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Two Candidates to Vie For ASG Presidency

This Saturday, two candidates will vie for the post of president of the UNC Association of Student Governments at N.C. State University.Current ASG President Andrew Payne will run for re-election against challenger David Chesley, who is ASG vice president for legislative affairs.The following is an outline of their platform goals.Andrew PaynePayne, who has served as president since last September, is a senior double major in environmental science and engineering at N.C.

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N.C. Bill Targets Foot-and-Mouth

N.C. legislators passed a bill Wednesday afternoon that grants the state veterinarian strong authority to prevent and respond to a possible outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.The disease has reached epidemic proportions on the British Isles, forcing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of livestock. The virus afflicts cloven-hooved animals, and though it usually is not fatal, it does cause severe weight loss in livestock and stops the production of milk.Sen.

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Easley Chats It Up With Friday

Former UNC-system President Bill Friday chatted with Gov. Mike Easley Wednesday night about North Carolina’s future and his plans to improve education and deal with a burgeoning population. About 30 people attended the interview, which was part of the Tuesdays with Friday series at the 10th anniversary celebration of the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

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New Census Data Spurs Discussion Of Redistricting

RALEIGH -- Several dozen legislators from the General Assembly's three redistricting committees gathered Wednesday for a presentation on how data from the 2000 U.S. Census would be processed to redraw legislative and congressional district lines.The complete data, which was released by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier in the day, will be used to determine population distribution in North Carolina and might impact the political makeup of the state's congressional delegation and the General Assembly. William R.

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News Agencies Analyze Florida's Uncounted Ballots

A nonprofit research firm recently began to assemble the pieces of the 2000 presidential election puzzle by analyzing the rejected Florida ballots -- even as a preliminary study revealed that the outcome would likely have been unchanged.USA TODAY reported Monday that its joint study with Knight Ridder found that Gore would have received a maximum of just 49 additional votes in Miami-Dade County -- one of the counties in the center of the election controversy.The National Opinion Research Center, an organization affiliated with the University of Chicago, was hired by some of America's lar

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Despite Gains, N.C. Women Still Lag Behind Men

Even as women in North Carolina have gained several prominent posts in the N.C. state government, a recently released report says women in the state still have a ways to go before they reach complete equality.Gov. Easley's recently selected Cabinet consists of three women, and voters just elected several women into influential statewide positions -- including Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.But according to the most recent "Status of Women in North Carolina" report by the N.C.

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