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Shots fired, and
man with axe
reported to PD
Around 11 p.m. last night, Altus
Police received a call about a fight in
a yard in the 1000 block of S. Fowler.
According to reports, upon arrival,
a man was found in a ditch bleeding
from his head, and had blood on his
The victim, Juan Solis, said he
was a passenger in a truck driven by
Fawnda Long. Solis said they were
driving along when a man threw a
rock at the truck. He said this was not
the first time the suspect had done
Solis said they went to get a gun,
and when they came back to the area,
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the suspect then threw a table at the
truck, hitting the passenger door.
Solis got out of the vehicle and a
fight ensued. Solis said the other
subject reached into his pocket and
then hit him, took him to the ground,
and had him in a headlock.
At some point, the suspect was
said to have shot a gun into the air,
but no weapon was found.
If you have any information on
this incident, contact the Altus Police
Department at 482-4121.
In a separate incident, a call came
into Altus Police early today of an
See REPORTS page 3
City says not to mix fresh
cuttings with ice storm debris
Altus City Public Works Director
Bob Stephenson has some information
for all Altus residents.
Anyone still having ice storm tree
debris, should put it by their front
yard curb, but not in the street. Please
do not comingle fresh vegetative
The “Wings of Freedom” Open
House and Air Show will be held
this Sunday, May 2 at Altus Air
Gates will open at 9 a.m. Sunday
with the opening ceremony starting
at noon with the arrival of the
American Flag parachuted by the
U.S. Air Force Academy’s “Wings
of Blue” parachute team. There will
debris with the old ice storm tree
According to Stephenson, the SRS
contractors may not pick up any of
the debris if it is comingled. FEMA
will not pay for the removal of any
See DEBRIS page 3
AAFB Open House and
Air Show to be held Sunday
Special pull-out section in Friday’s Altus Times
also be performances from the Fort
Sill Half Section and others.
Admission is free. The highlight of
the event will be the U.S. Air Force
Thunderbirds flying team.
Be sure and look for the special
Air Show & Open House pull-out
section with events, photos, maps
and more, in Friday’s edition of the
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James “Punk” Monday
“In him lie hidden all the
treasures of wisdom and
-- Colossians 2:3
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Prince and Princess Contest to be part of
Cinco de Mayo Festival this Sunday
Aaron Villegas Chloe Costillo Demetrius Cruz
Jasmine Hopkins Jiselle Julian Kylee Linares
Several events planned for Altus
Hispanic Association’s festival
The Altus Hispanic
Association’s annual Cinco de
Mayo Festival will be held this
Sunday in the Altus City Park.
The event will start at 1 p.m.
with music by the Hispanic band
“Los Matreros.” There will be
horsehoe contest at 2 p.m., followed
by the Altus Firefighters
judging the Hot Sauce contest at 3
The Lawton Hispanic Folkloric
Dancers will perform at 3:30 p.m.,
followed by a pinata breaking for
the kids at 4 p.m. The winners of
the car show will also be
announced at 4 p.m.
The Folkloric Dancers will perform
again at 4:30 p.m. with the
crowning of the Prince and
Princess at 5 p.m. Miss Altus
Martha Bullington will crown the
If you like to dance, be sure and
enter the Cumbia contest and El
Grito contest that begins at 5:30
There will be lots of vendor
booths and other activities throughout
the day including face painting
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In case of rain, the event will be
held at the Community Center.
The winners of the Prince and
Princess Contest will the boy and
girl that raises the most money.
This money will be used for AHA
scholarships. Last year AHA gave
$2,500 in scholarships for Altus
and surrounding ccommunity students.
The six children helping to raise
funds by being contestants this year
are Aaron Villegas, Demetrius
See CINCO de MAYO page 3
to perform Sunday
The Lawton Hispanic Folkloric Dancers
will perform twice this Sunday during the
Altus Hispanic Association’s Cindo de
Mayo Festival. The group, which was
started in 1976 with a few children, has
since grown to be a major arts group for
Lawton. They have performed at many
events including the annual International
Festival, Arts for All, for schools, nursing
homes and other groups.
They will perform at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
at the Altus City Park. There is no
charge to attend and enjoy these performances.
Everyone is welcome.
Happy Birthday today to
The Great Plains Stampede Rodeo is now accepting applications
for Queen Contestants ages 16-22 years old and Princess
Contestants ages 10-15 years old. Contestants will compete in
Interview, Horsemanship and Ticket Sales. The next meeting
will be held Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., at Motel 6 in Altus. For
more information contact Tanya Cary 580-471-1255.
The Altus Kiwanis Club will meet this Friday, April 30 at
noon in the Multipurpose Center at WOSC. Debi Mangrum, Co-
Founder/Co-Director of 'The Well', a Division of 'No
Boundaries International', will speak. Her organization's by-line
is 'Offering Help, Hope, and Healing to the forgotten people of
Congo'. Kiwanian of the Day will be Loran Andrews.
Community members are welcome to attend. There is a small
charge for the meal payable at the door. Kiwanis is an international
service organization dedicated to 'Serving the Children of
the World'. For more information, go to www.altuskiwanis.com
Discovery IV Sunday School Class is having a Garage Sale
on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at 1000 Canterbury
Blvd. There will be lots of Miscellaneous!
The Altus Masonic Bar-B-Que Dinner and Slabs Sale will
be on Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 116 East
Cypress. There will be pork ribs and slabs. Chicken Dinners are
available. Walk-In orders to go.
The Oklahoma Family Center for Autism has announced
the 2010 Oklahoma Autism Piece Walk and 5K Run is scheduled
for Saturday, May 1. This takes place at the AT&T
Bricktown Ballpark at 2 South Mickey Mantle Drive, in
Oklahoma City. Contact Crystal Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Altus Area will be having a homeowner
orientation on Tuesday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m., at the Rotary
Center (across from the Altus High School Cafeteria) for anyone
wanting to apply for a Habitat home. For more information
please call 580-480-0041.
NBC Bank will be hosting a Mother's Day gift Sale at their
Downtown and Sequoyah Branches May 3 through May 7.
NBC's Altus Air Force Base Branch will be hosting a Bake Sale
at the same time. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Center of
SW Oklahoma JCMH Altus Campus location. Please join us in
our support and find "Mom" a great gift!
The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring
the OK City Chorus of Sweet Adelines on Saturday, May
8 at 7 p.m. in the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Auditorium at
Western Oklahoma State College. This ninety-voice performance
chorus is the top-ranked barbershop group in Oklahoma.
The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts
Council. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and
under. For more information and tickets, please call 477-1616.
The First United Methodist Church at 317 N. Main is having
the Mother and Son Banquet at the Family Life Center on
Saturday, May 15 at 6 p.m. The theme is Knight and Shiny
Armor with Jalynn Youngberg as speaker. With the purchase of
tickets you receive an elegant candlelight dinner, 8x10 photograph,
mother & son special dance, and memories for a lifetime.
Tickets are available from Len Gregory and at the church office
with Arcelia Puga. For more information contact Arcelia at the
church office 482-0795.
The Community Center, 400 block of Falcon Road, is having
a dance every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the east entrance of the
building. There will be a pot luck meal every first Thursday of
each month. Entertainment will be provided by the Cimarron
Band. For more information, call Johnny Newton or Edd Green
Mission on Wheels is looking forward to spring. This mission
is in need of donations to distribute to those in need.
Especially needed are spring and summer clothing, bedding and
household items and house fans. For information call Edna
Douglas at 649-8620.
The Pinochle Club is looking for Pinochle Players. They are
2 • ALTUS TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
J.J. Price, 80, of Altus,
passed away Tuesday afternoon,
April 27, 2010. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday at the Southside
Baptist Church with Pastor
Jason Duree officiating.
