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  • Video - Somebody Intentionally Setting Fire To One Of Auburn's Famed Toomer's Corner Oak Trees

    09/25/2016 8:55:37 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesSeptember 25, 2016 The trees at Toomer's Corner after a game earlier in the season. Butch Dill/AP The toilet paper hanging from one of Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees was set on fire late Saturday night and surveillance footage of the corner appears to show a person intentionally setting the fire. The toilet paper celebration is a longstanding tradition at Auburn following wins by their football team. Following Auburn's 18-13 upset win over No. 18 LSU, the toilet paper caught fire causing damage to the tree. (snip)
  • Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny

    01/28/2016 5:46:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | STEPHANIE SAUL
    The online admissions application for Auburn University appears simple, until you get to this question on Page 7: "Have you ever been charged with or convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime other than a minor traffic offense, or are there any criminal charges now pending against you?" Those who check "yes," even though they have never been convicted of any crime, face extra scrutiny -- a follow-up call from the admissions office asking for additional information, the university says. Auburn, in Auburn, Ala., is one of 17 universities in the South that include broad questions...
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 108 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.
  • How the state of Alabama became the center of the college football universe

    12/30/2014 6:26:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 29, 2014 | Pat Forde
    Dan is on the line, in all his florid Southern glory. "Growing up, I loved two things," he drawls in a deep voice. "My grandma's apple pie and Paul Bear Bryant." Dan is part of the flood of callers to Birmingham radio station WJOX's "JOX Roundtable" show two weeks back. Show hosts Ryan Brown, Lance Taylor and Jim Dunaway say they talk college football every single show, all year, and almost all of that centers on Alabama and Auburn. On this day, they are honoring my request for insight into why college football is better in the state of Alabama...
  • College Football Playoff: What to expect from committee’s first rankings

    10/27/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Chuck Culpepper
    For the first time in the 145 years of college football, a 12-member playoff selection committee has set to convene. It will spend Monday and Tuesday in the arduous seven-stage process of tabulating its inaugural weekly top 25, and it will release that list on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will begin a much-anticipated process of seven weekly meetings in Grapevine, Texas, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The meetings will run Monday-Tuesday into early December, then the final announcement of the playoff field will come on Sunday, Dec. 7. That announcement will name the four teams which will...
  • 3-alarm fire rips through historic downtown Garrettsville (OH)

    03/22/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    NewsNet5 ^ | 3/22/14 | Dena Greer, Veronica McGraw
    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio - Firefighters are battling a massive 3-alarm blaze in the Village of Garrettsville. Flames swept throughout Garrettsville’s historic downtown buildings and businesses on Route 82 (Main Street), just east of the Route 88 intersection, around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The blaze is not under control, but spreading. Buildings from the 1800's are a total loss. Sources tell NewsChannel 5 that water is being pulled from the Silver Creek River to help battle the massive fire. A person witnessing the blaze said that it feels like the whole downtown portion of the village is on fire. Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Boardman,...
  • NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV

    01/06/2014 2:38:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 319 replies
    NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV. Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Temperatures in the upper 60s.
  • Woman shot dead after Iron Bowl game; sister says person charged was upset over Alabama loss

    12/03/2013 6:55:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    FOX ^ | AP
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman. Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged Monday with murder in the killing of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd
  • Alabama fan, angry about loss to Auburn, guns down woman joking about it, victim's sister says

    12/03/2013 12:30:51 PM PST · by BBell · 82 replies ^ | December 03, 2013
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • Auburn lawmaker draws fire for comments about truck drivers

    12/12/2013 12:20:10 PM PST · by Domandred · 9 replies
    Sun Journal ^ | 12/12/13 | Lindsay Tice
    The Maine Republican Party on Wednesday released an email in which State Rep. Brian Bolduc, D-Auburn, railed against noisy trucks and questioned the intelligence of truck drivers. "... one look at them and you can see they probably dont (sic) have a whole hell of allot (sic) of brains in their heads," Bolduc wrote in the email. Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage said the email was written in November and forwarded to the Republican Party a few days ago. He said the email was originally sent to multiple officials, but he declined to say who those officials were. He...

