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April 9, 2003

Rube Goldberg teams to compete in nationals

The 15th annual Theta Tau Fraternity's National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Saturday (4/12) will test the can-do spirit of college engineers.

Photographs, video and audio will be available for journalists covering the contest. The Purdue University News Service also will distribute a release that day announcing the winner.

Print and radio media:

Photographs from the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest will be available at 4 p.m. Saturday (4/12). Contact Amy Patterson-Neubert, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-9723 or, with any questions about photos. A broadcast-quality audio clip also will be available.

Television media:

Highlights from the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest will be available Saturday (4/12) via satellite from 4:30-5 p.m. Please note that Indiana time does not change, so if you are adjusting your clocks to EST, please notify your uplink engineer of the possible time difference.

The satellite feed, in addition to Rube Goldberg, also will include highlights from Purdue's Spring Fest, including Bug Bowl, with footage such as children and adults participating in cricket spitting, cockroach racing, an insect petting zoo and more.

Satellite Information:

Saturday, April 12, 4:30-5 p.m. (Indiana East or most of Indiana)

SBS6/02K (74’ W)
U/L: 14049.500 Mhz Horizontal
D/L: 11749.500 Mhz Vertical
Allocated Bandwidth (Mhz): 43,000

Contact Jesica Webb at (765) 494-2079 for B-roll copies or satellite information.

If you have trouble with the satellite feed, please call PanAm Sat at (800) 321-3959 or page Webb at (765) 423-7326.