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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010 Our 112th year - No. 103 50¢

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

Force Base.

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

Altus Times.




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J.J. Price

James “Punk” Monday

Don Matthews

Marcus Callins

Charles Yoder


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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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and raffles.

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

Folkloric Dancers

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.



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Happy Birthday today to

Dessie Shivers

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

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

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

at 580-246-3274.

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






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

Funeral Home.

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

Veterans Affairs

Administration. He was a

member of the Southside

Baptist Church where he

served on several boards and

committees. He enjoyed tinkering,

woodworking, camping,

board games, world traveling

and spending time with

his family.

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,

Orene Rogers.

He is survived by his wife

Ollie; two daughters, LaReba

Nowacki and husband Stan of

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Altus, and Beth Drobezko and

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

Myasthenia Gravis

Foundation, 355 Lexington

Avenue, 15th Floor, New

York, New York, 10017, or by

calling 1-800-541-5454.

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-


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

call 477-2890.

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

Learn English Today - Aprende ingles ahora! Free Classes

-Clases gratis. Booker Learning Center located at 400 West Elm.

Classes are Monday through Thursday (Lunes - Jueves) from

8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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

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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

of Altus.

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 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

at 482-3800.

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.




(AP) — Former Oklahoma

Gov. George Nigh and his

wife, Donna, have been

robbed at gunpoint outside

their northwest Oklahoma

City home.

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

the state.

According to statistics

from the Oklahoma

Employment Security

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



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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

Maria Avila.

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

Elizabeth Cruz.

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

Police Dept.

11:04 a.m. bees in area,

1411 Falcon

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

Police Dept.


Deangelo Lamont

Augustine, 30, failing to

pay fines and costs on:

resisting/obstructing an

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


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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

tree debris.

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

Minerva Aguilar.

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


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Tiger’s golf rehab takes second step at Quail Hollow


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

very comfortable.”

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

a prostitute.

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

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at regionals

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

Oklahoma City.

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

District Champions

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

to him.

"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

first-round upset.

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

for Milwaukee.

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,”

Mickelson said.

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

sixth foul.

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

show it."

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

the world.

“Helicopters, here and there, people

driving by,” he said. “Paparazzi

camping out in front of the gates. That

hasn’t changed.”

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."

Local golf course

announces new rules

Due to increased play, The Greens of Altus has implemented

the following rules for weekends and holidays.

1. Tee times are required on weekends and holidays. 2. There

must be two players and not more than four in a group 3. Singles

will not be allowed to tee off until after 2 p.m.. When necessary

you may be asked to join other to make a group. 4. Golfers must

sign in first and begin play on the No. 1 tee.

The club will begin taking tee times on Thursday of the week

you are plannng on playing. Tee times may be reserved by calling




Rays continue hot streak with 10-3 victory over Oakland


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

fifth inning.

The Rays improved the best

record in the major leagues to 16-5,

setting a franchise record for victories

in April.

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

three-game sweep.

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

with Bryant.

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.”

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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

DETROIT (AP)—Brennan

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

Wednesday night.

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

two-run doubles.

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


Milton Bradley(notes) scored the

tiebreaking run on Rob

Johnson’s(notes) sacrifice fly in the

eighth inning.

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

appropriate perspective.”

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

Guthrie(notes) (0-3).

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

non-throwing elbow.

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

Hunter Pence.

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

in Washington.

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

three walks.

Phillies 7, Giants 6, 11 innings


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,

10 innings

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

Colorado Rockies.

Padres 6, Marlins 4

MIAMI (AP)—David

Eckstein(notes) hit a three-run double

and the San Diego Padres rallied

from a four-run deficit to beat the

Florida Marlins.

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

away quickly.


“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

third choice.

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

Sports briefs

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

is 30-1.

“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

long time.”

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

Candy, 5-1.

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.


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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

National Cities

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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

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Doesn’t feel bad

about affair

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

and unpredictable

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

the study.

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.


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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

United States."

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-

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Then serve this for dinner:

Lemon caper chicken with sweet

potato puree. Or have any foods

(in reasonable quantities) that

feature traditional

Mediterranean fare.

More and more research is

stacking up to secure the superhealthy

status of the

Mediterranean diet, which is rich

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grains, olive oil, nuts and fish or

other lean protein (our YOU:

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Prevent memory loss. This diet

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Boycotting Arizona’s racism

Want to do it all?

Eat this

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

rheumatoid arthritis.

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

needed again.

* * *

Denis Moynihan contributed research

to this column.

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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.

Today’s Answers


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





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,

opportunity and

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

Thrift, 580-726-3242.

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


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

Federal Emergency

Management Agency (FEMA)

announced today.

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

Christmas blizzard.

"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

counties, visit or

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.

“Congratulations, Marinda.”

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 for complete

details and schedule to the weekend

events and for additional information call


Marinda Ingram

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