First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sunrise 5:59 am: Wrapped up in red tape


The Dawn Joggers sloshed through the usual array of puddles in a light but persistent rainfall. Spring break left the Stanford campus empty except for the ever constant work of the facilities and grounds crews. A touch up was in progress at the mausoleum where all three Stanfords are buried - father, mother and son - making the structure look a bit like a crime scene.
Which, in a way, it is. Seems Jane Stanford's death at 76 was not caused by heart failure but rather strychnine poisoning.
Was then President David Starr Jordan the culprit? Palo Alto writer Susan Wolfe provides an overview of the facts - and the suspicions - in an article in Stanford Magazine.

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