• Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Recipe for Relief: Ludivine/R&J Supper Club's Russ Johnson comes to aid of Oklahoma City area homeless people

    BY DAVE CATHEY
    Food Editor |
    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Chef Russ Johnson gave his time and skills to support the Turning the Table on Hunger campaign, which brings Oklahoma City chefs to the Homeless Alliance’s day shelter at WestTown to prepare lunch for 300 homeless people, using only donated products and volunteer help.

  • Cooking classes: Oklahoma Cooking classes

    | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Cooking classes: Oklahoma cooking classes for May 27.

  • Michael Gerson: South Sudan swirls toward chaos

    By Michael Gerson | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    UAJOK, South Sudan — “I wish,” a South Sudanese female aid worker said to me, “they had waited five or 10 years before resuming the war.” This is what passes for hope in South Sudan. It was only two and a half years after independence in 2011 that war resumed. “They” are President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, whose political rivalry has turned into an armed conflict with an ugly ethnic subtext. Kiir is a Dinka; Machar a Nuer. Recent bloodshed has deepened old resentments between the tribes. The result is a tragic betrayal of promise. The government prints money to cover spending as oil revenues fall. Rapid inflation is causing many South Sudanese to burn through savings just to pay for food.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers: Flood-control investments must be a priority

    BY STATE REP. LESLIE OSBORN, AND STATE SEN. RON JUSTICE | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Earthen dams work well

  • Oklahoma County public records for June 3

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for June 3, 2015

  • Oklahoma City's Western Avenue to host new music and street festival

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    West Fest will close a portion of Western Avenue in Oklahoma City to make way for food trucks and free concerts Sept. 19.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for June 3

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 18: COMPLETION Grady: Vitruvian II Woodford LLC; Castle No. 1-35H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 35-04N-06W; 8,146,000 cu-ft gas per day 125 barrels oil per day; TD 19,399. Vitruvian II Woodford LLC; Johnson Rogers No. 2-17X8H Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 08-04N-05W; 261 barrels oil per day 3,746,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 22,289. Vitruvian II Woodford LLC; Parks No. 2-14X23H Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 14-04N-06W; 428 barrels oil per day 6,315,000 cu-ft gas per

  • Oklahoma business brief for June 3

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma business brief for June 3, 2015

  • Oklahoma Panhandle electric cooperative embarks on community solar project

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Hooker-based Tri-County Electric Cooperative said it will build a one-megawatt community solar project in the Oklahoma Panhandle after its members expressed an interest in adding renewable energy.

  • Farm humor

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    “No DROUGHT about it” (News, May 29) quotes Charlie Swanson, a farmer near Roosevelt, as saying, “We’ve gone from one extreme to another.” That reminded me of a cartoon in the Lubbock, Texas, newspaper in 1940. I lived on a farm at the time. In the cartoon, one farmer visiting with another said, “It is either too wet or too dry, too hot or too cold, too windy or too still. Dadgumit, if it weren’t for the security in farming I’d just quit.

  • Clarence Page: Now showing on Red State reality TV ...

    By Clarence Page | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    After watching the fuss Republican presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee made about Beyonce Knowles early this year, it has been amusing to watch him try to wriggle and squirm his way out of the Duggar family’s scandal. In his latest book, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist pastor got all judgy about the president and first lady allowing their teen daughters to be crazy in love with Grammy-award winning Beyonce and her rap star husband, Jay Z. He even went so far as to accuse Jay Z of “crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object.

  • It's time to treat immigration reform as a human issue

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Regarding “GOP shouldn’t embrace harsh immigration stance” (Our Views, May 28): Immigration isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. It’s a human issue. After the citizenry and Congress realized that civil rights wasn’t a “black issue” and a women’s right to vote wasn’t a “women’s issue,” changes were made in our laws.

  • 'Oklahoma Standard' shown in car rescuers

    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    On the evening of May 23, during a torrential downpour, my wife and I attempted to drive three blocks from our home to join friends for dinner. Our car died just after we turned north onto Western Avenue off NW 63. I began pushing the car toward a parking lot when a young man suddenly appeared out of the rain and helped me, but he disappeared before I could properly thank him. The rain was still pouring down as I tried to push our car into a parking slot when another young man dashed across Western and helped me, but he also left before I could properly thank him. These were perfect examples of the “Oklahoma Standard” of helping others in need. I hope these two young men read this so I can say “Thank You.

  • Michael Gerson: South Sudan swirls toward chaos

    By Michael Gerson | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    UAJOK, South Sudan — “I wish,” a South Sudanese female aid worker said to me, “they had waited five or 10 years before resuming the war.” This is what passes for hope in South Sudan. It was only 21/2 years after independence in 2011 that war resumed. “They” are President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, whose political rivalry has turned into an armed conflict with an ugly ethnic subtext. Kiir is a Dinka; Machar a Nuer. Recent bloodshed has deepened old resentments between the tribes. The result is a tragic betrayal of promise. The government prints money to cover spending as oil revenues fall.

  • Retrial begins in 2009 Oklahoma City pharmacy death

    BY KYLE SCHWAB, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City murder defendant Emanuel Dewayne Mitchell is getting a second trial because he wasn’t allowed to defend himself at his first trial.

  • After record rainfall, Lawton officials cancel cloud seeding contract

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After Lawton, Oklahoma, saw its rainiest month on record, officials have canceled a contract with a Texas-based cloud seeding firm. The Lawton City Council voted last week to cancel the city’s contract with Seeding Operations and Atmospheric Research, or SOAR, a contractor based in Wichita Falls, Texas.

  • President Obama signs overhaul of government surveillance programs

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    After a strong Senate vote for the USA Freedom Act, President Barack Obama signed the bill. That will reinstate the controversial telephone data collection program, but it will be phased out over the next six months. Both Oklahoma senators voted for the measure.

  • Morning roundup

    Compiled by Nathan Ruiz from wire reports | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Sponsors say Blatter resignation one step in FIFA reform Adidas, Coca-Cola and other top sponsors called the resignation of FIFA's president a welcome change, but said soccer's governing body still must work to regain fans' trust following a corruption scandal. Sepp Blatter resigned Tuesday, just days after being re-elected to a fifth term as president. The soccer world was shaken after the U.S. issued indictments against 14 current or former soccer officials last week alleging corruption and fraud and the Swiss announced a criminal investigation into the votes awarding the World Cup tournaments to Russia in 2018 and to Qatar in 2022.

  • NBA notebook

    Compiled by Nathan Ruiz from wire reports | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Hoiberg introduced as Bulls coach The long-rumored pairing of Fred Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when the former NBA guard and executive left Iowa State to become the 19th coach in franchise history, replacing the fired Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls are hoping a new voice is just what they need to contend for a title after a season that began with soaring expectations ended in disappointment. Chicago struggled to win 50 games during a difficult regular season and bowed out to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “I love this roster,” Hoiberg said.




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