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BOG, General Assembly Dispute New Pharmacy Program

UNC-system Board of Governors officials say they cannot feasibly establish several new programs mandated by provisions in state budget proposals. An N.C. Senate 2002-03 budget provision that might be included in the finalized budget stipulates that a stand-alone pharmacy school at Elizabeth City State University be fully accredited and staffed by the 2004-05 academic year.

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Hunt Endorsement Gives Boost to Bowles

Political pundits say former Gov. Jim Hunt's decision to endorse candidate Erskine Bowles for the U.S. Senate will provide a vital boost to the Charlotte investment banker's campaign. Hunt endorsed Bowles, who served as White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton, on Thursday, slighting the other Democratic U.S. Senate candidates running to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C. Rep. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and N.C.

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Newcomer to Challenge Price for 4th District Seat

The only challenge facing U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., in his re-election campaign for his seat in the 2002 congressional election will come from Republican political newcomer Tuan A. Nguyen. Price has represented North Carolina's 4th District since 1988. He was defeated in 1994 but re-elected in 1996. Nguyen, who works in the restaurant industry, said he is running because he has a different perspective to offer constituents. He filed to run on the Republican ticket Friday, the last day of the filing period.

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Blue Talk To Address Campaign

Dan Blue, who is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, will address students about education and his campaign at 8 p.m. today in 103 Bingham Hall. The Young Democrats, who are hosting the event, also will hold an information session for students interested in applying for internships with Blue's campaign at 7:30 p.m. in the same room. Blue has served in the N.C. General Assembly as a representative from Wake County for almost 22 years and is a former N.C.

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State Economy's Future Remains Unclear

With the state's budget still under discussion, North Carolina economic and business leaders are uncertain how the recent terrorist attacks and the possibility of war could impact the state's economy. Michael Walden, a professor of economics at N.C. State University, said he expects lower revenue growth than previously predicted for North Carolina in light of the past week's events.

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