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Possession of Dairy IMiilt Crates To Become illegal In 1990 DURHAM, NC—Unauthorized possession of the colorful, plastic milk crates, used by dairies to trans port milk, will be against the law in North Carolina, effective Jan. 1, 1990. The versatile cases often are used by college students for book cases and other pieces of furniture, CarolinaA^irginia Dairy Products Association, representing processors in the two states, today announced a public awareness campaign designed to inform North Carolina college students of the new, tougher law. Posters encouraging students to return cases to local dairies or gro cery stores will be distributed soon to college and university residence halls across the state. Effective Jan. 1, 1990, North Carolina statute (GS 14-72.4) makes the unauthorized possession of milk cases a misdemeanor punishable by a $300 fine and/or imprisonment. Nearly a million milk cases were borrowed, stolen or misappropriated in North Carolina and Virginia dair ies during the past year at a cost of $2 million to the industry, and even tually the consumer. Often used as furniture, file boxes or storage bins, the crates are lost to a public attitude that they are free for the taking. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” according to Carolina/ Virginia Dairy Products Assn. Presi dent Phillip Holder of Pet Inc. in Charlotte. “These cases are a major expense to dairies, and the magni tude of the loss is hurting every dairy in the country.” According to a national survey, there are $250 million worth of crates missing across the country. There have been no national, uniform so lutions to the problem. Prior to this new legislation, milk case theft in the state was a misde meanor under general theft statutes. With passage of the tougher legisla tion, North Carolina joins the ranks of a number of other states, combin ing concentrated enforcement efforts and publicity campaigns to try to recover crates and control losses. The law applies only to milk crates bearing the name of the owner, not plastic crates purchased in depart ment stores or elsewhere; however, defacing or removing the identifica tion mark is also illegal. I THE CUTTING EDGE I I I I I I I I L "We Carry Nexxus" $2.00 off Haircut - guys & gals $10.00 off Bodywave ONE BLOCK FROM NCSU Appointment or walk in 2906 Hillsborough St. across from Hardee's Hours: Mon-Fri Sam • 9pm Sat Sam • 3pm S32-4901 EXPIRES 10/14/89 Cases should be returned to a local dairy or neighborhood grocery store, said Holder. No questions will be asked through Dec. 31,1989. Meredith Abroad Plans for 1989 Continued from page 1 MUS-THE Special Study/Intro, to Music of the Theatre 1 hr. Dr. Page IDS-941 Art, Artifact, and Cul ture 3 hr. Dr. Webb PHY-941 Intro, to Astronomy 3 hr. Dr. Knight MAT-245 Basic Statistics 3 hr. Dr. Knight Offered in Switzerland: GER-945 Intro, to German ConvCTsation 2 hr. Offered in London: POL-945 British Parlimentary Government 2 hr. John Rose For further information, contact Dr. Webb. Part-Time Sales Manager Part-time sales manager needed for high profile magazine • FleHible hours - 20 to 30 meekly • High Commissions • Quality Pubiicatioa • Prouen Sales Record • Support of large estab' lished publishing company If you are a self-starting, enthusiastic, creatine, confident, competltiue Indlulduai mho enjoys a regarding challenge, call Lin Gerringer at 1-8Q0*‘274- 0230, est. 7311 for fur ther information.