• Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakup

    Universal Uclick | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    DEAR ABBY: After reading some of your columns concerning abusive, controlling relationships, I realize that I am in one, but not in the way you assume. I am the abuser. My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half. Most of the time it's great. Our downfall, which has caused two breakups, is my temper. I have an explosive, flash temper. When he does something I dislike, I go on a rampage. As soon as I get a few minutes to gather my thoughts and cool down, I realize how out of control I have become, and I profusely attempt to apologize and make up for it. But the damage is already done. I have concluded that I am a major part of the problem, and I am desperately trying to change my ways.

  • Horoscopes

    Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Problems will arise if you donate too freely to individuals, organizations or causes. You are best off taking care of yourself, your family and your financial future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Share your ideas and feelings, and make unusual changes to the way you live or make your money. Don't be afraid to do things differently. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put a little adventure in your life. A change to your status or position will inspire you to try something new. Discipline will help you fend off bad influences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't expect things to go according to plan. If you are ready for the unexpected, you will be able to deal with life's slings and arrows quickly and efficiently.

  • At a glance: Game 7 facts

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com Staff  | Updated: 10 hr ago

    HOME DOMINANCE Home teams are 100-24 all-time in Game 7's. • In the last 12 Game 7's, the road team has won just once — the Nets went to overtime to beat the Raptors 104-103 in Toronto, in the 2014 East first round. • This season, three series have gone to Game 7. The Heat beat the Hornets 106-73 in the East first round, the Raptors beat the Pacers 89-84 in the East first round and the Raptors beat the Heat 116-89 in the East semifinals. RECENT HISTORY The core of this Thunder and this Golden State team has played a combined three Game 7's. 2011 West semifinals: the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 105-90 in OKC. 2014 West first round: the Clippers beat the Warriors 126-121 in Los Angeles.

  • Mountain monograms: Large letters are source of community pride in the West

    Mountain monograms: Large letters are source of...

    BY BETH M. STEPHENSON For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    In the western part of the United States, whole communities succumb to the urge to display their school or community pride by stamping their initial on the sides of mountains. Some are painted on stone, some are overlaid with painted concrete or rocks, and some are created by strategically clear-cutting dense vegetation. Whatever the method, there are more than 500 mountain monograms in the U.S., mostly west of the Great Plains.   Since cave people began doodling away the cold winter months by writing on cave walls, the market for washable wall paint had its roots. Every parent has had to deal with childish graphic indiscretions. But communities protect their civic geoglyphs with laws and taxes.

  • Have the drive to help thy neighbor

    Have the drive to help thy neighbor

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    QUESTION: I walk daily in my neighborhood with my dog. On a recent stroll, I saw that an acquaintance was doing a driveway project. I had completed a similar one at my home and, unfortunately, had a complication.  I noticed that the same problem I experienced was apparently developing with their plan. However, it was not too late to remedy it. Should I approach the neighbor and share my concerns? CALLIE'S ANSWER: Yes, speak up. Your neighbors can take the information how they see fit. LILLIE-BETH'S ANSWER: If it isn't too late to fix it, then speak up, or, if it is, you can commiserate with them that they aren't alone.

  • 26 business leaders graduate from Board Serve Program

    26 business leaders graduate from Board Serve...

    From Staff Reports  | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Twenty-six business leaders graduated from the third United Way of Central Oklahoma's Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program on May 17 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. These graduates met once a month from September to April for expert-led sessions in nonprofit board governance, leadership skills, nonprofit law, fundraising, crisis management and other skills necessary to serve on a nonprofit board. The program was developed in 2013 at United Way of Central Oklahoma to help strengthen partner agencies within the community with professionally trained board members. The graduates were matched with 19 nonprofit agencies to serve a year as a board member. American Red Cross Stuart Sullivan, Arvest Bank.

  • Remembering one of Oklahoma’s own on Memorial Day

    Remembering one of Oklahoma’s own on Memorial Day

    BY MARY PHILLIPS  For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Today, we remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. military forces who died serving their country. Before 1971, when Congress designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day, it was celebrated annually on May 30. This article appeared in The Oklahoman on May 30, 1947: The Oklahoma College for Women flag was at half-mast Friday, Memorial Day, in memory of two OCW graduates who lost their lives in World War II. The flag was at half-mast in memory of Susie Boaz Noell, who died shortly after being released from Santa Tomas prison in the Philippines, and Paula Loop, who died in a plane crash in Oregon ... Paula Ruth Loop was born Aug. 25, 1916, near Wakita. She was the oldest daughter of Mr.


