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2008-08-02 06:00:22

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Aug. 2--Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s unrealized hedging loss of $3.4 billion during its second quarter raised more than a few eyebrows this week. Simply put, the company encountered the loss -- really, just on paper -- because natural gas was selling for more than the price the company locked in with its delivery contracts during the time. Hedging, company officials admit, is a difficult concept to grasp, especially for people who work outside the energy...

2008-08-02 06:00:20

By Wendy K. Kleinman, The Oklahoman Aug. 2--Teachers from across the state played with sand, painted masks, beat on drums and built tabletop polyhedrons Friday at a conference presented by Oklahoma A+ Schools. The hands-on activities helped give the 600 to 650 teachers who attended some ideas about how to integrate arts and creativity into their everyday lessons. "I'm taking this back to my classroom," teacher Chris Neal said about one of the exhibits, as he used a dry paintbrush to...

2008-08-02 06:00:20

By Jesse Olivarez, Dawn Marks and Jennifer Griswold, The Oklahoman Aug. 2--AddThis Social Bookmark Button The rising price of fuel has school districts across the metro area bracing for hard times. Although final numbers won't be available for several months, early projections show the cost of fuel increasing anywhere from 21 percent to 71 percent this year over last, several school officials said. The spike has struck school systems large and small. Moore school officials...

2008-08-02 06:00:18

By Wendy K. Kleinman, The Oklahoman Aug. 2--IDABEL -- The two 54-year-old candidates vying to represent state House District 1 in the far southeastern corner of Oklahoma are longtime friends. Democrat Dennis Bailey of Broken Bow is in the race against Republican Rusty Farley of Haworth for the seat. "He's a very good man, a good friend of mine," Bailey said. Bailey is hoping for a second win after beating Hank Austin of Broken Bow with 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--Plans by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and its partners to buy the Redbud power plant near Luther are on their way to Oklahoma's Corporation Commission for a final hearing, utility officials said Thursday. The Grand River Dam Authority and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority are joining with OG&E to buy the plant for $852 million. State-regulated OG&E, which will own a 51 percent interest in the plant, is seeking Corporation Commission...

2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--SAN DIEGO -- Upgrades of old villains, revivals of past heroes, and an overall focus on character are key parts of the vision for upcoming Superman stories. Writers Geoff Johns ("Action Comics"), James Robinson ("Superman") and Tulsa's Sterling Gates ("Supergirl") took part in the "Superman: Man of Tomorrow" panel at Comic-Con International. They were joined by "Supergirl" artist Jamal Igle, "Superman" artist Renato Guedes, and "Action Comics"...

2008-08-01 03:00:21

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--SAN DIEGO -- There were complaints about the ongoing Hollywoodization of Comic-Con from some quarters, but nobody can deny the spotlight Hollywood can shine. For example, the clear buzz book of this year's Comic-Con International was the 20-year-old "Watchmen." Why? Most likely it has something to do with the Zack Snyder-directed motion picture set to hit in March. Sure, Alan Moore has disavowed having anything to do with the film, but comics fans...

2008-08-01 03:00:21

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--SAN DIEGO -- At the 30th Anniversary Battlestar Galactica panel at Comic-Con International, "X-Men" producer Tom DeSanto talked about the Battlestar Galactica that almost was a direct sequel to the original series. Starting in 1998, DeSanto worked with director Bryan Singer to bring a continuation of the series to television. After some initial confusion about who owned the rights, Singer and DeSanto pitched a $13.5 million backdoor pilot to FOX in...

2008-07-31 03:00:43

By Johnny Johnson, The Oklahoman Jul. 31--TULSA -- It's not uncommon for emergency medical personnel to treat residual victims at some of the more grisly accident scenes. But some accidents are so bad that they affect everyone -- from family members to emergency medical personnel -- even the dispatcher who took the call. That was the case with 2-month-old Zane Earles, who was found dead Monday -- mauled by a Labrador puppy -- after the infant was left in a baby swing inside a south Tulsa...

2008-07-31 03:00:40

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 31--SemGroup is asking its oil suppliers -- many of them independent producers in Oklahoma -- to stick with the company as it goes through bankruptcy. But a contract sent to producers when the company filed for bankruptcy has many of them wondering what to do, an industry official said Wednesday. "There is a lot of fear out there," said Mike Terry, president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association."People don't know what to do about this."...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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