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While Yost checked the scoreboard, local police scurried about and someone telephoned the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said Yost had broken none of its regulations, but the cops gave him a ticket—good for a fine of $500 or three months in jail—for flying at less than 1,000 feet over the town of Belleair.
Unperturbed by the prospect of punishment, Yost got back in his plane and took off for home. His flight log lists better than 14,000 hours compiled in more than 50 years of flying, and it is just possible that he might come up against a golfing judge.
SNOW USE TRYING
For the past four years the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland has been giving weekend courses in the art of survival during a winter storm. Students attend lectures and are taken to nearby Mount Hood, where they construct snow caves and stay in them overnight. They are taught signaling procedures, how to keep warm and appropriate exercises.
But last week the students got no farther than the museum's parking lot. Class was canceled because 15 inches of snow covered the lot.
Bob Asher, a rookie offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, took a dim view of the tremendous number of newsmen (about 800) covering the Super Bowl.
"All these newspapermen," he grumbled, "keep asking me the same question."
"What question is that?" asked Teammate John Niland, a five-year veteran.
"What's your name?" Asher sighed.