    12/07/2013 5:40:55 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 78 replies
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  • No. 7 Auburn survives No. 25 Georgia, 43-38

    11/16/2013 4:53:52 PM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/16/2013 | John Zenor
    Ricardo Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left to lift No. 7 Auburn to a stunning 43-38 victory over No. 25 Georgia on Saturday night. The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama. Auburn's Nick Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and right...
  • Real-Life Grand Theft Auto; Woman Kidnapped And Nine Cars Wrecked

    10/16/2013 12:16:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Chevy Hardcore ^ | 10/10/13 | Jason Reiss
    As the most profitable entertainment enterprise ever, the video game series Grand Theft Auto has completely enthralled players; and in this case, an Auburn football fan who decided it was time to play out his real-life version. As WDSU reports, on Saturday, September 21st around 2:30 AM, 20 year old freshman lacrosse player and Auburn student Zachary Burgess decided it was time for him to take his shot at GTA, for realsies. He stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and ended up crashing into nine parked cars – a feat that took zero brain cells and cojones the size of...
  • Auburn [University]’s new homecoming queen has a ridiculously inspirational life story

    10/15/2013 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies
    Yellowhammer Politics ^ | October 14, 2013 | Cliff Sims
    Over the weekend, Auburn University’s student body elected Molly Anne Dutton the school’s 100th Miss Homecoming, and boy what a story this young woman has to tell. A couple of decades ago, Dutton’s biological mother, who was living in California at the time, was the victim of a sexual assault that resulted in her becoming pregnant. She was given an ultimatum by her husband: either abort the baby, or face divorce. Lifeline Children’s Services, a Birmingham-based Christian adoption agency, got involved and helped the woman through her courageous decision to keep the baby and put her up for adoption instead...
  • AL:Homeowner shoots 1 of 2 Auburn burglary suspects

    10/10/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Rachel Jinright - John Shryock
    AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Police Department says it has arrested two people following a shooting that happened Sunday evening in the 800 block of Annalue Drive. Officers were called to the residence just before 9 p.m. on a report that a man found two people inside his home. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspects who then fled the scene. The victim reported two Samsung cell phones valued at $600 were taken in the burglary.
  • Video: Auburn cop fired for blowing the whistle on ticket, arrest quotas

    07/25/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Do police officers write tickets because of quotas? Most law-enforcement agencies will deny that any exist, but the police department in the college town of Auburn, Alabama will find that difficult. One of their officers secretly recorded briefings in which quotas were explicitly demanded for traffic citations, arrests, and other “contacts,” which if enforced would have meant nearly 1.5 police contacts per resident each year. Reason TV highlights the efforts of Justin Hanners, who lost his job after blowing the whistle:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Auburn, Alabama is home to sprawling plains, Auburn University, and a troubling police force....
  • Auburn Football Coach Gene Chizik is out.

    11/25/2012 4:43:08 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 88 replies
    email | 11/25/12 | Gene Chizik
    To the Auburn Family: I am very grateful for the opportunity that I had during the last four seasons to serve as the head football coach at Auburn University. I’m extremely disappointed with the way this season turned out and I apologize to the Auburn family and our team for what they have had to endure. In my 27 years of coaching, I have gained an understanding of the high expectations in this profession. When expectations are not met, I understand changes must be made. While we experienced a tremendous low in 2012, I will always be proud of the...
  • Suspect in Auburn, AL triple homicide surrounded in Montgomery home

    06/11/2012 6:29:44 PM PDT · by 2CAVTrooper · 71 replies
    WSFA News (NBC) - Montgomery, AL ^ | Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:00 PM CDT; Updated: Jun 11, 2012 7:59 PM CDT | JoBeth Davis
    "WSFA 12 News has a crew on the scene of a home in East Montgomery where a large amount of law enforcement has gathered."
  • Reports of multiple victims after shooting near Auburn University in Alabama

    06/10/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2012
    The police chief in the Alabama city of Auburn said early Sunday that authorities responded overnight to a report of multiple gunshot victims at an apartment complex, but he added he was not immediately releasing any further information. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police answered a report of multiple shooting victims Saturday night but he had no immediate comment on the situation, the circumstances involved or whether anyone was in custody. The newspaper reported that several emergency vehicles had converged on the University Heights apartment complex where a number of students who attend Auburn University...
  • Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe

    03/08/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-8-2012 | Charles Robinson
    Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned...
  • Who’s afraid of Ron Paul? Apparently, Auburn University

