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Eco-friendly mowing business trades in gas-powered equipment for battery, human power


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Deborah Benjamin
It's about 2 p.m. on a Friday and Ben Engebretson and his two-man crew of Hamid Daraby and Babak Goli are working on a lawn on the far northwest side of Oklahoma City. As Daraby and Goli trim th...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Former Oklahoma soldier is no doubt a deserter, yet his case is unique


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Deborah Benjamin
Daniel Sandate and his attorney James Branum sit among papers and boxes in what could best be described as an office disguised as a storage room. NO EXCUSES ...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tornado Alley Rollergirls auction off plaster casts to help fight cancer


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Deborah Benjamin
The cold, wet plaster crept down the torso of the young woman standing near the window. Her mummified chest looked a little like a tube top, only this top was a little slimy feeling. BREAST CANCER BO...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Polyphonic Spree offers colorful aural experience.


Music

Deborah Benjamin
With a lineup that resembles a sports team more than a band, the choral pop act The Polyphonic Spree could be charged with producing music that leans toward indulgence. But, if anything, the Spree nev...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Local homes going green by kissing brick goodbye


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Deborah Benjamin
Norman resident Myrna Fletcher lives in a straw bale house. "We get the three little pigs jokes all the time," Fletcher said with a chuckle. Her house is just one example of home construction in the...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Norman initiative asks residents to turn off lights for one hour


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Deborah Benjamin
If ever there were a public service announcement to get you to turn off the lights, this is it: "You can be unplugged for an hour and it won't kill you." That's the message Kyla McMoran, communicatio...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Birds of Avalon to nest in Norman for post-SXSW gig


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Deborah Benjamin
Being bedridden with the flu didn't stop Paul Siler from speaking about the Birds of Avalon's forthcoming EP, "Outer Upper Inner." "I can't stand being sick. It's really, really annoying," Siler sai...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Homeless rely on shelters when struck with the flu


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Deborah Benjamin
The coughs can be heard across the metro, as many Oklahomans battle complications from influenza or related illnesses. But in Oklahoma City homeless shelters, a flu epidemic can have dire consequences...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Audubon Society set to make Lake Hefner more bird-friendly


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Deborah Benjamin
As the president of the Audubon Society of Central Oklahoma, Jane Cunningham and other Central Oklahoma Audubon chapter members, as well as members of Friends of Lake Hefner and the Sierra Club, are a...
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Woman discharged from military for being gay says experience devastating


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Deborah Benjamin
Military dismissals on the basis of homosexuality "basically devastates people's lives," according to Peggy Johnson, a lesbian and former petty officer second class on the USS Puget Sound. "Individu...
 
Thursday, August 30, 2007
 
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