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Archive for: June, 2011

Failure of anti-bullying measure upsets Rep. Anastasia Pittman and state equality group


Staff Report   An anti-bullying bill failed to gain passage during closing days of the 2011 legislative session. State Rep. Anastasia said the vote in the Oklahoma House was in fact a failure for state students. In the absence of new policy on cyber-bullying, Rep. Pittman said she will plead with state Superintendent of Public […]

Pride in Art II Demonstrates Pride and Art


Special to The City Sentinel Driving near NW 12 and N. Western on the evening of June 4, one might have understandably thought a rock star was in town. Hundreds of people filled Istvan Gallery at Urban Art, 1218 N. Western, and spilled into the parking lot and onto the sidewalks. It wasn’t a rock […]

Cautionary guidelines for drivers heading downtown for work or play

Staff Report Oklahoma City officials have released the June 6-10 summer of downtown traffic road detours and closings. The following reflects the downtown arteries most affected. City officials strongly advise booking additional time when travelling to downtown events. Parking is also impacted by the road work and can be difficult to locate in the confusion […]

deadCENTER Film Festival this weekend


Staff Report A widely-praised film documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times,” opens the  deadCENTER Opening Night film screenings beginning at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 9) at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. The festival was scheduled to start last evening (Wednesday, June 8) in the 400 block of North […]

Disabled kids set out to trounce doctors in wheelchair basketball


By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Kids in wheelchairs can’t dunk. But they don’t need to. Starting as young as age 5, they can absolutely slaughter a group of blundering doctors in a game of basketball. Kids of the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association, whose team name is The GODZA Blaze, are taking to the court […]

Job Placement Center Opening Doors for the Future


  Staff Report Through the Job Placement Center at City Rescue Mission, homeless men and women are finding hope for their future and the job skills they need to make a smooth transition into society. The Job Placement Center provides job readiness classes, which cover resume writing, interview skills, conflict management and goal planning. A […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield aims to improve children’s health


  Staff Report Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is stepping up its effort to improve the health of kids in Oklahoma communities. The state’s largest health insurer launched a major initiative last week called “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families,” which aims to improve the health of as many as a half-million children, officials […]

Falsettos, a musical to benefit RAIN Oklahoma


Staff Report   AIDS still exists and is still killing many people in Oklahoma, the United States and abroad. This reality has in many ways fallen to the way side. Local artists involved with theater and performing arts, and other groups are hoping to give back to the Oklahoma City community are trying to change […]

Fallin says administrative reforms could improve schools


By Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor   At a state Capitol signing ceremony for a range of bills, including a measure giving her new authority in selecting members of the Oklahoma Board of Education, Governor Mary Fallin last week called the state legislative session that concluded May 20 was “one of the most successful and […]

Sleeping Dragon Sculpture by Artist Kenneth Snelson to Highlight Oklahoma City’s Western Avenue


Staff Report Kenneth Snelson’s Sleeping Dragon sculpture has been around the world and back, with versions featured at locations such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Jardins de Palais Royale in Paris, France. This week, the 73-foot-long sculpture has found its permanent residence at the corner of Western Avenue […]

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