Predator callers to offer advice by qux32798


									B                     Tuesday, January 12, 2010

                       Tulsa                 Radio: KRMG am740, fm102.3
                                                                                                                     Predator callers to offer advice
                                             Tickets: (918) 631-4688 Web:

  Men’s BKB                                   Men’s BKB                                  woMen’s BKB                        REDATORS ARE of in-                                             Ruff likened his method to                     postpone eagle-viewing events
  wed 1-13                                   sat 1-16                                    fri 1-15                           terest this week, both the                                    turkey hunting — bringing                        below the dams at Fort Gibson
  At SMU:                                    Vs. UCF:                                    Vs. Tulane:                        furred and the feathered                                      them in close and taking them                    and Keystone lakes.
  7 p.m. Cox-117                             7 p.m. CBSC-249                             7 p.m.                      kind.                                                                with a shotgun. Camouflage,                        Audubon members armed
                                                                                                                        Tonight at Bass Pro Shops,                                        wind direction, movement and                     with eagle information and
                       ORU                  Radio: KYAL fm97.1, am1550
                                            Tickets: (918) 495-6000 Web:                    three expert predator hunters
                                                                                                                     are going to share their secrets.
                                                                                                                                                                                          knowing where the animals are
                                                                                                                                                                                          located all come into the pic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           spotting scopes will be on hand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to help folks lay their eyes on
  Men’s BKB                                   Men’s BKB                                  woMen’s BKB                 Bob Walshaw, an Oklahoma                                             ture. “A lot of guys focus on the                these majestic birds of prey
  thu 1-14                                   sat 1-16                                    sat 1-16                    Predator Hunter Association                                          sound, and that’s such a slim,                   that gather in these areas dur-
  At IUPUI:                                  At Western Illinois:                        At Western Illinois:        member and organizer of the                                          small part of your success,” he                  ing the winter months.
  6 p.m.                                     7 p.m.                                      4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                     seminar, said the session was      activity in the country for a few said.                                              The Tulsa Audubon Society’s
                                                                                                                     standing-room only last year.      reasons.                            Ruff said tonight’s meeting                    event is 8-10 a.m. at the Watch-
                       OU                    Radio: KMOD fm97.5, KTBZ am1430
                                             Tickets: (800) 456-4668 Web:                           “Come early and get yourself          “One reason is in most states should offer a lot for beginners                  able Wildlife area near the U.S.
  Men’s BKB                                   Men’s BKB                                  woMen’s BKB
                                                                                                                     a seat,” he said. “Last time, I    you can do it year-round and      or those who have had limited                    Army Corps of Engineers head-
                                             tue 1-19
                                                                                                                     couldn’t find another chair in     there is no bag limit. Also a     success, but experienced hunt-                   quarters on the north shore
  sat 1-16                                                                               wed 1-13
  Vs. Missouri:                              At Texas A&M:                               At Baylor:                  Bass Pro for anyone to sit on. It lot of guys can’t afford to go     ers can benefit as well.                         of the Arkansas River just
  Noon, ESPN2-26                             7 p.m.                                      7 p.m.                      was well over 100 people.”         to Colorado and pay for an elk      “I like the question-and-                      below Keystone Dam. Take the
                                                                                                                        Joe Bradshaw of Arkyyoter       tag, but with this, you can go    answer session,” Ruff said.                      Highway 151 exit and turn into
                       OSU                   Radio: KFAQ am1170, KRVT am1270
                                             Tickets: (877) 255-4678 Web:
                                                                                                                     Game Calls will cover coyote
                                                                                                                     calling, Scott Ruff will discuss
                                                                                                                                                        to New Mexico tomorrow and
                                                                                                                                                        buy a license over the coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                          “Maybe you have a guy who
                                                                                                                                                                                          has been hunting for a while …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Corps area before crossing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the dam.
  Men’s BKB                                   Men’s BKB                                  woMen’s BKB                 bobcat calling and Travis Al-      ter and do a lot more hunting     maybe he’s been having a hang-                     Contact David Edwards at
  sat 1-16                                   wed 1-20                                    today                       zate will review coyote vocal-     and shooting. It’s something      up on some particular thing we                   (918) 865-7398 or 638-7398
  At Baylor:                                 Vs. Colorado:                               At Kansas:                  izations, Walshaw said.            the common guy, the average       can help with.”                                  with questions on the Keystone
  3 p.m. KJRH-9/2                            8 p.m. ESPNU-253                            11 a.m. ESPNU-253              “These are three guys who       hunter, can afford to do.”          Now is a good time for the                     Dam event.
                                                                                                                     know what they’re doing, so           A talented teacher can give    seminar and to get out into the                    Likewise, Eagle Days at Fort
                       Arkansas                             Radio: KCFO am970 Tickets: (800) 982-4647
                                                            Web:                            you can really learn quite a bit,” a hunter enough instruction to woods and hunt predators.                           Gibson Dam was postponed
                                                                                                                     he said.                           be able to call in a coyote in a     “Deer season is pretty much                   to this coming Saturday and
  Men’s BKB                                   Men’s BKB                                  woMen’s BKB                    Ruff said he made his first     few minutes, and if someone       winding down. The traffic in                     Sunday. Audubon members
  thu 1-14                                   sat 1-16                                    thu 1-14                    predator stand in 1979 and         already has a rifle or shotgun,   the woods slows down, and it’s                   will be on the east side of the
  At Mississippi State:                      Vs. Alabama:                                Vs. Mississippi State:
  6 p.m. ESPNU-253                           12:30 p.m.                                  7 p.m.                      since has hunted from Loui-        they’re pretty much set to go.    usually a great time to go,” he                  dam from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
                                                                                                                     siana to Wyoming. He calls         Obviously, there is much more said.                                                Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                     Thunder                           Radio: KYAL fm97.1, am1550 Tickets: (800) 745-3000
                                                                                                                     predators in close and dis-
                                                                                                                     patches them with a shot-
                                                                                                                                                        to it to be consistently success-
                                                                                                                                                        ful, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The other predators of inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                          est this week are bald eagles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday. The Fort Gibson group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           plans another eagle viewing
  wed 1-13                                   fri 1-15                                    sat 1-16                    gun. His favorite challenge is        Experienced as he is, Ruff     — for viewing, definitely not                    weekend the Jan. 23-24.
  Vs. San Antonio:                           At Dallas:                                  Vs. Miami:                  hunting bobcats, but he said       still has plenty of days when     shooting.
  7 p.m. Cox-3                               7:30 p.m. FSOK-27                           7 p.m. FSOK-27              predator hunting in general is     predators just don’t show up or     Last week’s extreme cold                             Read Kelly Bostian’s blog at
                                                                                                                     the fastest-growing hunting        things just don’t work out.       led local Audubon clubs to                   
                     66ers                             Radio: KAKC am1300 Tickets: (918) 585-8444