Burial with full military honors
will follow services at the
Frederick Cemetery under the
direction of Kincannon
Mr. Price was born May 22,
1929, in Nocona, Texas, to
Burnice H. and Rosa (Huff)
Price. His family moved to
Southwest Oklahoma when he
was 12 years old. He attended
Tipton Schools and enlisted in
the U.S. Army in January
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1946. He married Ollie
Chesser July 15, 1956, in
Frederick. Mr. Price continued
his education while in the military,
attending the University
of Maryland. He served in
three wars – WWII, Korea and
Vietnam. During his military
career he re-enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force, retiring in
August 1971 as Tech
Sergeant. Following his military
service, he enjoyed a 20
year career assisting veterans’
families with the Oklahoma
Administration. He was a
member of the Southside
Baptist Church where he
served on several boards and
committees. He enjoyed tinkering,
board games, world traveling
and spending time with
Mr. Price was preceded in
death by his parents; son,
Mark Price; daughter-in-law,
Peggy Price; five brothers,
Justin, John, Boyd, Guy and
Ray Price; and one sister,
He is survived by his wife
Ollie; two daughters, LaReba
Nowacki and husband Stan of
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husband Joe of Gainesville,
Mo.; one sister, Reba Knapp
and husband Joe of Purcell;
one brother, Burris Price and
wife Eleanor of Oklahoma
City; nine grandchildren,
Melissa Kitsko and husband
Jamie, Daniel Price and wife
Jennifer, Michael Weyer, Stan,
Andy and Patrick Nowacki,
Meridith Limas and husband
Andrez, Joseph Drobezko,
Molly Martin and husband
Glain; six great-grandchildren,
Marrah, Cecilia, Gage,
Addison, Brandon and Gerick;
and many friends.
The Price family will greet
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Kincannon Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to
Foundation, 355 Lexington
Avenue, 15th Floor, New
York, New York, 10017, or by
Online tributes may be made
Don Walton Matthews, 96,
of Mangum, passed away late
Wednesday evening, April 28,
2010, at Grace Living Center,
in Mangum. Funeral services
are pending with Greer
Funeral Home of Mangum.
James Edward “Punk”
Monday, 82, of Granite, died
peacefully Tuesday, April 27,
2010, at Jackson County
Memorial Hospital in Altus.
Punk was born June 23,
1927, at Lugert to Byron and
Margie Monday. Punk was a
life-long resident of Granite.
In 1950 he married Sally
Bryant and bore two children,
Leon and Margie, who love
him dearly. In 1962 he married
Ola Ward of Gotebo, and
they remained married until
his death, a loving and won-
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Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Pageant is
now accepting contestants ages 13-17 years
old. The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
today at the First State Bank in Altus.
Limited space is available. For more information
contact Tanya Cary at 580-471-1255.
looking for people who want to play Pinochle "Military Style"
on the Score keeping. Run = 15 -- Double Run = 150. We don't
play for money, only for fun. People who want to learn are welcome.
They can teach you to play and have fun. For more information,
call Pat Schnur at 477-3956.
The Altus/Mangum Cancer Support Group meets at 6
p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the education
department at JCMH, located in the east wing of the hospital.
For more information, call 482-6435 or 482-7420.
Altus Twirlers Square Dance Club will be offering free
square dance lessons on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the west
end of the Altus Community Center. Everyone is welcome. Call
John or Debby at 482-5430 for more information.
The Lions Club Used Eyeglasses Drop Box has moved to
the West door of the Broadway United. The Lions Club wants to
thank everyone for their Donations.
The Altus Public Library provides a 30 minute storytime
for preschoolers every Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to
11 a.m. Children 3 to 5 years are welcome. For more information
Join Girl Scouts where girls grow courageous and strong.
Come discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together
through field trips, community service projects, cultural
exchanges, and environmental stewardship. For more information
please contact Lindsey Miller at 580-379-4214 or
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The Oklahoma Blood Institute holds a blood drive at the
Altus Community Center the first Tuesday of every month at the
Altus Community Center from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information,
call 1-866-341-8728 or visit www.obi.org
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derful 48 years. Punk proudly
served his country in the U.S.
Army in World War II.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Byron; his mother,
Margie; his brother,
Eugene; and his sister, Phyllis,
all of Granite, as well as his
great-grandson, Lane Monday
Punk is survived by his loving
wife, Ola; his son, Leon of
Altus; his daughter, Margie
Stordahl and her husband
George of Kissimmee, Fla.;
stedaughters, Carol Morgan
and husband John, and Rita
Smith and husband Jim, all of
Texas; six loving grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren;
his nieces, Lavoise
Monday of Hobart, and
Barbara Pedersen of Hot
Springs, Ark.; and a nephew,
Tommy Monda of Stillwater.
Graveside services and
interment will be held at the
Granite City Cemetery at 11
a.m., Friday under the direction
of People's Co-operative
Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Marcus Ray Callins, 52, of
Lawton, formerly of Mangum,
passed away at the Veterans
Medical Center in Oklahoma
City on Tuesday, April 27,
2010. Funeral services are
pending with Greer Funeral
Home of Mangum.
Charles D. Yoder, 80, of
Abilene, Kan., formerly of
Mangum, passed away
Wednesday morning, April 28,
2010, at Village Manor
Nursing Home. Funeral services
are pending with Greer
Funeral Home of Mangum.
“Tipton Music Night” on the first Monday of every month for
local senior citizens. The night begins with free food at 5 p.m.
and music at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Bill Johns at
The Altus area TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group
Chapter #657 meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Highland
Heights United Methodist Church, 1911 N Main. For more
information, visit www.tops.org or contact Mark (580) 738-
1042 or Laurie 477-3838.
Altus H.O.W. Group of Alanon meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at 315 N Crain.
A Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault educational outreach
group is now available through ACMI House. For more
information, call Brenda at ACMI House at 482-3800.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection
Recovery Support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every
Thursday at Taliaferro Mental Health Center, 215 W.
Commerce. For more information, call 480-0650.
Altus Original Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (315 N
Crain) meets nightly at 8 p.m.; Mon, Wed, Fri, at noon; Sunday
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Women's Meeting). Contact
Alcoholics Anonymous Friendship Group of Altus meets
every Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information,
call 318-3355 or 471-0616.
The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma on the
Jackson County Memorial Hospital campus is recruiting volunteer
drivers for the 12-passenger van that will provide transportation
for cancer patients. Volunteer drivers must have a
current driver’s license. The volunteer application can be
picked up at the cancer center at 1200 East Broadway. For
information call the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma at
480-4400 or Bonnie McAskill at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital at 379-5771.
ACMI House is looking for volunteers to provide transportation
to victims seeking shelter and volunteers for the
Sexual Assault Response Team. Volunteers will receive free
training and resource materials. For more information, call Kori
SW Oklahoma Action RSVP Program is asking for deactivated
cell phones, complete with batteries and chargers, for their
Cell-phones-for-seniors program. Phones may be dropped off at
the Altus RSVP office located on the first floor of the Towers at
101 E. Commerce or the Mangum RSVP office located at 215
North Oklahoma in Mangum.
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 ALTUS TIMES • 3
(AP) — Former Oklahoma
Gov. George Nigh and his
wife, Donna, have been
robbed at gunpoint outside
their northwest Oklahoma
Police Capt. Dee Patty
says the Nighs were returning
home about 10:15 p.m.
(AP) — Southeastern
Oklahoma has the highest
rates of unemployment in
According to statistics
from the Oklahoma
Commission, the four highest
jobless rates when broken
down by county are
Wednesday when they were
confronted by an armed
man in their driveway.
Patty says the man forced
the Nighs to the ground and
took the ex-governor's wal-
SE Oklahoma has
highest jobless rates
1964 Japan joins OECO
1966 38th Academy
Awards - "Sound of Music",
Julie Christie & L Marvin
12-22-25-28-44 PB: 24
POWER PLAY: 4
1967 Muhammad Ali
refuses induction into army
Daily 4- Day
8-6-8-2 Sum: 24
& stripped of boxing title
1969 Charles de Gaulle
resigns as President of
Daily 4- Night
7-3-6-6 Sum: 22
1975 Last Americans evacuated
Cinco de Mayo
Cruz, Kylee Linares, Jasmine Hopkins,
Chloe Castillo, and Jiselle Julian.
