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AIDS Walk OKC unites walkers, runners, and four legged folks to support those with HIV/AIDS

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter With fall fast approaching, it’s time once again to grab your sneakers and leashes and join the 2013 OKC AIDS Walk. This year it is themed “Each Step Brings Hope.” It is set for Sunday September 22 in downtown Oklahoma City. The event is family friendly with the Walk, […]

Disabled kids set out to trounce doctors in wheelchair basketball

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Kids in wheelchairs can’t dunk. But they don’t need to. Starting as young as age 5, they can absolutely slaughter a group of blundering doctors in a game of basketball. Kids of the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association, whose team name is The GODZA Blaze, are taking to the court […]

The “Action Figure Hall of Fame” is where art and nostalgia collide

PAULS VALLEY – A squadron of GI Joes, led by Captain America surfboarding on top of a tank, stormed the miniature town of Normandy, blasting their way through a the battalion of Nazi soldiers and space aliens led by General Rommel, who sniped them from open windows in burned-out buildings. Across the carpet, another war […]

The Salvation Army departs downtown with $5 million donation from Chesapeake Energy

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer   The Salvation Army is moving its facilities out of downtown with the help of a $5 million donation of Chesapeake. It will make room for another, scenic downtown park, city officials say. The money is slated to build the charity’s new Center of Hope at N.W 10 and Pennsylvania […]

The Mix: Art by the Ounce brings a party to a museum setting

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Charles Bukowski once said, “Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same.” Similar Dionysian nothings could be said about appreciating a good piece of art work offered to aficionados downtown last week. The OKC Event Production Company, […]

Your Mom to perform on stage

By Danniel Parker Your Mom is fast. Your Mom is sloppy. Your Mom is hardcore. But enough about the woman that gave birth to you. The other Your Mom is a cross-dressing punk rock band from Norman, and they’re playing a show at the Blue Note, at 2408 N Robinson Ave. It’s on May 26 […]

A look inside an inner city school struggling with multiple challenges, including “needing improvement” sanctions

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer For the fourth year in a row, Taft Middle School is on the No Child Left Behind “Needs Improvement List,” and its administrators and teachers are frustrated and worried, they say. If Taft makes the list next year, the school will be forced to restructure, which sometimes means firing half […]

OKC Gets Its Own Grand Prix

Danniel Parker Oklahoma City and the Principality of Monaco now have yet another thing in common besides a fondness for French Fries. Now we both host a Grand Prix. Mark McAuliffe, the CEO of OKC Motorsports just signed an exclusive agreement with American Le Mans, our nations version of the organization behind worlds oldest sports […]

A Battle Between Spies; Indie rock station ceases operations in dispute with Citadel, but moves online

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer Indie-rock station, 105.3 The Spy KINB, Kingfisher, officially stopped transmitting on March 4. Listeners driving home from work that evening heard Louie Armstrong’s song “Star Dust” interrupt a five-hour loop of REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.” That’s when, in the eyes of many, the […]

New regulations established for emergency sirens

By Danniel Parker Staff Writer All municipalities in the Oklahoma City metro area have agreed to guidelines for using tornado sirens. Every sector of the metro agreed to test their emergency alarm sirens Saturday at noon. The only exception is Tinker Air Force Base, which will continue to be a military base, where these regulations […]

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