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  • Annemarie Mountz | The Penn Stater Magazine
    I decided to hop on a state police helicopter and go for a ride OK that s not exactly how it happened What happened was more like this I d been thinking that going along in the police helicopter while they re monitoring game day traffic might make interesting fodder for my column in our next issue So earlier this week I called Annemarie Mountz 84 manager of the news bureau in Public Information because I remembered she had done something similar last year You can see her photos from that trip here Note that she had gorgeous blue skies and sunshine for her ride while today was cloudy and overcast Not that I m jealous or anything The relatively new Eastview Terrace residence hall complex on East College Avenue Anyway Annemarie put me in touch with Clifford Lutz 75 who is assistant chief of University Police Services He s the guy who coordinates the game day police operations so he made arrangements for the state police to take me up I got to the stadium by 9 45 a m as instructed but the helicopter wasn t there yet it had been diverted to an emergency in DuBois So I hung around a while went over to visit Paul Frankhouser s famous tailgate and strolled some of the other tailgates The alumni center Eventually I called Asst Chief Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want to meet Ready to go in about 15 So I jumped out of my seat said goodbye to my friends and hustled down to the grassy area near Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer

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  • Beaver Stadium | The Penn Stater Magazine
    he couldn t pose for DiMaria And DiMaria sculpts from photographs anyway So he went to Beaver Stadium disguised as a reporter with a tag around my neck he recalls and was astounded by it It was an experience just to be there he says It looked like a giant spaceship like in outer space somewhere DiMaria snapped more than 100 photographs then went back to his studio and worked on an 18 inch model to show the Paterno family for approval He spent most of his time working to make the face the portrait he calls it exactly right It s something almost mystical when I do a portrait shot of someone he says It s not enough just to get the features perfectly You have to have that extra I don t know where that comes from You have to capture the spirit of that person His assistants helped to cast the full size model which is bronze 7 feet tall and weighs more than 900 pounds And the statue s raised finger DiMaria says has been misinterpreted it s not about Joe Paterno himself The pointed finger in the air stands for State College Penn State We re No 1 not Joe Paterno No 1 But obviously he is No 1 of course In our May June 2002 issue we published a photograph of graduates posing with the statue and noted that it already is beginning to challenge the Nittany Lion Shrine s current standing as the best place for a photo op The connection many students and alums feel to the statue and Paterno was evident in November when rumors repeatedly surfaced that the statue would be removed in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and Paterno s firing Even repeated denials by president Rodney Erickson couldn t stop the rumors Those rumors distressed DiMaria too and he s pleased that it s no longer a worry They can t dare take it down now he says It would be traumatic There are too many emotions involved DiMaria never met his subject which is kind of a shame he grew up in Sicily and no doubt would have had plenty to talk about with a fellow Italian It was just an honor to do the statue he says I m happy with that Lori Shontz senior editor Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading January 27 2012 at 6 09 pm Lori Shontz 5 comments Five Things I Learned on Football Eve in Tuscaloosa I love college towns and Tuscaloosa seems like a pretty great college town I m typing this from the air conditioned comfort of a frozen yogurt shop on The Strip the section of University Blvd that most resembles our College Avenue Outside it is really really hot 94 right now apparently and really crowded Driving and trying to park on or near campus is a nightmare and this is the day before the game Not

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  • Clifford Lutz | The Penn Stater Magazine
    Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want to meet Ready to go in about 15 So I jumped out of my seat said goodbye to my friends and hustled down to the grassy area near Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer not to fly directly over the stadium when the game is in progress But they did take me close enough for some good photos By the way I got

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  • helicopter | The Penn Stater Magazine
    in the upper right hand part of our main page You can choose to get the blog via RSS feed or by e mail I personally recommend the latter because a it s very simple you ll get an e mail each morning with the day s previous post s and b I ve never really understood how the whole RSS feed concept works anyway Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 13 2009 at 5 18 pm Tina Hay 1 comment Buzzing the Stadium The state troopers were good sports and one of them even took my picture I got a little bored during the third quarter of the Penn State Syracuse game this afternoon so I decided to hop on a state police helicopter and go for a ride OK that s not exactly how it happened What happened was more like this I d been thinking that going along in the police helicopter while they re monitoring game day traffic might make interesting fodder for my column in our next issue So earlier this week I called Annemarie Mountz 84 manager of the news bureau in Public Information because I remembered she had done something similar last year You can see her photos from that trip here Note that she had gorgeous blue skies and sunshine for her ride while today was cloudy and overcast Not that I m jealous or anything The relatively new Eastview Terrace residence hall complex on East College Avenue Anyway Annemarie put me in touch with Clifford Lutz 75 who is assistant chief of University Police Services He s the guy who coordinates the game day police operations so he made arrangements for the state police to take me up I got to the stadium by 9 45 a m as instructed but the helicopter wasn t there yet it had been diverted to an emergency in DuBois So I hung around a while went over to visit Paul Frankhouser s famous tailgate and strolled some of the other tailgates The alumni center Eventually I called Asst Chief Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want

