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Archive for: October, 2013

Shannon’s Domestic Violence Survival Story

YWCA  breaking the cycle

  Contributed By Shannon T. Hello, YWCA OKC: My name is Shannon T. I am 50 years old. I have been married to a wonderful man for almost 22 years. I work for a bank. I walk into a room and people stop what they are doing and secretly say, “Oh My God…” I am […]

Study shows Oklahoma ranks #3 in rate of women murdered by men

Citizens gathered on the south lawn of the state capitol for the Wreath of Hope Ceremony, co-sponsored by YWCA OKC, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma is ranked third in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.99 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data. After #1 ranked South Carolina, the top […]

COMMENTARY: Whether start-up nation or pipeline nation, Israel’s economy booms, shadowed by Iran’s push for nukes

Patrick McGuigan

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher JERUSALEM – An acclaimed book describes the modern state of Israel as a “Start-Up Nation” – an economic miracle wrought by determined people in a desert land, in the midst of war and despite the nearness of enemies. The 300-page book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer is better […]

Local Americans United group to discuss Church/State issues at membership meeting

On October 17, the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State’s Annual Membership Meeting will feature guest speaker Brady Henderson, legal director of the ACLU of Oklahoma.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will host its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event themed “Movers & Shakers” will take place at Ingrid’s Kitchen at 3701 North Youngs Blvd., in Oklahoma City. Light […]


Thomas E. Patterson

Staff report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: LaDonna Sullivan, (405) 325-5406 NORMAN – Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver three public lectures on the theme “Feeding the Fire: The Media’s Role in Party Polarization” Tuesday, Oct. 22, through Thursday, Oct. 24, […]

Kevin Cox gains induction into McGuinness Atheltic Hall, joined by James P. Kelly, Thomas C. Wolf, M.D., and Sarah Jane Connelly Lyssy

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City will induct four alumni at a gala ceremony on October 19 in the Commons assembly area at the school on N. Francis Avenue. Former state Rep. Kevin Cox, class of 1968, is among the […]

OKC Mayor Mick Cornett’s “Mick’s Neighborhood Steering Committee” attracts over 660 endorsements from 250 metro neighborhoods

Mayor Mick Cornett

Staff Report Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s re-election campaign announced that 664 Oklahoma City residents from 254 OKC neighborhoods have declared support for his re-election. A partial listing, edited by the newspaper staff for space reasons, is given below. Campaign officials said the members of “Mick’s Neighborhood Steering Committee” represent ideological and geographic diversity, and […]

Gatewood Home & Garden Tour offers history and beauty, October 27

Philip and Patricia (Trish) Scott’s home, at 1205 N.W. 20 was built in 1922. This Prairie Schoolhouse style house featuring lavishly landscaped gardens will be open for viewing during the Gatewood Home and Garden Tour on Oct. 27. Photo by J’Anna Knight.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Gatewood is Oklahoma City’s largest historic district. It will host its 17th annual Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, October 27, from noon – 5 p.m. Open for viewing will be four private homes – one with a beautiful garden – and one public space. This event is Gatewood’s […]

With feet on the ground and hopeful eyes, CityRep’s ‘Godspell’ reached for Heaven


By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher CityRep and the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Musical Theatre collaborated for the recent presentation of “Godspell” at the downtown Civic Center, delivering a superb reinterpretation of a popular Twentieth Century folk rock musical. As both John the Baptist and Judas, Jamard Richardson brought authority, confident story-telling and […]

Returning to State Fair Park: “An Affair of the Heart”

AAOTH Unique

Staff Report Continuing one of the most delightful traditions at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, “An Affair of the Heart” returns Oct. 25, 26 and 27. Like the glorious fall colors adorning trees and brightening our outlooks before winter, this annual unique marketplace is an experience that co-founder Connie Harris says “you simply don’t […]

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