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Serious Questions Raised in Taser/Gun Mixup Fatal Shooting

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Tulsa (KFAQ) – The attorney who represents the family of the suspect killed in a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Task Force undercover operation gone horribly wrong raised some serious questions after Sheriff Stanley Glanz's exclusive, in-depth interview with KFAQ’s Pat Campbell.


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I'm great in a crisis! (But I'm not that great a leader.)

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By Tami Marler, MBA

Some managers pride themselves on managing crises. Fixing problems and saving their organization from the brink of death is a badge of honor.

While crisis management is one important characteristic of an effective leader, chief executives have to ask, why are we always managing crises, and do I need a crisis manager or a more effecti...

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Too young to be old

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm young enough that I can still count the wrinkles and gray hairs but old enough that my era as a full-time mom has come to an end. The nest is empty. I can sit around and cry, or I can decide where to go from here.

I've been fortunate to accomplish most things I've set out to accomplish in my life. I've been leader of my high school flag team, a college cheerleader, a professional cheerleader, a college graduate, a masters graduate, Miss Oklahoma, talent ...

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Think I'm turning Japanese

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Once when I was competing in a pageant on my journey to the title of Miss Oklahoma, an interview judge asked me what I thought at the time was an odd and inappropriate question: "How do you feel about being half Japanese?" I'm pretty sure I looked at her as though she had just vomited on my $1,500 suit.

"Well, because I have always been half Japanese, I really have nothing else to which I can compare being half Japanese," I said out loud, while silently I said, "How d...

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Bullying: One victim, many players

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of us have seen the compelling video of the obnoxious dancing bully taking pot shots at the overweight victim who finally has his fill and body slams the little punk. Here's a personal admission: I was proud of 16-year-old Casey Heynes, who said he had been bullied all of his life, for standing up to not only the bully in his face, but all of the bullies surrounding and watching the fight. He may have been suspended for...

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What do fish think?

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Fishing is by far one of my favorite pastimes. Nothing soothes the soul like casting a line and watching the gently rippling water as you slowly reel it back to shore. I am by no means an expert fisherperson. My husband jokes that I catch more elusive stick fish and tree bass than actual fish, but I enjoy the process, nonetheless.

Several times a fishing session I cast my line into the trees surrounding my parents' pond. I can't even imagine the thousands of dollars of lures I've left t...

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Raising the perfect child

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Raising the perfect child

(July 19, 2008)

I have two teenagers and a prepubescent boy (who would die a million deaths if he knew I just called him that on the worldwide web). Throughout their lives I have tried to teach them right from wrong. I have introduced them to that still, small voice of their conscience for those inevitable times they are faced with a decision between what's right, and what feels right. I have taught them to recognize and accept the natural consequences o...

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Gainfully Unemployed

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Gainfully Unemployed

(February 16, 2011)

Hypothetically speaking, what if you were to find yourself wildly successful in a career, but some aspect of your job put you at odds with your conscience? What if survival in your career meant dialing back your core beliefs? In such a hypothetical scenario, one might find an opportunity to make a clean exit. And one might find him or herself gainfully unemployed.

In a completely unrelated scenario, I find myself gainfully unemployed...

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Human Tragedy and (un-trumpeted) Triumph in Japan

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

News headlines are designed to attract an audience. "Japan Prepares for Another Chernobyl", "Can Japan Nuclear Radiation Blow Over to U.S.?", "Japan Awaits Meltdown". My sister sent me a letter today that might prompt a headline such as, "Woman Fights for Life in Tsunami Ruins," but she would probably have a different title. Following are excerpts from her blog:

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helpin...

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May 8, 2010

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM Comments comments (1)

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. -Thomas Paine