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OKC literary figures had choice words about drinks


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Ben Fenwick
While some may drink to forget, some drink to remember. It was his upbringing in Oklahoma that clouded Ralph Ellison's glass with ghosts. By accounts, Ellison, whose 1952 novel "Invisible Man" rocked...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Literary Libations


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Ben Fenwick
Literary figures with local ties had choice words about a good, stiff drink. Their picks " both drinks and words " carried a wide vocabulary. Here are their drinks and where to get them. W...
 
Friday, December 26, 2008

OMRF doctors chart next wave of preventative care


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Ben Fenwick
When "Walt" was a young man, he was active, energetic and worked in the military as a medical officer. Through a 30-year military career, he remained physically fit into his 40s, to the point that he ...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

KGOU reporter fished out some of Oklahoma's best news stories for NPR


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Ben Fenwick
KGOU news director Scott Gurian remembers the first story he did when he joined the Oklahoma public radio station back 2004 " it was a comparison piece between his native New Jersey and his soon-to-be...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oklahoma City council approves TIF for Devon headquarters


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma City's council today voted 8-1 to approve a new Tax Increment District, or TIF, for downtown Oklahoma City. The planned TIF will exist in the footprint of the proposed tower headquarters fo...
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Devon, Oklahoma City face TIF for tat


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Ben Fenwick
Few express more optimism about Devon Energy's proposed downtown skyscraper than former mayor Kirk Humphreys. Humphreys, who is chairman of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education, said t...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Former Oklahoma environmental secretary talks about Obama, former classmate


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Ben Fenwick
Miles Tolbert said he knew Barack Obama at Harvard Law School back when he attended from 1988 to 1991. "¦ Along with about 500 other people. Yes, Tolbert said, the guy is smart. ENVISIONINGWIND ENER...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Inhofe wants to target organizations that ran campaign ads against him


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Ben Fenwick
It was a good night for most at the Republican election night watch party at the Marriott on Northwest Expressway. The Oklahoma state Senate finally, after a century, went into the control of the Rep...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Afghan heroin comes to Oklahoma City up interstate, onto turnpike


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Ben Fenwick
On July 3, an Oklahoma County deputy watched a gray Chevrolet Impala with California tags sweep across several lanes of traffic in a way that signaled something amiss. "It was traveling at less than ...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Board gives final approval to Chamber building design


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Ben Fenwick
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce gets to build the silver football-shaped building in downtown Oklahoma City, but the big flashing sign out front has to wait for now. HIP DESTINATIONEVEN...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chamber building design goes before Board of Adjustment to consider variances


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Ben Fenwick
An "iconic" silver football-shaped building with a huge flashing sign and a large front lawn isn't allowed in the downtown grid of Oklahoma City, according to city code. EXPRESSED MISGIVINGSHARD STAN...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Challenger says incumbent has been District 85 captain too long


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Ben Fenwick
With fears of an economic crisis hitting the state as well as Wall Street, one thing Oklahomans need is ethical, thoughtful legislation without money being paid under the table, said David Dank, incum...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some state officials have different view of child-abuse statistics


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Ben Fenwick
With child poverty rates above the national average, a high teen birth rate and other burgeoning factors bringing down Oklahoma's child welfare statistics, state health officials acknowledge that chil...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

OKC-based institute releases counterterrorism report


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Ben Fenwick
An intelligence report from a terrorism institute suggests an old threat has new clothes: Immigration and eminent domain radicalism are the heirs of Timothy McVeigh. The message on the Yahoo Web grou...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Boren, Cole voted yes, also received banking campaign donations


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Ben Fenwick
When Oklahoma 2nd District Congressman Dan Boren, D-Seminole, voted for the first version of the Wall Street bailout package, he had been well compensated by those whom he would help, according to a w...
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008
 
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