The Pulse: 27 Oct. 2009

The Flat Hat will be not publish a Friday issue this week because some staffers will attend the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Austin, Tex. Check the staff blog, From the Newsroom, at, for dispatches from the Lone Star State.

Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly used the College’s old feather logo on last night’s “O’Reilly Factor” while discussing junior Homecoming Queen Jessee Vasold ’11. The College lost the feathers in 2006 after a NCAA ruling against them. Maybe he should have done it live.

Did you get free wings? A new Buffalo Wild Wings opened in New Town yesterday morning and the first hundred customers won free wings for a year. The line outside the new BW3 reportedly began forming 1 p.m. Sunday.

Fun fact: Buffalo Wild Wings is nicknamed BW3 because the restaurant was originally called Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck — weck being roast beef on a kaiser roll, popular in western New York and Pennsylvania.

Putting his FCC experience to good use, former BOV Rector Michael Powell ’85 has been named to AOL’s board of directors.

68-year-old Aurise Eaton M.Ed. ’81 has reenrolled in the Peace Corps, more than 30 years after serving in Yemen. This time Eaton is shipping off to Jordan.

The Williamsburg Trolley has extended its Saturday hours, beginning its route at 11 a.m. instead of 3 p.m.

James City County may not fund the search for a new airport, according to a staff memo released Friday. The county opted in the spring not to purchase the JCC-Williamsburg Airport and instead find a site for a new hub. The site search, however, would cost more than $400,000, prompting county staff to recommend against it.


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