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The Folsom Telegraph from Folsom, California • 3

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Wednesday, November 28, 1979 The Telegraph Pagt 1 tfity Selling 13 Surplus Vehicles Area Residents Get Chance To Check Out Helicopters a 1978 Chevrolet Impala, 4-Dr Sedan, 350 C.I. engine, fair condition. a 1975 Dodge Monaco, 4-Dr Sedan, 440 C.I. engine, as is. a 1968 Ford Fairlane, 4-DR Sedan, good condition.

a 1957 International, 2 4, Vk ton Fire Truck, as is. Area residents were treated to a close-up view of those machines that have been both commended and condemned in recent weeks the helicopter. Sponsored by the Police Community Relations class at Sierra College, the Sheriffs' helicopter, California Highway Patrol helicopter and KCRA-TV's Livecopter 3 were invited to land in a parking lot across the street from the campus and give a short lecture on the history and uses of helicopters followed by a question and answer period. The CHP helicopter was a no-show but the crowd didn't seem to mind as there were plenty of gauges, dials and equipment to keep the spectators thoroughly occupied. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department actually has two identical helicopters only one of which is in V.TJae City of Folsom has declared thirteen vehicles surplus to its current and has offered them for sale to members of the public.

A 44th vehicle, a 1968 Oldsmobile ambulance, was originally donated to the city by the Folsom Rotary Annes and at the prompting of Councilman Bud Hannaford Nov. 19, will be offered back to that group if the Rotary Annes desire it. "Generally the vehicles are older have been replaced by new ones in the fleet. The City will advertise for sealed bids on the vehicles, with bids due at 4 p.m. Dec.

7, 1979. Additionally, the vehicles will be available for inspection at the City Corporation Yard at the west end of Liedesdorff Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 7.

The vehicles include: a 1977 Chevelle Malibu 4-door sedan, 350 C.I. engine, good condition. the air at any one time. According to officers Max Davidson and Jim Whit-well, they fly the noon to 8 p.m. shift and another pair of officers patrol the skies from 8 p.m.

until 4 a.m. Unlike the CHP, the Sheriff's copter cannot transport an injured person. According to Whitwell, their job is to contain an area where a crime is committed and watch for anyone trying to leave the area. However, the officers will be trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) so they could land and provide emergency medical assistance should the need arise. Davidson stated most of the calls answered by the helicopter are burglary calls and their job is not to replace officers in the street but assist them.

According to Davidson, it takes them only 1.8 to 2.2 minutes to respond fsifcfc Moorhead To Serve On Assembly Genetic Diseases Committee a 1959 White Garbage Truck, 3 axle, 20 C.Y., scrap. a 1969 White Garbage Truck, 20 C.Y., as is. a 1960 Ford ton Pickup, fair condition. a 1964 Chevrolet, 4-Dr Sedan, scrap. a 1957 Chevrolet, ton Pickup w-4-spd fair condition.

a 1974 Dodge Monaco 4-DR Sedan, 360 C.I. engine, as is. a 1967 Chevrolet 4-Dr Sedan, w-o as is. a 1974 Dodge Monaco 4-Dr Sedan, 360 C.I. engine, as is.

Student in nursing. Assemblywoman Moorhead's experience, training and expertise are a welcomed addition to the Committee." lect Committee on Genetic Diseases oversees State funded research projects dealing with genetic diseases including Tay Sachs, Sickle-Cell Anemia and Lupus Erythematosus. The Committee insures that funds are expended only as intended by the Legislature, while working toward the goal of eradicating the over 3,000 known genetic diseases. Assemblywoman Jean Moorhead is also vice chair of the Assembly Health Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee. 3m1 II lis -v -cw Assemblywoman Jean Moorhead (R-Sacramento) has been apppointed by Assembly Speaker Leo McCarthy to serve on the State Assembly's select Committee, on Genetic Diseases.

The selection of Assemblywoman Jean Moorhead completes the Committee membership for the 1980 Legislative Session. "Assemblywoman Moorhead is recognized as a leader in the area of public health," Assemblyman Tom Bane D-Van Nuys), chairman of the Commitee, said when he made the announcement last week. "Besides being a fine Legislator, Mrs. Moorhead is a registered nurse and a Doctoral The Personal Touch PLASTER CRAFTS City Inks ver and three in the San Francisco area but he stated Channel Three is the only one in the nation that is owned and operated by the station, all the others lease their machines. Due to advances in microwave and solid state technology, Livecopter 3 can get up and have a picture on the air in about 15 minutes.Their broadcasting range is 35 miles but during the first week of December, the craft will be grounded while new equipment is installed to extend the range to 70 miles.

