publication date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: Even if you don't know the answer, you should still take a swing at it.
explanation: Clark was a principal notorious for swinging a baseball bat and breaking the law to enforce a military-like discipline on students, but his methods turned the troubled student body around and raised their average on state exams. more…
solved by: Steve West, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anthony Lewis, and Brad Htnck
trivia: Incorrect guesses included Rodney King, Morgan Freeman, and Hank Aaron.