The City Sentinel
Archive for: November, 2011

Raw food enthusiasts Wendy, Barbara and Boris attend local MK Academy

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Students from over 30 countries including Germany and Slovenia have come to Oklahoma City to study the art of raw food cuisine at the Matthew Kenney Academy. Wendy Thomas, Boris Lauser and Barbara Radojlovic are among the students currently enrolled at the Academy. They are passionate about becoming raw food […]

Oklahoma City’s Matthew Kenney Academy attracts students from around the world

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Matthew Kenney Academy, located in Oklahoma City, is the first licensed and classically structured Raw and Living Foods educational center in the world. Formerly called, 105degrees, the Matthew Kenney Academy was created in response to the increasing demand for chefs skilled in the art of raw and living […]

Task Force on credits and incentives edges toward recommending broad reforms

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor At this month’s meeting of the Task Force on Credits and Economic Incentives, Chairman David Dank said the object was to turn the committee’s attention to the “criteria we will use to judge the validity of the tax credits we have examined in the past months. We will also […]

OCU’s “Home for the Holidays” December 8 to 11


Staff Report Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will put audiences in the Christmas spirit this year with the beauty and splendor of a Broadway-style holiday dance spectacular, “Home for the Holidays.” Hailed as “the most lavish Christmas dance extravaganza west of New York City,” the show returns to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma […]

OCU Presents 33rd Christmas Vespers Dec. 9-10, performance added

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Staff Report More than 260 Oklahoma City University singers and orchestral musicians will celebrate “Songs of Comfort and Joy” at the 33rd annual Christmas Vespers Dec. 9-10 in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the OCU campus. “This program blends familiar carols for the audience with Scripture and poetry while presenting some of most […]

Happy Thanksgiving!


We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy day!

Giving thanks, for those who serve

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor In every generation, our country somehow finds men, and now women, willing to stand guard in the night. They face those who would hurt us. Just before Veterans Day, I met Dan Powers, the son of Sgt. Eddy Powers. After his memorable talk at the state Capitol where I […]

Dr. Shadid’s prescription: City Council passes measure protecting gay city employees


By Patrick B. McGuigan In an historic 7-2 vote, the Oklahoma City Council has approved changes to anti-discrimination language for government employees, joining county government in affording explicit employment protections for gays and lesbians. Passage of the measure made Oklahoma City the fifth local government to add such language to anti-discrimination provisions. Ward 2 Councilman […]

Anti death penalty group holds symposium in Oklahoma City

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Perspectives on the Death Penalty Symposium was recently held at the Crown Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City. The purpose was to raise public awareness, education and involvement in the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OCADP). The Oklahoma Conference of Churches and Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the […]

Data-driven school reform failures, and hopes for future progress


By John Thompson It has been a bad year for data-driven school reform. Last year when the documentary “Waiting for Superman “debuted, it was claimed that accountability, driven by standardized metrics, was overcoming poverty to increase student performance. Virtually all of such claims have been discredited. Even true believers in test-driven accountability are publishing results […]

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