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  • MEGASIGNS MAY RUN INTO MEGA-PROBLEMS

         The Atlanta City Council will "take a second look" at a
    proposed ordinance that favors Olympic sponsors after warnings
    that a mega-sign law could land the city in the middle of a mega-
    lawsuit.  An associate city attorney who specializes in zoning
    issues, wrote a letter "cautioning" city council members not to
    enact a measure that would "create a constitutional quagmire over
    the rights of advertisers who are not directly connected with the
    Games."  ACOG had hoped to reserve a maximum of 50 10-story high
    signs to companies paying $40M to become sponsors of the Games.
    One of the possible legal questions is whether the city
    ordianance allowing sponsors access to the signs "represents an
    unfair restraint of trade because it does not grant non-Olympic
    advertisers equal access to the signs."  The city council is
    expected to debate the sign issue this Wednesday (Lyle Harris,
    ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/10).
    

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