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On this Valentine's Day, Hallmark not alone in big profits

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS
AWESOME BLOSSOM: Florist Gloria Zambrano of Gloria’s Blossoms Flower Shop prepares 60 bouquets in the back of her store Sunday. Valentine’s Day is Zambrano’s busiest day of the year, with 300 bouquets to deliver and another 300 for pickup.

Business senior Brandon Barth ordered a $60 bouquet of pink roses for his girlfriend for Valentine's Day this year.

Like students, flags make journey

Landscaping flags are common eyesores around ASU, usually signifying traffic congestion and bumpy roads.

Grab coffee and a congressional chat
There weren't any secret service agents or mobs of supporters this weekend in Tempe and Scottsdale, just a congressman with an open ear.

It's his birthday, he'll evolve if he wants to
Today is the 198th anniversary of English naturalist Charles Darwin's birth, and everyone, evolutionist or not, is invited.

Arizona near the top in its percentage of women legislators
When Sen. Amanda Aguirre needs to discuss legislation with one of her colleagues, there's a good chance she'll talk to another woman.

Police Beat
A 24-year-old Tempe man was arrested on the 1800 block of East Don Carlos Avenue Friday afternoon on charges of providing false information to law enforcement.

Calendar: Feb. 8-14, 2007
Music, Sports and Events for Feb. 8-14, 2007

Movie Review: 'Music and Lyrics' sings an appropriate pitch
With a familiar cast, an entertaining storyline, and some surprisingly decent songs, Music and Lyrics proves itself to be a romantic comedy that nearly all can enjoy.

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

Bands 'battle' for military hospitals
Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish Arizona State University fraternity, held a "Battle of the Bands" charity event as part of their philanthropy weekend to raise money for military hospitals overseas.

Seniors shine in final home game


On a day meant to honor her and teammate Emily Westerberg, Aubree Johnson did not disappoint.

Devils deliver during opening weekend, start season 8-0

A dramatic, come-from behind victory, a no-hitter, and a grand slam - the No. 5 ranked Sun Devils softball team (8-0) had a nice opening weekend to the season.

Three-team meet yields season-high score
The ASU gymnastics team appeared stronger than ever Friday at the three-team Uno's Classic.

Baseball goes 2-1 in Houston Classic
It was an up-and-down weekend in H-Town for The No. 12 ASU baseball team.

Devil Dish
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

Photos: Slideshow
Week in Sports, Feb. 12-16, 2007
Week in Sports, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2007

Opinions: What is it about love?

VAIDYANATHAN: What is it about love that compels and rivets us so? What is it about love that has made us create countless works of art celebrating it?

We are, have always been, and probably always will be, obsessed with love. But why?

Merriam-Webster defines love as "warm attachment, enthusiasm or devotion," a definition that somehow manages to be technically correct and yet still misses everything that makes love so powerful in the first place.

Opinions: Only grass is greener in Europe

PATE: Just a few weeks ago, I received an invitation for the Facebook group, "Americans should be more like Europe." Ignoring the bad grammar, I declined the invite, mostly because I was busy with my "I'm a fermata ... hold me" group.

It did make me curious, though - is Europe as well-off as many Americans think it is?

Opinions: Giving hybrid drivers their due
Here at The State Press, we're fans of investing in hybrid cars for tons of reasons.

On the Cover: Reversing Roles


As more women take on the dual titles of "career woman" and "Mommy," some men find themselves in different shoes than they may have imagined. Here's what it's like to be a stay-at-home dad or to make less money than your wife.

Fat jokes, racism go too far

Eddie Murphy really enjoys playing fat women, or it is the only way he can now get work. There can simply be no other reason for the existence of "Norbit."

Hot Spot: Yucatecan Imports
Yucatecan Imports is a cultural gem, featuring gifts from more than two dozen countries such as Jordan, Yemen and Romania.

Top 5: Strange Grammy nominations
1. Record of the Year

James Blunt's "You're Beautiful." This one-hit wonder is up against the works of prolific musicians like the Dixie Chicks and Mary J. Blige.

The organic revolution
Two ripe, bright-red tomatoes sit next to each other at a local grocery store. The only difference between the two is that one is labeled organic.

Tech Check: Tech toys for Valentine's Day
Many holidays provide a gender-neutral opportunity for gift-giving.

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