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Oklahoman Published: January 19, 2006

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English class offered at center

For the second semester in a row, Oklahoma City Community College will offer English-as-a-second-language classes at the Riverside Community Center, 420 SW 10.

Beginner and intermediate classes start the week of Jan. 30.

The evening classes, which cost $25 for a 10-week session, were the result of a partnership between the community college and the Latino Community Development Agency to help clients bridge the language gap.

Beginner classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to enroll, call the agency at 236 0701.

Chinese to share with homeless

The Oklahoma Chinese Cultural Foundation will serve Chinese food and give new gloves, hats and socks to the homeless on Saturday.

The event is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army's Red Shield Kitchen, 330 SW 4.

The foundation began the program in 2001 to celebrate the Asian new year, which falls on Jan. 29 this year.

Last year, about 300 homeless people attended.

Along with food and clothing items, each guest will receive a dollar bill in a red envelope signifying good luck in the new year, said Tinny Chang, head of the cultural foundation.

Several doctors will attend to provide free checkups, including eye examinations, Chang said.

KIOWA Highway victim identified

A man struck and killed last month along U.S. 69 in Pittsburg County has been identified as a resident of Korea, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Wednesday.

The body of Young Yn Cho, 62, was found Dec. 23 on the shoulder of the highway a quarter-mile north of Kiowa, the patrol said.

The incident remains under investigation. No vehicle has been found.

GROVE Trial date set for city manager

City Manager Bill Galletly is to go on trial March 13 on charges he tried to circumvent Oklahoma's law requiring competitive bidding on public projects.

The law requires bidding on public construction projects worth more than $25,000.

Galletly is accused of splitting up projects so they would not exceed this amount.

Prosecutors say a utility project costing nearly $114,500 and a city hall project costing more than $41,500 were split up into several smaller projects to keep the costs of each less than $25,000.

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