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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. "It is about time." Pavel Molchanov, an analyst with Raymond James said: "With regards to his push for wind power, he is putting his money where his mouth is." The Pickens plan Pickens Tuesday...

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. The OU center is one of only 24 entities nationwide -- out of 283 applicants -- to receive a GEAR UP grant. The acronym stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, and the 24 grants totaled more than $41.5 million. The grant is...

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. The three brothers stirred up a frenzy of shrieking teens, tweens and pretweens with their mere presence, my own 14-year-old daughter, Amber Gillmore included. She is usually too-cool-for-school, emo-ing out to Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco style artists but Tuesday night,...

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. Not so much anymore, and that could affect prices we pay for just about everything made out of petroleum products, analysts say. That's because these days, just about any type of oil makes it to the refineries, including those with a heavier and more sour makeup....

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. The group contributed $370,000 for a new endowed professorship honoring former department head Dale F. Janes. The $370,000 will be matched by money already given to OSU by billionaire Boone Pickens, and by a required state match, increasing the value of...

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. It's the privacy of a car under a blanket of stars, a chance to watch a movie while enjoying the fresh air of a summer evening, the thrill of watching characters burst to life on an 85-foot screen. But outdoor theaters gave way to new technology and the comfort of indoor air conditioning, and today only one drive-in still thrives in Oklahoma City. The Winchester Drive-In will...

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. The threesome, backed by a private investment group, are among the first to open a business across from the shinny showcase with their SoChey Jazz Cafe. And even with construction crews keeping half the street in front of their...

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. They are part of a union that's in contract negotiations with a group representing contractors. Despite the strike, the vast majority of construction on the five-story building continues. A...

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. Not anymore, since the airport has been fenced in. Robertson now operates her flight school, Robertson Aviation, at Riverside. From the price of fuel to runway obstacles, she's seen many changes over the years....

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. Officials said the plant will enable SandRidge to develop 1.7 trillion cubic feet of additional natural gas reserves. The Century Plant, which will be built by Occidental in Pecos County, Texas, will expand SandRidge's carbon...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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