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table of contents - AUGUST 2010

College Football by: Chris Wescott

- Top Ten Preview

Saved By The Bell

by: Lauren Owsley

- Move Over Summer, Cause Fall is Rollin’ In

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QNexa - Is it The Next Fen-Phen? by: Dr. Harvey Jenkins

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Renaissance Man

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by: Ali Plum

Popular Majors by: Chris Wescott

- Featured Artist: Jason Greenwood

- For College Studies

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So6ix Pix - Presented by Coors - City Walk Presents: Kendra Photography by: Clifton Roberts

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Making The Cut

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by: Joey Bivens

- Pro Athletes Talk About Being a Student

Dr. Tru Luv - Preventing Back to School Relationships by: Michael Cross

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6 Picks For August

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by: Joey Bivens

- Back to School Items for under $100

Education and The Seeds of Greatness

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Daniel Walcher

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by: Bryan Crump by: Ali Plum

- Featured Musician

August Calendar of Events

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Be Prepared - Feel Great with Fresh Foods

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Personal Finances - Do You Need a Financial Check-Up?

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Compiled by: Chris Wescott by: Jason Boag

by: Christopher T. Jurrens

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College Football... Top Ten Preview 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Boise State 4. Texas 5. TCU 6. Iowa 7. Florida 8. Nebraska 9. Virginia Tech 10. Oklahoma College football is right around the corner, and pretty soon top 10 and top 25 rankings will be popping up all over the web and in print media. So, I decided to take a crack at it and name off my top ten teams in NCAA Division I football going into the 2010-2011 season. With any rankings this early, they are subject to change, but here they are in order from one to ten. 1. Alabama The Crimson Tide are BCS National Champions, but don’t think that will slow them down any this year. Alabama is led by a great football coach in Nick Saban, and you can expect that the moment the final whistle sounded in the title game, Saban was already thinking of a repeat. How could the Alabama faithful not be thinking of a title repeat, when they get back Heisman Trophy winning running back Mark Ingram and senior quarterback Greg McElroy? Add in to the conversation wide receiver Julio Jones, and it is easy to see that Alabama is loaded on offense. Not only are they loaded, but the offensive unit sees a high level of continuity by returning eight starters. The Crimson Tide’s defense, however, may actually be a weakness this season. Alabama returns just two starters on defense, but coach Saban generally fields a solid unit. Luckily, one of the two returning starters is strong safety Mark Barron.

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Barron had seven interceptions last season and 76 tackles. Kirby Smart returns as defensive coordinator as well, so the drop off in talent and experience could be somewhat masked by good coaching. Expect the Tide to be in the hunt this season, most likely thanks to their offense. 2. Ohio State The Buckeyes haven’t been themselves recently. To be honest, I forgot about them completely last year. But, this season should be a different story. Ohio State returns starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor who is entering his junior season. The athletically gifted Pryor continues to grow, and despite some early season setbacks in decision-making and accuracy, he ended last year strong. The Buckeyes could surely use a breakout season from Pryor, but they have talent elsewhere to lean on. Players like defensive end Cameron Heyward will dominate and lead an always solid defensive unit. Like Alabama, one of the main reasons I put this team so high was coaching. Jim Tressel is one of the better coaches out there, so expect OSU to rebound this season and experience some success. 3. Boise Boise State continues to win. It is just something they do, and do well. The Broncos sport nine returning starters on both sides of the football. Add in their incredibly competent coaching staff, insane home field advantage, and quarterback Kellen Moore, and it’s a recipe for success. Moore threw 39 touchdowns last season to just three interceptions. It is quarterbacks like that who make you competitive. Wide receiver Titus Young is a playmaker, and the offensive scheme he plays in always takes risks, and always has a few tricks up its sleeves. The Broncos lost defensive

