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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving. the students and the University communitv since 1893
Thursday, July 17, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Bars say they'll wait it out
By JO FLEISCHER
Chapel Hill's downtown student bars have
taken a wait-and-see attitude to the Sept. 1
drinking age hike, and most are not planning
any major changes in anticipation for this fall.
Mark Burnett, the manager of He's Not
Here, Chapel Hill's largest and only outdoor
bar, said he had no idea how the drinking age
hike would affect business, although a poll
conducted by He's Not Here last spring showed
that 30 percent of its customers are under 21.
; "It's entirely speculative; every kid in town
could have gotten a fake ID over the summer,
or the lack of younger kids might bring out
more of the older crowd. We don't know; it's
entirely speculative," he said. ,.
Troll's plans to rery on its loyal crowd and
"the coldest beer in town" after the age hike,
according to Meredith Beaver, a Troll's
bartender. "We're gonna hold out to the end,
we have a lot of regulars who come once and
come back again and again; and most of these
people are older. We also have a lot of
afternoon regulars who will probably stay loyal
and get us through this," she said.
Henderson Street Bar also plans to rely on
its loyal crowd in September, said Joseph
Townsend, a manager at the bar. "Most of
what we get in here is older people, and these
people are loyal, especially the afternoon crowd
which we thrive on. We probably won't make
any changes we can afford to wait and see
North Carolina law requires that only
private clubs serve liquor. Restaurants may
have bars but must do at least 50 percent of
their business in food. Three downtown
restaurants have bars that have become "late
night" havens. Their managers hope that their
diversity will protect their late night business.
Four Corners, a bar and restaurant plans
to react to, instead of anticipate, the drinking
age, said Craig Richland, bar manager. "The
impact may or may not be that significant,"
he said. "We're going to see what the other
bars do and respond competitively."
Spanky's, a popular Franklin Street restau
rant and bar, doesn't expect to be affected
much by the change because it caters to an
older and more affluent clientele, said Vincent
Fletcher, a manager.
"We serve mainly an older crowd
upperclassmen, and grad students, he said.
"We serve a lot of mixed drinks and attract ,
" an older crowd.-We do seem to have some
younger girls who come here, freshmen and
sophomores probably, and I wonder how that
is going to change."
Colonel Chutney's on Rosemary Street also
does not expect to be affected by the new law
because most of the people who drink are older,
said Jeff Carter, assistant manager at
"We have some students on the weekends,
but most of the time it's an older crowd;
especially on Sunday we have a big late-night
and it's almost all older people," he said. "We
havent really discussed that (making changes
after the age changes), but it's either going to
work against us or for us, and by serving food
and liquor we're not like. Troll's or the other
beer bars. We're just hoping and well find out
then." ' - -
See SEPT. page 6 . .
UNC policy made tougher
By SCOTT GREIG
UNC has long been the focal point of a town
that has been known as the "Beer Drinking
Capitol of the World." All that may soon be
coming to an end as the minimum drinking
age increases from 19 to 21 on Sept. 1, 1986.
With this change, UNC administrators have
. authored an alcohol policy designed to inform
students of the conditions under which
alcoholic beverage use consistent with federal,
state, and local laws and ordinances is
permitted in University facilities and on
The policy, which was finalized June 13, will
go into effect on Aug. 13, 1986 the first
day of the upcoming fall semester rather
than Sept. 1 when the new law begins because
of problems that University officials foresaw
in implementing it.
"The decision for the policy to take over
on Aug. 13 was made after it was determined
that too many problems could arise from the
University's trying to implement two different
policies in one year," Fred W. Schroeder, dean
of students, said.
Schroeder said the policy is nothing the
students should not expect to find. The policy
parallels the new alcohol law and Schroeder
said it has to be that Avay.
"Students cannot expect to be allowed to
drink if they are not 21 years old," he said.
"The University is a state-run and legislated
institution and it must operate within the
guidelines and laws prescribed by the state.
No one who is 21 years old will have any
privileges taken away from them, but they will
be expected to act responsibly and under the
guidelines of the. law."
With the exception of the Carolina Inn,
which operates under appropriate state
licenses, no alcoholic beverages of any kind
may be sold directly or indirectly by any
person, organization, or corporation on
"The new policy will definitely change the
nature of on-campus social events," Dr. Wayne
Kuncl, director of University Housing, said.
"Everyone is going to have to be willing to
work together under RH A (Residence Hall
Association) guidelines. In some cases, the
policy may have to be worked out on a hall-to-hall
The policy not only outlines who may drink,
but also where they may drink.
Properly registered students of sufficient age
and their guests of sufficient age will be allowed
to drink in two outdoor locations. Students
may drink on Ehringhaus field with the written
approval of the vice chancellor for Student
Affairs. They will also be allowed to drink
alcohol in the areas immediately outside
residence halls. This is restricted to members
of the residence hall and their guests and
requires the written approval of the director
of University Housing.
Other areas where alcohol can be consumed
on campus are as follows:
At planned residence hall social events
at which the alcohol provided is done so under
guidelines that have been adopted by RHA.
The event must also be approved in writing
by the director of University Housing.
At planned social events explicitly and
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Kurt Melges, a sophomore from Durham, belts out some spiritual tunes in the Pit Tuesday afternoon.
Melges, a member of Maranatha Ministries, sang for quite a while.
UNC complying with
From news dispatches
UNC, a major water user-in
southern Orange County, has
responded to the Orange Water and
Sewer Authority's call for mandatory
water conservation by customers.
Claude E. Swecker, associate vice
chancellor for facilities management,
has distributed a directive to deans,
directors and department heads
urging compliance with the manda
tory conservation measures imposed
by OWASA on Wednesday because
of the dwindling supply in University
Lake, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
area's chief water source.
"Our conscientious efforts to limit
the use of water by the University
to comply with the mandatory
conservation measures can be a most
significant factor in helping to avoid
the real hardships that could occur
if water is not conserved in every
possible way during this difficult
period," Swecker said.
The University, including N.C.
Memorial Hospital, is OWASA's
largest customer, using an average of
1 .5 19 million gallons of water per day
during the regular academic year
September through May). Con
sumption from May 10 to June 10
of 1986 was an average of 1.347
million gallons per day, which is
slightly below normal for summer
OWASA's mandatory restrictions
prohibit activities including watering
lawns, grass, shrubbery, trees, flow
ers and vegetable gardens except for
a three-hour period on Saturday and
Following severe local droughts in
1976-77, the University drilled 17
wells on campus to supplement the
water it was supplied by OWASA.
About five of those wells still are
regularly used to:
Water shrubbery, trees, grass
and flowers at McCorkle Place, Polk
Place, grounds along Cameron
Avenue, Navy Field, Fetzer Field,
Kenan Staduim and the N.C. Botan
ical Garden off the U.S. 15-501 and
N.C. 54 bypass.
Wash streets and aid in construc
Operate the campus's laundry
facilities on West Cameron Avenue.
Swecker said the washing of
University vehicles has been discon
tinued temporarily. Water, from the
campus wells always is used to wash
cars and trucks, he said.