    12/22/2011 4:09:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-22 | Peter Bonilla
    When someone complained about a student’s Ron Paul poster in his dorm room window this fall, Auburn University in Alabama had the opportunity to take a principled stand for free speech. Of course, since we’re dealing with a university, you can probably guess that it instead chose to double down on an unwise, needlessly restrictive, and unfairly enforced policy at odds with the spirit of the First Amendment. Auburn undergrad Eric Philips probably thought he wasn’t doing anything particularly noteworthy when he hung a banner supporting Representative Ron Paul’s presidential candidacy in his residence hall window. ’Tis the eve of...
  • Anyone watching the Auburn-Utah State game on ESPN2? (vanity)

    09/03/2011 11:15:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
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  • Obama salutes Auburn at White House

    06/08/2011 3:26:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | June 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed college football champion Auburn to the White House Wednesday, saying the Tigers had played a "tough schedule." NCAA Division 1 champion Auburn defeated Oregon 22-19 to win the Bowl Championship Series in January and complete a perfect 14-0 season.
  • Physician’s error puts woman in jail (more like cop error)

    03/25/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 88 replies
    © Copyright 2011, ^ | Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 3:05 am | The Citizen staff
    AUBURN, NY--A 56-year-old grandmother spent a weekend in the Cayuga County Jail after a doctor made an error on a drug prescription. Defense attorney Charles Thomas said Auburn police charged Patricia Rigdon with possessing a forged prescription on March 11, but it turned out that the prescription called for too many pills because a doctor had made a mistake. Thomas said the felony charge was dismissed Wednesday because of that mistake. Rigdon said a police officer approached her in Kinney Drugs in Auburn while she waited for the pharmacist to fill a prescription for her husband and accused her of...
  • The Auburn oak tree killer is in custody, but damage is already done(poisoned by a BAMA fan)

    02/17/2011 11:14:35 AM PST · by greatdefender · 63 replies
    Rivals-Yahoo! ^ | February 17, 2011 | Matt Hinton
    Today's lessons for would-be environmental vandals: If you're going to take it upon yourself to destroy a venerable icon beloved by hundreds of thousands of people, a) Pick a target that's not monitored by camera 24 hours a day, and b) Don't call in to the most popular radio show in the state to brag about your crime. Otherwise, you might end up like 62-year-old Alabama fan Harvey Almorn Updyke, better known now as "Al from Dadeville," who was arrested early this morning for allegedly applying a lethal dose of herbicide to a pair of 130-year-old oaks at Toomer's Corner,...
  • Oak trees at Auburn's historic Toomer's Corner poisoned

    02/17/2011 7:18:45 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 90 replies
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn University says someone deliberately poisoned trees at Toomer's Corner, where fans have long celebrated big wins and hundreds gathered after the Tigers won the football national championship on Jan. 10. The university said in a statement Wednesday that a herbicide commonly used to kill trees was applied "in lethal amounts" to the soil around the two trees, and that they likely can't be saved. Auburn discovered the poisoning after taking soil samples on Jan. 28, a day after a man called a syndicated radio show based in Birmingham saying he had used the herbicide on...
  • New water panel chairman wants more California projects built

    01/18/2011 9:10:23 AM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 8 replies
    New water panel chairman wants more California projects built Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: January 14, 2011 07:49:40 PM WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, could start making waves in California water. As new chairman of the House water and power subcommittee, McClintock can promote his pet projects while he squeezes environmentalists. Politically, this means renewed talk of an Auburn dam, stricter scrutiny of San Joaquin River restoration and more support for hydropower. "We need to change the central objective of our federal water and power policy, to one of abundance," McClintock said in an interview. "That...
  • Auburn dam back in play as McClintock takes over House panel

    01/15/2011 8:05:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/15/11 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, could start making waves in California water. As new chairman of the House water and power subcommittee, McClintock can promote his pet projects while he squeezes environmentalists. Politically, this means renewed talk of an Auburn dam, stricter scrutiny of San Joaquin River restoration and more support for hydropower. "We need to change the central objective of our federal water and power policy to one of abundance," McClintock said in an interview. "That means building more water projects." In theory, McClintock's position strengthens the staunch conservative's ability to pursue his agenda. The House panel...
  • Commentary: Nobody's Little Brother

