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Winter 2021

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Beyond time and distance

September 2006, a typical extremely hot and humid day in Auburn, Alabama.

The Pacific Northwest WSU Cougars traveled East to play my Deep South Auburn Tigers.

During a pregame tailgate party at my parking spot near Jordan Hare Stadium, I espied some Cougar fans heading to the stadium.

Some looked uncomfortable. One lady seemed unsteady, extremely hot, likely heat exhaustion threshold.

I took her hand, led her to a shady chair, gave her water. We invited them to rest, share our BBQ and drinks.

We welcome, honor, and respect our visitors, share our hearts, become friends, the Southern way, the … » More …

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Fall 2017

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Even more Olympic connections

In “Cougs at the Olympics” in the Talkback section of our Fall ’16 issue, Don Brust asked the question regarding what other Cougs had the opportunity to go to the Olympic Games. Another response:

In 1978 the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) moved its headquarters from New York to Colorado Springs. At that time I was working there for CPAs Haskins & Sells. The USOC’s business manager/controller did not want to relocate, so I decided to apply and was lucky enough to be selected. The end result was that I was able to attend two Pan American Games (San Juan … » More …