Clemson To Continue Stepped-Up Security for 2002 Season


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CLEMSON - Clemson will continue increased security measures,
enforced last year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, for its 2002
football season.


The "no pass-outs" rule, enacted for games following the attacks on
the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, have become standard
operating procedure at Clemson and most ACC schools.


"This was a major change in a long-standing tradition, but
for the most part, Clemson fans reacted positively to the
University's concerns," said University President James F. Barker.
"We hope everyone will understand why this level of security is
necessary."


The rules also mean no backpacks, tote bags or other large
carryalls will be allowed in the football stadium.


Items allowed into the stadium, but subject to search are
purses, diaper bags, seat cushions, binoculars, cameras, video
cameras, cell phones, radios, Walkman-type radio/recorders and
hand-held TVs.


Umbrellas and strollers can be checked at the gates by
security personnel.


Bomb-squad experts and bomb-sniffing dogs from the City of Anderson will be on hand to check the stadium and cars parked near it, and only cars
bearing IPTAY placards will be allowed access to roads in the
vicinity of the stadium.


Adults attending the game should have an official form of photo
identification with them, and children should remain with an adult at
all times during the game.


Planes will be restricted from flying over the stadium during
the game and two hours before and after the game. For Clemson's first
home game on Sept. 7, against Louisiana Tech, this eight-hour window
will extend from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.


"These measures are purely precautionary to ensure that everyone can come to the game and enjoy themselves," said Mary Poore, associate vice
president for municipal services.

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