    Tribune News Service | Updated: 11 hr ago

    DEAR DR. GRAHAM: Do you think the world will ever be at peace, and we won't need armies or weapons ever again? I get very depressed reading about all the wars that still go on, and I wonder if they'll ever end. — P.H. DEAR P.H.: Today is Memorial Day in the United States — a day set aside to honor all those who sacrificed their lives so we could live in freedom and peace. What would our world be like if they had not fought to overcome tyranny and evil? The Bible tells us to “Give to everyone what you owe them ... if honor, then honor” (Romans 13:7). Will wars ever cease? History, I'm afraid, doesn't give us any reason to be optimistic.

  • Truex Jr. dominates at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. led a Sprint Cup-record 588 of 600 miles to win the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, racing away from his bad-luck past at NASCAR's longest race. Truex Jr. started from the pole, moved quickly out front and led all but eight of 400 laps for his first win in 34 events since June 2015 at Pocono Raceway. Truex ran strong enough the past year to grab a bunch more checkered flags, but something always went awry. He led 141 laps at Texas, yet got strung up by poor pit strategy and finished sixth. In Kansas this month, he was out front for 172 laps until a loose wheel knocked him back to 14th.

  • Cotton pitches OKC to a win over Sacramento

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jharel Cotton pitched a strong game Sunday afternoon, helping the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 4-1 Pacific Coast League baseball win over Sacramento before 8,989 fans at Raley Field. Less than 24 hours after snapping a six-game losing streak — Oklahoma City beat the River Cats 5-1 late Saturday night — Cotton improved his season record to 4-3. He threw five innings and allowed a run on just three hits. Cotton walked two and struck out five. Four relievers combined to blank Sacramento on three hits and no walks the rest of the way. Luis Avilan notched his third save of the season after pitching a clean ninth inning. Corey Brown, Charlie Culberson and Cotton had two hits each.


    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Roddick steps down at OU NORMAN — John Roddick, who coached the Oklahoma men's tennis program to national prominence, resigned Sunday to take a similar position at the University of Central Florida. Roddick spent seven years as the Sooners head coach, rolling up a 153-44 dual record. OU reached the NCAA finals the last three seasons. Six players combined for 12 All-America honors under Roddick, including 2016 graduate Axel Alvarez, the first OU player to be named ITA National College Player of the Year. “We want to express our sincere gratitude and respect for Coach Roddick in elevating our men's tennis program to the national powerhouse status it has enjoyed the last several years,” OU athletic director Joe

  • French Open Roundup

    From Wire Reports | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Venus seeks first quarterfinal in decade at French Open Five of the first 10 times Venus Williams entered the French Open, she made it to at least the quarterfinals, including a run to the final in 2002. Her most recent trip to Roland Garros of that length? That came all the way back in 2006. Williams can return to the round of eight at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time in a decade if she can win her fourth-round match Monday against No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky. Serena Williams, the defending champion, meets 18th-seeded Elina Svitolina. Williams is 3-0 against Svitolina. Djokovic seeks 10th quarterfinal No. 1 Novak Djokovic can get to his 10th French Open quarterfinal by beating No. 14

  • Rookie stuns the field in 100th Indy 500

    By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS — An unfamiliar driver ushered in a new era of the Indianapolis 500 by outlasting his faster rivals — and his fuel tank. American Alexander Rossi was the stunning winner of the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing” on Sunday in a victory that allowed the long-suffering Andretti family to celebrate in the biggest race of their famed careers. Rossi was a 66-to-1 long shot and certainly not the driver anyone would have picked to win. But the 24-year-old Californian used fuel strategy to outsmart a handful of drivers who had the most dominant cars in the race. Rossi stretched his final tank of gas 90 miles to cycle into the lead as others had to duck into the

