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Norman-area briefs for Nov. 6, 2012

Norman-area briefs for Nov. 6, 2012
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: November 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm •  Published: November 6, 2012
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In brief

Norman

Men grow beards

to raise money

United Way of Norman has kicked off No Shave November to raise money for underprivileged children, seniors, homeless teens and others. Men gather donations as they forego shaving for a month in the campaign that raised more than $17,000 last year. For more details or to donate, go to www.unitedwaynorman.org.

Norman center offers training

Norman Addiction Information & Counseling Center, 215 W Linn St., will sponsor a workshop for providers who treat gambling addictions from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Friday. “Problem or Pathological Gambling as a Co-occurring Disorder” will help counselors recognize gambling dynamics during an alcohol or drug assessment or other mental health assessment. Registration is $55. For more information, call Teresa Collado at 321-0022 or email tcollado@naichelp.org.

Ex-police chief

gets new post

Former Norman Police Chief Phil Cotten has been named executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. Cotten began his law enforcement career at the University of Oklahoma Police Department in 1971, moving to the Norman department in 1973. He advanced through the ranks until appointed chief in April of 1996 where he remained until his retirement in May 2011.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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