• 2015 Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame honorees announced

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The honorees are Sally Bourne Ferrell, Chandler; Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Las Vegas, Nevada; Edwin C. McReynolds, deceased and John Wooley, Foyil.

  • American Heart Association kicks off month-long walking campaign in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    For the month of April, the American Heart Association is encouraging you to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle that involves getting plenty of exercise.

  • Dear Abby

    | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Dear Abby: Wife who doesn’t enjoy sex got bad wedding day advice

  • Horoscopes

    | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Horoscopes

  • Birthdays

    | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Birthdays

  • The Archivist: Bevy of bubbles invades downtown Oklahoma City

    By Mary Phillips
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Archivist: Bubbles befuddle Oklahoma City residents in an unusual incident in 1945.

  • Middle class shrinkage seen across the demographic map

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    MAPPING political trends these days generally means dividing the states into red or blue — Republican or Democrat. In one new demographic map, though, the states are marked with variations of a single color. Call it 50 shades of blue. The map shows the shrinkage of the middle class, all in blue hues. The darker the blue, the greater the percentage point decline in the number of middle class citizens. Significantly, not one state registered middle class growth between 2000 and 2013. By this measure, the middle class is in freefall, from the ultramarine blue Atlantic to the Catalina blue Pacific. The White House has seen the map.

  • NASCAR notebook

    COMPILED BY HAYLEY RIGGS MCGHEE FROM WIRE REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Larson misses race after fainting Kyle Larson watched Sunday's NASCAR race on a laptop in a hospital after failing to get medical clearance to drive after fainting during an autograph session. Larson was in Charlotte, N.C., where he was taken for further testing. He fainted Saturday during an appearance at Martinsville Speedway. Regan Smith replaced Larson in the No. 42 Chevrolet. “He's good. No change since he woke up from fainting,” team owner Chip Ganassi said. All tests have come back negative, and the team maintains Larson feels fine.

  • Hamlin back on track with another Martinsville win

    By HANK KURZ Jr.
    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    RIDGEWAY Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it better. Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. It was his fifth victory on NASCAR's oldest, smallest circuit. “We had a very fast car, but obviously some pit road issues, but we overcame it,” Hamlin said after his 25th career victory, which was helped along by a serious blunder that took Jeff Gordon

  • Walker wins hometown event

    By TIM PRICE
    Associated Press |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes. “(Spieth) really made me fight hard,” Walker said. “He kept hitting it close, and I had to keep making putts.” Walker, who was born in Oklahoma City, made birdie putts of 15 feet at No. 16 and 17 feet at the 17th in a 2-under 70 that left him at 11-under 277 at TPC San Antonio, a 35-minute drive from his home.

  • Morning roundup

    COMPILED BY HAYLEY RIGGS MCGHEE FROM WIRE REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Sager's leukemia returns TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, his son announced on Twitter on Sunday. The 63-year-old Sager was diagnosed with leukemia last April and missed almost a year of work. He returned to the sideline March 5 for the Thunder's game against the Bulls in Chicago. Montoya holds off Power in St. Pete Juan Pablo Montoya gave Team Penske a victory Sunday in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg.

  • Cleveland County commissioner backs off plan to change name of Cal Hobson Center

    By Andrew Knittle
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Cal Hobson, a former Oklahoma lawmaker who is the namesake of a multimillion-dollar substance abuse treatment facility in Norman, has been admitted into drug court in Cleveland County.

  • Humorist P.J. O'Rourke to speak at Literary Voices dinner in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Author P.J. O’Rourke, who will speak at the Literary Voices dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, has written for The National Lampoon and Rolling Stone.

  • Charter school plan for Oklahoma City has supporters, detractors

    By William Crum and Tim Willert
    Staff Writers |
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma state Sen. David Holt has proposed giving Oklahoma City the authority to sponsor charter schools. He says Senate Bill 68 is about “empowering cities” and about protecting the investment residents and businesses have made to revive Oklahoma City over the past two decades.

  • Humorist P.J. O'Rourke to speak at Literary Voices dinner in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Author P.J. O’Rourke, who will speak at the Literary Voices dinner at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, has written for The National Lampoon and Rolling Stone.

  • College baseball: Michael Freeman has another solid pitching effort as OSU beats Kansas State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    OU scores eight runs in the first inning, hammers Baylor 13-3 in Waco, Texas.

  • Oklahoma scene

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    OU beats Longhorns The top-ranked Oklahoma men's tennis team picked up its 13th top-25 win of the season Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 win over the No. 7 Texas Longhorns in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Headington Family Tennis Center. The win moved the Sooners to 19-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference play. OU has won its last seven consecutive regular-season conference matches and has not lost a regular-season conference match at home since March 27, 2011. Andrew Harris, Axel Alvarez, Alex Ghilea, Spencer Papa and Florin Bragusi were singles winners for OU.

  • Three No. 1 seeds heading to Indy

    By JIM O’CONNELL
    AP Basketball Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it's a replay of last year's semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led by coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his 12th Final Four, tying the legendary John Wooden. It is the fifth time at least three No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four. The only top-seed sweep was in 2008. This is the third straight year one conference has had two teams in the Final Four with Wisconsin and Michigan State coming from the Big Ten.

  • Blue Devils headed to 16th Final Four

    By STEPHEN HAWKINS
    AP Basketball Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    HOUSTON — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, had 16 points, including a big 3-pointer in the closing minutes. Matt Jones had also had 16 points while freshman Tyus Jones had 15 points, while Jahlil Okafor nine points and eight rebounds. Duke (33-4), the region's No. 1 seed, is going to Indianapolis to play Michigan State in the Final Four. The other national semifinal game Saturday matches undefeated

  • Spartans continue improbable run

    By JOHN WAWROW
    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win. Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday. The Spartans (28-11), who were nearly counted out of the tournament conversation in February, won for the 12th time in 15 games. It's a run that included them knocking off second-seeded Virginia last weekend and third-seeded Oklahoma in the regional semifinal on Friday.




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