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Articles from April 1, 2009

Alzheimer's Brings Financial, Emotional Strain for Oklahoma Caregivers
Bob Sillman was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease three years ago.His wife, Shirley Sillman, retired from her job in February to stay at home and take care of him, which resulted in a significant drop in their income."He needed me to be here and he...
Book Clubs Not Just about Reading Anymore at Book Smart Tulsa
Writer Jeff Martin loves books, but when he hears the term book club, one word comes to mind."Boring," he said. Still, Martin had a vision of a book club that went beyond the Oprah, middle-aged woman stereotype. He discussed with Mary Beth Babcock how...
Commentary: 10 Fun Things to Do on April Fool's Day
It's April Fools' Day, the day traditionally given over to jester hats, practical jokes and parodies of major newspapers. The latter, alas, are harder to come by these days.Newspapers have been known to take part in the hijinks. In 1977 British newspaper...
Crusader Energy Group of Oklahoma City Wants Help to Last beyond 15 Days
Officials with bankrupt Crusader Energy Group Inc. say the company lacks funds, other than cash collateral, to continue to operate for 15 days or longer.A bankruptcy judge will conduct a hearing Wednesday to consider several first-day motions the company...
OKC Events: April 1, 2009
A wonderful way to learn history is through music. And that's the way Lyric Theatre is doing it. Four actors spend 90 minutes depicting the life of Oklahoma folk singer/composer Woody Guthrie. Of course everyone knows who he is, especially anyone who's...
Oklahoma City Not Considered City for Walkers
The city needs to narrow its streets and make them feel safer for pedestrians if it wants to shake the notoriety of being named the nation's least friendly city for walking, a professional city planner told the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday.And establishing...
Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Upholds Certification for Class- Action Suit
Certification for a class-action lawsuit filed in Oklahoma against carmaker Volkswagen was upheld by the state Court of Civil Appeals on Tuesday. The court also raised a legal question that it failed to answer, regarding whether companies can be sued...
Oklahoma Cox Manager Heads East to Atlanta
After 16 years in Oklahoma, Dave Bialis is heading east to oversee the west.Bialis, vice president and general manager of Cox Oklahoma, is moving up the corporate ladder and will assume the post of senior vice president of Cox's western division. He...
Oklahoma Physicians Voice Approval for Civil Justice Measure
There was little left to be said about House Bill 1603 by the time Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee brought it to a vote in committee on Tuesday. The physicians who held a press conference Tuesday morning already gave plenty of reasons why they...
Tulsa Casinos Become High Rollers with Expansions, Grand Openings
Tuesday proved a great bragging-rights day for Tulsa casinos.Although its expanded convention space will not open for a month, Cherokee Casino Resort officials said those projects have almost doubled advance room bookings for its soon-to-open, 19-story...
Valmont Industries in Tulsa Rides Transmission Line Boom
OG&E's $200 million "Windspeed" transmission line project has sparked a whirlwind of activity for Valmont Industries in north Tulsa, cushioning that operation from the recession.The 400-employee producer of steel utility poles is working three shifts...
Video-Game Expo Set for Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma may not be the hub of video-game design, but that doesn't mean the industry does not have a presence here.Last fall, Oklahoma City Community College launched a video-game design program and now has 43 majors. An introductory class with capacity...
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