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'A friend in the speaker's office'

Lee Kauftheil / THE STATE PRESS
MADAM SPEAKER: Nancy Pelosi stands framed by two of the attendees at her speech about higher education Monday. Most of the talks, by her and other representatives, focused on student finance, but included illegal immigrant student rights.

The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives came to ASU Monday with an entourage of four fellow U.S. representatives to discuss the cost of higher education.

Family, friends wonder how to take next step after murder-suicide

Carol Kestenbaum was a fun-loving and spirited young woman, devoted to her friends and always ready to have a good time, her friends and family said Monday.

Police report 31 percent increase in Tempe robberies from '05 to '06
Robberies in Tempe increased by 31 percent in the last year, police officials reported.

Wish you were an Oscar Mayer hotdogger?
Driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile may be a childhood dream, but for graduating seniors it could be a reality worth relishing.

Freshmen begin library for displaced children
A group of ASU students is giving underprivileged children a chance to become bookworms.

Vandals paint campus in 'Zombie Love'
Spray-painting vandals hit ASU this weekend intent on spreading the message of "Zombie Love."

Calendar: Feb. 15-21, 2007
Music, comedy & events to do, Feb. 15-21, 2007.

EARTH TALK: Animals used for dissection in classrooms
Dear EarthTalk: Are the animals used in classroom dissection taken from the wild? If so, wouldn't this be endangering their populations?

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

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

PTS: News & Updates
Intersection of Mill Avenue and University Drive restricted Jan. 15 - March 15

Hastings' epic career wrapping up


February 10, 2007 was just another day at the office for senior distance runner Amy Hastings.

Football players not yet on diamond

The two members of the ASU football team who also play baseball have yet to see much action on the diamond this season.

Devils finish sixth at Pac-10 championships

The ASU women's swim team was in a record-breaking mood last week when it competed in the Pac-10 championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Weekend yields more triumphs for Devils
The ASU track and field team had another successful weekend, resulting in event wins and automatic and provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships during the Southwest Invitational.

Devils drop conference match
The ASU women's water polo team dropped another game to a ranked opponent Sunday when it lost to No. 4 Hawaii 12-8 in Honolulu.

Devil Dish
It's the third week of February and one of my favorite times of year in the desert.

Opinions: Deciding between PC and ugly, many choose silence

SERVIS: To Bill Balsamico of North Versailles, Pa, the signs he displays in front of his restaurant Casa D'Ice are a delicate fusion of poetry, polemic and obscenity.

At times they serve as foreign policy suggestions.

"Daar Mr. President: piss on the camel jockeys, bring home all the troops, leave behind plenty of bombs. they will kill themselves. that is their way of life."

Opinions: Deciphering "sustainability"

VAN DER FELTZ: Still paying for the ring you bought for your Global Engagement? Wish the pictures of your Social Embeddedness never got posted on Facebook? When was the last time you visited the Leveraging Place? Have you ever engaged in Intellectual Fusion?

If you have a blank look on your face right now, you're not alone. I hear extensive use of buzz words and jargon from the professional world and wonder what they really mean.

Opinions: Giving the people what they want
Your house is on fire. Your brother and sister are drinking poisoned water.

On the Cover: Shocking science


Electrotherapy has a long and sad portrayal in popular movie history: Randle McMurphy from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" strapped to a cold, metal table; Sara Goldfarb in "Requiem for a Dream" shaking in pain; John Nash's wife in "A Beautiful Mind" sobbing as her husband's amazing brain gets fried.

Travel back centuries without time machine

How would you like to travel back in time to a 16th-century European village with armored jousting, giant roasted turkey legs and $5 ale?

Album shows what young rockers are really about
The running joke about Lo-Fi-Fnk - yes, it's spelled that way - is that the band's music is neither lo-fi nor funk.

Tech Check: Whiskey for your ears
The term "pure-malt" isn't usually applied to electronics. But in a move of both absurdity and awesomeness, Pioneer Electronics has developed a pair of speakers built with wood from old whiskey casks.

Underage and at the altar
Jessica Barney, 20, starts off her day by waking up next to the man she loves in an apartment they share. The accounting junior spends almost all of her time with this man, whom she met as a sophomore and fell in love with during a year of dating. They each are full-time students and work during the week; together, they go out on the weekends with their friends. "We do the same exact thing that other kids our age are doing," Barney says.

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