Numbers

EDUCATION

$1 million

Yearly salary of presidents at 12 private universities for the 2005-06 academic year. Of the 68 community-college presidents surveyed by the Chronicle of Higher Education, about half made less than $250,000 per year

81

Number of private-college presidents earning more than $500,000 per year. Only three earned that much a decade ago

SMOKING

$1

Proposed federal excise tax on cigarettes, a 61¢-per-pack increase. The extra funds would help finance a proposed increase of approximately $35 billion for S-CHIP, a federal children's health-insurance bill

73

Number of times Congress has increased the sales tax on cigarettes since 2000

BROADWAY

$17...

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