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Tina Hong

A friendly farewell

THIS IS the first and only time I can use the word "I" in The Cavalier Daily, with it not being in a quote from someone else.

Libertarian Redpath hopes to beat third-party curse

When Virginians enter the voting booths in November to choose their next governor, many may be surprised to see three names on the ballot. Most will recognize Republican candidate Mark Earley and Democratic candidate Mark Warner, but they may not know that William Redpath and Gary Reams are running for governor and lieutenant governor on the Libertarian Party ticket. With the election fast approaching, the Libertarian Party, founded in 1972, is using its limited resources to inform voters of its platforms and candidates.

Avoiding the real world for a few more years

While many fourth-year students are eagerly anticipating graduation and never having to write a paper again, some are applying to school all over again - gathering recommendations, writing essays that will please admissions officials, and studying for standardized tests reminiscent of the SATs from high school.

State devises cancer control plan

The University Health System is working with the Virginia Department of Health and local cancer organizations to develop a cancer control plan, a process which begun in 1998 and is nearing completion.

Study results serve as guide for future candidates

Potential Virginia voters feel that the George Allen (R) and Charles S. Robb (D), Virginia's senatorial candidates, are running honest and informative campaigns, but at the same time, they agree that the race is not very interesting. These and other questions about the Allen-Robb race were the focus of a recent study conducted this fall by the Sorensen Institute, part of the University's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The Institute will use the survey to help politicians in future races run effective campaigns. Dale Lawton, director of the Project on Campaign Conduct, said employees of the Center for Survey Research called 814 randomly selected Virginians and asked them questions about whether they have been paying attention to the campaign. Related Links Cavalier Daily coverage of Decision 2000 Top Senate Races Help Wanted : One President of the U.S. &nbsp "The first survey was about half an hour, and we asked them questions about their demographics," said Paul Freedman, research director for the Project on Campaign Conduct,. The CSR staffers then called the same people again and asked the same questions; 549 of the 814 original participants answered. According to the survey, 41.9 of first wave respondents and 53 percent of second wave respondents said they felt Robb "is running a fair campaign so far" and 43.2 percent of first wave respondents and 47.2 percent of respondents felt that "Allen is running a fair campaign so far." According to the survey, 26.2 percent of respondents from the first wave of the survey and 44.8 percent of respondents from the second wave said "the tone of the campaign has been mostly informative over the past two weeks." Although respondents said they found the campaign informative and fair, 29.6 percent of first wave and 45.4 percent of second wave respondents thought the "tone of the campaign has been mostly discouraging over the past 2 weeks" and 59.4 percent of first wave and 61.1 percent of second wave respondents felt "the tone of the campaign has been mostly boring over the past two weeks." Freedman said the study is unique in "not focusing on the horserace - we have a different focus and scope of interest." He added that the survey was a "tremendous opportunity to study the [Allen-Robb] election in greater detail." Lawton said voters might think the Allen-Robb campaign is boring, "but more people are paying attention." "We spent months hammering out the question wording," Freedman said.

The changing face of Grounds

As students traipse around Grounds these days, construction workers, Caterpillar machines and piles of dirt have become a familiar sight.

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