Gov. Mike Easley didn't have many lunch dates in 2005.
In contrast to the previous year, when he was running for re-election, the governor only had two lunch meetings, according to his daily schedule.
As before, the lunches may have been canceled, and Easley may have had impromptu meetings not on the daily schedule.
The previous day, Basnight named Rand to head the Senate's work on the newly created lottery.
On Wednesday, April 27, Easley ate lunch with retired drug company executive Dr. Charles Sanders at the Governor's Mansion.
In October, Easley named Sanders, an opponent of the state lottery who once ran for the U.S. Senate nomination, the first chairman of the N.C. Lottery Commission.
Hat Tip: Andy Curliss