Norman lost a talented man
Editor, The Transcript: With the passing of Gail Poole, Oklahoma and the city of Norman and Gail’s many friends have lost a great talent and a kind and helpful person. Most, if not all, of Gail’s paintings are in the style of Vincent Van ...
Could public higher education disappear?
Especially in Norman, the home of a great university, we should pay attention to a trend that gravely threatens America's future. Step by step, public higher education is disappearing across our nation....
Save the postal service
Editor, The Transcript: Let’s say you live in Newport, R.I., and your dear old grandma lives in Evening Shade, Ark. (yes, it exists). For the low price of 46 cents, you can mail her a loving hand written note which adds a personal touch ...
Will Norman’s new high density zoning ordinance protect Norman’s Stakeholders?
Editor, The Transcript: When I recently switched my homeowners insurance, the adjusters initially refused to provide coverage because a tree was touching my house. What’s wrong with a tree? It gives shade and a place for animals to ...
Inconsistent messages from city hall
Editor, The Transcript: I’m appalled at the inconsistent message we get from city hall. They’re rationing our water now, and we have a crisis with the south sewer treatment plant. We have been promised for years that the south plant ...
If we open the Pandora’s box of high density, how will we get it shut?
Editor, The Transcript: There are a lot of things we know about new high density high rise housing proposals: 1) they are concentrated on Campus Corner to maximize their appeal to students, 2) they are likely to be tall to allow developers ...
Some gun control positions are perplexing
Editor, The Transcript: I am perplexed. Many people are concerned that expanding background checks for gun ownership will infringe on Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. If you are law-abiding citizens, how do background ...
There’s no need for negativity
Editor, The Transcript: The disaster at the Boston Marathon is an example of what hate can do. If enough people continue to spread the words of hate, some person is bound to internalize the diatribe and act on it. Hate seems to be an ...
Postmaster, stop meddling
Editor, The Transcript: I live in a 60-year-old neighborhood south of Lindsey Street. In February, neighborhood residents were notified by the local postmaster that we had to install curbside mailboxes within three weeks or lose our home ...
‘You have a beautiful hand’
Editor, The Transcript: Once upon a time, my child, wrote your birth announcement with love and a personal flourish. I proudly sent it to everyone I loved....
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