The City Sentinel
Archive for: January, 2015

Op ed by Marilynn Knott..

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by Marilynn Knott.. On January 29 we the people will execute Richard Eugene Glossip for allegedly paying Justin Sneed to kill Barry Van Treese in 1997. I say allegedly because it was essentially Glossip’s word against Sneed’s regarding the murder. The courts found that Mr. Sneed was the person who did the killing. He negotiated […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Oklahoma capital cases, activists want ‘stay’ of all executions

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Last week, a day before the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision to take another look at pending executions in Oklahoma, Sister Helen Prejean, a well-known opponent of capital punishment, circulated to the The City Sentinel and other news organizations a statement. The status of planned executions remained uncertain last […]

Sister Helen Prejean and Richard Glossip ask Gov. Fallin for 60-day reprieve

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Sister Helen Prejean and Richard Glossip ask Gov. Fallin for 60-day reprieve NOTE: This is adapted from a press release submitted by the Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sister Helen Prejean, a well-known opponent of capital punishment, has circulated to news organizations, including The City Sentinel, a statement “dictated to […]

Whirling Dervishes to perform for peace, love and humanity in OKC next month

On Feb. 6, the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City will present a live performance of the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi Turkish Sufi Music Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7777 S. May Ave. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Friday, Feb. 6, the Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City will present a live performance of the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi Turkish Sufi Music Ensemble. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center, 7777 S. May Ave. The […]

Martin Luther King, Jr., as someone we could know, at ‘The Mountaintop’

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher The new production from the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remains controversial in some circles. It shows us a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who is a man with faults, doubts and “issues.” Even so, the tale lifts up and honors the memory of MLK’s role in the American civil rights […]

Portrayals of Dr. King, his wife and close allies highlight a stirring “Selma”

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   “Selma” powerfully captures the character, vision and magnetism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – and, thankfully, that of his wife. David Oyelowo as Dr. King and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King are revelations. Close your eyes, to hear MLK’s voice in Oyelowo’s cadence. As you open them, […]

Oklahoma Sierra Club announces new executive director

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club has announced as of Jan. 5, Johnson Bridgwater is the organization’s new Executive Director. “Over several months the Search Committee reviewed eighteen qualified applicants for this important leadership position,” said Chapter Chair Barbara VanHanken. “Ironically, Johnson was our first candidate interviewed and […]

On January 20, Residents invited to open house of City’s comprehensive “planokc”

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City residents can review the product of years of their work and input on the City’s draft comprehensive plan, planokc, during a 60-day public review and comment period that begins this week. To kick off the public review process, a presentation and open house will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Oklahoma executions set to resume as controversy and legal appeals continue

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty supporters will protest outside the Governor’s Mansion during the scheduled execution of Charles Frederick Warner on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. Photo by Mary E. Sine.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The infamous “botched” Oklahoma execution of Clayton Darrell Lockett last year launched a flurry of global media coverage and litigation. On April 29, Lockett writhed, moaned and tried to get up before the curtains were pulled closed to the witnesses. The execution was stopped, but it would be 43 […]

Oklahoma City’s ASTEC charter school gains ‘excellence’ distinction

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher   ASTEC Public Charter Schools were given the distinction level of “Excellence,” by Certified Healthy Schools. In a release sent to CapitolBeatOK, school officials said they were “proud of the work our employees have put forth to ensure we are a healthy school. Special thanks to Harold Hamm and Continental […]

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