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  • Oklahoma runestone is impressive but not from Vikings, Swedish scholar says

    By Josh Wallace, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Swedish scholar Henrik Williams does not think the Heavener runestone was carved by Vikings, but he said Oklahomans should be proud of it and other runestones.

  • Some reason for encouragement in latest report about Oklahoma chikl welfare efforts

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    THERE is some reason for encouragement in the latest report by out-of-state experts who are overseeing Oklahoma's child welfare reform efforts. More so than in their previous three critiques, this time they found a few things worth praising at the Department of Human Services. The three...

  • Sister support: Oklahoma City resale shop benefits YWCA, community

    By Carla Hinton
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Filled with home decor, clothing, shoes, hand bags, books, jewelry and cosmetics, Our Sisters’ Closet provides funding for the YWCA of Oklahoma City’s programs and projects, said Cindy Reynolds, the shop’s director of retail operations.

  • Cargo Ranch in Oklahoma helps kids deal with struggles

    By Alex Strohm
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Cargo Ranch is an Oklahoma nonprofit that works to give kids hope amidst difficult life situations. Carrie Carter, the president and co-founder of Cargo, bought 40 acres in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on faith.

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  • Birthdays

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Monday's birthdays Surf guitarist Dick Dale, 78. Country singer Stella Parton, 66. Singer Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons), 64. Country singer Randy Travis, 56. Actress Mary McDonough (“The Waltons”), 54. Actor Will Arnett, 45. Bassist Mike Dirnt (Green Day), 43. Singer Lance Bass

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: New graduate prefers cash instead of party, gifts


    I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, but I’d rather have cash as I have mega student loans to repay. How would I word this on the invitation?

  • Failed policies in Baltimore

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what's wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don't care enough. Not only is this attitude high-handed, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise....

  • Runway damage forces closure of airport to some planes in Nepal

    By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    NEPAL Kathmandu — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll climbed to 7,276,...

  • Free-speech rulings such as that in Kentucky are a victory for all

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    COURT rulings and common sense don't always go hand in hand, so it's refreshing when a judge's decision appears both logical and entirely reasonable. Such is the case with a Kentucky judge's recent free-speech ruling in a case pitting a small business against the organizers of a gay rights...

  • Boys and Girls Club honor reflects Oklahoma City student's dedication

    By Matt Patterson
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Eric McGee, a senior at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, recently was named the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma City’s Youth of the Year.

  • World briefs

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    EUROPE ENGLAND | London — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice? Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent her first night at home in London's Kensington Palace, but the guessing game continues...

  • Oklahoma City VA surgeon questioned colleagues' skills years before heart program closure

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    A little more than two years before federal authorities temporarily closed the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center’s heart program, a senior surgeon at the hospital voiced concerns about his fellow surgeons’ medical competencies.

  • Oklahoma scene: UCO wide receiver Marquez Clark signs with Atlanta Falcons

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Clark put together a phenomenal junior season for the Bronchos in 2013 in earning All-America honors, catching a school-record 82 passes for 1,348 yards and racking up an NCAA Division II-leading 2,249 all-purpose yards.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: OU's Pete Hughes said Sunday was 'must win'

    By John Helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    OU's Hughes: Sunday was 'must win' With Oklahoma scuffling, lugging a five-game losing streak into Sunday's Bedlam series finale, having already dropped the series, the day carried a heaviness for the Sooners. And OU coach Pete Hughes didn't dodge it. “I called it a must-win game,” Hughes...


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