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Congress Considers Tax Credit for Tuition
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Focusing on a
nearly fivefold increase in college
tuitions, Senate Democrats called on
Republican leaders Thursday to include
a tuition tax credit in any budget pack
age wrapping up this election-year ses
sion of Congress.
“We should not bankrupt families for
doing what is right for their children,”
said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who
wants to give parents yearly deductions
that he says would save as much as
$2,800 per college student on their tax
bills.
ELCHILANGO
From Page 3
Suzy Menache, Jacques Menache’s
mother, said the place was wonderful.
“It’s a family place, where everyone
likes to come back to,” she said.
El Chilango also offers Spanish class
es, which usually are taught by Ranulfo
Franco, a restaurant employee, every
Tuesday and Sunday at 7 p.m.
“Sometimes there are 20 (people) on
Tuesday,” he said. “In North Carolina,
this is a unique place where you can find
Latino culture. Tomorrow night we’ll
celebrate the independence of Mexico.
FILMMAKERS
From Page 3
his six-minute-long film, “Paper,” is
about a kid whose origami animals pro
vide the child an escape from reality.
“He folds the animals to escape his
troubled family life, and basically the
film is about him going to buy more
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According to the Democrats’ survey
of 50 major private and public colleges,
the typical tuition rose from $3,904 in
1980 to $17,772 in 2000.
Tuition and fees spiked in the early
1980s, with double-digit annual rate
increases, but such cost increases have
leveled off in recent years, said Jeffrey
Penn, an analyst with College Board,
which administers key college entrance
exams and tracks college costs.
For example, tuition costs for both
public and private rose less than 5 per
cent from 1998-99 to 1999-2000, Penn
said.
But the lawmakers - saying tuitions
There are many people coming.”
Franco said he plans on giving a
speech to the crowd at midnight to
explain why the celebration is so impor
tant.
Regardless of their reason, Menache
said he hoped to have people of all eth
nicities come together. “We would like
to have more events and have more
Hispanics involved with our organiza
tion,” he said.
“We would also like to get the
American community acquainted with
our restaurant.”
The City Editor can be reached
at citydesk@unc.edu.
origami paper so he can fold a figure to
comfort his mother,” Manis said.
The Carolina Student, Alumni and
Faculty Film and Video Screening
begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and con
cludes at 10 p.m. Saturday at Carolina
Union Auditorium. Admission is free.
The Arts & Entertainment Editor can
be reached at artsdesk@unc.edu.
have outpaced the cost of health care
and the rate of inflation - contend that
current costs are shutting out students,
who otherwise would be trained to help
the nation remain competitive in tech
nology and other industries.
“Every time a young man or young
woman does not go to college, not only
do they lose, and their families lose, but
America loses,” Schumer said.
Schumer said the proposed tuition
credit - estimated to cost the federal
government $29 billion over 10 years -
is cheaper than other tax-cut plans
pushed by the Republicans.
He said he is counting on momentum
TRANSIT
From Page 3
more reliable services.
“Now that the schedule is the same
for weekdays year-round, those employ
ees who use the bus won’t have to buy
parking passes for the times the bus did
n’t run,” Eliland said. “The new plan
eliminates all reduced-schedule services
Monday through Friday.”
Elfland also said the changes in ser
vice include extended hours on the
campus routes U and RU. Each will run
until 8 p.m., an hour longer than last
year.
DIPLOMACY
From Page 3
Response Initiative and the military.
“There was a tremendous effort on
the part of the DOD and the
Department of State to get (ACRI) off
the ground,” he said. “The military
helps the Department of State enor
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News
from a similar tuition tax-deduction plan
being pushed by Vice President A1 Gore
on the presidential campaign trail.
Gore has proposed expanding a cur
rent maximum $2,000 tuition-tax credit
to a $2,800 maximum.
Republican Texas Gov. George W.
Bush, who does not offer a tax credit,
would allow parents to save money for
their college expenses in special tax
favored accounts.
Congressional Republicans had no
immediate response to Democrats’
charge, but with a full plate of spending
bills and other plans, die tax-credit bill
faces an uphill battle.
But on weekends, the services will
still run on reduced-service schedules,
Elfland said.
McClellan said riders will start to see
real changes in service during the winter
holidays. The transit system historical
ly operated on reduced schedules at
these times because the University was
not in session.
“The fust time the new plan will real
ly take effect is over Christmas,”
McClellan said.
“That will be the first time we will
really see the changes.”
The City Editor can be reached
at citydesk@unc.edu.
mously to project overseas.”
Brock said the cooperation he and
Schoonover spoke about is key to suc
cessful foreign policy. “After two or three
days, the military will leave the country
a better place and create a feeling of
great goodwill to the United States.”
The University Editor can be reached
at udesk@unc.edu.
CLINE
From Page 3
he calls his “other family” - for the
quality of their caring nature.
“I couldn’t ask for anything more
out of a group of people. They work
hard all day long,” he said.
The respect is mutual.
“Doug is a very committed and
loyal employee with the Chapel Hill
Fire Department,” said Battalion Chief
Bill Minton. “He’s just as committed to
fire service all over the nation, even
the world, if he could get that far.
“He’s not afraid to get in there and
SPORTS SHORTS
Today at Carolina
Women’s Volleyball vs. Louisville *
NIKE/CARO/JNA CIASSIC
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The Volleyball Tournament Continues... gSPSarwl
Sat: vs. Delaware @1:00 pm
Sun: vs. Santa Clara @ 7:00 pm -fH
> I Men’s Soccer vs. Denver
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work with (younger firefighters) and
get his hands dirty,” he said. “We
depend on him a lot.”
But Cline is modest despite having
received an award for his instruction.
“It’s not about an award. It’s about
making sure folks know what they
need to know," he said.
“If I compared this award to the
look on a firefighter’s face when they
really understood something - it’s like
a gleam in their eye - that’s worth
more than a hundred thousand awards
that people could give you.”
The Features Editor can be reached
at features@unc.edu.
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