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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 1:28:05 to 1:33:25
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Tom Cole

1:27:54 to 1:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: mr. speaker. i yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague, my friend, and the author of this resolution from the state of oklahoma, mr. cole. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cole: thank yo and i than yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of this bill to honor a great american and a great

Tom Cole

1:28:05 to 1:33:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Cole

Tom Cole

1:28:15 to 1:28:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: oklahoman, wayman lawrenceties tisdale. i'd -- lawrence tisdale. as the gentlelady from the district of columbia aptly noted, wayman laurns tisdale was an -- lawrence tisdale was an all-star basketball player and brilliant jazz musician. he was not only an exceptional

Tom Cole

1:28:38 to 1:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: athlete and musician he brought a positive spirit to everything he did and should serve as a role model to all americans. even when he faced personal adversity he maintained an optimistic attitude and brought joy to those around him. wayman tisdale was raised in tulsa, oklahoma, and the youngest of six children of a

Tom Cole

1:28:59 to 1:29:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: distinguished baptist minister and a loving wife. at 6'9", he excelled at basketball at booker t. washington high school, where he was named oklahoma's only mcdonald all-american and was named converse national high school player of the year. though tisdale had many scholarship offers he chose to

Tom Cole

1:29:21 to 1:29:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: remain close to home and attend the university of oklahoma in norman. after arriving at the university of oklahoma, tisdale quickly distinguished himself as one of the greatest has ever seen. in his three-year college career, he restheaved honor of being named big eight player of the year in 1983, 1984, and

Tom Cole

1:29:42 to 1:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: 1985. mr. speaker, he was also named to the all-american team three times in three years while at the university of oklahoma. tisdale averaged 25.6 points a game and 10-.1 rebounds a contest during his career with the sooners. i still holdsklahoma's career records for points and

Tom Cole

1:30:03 to 1:30:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: rebounds. he owns the game's single game scoring mark for points per game, free throws and three-points attemptnd and made. he was part of the olympic game in 1984 and was the number two nba draft pick in 1986.

Tom Cole

1:30:26 to 1:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: while in the nba, mr. speaker, wayman tisdale played with the indiana pacers, the sacramento kicks and the phoenix suns scing more than 12,800 points and pulling down more than 5,000 rebounds in a 12-year profession career. on november 26 -- excuse me -- 22, 200

Tom Cole

1:30:53 to 1:31:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: be formerly inducted in the nba hall of fame. mr. tisdale distinguished himself as a jazz musician. as the son of a baptist minister, he became intrigued by the bass guitarist at his father's church and began teaching himself guitar and bass. he recorded and released eight albums of jazz, one reached

Tom Cole

1:31:15 to 1:31:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: number one in billboard's top 10, another reached number four on the jazz contemporary jazz chart. he collaborated with some of the most popular musicians in smooth jazz, including brian culberson, kirk weland, jonathan butler and ever at heart.

Tom Cole

1:31:37 to 1:31:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: in 2002, wayman received the distinction of the bassist of the year in the nation smooth jazz awards. though tisdale was a remarkably talented basketball player and musician, it's perhaps his positive spirit that distinguished him above all else. mr. speaker, in my home state of oklahoma, we're justly proud

Tom Cole

1:32:00 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: of roy rogers who liked to say he never met a man he didn't like. i can't testify as to whether that was true of mr. tisdale or not, but i'm certain that mr. tisdale never met a man who didn't like him. friends and relatives have noted that wayman is always upbeat and had a remarkable

Tom Cole

1:32:21 to 1:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: ability to smile anybody he met. former coaches and players have said that tisdale was able to turn the national spotlight on the university of oklahoma basketball program, not only by his incredible talent on the court but by his positive spirit and sheer charisma as a player and a person. our governor brad henry

Tom Cole

1:32:42 to 1:33:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: referred to him, quote, one of the most inspirational people i have ever known. fellow olympic team member and friend sam perkins said tisdale was, quote, a real friend that would do just about anything for you. in 2007 wayman tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer which ultimately resulted in

Tom Cole

1:33:04 to 1:33:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: the removal of part of his leg. during this ordeal tisdale had a positive spirit, which serves as an example for all americans and those that struggles with hardships and disease. when referring to his battle with cancer he id, quote, you don't change because things come in your life. you get better because things come in your life. tragically mr. tisdale passed

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