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Beauty and the ballpark

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Senior Lauren Haire flashes a smile at the Diamondbacks’ crowd as she performs her duties as in-game host. Haire enjoys the interaction with the fans and spectators.
ASU senior Lauren Haire goes to every Arizona Diamondbacks home game. But she's not just any fan - she's also part of the show.

As the in-game host for the major league baseball team, Haire entertains Diamondbacks spectators with contests, jokes and one-on-one interactions.

"They ask me random things. And little kids really like me," she said.

Although she gets to meet all of the players and spend time in the dugout, what Haire enjoys most is interacting with people in the stands.

But it's not all easy times for Haire, a journalism and political science senior.

"There are hardcore enthusiasts that don't want anything but the game," she said. "One time, a guy told me I sucked."

Hosting every home game is also time consuming.

Former USG president detained pending deportation

Former Undergraduate Student Government President Yaser Alamoodi was detained Wednesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials over citizenship status issues, friends of Alamoodi's report.

Alamoodi, who is a Saudi Arabian national, is being held at Arizona's Eloy Detention Center, said Hasan Chaudhry, a friend of Alamoodi's and a kinesiology senior. Chaudhry created the group "Help Yaser get out of Detention!!" Thursday.

Alamoodi, 29, a political science and religious studies senior, is enrolled in 12 credit hours this semester.

He and his ex-wife Joy Hepp, an ASU graduate, recently divorced, causing her to revoke her petition of support Aug. 9, she said.

Devils have many ties to Wolf Pack

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Starting quarterback Rudy Carpenter gets ready to make a pass during last weeks victory over NAU.
The ASU football team dodged a bullet last week by defeating NAU, a Division I-AA opponent the Sun Devils were tied with after three quarters.

But with 11 games left to play, things will not get easier for the Sun Devils.

"There's no more NAU's on our schedule," coach Dirk Koetter said.

ASU will host the University of Nevada, Reno at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday in its second game of the season.

It will be the third meeting between the two schools. Nevada topped ASU in both the previous meetings.

However, the last time these teams played each other was 1947.

Even if the teams don't have a recent playing history, members of the squads are more than familiar with each other.

Nevada looks to avenge loss to Fresno

Coming off a hard-fought loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs, the University of Nevada, Reno football team will have to prepare for a different type of animal tomorrow in ASU.

Nevada will travel to Sun Devil Stadium in hopes of correcting what went wrong against their Western Atlantic Conference rivals last weekend.

The Wolf Pack came into 2006 riding the momentum of a five-game winning streak to end last season. That streak was snapped in Fresno last week.

On the Cover: Standing Room Only

On a muggy Thursday evening in late August, Phoenix's Modified Arts is packed to the brim with sweaty attendees waiting to see Phoenix band Reubens Accomplice take the stage.

Two nights later, a long line of people stretches down Jackson Street in Phoenix, waiting to enter the Brickhouse Theater to see a show that features local acts The Stiletto Formal and DeSole.

Both crowds are here to see shows that feature both local and national acts.

While national magazines like Rolling Stone and Billboard have reported decreases in live music performance sales in the last few years, many Phoenix and Tempe venues are not experiencing a problem.

Local venue owners, ranging from the huge, superstar stadiums to the smaller clubs and music halls, claim that attendance is high, but there continues to be news of a national slump.
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