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Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:31 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Could Toomer's oaks survive?

Posted by Tom Fornelli

I've spent a lot more time writing about trees in the last few weeks than I ever planned to, but this Toomer's Corner soap opera just will not die. Harvey Updyke, the man who poisoned the famous oak trees on Auburn's campus, goes through lawyers than Lindsay Lohan goes through rehabs. Seriously, this story is to college football what Ronnie and Sammi have become to Jersey Shore. An unwanted distraction that is taking up too much time in our lives.

That being said, there just isn't a whole lot going on in the college football world right now, so we have to make do with whatever news we get. So here's some good news for Auburn fans everywhere. It seems that the oak tree situation may not be as dire as originally believed. The soil levels beneath the surface are showing a lower level of the herbicide than expected, and there's a possibility that the trees may survive.

"The good news is the concentrations are much lower than we initially detected in the beds around the trees. The bad news is we still detected herbicide," Gary Keever told al.com. "Is your glass half full or half empty? You can look at it either way. I choose to be an optimist because we're doing the right thing."

Keever is a professor of horticulture at Auburn and a member of a task force that is studying ways to save the trees.
Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:59 am
Edited on: October 12, 2010 11:00 am
 

Two Washington State players busted growing pot

Posted by Tom Fornelli

College kids and pot, they go together like cheese and crackers.  Like Lindsay Lohan and a bottle of vodka.  You can find marijuana just about anywhere on a college campus, and if you live on a campus, and are of a business-oriented mind, you might see the potential to make some money via the demon weed.  Which is exactly what a couple of Washington State players and their two roommates were up to.

Unfortunately business tends to come to a screeching halt when the police come through your door and find 38 marijuana plants growing inside your house (38! ).  Pullman police showed up at the rented house of redshirt linebacker Jamal Atofau and Andre Barrington with a completely unrelated search warrant when they found the horticulture project the players and their two roommates were involved in.

"We're in a college town, it's not that unusual to find five or six plants growing in somebody's individual bedroom," said police spokesman Chris Tennant. "Thirty-eight plants in a residence is quite a big deal for us."

All four of the entrepenuers were booked and released on their own recognizance, and charged with a violation of the uniform controlled substance act. The severity of the charges they'll end up facing is yet to be determined, as it depends on the weight of the weed that was siezed, and the police are waiting for the pot to dry before figuring that out.

Washington State coach Paul Wulff has suspended Atofau indefinitely, though a suspension for Barrington isn't necessary since he's academically ineligible and hasn't been practicing with the team this year.  Which left him with plenty of time to water his plants, I'm sure.

Hat tip to CFT

 
 
 
 
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