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Streakin’

Under the light of a full moon, City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing, hosts Saturday’s Midnight Streak races. Comprised of a free, 1-mile fun run and a registration-required 5K run, the annual event is a fundraiser for the center’s art-education efforts through adult classes, camps for kids, art exhibits and more. “Sometimes, art gets kind

Dragon riders

In protest to the Chu Dynasty, Chinese poet and scholar Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Lo River. But so beloved was he by the local population, fishermen piled into boats and rowed furiously in tandem to try to save him. They did not succeed, but the sport of dragon boating was born. Centuries

Thunder announces 2011-12 season schedule

Home games to be nationally televised on either ABC, ESPN or TNT Sports from the Oklahoma City Arena include:• Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 23;• Orlando Magic, Dec. 14;• San Antonio Spurs, Dec. 16;• Dallas Mavericks, Dec. 29;• Denver Nuggets, Feb. 19, 2012;• Boston Celtics, Feb. 22, 2012;  • Chicago Bulls, April 1, 2012; and• Los

NE OKC gaining wellness center

OCCHD seeks partners to provide space at the Regional Health and Wellness Center for primary care, mental health, dental and other medical services, as well as fitness programs for children and seniors, according to Gary Cox, department director. So far, he said, the public response has been positive since the center was announced June 30,

Death of a Sooner

Burleson said Box just smiled at the joke. “I am hurting,” Box told him. Burleson, a self-described “friend of the family,” relayed the anecdote at Box’s memorial service May 27 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, where he serves as senior pastor. “I know that some of you have heard or read about his prescription

Combat-ready

With aggressive promoters and savvy marketing piquing fan interest in local mixed-martial-arts bouts, however, Oklahoma is starting to hold onto its finest fighters. MMA might be a relatively young sport, but Joe Miller, director of the Oklahoma Boxing Commission, said the state has become a breeding ground for prospects. “We were only regulating 10 to

Texas 4000 charity ride stops in OKC

The ride is comprised of University of Texas students, and has helped to raise more than $2 million since its establishment in 2004. Oklahoma is one of only eight overnight stops during the ride of more than 4,500 miles, which will take its participants all the way to Alaska, and it’s the last one until

Gold rush

Challenges came early in Jeremy Campbell’s life. Diagnosis of fibular hemimelia led to the amputation of his leg at age 1, but he was born with a champion’s heart that wouldn’t let a disability define his future. A life spent carving out a path as a high-level athlete culminated at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

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