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Page 6 - no comments - 151 views Caged heat
The comments were part of a larger discussion among the council at its June 16 meeting about what to do with a $1.3 million surplus to the city budget and whether to put that money into expanded bus service, street maintenance, or the hiring of more police officers.
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During a previous council meeting, some council members said they were unaware of plans that include an elevated bridge over the area near W. Reno Avenue, S. Classen Boulevard and S. Western Avenue. A citizens group, Friends for a Better Boulevard, wants the city and state Department of Transportation to consider other options.
Page 10 - no comments - 195 views High and dry
As the sun rose over Oklahoma City on July 17, a strange sight greeted those walking or commuting near the western basin of the Oklahoma River. The river was not there. Sometime overnight, one of the six 65,000-pound gates on the Brum Dam, located just west of S.
Page 12 - no comments - 173 views Winging it
Purple martins have been a staple in our grandmothers’ backyards for generations. The birds have a long history with humans and are generally regarded as a welcome addition to any landscape. But thousands of the birds have descended on downtown Oklahoma City in the past several weeks, and are finding their surroundings anything but hospitable.
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Oklahoma City’s Kirkpatrick Foundation is kicking off an ambitious initiative — to make Oklahoma the safest place to be an animal by 2032 — tonight by hosting worldrenowned philosopher and animal ethicist Bernard Rollin to lecture at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
Page 16 - no comments - 339 views Live. Local. Leaving.
“I think it was a combination of a perfect storm, if you want to use a weather term, of an opportunity there,” he said. “I’ve loved my time here [at KOCO], but after a while, you think, ‘Well, what else can I do?’ There are only one or two places I would choose a job in over Oklahoma City.
Page 17 - no comments - 328 views Cat fight
We all know Hello Kitty: that mouthless visage, yellow nose, and those unblinking, black, beady eyes that burrow into your soul and fill it with overwhelming dread and cuteness. Well, it turns out she has claws, too, and when two Oklahoma City women decided to appropriate the famous feline’s image for a beauty pageant, those litigious claws came out.
Page 18 - no comments - 171 views Fetus fetish
When it comes to receptiveness to reproductive rights, Oklahoma might be somewhere between the Vatican and the Satan who rapes and impregnates Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby..
Page 18 - no comments - 161 views Shot with his own gun
To loosely paraphrase the sentiment of the National Rifle Association: Guns don’t kill penises; felons with lousy.
Page 18 - no comments - 151 views The tree of strife
Oscar nominations notwithstanding, it turns out that spending $32 million on a meditative study on the meaning of our existence doesn’t make you the most popular kid in class..
Page 19 - no comments - 157 views Pr BS Lots of press releases cross our...
Lots of press releases cross our desk. Recently, these titles least screamed “Stop the presses!” —“Near-Death Experiences Reproduced in First-Ever Experiences” —“Consumer Reports: You can get a very good bagel outside of New Yawk” —“What can a 1,200...
Page 19 - no comments - 140 views The ultimate gentrification
We at Chicken-Fried News are thinking more along the lines of a mixed-use residential repurposing. After all, we’ve got The Hill, The Montgomery, The Regency and The Sieber in other redeveloped areas of downtown. The Slammer would.
Page 19 - no comments - 135 views NEWS OF THE WEIRD
popular reading of the apocalypse casts it as a fast track to heaven for the faithful.) The Talking Points Memo blog did some comparative shopping and found many of Bakker’s items to be overpriced by as much as 100 percent. Bakker also offers the devout a $100 Silver Solution Total Body Cleanse Kit, which includes enemas.
Page 20 - no comments - 129 views Get the scoop
While gelato isn’t exactly the same thing as ice cream, it’s definitely in the same family tree, so don’t count out Il Dolce Gelato, 937-B S.W. 25th in Moore or 1318 N. Interstate Drive in Norman. Co-owners Neil and Sommer Buss require no passport to experience one of Italy’s most delicious treats.
Page 23 - no comments - 175 views Still in Saigon
Well, that’s not true. I hate a lot of things more, but I don’t come into contact with them nearly as often as I do boring sandwiches. Rarely, for instance, do I step inside a restaurant and witness genocide. But lots of places have boring sandwiches..
Page 24 - no comments - 153 views Evergreen wine
In a spring wine-tasting at Ranch Steakhouse, 3000 W. Britton, a group of restaurateurs, wine professionals and food-service staff blind tasted some of Napa Valley’s best wines side-by-side with Washington wines. For both Cabernet and Merlot, the room overwhelmingly chose the Washington offerings.
Page 26 - no comments - 187 views FOOD & DRINK
July sure is sweet. On the heels of a whole month dedicated to eating ice cream, Monday is National Cheesecake Day. That’s right: a whole day dedicated to eating cheesecake without feeling guilty! The Cheesecake Factory, 5600 N. Pennsylvania, invites you to enjoy a half-price slice of pie.
