LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER, GBIC GO LIVE WITH “VOTE! 2004″Comprehensive survey of candidates is in-depth Election Day referencepieceBURLINGTON – The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and GBIChave gone live on the Web with “VOTE! 2004,” which contains the results ofa survey of candidates running for state offices in the November 2 GeneralElection. Results are available at www.lcrccsurvey.org/candidates(link is external).Those surveyed include candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor aswell as candidates for State Senator and State Representative fromChittenden County. With a new and exciting theme and Web-based access,the results are intended to help the business community learn more aboutcandidates and encourage and remind them to vote on Election Day.The Chamber and GBIC “VOTE! 2004” report contains two parts. The first isa biographical section provided by each candidate who responded, as wellas a list of each candidate’s top three legislative priorities. Thesecond part consists of PDF documents as pull-out grids containing allcandidates’ names and, from those who responded, answers to a series ofmultiple choice questions relating to eight broad public policy areas.According to A. Wayne Roberts, Chamber President, “As a leading businessorganization, we strive to provide information on the candidates toencourage more discussion about legislative issues and greaterparticipation in the political process.””VOTE! 2004 includes responses on a wide variety of public policy issuesand should assist voters in making decisions at the polls on November 2,”added GBIC President Frank Cioffi.Both Cioffi and Roberts are pleased with the universally accessible,Web-based format that the piece has taken on this year.The Chamber and GBIC produce “VOTE! 2004” as a benefit to the entireregion. The report is not intended to advocate expressly or implicitly for thesuccess or defeat of any particular candidate or party. Candidates, themedia and other organizations are encouraged to link to the site orpublish portions of the report in print or on the Web at no charge. Toobtain permission to do such or for questions, contact Mary Sprayregen,Chamber/GBIC Director of Government Affairs at 802-863-3489 ext. 210 firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).The LCRCC is a nonprofit organization that provides socially responsibleleadership to enhance the economic environment of the Lake ChamplainRegion and Vermont. GBIC is a private nonprofit economic developmentcorporation that serves as a catalyst for industrial and economic growthin Chittenden County.
Kings G Buddy Hield a critical part of Sacramento’s rebuild Buddy Hield is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 18.4 points. However, the Kings have five other players who are averaging double-digit scoring numbers this season. Shumpert is close to being their seventh player to do so, as he’s currently averaging 9.5 points per game. Related News NBA trade rumors: Kings targeting Wizards SF Otto Porter Jr. The 28-year-old Shumpert has always been seen as an up-and-coming player, but now he’s a legitimate nine-year NBA veteran. He’s just one cog in the scoring machine the Kings have created this season. Sacramento is only 11-11, but they’re in a better place than most people expected them to be in. They’ve stashed a bevy of lottery picks with plenty of upside. The Kings are a young team on the rise and Iman Shumpert recently shed some light on the squad’s newly acquired nickname.”We’re ‘The Scores,” Shumpert said after practice last week, via NBA.com. “We come, we try to score fast, we try to score at a high rate. We have a lot of young bodies. It’s cool to be on a team where we don’t know who’s going to score it.” “We’re just going to share the sugar.” Shumpert said. “Whoever is going that’s who we’re feeding. We’re playing off the energy. Calling us ‘The Scores’ is a reminder that we all can do it … It don’t matter who scores we just got to win.”If the Kings develop the young pieces they have and maintain their offensive versatility, they could end their 11-year playoff drought soon.