At my house, Rodney’s gone but not forgotten
The late and very funny Rodney Dangerfield made lots of money telling the world that “I don’t get no respect” from the people in his life....
Norman Crest store 35 years in the making
At Crest Foods groundbreaking in University North Park, Bruce Harroz said his family had wanted to build a Norman store for more than 35 years. This will be their eighth store when it opens in the fall....
Eulogy for veteran, Cmdr. Jack Bedford
Thomas J. Bedford died around 11 p.m. Thursday. He would have been 95 this April. Most of us who got to know him over coffee at the local YMCA, and listened to his many stories, called him Jack or Tom. He answered to both. It didn’t matter ...
Congress should lead way with sequester
I’m waiting for our Congress creatures to start furloughing themselves....
Selmon’s lifetime of selflessness honored
George Henderson’s graduate school mentors warned him about joining the faculty at the University of Oklahoma. It was a backward place that wouldn’t likely accept a young African American professor, they told him. He visited anyway and ...
Learning lessons from a street-wise guy
A well-connected friend in New Orleans took me to the critically acclaimed Galatoires restaurant — a fine dining experience at one of the top restaurants in the United States....
Grandparenting is reward for having kids
“If I had known how much fun my grandkids would be, we would have had them first.” That oft-repeated statement by grandparents is a biological impossibility, of course, but it describes the joy that comes with having a third generation — ...
Senate approved Safe Compounding Act
By a vote of 42-0, the full Senate has approved my proposal to ensure that out-of-state compounding pharmacies doing business in Oklahoma are held to high standards of safety. The Safe Compounding Act will require out-of-state compounding ...
Imprisoned Navy pilot marks 40 years since release from Vietnam
It was a short walk from the south doors of the Norman High School gymnasium to center court. On this particular day in 1973, Dan Glenn walked slowly, taking in the sight of hundreds of high school students who soon stood and clapped....
Do emotional centers guide politics?
People who hold specific political points of view like to think their positions are based on serious analysis....
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