Monthly Archives: November 2006

Blog tune up

I’m going to take a short break in blogging this holiday season to step back and reexamine my objectives and processes for maintaining the Okiedoke site. It will be the third “blog review” since purchasing the domain okiedoke.com in 2002. … Continue reading

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Fighting over Christmas

This morning, Norman residents awoke to the news that the annual Holiday Parade was all but cancelled. The 10 volunteer members of the Norman Holiday Parade Committee resigned Wednesday, leaving the parade’s future in jeopardy. “The community volunteers that comprise … Continue reading

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Lifting the fog

Best Oklahoma press release of the day. Saying Oklahomans have the right to know exactly how their tax dollars are spent, state Rep. Paul Wesselhöft and state Sen. Randy Brogdon want to create an online database that will reveal exactly … Continue reading

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Istook for Senate

I’m all for it! I can see it now… Henry vs. Istook. What’s that? You think Sen. Inhofe has a lock? Think again. According to a recent Survey USA poll conducted for OKC TV station KFOR, Inhofe has the 6th … Continue reading

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Jones robbed at Alva playoff game

The visiting Longhorns from Jones really got stung by the Goldbugs. Two males, a juvenile whose name is not being released, and his brother, 30 year old Curtis Wade Smith, have been arrested in the theft of items belonging to … Continue reading

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No Oklahoma idol

An Okie selected as alternate to the popular talent show “American Idol” is singing the blues today in McAlester. Cletis Don Lowe Jr. was arrested for embezzlement from his job at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, booked into the jail and released … Continue reading

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Productivity down at newspaper

Visiting the Guymon Daily Hearld website this morning, I got an interesting status report: BusyWorkers 18 IdleWorkers 78 It’s enough to almost make me want to get a job. (Screenshot)

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Business incentives very complex

Some folks in Broken Arrow are feeling like fish that took the bait after hearing the amount of lease payments generated from the city subsidized Bass Pro Shop. In fact, the store’s latest payment, which amounted to $49,602, is a … Continue reading

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Just a little Web porn

I would have thought it was more. About 1 percent of Web sites indexed by Google and Microsoft are sexually explicit, according to a U.S. government-commissioned study. – In 2000, Congress also passed a law requiring schools and libraries to … Continue reading

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It’s easy to be humble when you’re a blogger

Two days ago I wrote this: I’d be surprised to read a bad review of last night’s performance of the Blue Man Group at OKC’s Ford Center. Color me surprised. They’re a little too, I dunno, post-modern or something for … Continue reading

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