    01/14/2011 8:01:05 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    Auburn Undercover ^ | January 13, 2011 | Ronnie Sanders
    When Auburn hired Pat Dye, the game changed for the Tigers – and for the Tide. Recent history had Auburn fans feeling snakebit. One national columnist told me last year that Auburn would never win a national title “because it’s Auburn.”In 1983, third-ranked Auburn saw the nation’s top two teams lose on New Year’s Day. When the Tigers beat Michigan in the Sugar Bowl, it was party on. A national championship was assumed. Auburn woke up the next morning to find itself still ranked No. 3 in the polls. In 1988, Auburn was a one-point Tommy Hodson “earthquake” from playing...
  • Pushed in: Homeless man’s canal escape recounted by mother

    12/11/2010 8:12:39 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Auburn Journal ^ | 12/11/10 | Gus Thomson
    The deaths in Auburn’s Wise Canal started in January 2009. Last month, 50-year-old homeless man Richard Hill became the sixth man to turn up dead in the canal in less than two years. Now an Auburn woman has come forward with information that she said points to her son barely surviving becoming a seventh victim. Until this month, she said that neither she nor her son had shared the information with authorities. Betty Starr said her son told her he was pushed into the Wise Canal in November 2008, while walking in the darkness at water’s edge on a path...
  • Federal judge grants an Auburn University fan's request to delay trial for BCS title game

    12/09/2010 5:58:21 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 10 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | 12/9/10 | Kent Faulk
    A Birmingham lawyer -- and lifelong Auburn football fan -- asked a judge this week to hold off scheduling a trial so he and his family can go to the team's Jan. 10 national championship game, fearing he might not ever get another chance. Birmingham lawyer Michael Mulvaney submitted as evidence for his request for a trial delay photos of his daughters. The photo at left shows the girls, from left, Ellie, Grace and Sellers in Auburn jerseys. A second photo, not shown, indicates the girls today are a young teens. U.S. District Judge Kristi K. DuBose, in granting his...
  • SEC title game arrives for Auburn, South Carolina

    12/04/2010 9:34:55 AM PST · by Hoodat · 145 replies · 3+ views
    AJC ^ | 03 Dec 2010 | Ken Sugiura
    This December, it's a different kind of drama. The past two SEC championship games were 3 1/2-hour commercials for the league's dominance. Powerhouses Florida and Alabama squared off in de facto national championship semifinals. Both games starred past or eventual Heisman Trophy winners, neither with a whiff of controversy, and two coaches with reputations of success exceeded only by their capacity for grimness. The 2010 version tastes a little different. South Carolina is coached by one of the conference's most despised (and successful) coaches. Auburn brings a perfect record, a shot at a national championship and a Heisman candidate, runaway...
  • If The NCAA Is Right, Cecil Lied And SEC Cheated

    12/02/2010 6:44:42 PM PST · by Entrepreneur · 10 replies
    Sports by Brooks ^ | 12.2.10 | Brooks
    In the aftermath of the NCAA’s decision to clear Cam Newton to play for Auburn, we can now verify two things: 1) On November 5, 2010, Pat Forde, Chris Low and Mark Schlabach of reported the following: When interviewed by Thursday at the family’s home in Atlanta, Cecil Newton, Cam’s father, denied any wrongdoing. “If Rogers tried to solicit money from Mississippi State, he did it on his own, without our knowledge,” Cecil Newton said. From the NCAA’s Wednesday ruling that cleared Cecil Newton’s son: According to facts of the case agreed upon by Auburn University and the...
  • NCAA decision on Newton opens Pandora’s box

    12/02/2010 2:03:10 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 12/2/10 | Dan Wetzel
    “The student-athlete’s father (Cecil Newton) and an owner of a scouting service (Kenny Rogers) worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton’s commitment to attend college and play football. NCAA rules (Bylaw 12.3.3) do not allow individuals or entities to represent a prospective student-athlete for compensation to a school for an athletic scholarship.”
  • NCAA, Newton: Strange days

