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Conservative contest

Marian Cooksey Since no Democrat filed to run in the district, covering most of northwest Edmond, the winner of the primary will take the seat. Rep. Marian Cooksey has been in office since 2004, when she beat another incumbent Republican. Previously, she served as deputy chief of staff to then-Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin. Cooksey said

Pod people

Brad Gregg When the Oklahoma City Thunder came to town, the 30-year-old Oklahoma Christian University graduate thought it would be neat if he and his co-workers could do something similar — “be the voice of the fan,” he said. That idea morphed into the OKC ThunderCast podcast, which Lightsey and Blayne Cook produce. It focuses

Wheels turning

Chad Hodges Andy Chasteen has traveled far and wide seeking the highest levels of cycling competition. The Oklahoma City resident needs look no further. The first Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic is coming to Automobile Alley on Saturday. With a $20,000-plus payout and a full slate of races scheduled for pros and amateurs, the event is

LETTERS

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Chain gang

Mark Hancock The National Golf Foundation reported 157 course closures across the country in 2011, which outpaced the number of course openings for the fifth consecutive year. Meanwhile, disc golf — second cousin to the venerable sport of kings — is gaining fans. Instead of using clubs, disc golfers negotiate the course while throwing a

Pounding the pavement

Darlene Spry is among the thousands of runners who will hit the streets Sunday for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. For her, the race holds special meaning. On the morning of April 19, 1995, Spry’s mother and son were expected to be at the Social Security office of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. By

Horses need not apply

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, the family-friendly event features some unusual races for a worthy cause. Each animal and jockey combination will be assigned a celebrity trainer, who has chosen a local nonprofit organization to represent. The winners of both races will receive a $1,000 donation from Remington Park for the champs’

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