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Tempe police black, white with envy

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS
BLACK AND BLUE: Tempe bike officer Kevin Kelch parks his police vehicle in front of the Tempe Police Station and proceeds on bike. The Tempe Police are changing the color of their vehicles from white and blue to white and black.

Tempe's police cars will soon get a new paint job, sporting an old look that officers say will improve safety.

Coffee taste test creates buzz

Caffeine addicts on campus looking for a fix may be searching in all the wrong places, according to a report published by Consumer Reports magazine.

Report paints dire future, humans likely to blame
Global warming "very likely" is a problem exacerbated by people, and many ASU students now feel it's time to remedy the damage they've done.

Lawmaker wants greenhouse goals required by law
PHOENIX - A state lawmaker wants greenhouse gas-reduction goals established by Gov. Janet Napolitano to be required under Arizona law.

Classifieds not only way to find job
Students' inboxes are rife with e-mails advertising employment and career-finding opportunities. Often, these e-mails are overlooked, however, and even more often, they are simply deleted without being opened.

When patches, gum don't work, a little prodding might do the trick
Smokers who want to quit aren't limited to patches, pills and gum - needles are also an option.

Police Beat
Three ASU students - an 18-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man - were arrested in ASU Parking Structure 4 Sunday evening on charges of consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Cronkite Newswatch
Visit Cronkite Newswatch to see streaming video of newscasts, and air times.

AIDS Week Schedule
AIDS Week events

Calendar: Things to do, Feb. 1-7
Music, Theater, Events & Comedy, Feb. 1-7, 2007

Movie Premier: Norbit
Paramount Pictures and the ASU Web Devil invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of Norbit.

Photo slideshows
Tunedig Shindig
Pow wow
Candlelight vigil | Virginia Tech
Fire consumes house

AFA attempts to integrate with community downtown
Tucked away from the bustling crowds, established artists and a high-priced Art scene that has made Downtown Phoenix's monthly First Fridays Art walk immensely popular, a group of young filmmakers is paying its dues.

Devils remain perfect


ASU men's tennis shot down two more opponents this weekend, bringing their record to a perfect 4-0 as the third week of the 2007 season begins.

Hockey completes sweep of 'Cats'

In what was labeled its most crucial weekend of the year by coach Mike De Angelis, the ASU ice hockey club came through in a big way.

Falls hurt Devils attempts on road
The ASU gymnastics team suffered its third consecutive loss of the season on Friday against No. 16 Oregon State.

Plenty accomplished in Flagstaff tourney
The ASU track and field team had a strong showing at the Mountain 'T' Invitational in Flagstaff last weekend as two school records were set, four automatic and three provisional NCAA championship berths were earned, and many Sun Devils took home first place in their respective events.

ASU men, women fall to Wildcats
The regular season came to a bitter end for the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams Saturday, as both squads fell to their intrastate rivals in Tucson.

Opinions: Corn can't solve all our problems

VAN DER FELTZ: If you're heading to Mexico for spring break in about a month, you might want to take a little more cash than usual for food.

Tortillas are no longer the cheap, flat, bread substitute they once were. In fact, Mexicans are protesting in the streets over the 55 percent price increase in their dietary staple and the lighter wallets that are a result.

Tortillas are not the only food market suffering. Meat and animal by-product producers are feeling the strain as well.

Opinions: Women still playing catch-up

TRAYWICK: Though ASU boasts a student body that is 51 percent female and loves to tout its diversity, the New American University is still an all-boys club, where math and science are concerned.

While it's common knowledge that fewer women than men go onto successive levels of higher education and, eventually, into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, a new research study, funded by the National Science Foundation and begun at ASU, is telling us why and what can be done about it.

Opinions: Difference between dissent disloyalty
The line between protected protest and a punishable offense can be hard to draw, especially in times of a national crisis.

On the Cover: Going green


Part of President Crow's New American University plan involves making ASU a sustainable campus. Now if he would only just clue the rest of us in to what on earth that means...

CD Review: 'Dear' has what it takes

Name an Arizona band that has hit it big.

Go West, young student

Watch out, Tempe.

Hot Spot: Mac's Broiler and Tap
Tempe is lacking in "Cheers"-like neighborhood pubs that skip the glitz and focus on good drinks and exceptional food. Mac's on Guadalupe Road and McClintock Drive is the exception.

Brite's Bites: No weeping necessary for this willow
La vie boheme isn't just for the French (or the cast of "Rent"). At the Willow House in Phoenix, bohemia is alive and well.

Top 5: Strange behaviors learned in college
1. Leave a seat between.

Never sit next to a person in a lecture hall unless every other seat has been taken. Always avoid your classmates' three-foot personal space bubble unless you want to play an awkward game of "who gets the armrest."

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