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How to be a professional victim
For some reason, my little Honda Civic beckons thieves to, "go ahead, take just a little something, no one's looking, c'mon." And boy have thieves listened.

Energy drinks waste money
Energy drinks fill a void that businesses tell consumers they possess, but they're really just another vehicle for the favorite ingredient of all college students: caffeine.

Political Cartoon: Voting
A political cartoon by John West about voting.

Prop 302: Drug Probation
The courts may issue prison time as punishment for personal drug offenses committed by persons already on probation from prior personal drug offenses.

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.

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 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.

Soccer splits home games against Washington schools
It may have been senior day at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, but underclassmen stole the show Sunday as the No. 24 Sun Devils defeated Washington to split a pair of home games over the weekend.

Volleyball swept by Washington schools
The ASU volleyball team dropped two matches over the weekend to Washington and Washington State but may have found something in defeat: confidence.

Devils' red-zone miscues lead to defeat
On a day when the barometer nearly dropped below freezing temperatures, the ASU football team's offense was able to catch fire at times, only to find itself frost bitten as it approached the end zone.

The Sun Devils made it to the opposition's 6-yard line or closer three times during a 44-22 loss to Washington State on Saturday only to come up with a total of three points on those drives.

Football: Karney becomes more involved in offense
ASU's offense was sluggish for the majority of Saturday's game at Washington State, however junior fullback Mike Karney had more plays called his way than he has had all season.

Cross Country: ASU runners meet goals
The ASU cross-country teams followed their game plan during this weekend's competition. ASU Coach Walt Drenth said their goal was to finish in the top three and that's exactly what the teams did.

Book fans find McCain worth the waiting for
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. signed hundreds of copies of his new book, "Worth the Fighting For," at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe Friday.

To promote "Worth the Fighting For," McCain has spent the past several weeks touring the country and appearing on national television, including the Oct. 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

After signing the last batch of copies Changing Hands had in stock, McCain wasn't too weary to talk about his experience on "Saturday Night Live" and attracting more young voters to the polls.

Police Beat: Woman hits officer with phlegm
The incidents Tempe police reported Friday, including one in which a woman, who had already been arrested, spat at an officer and left a phlegm stain on his uniform.

Yoga Slam is exercise, relaxation
With three live drummers, Yoga Planet, located at East Sixth Street, hosted a two-hour Yoga Slam Saturday. A room of two dozen people grabbed their big toes and extended to the Afro-Cuban beat.

Get to know your candidates
Are you still unsure who the best candidate is for the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election? Then check out this background on each candidate that includes where they stand on issues like the budget crisis, taxes and university support.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

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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