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Drums hit, guitars strummed, primal beat dances down Mill

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS
DROP THE BEAT: Drum circle enthusiasts let loose on Mill Avenue late Saturday night. The circle is held weekly.

It's Saturday, just before midnight, and a beat is reverberating up and down Mill Avenue.

For this game, it's all raw talent

Approximately 200 ASU students were chosen Monday to compete on a nationally televised reality TV show that will be filmed this summer.

Polytechnic wills ambassador to speak on campus
In every community, there are leaders that stand above the crowd.

Study shows female, male drug trends different
Marie Griffin and Nancy Rodriguez, two ASU West professors, concluded that females are more likely to make drug purchases through personal networks, as opposed to other affiliations, and that there is a difference between male offenders and female offenders.

Historic building bites the dust
The iconic gold-domed roof of the former Visitor Information Center is still intact, but the building it once covered is little more than dust.

In public records, she finds passion
When Jan Hort walked into her new corner office at the Tempe City Hall last week, a colorful, lush bouquet of flowers greeted her.

Study: increased interest in business ethics
Business ethics is not an oxymoron.

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

ASU Art Cafe hosts new exhibit
Free coffee in hand, surrounded by friends and admirers, her life's work on display for the first time-Catherin Colaw couldn't help but grin.

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.

Ice Devils get pair of clutch wins

Lee Kauftheil / THE STATE PRESS

A couple of heroic comebacks kept the ASU ice hockey club's chances of attending the National Tournament alive after a weekend sweep against Weber State.

Johnson, Westerberg: friends for life

It was just more than four years ago when ASU women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne was faced with a tough decision - pay one for the money, or two for the show.

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

Women's golf back on course
Despite a poor finish to the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, the No. 2 ASU women's golf team is tied for third place after the first day of competition.

Men's tennis still perfect
The ASU men's tennis team earned two more wins last weekend, putting its record at a perfect 6-0.

Devil Dish
Sometimes my mind is boggled by what some people feel is an important issue to address.

Opinions: Discrimination disguised as science

TRAYWICK: Here I am, ovaries and uterus in heels and a flouncing skirt, and I have just learned that, according to modern science, I am a man, or worse - a woman.

Now, don't get me wrong - I have been bombarded with gender stereotypes as much as any good little American girl. I willingly stuffed myself into under-wire bras, invasive g-strings and four-inch stilettos, and I certainly grew up in a home where the rights and chores of men and women were carefully delineated.

Opinions: What it's like when God is your favorite constituent

SERVIS: Poor Karen Johnson.

To this state senator, the world must feel like a pretty scary place. And how could it not be, what with so many plots against motherhood, plots against marriage, plots against American sovereignty and plots against God?

But against all odds, this politician is doing OK for herself. In fact, she's doing so great that among elected officials who have no business being elected officials, Johnson is first in her class.

Opinions: Driving daze
This year has already been a busy one when it comes to Southwestern states addressing road safety, and we couldn't be happier - or more amused, in some cases.

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.

Weird music, weak vocals bring down album

Sometimes, even the most inspired artists need to get out a little.

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.

Local Limelight: Mother Nature: Meet Your Match
It can be dangerous to be a young, local band trying to realize a dream. Mesa quintet Oh Doctor has braved Mother Nature on the nation's highways just to make it to a night's gig.

Brite's Bites: Fry bread frenzy
Tucked between a broken-down, red cocktail parlor and a small, dirty employment agency on Seventh Avenue in Phoenix, there sits a little place I'd like to call heaven.

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