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Today in Backbeat Online:Vintage Q&A with the late, great Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton. • Mile High Makeout: Coming home. • A review of the Fray at the Gothic Theatre. • Baji wants to announce your calls. • Femi Kuti cancels Boulder Theater show.

Today in Cafe Society:Is it smart to like Subway?Quiznos gets grilled in a Denver court. • The fighting Irish need to learn from the Italians. • The Berkshire is going bananas over Elvis. • Riding the Orient Express to Izakaya Den.

Today in The Latest Word:Dean Singleton to be honored with 2009 Community Cultural Enrichment Award. • Good news, Woody Paige: Les Paul isn't dead yet. • Plug about to be pulled on Channel 2's 5:30 p.m. newscast. • Layoffs at 5280, too. • Video: College football commentator spots a Sasquatch in Fort Collins! If the coaches need a kicker, they could do worse than sign up Bigfoot. -- Michael Roberts

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