Former drama professor and director of the Harper Joy Theatre at Whitman College made an appearance in the Late Show with David Letterman. Who knew he was a member of Al Qaeda! John “Jack” Freimann retired in 1992 after 25 years and moved to New York City. He is a working actor, appearing in movies, TV shows and stage plays. (via Late Show Video - Al Qaeda In The Audience -...
Ground was broken in Seattle on what is to be the greenest building ever. The Bullitt Center will provide all its own water and process all its own sewage. (via Business & Technology | Ultra-green office building breaking ground | Seattle Times Newspaper)
There’s a city in Australia called Wagga Wagga? It should really become a...– What do you think of Danielle’s suggestion? And who do you need to contact to get this rolling? Twitter / @nidhighe: There’s a city in Australi …
Local students explore science and engineering at camp. They get a chance to dip their hands in nitrogen and they build 2 liter bottle rockets. Video is courtesy of Bill Erickson. (via Hispanic Youth Exploring Engineering and Sciences camp)
Here’s a great resource for following Hurricane Irene published by Mother Jones. (via What’s Happening with Hurricane Irene? | Mother Jones)
Featured music - Pappa Frita and the Hot Mustard
Every week we’ll be featuring a local band. If you want to find out what is going on in Walla Walla as far as live music make sure you check out the U-B calendar, wallawallamusic.com and What’s Going On in Walla Walla. Get out there and support the local music scene. This week’s featured band is Pappa Frita and the Hot Mustard who will be playing at the Rockin’ the Lowboy...
Did Butch Cassidy actually survive the 1908 shootout in Bolivia? A rare books collector thinks he may have found evidence: A rare books collector says he has obtained a manuscript with new evidence that may give credence to that theory. The 200-page manuscript, “Bandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy,” which dates to 1934, is twice as long as a previously known but ...
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Walla Walla is sweet for the Sweets. General manager of the Sweets Zachary Fraser told a U-B reporter about how the team went through a rough spot during the season but the players recommitted themselves to the season. They now find themselves in the championship series which begins at Borleske Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. as they take on the Corvallis Knights. Tickets are on sale now.
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Walla Walla City Council OKs distilleries in industrial zones. The Council voted 5-1 on Wednesday to allow the facilities in parts of the city. So how exactly is vodka made? Well you can make vodka from various fruits, potatoes and grains. Here’s a video (courtesy of NPR’s Science Friday) that takes you through the process of distilling vodka from grains.
VIDEO: Young guns in the Walla Walla music scene
The Walla Walla Valley has a burgeoning music scene and a growing number of venues to watch some talented musicians. We’ll try to feature many of the wonderful local musicians here. We’ll start with a pair of bands made up of some young Walla Wallans: Rubberneck and Soul Status. If you have a favorite Walla Walla Valley band or musicians, please submit their name, video, etc. Enjoy...
What's going on in Walla Walla?: This Friday Night... →
happeninginwallawalla: We will focus in our Walla Walla but we have begun including events in nearby towns like Milton-Freewater, Waitsburg and Dayton whenever our Local bands perform there. ArtWalk @Downtown Walla Walla 5pm-8pm http://www.artwalkwallawalla.com/ Downtown Walla Walla art venues and locations…
Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home →
Interesting and potentially dangerous hobby. What if your neighbor was setting up a do-it-yourself nuclear reactor in his kitchen? “I have always been interested in physics and chemistry,” Handl said, adding he just wanted to “see if it’s possible to split atoms at home.”
We were sitting on the back patio, I saw this coyote coming up to us and thought...– Tale of a brave couple that helped free a poor coyote’s head from a glass jar. Exclusive: Jar-Headed Coyote Freed by Heroic Couple - Seattle News - The Daily Weekly
Social media is a time-suck, but it also can be useful. And even life-saving as in the case of this Seattle man who turned to Facebook to find a kidney donor. (via Seattle man turns to Facebook to find a new kidney | KING5.com Seattle)