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Editorial: Pour a Chai latte in memory of Gold Bar
Gold Bar coffee shop, a favorite hang out of those ever-ready-to-launch-into-political-debate-over-a-steamy-cup-of-hot-mocha-latte, is about to follow in the footsteps of so many mom-and-pops of yore and succumb to business that is bigger and more powerful.

Opinion: Take the taxing approach to life before Cheney gets eaten
It's April 15, time for our annual column, "Tax Advice For Regular Humans," which is based on extensive deductible research, including $83,000 for boat rentals alone.

Opinion: Palestinian deaths not footnotes to the conflict
Her name was Rivka Fink. She was a 75-year-old woman from Jerusalem who was among the six lives that ended senselessly and violently on Friday when another woman, 20-year-old Andaleeb Taqataqah, from the Palestinian village of al-Fajer, suddenly detonated a large bomb in Jerusalem's city center.

Letters to the Editor
As ASU deaf students, we feel that Kym Levesque's article is biased due to your lack of research and understanding of Deaf culture. How could you write such a harsh article about deafness when your office, the State Press, is located one floor below the Disability Resource Services (DRS).

Reavie falls apart in Masters, misses cut
With the excitement surrounding a possible weekend stay in The Masters, ASU sophomore Chez Reavie missed the cut by 13 strokes after struggling through the second round Friday at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Golfers struggle in home tourney
As sophomore Chez Reavie self-destructed Friday in The Masters, Ben Flam began his quest to lead the ASU men's golf team to its fourth consecutive victory in the Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational.

ASU finishes 2nd, Moore takes 4th
"He showed a lot of determination, guts and grit," ASU head coach Randy Lein said. "He's got a lot of game, and it was a good experience for him. He'll be much more prepared for the conference tournament."

Walter, defense shine for Gold
It was a chance for freshman Chad Christensen and junior Andy Goodenough to state their cases for overtaking sophomore Andrew Walter for ASU's starting quarterback position.

All three QBs run into trouble
After the Sun Devil offense generated the 19th-most points in the nation last year under now-departed quarterback Jeff Krohn, none of this spring's signal callers appear to be headed toward the same level of success.

McClellan's pitching, Allen's hit lifts ASU
UCLA, which had lost eight of its last nine games prior to meeting the 23rd-ranked Sun Devils, put up a fight by forcing things into extra innings Friday, before eventually succumbing to the bat of sophomore left fielder Rod Allen.

ASU wins pair at Oregon schools
The sixth-ranked ASU softball team boosted its record in Pac-10 play to two games above .500 this past weekend after a successful trip to the Pacific Northwest. The Sun Devils (35-10, 5-3 Pac-10) did so by taking two of three games from the Oregon schools.

Five records fall at Sun Angel Classic
Sitting alongside former head coach Baldy Castillo, former Sun Devil Chuck LaBenz joked about the painting given to him Saturday in the Sun Angel Classic.

Devils span Valley with service project
More than 60 ASU students trekked to the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday as part of a mass community service project. These "Devils in Disguise" pulled weeds, planted flowers and lent the zoo their green thumbs for a day of community service.

Students use extra food points to help the needy
Sodexho Marriott, the company in charge of campus dining, has launched Caring Cans, a charity program that allows students to purchase two cans of food to feed less-privileged families.

Crime prevention enhanced with new center, more officers
The City Council approved the plan for a Crime Prevention Center last year and renovated an old police station on Guadalupe and Kyrene roads for the center. The renovation cost the city $300,000.

Water ski team invites students to hit waves
The ASU water ski team is holding an invitational lake event April 25 and 26 to kick off the summer while allowing students to find out what the team's all about.

Learning Resource Center is having free computer skills workshops all day in the Student Services building, Room 394. Stop by or call (480) 965-5828 for an appointment.

Junior ROTC competition judged at ASU
These commands could be heard at one of many events, like a parade rehearsal or dance competition. But they were shouted on campus Saturday when several hundred participants and instructors converged at the fourth annual Sun Devil Showdown for Junior ROTC hosted by ASU's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp.

Police Beat
A 39-year-old male transient was arrested at Safeway, 926 E. Broadway Road, on charges of shoplifting. A store employee reportedly saw the man conceal a bottle of alcohol down his pants and attempt to leave the store without paying.

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All dogs don't have to go to heaven
On any given week, Maricopa County pounds are forced to euthanize over 700 dogs and cats. Sadly, that number is directly proportional to the number of pets taken in.

'Heel' takes step toward 9/11 recovery
But he believes that an open dialogue about the emotions inspired by that seminal day is crucial in the national healing process. And he believes that artistic exploration is a good way to engage such a dialogue.

Campus playwright close to endless success with new play
By sophomore year he was able to put on an evening full of original plays called All the Motivations, during which several of his scripts were performed.

Adoption : The stress, the sadness, the success... the stories of adoptive and foster care parents
Jacober didn't beat or neglect her children, but after six months of caring for her two foster daughters, the girls were ready to return home. The girls were first taken away from their biological mother due to drug abuse, but now that their home has been declared safe, the Jacober household is missing two familiar faces.

Fine China fast becoming local indie favorites
If you've seen this band live or heard their new album, You Make Me Hate Music, then you know precisely what I'm talking about. If not, then get off your butt and check out one of the few local groups currently generating a Valley buzz.

Newsted's EchoBrain is no Metallica re-tread
It's easy to stick with a formula that works, especially when the sum of all parts equals millions of albums sold worldwide, touring more than 60 countries and being hailed as one of the greatest metal bands ever.

Music awards up the ante for Arizona talent
The Phoenix music scene has had a lifetime as rocky as the terrain that makes up its landscape. Over the past decade local music has seen a rise and fall in notoriety, camaraderie and public support.

Fourbanger puts punk pedal to the metal
Authority Zero helped spotlight this music genre with their recent signing to Lava/Atlantic Records. Now bars and clubs are adding punk rock nights to their weekly entertainment roster and radio stations are playing what used to be obscure bands.

List these locals as must-see rockers
For most bands, "hooky and catchy" are not words that are proudly tossed around; however, this group of three isn't afraid of commercialism in any sense.

Crack the code with comedian classes
Although Carrie was no comedian, Tony Vicich is a professional who thrives on hearing the laughter of hundreds of strangers in a crowded room. And he's darn good at making it happen.

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