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And they gave 'em hell

RUNNING FOR PAT: Close to 13,000 people attended the third annual Pats Run in Tempe Saturday. The money raised will benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Nearly 13,000 runners crowded Packard Drive Saturday morning in anticipation of the third annual Pat's Run.

It can be a long way to the top

There are students who grow up wanting to be the next Michael Jordan or the next Joe Montana, and then there are the students who want to be the next Abraham Lincoln.

The lots are bare, but not for long
Condominiums, offices or other developments will likely pop up on acres of University-owned land on the edges of campus, according to officials from ASU and the city of Tempe.

Forget your desk, take a seat on that rock
"You can't go wrong with snakes, right?" said Andy Holycross, a herpetologist and assistant research professor.

'I have a lot of secrets'
The black and white square snapshots are cut up and pasted back together in personal ads and couple's declarations of love.

One reads, "I love this boy more than my life. 6/18/06."

BLOG: ASU Coachella Blog
Today's the day. The Coachella music festival has started. Sam Gavin will be updating live from Indio, photos included. READ MORE AT |

Defense steps up in second scrimmage


On a day set aside to honor former Sun Devil Pat Tillman - the third-annual Pat's Run was held that morning - the defense of the ASU football team did No. 42 proud.

No sophomore slump for Osborn

ASU sophomore All-American Jennifer Osborn spends an hour per day hitting balls at the driving range to perfect her game.

Tennis teams endure tough stretch
It was a rough weekend on the road for ASU men's tennis.

Water polo splits pair of games
The ASU women's water polo team split its two-game road trip last weekend as it defeated Pacific, 13-5, on Friday before losing to No. 6 California, 17-8, on Saturday.

Devils drop two 1-0 games to UA
Former New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, "It's like deja vu all over again."

Devil Dish
The NHL completed its strenuous 1,230-game regular season schedule Sunday after six months of highlight reel goals and bruising hits.

Opinions: Don't just visit other countries - live there

PATE: I've always been pretty impressed by the caliber of foreign students that come to America. We could learn a thing or two from them when it's our turn to go abroad.

It makes sense; these guys and gals are the cream of the crop from their countries, and they want to make a good impression on the Americans, so they behave themselves. They have their wacky habits - like the cheap bike from Wal-Mart they seemed to buy as part of their orientation - but nothing that's too hard to look past.

Opinions: Being a part of musical culture takes more than one's ears

BILL: Last Tuesday, at 9:07 a.m. I put on a baseball hat, readjusted my sunglasses and power walked into Target. For the first time in my life, I zoomed past the summer dress rack and headed for the far corner of the store. I grabbed my coveted item and examined it in Gollum-like wonder while waiting at the register.

I have been waiting for it for months, and I was both relieved and elated to find that Hilary Duff out did herself once again. I have a strong allegiance to her debut album ...

Opinions: Check your expectations at the door
Part of being in college is learning that your perceptions might be wrong. We're not talking about some specific ideas all of us might share - we mean perspectives on everything.

SPM: Best of 06-07

The results are in: From hottest professors to best happy hour, SPM brings you the best of ASU and the Valley in this guide to student favorites.

Just add these picks to your "must go" list, and we guarantee you'll never be bored again.

Zombies, machine-gun legs make 'Grindhouse' a whole lotta bloody fun

RICHTER: Remember that scene in "Pulp Fiction" when John Travolta sticks the gigantic needle into Uma Thurman's heart? "Grindhouse" is that needle, and that heart is your eyes.

Best Sushi: Cafe Wasabi
This classy little cafe in Tempe will make any sushi lover's mouth water.

Best Dessert in Tempe: House of Tricks
You might miss House of Tricks when driving down 7th Street, but the delightful desserts coming from this eatery are well worth the search. The restaurant, surrounded by willowy trees and climbing vines, offers up some of the tastiest after-dinner treats in Tempe. An entire meal can be a bit pricy, but House of Tricks is the perfect place to stop for a late-night indulgence.

Best Undiscovered Local Band: Porches
Tempe's Porches, the brainchild of The State Press opinions editor Ben Horowitz, embodies every part of the Phoenix music scene. Part folk, part punk, Porches brings Horowitz together with various friends and collaborators to create loud, messy jams with curious titles like "Walgreen's Woman" and "Crazy Brain Trains."

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