Fear of death may curb youthful texting and driving

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – While drivers tend to believe it is dangerous to text and drive, many say they can still do it safely. Now Washington State University researchers say drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements that evoke their fear of death in graphic terms.

Judy Doba succumbs to cancer

PULLMAN — Judy Doba, wife of Washington State University Head Football Coach Bill Doba, died Friday morning, April 21, at her Pullman home following a four-year battle with cancer. “I cannot adequately convey our thank you to the Cougar Nation and Pullman community for the overwhelming support they have shown our family through the many cards, […]

Car plunges over edge at Spokane parking gararage

(Jo Savage, left, on photo shoot at Palouse Falls)A memorial service for Jo E. Savage, art director for Washington State Magazine, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Community Congregational Church, 525 NE Campus. There will be a simple service followed by a reception at the church.Savage died Saturday afternoon when the car she […]

Rodney Bertramson, 91, dies following fall

B. Rodney Bertramson, 91, long-time chairman of the agronomy department at Washington State University and director of resident instruction of the College of Agriculture, died Wednesday, March 23, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane following a fall in Pullman the previous afternoon.“He was an icon in the community and at the university,” said R. James […]

Krautkraemer memorial service to be held Jan. 15

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jeff Krautkraemer, a Washington State University economics professor and community activist who fought for stronger clean air standards, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Todd Hall Auditorium on the WSU campus in Pullman.Krautkraemer, 50, died of cancer Dec. 10 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in […]

WSU loses first student in Iraq

Washington State University lost its first student in the War in Iraq on Dec. 30, 2004, in Baghdad when Sgt. Damien Thai Ficek and his patrol were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Ficek, a Pullman resident, was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, […]

Former WSU Regent dies July 25

Robert W. (Bob) Strausz, a member of the Washington State University Board of Regents from 1973-77, died in Bellingham, July 25. Strausz was born in Yakima on Aug. 19, 1922. The Yakima High School graduate served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean war. He earned a bachelor’s degree from […]