Asked if the helicopter was a useful news-gathering tool or just expensive publicity to boost ratings, Shively stated it was a little of both. He cited examples of the chemical spill on Interstate 80 and a man lost in the woods where he was able to provide up-to-date coverage especially in the case of the lost man. Shively stated was able to get to the remote area faster, tape the rescue, and send the picture to the studio once he was within 35 miles all in less time than it would take other stations to send a car out to the scene. However, it is also expensive publicity. Shively stated the helicopter cost $278,000 along with $25,000 for the camera mount, for the camera itself and for the transmitting equipment which will be replaced next week.

There are also fuel and maintenance costs which average around $300 per hour compared to renting a small airplane which would run around $20 per hour, and Shively said he is always in the air from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Whether for publicity, news or law enforcement, one thing remained certain, helicopters are becoming increasingly popular in metropolitan communities and the age of aerial surveilance is here to stay. 1 s-, RRPERIE FABRICS BEDSPREADS MINI BLINDS CORNICES America's Rnest Khop and Compare Appointments days, evenings, or weekends -no charge or obligation. 933-3939 Draperies Carptf WalkoTtring TbcColoriil Store' Tint Coats To Yon Door uVs- Qs--Barber- mm rot Reoular Cliooer I StviisfJU KHTIf FiMYll to a call as opposed to an average of 13 minutes for a squad car.

In addition, they can seal off an area from the air which leaves four patrol cars free to answer calls elsewhere. The helicopter is equiped with a public address system, siren and 1.3 million candle power spotlight that, "makes it look just like daylight down there," said Whitwell. Referring to suspects trying to escape, he added, "We haven't lost one yet." When asked about the complaints and the problems with getting the county to continue funding the choppers, the officers explained that most of the complaints were about noise since they fly at only 500 feet. However, they stated they try to get in and get out of an area as quickly as possible and not hang around (no pun intended). As a safety measure, the helicopters are serviced after every 100 hours in the air and pilots undergo training every three months to keep their skills sharp.

Dan Shively of KCRA gave a brief history of the use of helicopters in the news business explaining that they were first used back in the 1950's when KTLA in Los Angeles built their own from scratch at a cost of close to $1 million. It was bulky and over-weight because the equipment used tubes rather than solid state and, because they were an independent station, KTLA couldn't afford the upkeep so they sold it to KNBC. The copter couldn't carry a full load of fuel because of the excessive weight and by some miscalculation, it ran out of gas one afternoon and crashed killing both the pilot and cameraman. Shively explained that there are many news helicopters is use today including two in Phoenix, two in Den Historians ber meeting that she will resign from her office as soon as a new president can be selected. A nominating committee has been formed; its members, June Hose, Gertrude Prewett, Mona Vance, and President Valentine, hope to introduce the society's next president at the January meeting.

WE US KKEN it i III s0 11' p-. I I r. lW PWfGSOKAl Merchants Inconvenienced Councilman Dennis asked at the Nov. 19 Council meeting that merchants be informed when street closures take place when it blocks entry to their business establishment. Plaques $Jk Lamps Banks 0 Paints.

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to 5 P.M. 813 E. Sutter St. Closed Mondays Historic Folsom No December Meeting for Serving Folsom-Orangevale Surrounding Areas Folsom Ready Oiir And Building Materials The Folsom Historical eaker will be Ed Mit-Society meet in chell, Parks and Recrea-December. will hold its tion Commission chair-next meeting man.

the Cham- Frances Valentine, meet- society president, an- guest sp- nounced at the Novem- mr suit cut The S-T-R-E-T-f-H ing room when by Bill Durbin Milrh will not It monthly Jan. 8, 1980, in ber of Commerce Fullerton Mayor Louis sent an appeal that some kind Blow Dn-MO)) 4 Shampoo, layer JHRMACX I 327 Bidwtll Cat. 9M5I KOOUCTS Put UdT'j) If Mayor Asks Cambodian Aid D. Velasquez of Fullerton, has to Folsom officials via a letter asking of involvement take place locally to aid starving people in Cambodia. In a Nov.

8 story in the Fullerton Daily News Tribune. Velasquez asked Fullerton citizens to donate a special fund for aid to Cambodian famine victims, by way of International Red Cross. "The world thought that the holocaust of World War II was the last atrocity that we could stand but apparently an even greater holocaust is occuring ir Cambodia. We can not turn down a child's hand pie ading for a piece of bread." fOLSOMlAKEl; RtAOVMIX Afc loM ft- fort If you observe people long enough, you'll realize that the self-made ones have an abundance of working parts. Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we'd go if she hadn't already driven the thing to Florida.

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