Graham Watson

  • Boston College will honor 9/11 hero Welles Crowther with red bandana-themed uniform accents

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 days ago

    Boston College has plans to do something pretty awesome when it hosts USC this weekend.

    The Eagles will honor former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who was killed in the attacks on Sept. 11, by wearing shoes, gloves and a helmet with a red bandana design. The Boston College coaching staff will be wearing red bandana-inspired clothing and the school will hand out 6,000 red bandanas to students to wear during the game.

    What the players will wear in honor of Welles. Red bandannas will be handed out to the student section. #WeAreBC

    Crowther died after saving at least 12 people from the south World Trade Center tower before it eventually collapsed.

    Crowther, who was known for wearing (or holding in his pocket) a red bandana his father gave him as a child, was working as an equities trader in the building, but he spent his free time as a volunteer firefighter and had designs on making that his full-time career.

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  • Harvey Updyke has paid $99 of nearly $800,000 of restitution to Auburn

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 days ago

    Harvey Updyke could be in violation of the terms of his probation after the Auburn Plainsman reported that he has failed to pay restitution to Auburn University after poisoning its famed Toomer’s Corner Oaks in 2010.

    The Oaks eventually died and were removed from the corner last year.

    Updyke served six months in jail, was placed on five years probation and also was ordered to pay the university $500 per month in restitution. However, since his release in Jun 2013, Updyke has paid $99 of the $796,731.98 he owes in restitution fees to Auburn University. According to the Plainsman, one of the terms of Updyke’s probation is to make the payments and failure to do so could result in a violation of his probation.

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