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  • Drama troupe plans Good Friday performance

    Spirit Act Drama Troupe of First United Methodist Church, Edmond will present the passion play, “Christus” by Alison Spitz on Good Friday.

    April 14, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-04-11 at 4.49.09 PM.png Train, entertain your pets with these 3 smartphone apps

    While they may not have thumbs to use the phone, pets can benefit from smartphone apps designed specifically for them.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIVING WITH CHILDREN: Too many teen boys addicted to video games

    Q: Our 14-year-old son seems depressed — to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he’s socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend less time playing video games and watching TV, but he says he hates sports. He appears to be withdrawing more and more into his video screen world. Our plan of action is to insist that he take up a sport if he wants the freedom to have a computer and video game. We want him to have balance in his life. Your thoughts?

    April 11, 2014

  • Stepping forward: The real Colbert

    Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.

    April 11, 2014

  • Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

    Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Web and into consumer devices.

    April 11, 2014

  • Granddaughter_BH.jpg Duke’s granddaughter visits Enid

    Actor John Wayne left a legacy his granddaughter, Anita Swift, works along with other family members to preserve.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Boston doctors can now prescribe you a bike

    The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that's whimsically known as "Prescribe-a-Bike." Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write "prescriptions" for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city's bike-share system, for only $5.

    April 11, 2014

  • AS I SEE IT: So many meanings for two little words

    “That’s that,” I said gratefully as I carried the last armload of clean laundry past Su-the-weenie-dog, asleep on the sofa. (She might have twitched her congratulations, but probably not.) I’d folded the last piece of a humongous post-company laundry and was putting it away when she appeared at the linen closet door, her ears in an attentive, I’ve-got-a-good-idea position, and making little coaxing noises in her throat. Su doesn’t talk much, so I sometimes forget about her extensive word recognition. To her, “That’s that” meant I was finished with whatever I’d been doing that had kept me busy and inattentive to her needs. Like snacks, for instance. “That’s that” means other things too, but not to Su.

    April 11, 2014

  • Lauren Johnson Walking for Lauren and PH awareness

    Lauren Johnson was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at age 3 and severe pulmonary hypertension by age 11.
    High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PH), a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to heart failure if left untreated, according to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Symptoms include shortness of breath and dizziness and fatigue. The severity of symptoms usually correlates with the progression of the disease.
    PH affects people of all ages, races and ethic backgrounds. Risk factors make some people more susceptible.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • How to avoid soil compaction in your garden

    Does it seem like watering your garden is like washing the driveway? Water just seems to run off and not soak in? For good growth, plants must have space in the soil to get air, water and room for roots to grow. Air space, root room and water availability depend largely on the soil structure. This in turn is closely related to the organic matter in the soil and a suitable distribution of mineral particles of different sizes. It is important to keep the soil open and porous, permit excess water to drain away, and air to enter.  Soil also needs to allow water to percolate down to the roots.

    April 10, 2014