                                                                                                                     Now it’s OK to talk about past?                                                                                         MLB NOTEBOOK
  thu 1-14                                   sat 1-16                                    sun 1-17
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Guerrero, Greene complete deals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with Rangers: Vladimir Guerrero
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                                                                                                                     By JIM LITKE                                                                  asked McGwire whether he                  will now be hitting in the middle
  fri 1-15                                   fri 1-22                                    sat 1-23                    Associated Press                                                              took performance-enhanc-                  of the lineup for the Texas Rang-

  At Texas:                                  Vs. Wichita:                                At Wichita:                                                         do is disown the counterfeit          ers, whether using them was               ers instead of doing damage
  7:05 p.m.                                  7:35 p.m.                                   7:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                           UST BECAUSE Mark                  home-run titles, including            “cheating,” and even whether              against them.
                                                                                                                           McGwire wants to get              the 1998 crown he claimed             the rash of home-run re-                     Guerrero and the Rangers
      WNBA Tulsa                      A WNBA franchise will play in Tulsa in 2010 and
                                      its home opener is May 15. Ticket information:                                       back into baseball, it’s OK
                                                                                                                     to talk about the past?
                                                                                                                                                             after outlasting Sammy Sosa,
                                                                                                                                                             toppling Roger Maris’ vener-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   cords that he and his crowd
                                                                                                                                                                                                   set should be wiped off the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             finalized a $5.5 million, one-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             contract Monday that includes a
      Phone: (877) 904-6677 Web: E-mail:
                                                                                                                        Most of us should have no            ated single-season mark and           books, McGwire gave the same              mutual option for 2011 after the
                                                                                                                     problem forgiving.                      accepting credit for bring-           answer.                                   eight-time All-Star and former