Deadline for the contests’ fundraising
is Saturday morning. The contestants are:
Aaron J. Villigas is the 5 year old son
of Alberto and Acacelli Villegas. His
birthday is June 1. He enjoys watching
movies, and playing outside. His favorite
food is hot dogs, and favorite color is
blue. He likes the movie Alvin and the
Chipmunks and the song Big Green
Tractor. His grandparents are Urbano and
Demetrius John Cruz is the 6 year
old son of Yvette Mendoza and Carlos
Cruz. His birthday is November 22. He
enjoys playing baseball, basketball and
Wii. His favorite food is Chicken
McNuggets and fries, and favorite color
is blue. He likes the movie Ghost Rider
and the Alvin and the Chipmunks and the
song Baby. His grandparents are Mr. and
Latimer (11.2 percent),
McCurtain (10.8 percent),
Sequoyah (10.8 percent)
and Hughes (10.4 percent).
Although higher than the
national average of 9.7 percent,
statistics showed that
unemployment rates in the
four counties declined from
jobless rates recorded in
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Mrs. Paul Salomon, Margreat Bates and
Kylee Linares is the 2 year old daughter
of Marissa Linares and Johnathon
Foster. Her birthday is February 20. She
enjoys playing with her brother and
watching her favorite cartoon, Dora. Her
favorite food is pizza, and favorite color
is pink. Her grandparents are Manuel and
Brenda Linares, David Jeannie Morhiser,
Jessie Patterson, and Brent and Terri
Jasmine Hopkins is the 2 year old
daughter of Kim Garcia and Errick
Hopkins. Her birthday is December 4.
She enjoys dancing and playing with her
sister. Her favorite food is chicken and
favorite color is pink. Her favorite cartoon
is Dora and song is Ice Cream Paint
Job. Her grandparents are Rudy and Janie
Garcia, and her great grandparents are
Louis and Lina Ortega.
The Nighs were not
Patty says officers and
police dogs searched the
area but did not find the
Wednesday, April 28
12:50 a.m. blown transformer,
1200 block Hickory
2:24 a.m. harassment,
220 S. Lee
7:58 a.m. animal bite,
reported by JCMH
9:22 a.m. harassment,
reported as walk-in at Altus
11:04 a.m. bees in area,
11:53 a.m. residential
alarm, 3201 N. Ridge Cir.
1:38 p.m. transformer
hit, 408 Quail Run North
3:23 p.m. harassment,
501 N. Hightower
5:30 p.m. domestic disturbance,
212 E. Broadway
11:00 p.m. man with
The 82-year-old Nigh
first served as governor for
nine days in January 1963
when — as lieutenant governor
— he became gover-
gun, 1016 S. Fowler
11:05 p.m. larceny,
reported as walk-in at Altus
Augustine, 30, failing to
pay fines and costs on:
officer, public intoxication
Derick Dwayne Billy,
25, hold for Tillman
Eddie Lee Booker, 53, 2
counts of 2nd degree
Jaime Renee Fixico, 26,
contempt of court
Servando Galvan, 32,
probation violations entering
any premises with
nor upon the resignation of
Gov. James Edmondson.
Nigh was elected governor
in 1978 and re-elected in
intoxicated person in the 700
block of N. Julian carrying an
axe and a knife.
When police arrived, they
found a man described as
fresh debris. Before all the
debris is removed from city
streets, SRS will be making
two complete runs on each
city street to remove ice storm
For fresh clippings and cuttings
that are short, such as
hedge trimmings, bag, tie, and
store the bags on your property
in the alley. Put only one
bag per week in the dumpster.
Chloe Lorene Castillo is the 3 year
old daughter of Noe and Michelle
Castillo. Her birthday is August 21. She
enjoys playing with her brothers and sisters,
fishing, and learning about hunting.
Her favorite food is Chicken McNuggets
and favorite color is pink. She likes
Disney movies and the song Big Green
Tractor. Her grandparents are Terry and
Brenda Southall, Noe Castillo Sr. and
Jiselle Aubrey Julian is the 3 year old
daughter of Jose and Lela Julian. She
enjoys watching Max and Ruby and
attending daycare. Her birthday is
September 21. Her favorite food is mac
and cheese, and favorite color is purple.
She likes the movie Kung Fu Panda and
any Taylor Swift song. Her grandparents
are Minga Longloria, Ronnie and
Christina Lopez, and Guadalupe Garcia.
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being very drunk. No weapons
were found, and the man was
cited and released for public
Continued from page 1
For longer fresh trimmings,
cut them into three foot
lengths and tie them into bundles.
Put only one bundle per
week in the dumpster. Other
bundles may be stored, by
ordinance, on your property in
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Will Rogers Elementary
to host carnival Friday
The annual Will Rogers Elementary
School Carnival will be held Friday,
April 30, at the Altus Community
Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets for
carnival games will be four for $1.
Many traditional carnival games
have been planned, including a
moon jump, a candy walk, a football
throw, a dino dig, and many
others. There will also be a concession
stand with pizza, popcorn,
and candy for sale. Proceeds will
benefit Will Rogers, and the public
is invited to attend this fun, familyoriented
event. Showing off some
of the carnival offerings are Will
Rogers students Ariel Torres,
Sammy McDowell, Alexie King,
Callie Sharpe, Hannah Harris, and
Former governor George Nigh, wife, robbed outside home
April 28, 2010
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Today’s Sports Benefit Accounts
1992 Milwaukee Brewers
beat Toronto Blue Jays 22-
2 with American League
record 31 hits in 9 innings
Fact of the Day
Lisa Marie Presley separates
from Danny Keough
on this day in 1994.
“Art is the daughter of freedom.”
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Tiger’s golf rehab takes second step at Quail Hollow
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—Tiger
Woods hopes his second step back on
the PGA Tour is even better than his
Woods’ golf rehab continues
Thursday at the Quail Hollow
Championship, three weeks after he
ended a five-month hiatus from the
game at the Masters. Woods tied for
fourth at Augusta National, a remarkable
feat given the sex scandal that
destroyed the foundations of his old
life and made his new one fodder for
every tabloid and news magazine.
But the spotlight’s glare isn’t nearly
as bright at Quail Hollow Club, and
this time Woods is armed with twoplus
weeks of work on what didn’t go
right at Augusta.
“There were some things I didn’t
like in my golf swing, so I started to
work on that, simplify things a little
bit, got everything more fine-tuned,”
Woods said Wednesday. “And I feel
Woods and Phil Mickelson head
MIAMI (AP) — Dolphins owner
Stephen Ross will "take appropriate
actions if necessary" against general
manager Jeff Ireland for asking former
Oklahoma State receiver Dez
Bryant whether his mother was ever
Ireland apologized for the question,
and the NFL players union
raised concerns Wednesday about
discrimination and degradation.
Ross issued a statement saying
he'll look into the matter personally.
"As an owner of many companies
and organizations, including the
Miami Dolphins, I have always
strived to comply with the highest
standards in all aspects of my businesses,
including recruiting," Ross
The Altus High School
girls golf team placed second
in the Class 5A Regional Golf
Tournament on Tuesday at El
Altus shot a 343, 14 shots
behind regional champion
Chelsea MCuistion took
third place with an 80.
Altus will now advance to
the Class A State Tournament
Wednesday and Thursday.
It will be played at the
Silverhorn Golf Club in
one of the year’s best fields at Quail
Hollow, which has the feel of a major.
Everywhere you looked, fans who
took off from work and skipped
school lined the course during the proam
that included celebrities like new
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael
Jordan, four-time NASCAR champ
Jimmie Johnson and North Carolina
football coach Butch Davis.
Mickelson couldn’t make it to the
end of his round, withdrawing after
five holes with an illness. He was
treated for dehydration at an oncourse
medical center, but was still
expected to make his first-round tee
time at 12:50 p.m.
A big question facing Woods was
whether the large, public gallery at
Quail Hollow might lead to Tiger catcalls
and shenanigans that Augusta
National took pains to prevent.
Security is beefed up here, too. But
on Wednesday, Woods was treated as
respectfully as he was by the Masters
crowd, applauded at just about every
said. "In interviewing employees, we
always look to obtain relevant and
appropriate information in adherence
with the best industry practices."
An NFL statement said Ireland
"exercised poor judgment in asking
an insensitive and inappropriate
League spokesman Greg Aiello
added, "Steve Ross' statement makes
clear that the Miami Dolphins intend
to address this matter promptly in an
effective and thoughtful way."
Aiello said Ireland "took the proper
step of calling Dez Bryant to apologize
and then making that apology
Ireland's apology came only after
Yahoo! Sports reported that he posed
the question several weeks ago during
a pre-draft interview with Bryant.
