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  • Before the "dream," there was Oklahoma City

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His words have resonated throughout several generations.  But, did you know that before he stood in Washington in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 people on...

  • From experts to newcomers, there's something for all football fans on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    I’m a sports fan. I read all our sports stories. The Oklahoman's sports coverage team does a great job. I read everything I can. I watch all the Press Row videos from our studios. I listen to the roundtable discussions and the podcasts produced by that award-winning group. Because I’m...

  • Life in the past lane: 50 years ago today

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    It was Aug. 26, 1965, a mere 50 years ago, and the Gemini 5 space capsule was closing in on the Russians' five-day record in space.  Onboard Gemini 5 was Oklahoma astronaut Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr.  They had just set a new American record of time in space for a...

  • Recording, streaming and writing all at once -- a reporter's trick revealed

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    A mellow musician from Norman serenaded us here at The Oklahoman on Thursday. It was the second such performance on the staircase that overlooks the newsroom her in our downtown offices. His name was Kyle Reid, and I wrote this piece as we listened to his tunes. Doug Hoke took pictures and...

  • Earthquakes page on NewsOK gets powerful upgrade

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    If you live where I live on the top side of Oklahoma County, the rumbles and shakes aren't so jarring anymore.  Was that thunder? Or did the dog run into the chair? (It's a clumsy dog.) Was it an earthquake? Or are the kids roughhousing in the other room? I asked the same type of...

  • Aug. 14, 1995: Mickey Mantle death remembered 20 years later

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Mickey Mantle's death.  The Oklahoma native and former New York Yankees baseball player died Aug. 14, 1995, from liver cancer.

  • Find things to do on new event listings on NewsOK and

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    We like to launch new parts of our large website quietly.  We don't tell anybody. We just launch a new feature. That's what happened about a month ago when we upgraded our pages and listings for a calendar of events in Oklahoma. We set it up and tested it. We cleaned it up and tweaked...

  • 7 times Oklahoma was featured on 'The Daily Show'

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Jon Stewart has always had a way of sharing his thoughts on current affairs, and he did it for 16 years as host of "The Daily Show." Thursday's episode is Stewart's last, and he'll definitely be missed. He, in many ways, is the voice of a generation, and his ability to put ridiculousness on...

  • Mickey Mantle card fetches more than $380,000; Record sale set by Oklahoman's card

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    It's enough to make you dig out your old baseball cards stashed in the worn cigar box in the closet. This past weekend, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $330,000 at auction, while a PSA graded "8" Mantle card sold for more than $380,000. His 1966 game-worn jersey fetched...

  • Watermelon: Time to celebrate the fruit, er vegetable

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    I have yet to find the perfect watermelon this season.  I'm looking for that deep red hue, not overripe, sweet and refreshing. Perhaps I could find the ultimate melon in Rush Springs this weekend. The annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Jeff...

  • We want to share your annual back-to-school pictures

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Line your children up next to the front door. Or the mailbox. Or the tree in the yard. Wherever you take the annual picture, get ready to set them up for another photo.  School is about to be back in session.  Oklahoma City schools open for class on Monday. Deer Creek starts...

  • Blue Moon might be shy in the sky tonight

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    With partly cloudy skies forecast for tonight, you might not have the best view of the blue moon. But don't let that deter you from looking toward the sky in search of the white celestial sphere. What is a blue moon?  A blue moon doesn't mean the moon will turn blue,...

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