Altus Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://altustimes.com/section/OPINION http://altustimes.com/section/OPINION Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:03:55 EST 1800 One punch homicide and a police officer’s safety http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50460498/One-punch-homicide-and-a-police-officers-safety While in grade school I suffer two concussions in the same calendar year. Both were head strikes I sustained on the school playground and both times I wound up in the hospital. I overheard a doctor tell my parents that one more concussion could kill... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:07 EST The garden’s woes, the garden woos http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50403829/The-gardens-woes-the-garden-woos “I've got a garden blanket to put over the frame for your lettuce bed, whenever you're ready to plant a fall garden,” my friend mentioned to me on the way out of church. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:11:10 EST Where is the love? http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50382505/Where-is-the-love Imagine that your 42 year old son has died after a four year battle with a rare disease that has destroyed his internal organs. You are grieving at his casket the night of the wake when an official of the church—-the church which earlier in this... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:15:12 EST Stories from the baptistery http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50303129/Stories-from-the-baptistery Connor rocked back and forth on his heels, biting his lip as his eyes darted back and forth, scanning my office.It was his baptism day. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:49:11 EST Refugee training http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50303077/Refugee-training There is no such thing as 9-1-1 emergency services in Iraq or Afghanistan. When the next crisis comes (and they always do) in those countries, there are no first responders to bring instant assistance for fire, police and emergency medical needs. When... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:49:10 EST The man behind the cartoon http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50230137/The-man-behind-the-cartoon Garry Trudeau, a Yale alumnus, is the creator of the cartoon “Doonesbury.” In his cartoon, Trudeau gently lampoons The Reverend William Sloane Coffin as the cartoon character of Rev, Scot Sloan. The Reverend William Sloane Coffin was a... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:09:17 EST A blue ribbon http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50192387/A-blue-ribbon “Old Airmen never die they just fade away to Wisconsin to eat cheese curds” a quote from an old Airman. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:51:09 EST Looking into my father in law’s eyes http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50144369/Looking-into-my-father-in-laws-eyes The eyes that once danced with life—-eyes that could focus with the intensity of an eagle after its prey or love with the affection of a mother for her baby—- now stare blankly at nothing, emotionless. I peer into those eyes, hoping for... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:33:07 EST Military concel carry - HR 218 an update - obfuscation http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50144271/Military-concel-carry---HR-218-an-update---obfuscation Colonel Smith, Sergeant Major Jones do you have your conceal carry permit that Federal law allows you to obtain as a retired military police man? You don't, I do not understand, Federal law known as the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:23:06 EST Stuff, and the proper storage of it http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/3891416/Stuff-and-the-proper-storage-of-it The Colonel strongly suggested going to South Dakota on vacation, a fun trip visiting in-laws. One of the problems of military life is the moving you have to do. The government will only pay for shipping a prescribe amount of weight, based on your... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:45:05 EST