television/radio                                                                                                        But we’ll need some more
                                                                                                                     time to forget that he was a
                                                                                                                                                             ing disillusioned fans back to
                                                                                                                                                             the ballpark in the wake of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “I’m not here,” he replied on
                                                                                                                                                                                                   at least eight separate occa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AL MVP passed a physical.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Free agent Khalil Greene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             also reached an agreement on
                                                                                tV               radio               principal actor in one of the           strike.                               sions, “to talk about the past.”
                                GirLs hiGh sChooL BasKetBaLL                                                         biggest frauds perpetrated on              Let’s be clear: McGwire and          What prompted McGwire’s                 a one-year deal to become the
6:30 p.m.... Union at Owasso........................................................................KYFM-100.1                                                                                                                               Rangers’ utility infielder.
6:30 p.m.... Southmoore at Midwest City.........................Cox-3                                                baseball in the 160 or so years         all those similarly juiced slug-      admission was a desire to
                                Boys hiGh sChooL BasKetBaLL                                                          it’s been played. And that              gers didn’t “save” baseball, and      return to baseball, which itself             Maddux joins Cubs front office:
8 p.m. ......... Union at Owasso........................................................................KYFM-100.1   McGwire lied repeatedly about           they didn’t do the game any           was sparked by conversations              Pitching great Greg Maddux has
8 p.m. ......... Southmoore at Midwest City.........................Cox-3                                            which performance-enhanc-               favors over the long haul. All        with Cardinals manager Tony               rejoined the Cubs as an assistant
                                 woMen’s CoLLeGe BasKetBaLL
6 p.m. ......... Seton Hall at St. John’s .....................................CBSC-249                              ing drugs he used and when,             they did was shame it.                La Russa.                                 to general manager Jim Hendry.
                                    Men’s CoLLeGe BasKetBaLL                                                         then crawled under a rock the              “After all this time, I want         La Russa has appointed him-             The 355-game winner, who
4 p.m. ......... Travis Ford Show.................................................FSOK-27                            moment he was done playing,             to come clean,” the statement         self guardian of the legacy they          started his career with the Cubs
5:30 p.m.... Bubba Cunningham Show.......................................................KTBZ-1430                                                                                                                                           in 1986 and rejoined them from
6 p.m. ......... Ohio State at Purdue.........................................ESPN-25                                leaving behind a cast of cheat-         said. “I was not in a position        forged together, which may
6 p.m. ......... Texas A&M at Kansas State............................ESPN2-26                                       ers to take the heat.                   to do that five years ago in          explain why La Russa insisted             2004-06, retired as a player
6 p.m. ......... ORU Coaches Hour....................................................................KYAL-97.1          “I never knew when, but I            my congressional testimony,           the conditioning programs he              after the 2008 season.
6 p.m. ......... Virginia Commonwealth at Hofstra.............ESPNU-253                                              always knew this day would              but now I feel an obligation          was charged with overseeing                 Cuban lefty agrees to deal with
8 p.m. ......... Bradley at Northern iowa................................ESPNU-253
                                                                                                                     come,” McGwire said Monday              to discuss this and to answer         at both ballclubs were “100               Reds: Aroldis Chapman knew so
8 p.m. ......... Kentucky at Florida............................................ESPN-25
                                                             nBa                                                     in a statement. “It’s time for          questions about it. I’ll do that,     percent legit.                            little about baseball in the United
7:30 p.m..... L.A. Lakers at San Antonio ..............................NBA-256                                       me to talk about the past and           and then I just want to help my         “And the strength gains and             States that before he could pick
                                                             nhL                                                     to confirm what people have             team.”                                the edges we developed were               a team, he had to look at a map.
6 p.m. ......... Dallas at Philadelphia........................................FSOK-27                                                                                                                                                       The lefty from Cuba had never
6 p.m. ......... New Jersey at New York..................................Versus-251                                  suspected. I used steroids                 That “obligation” would            entirely legit and the product
                                       hiGh sChooL wrestLinG                                                         during my playing career and I          sound a lot more noble if it          of hard work,” he said in an in-          seen a major league game on
7 p.m........... East Central at Union................................................................KYAL-97.1      apologize. ...                          wasn’t tied to the paycheck           terview Monday with ESPN. “I              television and couldn’t name
                                                                                                                        “I wish I had never touched          he’ll be drawing from the St.         also knew nobody was a better             all the teams. Chapman agreed
                                                                                                                     steroids. It was foolish and it         Louis Cardinals to serve as           example of that than Mark.”               Monday to a $30.25 million, six-
Uzoh earns C-USA weekly honor                                                                                        was a mistake,” he added.
                                                                                                                        Now all that’s left for him to
                                                                                                                                                             their hitting coach.
                                                                                                                                                                But every time lawmakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Talk about being stuck in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             year contract with the Reds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
   Tulsa’s Ben Uzoh has been named the Conference
USA basketball player of the week.