"My job is to find out as much
information as possible about a player
that I'm considering drafting,"
Ireland said in a statement.
"Sometimes that leads to asking indepth
questions. Having said that, I
talked to Dez Bryant and told him I
used poor judgment in one of the
questions I asked him. I certainly
meant no disrespect and apologized
"I appreciate his acceptance of
that apology, and I told him I wished
him well as he embarks on his NFL
Before the draft, Bryant's background
received extensive scrutiny
The Olustee Eagles recently won the District Class B baseball title. They played Granite in the first
round of the regional tournament today at Granite. Bottom row left to right: Garrett Weber, Joshua
Ramirez, Jonathon Cotton, and Kerry Smith. Top row left to right: Coach Eagle Fixico, Johnathon
Ramirez, Paco Reyes, Braden Callins, Cole Tedford, Dylan Sanchez, and Mark Green.
Brandon Jennings scored 25
points and Milwaukee used a
late 14-0 run to beat Atlanta
91-87 on Wednesday night
and move within one win of a
The Bucks’ third straight
win over third-seeded Atlanta
gives them a chance to wrap
up the series at home in
Game 6 on Friday night.
With center Andrew
Bogut(notes) out after taking
a gruesome fall late in the
regular season, the 20-yearold
Jennings has stepped up
Kurt Thomas(notes), at 37
one of the league’s oldest
fairway and green.
“Tiger, win this tournament,” came
a shout as Woods walked down the
16th fairway. Woods acknowledged
the good wishes with a wave.
Woods again showed off his softened
persona, smiling to sign a few
autographs between the 16th and 17th
“As far as the fans here over the
years, they’ve been great,” Woods
said after the round. “There’s no reason
why that shouldn’t continue.”
There’s also no reason to think—as
long as he recuperates—that Quail
Hollow crowds won’t continue to
shower Mickelson with cheers as
golf’s deserving good guy.
How could you not be drawn into
the tale? Mickelson’s third Masters
win followed a year of turmoil during
which both his wife and mother were
diagnosed with breast cancer.
“For me, personally, it’s probably
the most important win that I’ve had,”
Bucks win, Nuggets stay alive
players, may have come up
with the biggest play of the
game for the Bucks when he
took a charge from Joe
Johnson(notes) with 2:15
remaining, the Atlanta star’s
The Hawks appeared to be
in control leading 82-73 after
Josh Smith’s long jumper
with 4:10 remaining. But
Milwaukee scored the next
14 points, and Jennings
wrapped it up by making two
free throws with 9 seconds
Nuggets 116, Jazz 102
Carmelo Anthony(notes) had
26 points and 11 rebounds,
J.R. Smith(notes) made four
big 3-pointers among his 17
points, and Chauncey
Billups(notes) had 21 points
for Denver, which avoided
The Nuggets, trying to
become the first team in four
years to overcome a 3-1
deficit in the playoffs, sent
the series back to Salt Lake
City for Game 6 on Friday
night despite losing center
Nene to a sprained left knee
in the first half.
Denver won a game in
which it was facing elimination
for the first time since the
1994 Western Conference
semifinals against Utah.
The aw’ shucks feel continued the
morning after the Masters win,
Mickelson complete with green jacket
in the drivethru at Krispy Kreme buying
glazed doughnuts for his three
“It was a little chilly, so I threw on
a jacket,” Mickelson joked.
The Masters winner spent his first
week mostly goofing around with his
kids, attending school events and taking
in a San Diego Padres game.
The past five or six days,
Mickelson says, he’s worked to bring
his game back to Augusta level.
“So I certainly have high expectations
this week and next” for The
Players Championship, Mickelson
Woods has those same expectations—and
he feels he’s closer to his
winning form than a few weeks ago.
He was angered about his play
when the Masters ended—remember
that greenside TV interview?—but
has come to appreciate what he
from NFL teams because of concerns
about character issues. He was taken
by the Dallas Cowboys with the 24th
pick in the first round last Thursday.
"My mom is not a prostitute,"
Bryant told Yahoo! Sports. As for his
reaction to Ireland's question: "I got
mad — really mad — but I didn't
NFL Players Association executive
director DeMaurice Smith said
Ireland's question raised worrisome
"We need to make sure the men of
this league are treated as businessmen,"
Smith said in a statement.
"During interviews, our players and
prospective players should never be
subjected to discrimination or degra-
accomplished over the past few
“Given a little time to reflect on it,
it was an incredible week,” Woods
said. “I think it went as well as it
could have possibly gone.”
Not everything’s easier, Woods
acknowledged. He was criticized by
some for recently attending a
Nickelback concert. And he can’t go
anywhere outside his house without
cameras there to show his actions to
“Helicopters, here and there, people
driving by,” he said. “Paparazzi
camping out in front of the gates. That
Instead, he’ll measure his comeback
by the less frenzied atmosphere
he faces and his improving golf
swing, both of which give him hope
that success is not far off.
“I have to say this feels a heck of a
lot more normal than the Masters
did,” Woods said.
Ireland apologizes to Dez Bryant for inappropriate question
dation stemming from the biases or
misconceptions held by team personnel."
Bryant is black. Ireland is white.
"NFL teams cannot have the free
reign to ask questions during the
interview process which can be categorized
as stereotyping or which may
bring a personal insult to any player
as a man," Smith said. "For the past
year, active, former and incoming
players have heard me speak about
the expectations we have of them as
members of this union, their teams,
communities and families. It is
equally true that the same kind of
respect is demanded of their employers."
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the following rules for weekends and holidays.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 SPORT SPOR S
ALTUS TIMES • 5
Rays continue hot streak with 10-3 victory over Oakland
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)—
James Shields struck out 12 in seven
innings and Evan Longoriaand
Carlos Pena homered Wednesday
night, helping Tampa Bay beat the
Oakland Athletics 10-3 for the Rays’
13th win in 15 games.
Shields (3-0) allowed a firstinning
home run, then limited the A’s
to five hits and an unearned run over
the next six innings. He walked one
and matched his career high for
strikeouts as the AL East leaders finished
a sweep of a two-game series.
Longoria and Pena led off the
sixth with consecutive homers off
reliever Brad Kilby(notes) and each
had two RBIs. They also drove in
runs off starter Dallas Braden(notes)
(3-1) during Tampa Bay’s six-run
The Rays improved the best
record in the major leagues to 16-5,
setting a franchise record for victories
Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 0
Lester(notes) struck out 11 in seven
innings and the Boston Red Sox beat
the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0
Wednesday night to complete a
Darnell McDonald(notes) scored
one run and drove in another to help
the Red Sox win their sixth straight
DAVIE, FLA.(AP) —Miami
Dolphins general manager Jeff
Ireland has apologized to former
Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant
for asking whether his mother was
ever a prostitute.
The apology came after Yahoo!
Sports reported that Ireland posed the
question during a pre-draft interview
game in Toronto.
Toronto, which has lost nine of
12, was shut out for the second time
in four games.
Jonathan Papelbon worked the
ninth for his seventh save.
Lester (1-2) allowed just one hit,
a leadoff double by Vernon
Wells(notes) in the second, and followed
that by retiring 14 straight
Making his second start of the
season, Blue Jays left-hander Brett
Cecil(notes) (1-1) allowed one run
and five hits in six innings. He
walked one and struck out three.
Angels 4, Indians 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Howie
Kendrick’s(notes) bunt single with
two outs in the ninth inning drove in
the winning run, and the Los
Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland
Indians 4-3 Wednesday.
Torii Hunter(notes) hit a tying,
three-run homer in the sixth, then
legged out a double leading off the
ninth against Joe Smith (0-1).
Hideki Matsui was intentionally
walked and reliever Rafael Perez got
Kendry Morales(notes) to ground
into a double play, moving Hunter to
third. After an intentional walk to
Juan Rivera(notes), Kendrick surprised
reliever Chris Perez(notes)
and everyone else with a push bunt
Bryant’s background received
extensive scrutiny from NFL teams
before the draft. He was taken by the
Dallas Cowboys with the 24th pick in
the first round last Thursday.
“My mom is not a prostitute,”
Bryant told Yahoo! Sports. “I got mad
- really mad - but I didn’t show it.”
