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ELON, NORTH CAROLINA | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | VOLUME 36, EDITION 26
Alamance County votes Republican
★ REPUBLICANS WIN
GRAPHIC BY LUKE LOVETT
Republican Burr defeats Marshall, holds US Senate seat
Incumbent Richard Burr, R-N.C., won
in the race for U.S. Senate Nov. 2 with
60.38% of the vote, just one example
of the dominance of the Republican
Party in Alamance County midterm
Burr, who received 24,763 votes, ran
against N.C. Secretary of State Elaine
Marshall, a democrat who received
15,212 votes, and libertarian Michael
Beitler, who received 1,013 votes.
Burr spoke to supporters in Winston-
Salem and said he is eager to do his
“This is a new day in America,"
he said. “1 ask for your prayers and I
commit to you again to be the hardest
working U.S. senator North Carolina
has ever seen.”
In the past. Burr's seats has
repeatedly rotated between parties.
He is the first Senator, since 1967, to
maintain his position.
“Thank goodness the curse has been
broken," he said.
His campaign focused on reigning
in government spending and debt.
In her concession speech at the
Democratic Party gathering in Raleigh,
Marshall thanked her supporters,
commending them as a positive group.
“Senator Burr is a good man, he
loves his wife, he loves his children
and he works very hard," she said. “We
may not agree on everything and this
campaign helped point out some of
those differences, but we both love this
state and love this country.”
Alamance County Resident Rick
Gilmore, who is affiliated with the
Republican Party, said he considered
the senatorial election one of the most
significant races on the ballot.
“With my job I have worked with
Senator Burr’s office in doing some
things with military contracts with the
state of North Carolina,” he said. “1 had
worked with his organization in the
past and 1 wanted to ipake sure he was
Resident Jeff Hitze, who said
he is typically affiliated with the
Republican Party, said the three main
issues influencing his vote were taxes,
education and health care.
“Taxes are okay if it’s going to go to
education in this area,” he said. “Health
care needs a second look."
Resident Kathy Sanford said the
unemployment rate and jobs influenced
her vote in the election. She is affiliated
with the Republican Party, but said she
voted for both parties in the election. \
“I think that some of the people in
office now are doing a good job and
some aren’t, so I was very determined
to vote today,” she said.
She said she is also concerned with
the issue of illegal immigrants in the
state and has written letters to state
Senators in the past.
“They have done some things,” she
said. “I think our federal government
has totally let us down with that and
1 think the local persons who are
trying to handle that situation are
Elon begins planning for Physician’s Assistant program
Two years following the creation of
a feasibility committee to look into the
development of a Physician's Assistant
master's program at Elon University,
school officials are looking to solidify
plans for a charter class expected for
fall 2012 or January 2013.
The program will either be housed
in Danieley East, a former Smithfield
Ham building on Haggard Avenue
bought by the school earlier this year,
or in Greensboro.
According to Art Fadde, associate
dean of Admissions and director of
Graduate Admissions, the Danieley
East building is 150,000 square feet.
The building is already going
to house the Doctor of Physical
Therapy program and Fadde said it’s a
possibility that both programs could
share the space.
Some details of the program, which
is Elon’s sixth graduate degree being
offered, are already definite. It will
have a charter class of 36 students and
likely eight full-time faculty and staff,
according to Bill Andrews, associate
professor of Physical Therapy and
chair of the feasibility committee. As
of now, he said the school is looking
for a program director who will be
hired between January and summer
2011 and will solidify details of the
curriculum. Applications have already
been received, he said.
The master's program is Elon’s
second health professional graduate
program, following the Doctor of
Physical Therapy degree, which was
formerly a master's program. The
prior to student arrival, which is
unlike other graduate programs on
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