                                                                                                                     mlb:                                                                                                          FROM THE BLOGS:
   The 6-foot-3 senior averaged 20.5 points, five assists                                                                                                    His voice shook when            percent, well below the 75
and four rebounds in the Golden Hurricane’s wins over                                                                                                     he recounted breaking the          percent necessary.
Tulane and Houston last week.
   It is Uzoh’s first selection for the award. For the
                                                                                                                                                          news to Matt McGwire, his             “This has nothing to do  
                                                                                                                                                          22-year-old son, calling it the    with the Hall of Fame,” he
                                                                                                                     Says he first used in
season, Uzoh is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 assists
per game, both team highs. He is shooting 51 percent
                                                                                                                     ’89-’90 while with A’s.
                                                                                                                                                          toughest task in the ordeal.
                                                                                                                                                             “He’s very, very under-
                                                                                                                                                                                             said. “There’s no way a pill
                                                                                                                                                                                             or an injection will give you        McGwire’s confession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  comes as no surprise
from the field.                                                                                                                                           standable. So are my par-          hand-eye coordination or the
   UAB’s Elijah Millsap and Memphis’ Elliot Williams                                                                 From B                              ents,” McGwire said. “The          ability or the great mind that
were picked the league’s co-rookies of the week.                                                                                                          biggest thing that they said       I’ve had as a baseball player,”
   TU plays at SMU at 7 p.m. Wednesday.                                                                              here to talk about the past.”        is they’re very proud of me,       he said. “I was always the last         The truth has come out, and in the year
                              — BY ERiC BAiLEY, World Sports Writer                                                  He had been in self-imposed          that I’m doing this. They all      one to leave. I was always           2010, none of us are surprised, really. Mark
                                                                                                                     exile from public view, an           believe it’s for the better. And   hitting by myself. I took care       McGwire was using steroids. Baseball’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  home run records from that great summer

               SPORTS: FYI
                                                                                                                     object of ridicule for refusing      then I just hope we can move       of myself.”
                                                                                                                     to answer the questions.             on from this and start my             He said he first used ste-                               of 1998 are indeed
                                                                                                                        Once he was hired by the          new career as a coach.”            roids between the 1989 and                                  tainted.
                                                                                                                     Cardinals in October to be              McGwire was a baseball          1990 seasons, after helping                                    We knew this was
Basketball                                                                                                           their hitting coach, how-            icon — Big Mac, with a Paul        the Oakland Athletics to a                                  coming eventually, but
  Mavericks bring back Najera in trade with Nets: The                                                                ever, he knew he had to say          Bunyon physique and a              World Series sweep when he                                  I still feel foolish. I was
Dallas Mavericks have acquired Eduardo Najera from                                                                   something before the start of        home run swing that made           and Jose Canseco formed the                                 among all the amazed
the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forwards Kris                                                                    spring training in mid-Feb-          fans come out to the ballpark      Bash Brothers.                                              fans wondering how
Humphries and Shawne Williams. The trade brings                                                                      ruary.                               early to watch batting prac-          He said he returned to                                   baseballs could be
Najera back to Dallas, where the former OU standout                                                                     In a carefully rolled out         tice. He hit 583 home runs,        steroids after the ’93 season,                              flying out of ballparks
was a fan favorite in his first four NBA seasons.                                                                    schedule of statements and           tied for eighth on the career      when he missed all but 27                                   at such an astonish-
                                                                                                                     interviews, he called com-           list, and his average of one       games with a heel injury, af-         Read more of          ing rate. Remember
Golf                                                                                                                 missioner Bud Selig, St. Lou-        every 10.6 at-bats is the best     ter being told steroids might         Mike Strain’s         the explanations back
   Cowboy helps U.S. to victory: Oklahoma State sopho-                                                               is manager Tony La Russa             ever.                              speed recovery.                           blogs at          then?
more Peter Uihlein helped the United States defend its                                                               and Maris’ widow, Pat, on               His record of 70 home              “I’m sure people will won- • Expansion diluted
title at the Copa de las Americas at Olivos Golf Club in                                                             Monday to personally break           runs in 1998 was surpassed         der if I could have hit all            sportsextra         pitching
Buenos Aires, Argentina. The American team finished                                                                  the news and left messages           by Barry Bonds’ 73 homers in       those home runs had I never                                • Ballparks were smaller
with a 10-over-par total of 1,158 to finish 12 shots clear                                                           for the stars of the Cardinals.      2001 — the year of McGwire’s       taken steroids,” McGwire             • And my personal favorite: The juiced
of host country Argentina. Uihlein carded rounds of 76,                                                              He issued a statement and            retirement. Bonds himself          said in his statement. “I had        ball. If I recall, some media outlets actually
69, 70 and 72 for a fourth-place finish of 287.                                                                      called the AP to get his ad-         has denied knowingly using         good years when I didn’t             tested baseballs.
                                                                                                                     mission out, then gave sever-        illegal drugs but has been         take any, and I had bad years           I wonder how many people inside
Gymnastics                                                                                                           al interviews that included a        indicted on charges he made        when I didn’t take any. I had        baseball were snickering at all those
   OU women now No. 2: UCLA is still No. 1, but the Okla-                                                            televised appearance on the          false statements to a federal      good years when I took ste-          theories and how many felt — and still feel
homa women’s squad jumped to No. 2 in Monday’s                                                                       MLB Network.                         grand jury and obstructed          roids, and I had bad years           — shame.
Troester ranking, which is believed to be the top mark                                                                  “It was a wrong thing what        justice.                           when I took steroids. But               The men — or at least one of them
in program history. Arkansas is ranked No. 7.                                                                        I did. I totally regret it. I just      In four appearances on the      no matter what, I shouldn’t          — who produced those titanic home runs
                                                                                                                     wish I was never in that era,”       Hall of Fame ballot, McG-          have done it and for that I’m        and huge headlines were not super. Just
Olympics                                                                                                             he said.                             wire has hovered around 23         truly sorry.”                        enhanced.
   Olympic mountain closes runs due to heavy rain: The ski
resort that will host freestyle and snowboarding events

