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Articles from July 8, 2015

Around Town: Mary Poppins Takes Flight, Draws Cheers
Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre has put another winner onstage at Civic Center Music Hall. Don't miss this one, Mary Poppins, which ends Saturday. Call (405) 524-9312 or visit www.lyrictheatreokc.com before it's sold out.Congratulations go to director...
Easterly Winds: Norman Turbine Company Finds New Market in Japan
NORMAN - The world's largest manufacturer of small wind turbines now has a new foreign market: Japan.Government tax incentives and the Asian nation's push toward renewable energy created an expansion opportunity for Norman-based Bergey Windpower Co.,...
Fallin Defends Education Spending, Cites Progress, despite Tight Budget
TULSA - Oklahoma made some progress in education, corrections and health programs this year despite battling a $611 million budget shortfall, Gov. Mary Fallin told a Tulsa Regional Chamber audience Wednesday."But we've still got room for improvement,"...
First Draft: Teachers Take a Peek at New Education Standards
OKLAHOMA CITY - Teachers awaiting state standards for math and English got their first peek of the documents Wednesday at the EngageOK summer conference.Debbie Blansett, a seventh-grade math teacher from Bristow, said she hoped the standards committee...
Fledgling Legal Eagles: Law Schools Prepare Graduates to Run Their Own Firms
TULSA - Law school graduates who want to start their own firms aren't ready to manage their businesses, but some schools are now implementing programs to better prepare them.More graduates are going against the customary practice of working for an established...
Innocence Project Takes on 2002 Tulsa Murder Conviction
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Innocence Project has taken on a second case to help exonerate an Oklahoman it believes was wrongfully convicted.In 2002, Tulsan Willard O'Neal was convicted of one count of first-degree murder and one count of shooting with...
It's a Living: Millwork Manufacturer
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Heart Hospital patients leaning in to whisper their ills to receptionists rely on Darren Lister's work.So do visitors buying passes to an Indian cultural center in Davis and meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Norman.Lister...
New Beat for Rock & Brews: KISS Founders Bringing Restaurant to Former Dan O'Brien's Site
OKLAHOMA CITY - CBRE broker Mark Inman had been working on leasing the 7,000-square-foot former Dan O'Brien's Public House for a year. The multilevel building at 2737 W. Memorial Rd. seemed unappealing to restaurateurs."Some restaurants don't need an...
Prosperity Policy: A Stronger Middle Class
For a long time now, hardworking, middle-class Americans have seen their wages stagnate, while the benefits of economic growth go mostly to the wealthiest. One reason is the erosion of hard-fought labor standards like minimum wage and overtime protections.Last...
Roaring Ahead: Tulsa Zoo Breaks Ground on Major Expansion
TULSA - Tulsa Zoo management anticipates that its first major new exhibit in more than a decade will provide an 11-percent attendance boost.Zoo executives and donors broke ground Wednesday on the nearly 5- acre Lost Kingdom, the future home for the zoo's...
Seeds of Change: Bricktown Co-Op to Sell Property, Plots Move to Altus
OKLAHOMA CITY - Producers Cooperative Oil Mill on the south side of Bricktown is changing its business model. It will be moving to Altus as soon as the property sells, President and CEO Austin Rose said.Unfortunately, that may take a while, he said....
Tapping Out: Anheuser-Busch Leaves Advocacy Group
OKLAHOMA CITY - Anheuser-Busch of Oklahoma has withdrawn its membership from the Beer Distributors of Oklahoma.In a written statement, Director of Sales and Marketing Eric James wrote that the company and the advocacy group have different paths toward...
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