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Navajo presidential contenders debate at ASU


Courtney Sargent / THE STATE PRESS
Presidential challenger Lynda Lovejoy (top) and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley (bottom) answer questions during a presidential debate held at ASU Tuesday evening.
The two contenders in the Navajo Nation's presidential race squared off in front of a full audience at the ASU Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, Tuesday evening.

Incumbent president Joe Shirley Jr. and challenger Lynda Lovejoy, the first woman to run for the office, are vying for the position in a Nov. 7 election to be decided by registered Navajo voters.

There are an estimated 25,000 Navajo members living in the Phoenix metropolitan area and 800 Navajo students at ASU, according to the Phoenix Indian Center.

More than 400 people attended the debate.

"This is a great way for us to provide a forum for urban Indians," said Kate Rosier, director of the Indian Legal Program at ASU, which co-sponsored the event.

In the debate, the candidates weighed in on issues including education and tribe infrastructure.

Security system fails at Adelphi

Officials at Adelphi I Commons are working to correct a security glitch after The State Press found nonresidents with a Sun Card could gain access to the complex.

The hall security system is supposed to bar people who do not live there from entering via a card reader that opens the access gates.

Sisters find recipe for a fortune

Megan Carle and Jill Carle - sisters and ASU students - have whipped up two cookbooks that have sold a tasty 80,000 copies combined.

Megan said she was inspired to write a cookbook because she realized teenagers were an underserved market in the cookbook world.

"It was all either little kid stuff or normal cookbooks that have so much terminology, they're hard to understand," said Megan, a French and German senior at ASU.
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Senior Reeves takes odd path to ASU volleyball


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Senior Nina Reeves jumps to make contact with the ball during a match last season.
Two doors - one leading to cheerleading tryouts, the other to volleyball - stood in front of then-seventh grader Nina Reeves.

Fortunately for the ASU volleyball program, she chose the second door.

"I saw all these little cute blonde girls running into one room, and I saw all these tall cool girls walking into volleyball tryouts," Reeves said. "I was towering above everybody else, so I thought this was probably the spot for me.

"I walked in that door instead of the little blonde door. I've been playing ever since."

Reeves, a senior outside hitter, has played in all 14 of the Sun Devils' matches this season. Her 132 kills rank third on the team and have helped ASU to a 9-5 start.

However, her Sun Devil career almost never happened.

During her senior year at Gilbert High School, Reeves signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Rutgers, but she said something made her hesitate.
SPORTS

Hump Day Hoopla: Is the Sun Devils' Season over already?

It's easy to come up with questions about the ASU football team after its 48-13 loss to Oregon Saturday.

What went wrong? How? What happened to the dominant defense from the season's first three games? Where is the Rudy Carpenter who led the nation in passing efficiency?
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On the cover: The other candidate


Christopher Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
On Nov. 7, millions of Arizonans will head to the polls to choose between current Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano and Republican challenger Len Munsil. Oh yeah, that Libertarian guy's on the ballot, too. And he just so happens to be planning the largest upset in Arizona's political history.

If you feel like talking to Gov. Janet Napolitano, you can call up her campaign offices, talk to Noah, her campaign manager, get directed to Janine, her communications director, and set up an interview.

To get a word in with Republican gubernatorial candidate Len Munsil, first speak with Daniel, who'll give you the phone number of Vernon, the media director, and you'll be speaking with the candidate in a few days.

If you want to talk to Barry Hess, he'll answer the phone.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Tips on finding top tickets

Just hours from Los Angeles, Phoenix draws many performers, but small venues sell out in minutes and large venues may mean a seat in the nosebleed section. However, there are ways to increase your chances of getting prime seats.
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