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Archive for: August, 2015

Oklahoma County Elected Officials College Fair garners large turnout

Oklahoma Baptist University was among scores of higher education institutions with recruiters and faculty members participating at the 2015 College Fair. The event, held at Metro Tech on Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City, was sponsored by African-American elected officials in Oklahoma County.
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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Middle and High school students from across the metropolitan area thronged a College Fair Saturday (August 29) where the emphasis was on affordability and practical steps that can be taken to bring higher education within reach for urban young people. Aimed at 7-12 graders, the program drew […]

Oklahoma City ‘Rally for Peace’ draws crowd to State Capitol to support Iran Nuclear Agreement

The organization Americans Against The Next War (AANW) hosted a public “Rally for Peace” on Friday August 28 at the State Capitol South Plaza in Oklahoma City. With over 200 people in attendance, the event was held in support of the "Iran & P5+1 Nuclear Agreement."  Photo provided

Staff Report The organization Americans Against The Next War (AANW) hosted a public “Rally for Peace” on Friday August 28 at the State Capitol South Plaza in Oklahoma City. With over 200 people in attendance, the event expressed public support for the “Iran & P5+1 Nuclear Agreement.” “Our purpose was to show support for the […]

Actress Susan Sarandon discusses her activism seeking to stop Richard Glossip’s execution

From Left: Sister Helen Prejean, Dr. Phil McGraw and Susan Sarandon advocate for a stay of execution for Richard Glossip on The Dr. Phil Show on Aug. 31.

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor Exclusive to The City Sentinel Actress Susan Sarandon has long opposed capital punishment. However, her activism has intensified and become more focused as she seeks to stop or delay the scheduled September 16 execution of Richard E. Glossip. In an email exchange, The City Sentinel asked Sarandon to explain what […]

‘Truth North’ – Oklahomans comment on the death of State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – On behalf of her family, on Monday afternoon (August 24), Cathy Costello – wife of Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello – issued a statement concerning his death: “There are no words to express the shock and sadness that our family has experienced the last number of […]

State Capitol ‘Rally for Peace’ scheduled for Friday, August 28

Americans Against The Next War (AANW) will hold a public “Rally for Peace” on Friday, August 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the State Capitol South Plaza in Oklahoma City. The event is being held in support of the "Iran & P5+1 Nuclear Agreement."

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The organization Americans Against The Next War (AANW) has announced a public “Rally for Peace” will be held on Friday, August 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. The rally will take place at the State Capitol South Plaza in Oklahoma City. The event is being held in support of the “Iran & […]

Baboons at Fort Reno, and dreams of justice deferred

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by Patrick B. McGuigan (Part 2 of a two-part Analysis) OKLAHOMA CITY – Before their encounters with the white man, the Two Tribes – Cheyenne and Arapaho – wandered where, when and as they wished across the heartland of North America. With the coming of white settlement to the Great Plains, in sometimes uneasy alliance, […]

Prejean, Sarandon, Knight and exoneree Nate Fields to appear on Dr. Phil on behalf of Richard Glossip

From left:  Sister Helen Prejean, spiritual advisor for Oklahoma death row Inmate Richard Glossip, Illinois death row exoneree, Nathson “Nate” Fields, and actress Susan Sarandon will appear on the Dr. Phil Show on behalf of Glossip‘s innocence.  Photo provided.

by Patrick B. McGuigan and Darla Shelden Exclusive to The City Sentinel Anti death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, award winning actress Susan Sarandon, legal team member Don Knight and Illinois exoneree Nathan “Nate” Fields will appear on The Dr. Phil Show to advocate for the life of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip. Recently […]

Baboons in our midst and Fort Reno’s “redundant, outdated and duplicative” research — Tax dollars at work?

An Oklahoma City television news story about the Baboon Research Program at historic Fort Reno has reopened discussion about the status of the land at and surrounding the old military post.
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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor (Part 1 of a two-part Analysis) OKLAHOMA CITY – Just three weeks ago, a front-page story in Oklahoma’s largest newspaper, building on earlier television reporting, described recent problems in the University of Oklahoma’s Baboon Research Program. This is an old story, but in this era of increasingly limited resources for […]

OCC to host several fall events including 3rd Annual Art Auction

Oklahoma City artist Sam Echols paints a portrait of Madison McGuire during the 2014 Oklahoma Conference of Churches Art Auction,  This year’s event, which includes an outdoor wine and cheese reception, will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral East Gardens on Tuesday, September 1. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) will hold its 3rd Annual Art Auction on Tuesday, September 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place in St. Paul’s Cathedral East Garden, 127 NW 7th Street, in Oklahoma City. The reception will include a selection of complimentary wines […]

Oklahoma House Speaker Jeffrey Hickman and education reform champ Jason Nelson question Hofmeister’s ACT decision

Speaker of the House Jeffrey W. Hickman, R-Fairview (left) and Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City.  Photos provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker of the House Jeffrey W. Hickman, R-Fairview, and state Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, responded with concerns over Wednesday’s announcement concerning the state Education Department’s plans to spend perhaps $1.5 million to finance ACT testing for all high school juniors in the Sooner State. Speaker Hickman commented, in a […]

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