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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Twister

To be an Oklahoman


Commentary

Nicole Hill
Do you know what it takes to be an Oklahoman? You probably don’t, because to be an Oklahoman is to be balls-to-the-wall crazy.
 
Sunday, May 26, 2013

Moore will be more

Dispatches from the May 20 tornado reveal the character of a community


News

Tim Farley, Louis Fowler, Peter Wright and Phil Bacharach
The afternoon of May 20, on a neighborhood street west of the Moore Medical Center, the Stephens family — Greg, Lynda and 19-year-old daughter Deanna — prepared to take shelter from the tornado. They headed into an underground storm shelter in their backyard, joined by their two dogs and two next-door neighbors.
 
Monday, May 27, 2013

Praise the who?


CFN

Gazette staff
The world’s news media does so enjoy the caricature of Oklahoma as the buckle of the Bible Belt. And, yes, while there’s no denying that much of the Sooner State’s population is devout, every so often a TV correspondent will stumble across an Okie who hasn’t gotten the memo. That’s what happened last week when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer did a live TV interview with a woman whose family survived the May 20 tornado.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mother and son

A Moore woman, her son and a small dog experience the ordeal of May 20.


News

Tim Farley
In the wake of the sorrow and tears surrounding the May 20 tornado, a small but welcome dose of laughter and smiles arrived when an injured Moore woman, Pam Chandler, was reunited with her dog, a black dachshund named Abby.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A tragedy on Twitter

The May 20 tornado and its aftermath unfold in 140 characters or less.


News

Jenn Scott
The digital age has revolutionized how we interact with one another. In the case of the May 20 tornado, it provides a unique snapshot of history as it unfolds.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Not business as usual

Two havens for entertainment are among scores of businesses impacted by the tornado.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Two iconic entertainment venues were among the scores of businesses hit hard by the May 20 tornado.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MAPS for trauma


Commentary

Andrew Rice
In April 2010, I attended an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers and stood the entire game, along with 18,000 others. Our young team made a furious comeback to win. I did not lose my voice that night from cheering; I lost it from screaming.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Payback politics?


CFN

Gazette staff
Who knew weather had, as Stephen Colbert might say, a well-known political bias? That seemed to be the case last week as the tornado that leveled Moore also reignited a long-running debate in Washington, D.C., over federal spending for emergencies. Republicans say Democrats dress up emergency spending bills with unneeded extras, while Dems counter that Repubs don’t want to spend money for victims of natural disasters.
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Music 4 Moore

If your musical tastes don't lean country, there's still a music benefit for tornado relief you can check out tonight.


Music

Zach Hale
Want to support the Moore relief efforts but arena country ain’t your thing? Worry not! Tonight at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California, dozens of the metro’s brightest musicians will come together in perhaps the most aurally enticing fundraiser yet: Music 4 Moore.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In cars

A TV meteorologist’s urging to ‘drive south’ during the May 31 tornado sparks a storm of anger on social media.


News

Tim Farley
Spencer Hicks won’t be watching or listening to KFOR Channel 4 meteorologist Mike Morgan anymore.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
 
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