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Critics: Statehood ceremony perpetuates stereotypes


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Emily Jerman
For 100 years, a mock wedding ceremony between Mr. Oklahoma Territory and Miss Indian Territory has been re-enacted. The ceremony is symbolic of Oklahoma entering the union as the 46th state on ...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007

Capitol portrait honoring civil rights trailblazer unveiled


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Emily Jerman
A long-envisioned effort to honor civil rights pioneer Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher with a portrait in the state Capitol rotunda finally came to fruition Tuesday.   Oklahoma Arts...
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

OKC Public Schools hires new deputy superintendent


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Emily Jerman
Oklahoma City Public Schools will open next fall with a new deputy superintendent, the district announced Thursday.   OKCPS named Memphis, Tenn., school administrator Brend...
 
Friday, June 8, 2007

OKC school system earns another clean audit


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Emily Jerman
The Oklahoma City Public Schools district garnered a clean audit for the fourth year in a row, district officials announced Tuesday. The report refers to the 2005-2006 school year. ...
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yukon boy among national geography bee finalists


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Emily Jerman
A Yukon eighth-grader joined the ranks of geography gurus this week, making it among the top 10 finalists in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.   ...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Norman boathouse teaches sailing to kids


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Emily Jerman
Norman's Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse quietly passed its fifth year last month. With the help of many partners, the nonprofit provides programs ranging from an annual fishing derby for disable...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Late civil rights activist is first black woman honored with rotunda portrait


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Emily Jerman
After more than a decade of planning, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher will join black and white male leaders and a handful of women honored in paint next month in the state Capitol rotunda. Th...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Garrett criticizes report flunking state education


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Emily Jerman
State superintendent Sandy Garrett released a statement today in response to a recently publicized report criticizing Oklahoma's education system, giving the state's academic achievement an "F."...
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

OKC's MAPS for Kids garners district recognition


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Emily Jerman
MAPS for Kids efforts garnered Oklahoma City Public Schools an award in a nationwide contest this month. The district earned honorable mention honors in the American School Board Journal's 2007 Magna...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Media overlooking new John Marshall High's positives, say OKC officials


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Emily Jerman
Controversy raged when the new John Marshall High School opened last August. A district official said dozens of parents pulled their children from the unfinished facility in an exodus to private and c...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

City councilman wants to divide OKC into more wards


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Emily Jerman
While an Oklahoma City councilman says adding two wards could improve municipal representation, members of the council have differing opinions on what its repercussions might be.   Though no such prop...
 
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mixing classical and jazz, quartet plans Oklahoma performance


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Emily Jerman
St. Louis-based experimental jazz quartet Bach to the Future is apt to perform Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" with an Afro-Cuban flow " and the possibility of a laser zap thrown in for good meas...
 
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Remington Park aids nearby OKC school with funds


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Emily Jerman
  Millwood School District and Remington Park Racing Casino are working together to better opportunities for the district's some 1,150 students.   The school district recently received $100,000 fro...
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

OKC doctor: Winter blues may be form of mild depression


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Emily Jerman
If winter's blah days have you feeling down, it might be a milder form of seasonal affective disorder, a still-not-quite-understood depression that affects 25 million Americans, primarily women.   Unl...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007
 
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