The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 2, 1984 · 90
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 90

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Friday, November 2, 1984
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S 4 Friday, November 2, 1984 THE DAILY OKLAHOM ANTIMES. oil-Bum Swiss Officer Battles Drugs, Too Survivor Improves An Anadarko man who was burned in an oil truck explosion earlier this month is now in fair condition at Baptist Medical Center, hospital spokesman Leslie Suhre said. Larry Vaughn Price, 32, was admitted to Baptist Medical Center in serious condition Oct. 17 after an oil truck he and his uncle were operating at a northwest Norman oil well exploded, spewing burning oil all over the Anadarko man. Price received second- and third-degree burns over 23 percent of his body, doctors said. He was taken to Norman Regional Hospital, where he was treated and transferred to the Baptist Burn Center. By Tom Jones MIDWEST CITY His name's Schneider. He carries a badge. Peter Schneider, a police officer with the Basel, Switzerland, force has been named an honorary Oklahoma law enforcement officer by the Midwest City Police Department. Schneider, in the United States on vacation, has been visiting friends, officer Wayne Mills and his wife, Her-ta, a native of Germany. The Swiss officer, who speaks German and French, recently spoke at a Midwest City news conference about the differences between American and Swiss law enforcement. The Millses, both of whom speak German, acted as interpreters. The main problem in Basel is drugs, he said. Thousands of foreign workers in the country and the 2,000 Turks seeking political asylum contribute to the drug problem. So far this year in Basel, there have been about 25 drug overdose deaths. Basel, a city of about 200,000 with a 1,100-offi-cer police force, also has a lot of bank robberies. Schneider attributed it to the relatively large number of branch banks in the city. Schneider, whose rank is not comparable to an American rank, is the assistant chief of one of Basel's geographic divisions. While he has never been on patrol with American officers, he said, one of the big differences in the system is that American officers tend to ride one officer to a car. In Basel, each car usually carries three officers: a driver, a chief, Peter Schneider or investigator, and a scribe, or secretary. Each car is fully equipped with a computer terminal, machine pistols, gas masks and helmets. Officers also tend nol lo be specialists. Schneider handles everything from traffic accidents to murders to robberies to border incidents, he said. The officers periodically refresh their specialized training, such as rappelling or anti-terrorist measures, so that with short notice the regular officers can take on the duties of what Americans would consider Special Weapons and Tactics Teams. Contrary to popular beliefs about the orderly Swiss, he said the police officers in the United States tend to be respected by the public more than the officers in Switzerland. Here, he said, people on the highway slow down when they see police car parked be side the road. In Swit zerland, he said, they would lust speed on by. In one respect, the Swiss system does seem to be exceedingly order ly. Because of prison and jail overcrowding in Switzerland, people who are convicted of mi nor crimes do not go di rectly to jail. They are given a number and told when and to where to report, and, he said, they show up. Tests Discussed By Psychologists The Oklahoma School Psychological Association, an organization of Sale New glossy white rattan Prepare for dining adventure by Glossy white Taipei rattan: brightening your dining room with Dining chair. Reg. 79.99 69.88 Pier Ts popular Taipei rattan, now Dining table. Reg. 169.99 139.88 finished glossy white. It's a brand new Glass top, 48" diam. Reg. 99.99 ...79.88 look, perfect for entertaining, and the Dining set with 4 chairs, table & craftsmanship remains top quality. 48" glass top. 