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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 14, 1987, Page 1, Image 1

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Olympic comes ro From staff and wire reports Local interest in the Olympic Festival will heat up on July 16, when the Olympic Torch comes to the Southern Part of Heaven. "The event will really generate excitement about the Festival," said Barabara Staab, torch run coordinator. "It's going to be a lot of fun." According to Staab, the Olym pic flame will come into town early Thursday morning in front of the Chapel Hill Newspaper Office on Franklin Street, where Carrboro Mayor Jim Porto will hand off the torch to Chapel Hill Mayor James Wallace. ESPN camera crews will be on hand to provide live tele vision coverage. The torch will be passed down Franklin Street to the Post Office, Staab said, where a sculpture by UNC art lecturer Al Frega has been set up to house the Olympic flame during the Festival. After Festival Executive Director Hill f ? UNC senior Pam Long works in .A 4 J - XX Olympic Itf Tuesday, July 14, toFCM rowe Carrow lights Chapel Hill's ver sion of the Olympic flame, the torch run will continue through the town and across the campus before going on to Durham. The campus torch route runs through McCorkle Place to the Old Well, down Cameron Avenue to Raleigh Street, up South Road and past the Bell Tower to Pitts boro Street, down Pittsboro Street to Manning Drive, back up Ridge Road to Country Club Road, and then back to Franklin Street, Staab said. Several individuals and com munity groups will participate in the run, including Town Council members, a team from the Chapel Hill Police Department, members of the UNC-system Board of Governors, and former UNC athletes Phil Ford and Steve and Eric Streater. "We're really excited that weVe got such a good cross-section of people from the area," Staab said. mm, ft DTH Steve Matteson the Franklin Street USOF store Festival Special Issue Serving the students and the University community 1987 Chapel Hill, North Carolina vA H f A' -X 4 Xx fey Y'Yt Tar Heel Ava Long A member of the South baseball team gets an ice pack on his shoulder after Saturday's practice Festival tickets selling well; hooiDS tickets still available From staff and wire reports Ticket sales for the U.S. Olym pic Festival have reached the 1.7 million mark, surpassing the original target goal of $ 1 .5 million, officials announced last Wednesday. But many tickets are still avail able for the basketball sessions in the Smith Center and will be sold at the gate before each game. The 21,444 seating capacity of the Smith Center means there may be many empty seats, officials said, although the basketball attend- ance is expected to break all festival records for the sport. However, this doesnt mean that basketball fans should wait until game day to buy tickets. Accord ing to Ben Whittaker, a media relations intern at the festival headquarters in Durham, tickets for the gold-medal basketball round on July 22 are selling Ticket prices Event Location Seating Price Specials Price Al Sessions Baseball Boshamer GeaAdm. $4 All Medals $8 $15 for afl four Basketball Smith Cnt Reserved $6 Gold Medals $10 $40 for all eight Fencing Xarmichael GeaAdm. $4 $10 for all five Field Hockey Astroturf Fid Gen. Adm $3 All Medals $5 $25 for all 10 Gymnastics Smith Cnt Reserved $10 $35 for all four Swimming KouryNat GeaAdm. $10 Volleyball Carmichael GeaAdm. $5 All Medals $7 $36 for all eight Water Polo KouryNat GeaAdm. $4 Medal Games $5 $24 for all 14 mtti since 1893 X . , ' xv M V A A AC" V- . . . V-OV.v.v.'.w . ... . . 1 . )V 1 A A A rapidly. "They've already started selling upper-level seats," he said. Whittaker said he believed ticket sales would improve after the festival publicity heats up this week. "I think ticket sales will sky rocket once the torch comes through the Triangle and people start hearing more about the Festival," Whittaker said. "We're coming out with a heavy ad campaign designed to get more people involved in the Festival," he added. "We're still a long ways from being sold out." None of the 34 sports events has sold out with the exception of certain sessions of diving and swimming and there are still tickets available for the July 17 opening ceremonies at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Now that they've surpassed their goal for ticket sales, Festival fey Aa NewsSportsArts 962-0245 Business Advertising 962-1163 7 "x . N, XT,' $ 4 ; A t . - Ov Xx 0AvX XV ? xA "A" ? ' JkX ,X X- .y..x-; w- v'" vt officials can use the surplus to alleviate a deficiency in corporate sponsorship of the event, executive director Hill Carrow announced in a July 1 press conference. Festival officials had planned to take in $2.4 million in corporate and individual donations, but had received only $2.25 million as of July 1. The overall budget for the Festival is $5 million, and if the Festival makes a profit, the funds will be divided between the U.S. Olympic Committee and North Carolina Amateur Sports. July 1 was the last day of group ticket sales, and the deadline has passed for student discount appli cations but tickets will still be sold at Ticketron outlets through out the Triangle. In This Issue UNC athletes.. page 3 Festival schedule pages 4, 5 Star Spangled singer 7 j

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