Billboards Stink Unless They're Yours

Atlanta's Olympic Committee doesn't want any ugly billboards around for the 1996 Summer Games--unless the Olympics benefits. The group is backing plans to erect 50 "super signs" in downtown Atlanta, each higher than a nine-story building, to peddle the wares of Olympic sponsors and others. Irony: The committee recently helped write a 76-page city law banning new outdoor advertising and other "visual pollution" before the extravaganza. Already, the committee has unveiled its tasteful banners, which will be ubiquitous in 1996.

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