The teams: Washington and Washington State. The records: 0-9 and 1-9. The year: 1969. That’s right, there once was an Apple Cup played that featured football teams as bad as this year’s squads.
There are few surviving eyewitness accounts of the game. Those who didn’t block out the trauma have gaps in their memories for other reasons. Hey, it was 1969.
Stand down. “Handshake Man,” who has slipped past security to grasp the hands of six presidents, won’t be there for Barack Obama’s inauguration.
The man, actually a California preacher, is under a judge’s order to stay away. Luckily there’s still a chance for a surprise. Morganna the kissing bandit is under no court-imposed restrictions.
And a Darrington-area woman talks to Julie Muhlstein today about what it’s like to live without modern gadgets such as color televisions, cell phone service or newfangled high-speed Internet connections.
We would have brought you this story sooner, but we missed her smoke signals, and the Pony Express got caught in traffic on the Mountain Loop Highway.