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Published on January 7, 2011 12:01AM


While the hordes make Facebook the newest interweb, I've decided that dailyastorian.com will be by new Facebook. Expect updates, mental images, and advice. I really think you'll like my advice.


I've been wringing my hands over my first entry,and I thought this would be a tasty morsel: My futile attempts to re-write the Wikipedia post on Warrenton, Oregon back in 2007. I used to write these factually correct and interesting tidbits on Warrenton's Wikipedia page, only to have my edits removed (and incorrectly marked as "vandalism") by some lunatic Wikiwarrior named "Valfontis" with too much time on her hands.

Anyway, I must be boring you. Here are my favorite edits (which still exist, deep within the page's history; My edits are in bold):

"Sport teams at Warrenton High School are called the "Warrenton Warriors". Notable alumnus of Warrenton High School and accomplished athletes include Brian Bruney, former star baseball and basketball player for the Warriors and currently a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, San Nguyen, a four year starter for the Lady Warriors basketball team and graduate of Emory University, London School of Economics and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Todd Norman, who is just a really nice guy."

"Warrenton was platted in 1889, and incorporated as a city in 1899. Built on tidal flats, it relied on a system of dikes built by Chinese laborers to keep the Columbia River from flooding the town.

Warrenton has a charter fishing boat port, a walgreens, a Fred Meyers, a Dairy Queen, and some car dealerships."

"Sport teams at Warrenton High School are called the "Warrenton Warriors" [interestingly, many inhabitants of Warrenton refer to themselves as "Warriors", sometimes in the third person (e.g., "The Warrior is hungry and needs a snack from the Mini Mart")]. Notable alumnus of Warrenton High School and accomplished athletes include Brian Bruney, former star baseball and basketball player for the Warriors and currently a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, as well as San Nguyen, a four year starter for the Lady Warriors basketball team and graduate of Emory University, London School of Economics and Harvard University Graduate School of Design."

You're welcome,
Warrenton Warrior



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