Two transplanted native
Helen Robson Walton, a
Walton had been president of the Walton Family Foundation. According to arkansasbusiness.com, in 2005, the Foundation granted about $158 million through 771 grants, including $38.98 million to Northwest Arkansas entities, $5.82 million to the Delta region of
Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, dubbed the Okie Poet who wrote more than 25 books of poetry, was born in Stroud and relocated to
First published in her 50s, she was the subject of a documentary "Down an Old Road: The Poetic Life of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel." She became the poet laureate of
Using a 14-year-old girl's profile, the native Lawtonian chatted up at least 10 men, four of whom were arrested, the Associated Press reported, while another six conversed with Nelson.
The sting operation was taped for an "
Way to go Lauren!
Gov. Brad Henry announced the winning
His office said more than 148,000 votes were cast.
"Oklahomans have spoken and the results are clear," Henry said of the online vote.
The No. 2 design proposal won handily. Earning more than 50 percent of the vote, it beat out competing illustrations that featured representations of the Pioneer Woman, a gushing oil derrick, waving wheat, a windmill and a calumet.
The final vote tally:
What do you think? Are you happy with the Oklahoma quarter design?
As Judge Twyla Mason Gray set Curtis McCarty free today, she ripped into former
What are your thoughts about Gray publicly ridiculing Gilchrist?
Stevie Nicks lipped off a major blunder last night during her Zoo Amphitheatre performance.
Not bothering beforehand to check the map, or check with any locals for that matter, Nicks said she likes to dedicate her song, "Landslide" to someone in the audience.
However, "The Gypsy" said since she did not know anyone in the audience, she would just dedicate it to her favorite Oklahoman, Bill Clinton.
Hmmm. Is that a compliment or insult?
Wanderlist.com has posted a poll to vote for sexiest female local reporters, weathergals (their word not ours), and anchors
Evangelist Jerry Falwell passed away today at age 73.
In Nov. 2005, he cancelled a scheduled
At the time, Duke Westover, Falwell's executive assistant, said the cancellation was due to Falwell's Gulfstream jet being down for maintenance at his headquarters in
"We have a turboprop aircraft that we use as a backup, but we can't fly it very far west of the Mississippi because Rev. Falwell's doctor won't let him fly that long," Westover said.
Falwell's announced appearance at the conference sparked controversy among some Oklahoma City-area Baptist churches including
"That was 90 percent relief that we wouldn't have to take extra security measures for Rev. Falwell's appearance," Pastor Jeff Wilson, an elder and education pastor at HHBC, said. "We didn't have to worry about protestors showing up, and we didn't have to expend extra income on security."
"Not everyone likes Falwell,"
Did you catch
Dan Schlund, who soared into fame for the Oklahoma Centennial at the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, rocketed to the national spotlight during a show segment. The Rocket Man wore bright blue flight suit emblazoned with the Oklahoma Centennial.
If you missed it and are wanting to see it, cable's Oxygen Channel replays the talk show at 1 a.m.
Officials with the state agency regulating
Ken McGill, a member of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority, told Oklahoma Gazette he has no worries about Rocketplane.
"I am fully aware of the situation and way things are going," he said.
In recent months, reports in the Gazette and other aerospace publications indicate the company, whose investors received an $18 million tax credit from the state, experienced setbacks. Among the issues:
Questions arose about the diverted funds since the company received $18 million in state taxpayer money to help build a suborbital tourism ship.
"George French told me it was his personal money that was diverted," McGill said of Rocketplane Chairman George French.
OSIDA Executive Director Bill Khourie said he is hopeful Rocketplane will speed up its operation.
"We're excited and want everyone to be successful," he said. "But as for scheduling, time lines will change. You have to be realistic, but we're optimistic."
However, McGill said he would be concerned if Rocketplane showed no signs of progress by the end of the year.
Should the state be concerned about its $18 million tax-credit investment? - Scott Cooper
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