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Archive for: November, 2010

Special needs: Seeking the wisdom of Solomon

Public education must put aside its differences and bureaucracy to give school choice to families with special needs children. This picture is of Solomon Littleton was taken before he acquired Landau Kleffner syndrome, a rare neurological disease. Over the next nine months, he lost motor skills, including the abilities to feed, dress and toilet himself and ultimately, speak. Photo provided.

COMMENTARY In 2010, Oklahoma took a dramatic and historic step toward a “child-centric” rather than a “system-centric” approach in supporting education. The Lindsey Nicole Henry scholarships program was created. The related legislation passed the state House with a combination of four Democrats and most Republicans, offsetting most Democrats and a few Republicans. Then, it cleared […]

Commissioner Kim Holland schedules health care sessions


The Oklahoma Insurance Department is holding counseling sessions over the next few weeks to help connect low-income seniors with health care subsidies, Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland announced last week. Extra Help — previously called LIS — was established by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide assistance to low-income seniors in the Medicare system. For […]

SSM Health Care named Best Places to Work

SSM Health Care has been voted on of the best places to work this year. It is parent company of St. Anthony Hospital, (pictured here), Bone and Joint and Saints Medical group. Photo provided.

Modern Healthcare Magazine announced that SSM Health Care has been named one of its Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2010. In Oklahoma, St. Anthony Hospital , Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony and Saints Medical Group, as members of SSM Health Care, were included in the recognition, officials said. The Modern Healthcare […]

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber sponsoring return trip to China

The trip to China includes a stop in the well-known Forbidden City. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Last spring, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber took more than 100 people on a nine-day excursion through China, said so plans are underway for a repeat performance, said Marcus Elwell, spokesman for the chamber. Officials say the trip was so successful the Chamber will be making a return trip March 10 – 18, 2011. Experience […]

Oklahoma City boasts nation’s largest retail project in westside outlet mall

A rendering of the massive, new outlet mall planned for a summer 2011 opening shows the expansive interior plus a waterfall element on the rendering’s right side. Graphic provided.

Oklahoma City’s $50 million Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City project is the single largest retail real estate investment now underway in the country, according to McGraw Hill Construction’s 2011 Outlook. The 348,000-sq.-ft. project already has commitments from nearly 50 retailers tenants. The mall is designed to expand to 410,000 square feet as growth warrants. Among […]

New drug laws target local businesses selling drug paraphernalia and synthetic marijuana substitute

Oklahoma law enforcement officials say that thanks to a new. Nov. 1 state law, they are now empowered to shut down stores and arrest owners and cashiers selling certain drug paraphernalia and synthetics. They intend to act on that power immediately. Photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Law enforcement officials say arrests are imminent for retailers selling methamphetamine or “meth” pipes and the synthetic marijuana substitute known as K2. Oklahoma House Bills 3380 and 3241 became law on Nov. 1, making it illegal to sell such items. These laws target owners and employees of head shops and convenience stores selling merchandise designed […]

Oklahoma City doctor making stunning strides in reversing Alzheimer’s effects


Note: This is another installment in multi-story package on senior citizen issues investigated by Editor Stacy Martin. Famed Oklahoma City Alzheimer’s researcher Dr. Jordan Tang and a Purdue scientist have made a stunning step forward in reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice, indicating human trials are not far off, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation […]

Oklahoma City University women snag league titles in soccer, volleyball

The women’s soccer squad from Oklahoma City University is pictured here moments after a dramatic 3-2 victory over John Brown University of Arkansas. The Lady Stars won the 2010 Sooner Athletic Conference title and head into the NAIA title competition this weekend. Photo provided.

Oklahoma City University women swept to Sooner Athletic Conference titles in soccer and volleyball, and are well-represented on SAC all-star squads announced in recent days. The soccer team edged John Brown University of Arkansas 3-2 in the SAC title contest at Stars Field on Saturday. The Lady Stars are 19-2, and remain undefeated in NAIA […]

“Convicted” – Kris Steele on veterans, corrections, colleagues and his vision


On the eve of Veterans Day, Oklahoma House Speaker-elect Kris Steele was in a reflective mood: “My Granddad is one of the most influential persons in my life. My personality was formed, in many ways, by him. He is a formidable man who cares deeply for the United States of America. “So, the natural respect […]

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