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coordinator Justin Wilcox to Tennessee, but the returning talent could make for a smooth transition to the new guy. 4. Texas I know what you’re thinking. Colt McCoy is gone. That doesn’t mean that Texas won’t be good this season. Sophomore quarterback, Garrett Gilbert will be taking over the signal caller duties, and he is more than capable. Gilbert was a five star recruit out of Austin, and the scouting reports on him are all positive. Defensively, Texas will sport some major talent. One of the better players returning is defensive end/defensive tackle Sam Acho. Acho had 10 sacks last season and two forced fumbles. I expect big things from him this year. Head coach, Mack Brown will always field a solid team, and this year will be no different. 5. TCU This is one of my favorite college football programs. I have often been quoted as saying that the Big 12 Conference could use a team like TCU instead of say, a Baylor. I’m not trying to step on any toes; I just think TCU brings more to the football table than a school like Baylor, and I would love to see TCU vs. Oklahoma or Texas every season. Recently, the Horned Frogs have dominated nearly everyone. This year should be no different. The Frogs return 16 starters including quarterback, Andy Dalton, who passed for 23 touchdowns last season. 6. Iowa Iowa is a good team with a lot of potential. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi returns, and although he isn’t the best field general out there, he manages the game well

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enough. Stanzi has won 18 of his 22 starts. The Hawkeyes lost two good offensive linemen in Bryan Bulaga and Kyle Calloway, but their offensive line coach, Reese Morgan, has an uncanny ability to put together above average lines while developing his younger players. Iowa should be solid. 7. Florida Florida lost Tim Tebow. Tell me something I don’t know. That won’t stop them from being one of the better teams in the nation. Florida’s loss of key players in this past NFL draft should be offset by the above average recruiting of head coach Urban Meyer. Young players will step up, and talent will be replaced with more talent. The Gators will be alright. 8. Nebraska I almost didn’t put Nebraska in my top ten. All I could think was that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was gone, and their defense will suffer. But the fact of the matter is their defense won’t suffer much at the hands of defensive tackle Jared Crick and cornerback Prince Amukamara. Both are great players and will anchor yet another shutdown, explosive defense. Nebraska will be in a lot of games, and improvement on offense comes with consistency and experience. The Cornhuskers are finally working their way back to elite status. 9. Virginia Tech The Hokies are an improved program. They have some question marks on either side of the ball, but I fully expect them to be in the “better bowl game” hunt late into the season. Tech is well coached and has talent. Keep an eye on the Hokies, more specifically, quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

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Top Ten Preview Continued... Taylor had a 9.5 yards per pass attempt last season, which is pretty good for a quarterback in an offense focused on the run.

10. Oklahoma There are quite a few teams I wanted to put here. Florida State, the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Oregon Ducks all came to mind. You could also make arguments for the Miami Hurricanes, Georgia Bulldogs, Wisconsin Badgers, and Arkansas Razerbacks. In the end, my vote went to the Oklahoma Sooners. OU has too much returning talent not to be ranked top ten. Free Safety Quinton Carter, quarterback Landry Jones, and running back DeMarco Murray should all have solid seasons. The experience Landry Jones accumulated

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over the course of that season should only make him better, and it gives him a chance to shine this go around. Fun Fact: Four of OU’s five losses last season were by a combined 12 points. Look for a Sooner bounce-back this season. Have your own preseason top ten? Tell us about it at so6ix.com.

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Saved By the Bell

Move over summer, cause fall is rollin’ in! With the approach of a new season comes new fads and trends. But one thing that rings a bell in my mind when thinking of August is back to school! Colors…New colors in fashion for this fall are: Endive Cream, Living Coral, Lipstick Red, Purple Orchid, Chocolate Truffle, Lagoon Blue, Woodbine Green, Oyster Grey, and Rose Dust. What a fun palette. And one color scheme that always stays in season for fall and winter is Black and Grey. Hot Trends…This season I have seen more trends going on than ever before, but most of them are inspired by the “Fifties” and “Futuristic” influences. The color nude and sheer fabrics on clothing are seen in a more romantic style with laces and button-ups as sweet as they ever will be. Modern basics are being seen in dresses, jackets, and coats. The cape is making a comeback this season with a modern twist that can be used with any type of outfit. Velvet is another huge trend this fall being seen on coats, dresses, and even vests. The “Futuristic” influences take a bold step out there by using cut-outs in random parts of dresses and shirts. Leather is a classic and always will be in the fall. This time we are seeing it mixed with sheer fabrics and cutouts to give it that futuristic feel. Military fashion is coming again with a new updated look. Shoulder pads, kneesocks, and ladylike fashions are other trends this season. And what is the “IT” accessory for fall?... This summer, roll over beaded bracelets became a new trend that has been on the RAGE. This fall, see them in a new variety of colors, and add have as many colors as you want! Knuckle Rings are also a hot accessory trend right now along with chunky, heavy metal type jewelry. Wearing LOTS of jewelry is big for fall, including multiple rings. Get dressed to your best, and follow these fresh fashion looks for the fall before the school bell rings!

