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Bomb threats shut down Schwada

Shannon Koehle
People stand outside as the Schwada building is evacuated because of a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Between 700 and 900 people were evacuated by police.

ASU Police evacuated between 700 and 900 people from the Schwada Classroom Office building at about 1:45 p.m. on Thursday after a caller, in two separate calls, threatened that a bomb was about to be detonated.

Sigma Phi Beta named chapter of the year

Members of Sigma Phi Beta had a reason to celebrate after they beat 24 other ASU fraternities to win the Chapter of the Year award last week.

Police Beat: Man posted embarassing pictures on ex-girlfriend's Myspace
A 25-year-old Tempe man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of use of a telephone to threaten and harass and suspicion of computer tampering, according to police reports.

Tempe Election: Mayoral and city council candidates
Early voting begins Thursday in Tempe's city elections. Over the next four days, The State Press gives you a closer look at the mayor and city council candidates.
• Rhett Wilson
• Corey Woods
• Hugh Hallman
• Derek Lull
• Julie Jakubek
• Joel Navarro
• Darryl Jacobson-Barnes
• Mark Mitchell

SPM "Best Of" Survey
Welcome to the State Press Magazine's "Best Of" survey! Please write in your favorite choices in the categories of lifestyle, food, music, campus and shopping. The results will be published in SPM on March 19.
• SPM "Best Of" Survey

Photo slideshows
ASU Women's Basketball vs. Oregon
Barack Obama in Phoenix
Photos of the week: 1/27/08-2/02/08
ASU vs. Washington State
Protest against the Israeli blockade

ASU topples twins and trees

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS

No Jeff Pendergraph. No problem.

For the last five minutes of the game at least.

Sun Devils beat errors to win home opener

This game was closer than the score indicates.

The ASU softball team (4-1), ranked No. 4 in the Softball poll, did beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 11-3 at Farrington Stadium in their first home game of the 2008 season.

ASU's streak on the line
Competitions between ASU and UA this school year, from matches on the gridiron and basketball's hardwood to the soccer pitch and volleyball court, can all be summed up with one word: broom.

Late rally not enough for the Sun Devils vs. Cal
One of Charli Turner Thorne's signature catch phrases is, "If you control the boards, you control the game."

ASU up against highly-ranked UA
UA fans still reeling from last week's 59-54 basketball defeat to ASU should be glad to know their school probably won't lose to the Sun Devils again Saturday.

Opinions: New habits are hard to break as well

SLAGLE: I have become seriously distracted, and it gets worse as the days pass. In a departure from my norm, the twists and turns of the presidential race have enraptured me to the point where nothing else really matters.

Because of this, I can tell you the talking points of the candidates, but don't ask me what classes I had yesterday. I know the percentages of the votes garnished by each candidate in an embarrassing number of states, but I don't care to keep tabs on Blackboard.

Opinions: Don't walk on the wild side

WOOD: When I taking a tour at the Phoenix Zoo recently, my tour guide went off on a tangent. Apparently, there is one subject that really gets his goat.

That happens to be when he is manning the phones and someone calls in asking what to feed a grown jaguar that is obviously upset and is starting to claw through the outdoor wall.

Opinions: Boos and Bravos
Look at what the Editorial Board boo'd and bravo'd this week.

Laptops in class: Life-saver or distraction maker?


Laptop computers have found their way into the daily lives of many people.

Review: Golden Spoon

Ice cream has a new, slimmer sister: diet-friendly yet flavorful frozen yogurt at Golden Spoon. Fat-free and with 17 calories per ounce, it's a healthy, creamy alternative to the bad stuff.

Back in the rink
"They say the hardest part of rollerblading is telling your parents you're gay."

Review: Better than the mix-tape your boyfriend made
While most music Web sites offer pretentious musical insight, there is still one that offers reviews, features and more, without the over dignified attitude like tends to offer. That site is

Clothing by celebrities
Some celebrities who have conquered the world of film and television have also undertaken the world of fashion.

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