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Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

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RALEIGH (AP) -- State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Democratic Representative Thomas Wright helped lead a commission that spent six years researching the poorly remembered white supremacist attack and filed several bills at the start of this year's session to act on the panel's recommendations. Virtually all were derailed when a complaint about Wright's campaign finances grew into a criminal probe and legislative ethics inquiry. Only one was passed by the full House, only to spend nearly three months languishing in a Senate committee. Its contents were revived by Democratic Senator Katie Dorsett. The legislation was sent to the House. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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