• US factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June, while business investment posts modest gain

    Updated: 1 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June, while business investment posts modest gain.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Tuesday, August 4

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    TUESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. -- New Orleans at OKC -- KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. -- L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia -- KTOK-AM 1000 6 p.m. -- St. Louis at Cincinnati -- FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m. -- Houston at Texas -- FSOK (Cox 37) MEN’S SOCCER 11 a.m. -- Real Madrid vs. Tottenham H. -- ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1:30 p.m. -- Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan -- ESPN2 (Cox 28) WNBA 9 p.m. -- Minnesota at Los Angeles -- ESPN2 (Cox 28) BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. -- Big League World Series -- ESPN2 (Cox 28) FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 6 p.m. -- Dallas vs. USSSA -- CBSS (Cox 249) BICYCLING 2 p.m.

  • Big names scheduled for new Dallas music-fest on OU-Texas weekend

    Phillip OConnor,news ,local,arts and entertainment | Updated: 19 min ago

    Food, drinks, fireworks and Weezer will all be part of a music festival announced Monday that will be held on the Friday night before Oklahoma and Texas square off in the annual tussle in the Cotton Bowl. To learn more about the evening's events, which will be held on the former site of Reunion Arena, check out this story from The Dallas Morning News. http://www.guidelive.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 4, 2015: See Lyric Theatre's production of 'Billy Eliot'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Today's featured event: Lyric Theatre brings its 2015 summer season to a close with “Billy Elliot," opening today and continuing through Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, the musical opened in London in 2005 and was followed by a Broadway production in 2008. The musical features a score by Elton John and Lee Hall. It’s set during the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike in County Durham, England, reports my fine colleague Rick Rogers. “Billy Elliot” focuses on the title character, the young son of a British coal miner who discovers he has an exceptional talent for dance.

  • KFOR: Reports: Domestic shooting in northwest Oklahoma City

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    There have been reports of a shooting in the 500 block of N.W. 113th. Police responded to a domestic shooting call near Hefner and Western just after 9 p.m. Police have not been able to locate a victim.

  • MLB Notebook

    AP | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Hessman becomes Minors’ HR king In 2012, Mike Hessman played 123 games for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, belting 35 home runs. On Monday night at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, the Mud Hens third baseman stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and hit a grand slam to left-center field, becoming the Minor League home run king in grand style. Hessman’s 433rd Minor League homer, off Lehigh Valley pitcher Dustin McGowan, broke the record set by Oakland Oaks slugger Buzz Arlett more than six decades ago. Hessman, 37, began this season, his 19th in the Minor Leagues, with 417 home runs and tied Arlett at 432 in the third inning of Triple-A Toledo’s 9-3 win over Rochester on

  • Blaine bloodline obvious in Oklahoma's constitution

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    IT’S a sign of progress that no one wants to be associated with the anti-Catholic heritage of state constitutional “Blaine amendments.” But that doesn’t make that heritage disappear. The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision ordering removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol has highlighted the Blaine controversy. That decision was primarily based on Article II, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which declares, “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion” or for the benefit of “any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 4, 2015

  • ECU senior completing internship in Alaska

    From East Central University | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Linzi Thompson, an ECU senior, has been spending the summer in Sitka, Alaska, as an environmental health intern with the Southeast Alaska Native Health Consortium.

  • PARK PLACE'S PARKING SPACES: Private-public partnership provides parking for Midtown

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A private-public partnership provides parking relief for Midtown district in Oklahoma City.

  • Washington Examiner: Two cheers for less home ownership

    Washington Examiner Editorial | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Mortgage interest rates remain near record lows today. So does the rate of home ownership, which hit 63.4 percent in July, a 35-year low. Some people may find this incongruous, even disappointing. They shouldn’t. It’s a sign that a lot of people learned from the recent financial crisis, even if their government still seems perplexed by what happened. The prime mover in the broader financial crisis was the housing bubble, which was in large part the fruit of a policy, carried by two consecutive presidential administrations and by lawmakers on Capitol Hill, to encourage and subsidize home lending to unsuitable borrowers. The Clinton administration undertook this as part of a well-meaning effort to make credit more

