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Mother and son

A Moore woman, her son and a small dog experience the ordeal of May 20.


News

Tim Farley
In the wake of the sorrow and tears surrounding the May 20 tornado, a small but welcome dose of laughter and smiles arrived when an injured Moore woman, Pam Chandler, was reunited with her dog, a black dachshund named Abby.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tennis, anyone?

Planned renovations of the OKC Tennis Center aim to boost the sport’s popularity for inner-city youth.


Sports

Tim Farley
Year-round tennis is no longer exclusive to Oklahoma City’s country-club set. Beginning next fall, public-park players — many of them inner-city youngsters — will be able to practice and play regardless of weather conditions.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cooking for a cause

Metro chefs are joined by a nationally celebrated colleague for a delicious fundraiser.


Food and Drink Features

Tim Farley
Some of the metro’s finest chefs are uniting for a unique fundraiser to assist tornado relief efforts, an event that will also feature one of the country’s most celebrated chefs.
 
Friday, May 24, 2013

Conventional wisdom

Questions and concerns surround OKC’s would-be convention center hote


News

Tim Farley
Uncertainty hovers over Oklahoma City’s proposed convention center hotel, as industry experts suggest financing the project with tax money could be dangerous.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senior class

OKC officials mull over a quartet of proposals for senior wellness centers.


News

Tim Farley
Multiple operating partners likely will be needed for four senior wellness centers promised by Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 program.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chipping in

OKC developer Chip Fudge’s efforts in historic preservation earn him this year’s Urban Pioneer Award.


News

Tim Farley

2013 Urban Pioneer Award
11:30 a.m. Thursday
Bill & Pam Shdeed Great Hall
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
plazadistrict.org
367-9403
Free


 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dispatches from a disaster


News

Tim Farley
Adam Johnston had never seen a tornado until Monday. Now, he’s ready to move back to California.
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lofty goal

A local developer is converting the old downtown library into upscale lofts.


News

Tim Farley
Growing up in Pauls Valley, Judy Hatfield loved going to the public library. She would sit in a corner and read for hours.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Attempting a reversal

Oklahoma’s wrestling greats grapple with the International Olympics Committee to return the sport to the games.


Sports

Tim Farley
Oklahoma’s wrestling heavyweights are pinning their hopes that the sport will return to the Summer Olympics on a global alliance that includes Russia, Turkey and Iran.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Street smarts

City officials educate the public on plans and next steps for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


News

Tim Farley
Almost everything Oklahoma City residents wanted to know about streetcars but were afraid to ask was covered during a May 9 public forum at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fanning fears?

Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Worst-case scenario

OKC officials roll out a possible water conservation plan in case of a brutally dry summer.


News

Tim Farley
If drought conditions worsen in Oklahoma City, homeowners won’t be mowing thick, lush lawns this summer.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Not-so-easy rider

With a weak public transit system, city officials consider controversial changes to get it back on track.


News

Tim Farley
Improving public transportation in Oklahoma City isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it might create the kind of controversy no one wants.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nettled neighbors

A planned substance-abuse rehab center on N.W. First Street stirs up controversy.


News

Tim Farley
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center will soon be built on the western outskirts of downtown Oklahoma City, but some residents and business owner remain leery about the project.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thunder crazy

Some Thunder super-fans will do and say anything to help out their beloved team — especially if that means acting bonkers.


Sports

Tim Farley
By day, Garrett Haviland is a mild-mannered supervisor for a girls’ group home. At night, he becomes Thundor, a colorful, irreverent Oklahoma City Thunder fan who creates havoc for opposing players.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
 
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