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College Store to close Apache location
The College Store will close its Apache Boulevard location at the end of this semester and consolidate its Tempe business to its store on Rural Road. It does not appear the store will extend its lease into January.

A 4-year lease on the property at 625 E. Apache Blvd. was signed in late 1999, said Mike Lammers, who manages the Apache Boulevard and Rural Road locations. The College Store owns locations in 12 states.

Eating disorders increase at ASU
Eating disorders are an increasing problem at ASU, and the focus on body image likely is greater here than some other campuses, health officials said Friday.

According to a health assessment study done at ASU in spring 2002 by Student Health, around 58 percent of female students and 52 percent of male students said they were either trying to lose or gain weight.

Pappas School for homeless will open campus near ASU
Community leaders and schoolchildren gathered in Tempe Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the third campus of the Thomas J. Pappas School.

The Pappas School was founded in 1989 to serve the educational and social needs of the Valley's homeless children. The school originally taught eight children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Now, the Pappas schools serve 105 children from kindergarten through high school.

Blood drive aims for 1,000-plus campus donors
Officials at United Blood Services said blood supplies are at a dangerous low, and they are asking ASU students to help save lives by donating blood this week at the 13th Annual Blood Drive Challenge.

Police Beat: Bushmaster purchases with stolen wallet
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including a wallet reportedly stolen from Palo Verde West. An unknown person reportedly tried to use the credit card to buy from the Bushmaster Corporation.

Clooney's star power in dark comedy is 'Intolerable' fun
Intolerable Cruelty is a darkly hilarious, uproarious battle of the sexes with twists and turns around every corner. George Clooney is the star, filling every scene with a new neurotic facial tic or eye twitch.

Peppers rock veteran fans, entice a mob of new ones
Even after 20 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers can still rock your mama's socks off. But first the crowd had to deal with $50 tickets and the concert's venue, Cricket Pavilion, which charged each car $10 to park.

Bluegrass mood music for Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner. If you're looking for some appropriate bluegrass mood music, here are a few suggestions...

Don't I Know You? Don't Keep on Truckin'
The most important and puzzling observation is that ASU loves mesh hats. Today, while Matt and I were searching for a subject for this column, we became transfixed at the sheer number of students sporting the same kind of hats that my grandpa wears while mowing the lawn. The only difference is, all Sundevils wear their hats slightly askew. All of this observation put us in a very perplexing position: I had a column to write, and Matt had a picture to take, but it's not like I could've said, "Don't I know you?" to a hat. But I had so many burning questions!

Sex in the City: The Naked Truth
But for more than 100 Valley women, getting butt-naked and landing a spot in an $8 magazine sold at every convenience store only to be jerked off to later ... well, that's their dream.

And on Oct. 2, these ladies took one giant step closer to living that dream. Playboy: Special Editions held a casting call at Sanctuary Nightclub in Scottsdale, inviting Valley women to bare it all.

'Kill Bill:' Great expectations
Let me just say that I had expectations of Quentin Tarantino's newest movie, Kill Bill: gruesome effects, confusion, twisted humor and a nonlinear plot line, to be exact.

And while all of my expectations were met, what I didn't expect was that I would like it. And maybe it's just because I've been watching a little too much "Alias" lately and am starting to love women who kick a lot of ass and cliffhanger endings (Kill Bill has a sequel, and therefore a wonderfully suspenseful ending)...but I don't think that's it.

It's all Greek to me!
The Greek festival is full of people who like to have fun, and it gives you a taste of a little country just off the Mediterranean Sea that also plays a big part in this world's history. It has Greek folk dancers in full traditional costumes and a host of cultural exhibits. They give tours of the church and slide shows of Greece. You can even win tickets to the country in a raffle. This year, they also have an exhibit where you can buy imported jewelry and prints from Greece.

Perla's Jam
Do you ever feel like you have to sing along to every song in an album, even if you don't know any of the words?

That is the feeling I became overwhelmed with when I began listening to Perla Batalla's music. I had no clue what the heck most of the songs meant on her Spanish-language CD, Discoteca Batalla, but her rich voice worked some sort of magic over me. Before I knew it, drivers on the road were shooting me goofy looks as they saw me riding by in my car, bopping my head up and down to her music, stumbling over the Spanish words and awkwardly tapping my fingers against the steering wheel.

Dust to dust
Many Master of Fine Arts candidates spend early mornings and late nights diligently working in the peaceful seclusion of ASU's Art Annex. At any one time, the building envelopes the heart and soul of more than a dozen students who know they can always retreat there to let the creative juices flow - uninhibited and, most importantly, undisturbed. That is, until MFA candidate Marc Leone moved in.

Murphy's Law: Imitation is the base of orıginality
My parents always have complained that so many of the musicians coming out today really just regurgitate music from their time. And I must admit this is true. Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis, Little Richard (and the list goes on and on) all have had their lyrics and their rhythms taken and reworked by modern-day artists.

What I won't admit is that it's a bad thing. Music is constantly changing, and just like the history of anything else, musicians learn from those who came before them. (Besides, a good cover now and then never hurt anyone.)

