2 Teie Compass Wednesday, October 21. 1992
Photos by James Sims
Eric Wiitiams. Senior
Naw Haven, Conn.
"Yes, Ithink Magic shoutd come back and play
if he ts able, but no, I don’tftink he is worth $14
million a year when he gets to choose what
games he wants to play in. Don't get me
wrong; he is a great player, but realisti(^^, he
is not worth $14 million a yeatt'.*
Kelscha Fioliey, Junior
"Yes. I believe Magk;*tohnson is well
worth $14 mtflbn because of his tal
ent If it were anyone other than MJ.
there’d be no question or conflict over
his contract. Besides, he might be
dead next year. So pay the manf
Do you think Magic Johnson should have returned to
play basketball for a $14 million-one-year contract?
Tammy Jones, Junior
"Yes. he should because he is a great
player. And he will probably donate some
of the money for further research to
Amy Anderson, Freshman
“No. He’s doing the same thing he was
doing beforehe wasdiagnosed HlVposi-
tive. which is playing basketball. His
game hasn’t improved, so why should
Dreaming the impossible dream Nov. 3rd!
By Marie Morris
Tarheel Democrats are dreaming of a
winning democratic ticket starring Bill
Clinton as President, Jim Hun t as Nor th
Carolina's Governor, Eva Clayton as
the Congresswoman for the 1st U.S.
Congressional District and Terry
Sanford as the U.S. Senate.
On election day, you know how im
portant it is to check your ballot care
fully when making the selection for the
1 St Congressional District. Eva Clayton
is running for that office twice on Nov.
3. First, she's running to fill the
unexpired term left by the late Walter B.
Jones Sr. who died in September. What
this means is that everyone who lives in
what was the "old" 1st U.S. Congres
sional District (which includes the new
1 St District plus Camden, Currituck and
Dare Counties) would find it in their
best interest to vote for Clayton.
Secondly, she is running for the seat
in Congress to represent the newly de
signed 28-county 1st District, which
means everyone residing in that locale
would find it in their best interest to
vote for Clayton. (Sorry Camden,
Currituck and Dare—all you can offer
is moral support for that race.)
Clayton's winning both s‘ats means
that she would report to Washington
earlier than the other freshmen in Con
gress, thus giving our representative
voice valuable seniority.
Clayton is also the first black candi
date to attempt to represent the new
remap|3ed district, which favors minori
A Clayton victory would be comple
mented by the re-election of 75-year old
Terry Sanford to the United States Sen
ate. A bit feeble after a heart valve op
eration? Perhaps, but I'd even take a
quadriplegic over a potential Jesse
Helms protege in Lauch Faircloth.
Who would be more tickled to have a
Democratic representative in the U.S.
Senate and one in the House than a
Democratic North Carolina governor?
Coming from Wilson, NC Jim Hunt is a
natural representative of people in our
rural society, which has some of the
poorest schools and the worst high
ways in the state. Hunt says he plans to
He spoke on this subject during his
rally on Oct. 31 in our Jimmy R. Jenkins
Science Complex. Hunt related how,
after having gone to school in Wilson]
N.C., he had to work hard in college to
"catch up" in academic aptitude with
the students in his class from the west
ern part of the state.
Hunt also spoke about the impor
tance of improving our region's
"I want to bring more jobs to North
eastern North Carolina," Hunt said. "I
want to convince corporations to con
tinue building those factories in Mexico
where the work does not require think
ing, and to build factories in the United
States where they can hire intelligent
On the subject of education. Hunt
said, "1 want to treat teachers like pro
fessionals, doubling their salaries, and
giving them offices with telephones."
Hunt's grandiose intentions may be
get the question, "Where is the money
coming from?" But his words offer evi
dence that his heart is in the right place.
Hunt's record isn't perfect; but it's a
lot better than his opponent, Jim
Gardner, whose political career has been
checkered by chronic absenteeism, not
to menhon questionable business prac
In order to complete the final link in
our dreamed scenario, we need Bill
Clinton for President. His election will
cut off the head of the Republican
snake that has insulted the American
work force by providing incentives to
corporations to keep their factories here
instead of building them in Mexico and I
Clinton's election will put out of of- ]
fice the George Bush who called the i
concept of national health care
"uncompassionate" at the Republican
national convention in Dallas last sum
mer—a comment that demonstrates
where his heart is when i t comes to poof
and middle-class folk.
Clinton's election will put an end to
the regime which began with Reagan,
and which presided over the triplingo(
the national debt and savings and loan
industry debacle. Taxpayers will be feel
ing the bite of these rip>-offs for a geH'
Our best interests lie with Clinton,
Hunt, Sanford and Clayton.
Bu t when the smoke clears on Nov. 3,
I have a feeling that the little utopia've
are dreaming of wall be grist for the mill
of someone who thought he just saw a
Still, there's nothing wrong
all North Carolinians who demand a
more compassionate government to
ward lower-to-middle classed citize’’^
will take the time to vote on Nov. 3.