The Edmond Sun

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  • spts-Jay Haas swing.jpg All in the family  

    When golfers tee off for the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament at the immaculate yet challenging Oak Tree National course, brothers Jay and Jerry Haas will be just the eighth set of brothers to compete in the U.S. Senior Open, the first since Bobby and Lanny Watkins in 2009.
    Older brother Jay, 60, is familiar with Oak Tree having won the 2006 Senior PGA Championship and was also in the field for the 1988 PGA Championship. For little brother Jerry, 50, the golf coach at Wake Forest University, it will be his first time as a member of the Champions Tour.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • welcome 7.jpg Local police officer leads troops during ceremony

    It was a huge day for about 65 soldiers returning to Oklahoma after spending nearly a year on an artillery-focused mission in Afghanistan.
    Tuesday morning, family members welcomed about 65 members of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, as they returned from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    July 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Stephen Swift and his bike Oregon man takes a bike ride

    One might wonder why 53-year-old Stephen Swift would hop on his bike and travel more than 14,000 miles, much less leave his hometown of Newport, Ore., to do so.
    Swift said in Newport it never snows and never gets hot with temperatures ranging from 40 to 70 degrees, unlike the broiling days of summer in Oklahoma where the temperatures hover near 100 degrees. At least that is the way he remembers it.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 10.40.20 AM.png VIDEO: Sleeping fan suing Yankees, ESPN for $10M

    A fan caught on camera sleeping during a recent game at Yankee Stadium has filed suit against the Yankees and ESPN, claiming he suffered emotional distress when two announcers mocked him on the air.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can plants hear? Study finds that vibrations prompt some to boost their defenses

    They have no specialized structure to perceive sound as we do, but a new study has found that plants can discern the sound of predators through tiny vibrations of their leaves - and beef up their defenses in response.

    July 8, 2014

  • Nation's first soda tax could come to Berkeley

    The Berkeley City Council unanimously decided last week to put the 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the ballot this November. Approving the tax would mean a major defeat for the soda industry, which has spent millions to crush the effort nationwide.

    July 8, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.46.13 AM.png VIDEO: Foiled beach gear theft goes viral

    Video capturing a bizarre confrontation with two women allegedly attempting to steal beach gear on a Florida beach has gone viral.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • wheat1.jpg Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

    The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • LangerAutographs.jpg Players scout Oak Tree National

    Monday was the first day for official practice rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Competition kicks off Thursday with the final round slated for Sunday.
    And, practice it was as Champions Tour players took notes on every nook and cranny on the course, from the speed and slope of the greens to even the speed of the fairway grass.
    “Most of the time (in practice rounds) we use it to get to know the course, but since I’m so familiar with it, I was mainly looking at lines and how the ball rolls farther in the fairway with the fairway’s cut lower,” said Bob Tway, who resides at Oak Tree in Edmond.

    July 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • Little dogs chase after cars, too

    Q: Our 6-year-old shih tzu/Maltese loves to go for her daily walks. However, as soon as she hears a car approaching, she stops walking and waits for the car, then chases after it while barking her head off and pulling me along. At the end of the walk, as we get close to home, she stops walking and wants to wait for a car to chase. I either have to pull her or pick her up to get her inside. How can I stop this behavior?

    July 7, 2014