Fighting tobacco, fat with ads
Obesity is now the latest "epidemic" hitting our consumer-crazed nation. Here is a perfect opportunity for positive marketing to have an effect on the way people eat and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Call ASU IT: I want my MP3
Battle lines have been drawn, and the consumer will be the innocent victim. It's Apple versus Microsoft all over again. This time the fight will be about how you listen to your legally downloaded music.

Kobe-free journalism best
As Kobe Bryant defends himself in Eagle, Colo., where his preliminary hearing took place Thursday, the nation receives trial updates and more. And we wonder why America knows more about celebrities than politics.

Letters to the Editor: Pay no attention to the porn
The letters in response to recent news and columns, including a letter from a reader who thought that The State Press has devoted excessive amounts of coverage to issues surrounding pornography.

Editorial: Hecho en Mexico
Tequila is a natural and economic resource for Mexico and a rare one, at that. The Mexican government is right to increase its oversight of the production and distribution of such a precious commodity.

A comic strip by Tony Carrillo.

A coimc strip by Joseph Bowen.

Rockabilly, baby
A new genre of music that combines punk aesthetics with rockabilly rhythms has been gaining popularity in rockabilly and punk crowds that never used to mix.

And while these two groups once thought to be separate may not be sharing their Pabst's Blue Ribbon beers, a lot of them are listening to the same music. The guys with the pompadours can relate more to the upright bass and the rhythm-and-blues guitar, while the punks prefer the sped-up pace that they can still mosh to with the same ferociousness as they mosh to with their Minor Threat albums.

Leg warmers, pimps round out stores' Halloween trends
This year, Tempe Halloween costume sales will reflect a national explosion of 1970s and early 1980s fashion as well as themes from Pirates of the Caribbean, with trick-or-treaters busting out buccaneer outfits.

On the Web: As sand falls through the hourglass cursor...
"Love and Revenge," an online soap opera, makes no attempt to give characters premonitions or bring anyone back from the dead. This soap is as old-school as a soap can be, and supernatural creatures are conspicuously absent.

Devils finally find their rhythm
After moving the ball at a tortoise's pace through its initial five games, the ASU football team took out nearly half a season's worth of frustration on Oregon Saturday.

And after a 59-14 victory over Pac-10 nemesis Oregon (4-3, 1-2 Pac-10) before 53,762 fans at Sun Devil Stadium, the team hopes it can stay red-hot for the remainder of a previously tumultuous season that saw ASU (3-3, 1-2) lose three straight games before Saturday.

Football: QB Fife given chance to prove himself
For the first time this season, Oregon senior quarterback Jason Fife had his opportunity to win back the starting job he lost in the off-season to sophomore Kellen Clemens.

Fife got his chance after Clemens started the game by throwing interceptions on his first two pass attempts, both of which led to ASU touchdowns. Clemens said both of the plays were bad reads.

Women's basketball loses top guard
Formal practice has not begun yet, but the ASU women's basketball team already may have received the worst news of the season.

Sophomore shooting guard Jill Noe, the team's leading scorer from last season, will miss the entire 2003-04 campaign with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Noe suffered the injury during individual workouts at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday.

Football: The air attack is back
For the first time this year, the passing attack that made Andrew Walter a preseason Heisman hopeful came alive in electrifying fashion Saturday in a 59-14 rout of Oregon. The junior quarterback connected with six different receivers for a total of 70 yards or more each.

Breakdown: Big plays carry Sun Devils
The Sun Devils had more big plays than they've had all season, including a 56-yard touchdown run and pass completions of 49 and 39 yards. The team converted on all six of its red zone attempts and 11 of 15 third downs. Huge props go to the defense for holding two of the top receivers - Oregon sophomore Demetrius Williams and senior Samie Parker - to just 62 yards.

Football: Ducks fans give Devils 'A' lesson
When the Oregon football team marched away from the 2002 Fiesta Bowl with a dominating win over Colorado, it must have seemed like a home game. The four Oregon fans in Tempe who witnessed that year's bowl game made a pact to extend that feeling and make Sun Devil Stadium seem like Oregon's home field when the Ducks came to Tempe on Saturday to play ASU.

Devil Dish: 'Show the duck!'
I've had the talking duck toy since the days when I still took baths instead of showers. He shut up about six months after I got him; battery-operated toys and bath water don't really mix. But on Saturday - thanks to spirited ASU football fans - my duck was famous.

Soccer beats Stanford, Cal
Sometimes sports heroes catch us by surprise. Sometimes it's a player's hard work that finally pays off, or maybe it's fate, or maybe it's just dumb luck. Sometimes it's all three. In ASU's first-ever season sweep of the Bay Area's Stanford and No. 18 California, two such heroes emerged from the Sun Devil backfield to propel their team to a pair of Pac-10 wins.

Volleyball swept in L.A. road trip
Maybe the bright lights of Hollywood were just too much for the ASU volleyball team. The Sun Devils were swept in both their weekend matches against USC and UCLA as the Southern California teams proved they were two of the top teams in not only the Pac-10, but in the entire country as well.

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