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The Search for Bin Laden

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  Bill O’Brien   “I am with the same one as before,” Ibrahim Saeed Ahmed said in a phone conversation in Abbottabad, Pakistan in June of 2010, and was tapped by the CIA. Ahmed was the Al Queda operative who served as Osama Bin Laden’s courier. As detailed in the recently published, “The Finish, the […]

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater spoke at a luncheon held at the Raindrop Turkish House on Classen Boulevard last week.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater spoke at a luncheon held at  the Raindrop Turkish House on Classen Boulevard last week.

By Bill O’Brien   The event began with Orhan Kucukosman of the Raindrop Turkish House telling the assembled guests that the people who  were responsible for the death of the American diplomats in Lbya were not Muslims but were in fact terrorists, and he said that he, and the organization that he is affiliated with, […]

OKC native and New York Times acclaimed foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid remembered

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By William F. O’Brien Contributing Writer A memorial service was held for New York Times reporter and Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid last week at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City Shaded had died of an asthma attack last month while in the Middle East. United States Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford served as […]

Medical oversight board meetings goes paperless

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By William F. O’Brien Contributing Writer Reams of paper used to prepare board books for members in for board meetings at the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure have been replaced by electronic board books, said deputy director Regi Varghese. Previously, the board prepared huge agenda for its eight members. Agenda items often included and related […]

Mass Transit downtown streetcar and eventual light rail plan details emerge at meeting

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The proposed plan for the mass transit system for downtown Oklahoma City was unveiled last week at a meeting held at the First Methodist Church Auditorium on NW 4th St. Larry Hopper of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, spoke of how Oklahoma City’s development. He said it was shaped in large part by […]

deadCENTER: “Elevate” lifts up its audience

By William F. O’Brien Contributing Writer In Thies, a small community in the West African nation of Senegal is a school operated by an American foundation, the Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal. That school is known by the acronym “SEEDS. It seeks to provide a rigorous education in both academics and training […]

OU professor says Israel may, in the end, negotiate with Syria

One of the foremost authorities on the nation of Syria is University of Oklahoma Professor Joshua Landis. In his view, Syria’s primary foreign policy objective is to regain the Golan Heights, territory lost to Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Syria’s desire to regain the Golan could effect its approach to possible peace with Israel. […]

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