Gaylord News

Residential Colleges Seek Residents

A rendering of Dunham College is displayed in front of the Residential Colleges building site. Headington College and Dunham College will stretch along Lindsey Street from Asp Avenue to Jenkins Avenue.

Megan Ross

April 22, 2017

Students at the University of Oklahoma fail to be dazzled by the university’s new upperclassmen housing option and its promise of upscale accommodations and a devoted academic community. Deterred by the model’s hefty price tag and resemblance to the freshman dorms, many students have opted t...

Donut Shop Owner Perseveres Despite Tragedy

Dipti Patel stands behind the counter of her Donut King shop on Lindsey Street after the morning rush. She and her husband, Sanjay Patel, bought the shop in 1994, when it was a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise.  Megan Ross / The Daily

Megan Ross

April 1, 2017

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – The bell clangs as a customer pushes through the door. “What can I get you?” the woman behind the counter asks with a smile. The customer does not know that the woman’s husband has been in a coma for five years. The customer orders a dozen glazed donuts. The woman is Dipt...

New city council unsupportive of armored vehicle purchase

The Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) G3 is designed specifically for law enforcement purposes and is not weaponized, though it is equipped with gunports large enough to fit 40mm gas canisters or small arms. Priced from $200,000 to $275,000, the 20-foot vehicle has seats for up to 12 officers or evacuees and running boards where additional personnel can be accommodated. Photo courtesy of Lenco.

Megan Ross

March 4, 2017

By Megan Ross Newly-elected Norman council members may shut down the potential purchase of an armored vehicle for the Police Department. The Department proposed the purchase of a Lenco BearCat in July of 2015, but the City Council tabled the decision indefinitely. The issue resurfaced, however, in...

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