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Volume 110, Issue 70
CRUISE TO EASY VICTORIES
DEMOCRAT SENATE CANDIDATE ERSKINE BOWLES
The former White House chief of staff looks to return to Washington by
claiming the Senate seat that has been held by a Republican for 30 years.
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Erskine Bowles speaks to his campaign workers shortly after being declared the
Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Bowles garnered 44 percent of the vote.
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v 43.7%, 262,719 votes
96% voting precincts reported
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Erskine Bowles and
Dole will face off in one of
the nation’s most closely
watched U.S. Senate races
after defeating their oppo
nents in Tuesday’s pri
The Bowles-Dole race
is expected to be one of
the key elections in deter-
mining which party controls the U.S. Senate in
Dole crushed her competition by a wide
margin, easily winning the election with 81 per
cent of the vote. Her closest competition came
from Jim Snyder, an attorney from Lexington,
who came in second with 14 percent of the
New York Prepares for Memories; Sorrow
Thousands to come to city
for Sept. 11 anniversary
By Rachel Leonard and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
NEW YORK - While walking in Battery Park City
on Tuesday night, less than a block from the site of the
World Trade Center crater, Joan Hauser struggled for
One year after the terrorist attacks, it’s the memories
that cause her pain.
Hauser, a Manhattan resident, was in the subway
beneath the World Trade Center towers when they col
lapsed Sept. 11,2001. Eventually she emerged from the
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Time of Remembrance
A convocation will be held from noon to 2 p.m.
today in Polk Place to remember the victims
of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Other candidates run
ning for the Republican
nomination were Venkat
Challa, Timothy Cook,
Ada Fisher, Jim Parker and
In contrast, Bowles had
to contend with two high
profile state politicians -
N.C. Rep. Dan Blue, D-
Wake, and N.C. Secretary
of State Elaine Marshall -
and won by a narrower
Bowles received almost
44 percent of the vote. Blue garnered 29 per
cent, and Marshall came in third with 15 per
cent of the vote.
Other candidates running for the
Democratic nomination were Bob Ayers,
Cynthia Brown, Randy Crow, David Tidwell,
Duke Underwood and Albert Wiley.
After bounding onstage to U2’s “Beautiful
9/11 IN NEW YORK CITY
rubble, covered in dust, to find the building destroyed
and her apartment uninhabitable.
She stayed in a New York hotel that night. Then, still
covered in ashes, she drove 17 hours to family in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., the next day.
All of those thoughts came back Tuesday.
“When I came out (to the site today), it was kind of
a frenzy,” Hauser said. “It’s very anxiety-provoking. I
see it, and I can’t breathe.”
Battery Park City was made from the dirt displaced
when construction of the World Trade Center began in
the late 19605. Before Sept. 11, people came to the park
to walk dogs, jog, bike and catch a glimpse of the sun
setting behind the Statue of Liberty.
The dogs and joggers remain, but now many of the
park’s visitors flooding the area focus on a memorial,
which contains objects from visitors and family mem
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE ELIZABETH DOLE
The former Red Cross president has never held an elected office, but
she has the endorsement of the N.C. icon she is looking to replace.
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Elizabeth Dole, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, thanks her supporters
Tuesday night. Dole won the Republican nomination with 81 percent of the vote.
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Day,” Bowles requested a
moment of silence in
remembrance of Sept. 11.
He was joined onstage
by Marshall and N.C. Lt.
Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Bowles said he is eager
to face Dole in a debate. “I
accept her offer to debate,”
Dole was criticized by
her competitors during the primary season for
not participating in any debates with her oppo
He also raised concerns that the campaign
would take a negative turn, with Dole’s cam
paign engaging in personal attacks.
“I want to make sure it’s positive and issue
oriented,” Bowles said.
But the other candidates who ran for the
Democratic nomination have mixed feelings
about Bowles’ win.
Blue emphasized that though he is out of the
bers of people who died in the attacks.
Decorating the site are hundreds of patches donated
by police officers, firefighters and service personnel
from San Francisco to Winston-Salem that form a ban
ner across the memorial’s top. Other gifts include a
singed firefighter’s jacket with the words “best friend”
and a stuffed Smokey the Bear holding a U.S. flag.
Eleanor Lang, a Manhattan resident who visited the
memorial Tuesday, said everyone - even her dog - has
been acting strange in the past week.
“There’s that tense feeling,” she said. “You can pick
up on it. People are sad, tense, depressed.”
Lang, who is Jewish by heritage, said it’s a Jewish
tradition to light a candle and say a prayer over the
dead. And that’s what she did at the makeshift memo-
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about important issues before making a deci
Upon learning of her defeat, Marshall hearti
ly thanked her supporters and pledged her sup
port to Bowles’ campaign. She emphasized the
importance of getting the message out that
Democrats are the best candidates to properly
serve the people of North Carolina.
“This campaign has been about the people,”
she said. “Bowles ran a classy, issue-oriented
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race, his opinions will not
“Big money is a reality
in politics, but it is not a
reason to give up,” he said.
“I will continue to speak
out on the issues.”
He added that he is not
sure whether he will
endorse Bowles’ campaign.
Blue said he will think
Manhattan resident Eleanor Lang lights a candle Tuesday night at a
makeshift memorial to those who died in last year's terrorist attacks.
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Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, who
surrounded herself with supporters Tuesday,
reacts to her win over Sen. Howard Lee.
Lee's campaign manager
says recount unlikely
By Emma Burgin and Mike Gorman
Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange, focused on mak
ing her guests comfortable Tuesday night as they
anxiously awaited results, while several miles away
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, and his campaign staff
were glued to computers and telephones.
In the final tally, Kinnaird came out on top in the
highly contested race for the Democratic nomination
in N.C. Senate District 23.
Kinnaird will represent
Orange and Chatham
counties’ Democrats in the
general election. Peter
Morcombe, who has faced
no opposition for the
also is running for the seat.
Kinnaird was humble
/ Ellie Kinnaird
v 504%, 12,334 votes
100% of voting precincts
in accepting the news of her unofficial victory.
“The victory -as slim as it is - belongs to you,”
Kinnaird said to a room full of family, friends and
supporters. “This is your victory.
“I think that you are not guaranteed with a grass
roots campaign, but you do have the spirit of the
people, which gives you a base of supporters.”
Kinnaird only won by about 200 votes, less than
1 percent of the total cast, leaving the door wide
open for Lee to legally request a recount
“A recount has not been discussed in any serious
fashion,” said Todd Barlow, Lee’s campaign manag
er. “We don’t expect a recount would change any
This election marks the end of a six-term career
for Lee in the N.C. Senate. He said he plans to serve
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