Latest The Oklahoman Stories

2008-07-18 12:00:12

By Jessica Jackson, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 18--Oklahoma is ranked ninth in the nation in the rate of adult obesity, according to a 2007 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday. The study found 28 percent of Oklahoma adults are obese.

2008-07-18 03:00:50

By Vallery Brown, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--The da Vinci Surgical System may look like it came from the belly of a space ship, but the cutting edge machine offers surgeons an upper hand that is proving beneficial for patients and doctors.

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By George Lang, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--The death of a star can force filmmakers to take drastic measures, such as using body-doubles and sound-alike voice actors, and it can cause studios to rethink their approach to marketing a movie -- taste and sensitivity become major issues.

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Chris Casteel and Bryan Painter, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--A federal judge in Seattle will decide Tuesday whether to let ranchers struggling with high feed prices pay a nominal fee to use land protected under a U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation program. The decision by U.S.

2008-07-17 03:00:18

By Susan Simpson, The Oklahoman Jul. 17--College students are prime targets for theft of identifying information and personal belongings like laptops, say security experts.

2008-07-16 03:00:46

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 16--Wind mill farms in northwest Oklahoma can't happen without a way to get the power to potential customers. Consequently, state officials were overjoyed Tuesday to learn that OGE Energy Corp.

2008-07-16 03:00:36

By Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman Jul. 16--Will Rogers World Airport was flying high for a couple of years until record fuel prices brought a descent back to Earth.

2008-07-15 15:00:40

By Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman Jul. 15--The Oklahoma Publishing Co. and a sportswriter Monday sued a Nebraska football fan who admitted creating a fake Internet article about two University of Oklahoma quarterbacks. The 10-count civil lawsuit accuses James W.

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 15--The president's decision to end an executive order banning offshore exploration of oil and gas puts pressure on Congress to end its ban as well, said the head of Devon Energy Corp. To some, the decision may seem like a symbolic act.

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 15--Quest Resource Corp. owns about 78,000 new acres in the Marcellus Shale natural gas field in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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