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The
to the right of the mound.
Angels closer Brian
Fuentes(notes) (1-1) got the win
with a scoreless ninth, retiring
Asdrubal Cabrera(notes) on a flyball
and Grady Sizemore on a groundout
with runners at the corners.
Tigers 11, Twins 6
Boesch(notes) hit a go-ahead double
shortly after a disputed play that got
Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire
ejected, and the Detroit Tigers rallied
for six runs in the sixth inning to
beat the Minnesota Twins 11-6
The Twins took an early 6-1 lead,
and still led by a run in the sixth.
With one out and a runner on first,
Johnny Damon(notes) hit a deep
drive and center fielder Denard
Span(notes) appeared to make a running
Span, however, lost the ball after
taking two steps. After a lengthy discussion,
the umpires ruled Span hadn’t
held the ball long enough for an
out, and Gardenhire was tossed for
arguing the call.
Detroit took advantage of the
two-base error, with Boesch and
Brandon Inge(notes) later hitting
Rangers 6, White Sox 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—Josh
mother of a University of
Pennsylvania football player found
dead earlier this week says he committed
Katherine Brearley says her son
Owen Thomas was very determined
but that his intensity “spiraled out of
control.” She said Thomas “put huge
expectations on himself … and
wouldn’t let other people give him an
Hamilton’s(notes) two-run homer
keyed a five-run first and Rich
Harden pitched six innings despite
more control problems.
Harden (1-1) allowed three runs
and four hits after lasting less than
five innings due to wildness in three
of his first four starts. This time he
hit two batters and walked five, giving
him 23 walks in his five starts.
The White Sox were unable to
capitalize until Carlos Quentin
ended a 2 for 37 slide with a threerun
homer off Harden in the sixth
that reduced the deficit to 5-3.
Jake Peavy (0-2) took the loss.
Mariners 6, Royals 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—
Milton Bradley(notes) scored the
tiebreaking run on Rob
Johnson’s(notes) sacrifice fly in the
Ichiro Suzuki had three hits,
scored a run and drove in a run for
the Mariners. Suzuki, who has a .377
batting average against the Royals,
had his major league-leading 11th
multihit game of the season. He has
a 14-game hitting streak at
Kauffman Stadium, including a
record eight consecutive multihit
games by an opponent.
Bradley doubled to leadoff the
eighth against Brad
Thompson(notes) (0-1) and moved
Thomas was a defensive end from
Allentown who had recently been
voted a co-captain of the Quakers.
The popular 21-year-old junior was
found dead Monday at his off-campus
apartment in Philadelphia. He
had apparently hanged himself.
NEW YORK (AP) - The designat-
to second on a groundout. After
reliever Dusty Hughes(notes)
walked Casey Kotchman(notes),
Johnson hit a fly ball to left.
Brandon League (3-1), the second
of four Seattle pitchers, retired
all four batters he faced. David
Aardsma(notes) got the last three
outs for his league-leading eighth
save in nine chances.
Yankees 8, Orioles 3
Sabathia(notes) allowed three runs
in 7 2-3 innings, Robinson
Cano(notes) homered, and New
York took control early.
Nick Swisher had his second
straight three-hit game for the
Yankees, who built a 6-0 lead in the
third inning against Jeremy
Sabathia (3-1) gave up 11 hits,
struck out five and walked two. The
left-hander came within four outs of
becoming the first Yankee since
David Wells in 1998 to pitch three
straight complete games.
In 15 career appearances against
Baltimore, Sabathia is 10-1 with a
2.62 ERA. He had pitched 54
innings at Camden Yards without
allowing a home run before Nick
Markakis connected in the seventh.
Mets defeat Dodgers 7-3, winning streak to seven
NEW YORK (AP)—John Maine
returned from an odd injury to pitch
into the seventh inning, and the New
York Mets beat the Los Angeles
Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday to complete
their best homestand in more than 20
Angel Pagan had a two-run triple,
helping the Mets beat the Dodgers for
the third time in less than 24 hours
and extend their winning streak to
The Mets finished a 9-1 homestand,
their best since going 9-1 from
Sept. 12-22, 1988. Recovered from a
4-8 start, New York heads into a
weekend series at the NL champion
Philadelphia Phillies atop the East.
Dodgers general manager Ned
Colletti criticized his team’s execution
before the game but Los Angeles
lost its fourth in a row.
After sweeping Dodgers in a twi-
night doubleheader Tuesday, the
Mets quickly shook off the bed head
and got to John Ely( (0-1), who was
brought up to make his big league
Maine (1-1) struck out nine. The
right-hander left his previous start
after 3 2-3 innings with pain in his
Pirates 6, Brewers 5, 14 innings
Doumit got the best of Trevor
Hoffman again and Garrett
Jones’(notes) two-out, run-scoring
double in the 14th rallied the
Pittsburgh Pirates past the Milwaukee
Doumit homered off the all-time
saves leader for the second straight
day to start the ninth, tying it at 4.
Hoffman has blown four of seven
save chances this season—he failed
only four times all of last year.
Cardinals 6, Braves 0
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Rookie Jaime
Garcia(notes) worked seven scoreless
innings and David Freese(notes) had
two hits and two RBIs to help St.
Louis hand Atlanta its eighth straight
Albert Pujols and Colby Rasmus
each had two hits and an RBI for the
Cardinals, who have won four in a
row and can sweep the Braves for the
first time since 1993 in the finale of a
four-game set Thursday. The Braves
have scored only 13 runs during their
worst slump since losing 10 in a row
in June 2006.
Reds 6, Astros 4
HOUSTON (AP)—Rookie Mike
Leake pitched seven sharp innings
and the Cincinnati Reds scored three
runs on a blunder by right fielder
Nationals 3, Cubs 2
CHICAGO (AP)—Rookie Luis
Atilano pitched six strong innings to
win for the second time in two major
league starts and Adam Dunn(notes)
homered, leading the Washington
Nationals over the Chicago Cubs.
Adam Kennedy) also homered for
the Nationals (12-10), who hadn’t
been two games over .500 this late in
a season since they were 81-79 on
Sept. 30, 2005— their inaugural year
Atilano (2-0), who worked six
quality innings in his debut against
the Dodgers last week, allowed two
runs on six hits—all singles—and
Phillies 7, Giants 6, 11 innings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—
Wilson Valdez doubled home the goahead
run in the 11th inning, Jayson
Werth’s three-run double with two
outs in the ninth rallied Philadelphia
after Tim Lincecum left the game,
and the Phillies beat the San
Francisco Giants to avoid their first
sweep of 2010.
Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 11,
DENVER (AP)—Kelly Johnson
homered to lead off the 10th inning
and the Arizona Diamondbacks, after
blowing a six-run lead and then
falling behind by five, rallied past the
Padres 6, Marlins 4
Eckstein(notes) hit a three-run double
and the San Diego Padres rallied
from a four-run deficit to beat the
Adrian Gonzalez) walked three
times and singled home the go-ahead
run in the fifth, when San Diego
scored five times. Yorvit Torrealba hit
his first homer and scored twice.
‘Lookin At Lucky’ is early Kentucky Derby favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)—So much
for being Kentucky Derby favorites:
One is stuck on the rail and the other
ended up on the far outside of a 20horse
Lookin At Lucky is looking like anything
“I heard about a redraw,” joked Bob
Baffert, who trains the 3-year-old colt,
listed at 3-1 odds during Wednesday’s
post-position draw. “Is he still the
favorite? We got that going for us. We
just have to hope our horse runs huge.”
He’ll need to. All the traffic charging
into the first turn tends to jam the inside
unless a horse has early speed to get
“There’s no use in crying about it,”
co-owner Mike Pegram said. “It’s better
to have a good trip than a good post
Sidney’s Candy, the 5-1 second
choice for Saturday’s 1-mile race, didn’t
fare any better at the opposite end of the
starting gate—No. 20—and will be taking
the widest trip around Churchill
Still, jockey Joe Talamo wasn’t
“Glad to be on the outside!!” he
tweeted from California.
By compromising the two favorites,
the Derby becomes a wide-open race a
year after 50-1 shot Mine That Bird
pulled off a last-to-first stunner under a
rail-hugging ride by Calvin Borel.
