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A sad look back on this year's campaigns
There is a good chance that there will be political change in this country today, but it is doubtful it will be informed change. We're simply not that intelligent.

Vote for integrity, not obscurity
Protect your freedoms and quality of life today at the polls by remembering the numbers that count: those that indicate integrity, experience and fiscal responsibility.

Supreme Court's inaction leaves issues unresolved
Because of today's elections, it seems natural to consider what's going on in the epicenter of national politics. What is going on? Not a whole lot. our ballots are sending congressmen into the biggest political black hole this side of the Milky Way.

Mall Rants: Voting
ASU students rant about the reasons for why they choose to vote or choose not to vote.

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

Prop 304: Legislative Salaries
Raises the salary of members of the Legislature from $24,000 to $36,000, effective January 2003.

Prop 411: County Jail Tax Extension
Extends the one-fifth cent sales tax for jail construction for 20 years after its expiration in 2007.

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.

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.

Football: Three Devils return to field
A casual observer might not expect it, but the ASU football team saw three long-standing school records shattered during Saturday's 44-22 loss to Washington State.

Golf: Sun Devils place third at N.C. tournament
In its most impressive showing of the fall, the ASU women's golf team captured third place over the weekend at the UNC-Wilmington Landfall Tradition.

Hockey: Ice Devils win two of three home games
In three home matches, the Ice Devils came away with a 2-1 record and scored 15 goals. ASU split two games with Weber State and held off the Utah State to improve their record to 7-4.

Swim teams suffer losses over weekend
Both the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams squared off against and lost to Wisconsin and UA at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson on Friday and Saturday.

U.S. blocks Mexican melon imports
Cantaloupes may seem like the way toward better health, but they may make you sick if they come from Mexico, where they have been grown and handled in unsanitary conditions.

ASU computer hours restored
The hours of operation for campus computing sites, which had been scaled back in August, have been extended as of Monday after several months of persistence by ASASU.

"We have learned that site hours are one of the highest priority issues for the students," Assistant Vice Provost for the Information Technology department Bob Nelson said.

UA hosts memorial for slain professors
Hundreds of students and faculty members gathered at Centennial Hall on the UA campus Monday to pay tribute to the three nursing professors who were shot and killed by a failing student on Oct. 28.

At 8:30 a.m., one week after the shootings, three tolls from the bell of the USS Arizona rang through the UA campus in memory.

ASU laptop program model for universities
In hopes of improving and duplicating wireless programs, professionals from IBM and 17 North American universities examined ASU's College of Business graduate laptop program.

Sun Devil Stadium part of mock attack
Tempe and Phoenix fire departments joined ASU police, FBI, Department of Public Safety and the Arizona National Guard to participate in mock weapons-of-mass-destruction attacks on Sun Devil Stadium Monday afternoon.

A glance at the candidates for today's election
Are you confused by the barrage of ads for various candidates that all seem the same? Then check out this detailed description of the candidates for the major offices for today's election. It's not too late!

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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