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Archive for: April, 2011

American Red Cross Offers Class to Help Families Cope with Military Deployments

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  Stacy Martin   The American Red Cross is offering Coping With Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families, on Saturday, May 7th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Red Cross Central Oklahoma Chapter in Oklahoma City. This important class addresses the stress and strain of deployments on military families and provides […]

Catholic leaders call respect for human dignity and rights in immigration policies

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By Patrick B. McGuigan   On March 10, the Oklahoma House of Representatives gave overwhelming approval to House Bill 1446. The measure is intended to toughen state enforcement of immigration provisions. The proposal cleared the House with an overwhelming bipartisan majority, passing 87-7.   Oklahoma’s two Catholic bishops have issued a statement citing Sacred Scripture […]

Extreme drought spreads to central Oklahoma

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Staff Report   Central Oklahoma has joined many parts of rural Oklahoma as being  classified in “extreme drought” in weather parlance, the second worst drought condition possible on the U.S. Drought Monitor, said Gary McManus, Associate State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climatological Survey The only level higher is “exceptional drought.” The average rainfall recorded in […]

Dr Ed Shadid Wins Ward 2 City Council Race

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This evening, with over 60% of the vote, Ed Shadid won the race for Ward 2, Oklahoma City Council. The celebration began at Cafe Nova on N. Western Avenue once the announcement of the win was made via speakerphone by consumer activist (and former independent presidential candidate) Ralph Nader.  Shadid’s opening statement brought cheers from the […]

American Airlines to Begin Nonstop Service to Los Angeles

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 4, 2011 – American Airlines rolls out the red carpet tomorrow, April 5, at Will Rogers World Airport, to celebrate their inaugural nonstop flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The new route will be served by American Eagle’s Bombardier CRJ-700 fleet, now offering a first class cabin. The American Airlines station […]

Carpenter Square Theatre Sews Up ‘The Scarlet Letter’

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staff report   Carpenter Square Theatre presents a unique adaptation of “The Scarlet Letter” April 1-23, the only drama in the theater’s 27th Season. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic exploration of sin, hypocrisy and revenge gets a gripping, sexually-charged reworking in this tale of one of literature’s most legendary women – one who is forced to wear […]

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble gives magnificent organ concert

  By Libby Price Contributing Writer The magnificent sonorities possible when a major organist has access to a remarkable instrument such as Oklahoma City University’s 70-rank Holtkamp in the campus chapel were plumbed when new university organist Melissa Plamann gave the seventh in the OCU Distinguished Artist Series inaugurated this year on Sunday afternoon. In […]

HeartLine: A hope line open 24-7 for anyone in need to talk

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By Pam Paul The City Sentinel Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year. Oklahoma is nationally ranked 13th in deaths by suicide, with it being the second leading cause of death for Oklahoma youth ages 10-24. HeartLine, “Oklahoma’s Community Crisis Connection,” is a non-profit agency that provides volunteers and staff to answer […]

State Capitol to be moved To Guthrie to make way for new MAPs 3 convention center

  By Danniel Parker Staff Writer In a surprise news conference on Friday, April 1, Mary Fallin and representatives of Devon Energy revealed their plan to move the State Capitol back to the city of Guthrie to make way for the new MAPs-3 Convention Center. “Our great city must make sacrifices and changes in our […]

YMCA Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Oklahoma Youth & Government Program

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By Stacy Martin Editor Hundreds of high school students from across Oklahoma recently took seats in state government and met elected officials during the 60th anniversary of the YMCA Youth & Government State Conference last week at the Capitol. “The Y’s Youth and Government program offers students a hands-on learning experience in a mock legislature […]

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