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Tempe staple closes after 36 years

Lee Kauftheil / THE STATE PRESS
END OF AN ERA: Tony Spaltro, president of the board of directors for the Gentle Strength Co-op, has been working with employees and volunteers at the co-op for years. After more than 36 years in Tempe, they will be closing their doors.

Tempe residents will have to find their organic produce, herbs and tofurky elsewhere now that the Gentle Strength Cooperative is closing its doors after 36 years.

Beyond these boots,
the human cost of war

The bell rang out as the name of each fallen Arizonan soldier was read aloud Monday on Hayden Lawn.

'They fill you up'
Passing out plates and utensils, volunteers mingled with the homeless as they came to eat.

As towers pop up, open places roll out
Tempe officials hope to make downtown a "place" - a vibrant hub of pedestrian activity engulfing Papago Park, the Mill Avenue District and Tempe Town Lake.

West campus parking rates to rise
The cost of parking at ASU West is going up.

Scientist: algae gas of tomorrow
In this year's State of the Union address, President Bush announced a major alternative energy project to dramatically reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, mostly by encouraging production of ethanol, a corn-based biofuel.

Carey School, join forces for career services
ASU and have teamed up to enhance and increase employment in Phoenix.

2007 MLB Spring Training in full swing
When spring time rolls around and Arizona weather is at its best, 12 Major League teams arrive in Arizona to partake in 31 days of Spring Training baseball.

EARTH TALK: Fast-food recycling
What are the fast-food chains doing to cut back on, or recycle, the huge amount of paper, plastic and foam they use daily?

'Lymbyc' gets new album out of their system
With the January release of their latest album, "Love Your Abuser," the Lymbyc Systym is poised to become one of Phoenix's premier acts.

EXTRA: Cronkite breaks ground

Never too early for rivalry action

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS

It's never too early in the season for the ASU-UA rivalry.

Devils shine in Indoor Championships

The ASU track and field team dominated the 2007 MPSF Indoor Championships last weekend as it took home six individual women's titles, two individual men's titles, one relay title and the women's team crown.

ASU splits games at Anteater Invitational
The ASU women's water polo team went 2-2 and placed 11th in the Anteater Invitational in Irvine, Calif. during last weekend.

Errors outweigh highlights vs. 'Cats
The injury-laden ASU gymnastics team dropped its fifth consecutive meet of the season Friday night, this time against intrastate rival UA, 195.000-193.975.

Three Devils claim Pac-10 championships
Three Sun Devils proved they are the best the Pac-10 has to offer.

Opinions: Mid East mismanagement not anything new

SERVIS: Before W. Bush and before Ahmadinejad and before the nearly nuclear Iran, there was Eisenhower, there was Mossadegh, and there was the nearly-democratic Iran.

There was also a guy called Kermit.

The year was 1953 and the turning point was Operation Ajax. At the behest of President Eisenhower, CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt led a coup that overthrew the Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh and replaced him with a dictator.

Opinions: Student aid should be a national priority

Last Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to an audience of Arizona State University students and other concerned Arizonans about what the new Congress is doing to make college more affordable.

This session, the Congress has already taken two critical steps to help Arizonans pay for college. ASU students should thank the Speaker for prioritizing the issue of college affordability and passing concrete legislation to address the issue, and should urge her to do more to help students and families.

Opinions: Gee, this is awkward
Afraid of a real heart-to-heart? Send a card instead.

On the Cover: Dealing with debt

Photo illustration by Bettina Hansen / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE

On the first day of her college career at UA, psychology student Heather Neal, now 20, signed up for her first credit card.

CD Review: Band seeks for voice, makes music along way

The American Dollar is an instrumental two-piece band from Queens, New York that draws from the heavy sounds of post-rock.

Brite's Bites: "C" is for cookie, and cookie is for Tara

I love cookies. So imagine my delight when a restaurant with the word "bakery" in its name opened up just five minutes away from campus.

Hot Spot: A Middle Eastern medley
At Café Istanbul and Market, a Middle Eastern restaurant and shop, dim lighting illuminates ornate lanterns and plastic grapevines hanging from the ceiling, providing a cozy atmosphere for diners.

Don't I know you?: Q&A with Kali Ray Torres
With her elegant movements, it's not hard to find yourself staring at Kali Ray Torres during her modern dance class.

On the Runway: Spring into style
Fall 2007 Fashion Week, held Feb. 2 to 11, hit the streets of New York harder than the hail the city's recently been getting. Fall 2007 Fashion Week showcases designers' new spring trends.

The search for something sacred
Churches, synagogues, mosques and other homes of institutional religion stand tall across America. But some students prefer non-traditional outlets for their spirituality.

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