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By SUSANA DANCY
With the increasing emphasis of
pre-mature aging and skin cancer
being directly related to constant
exposure to the sun, many sun
worshippers have sought alterna
tives to basking at the beach, lake
These alternatives include sun
lamps, tanning booths and tan
ning beds, as well as various dyes,
pills and lotions. Among the latest
developments on the suntan
market are pre-tan accelerators
Town Council, gives approval
ffoir UMversity-tiowii commiittee
By ALEX MARSHALL
A joint University-town com
mittee that will study the proposed
UNC land-use plan was enthusi
astically endorsed by the Chapel
Hill Town Council Monday night.
The 50 to 60 people in the small
meeting room broke out into
applause after the Town Council
voted unanimously to endorse the
"Maybe all this ruckus is a
blessing in disguise," said Coun
cilwoman Nancy Preston, speak
ing of the public outcry against the
land-use plan during the last few
weeks. "Maybe the University is
beginning to realize it can't operate
in a vacuum. Maybe they realize
people are watching."
The Town Council members
congratulated University officials
for their initiative in proposing the
idea of the committee to Chapel
Hill Mayor James Wallace. The
committee members will be
appointed by Wallace and UNC
Chancellor Christopher Fordham.
"I'm pleased with the way the
Town Council accepted the prop
osal," Fordham said Tuesday in
A Taco Bell
to open soon
From staff reports
The long-awaited Taco Bell
planned for 120 E. Franklin St.
will probably be completed before
the end of August, said Darrell
Harris, area construction manager
for the Taco Bell corporation.
"Itll be open before school
starts (in the fall)," Harris said in
a telephone interview.
Construction had been delayed
on the project, Harris said,
because the inspection department
of the town of Chapel Hill had
requested some revisions in the
original design for the restaurant.
Harris said he was confident that
the department would approve the
"As soon as we get (approval)
then we.'r.e.re.ady.tp. go,." he said.. . ,
to tan by not
and self-action tanning creams or
Manufacturers of these pro
ducts, which are sold under several
different brand names, claim that
the user can get darker, deeper
suntans or can 'tan without
the sun," as an Estee Lauder
But some dermatologists say
that the products are merely
expensive lotions that don't actu
ally accelerate suntans.
"In my opinion, they don't
a telephone interview. "I look
foward to establishing the commit
tee, together with the mayor, and
setting it in motion."
Council member Jonathan
Howes said, "The Council wel
comes this (committee) as a step
in which the town and the Uni
versity can work together toward
a solution that will be acceptable
The proposed University land
use plan has caused much controv
ery since it was made public last
month. Especially criticized was
the proposal to build a new loop
road that would funnel traffic
away from the center of the
This road would cut through
Battle Park and several neighbor
hoods, and some private homes
and apartment buildings would
have to be torn down to make
room for it.
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really effective, dermatologists say
work," said dermatologist Dr. Jim
Rogers of N.C. Memorial Hospi
tal, when asked about the effec
tiveness of tan accelerators.
Dr. Stanley Levy, a local der
matologist, agreed. "All these are
are expensive lotions," he said.
"There has been a study done
lately saying they are useless. Their
claims are very misleading. (These
products) are now sold as cosmet
ics; if (the companies) try to sell
them as drugs, they will be taken
off the market."
The pre-tan accelerator "sets up
Sally Vilas, representing the
Laurel Hill Resident Association,
spoke against any "forcible expro
priation" of property, saying it
would create a dangerous
Representatives from numerous
attended the Town Council meet
ing. The residents asked that the
University act in good faith with
the town in working to iron out
the land-use plan, and that the
land-use committee meetings be
open to the public.
The University trustees origi
nally planned to vote June 26 on
the land-use plan, but because of
the storm of criticism, postponed
the vote until Aug. 28.
Now, the vote has been further
postponed until after Jan. 4 of m xt
year, when the committee plans to
make its report to the Town
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the weekend tanner's skin for
speedier tanning," according to a
"This remarkable 'tan in a tube'
gives you a natural day-in-the-sun
glow," claims Biotherm about its
According to Diana Bradley,
counter manager for Estee Lauder
at Belk-Leggett of University
Mall, the Pre-Tan Accelerator
'tricks' the user's skin into thinking
it has been out in the sun. "It
brown or black mole-like growth
that increases in size and has an
irregular shape, melanomas usu
ally occur on the upper back.
When caught in its early stages,
Other recent campus computer
a two major components
valued at $600, stolen from a
locked and alarmed room in
Venable Hall; reported May 18.
D a complete Apple Mcintosh
computer valued at $1500, stolen
from Phillips Hall while secured
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doesnt make your skin darker
than it would get from the sun
alone," Bradley said. "It just lets
you get it in less time, and there
fore you are in the sun less, and
less damage is done to your skin.
"As I understand it, the Self
Action Tanning Creme interacts
with the proteins in your skin to
give you a tan in three to four
hours without the sun," says
Bradley. The tan lasts one-half to
one week, she said.
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melanoma is almost always cura
ble, but if left untreated, it can be
Staff writer Susana Dancy con
tributed to this article.
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by a cable; also reported May 18.
D an IBM computer printer
valued at $300, stolen from Cobb
Residence Hall while secured by
a cable; reported June 1.
B an Apple disk drive valued at
$300, stolen from Davis Library;
also reported June 1.
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