• Lawton city manager abruptly quits as Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation begins inquiry

    By Andrew Knittle
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Years of leadership turmoil continue in Lawton as City Manager Bryan Long abruptly resigned May 20 amid allegations that he threatened a family acquaintance, which prompted an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

  • Arkansas city to consider cutting funds to homeless nonprofit

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith city leaders are set to consider a $17,000 funding cut for an area organization that helps the homeless. The executive director of Next Step Homeless Services says the potential loss of city funding would hurt its mission, but that it would seek more money from community donors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that city directors are scheduled June 2 to weigh cutting funding for the 13-year-old nonprofit. City Administrator Ray Gosack says he hasn't yet drafted a resolution for the meeting. But Gosack says that it would call for not providing homeless services that duplicate those at the planned Riverview Hope

  • Body of Kansas man missing 23 years recovered from lake

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PAOLA, Kan. — The disappearance of a Kansas man 23 years ago has been solved after authorities identified a body found last week in a car pulled from a lake near his home. Miami County authorities said Tuesday that an autopsy determined the body was that of Fremont O'Berg, 57, who was living in rural Paola, Kan., when he went missing in January 1992. His remains were found Friday after a fisherman using underwater sonar equipment detected what appeared to be a submerged vehicle about 40 yards from a boat ramp in Hillsdale Lake. The body was found in the driver's seat of the 1981 Chevrolet Citation registered to O'Berg after the vehicle was pulled from

  • More than 1,000 deaths reported in India's heat

    By Shashank Bengali | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    INDIA MUMBAI — A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for several more days. Temperatures of at least 113 degrees also were recorded in the northern capital, New Delhi, prompting meteorological officials to issue red alerts for dehydration and heat stroke in three states. In the southern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh, which saw some of the hottest conditions in the country, 852 people have died in recent weeks, the Press Trust of India reported. More than 200 also have died in neighboring Telangana state, officials said.

  • Political correctness is flowering among GOP

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in “flips.” “A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different,” the Wisconsin governor explained last week on Fox News. His altered views on immigration don't count because he is not a legislator. “These are not votes,” he helpfully pointed out. Sheer brilliance! Other than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Walker's major rivals at the moment are Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. They have all cast lots of votes.

  • Carson's showing at SRLC: What's it really mean?

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    AFTER the 13 declared or potential Republican candidates for president had made their pitches to GOP activists in Oklahoma City, either in person or by videotape, Dr. Ben Carson emerged as the winner of a straw poll that capped the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. What does that mean exactly? Perhaps not much. One of those potential candidates who didn't come to town, Donald Trump, dismissed the results Monday morning on Fox News, saying straw polls can easily be manipulated by any one candidate's turn-out-the vote efforts. Indeed Bill Shapard, whose company conducted the Sooner Poll, said he had heard Carson bought a large number of tickets for the conference.

  • Long-time Haunted House owner, Marian Thibault, passes away

    BY DAVE CATHEY
    Food Editor |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Marian Thibault, long-time owner of The Haunted House Restaurant in Oklahoma City, died May 22 at age 89. The restaurant, which closed in April, was auctioned to a new owner who will determine whether he can reopen The Haunted House by mid-May.

  • If you don't think timing is everything, you don't know Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman

    BY DAVE CATHEY
    Food Editor |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman opened in the fall, but the seed was planted for it in 1981 when Jack Hooper opened the Red Parrot Cafe. Hooper’s notion that Norman would embrace Cajun and Creole flavors was just about a quarter-century ahead of its time.

  • Paul Greenberg: The end of history

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Think of a glorious, leaf-strewn fall afternoon on a football weekend in what was then a small university town in the Midwest, and how you could hear the roar of the crowd in Tiger Stadium clear across little Columbia, Mo., as it echoed and re-echoed. I never made it to a game, not being a football fan then or now. Instead, I had the deserted downtown all to myself those golden Saturdays, and could wander around it to my heart’s content — with no throngs of students crowding the streets. For I was definitely a fan of small towns, then as now. “Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive/ But to be young was very heaven.” It was as if I’d wandered into an Edward Hopper painting, probably “Early Sunday Morning, 1930.

  • Oklahoma County public records for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for May 27, 2015

  • Tulsa firm earning recognition for helmet-mounted ID, crash-sensor system

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ICEdot, based in Tulsa has gained acclaim from ESPN, “Today,” and magazines for its product.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Crank your lemonade cred with five easy sweet-tart infusions

    By ALISON LADMAN
    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Lemonade recipes get a makeover just in time for summer.

  • Oklahoma food briefs

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Food briefs: Food related news briefs for Oklahoma

  • Don't toss those carrot tops! Turn them into delicious pesto

    By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor. .

  • Grilled Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Grilled Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 6 1 1/2 pounds carrots with greens attached (about 2 bunches of carrots) Olive oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup pine nuts 4 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar Heat the grill to medium-low. Trim the greens off the carrots. Discard 1 bunch (or save for

  • Billy Graham

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Billy Graham

  • Lawton city manager abruptly quits as Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation begins inquiry

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Years of leadership turmoil continue in Lawton as City Manager Bryan Long abruptly resigned May 20 amid allegations that he threatened a family acquaintance, which prompted an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 27, 2015

  • Amtrak trains are not going fast enough

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    After the Amtrak crash near Philadelphia, I was shocked that newscasters acted as though 106 miles per hour was fast for a train. The accident occurred on the Northeast Corridor, where the Acela travels those same rails at 140 mph. The accident occurred because the train was going that speed on a sharp turn, not because the speed was too fast in general. The government has operated most U.S. passenger trains since Congress created Amtrak in 1971, because private railroads no longer wanted that unprofitable burden. Congress has kept Amtrak on a starvation budget since its inception, providing a pittance in subsidies compared with the highway and airline systems.




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