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Nuns implore governor to sign dog-kennel bill


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Ben Fenwick
Carmelite Sisters of the Villa Teresa Catholic School in Moore delivered a letter and a petition to Gov. Brad Henry's office today urging him to sign a bill banning dog kennels operating within 2,500 ...
 
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Egyptian mummy relocates from Shawnee to Idabel


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Ben Fenwick
In 1921, a monk with an art collection purchased two mummies and other artifacts in New York City and brought it to Shawnee's St. Gregory's Abbey before making a permanent home at the Mabee-Gerrer Mus...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Coburn: McCain an 'old fart'


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said the Republican presdiential candidate John McCain is "an old fart," but is singularly qualified to lead the country. The remarks came Wednesday during a town hall Q-and-...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lake Hefner trails ready for reopening


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Ben Fenwick
Cyclists, joggers and walkers haven't had the full go-round of Lake Hefner's trails so far this year, but that's about to change. For almost anyone serious about cycling, the 9.1-mile track around th...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Appeals court upholds $18 million verdict in infant-hospital case


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Ben Fenwick
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals upheld an $18 million verdict against the OU Medical Center, Children's Hospital and the parent owner of the hospitals, HCA Health Services of Oklahoma Inc., for in...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oklahoma City doctor, research team help discover process to cure almost any infection


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Ben Fenwick
Last week, researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City " along with others at Emory University in Atlanta " cured the flu. But wait: You can't cure the flu. Antibiotics d...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bill to make English Oklahoma's official language goes to the Senate


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Ben Fenwick
Senate Bill 163, originally a bill that would allow legislative members to meet without triggering a quorum, is now the vehicle that could bring to a statewide vote the proposition creating an "offici...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Alternative fuels debate rises along with gas prices


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Ben Fenwick
Sorghum " a low-maintenance, drought-resistant, cane-like grass that was known throughout Dixie for the syrup it could produce " is again poised as a crop that could deliver sweet profits to state far...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

New law requires trans-vaginal ultrasound before abortion, even for rape, incest cases


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Ben Fenwick
Beginning in November, any female who seeks an abortion in Oklahoma will likely be required by law to have an electric wand inserted into her vagina before the doctor is allowed to perform the operati...
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008

After U.S. Supreme Court decision, executions in Oklahoma will resume


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Ben Fenwick
The state of Oklahoma has requested execution dates for two inmates on death row now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that lethal injection executions are not cruel and unusual punishment. Oklah...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Capitol would stick around for a while in a world without us


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Ben Fenwick
What would happen to Oklahoma City's landmarks like the Oklahoma state Capitol if people suddenly vanished from Earth? The main structure of the Capitol building is bedded with cast concrete and fini...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Oklahoma National Guard's Iraq mission to continue


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Ben Fenwick
Gen. David Petraeus' statements before a U.S. Senate hearing this week will have little immediate effect on Oklahoma National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq, according to the unit's commander in Baghd...
 
Friday, April 11, 2008

Supporters rally for embattled Kern at Capitol


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Ben Fenwick
On April 2, the state Capitol was crammed with hundreds of people, standing shoulder to shoulder, many wearing clothing depicting religious or patriotic symbols, for what was billed as the "Rally for ...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Provision declaring English as state's 'official language' with Senate


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Ben Fenwick
A provision that would require all the state's business to be conducted in English is scheduled for Senate action this week, its author said. State Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, said he plans to inser...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Pro-Kern rally crowds Capitol


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Ben Fenwick
Hundreds of supporters turned out to the State Capitol Wednesday for a rally in support of embattled Republican legislator Sally Kern, under fire in recent weeks over her comments about gays.   ...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008
 
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