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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:24 PM
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Aw shit. Dead oaks at Toomer's Corners?
According to the 5 o'clock news, a person or persons unknown poured a strong herbicide around the roots of the trees and they're dying.
Traditionally, the trees are 'rolled' when the Tiggers win a football game.

I'm an Alabama fan, but this is just unacceptable.
Shame on whoever did this.
:-(
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 04:00 AM
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1. Another 'Bama fan here
I hope the person that did that is caught and prosecuted. What a stupid person he must be.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 04:15 AM
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2. here's the idiot calling into the Finebaum show.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 01:56 PM
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3. They arrested this guy...
Edited on Thu Feb-17-11 01:58 PM by southpaw


Police have released the mug shot of Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr, a 62-year-old unemployed man who is accused of the poisoning of the 130-year-old Toomer's Oaks, the landmark gathering place of Auburn University victory celebrations.

Updyke has been charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

Bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Updyke could face one to 10 years in prison.

University officials reported on Wednesday that the trees had been given "lethal amounts" of herbicide.


more here...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20032936-504083....

On edit: They should charge him with TWO counts of first-degree criminal mischief. Two trees. Two counts. Maximum penalty on sentencing.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 05:15 PM
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4. good!
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dem3550 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 07:14 PM
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7. +1
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Blacksheep214 Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 04:28 AM
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5. If the tree dies it could serve one final purpose
if you know what I mean! :grr:
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road2000 Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 05:06 PM
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6. Another Bama fan
checking in to abhor the destruction of Auburn's trees. This cluck is not one of us.
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 03:11 PM
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8. Some football fans need to get a life!
Especially if they never played for their team or even attended the college they are supporting.

I for one, don't give a good god damn about any spectator sport, since it doesn't pay my wages or protect my rights.
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