Auburn displays memorabilia from poisoned oaks

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University is displaying artifacts
from the poisoned Toomer's Corner oaks.

Beginning Tuesday, Auburn Libraries' Special Collections and
Archives' Department will be displaying countless decorated items,
including toilet paper rolls, signs and other novelties that were
placed around the poisoned oaks. The items had to be moved because of ongoing efforts to save the trees.

The exhibit will be on display in the campus' library through
A-Day weekend, April 16-17.

The Dadeville man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oaks,
Harvey Updyke, is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. April 20
before Lee County District Court Judge Russell K. Bush. The
62-year-old Updyke is charged with criminal mischief.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    Maybe that guy that poisoned the oaks will get the death penalty.
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