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Light rail extensions could connect four ASU campuses

Christopher Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
Construction on the Valley Metro light rail continues at Tempe Beach Park.
As light-rail construction equipment continues to rumble outside ASU's Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, President Michael Crow said he would like to expand the service to all ASU campuses.

"My hope would be that public light-rail infrastructure will ultimately, over time, be connecting all of our educational institutions," he said. "That will break down yet another barrier to access to those institutions."

Light rail is part of the University's mass transit push and the expansion could help ease some of the University's transportation problems, Crow said.

"We have our own traffic problems and our own pollution problems," Crow said. "If we don't figure out how to deal with those kinds of problems right now we're in big trouble."

Candidates square off in Tempe

Two candidates vying for the Congressional seat U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth has held for the past 12 years faced off against the congressman at a candidate forum Sunday in Tempe.

Former Democratic state senator and Tempe mayor Harry Mitchell and Libertarian candidate Warren Severin, challengers for Hayworth's six-term congressional seat, discussed campaign issues with the public and fellow candidates.

Serena's Song lifts you up, up and away

One year ago Jonathan Homberg was playing high school football, had straight A's in his special education program and had more girlfriends than his older brother.

Two cancerous brain tumors later, 16-year-old Jonathan hadn't smiled in more than four months - until his parents told him about Serena's Song.

Devils 'D' shines in mile-high win

Rachel Burns / Courtesy of Campus Press
Defensive end Kyle Caldwell makes a tackle during Saturday's game against CU.
For the first time in a long time, the ASU football team didn't have to put on an offensive fireworks show to capture a win.

During the Sun Devils' 21-3 victory at the University of Colorado Saturday, their offense committed four turnovers, had trouble finishing drives and regularly halted its progress with six false-start penalties.

But even on the most dysfunctional of nights, ASU still managed to gain 430 yards, 182 of which were on the ground, and sprinkle in its usual dose of big plays in the passing game.

The Sun Devils know their offense has never been a problem nor will it continue to be. The biggest thing they'll take from the mile-high area is proof that the team's much-aligned defense, which ranked 114th in the nation last season, was able to hold an opponent to just three points, on the road nonetheless.

Soccer loses one, ties one

The ASU women's soccer team knew it would have its hands full coming into weekend matchups against two of California's strongest soccer programs.

What it didn't know was that the weekend would provide them with a roller coaster of emotions, a bad tie and a good loss.

On the cover: Buying beauty

From Ashlee Simpson's nose and Pamela Anderson's breasts to Demi Moore's, well, everything, it's apparent that cosmetic surgery has become a frequent occurrence among celebrities today.

But celebrities aren't the only ones going under the knife.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients between the ages of 19 and 34 made up about a quarter of the 11.5 million cosmetic procedures last year. All together, Americans spent $12.4 billion nipping and tucking.

Mass marketing

With such a large pool of young people, it's no wonder that surgeons like Dr. Summer Daiza of the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, located at 10900 N. Scottsdale Road, are advertising directly to ASU students.

Daiza ran an advertisement for 10 percent off breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, chemical peels, skin care and other cosmetic procedures in ASU's Camptoons promotion map.
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