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2008-07-09 12:00:43

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 9--Analysts are applauding Boone Pickens' latest quest to cure the nation's dependency on foreign oil. "I hope Mr. Pickens' proposal gets government attention," said Fadel Gheit, managing director of oil and gas research for Oppenheimer & Co. in New York.

2008-07-09 12:00:40

By James S. Tyree, The Oklahoman Jul. 9--NORMAN -- The K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma will use a federal grant of nearly $2.8 million to help thousands of disadvantaged middle-school students prepare for college.

2008-07-09 12:00:29

By Heather Warlick and Amber Gillmore, The Oklahoman Jul. 9--The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato rocked The Ford Center in Oklahoma City Tuesday night on the fourth stop of their summer-long "Burnin' Up" tour.

2008-07-08 09:01:01

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 8--YEARS AGO, Oil Refiners Sought -- and were able to find -- barrels of light, sweet crude they could refine into every fuel the United States needs, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Susan Simpson, The Oklahoman Jul. 5--STILLWATER -- With gifts ranging from $15 to $25,000, a group of 528 donors to Oklahoma State University's fire protection and safety program has proven strength in numbers can have a big payoff.

2008-07-03 12:00:37

By Monica Albert, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--For many, the drive-in movie theater is an American rite of passage.

2008-07-03 09:00:59

By Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--TULSA -- Jared Jordan, Trevor Tack and Jason Hurt are self-described full-time downtowners who are betting the opening of BOK Center arena will transform the heart of Tulsa into a thriving entertainment destination.

2008-07-03 09:00:59

By James S. Tyree, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--NORMAN -- Although sheet metal workers walked off the job Tuesday, construction is continuing for the Norman Regional HealthPlex, a spokesman for the general contractor said. Sheet metal workers at the site work for Matherly Mechanical of Midwest City.

2008-07-03 09:00:54

By Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--When Deanna Robertson started working at Riverside Airport in the 1970s, a gallon of fuel cost 42 cents. Today, it's about $5 a gallon. Back then, cows occasionally meandered onto the runways, and airport workers chased them off, she said.

2008-07-01 12:00:57

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 1--SandRidge Energy and Occidental Petroleum Corp. announced a $1.1 billion deal Monday to build a plant to process carbon dioxide-rich natural gas from SandRidge wells in the West Texas Overthrust belt.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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