Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015:
One, two, three, four food trucks aren’t enough for Athens.
A man named Andy Graybeal on Saturday created a gofundme.com page that aims to aid in the founding of a tamale truck that would call Athens its home.
Graybeal plans to rely heavily on locally sourced ingredients when preparing the tamales, and he’ll also explore “ancient dishes from the pre-colonization of the Americas.”
Graybeal, a Columbus native and former Casa Nueva worker, set a $25,000 fundraising goal, which is more than 90 percent of the operation’s startup costs.
But an update on the page says Graybeal recently found a tamale cooker that’s cheaper than anticipated, so he’ll likely need a little less than expected to move the idea forward.
If all this tamale talk made you curious about the ins and outs of mobile food purveying, check out this week’s Post Modern about food trucks.
No rain, a few clouds and high of 76 today. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
Having someone stay in your dorm for Halloween? That’ll cost $50 now. (The Post)
OU Greek life gathered canned food for a local food pantry. (The Post)
Athens Police Department sends about 30 letters to OU students’ parents each month. (The Post)
Scores & Game Times
The men’s golf team finished fourth of 16 teams in the Firestone Invitational in Akron.
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A statue emblazoned with the Ten Commandments is being removed from Oklahoma’s Capitol building grounds. (Yahoo!)
For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.
Athens Bar Specials
Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.
The Pub: $2.50 domestic aquariums. $1.50 shot of the night
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.
Courtside Pizza: $0.50 slices, $2 Blue Moon, $2 mixed drinks, $1.50 mixed shots from 4-9 p.m.