Tuesday, November 22, 2005


The proud beaver, official New York State mammal. The Schodack Town Board has reached a compromise over the proposed Betty Beavers truck stop. Much to the displeasure of 13 year-old boys everywhere, the agreement will confine the operation's mascot, a "chesty cartoon beaver" to a small sign on the side of the building, rather than the huge and bulging signs that grace the truck stop's other locations. The TU's Bob Gardinier has clearly enjoyed himself covering this story:
Betty has a large flat tail, one paw poised on a shapely hip and the other holding a fuel nozzle while flashing a come-and-get-it grin. The beaver's exaggerated bosoms protrude out from the otherwise flat two-dimensional interior-lit sign.