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Students Ask Easley to Veto Scuppernong Bill

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GOLDSBORO — Some Wayne County elementary schoolstudents have asked Gov. Mike Easley to veto a bill making thescuppernong grape the state fruit.

Fifth-grade students at Tommys Road Elementary School, whooriginally asked Easley a year ago to make the strawberry the statefruit, signed a letter Wednesday seeking the veto.

State Rep. Carolyn Russell, R-Wayne, introduced the bill in theHouse to name the strawberry the state fruit, which the Housepassed.

The Senate later passed a bill that made the scuppernong thestate fruit, the strawberry the state's red berry and the blueberrythe state's blue berry.

Legislators ratified the Senate version, which was sent toEasley.

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