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OKG Newsletter


Topic: children

Tennis, anyone?

Planned renovations of the OKC Tennis Center aim to boost the sport’s popularity for inner-city youth.


Sports

Tim Farley
Year-round tennis is no longer exclusive to Oklahoma City’s country-club set. Beginning next fall, public-park players — many of them inner-city youngsters — will be able to practice and play regardless of weather conditions.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Child’s play


Kids

Molly Evans
KaBOOM! Playground Build
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus
2600 N.E. 63rd
kaboom.org
427-8651
Free
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Seeking shelter for students


Commentary

Rep. Joe Dorman
Forty-seven lives were lost during the storms that hit our state last month. The death toll could have been lower if suitable shelters were widely available.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer

Fee-fi-fo-fum, why is this movie so darned ho-hum?


Action

Rod Lott
Among the recent wave of the great and powerful fairy-tale flicks, Jack the Giant Slayer may be the truest to its storybook origins, and ironically, the least to live happily after ever at the box office.
 
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Slumming it

What would it be like to live in Africa’s largest slum? A new exhibit recreates the sights and smells of that trying experience.


Visual Arts

Peter Wright
Story of Hope
Thursday, Tuesday, ongoing
Feed the Children
4529 Enterprise Place
storyofhope.com
800-627-4556
free
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kid stuff

While the well-being of Oklahoma children has improved, according to a national study, childhood poverty remains a problem.


News

Peter Wright
A new report by a national children’s watchdog group found mixed signals for the well-being of kids in Oklahoma. The state has shown improvement in some health and education categories, while failing to buck a national trend of increasing childhood poverty.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Booking it to Moore

Residents of a Texas retirement community contribute to a local book drive for Moore schoolchildren.


News

Molly Evans
Residents of a senior living community in East Texas were deeply touched by news reports of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore. The seniors — some of them retired teachers, some grandparents and great-grandparents — were especially concerned about the young students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood, the two elementary schools demolished by that EF5 twister.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Amityville Horror

Arguably better than most of the sequels (and definitely the remake).


Documentary

Rod Lott
Daniel Lutz doesn't like people to know he's one of the children who lived through The Amityville Horror — as Jay Anson's best-selling book and subsequent smash movie called it — and yet here he is, front and center for an entire documentary on that "unfortunate gift." Be glad he gave in; My Amityville Horror is an occasionally gripping portrait of a middle-aged man still coming to terms with a terrible childhood.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
 
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