September 2017

Letter to the editor: Pope didn’t quote the whole passage


As his charter plane left Columbia on Sunday and flew over some of the hurricane devastated areas, Pope Francis was asked about “man-made climate change.”  He sharply criticized climate change doubters, and said, “Those who deny this must go to the scientists and ask them.  They speak very clearly.”  Francis said scientists have also clearly […]

Letter to the editor: Our spiritual heritage


Consider the situation at the time of the Solemn Assembly called by the Prophet Joel. The people of Israel were guilty of flagrant, unconfessed sin. The sin had not been put away, either. God visited them with a remedial judgment – an overwhelming invasion of locusts, a fierce drought, fields ruined. The prophet issued orders: […]

Mixed results from the backyard garden this summer


Now that spring has sprung and fall has fell, it is time for our backyard garden update. We sort of cut back this summer for several reasons. First, our daughter got married in August, so we anticipated marital activities might draw us away from a big garden. We were right. I planted three varieties of […]

Venezuela is an example of an unbalanced government


This past Sunday, September 17, passed nearly unnoticed as Constitution Day, the day that our Constitution was signed in 1787 by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Americans take our Constitution for granted, and an increasing number view it with indifference, or even worse, hostility.  No other country has  one that is like ours […]

Where Is Inflation?


The Wall Street Journal reports that the world’s largest economies are chalking up stronger growth. But the puzzle is, where is inflation? The U.S. economy grew at an annualized 3 percent in the second quarter and many experts expect the growth to reach 4 percent in the fourth quarter.  Yet, consumer price inflation advanced only […]

Why is Penn State No. 4 and OSU No. 6? TCU up next


Why is Penn State ranked No. 4, two spots above No. 6 Oklahoma State? Both the Nittany Lions and Cowboys have played and defeated Pittsburgh. Penn State struggled and depended on some late scores to win 33-14 while OSU completely dominated Pitt at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh 59-21 last Saturday. Penn State has beaten Akron, […]

2017 has no resemblance to 2014 in OU-Baylor preview


NORMAN – In 2014, then-No. 10 Baylor rolled into Norman and blistered then-No. 16 Oklahoma 48-14 as the Bears’ passing attack amassed almost 400 yards. Former quarterback Bryce Petty (now with the New York Jets) connected with former Bear Corey Coleman who had 15 catches and 224 yards receiving. With that victory, Baylor had won […]

Drillers fall in Game Five


After a rain delay of over an hour, the Tulsa Drillers and Midland RockHounds battled in game five of the Texas League Championship series Sunday night at ONEOK Field. A crowd of 2,136 watched as Midland cruised to a 1-0 win, to capture the team’s fourth consecutive title. Midland scored an unearned run in the […]

Late field goal dooms TU: New Mexico is here Saturday


Tulsa’s offense was prolific again but it wasn’t enough Saturday as the Golden Hurricane fell to Toledo, 54-51, when the Rockets hit a last-second field goal. It was a 33-yard field goal with no time remaining that gave the host Rockets the win. “It was two good offenses going at each other with balanced attacks, […]