Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 13, 1977 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, October 13, 1977
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Crowd Scanning Device Used At Football Games WEST LAFAYETTK. Ind. (UPH — purdue University police say they'll keep using a videotape camera to look for lawbreakers at some home football games, even though there have been a few complaints. 'Police Superintendent Grant Kepner says the video equipment is used primarily to spot medical emergencies and train campus police in evacuation\ procedures. Us use as a crime-spoiling tool is secondary, but still somewhat effective, he says. The crowd scanning has been done the past two years but few persons knew about it until the campus newspaper. The Exponent, charged the scanning was being done selectively. The camera is located in the press box which is on the west side of Ross-Ade Stadium. Its best view \S of Ihe east side where Purdue students normally sit. At the most recent home game Oct. 1 eight persons including seven sludenU, were arrested on marijuana charges. But while the camera s best shot is the east side, Kepner says police aren't trying to single out students for surveillance. ••If we get complaints in a certain section, we'll key on that area." he said, "Two games ago we concentrated on a faculty-alumni section. The camera is also used to scan-parking areas outside the stadium for" potential van- dalism and car thefts, he said. Purdue Police Chief Donald Jones says the .videotape is valuable also because it can be used as evidence in court. He says the taping does not constitute an invasion of privacy. But the equipment's primary functionrKcpnersays, is to spot medical emergencies and view of 20 to 30 campus policemen on duty at home games. Tapes are viewed later and . used for critique purposes in training police ire crowd control and emergency evacuation procedures. K«pner says. The'video camera is not used • at every home game. • "We borrow ft from the audio visual departmenfand it's not always available." he said. Shuttle Test A Success i EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE. Calif. tUPD - The space shuttle Enterprise performed so well in its most im- porlanl lest, a 330-mile-an-hour dive toward the desert in a rehearsal for a spaceship's blistering return from orbit, that only one more test flight will be flown. -The flight today went better than most of us expected," former astronaut Donald -Deke" Slayton. the project manager, said Wednesday. ••It was the most important night." he told a news conference, and was such a success there will be only one more test instead of the scheduled three. The Enterprise, which has no engines of its own yet. was carried aloft for the fourth time atop a strengthened Boeing 7-17. It was the first flight without a plastic tailcone that gave the shuttle orbiter more aerodynamic stability, making itlcss'difficuluofly. The shuttle jokingly has been called "a flying rock" and ••winged brick" because its design — basically, a spaceship capable of landing like an airplane - gives it less "lift" than conventional aircraft, especially in a powerless glide. It was cast loose by explosive bolts at 20,536 feet, and tilted into the steep dive that brought il to a landing on a dry lake bed in the Mojave desert in only 2 minutes, 40 seconds. Its landing glide path was 22 degrees, compared to a maximum 11 degrees in previous tests, and at one point the craft was in a 25 degree dive. By comparison, a commercial jetliner normally descends at about three degrees. HEW Building Named After Sen. Humphrey WASHINGTON IUPII - Sen. Hubert Humphrey used 345 words to teirthe Senate he was left speechless by its decision to name Ihe new building of Ihe Deparlment of Health, Education and Welfare in honor of him. ' But the Minnesota Democrat warned his Senate colleagues not to think his acceptance means he's ready to assume the role of an elder statesman. And even though the building mav bear his name. Humphrey warned HEW Secretary Joseph Califano he won't be freed from -my finger tapping his shoulder on matters that 1 believe could • be handled better or more quickly by his department. With" these words, Humphrey accepted the honor bestowed on him Wednesday when the Senate passed a bill — cosponsored by his »» colleagues - to name the new HEW office building for him. The Minnesota congressional delegation has introduced an identical bill in the House, and prompt action is expected. "Incredible as it may seem, I. am at a loss for words Humphrey said in a statement released by his office here. -Frankly, 1 am overwhelmed that 99 Senate colleagues would have banded together in my absence to sponsor and pass legislation to which 1 probably would have demurred but by which 1 am deeply honored," he Humphrey is battling bladder cancer. He underwent surgery in Minneapolis last August and was found to have an inoperable pelvic tumor. His doctors say he could live (or "months or years." W h ilc undergo i n.g chemotherapy treatments at his home in Waverly, Minn., Humphrey has vowed he will not resign the Senate term to which he was overwhelmingly elected last fall, but will continue to work as long as he is able. Cass Girls Gain Split MIER - Oak Hill and Cass split two, volleyball matches here Wednesday night. Oak Hill won the < varsity match. 14-a and 1*1. while Cass took the reserve match. 16-14,615 and 13-9. 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