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Topic: OKC Blogs

Weather storms the state!

A local TV station gave constant weather updates about a hail storm near Beebee, Oklahoma during last week's episode of Boston Legal. They even placed a scrolling, beeping message over James Spader's face during his closing argument on the episode! Is OKC weather forecasting getting too sensational?
by OKG Webmonkeys 04.11.2007 7 years ago
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California Congresswoman plans to propose cutting off Cherokee Nation funding


A California Congresswoman will propose legislation on Thursday that would cut off federal funding to the Cherokee Nation.

In a press release sent out Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif, announced the measure would cut off tribal funding from several federal agencies and suspend the Cherokees' gaming authority, until the Cherokee Nation restores full rights to the Cherokee Freedmen and fulfills all treaty obligations.

"It is a tragedy that, over 40 years after the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act, legislation has to be introduced to compel the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to recognize the basic civil rights of the Cherokee Freedmen," Watson said in the statement. "The Cherokee Nation's leadership claims that it has the sovereign right to determine who is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. But the sovereign right to discriminate is no right at all."

Back in March, the Cherokee Nation voted to oust the Freedmen as members of the tribe, The Freedmen are black slaves of Cherokees who were freed and married to Cherokees. The children of these marriages, known as the "Black Cherokees" were made Cherokee citizens by the Treaty of 1866.

The Cherokee tribal court recently temporarily reinstated the Freedmen as citizens. They will be allowed to vote in the upcoming Cherokee general election.
by Scott Cooper 06.21.2007 7 years ago
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Brent Rinehart - A man about town?

Photos leaked to a Web site reportedly show the Oklahoma County Commissioner hanging with some young ladies and sitting next to a beer can.

Some of the photo captions claim that Rinehart, who faces felony money laundering and perjury charges stemming from his 2004 campaign, is drunk.

Rinehart has said that he doesn't know anything about the photos and can't say if he is drunk in them.

If Mr. Rinehart were to go drinking in OKC, where would he hang and what would he drink?

by OKG Webmonkeys 06.21.2007 7 years ago
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Albertson's leaves Oklahoma

Albertson's announced they are leaving the Oklahoma market. Homeland is buying six OKC-area stores and Williams Discount Foods are buying another six stores.

Why is Albertson's leaving?

Will Homeland and Williams Discount Foods succeed?

by 06.21.2007 7 years ago
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California Congresswoman plans to propose cutting off Cherokee Nation funding


A California Congresswoman will propose legislation on Thursday that would cut off federal funding to the Cherokee Nation.

In a press release sent out Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif, announced the measure would cut off tribal funding from several federal agencies and suspend the Cherokees' gaming authority, until the Cherokee Nation restores full rights to the Cherokee Freedmen and fulfills all treaty obligations.

"It is a tragedy that, over 40 years after the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act, legislation has to be introduced to compel the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to recognize the basic civil rights of the Cherokee Freedmen," Watson said in the statement. "The Cherokee Nation's leadership claims that it has the sovereign right to determine who is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. But the sovereign right to discriminate is no right at all."

Back in March, the Cherokee Nation voted to oust the Freedmen as members of the tribe, The Freedmen are black slaves of Cherokees who were freed and married to Cherokees. The children of these marriages, known as the "Black Cherokees" were made Cherokee citizens by the Treaty of 1866.

The Cherokee tribal court recently temporarily reinstated the Freedmen as citizens. They will be allowed to vote in the upcoming Cherokee general election.
by Scott Cooper 06.21.2007 7 years ago
at 11:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
 

Brent Rinehart - A man about town?

Photos leaked to a Web site reportedly show the Oklahoma County Commissioner hanging with some young ladies and sitting next to a beer can.

Some of the photo captions claim that Rinehart, who faces felony money laundering and perjury charges stemming from his 2004 campaign, is drunk.

Rinehart has said that he doesn't know anything about the photos and can't say if he is drunk in them.

If Mr. Rinehart were to go drinking in OKC, where would he hang and what would he drink?

by OKG Webmonkeys 06.21.2007 7 years ago
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Albertson's leaves Oklahoma

Albertson's announced they are leaving the Oklahoma market. Homeland is buying six OKC-area stores and Williams Discount Foods are buying another six stores.

Why is Albertson's leaving?

Will Homeland and Williams Discount Foods succeed?

by 06.21.2007 7 years ago
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OKC - A music hot spot or not?

With big convention centers in downtown, Oklahoma City has been getting some first tier musicians and performers. Rod Stewart, The Who, Alison Krause and many other big time acts have hit city stages.

But Oklahoma City hasn't been a stop for some other big acts that have made dozens of stops at other cities in the United States. Why can't OKC land a U2 show? Why did we miss out on the Police tour?

What shows have you had to drive to Dallas or Kansas City for?

by 06.22.2007 7 years ago
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Self-supporting Sooners

The University of Oklahoma announced today that Sherri Coale's women's basketball team has been able to endow all 15 scholarships during a 30-month fund-raising campaign.

"We began the endowment program in 2005 with a goal of creating a perpetual source of funding for our women's basketball program," said Coale in a statement (that we actually believe the former English teacher uttered). "The full endowment of all 15 scholarships puts us in a position to achieve self-sufficiency, an accomplishment achieved by very few programs across the country."

Hopefully none of the donors take investment advice from OU football coach Bob Stoops.

by 06.28.2007 7 years ago
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