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By water, bicycle and land

Courtney Sargent / THE STATE PRESS
An athlete competing in the Timex Triathlon races around the track after completing the swim portion of the race early Sunday morning in Tempe.
One by one, swimmers emerged from Tempe Town Lake early Sunday, tired and winded from a nearly mile-long swim.

It was the first segment of the Timex Triathlon, which brought an estimated 1,200 athletes and 10,000 spectators to the city, organizers said.

The event included a 1,500-meter swim, a 38.6-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run.

Athletes also had the option for a "sprint triathlon," which was half as long.

Cody Thompson, an 18-year-old NAU student from Kingman, came in first in his age group with a time of 1:09:01 in the sprint triathlon.

Fire blazes through condos

Two people suffered smoke inhalation and burn injuries and multiple condos were damaged after a fire tore through a condominium complex Saturday morning just east of ASU's Tempe campus.

"Firemen went into the condo and pulled out the victims who were trapped by smoke and flames," said Deems Shepard, a Tempe Fire Department spokesman.

Paper, plastic or home delivery?

ASU students living on or close to campus now have another option to buy grocery items from the comfort of their computer chairs.

Delivery Dudes, an online grocery delivery business, was launched about four weeks ago to deliver basic goods to students in residence halls and off-campus apartments in Tempe.

Turnovers doom Devils in Berkeley

Christopher Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
Starting quarterback Rudy Carpenter gets ready to make a pass during last weeks victory over NAU.
What was expected to be a heavyweight battle of Pac-10 contenders ultimately turned into a knockout in the middle of the second quarter.

In a span of six minutes, the ASU football team gave up four touchdowns, opening the flood gates to an eventual 49-21 beat-down courtesy of the No. 23 California Golden Bears Saturday in Berkeley.

"That six-minute period was it," ASU coach Dirk Koetter said.

The No. 22 Sun Devils (3-1, 0-1) saw their 7-0 lead turned into a 35-7 deficit in the blink of an eye.

Volleyball tops Wildcats in Tucson

The ASU volleyball team did what it had not done yet this century on Friday night - win at the McKale Center.

Behind two late comebacks in the third and fourth games, the Sun Devils (9-3, 1-0) defeated UA (9-4, 0-1) 30-21, 21-30, 30-25, 30-28.

It was ASU's first win over the Wildcats since 2003 and its first win on UA's home court in seven years.

On the cover: A walk down memory ave

Photo illustration by Tiffany Tcheng/Katie Lehman / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
Urban Outfitters, Starbucks and Hippie Gipsy by day. Hooters, the Library and the Big Bang by night.

These are several of the iconic locations that draw students to Mill Avenue.

But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't always the brew that brought visitors to this mecca of activity.

While some people might assume that Tempe is devoid of a rich culture and history, it turns out that Mill Avenue has been a hot spot of activity for decades - dating back all the way to the late 1870s.

In fact, Mill Avenue was established as a main gathering place for Tempe residents long before ASU became a university.

By taking a look at Mill Avenue's history, it's possible to get an idea of just how much Tempe's culture has evolved over the years.
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