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ASU, Phoenix partner on new building

The Phoenix skyline will have a new addition in 2008, thanks in part to ASU.

The Central Park East building will house the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and KAET Channel 8, said Wellington Reiter, dean of the College of Design.

The building will have 31 floors of condominiums, 12 floors of office space, a parking garage with 1,230 spots, one floor of retail area and six floors for ASU, Reiter added.

"[Central Park East] is a great example of a mixed-use building," he said.

Female, male inequality still exists in workplaces

Economist and author Sylvia Ann Hewlett said women are still being shortchanged in the work force and companies need to look for an alternative to the "white male model."

Hewlett, this year's Rhodes Chair, spoke on campus Wednesday at the John J. Rhodes Lecture.

Sales and Zoebisch vow to cut high textbook prices

What do you think the job you are running for entails?
Being a good president means being a strong president. It means having the backbone to stand up for what students want, no matter how tempting it is to give up. Negotiating with the administration is tough, but students deserve better than to have leaders that compromise at the first sign of trouble. We need a president that's strong, passionate and experienced. And that's the kind of leader I've always been.

What do you like best about ASU? The many ways to get involved.

What do you dislike about ASU? The parking situation.

Naked biker draws stares

An unknown naked young woman was spotted riding a bicycle around the Memorial Union Wednesday, police and witnesses said.

World Festival on Hayden Lawn today

Vietnamese dancers, African drummers and a Palestinian dance called Dabka will be featured today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Hayden Lawn at ASU's World Festival.

Students will display and sell crafts from their home countries, and vendors will sell Thai, Palestinian, Indian and Korean food.

Swimming: More dangerous at the top

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Sophomore Caitlin Andrew practices her freestyle stroke at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center on Friday.
Winning a Pac-10 title may be difficult, but defending one could be an even greater challenge for ASU sophomore Caitlin Andrew.

Andrew, last year's Pac-10 champion in the 100-yard butterfly, hopes to fend off the highest level of competition for a second straight year in the event. The returning All-American had the third-best time in the nation this year at 52.90 seconds.

Baseball: Braving the elements

ASU has yet to play a game outside the state of Arizona and has therefore benefited from the 127 consecutive days without rain.

Holding on to Hope

On the cover
Shaney McCoy is a middle-class white woman from Clearwater, Kan. Raised in a Christian home, she's played by the rules most of her life. She's doesn't drink, she's not sexually promiscuous, she doesn't touch drugs and she's certainly never shared needles with anyone.

But this blonde-haired, blue-eyed picture of wholesome Midwestern values does share something with drug users, street workers and many poverty stricken people around the world.

Shaney McCoy is HIV positive. And she's not ashamed of it. In fact, she wants you to know it can happen to you. "This is a virus," says the psychology senior. "It doesn't choose who it infects."

Local Limelight: Q&A with William F#cking Reed

DJ William F#cking Reed is the Clark Kent of the local club scene -- smart marketing manager by day and promoter, DJ and all-round savior of rock and roll by night. Reed's main gig is on a Saturday night, where he squeezes out of his tight denim shirts and into Rogue Bar's coffin-sized DJ booth.

From here he hosts the massively popular "Shake!" an eclectic mix of indie, post-punk and British invasion that accommodates most of Phoenix's sweaty, pierced and belligerent alternative crowd.

The night has risen rapidly in popularity since its conception, and last week celebrated its first anniversary. Among the balloons and sweaty masses, Reed took some time out to talk with SPM.

Tick Tock: Taking Care of Business

At 5 a.m. on Monday when your alarm goes off, the snooze button feels like your only friend. The party weekend is over.

The party weekend is over.
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