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Good movies getting ruined by projectionists
Whether it be a fly in the soup, undercooked vegetables or a hair in the Peking duck, edible treats can go from palatable bliss to dog scraps quicker than a movie slices onto a screen (24 frames per second).

The 'Hull plan' is just bull
The Hull (I keep wanting to change the "H" to a "B") plan would cut $39 million from universities and $17 million from the Department of Economic Security.

Political Cartoon: Capital Punishment
A political cartoon on the capital punishment system.

Prop 104: School District Expenditure Limits
To remove a limit imposed by the Economic Estimates Commission in 2000 that restricted the amount of money generated from sales tax revenues that goes to public schools. This proposition would allow more money for area school districts.

Prop 100: Municipal Debt Limits
To allow cities and towns to go into a limited amount of debt for the construction and improvement of streets, bridges and highways, as well as buying land on which to build streets and highways.

Prop 101: State Trust Lands
To amend the Arizona Constitution to allow the exchange of "state trust land," which is land that was reserved for state use in 1910. This proposition looks to bring back an act that was deemed unconstitutional in 1990.

Prop 102: Residential Property Tax Valuation
To specify the income level for senior citizens who are eligible to freeze their home value, for tax purposes, below 500 percent of the amount received from federal social security checks when there are multiple owners of the property.

Prop 103: Bailable Offenses
To amend the Arizona Constitution so that sexual assault offenses and sexual conduct with, or molestation of, a minor under the age of 15, are non-bailable offenses, meaning that those charged under those offenses cannot be released from jail with the use of a bail.

Devils prepare to take on Huskies
The Huskies, with marksman quarterback junior Cody Pickett, are looking to knock the Sun Devils off their pedestal in this Saturday's homecoming football game.

While ASU's secondary has performed well as of late, Pickett could be the most skilled passer they will face all season long.

Soccer: Devils travel to Oregon for crucial games
The ASU women's soccer team will head out this weekend for a pair of important Pac-10 games against Oregon and Oregon State.

Swimming: ASU kicks-off season at home
The ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams kick off their 2002 season today with a home meet against UNLV and NAU.

Volleyball: Sweep on the line
The No. 18 Sun Devils volleyball team (10-4, 6-3) hopes to break their seven-year losing streak tonight when they face No. 16 UA (10-7, 5-4) in Tucson at 7 p.m.

High hopes for homecoming
Despite a lack of interest from students in recent years and this year, organizers of FestDevil, ASU's homecoming, have high hopes for the event's success.

Campaign work builds resumes for ASU students
There are countless student campaign workers spending their free time helping various candidates for the upcoming election. Some, like the College Republicans, go to many different campaigns to help out where they can.

Hit-and-run case comes to an end
Emotional closing arguments were presented to a packed courtroom Thursday, ending the Arizona v. Mark Torre second-degree murder hearing and sending the jury into deliberation.

"He was scared, he'd been drinking all night, speeding down the road, and split a girl in half," Deputy Attorney Michael Gingold said. "He was afraid the police would find out what he did."

Congressional candidates get support from ASU
Congressional redistricting has moved ASU from the first congressional district to the fifth, an area that encompasses everything from Tempe to Fountain Hills and all the way up to the City of Scottsdale.

Police Beat: Man inhales spray paint
The incidents Tempe police reported Thursday, including one in which a 53-year-old man was arrested for silver metallic spray paint.

ASU East flight school allows students to soar
Not many get the chance to fly an airplane, but the 135 students enrolled in the professional flight program at ASU East are able to get hands-on experience and take to the sky.

"The first few times flying were intimidating, but it's cool to think 'I can make this plane fly, and it will do what I want it to do,'" said Kristyn Phelps, a professional flight senior at ASU East.

Meters arouse mixed feelings
In an effort to slow traffic and make Mill Avenue more pedestrian-friendly, Tempe Public Works crews began re-striping the roadways down from two lanes to one, each way.

Bolshoi Ballet opens tour
The ASU Symphonic Orchestra will be providing the musical accompaniment for the Bolshoi Ballet, which will be performing at Gammage Auditorium this weekend for the first time ever.

Tempe performance center's design complete
Design teams have completed the design for the Tempe Center of the Arts, and Tempe City Council members said they were all impressed and excited about it.

Punch-Drunk Love scores on all levels
Punch-Drunk Love is hands-down the best film of 2002. From the acting and the writing to the directing and the scoring, it's a masterpiece.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

Sick and sicker
Smoking was the most disgusting thing we could do after witnessing Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival, now in its 12th year, although it did calm our senses from the 90-minute onslaught of well, sick and twisted animation.

The Raw Deahl: More than Madonna
The year was 1987. Alex P. Keaton was my boyfriend. The Transformers were my heroes. And Madonna despite the innocence of my Strawberry Shortcake-inspired bedroom was my role model.

Got gimmick?
When local punk rockers, No Gimmick, eventually sign to a major label and become the next big thing, they'll have some funny anecdotes to share with VH1's Behind the Music or MTV's Total Request Live.

The Beat goes on
San Fransisco, 1956 it's the height of the Beat poetry movement in the city of its birth. A young Michael McClure reads his poem, "For the Death of 100 Whales at the Six Gallery," to an intense audience.

Karate kicks!
It has been more than two years since Karate went on the road to play shows across the country. Karate promises a set that will focus on new and older songs that should please all fans.

'Jackass' of all trades
Johnny Knoxville says he is proud of how Jackass turned out, after it went from just a few friends doing skateboard videos for themselves to a national phenomenon.

'Dirrty' boy
A little man resembling the love child of Ron Jeremy and Gallagher saunters onto stage in a pair of pink, fringed chaps and no shirt, his hairy nipples exposed for all to see.

Brutal honesty
By the end of this powerful movie, I realized that it isn't necessary to say anything new about the Holocaust. Rather, it's crucial that these films say the same things again and again so we never forget.

Women who rock
On a national level, artists such as Pink, The Dixie Chicks and Avril Levigne dominate record charts. But it's not only the women under the spotlight who have jumped the stepping-stones to success.

Flirty dancing
Latin dance has caught fire here in the desert, at least for the 24 members of ASU's Competition Exhibition Latin Dance Team, who compete in various Latin dance styles such as Rumba and Cha-Cha.

A sound marriage
Computer technology mixes with timeless classical harmonies in an electro-acoustic concert this weekend presented by ASU's iChamber Players.

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