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OKG Newsletter


Topic: tornado

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

Stripped / Nailbiter / American Mary

Three — count ’em, three — frights in one!


Horror

Rod Lott
If they can’t afford megawattage spectacle, filmmakers still can stand out by putting comparatively fresh twists on well-established concepts. Three new indie horror efforts do just that.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


News

Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 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

Stormy weather


CFN

Gazette staff
It’s not news that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, doesn’t believe in manmade climate change. It’s not news that Oklahoma is smack dab in Tornado Alley.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Atheists, assemble!


CFN

Gazette staff
After her house was destroyed in the May 20 tornado, Rebecca Vitsmun bravely ditched the rules of Bible Belt conversation when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her in a live interview if she “thanked the Lord” for having survived. Vitsmun hesitated before answering that she’s actually an atheist. That declaration prompted atheists everywhere to raise money for her, showing that Christian charity can be just plain charity.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A time to heal

New Orleans band Generationals joins several Oklahoma locals to rock and raise money for victims of the Moore tornado.


Music

Louis Fowler
Generationals with The Wurly Birds, Skating Polly and Colin Nance
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
$10

 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
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