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OPINIONS
The Nile throws in the towel
After months of flirting dangerously close to disaster with the Mesa City Council and a Mesa judge, the Nile Theatre has finally thrown in the towel.

An officer and a mental-man square off
It's your opportunity to act in your state government, or merely react to it. At this point, you have heard a lot of reasons why you should get out and vote. You should believe them, they're true.

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

SPECIAL REPORTS
Prop 300: State School Trust Land Revenues
All proceeds from the sale of public land, should this proposition pass, would be distributed to fund schools. The amount distributed could be up to $1 billion over the next 10 years. These funds would be used in addition to the current sources of funding.

Prop 301: State Lottery
Extends the State Lottery until 2012. In 2000, voters decided to extend the Lottery until July 2003. The Legislature has proposed this as a ballot measure because the Lottery is about to expire again.

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.

Prop 303: Tobacco Taxes
To raise taxes on tobacco products to fund health care for the working poor, health care facilities and tobacco prevention programs. The proposed tax on cigarettes is $0.60.

SPORTS
Sun Devils poised to lead Pac-10
When the ASU football team travels to Pullman on Saturday afternoon to face Washington State, it likely will be its biggest game of the season ... for the third week in a row.



Now, with just four games remaining, ASU (7-2, 4-0 Pac-10) and Washington State (7-1, 4-0) are the only teams with unblemished records against conference opponents. Saturday will pose a chance for the Sun Devils to take an undisputed lead in the Pac-10 before a national-television audience. The winner will be in a commanding position to make the Rose Bowl.

Chilly weather not that intimidating
Saturday may be a test for the Sun Devils when they travel to Pullman, Wash., in a game that will inevitably decide which team can call itself the best in the Pac-10.

Wazzu slated to be without 5 players
Five Washington Cougars will be sidelined Saturday afternoon when the team attempts to move one step closer toward their ultimate goal: beating ASU.

Volleyball: Series critical for Sun Devils
As the season moves closer to an end, one concept is becoming clearer to the ASU volleyball team. Every game is immensely important.

Swimmers now ranked
The ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams will have more motivation to succeed when facing Wisconsin this weekend in Tucson. The Sun Devils now have to back up their national rankings.

Soccer: Devils come down home stretch
With just four matches remaining, wins will be needed down the stretch if the 24th-ranked Sun Devil soccer team wants to be playing in the NCAA tournament come mid-November.

Cross Country: Runners head to Pasadena
On Saturday, ASU's men's and women's cross country teams will begin their final tune-ups before the start of the postseason. The Sun Devils will participate in the Pac-10 Championships, which will be held at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, Calif.

Soccer: ASU needs wins to stay in hunt
Despite increasing their win total to 10 on the season, the Sun Devils are still far from receiving a berth to the NCAA tournament for the first time under head coach Ray Leone.

CAMPUS NEWS
Sports commentator receives award from journalism school
Monday Night Football broadcaster and ASU alumnus Al Michaels received the 19th annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communication.

On-campus student housing to increase
In an effort to accommodate the University's intended increased student enrollment, officials are planning to construct more student housing on the south side of campus within a year.



The land planned for development includes the area near Sonora Residence Hall and an apartment complex purchased by ASU.

Tempe honored for clean air, water
Tempe is a pretty clean place. In the past week, the city has received multiple awards for its clean air and water management.

Circulatory device makes miracles possible
ASU biology professor Dave Capco and biology graduate student Shidfar Rouhani see many applications for their device, called a mircocapillary bioreactor, which duplicates the circulatory system of the body.

Police Beat: Man rages at Gumby's Pizza
The incidents Tempe police reported Thursday, including the arrest of a man who began yelling obscenities and challenging an employee to a fight when the employee refused to let him use the phone.

ENTERTAINMENT
Transgojobot plays their art
Studio Gallery 1023, the art gallery owned and operated by ASU photography students, is back for another round. It will be featuring local band Transgojobot at tonight's show entitled, "The Sequel."

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

'Bowling for Columbine' aims at U.S. gun issues
Would you like to go see something really scary this weekend at the theaters? Try Bowling for Columbine, the new Michael Moore documentary about guns in America; it's the most frightening film to be released in a very long time.

Witchy woman
Marsha Henderson casts spells, reads tarot cards and lights things on fire in a cauldron. But gosh darn-it, she doesn't have any warts, an ugly nose or any apparent desire to turn someone into a frog.

The 'Ring' bearers
The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [ACMRS] at ASU will host "J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Behind the Lord of the Rings" this Saturday in the Memorial Union.

'Rocky' road
The Spectrum Cinemas in Phoenix will allow hardcore fans to play their favorite characters from The Rocky Horrow Picture Show beginning tonight at 9.

Shutter to think
The carrer and life of world-renowned photographer Dodge Shakespeare is nearing the end of the road, but he won't fall before creating his final masterpiece and avenging his greatest critic, William E. Dietrich.

Drowning man
After eight years of trying to get rid of the all-ages rock/punk venue, Mesa will finally have its way this Saturday when several punk bands play the Nile Theatre's final show.

Picking up the pieces
Glassjaw guitarist Todd Weinstock is no stranger to drama. His band has been through a rock 'n' roll roller coaster since it first signed to Roadrunner Records three years ago.

Made-up fantasies
With a mascara stick as her magical wand, Kelly Eisen makes the young look old and the ugly look beautiful at least for a few hours.

Dead bodies of art
The quirky Alwun House art gallery hosted a "Monster's Ball," described as a "costumed conviviality with a macabre kink," last Saturday in conjunction with the current art exhibition, "Monster's Noir Bazaar."

Who ya' gonna call?
The full moon's glow illuminated the Matthews Center's creepy cracks and cobwebs, and the shadows seemed to dance in corners no one dares to go. Perhaps it was fitting, then, that the MVD Ghost Chasers came on such a spooky evening.

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