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11:26 am, February 17th, 2011

In what could be a case of taking a school rivalry way too far, some one has maliciously poisoned the oak trees at Auburn University’s historic Toomer’s Corner.

Police arrested suspect Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Dadeville, Ala., and charged him with Criminal Mischief for applying a lethal dose of herbicide to the trees, which host one of most unique traditions in American college sports—after Auburn Tigers victories, fans gather at Toomer’s Corner to roll the trees with toilet paper.

Investigators began looking into the situation after a man who went by “Al from Dadeville” called the Paul Finebaum Radio Network and claimed he poisoned the trees the week after last year’s Iron Bowl, the annual game against Alabama, because he said he saw a newspaper clipping from 1983 showing Auburn fans rolling Toomer’s Corner the day legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant died.

If there were any doubt’s about intentions, the radio caller said he said he used Spike 80DF and the trees “definitely will die.” He then signed off with “Roll Damn Tide.”

So, it appears the perpetrator took revenge 27 years late in a completely unwarranted fashion. Killing oak trees that are more than a century old is a little more harmful than, say, painting Tommy Trojan blue. You can’t exactly just throw on some paint remover to fix this situation.

Despite efforts from the school to save the 130-year-old trees, it appears they will, indeed, die. Consequences of the herbicide might even be worse than originally expected.

“We are assessing the extent of the damage and proceeding as if we have a chance to save the trees,” said Gary Keever, an Auburn University professor of horticulture and a member of Auburn’s Tree Preservation Committee. “We are also focused on protecting the other trees and shrubs in Samford Park. At this level the impact could be much greater than just the oaks on the corner, as Spike moves through the soil to a wide area.”

There have been countless ill-conceived pranks pulled against rivals throughout the years, but Harvey Almorn Updyke’s may go down as the most needlessly malicious.

from:  http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/how-investigators-harvey-almorn-updyke-the-man-who-poisoned-auburn-universitys-famous-oak-trees/

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An Alabama man has been arrested in connection with the poisoning of historic oaks at Auburn University.

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr., 62, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief. He could face other charges.

Dawson would not confirm whether the Dadeville man turned himself in, but said Updyke arrived at the jail without a lawyer.

Bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Updyke could face from one to 10 years in prison.

A man claiming to be “Al from Dadeville” phoned a radio show last month, saying he poured herbicide around the 130-year-old oaks, which are often the site of celebrations after Auburn sports victories.

Dawson would not confirm whether Updyke was the person who called the radio show.

Dozens of students and fans attended a campus news conference Thursday with university and city officials. The two nearby oaks still had remnants of toilet paper from groups of fans who gathered Wednesday night after hearing about the poisoning.

Orange and blue pompoms were laid at the base of the trees along with signs, including one that read, “Get well soon.”

Stephen Enloe, an assistant professor of agronomy and soil, said consultation with herbicide experts around the country indicated there was a “low probability” that the trees would survive.

Gary Keever, a horticulture professor, said one possible cure would be to excavate and replace the soil. Keever said workers started treating the soil Thursday and were looking for other solutions.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-poisoned-trees-20110218,0,3923104.story

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Harvey Almorn Updyke

8                               5

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = HE = 85 = Don’t plan the funeral ’til the body dies.  Taking it to your grave. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Harvey Almorn Updyke

819457 134695 374725         90

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 90 = It ends where it all began.

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Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.  Ages 54 to 81 are ruled by the sum of the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name.

Harvey Almorn Updyke

1 (A is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 13 (m is the 13th letter of the alphabet) = 26

So from ages fifty-four to eighty-one he has the number 26 going on.

26 = Photos.  In the news.

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