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By FRED SLOCUM
Although preregistration for this
year's parking permits was last spring,
students who did not receive one may
still have a chance when they return
According to Mary Clayton, direc
tor of the Department of Transpor
tation and Parking Services, available
permits will be sold at registration
again this year. "There has been a
much bigger response this year during
preregistration," Clayton said.
Clayton said there would be several
hundred permits available.
About one-third of the slightly
more than 10,000 parking spaces on
campus are reserved for students,
Clayton said. The remainder are
reserved for faculty, staff and visitors
Prices for student permits range
from $20 to about $165 for an
academic year. The least expensive,
P lot, is located on Airport Road near
the Horace Williams Airport and
comes with a free bus pass to campus.
Permits for spaces around dormito
ries are considerably more expensive,
costing up to $125.
The campus has lost a little under
500 spaces since last year due to
construction advances, Clayton said.
Parking decks are the best way to
increase the number of available
spaces, but these take money that may
not be available. A proposal to build
a parking deck on the current site of
the Craige parking lot was put on
hold after students and faculty
protested the proposed steep hike in
permit prices in order to pay for it.
Despite the campus parking
crunch, a hardship process exists for
students with a compelling need for
a parking permit. A little under 200
spaces are reserved for hardship
purposes,; according to Clayton.
Possible hardship qualifications
include family hardships, income
difficulties necessitating work or
handicap status, Clayton said. Stu
dents who think they fall in this
category should contact Student
Government in the fall.
Even if students do not get a permit
at registration, there is still hope.
Students turn in their permits for
various reasons during the year,
Clayton said, and the available spaces
are posted Mondays at 4 p.m. at the
Security Services Building next to
Morrison Residence Hall. Permits for
these spaces go on sale every Tuesday
at 7:30 a.m. at the same location. A
new list of available permits is posted
every week, and permit prices are
prorated twice a month.
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By FRED SLOCUM
With the increasing scarcity and
expense of parking spaces on campus,
many students are discovering a less
hassle-filled method of getting
around on campus and in Chapel
According to Kurt Hafer, an
employee of Tumbleweed Cyclery,
cycling is a popular sport in the
Chapel Hill area. "There are so many
bike shops in this area," he said. "As
athletic fitness and recreation, people
in this area are looking to cycling.
"Right now, the emphasis is on
exercise, with commuting as a plus.
The fitness aspect has grown a lot
since the 1984 Olympics, which
generated a lot of publicity for
cycling," Hafer said.
Ken Punnell, floor supervisor at
Performance Bicycle Shop, said the
Triangle is good for cycling. "We have
pretty good roads here, but drivers
here are not as aware of cyclists as
they are out west," he said.
Mike Boone, manager of Pedal
Power, said he had seen a lot of riders
in the 15 months he had been in
business. UNC students and faculty
use cycling as a means of commuting
to campus, he said.
Most bike shop employees said
they recommended an all-terrain bike
for students. "They're safer, more
comfortable and very sturdy," Boone
Prices at Tumbleweed Cyclery
range from about $200 up to $1,500
or so, with the more expensive bikes
more similar to racing bikes, Hafer
Punnell said all-terrain bikes are
fairly lightweight and resistant to
getting flat tires, due to their big,
knobby tires. Some of these bikes
feature 18 speeds, Punnell said.
Hafer and Punnell said some of the
best areas to ride in are the biking
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According to campus police, stu
dents should register their bicycles at
the police station in the Security
Services Building next to Morrison
Residence Hall, or at any local police
or fire station. When the bike is
registered, a permanent registration
number is stamped on the bike, and
a decal warns that the bike is reg
istered with local authorities.
As further protection against theft,
police advise students to park their
bikes in well-lighted locations, and
buy a good lock, locking both wheels
as well as the frame of the bike.
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By BOB LUKEFAHR
So you finally found the dream
apartment you've been looking for.
The one with a beer cellar under the
kitchen and a sauna in the bathroom.
You know you shouldn't be hasty,
but you just have to live there, so
you sign the lease without reading it
very carefully. Later you learn it has
an automatic renewal clause and a
$50 service charge for the beer cellar.
Sound familiar? You know Dad isn't
going to like this very much!
What's a student to do? Well for
starters, students can take the lease
to Student Legal Services for a free
Student Legal Services, located in
the Student Union, offers free legal
advice on almost any subject and
provides free court representation for
students who have landlord prob
lems, minor consumer problems,
need expungments or want to settle
an uncontested divorce.
SLS is made up of three attorneys,
headed by Director Dorothy Bern
holz, who are available to help
students solve minor legal problems.
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cenzo, the legal service counsels
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"The single subject we deal with
most is landlord-tenant problems. We
also deal with a lot of traffic prob
lems," said Crescenzo. "We will give
advice on any subject with the caveat
that we are not experts on every type
"We get a fair number of students
with problems related to using fake
IDs. That can be a serious offense
. . . for both the person with the ID
and the person who lends it to them,"
The attorneys cannot represent a
student who wants to file suit against
another student since, as Crescenzo
explained, the attorneys represent all
the students at UNC. They are also
prohibited from representing stu
dents in suits filed against the state
of North Carolina.
Students who are planning to enter
into a lease in the fall are encouraged
to bring it by the legal services,
Crescenzo said. Students who don't
"are crazy not to."
Student Legal Services, at 962
1303, is in Room 222 of the Union.
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