  • MLB Notebook

    From Wire Reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    From no-no to loss Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi lost his no-hit bid in the seventh inning when Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer with one out to give the New York Yankees a 2-1 lead. The Yankees won by that score. After Brett Gardner took a 3-2 pitch to drew the Yankees' first walk and become their second baserunner, Castro sent a 91 mph pitch over the center-field fence. Odorizzi was perfect until Dustin Ackley reached on a one-out error by shortstop Brad Miller in the sixth inning. Miller was positioned behind second base and moved to his right to field Ackley's grounder. He double clutched at the ball in his glove and bounced his throw to first. The play was called an error by official scorer Bill

  • What we're talking about

    What we\'re talking about

    By The AP | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    CANCER SURVIVOR-NO GRADUATION: A suburban Phoenix high school student who wasn't allowed to walk with his graduating class says the support he's received outweighs any bitterness.  TRAIN CONDUCTOR DIES: Authorities say Leslie Cacy, 28, of Canon City, a conductor on the Royal Gorge Railroad train, died when she was run over by the train as it was backing up. The train goes forward into the Arkansas River canyon, then backs up to return to the station in Canon City. APARTMENT COMPLEX-FACEBOOK: Tenants at a Salt Lake City apartment complex requires residents to “friend” the complex on Facebook and allow it to post pictures of them and visitors on its Facebook page. ANTI-TWISTER GIFTS: This wedding season, couples in

  • Durant on Game 6 aftermath: ‘If we walk in here like it’s a funeral, we’ve already lost’

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A day after the Thunder's crushing 108-101 loss to Golden State in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, the mood wasn't quite as jovial as the aftermath of Thunder-Spurs Game 1. It wasn't one of sadness, either. “If we walk in here like it's a funeral, we've already lost,” Kevin Durant said. “Nobody walked in like that. “We can't feel sorry for ourselves. They aren't going to feel sorry for us, and whoever's covering the game, fans, nobody's feeling sorry for us.” The Thunder's collapse in the final 2:06 — five turnovers and just one shot attempt — seems like something worth of watching in film study, but Durant said the Thunder didn't watch any video from Game 6. “We know all about this

  • Nation briefs

    Nation briefs

    By The Associated Press | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Treasure hunt resumes NEW MEXICO | SANTA FE — Searchers fixated with finding a treasure hidden in the mountains north of Santa Fe are soon to converge in the city. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that people are expected to gather Saturday for “Fennboree” and a screening of the documentary, “Fenn's Searchers.” The annual gathering is inspired by author Forrest Fenn, who stated in his 2010 memoir that he had hidden a chest containing nearly $2 million in coins. The treasure has drawn interest for years. Randy Bilyeu, of Colorado, disappeared in January after telling family he planned to search for it. Organizers of “Fennboree” say they will honor Bilyeu with a moment of silence.

  • Weather


    By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    At least six dead, two missing after floods in Texas, Kansas TEXAS | HOUSTON — Authorities in central Texas found two more bodies along flooded streams Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. It was unclear whether a body found in Travis County near Austin was one of the two people still missing in Texas. An 11-year-old boy was still missing in central Kansas, too. The latest flooding victim identified by authorities was a woman who died when the car she was riding in was swept from the street by a flooded creek early Sunday in Comfort, about 45 miles north of San Antonio. The driver made it to shore, and a female passenger was rescued from a tree. But 23-year-old Florida Molima was missing

  • At least 2 dead in shootings at Houston auto detail shop

    At least 2 dead in shootings at Houston auto...

    By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    TEXAS | HOUSTON — A man came into a Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer, police said. Several people were shot and injured, including a man authorities initially described as another suspect because he was present and armed. Police said later they were investigating further whether he played any role. Three others — two of them male and one female — were hospitalized with injuries police said were not believed to be life-threatening. Two officers who were shot were released from the hospital later Sunday. What happened Police, who said they have no indication yet of a motive, said they got their

  • Tuning in

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    MONDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon Chicago White Sox at New York Mets ESPN (Cox 29) 1 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee Cox 703/FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m. Texas at Cleveland FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City Cox 77/FSPLUS (Cox 68) NBA 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State TNT (Cox 31)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM NHL 7 p.m. San Jose at Pittsburgh KFOR-4 (Cox 4) COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m. NCAA Selection Special ESPNU (Cox 253) MEN'S GOLF 6 p.m.