown Saturday. After sending a message to Pac-10 frontrunner Stanford on Thursday night, it could have been easy for the No. 15 ASU women's basketball team to overlook California, and early in the game it seemed as if that was exactly what had happened.

The Sun Devils opened the game 1-of-11 from the field and trailed by eight points late in the first-half.
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Baseball: Devils bounce back, sweep Houston

A few weeks back, ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy explained that he wanted his team to pull out a come-from-behind victory, so his freshmen could gain the experience of battling back for a win.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Great Divide


On the cover
It's Tuesday morning and Amber Guida has just marched into the Hayden Library cafe. The journalism freshman arrived on campus at 8:30 this morning, and this is her only break before 11:00 p.m. when she finishes for the day.

Dressed in a smart pin-stripe jacket and with a cigarette hanging casually between her fingers, Guida appears much older than her 18 years. Sitting down, she lights the cigarette and quickly exhales in one long, exhausted gesture.
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On Stage: New Spaces

Inside an old elementary school, where most people saw nothing but abandoned classrooms and deserted playgrounds, the Empty Space Theatre was born.
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Road warriors: Rogue Wave comes to Tempe

Rogue Wave began after a job layoff in San Francisco pushed founder Zach Rogue to upstate New York to write, record and release his first album, Out of the Shadow, in 2002 with friend and producer Bill Racine.

He released the disc on his pseudo-record label, Responsive Recordings, and financing about 2,000 copies.
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