Archive for October, 2004

Ammendment One

Friday, October 29th, 2004

WHEN VOTERS GO TO THE POLLS THIS TUESDAY THEY’LL HAVE THREE AMENDMENTS BEFORE THEM. THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL IS AMENDMENT ONE. SUPPORTERS SAY AMENDMENT ONE WILL ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FINANCE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS WATER AND SEWER SERVICE. BUT VOTERS HAVE REJECTED A SIMILAR AMENDMENT TWICE BEFORE. WUNC’S LEONEDA INGE REPORTS.

Disco Rodeo

Friday, October 29th, 2004

A NIGHTCLUB IN RALEIGH HAS REMADE ITSELF INTO A HOTSPOT FOR TOURING BANDS FROM MEXICO. IT\’S BECOME A POPULAR GATHERING PLACE FOR MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS LOOKING TO DANCE, AND FALL IN LOVE. LEDA HARTMAN REPORTS.

US Senate Race – Burr Profile

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN RICHARD BURR IS A LOYAL SOLDIER. HE CONSIDERED RUNNING FOR SENATE TWO YEARS AGO BUT STEPPED ASIDE FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S PREFERRED CANDIDATE, ELIZABETH DOLE. NOW IT’S BURR’S CHANCE AND HE’S GOT STAUNCH BACKING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS.

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US Senate Race – Bowles Profile

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

THIS YEAR’S U-S SENATE RACE STARTED OUT A LOT BETTER FOR DEMOCRAT ERSKINE BOWLES THAN THE 2002 RACE DID. IN THAT RACE, BOWLES TRAILED REPUBLICAN ELIZABETH DOLE FROM START TO FINISH. THIS TIME AROUND, BOWLES ENJOYED MUCH GREATER NAME RECOGNITION. WUNC’S RUSTY JACOBS REPORTS.

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Jones War Memorial

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

REPUBLICAN NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN WALTER JONES IS REFUSING AN ORDER BY A CAPITOL GROUNDS OFFICIAL TO REMOVE A DISPLAY MEMORIALIZING THOSE KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. CHAD PERGRAM REPORTS FROM OUR CAPITOL HILL BUREAU.