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Tempe residents blow the whistle on loud trains
Kaitlin Ochenrider / THE STATE PRESS
TRAIN PAIN: Train tracks in Tempe run through the backyards of residents, but those residents are hoping the City Council will soon grant a petition to keep trains quieter. A reprieve from train noises in Tempe has been three years in the making, but city officials hope to make it a reality by the end of this year.

Report: 1 in 7 Arizona drivers drove drunk in '07

About 15 percent of Arizona drivers drove under the influence of alcohol at least once last year ó just less than the national average, according to a report released Wednesday.

Nonprofit students awarded for community service
Photo courtesy of Amy Cox O'Hara
GIVERS: 2008 ASU American Humanics student award winners (from left to right) Caitlin Gizler, Megan Pfleiger, Ali Rosenbloom and Jenna Schaefer were recognized at the programís 28th annual dinner, held April 22 at the Arizona Club in downtown Phoenix.    Five ASU American Humanics, or AH, students were honored with scholarship awards Tuesday evening at the 28th annual American Humanics recognition dinner held at the Arizona Club.

From across the sea, watching her homeland implode

Wadzi Muzwidzwa Just months after a political uproar in Kenya over what many in the nation deemed a marred presidential election, citizens of Zimbabwe find themselves in the a similar position.

Students rally again to protest dean's policy decisions
Students under the moniker "Save The Teachers" gathered outside of ASU West's Faculty Administration Building to voice their displeasure Wednesday with Dean Elizabeth Langland's policy decisions at ASU West, which include a recent decision to cut part-time faculty positions and to cancel some classes that are normally offered.

Poly to usher in new arts, sciences dean in fall
Photo courtesy of Dr. Craig Thatcher
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Dr. Craig Thatcher, a professor, researcher and program director from Virginia Tech, will fill the position of dean at the Polytechnic campusís School of Applied Arts and Sciences this fall. In addition to the 240,000 square feet of new classroom, laboratory and office space that will be coming to the Polytechnic campus next fall, the Polytechnic's School of Applied Arts and Sciences will be receiving a new dean.

M&G dollars on deadline
John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS
TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Japanese senior Mathew Drew checks out at the Memorial Union market Wednesday afternoon. M&G dollars expire July 31, causing many students to rush to spend before the semster ends. ASU's food provider Aramark is offering M&G users a 10-percent discount on Thursdays at many of its dining locations, but many students are struggling to spend all their remaining money, not save it.

ē Extra M&G dollars used to help the needy

Extra M&G dollars used to help the needy
John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS
DOLLAR DONATIONS: Freshmen Cole Wirpel and Kathryn Scheckel (left) spend Wednesday afternoon outside the Memorial Union getting students to donate food using leftover M&G dollars. With hundreds of M&G dollars left on their Sun Cards, two freshmen living on campus are helping students turn their extra M&G dollars into meals for the hungry.

Police Beat: Female ASU student assaulted while jogging
An 18-year-old female ASU student was assaulted by an unknown person early Wednesday morning somewhere on Palm Walk near the 400 block of East Orange Street, police reported.

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