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By LAURIE JONES
Collegian Staff Writer
After Penn State scored the
game-winning touchdown over
Nebraska on Saturday, the
Nittany Lion couldn't find room on
the field to do his push-ups.
The Blue Band couldn't perform
its post-game show either.
All the confusion was caused by
Penn State fans who came surging
onto the field, ripping down the
goal post at the south end of
Jim Tarman, Penn State
director of intercollegiate
athletics, said he would have
preferred that the goal post wasn't
torn down, but "I understand the
enthusiasm of the fans.
"It has become a tradition, a
part of college football," Tarman
said, "but there is a danger factor.
Somebody could be hutt."
The athletic department will
absorb the cost of new goal posts
and the cost would not be passed
on to the students, Tarman said.
Herb Schmidt, director of
athletic operations, said the goal
posts cost $3,600 a pair and a single,
one would cost at least $l,BOO. He
did not know if the athletic
department would buy one or two
replacement goal posts.
"It's not really easy to break
them," Schmidt said. "They are
about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch thick
cast aluminum,'but once the
aluminum is kinked it is very easy
to continue bending."
Schmidt said it was the third or
fourth goal post to be torn down in
the past few years. The last
occasion was after last year's
Notre Dame game, when both
posts were torn down.
He said fans do not recognize the
problems tearing down the goal
posts can cause. The posts are
held in place by a foundation that
can be damaged every time
pressure is put on it. The
foundation can cost several
thousand dollars to replace.
Schmidt was also concerned
about the possible injuries to
people on the field. He said
someone could have been hurt
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when they carried the post
through the Blue Band.
The athletic department had
another concern earlier in the
game. The temporary' lights
brought in by CBS,, mounted over
the West stands, had mechanical
- Schmidt said the company was
using a new generator for the first
time. - The generator, mounted
inside the bed of l a truck, provided
enough amperage to power all the
lights, Schmidt said, but it was
running below total capacity early
in the game.
"They turned more and more
lights on later in the game," he
said. "The generator 'coughed,'
sputtering like a car. It was a
temporary reduction of power.
The generator never went out, but
the power to the lights was cut and
they went out."
David Storrher, director of
safety for University Police
Services, said fans on East College
Avenue from South Pugh Street to
South Allen Street blocked traffic
for a while. They were there for a
couple hours, but they only
blocked traffic for a few minutes
"The goal post was taken out of
Beaver Stadium, by Gate 1, to
Locust Lane, then up College
Avenue to the steps of Old Main,"
Stormer said. "There was some
disruption of traffic at College
Avenue and Allen Street."
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4 injured in East College Avenue auto accident
By JACKIE MARTINO
Collegian Staff Writer
Four people were injured early
last night in a multi-vehicle
accident on a slippery East College
Sean Rung, 5, of State College
was treated and released at Centre
Community Hospital. His mother,
Elizabeth Rung, was reported in
satisfactory condition last night,
said Donna Lindsay, a registered
nurse at the hospital.
David Brown, 21, and Lisa
Brown, both of State College and
occupants of another car in the
accident, were treated and
released, Lindsay said.
Seven cars four of which were
parked along College Avenue
were involved in the accident that
occured at 7:20 last night, State
College police said.
Marcia Bowen (11th-recreation
and parks), a passenger in a green
Ford Torino also involved in the
accident, said a tan 1980 Plymouth
Champ, driven by Elizabeth Rung,
came up on the inside lane beside
Rung's vehicle, which Bowen
said was moving at a high rate of
speed, hit the rear of an orange
1981 Ford Fiesta driven by David
Brown, causing both cars to spin,
After spinning around, Rung's
passenger door locked onto the
rear side of the Torino, Bowen said
"We kind of buffered it from
going anywhere," she said
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Bowen and the driver of the
Torino, Karen Floyd (11th
nursing), got out of the car and
separated the Torino from the
passenger side of the Champ where
5-year-old Sean Rung was sitting.
Bowen said they removed the
boy, who did not appear to be
seriously injured. The boy's
mother was later removed from' •
the car by paramedics.
Neither Bowen nor Floyd were
injured in the accident.
"It was like an explosion," said
Jacqueline Born of Camp Hill, a
witness to the accident.
"Everything just started flying all
over. The stuff was flying around
us as we were running across the
Born said she and three other
women had just come out of The
Train Station, 418 E. College Ave.,
and were crossing at the '
intersection of East College
Avenue and South Garner Street
when the accident occurred.
