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October 1, 2010

Ryan Hall in the 2009 Boston Marathon. Photo/Wikimedia Commons

 

Maybe Dave McCoy didn’t know what he was getting into when he signed up for a Facebook account. Within days, Dave had 550 friends, forcing him and his assistant, Brandon Russell, to do some serious gardening to his account. ...

 

Distance runner Ryan Hall withdrew from the prestigious Chicago Marathon (Oct. 10), claiming fatigue. Hall finished 14th at the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sept. 19 with a time nearly four minutes off his U.S. record. He said Wednesday that he had overtrained. He had intended to use the Chicago scamper for an attempt to break the American marathon record. ... 

 

Comedy Traffic School, now there’s a concept. Joe DeFlyer, retired Dean of Eastside campuses of Cerro Coso Community College, has moved his educational focus over to DMV as instructor for “The I’ll Never Speed Again Comedy Traffic School.” ...

 

John Muir Laws (no relation to the one-and-only John Muir) entertained a feisty gathering Saturday at the Booky Joint with demonstrations of watercolor sketching in the field. He introduced his new theory of color that “will change your ideas of how to mix colors for all time!” ...

 

Suddenly, there’s top college football over here on the Eastside, with the Nevada Wolf Pack under coach Chris Ault cracking the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1948 ... 

 

Mammoth Huskies coach Tom Gault was wired for sound for last Friday’s home game, but he and his wife left at the kickoff. Their daughter, Christy,  was giving birth to her first child in SoCal. All went well, and welcome to the world Zoe! ... 

 

This is that time of year when we lose our close friends in the Lakes Basin cabins. Still, it was great to have author (“Mammoth Lakes Sierra”) Genny Smith here for the summer, and her neighborly pals. ... 

 

That was Paul Meyers from the USFS who was a key member of the search team involved with that chopper crash in the Glass Mts. on Sept. 16. ...

 

Some exuberant carpentry work going on in the old Starbucks location  at Main and Meridian will be an AT&T store, open by Saturday. Hopeful iPhoners line up! ...

 

We’re thinking that the Ski Back Trail sorely needs another name. Suggestions? We like Chick Corea’s idea of Return to Forever, but we’re not married to it. ...

 

Downtown Los Angeles recorded highest temperature ever on Monday: 113 degrees, and ain’t we smug up here? ...

 

Snowboarder Danny Kass, he of Grenade fame, has signed on with Skullcandy headphones.  Danny was unable to be on the Skullcandy team due to other sponsorship agreements until now and the crew is “seriously fired up about the arrangement.” ...

 

Those busy brewers, Mammoth Brewing’s Sean and Joyce Turner, bottled up their  IPA395 Wednesday, in 22’s and (“drum roll please” sez Sean...) 12-oz bottles for the very first time. “Yes, we’re excited,” he said in a punchy little tweet....

 

Happy Birthday: Yosemite National Park turns 120 Saturday, Oct. 1. It was the third national park designated, after Yellowstone (1872) and Sequoia (1890). ...

 

Over here at the paper, we’re Facebookin’ at Mammoth Times and Twitterin’  away at MamTimes. We’ll be tweeting tonight’s Mammoth-Bishop showdown. ...

 

Supervisor Hap Hazard says the Mono County Sheriff’s office got so many calls about smoke in the air that he reminds us to tune in to 1650-AM radio for updates “rather than inundate the Sheriff’s Office. 

 

Crowley Lakers are moving forward to install two cellphone towers near the laundromat, but they’re a little nervous.  “The visual issues will definitely be our biggest concern,” says assistant planner Courtney Weiche. ...

 

Mammoth High School graduate Clifford Sheckter, son of local weather guru Howard Sheckter, recently received the Donald Montgomery Scholarship Award at the medical division of the University of Southern California for having the highest grade in his class and demonstrating good leadership. The 23-year-old is in his sixth year of school, with a focus on surgery. He’s sure not wasting any time ...

 

Mammoth and Olympic ski legend Andrea Mead Lawrence continues to reach  higher, even after her death last year. The House of Representatives passed HR 5194, the “Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2010” last week. The 12,492-foot, previously unnamed mountain near Donahue Pass (about 10 miles northwest of Mammoth) will likely soon bear her name in perpetuity. ...

 

It’s not every October you can still take a dip in local lakes without a wetsuit, but the swimming is as good as it was in July and August at Lake Mary and the shallow beach back behind Convict Lake. Without the crowds.

 

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