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2008-07-22 03:00:23

By Nick Tankersley, The Oklahoman Jul. 22--iPhone users are pleasantly surprised to find that the development team behind NewsOK.com has already anticipated the launch of the iPhone 3G with a custom site built specifically for iPhone users. NewsOK's iPhone site can be accessed through the phone's built-in browser by connecting to NewsOK's standard URL, http://newsok.com. The iPhone user will then be redirected to the custom site through a client function called "user agent," which...

2008-07-21 15:00:56

By Don Mecoy, The Oklahoman Jul. 21--TULSA -- Lenders today seized control of SemGroup Energy Partners, exercising their rights under agreements with the financially troubled parent of the Tulsa energy partnership. Manchester Securities and Alerian Capital Management exercised their rights under loans to parent company SemGroup Holdings LP to vote as the sole members of the general partner of SemGroup Energy Partners. The investment group replaced several board members, but said they...

2008-07-21 15:00:44

By Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 19--American Airlines will cut 1,500 jobs in its maintenance division, but will continue to maintain a "major operation in Tulsa," a spokesman said Friday. The cuts were announced in memos sent to employees this week, but spokesman Tim Wagner said the breakdown of where the job losses will hit has yet to be decided. American, the nation's largest airline, has about 14,000 employees in its maintenance division, including...

2008-07-21 03:00:39

By Robert Medley, The Oklahoman Jul. 21--KINGFISHER COUNTY -- Brent Snider said he is more worried about his children's health than the view from the living room. Just a quarter-mile from where he is building his dream home, perched atop a hill in southwest Kingfisher County, a high-voltage transmission line is expected to be built by 2010. The line will bring electricity generated from wind power to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. customers. Snider's home is on Cimarron Electric...

2008-07-20 03:00:39

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 20--* The Blue Canyon Wind Power project, in Comanche and Caddo counties, generates about 225 megawatts of power. The project uses 45 turbines, each capable of generating 1.65 megawatts and 84 turbines, each capable of generating 1.8 megawatts. They generate enough power to supply about 61,000 homes, the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative says. About a third of the power is bought by the Western Farmer Electric Cooperative, while the remainder is bought by...

2008-07-20 03:00:35

By Michael Kimball, The Oklahoman Jul. 20--Oklahoma cemetery industry leaders say they've been fighting thefts of bronze vases on grave markers for several years, coinciding with a sharp rise in copper prices. But a bill signed last month by Gov. Brad Henry provides a deterrent to thieves that leaders hope will protect grave sites. A portion of Senate Bill 1856, which takes effect Nov. 1, requires sellers to provide proof -- such as a receipt -- they legally obtained any item coming...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Jul. 20--ON SPRING CREEK -- To leap into the cool blue waters of this hidden northeast Oklahoma creek is to jump back to a time when water was clean and life was simple, locals say. "It's very spiritual," said Jennifer Owen, who swims here almost every day. "It's been life-changing for me." Spring Creek -- with its deep channels and pure blue waters -- is one of only five water bodies in Oklahoma known to meet all of the state's water quality...

2008-07-19 03:00:31

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 19--This week's precipitous drop in oil prices is temporary and not a trend, at least one state industry expert predicts. Sue Ann Hamm, manager of crude oil marketing at Enid-based Continental Resources, said Friday it appears traders are selling off beneficial contracts to cover losses they have experienced in the stock market. "It will be a couple of months before we know for sure, but that is what this feels like," Hamm said. Priced to move The...

2008-07-19 03:00:25

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Jul. 19--NORMAN -- Believe the hype, according to fans attending midnight screenings of "The Dark Knight" in Norman and across the metro. "Going to see Batman" was shoe-polished on a truck in the parking lot of the Hollywood 14, and following the film, viewers were glad they had gone. Filmgoers were awed by director Christopher Nolan's epic vision. "The most adult comic book movie I've ever seen," said Douglas Hurst, 31, of Norman. "It makes you think...

2008-07-18 15:00:36

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--NORMAN -- Believe the hype, according to fans attending midnight "The Dark Knight" screenings in Norman and across the metro. "Going to see Batman" was shoe-polished on a truck in the parking lot of the Hollywood 14, and following the film, viewers were glad they had. Filmgoers were awed by director Christopher Nolan's epic vision. "The most adult comic book movie I've ever seen," said Douglas Hurst, 31, of Norman. "It makes you think about what...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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