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On the Mark


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Ron Black
Mark Shannon and I worked together at the station formerly known as "SuperTalk 930, WKY." He was the morning drive guru; I handled the back of the bus in the afternoon slot. Shannon's death as a resul...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Media reports of tornadic deaths are greatly exaggerated


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Jack Willis
Five die as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Derrick Henry reported on The New York Times website."Four dead in Oklahoma tornado outbreak," according to Little Rock's KATV-Channel 7 broadcast. "The Oklahoman...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dispatch from the future


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Scott Jones
An excerpt from the high school textbook "The Story of Oklahoma," fourth edition, published in 2057:The second decade of this century began during the "Great Recession," which initially did not affect...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gimme storm shelter


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Kurt Hochenauer
The recent tornadoes that killed two people, injured many more and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes, and businesses should encourage Oklahoma leaders to come up with renewed comprehensive safety p...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Citizen Carolyn, my hero


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Brian Hearn
When I walked into Carolyn Hill's office in March of 1995, little did I know that my life and the cultural life of our city was about to change.We hit it off immediately. Both of us were native Oklaho...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Why vote?


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Kyle Loveless
Hysteria is coming this November, and every vote is precious. Get ready to hear from the candidates how very important this election is and how both the republic's and the great state of Oklahoma's fu...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Corporate America, take heed: Publishers should be local


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Jack Willis
The corporate suits whisked through the newsroom and into the publisher's office. A visit wasn't scheduled, so what were they doing in Oklahoma? Something was up. Nothing good ever came from a surpris...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

What divides us?


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Scott Jones
These days, as the ground keeps moving out in Jones, I ponder the cultural earthquake and re-drawing of the political landscape we have been going through.  It will probably surprise you to learn that...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Strangers on a train


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Keith Gaddie
My friend Scott Buchanan says, "When we rode trains, we were more civilized." I recently tested his proposition, riding a train home from a conference in Houston. If you're in a hurry, don't take the ...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Point: Christians and Muslims in Oklahoma


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Bob Gresham
As an Oklahoma City resident who celebrates religious diversity, I was alarmed when I heard about the "I Don't CAIR" conference sponsored by Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ and was held at Trinity Bapt...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Counterpoint: 'Proclaiming truth is not hateful'


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Paul Blair
In the Bible, pastors are referred to as "shepherds" and "watchmen." God has called us not only to feed and care for our flocks, but also to protect our flocks. The pastors of Reclaiming Oklahoma for ...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dangerous proposal


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Kurt Hochenauer
It's significant that state political leaders, especially mainstream Republicans, recently denounced the idea of creating an official anti-federal government militia in Oklahoma.State tea party activi...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Remembering Chief Wilma Mankiller


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Laura Boyd
I write this tribute to former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller with sadness and great humility. All readers know of her passing from this realm on April 6. For those of you who know a little mor...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

South Side a diamond in the rough


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Kyle Loveless
Just a few years ago, St. Anthony Hospital was considering moving from its current Midtown location to a spot in far south Oklahoma City. City and county officials all came to the forefront and rallie...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Repair broken government


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Phil G. Busey Sr.
An unprecedented financial crisis drives crucial decisions that impact Oklahomans. After living under "boom or bust" economic policies, we are now paying the piper. A bureaucratic government needs ref...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010
 
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