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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, August 18, 1986, Page 12, Image 12

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12 The Tar Heel Monday, August 18. 1986 Increase-in parking meter and permit rates in effect By BILL LOGAN Staff Writer Parking meter rates at UNC have risen 250 percent per hour, and parking permits prices have gone up $25 per permit effective July 1. traffic officials said. UNC Director of Transportation Mary Clayton said that the increases were necessary to cover the costs of providing new parking and maintain ing current parking areas. "In prior years, parking was priced to accommodate the physical changes that impacted the parking TO 1M 'HZ 1ST Buy One Set Buy One of Prints, Enlargement, Get Second Set Get Second One ANDOR FREE! FREE! University Mall & Plaza Good With Coupon Only t- - Muft i Thoro's fisifcr Boon Anything Like TODAY On Campus! QPQDTO This comprehensive 12- v ri wpage sport section is a model of sports reporting. You'll get the full story on professional, college, high school and amateur events, plus a complete round-up of results from every state. 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Clayton said that parking, like other University service departments, needed to be self-sufficient. "This year, the Board of Trustees approved an increase of less than what we asked for," she said. "As a result, the maintai nance and new parking costs will be twice what we will receive from the permits and meters." Clayton also cited abuse of the 929-2692 ! Expires 9-15-86 j I Zip. : fcVsawi rV. - - T2ffM A V ! I r .iffff iiT. alSsf t parking meters as a reason for the increase in their cost. The meters were never intended for long-term student use. However, some individuals had been parking in the metered spaces for long periods of time, sometimes for days. "Students were parking and put ting money in the meters then just leaving their cars. They seemed to have found it cheaper to pay the fine than to pay for the meter," Clayton said. "We also studied the parking in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh and found that we were about 15 cents cheaper per hour than they WXYC escapes monotony By JAMES BURRUS Staff Writer WXYC, the University's campus radio station, brings an opinion out of everybody, but all students agree that the station located at 89.3 FM is definitely unique. According to station manager Bill Burton, WXYC is recognized as one of the 10 or 12 best college radio stations in the nation. "Definitely the best in the state, and probably the Southeast," he says. The most obvious reason that XYC, as its affectionately called, is so unique and highly regarded is because of the variety of music it plays. It is the only station around New In Town? Need A Phone? Come To Chapel Hill's Total Telephone Store. We've Cot Your Phone and Accessories At The Best Prices In Town! "Smell Tc!k" One-Piece Phone Tone Dialing Only. . 1-Year Warranty. $1795 oaa GJOQ aaa vsatts est v&vr fx: o One-Piece Phone With Base. 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"We are looking at structural where one can hear something from Willie Nelson, followed by the Gang of Four and then something totally out-of-date like the Bee Gees. So what if everyone was hoping they would never hear the brothers Gibb, minus Andy, again. "Well play anything that's good," says Burton. This station definitely has some thing for everybody's taste. Disc jockeys play traditional rock 'n roll tunes that all double V fans have heard, plus obscure groups that are just trying to break the ice on commercial radio. But there's more to music than rock 'n roll, and XYC is out to prove it. Anything that can be classified as music has a chance for airplay on XYC. It is not uncom mon to hear jazz, country and funk mixed in with the rock during any stretch of XYC's air time. "Variety is the spice of life," Burton quotes. On area commercial stations, such as G 105 and 94Z, one tends to hear the same pop songs over and over. According to Burton, commercial stations limit themselves. "They are boring to work with and to listen to," he says. XYC is on the air 24 hours and broadcasts no paid advertisements. Jocks at XYC have a lot of freedom to play, what they want. Barbara Behen, a disc jockey during the summer and the regular school The Triangle IVomsn's Health Ctr. 1 j Fiiisss&z, .AJgrv. 929-2171 parking in the future, like decks. A deck space will cost from five to six hundred dollars to build and main tain." She said that buildings and other structures will soon take all of the available standard parking, and decks will be the only alternative. The traffic office is also working on ways to decrease the costs. "Many campuses are moving to universal campus transit systems for which all students would pay a fee," Clayton said. "Also, automation would pos sibly decrease the cost. We have the in-house computers, and we are looking into software." year, says, "Being able to inflict your tastes on other people is great. Especially getting phone calls from people saying, 'That's the worst song IVe ever heard' or 'That's a really good song' is fun." People who listen to XYC escape the pop syndrome. This explains why Burton figures that a little more than half of the student population turns its dials to 89.3. "Almost all people who listen to contemporary music listen to us at some time or another," he says. He estimates that 20 percent of the student population perman ently park their dials at XYC. According to Burton, a year and a half ago when XYC was on the ballot as a referendum item for constitu tional funding, they received more votes than all of the student body president candidates. "It shows that people cared more about XYC than who was going to be their next student body president," Burton says. Burton also figures that 10 percent of the student population hates XYC, "but at least they know we are here." Burton says of XYC, "Listen if you like it, if you like it tell your friends about it, if you don't like it sorry. That's what college radio is all about." The station offers more than music See WXYC page 35 Welcomes Our New Associate Michael Lee, 1YI.D. Obstetrics 'Infertility Gynecology Genetic Counseling Family Planning Consultation Now Accepting Appointments 109 Conner Dr., Suite 2202 0Aftnii Across from University Mall W2mQ 1 Restaurant Atrium Lounge Wednesday night is Club Night at Teddy's! Eat, drink, and dance for only $10 per person. 12-ft., full meal buffet served 8-10 pm. D.J. in the afternoons. Jazz 5:30-8:00. Drinking and dancing 'til midnight. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres Chapel Hill's Mon.-Fri. 5:30-8:00 15-501 Bypass

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