For many years, an urban legend has been perpetuated that being on the cover of Sports Illustrated leads to losing the subsequent competition with a resulting pop-culture myth about an SI jinx.
Along the lines of black cats and walking under ladders, Sooner football fans can hope the myth plays out as this week's cover boy is none other than Chase Daniel, the
Daniel's top-ranked Tigers will face the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday night in
Holly Hunter who plays Det. Grace Hanadarko (or Anadarko depending on the episode) on the set-in-OKC drama "Saving Grace" has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors' Guild award in the lead actress on a television drama series.
The Golden Globe awards will be presented Jan. 13 and the Screen Actors' Guild awards will be presented Jan. 27.
The series finished airing its original 14 episodes this week on Turner Network Television. Through September, the Turner Network Television's "Saving Grace" outpaced other debuting primetime cable television series with nearly 5.3 million viewers.
Hunter won a Golden Globe in 1993 in the lead actress category for her film role in "The Piano." This is her first Screen Actors' Guild nomination.
Oklahoma City Mick Cornett announced today the City of
Yes, another election. There was just one last week for the General Obligation fund. The $835 million appropriation one that city officials talked about for six months.
Guess the good news is this time around city officials have less than three months to promote it.
Theresa Hernandez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing her unborn child by taking a massive amount of methamphetamine.
The judge said he believed she did not intend to kill her child, but sentenced her for endangering it through her drug habit.
Should people like Hernandez be treated for their addiction or punished with prison? -Ben Fenwick
Because more than 74,000 signatures were needed, only two parties will be on the upcoming presidential ballot: Democrat and Republican.
It's déjà vu all over again.
After its 5-0 vote to suspend Porter Monday, the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office later began investigating claims the board didn't properly notify the public of the time change for the meeting and didn't have a detailed-enough agenda so the board will meet again. -OKG Webmonkeys
Those holding out for the OKC Storm to draft Oklahoma Sooner women's basketball player Courtney Paris may have had their dreams dashed.
According to ESPN.com , a group of
Clay Bennett and other owners including Cheseapeake's Aubrey McClendon and SandRidge's Tom Ward purchased both the National Basketball Association's Seattle SuperSonics and WNBA Seattle Storm franchises for $350 million in 2006.
PBC filed paperwork with the NBA to relocate the SuperSonics to
The Storm won the WNBA championship title in 2004. - OKG Webmonkeys
House Speaker Lance Cargill announced today that Jennifer Mock will soon take over as the new press secretary for the Office of the Speaker and the Majority Caucus in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Mock is replacing Damon Gardenhire who left for an Oklahoma City University position.
"It's been our goal all along to bring in people with fresh ideas who are driven to excel. She brings with her a level of professionalism and respect that is well-known both within and outside of state government and the news community," Cargill said in a statement. "I look forward to her becoming part of the team we've put together here, and I'm thrilled that she'll be working to help convey to the rest of
She will officially take over her duties in the Office of the Speaker on Jan. 15. - Gazette staff
Broadcast reports indicate the Oklahoma City Public Schools' board has voted to suspend embattled Superintendent John Q. Porter with pay while he waits for a February hearing.
According to published reports, the school district has expressed concern surrounding Porter's travel expenses and district expenditures.
The regularly scheduled board meeting will take place tonight. As developments take place, okgnews.com will update the latest developments. -Gazette staff
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will announce today his initiative to encourage his citizens to lose a million pounds in 2008.
Using a Web site to encourage those who participate, Cornett will make his announcement at the Oklahoma City Zoo. At the elephant exhibit. Seriously.