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Archive for: December, 2010

Robert Henry’s return to OCU is top MidCity story for 2010

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Downtown development, local economy, political and cultural trends round out top 10 stories When Robert Henry left the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to become president of Oklahoma City University, he not only made a significant personal decision, he also committed himself to turning a good private university into a great one. […]

Regulators to reform acceptable levels of Chromium-6 in Cleveland County Water

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The Environmental Work Group, a non profit group of scientists and activists, released a study on Dec. 20, that found the carcinogenic chemical hexalvalent chromium, or chromium-6, in Norman’s tap water. It is ranked No. 1, or the highest level in the country. EWG found 12.9 parts of chromium-6 per billion parts of water drawn […]

Meir Shlomo, Israeli consul, reflects on world events, and “OKIE” ties

Israeli Consult Meir Shlomo, left, smiles for The City Sentinel along with Susan Robertson of the Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE). Shlomo came to the MidCity for a gala honoring Betty Price, arts advocate and community leader. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Meir Shlomo, consul general for Israel, works from his nation’s offices in Houston, Texas. In an exclusive interview, Shlomo spoke about what might be the worst forest fire in modern Israel’s history.  The conflagration ravaged the Carmel Forest in northern Israel. Members of pro-Israel organizations are encouraging support in the recovery. At a recent MidCity […]

OU professor says Israel may, in the end, negotiate with Syria

One of the foremost authorities on the nation of Syria is University of Oklahoma Professor Joshua Landis. In his view, Syria’s primary foreign policy objective is to regain the Golan Heights, territory lost to Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Syria’s desire to regain the Golan could effect its approach to possible peace with Israel. […]

Oklahoma’s Kalyn Free closes INDN’s List, saying “Yakoke” (Thank you)

Shown at an event with then-Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth, at left, are Steve Bruner, center, and Kalyn Free. Free has announced she is closing operations at INDN’s List, a prominent progressive organization supporting election of Native Americans to public office. Photos provided, text by Patrick B. McGuigan

Kalyn Free, a prominent progressive/liberal activist and member of the Choctaw Nation, announced in a recent letter to friends and supporters that she is closing INDN’s List, a group dedicated to the recruitment, election and support of Native Americans to political office.  INDN stands for “Indigenous Democratic Network.” Free’s work supporting Democrats frequently landed her […]

Former OKC television reporter to spread painful, inspirational message of organ donation

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By Reg Green Special to the City Sentinel Phil Van Stavern was only five years old when his parents were told: “Phil will probably die as a child.” Blood had been found in his urine and, it turned out later, both his kidneys were diseased. Van Stavern was a respected, long-time television journalist in Oklahoma […]

Kimray chairman Tom Hill’s new book focuses on “Making Character First”

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Tom Hill, chairman of the board at Kimray Inc., spoke about his new book “Making Character First” recently at the Petroleum Club. His address was featured in the OK Ethics Leadership Series. Hill’s new publication is at the center of an Amazon.com marketing push on Jan. 11. The book describes the turn-around story of Kimray, […]

New Mercy Foundation President to focus on community healthcare expansion and access

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The original Carmelite Sisters of Mercy are likely looking down and smiling at the latest development at the health system they started In 1856 the Sisters of Mercy came to St. Louis and founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy of the St. Louis Province. In the beginning, they simply traveled around, taking their compassionate healthcare […]

MyMercy story gives patients ease of computerized health information and interaction

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The Mercy Health System recently introduced MyMercy, which supports the patient-doctor relationship with the ease of computerization and smart phone technology, officials said. The Mercy Health System covers four mid-western states and includes 28 hospitals, over 200 outpatient clinics, and employs around 36,000 people. Many mid-city people work for, or utilize Mercy health services. MyMercy […]

Windsong Chamber Choir delights audience with Biblical-based chamber music

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All the “Gloria” that is contained in contemporary Christmas music was performed by  the Windsong Chamber Choir this month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, conducted by artistic director and founder Kerry Barnett. That Sunday evening’s program opened with a Magnificat  by Michael Ekbladh, who was in the congregation. It featured both Latin (Magnificat anima mea Dominum) […]

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