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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Oklahoma

‘Inspiration’ point

A recent public radio feature inspired Gov. Mary Fallin’s inaugural address.


News

Clifton Adcock
When Fallin gave her inaugural speech on Jan. 10, she concluded with an anecdote about her meeting Ed Vezey, a World War II veteran from Moore, who is believed to be the last living Oklahoman who was a crew member on the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All is Bright

The local chamber ensemble Brightmusic brings the ‘Sounds from Vienna’ to Oklahoma City for two free concerts. No passport needed!


Music

Emily Hopkins
Performing pieces by such musical masters as Schoenberg and Strauss, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma hosts its third free program of the season, “Sounds from Vienna,” at different venues on Monday and Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Counterpoint: Paying the price

This issue is more complicated than just changing one law


Commentary

Bill Bishop
As a retail liquor store owner, I am against allowing grocery stores to sell wine and high-point beer for many reasons, including the start-up cost of our business and the reality that this is part of our livelihood. However, this issue is not as easy as it might appear, and there are other factors to consider.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Enter stage left

New plays and musicals are a rare thing for Central Oklahoma. What can be done to change that?


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Central Oklahoma professional, semipro, collegiate and amateur theater companies — along with touring shows and performance-art events — will stage nearly 100 productions this season. But rarely will the presentations be new plays and musicals.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Poll position

OKC residents give Mayor Mick Cornett a strong approval rating in an exclusive poll


News

Clifton Adcock

A recent poll shows a majority of Oklahoma City registered voters surveyed approve of Mayor Mick Cornett’s job performance. A majority of those polled had no opinion on the job performances of City Manager Jim Couch or their respective councilperson, although a majority approved of the job performance of the Oklahoma City Council as a whole.

 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

‘Radical’ retooling

The Oklahoma City Council and Oklahoma City Public Schools embrace bold measures to improve the school district


News

Clifton Adcock
On a cold January night in a crowded conference room on the third floor of the Oklahoma History Center, a radical plan intended to fundamentally change Oklahoma City Public Schools was unveiled to city leaders.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Point: Revise outmoded liquor laws

The business community in Oklahoma City believes the time has come to review laws


Commentary

Roy Williams
The year 1907 was pretty important for our state. It was the year the territorial period ended, and Oklahoma was established as the 46th state. It was also when the state’s laws concerning the sale of alcohol were written into the Oklahoma Constitution.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CFN Mailbag


CFN

Gazette staff
Muslim terrorism became personal for me in 2001 when a group of missionaries was kidnapped and held hostage in the Philippines and by extreme Muslim terrorists. Two of the men were beheaded, and a man by the name of Martin Burnham was killed in the crossfire during the rescue.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
 
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