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Good things happen in threes

by Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: August 28, 2011

As journalists we cover a lot of news. Not all the news is good news, so it is nice when we photograph happy events. Over the weekend, I was able to cover three positive stories. The first was a story on puppy fostering. Who doesn’t like puppies? The second was a story on an Oklahoma soldier who was on a 10-day leave from Afghanistan to see his 5-day old baby. Finally on Saturday, I covered an OU alumni basketball game and took pictures of 84 year old Keith Miller warming up on the court along with other alumni. Miller was on the OU basketball team from 1948 to 1950.  It was on his bucket list to suit up for the Sooners once again.

Foster puppies play at the home of Ben Brown in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Foster puppies play at the home of Ben Brown in Oklahoma City, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Spc. Cory McCarty holds his 4-day old son, Tyesin, at his home in Moore, Okla., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Spc. Cory McCarty holds his 4-day old son, Tyesin, at his home in Moore, Okla., Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Keith Miller, 84, is introduced before the reunion basketball game at the Sooner Basketball Family Weekend at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Miller was on the OU basketball team from 1948 to 1950. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Keith Miller, 84, is introduced before the reunion basketball game at the Sooner Basketball Family Weekend at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Miller was on the OU basketball team from 1948 to 1950. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Keith Miller, 84, warms up before the reunion basketball game at the Sooner Basketball Family Weekend at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Miller was on the OU basketball team from 1948 to 1950. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Keith Miller, 84, warms up before the reunion basketball game at the Sooner Basketball Family Weekend at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Miller was on the OU basketball team from 1948 to 1950. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

— Sarah Phipps

 

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Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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