BY PAUL H.B. SHIN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Former President Bill Clinton rallied his coalition of the giving once again, persuading corporate honchos, philanthropists, do-gooders and even the U.S. government to ante up at least $1 billion to tackle some of the world's most stubborn problems.
The Clinton Global Initiative, which was on track to match the $2.5 billion raised during its inaugural gathering last year, kicked off a three-day conference yesterday with a $10 million pledge of government funds from First Lady Laura Bush to fund a project designed to provide clean drinking water for millions of Africans by 2010."