'Fess up. Have you been watching that HBO for free? Then Cablevision of Greensboro is looking for you.To make honesty more appealing, Cablevision is offering a hassle-free, no-questions-asked amnesty period through March 31.
During that time, anyone who has been hooked up to cable illegally can arrange to have a legal hookup without fear of prosecution and without having to pay for previous service.
After the deadline, Cablevision will begin pinpointing cable theft with the help of new technology.
``Theft of cable is a crime like shoplifting,' says Joan Smith, Cablevision's business manager. ``People should understand they're violating the law when they intercept cable programming without permission and without paying.'
That action is based on a law that classifies cable theft as a misdemeanor with punishment of fines up to $500, a 30-day prison sentence, or both.
The campaign began Feb. 5. So far, no one has responded to Cablevision's offer. Fizzling out in Kabul
Coca-Cola is having its problems in Afghanistan, says the Daily Telegraph of London:
Muslim guerrillas have closed off the road by which Coke is trucked into Kabul.
The revolutionary government in Kabul has cut off sugar supplies.
Factory workers have been terrorized by Mujahedeen rocket attacks.
The Coca-Cola office in Kabul is next door to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, a target for guerrilla violence.
One thing more: ``Pepsi is marching on Kabul,' says the Telegraph. Art award winners
Winners in the 1990 Scholastic Art Awards program were recognized Sunday at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Special awards went to Jon Stanfield, N.C. School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, Greensboro Artists' League Award; Brandon Eubanks, Mineral Springs Middle School, Winston-Salem, Alamance County Arts Council Award; Jennifer Lentz, Kiser Middle, Greensboro, WFMY Award; Adam Stewart Knight, Reidsville Senior High, Elliott University Center Award.
Also, David Upchurch, High Point Central High, High Point Fine Arts Guild Award; Derek McQuiston, East Forsyth High, Kernersville, N.C., Art Education Association Award; Todd Colberg, O'Neal School, Southern Pines, Moore County Arts Council Award; Illisha Pinnix, Reynolds High, Winston-Salem, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Award.
Winning Weatherspoon Art Gallery Book Awards were Marc Tout, Western Guilford High; Amirra Malak, Grimsley High; Sigrid Hall, N.C. School of the Arts; Matt Evans, Chapel Hill High; Bridget Booth, Langston Junior High, Danville, Va.; and Jamey Barbour, George Washington High, Danville, Va.
More than 2,200 entries were submitted by middle and senior high school students in the Central Piedmont. The event is sponsored by UNCG and WFMY (Channel 2).
Art by the 120 Gold Key winners is on display in the Outer Gallery of McIver Building on campus through Feb. 28. Winners of some 600 certificates of merit will have their work shown during the same period in Elliott University Center Gallery.
Gold Key works will be sent to New York for national judging sponsored by Scholastic Inc.