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Post Haste: Harambe making mark on OU; there's a new shop on Court Street

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016:

News from The Post

  • There's a new store on Court Street, and it's selling some tobacco-related products. (The Post)
  • The Ohio University Credit Union and UpGrade Athens County are trying to get more people in the county to drive electric cars. (The Post)

Good morning,

The Harambe phenomenon — a cocktail of internet memes, genuine animal rights discourse and tongue-in-cheek humor — might soon make its way into the wardrobes of Ohio University students.

Someone designed and made available for purchase a "Bobcats for Harambe" t-shirt on 35 people have ordered the shirt already, according to the web page where you can buy it.

The web page states $1 of each $15 purchase will be donated to a gorilla research fund. A post advertising the shirts in an OU Class of 2020 Facebook group says the same. The page also states the shirts, available in three colors, are only available until Sept. 16.

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Athens Weather: Clear skies today and a high of 90 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

The football team lost in triple overtime Saturday, in part because the defense lagged in the fourth quarter. (The Post)

The cross country teams had a meet during the weekend. (The Post)

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U.S. beekeepers are in trouble — an anti-Zika chemical is killing colonies. (The Guardian)

Pope Francis made officially made Mother Teresa a saint during the weekend. (CNN)

For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

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