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The Tar Heels put four players in
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Higher Education Received
Boost Under Clinton's Care
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
While the rest of President Bill Clinton’s lega
cy might still be up in the air, education officials
seem to agree that his place as the higher educa
tion president is firmly secure.
Some education analysts are more than willing
to heap praise on the outgoing president.
“He’s been the best president for education
since the 19605,” said Jack Jennings, director of
the Center on Education Policy.
Jennings said that since the doors of public
education opened to all Americans during
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least eight points as they defeated
Clemson 92-65 in front of 21,335 at the
They also limited the Tigers to
38.7-percent shooting and held
Solomon, the ACC’s leading scorer at
21.9 points per game, to 17.
“It was a solid effort all-around,” said
UNC guard Joseph Forte, who finished
with 14 points, four rebounds and four
assists. “We tried to not think about the
streak and just go out there and play
Ah, yes. The Streak. With the loss,
Lyndon Johnson’s administration, no president
has passed as much legislation that has made the
possibility of college a reality for more students.
Jennings pointed to two specific tax provisions
that have helped families pay for college - the
HOPE Scholarship and tuition tax credits.
Combined, the programs affect more than 7 mil
lion families nationwide, Jennings said.
Much of Clinton’s legislation came in the two
years after the 1994 election, in which
Republicans took control of both houses of
Congress and passing more liberal legislation,
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Clemson dropped to 0-47 all-time on the
road against the Tar Heels.
The Tigers left the floor to chants of
“You can’t win here!” from the riser sec
tion of UNC students.
“It’s just baffling that they’ve never
gotten a victory here,” UNC center
Brendan Haywood said. “It’s unfortu
nate, but I don’t want it to stop anytime
The Streak was never really in danger
Wednesday night. North Carolina took
a 44-31 lead into halftime and opened
the second half with a 20-4 run to turn
Historians Will Debate
Whether Clinton's Personal
Scandals Will Overshadow
His Professional Successes
f drama taking place in the White House as reports of questionable fund raising, possi
' ble financial misdealings and extramarital sexual relationships surfaced.
As Clinton prepares to leave the Oval Office, no one is quite sure if his will be a lega
cy of political success or personal shortcomings.
The Soaring Economy
I The economic boom of the late ’9os will be associated with Clinton but history will
JK debate whether his policies produced it.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
(GATT). His rejection of the tradition of Roosevelt’s New Dealism through welfare reform
changed the direction of Democratic ideals.
Rosero said Clinton was willing to fake bold and unprecedented measures to accomplish his
policies. “On trade, despite not working with liberal Democrats and labor unions, he went
ahead with NAFTA.”
Uniting the Center
Clinton’s search for public approval and his moderate tendencies were displayed in his sup
port of policies not usually associated with the Democratic agenda such as welfare reform, free
trade and opening trade with China and Sudan.
“If you’re a Democrat and looking at the past eight years, it’s hard to see them as a success for the
traditional Democrat ideas,” said Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University.
“Clinton made Nader possible. But if he hadn’t done what he did he would’ve gone down in flames
like (Walter) Mondale and (Michael) Dukakis. He had to get the votes from the center.”
Aldrich said Clinton didn’t unite the party traditionally by developing party goals. Instead, the
party united as the more conservative Democrats switched to the Republican Party and the voice
of moderates increased. “He united by being a moderate and being the great fund-raiser.”
As party leader, Clinton’s success was not limited to fund raising.
“Probably the thing he will be remembered for most was he really was the leader in bring
ing the Democratic Party back together,” Lapinski said.
Lapinski predicted the Democrats would take control of both houses in the 2002 elections.
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the game into a laugher.
Aside from making their free throws
- UNC was just 14-for-28 from the foul
fine - the Tar Heels did what they want
ed. They got the ball inside to Haywood
(11 points) and Kris Lang (13), who
enjoyed huge height advantages on the
They also connected from long
range, hitting 12-of-27 3-point attempts
against Clemson’s zone. Forte led the
charge, making three of his six attempts
from behind the arc. Jason Capel,
Ronald Curry, Max Owens and Brian
By Jennifer Hagin
y In two days, President WiUiamJefferson Clinton will leave office with
' the highest approval rating of any outgoing president of the 20th century.
