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for Business North Carolina Vol. 20 Issue 8, Aug 2000
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Molly Broad, president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, was hired in 1997. Although she is not a native and does not have the \"old school\" connections that her predecessors had, she is highly rated as the system's CEO. Now she is facing her biggest challenge - convincing citizens to vote for the $3.1 billion bond referendum in the November 2000 election. Without its passage, both the university and the community college systems will be denied needed funds for repairs and new construction on their campuses.
Meg Scott Phipps is the daughter and granddaughter of North Carolina governors - Bob Scott and Kerr Scott. A Democrat, Phipps is seeking the position of North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture in the November 2000 election. Her platform includes an 18-month moratorium on farm foreclosures, establishing a team to assist farmers facing financial crisis, reorganization of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and increasing the number of produced inspectors.
North Carolina's top seventy-five public companies are ranked by their May 2000 market value. Fifty-two of the seventy-five had their stock value go down. Fourteen newcomers made the list, the most since the ranking began in 1991. Bank of America ranked first, followed by First Union and Duke Energy.
Lisa Griffin had dreams of being a lawyer but did not have the money for college. Today she is a Tupperware sales representative and earns six figures a year working in Charlotte and its surrounding area. She is also Tupperware's second-best seller nationwide.