    12/02/2010 7:14:47 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 65 replies ^ | 12/2/10 | TIM DAHLBERG
    Here’s hoping the slap on Cecil Newton’s wrist really stung. Then maybe he will remember it next time he tries to sell a son to the highest bidder in college football. Most likely it didn’t. Because the only punishment Cam Newton’s father got for peddling his son like a piece of meat was a public scolding and perhaps the loss of some choice seats in Saturday’s SEC championship game. Cam Newton made out even better. Thanks to the crackerjack sleuths at the NCAA, he will be behind center for Auburn in this weekend’s game. The masterminds behind the BCS cartel...
  • Alabama fires 'DJ' from Iron Bowl

    11/30/2010 8:05:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 29, 2010 | Tom Fornelli
    Before the Iron Bowl on Friday, Cam Newton and his Auburn teammates warmed up on the field to a couple of specially selected songs. Newton had already been showered in fake money by the Alabama student section as he made his way to the field, and once he was out there the songs "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Take the Money and Run." Obviously, the selections were in reference to the rumors that Newton's father Cecil Newton, a preacher, was shopping his son to the highest bidder after he left Florida. Honestly, when I heard about all of this...
  • Gala event honors Vietnam heroes

    11/17/2010 6:46:16 AM PST · by Jemian · 15 replies
    Opelika - Auburn News ^ | 17 November 2010 | Joe McAdory
    Lt. Gen. Hal Moore took his sword from its sheath Tuesday evening, raised it and said, “I’m going to cut this cake like a soldier.” The cake didn’t stand a chance. Moore sliced swiftly through the sugary goodness to help commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, where outnumbered American soldiers held off the North Vietnamese on Nov. 14-16, 1965. Several hundred visited Auburn City Hall in a tribute to Moore and veteran journalist Joe Galloway, who co-authored the book “We Were Soldiers Once … And Young.” Between slices of cake, Moore and Galloway spoke to the...
  • Ex-MSU player in Newton saga interviewed by FBI

    11/16/2010 1:31:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 21 replies
    SportingNews ^ | 11/16/2010 | AP
    An attorney for the former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA's investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says his client has been interviewed by the FBI. Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that John Bond met with federal and state investigators and "cooperated fully with both agencies." frpa
  • Cash sought for Cam Newton

    11/05/2010 7:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 5, 2010 | Pat Forde, Chris Low and Mark Schlabach
    During the height of star quarterback Cam Newton's recruitment out of junior college last year, a man who said he represented Newton allegedly was soliciting a six-figure payment to secure his signature on a national letter of intent, has learned. Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond told a teammate of Bond's at Mississippi State in the early 1980s contacted him soon after Newton's official visit to Mississippi State during the Ole Miss game in December, and said he was representing Newton. "He said it would take some cash to get Cam," Bond said. "I called our athletic director,...
  • Auburn elementary school teacher charged with stealing lunches

    04/13/2010 10:51:04 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 28 replies · 891+ views ^ | 4-13-10 | whec 10 news
    An Auburn elementary school teacher has been charged with three counts of petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Alan Robinson, a third grade teacher at Genesee Elementary School, had three students use their identification numbers to purchase school lunches. Students told police they would bring the lunches to Robinson’s class where he would then eat them and not pay the students or the school for the food. Police say Robinson admitted to taking the lunches. An investigation began when the parents of one student questioned some unauthorized charges on their child’s account. Robison was released...
  • Auburn Dad Sentenced For Child Porn (asks for leniency so he can babysit his kids)

    03/03/2010 11:07:53 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 675+ views
    AUBURN, NY--An Auburn stay-at-home dad pleaded for leniency at his sentencing Tuesday for possessing hundreds of child pornography images on his home computer. Brien P. Fredendall, 31, of 7041 Potter Road, got a break from Judge Mark Fandrich. Fredendall was sentenced to four months in county jail on the felony child pornography charge and 10 years post-release supervision, Budelmann said. Fredendall could have been imprisoned up to four years on the charge. Budelmann asked Fandrich to incarcerate Fredendall for six months plus the 10 years post-release supervision. Fredendall asked for leniency so he could continue watching his children at home...
  • Auburn (NY) police chief wants officers to write at least one ticket a day to raise money for city

    01/13/2010 10:54:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | January 13, 2010, 6:00AM | By Scott Rapp /
    Auburn, NY -- Three days before Christmas, Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta laid down the law for his command staff. At the closed meeting Dec. 22 in the department basement, Giannotta gave this ultimatum: Tell your patrol officers to write more vehicle and traffic tickets — at least one each per shift — or there will be repercussions for those who don’t.... Threatening to punish employees who fail to make a ticket quota violates state labor law. Tuesday, the Auburn police union took Giannotta to task for his proclamation, and two college criminal justice experts questioned the ethics of his...
  • Facebook website used to drum up Auburn rioters