The entire field will have to overcome
a dismal forecast that calls for a
60 percent chance of rain Saturday, with
accumulations of up to 2 inches.
Last year’s 2-year-old champion,
Lookin At Lucky got banged up while
winning his season debut in the Rebel
Stakes, but rallied to finish third in the
Santa Anita Derby after being squeezed
along the rail and losing all momentum.
“I just don’t remember a horse of this
caliber being in the one hole since I’ve
come here,” said Baffert, a three-time
Derby winner. “I’d rather be outside,
less things going on. You can get caught
down there and hit the brakes.”
Twelve Derby winners have come
from the No. 1 spot—Ferdinand was the
last in 1986. He got pinched along the
inside in the calvary charge to the first
turn and dropped to last in the 16-horse
field before rallying to win by 2 lengths
under Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker.
“About a third of the field is lost in
the first turn, that’s why post position is
so important,” Baffert said before the
The No. 1 post is probably a better fit
for the front-running style of Sidney’s
Candy than Lookin At Lucky, who
comes from off the pace under Garrett
Owned by weight loss maven Jenny
Craig, Sidney’s Candy swept the
California preps on synthetic surfaces
but has never raced on dirt before.
Talamo may be forced to expend a
lot of the colt’s early speed to get good
position in a field featuring several horses
with the same intentions. Only two
winners have come from No. 20, the
last Big Brown in 2008.
“Not the best of draws. At least
you’re on the outside and can see what’s
going on,” trainer John Sadler said.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike
Battaglia made three horses the 10-1
Devil May Care will break from the
No. 11 post in trying to become the
fourth filly to win the Derby. The last
one, Eight Belles, finished second two
years ago, but broke down after crossing
the finish line and had to be euthanized.
The other co-third choices are
Florida Derby winner Ice Box, trained
by two-time Derby winner Nick Zito,
and Gotham winner Awesome Act.
Devil May Care is one of four horses
in the field trained by Todd Pletcher,
who is 0 for 24 in the Derby. His best
horse, Eskendereya, was forced out
with a leg injury last weekend.
The filly has the lowest odds of
Pletcher’s four horses: Super Saver is
15-1 with Borel riding, Mission
Impazible is 20-1, and Discreetly Mine
“I came out pretty good in all cases,”
Pletcher said. “The only negative is the
11 because she’ll be in the gate for a
In a 20-horse field, the first 14 horses
are loaded in the main starting gate,
while the other six go in an auxiliary
gate parked next to it, with a space of
about 9 feet in between.
Four horses are listed at 50-1: Dean’s
Kitten, Make Music for Me, Backtalk (a
son of 2004 Derby winner Smarty
Jones) and Homeboykris, co-owned by
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time
Derby winner, will saddle Dublin, listed
at 12-1. No winner has ever come from
Dublin’s No. 17 spot. Baffert’s other
starter, the speedy Conveyance, also is
At 30-1, Arkansas Derby winner
Line of David drew the No. 5 post,
which, along with the rail, has produced
the most Derby winners. Posts 4, 8 and
10 have had 10 Derby winners, but
none since Giacomo in 2005.
The draw reverted to a traditional
draw for the first time since 1997, after
a two-tier, made-for-TV process was
used the last 12 years.
Under the old method, Baffert would
have had first choice of post positions.
Instead, officials pulled horses’ entry
blanks simultaneously with a numbered
pill to determine the starting positions.
The field from the rail out is: Lookin
At Lucky, 3-1; Ice Box, 10-1; Noble’s
Promise, 12-1; Super Saver, 15-1; Line
of David, 30-1; Stately Victor, 30-1;
American Lion, 30-1; Dean’s Kitten,
50-1; Make Music for Me, 50-1; Paddy
O’Prado, 20-1; Devil May Care, 10-1;
Conveyance, 12-1; Jackson Bend, 15-1;
Mission Impazible, 20-1; Discreetly
Mine, 30-1; Awesome Act, 10-1;
Dublin, 12-1; Backtalk, 50-1;
Homeboykris, 50-1; and Sidney’s
ed hitter will be used in the All-Star
game every year, and rosters will be
expanded again to 34 under changes
made by baseball’s special committee
for on-field matters
A pitcher who starts on the final
Sunday before the All-Star break will
be ineligible to pitch in the All-Star
game and will be replaced on the roster,
Major League Baseball said.
6 • ALTUS TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Local 5-Day Forecast
Highs in the
and lows in
the low 50s.
sun . Highs
in the upper
lows in the
chance of a
Oklahoma At A Glance
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
Mix of sun
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Antlers 78 61 t-storm Oklahoma City 79 56 t-storm
Ardmore 82 58 t-storm Okmulgee 84 57 t-storm
Bartlesville 80 52 t-storm Pauls Valley 81 58 t-storm
Broken Bow 75 65 t-storm Perry 80 53 t-storm
Claremore 78 54 t-storm Sallisaw 78 60 t-storm
Cordell 75 51 windy Sapulpa 81 54 t-storm
Duncan 78 55 t-storm Shawnee 81 57 t-storm
El Reno 77 54 t-storm Snyder 77 53 pt sunny
Elk City 74 50 windy Stillwater 81 53 t-storm
Enid 78 53 t-storm Tahlequah 77 57 t-storm
Guymon 65 38 pt sunny Tulsa 83 54 t-storm
Lawton 75 52 pt sunny Watonga 76 52 pt sunny
McAlester 76 59 t-storm Weatherford 73 50 windy
Miami 76 55 t-storm Wewoka 80 56 t-storm
Muskogee 80 56 t-storm Woodward 71 48 mst sunny
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Atlanta 82 62 pt sunny Minneapolis 69 49 rain
Boston 73 51 pt sunny New York 77 61 mst sunny
Chicago 74 58 t-storm Phoenix 68 51 mst sunny
Dallas 84 65 t-storm San Francisco 64 47 sunny
Denver 48 34 t-storm Seattle 56 45 pt sunny
Houston 82 73 t-storm St. Louis 79 63 t-storm
Los Angeles 68 51 sunny Washington, DC 86 65 sunny
Miami 81 74 t-storm
Doesn’t feel bad
Dear Dr. Brothers: I’ve
been unfaithful to my husband
for almost seven years. That’s
half as long as we’ve been
married. I used to feel guilty
about the whole situation, but
then I would think about how
he treats me, and the feeling
would pass. But recently, he’s
stopped drinking again — this
time staying sober for going
on three months. He seems
really set on changing his
ways. I want to believe him,
but I don’t want to break off
my other relationship unless
I’m sure. Please help. — T.B.
Dear T.B.: It seems that the
way you have chosen to cope
with your husband’s alcoholism
treatment of you is to stay
within his sphere of influence
while at the same time removing
yourself so that you can
enjoy a more normal life —
and by that I don’t mean that
cheating is normal, but presumably
the person you are
with is someone who at least
treats you the way you like. It
is worth asking yourself,
though, if the man you are
with is really doing you any
favors by asking you to continue
to avoid the issues in
your marriage by being with
him — sort of. You may be
reaching a dangerous period.
So far, your husband has been
in his own world, somewhat
oblivious to your activities
and feelings. If he stays sober,
that’s bound to change.
At some point, you may be
forced to act. Do you want to
be with your husband and support
him in health as well as in
illness, and break off your
affair? It sounds as though
your commitment to your husband
is contingent upon his
changing. You don’t want to
break up with your lover in
case you still might need him
to fall back on. He may decide
to leave you before you get
caught by your now moreaware
spouse. It’s time to face
the music and decide what it is
you want to do, before events
completely overtake you. If
telling your husband about the
affair would not serve any
purpose you can think of, then
don’t. But start facing the
* * *
Dear Dr. Brothers: My
boyfriend has been driving me
crazy recently. He has a tendency
to just blurt out weird
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things at the most inappropriate
times. It’s like he’s unacquainted
with the most basic,
fundamental rule of never discussing
either religion or politics
at a dinner party. He has
zero talent for small talk. He’s
always asking people about
some profound stuff, like the
meaning of life. What’s the
deal with this? — C.Z.