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QNexa

By: Dr. Harvey Jenkins

Is QNexa the New Fen-Phen?

Many people still remember the wonderdrug Fen-phen. It was the top-selling weight loss medication used widely in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. The medication was a combination of two drugs: Fenfluramine, a “psycho-active” agent working to provide the senses of fullness, like some antidepressant medications do and Phentermine, an appetite suppressant, fat-burner and stimulator of metabolism. Although many people battling obesity found the drug to be highly-effective in weight loss, a significant number of people developed an otherwise rare, but potentially fatal, condition known as pulmonary hypertension and heart valve disease. In 1996, a 30-year-old Boston woman developed heart problems after using Fen-Phen for one month. She died in February on 1997 and her story was featured on Page 1 of the Boston Globe. FDA reports of similar stories and studies affirming a relation between Fen-phen and heart valve/ lung disorders led to its withdrawal from the US Market in September on 1997/Wyeth,

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the pharmaceutical company, set aside upwards of 20 Billion dollars to settle the 50,000 or more legal claims associated with the use of Fen-Phen. A tragic and expensive lesson was learned. Despite the tragic story of Fen-Phen, Obesity remains the single, most-modifiable risk factor contributing to disease and mortality in the United States. The need for effective weight loss medications to combat obesity still remains. Fortunately, the science of weight loss continues to evolve, leading to better and safer options for the treatment of obesity. Recently the FDA has reviewed a new option for weight loss, a medication called QNexa, believed to rival the effectiveness of Fen-Phen without the rare complications of pulmonary and heart disease. QNexa is a once-a-day medication that is the combination of 2 drugs: Phentermine, the same fat burner in Fen-Phen (not implicated in the heart valvedisorder) and Topiramate ( a drug replacing the Fenfluramine (the agent

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responsible of the heart lung problems). As you may know, Phentermine (aka ‘Adipex’) was not ‘pulled’ from the market and continues to be used as a weighloss medicine today. Topiramate is the generic name for Topamax, a medicine commonly used in Migraine and seizure treatment. Physicians quite commonly observe their patients reporting a feeling of fullness and satiety and even weight loss while on Topamax. As with Fen-Phen, the combination of the two medications works synergistically to allow large amounts of weight loss in a reasonable period of time. Clinical Trials show that roughly 60 to 70 % of people taking QNexa once-daily lost at least 5% of their body weight in 6 months. With higher dose of QNexa, the more weight lost. Only 15% of people lost at least 5 % of their body weight with the placebo. On July 16th , QNexa underwent initial FDA review for safety and efficacy. The screening panel DID NOT recommend approval, citing insufficient information

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confirming the safety of Qnexa in terms of risks to the heart. It should be noted that there were no compelling safety issues involving QNexa in the study compared to other FDA approved medications currently on the market, including Phentermine and Topamax. Final consideration of Qnexa by the FDA may come later this year. Who knows? QNexa may be the next Fen-Phen. Dr. Harvey Jenkins is a Harvardtrained Orthopedist & Spine specialist, practicing in South Oklahoma City. He is a Wellness Blogger and is also Owner and Medical Director of BodyTrends, the ElectroSpa in OKC. For more info or questions contact Dr. Jenkins at: info@bodytrendspa.com

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So6ixAugust2010 By: Ali Plum

Jason Greenwood: Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur His desire to set out on his own entrepreneurial way proved a success immediately when he left the corporate world and went into business for himself. The most exciting project to date utilized every part of Jason’s journey as a musician, artist, and designer. The Oklahoma Rock & Roll exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center chose Jason and for good reason. “I got to design every panel for the exhibit, working with photos and art from bands I grew up loving,” Greenwood said. He was credited at the astounding exhibit for his work, his name printed alongside musical legends. This experience gave Jason some of his greatest memories artistically and also established his status as one of Oklahoma’s most talented and visible designers. His work can be seen locally on storefronts, menus, and collegiate jumbo-trons as well as web designs seen globally.

