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Archive for: November, 2013

Sandra Fluke encourages Oklahomans to come “out” with their progressive values

(L-R) This year Sally’s List Annual Luncheon, held at the Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City, featured guest speaker, attorney and social justice activist Sandra Fluke pictured with event co-sponsor Bob Lemon and Sally’s List Founder and President, Sara Jane Rose. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Over 300 people including political candidates gathered at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City to hear activist Sandra Fluke speak at the second annual Sally’s List annual luncheon. Sally’s List was founded to recruit and train progressive women to run for political office in Oklahoma. Only 12.8 […]

Oklahoma City University Presents American Opera Classic, Street Scene By Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes, Nov. 15-17

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staff report A cast of 40 singers will present Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene,” the first opera to win a Tony Award for best original score, Nov. 15-17 at Oklahoma City University’s historic Kirkpatrick Auditorium. The American classic — with lyrics by Langston Hughes, based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play — unfolds on Manhattan’s Lower […]

COMMENTARY: Time on Target: Memories and Gratitude

GOURLEY'S GENERATION: J. Leland Gourley, Oklahoma's senior newspaper publisher until his death last month, was the most voluble of men, but rarely talked about his service during World War II. He shared with younger colleagues his insight about times in life to follow orders, and moments to improvise, or days to go your own way. Friday Newspaper photograph

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – World War II veterans are dying by the hundreds every day (http://www.nationalww2museum.org/honor/wwii-veterans-statistics.html). Human faces rest embedded in the data. When J. Leland Gourley, the state’s senior newspaper publisher, died last month, I remembered meetings involving a half-dozen editorialists – competitors and friends who conspired during […]

Good Citizens: Russell Perry and Vicki Miles belong in the Hall of Fame

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – When I left The Oklahoman editorial page in 2002, some local politicians – both liberal and conservative – hoped they’d seen the last of me. Russell Perry, publisher of The Black Chronicle and owner of the largest privately-held radio broadcasting company in the U.S., wanted me […]

Conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly hopes conservatives can stop ObamaCare, Common Core

LADIES OF THE RIGHT: From left, Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education (ROPE), national Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly, and Sara Jo Odom of the Oklahoma EagleForum.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Seemingly inexhaustable at the age of 89, national conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly believes advocates of limited government will roll back both the Affordable Care Act – Barack Obama’s signal achievement as president – and the bipartisan push for creation of national “common core” standards for curriculum […]

Considering under-slab duct repairs

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  By Mike Charles CEO, Allergy Control What kind of problems can occur in our under slab air ducts? This can depend on how old your home is & what type of air ducts were installed. Over the years, different materials were used under the concrete slabs for heating and air duct systems. Some used […]

Oklahoma City’s 28th Peace Festival

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  Staff report To be held:  Saturday, Nov. 9th, 10 am to 4 pm Where:    Civic Center Hall of Mirrors Admission Free   Oklahoma City’s 28th annual Peace Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Music Hall’s “Hall of Mirrors” in downtown in Oklahoma City, […]

“A Perfect Finish” wine and food tasting set to benefit OKC Riversport Junior Crew

“A Perfect Finish” wine and food tasting event, a fundraiser for the OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew, will be held Friday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower and the Devon Boathouse at the Oklahoma River.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   “A Perfect Finish” wine and food tasting event will be held Friday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower and the Devon Boathouse at the Oklahoma River. The event is a fundraiser for the OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew. The event will […]

OCU’s Bass School of Music Faculty Artists Salute Titans of Opera with Nov. 5 Concert

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  staff report     The voice faculty of the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University is celebrating the birthdays of three titans of opera with a Distinguished Artists Concert Nov. 5. This year marks the bicentennial of the births of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, and the centennial of the birth of […]

Gay couple weds at Fort Reno Chapel on Halloween despite Oklahoma ban

On Halloween evening, in Fort Reno, Oklahoma, Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel, were wed, as allowed by Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal law, among invited friends, family and members of the media. Photo by Mary E. Sine.

      By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Halloween evening, in Fort Reno, Oklahoma, two men, Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel, were wed among invited friends, family and members of the media. An unlikely scenario in the state of Oklahoma, which has banned same sex marriage, the pair became the third homosexual […]

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