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Supreme Court scrutinizing constitutionality of Oklahoma's execution method


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Ben Fenwick
In October 2007, Oklahoma's execution schedule ground to a halt. Attorney General Drew Edmondson said a case in Kentucky before the U.S. Supreme Court suggested that Oklahoma's method of execution ris...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Revenge Diet' not so simple, says local doctor


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Ben Fenwick
The Revenge Diet " heralded by a book of the same name by author Monica Grenfell " promises its adherents will lose 15 pounds in a month on a daily intake of 1,200 calories. Maybe, said Dr. Brendon...
 
Monday, January 7, 2008

Oklahoma astronaut resigns from Rocketplane


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma's Cmdr. John Herrington, a former NASA astronaut who joined the state's Rocketplane Global Inc. aerospace company to fly tourists into space, resigned from the company Dec. 21, according to a...
 
Friday, January 4, 2008

Meth-addicted mother sentenced to prison for second-degree murder of unborn child


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Ben Fenwick
Theresa Hernandez, 31, wept in Oklahoma County Court as she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of her stillborn baby last month. She should spend the rest of her childbearing years in prison, said...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Council approves Ford Center vote


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Ben Fenwick
By unanimous consent, the Oklahoma City council voted Tuesday for a special election for voters to choose or reject a proposed penny sales tax to spend millions of dollars in improvements to the For...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Only one Oklahoma congressman votes to suspend controversial interrogation technique


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Ben Fenwick
Respected war correspondent Joe Galloway, in a recent column for Editor & Publisher, called the interrogation technique of "waterboarding" a form of "torture." In waterboarding, a victim has a ra...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Group behind Terrill's anti-immigration law deemed racist by law firm


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Ben Fenwick
The Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, which helped write Oklahoma's anti-illegal-immigration law, was designated a "hate group" Dec. 11 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil r...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Former University of Oklahoma climate scientist shares a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore


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Ben Fenwick
A Nobel Prize recently was awarded to a former University of Oklahoma professor " along with hundreds of other people worldwide.   In October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that Al Go...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rep. Terrill motivated by racism, says senator


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Ben Fenwick
Racism was part of the motive of the author of Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration law, formerly House Bill 1804, according to an Oklahoma state senator.        &...
 
Friday, December 7, 2007

100 Ideas' book being assembled before submission deadline


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Ben Fenwick
Would-be "best" ideas from the more than 3,000 sent into Lance Cargill's "100 Ideas" campaign were already being culled before the deadline closed, according to spokesman Pat Schnake. Schnake said ...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Terrill cites law's victory as Hispanics flee state


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma's new anti-illegal immigrant law is working, said its author: Hispanics are leaving Oklahoma. Despite claiming repeatedly that the measure, formerly House Bill 1804, is "nationality neutra...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oklahoma vineyards on rise, but face legislative challenge


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Ben Fenwick
The two things for Oklahoma wineries to fear are weather and government, according to Randall Miller, the owner of Piedmontese Nursery & Vineyard in Duncan. Miller, who is an adjunct professor ...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Judge rules County Commissioner will face trial


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Ben Fenwick
A judge has ruled that Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart will face trial on felony charges of campaign finance violations, according to the Associated Press.   Oklahoma County Judge J...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Archdiocese announces resistance to forthcoming anti-illegal immigration law


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Ben Fenwick
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced a pledge to resist House Bill 1804, Oklahoma's new anti-illegal immigration law due to take effect Nov. 1.   Archbishop Eusebius Beltran and members o...
 
Friday, October 26, 2007

State rep denies knowledge of organization's financial ties to alleged hate group


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Ben Fenwick
State Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, author of an anti-illegal immigration bill due to become law Nov. 1, said today he was unaware that an organization which helped him write the legislation had financ...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007
 
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