The creative side of the world has always drawn Jason Greenwood in. As a kid, Jason explored different mediums and artistic outlets. He painted, sketched, designed, took art, band, and cooking classes, all utilizing his natural kinesthetic skills. Music merged with design, creating a masterful niche for Jason Greenwood. He was playing drums in a band when he started drawing and designing everything he could—from the band’s demo artwork to fliers to painting on jackets. His impeccable eye for design was noticed quickly among young bands making a melodic ruckus into the international punk rock scene in the early 1990’s. To add a portfolio to his selfmade high school success, Jason went to art school in Dallas. With an impressive portfolio, he landed a lucrative graphic design job following graduation. While working his “day job,” Jason still designed for bands and friends’ businesses, choosing his own medium to create original works of art and logos.

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with his undeniably humble and warm professionalism. His graphic design work currently has the “Midas touch.” But if you ask him, he doesn’t gloat; he’s too busy enjoying the creative process. “My favorite part of designing is being able to create something from scratch, and put a piece of art out there that has never been seen before and will never be duplicated, and making people happy with it at the same time.” Jason is a true renaissance man in a digital world. His innate artistic talent confirms the fact that in a highly digitized world, nothing can replace an eye like Jason’s for aesthetics, blending artistic influences like Salvador Dali with the vivid style and emotion from the world of past and present punk rock. Clients experience his unique perspective along

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Popular Majors...

So6ixAugust2010 By: Chris Wescott

... for College Students

Not every college student knows which major they are going to pursue right away. On average, studies show that college students change their majors 2-3 times in their higher education career. Obviously, every person is different, and some know exactly what they want to do with their life. For those who are having trouble deciding, here are some popular majors currently being chosen around the nation. Healthcare jobs are a great field to pursue for security and growth. One major on the rise in universities around the nation is nursing. The nursing field is extremely competitive; however, it is also the largest industry in health care. Registered nurses who can provide general care are almost always in demand everywhere. A bachelor’s degree in RN will take four years. However, you can earn an associate’s degree to be a Licensed Practical Nurse or an accelerated associ-

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ate’s degree in RN in two years. CNN.com listed nursing as one of its ten most popular majors, which really is no surprise. The wide range of options that come with a nursing degree add to the reasons as to why it’s so popular. Nursing majors may pick which type of care they wish to provide, or whether they would like to become educators. It’s a flexible degree with an estimated average salary starting around $40,000. Political science is also a popular major around the nation. According to CNN, 40% of all workers with this major are employed by government agencies. A similar field to political science is International Relations. Collegedegrees.com listed International Relations as one of its “five little-known but fast-growing college majors” in 2010. This major studies the economic, cultural, and military connections that foreign countries have with the United States. While Political

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Science focuses more on the American front, International Relations takes a turn towards the global system. Both degrees are growing in popularity and demand. If being personally involved in running for or working for political office isn’t your cup of tea, many who get a degree in Political Science enter a career in the media. Beginning salary for a degree like Political Science is roughly estimated at $36,000. Education has always been a somewhat popular major. Currently, Elementary Education has launched itself into the spotlight. To pursue a career in education, you have to be dedicated and patient. It takes about four years to complete a bachelor’s degree in education. When entering the education field, teaching hopefuls have to participate in student teaching, as well as pass the PRAXIS exam. Those entering the popular field of elementary education should expect to make about $30,000 to $35,000

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depending on the school and location. It takes a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree to be a professor at a community college or University, the salary on average is higher. High school teachers can make about $40,000 a year, and some college professors make $48,000 to over $100,000. Other popular degrees are Criminal Justice, Marketing, Computer Science and communications. Majors like marketing and communications are very flexible, and the jobs are many. Broadcasting, journalism, public relations, public speaking, speech writing, local, state and federal marketing agencies, marketing research, marketing strategies and sales are all possible career fields to pursue with either degree. The options are out there, and with school starting back up, it’s time to keep an open mind. If you haven’t decided which field to study, any one of these popular majors might be the ticket.

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Pro athletes talk about the challenge of being a student and athlete and how they succeeded It’s a well-known fact that athletes face adversity on a day to day basis. From the weight rooms to the courts and fields, it can get to be a stressful situation. It’s even harder when you’re trying to play sports as a student. And as an athlete enters college, more responsibilities are piled on. With school starting back up, athletes are beginning their seasons as well as school work and will soon start to feel the pressure. Former Edmond Santa Fe high school athlete and Oklahoma University football star Reggie Smith has some advice for high school athletes moving on to college: “Listen,” Says Smith, who now plays safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, “Listen, listen. Listening is a big thing. The speed of the game is a lot

different than it was in high school. So, you’ve got to come in with open ears. Don’t let one thing that the coach says get you down. Stay even keel and work hard.” Smith played cornerback for the University of Oklahoma Sooners, so he is no stranger to the challenge of being a student athlete. He says the key to pushing through it is finding a balance. “The workload of school plus sports— you know, they demanded a lot from us in the football program, which is a top tier college. But, on the other side you still have to make your grades, which is kind of tough also. Some of the classes get tougher as you get older. So I think it’s keeping that balance between school and play.” Another local athlete who has made

