The City Sentinel
Archive for: December, 2012

“Jack Reacher” – a good crime thriller

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Tom Cruise brings to life the title character is “Jack Reacher” — a new film for which he is also a primary backer. He plays a former military cop who has been living largely “off the grid” but comes out of hiding when the prime suspect in a murderous […]

Seven local architectural firms recognized for design excellence

SXL, a consortium of architects, was honored with the Urban Design Citation Award for SkyDance Bridge, located in Oklahoma City, at the 2012 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Joseph Mills Photography.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Seven local firms were recently honored during the 2012 AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Program. The American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter, hosted the event. Members of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter submitted fifty-two Design Award entries.   The 2012 Design Awards jury included award winning, […]

Surgery Center offers transparency, efficiency, affordability

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Taking a “cash only” free market approach to most transactions, the Surgery Center of Oklahoma City is causing a stir here locally, and attracting nationwide attention.   What the company calls “price transparency” with guaranteed rates for procedures is even triggering a home grown version of medical […]

Snow and ice fall gently on Christmas morning in Oklahoma City

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Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY — At 11 a.m. on Christmas Day (Tueday), the temperature in Oklahoma City was 24 degrees F, with snow steady in the MidTown area. The chance of snow continues at 80 percent for the next several hours, dropping to 60 percent in the evening.   Driving conditions were beginning to […]

Questions to Ask When Drafting an Estate Plan

Steve Romano, special to the paper Because you’ve worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family, you’ll want to ensure that you have a sound financial plan that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may be able to minimize gift and estate taxes and preserve more of your […]

Let it Snow? City street crews to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

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  Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY — Twelve City street crews will spend much of the Christmas Eve holiday pre-treating bridges and overpasses in Oklahoma City with a brining solution. The salt and water mix helps slow the formation of ice along elevated roadways.  Brining efforts began at 10 a.m. Monday (Dec. 24) and should wrap […]

What is truth? The prism for all things, and the soul of education

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  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   This is a story about Veritas — the truth.   As in: Veritas Classical Academy of Oklahoma City, a blended (or “hybrid”) educational system that combines the personal attention of homeschooling—guided by loving parents two or three days a week — with the rigor of magnificent teachers […]

Second chance at life leads Oklahoma organ recipient to Rose Parade

From Claremore, OK, double lung transplant recipient Valerie Vandervort Boyer (left) and her close friend and Transplant Olympic teammate Terri Thurman, from Carnegie, OK, relax on the beach in Florida. Terri is now waiting for a liver transplant. Photo by Rick Boyer.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma is sending Valerie Vandervort Boyer, from Claremore, OK, to Pasadena, CA. She will be among the 32 organ transplant recipients riding on the Donate Life 2013 Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day.   I’m so excited,” said Valerie. “I’m still not […]

Oklahomans to be featured in Donate Life’s Rose Parade Float

Rusty and Marilyn Yeakley completed the decoration of their daughter’s floragraph (floral photograph) at a ceremony held in Oklahoma City, sponsored by LifeShare of Oklahoma. 16-month-old Maegan Ariana Yeakley will be among 72 honorees featured on the Donate Life float in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1. Following her tragic passing in 2003, Maegan’s organ donation saved the lives of three children and two adults. (LifeShare staff photo)

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   On New Year’s Day, two very special Oklahomans will be honored in the 124th annual Rose Parade. Maegan Ariana Yeakley from Oklahoma City and Valerie Vandervort Boyer from Claremore will be among those participating in Donate Life’s 2013 Rose Parade float representing both sides of organ, eye and tissue […]

Artists depict end of the world at Istvan Gallery 12.21.12 exhibit

This picture, by Oklahoma City photographer Luis Saenz titled “End of the World,” an be seen at the “12.21.12: End of the World” art exhibition on Dec. 20 at Istvan Gallery. Photo by Luis Saenz.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Worried about the demise of the world, as you know it?  The Maya Trading Company and Istvan Gallery have announced the “12.21.12: End of the World” art exhibition. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 6 -10 p.m., at Istvan Gallery 1218 N. Western […]

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