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Moody blues

For Oklahomans with Seasonal Affective Disorder, the holiday season can be a depressing one.


Mark Beutler
Many Oklahomans welcome the changing of the seasons — the fall colors, the crisp mornings — but many more face that change with a sense of dread, due to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rice returns

Former state senator Andrew Rice is back in OKC, this time as head of the Variety Care Foundation.


Mark Beutler
Less than a year ago, Oklahoma lost one of its rising young political stars when former state Sen. Andrew Rice announced he was leaving. The twoterm senator had been the Senate’s Democratic leader and in 2008 lost a hard-fought race against U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Spooky sleuths

Ghosts in your home? Metro ghost hunters want to check out the pesky paranormal.


Mark Beutler
Have you ever walked into a dark house and felt a cold chill run up your spine?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Toe ’nuff

Expect an 'en pointe' season from Oklahoma City Ballet.

Performing Arts

Mark Beutler
Director’s Choice
8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Ballet
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

'Sordid' stand-up

Texas-bred Del Shores brings his comedy to The Boom for a one-night-only event.

Performing Arts

Mark Beutler
Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality.
8 p.m. Thursday
The Boom
2218 N.W. 39th
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Still lovin’ and learnin’

Even with four decades of entertaining under her belt buckle, country great Tanya Tucker is far from being finished.


Mark Beutler
Tanya Tucker with Crystal Gayle
7 p.m. Thursday
First Council Casino
12875 N. Highway 77, Newkirk

7 p.m. Friday
Lucky Star Casino
7777 N. Highway 81, Concho
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Purple martins majesties

Thousands of purple martins roosting downtown get a reprieve before they continue their migration to South America.


Mark Beutler
When thousands of purple martins began their long migration to South America this year, the birds probably had no idea they would find Oklahoma hostile territory. The martins have long been a backyard favorite for their devouring of mosquitoes and other pesky insects, but the birds’ presence in downtown Oklahoma City also has meant loads and loads of guano.
Monday, August 6, 2012

State of health

Why is Oklahoma among the unhealthiest states in the nation?


Mark Beutler
Oklahoma consistently ranks at the top of the “worst states” list when it comes to health-related issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Winging it

Purple martins seeking a rest stop on their route to Brazil find resistance in OKC.


Mark Beutler
Purple martins have been a staple in our grandmothers’ backyards for generations. The birds have a long history with humans and are generally regarded as a welcome addition to any landscape. But thousands of the birds have descended on downtown Oklahoma City in the past several weeks, and are finding their surroundings anything but hospitable.
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Room for improvement

Built for the sensibilities of 1960s consumers, the I-240 corridor is due for a makeover.


Mark Beutler
A few months ago, Oklahoma City officials began a study of the area surrounding Interstate 240. The study included a 4 1/2-mile stretch from Crossroads Mall on the east, to near Will Rogers World Airport on the west. Calling it “a candid look at the most important retail corridor in south Oklahoma City,” the “Envision 240” is an in-depth report about how the area can be improved.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stopping suicide

Monday’s summit teaches practical tips for addressing suicidal behavior.


Mark Beutler
Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most traumatic events.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A run/walk this weekend in Guthrie remembers a local man and his love for animals


Mark Beutler
The See Spot Run9 a.m. SaturdayDowntown There was a route through downtown Guthrie that Chris Cowden took every day. He was an avid runner and enjoyed being outdoors. Duri...
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Debbie Reynolds revisits youthful memories with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic


Mark Beutler
Debbie Reynolds is one of those legends who has seemingly been around forever. Alongside names like Gene Kelly, Eddie Fisher and " heaven forbid " Elizabeth Taylor, images of the glitzy, glamoro...
Thursday, March 12, 2009