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My Perfect Kitchen

My Perfect Kitchen

When fate put me on wheels in 2000, it did nothing to change the appetites of my husband and son. We had just moved into a custom “forever” home on a ranch far from fast food and delivery. I cooked and cursed my unforgiving, existing kitchen for 10 years before implementing the “perfect wheelchair kitchen […]

Chris O'Donoghue Live on the Scene

Chris O’Donoghue Live on the Scene

Smoke was rolling out of the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1992 when WWOR-TV’s Chris O’Donoghue rolled up in his wheelchair — one of the first reporters on the scene. “I’ll never forget the blackened faces of the firefighters as they went back and forth evacuating people,” recalls O’Donoghue. “I never had time to […]

Women of Excellence

Women of Excellence

Doctor Rebecca Jackson is not someone who agonizes over choosing Plan A or Plan B. She’s liable to take on both, plus C and D. Christine Griffin is always looking for an alternate plan, vowing she will never just sit behind a desk. And Bobbi Kay Lewis says life had plans for her that exceeded her dreams.

Amanda on the Range

Amanda on the Range

Who needs Vegas? Amanda Stewart Tye learned to “play the cards that were dealt” in America’s biggest game of chance — farming. She grew up near tiny Keyes, Okla. — in a county that touches …

My Town: The Oklahoma Prairie

My Town: The Oklahoma Prairie

Out on the prairie where I live, “town” is not a place you go everyday. In fact, with the price of gas passing $4 and our Ford dually getting about 4 miles per gallon, any trip to town has to count for something. Our land was claimed in the Oklahoma land run of 1889. The original deed was signed with an “X” back when Benjamin Harrison was …