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Grumpy old men


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What do Hollywood actors Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Oklahoma City Ward 8 Councilman Pat Ryan have in common? They’re grumpy old men. At least some people think so.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Technical difficulties


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Gazette staff
Nearly 2,800 Oklahomans qualifying for Medicare have not been informed or enrolled due to yet another glitch in the federal insurance marketplace system. Applicants have been using the healthcare.gov website since Oct. 1, and usually, qualifying patients’ information is automatically sent to each state’s health care authority so applicants only have to fill out one set of forms to apply.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Getting better all the time


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The mission to tell a new generation of Americans what happened in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, is underway.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Everything must go!


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Gazette staff
Have you always wanted to own a piece of Golden Girls history? Well, it’s your lucky day (and has been since last year).
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kings of leon sing about Okie ties


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Gazette staff
While beloved by many, August: Osage County hasn’t exactly won over critics … here in Oklahoma, anyway. It’s fitting, then, that the star-studded film’s soundtrack features an Oklahoma band (kinda-sorta) in Kings of Leon, who, similarly, are as polarizing as the movie itself.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Last call for Stage Center?


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Gazette staff
Jan. 16 is the deadline for Oklahoma City performing arts lovers to save Stage Center theater, formerly known as Mummers Theater. On that day, the Downtown Design Review Committee will decide whether to approve razing the theater, which was designed by Harvard-educated architect John M. Johansen and opened in 1970.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Follow the money


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Private prison companies have significant influence in Oklahoma thanks in large part to the campaign donations they make to such office holders as Gov. Mary Fallin and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, the Tulsa World reports.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Now with less murder!


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Gazette staff
Homicide rates fell in 2013, down 25 percent from 2012, reported News9.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

He’s baaaaaaack — in jail


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Gazette staff
Remember that guy whose unarmed friend, Antwun Parker, was fatally shot during a 2009 robbery at Reliable Discount Pharmacy on the south side? You know, the pharmacist who shot him was charged with murder and the story was all over the news nationwide? Well, he’s back in jail.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Letters

New year’s eve party fell flat


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Jennifer May
Let me start by saying I am a Kevin Durant fan just as much as the next Oklahoman. Our family has season tickets to the Thunder games, and we do our best to keep up with KD’s work as an athlete and philanthropist. I nearly jumped through the roof when my husband and I received “exclusive stage” VIP tickets to his New Year’s Eve party.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hot, stomping country footwear


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Gazette staff
In a case of the world not knowing it needed something until we have it, Miranda Lambert has announced her own shoe line.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bridging the gap


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Gazette staff
One of our state’s most conservative voices (heck, one of the nation’s) has softened his tone. Sen. Jim Inhofe said recently his “attitude” toward his across-the-aisle Senate peers changed as a result of sympathy he received after the death of his son, Perry Inhofe, 52, who died in a plane crash in November.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Faux-smoke free city


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Gazette staff
Here we go with more regulations from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. This time, she’s banning by executive order all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices on state properties, inside and outside, and in state vehicles.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Baby, it’s cold inside


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Gazette staff
Don’t worry, law-abiding citizens; you’re not the only ones freezing to death this winter. Inmates (as well as employees) at the Oklahoma County Jail are paying for their crimes against humanity in a new way — and it’s just plain cold.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The truth is ... cold


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Gazette staff
Don’tcha just hate it when you’re trying to rob someone and they steal your clothes? Man, that’s the worst.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
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