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Disabled student struggles with parking


Deanna Dent / THE STATE PRESS
PhD student and teaching assistant Allison Parker, who suffers from a degenerative bone disease, is frustrated with the lack of availability of handicap parking lots across the ASU main campus.
Graduate student Allison Parker thinks Parking and Transit Services is unaccommodating to disabled students because of the high costs and limited availability of disabled parking.

Parker, who suffers from a degenerative bone disease and has one kidney and one lung, has been struggling for years just to get to class.

"I understand what's going on with campus being landlocked and PTS trying to deal with that, but my issue is why disabled parking has to be the most expensive," said Parker, who is also a teaching associate.

All-access disabled parking decals and Structure 1 parking are the most expensive, costing $540 each, according to PTS. The all-access disabled decal allows students to park in disabled spaces in any lot or structure on campus.

Parker said PTS does offer disabled students a "single-lot" decal for the same price as the rest of the lot or structure, but for her and students with similar disabilities, this is not an option.

Students on both sides of protest

CHANDLER - ASU student protesters, counterprotesters and a man in a dog costume braved temperatures pushing 100 degrees Friday afternoon, responding to the proposed building of an animal-testing facility here.

About 30 protesters, including students from ASU's Animal Welfare Association and other groups, lined Arizona Avenue outside Chandler city offices to protest Covance Laboratories Inc.

The company, which tests products for pharmaceutical companies before they go to market, submitted zoning applications in July for a new testing facility.

The company, which tests products for pharmaceutical companies before they go to market, submitted zoning applications in July for a new testing facility.
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Volleyball team opens season 3-0


Eric Binns / THE STATE PRESS
Sophomore outside hitter Margie Giordano spikes the ball in Saturday's win against Utah Valley State.
The ASU volleyball team began its season in impressive fashion, sweeping through its three games at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa Sun Devil Volleyball Classic this weekend en route to the tournament championship.

The Sun Devils rode strong performances by tournament MVP Nicole Morton and junior libero Sydney Donahue, who tied the single-game Pac-10 record with 50 digs in the final game against Loyola Marymount.

"I can't think of anything that would have helped our team more than being 3-0 and winning every game," coach Brad Saindon said. "It's going to do a lot for our team's mental health and morale."

ASU began the tournament Friday with a 30-24, 30-26, 30-21 win over Northeastern. The Huskies kept the opening game close, but with the score even at 23, the Sun Devils won seven of the final eight points.
SPORTS

Top-10 finish is goal for men, women

Come rain or shine, the ASU men's and women's cross country teams are doing what it takes to set themselves up for success this upcoming season.
Pouring rain didn't stop the teams from training on Tuesday morning as they prepare to kickoff the 2006 campaign at the George Kyle Invitational in Flagstaff on Sept. 2.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On the Cover: Double Take


Katie E. Lehman / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
On a hot Sunday afternoon in August, Danielle and Barry Lindsey move into their new Tempe condominium. Two bicycles rest by the door, and the view from the foyer reveals a cluttered kitchen and a living room littered with boxes.

The Lindseys are in the middle of it all, trying to figure out where to move a large brown couch. While the room is in disarray from the move, Danielle and Barry work together seamlessly. It's no wonder - they've been roommates on and off for more than 20 years.

No, Danielle and Barry are not married - they are twins.

But Danielle says their relationship wasn't always this smooth when they were younger.

"We did not get along at all," she says.

Barry says they always had the same classes, the same friends and their teachers always knew them, because their parents were their school's band directors.
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Experts: Flip-flops are health hazard

Flip-flops are one of the summer's hottest shoe styles, but doctors worry about the possible health problems they cause.
"Flip-flops are not good for everyday wear because they don't fasten securely to the foot," said Dr. Raymond Botte, a Fountain Hills podiatrist.
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