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Volume 95, Issue 24
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Raysing a tan
Brad Baker, a junior political science major from Concord, tries to
soak up some rays with Todd Freeland, a junior economics major
Composers' league plans
By ROB SHERMAN
The Southeastern Composers'
League will hold its 1987 Forum this
weekend on the UNC campus and
will host three concerts of contem
porary, recently-composed chamber
Regional composers will come to
hear the music of their peers,
perform their own music or have it
performed by others and discover
how their music affects the audience.
Ordinance outlaws several town business signs
By ROBERT KEEFE
The sign advertising Bill Barker's
Auto Sales has to come down, even
though it stands in front of his own
So do about 230 others in Chapel
Hill, according to the town's sign
The regulations state that ". . . all
signs, including the supports, f rames
and embellishments thereto, shall
not be located within any public
right-of-way, nor shall any sign be
attached, affixed or painted on any
utility pole, light standard, telephone
or telegraph pole, any tree, rock or
other natural object."
Since the ordinance went into
effect in early 1985, Darrell Wall, a
building and sign inspector with the
town of Chapel Hill, has been
notifying many area businesses that
their signs do not fit the new
"I've gotten a lot of negative
reactions, but I think that most
Student arrested, charged with assamlt
By RON CRAWFORD
University police have charged
UNC football player Eric Starr
ol 208 Morrison Residence Hall
with assault with a deadly weapon
and assault attempting to inflict
According to University police
reports, Starr, a 2 1 -year-old
sophomore who is a backup
receiver and tailback, was
arrested Feb. 24 in connection
with an incident that occurred at
8:15 p.m. on Feb. 23.
said Roger Hannay, UNC music
professor and forum coordinator.
The interaction among the com
poser, the performer and the
audience is a key function of the
forum, Hannay said. He compared
the event to a festival of contempo
rary plays. Just as the playwright can
choose to direct the play, perform
in it or merely observe the work of
others, so can the composer.
Local performers will contribute
their musical skills to perform much
people do agree with (the ordi
nance)," Wall said.
But Bill Barker isn't one of those
"I don't think (my sign) is offen
sive, and I think if you poll 1.000
other people they won't think it's
offensive either," Barker said.
Barker said he was notified about
six months ago that his sign did not
comply with the regulations. Though
his sign is not visibly attached to any
pole or post, its appearance and
height make it illegal inside the city's
boundary, which starts about 500
feet from Barker's property line at
601 W. Franklin St.
"They've given me three years to
take it down," he said. "I said I would
comply with that when I have to,
and I will. But I don't feel like I've
been given a fair shake."
Barker has been in Chapel Hill for
about two years, but other area
businesses with non-conforming
signs have been around longer..
Fowler's Food Store, The Top of the
According to a report made
Feb. 23 by William Blackwell Jr.,
a student at North Carolina State
University, Blackwell had to
throw himself onto the hood of
Starr's car to avoid being run over
when Starr stopped the car in
front of Blackwell.
The front fender of Starr's car
had brushed Blackwell's legs.
Starr had been driving down
Stadium Drive in Chapel Hill.
The warrants said that after Starr
stopped his car, he got out and
put his arms around Blackwell's
that there is time for meditation in cathedrals
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, March 27, 1987
from Charlotte. The Chi Phi fraternity brothers sunbathed
Thursday on the roof of their fraternity house.
of the new music, Hannay said. Most
of the faculty of the music depart
ment will participate, as well as some
students. Some composers will bring
guest artists, he said, and others will
perform their own pieces.
"Composers sometimes have the
luxury of participating in rehearsal
and performing their own music."
said Hannay. "On the other hand,
some composers like to hear how
others interpret their music. Some
times it is enlightening, and some
Hill, Sutton's Drug Store, Sadlack's
Heroes and Deli and Hardee's are
just some of the businesses on
Franklin Street that have been
warned about non-complying signs.
"When we put our sign up (in
August, 1977) it met all the town's
ordinances and regulations," said
Don McLennon, owner of Sadlack's
Heroes and Deli on Franklin Street.
"We spent over $500 to get it made
and put it up. Now they sent me a
letter saying I have to take it down.
