Texas tower

Texas tower

[′tek·səs ′tau̇·ər]
(engineering)
A radar tower built in the sea offshore, to serve as part of an early-warning radar network.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I was the same age as Nicholas Corwin when I heard about the University of Texas tower shooting that killed 15 people and wounded another 31 during a 96-minute rampage.
of Texas tower shooting in 1966, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986, the Brady Bill and assault weapons ban of the 1990s, the Columbine High School shooting, the Sandy Hook shooting, the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the formation of the Never Again movement; and the demands of the movement and its impact on school safety, youth activism, gun control support, and other areas.
RICHARD A OPPEL Jr | NYT Syndicate A TRAINED sharpshooter firing from atop the University of Texas Tower in 1966 introduced many Americans to mass casualty attacks, but almost all of the large-scale shootings since then including Sandy Hook and Orlando have taken place at ground level with the gunman killing from relatively close range.
It takes place in 1966 and revolves around a sniper on the top floor of the University of Texas Tower. He opened fire, seizing the campus as hostage for 96 minutes.
Consider the case of Charles Whitman, who killed 14 people from a perch atop the Texas Tower at the University of Austin in 1966.
UT Students, Faculty on Timing of Campus Carry Law, by Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn - A new law allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on state university campuses statewide takes effect Monday, the same day that marks 50 years since a student opened fire from the University of Texas Tower.
The methodology involved examining every one of the 120 school shootings that had taken place before going to press - starting with the University of Texas tower sniper in 1966, and excluding episodes of gang violence - from the standpoints of geographical and timeline clustering, suicidal ideation, source of weaponry, emulation of violent media, gender imbalance, bullying, mental health issues, the copycat effect, the influence of psychotropic medications and other factors.
The company chief executive officer, J Cameron Drecoll, said, 'While this quarter's results reflected the challenging global economic slowdown and tightened credit markets, as well as higher costs to ramp up operations, the period was also marked by the launch of production at our new Abilene, Texas tower plant and continued market share increase.
* Southwestern University has a similar Texas tower tradition, with graduating seniors who have contributed to the senior class gift invited to climb a narrow spiral staircase to sign their names on the Cullen Building's tower room walls.
Any discussion of the history of mass murder has to include the Texas Tower incident.
cities; Stokely Carmichael appeared on the American landscape; Charles Whitman shot 46 people from the top of a University of Texas tower; the first Super Bowl was played; In Cold Blood was published; the first all-black college basketball team defeated an all-white team for the NCAA National Championship; Congress enacted the Freedom of Information Act; and nine justices in Washington issued a new standard which included the phrase, "no redeeming social value."
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