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Oklahoma governor vetoes abortion measure


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Ben Fenwick
Governor Brad Henry today vetoed a measure that would have restricted abortions in Oklahoma, citing that the measure did not provide exceptions for instances of rape and incest, stating it would hav...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

OKC swingers claim partner-swapping is 'wholesome'


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Ben Fenwick
Participants in the swingers scene don't call themselves "swingers." They just call it "the lifestyle," according to LeeAnn (not her real name), a local woman who pursues this alternative sexual lif...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Oklahoma Cherokee chief calls Abramoff accusations 'desperate'


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Ben Fenwick
Cherokee Principal Chief Chad Smith calls "desperate" an attempt by the descendants of former tribal slaves to link their ouster to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.   However, an attorney for ...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

University of Oklahoma geophysicist doesn't share Gore's global warming views


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Ben Fenwick
  Former Vice President Al Gore was at the University of Oklahoma in March to discuss global warming. And so was one of his sharpest critics.   OU geophysicist David Deming is known for his critici...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Gore tells University of Oklahoma audience he is no longer in love with political process


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Ben Fenwick
Former Vice President Al Gore denied he's running for president again, at a March appearance at the University of Oklahoma.   Former Senate colleague David Boren, now OU president, said, "Well, I am g...
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Oklahoma representative's 100 Ideas initiative to reveal funding sources


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Ben Fenwick
  Former state Rep. Thad Balkman said last week that the 100 Ideas initiative will reveal who is giving it money to operate, and how much.   That announcement came after Oklahoma Gazette requested ...
 
Thursday, February 22, 2007

The secret world of Oklahoma's swingers


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Ben Fenwick
Swingers, couples who engage in extramarital sex, are alive and breeding in Oklahoma City.  This lifestyle choice remains volatile in Oklahoma, if more and more common. Oklahoma Gazette a...
 
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Oklahoma Indian was key to Civil War outcome


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Ben Fenwick
  Invading the Confederate-held West was not an easy task for the Union. One reason: Stand Watie.   In Indian Territory "later Oklahoma " Watie, a Cherokee, led a minority band of the tribe that ha...
 
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Oklahoma House Speaker seeks '100 Ideas' from Oklahomans on improving state


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Ben Fenwick
  Oklahoma House Speaker Lance Cargill and former state Rep. Thad Balkman say a new "100 Ideas Initiative" will be used to lobby state legislators " but they won't say who is bankrolling them.   Un...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dire' truth


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Ben Fenwick
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott asked a pool of more than 400 potential jurors if self-proclaimed "Video Vigilante" Brian Bates had handed them a flyer critical ...
 
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Beat with a rock


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Ben Fenwick
According to the police report, bail bondsman Daniel Carroll picked the wrong informant " a key witness against the self-proclaimed "Video Vigilante" " and was beat with a rock. ...
 
Thursday, September 7, 2006

Vigilante' vendetta?


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane said new charges and a resurrected case against the self-described "Video Vigilante" Brian Bates happened because Bates wo...
 
Thursday, July 6, 2006

Not to yield


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Ben Fenwick
After escaping Nazi-ravaged Poland and coming to Oklahoma, he rose to the state's highest court. Now he faces a different type of legal struggle.
 
Thursday, May 4, 2006

Deemed confessed'


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As self-proclaimed "Video Vigilante" Thomas Brian Bates pulled up to the abandoned liquor store at S.W. 43rd Street and S. Robinson Avenue last week, the blond woman wearing the tight red minisk...
 
Thursday, January 19, 2006

Not a pimp?


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Ben Fenwick
Self-proclaimed "Video Vigilante" Brian Bates did not act as a pimp when he allegedly offered to pay a local prostitute to film her, according to a brief filed last week, although he faces up to...
 
Thursday, December 8, 2005
 
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