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Treasurer Miller awards ‘Tax Day Baby’ with college savings plan
April 15 is commonly known as the day many will spend in line at the post office or finishing final preparations for tax returns. This year, one Oklahoma family spent April 15, tax day, welcoming their new son, born at 2:07 a.m. and was recognized as the first Tax Day Baby at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.
As the first Tax Day Baby, State Treasurer Ken Miller, R-Edmond, awarded, Quan Ta, with an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan worth $1,529. Miller, who serves as board chairman for the OCSP, reminds parents and grandparents that any contribution made to an OCSP account by April 15 qualified for a 2013 Oklahoma income tax deduction.
Anita Hill reflects on her fateful testimony, 23 years later
Back in 1993, I rounded a corner of a Laguna Beach, Calif., grocery store and walked straight into Anita Hill.
We both stopped in our tracks. She looked slightly panicked, like someone had turned on a light in a room, and all she wanted was the door.
It took a moment to register that this was the woman who, just two years before, calmly testified before a Senate committee about the sexual harassment she endured while working for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of all places.
OSBI grounds voted locale for new sculpture
City staff is working toward an agreement with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Lab to place the “Touch the Clouds” bronze sculpture on the OSBI grounds on Second Street. The City of Edmond would retain ownership of the artwork.
The Edmond City Council voted 4-1 this week to allow city staff to negotiate the agreement as soon as possible. Mayor Charles Lamb voted against pursuing the agreement.
City Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell said she was initially interested in placing the sculpture near the Smith House because of it’s proximity to state Highway 66.
UCO debates Oklahoma Justice Commission
A 1-percent chance that an innocent person could be executed for murder is justification to end capital punishment, said Greg Munday, who favors the abolition of the capital punishment.
The American Democracy Project of the University of Central Oklahoma on Saturday hosted a debate on the best strategy to end the death penalty.
Storm scavengers could face felony charges
It wasn’t long after a devastating tornado hit Moore last year that scavengers were circling the wreckage. Already reeling, Moore residents had a new concern — fending off looters.
“(It’s) pretty low to have your belongings stolen,” said Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, who said he was upset when he heard about opportunists who followed the tornado last May, as well as one that hit El Reno less than two weeks later.
5 suspects face charges in Edmond home assault
A resident was silent while he was kicked repeatedly in his ribs and head during last week’s assault in an Edmond home, court records show.
Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said five individuals arrested in recent days appear to be the extent of the suspects in the incident. Monroe said the victim, 64, is back at home after he was transported to a metro hospital.
The five suspects according to the Edmond Police Department and Oklahoma County records are:
11 file for county offices
Eleven candidates filed for Oklahoma County races last week with County Assessor Leonard E. Sullivan, 79 of Oklahoma City, re-elected to office without opposition, said Doug Sanderson, secretary of the Oklahoma County Election Board.
Voters will nominate their party’s candidates on June 24 for the statewide primary election, Sanderson said. A run-off primary election is set for Aug. 26. The statewide general election is scheduled for Nov. 4.
SYNERGY opens first state office in Edmond
SYNERGY HomeCare, one of the nation’s leading home-care providers, has opened an Oklahoma office, based in Edmond at 13720 N. Bryant.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce helped them celebrate with a ribbon cutting recently.
April snowfall rare, but not unheard of
Many Edmond residents stepped out of their homes Monday morning to find a variety of rates of snowfall.
The city’s trace of snow came on the heels of a powerful cold front that pushed through the state Sunday evening. The system produced the threat of severe weather, which prompted a tornado watch for parts of the state along and east of Interstate 35 including Oklahoma County.
Autumn Leaves of Edmond to celebrate grand opening
The LaSalle Group, a national leader in memory care with more than 15 years of experience, has opened its first Autumn Leaves memory care community in the Oklahoma City metro — Autumn Leaves of Edmond. The 28,000-square-foot, $8.8 million memory care community will provide specialized care to nearly 50 residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory impairment. The announcement was made by Mitchell Warren, CEO and co-owner of The LaSalle Group Inc. and Autumn Leaves, based in Irving, Texas.
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