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Archive for: January, 2013

Four women, including General Rita Aragon, win OCU Awards of Excellence

Ret. Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, the Oklahoma City University Distinguished Philanthropist Award;

  Staff Report   The Societies of Oklahoma City University will honor four Oklahoma women for their volunteerism during the 25th anniversary of the Awards of Excellence on Feb. 28 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m.   The 2013 honorees […]

Commissioner Mark Costello, Rep. Shelton, Sen. Johnson honor city Surgery Center for “entrepreneurial excellence”

From left, Dr. Steve Lantier and Dr. Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma receive the “Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” from state Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello. 
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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   An Oklahoma City business specializing in a free market approach to medical services garnered bipartisan recognition for its work on January 25.   Surgery Center of Oklahoma received an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello, a Republican. Costello presented the award to the center’s co-founders, […]

Planned Parenthood celebrates 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade a controversial and misunderstood law

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  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO) recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. On January 22, 1973, with a 7-2 vote, the justices established a nationwide right for women that today is one of the most divisive topics in […]

Martin Luther King parade concludes Oklahoma City’s 2013 holiday observance

The Northeast High School Junior ROTC contingent, always popular with spectators, marched proudly in the 2013 Martin Luther King Holiday parade in downtown Oklahoma City. ROTC units from Northwest Classen and other public schools also joined the parade, which drew thousands to the Broadway Avenue parade route. The MLK holiday was marked with religious and interfaith services, community forums, the annual ringing of the Freedom Bell at the State History Center, and a special service at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at  N.W. 7th and Robinson. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   Oklahoma City’s Martin Luther King parade brought a spectacular conclusion to the 2013 observance of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader’s legacy and continuing impact in Oklahoma and American history. The event was marked both with praise for Dr. King and to President Barack […]

Baby Boomers have options regarding Social Security

Baby Boomers have options regarding Social Security

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Social Security Administration is facing the imminent retirement of the largest generation in American history, the 76 million individuals born in the “baby boom” years, from 1946 through 1964. The term “baby boom” was coined to define the boom in births after WWII.   In 1935, the Social […]

Art Now event celebrates contemporary works by top local artists

Art Now 2013, an annual exhibition celebrating the work of Oklahoma’s top contemporary artists, will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at City Arts Center at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Candice Coker

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   City Arts Center in Oklahoma City will present Art Now 2013, an annual exhibition celebrating the work of Oklahoma’s top contemporary artists. City Arts Center’s premier fundraising event will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. at State Fair Park, 3000 General Pershing Boulevard. […]

The Search for Bin Laden


  Bill O’Brien   “I am with the same one as before,” Ibrahim Saeed Ahmed said in a phone conversation in Abbottabad, Pakistan in June of 2010, and was tapped by the CIA. Ahmed was the Al Queda operative who served as Osama Bin Laden’s courier. As detailed in the recently published, “The Finish, the […]

IHOP offers free pancakes to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   In its eighth year, International House of Pancakes, popularly called IHOP, will again invite the public to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. The company’s largest philanthropic event of the year will celebrate Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ […]

Framing the Picture: Speaker Shannon makes history, as outline of 2013 legislative session emerges

Representative T.W. Shannon

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   State Rep. T. W. Shannon became the highest-ranking elected official of African-American descent in Oklahoma history this week. In the normal course of a week when the organizational structure of the Legislature took final form, a framework for the 2013 session emerged.   After his formal election […]

Downtown traffic advisory update


  This is a summary of downtown traffic conditions for January 14 – 18. Changes to this week’s advisory are shown in red. For a map that illustrates current traffic conditions please click here: Downtown Traffic Map   NW 4th from Robinson to Harvey reduced 1/12 from 7:00 a.m. to noon* NW 4th from Robinson to […]

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