12-P07913 Theft Other 02:18:31 09/15/12 BrianChamberlin ACT
600 ne colorado st, PULLMAN, WA 99163
Officer documented a theft of a burrito.
12-P07900 Malicious Mischief 21:38:38 09/14/12 Wade Winegardne ACT
1920 NE Terre View Dr, PULLMAN, WA 99163
Officer contacted subject who said they would clean up their vomit.
12-P06869 Urinate in Pub 01:29:40 08/21/12 Chris Engle FOR
400 NE Colorado St, PULLMAN, WA 99163
Case generated in error.
Hypothetically speaking, if a nearby star were to go supernova, it could eventually reach our blue planet and rip apart our atmosphere. Complex life would cease to exist. That scenario is unlikely says Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, professor of astrobiology at Washington State University. That’s one of nine of possible ways Earth could meet its doom, and there’s only so much we can do about it.
As my story was sent into the copy-edit process, I asked the editor if they were a hypochondriac. Those who were might feel the slight sense of paranoia this doomsday story brings. The professor did stress, however, that paranoia is not the solution - awareness is.
The professors last name, Schulze-Makuch, is pronounced like “Schuuuulze-Makoof”. I had to call back and ask really quick because we were going to tease this story on broadcast and well - you need to know these kind of things on TV.
From what I gathered from my conversation with Schulze-Makuch, here are some ways you can save yourself from impending doom:
- Stop using antibiotics, especially antibacterial soap.
- Find a remote island and live there.
- Be careful what nanotechnology you choose to put into your body, which lacks the natural defense mechanisms to battle any of it if it goes wrong.
- Explore space, start with Mars. The sooner the human race spreads out, the better.
My Very First AP Wire Hit
Charlie wouldn’t understand the festivities happening around him because he’s a wild animal, a red-tail hawk eying the room in a way one does to understand their surroundings and survive.
He’s the oldest living red-tail hawk in the entire world as defined in the longevity records by falconers. His home is Washington State University with the Raptor Club. Calculations have estimated his age to equal about 234 human years.
If a human being lived 234 years, they’d been born just after the signing of the United State’s Declaration of Independence. They’d live through one civil and two world wars. They’d see a man walk on the moon.
A certain birthday boy, Charlie, did not witness all those things, but this is just an illustration to say how old he is. It was his 31st birthday on Thursday and he was surrounded by friends and acquaintances.
I say friends because the members of the Washington State University Raptor Club love him. His fellow birds really aren’t social so let’s call them acquaintances.
Next thing I know, the story was picked up by the AP. A fellow producer texted me while I was in the grocery store taking pictures of a dead fly on a package of pickled radishes. I may or may not have jumped up and down.
PULLMAN, Wash. - A 31-year-old red tail hawk living in Washington State University’s raptor club may be the oldest of his kind.
KXLY TV reports that Charlie the hawk’s handlers celebrated his birthday Friday. They calculate that at 31, Charlie has lived the equivalent of about 234 human years.
This is a career first for me. Excuse me while I twirl.
Spending two and a half years in Pullman for school left an impression of true beauty on my eyes. It’s hard not to travel through the hills as the sun goes down and not feel something special.
The hard part is the return trip when it’s pure black on the roads and not even your brights can light the way. The passing of vehicles on the opposite lane does not help.
Then there’s this photo. It’s worth it I think.
Let’s play the game: what’s wrong with this picture? It’s a baby onesie proudly supporting Washington State University’s mascot, the Cougars. But wait - it’s in purple - the color of University of Washington’s Huskies. The faux-pas is featured at the Pullman Walmart and has been for sale there for quite awhile.
Speaking of school colors, during a chat with WSU’s archivist, Mark O’English, he shared that crimson and gray has been the official school colors for more than one-hundred years.
O’English says a Daily Evergreen issue from the year 1900 featured a story on WSU’s student body holding a special election on November 13th to select new colors for the school. The student body voted between three different color selections - selecting crimson and gray as the winner.
The original colors? Pink and blue.
A major drought swept through the Northwest in 1977. It dried up a bog in Emanuel Manis’ Western Washington property near Sequim. Taking the opportunity of dry dirt, Manis started digging for a pond. That’s when he pulled out mastodon tusks.
Carl Gustafson, Washington State University professor, came to the rescue to help dig up what artifacts they could find.
Cougar fans driving to Seattle for this weekend’s football match up should be prepared to meet their“viadoom”.
Washington State Department of Transportation says the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure could create long delays as fans travel in and around Seattle for the October 22nd game at CenturyLink Field.