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his way to the NFL is wide receiver Marquis Hamilton. Marquis played at Edmond North High school and then played college ball for the Iowa State Cyclones. Hamilton signed with the Minnesota Vikings last month. He is no stranger to the struggles of being a student athlete. Hamilton’s advice to those going through it now? Take care of those grades. “Take care of your grades,” Said Hamilton. “That’s the most important thing. Without grades, you can’t play. You can be the greatest athlete, but if your grades aren’t right, you’re not even going to get on the field. So take care of your grades, you know, work hard at everything you do, and you can have some success.” In the end, it’s up to you to push yourself to stay focused. Hamilton says he was his own biggest motivator throughout his college career. “I’ve always been a fairly good student; I’ve always been self motivated. So, I was my biggest motivation. I was my biggest critic. I made sure my grades were ok.” Balancing school work and play can be

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a lot of hard work, but for the select few student athletes who finally make it to the professional ranks, it can be an awesome experience. “It’s one of those things I’ve always dreamed about,” Hamilton said in reference to signing with the Vikings, “I’ve always had the ambition to play in the NFL. For that possibility to actually come true, it was breathtaking.”

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Dr. Tru Luv

So6ixAugust2010 By: Michael Cross, Dr. Tru Luv

Preventing “Back to School” Relationships

The fall semester is at hand, and you know what that means…the kids go back to school, vacation is over, college classes begin, and the summer flings end. The regular routine of life kicks into gear. The wild ways of living begin to slow down, and things start to resume in a normal, organized manner. For many of us, this also occurs in our relationships. Without the fun vacations, pool parties, and trips to the lake, the exciting and random sparks of love begin to die. When normal life awakens, so does the regular, boring love-life. So how do you prevent your relationship from “going back to school?” The key word here is “pursue.” In the summertime, it is easy to do random exciting things to let your special someone feel wanted. This is because there is so much going on, and it takes the tension off of the boring side of life. But when all that ends, people require more attention to keep that need fulfilled. We tend to slack off when we’re tired or bored, and it just causes us to be even lazier. So begin trying harder on pursuing your

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partner during this time of normal routine living. Make sure you keep the spark alive in the relationship while everything else is slowing down. Here are a few ways this can be done: For starters, pick one night a week that is a special night for you and your partner, and don’t label it, like for example a “movie night” or “dinner night.” Be sporadic and exciting, change it up every week. This keeps both of you looking forward to something exciting each week, and it’s spent with each other. Another way to pursue your partner is by doing special things a little more often, like giving gifts, showering compliments, or doing things that your partner loves. The key to pursuing is to set aside your normal burdens of life, and have fun with your special someone. Don’t let the relationship become just another routine thing. Make your relationship the part of your life that is always exciting and something that you continually look forward to.

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So6ix Picks For August

So6ixAugust2010 By: Joey Bivens

Best Back to School Picks for Under $100

Rvca Pressure Messenger Bag ($68) This pick is a pack for frequent movers, and offers plenty of comfortable cargo space for all kinds of items that you need to take with you. A nice solid texture and easy to move shoulder strap design make for a sharp look and professional laptop protection.

Von Zipper Pandora Sunglasses ($100) This pair is a tribute from the last collection designed by the late great Otto Von Zipper. A stylish mix of modern urban couture and functionality make this pick a cool purchase for this back to school season.

Skullcandy SCS-SCBP3.5 Skullcrushers Subwoofer Stereo Headphones ($38) The Skullcandy Skullcrushers are versatile enough to be considered a sport headphone, but loud enough to compete with the likes of a DJ headphone. The Skullcrushers are sure to immerse you in your music and help you expand the potential of your listening experience.

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Iomega eGo 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ($98) Take your files anywhere with the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, USB 2.0. Now available in a brown genuine leather wrapped enclosure and includes Drop Guard to withstand the toughest of travel environments. Plus, the Iomega eGo Portable hard Drive requires no external power supply and includes a free EMC Retrospect HD software license. Also included is free MozyHome Online Backup (2GB online capacity).

