Saturday, March 13, 2004

Colorful clouds blog.

My last year in school, I was the news editor of the student paper, the Vanderbilt Hustler. It came out twice a week, and usually it meant a late night to put the paper out -- sometimes I wouldn't get home till 2 or 3 a.m. on deadline days. For some reason the editor wasn't around for the closing of the March 1, 1983 issue, and the rest of us had to finish things off.

It got late, and way back on page nine of that issue (it had 12 pages), we were short a couple of column inches. I don't know how it came up, but I had also been talking about the weather, describing the gray and silver and red snow clouds I'd seen at the beginning of that weekend. I can't remember who got the idea, but we filled the space with the following. (Room 138 of the Sarratt Student Center was where we worked on the paper.)

Headline: Weather Discussed

Dees Stribling, Arts and Science senior, delivered a talk on "Weather Weirdness" at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, Feb. 28 in Room 138 of Sarratt Student Center. The talk concerned the unusual weather in Nashville on Friday, Feb. 25.

Said Stribling, "Friday's weather was probably the strangest weather we'll see before the end of this century. It snowed on and off all day, usually when the sun was out, but if there were clouds, they were all of extraordinary color."


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