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Underdog

Gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman looks for a boost following the release of a recent poll.


Letters to the Editor

Ben Fenwick
Joe Dorman’s statement following the release of a gubernatorial poll had a bit of “I told you so” in it.
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cracking the code

How did Bradley Manning go from small-town Oklahoman to WikiLeakes’ most notorious contributor and alleged traitor?


News

Ben Fenwick
In the Logan County town of Crescent, some 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, Mark Radford was mowing his lawn when federal agents from the State Department and the U.S. Army showed up at his door. They asked Radford about a local kid he used to know, Bradley Manning.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Twilight’s last gleaming

Oklahomans of the World War II generation are leaving us at an alarming rate. But their stories will live on.


News

Ben Fenwick
At 19, Ralph Fenwick landed on the shores of Japan’s southernmost island at what would become World War II’s worst battle in the Pacific. It was April 1 — April Fools’ Day — and it also happened to be Easter Sunday.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New war, new casualties

Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.


News

Ben Fenwick
World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were killed or injured.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

‘A little bit unreal’

Oklahoma City native Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize winner, reflects on surviving the invasion of Baghdad and his current book tour.


News

Ben Fenwick
Editor's note: In light of the Feb. 16 death of Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma Gazette has pulled this Sept. 28, 2005, article from its archives.
 
Friday, February 17, 2012

Whiskey’s rebellion

No overthinking things. No concept albums. Country rockers Whiskey Myers are interested in playing more than planning.


Music

Ben Fenwick
Whiskey Myers
8 p.m. Friday
Wormy Dog Saloon
311 E. Sheridan
wormydog.com
601-6276
$6
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bob Macy: A look back


Features

Ben Fenwick

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on prominent Oklahoma County legal figures.

 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)


Real Astrology

Ben Fenwick
I know two people in their 80s who have accomplished a sensational long-running creative art project: They've been happily married for 65 years.
 
Friday, August 20, 2010

Did someone plant evidence in the case against Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh?


News

Ben Fenwick
Death blew out of Kansas in a lumbering yellow truck.Profile of a profiler'It didn't belong there''No explanation'Time passagesAfter Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols built the bomb in the back of the...
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Secret architecture makes Santa Fe Station possible as Oklahoma City's downtown transportation hub


News

Ben Fenwick
The plans for the downtown Santa Fe station, along the elevated railway near the intersection of E.K. Gaylord and Sheridan, show the mystery that probably hundreds of passengers walk past and never se...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Officials: Downtown rail initiative in MAPS 3 can serve as future framework


News

Ben Fenwick
Of the nine modes of transit covered in Oklahoma City's Fixed Guideway Study, which is the city's blueprint for its transportation future, only one method of transportation could unite t...
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Face of homelessness in Oklahoma City changes


News

Ben Fenwick
Dale worked hard in a reasonable construction job refinishing floors. There are a lot of gymnasiums in the Oklahoma City metro area, and his company had contracts with the big one " the Univer...
 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oklahoma Co. District Attorney says an inch or two over, shooter would be a hero


News

Ben Fenwick
As 16-year-old Antwun "Speedy" Parker lay motionless after a bungled robbery attempt, pharmacist Jerome Ersland, 57, pumped five slugs from a Kel-Tec .380 into his chest, killing him, alleges Ok...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Possible MAPS 3 project could provide OKC transportation solution


News

Ben Fenwick
Jeff Bezdek took the microphone at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and told the assembled crowd of mass transportation executives, riders and others interested in Oklahoma City's transpor...
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009

How Oklahoma might respond to the worst disaster it might ever face


News

Ben Fenwick
Editor's note: This Oklahoma Gazette article first published in January 2007. The imagined narrative is not real. This futuristic fiction is based on facts referenced throughou...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009
 
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