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 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 14, 2019

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for vice-president on the Democratic Party’s ticket in 1920, he became a prominent national political figure. And even though the Democrats lost badly that year,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 7, 2019

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In this technological era in which we live, candidates for high political office – among other things – have to look good on television. Those people running for president, for example, will...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 31, 2019

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I don’t want to alarm anyone, but we are in the beginning stages of our next presidential election. It seems to me, in fact, that we never quit having such contests; as soon as one ends, the next...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 24, 2019

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Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday. Dylan is, of course, arguably the greatest songwriter in the history of the world – and he has a Nobel Prize in Literature to prove it. I know that today is his...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 17, 2019

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Ambrose Madison was a plantation owner in southwestern Virginia in the early 18th century. He was allowed to lay claim to more than 4,600 acres of land as an early settler in the region. Sources are...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 10, 2019

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In April 1775 the American Revolutionary War began. People living in the colonies along the Atlantic coast of North America revolted, wanting independence from Great Britain. Great Britain, by the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 3, 2019

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A few years ago, a popular movie named “Glory” chronicled the experiences of some African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, President Abraham Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 26, 2019

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I like to think of myself as being a good grocery shopper. I enjoy searching for bargains and saving money without sacrificing the quality of the food my family and I eat. The week I turned 16 years o...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 19, 2019

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A few weeks ago, I drove from Alva to Kentucky. Back in the day when I took such a long trip, I would put my trusty road atlas on the front seat next to me. Road atlases are just one more thing that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 12, 2019

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While my wife and I were watching television recently, I casually mentioned that radio and television stations west of the Mississippi River have call letters that start with “K” while those east...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 5, 2019

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As I mentioned last week, my wife and I recently had a conversation about radio and television call letters. I realize that that might not sound like an interesting topic of discussion. Hopefully, I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 29, 2019

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This story grew out of a conversation my wife and I had recently, and it was her idea that I should turn it into an article. After thinking about it a bit, I agreed with her. My wife has shown up in a...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 22, 2019

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The three men who won presidential elections in the 1920s – Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover – were political conservatives. Coolidge and Hoover were also conservative in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 15, 2019

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Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were all sworn in as leaders of the federal government’s executive branch in March 1921. Harding, a former senator from Ohio, was the new...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 8, 2019

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Having won the election of 1920, Republicans Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge assumed office as president and vice president on March 4, 1921. Among the Cabinet members President Harding...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 1, 2019

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As we saw last week, the 1920s was a conservative decade in U.S. history. For one thing, the government took an isolationist approach to foreign policy – we refused, for example, to join the League...

 

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With the 2020 election fast approaching, now seems like a good time to look at the one that took place 100 years ago. The 1920 election was one of those that had a huge impact on American history....

 

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It makes all the sense in the world for employers to do some research on job applicants before hiring them. One way to do this, of course, is to talk to people who know the applicants. Some employers...

 

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One thing I like about the internet is that it allows me to waste countless hours in the mindless pursuit of absolutely nothing! And I’m getting pretty good at it. Whenever I decide to retire, I...

 

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As we saw earlier, some advertisers create fictional characters and use them over and over in a series of television ads to help get their messages across to viewers. The familiarity of these...

 

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The primary purpose of advertising is, of course, to sell the products being touted. The first objective of the advertiser, therefore, is to get our attention. Advertisers utilize various methods to...

 

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I remember once when I was in high school one of my teachers asked my classmates and me if television was primarily an entertainment medium or an advertisement medium. I was surprised when she said...

 

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Every year as the Super Bowl approaches, my thoughts turn to television ads. I (and everyone else who watches the professional football championship game) enjoy seeing the advertisements that...

 

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After hurting my left knee last summer, I rode in an ambulance to a hospital emergency room in Enid. I hadn’t been there long when they wheeled me down the hall to their Magnetic Resonance Imaging...

 

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As I noted last week, in July I fell out of the back of a moving van. Thankfully, it wasn’t moving at the time! But, nevertheless, I hurt myself when I hit the pavement. I opened my eyes to see my...

 

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