A hospital employee who asked
not to be identified was one of the
women with Born at the time of the
accident. She said she and a man
who identified himself as a
paramedic ran to the Ford Fiesta
after the accident occurred.
No cuts were visible on David oc
Lisa Brown, who was sitting on the •
passenger side, she said. The
driver was moving around but the
woman "didn't move too much,"
the nurse said.
She said she did not think any of
the cars were going fast. "I think it
Penn State fans march along East
College Avenue, top left, after •
Saturday's football victory against
Nebraska. Above, fans crowd the
football field in a show of support
for the Nittany Lions. Penn State
quarterback Todd Blackledge, left,
smiles and hugs teammate John
Williams after the win.
Elizabeth Rung of State College is lifted into an ambulance after a multi•car collision last night on East College
Avenue in which four people were injured.
was the slippery roads. I think they
just slipped." It was raining at the
time of the accident.
Floyd, driver of the Ford Torino,
said she remembers seeing cars
starting to slow down ahead of her
as the traffic light turned red.
"The next thing I knew I just
heard the impact."
Tracie Wharton (Ist-nursing), a
Associated Press Writer
residents of two communities
mourned at church services
yesterday for 13 victims of a
shooting spree as a prison guard
accused of the killings sat in jail
under 24-hour guard to prevent a
"He said he was going to kill
himself here, and nobody was
going to stop him," said Margie
Collins, a nurse at the Luzerne
County Prison who examined
George Banks after he
surrendered Saturday at an empty
house where he had holed up for
seven hours after the shootings.
"We have two men constantly
outside his cell. It is a suicide
watch," said prison Sgt. Bernard
Pepperling. "He asked to be left
alone, and nobody's talking to
him. We had Sunday church
services but he didn't ask to go."
Police said Banks, 40, a former
convict and mail-order minister,
killed seven children, five of them
his own, and six adults during the
attacks on his house here and on a
mobile home in nearby Jenkins
Township. The slain adults
Calif. dam accident
By The Associated Press
BISHOP, Calif. Several
homes were washed away and
police with bullhorns helped
evacuate up to 1,700 people after a
dam broke uphill from this resort
community yesterday, freeing the
rainfall-swollen North Lake.
The Southern California Edison
dam, about 25 miles west of
Bishop, broke at about 9 a.m., and
destroyed several homes in the
tiny unincorporated community of
Aspindell, said Dave Walizer.
state fire marshal for the Bishop
"There's been considerable
damage," he said, adding that
there were no reports of injuries.
By early afternoon, 1,700 people
had been evacuated from the
northeastern section of Bishop,
which has a population of 4,100,
resident of Hibbs Hall in South
Halls, was looking out her dorm
room window at the time of the
accident. She said it looked like one
of the cars was hydroplaning on the
"It just caused a chain
reaction," she said.
Pat Donnelly (11th-art
education), an employee of
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' included four women who had
borne his children outside
Throughout this north e astern
Pennsylvania city~ clergymen
remembered the dead in prayers
during Sunday services. At Holy
Saviour Catholic Church, a Mass
was offered for Raymond Hall, 24,
who was shot near Banks' home,
apparently after he left a party .
Authorities have given no
motive for the shootings. but
Banks' neighbors and his
attorneys say he was involved in a
custody dispute with Sharon
Mazzillo, one of the first to die,
over their son. 5-year-old
Kissmayu. The boy was shot'
through the head as he slept.
Banks was on leave from his job
as a tower guai - d at the State
Correctional Institution at Camp
Hill. He got the job in 1980 even
though he had served 7 1 2 years for
a 1961 - attempted robbery.
"They told him to come home
and see a -psychiatrist," said
Banks' mother, Mary Yelland. She
said he began having "problems"
three weeks ago. but did not
said Mike Brown at the Office of
Emergency Services in
Sacramento. City offiCals
declared a state of emergency and
police drove down streets with
bullhorns asking residents to
Officials said water from North
Lake was feeding into Edison
holding ponds at power stations
along the creek, which in turn
"There's been no damage in the
city, but outlying areas have
water flowing through the fields
and some of the yards," said Bud
Clayton, a member of the Sheriff's
Department's search and rescue
team. "The town is reasonably
safe, but if we have any more dam
problems up there, we could be in
Bishop is about 225 miles north
of Los Angeles.
McLanahan Drug Store, 414 E.
College Ave., said she was not
aware of the accident until Sean
Rung was brought into the store to
wait for his aunt.
"Nobody heard or knew of
anything until I heard him crying,"
The cause of the accident has not
yet been determined, police said.