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Volume 96, Issue 79
By TAMMY BLACKARD
- vVice President George Bush took
the lead from the first election returns
in "... the 1988 presidential election
Tuesday night, gaining the 270
electoral votes he needed to defeat
his Democratic opponent, Massachu
setts Gov. Michael Dukakis.
;-Despite polls from the weekend
showing that Bush's lead over Duka
kis; had dropped by five points, by
9:20 p.m. ABC News had projected
(hat Bush would defeat Dukakis, and
(he Republicans never looked back.
Governor Maotnoi woods
By KAREN DUNN
and HELLE NIELSEN
RALEIGH Long before any
insults were reported, Gov. Jim
Martin supporters at the state Repub
lican gathering in Raleigh were
chanting "four more years."
And that's exactly what North
Carolina's citizens will get Martin
defeated Democratic opponent Lt.
Gov. Bob Jordan by a surprisingly
large margin, 56 percent to 44
percent, with 97 percent of the
precincts reporting Tuesday night.
In his acceptance speech, Martin
said he had received congratulations
from Jordan "in a message that he
gave without bitterness and without
rancor. Jordan's message was one of
congratulations and of determination
for all of us: Democrats, Republicans
While obviously disappointed,
Jordan took a conciliatory tone as
he conceded defeat.
"It was a tough race," Jordan said.
By CHRIS LANDGRAFF
and SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
. RALEIGH With 88 percent of
the precincts reporting, neither can
didate for lieutenant governor could
claim victory Tuesday night or early
Wednesday morning because Repub
lican candidate Jim Gardner was only
a few thousand votes ahead.
"Well just have to sit back and wait
to see what happens," said John
Harrison, an aide for Democratic
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As of 2 a.m. Wednesday, Bush had
won a total of 402 electoral votes,
compared to Dukakis' 102.
"We can now speak the most
magnificent words in politics: The
people have spoken," Bush said in an
acceptance speech at his election
headquarters in Houston. "Now we
are moving in for an America that
is stronger ... I mean to be a
president of all the people. I want to
work for the interests of not only
those who supported me, but all the
Bush told the cheering crowd he
"But it's time to put aside all our
differences. There's no time for anger
and no time for bitterness ... we all
agree North Carolina comes first.
We're going to do our part."
Jordan told his supporters they had
"fought a good fight."
"We did not win, but North
Carolina is better off because we have
talked about where North Carolina
ought to be and ought to go," he said.
"It hurts to lose, but I consider
myself fortunate to have had a chance
for leadership and a chance to talk
about my vision for the future."
Martin said he thought Tuesday's
results might be even more favorable
than those of 1984, when he received
54 percent of the voter "Let "me say
I'm reassured and recharged by the
results of this election and the fact
that all the issues raised for better
schools, better roads and better jobs
... on all these issues, the people of
North Carolina respect and support
the leadership of the last four years
and want to see us move ahead in
vemoir race too close to ca
candidate Sen. Tony Rand. "The race
is too close to call at this time.
Nothing can be said and there will
probably be a press conference in the
"I'm going to go home and sleep
a little bit," Rand said in an interview
at 1 :30 a.m.
There was a feeling of optimism
at Republican headquarters as
Gardner started with a 1 percent lead
and kept it throughout the evening.
"It's going to be very close,"
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had received a telephone call from
Dukakis and then told the crowd that
the time had come for Republicans
and Democrats to work together.
"I want you to know (Dukakis) was
most gracious," Bush said. "It was in
the great tradition of American
politics . . . We both went into the
arena and fought long and hard. The
governor can take pride in that and
in his family."
Although Bush and his running
mate, Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle, won
a large majority of the electoral
college, the popular vote was much
the next four years."
Martin emphasized that state
government must be bipartisan to
accomplish positive results for the
"All of us must realize and all of
us must make a commitment of
determination in order to move
forward. There is a time for parti
sanship. That's why we have elec
tions. There's a time for bipartisan
ship when the election is over."
Martin said he wants to meet with
the leadership of the General Assem
bly in the next few days and work
with them to review the last four
In his interview, Martin said he
believed his positive campaigning just
before the election was a small factor
in the outcome, because Jordan
continued his negative campaigning
until the last minute.
N.C. Republican Sen. Jesse Helms
made a surprise appearance at the
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Gardner said. "With Gov. Martin and
George Bush leading, I think IVe got
a very good chance."
He said he would be relying on the
Republican Party to win the election
for him. "I never denied I was looking
for a coattail effect," Gardner said.
Earlier in the evening, when con
fronted with results pointing to a
Gardner lead, Rand said, "Where are
the reports from? If we don't know
where they are from, it doesnt make
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closer. The Republican candidates
had 37,613,438 popular votes as of
2 a.m. Tuesday with 77 percent of
all precincts reporting, while the
Democratic candidates had
In North Carolina, Bush received
58 percent of the vote to Dukakis'
42 percent, with 95 percent of all
In the last days of the campaign,
both candidates were optimistic and
But on Tuesday night Dukakis
congratulated his opponent and
Republican Gov. Jim Martin
Despite a strong Republican vic
tory in the gubernatorial race, Rand
said he could win the election. "I'm
not at all afraid of coattails."
