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Nonprofit offers free financial counseling

Financial stress is no secret, but is seldom openly discussed. One organization, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma, offers free financial counseling. The nonprofit is committed to giving people the tools to help themselves become financially strong through counseling, debt management and education. “In 2006, we counseled 13,000 people,” said Jennifer Wallis, vice president

Retired Norman sports editor worthy of hall of fame

I have but one sports-related item on my holiday wish list this year: I would like to see the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame committee take a serious look at inducting Jim Weeks. Weeks spent almost 30 years as sports editor of The Norman Transcript. During that time, the Muskogee native built a reputation as

Debate rages in OU vs. OSU argument for athletic supremacy

While surfing the Internet the other day, I ran across a locally based message board featuring an all-too-familiar debate over which school has the more successful athletics program: the University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State? As anyone familiar with the bedlam series might expect, OU and OSU fans pretty much butt heads on every point

As 46th state, Oklahoma shares number with sports facts

Happy 100th birthday, Oklahoma! There is certainly no shortage of deserving names on the who’s who list where the 46th state of the union is concerned. Near the top of that eclectic mix are the athletes and sports figures with Okie ties, who have impacted our state’s history with their various levels of notoriety and

Bowling comes to Bricktown with new lounge

The newly opened RedPin Bowling Lounge at 200 S. Oklahoma sports 10 lanes, restaurant seating for 100 people and a full bar, just north of Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, on the canal level. Managing partner Erin Brewer said she and her husband read an article a few years ago about a similar bowling lounge/restaurant concept in

Statehood celebration protested by American Indians

A large group of American Indian people, wearing red armbands suggesting solidarity, gathered to protest telling only one side of Oklahoma history Friday outside the state Capitol.  While crowds converged on Guthrie to commemorate statehood day, the protest ” featuring several speeches, dancing and a drum group ” maintained a notably muted tone. Signs scattered

Former OU QB embraces past

Steve Davis gets it. In this sports-crazed world, where fans pay outrageous ticket prices and line up around the block to get a close-up glimpse of their favorite players ” the bottom line is not lost on the former University of Oklahoma quarterback. “The fans are important. Without them, college athletics and professional sports would,

NAFTA Superhighway’ remains a controversial concept

Oklahoma forms the low-slung buckle on the proposed “NAFTA Superhighway,” a vast interstate transportation and communications belt that would cut through America’s midsection and connect Mexico with Canada. The superhighway could include automobile, trucking and rail traffic, along with oil and gas pipelines and power and electronic data transmission lines to increase the flow of

Live Sass!

The Sooners hold the Hurricanes to a three and out in their first offensive series. Marcus Walker did a great job of trying to sell that would-be interception, even convincing one official. Too bad the officials’ review system works better at Oklahoma than Oregon. Having Gino Torreta and Toby Keith announce the starting offensive and

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