But it might be too soon for Clinton to break out the celebratory cigar.
History might not be as kind to, the President’s legacy as he would like.
The largest economic boom ever occurred under Clinton’s watch. He
y entered office eight years ago faced with a budget deficit tallying more than S2OO bil
lion but is leaving Congress, and the next president, with a budget surplus.
But even as the stock market was soaring, the American public fixated on the
John Lapinski, assistant political science professor at Yale University, said it is
unclear whether Clinton was responsible for the economic boom or if he reaped
the benefits of past economic programs.
“His time period will be remembered for economic prosperity, but
the question is how much will be attributed to him and how much
k will be attributed to external resources,” Lapinski said.
Luis Rosero, deputy press secretary for the Democratic
National Committee, said 22 million new jobs were created dur
k ing die Clinton presidency alongside a decrease in unemploy-
ment from 7.5 percent to 4 percent and an increase in the min
- 11 imum wage from $4.25 to $5.15. He said these changes were
k}| a result of Clinton’s early economic decisions.
m | But it is questionable as to how long the good economic
llf times will last. Although the stock market reached its highest
If levels ever during Clinton’s presidency, it has recendy dis-
I played a downward trend serious enough to prompt the
Federal Reserve Board to decrease interest rates last week in
response to a possible downturn in the overall economy.
John Aldrich, political science professor at Duke
University, said some of Clinton’s tangible contri
butions to the economy were his support for the
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Morrison all chipped in two 3-pointers
The sharp shooting blew holes in
Clemson’s plan to collapse on the Tar
Heels (14-2, 4-0 in the ACC) to keep
them from dominating inside.
“I thought the plan was marvelous,"
Clemson coach Larry Shyatt said. “But
if more than one starts dropping jump
shots, the plan has some flaws.”
The Tigers (10-7, 1-3) simply could
not keep up with the barrage. UNC
wouldn’t let them.
In recent years, the Tar Heels would
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keep overmatched teams in games by
allowing them to work the ball around
on offense and get good shots. That is no
longer the case.
Led by point guard Ronald Curry,
UNC pressured Clemson all night
Hands were in passing lanes when
Clemson tried to rotate the ball and in
faces when the Tigers tried to shoot.
The Tigers finished with 20 turnovers
and managed just 10 assists.
Solomon kept Clemson in the game
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Senior Marcus Carden says
he is not satisfied with the
explanation of Student
Stores' book pricing policy.
By Tyler Maland
After being charged full prices for
what he claims to be used books at
UNC Student Stores, senior Marcus
Carden is pursuing answers from
University officials about the discrepan
Carden met with Carolyn Elfland,
associate vice chancellor for auxiliary
services, Tuesday but the math major
from Greensboro is not satisfied with
the status of the issue.
After reportedly encountering some
hostility from University officials,
Carden said he was finally able to get
an apology about the mishap from
Elfland said she will follow up on the
issue with other officials and discuss
options for addressing the situation.
“We both agree that we want to
reduce the number of errors in marking
“I plan to explore the way it is done
now and process ways to reduce the
number of errors," Elfland said.
“(Carden and I) had a good
exchange of viewpoints and informa
tion, and I told him I would find out
the answers to his questions," she
But Carden said his meeting with
Elfland did not produce any concrete
solutions to the problem with mis
He said Elfland will contact him next
week to discuss her findings on the sit
Last week, Student Stores Director
John Jones said the markings could
have been made by the publishers or
simply were mistakes and that checking
prices was a task Student Stores doesn’t
have the resources for.
Jones said earlier this week that
such mix-ups are rare and Student
Stores already has a system of com
And Elfland said she saw no need to
hire more people to work in Student
Stores just to hand-check every book to
make sure they are all labeled correct
But Carden disagrees that Student
Stores shouldn’t hire a larger staff.
“Maybe it would be a good idea to
take some of the profits (made by
Student Stores) and hire more people
so the problem does not persist,” he
Elfland and Carden also voiced some
opposing views of the motivations
behind Student Stores.
“There is not any intention by
Student Stores to rip off students by
using anew book price for a used book.
I do not think it is something that hap
pens regularly," Elfland said.
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