Botched execution a form of torture
Editor, The Transcript: Governor Fallin’s editorial of 8 May stated that the recent botched execution merely “took too long” and that the out of state pundits criticizing us had forgotten about the victims. She followed with a detailed, ...
Learning CPR a great skill for kids to learn in schools
Editor, The Transcript: Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Currently, less than 11 percent of these ...
Veteran homes staff deserve appreciation
Editor, The Transcript: A constant topic of discussion at the Norman Veterans Center’s monthly residents council meetings is staffing shortages and its impact on the quality of care given to the vets here. In an attempt to get information ...
Time to resolve real issues
Editor, The Transcript: Gov. Mary Fallin recently vetoed legislation as a message to the legislature to stop “kicking the can down the road” by failing to enact critical legislation. Among the items Fallin wants addressed are the repair of ...
Oklahoma administrative growth dwarfs student growth
Editor, The Transcript: Amid the ongoing discussion of whether Oklahoma’s public education system needs more money, an important point is often overlooked: According to data that the state of Oklahoma reports to the U.S. Department of ...
Superintendent Barresi doesn’t deserve a pass for failures
Editor, The Transcript: Our present Superintendent of Schools in Oklahoma, Janet Barresi, has now presided over two years in a row of botched end-of-year testing for our students. She conveniently blamed the website run by the testing ...
Thank you to all the teachers
Editor, The Transcript: A great big thank you, thank you, thank you to our teachers (pre-k through 16 plus) for their continued dedication to excellence and our students. Their loyalty is in spite of the many years our mismanaged ...
Happy birthday, Yogi Berra (born May 1925)
Editor, The Transcript Baseball legend Yogi Berra Says that he never said Half the things that others Say that he ever said. But studying up on Yogi Is always time well spent No matter what he said, We all know what he meant....
No More Water for fracking
Editor, The Transcript: Norman should stop selling water for fracking (hydraulic fracturing). The use of our water by the fracking industry is contrary to the city’s commitment to water conservation. We pay for high quality purified ...
Healthcare: only available to those who can afford it
Editor, The Transcript: Harvard and CUNY researchers reported in “Physicians for a National Health Program”, January 30, 2014, that up to 8 million are uninsured in states rejecting the expansion of Medicaid and up to 17,000 will die a ...
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