                                                                                                                     chili:                                  Chili Bowl NatioNals
at the Vancouver Games is closed because of heavy                                                                                                                                                   Night                                  of my career.”
rain. Olympic organizers have said they learned from                                                                                                                                                  saturday: Rockstar Energy Drink        Decker is more used to the
those experiences and are prepared for all conditions.                                                                                                         where: Tulsa Expo Raceway            Championship Feature Events            larger, more powerful winged
                                                                                                                                                             — quarter-mile clay oval inside the      tV: Portions will be tape-delayed    sprint cars, but has no problem
Soccer                                                                                                               Guthrie’s Decker is set                 QuikTrip Center at the Tulsa State     on the Speed Channel, Cox Digital      adjusting to the midgets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cable 261.
     Togo disqualified from African Cup: The African soccer                                                          to race in her sixth                    Fairgrounds
                                                                                                                                                               when: Tuesday-Saturday                 tickets: A limited number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “It gets on the right rear a
confederation says Togo has been “disqualified” from                                                                                                                                                                                       lot harder,” said Decker of the
the African Cup of Nations.                                                                                          chili Bowl Nationals.                     tuesday: Warren CAT Qualifying       reserved seats for Tuesday night’s     midget. “I am a sprint car girl
   The team withdrew after two people from its delega-                                                                                                       Night plus Vacuworx Chili Bowl         qualifying and the Race of Champi-     and I’m used to the wing push-
tion died in an ambush shooting last week. Togo was to                                                               FRom B                                 Race of Champions                      ons are available for $26.             ing it down. It takes me a couple
have played its opening game against Ghana on Mon-                                                                                                             wednesday: River Spirit Casino         Call (918) 838-3777 or buy at        of laps to adjust because it is a
day in Group B, but the team returned home Sunday.                                                                   qualifying action on Thurs-             Qualifying Night                       the gate. Pit passes are also avail-   completely different feeling.”
Togo’s government had asked organizers to give players                                                               day night is Michelle Decker              thursday: Bully Dog Qualifying       able at the gate.                        McQueen, who races on
a chance to mourn.                                                                                                   of Guthrie. Decker is the only          Night                                    on the web:          Tuesday, and Decker met six
                                                                                                                     female to win a track champi-             Friday: E3 Spark Plugs Qualifying    chilibowl                              years ago and Decker enjoys
Miscellaneous                                                                                                        onship in the 55-year history                                                                                         racing with her owner-team-
  Sports Animal adds Rangers: The Sports Animal will be                                                              of Oklahoma City’s State Fair                                                                                         mate each year.
the radio home for the Texas Rangers for the upcoming                                                                Speedway. Decker is teamed              the Chili Bowl and last year was       Jay Drake and Don Droud Jr.              “Shannon McQueen always
2010 baseball season thanks to a two-year agreement                                                                  with Shannon McQueen of Ba-             my best year,” Decker said. “We        in the B main and I just missed        gives me great equipment,”
(with an option for 2011) that has been reached.                                                                     kersfield, Calif.                       made the A main on our qualify-        getting by Jay for the B main          Decker said. “I know that car is
                            — FROM STAFF AND WiRE REPORTS                                                              “This is my sixth year to run         ing night. I raced real hard with      win. It was one of the highlights      capable of winning the show.”

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