    Original URL path: http://pennstatermag.com/tag/helicopter/ (2016-02-15)
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  • helicopter ride-along | The Penn Stater Magazine
    OK that s not exactly how it happened What happened was more like this I d been thinking that going along in the police helicopter while they re monitoring game day traffic might make interesting fodder for my column in our next issue So earlier this week I called Annemarie Mountz 84 manager of the news bureau in Public Information because I remembered she had done something similar last year You can see her photos from that trip here Note that she had gorgeous blue skies and sunshine for her ride while today was cloudy and overcast Not that I m jealous or anything The relatively new Eastview Terrace residence hall complex on East College Avenue Anyway Annemarie put me in touch with Clifford Lutz 75 who is assistant chief of University Police Services He s the guy who coordinates the game day police operations so he made arrangements for the state police to take me up I got to the stadium by 9 45 a m as instructed but the helicopter wasn t there yet it had been diverted to an emergency in DuBois So I hung around a while went over to visit Paul Frankhouser s famous tailgate and strolled some of the other tailgates The alumni center Eventually I called Asst Chief Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want to meet Ready to go in about 15 So I jumped out of my seat said goodbye to my friends and hustled down to the grassy area near Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer not to fly directly over the stadium when the game is in progress But

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  • Paul Frankhouser | The Penn Stater Magazine
    Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer not to fly directly over the stadium when the game is in progress But they did take me close enough for some good photos By the way I got to fly with my door open Makes for better photos that way and the exhilaration of having nothing but air between you all the sights can t be beat I ll have more to say about the whole experience in my column for our November December issue Unless I quit my job between now and then and go to helicopter pilot school or something Tina Hay editor Update You can see about a dozen of the aerial photos at live psu edu or if you re really into it a slide show of about 30 on Flickr com Share this Email Print Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google LinkedIn Tumblr Like this Like Loading September 12 2009 at 6 04 pm Tina Hay 15 comments Now THIS is a Penn State Fan Yesterday morning about five hours before the kickoff of the Akron game I stepped outside my house to pick up my morning paper just in time to see an unbelievably over the top Penn State themed Hummer pass by and head on up my street I got only a quick glimpse but I remember it was decked out in blue and white from front to back top to bottom with a sizable JoePa bobblehead figurine on the roof Before this season is over I vowed I m gonna find that vehicle and get a photo of it Well I didn t have to wait too long As it happens I was headed out of town at game time to Pittsburgh for a cookout at my sister s and I drove by the stadium on my way It occurred to me to scan the tailgating fields for the Hummer and sure enough as I drove along Park Avenue Extension I spotted it right along the northeast edge of the stadium I pulled up to one of the cops who were keeping traffic from turning onto Porter Road and asked if by any chance he would let me pull onto Porter and turn my four way flashers on long enough to run over and get a picture of the Hummer He thought about it and to my shock he said OK So I got a few photos and I chatted briefly with the tailgaters who were

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  • Penn State-Syracuse | The Penn Stater Magazine
    Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want to meet Ready to go in about 15 So I jumped out of my seat said goodbye to my friends and hustled down to the grassy area near Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer not to fly directly over the stadium when the game is in progress But they did take me close enough for some good photos By the way I got

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  • state police ride-along | The Penn Stater Magazine
    called Asst Chief Lutz who I m told spends the day on top of the press box roof and he said it could be a while he d call me So I went inside the stadium and joined some friends who happened to have an extra ticket today I saw most of the first half and part of the third quarter while noting with dismay that it s next to impossible to get cell phone service inside the stadium That s because 110 000 other people are texting and making calls and sending photos I had visions of going home after the game and finding out that I missed the helicopter ride because they couldn t reach me by phone And then partway through the third quarter I got a text message from Asst Chief Lutz Sgt Fox and Sgt Cochran the nicest state troopers you d ever want to meet Ready to go in about 15 So I jumped out of my seat said goodbye to my friends and hustled down to the grassy area near Jeffrey Field where the helicopters land I met the two very nice state troopers who were piloting the thing they gave me some instructions and up we went I got a great aerial tour of campus took 274 photos in approximately 20 minutes learned a bit about what the state police helicopter detail does and pretty much didn t want it to end I never did get to see how they monitor traffic maybe another time Oh and contrary to the title of this blog entry we did not buzz the stadium the state police really prefer not to fly directly over the stadium when the game is in progress But they did take me close enough for some good photos By the

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