    09/13/2009 3:48:15 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 741+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 14, 2009 | Gemma Jones
    A RIOT by Muslim youths in Auburn last week was organised via Facebook, police believe. The troublemakers used the social networking site to flash up inflammatory references to police and rally their friends for a confrontation. One update identified police as "non-believers" who were raiding a "brother's home". More than 150 people gathered in Cumberland Rd, Auburn, on Tuesday night, forcing police to call in 100 officers, the riot squad and a helicopter. The tense stand-off came after Middle Eastern organised crime squad police raided four homes. Opposition police spokesman Mike Gallacher's office revealed one of the Facebook updates read:...
  • Bottles thrown in Western Sydney riot

    09/08/2009 5:28:36 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 666+ views
    A series of raids and arrests in Western Sydney last night led to a stand-off between police and a crowd of locals throwing bottles. The Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad carried out three raids on the same street at Auburn. It is investigating who shot a 23-year-old, who turned up at Auburn Hospital on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the chest. During one of the raids, a 25-year-old man punched an officer in the face and was arrested. Police inspector Mick Reynolds says the man's arrest triggered an angry response from about 150 residents. "There was a lot...
  • Donor's Views on Race Spark Outcry Over Parkland

    09/01/2009 8:05:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies · 447+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/31/09 | Bobby White
    AUBURN, Calif. -- This town in the Sierra Nevada foothills accepted the gift of a 28-acre plot from the estate of Nobel laureate William B. Shockley in March. The mostly forested land was to become a community park named after the famous physicist -- co-inventor of the transistor -- and his late wife. Then the local newspaper pointed out that Mr. Shockley, who died in 1989, was a proponent of eugenics, a widely discredited movement most prominent in the 1920s and '30s that held that intelligence was racially linked -- and that called for sterilizing some Americans who were deemed...
  • Governor Palin Takes NY State by Storm (20,000+ show up!)

    06/06/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 194 replies · 6,963+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 6, 2009 | Daniel Terrapin
    More than 20,000 people turned out to see Palin lead a parade through downtown Auburn and sign a proclamation honoring Seward, the 19th-century Secretary of State who negotiated the $7.2 million deal with Russia for Alaska, which is celebrating its 50th year of statehood.
  • Professors doubt that Gov. Sarah Palin's visits to Auburn, Long Island are nonpolitical

    06/04/2009 8:44:44 PM PDT · by redk · 10 replies · 708+ views ^ | 6/4/09 | John Stith
    On the surface, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's visits to Auburn and Long Island this weekend are nonpolitical. She'll participate in Auburn's first Founders Day celebration on Saturday. The event is tied to the 50th anniversary of Alaskan statehood. The following day, she'll be on Long Island to raise money for Independent Group Home Living, an agency for the developmentally disabled. But after exploding on the national political scene last summer as John McCain's vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket, Palin is also one of the party's leading figures, and any trip has political implications. "The next campaign begins...
  • More Recycled Stories, More Gratuitous Palin Attacks

    06/04/2009 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Biased Times ^ | June 4, 2009
    AUBURN, NY–Back before the 2008 election, we posted a piece on how Finger Lakes Times reporter Craig Fox had recycled a story from a rival paper and added little to the story but a chance for a Democrat to attack Sarah Palin. He’s at it again. In the Thursday (June 4 2009) Finger Lakes Times, Fox reports on a story that other local papers have reported on for weeks, namely, an upcoming visit by the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate (and current Alaska governor) to the city of Auburn, New York....However, unlike other local news organizations, Fox didn’t just report...
  • How Auburn reeled in one of biggest fish in U.S. politics - Sarah Palin

    05/23/2009 9:33:28 PM PDT · by euram · 14 replies · 1,204+ views ^ | 05-23-09 | John Stith
    Auburn, NY - So how did Auburn, a small Upstate New York city of about 28,000 people manage to land Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, one of the biggest names in American politics, to participate in a fledgling civic celebration that wasn't even a concept six months ago?