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A tale of two propositions

Courtney Sargent / THE STATE PRESS
Tempe resident Garry Herbertson, 19, smokes a cigarette in front of the Memorial Union Wednesday.
The future of Tempe's smoking ban hinges on two competing initiatives.

Depending on the November election results, Tempe smokers will either regain the freedom to light up in local bars or lose the right to smoke in other cities' bars altogether.

Opponents say one of the initiatives may be unconstitutional and unenforceable, and the other would increase taxes.

Proposition 201, the Smoke Free Arizona Act, with support from health organizations such as the American Cancer Society, would ban smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment in Arizona, including bars.
It is similar to the smoking ban already in place in Tempe, and specifically allows cities to pass stricter smoking laws.

Proposition 206, the Arizona Non-Smoker Protection Act - with financial support from tobacco firm RJ Reynolds - requires the same limits on indoor smoking, but allows smokers to stay in bars.

Proposition 201, the Smoke Free Arizona Act, with support from health organizations such as the American Cancer Society, would ban smoking in all indoor public places and places of employment in Arizona, including bars.

ASU, UA to compare 'student bodies'

ASU and UA could soon be fighting over more than football, with new swimsuit calendars that pit Tempe women against the ladies from Tucson debuting this week.

StudentBody Calendars, the same minds who started Tempe12 in 2004, will release the Tucson12 and a new Tempe calendar this month.

"We don't look at it as flirting with the enemy; we're growing a business," said David Freedman, co-owner of StudentBody.

Officials flip-flop on new disciplinary model

Last spring, ASU decided Hassayampa Academic Village resident assistants wouldn't have to lay down the law in the dorms.

But the plan was shelved because the University could not apply the new RA system to all residence halls, according to Residential Life officials.

The original resident-adviser system, proposed last spring, was supposed to have four full-time Department of Public Safety police aides assigned only to Hassayampa. The resident adviser would not have taken on disciplinary roles, Medina said.

Devils have new look in 2006

Freshman forward/midfielder Lindsay Williams goes after the ball during practice Wednesday.
Many questions remain unanswered for the ASU women's soccer program, which will roster 14 freshmen and field one of the youngest teams in the nation in 2006.

Following a year in which the Sun Devils finished tied for fourth place in the Pac-10 (9-8-3, 4-4-1) and narrowly missed playing in the NCAA tournament, graduation has reshaped the team.

But in spite of the player losses, coach Ray Leone remains optimistic about his sixth season as head of the women's soccer program.

"Although we are young, we have many versatile players that will make this team very exciting to watch," Leone said. "There is some great talent on this roster. We will have to see how each player can contribute to the program as we look for improved results from last year and try to reach the NCAA tournament. This year, the theme is 'team.'"

The team's opponents will not make things any easier for the young Sun Devils, who are faced with one of the country's toughest schedules.

WakeDevils Add More Females

A water sports team at a college in the middle of the desert?
Perhaps the giant boat and the board shorts-clad boys and girls present at Thursday's Passport to ASU were not enough of a clue to the student body.

On the Cover: Double Take

On a hot Sunday afternoon in August, Danielle and Barry Lindsey move into their new Tempe condominium. Two bicycles rest by the door, and the view from the foyer reveals a cluttered kitchen and a living room littered with boxes.

The Lindseys are in the middle of it all, trying to figure out where to move a large brown couch. While the room is in disarray from the move, Danielle and Barry work together seamlessly. It's no wonder - they've been roommates on and off for more than 20 years.

No, Danielle and Barry are not married - they are twins.

But Danielle says their relationship wasn't always this smooth when they were younger.

"We did not get along at all," she says.

Barry says they always had the same classes, the same friends and their teachers always knew them, because their parents were their school's band directors.

Fashion: It's, like, totally rad

Spandex, T-dresses and big belts.

Sound familiar? Your big sister probably dressed like this when you were a child, and now it's your turn to make this style your own. Advice from local shop owners and retailers will help you re-do '80s fashion the right way.

When you gotta go, you gotta wait

You're shopping on Mill Avenue, and you just want to get yourself an outfit for the party this weekend. But your bladder has something else in mind.

You are a customer - but at the wrong places, because public restrooms do not exist in many of the stores that line Mill Avenue.

Watch your back

Back to school time has arrived once again, but this year the ASU student body has reason to be on edge. Security on campus is more important than ever following a summer full of terror in the Valley of the Sun.
This summer saw two separate serial killer cases: the Baseline Killer and the Serial Shooter. Although two suspects in the Serial Shooter case have been arrested, the Baseline Killer is still at large.

Jacqueline of Arabia

The smell of dust fills the air as it swirls from one place to the next.

Like the dust, I too am a traveler - an individual with enough guts (or stupidity) to travel to the Middle East and say, "OK, so now what?"

This past summer I studied abroad for a month in Jordan, a Middle Eastern country that borders Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. I ventured to this far off land to study the Arabic language and learn about the Muslim culture first hand.
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