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Government oppresses its citizens
Let us think and take responsibility for ourselves. This is the year to take back the state from itself and end the oppression. Otherwise, we are just taking one more step towards the shackles of tyranny.

Building a new downtown Tempe
I am convinced that restoring parking to the area will accomplish what we desire: a more pedestrian-friendly environment with additional cafes, shops and outdoor vending in an area of much slower traffic.

European Union caters to the powerful, unfair to weak
Though the EU's stated goal is to "promote economic and social progress," the current enlargement talks make it clear that these objectives are meant primarily for member state heavyweights.

Mall Rants: Halloween
ASU students rant about their Halloween costumes.

Political Cartoon: Sniper
A political cartoon abou the D.C. area sniper and cable news.

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.

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 202: Indian Gaming, Self-Reliance Act
If passed, Indian tribes that operate gaming facilities must contribute between 1 to 8 percent of their gaming revenue to the state for education funding, emergency services, wildlife conservation and tourism, as well as programs for compulsive gamblers.

Prop 201: Fair Gaming Act
If this proposition were passed, gaming would be allowed to continue at racetracks, in the form of slot machines, and on Indian reservations.

Prop 200: Tribal-State Gaming Compact
Indian tribes that operate gaming facilities would have to contribute 3 percent of the total money they collect annually to the Arizona College Scholarship and Elderly Care Fund, should this proposition be approved.

Tennis finishes successful weekend in California
ASU's women's tennis team concluded competition Monday with players dvancing far in the singles main draw as well as the doubles main draw. The men's side found even more success with a doubles team winning its championship and an individual going to the finals.

Football: Suggs wins defensive player of the week
For his dominating performance during a 27-16 victory over Washington on Saturday, ASU junior defensive end Terrell Suggs was selected as the Pac-10 defensive player of the week.

Volleyball: USC, Stanford break away from foes
After climbing the top-25 polls for four consecutive weeks, ASU dropped one spot in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll to No. 19 after a 3-0 loss to UA last Friday.

Hockey drops pair to rival in weekend series
The ASU men's club hockey team played with fire during a 5-4 loss to UA on Saturday after getting embarrassed the previous evening 10-2 at Tucson Convention Center Arena.

ASU student killed in collision
College of Business student and information technology staff member Eric Patterson was killed Sunday evening while riding his motorcycle near Tortilla Flats, an area near the Superstition Mountains.

Patterson, who turned 31 on Oct. 20, crossed over a median and collided with an oncoming sport utility vehicle.

Police Beat: Woman exposes breasts, genitals
The incidents Tempe police reported Monday, including the arrest of a woman who exposed her breasts to a security guard and her genitals to Mill Avenue traffic.

Technology-transfer program looks for new director
ASU's technology-transfer program, first started in the 1980's, licenses faculty ideas and products in order to ensure that they are marketable.

ASU reacts to UA shooting
In light of the shootings of three UA professors, ASU Vice President and Provost Milton Glick spoke to ASU faculty during Monday's academic senate meeting and, after a moment of silence, reassured them that ASU is safe.

Biographies of murdered UA professors
The biographies of the three UA professors that were shot and killed Monday morning by a College of Nursing student who was failing.

3 professors shot and killed at UA
A student who was failing out of the nursing program at UA shot and killed three professors and himself at the Tucson campus Monday morning.

Robert Stewart Flores Jr., a 41-year-old Gulf War veteran, stormed into the UA College of Nursing building at approximately 8:30 a.m., shooting and killing one professor. He then proceded to a Nursing 475 class and shot and killed two more professors, according to Tucson police.

Torre guilty of homicide
After spending approximately two days in deliberation, the jury in the case of Arizona v. Mark Torre, returned with a guilty verdict just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

The two-week-long trial examined Torre's not guilty plea in the August 2001 hit-and-run death of ASU freshman Jessica Woodin.

Michaels is 2002 Cronkite Award recipient
Walter Cronkite will present his annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communication to ABC broadcaster and ASU alumnus Al Michaels.

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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