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Supporters of the bill, caught off guard by the vote, scurried around through the early morning hours and managed to get $16 million written into something called a "continuing resolution for funding," a last-minute catchall into which are thrown bills amended too late in a session to be rewritten. Because the continuing resolution contains many key pieces of funding, including the public-works bill (see above), it was passed by a voice vote of the House and will undoubtedly soon be signed by the President.
Judging by the morning-after jubilance of the bill's backers in the face of losing almost half the money they said they needed, half a loaf is clearly not only better than none, it will do nicely.
TO EACH HIS OWN
Since the NCAA cut the number of football scholarships that colleges can offer, things have been tough all over. But when a school in the football-crazed Southeast Conference has to recruit by handbill...well, the mind boggles. Yet posted around the Auburn campus alongside the usual announcements of car washes and rock concerts were handouts headlined SO YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY BIG-TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL.
"Here's your chance," the message read. "Coach Doug Barfield is actively soliciting your support in making a contribution to Auburn football...an open invitation has been extended to eligible members of the Auburn student body who are interested in playing college football on both the varsity and junior varsity level.
"If you're interested, contact Coach Joe Connally or Coach Jim Hilyer at the Athletic Department in Memorial Coliseum. The phone number is...etc."
The return of the scholar-athlete may be at hand.