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Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season ($37.99) The critically acclaimed epic drama will finally reveal the fate of the Oceanic 815 survivors and all who have joined their journey, and will uncover even more secrets with never-before-seen content.

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Education...

By: Bryan Crump www.bryancrump.com

...and the Seeds of Greatness Opportunity is abundant for continually educating yourself in today’s technologically advanced world, but with information on every topic imaginable available at the touch of a screen, you have to be smart about choosing what avenue to go down. For those of you in the business world, ask yourself what specific knowledge and skills would be beneficial for you to acquire in order to achieve in greater success at work. “Information is power,” a saying you’ve all heard, and as long as you apply the information you attain, the saying is true. So where do you start with self-education? • Attend continuing education classes and seminars specific to your particular line of work. Numerous colleges and corporations regularly offer continuing education, so begin searching and make a list of places to contact in this regard.

learning can help make your life and the lives around you better in more ways than you can count and give you opportunities that would have been otherwise impossible. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” What resources are available for you today? Don’t wait until tomorrow.

• Build a personal library. Consider taking a trip to a local bookstore and spending some time perusing the books in a category relevant to your business interests, and then make a purchase. Subscribe to magazines and collect materials related to your work. • Make a concerted effort to spend quality time with successful and knowledgeable individuals in your industry. Ask them questions, and listen. • Get involved. One way to do this is to join professional affiliations. Also, consider participating in group and community projects, and volunteer your time. This is a good way to increase your social networking, and you will be surprised how good it feels to help others. One thing is for certain; if you are not constantly pursuing self-education, you will find yourself behind the curve rather quickly. In our current economic times, you must remain competitive and at the top of your game. And continual

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Daniel Walcher:

By: Ali Plum Photography By: Ramsey Walcher

For the Love of Music Few artists can match the ability of Johnny Cash to overcome adversity and turn their pain into definitively memorable songs. Daniel Walcher is one of the few. His music is captivating and his natural talent undeniable. Local audiences have enjoyed Daniel’s distinctive sound in downtown Oklahoma City venues for seven years. He has played at the indie rock festival Dfest in Tulsa, the Norman Music Festival, and had the honored invitation by the Oklahoma Film & Music Office to represent the state as a featured performer at SXSW in Austin, Texas. But if you talk to Daniel, his eagerness is found in the gift of music itself and in getting to share it with others. His warm presence translates to the stage, “I want people to walk away from my show having just had fun.” Lyrical depth dovetails with innovation. Daniel has evolved at rapid pace as an artist and performer. “At first it was more for me, it was solo and acoustic, but this new music— we’re bringing more energy; it’s more approachable, and everybody can relate to something in the sound.” His new album is a vibrant blend of folk rock and pop influences. Remarkably calm and seasoned on stage acoustically, Daniel is looking forward to playing with a full band in September. Daniel’s songs are injected with pulsing melodies and skillful storytelling. A singer-songwriter with the ability to fuse passionate lyrics with pop/folk rock

sound, music was always a form of constant comfort and therapy. Daniel spent the first years of his life in foster care. He observed and questioned much of the complexities in relationships through his unconventional childhood. Adopted at age 10 into a family where he could let roots grow, Daniel discovered music was a way of communicating and expressing his feelings, questions, experiences. “I was always trying to figure out people in terms of relationships. Through songwriting, I was able to explain life and the way people relate on my terms, from my viewpoint.” The songs he has written through the years have helped Daniel make sense of his past and become resolutely optimistic about the future. The therapeutic aspect of Daniel’s music translates to his audience with every strike of a guitar string and completion of a chorus. He has recorded two albums independently in seven years, and his highly anticipated third album, self-titled Daniel Walcher, was recorded at Blackwatch Studios in Norman and will be released in September. He is planning an Oklahoma tour to support the new album beginning in mid to late September. A saving grace, music helped Daniel make sense of a world that started off acutely cold. He will donate 20 percent of sales of his new album to support White Fields, a long-term home for abused and neglected boys in Piedmont, Oklahoma— a part of his larger goal of supporting children in foster care statewide. Along with sharing the warmth of his story with people who need it the most, Daniel is ready to bring a wicked good time and finally a full band to the stage. Get ready world; here he comes. http://www.danielwalcher.com/

