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Archive for: June, 2012

Oklahoma City University Law Professor surprised at court’s lineup, and reasoning

Oklahoma City University Law Professor Andrew Spiropoulos

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Professor Andrew Spiropoulos, a well-known law professor at the Oklahoma City University College of Law, commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the “ObamaCare” case. He told The City Sentinel, “I am not surprised by the result — I always thought that the Court would uphold the law. […]

Oklahoma’s progressives, Democrats say it’s “time to move forward” on health care

Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Wallace Collins

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor While the majority of Oklahoma’s elected officials and many legal analysts are decrying the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, issued Thursday (June 28), there are scattered voices in the state praising the ruling – and calling on the Republicans who now control state government to move […]

Two Oklahoma City physicians applaud Supreme Court ruling

Dr. Boyd Shook (front) and Dr. Kathy Scheirman (behind him on right). Photo taken from online

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Two Oklahoma City physicians on Thursday (June 28) cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. In an interview with CapitolBeatOK, Dr. Katherine Scheirman declared, “I think it’s a wonderful thing for America. I’m relieved and happy. The main beneficiaries of this decision will be […]

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, legislative leaders decry “ObamaCare” ruling


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s political leadership responded negatively Thursday morning (June 28) to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Governor Mary Fallin said she did not plan to call a special session to deal with the decision’s impact on state policy, […]

Primary election day 2012: GOP advantage builds, Democrats have a few contested primaries, including MidTown’s District 88


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Oklahoma voters are going to the polls in primaries Tuesday (June 26) as an overwhelming Republican electoral advantage begins to play itself out, with a handful of exceptions. In the state’s closed primary system, members of the Grand Old Party will wind up deciding many elections, as Democrats did […]

Third annual Cowboy & Couture fashion how benefits women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda

Dr. Terry Neese (center), IEEW’s founder and CEO speaking at the 2011 Cowboy & Couture Fashion show with Peace through Business program students Francine Umurungi from Rwanda (left) and Salma Nori from Afghanistan.  Photo provided by IEEW

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer On Tuesday, July 17, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) will hold its third annual Benefit Fashion Show, “Cowboy & Couture” at the Historic Oklahoma City Farmer’s Public Market, 311 South Klein Avenue. Hosted by the metro’s Eden Salon and Spa, the doors open at 6 p.m., and […]

A Cold Case: The Missing Jim Thorpe Olympic Memorbilia


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor History is often taught as the story of events or movements, or through stories centered around dates on which natural disasters occurred. Human history is all those things, but it is fundamentally the story of men and women of flesh and blood, people who were and are neither plaster […]

Peace Through Business program brings Afghan and Rwandan businesswomen to Oklahoma City

In July, as part of the Peace through Business program, Lori Tyler, owner of Stella’s restaurant located in Midtown Oklahoma City, will be mentoring Josephine Uwineza, the owner of Flamingo Restaurant in Rwanda. Photo provided by IEEW.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) is a six-year-old non-profit, started by Oklahoma City entrepreneur, Dr. Terry Neese. In 2006, IEEW was asked by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Afghan Women’s Council to create the Peace through Business program, which provides business education and mentorships for […]

In Fifth District congressional race, challenger Tom Guild presses Democratic themes

Tom Guild

By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Tom Guild, the Democratic nominee in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District, faces an uphill battle against the well-funded Republican incumbent. In an interview with The City Sentinel, Guild reflected, “The latest poll I saw nationwide showed that Congress’ approval rating now is about 13 percent. It’s a wonder that it’s […]

Paseo jewelry art gallery to host first show in July

: A featured piece was created by Leah Hardy, a pendant based on a Tibetan "gau", a small metal container used to carry amulet objects associated with Buddhism. Photo provided.

Staff Report A Jeweler’s Art, a contemporary jewelry gallery located in the Paseo Arts District , is hosting its first call for entry show, organizers said. Titled Spirituality in Jewelry and Metals this event sought local and national jewelers for entry into the show. The exhibit will open for the First Friday Walk on July […]

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