A Trip to London, Day Eleven and Twelve Journal

LONDON – I was beginning to feel really tired on this last day before our presentations and had been up late working, only to be back at it again at 6 in the morning. I was planning on meeting University of Central Oklahoma student Rebecca Dahl that morning, but we pushed our meeting off to…

A Trip to London, Day Nine and Ten Journal

LONDON – It was a late night the day before talking with the former planning commission member, but I pushed on and conquered the day. I made a small change at breakfast and got the fried eggs instead of the poached eggs, which were pretty much the same thing. Apparently, they do not fry theirs…

A Trip to London, Day Seven and Eight Journal

LONDON – After a long night, I slept in until 7:30 in the morning and got up and had breakfast with fewer people than normal. Only four of us were at breakfast this morning, including University of Central Oklahoma alumnus Leroy Coffman, student Anthony Nguyen and professor David Chapman. It was rather nice to not…

A Trip to London, Day Five and Six Journal

LONDON – It took us several days, but today the day started off right with breakfast and we quickly got off after having our English breakfast. Today was a day of more interviews in the area of the Mile End Underground and we were at a library interviewing any person we could ask about the…

A Trip to London, Day Three and Four Journal

LONDON – It was a slower morning for most of us as we began our third full day in London researching and exploring the area. The day started at around 6 a.m. for me, which was an hour before breakfast and gave me time to move a little slower than normal, but I could have…

A Trip to London, Day One and Two Journal

LONDON – The sights of London came upon 23 student researchers from the University of Central Oklahoma as many pushed forward after a long overnight flight across the pond. We arrived very early at around 6:45 a.m. on Monday after having to circle the airport three times, as many students on the plane were ready…

Edmond Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn to open Dec. 12

EDMOND — It’s being called the big house on the prairie, and soon the new Edmond Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn will be surrounded by new development. Just two years ago, the land near Covell and Sooner roads was nothing more than a two-way stop and fields, but on Dec. 12 the conference center…

Developers bring back plans for Edmond movie complex

EDMOND — National developers are back proposing a movie theater and two restaurants at the Shops at Spring Creek, despite opposition at a meeting Wednesday. More than 20 citizens came out voicing their opinions against the six-acre development, which is only the first phase of development for the area, with 20 acres in the next…

Trail at Arcadia Lake expected to open soon

EDMOND — After months of setbacks, a 3.1-mile trail at Arcadia Lake soon will be open for public use, after costing more than $1 million a mile. The Spring Creek Trail is expected to open within the next few weeks, along with Carl Reherman Park, said Craig Dishman, director of Parks and Recreation. The two…

Edmond commission tables zoning changes for rental houses

EDMOND — Anger filled the room as community members voiced opposition to proposed changes in the zoning code for houses being rented out by the room to college students and others. During Tuesday night’s planning commission meeting, several community members beat their hands on the podium as they told the commissioners the changes are not…