The trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner: not doing so hot. "Aesthetically dead if not actually dead," the university said last week. (Still, they might be doing better than Harvey Updyke, who is living in his car in the woods as he awaits trial.) The oaks received a massive pruning earlier this month, in yet another desperate effort to minimize the poison's damage. When Jeremy Henderson from the War Eagle Reader strolled by to check them out this morning, he found this get-well card from a young girl named Sarah.
Harvey Updyke, the mean Alabama fan, has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. He faces multiple charges, but I'm pretty sure the best ones are "unlawful damage of a crop facility" and "desecration of a venerated object."