FIRST REGULAR SEASON WIN: The Oklahoma City team flag makes its way across the court in the fourth quarter during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. The Thunder won, 88-85. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

Fire scorches field

A firefighter works to extinguish a grass fire Saturday near N Portland Road and Memorial Avenue in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma County is under a burn ban.

The Way We Live Articles

  • Thunder thrives in Oklahoma City

    BY JOHN ROHDE | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    In just four seasons, the Oklahoma City Thunder went from being the league’s laughing stock to the NBA Finals. With a 3-29 record out of the starting gate in 2008-09, the Thunder was on pace to set a league record for the lowest winning percentage in a season. Since then, it’s been all...

  • Triple-A hockey is the ticket in Oklahoma City, CEO says

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Four years ago Bob Funk Jr. made a commitment to bring Triple-A hockey to Oklahoma City. Funk is CEO of Prodigal, which runs the Barons, the Triple-A team for the Edmonton Oilers. In their third season, the Barons rank near the bottom of the American Hockey League in attendance. Funk,...

  • Outlook 2013: Revitalizing neighborhoods can help build bright future for Oklahoma City

    BY GEORGE LANG | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Revitalizing Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and improving transportation infrastructure can build a bright future for the city.

  • 3 questions with Sam Presti

    BY JOHN ROHDE | Updated: Sun, Apr 21, 2013

    Q: Where do you see the NBA in 20 years? A: The NBA has taken great steps and evolved into a tremendous brand over the last 20 years. It is a league that has benefitted from and utilized technology and various outside industries to help grow their product. Looking forward, the new Collective...

  • OKC Thunder’s general manager is active member in community

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Sam Presti is best known as the general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But he’s also an active member of the community. He serves on the board for the Oklahoma City National Memorial, runs the Forward Thinking Leadership Development Program, an initiative within the Oklahoma City...

  • Outlook 2013: Vision is grand for Edmond over next 20 years

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Edmond’s future is already changing, with a $25 million public safety center scheduled to be built downtown, and development underway along Interstate 35.

  • Outlook 2013: Arts community looks to revitalizing Oklahoma City

    BY MELISSA HOWELL | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Local observers believe the arts will play a key role in the cultural richness of the city’s future and mature into a thriving reflection of a progressive Oklahoma brand.

  • Outlook 2013: South Oklahoma City growth engines include I-240, airport

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Twenty years from, the south side will be built out from Interstate 240 south to the South Canadian River and from I-44 east to I-35, longtime developer P.B. Odom III says. By then, development just starting to take off near Will Rogers World Airport will have been long underway.

  • Outlook 2013: Coyne envisions city that embraces arts, uniqueness

    BY GENE TRIPLETT | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Wayne Coyne, the fanciful frontman of The Flaming Lips, is pretty down-to-earth when he focuses on the future of Oklahoma City and what he hopes the biggest changes will be.

  • Outlook 2013: Revitalization of MidTown creates energy, momentum

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    The renovation of St. Anthony Hospital in a $200 million master plan has helped revive MidTown. Energy and momentum have been created, such as the $36 million apartment and retail complex called The Edge.

  • Outlook 2013: Oklahoma City mayor foresees a changing downtown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett predicts a number of changes in the coming years for the city’s downtown area.

  • Outlook 2013: Arts leader Peter Dolese expects Oklahoma City’s heart to get stronger

    BY BRANDY MCDONNELL | Published: Sun, Apr 28, 2013

    Peter Dolese, the executive director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, anticipates that downtown will again become the “nucleus” of the community.





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