The Big Draw in Cody, Wyo.
Last week, we joked that Bruce Eldredge had resigned as CEO of the MAC because he felt drawn to the world-class collection of Western belt buckles at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (his next employer). But the actual story has emerged. One of the most precious objects in the collections of the BBHC (seven acres under one roof!) is a piece of wedding cake from Buffalo Bill's daughter's wedding in 1885.
One staffer describes the delicacy as "just totally desiccated." Is it kept in a temperature- and humidity-controlled vault? "No, it's just up on a shelf."
Somehow, in 122 years, no one has yet taken up the museum on its challenge to sample just a teensy bite of Arta Cody's wedding confection.
There are grade-school kids in Pullman whose "reading buddy" can throw a perfect spiral. While the stats may prove that Alex Brink is one of WSU's greatest-ever quarterbacks, he won the third annual national ARA Sportsmanship Award because he studies hard and volunteers. Congratulations, Alex! And as for the last two guys who won this award? They're playing in the NFL.