Page 27 - no comments - 138 views OKG 7 Seven/places you shouldn’t forget about
Do you ever drive by a restaurant and think, “I want to eat there!” But as soon as it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind. Memory can be a real mystery when it comes time to decide where to eat. Next time, consider pulling over pronto for one of these delicious spots.
Page 28 - no comments - 192 views Kidding around
First stop is Uptown Kids (5840 N. Classen Blvd.; 418-8881). This is a space you don’t have to be nervous to bring the kids to, because it’s designed with them in mind! The clothes racks are lower to the ground, and there’s even an area with a TV if the little ones need a shopping break.
Page 32 - no comments - 133 views God and science
“Rather than positing a dualistic understanding of persons — for example, body and a disembodied soul — we argue for a holistic/monistic perspective, which conceives humans as embodied persons embedded in a world of relationships,” said Strawn, who co-authored the book with Warren Brown.
Page 33 - no comments - 106 views LIFE
The gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, with music performances kicking off at 4 p.m., and the sounds don’t stop until midnight. On Saturday, gates open at 1 p.m., with nonstop tunes from 2 p.m. until midnight..
Page 36 - no comments - 122 views Life Visual Arts
Beauty and math add up to create Geometrix: Geometry in Art, a new exhibition now on display in the Satellite Galleries at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd. An opening reception will be hosted from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Page 38 - no comments - 179 views It’s the top
The production benefits from some strong performances by the supporting cast. Anderson joins Justin Larman, as Moonface Martin, in “Friendship.” (Larman is a promising comic actor: Imagine Jackie Gleason with Rod Steiger’s voice.) Terry Attebery adds credibility to Anything.
Page 40 - no comments - 172 views New moves
For almost a year, Michelle Dexter has been planning the sixth annual Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, showcasing the work of five Sooner State-based dance companies and 38 dancers..
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Coleman Scott, a former NCAA champion at Oklahoma State University, secured the final spot on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in June. Despite winning the Olympic team trials in April, he still had to win a tournament in New York City to earn his place in the 132-pound (60 kg) weight class for London.
Page 42 - no comments - 174 views On the road
Coupens is team physician for USA Cycling, and Hines is back as team physician for USA Wrestling. Each has three separate groups: Coupens’ cyclists are divided into road racing, velodrome and BMX, and Hines oversees freestyle, Greco and women’s wrestlers.
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As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Tulsa pediatrician Robert Block carried the Olympic torch through Oxford, England, as it made its way to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics..
Page 45 - no comments - 133 views Bastards!
“He recommended we go on tour before recording, just to tighten up those songs and try and capture that live sound. It was a really good suggestion,” said Erika Wennerstrom, lead Bastard and the only constant member. “When you go on the road, it helps you figure out what’s working and what’s not.
Page 49 - no comments - 150 views Bros before woes
“We have more tools at our disposal than we ever have. There’s been a gradual progression, watching the size of the rooms we were playing in increase. It’s been awesome to see what we can attempt in these huge rooms now,” Seth Avett said. “We’re doing longer shows than we ever have, too.
Page 50 - no comments - 155 views Honey, I quit the band
“Ryan and I had been writing our own stuff for a long time,” Natalie Houck said. “You know how artists are: We don’t want to give up control of our own work. It was a lot of tension, and we felt it was mutually beneficial for us to have our own project.
Page 52 - no comments - 172 views Color me busy
Months ago at Norman Music Festival, Herrera played with four different bands (Chrome Pony, The Gentle Art of Floating, Good Morning Grizzly and The Nghiems) in three days, and that didn’t even include a performance by his own solo project, Young Readers.
Page 53 - no comments - 185 views Last chance
“I saw them perform for the sixthgrade talent show and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ and I liked them and they sounded really good,” Castelli said. “I talked to some of the guys who were in the band, and I tried out and made it.”.
Page 54 - no comments - 172 views SOUNDCHECK Album Review
Just a few minutes into Incommunicado, it becomes painfully obvious that Oklahoma native Chad Sullins knows his Red Dirt, country, classic rock and blues, and he blends them into the perfect barn-party soundtrack. The album plays like The Hangover set in Stillwater instead of Vegas, with all the emotions, amusement and reflections therein.
Page 57 - no comments - 152 views Beauty and Beasts
Just as the creative force of Ofelia’s imagination in that 2006 film fought back against Franco’s fascism, this one, embodied in 6-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), stands up to the racism and sacrifice of the poor for the sake of those with higher tax bases and voter identification cards.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
next three weeks, you will deserve the following titles: 1.) Most Likely to Benefit from Serendipitous Adventures; 2.) Most Likely to Exclaim “Aha!”; 3.) Most Likely to Thrive While Wandering in Wild Frontiers and Exotic Locales; 4.) Most Likely to Have a Wish Come True if This Wish is Made in the Presence of a Falling Star.
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