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  • Markel Brown off to solid start in Summer League for Brooklyn Nets

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    It’s just the Summer League, but former Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown is off to a solid start to his NBA career. In his Summer League debut on Saturday, Brown had nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes in the Nets’ 101-81 win against the Indiana Pacers. In a 110-91 loss to […]

  • Giveaway and Book Review: "Surf Sharks: The First Ride" takes readers on a cool, fun wave adventure

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Whether you’re going to the beach or not, watch out for sharks! But the ones found in the new book “Surf Sharks: The First Ride” and the accompanying gift pack are a fun bunch created by Shelley & Chance Wolf. Stylized in bright colors and designs, this bunch of finned friends really know how to […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is someone in your space?

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace     QUESTION: Usually when I find an empty seat at the movies, I choose one with a seat between me and the next person, because I have been in a situation once or twice where the person next to me […]

  • Bridenstine demands "unfettered access" to Fort Sill facility for children

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    WASHINGTON _ Rep. Jim Bridenstine has put the Obama administration on notice that he plans to make recurring visits to the Fort Sill facility housing some of the unaccompanied alien children who have been streaming across the U.S. border from Central America. Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, released a letter Monday morning that he wrote to an official, […]

  • Oklahoma City settles big utility bill

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    A homeowner who owed $27,289.66 on his Oklahoma City utility bill has settled for $1,500 and a promise to pay his bill on time in the future. Burke Thomas Jr., 8301 N Air Depot Blvd., lives in a rural area. He is required to pay for trash service but never did, and used a private hauler instead, […]

  • An interview to remember: Louis Zamperini

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    I was saddened to learn of the recent death of  Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete and WWII veteran with an amazing story of endurance and faith. Zamperini died July 3. He was 97.  I had an opportunity to meet Zamperini in 2011 when he was guest speaker at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid. With everything we […]

  • Food pantry to close

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    The Salvation Army Client Choice Pantry will be closed in August as the Salvation Army moves to its new headquarters at 1001 N Pennsylvania Ave. The food pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of July, and re-open in September at the new address. Learn more online […]

  • Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That’s what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get’em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma termites as he was digging a trench around my Norman home so he could apply a treatment to the soil. See, a few days before Conant came out to my property, I noticed a […]

  • Chesapeake selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale

    By Jay F. Marks Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale for $336 million.

  • Italy travelblog: Cooking under the Tuscan sun

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Buon giorno. We had spent two days in Arezzo, but Sunday, we finally experienced Tuscany. The Tuscany you think about when you hear the word. The countryside. Charming villas. An ancient village. We took a short train ride to Camucia, then a taxi up the mountain to Cortona and finally took a taxi to the […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 6, 2014: See The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (with video)

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Check out the 50th anniversary 4K digital restoration of the Beatles’ beloved feature film debut “A Hard Day’s Night” at 2 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Noble Theater, 415 Couch Drive. For more information, go to For more events, go to -BAM

  • Italy travelblog: Antiques in antiquity

    Berry Tramel | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

      Buon giorno. Uh-oh. Our Italian adventure turned a little serious Saturday. All our guides are gone. Jim and Julie Sluss went over to the ocean for the weekend. Theresa Marks and the Bulls left Arezzo in the afternoon on the train for Rome, headed home. The Dish and I are without adult supervision. I […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 5, 2014: Check out OKC Improv at Reduxion's Broadway Theater

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Everybody and Their Dog, one of Oklahoma City’s first comedy improvisation troupes, will perform a 20th anniversary show at 9 tonight at Reduxion Theatre Company’s Broadway Theater, 914 N Broadway Ave., as OKC Improv begins its “Wet Hot Improv Summer” run through July 26. “Performing improv for 20 years has been enjoyably […]

  • Italy travelblog: 4th of July in the ancient city of Arezzo

    Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Buon giorno. Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. Probably ranks second, behind only Thanksgiving. I love the Fourth of July. We have a neighborhood parade in the morning, we usually have a family gathering in the evening and fireworks of some kind emerge after dusk. But I’ve never spent a Fourth of July […]

  • Parade Magazine now available to Print Replica subscribers

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Parade Magazine appears in The Oklahoman every week. It’s packaged nicely in the Sunday paper that — if you’re like me — you bring in from the driveway Sunday mornings. In this space, I don’t usually describe retrieving the newspaper from the driveway. I usually write about how The Oklahoman or NewsOK is connecting with […]

  • Italy travelblog: We interrupt this trip to drive a Ferrari

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Buon giorno. On Thursday, we interrupted several days of intense immersion into Italian culture. No centuries-old artwork. No historical city tours. No ruminations on how Italians used to live and still do because of it. Instead, we jumped into a little modern Italian phenomenon. From the Sistene Chapel to sports cars. From basilicas to motorcycle […]

  • Video: Remember our military on July 4 with Carrie Underwood's "Keep Us Safe"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    This Fourth of July weekend, take time to remember our military servicemen and women who dedicate themselves to keeping our country safe. As previously reported, Checotah native Carrie Underwood, an 11-time Academy of Country Music Award winner, co-penned a song specifically for the academy’s military tribute show, “ACM Presents: All-Star Salute to the Troops,” which […]

  • Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road spending July 4 on goodwill tour in Liberia

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Oklahoma music trio Horseshoe Road is spending this Fourth of July performing in Liberia, West Africa. After a successful U.S. State Department tour of Russia, Burma, Korea and Taiwan last year, Horseshoe Road – Kyle Dillingham, Peter Markes and Brent Saulsbury – has been selected again for a 16-day American Voices’ American Music Abroad tour […]

  • OKC Thunder: Summer League Roster

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    For those of you who’ve been wondering, here’s the roster for the Thunder’s summer league team, along with game times. The team will play four games in the Orlando Summer League, with all games broadcast on NBA TV and Thunder regulars Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones III are expected to […]

  • Arkansas coach Bret Bielema takes subtle shot at Sooners' pickup of Dorial Green-Beckham

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Arkansas coach Bret Bielema’s foot isn’t a stranger to his mouth. Bielema puts it there frequently. A year before he left Wisconsin to join the Hogs, Bielema said he wanted no part of the Southeastern Conference. “I can tell you this,” Bielema said at the time. “We at the Big Ten don’t want to be […]