Dear C.Z.: Though it may
not always be appropriate to
talk about stuff like this, and it
drives you crazy, your
boyfriend just might be onto
something that will increase
his own happiness. And that’s
not such a bad thing. A new
study published in the journal
Psychological Science examined
20,000 recordings of volunteers
engaged in their daily
lives, and found that those
who spent less time alone and
more time in meaningful conversations
were happier than
those whose conversations
focused only on small talk.
The happiest participants had
twice as many substantive
conversations and one-third as
much small talk as the unhappiest
participants, according to
Now, that’s all well and
good, and I’m sure you’ll
agree that it’s better to have a
happy boyfriend than a
morose one, but if his behavior
is not bringing the same
level of bliss to you and your
relationship, that’s not good. I
know you don’t want to
change who he is; and chances
are, the people he enters into
deep conversations with are
not offended — he may seem
like a breath of fresh air to
them. If they do have a bad
reaction, you could discuss it
with him later and ask him to
tone it down a bit. But if you
find that you are the only one
who is really embarrassed by
his probing conversations, it
may be time to let him be who
he is. You’ll both most likely
be better off.
Arizona was the only territory west of
Texas to secede from the Union and join
the Confederacy during the Civil War. A
century later, it fought recognition of the
Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
This week, an anti-immigrant bill was
signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan
Brewer. Arizona Senate Bill 1070
empowers state and local law enforcement
to stop, question and arrest whoever
they suspect may not be in the state legally.
The law is an open invitation to
sweeping racial profiling and arbitrary
The law ostensibly offers "cooperative
enforcement of federal immigration laws
throughout all of Arizona." It provides
that a "law enforcement officer, without a
warrant, may arrest a person if the officer
has probable cause to believe that the person
has committed any public offense
that makes the person removable from the
Thus, if a police officer suspects a
Latino person of being an undocumented
immigrant, he or she can lock that person
up. Day laborers are targeted. It is illegal
to accept (or make) a job offer in some
roadside settings, and even makes "communication
by a gesture or a nod" in
accepting a work offer an arrestable
offense. S.B. 1070 goes further, facilitating
anonymous reporting of businesses
that anyone suspects has undocumented
President Barack Obama denounced
the bill, saying: "Our failure to act
responsibly at the federal level will only
open the door to irresponsibility by others,
and that includes, for example, the
recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten
to undermine basic notions of fairness
that we cherish as Americans, as well as
the trust between police and their com-
Want to keep your weekly
poker game going forever, flawlessly
remember what everyone
played, plus beat everyone in
racquetball the next morning?
Then serve this for dinner:
Lemon caper chicken with sweet
potato puree. Or have any foods
(in reasonable quantities) that
More and more research is
stacking up to secure the superhealthy
status of the
Mediterranean diet, which is rich
in fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, olive oil, nuts and fish or
other lean protein (our YOU:
Diet is a version of that, remade
for American and Canadian
tastes). Here’s just some of what
this wonder diet can do:
Keep your friends (and you)
around longer. The
Mediterranean diet is chock-full
of fiber, healthy fats and
flavonoids. That drops the risk
of cardiovascular disease by 15
percent (versus a 9 percent drop
in people who ate low-fat food).
Prevent memory loss. This diet
keeps arteries healthy, which
keeps blood flowing steadily to
the brain. And its mix of nutrients
fights oxidative stress and
inflammation, two processes
strongly linked to Alzheimer’s
disease. Eating this way may
reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s
by up to 40 percent. Add another
Boycotting Arizona’s racism
Want to do it all?
munities that is so crucial to keeping us
safe. In fact, I've instructed members of
my administration to closely monitor the
situation and examine the civil-rights and
other implications of this legislation."
There is a serious backlash against the
bill in Arizona and around the country.
Rep. Raul Grijalva, Democrat of Tucson,
Ariz., and co-chair of the Congressional
Progressive Caucus, is front and center in
opposing the controversial law. He told
me: "It's a license to racially profile. It
creates a second-class status for primarily
Latinos and people of color in the state of
Arizona. ... Arizona's been the petri dish
for these kinds of harsh, racist initiatives."
Legal groups are mounting challenges
to the law. Sunita Patel is a staff attorney
with the Center for Constitutional Rights.
According to Patel, "It” allows the local
law-enforcement agencies to check not
only the FBI databases, which they've traditionally
always done, it also allows
them to sync up with immigration databases,
which are notoriously unreliable
because of errors with the data entry
because they just have incorrect information
on citizenship status ... so you have
this very broad net being cast."
Grijalva is calling on the federal government
to refuse to cooperate with
Arizona. "Immigration is a federal law,
and if we're asking the president for him
not to cooperate in the implementation of
this law through Homeland Security,
Michael Roizen, M.D.
and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Mediterranean treat — coffee —
for more benefit.
Keep you moving. The mix of
healthy unsaturated fats, like the
DHA in fish, and vitamins helps
reduce inflammation, which may
improve the symptoms of
Help you stay happy.
While having fun playing poker
and winning on the court may
keep you plenty pleased, there’s
evidence that a Mediterranean
diet may protect you from major
through Border Patrol, through detention
and a noncooperative stance by the
United States government and the federal
agencies, (it) would render much of this
legislation moot and ineffective," he said.
He also is calling for people to boycott
his own state: "I support some very targeted
economic sanctions on the state of
Arizona. We will be asking national organizations,
civic, religious, political organizations
not to have conferences and
conventions in the state of Arizona. That
there has to be an economic consequence
to this action and to this legislation. And
good organizations across this country,
decent organizations that agree with us
that this bill is patently racist, that it is
unconstitutional and it's harsh, it's unjust,
that they should refrain from bringing
their business to the state."
Already, the American Immigration
Lawyers Association has decided to move
its fall 2010 annual conference from
Arizona to another state. San Francisco
Board of Supervisors member David
Campos, saying that Arizona "with a
stroke of a pen set the clock back on a
generation of civil-rights gains," is confident
that his resolution calling for the city
to boycott Arizona will pass. Similar city
boycotts are being considered in
Oakland, Calif., and El Paso, Texas.
Sportswriter David Zirin is supporting a
boycott of the Diamondbacks, Arizona's
major league baseball team.
Close to 30 percent of the Arizona
population identifies itself as Hispanic. It
was a boycott that eventually forced the
state to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.
Day. It is a shame that similar tactics are
* * *
Denis Moynihan contributed research
to this column.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 ALTUS TIMES • 7
BLONDIE Dean Young/Denis Lebrun
BEETLE BAILEY Mort Walker
FUNKY WINKERBEAN Tom Batiuk
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE Chris Browne
HI & LOIS Brian and Greg Walker
MUTTS Patrick McDonnell
THE FAMILY CIRCUS
DENNIS THE MENACE
2010 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
by Dave Green
Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 29, 2010:
This year, you often are challenged by others.
Know that your ideas and values are being tested.
Don’t get stuck. When you see that a concept, situation
or relationship isn’t working, graciously let go.
Know when to release what is no longer functioning.
Your popularity soars, especially if you know how to
say “no” diplomatically. If you are single, you meet a
lot of people this year. Go with someone very different.
If you are attached, the two of you bone up on
your listening skills. You might take a workshop of
mutual interest together. SAGITTARIUS relates to
you with depth.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-
Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
★★★★★ Work directly with one individual rather
than on your own. Yes, you are resourceful, but you
also might want the support and more ideas. Seek
out creative people and experts. Unexpected news
comes forward. Tonight: Be open to an unusual idea.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★★★★ Others demand a lot. Sometimes you
would like to close the door and not listen. A meeting
proves to be supportive and full of positive vibes.
Remember, others also have their negatives and positives.
Tonight: Get together with a friend.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★★★ Emphasize accomplishment. Your product
or work draws a boss’s attention. He or she likes
what you do and how you do it. Don’t feel disillusioned
by someone who always makes your thinking
look bogus. Tonight: A must appearance.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★★★★ Your creativity doesn’t have a stopper
attached to it. You also don’t have as much control as
you might like over this gift. A discussion with an
associate could be tumultuous and touchy. You are
unusually serious with a family member. Tonight: Do
what comes naturally. Make sure you relax.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★★★ If you can work from home, all the better.
You might accomplish more with the help of another
person. Isn’t that what telephones are for?
Discussions, even in person, could be hard.
