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Thursday, I.Iay 23, 1S31 'Chapel Hill, North Carolina
t own Council approves
Dy LYNNE THOMSON
The Chapel Hill Town Council neared
final approval of a less stringent noise
ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night.
Student Body President Scott Norberg said
that he was pleased with the version of the
ordinance that the council passed.
. Because the ordinance was amended at the
meeting it will have to be presented at the
next council meeting and be re-approved.
, Further amendments could be offered at
"What the council has passed is the best
that students could have expected from
the idiscussions," Norberg said.
The ordinance establishes different noise
levels for different times of the day. Regular
. night-time levels (11 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sunday
through Thursday nights and 1 a.m. to 8
a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings)
could not exceed 50 decibels. Daytime
evening levels of 60 decibels could only
be exceeded during the times that permits
are available. Those times, are Thursday
evenings from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday until 1
a.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. Saturday
until 1 a.m. on Sunday. During these times
noise may rise to 70 decibels without a
permit and to 85 decibels with a permit.
All measurements would be made from
the property line of the place where the
noise is being created.
the ordinance basically covers parties
and specifically excludes other noise pro
ducing events from the limits including
UNC sports events, construction work
done during the daytime. Chapel Thrill,
regular traffic noise and ambulances and
fire trucks, among others.
The issuing of the permits had been, a
major area of controversy and is the one
area that Norberg said he is not 100 percent
satisfied with. The ordinance requires the
permit for a band to be issued 43-hOurs
before the event is scheduled for the per
son seeking the permit to pay a $5 admin
istrative cost. Permits for non-live music
may be obtained up to the time of the
event, but if they are obtained later than
43-hours prior to the event they will cost
Council member Joe Herzenberg said
that the higher cost was not because of
higher administrative costs but only to
encourage party-holders to seek their per
mits ahead of time.
Herzenberg also convinced the council
to amend the ordinance to allow bands to
play outside of the permit times if they do
not exceed the 70 decibel limit This will
allow bands to play on the UNC campus .
since the noise would be measured from
the edge of University property. -
An earlier draft of the ordinance pro
hibited bands except during those times
when permits were available.
Council member Bev Kawaleq expressed
concern over the broad discretion the town
manager would have in issuing Jast-minute
permits, but Norberg said he did not share
her concern. "The police," he said, "will
end up handling the permits and historically
they have always been very patient, very
understanding. If II work out fine."
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By KIM ADAMS
Last year, the UNC lacrosse team members were a little
surprised to find themselves ranked No. 6 in the nation
going into the NCAA tournament and even more sur
prised to find themselves advancing all the way to the
semifinals. After all, they knew that they just didn't have
the fan support or the national status of some of the
teams from up north.
This ye3r, the players find themselves ranked No. 2 in
the nation and will play in the championship gems against
perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins Saturday in Prince
ton, New JerseyThis year, they aren't surprised to be
where they are. This time it didn't matter whether or not
they had support It doesn't matter if mny of their rtew
found fans don't know exactly what to cheer about What
does matter is that the players know they have the talent
to be the national champions.
"Last year we were a Cinderella team, but I don't think
we are this year," All-Atlantic Coast Conference goalie
Tom Sears said. "A lot of people thought we'd get
knocked off if we played the tough teams, but we didn't We
had about five matches where we played really good teams
and I think we proved ourselves then.
The Tar Heels got to the finals by virtue of a 17-8 win
over sixth-seeded Navy in the semifinals last Saturday at
Fetzcr field. Sears had 13 saves in the match and Monty
Hill and ACC Most Valuable Player Michael Burnett led
the way cn offense. Curnttt scored three goals end three
assists while Hill scored four goals.
Jeff Homire contributed tree goals and Pete Voelkel
added two. Both Homire end Voelkel are also members of
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the All-Conference team.
Johns Hopkins, who beat Virginia 10-6 to advance to the
finals, has held the No. 1 ranking all season, has won the
championship three straight years and has won 47 of its
last 43 matches. Hopkins is also the alma mater of UNC
Coach Willie Scrosss. He was a starting mid-fielder for
three years for the Blue Jays and assistant coach there
before becoming head coach at UNC in 1973.
But Scroggs isn't feeling sentimental about his old
school. He is thinking only about a win for the Tar Heels.
"It doesn't matter a bit to me that J played there or
coached there as far as this game goes," he said. "They
are just tht team that we have to pliy. We are proud to be
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