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Father, daughter give boomerangs a spin

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 1:20pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — What might you see walking through Andrews Park?

Well, a boomerang demonstration, of course.

Tom Luczycki and his daughter, Chloe, were practicing their skills Tuesday throwing and catching different types of boomerangs in the park, 201 W Daws St.



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Meeting set for Norman's Ward 8 residents

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:51pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Councilmember Alexandra Scott is inviting residents of Ward 8 to attend a meeting at 1 p.m.

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OU Foundation withdraws plans for entertainment district, athletic arena

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:48pm

By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Norman City Council withdrew a resolution regarding the University North Park development at the request of the OU Foundation, effectively ending the foundation's pursuit of tax increment financing for a proposed new arena district at this time.

“It is our request that you withdraw the TIF moving forward,” OU Foundation attorney Sean Rieger said during the council meeting.

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Class planned on smudging with culinary herbs

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 5:18pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association will be conducting a class on "Smudging With Culinary Herbs" on Aug.

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OU VP resigns

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 8:43am

Kathryn McNutt

Erin Yarbrough, Interim Vice President for Public Affairs, said in an email Jabar Shumate, Associate Vice President for University Community, resigned from the university to pursue other career opportunities.

"We thank him for his years of service to OU," Yarbrough said.

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Two die in crashes on Oklahoma roads

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:24pm

From Staff Reports

Two people were killed in recent crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

Unidentified man, 55, Norman

An unidentified 55-year-old Norman man was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday night collision in Cleveland County, troopers reported.

About 7:40 p.m., the man was driving a pickup on U.S. 77 at York Road when he collided with a pickup driven by Robert E. Riggle, 50, of Purcell at York Road about 1.5 miles north of Lexington.

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Norman police stage armed intruder drill at school

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:32pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Denise Madole cries out for help, her face and arm stained with someone else's blood.

Madole is frantic.

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University of Oklahoma to install president Aug. 16 at New Sooner Convocation

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:01pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — New Sooner Convocation, the annual ceremony that welcomes incoming students to the University of Oklahoma family, will commemorate another beginning this year.

The inauguration of Jim Gallogly as the university's 14th president will be held in conjunction with the event.

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Norman, Oklahoma, ranks well for first-time homebuyers

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:40pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Norman ranked No. 19 overall and No.

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Oklahoma official wants to limit single-use plastic bags

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:03pm

AP

NORMAN (AP) — A municipal official in central Oklahoma is exploring how to limit single-use plastic bags, aiming to combat a leading source of litter and pollution.

Norman Councilwoman Breea Clark was already interested in addressing single-use plastic bags when she toured the materials recycling facility where all the city's recyclable items collected from curbside bins are sorted.

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Planned Norman development lacks quirks that create lively districts

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:57pm

BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com

For the past year, I've followed coverage by fellow reporters at The Oklahoman of an ambitious proposal to develop a 500-acre, mixed-use entertainment district anchored by a new University of Oklahoma basketball arena.

The development would front the east side of Interstate 35 and would be an expansion of the North Park shopping center.

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Candid discussion: Oklahoma students give advice to new teachers

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 4:23pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The students, most of them incoming high school seniors, didn't hold back when Oklahoma's top education official asked them what they'd like their teachers to know.

Their advice to new and less-experienced educators: Be yourself, engage your students and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

"There are going to be bad kids that talk crap on you and just yell at you in class and stuff like that," said Nini Wu, a senior at Norman North.

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Norman plans citywide garage sale

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:21pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The 14th annual Citywide Garage Sale is set for Aug. 3-5.

No city garage sale permit is required during the time of the citywide sale.

Registration for the event will begin Monday.

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When it's hot, water hits the spot

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:10pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

When the temperatures soar into the 90s, the best refreshment can be turning to cool water.

Whether it's swimming, riding watercrafts, standing in a sprinkler — or just having a jug of water poured over the head — many beat the heat however they can.



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Community to help paint new mural

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:25pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — STASH will host an EDO Block Party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday to benefit improvements to the 400 block of E Main Street in downtown Norman.

In conjunction the Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk, the block party is a family-friendly festival with yard games, a new community mural, music and more.

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UPDATE: Missing teens found safe in OKC Friday

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 2:14pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Two teenagers reported missing since June 27 were found safe Friday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

Norman police said Jordan Ray Dean, 16, and Alexus Lori Smith, 15, were found about 2 p.m.

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Poetry reading set for Sunday

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 4:30pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — J.D. Whitney will read from his works at the July 8 Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 S Jones.

The free reading will begin at 2 p.m.

J.D. Whitney's poems have been published in such literary magazines as Poetry, Orion and Origin.

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Author to read short stories at The Depot

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:29pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Author Noah Milligan will present a special reading from his recently released series of short stories, "Five Hundred Poor.

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Camp ClapHans offers summer fun

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 5:04pm

By Sharla Bardin For The Oklahoman

Another summer session is in full swing for Camp ClapHans, a summer camp in Norman for children with disabilities.

The camp serves kids with special needs, ages 8 to 18, and is an outreach program of the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities.

Camp activities include horseback riding, canoeing, archery, swimming, talent shows, dance parties and special guests.

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