"I can understand that there are
some really tacky signs around
town," McLennon said, "but 1 don't
feel like ours is one of them."
McLennon said that he has taken
his hand-routed, 12-square-foot sign
down several times to clean it up over
the past 10 years. .
"As of right now I don't really
know what I'm going to do about
it," McLennon said.
According to Wall, a business has
exactly three years to bring its sign
into accordance after being notified.
chest, throwing him to the
ground. Starr then drove away.
Starr was released on a $500
unsecured bond for the two
misdemeanor charges. His trial is
set for April 16.
Blackwell refused to comment
on the incident Thursday, and
Starr could not be reached for
John Swofford, UNC's athletic
director, said Thursday that the
University has no "blanket pol
icy" about athletic eligibility lor
students who are charged with
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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chamber music concerts
times it is very surprising."
Hannay said the forum is not only
an artistic event, but an academic
one as well. "It's comparable to the
scientific reading of papers," he said.
"Its a sharing of creative ideas
through music. Artists do their
research in their imagination."
The music will be created by
various combinations of chamber
music instruments, voices and elec
tronic synthesizers. Hannay said that
some of the synthesizer music will
If the business does not bring its sign
into accordance, it can be fined $25
a day for each day the sign is still
up. If a business does not pay its
fine within 10 days, the town can
take civil action. Though no fines
have been imposed yet, Wall said it
won't be long before some businesses
will be fined.
According to the Chapel Hill
Planning Department, the main
reason the ordinance was enacted
was to make existing signs more
uniform and to limit them to being
informational rather that just an
"And part of the process has to
include going back to those signs
erected in the past that are now
blatantly out of place with the
Chapel Hill ordinance," said Arthur
Jackson, a long-range planner for
Other regulations restrict outdoor
advertisers from giving directions on
signs, and limit the placement of the
signs to the property of the business.
"We purposely do not have a
standard policy," SwofforoV said.
"That's looked at on a case-by-case
basis. Every case is so
different that having one policy
would not be realistic. In the case
of Eric Starr, he's not competing
University officials consider
each case in terms of the legal
channels that apply to the case,
the circumstances surrounding it
and the severity of the offense,
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By MARK FOLK
Since the Black Student Move
ment missed the March 20 deadline
for Student Congress budget
requests, the group will have to
request funds left over from the
normal budget process next
And because funding for the BSM
will come from the congress' general
reserve, both the BSM and smaller
organizations which rely on funding
from the reserve may receive less
money from Student Government.
Of the $180,000 the congress
distributes to student groups, it
usually saves about $25,000 for
groups not included in its spring
budget process, Student Body Pres
ident Brian Bailey said Thursday.
Although he said this year's
congress will probably save some
money in the reserve for the BSM,
he said he didn't think it would be
"What I see happening is most of
the money saved for general reserve
be pre-recorded and played in unison
with acoustic instruments. In one
piece, "Cancion del Dia Moche" by
Gilbert Tryhall of the University of
West Virginia, the composer will
create the electronic sounds live.
Hannay said this work could be
described as "high quality popular
The synthesizer has been an
integral part of contemporary music
for the last 20 years, Hannay said,
and has only caught on in popular
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going to the BSM," Bailey said.
"This is really going to hurt the
smaller organizations that rely on
The BSM received $14,440
through the 1986 spring budget
process, which is more than half of
the amount the congress usually
leaves in reserve. Last year the
congress left $27,000 in reserve,
Student Body Treasurer Jody Beas
ley said Thursday. Beasley was the
Finance Committee chairman last
At a meeting Wednesday, the
congress defeated 19-4 a proposal
submitted by Bailey that would have
extended the deadline for the BSM's
Bailey said he thought the con
gress should have made an exception
and extended the deadline for the
BSM. Now either the BSM or the
organizations that rely on reserve
money will receive less money, he
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music in the last 10 years.
Because of its relentlessness, the
pre-recorded sounds add an element
of challenge to the player. "The tape
keeps going, and the musician has
to respond to the tape," Hannay said.
The musical trends of the '60s that
assaulted the audience with harsh
sounds have ended, he said. "The
new emphasis is on communication
with the audience."
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