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Governor kicks off statewide bond referendum campaign
U.Va. And PVCC Presidents Invite Community Leaders To Public Discussion

August 29, 2002-- On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Gov. Mark Warner will kick off a statewide campaign to educate citizens of the Commonwealth about the upcoming $900 million general obligation bond referendum that is vital to the future of higher education.

The campaign begins with a rally at Virginia Commonwealth University and will unfold throughout the week with regional rallies at colleges and universities across the state.

University President John T. Casteen III will join U.Va. students on a Student Council-sponsored bus trip to Richmond for the kick-off event, which will include remarks by the governor, Lt. Governor Tim Kaine and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Casteen and PVCC President Frank Friedman are inviting community leaders to a question-and-answer discussion about the issues relating to the upcoming referendum and how it will effect the Charlottesville and Albemarle communities. The meeting will take place at 8 a.m. at Carr’s Hill.

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Reporters are invited to attend both events. For more information about covering Wednesday’s meeting, contact Carol Wood, director of news services, at (434) 924-6189.

Students interested in going on the Tuesday bus trip for the Richmond rally should contact Leanna Blevins at leanna@virginia.edu or 924-6231.

The rally, to be held at VCU’s Siegel Center, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Buses will leave from the Carl Smith Center, stadium west parking lot, at 11 a.m. and will return at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Carol Wood, (434) 924-6189

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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