• Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

  • Staying healthy means keeping cool as summer heat settles in

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    As summer sets in and high temperatures in the 90s return to the Oklahoma City area, it's important for residents to stay cool in the hottest part of the day, experts say. Certain people, including children, adults age 65 and older and those with chronic medical conditions are especially susceptible to extreme heat and should take extra precautions during hot weather, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Across much of Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., the American Red Cross and local agencies are partnering to offer public places where residents can go to cool off during hot weather.

  • Taking Stock: Easy credit and debt resolution tale shows why not to change interest rate

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Malcolm Berko: A growing gathering of Fed-watchers believe that Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen won’t raise interest rates this year for fear that a rate increase would doom the market.

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

  • Some OU employees' children are now eligible for a full-tuition waiver

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The children of University of Oklahoma  employees will be eligible for a full-tuition waiver for undergraduate degrees through a new scholarship program established this summer.  The Dependent Child Tuition Waiver Program waives the cost of tuition “for full-time undergraduate students who are children of employees and who are properly enrolled as dependents in the university’s medical insurance plan,” according to the university’s website. Students still will be required to pay fees associated with their course work. “I’ve got to tell you, it was wonderful news for me,” said Karen Renfroe, executive director of the President’s Associates and Women’s Philanthropy Network at OU.

  • Second illegal strip club in Oklahoma City closes

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A second illegal Oklahoma City strip club has shut down. The closure last month of Amanda’s Place is the latest success in Oklahoma City’s crackdown on clubs that have long offered adult entertainment without proper permits. The city ticketed the club’s owner, Roger F. Fowler Jr., twice after an undercover code inspector reported observing “adult entertainment activity being performed at the location” in April. The city also ticketed the club’s landlord twice. Amanda’s Place has operated as a strip club for years at 3304 SW 29, just west of Interstate 44, even though it is near neighborhoods and a city park, records show.

  • Rock slide isn't the first snag along Interstate 35 in Oklahoma

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Recent rock slides aren't the only thing that have blocked Interstate 35 through the Arbuckle Mountains through the years.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, July 5, 2015

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies' high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Lawsuit against Moore church settled for $260,000

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A former Moore Christian Schools teacher, Gregory Alan Saul Sr., is accused in a 2012 rape case of having a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was 13 and he was 64. He faces 18 felony counts in Cleveland County District Court.

  • OK Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 5, 2015

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Rick M. Green: OK Capitol Boxscore is a weekly look at the happenings in the Oklahoma Capitol.

  • Oklahoma medical notes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma medical news briefs for Sunday, July 5, 2015.

  • Social Security Q&A for Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: Can I check the status of retirement benefits application?

  • Eagle & Beagle

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Eagle Good riddance to a holiday-shortened trading week. Traders with the yips over Greek debt or the humidity or some darn thing pushed markets relentlessly lower last week. Among our state-based stocks, the biggest gainer over the four-day week was Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners LP, which rose 1.9 percent. Don’t spend those profits all in one place, investors. The losses were so widespread that another top performer among Oklahoma issues was Pryor’s Orchids Papers Products. TIS shares were unchanged. Congratulations. Nothing against these fine local companies, but let’s enjoy what’s left of our holiday weekend and hope for some good fireworks next week on Wall Street.

  • Can I check the status of pending retirement benefits applications?

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Q: How can I check the status of a pending application for retirement benefits? A: If you applied for retirement or disability benefits online, you can check the status of your application at www.socialsecurity.gov by selecting “Benefits” and “Check Application Status” under “Apply.” You will need to enter your Social Security number and the confirmation code you received when you filed online. Your application status will show: • The date we received your application. • Any requests for additional documents. • The address of the office processing your application. • If a decision has been made.

  • ‘It’s half terrifying and half exciting’

    By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s team instead, competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the NCAA. “It’s half terrifying and half exciting,” said Bailar, a 19-year-old from McLean, Virginia. “I’m just kind of embracing it with open arms.” Bailar, an incoming freshman, came out as transgender this year after already being recruited for the women’s team. Initially he planned to stay on that team but had mixed feelings about it — he wanted to swim, but he also wanted to embrace his identity.

  • Grains rally on new data; crude prices are slammed by higher production

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Agriculture leads this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Fireworks in the grains The grain markets had one of their most explosive weeks in over a year, despite a holiday-shortened trading week. As wet weather continued to cause headaches for many Midwestern farmers, the U.S. Department of Agricuture released a slew of data Wednesday that helped fuel a rally. U.S. stockpiles of corn and soybeans from last year’s harvest were smaller than expected, showing stronger demand for U.S. grains. Looking forward, this year’s planted acreage of corn and beans was smaller than expected, which could keep supplies tight in coming months, especially if rain soaked fields don’t get

  • Pruitt talks monument, subsidies, death penalty

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Over the past 10 days, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Supreme Court have handed down major decisions on health care subsidies, execution methods, same-sex marriage and the placement of the Ten Commandments on state land. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was closely involved with three of those cases. His office represented the state in the lethal injection case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court sided with the state and allowed the continued administration of a sedative that was challenged by death row inmates. In the health care subsidies case, Pruitt was one of the original challengers to the IRS interpretation of the law that subsidies were available on both state and

  • OKC career is good to the last drop

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    When Earl Neighbors got his start in the coffee business, it was 1948, and his employer Cain’s Coffee was the hometown favorite. The Cain’s building was at NW 11 and Broadway Drive, and in those days nearby Broadway was lined with car dealerships amid a bustling downtown. Now, at age 88, Neighbors is preparing to retire from a very different coffee business and is selling off a block of property just a block from the old Cain’s building. Sitting down over a cup of coffee at his Java Dave’s this week, Neighbors admits his days of being surrounded by the aroma of coffee beans are coming to an end. “Last fall, I had some back problems,” he said. “I realized it’s time to start getting out. And I

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown from the Innovation District. The area was in the city’s early days home to manufacturing companies that included Cain’s Coffee and Triple AAA Root Beer. Developer Steve Mason led the way starting five years ago in showing how the area between Broadway, the BNSF Railway tracks, NW 6 and NW 13 can be transformed with his success turning a blighted block of NW 9 into shops and restaurants. Kyle Gillum, who is opening 9th Street Barking Lot at NE 9 and Oklahoma in January, and Bruce Sanchez, who is opening Twisted Spike Brewing Co.

  • OKC man's career is good to the last drop

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Earl Neighbors got his start in the coffee business in 1948, and his employer Cain’s Coffee was the hometown favorite. Now, at 88, Neighbors is preparing to retire from the coffee business.




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