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The presentation focused on current assessment procedures, new techniques, effective test interpretation and current research in clinical and - psychoeduca-tional assessment. Emphasis was on assessment of intelligence and special abilities in children in the areas of ethnic minorities, learning disabilities, brain damage, psychosis, mental retardation and gifted children. Current research and court cases involving the use of intelligence tests in the schools were highlighted. Sattler is the author of "Assessment of Children's Intelligence and Special Abilities" and has published more than 80 articles in the field of clinical and school psychology, He is on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psycholo gy, Psychology in the Schools and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. fl Coop Cartridge "Selective-Use Oven L TltataJ5!eir TlWlE ONL.V1 FEATURES;"'gfc jB M Standard Backsplash Self-Cleaning Oven . kAiiVf LIMITED - Downdratt Ventilation Hk DQwndreft Ventilator, .Convertible MWWWflg- ! J?d00rlinM a,, ry, JR indoor Grilling Cooktop gSSMMm C00KT0P & OVEN SALE Selective-Use Oven Cleaning Cycle HHl I MON.-FRI. 10 to 7 SAT. 10 to 5 Anthony's TV & Appliance MIDWEST CITY 0000 SE 15 733-2335 Commentary WE CAN'T U9E YOU A9 A MAGGOT. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BEING A QUARTERBACK ? ink.. Little Red's Time Will Come LITTLE RED will someday return to the University of Oklahoma. Although, alumni recently lost a round to recall the dancing Indian to OU's gridiron, the time will come when Indians, alumni and fans will see Little Red's appearance as a mutual benefit. Just don't expect a rush. The problem is in how Little Red is perceived. Indians say he is treated as a mascot, which is no way to treat anybody. They say he may entertain folks with his color, his dash and dancing but he gives the wrong impression. He is a stereotype. Indians suffer enough from such myths. Many fans and alumni agree. Thank Your Legislators They also believe time will come for a change of heart by protest ers. Indians will become more con fident in the image they present to the world. They will be less sensitive about Indian dance something proudly done at state and county fairs, powwows, festi vals and at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Indian heritage is part of Sooner State history. What better place to display it than a college football game with millions of eyes watching? It's a chance for everybody Indians, fans and alumni to demonstrate their support of the Pride of Oklahoma. WHILE YOU'RE standing in line to vote Tuesday, you can thank your legislator for the long wait. The task before you includes 10 state questions. It's another crowded ballot, thanks to a boondoggle at the state Capitol. No attempt is made here to tell you how to vote, although several state questions deserve to pass, Instead, attention must focus on legislators so inept as to stack a ballot with a pile of 10 questions to consider. Can they believe voters will take time to study such a mess in this presidential election year? Election-wise, prophets say none of Oklahoma's state questions has a ghost of a chance of passing. Asked why any legislator would put 10 questions together, one expert suggested (1) legislators do not want the questions to pass and know a grab bag of 10 would surely fail, or (2) the questions were set without considering how the ballot was confused or crowded. Either way, legislators come Special elections on state ques-off looking stupid, But they are tions can make that possible in partly victims of Oklahoma's the future. cumbersome, overly detailed state contsitution. It can be changed only by a vote of the people. Abdicating so much decision making to the ballot suggests Ok lahoma is drifting toward a popu list rule, much as has happened in California in recent years, If that is so, then the Oklahoma Legislature should consider a system of special, biennial elections, Then they can concentrate on such state questions as constitutional amendments, petitions and referendums. They will be spared the deadly competition of presidential or gubernatorial races, They will avoid legislators who gel things confused and backward, ending up twisting an old acronym of "KISS" into "Keep It Stupid, Simple," Now is the time to get it right at the Capitol, "Keep It Simple, Stupid" works quite well. Had legislators followed such advice, taxpayers would now have an easy time in the voting booth. SOUTH EASTnews office In Hartsdel Center, 3009 SE 44, 7S13S NUMBERS TO CALL News Give us a call be- Andy Rioger, Editor 670-5718 tween 8 n.m, and 4 Jon Denton, Managing Editor .... 670-5718 p.m. weekdays it you Robert E. Lee, Senior Editor 728-4897 sa"s hi- m or civic activities, Metro reporters 670-5718 We're interested in Community News 231.3307 recognizing nil events. Society News 670-5718 SOCial activities and Community Rnnrts Nnu;n 9.11.9QM metropolitan area. Call us to subscribe 230-7171

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