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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 6:01 pm 
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Both baylor and Mr. Starr are getting the treatment they attempted on A&M...


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Unfortunately, a single alumnus, Kurt Dorr of Chicago, Illinois, has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Waco against both the leadership of the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University to prevent implementation of these agreements. On July 2, a temporary restraining order preventing demolition -- at this time -- of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center was issued by the federal district court. Just yesterday, the Judge held a hearing on the temporary order. The Judge issued no final ruling, but directed the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University to seek to mediate the dispute with Mr. Dorr. We will, of course, fully obey the District Judge's order as we earnestly seek to put the conflicts of the past behind us. As I have heard from countless alumni, our University needs to look to the future.


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This action by a single individual effectively brings to a halt -- temporarily -- a significant element of construction on Baylor Stadium. We remain excited about the prospect of completion of the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Bridge and landing connecting our riverfront stadium to the Baylor campus. We are doing everything we can to have the new facility ready for the 2014 football season.


About the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center having to come down so that a bridge landing can empty onto that spot. The bridge will carry as MANY as 30,000 people per game. Their architect, Populous, their renowned architectural firm, deams the spot is at the alumnas building.


but...but...but...What about all of our hard work to bring concensus to our program...and You tried to dash it, Mr. Starr...?
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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 7:25 pm 
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All is clearly not well in Bear Country.
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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 7:51 pm 
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Baylor cheapens any conference in which it is a member....it also cheapens our state...
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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 8:58 pm 
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True Story...December 2012

bop makes his usual monthly run to the re-cycle dump.
On throwing plastic into the dumpster, bop spies rolls and rolls of what look like discarted construction/building plans.
Pulled out a few rolls.
bop honestly found 140 large pages of heavy rubber-band bound rolls of extremely detailed and professionally inked architectural drawings of the new Baylor Stadium (yea, of all places discarted in that local commercial compactor/dumpster 50 miles east of Waco).
Offered them free to certain higher powers...to the south.
No one wanted to touch 'em. Guess they thought drawings were "hot."

bop was even willing to take ah polygraph (at his own expense) as to the validity of the story. Still, no one was interested.

Drawings were eventually gifted to a local big-cigar Baylor alumn who was jest...tickled $hitless.

End of story.
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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 9:58 pm 
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Of course our people said no. What on earth would they do with them anyway?
I have driven by the construction several times and believe their stadium will be nice.
Shame to see one Alumnus hold it up.
That being said, for Starr to single him out in a memo to all alumni just reeks of, we'll it reeks. But coming from a trial lawyer I'm not surprised.
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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2013 11:37 pm 
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Guess how many VIP private vehicle parking space allotments will be permitted at that new stadium ? 2,100 !!!

Thousands will hike or be bussed from far distant parking lots.

The bus queue is gonna be horrendous in September heat.


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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 9:09 am 
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Cotton observed:

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All is clearly not well in Bear Country.



Get it right, '79. Laughing Laughing Laughing


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...to agree on a pathway that would re-unite the Baylor family and allow all of Baylor Nation to come together.




We are Aggie Faithful and not Aggie Nation.


On 2nd thought, maybe we should brand ourselves as Aggie Universe... Wink
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 10:07 am 
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It's still "Bear Country" to me, 'dad. Wink

All this "_ _ _ _ _ Nation" stuff is a bunch of horse hockey to me... especially Aggie Nation. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 10:13 am 
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For forty-six years (1950-1996) the south zone at Baylor Stadium (Floyd Casey) was always open to the general public (cheap seats and place for "the knot-hole kid crowd").
In 1996, $5 for students, $7 adults. Seating was on wide concrete-like steps.
In 1997 Baylor closed that zone with a huge green tarp. Why ?

(NOW get this, looks like another huge tarp will cover Baylor's new stadium south zone.)

Actually bop feels he's sorta indirectly responsible for it all.
..."In 1996 bop contacts the Aggie Deputy Corps Commander with a south zone pre-purchase ticket plan (at $5 a pop). Fill that south zone with Aggies and dates. Trigon approval was forthcoming.
Was sorta a covert operation; ah surprise-like attack on the Baylor Ticket Office early one Monday morning...six days prior to the game. Deputy Corps Commander drives up to Waco, walks-in, first-in-line and plunks down $4,000 for 800 student tickets.
All was perfectly legit.
Baylor ticket folks were non-plused, courteous and compliant (but somewhat extremely p.o'd.)


Next season Baylor tarps that entire south zone as thus it so remains...today, 16 years later.

And well, perhaps forevermore...thanks to Texas Aggie initiatives.

True story (bop willing to be polygraphed).


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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 10:36 am 
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Now, that's some good bull, Bop! Big Grin Applause
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 11:05 am 
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Shocked So Bop is the agent provocateur responsible for the Tarp of Shame? Too funny!!! Laughing

P.S. Who could have imagined the Bears' pathological hatred of all things A&M would end up resulting in that kind of an over-reaction.
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 11:15 am 
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AgDad wrote:
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We are Aggie Faithful and not Aggie Nation.


Aggieland does it for me!

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Stand united - that's the Aggie theme
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 11:26 am 
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a tarp to cut off their own nose to spite their own face...
hard to believe??

well, the president of a school was willing to spend 93 million federal dollars to prove that a 55 year old man might unzip their pants if a 20 year old woman flashes her thong as she walks by his desk.

93 million dollars of OUR money. oh, to have an economy that is humming so well that the congress has nothing better to do than launch such stupid federal expenditures, ... but i digress

this man loves using a sledgehammer to break a pebble

tarp story fits.
inciting a single alumni to stop an entire construction project...

it all fits

it is the craziness of asserting ideology as premier in all contexts.... i believe its called absolutism

now then, contrast this with the strategic compromises of the College Station city council this week. THAT is how you actually get things done. Talk about, debate it, refine it... JUST BE SURE TO GET SOMETHING DONE... and not make a complete insanity out of the process.
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 11:28 am 
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bops simple epitaph...

He tarped 'em...for good.
Good of...The Spirit of Aggieland.
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 11:48 am 
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Bop: You Sir, were brilliant for that 1996 decision!

Applause Applause Applause

...my 3 year old is trying to figure out why daddy was laughing.....
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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 1:49 pm 
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Slot...
Perhaps someday it may be noted...

"2012 Ags bobbed 'Bama but...
a 1996 bop bopped Baylor."
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