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Calendar of EVENtsFor AUGUST

August 1

August 7

Stereo Skyline w/ The Audition The Conservatory 8911 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 879-9778 Sketch to Screen (May 6-Aug 15) OKC Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 236-3100 OKC Redhawks vs. Iowa Cubs Kids Funday Sunday AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

Earl Thomas Conley Riverwind Casino Norman, Oklahoma The Buddy Holly Show Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

August 2 OKC Redhawks vs. Iowa Cubs Bring a pepsi product and receive 2 for 1 admission

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

August 3 OKC Redhawks vs. Iowa Cubs Bring a Kraft Singles wrapper and receive 2 for 1 admission

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000 Tulsa Shock vs. Seattle BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma The Buddy Holly Show Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

August 4 The Buddy Holly Show Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

August 5 The Buddy Holly Show Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

August 6 Bob Dylan and his band Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Howie Mandel Riverwind Casino Norman, Oklahoma The Buddy Holly Show Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

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OKC Redhawks vs. Las Vegas 51s Kids Funday Sunday AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000 Sketch to Screen (May 6-Aug. 15) OKC Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

August 8

August 16

American Idols Live BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma Sketch to Screen (May 6-Aug. 15) OKC Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

OKC Redhawks vs. Las Vegas 51s Bring a Pepsi product and receive 2 for 1 admission

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000 Norah Jones Civic Center Music Hall 201 North Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 297-2584

August 10 Brandon Clark Market Pub 5058 South 79th East Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma (919) 627-3777

August 17 OKC Redhawks vs. Reno Aces

August 11

Bring a Kraft Singles wrapper and receive 2 for 1 admission

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

Stars Baker Street OKC 2701 West Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 751-1547

August 18

August 12

OKC Redhawks vs. Reno Aces Wendy’s Wednesdays AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

Fat Dixie Red Rock Tulsa, Oklahoma

August 13 OKC Redhawks vs. Las Vegas 51s

August 19

Fireworks after the game presented by Arvest Bank

OKC Redhawks vs. Reno Aces

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000 Train Riverwind Casino Norman, Oklahoma

$1 Beer- 12 oz. Coors Light & Miller Lite through the 5th inning

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August 20 Brooks & Dunn Ford Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma OKC Redhawks vs. Reno Aces

August 14 OKC Redhawks vs. Las Vegas 51s AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000 Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fireworks Friday, Girl Scout Night and Skateboard Giveaway to first 1,000 fans

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

August 15

August 21

31st Annual Taste of OKC National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tulsa Shock vs. Chicago BOK Center Tulsa, Oklahoma

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August Calendar of Events Continued Ben Brock Live Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill 310 Johnny Bench Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 231-0254

McWade & Co. Firelake Grand Casino 777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee, Oklahoma (405)974-7263

August 22

August 26

Steve McCabe Duo Baker Street in Tulsa 6620 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma

Time Machine Baker Street in OKC 2701 West Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405)751-1547

August 23 Dante & the Hawks Rose State College 7005 SE 15th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 732-9957 Chris Clark Acoustic Los Cabos Mexican Grill 151 Bass Pro Dr., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (918)355-8877

August 25 Brandon Clark Solo Los Cabos Mexican Grill 151 Bass Pro Dr., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (918)355-8877 Lemma Baker Street in Tulsa 6620 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma

Casper McWade Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill 310 Johnny Bench Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 231-0254 Avenue Baker Street in OKC 2701 West Memorial., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 751-1547

August 29 Chris Clark-Acoustic Los Cabos Mexican Grill 151 Bass Pro Dr., Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (918) 355-8877

August 27 Aaron Newman Duo Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill 310 Johnny Bench Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405)231-0254 Electric Avenue Riverwind Casino Norman, Oklahoma Evan Michaels Band Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill 777 Casino Ave., Thackerville, Oklahoma (580)276-9966

August 30 OKC Redhawks vs. Nashville Sounds Bring a Pepsi Product and receive 2 for 1 admission

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August 31 OKC Redhawks vs. Nashville Sounds DH

August 28 University of Central Oklahoma vs. Pittsburg State (football) 100 N. University Dr. Edmond, Oklahoma

Bring a Kraft Singles wrapper and receive 2 for 1 admission. Fireworks after the game presented by Integris Heart Hospital, Jersey Auction

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 218-1000

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Be Prepared:

