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Archive for: September, 2015

Fallin receives letter on behalf of Pope Francis ‘to commute’ Glossip execution

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Staff Report Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano sent a letter to Gov. Mary Fallin on behalf of Pope Francis,  in regard to the scheduled execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip. Despite the request, Fallin does not have the legal authority to move the execution, said Alex Weintz, communications director for Fallin. Gov. Fallin does, […]

Richard Glossip lawyers submit appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

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Staff Report Washington, D.C. – Richard Glossip is innocent and his execution would be the result of a wrongful conviction, according to a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Mr. Glossip’s attorneys today with the United States Supreme Court. Information on the appeal was circulated to news organizations worldwide the afternoon of Tuesday […]

Oklahoma Policy Institute to hold first Policy Boot Camp in Edmond


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma Policy Institute’s (OK Policy) first Fall Policy Boot Camp (FallPol) will be held on Saturday, October 3.  The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Christian University, Gaylord University Center East Main Dining Hall, 2501 E. Memorial Road, in Edmond. OK Policy is […]

Wild West Puggerfest 2015 rides into town on October 3

: Contest events at Wild West Puggerfest 2015 will include Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Group Costume, Best Kisser, and Curliest Tail.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter All you cowboys and cowgirls best be headin’ to the Wild West Puggerfest on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   This year’s western themed shindig will be held at Stars & Stripes Park at Lake Hefner, 7398 N. Portland), in Oklahoma City The 12th Annual Puggerfest […]

State Appeals court turns down Richard Glossip appeal, next stop is U.S. Supreme Court

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A closely divided Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has voted to deny several issues raised on appeal from attorneys for Richard E. Glossip. Monday (September 28) in a 3-2 ruling, the panel rebuffed post-conviction relief, a motion for evidentiary hearing and a motion for discovery and emergency […]

48 Hours For Richard Glossip: When In Doubt, Kick It Out

Richard Glossip

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – An execution is set for Wednesday, Sept. 30. A few weeks ago, attorneys trying to save the life of death row inmate Richard E. Glossip filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Three hours before his scheduled execution on Wednesday (September 16), the court […]

Remembering a friend named Ivy Jane

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by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Ivy Jane, a 14-year-old “pug,” died on September 17. In the years I have been reporter, editor, publisher and now editor again, this wonderful creature’s photographs appeared — more then any other sentient being’s “mug” – often on the cover of The City Sentinel She had an interesting tribal dance, […]

Legislative Black Caucus honors past, present and future at A.C. Hamlin Banquet on Sept. 28

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 20th biennial A.C. Hamlin Scholarship Banquet – remembering the son of ex-slaves who became the first African American legislator in state history – is scheduled Monday evening (September 28). The banquet will be held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, starting with a 6 […]

Wild Wednesday: All hell breaks loose in Richard Glossip investigation(s)

Richard Glossip

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawyers battling to prevent execution of death row inmate Richard E. Glossip want to block what they call attempts to stymie “innocence witnesses” – individuals who have submitted affidavits raising questions about evidence in the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese. Attorneys Don Knight, Kathleen Lord and […]

Before Neverland: CityRep joins OCU Theatre for solid fun in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Appearing in the Oklahoma premiere of “Peter and the Starcatcher” are, from left, Jonathan Beck Reed as Black Stache, Hal Kolman as Lord Aster, Marcellus Hankins as Robert Falcon Scott, Matthew Alvin Brown as Smee, Lance Marsh as Alf, and Jordan Jacobs as Peter. The production runs September 18-27 at OCU's Burg Theatre. Oklahoma's City's equity theatre, CityRep, is collaborating with OCU's School of Musical Theatre for the production. Ticket information: 405-848-3761. Photos by

by Patrick B. McGuigan An entertaining and tuneful banquet for eyes and ears, the new CityRep collaboration with OCU’s School of Theatre is solid fun. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is Rick Elice’s award-winning Broadway hit, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. As Boy, OCU student Jordan Jacobs is an apt choice […]

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