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Picketers crash Crow's barbecue

Michael Crow denies allegations that ASU ignores gay and lesbian rights as he speaks to students who had set up a protest outside of an ASU lunch on the Student Services Lawn Tuesday afternoon.
It didn't take long.

After 15 minutes of picketing ASU President Michael Crow's staff barbecue Tuesday, protestors had "accomplished their goal" for the day.

More than 20 student protestors targeted the event at the Student Services Lawn to bring attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer student issues.

"Michael Crow has ignored us when it comes to the main viewpoints and needs of the LGBTQ community," said Tuesday Mahrle, a business and political science sophomore.

When Crow arrived to speak at the barbecue, he immediately approached the students and talked to them for about 10 minutes.

Online gamblers forced to 'cash out'

Students were forced to fold after President George Bush signed a bill that makes Internet gambling in the United States more difficult.

The bill's primary focus was to protect U.S. ports, but a rider amendment on Internet gambling was tagged on. The rider cannot completely ban gaming, but prohibits U.S. gamblers from using credit cards, checks and electronic fund transfers.

Students 'design' way to help domestic violence victims

These chairs aren't meant for sitting, but their creators — ASU design students — are hoping they will help make some people more comfortable.

The chairs, designed by seniors from the College of Design, will be auctioned to help raise money for a business benefiting victims of domestic violence, said Julie Russ, manager of communications for the College of Design.

Young receivers fight through adversity

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Despite being a sophomore, Nate Kimbrough has emerged as one of the Sun Devils’ key receivers this season.
Wide receivers usually are some of the flashiest players on the football field with their highlight-reel catches and blazing speed.

Yet, so far this season the wide receivers of the ASU football team have been more like pedestrians than superstars, as the passing game has become the focal point of the team's offensive struggles.

"We have lacked consistency," coach Dirk Koetter said. "And [sophomore quarterback] Rudy [Carpenter] went through his trial and we've had some injuries on the offensive line. When you mix all that together, we have not been as explosive in the passing game."

This has led to a shakeup in the receiving corps as younger players have emerged to take the spots of older players.

Hump Day Hoopla: Koetter's career has a distinct pattern

ASU President Michael Crow was asked earlier this semester what he thought about Dirk Koetter's tenure as the Sun Devils' head football coach thus far.

On the Cover: Generation M

We watched the clock tick down to midnight on the eve of the new millennium. We were old enough to understand the significance of the Twin Towers falling, but we were clueless about the Berlin Wall. We're a new generation - the millennial generation - and now the rest of the country is watching us.

You are being watched.

Researchers know who you are. They've seen what sites you visit on the Internet and how frequently you visit them. They monitor your text messaging, blogging and podcasting. They're aware of your attitudes toward minorities, your feelings about politics and your constant need to multitask.

And what they don't know, they'll soon find out.

At least, that's what experts hope. Researchers both nationwide and at ASU are devoting large portions of their time to learning more about our generation - the millennial generation.

Consumer report: Know your credit score, improve your rating

Credit abuse is an American pastime that reflects the general lack of interest in working toward a good personal credit score. Not having a good score can result in interest rates so high that consumers can barely afford to pay the monthly interest.

However, steps can be taken to increase one's credit score, maintain a good score and correct inaccuracies.

Explaining and obtaining your credit report

A credit report contains information on where a person lives, how bills are paid, arrest history, bankruptcy and legal judgments. Consumer reporting agencies sell this information to creditors, insurers, employers (only with your consent) and businesses that provide credit, insurance, employment or rental history.
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