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4The Daily Tar HeelFriday. 25, 1983
V comedy polm fim at programs
Environmentally concerned hold exhibition
By CLINTON WEAVER
' "Right now, there is probably only
One place you can find a one-humped
.camel, a cluster of pine trees, an oc
topus and a pair of lumberjacks work
ing a two-handled saw into a log. That
place is the Raleigh Dvic Center, Host
to the second annual N.C. Outdoors
More than 200 groups, with con- .
. cerns ranging from conservation and
environmental issues to selling trailers
. and encyclopedias, are participating in
this year's show. . ;
". Though there are sidelights such as
homemade fudge and balloon art, Ex- '
PQ '83 is designed to raise awareness
' about the state's natural sights.
"We try to give a slice of .what's
available all ' through' outdoors North .
' Carolina,' said Mike Davis, director of
: public affairs for the N.C. Department
. of Natural Resources and Community
. It is a. big slice. There is a large ex
' hibit by the N.C Zoo to Asheboro, .
. complete with a llama,'a pair of porcu
pines and other wild animals from all
over the world.. '
; Two large parrots, one blue arid red,
the other green and gold, chatter from
. a tree. Wild ducks swim in a marshy
pond beneath a wooden bridge. A boa
'. constrictor coils in the corner of its
. It's like walking in a shadowy, green
. forest and wondering how the people
. made this recreation so realistic.
"We've got some real magicians,"
Davis said. Groups bringing the out
doors indoors include the Sierra Club,
the Audobon Society,, the Eno River,
Group and other nonprofit public in
terest groups. State agencies such as the .
Department of Cultural Resources
have also made contributions.
There are brochures, booths and
representatives from various industries
concerned with environmental issues
such as water management and pollu
tion problems. . .
" One exhibit has iheadphbnes through .
which can be heard recorded sounds of
waves breaking on the shore, sea gulls,
. hawks, elephants, folk music, people
walking in the snow and other noises.
The tape contains sounds from the.
coast to the piedmont to the mountains
in offering a taste of the state.
Other exhibits offer the real thing,
There are aquariums with crabs,
turtles, clams and other sea creatures,
which children are allowed to handle.
. One boy holds a starfish in his hands
gazing at its strangeness. Another child
' apprehensively touches the underside
of a horseshoe crab and smiles, as the
crab's many. legs, churn slowly in the
air. ' . ' . .
The exhibit from the U.S. Forestry.
Service . consists of a . condensed
woodland area. Smokey the Bear
stands outside the exhibit, which in
cludes a secluded spot where people
play bluegrass music on a wooden
porch. Next door, a man builds a
single-room log cabin using pine trees,
an ax and a free other crude tools.
Off to the side, a woman makes
paper from wood chips and water.
Louise Norris, clerk, stenographer and
secretary for the forestry service, strains
the white mixture as people crowd
around the table to watch. She presses
it and lays it on a heat roller to dry.
"It's the exact same process they
used 2,000 years ago," she said, "only
they didn't have a press and steamer."
A coarse, grainy sheet of paper is ready
. minutes later.
Other highlights include a log-rolling
' show in a:large water tank and a log
sawing contest between a chain saw
and a hand saw. The hand saw wins.
It may seem superfluous to have the
outdoors brought indoors and to pay.,
to see it. But the point of the show is"
not simply to point out . the obvious,
nor to make money. Concern for the
. environment and appreciation of it are .
the . primary objectives for Outdoors
"Unless we protect and preserve our
. natural resources, we won't have any,"
Davis said. "Our message is: 'Enjoy
what we have,' but we have got to be
good stewards about it, otherwise we
won't have it." .
Most of the revenue from admissions
prices goes to the civic center. "All this
is being done, frankly, with no
money," Davis said. "We just eek it
out of the budget.
"What we receive is a great oppor
tunity to inform and educate the public
about our programs."
The exhibition runs through Sunday,
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By MARY LEVENSON
Special to the DTH
Did Santa Qaus make the proper career choice? Can a com
mercial be made half as dumb as a real commercial? Is public
TV "full of it?" Will a hopeful young terrorist fare well in to
day's job market?
These are the questions that will be answered in the first
episode of BS Magazine, a new TV comedy that will premiere
on Durham's public access channel 8 p.m. today.
"It's a half-hour satire of PM Magazine," said show creator
Patty Bily, a UNC graduate who lives in Chapel Hill. "We're
aiming for a local Saturday Night Live effect," she said.
Bily, 23, an RTVMP graduate, combined the formats of PM
Magazine and Saturday. Night Live and added a heavy dose of
satire to the comedy skits in the show.
In the first episode, TV news is the target of Bily's satire in the
skit "Death of a Terrorist."
