The City Sentinel
Archive for: March, 2011

Shades of difference: Charlie Swinton and Ed Shadid contend in Ward 2 race

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor The Ward 2 city council race seems headed to a controversial and divisive end next week, as two candidates trade barbs and rhetorical bullets in post card mailings, newspaper advertisements, fliers and other hard-hitting communications with potential voters. In the “non-partisan” nature of city council races, party affiliations and […]

A Battle Between Spies; Indie rock station ceases operations in dispute with Citadel, but moves online

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By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Indie-rock station, 105.3 The Spy KINB, Kingfisher, officially stopped transmitting on March 4. Listeners driving home from work that evening heard Louie Armstrong’s song “Star Dust” interrupt a five-hour loop of REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.” That’s when, in the eyes of many, the […]

Coach Vitale, freshman basketball star Jard Sullinger honorees at Tisdale Awards

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Staff Report The U.S. Basketball Writers Association last week announced selection of Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger as the winner of the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Award. Sullinger will be honored at a gala banquet on Mon., April 11 at the Skirvin Hotel downtown. The 2011 event is presented by Devon Energy Corporation and produced by […]

OSU to host 2nd annual Women Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference

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Staff Report The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is hosting the 2nd annual Women Entrepreneurs Inspire (“WE Inspire”) Conference April 5 in downtown Oklahoma City. The one-day symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma […]

Superintendent Barresi launches her “3R” Agenda

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Staff report Last week, Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction launched what she named the “3R Agenda, a comprehensive policy platform for transforming Oklahoma’s education system.” Members of the 3R Initiative, a nonprofit group formed late last year to help advance education reforms in Oklahoma, joined Barresi at the launch event. Bill Frankfurt, CEO of architecture […]

New regulations established for emergency sirens

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By Danniel Parker Staff Writer All municipalities in the Oklahoma City metro area have agreed to guidelines for using tornado sirens. Every sector of the metro agreed to test their emergency alarm sirens Saturday at noon. The only exception is Tinker Air Force Base, which will continue to be a military base, where these regulations […]

New drug approved for Lupus treatment, dramatic health improvements are possible

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  Staff Report The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first new drug for treatment of Lupus in over five decades. The news has triggered waves of joy from organizations fighting the debilitating illness, including the Oklahoma chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval of […]

Allied arts to host “Pop! Artini”

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Annual event gathers young professionals for premier arts fundraiser   Staff Report Catalyst, Allied Arts’ young professionals group, is gearing up for this year’s ARTini fundraiser to raise money for the arts in Central Oklahoma.  The event aims to gather approximately 500 people for martini tastings and appetizers from 12 of Central Oklahoma’s most popular […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for Saturday, March 19 with David Egan as grand marshal

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor Oklahoma City businessman David Egan is grand marshal for the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Parade. Egan, president of the Stockyards City Association, will lead the event through the streets of downtown Oklahoma City this Saturday (March 19) The theme is “the showing of the green,” and all entries are […]

Elephant Walk: Memorable New Zoo exhibit stuns and impresses a new generation in Oklahoma City

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   Oklahomans who have not yet visited the new elephant habitat at the City Zoo probably will not fully comprehend the exhibit until they visit for themselves – as thousands did last week before formal opening on Saturday, March 11. Whether or not the old adage, “an elephant never […]

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