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A former White House Chief of Staff, a long-time state legislator and the first woman to win a statewide executive office in North Carolina are among the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination in this year's U.S. Senate race.
Pundits, pollsters and party insiders appear to be in unanimous agreement that former American Red Cross President and U.S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole has a commanding lead over the competition for the Republican party nomination.
Gov. Mike Easley has called for cuts in all state government departments, including the UNC system, in order to eliminate a more than $1 billion state budget deficit for the 2002-03 fiscal year.
The request was made in response to charges brought against an N.C. resident in February for possessing 20 lottery tickets from South Carolina, which started a state lottery this year.
The round-table discussion focused on the impact President Bush's proposed budget might have on unemployment benefits and job-training programs.
When announcing the recent problems with the state budget last week, Easley once again called on state legislators to pass a lottery when they reconvene in late May.
State budget officer David McCoy met with General Assembly budget writers Wednesday to consider options to blot some of the red ink that has continually marked up this year's state budget.
Faculty leaders and University administrators have long argued that UNC's faculty compensation -- which is below its peer institutions' -- negatively affects retention and recruitment.
A survey released two weeks after the terrorist attacks by Moody's Investors Service predicted that students likely would elect to attend institutions closer to home and away from major cities.
A survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers released last week reported 220 colleges had been contacted at least once since Sept. 11 by federal authorities about the academic standing of foreign students, mostly from Middle Eastern countries.
The proposed map contains a 13th U.S. House district containing portions of Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Wake and Cumberland counties.
Even in times of peace, news from Islamic countries often shows groups of Muslims, discontent with America, burning flags, marching and chanting anti-American slogans. Now, as members of the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group al-Qaida stand accused of plotting and carrying out the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, historians are re-examining the fragile relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.
In July, the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill allowing a handful of municipalities throughout the state, including Chapel Hill, to operate red-light camera if they post warning signs near intersections and develop an out-of-court appeals process.
But the writers of the test say the report has serious flaws and is more propaganda than research.
Fisher, a Salisbury resident, announced this week that she will seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated when Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., retires in Jan. 2003.
When President Bush entered the White House on the bitterly cold and rainy afternoon of Jan. 20, he did so with low public expectations and, many said, without a mandate.
Many conservatives like Seawell viewed Chapel Hill, the epicenter of campus activism in North Carolina, then as they do now -- a dark spot on a state map dominated by those of similar political persuasions.
The council approved Friday afternoon a resolution asking the Faculty Assembly, which is composed of faculty representatives from all 16 system schools, to recommend a return to a previous system policy mandating 140-day academic years. System students now must attend classes for at least 150 days each year.