"If it weren't for. television cameras, terrorism wouldn't
exist," said Bily who wrote the skit.
"I've tried to combine those funny little gags that make you
laugh with a satire that is pretty serious with a message," Bily
said. Using satire "is the best way to bitch about anything.'
The other skits in the first show satirize public television pro
gramming, housewives in commercials and money-grubbing
. Christmas shoppers.
"BS Magazine is alT very weird," Bily said.
In the second episode, Mr. and Mrs. Blah, Muffy, Brad, Cap
tain Squint, and Joe Cop fight a killer vacuum cleaner in a
spin-off on horror movies. . 1
"With The Shining, The Exorcist, Jaws, and Halloween all
mixed up into one 15-minute skit, it's got to be wild," Bily said. ,
In the third episode, "we're going on location in a big and
bad way. We're going to downtown Chapel Hill during the
lunch hour," Bily said, laughing.
Some of the skits may seem controversial. "That's what we're
trying to do," Bily said. "Satire is a very sophisticated form of
entertainment. There's no reason to be realistic if you get your
point across," she said.
"There's no nudity and none of the seven dirty words . . .
It's pretty calm stuff compared to what we could be doing,"
Bily said. . ' ; . . . "
"There's not that much going on in television m general," Bi
ly said, criticizing the mediocrity of television programming.
"So anything you can get people involved in gets them pretty
psyched," she said. .
Bily, who spends more than 20 hours a week writing, filming
and editing the show, said the most frustrating part of the tele
vision experience has been the "shoestring" budget she works
with, v ;' ' ;
"Not being able to pay people is frustrating," she said.
But Bily said she did not mind working for free; "There may
not be pay as far as money is concerned," Bily said. "The pay is
the viewers." .
Actress I Debra Duncan, a UNC sophomore, agrees. "The ex
perience is worth it," she said. "If it helps my career, I don't
mind not being paid." Duncan appears in the skit "Death of a
Terrorist . '-" ' . ..... '
Bily said she opens auditions and jobs on the crew to anyone
who is willing to dedicate time and enthusiasm to the show.
"I've worked my butt off on the show," Bily said. "Our pro
duction is limited in many ways. But, I think we have the ham
actors and enough to the show to make people laugh," she said.
As for the title BS Magazine "It describes the show per
fectly," Bily said. "So you pretty much know what you're getting."-
The show will premiere on Durham cable Channel 8. Bily
hopes the show will be aired on Village Cable in Chapel Hill
From page 1
Chapel Hill's, flower ladies expressed concern
about the weather's effects on plants.
"If it freezes we're lost, we're just lost,"
Dorothy Farrington said. "We were afraid this
was gonna happen in the spring of the year
because we haven't had any winter."
The N.C, Highway Patrol Thursday after
noon reported no weather-related accidents in
Orange County, but there were more than 50
accidents reported in the Troop C area, which
includes Wake, Durham and eight other coun
ties east of Chapel Hill.
Sgt. Cecil Wilkins of the highway patrol said
the accidents were "mostly due to not being a
defensive driver and not being alert out there on
the snow and ice."
The Associated Press reports that elsewhere
in the state, six inches fell in Polk County by 4
p.m. and in Charlotte an hour later the
largest accumulations then reported by the Na
tional Weather service. Many areas were report
ing 3 to 4 inches. .
Charlotte's forecast called for 8 to 10 inches
by late Thursday night.
The mountains and northwest Piedmont re
ported .traces while rain mixed with snow flur
ries hit eastern North Carolina. Snow fell as far
east as Goldsboro, Fayetteville and Wilrnington
and tides up to 3 feet above normal were
reported on southeast beaches.
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From page 1
As chairman of the Senate panel, Domenici
has been a consistent advocate of lower defense
spending than Reagan favors. But he said the
House action would "cause a lot of people in
the Senate to look at the higher defense" figure.
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Palm Sunday, March 27
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. Monday in Holy Week, March 28
12:15 p.m. The Holy Eucharist
5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer
- Tuesday in Holy Week, March 29
7:30 a.m. The Holy Eucharist
12:15 p.m. Noonday Prayers
5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer '
6:00 p.m. The Seder Meal
Wednesday in Holy Week, March 30
10:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist
12:15 p.m. Noonday Prayers
5:15 p.m. Evening Prayer
10:00 p.m. Tenebrae: A Devotional Service
Maundy Thursday, March 31
12:15 p.m. Noonday Prayers
5:15 p.m. The Holy Eucharist
8:00 p.m. The Holy Eucharist
Good Friday, April 1
Noon to 3:00 p.m. The Three Hours
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Holy Saturday, April 2
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Easter Eve, April 2
10:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
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