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OKG Newsletter

Topic: year

Wait for it ...

...and that was disappointing.


Gazette staff
Less than a year after St. Anthony’s mysterious “the wait is over” campaign, “5320” appeared in a bold, futuristic-style typeface on black billboards around the state.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Local musicians will play a three-day showcase at South by Southwest with the festival’s official seal of approval.


Stephen Carradini
If South by Southwest sounds like an esoteric compass setting or vaguely reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, it’s time for a redefinition.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slow burn

The Oklahoma City Council and firefighters’ union agree to a contract, just as planning for next fiscal year’s contract begins.


Clifton Adcock
Eight months into the fiscal year, the Oklahoma City Council approved at its March 1 meeting a long-negotiated contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Piano man

Wayne McEvilly to improvise on Mozart's piano sonatas


Stephen Carradini
Pianist Wayne McEvilly has studied Mozart’s 17 piano sonatas since 1945. He plays each one every week, year in and year out. So if he takes a few liberties with the material, he’s well within the bounds of expertise to do so. His skill level helps, as well.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Optimistic thoughts

Next fiscal year’s city budget might provide for the restoration of public safety positions.


Clifton Adcock
The city is hoping to restore several police, fire and other city positions and services in the municipal budget set to be presented to the Oklahoma City Council at its Tuesday meeting.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Restoration project

The proposed city budget allows for the reinstatement of previously eliminated public safety positions.


Clifton Adcock
The public got its first glimpse at the proposed city budget for the upcoming fiscal year during the May 10 City Council meeting.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Students cover tax cuts

The word “irresponsible” to describe the pending income tax cut on Jan. 1, 2012, is probably an understatement.


Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma college students should expect another increase in tuition costs this fall, in part, because the state Legislature will probably not stop what University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren has called an “irresponsible” tax cut.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two-wheel deal

OKC has a history of a DIY bicycling community, but could an increase in cyclists bring more innovative programs seen in other cities?


Brendan Hoover
In New York City, a nonprofit organization named Recycle-A-Bicycle provides educational and job-training programs while encouraging environmental stewardship and everyday bicycle use. Members salvage about 1,200 bicycles each year and last year worked with 1,000 young people through public schools and after-school programs.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

‘Strange’ magic

The Pollard hits a high note with its latest musical.

Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Passing Strange
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
through June 26
The Pollard Theatre, 120 W. Harrison, Guthrie, 282-2800
Wednesday, June 15, 2011