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OPINIONS
Rainy days unexpected, difficult to handle
One of the nicest things about Arizona is that it never rains. Those of us who live here enjoy the dry, sunny weather 365 days a year. At least that's the way it should be.

Bush's game of Russian roulette
Always on the lookout for ways of securing more support for his iron-fisted approach to the war on terrorism, President Bush cannot afford to seem hypocritical by censuring Russia for its decision to deploy gas in an effort to disarm the Chechen rebels.

Bush not one of America's greatest
President George W. Bush is simply not one of the greatest Americans ever born. He's another politician serving himself and those that support him.

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

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

SPECIAL REPORTS
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.

SPORTS
Football: Devils have found confidence
While football is a game of emotion, the Sun Devils believe they have captured the mindset necessary to compete with not only the best in the Pac-10, but also the nation.

Belken continues success at tennis's helm
he reason for the continued success of the tennis program has been due to head coach Lou Belken, who recently began his 20th season this year. Belken is just the 12th coach in ASU history to reach such a milestone.

Wrestling: Fluckiger eyes National prominence
Since joining the Sun Devils in the fall of 1998, Kellan Fluckiger has posted a 58-35 record, won the Pac-10 heavyweight title and has traveled to the NCAA National Championships three times.

Lacrosse club still unbeaten
The ASU men's club lacrosse team, which captured the West Coast Lacrosse League title in 1995 and 1997, has high aspirations this season. Getting to the national championship in St. Louis looms on the players' minds.

Makoski shines, makes big impact for Sun Devil soccer
With a sleek foot and a great presence of mind, freshman midfielder Manya Makoski has quickly turned into one of ASU's brightest soccer stars.

Football: Pac-10 conference-lead up for grabs in Pullman
ASU junior defensive end Terrell Suggs was selected as the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for his performance against Washington on Saturday and a look at this week's Pac-10 games.

CAMPUS NEWS
Murder-suicide echoes from Tucson
Despite the slaying of three University of Arizona professors Monday, many ASU students feel that the ASU campus is safe and are not worrying about a copycat incident.

Police search for sexual assailant
ASU police are currently searching for a man who reportedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted an ASU student in her car on Sept. 10.



The assailant forced the victim to drive to an area she did not know, pull over and then perform oral sex on him.

Gravano sentenced for role in Ecstasy ring
Former Mafia hit man Sammy "The Bull" Gravano will be sentenced today in a Maricopa County Superior Court for his role in a Tempe-based Ecstasy drug ring.



The trial conclusion comes two and half years after Gravano was arrested in February 2000 in what Attorney General Janet Napolitano called "one of the largest and most successful drug prosecutions in our history."

Two more ASASU senators resign
At the start of the second Academic Senate meeting of fall 2002, ASASU President Mike Leingang announced the resignation both Amanda Norris and Lindsay Moran, the only two senators representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Police Beat: Woman hits man, grabs testicle
The incidents Tempe police reported Tuesday, including the arrest of a 19-year-old woman who hit a man in the head with an unknown object and then grabbed his testicle.

Immigrant day labor center is subject of debate
Approximately 100 valley residents voiced their opinions over the ground breaking of a day labor center Tuesday which is proposed to give illegal immigrants a place to find temporary employment.

ASU East opens microelectronics laboratory
ASU East celebrated the grand opening of their new $6-million Microelectronics Teaching Factory at a ceremony Tuesday. The factory is 15,000 square feet.

Pilot discusses life-saving experience
In what members of the airline industry thought to be an impossible situation, Capt. Al Haynes not only survived a plane crash on July 19, 1989, but also saved 184 people.

ENTERTAINMENT
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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