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2007-06-28 15:03:56

By The Daily Oklahoman Jun. 28--A slow-moving upper level storm system will mean at least 24 hours of more rainy weather for much of the Sooner State. Heavy rains have closed roads across the state and officials are urging motorist to avoid high water. In Cherokee County, SH 80 between Hulbert and Fort Gibson, near Wildwood Recreation Area. Drivers in the area are using SH 51 and SH-251A as detours. There is access to the recreation area, according to the Oklahoma Department of...

2007-04-29 12:00:31

By Jim Killackey, The Daily Oklahoman Apr. 29--Wanting to help infertile couples and needing some cash, a University of Oklahoma junior recently traveled to the Tulsa Fertility Center, spent less than an hour in the final phase of donating her fertile eggs and walked out the door with $5,500. Women who donate their eggs can be compensated with thousands of dollars at fertility clinics in such cities as Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Numbers are increasing from year to year at many...

2006-11-20 03:00:41

By Ken Raymond,, The Daily Oklahoman Nov. 19--This time of year, Barb Murcer-Green's thoughts turn to Rob Andrew. She can't help it. Five years have passed since Andrew, an Oklahoma City advertising executive, was murdered by his estranged wife and her lover, but the sorrow still is fresh. "I will never forget him," said Murcer-Green, his co-worker, friend and confidante, "because for me it's like losing one of my kids." Andrew, 39, left behind many friends and relatives, including...

2006-10-30 09:00:48

By Susan Simpson, The Daily Oklahoman Oct. 30--Glowing portraits, creaky noises, shadowy figures. Signs of ghosts or the overactive imagination of college students? Spooky stories haunt university campuses across Oklahoma, where old buildings, historical lore and generations of impressionable young adults combine to spin tales of otherworldly phenomena. Kate Knight At East Central University in Ada, Kate Knight's portrait -- and some say her ghost -- resides in a dormitory named...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).