At 10:40 p.m., with 36 percent of
the votes in, Gardner led Rand by
Spirits continued to run high.
"The Republicans are making a
good showing," said Lanny Shuff of
Rocky Mount. "We're gonna make
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By ERIC GRIBBIN
and CRYSTAL BERNSTEIN
RALEIGH Democratic incum
bent David Price won a second term
as the 4th District's U.S. representa
tive, taking 58 percent of the vote over
Republican challenger Tom Fetzer's
42 percent with 99 percent of the
"I feel really good," Price said in
an interview early Tuesday evening.
Price thanked his family, voters,
and campaign staff and volunteers in
his acceptance speech.
"I want to tell you tonight how very
proud I am of Bob Jordan, Tony
Rand and our entire Democratic
ticket," he said. "I was proud of the
kind of campaign we ran."
Price said he campaigned on issues
such as protecting the environment,
improving education, fighting drugs,
protecting consumers and, above all,
telling the truth. "That's what this
Democratic Party stands for, and this
has been a Democratic campaign we
can hold our heads high about and
be proud of," he said.
In Fetzer's concession speech at the
Velvet Cloak Inn in Raleigh, he said,
"We're going to lose I guess that's
obvious to everybody here."
"I'm very proud of the effort we
made. I'm very proud of what youVe
done," he said. "I think we had a great
race. This is a night of celebration.
Let's be gracious in defeat."
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thanked his supporters at the Boston
World Trade Center, the Dukakis
election night headquarters.
"I can't begin to express our
gratitude to you and the American
people in the last 18 months,"
Dukakis said to a crowd that was
chanting " 92."
"A few minutes ago I called Vice
President Bush and congratulated
him on his victory. Now we must
"Just 18 months ago, I asked for
your support when we began running
what I called a marathon. I said there
speaks to the press after his acceptance speech Tuesday night
By DANIEL CONOVER
Orange County voters approved
a $30 million bond package Tues
day, turning out in what election
officials say may be record
Supporters of the bond package
were surprised by the success of
the $1 million reservoir bond,
which passed by a vote of 20,950
Easier passage had been pre
dicted for the school bond and
public works bond, but the $7
million public works bond passed
by a smaller margin, 18,720 to
The $22 million bond for repairs
and additions to Orange County
school buildings passed by a
margin of 25,047 to 9,486.
Orange County Commissioner
Steve Halkiotis said the support
for the water bond is a mandate
for future planning.
"The people are sending a real
clear message," he said."They're
tired of fooling around they
want something done. I'm deligh
ted, absolutely delighted. The
dinosaurs can now go to sleep."
The $1 million bond will pro
vide funds to purchase land for a
reservoir to be built sometime in
the future. This reservoir will serve
the central and Hillsborough areas
of Orange County. It was expected
to receive opposition in southern
Orange County, but returns
showed the bond was approved in
all but six of Orange County's 41
"We ought to do something
symbolic, like jump in Cane Creek
reservoir," Halkiotis said.
Orange County manager John
Link said the bond sends a mes
sage of approval to what he called
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would be good days, and we had a
lot of good days, didn't we?
"As I think back on this marathon,
I will never forget the beauty of this
magnificent land. But most of all I
will remember the people I met. It
is very important that we continue
to fight for them and for families all
"WeVe got to fight to open up that
door of college opportunity to every
young person in America .... WeVe
got to fight to end the shamelessness
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the "far-sighted planning for
manageable growth" that has
occurred in Orange County.
"It's a water source develop
ment and Eno River conservation
message," he said. "I dont think
there's going to be any question
that there's going to be
"We must ensure a stable water
supply for all of Orange County
for the next 15 to 20 years, and
we must also ensure the conser
vation of the Eno River."
Sites at Seven Mile Creek and
Corporation Lake are under con
sideration as possible reservoir
locations, Link said. The Corpo
ration Lake site would be larger,
he said, producing a safe yield of
about 7.8 million gallons a day at
a construction cost of $25 million.
The Seven Mile Creek site
would produce 4.9 million gallons
a day at a construction cost of $16
million. Link said the cost of the
reservoir would be paid by those
who would use it, with help from
state and federal grants.
In other elections, Orange
County backed every Democratic
candidate on the ballot, maintain
ing its reputation as one of the
most solidly Democratic counties
in North Carolina.
Orange County Democratic
Party Chairman Dick Helweg said
of the vote, "I'm proud of Orange
The strong Democratic vote
here put 16th District State Sens.
Wanda Hunt and Russell Walker
over the top in their re-election
bids against Republican chal
lengers Robert Crump and Max
Gardner Reece. Without the
Orange County vote, each was
about 4,000 votes behind in other