The City Sentinel
Archive for: December, 2012

Verizon Wireless celebrates two years of providing Oklahoma City with its 4G LTE network. Oklahoma City among first 38 cities in 2010 nationwide 4G LTE launch

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  Special to The City Sentinel Verizon Wireless celebrated the second anniversary of the initial nationwide launch of its 4G LTE network on December 5, 2010. Oklahoma City was among the first 38 cities nationwide where Verizon’s 4G LTE network was unveiled on that date. Since then, the company has aggressively expanded its 4G LTE […]

$7,500 reward offered in Oklahoma City dog cruelty case

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons who threw Rookie, a German shepherd dog, off a bridge and onto an interstate highway in Oklahoma City The Humane Society of the United States, along with Barry and Becky Switzer and Max Fairchild and the AutoMax Dealership is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office at (405) 869-2501. Photo courtesy of Deputy Shawn Shelby, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons who threw a German shepherd dog off a bridge onto an interstate highway in Oklahoma City, severely injuring him.   The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward […]

Former State Senator Andrew Rice leads community health center

Oklahoma native son and former State Senator Andrew Rice, his wife Apple, and their two sons Noah (left) and Parker, have returned to Oklahoma City. Rice now serves as the new executive director of the Variety Care Foundation.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Oklahoma native son and former State Senator Andrew Rice and his family have returned to Oklahoma City. Rice now serves as the new executive director of the Variety Care Foundation.   In September, Rice began working to help expand philanthropic support and community awareness for Variety Care, Oklahoma’s largest […]

Fallin carries bi-partisan message into meeting with Obama

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin was part of a six-person delegation of state chief executives who met last week with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of the federal administration’s executive team.   The Oklahoman told reporters in the press call at mid-day that she had […]

OCU”s Vespers a spiritual and sensory feast

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The annual Vespers program at Oklahoma City University is a spiritual and sensory feast, culminating in the ever-stirring “Night of Silence,” with the soaring voices of male and female singers describing the cold “winter of life” as fallen humanity trembles to bear up “in shadows this cold endless […]

WATER HEATER QUESTIONS DOG HOMEOWNERS

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By Todd Feehan and Cord Werner   Water heaters bring many questions to homeowners’ minds.  Here are a few facts that may help save you money and time when you need to replace your water heater.   Gas or electric?  Most people don’t have much choice.  Unless you’re building a new home, you have to […]

Fill It Up! Fallin joins OnCue to celebrate emergence of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as auto fuel

Fill It Up! From left, Oklahoma Energy Secretary Mike Ming, OnCue Express CEO Jim Griffith, Gov. Mary Fallin and state Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley were among the dignitaries celebrating the emergence of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative to liquid gas for automobiles. 
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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   On a clear, breezy and mild day in Oklahoma City, Gov. Mary Fallin led a cheerful celebration for the Sooner State’s largest marketer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an automobile fuel.   Jim Griffith, chief executive officer of OnCue Express, praised Fallin’s support of the natural gas […]

Douglass High School scandal expands

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By Jerry Bohnen Special to The City Sentinel   The Oklahoma Department of Education, responding to the growing scandal at  Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City — a situation whose details have been revealed by The City Sentinel — has discovered in an audit, that 81 percent of the 107 students set to […]

YWCA Santa Store needs donations and volunteers

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  Staff Report   The YWCA is currently seeking donations until Dec. 10 for their Santa Store, to allow children the opportunity to shop for their mothers, and mothers the opportunity to shop for their child. The Santa Store is set up in such a way that allows women and children the power of choice. […]

Downtown in December offers holiday festivities for all ages

SandRidge Energy is the proud sponsor of the Tree Lighting Festival for the fourth year in a row in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   “Downtown in December,” presented by Devon Energy, is a series of holiday events and attractions in the heart of Oklahoma City, happening now and lasting through the holiday season.   This winter holiday experience features outdoor ice skating, snow tube rides down the Southwest’s largest man-made slope, afternoon visits with […]

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