  • Billy Graham

    Tribune Content Agency | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    DEAR DR. GRAHAM: I pray fairly often, and it does give me a feeling of peace, but how do I know God is really listening? Sometimes I feel confident that He is, but other times I’m not so sure. — Mrs. T.K. DEAR MRS. T.K.: One reason we know God is listening to our prayers is because He has promised to do so — and God cannot lie! The Bible says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14). And God isn’t just half-listening to us (as we do sometimes when someone is talking to us). He gives us His full attention because He loves us, and is concerned about everything that concerns us.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 4, 2015

  • Blaine amendment bloodline obvious in Oklahoma's constitution

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    IT’S a sign of progress that no one wants to be associated with the anti-Catholic heritage of state constitutional “Blaine amendments.” But that doesn’t make that heritage disappear. The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision ordering removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol has highlighted the Blaine controversy. That decision was primarily based on Article II, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which declares, “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion” or for the benefit of “any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or

  • Records

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for Aug. 4, 2015

  • Understandable anger over lion's death

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    On the ledger of global outrages, the killing of Cecil the lion outside of a Zimbabwe national park should barely register. What is the fate of one big cat compared with the civil wars and human rights abuses that fill the headlines — or should fill the headlines — every day? Even in Zimbabwe alone, where grotesque misgovernance is the rule, the death of one lion should hardly be a blip. And yet the animal’s shooting by a Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, has evoked a fierce reaction. Some of it is hysterical and insipid. Palmer shouldn’t be personally ruined, let alone brought up on war-crimes charges, as some seem to suggest.

  • Records

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    MARRIAGES Amanda Kaye Keiffer and Andrew Joseph Fadley Ashley Nicole Ellis and Joshua Brian Hunter Laura Jayne Smith and Jeremy Dale Gray Amy Leigh Keester and Dustin Thomas Burke Caitlyn Marie Swan and Alexander Zachariah Owens Amanda Nicole Tarbutton and Larry Allen Schatz Sarah Michelle Coleman and Blake Allen Stewart Mary Lawanda Holmes and Jajuan Leon Mustin Sarah Diane Dowling and Erik Daniel Ver Halen Jr. Mallory Anna Conlon and Tyler A. Davenport Patricia Ann Pointon and Mathew Caleb Cheshire Tara Alynn Griggs and Bobby Dean Moore Eiman A.

  • U.S. auto sales fuel strong July in SUV, luxury demand

    By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    DETROIT — More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me." Luxury vehicles like Audis and Volvos drove off dealer lots at a furious pace in July and, combined with sizzling demand for SUVs, helped the auto industry roll on toward its best annual sales since before the recession. July sales rose 5 percent to more than 1.5 million, according to Autodata Corp. The high demand for pricey vehicles is defying recession-era predictions that Americans would stop flaunting their wealth. Luxury sales were up 10 percent in the first six months of this year, according to TrueCar.com. Increases in the stock market have fueled luxury sales. Low interest rates

  • Q&A with Tim Hast

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Relevant mission statements can keep businesses on course Q: Is is necessary for an organization to have a mission statement? A: Not if they read like they were drafted by attorneys for the benefit of other attorneys. Often those mission statements don’t make any sense to the rest of us. They have big, impressive words, and look great framed and hung on the wall, but that’s about the extent of their usefulness. However, a well-crafted, relevant mission statement is a powerful document. It charts your company’s purpose, direction and how you intend to get where you’re headed.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 4

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $41.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $29.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 20: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Littlefield 27-27-11 No. 2H Well; SW/4 SE/4 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 27-27N-11W; 340 barrels oil per day, 2,541,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,148. Cimarron: Ramsey Property Management LLC; State of Oklahoma No. 1-36 Well; SW/4 NW/4 NE/4 SW/4 of 36-06N-03E; TD 5,685. Major: BRG Petroleum LLC; Strecker No. 18-4 Well; NW/4 NE/4 NW/4 SE/4 of 18-21N-14W; 225,000 cu-ft gas per day, 14 barrels oil per day; TD 9,036. McClain: Charter Oak Production




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