Unexpected behavior also could be thought-provoking.
Tonight: Now allow your imagination to kick in.
THE LOCKHORNS William Hoest
ZITS Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
Jacquelene Bigar’s HOROSCOPE
Remember, it is time to have fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★★★★★ Stay on top of your calls and messages.
Someone could pop in with an unanticipated
request, forcing a change of plans. For the efficient
Virgo, it is very hard to take this constant reorganization.
Tonight: Visit with a pal or two on the way
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★★★★ Realize that more is hanging in limbo than
money. Other issues are floating to the forefront. You
might want or need to change your direction to
avoid it. Accept new technology and ideas that come
along. Tonight: Nap and then decide.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★★★★ While others wander and question what is
going on, you seem to be on target. An unexpected
idea could pay off, especially if it taps into a child or
creative project. A family member seems to be vested
in creating confusion. Tonight: Enjoy the moment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★★★ Understand that you are playing the waiting
game and that the wait isn’t very long. Do needed
research and gather more facts. You could be surprised
by how easily a roommate or family member
can release a problem. Tonight: In your own element.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★★★★ Knock out key talks and meetings and
complete a very important project, if you can. Keep
communication flowing, even if you are hearing a little
too much for your taste. Expect the unanticipated.
Tonight: Make it early.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★★★★ Demonstrate your unusual leadership
style, yet don’t lose sight of your priorities. Build
financial security through taking risks with care. You,
among others, can be a little wild at times! Tonight:
Double-check your change.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★★★★★ If you don’t get into the issues and
detach from them, you will be more likely to find an
effective solution. Be willing to break patterns; talk to
people you don’t often talk to. Learn where you
could be blocking yourself. Tonight: Be spontaneous.
Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 ALTUS TIMES • 9
10 • ALTUS TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Hobart’s Celebration of Freedom festivities
to include performance by Charlie Daniels
Legendary country superstar Charlie
Daniels will headline Hobart's Celebration of
Freedom Concert. Known for his fiddle playing
and country boy spirit, his performance will
highlight an evening of spectacular entertainment
and presentations from numbers of special
guests and patriots. The concert will be
Sunday, May 30, at the Hobart Football
Complex on North Jefferson. Gates will open
at 5 p.m. when the first of three bands will start
Daniels has been a music icon for nearly 50
years and has become an integral part of the
American popular culture. CDB music, as
Daniels likes to call it, is an exhilarating mixture
of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and
gospel. Although geared to the mindset of the
southern lifestyle, Daniels strikes a chord with
all Americans. His music at times can be rebel
Marinda Ingram has served
time in prison on drug
charges, but has been out for
three years. In that time she
has not only proven that she a
great example, but has risen
above what many people use
as excuses to do harm to others.
Trials and tribulations do
not always have the impact on
our lives that can lead to positive
outcomes. With Marinda,
they have given the determination,
growth to be one of the most
successful cases in recent history.
Not only did she complete
the time needed for
redemption, she served the
time needed to excel in her
personality, convictions and
need for living as normal a life
as she could have possibly
Few people have a small
idea of what this young
woman has done for our community
over the past several
months. She has contributed
much time, effort and patience
to the storms from December
rousing with the spirit that embraces the
American ideal. Charlie Daniels' energy and
strong support for our nation is evidenced by
his many accolades and patriotism. His volunteer
spirit and down to earth philosophy exemplifies
this true American patriot.
Advance tickets to the CDB concert are $25
through May 29 and can be purchased by calling
or coming by the General Tommy Franks
Leadership Institute and Museum at 580-726-
5900, 507 South Main Street, in Hobart.
MasterCard and Visa are welcome. Ticket cost
on May 30 and at the gate will be $35. There
are a limited number of seats, so arrive early
and bring your lawn chair to sit on the grass
field. Reserve your tickets now.
“The Celebration of Freedom isn’t just a little
weekend get together. We are working to
organize a signature event that displays our
and the infamous ice storm of
2010. At no point has she
failed to stay loyal in finishing
her degree right in the middle
of all the havoc and turmoil.
She is to be commended
for her valiant efforts in succeeding
and becoming a success
story against the odds of
statistics and temptations.
Work Release was
Instrumental in Making
As Marinda became one of
the first work release residents,
she also became aware
support for our troops and our country,” stated
Ann Scribner, chairman event. “All military
personnel and their family with valid ID, veterans
with proof of service, police and fire fighters,
active or volunteer, will be admitted free of
charge,” Scribner said.
There will be a Patriot Parade sponsored by
InterBank earlier that Sunday afternoon beginning
at 3:00 p.m. downtown Hobart “All
entrants in the parade are being encouraged to
fly a flag,” said Scribner, “decorate a float and
enter the contest for the most patriotic float”
The top float will receive the grand prize of
$250. Second place will take $150 and third
will receive $100. To enter your floats call
Sylvia Quintero, 580-726-5636 or Marilyn
The parade will also feature the marching
band from Ft. Sill and the Honor Guard will be
Work release not always a failure: Local woman
to graduate with two degrees from WOSC
First million in federal
recovery funds reaches
state after winter storms
OKLAHOMA CITY -
Nearly $1.4 million - the first
federal funds obligated for
Oklahoma's recovery from
two severe winter storms - has
started to reach communities
throughout the state, the
Management Agency (FEMA)
Under FEMA's Public
Assistance Grant Program, the
federal government has obligated
about $1.2 million to
reimburse applicants for
emergency protective measures
taken before, during and
after the Dec. 24-25, 2009,
blizzard and the Jan. 28-30 ice
storm. Another $245,000 has
been obligated to help reimburse
applicants for their costs
to clean up debris created by
the storms. FEMA pays 75
percent of eligible costs, with
funds funneled through the
state to the applicants. The
state and the applicants split
the final 25 percent.
The $1.4 million total represents
more than 50 projects
submitted by communities,
Native American tribes, state
agencies and public utilities.
Funding for the largest project
reimbursed so far, about
$440,000, will go to the
Oklahoma Department of
Transportation, which used
thousands of tons of salt, sand
and de-icer to make roads
safer during and after the
"FEMA is pleased to help
Oklahoma continue its recovery
from the destruction
caused by the severe storms,"
said Federal Coordinating
Officer Gregory W. Eaton.
"The obligation of these funds
marks an important milestone
in that effort."
"We're delighted the funding
has started to flow," said
State Coordinating Officer
Fred W. Liebe. "Communities
and agencies throughout
Oklahoma will be able to
recoup their overtime costs
and other expenses related to
the December blizzard and
January ice storm."
In addition to cost-share
reimbursements for debris
removal and protective measures,
FEMA also will help
cover eligible applicants' costs
for repairing roads, utilities
and other infrastructure damaged
during the two storms.
For more information,
including a list of designated
Altus High School seniors serve as State Senate pages
Altus High School seniors Alexandra Null and Hayden Smiley served as Senate pages
for State Sen. Mike Schulz (R-Altus) during the twelfth week of the legislative session
April 19-22. Alexandra is the daughter of Tom and Lynn Null. Hayden is the daughter
of Jack and Mindy Smiley. All are residents of Altus. Also pictured is Seiling High
School senior Ethan Thomsen.
of the support and future that
she could build with the City
of Altus. She has obtained
quite a following in loyalty
and trust that she had build
from the bottom up.
“I know without a doubt
that many join me in the pride
and joy that have been delivered
from one of the most
amazing young ladies to come
from behind in a race and win
the championship that is so
well deserved,” said her
mother, Rina Payne.
The Board of Regents,
President, and faculty of
Western Oklahoma State
College have announced the
graduation of Marinda with
her Associate in Art and
Associate in Science degrees.
the Black Leggings from the Kiowa Tribe.
Many antique tractors, cars, horse drawn buggies
are expected to parade up Hobart’s Main
Street. Many state dignitaries including the
Lieutenant Governor, State Representatives,
State Attorney General, and local officials will
The Celebration of Freedom starts on Friday
May 28 and runs through the weekend, culminating
on Monday May 31 at the Hobart
Cemetery with the annual service conducted by
the Hobart American Legion and Veterans of
Foreign Wars. Visit the website
http://www.celebrationoffreedom.net for complete
details and schedule to the weekend
events and for additional information call