By: Jason Boag

Feel Great with Fresh Foods

When I became a certified personal trainer in 2006, my idea of healthy eating was completely different than it is today. Like many peers my age, I was struggling to find a balance between having a social life, a job, and reaching my fitness goals. My concept of healthy eating was to consume any product that claimed it was healthy, and if it was convenient, I was all about it. This led to my large consumption of ready-made, pre-packaged meals. At the time, I wasn’t aware of the fact that such items are filled with ingredients that aren’t real food and provide little nutritional value. After eating this way for close to 6 months, I could see this wasn’t the best path for me to take, especially as a fitness professional who desired to set an example for oth-

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ers. I found myself feeling lethargic and frustrated. I wanted to eat fresh food, but I just didn’t have the time to prepare it; at least that’s what I thought. I was willing to put in hours at the gym working out every week, on top of my already busy work day. So why wasn’t I willing to do the same with respect to my eating? Ever hear that 80% of the results you will see with any diet and exercise program comes from the diet side? Well, it’s true. Light bulb moment. We prepare for things that are important to us--school, work, parties. Why not eating? I realized I needed to spend some time on the weekend preparing food. Not only does this help me get ready for the coming week, it gives me quality time with my wife, time where we really get to interact with each other. We found that following a few simple guidelines for food preparation on the weekend radically changed the way we ate and felt during the week. • Plan your protein for meals, such as chicken, fish, and beef, and put it into separate containers, adding marinades where needed. • Wash and chop fruits and vegetables, and put them into separate containers. Also, buy seasonal produce so that you get a variety over the course of a year.

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So6ixAugust2010 By: Jason Boag • Cook breakfast meals in large dishes that can be quickly cut and heated, such as a healthy quiche. Using this method, you will be providing your body with fresh, healthy, readyto-go meals on a daily basis. In addition, I suggest finding a local cooking class orwatching a video online focused on food preparation. “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity”... a favorite quoteof mine from Henry Hartman. As we head into the back-to-school season, ask yourself how prepared you are to eat healthy. You have the opportunity to eat well many times a day. Prepare for these opportunities when you have some extra time on the weekend, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how vivacious and energized you feel, enabling you to attain goals and be successful.

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personal finances

So6ixAugust2010 By: Christopher T. Jurrens

Do You Need a Financial Check Up? In the midst of ever-changing financial headlines and economic volatility, it is easy to let negativity slip into your financial outlook, which in turn can sabotage your long-term goals and future plans. With all of the doom and gloom on the news, there is a strong temptation to just bury your head in the sand. But living in denial has never gotten anyone financial independence, and it won’t for you either. At the risk of sounding naïve, I would implore you to take a different approach. Like they say, “knowing is half the battle.” In this case, knowing your current financial situation is the battle. In our technological times, it is easy to assume that you are aware of “what’s going on” with all of the instantaneous up-to-date information, yet very few people can articulate a strong sense of financial direction. They may know their portfolio values, yet have no idea what they want to achieve with their money based on their age, career and risk profile. Or you may be an individual that falls on the other end of the spectrum, who is cynical and jaded towards the future. You might just be one of the millions who have their head stuck in the ground. Unfortunately, whether you are blissfully unaware or angrily pessimistic, your financial portfolio will feel the effects just the same. It is time for a financial checkup! There are plenty of competent planners who can ask the right questions and offer the right solutions in articulating a plan that will help you achieve your financial goals and dreams. If you have been feeling physically ill, a medical practitioner can help identify your ailments. Likewise, a Certified Financial Planner® can identify the problem areas in your financial health and offer you ideas and techniques to achieve financial independence. With the summer doldrums right around the corner, this time of the year

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is a perfect occasion to go in for a financial “physical” as you assess you and your family’s financial health and as you plan for retirement, education or any other goal you might have. Here are some practical steps that you can put into practice on your own: 1. Know Where You Stand Financially TODAY – Look at your Assets and Liabilities to determine your current Net Worth. 2. Create an Itemized Budget – Develop a spending plan that is effective in helping you achieve your financial goals. 3. Create Emergency and Savings Funds – Create funds in case you need to replace your monthly income in unexpected times of emergency. 4. Use Common Sense and Moderation – Implement a plan of action that is both realistic and purposeful. Rome was not built in a day, and neither is financial security. Christopher T. Jurrens Director of Administration F.I.G. Financial Advisory Services, Inc.

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