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Archive for: July, 2011

OKC implements odd/even water rotation


  Staff report As long as the temperature remains high and the rainfall low, citizens will be at risk of low water pressure. To help ease these problems, the City of Oklahoma City this weekend sent to The City Sentinel and other news organizations a release asking all citizens to begin an odd/even water rotation […]

Oklahoma City Church youth travel to serve the poor in San Antonio, Omaha visitors delight in city visit


by Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor The youth group from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Oklahoma City have returned from a visit to assist as volunteers at poverty-fighting programs in San Antonio, Texas. Their colleagues in the cause, a youth group from Omaha, stopped for rest and recreation during their […]

A Child Born In 2010 Will Cost $226,920 to Raise According To USDA Report


Staff Report The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, “Expenditures on Children by Families,” finding that a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about  $286,860 ( projected inflation costs are factored in) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over the next 17 years. […]

MAPS 3 concerns about proposed project changes. Early stages of implementation may take expensive twists voters weren’t told


    By Ed Shadid, OKC Ward Two  City Councilman   On December 8, 2009 voters passed MAPS 3, a seven year one-cent sales tax to raise $777 million to pay for a convention center, a world class park, a downtown transit system, four senior wellness center, river and fairground improvements and trails and sidewalks. […]

Second Annual “One Night Only” Event Supports AIDS Walk OKC


By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   In preparation for the 2011 AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City (scheduled for September), the Second Annual “One Night Only” fundraising event is set for Monday July 25 at The Copa, 2200 Northwest 39th Expressway, organizers said. This year’s Broadway – New York style extravaganza will begin at 7 p.m. […]

In “Annie Get Your Gun,” Renee Anderson got her man, audience got a great show

by Patrick B. McGuigan Senior Editor In this month’s Summerstock production of “Annie Get Your Gun,” continuing through Sunday (July 24) the wonderful musical comedy with an assortment of Irving Berlin’s best music and lyrics, Renee Anderson is tender and tough, ardent and amorous. Her delivery and manner of character interpretation, in moving from illiterate […]

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to presents Anton Chekhov’s play

    Staff Report Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s second season show is Chekhov’s “The Seagull” at the Myriad Gardens Water Stage in downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s second production of the 27th Summer Season is The Seagull which performs at the newly renovated Myriad Gardens Water Stage in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

Tax incentives under legislative microscope


By Billie Rodely Staff Writer   A legislative task force is just beginning its analysis of billions of dollars in tax incentives, credits and exemptions given to varied interests each year. Task force chairman Rep. David Dank, an Oklahoma City Republican, opened the first meeting Friday morning saying, “This is not a witch hunt.”  He […]

Worsening drought spreads the damage increasingly by the day Officials offer advice, reassurance, a few relief options


  By Jessica Findley Staff Writer   Despite last week’s very short, but welcome break in the form of a heavy mid-day rainfall in the city, protracted drought across the state has created a miserably hot and dry summer. It has taken a toll on citizens, the landscape, livestock, cooling bills and more. The problem […]

Jim Wilson advances legal challenge to state Senate district lines


By Patrick B. McGuigan Last week, state Sen. Jim Wilson of Tahlequah filed a legal challenge to the Senate district reapportionment enacted in May. Attorney Mark Hammons of downtown Oklahoma City joined Wilson at a state Capitol press conference to explain the lawsuit and lay out key arguments to be advanced in the litigation, should […]

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