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Governor Fallin Appoints Two Members To The Commission For Human Services
Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointments of Pam Kanaly and Karen Waddell to the Commission for Human Services. The Oklahoma Commission for Human Services is a nine-member governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). Its members are appointed by the governor to staggered nine-year terms, with one membership expiring each August. These appointments fill all current vacancies on the OKDHS Commission. “The ongoing reforms at the Department of Human Services – including the implementation of the Pinnacle Plan – are essential in our efforts to improve child welfare services,” Fallin said. “Both Pam Kanaly and Karen Waddell are respected and successful community leaders with a great deal of experience working with families and children. I know both are ready for the challenge and committed to serving on the Commission in order to help the agency to better protect and serve the children and citizens of Oklahoma.” Pam Kanaly of Edmond is the president and co-founder of Arise Ministries, a national women’s outreach organization founded in 2002 that works to strengthen families and support single mothers. Prior to her work with Arise, Kanaly taught elementary and junior high school in Texas. Kanaly is a member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University. Kanaly is replacing Jay Chase, who is deceased, and will serve through August 2015. Karen Waddell of Edmond is the president of the Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research. She also serves as the president of two other companies, the Lynn Health Science Institute, a clinical trials organization and Karen Vinyard Waddell and Associates, a company that specializes in training programs for at-risk children and their families. She previously worked as president of Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a behavioral health and child welfare services center. Waddell also served as the assistant vice president of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is replacing Richard DeVaughn and will serve through August 2021.
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 11:59 AM CDT
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Okla. man convicted in deaths of 2 faces execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man convicted of the stabbing deaths of an elderly Le Flore County couple almost 13 years ago is scheduled to be executed.
James Lewis DeRosa's execution by lethal injection is set for Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted last month against recommending that Governor Mary Fallin commute DeRosa's death sentence to life in prison without parole.
Defense attorney Tom Hird of the Federal Public Defender's Office did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
DeRosa was convicted in the stabbing deaths of 73-year-old Curtis Plummer and 70-year-old Gloria Plummer on October 2nd, 2000.
Prosecutors say DeRosa and a co-defendant talked their way into the victims' rural Poteau home, slashed their throats and left with $73 and the couple's truck.
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Oklahoma weighing options in murder case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office says it's weighing its options after a federal appeals court said the state didn't have jurisdiction over a death-row case in which a man pleaded guilty to killing three people in Indian Country.
Agency spokeswoman Diane Clay says the state has about two weeks to petition the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing. That Denver-based court overturned the death sentences for David Magnan last week.
Clay says the state has three months to take the matter directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state could also decide to take no action, instead leaving it up to federal prosecutors to file the case against Magnan.
Magnan remains in prison pending the outcome.
Manning's WikiLeaks court-martial enters 3rd week
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Prosecutors are moving quickly through the court-martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning.
The former Army intelligence analyst from Oklahoma is charged with aiding the enemy. He has acknowledged sending reams of government secrets to WikiLeaks, but says he didn't think it would hurt national security.
As the trial entered its third week Monday, testimony focused on documents in which the U.S. had assessed the threat level of individual detainees at the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
So far, the military judge in Fort Meade, Maryland has heard from more than 40 of the government's approximately 140 witnesses.
Last week's testimony involved battlefield reports and videos. Still to come is evidence about 250,000 diplomatic cables Manning allegedly stole from a State Department database.
Manning says he leaked the material to expose wrongdoing.
Habitat for Humanity to donate to tornado victims
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity says it will donate proceeds from sales at its Renovation Station stores in Oklahoma City to help pay for construction and repairs of homes of the May tornado victims.
Habitat said Monday that all proceeds through August 31st will be donated to the project. Habitat is also soliciting donations to help rebuild or repair homes damaged by the tornadoes in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat for Humanity that sell new and used building supplies, material, appliances, furniture and other household items. There are two in Oklahoma City -- one in north Oklahoma City and the other on the city's southwest side.
Storms damage hangar in eastern Colo.
LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) -- A storm has brought hail, heavy rain and strong winds to parts of eastern Colorado, with fire officials in La Junta (lah-HUN'-tah) reporting damage to an airport hangar and downed power poles.
There were no immediate reports of injuries Monday night.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland State House is getting a promotion -- to the U.S.