The City Sentinel
Archive for: March, 2011

Pros for Vets: Toby Keith launches charity to help soldiers


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   Oklahoma’s Country Music Superstar Toby Keith is deepening his commitment to the needs of American soldiers and veterans, building on his long-standing affirmations of their service. Keith is co-founding and launching “Pros 4 Vets” and has already rounded up National Football League players Mark Clayton of the St. […]

Lynn Institute Embarks on Year-Long Sleep Awareness Campaign

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Events begin during National Sleep Awareness Week March 7-13   Staff Report The Lynn Institute plans to increase awareness of the importance of sleep over the next year beginning with National Sleep Awareness Week March 7–13. National Sleep Awareness Week, a national program initiative through the National Sleep Foundation, which the Lynn Institute is a […]

The Association for Women in Communications 2011 Byliners Honored

by Billie Rodely Seven Oklahoma women were honored with Byliner Awards the evening of March 3, 2011 for their outstanding contributions in various fields of communications and community service. The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications recognized Debbie Anglin, APR for Public Relations; Catherine F. Bishop for Public Affairs; Dr. Barbara […]

New Exhibit Features Western Illustrators


Staff Report This exhibit highlights the Museum’s rich collections of original and published works by other Western illustrators. Developed to coincide with the exhibition “Allen True’s West,” it features many illustrators who were contemporaries of True’s. Included are original sketches, paintings and first edition and rare volumes from the Dickinson Research Center by such artists […]

Canterbury Choral Society Announces Partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs

Partnership will increase level of choral music education in Oklahoma County Staff Report Canterbury Choral Society and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County recently announced the creation of a strategic partnership for children in the Oklahoma City Metro. This new partnership creates a youth choral program for the students of the Boys and […]

Scruffy Oklahomans compete to grow world’s greatest beard and win


By Danniel Parker   This month two Oklahomans squared off against a world of competition as they vied for the gold… Except these guys aren’t competitive athletes, they aren’t beauty contestants, Nobel peace prize nominees or aspiring poet-laureates. Nope, these guys just hate having to shave. It’s serious business and they are extremely good at […]

Seeking prison alternatives will require nerves of steel, and a moral core


By Patrick B. McGuigan Today, corrections spending (for jails, prisons and parole, among other things) is the second fastest growth segment in state budgets. Only Medicaid trails as a cost multiplier. That defines what is driving the new push across party lines for realistic alternatives to incarceration for certain offenders. Overwhelmingly moral reasons also justify […]

Navigating downtown Oklahoma City’s construction detours


The City of Oklahoma City has released its traffic advisory for February 28-March 4. Changes to last week’s advisory are noted in red.   New traffic pattern at intersection of Hudson and Reno* Motorists should be advised that a slight adjustment to traffic flow will occur at the intersection of Hudson and Reno so that […]

“I Am Somebody – Stand for the Silent” “A man on a mission for his son, bullying victim Ty, who comitted suicide”

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By Pam Paul Staff Writer You could have heard a pin drop while Kirk Smalley spoke to the students at Taft Middle School. This silence reflects the magnitude of his story; it also reflects those who have taken their lives because of bullying. Kirk tells the students at Taft, “I made a promise to my […]

Standards Matter


“Superintendent’s Column” By Janet Barresi, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Should people be allowed to practice medicine before they pass medical exams just as long as they are 25 or older? Of course not, you’re thinking, what a silly question. But that is in essence what is happening when students are promoted to the next […]

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