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12/15/2004 3:00 AM

10/24/2005 5:19 AM

NOVEMBER 2000: Mike Ruffin hired as Durham County manager.

MAY 2004: Ruffin clashes with County Commissioner Joe Bowser over an audit of Human Resources Department practices.

JULY 20: Bowser comes up short in his re-election bid in the Democratic prim

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