The City Sentinel
Archive for: March, 2011

Biloxi Blues: Neil Simon’s story, in CityRep/OCU presentation, combines drama, comedy, sentiment


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   The secretive musings of Eugene Morris Jerome, where he pours out unedited commentary on the humor and horror of life in U.S. Army boot camp in the swamplands of Mississippi, circa spring 1945, form the heart of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues,” in a production entering its last weekend […]

Attend the Tenth Annual Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit Gala at Science Museum Oklahoma (formerly Omniplex).


You are cordially invited to attendthe Tenth Annual Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit Gala at Science Museum Oklahoma (formerly Omniplex). Enjoy colorful collaborations by thousands of students throughout the state of Oklahoma who are exploring diversity through the arts. Science Museum Oklahoma 2100 N.E. 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Photo Op: 4:30 […]

Large crowd attends debate over America’s religious (or not) roots

Steve Kern, left, and Bruce Prescott talked before their well-attended debate on America as a Christian Nation. The event, sponsored by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, drew a packed house at Oklahoma City Community College last month. Photo Provided

  Staff Report Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State drew a packed house for a public debate on at Oklahoma City Community College on whether or not the Uni ted States Constitution is a framework for a Christ ian nation. The formal topic was “Resolved, the United States Constitution […]

After Westboro decision, diverse legislators affirm respect for U.S. Military, veterans


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   In the wake of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision equating demonstrations at or near funerals for American soldiers with free speech, a wave of strong reactions came from a widely divergent range of elected legislators at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. On March 2, in a case […]

Harrah Grassfire Devastates Animal Shelter, Rescuer needs your help with emergency fosters and supplies.


HARRAH, Oklahoma — The grassfires that destroyed several homes in Harrah also devastated a local animal shelter. Vickie Opitz is with OK Adopt A Dog tried to save as many animals as she could from her shelter as the fire approached, but she was forced to evacuate before she could get to all of them. […]

Valentines Gather to Support the Family Junction Emergency Youth Shelter

L to R: Lin Sanchez, Karen Delaney - Shelter Shower Host and Youth Services for Oklahoma County Trustee and Debbie Forshee, President/CEO of Youth Services for Oklahoma County. Photo provided.

Staff Report Valentine’s Day caused Youth Services for Oklahoma County’s (YSOC) Family Junction Emergency Youth Shelter supporters to gather at the shelter to “Shower” the facility and its teen residents with much needed “new” great room, kitchen and bedroom items, said Debra G. Forshee. “The Shelter is eight years old and we felt it was […]

Nick’s Law fails

Nick pic for Nick's Law

COMMENTARY   By Wayne Rohde   As the Oklahoma Legislature closes out the first month of this new session, I am concerned that Oklahoma is missing out on a great opportunity to say to the world, to say to this nation, that we rise above politics, we rise above the rhetoric that divides us on […]

Picher Oklahoma: The Tragedy of a Ghost Town


By Danniel Parker Staff Writer   He’s the last one left in Picher Oklahoma, haunting the remains of a mining town that transformed into a hazardous waste site. When Gary Linderman opens the front door to his Ole Miners Pharmacy, the post office that once stood across the street is now rubble. The few stores […]

Inefficiencies abound in school spending, tapping taxpayers


By Stacy Martin and Patrick B. McGuigan   The “c” word for “Consolidation” remains one that provokes great passion at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The word has been heard frequently this session. When it comes to common education, the “c” word is not heard as often, but it has lurked in the background […]

In high turnout races, two incumbents win, one loses; Swinton vs. Shadid in Ward 2 runoff

By Patrick B. McGuigan   Despite higher turnout, comparatively large campaign spending – including independent expenditures – and much more news media coverage than normal, two of the 2011 city council races ultimately followed the pattern of recent decades. Two incumbents won rather easily, while one lost. The most competitive race was for an open […]

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