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‘Counterstrike’

A book co-written by an OKC native explores how the intelligence community has changed since 9/11.


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Clifton Adcock
In the years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the United States’ intelligence, investigative and military communities have evolved in a number of ways, according to a new book by New York Times reporters Thom Shanker and Eric Schmitt.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SOLD!

The changing face of The Oklahoman


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Clifton Adcock
A simple headline appeared the morning of Sept. 15 on the NewsOK website. The four words confirmed what some in the journalism world had been whispering about since June: “OPUBCO to be sold.”
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Back to the future

An Art Deco train depot will serve as ‘Grand Central Station’ for the metro’s awaited intermodal transit system.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted at its Sept. 13 meeting to accept a plan that places the future intermodal transportation hub at the Santa Fe Depot, 100 S. E.K. Gaylord Blvd.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

‘Sea change’

The Oklahoman and OPUBCO share conservative values with its new skipper, Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoman and its parent company, OPUBCO, is to be sold in early October, after more than a century of ownership by the Gaylord family, the paper announced Sept. 15.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

United we stand

Do you play well with others? A new organization wants to nurture economic security through the proliferation of the cooperative business model.


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Clifton Adcock
Advocates of cooperatively run businesses are looking to increase their number in the state by holding several meetings to inform others on the concept and how to get started.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gaylord family selling The Oklahoman, OPUBCO


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoman newspaper and OPUBCO is to be sold in early October, after more than a century of ownership by the Gaylord family, the paper announced Thursday.
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chicken fight

Lesser prairie chicken populations are dwindling, but some fear an ‘endangered’ designation might stress the economy.


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Clifton Adcock
A group of energy company officials, agricultural organizations and state officials, along with the director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sat down Sept. 8 to talk not so much turkey, but chicken — lesser prairie chicken, to be exact.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Application denied

The OKC Planning Commission told AT&T that cellphone towers and neighborhoods do not mix.


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Clifton Adcock
Three requests to place cellphone towers near residential areas were rejected by the Oklahoma City Planning Commission at its Sept. 8 meeting, and the requests inspired commissioners to ask city staff to look into the possibility of putting a moratorium on new towers in the city.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sprawled out

When bigger isn’t better: City officials consider sprawl’s burden on municipal functions.


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Clifton Adcock
Urban sprawl is one of the biggest challenges facing Oklahoma City, Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid said at a Sept. 6 community meeting held on the issue.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Midtown mayhem

Inspectors shuttered a new night food market just as it started. Witnesses say there were mistakes on both sides.


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Clifton Adcock
Several government agencies and vendors are grilling each other over the closure of some mobile food vendors at an outdoor event in Midtown on Aug. 26.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Contingency plan

The MAPS 3 convention center budget was reduced when City Council voted to move $30 million from the convention center budget to a contingency fund.


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Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council waded into a fight over $30 million that some say rightfully belongs in the convention center budget, while others say it should be set aside to move an OGE substation (pictured) situated near the future MAPS 3 park.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The 9/11 Connection

The Sooner State’s ties to the twin towers are tight, despite the distance.


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Clifton Adcock
On Sept. 11, 2001, citizens across the country watched in horror as hijacked commercial jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field near Shanksville, Pa.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Inhofe: Obama an ‘appeaser’

Sen. Jim Inhofe credits controversial interrogation tactics in the killing of bin Laden.


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Clifton Adcock
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., shared his thoughts on national security and foreign relations during a speech last week at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

‘Right of return’

Supporters gathered in OKC to affirm Israel’s religious and political status.


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Clifton Adcock
The bearded man in the overalls and red shirt stood before the crowd, dwarfed by the large stairway and stone columns behind him.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Walk the line

MAPS 3 park subcommittee members are concerned the convention center will impede walkability.


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Clifton Adcock
Members of the MAPS 3 park subcommittee raised concerns at its Aug. 24 meeting about the proposed location of the MAPS 3 convention center.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
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