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Archive for: May, 2016

Reader Poll: The Death Penalty – Why or why not?

The City Sentinel newspaper recently polled its readers with three questions regarding the death penalty.. File photo

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor May 14, 2016 With U.S. policy in flux over the death penalty as a result of  botched executions, lethal injection drug search, exonerations of the wrongfully convicted (possibly Richard Glossip) and ongoing grand jury hearings, our readers reviewed the ultimate sanction. OKLAHOMA CITY – As debate over the death penalty […]

MAPS 4 Neighborhoods / OKC GO Bond Town Hall Meeting set for May 20

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The public is invited to attend the MAPS 4 Neighborhoods / OKC GO Bond town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at the Tower Hotel, 3233 NW Expressway, in Oklahoma City.  The event, hosted by Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, will take place from 7 – 8:30 […]

Telling tales: When the ‘metafictional’ narrative of Ben Rhodes trumped truth

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By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor David Samuels, a reporter for The New York Times Magazine, has written a gripping news story/biographical narrative about Ben Rhodes, an important and powerful man who has for years labored behind the curtain of near-anonymity in the nation’s capital. Mr. Rhodes is President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor for […]

OKC celebrates Bike to Work Day (May 20) with giveaways and discounts for cyclists

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter This month National Bike To Work week will be celebrated from May 16-20. On Friday, May 20, Oklahoma City will offer free giveaways and discounts in the downtown area during Bike to Work Day. Morning bicycle commuters can meet up with neighbors, new friends and fellow cyclists at Myriad […]

Dialogue Institute Friendship Dinner will honor OU President David Boren and Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee

The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City will honor University of Oklahoma President, David Boren with the 2016 Leadership Award and The Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches with the Interfaith Dialogue Award during the 12th annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City will host its 12th annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10 at the downtown Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The event recognizes the achievements of those who have contributed their time, energy, expertise and financial resources in giving back to the Oklahoma City […]

As National Charter Schools Week concludes, Oklahoma success stories are shared

Tracy McDaniel, founder of the KIPP Academy, a charter school in Oklahoma City.

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Leaders of charter schools in Oklahoma joined this week’s celebration of “National Charter Schools Week,” looking back on a decade-and-a-half of growth in student enrollment and measurable academic success. In an interview with The City Sentinel, Mrs. Janet Grigg – president of the Oklahoma Public Charter School Association, […]

Twilight Time for the 2016 Fairy Ball – Paseo’s StarDanceSwan hosts event at Restoration Church at the Dome on May 14

Maddie Diley and Ella Alexander awaited the gathering of fairies at Paseo's Fairy Ball in 2014. The 2016 Fairy Ball will be held Saturday, May 14 from 7-9 p.m. at Restoration Church at the Dome (First Christian), 3700 N. Walker. Photos by Skip Largent

Staff Report Oklahoma City – Once upon an evening, cheery – A community event for children and their parents. The annual Fairy Ball sponsored by the Paseo Arts Association and Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. (Past Fairy Balls have been held on Paseo, but […]

Mark Harmon 16th annual Celebrity Weekend set for June 17-18

The Oklahoma Kidz Charities will hold its 16th annual Celebrity weekend event featuring Mark Harmon on June 16-18.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Kidz Charities has announced the 16th annual Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend will take pace on June 17 and 18. “MH 16” weekend fun will begin at 6 p.m. with a Celebrity Bowling Night on Friday at the AMF Boulevard Lanes, 3501 South Boulevard, in Edmond. The evening will […]

Capitol Report for May 7: Oklahoma’s Charter Schools, and a conservative’s lament

News9 anchor Alex Cameron and CapitolBeatOK publisher Pat McGuigan

In this week’s Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded Oklahoma’s charter schools, pointing to the bipartisan efforts of the late John Bryant, a Republican, and of Sandy Garrett, a Democrat. ‘ Their work established such schools for Oklahoma in 1999. He praised educators Janet Grigg and […]

OKC school improvement discussion planned for May 9 at Edgemere Elementary

The pubic is invited to a panel discussion on “Options for Improving Public Schools” on Monday, May 9, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Edgemere Elementary School in Oklahoma City.  File photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Monday, May 9, concerned parents and other citizens will gather to hear a panel discussion on “Options for Improving Public Schools.” It will be followed by a Q&A session. Co-sponsored by the Edgemere PTA and VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement), the event will be held from 6 – 7:30 […]

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