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Polls open for early voting today By Nanette Light Transcript Staff Writer

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Polls are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today for early voting in the race between three for Office No. 1 on the board of education for Norman Public Schools. On Tuesday, polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for election day,

when Norman residents will choose between Jim Gasso, Paul Maus or Julie Raadschelders to replace outgoing board member Joe Sparks, who served one fiveyear term. The Office No. 1 race will be the only item on the ballot and is limited to residents who live within the boundaries of that office, said Paula

Roberts, secretary of the Cleveland County Election Board. She said voters do not need to bring anything with them to vote. Roberts also said some precincts are split within the boundaries for Office No. 1, so not everyone in the precinct will be eligible to vote. A portion of the Office No. 1 district stretches into McClain County and

those voters will be able to vote early today, too. With most of last week’s storm melting away and another winter storm not scheduled to blow through the area until Tuesday night, Roberts hopes more people will make a trip to the polls and • See POLLS Page A2

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About five hours before kickoff, brothers Gary and Jay Upchurch held their golden tickets: stadium seats to Sunday’s Super Bowl. Longtime Packers fans, the brothers, both of See P age Norman, game co B1 for verage. shelled out an undisclosed amount to witness the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers face-off at Dallas’ first Super Bowl. “It’s worth it. When it’s your favorite team in Dallas, that’s not going to happen very often,” said Gary Upchurch, 49, a Packers fan for 43 years, Photo Provided since he was 7 years old. Jay Upchurch, formerly a Packers fans Gary Upchurch, right, and Jay Upchurch, both of Norman, pose at the Cowboys Stadium on Sunday • See BOWL Page A2 before the Super Bowl kickoff.

Forecasts for today are expected to be clear before an anticipated snowstorm is predicted to blow through Norman beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Wednesday, said a meteorologist at the National Weather Center in Norman on Sunday afternoon. Monday is expected to remain warmer, compared to temperatures earlier in the week, with highs in the midto upper 30s, meteorologist Erin Maxwell said. There will be some wind Monday, blowing about 5 to 10 miles per hour, she said. Some precipitation — likely more rain than winter mix — is expected during the day Tuesday, with temperatures near or above freezing, Maxwell said. “Everything then starts to go downhill Tuesday evening,” she said, adding that there’s a chance for a winter mix Tuesday evening. According to the radar Sunday afternoon, the height of the storm in Norman will be Wednesday morning, when it transitions from a winter mix to blowing snow. Maxwell said it is anticipated to be windy Wednesday with a wind chill of minus 5 degrees at 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour • See FORECAST Page A2

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From the top deck of a boat cruising along the Nile River to the Aswan Botanical Garden in Egypt, Kathy Hallren watched the riots of the anti-government protests — totaling 13 days of unrest as of Sunday — and heard the launch of tear gas. And that was the last time Hallren and her husband, Martin, along with 30 other tourists, left the boat for four days. The tourists were rerouted to

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Istanbul, their 16-day Egyptian tour was curtailed, and See “Arab they returned unrest stateside withcomplicates out visiting the counterterrorpyramids. ism efforts” on “There Page A5. were some people who were a little panicky, but I never felt in any danger,” said Kathy Hallren, who, along with her dad, owns Joe’s Place, 1330 Alamada St. in Norman.


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Kathy and Martin, of Woodward, left Jan. 25 for Egypt and should have been on a plane back to Oklahoma City today. Instead, the couple returned to Oklahoma on Saturday, following four days of travel home. “I don’t know if I’ll go back any time soon,” she said, noting mesmerizing monuments that she said paled her visits to Rome and Turkey. Kathy said she remembers driving through the Tahrir Square, where thousands of protesters later congregated, in the early part of the trip during a visit to the Muse-

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um of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. “I asked the guide, ‘Aren’t those demonstrations going to be right there?’” Kathy said. When the group returned from lunch later that day, the riot squads had formed, and when the group left the museum, the demonstrators were heading to the square from the 6 October Bridge, an elevated highway in Cairo, she said. That was before the group’s cruise down the Nile, before the • See UNREST Page A2

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Dallas Cowboys loyalist, said he hasn’t been a Packers fan as long as his younger brother. Gary said he still remembers his second-grade teacher writing a letter to his favorite Packers player as a kid, Bart Starr, who he met 10 years ago when Starr visited Just for Feet in Norman. Starr responded with an autographed photo, which Gary said still ranks among his most prized Packers’ possessions. “And I have a lot of prized Packers’ possessions,” he said. Hesitant to buy tickets beforehand because of last week’s snowstorm, the brothers headed to Dallas on Saturday, hoping to strike a deal. And after five tries, they scored their endzone seats in section 322A on the Packers’ side from a brokerage house. Gary said there were no tickets for sale by individuals. “They weren’t cheap, but they weren’t ridiculously expensive. We shopped

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around. We didn’t impulse buy,” Gary said. That was around noon. The Upchurches were in the security line by 1:30 p.m. and were in the stadium at 3 p.m. “It was hectic. ... Long lines, but now that we’re in, we’re in,” said Gary Upchurch, who has seen the Packers play several times in Green Bay and at least 10 times in Dallas, via telephone before the game. Gary said Sunday’s game was his first Super Bowl. “I want to win it, but just being here is great,” he said before kickoff. Nanette Light 366-3541

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Unrest: Kathy says crew spoke of a need for change • Continued from Page A1 four-day detour to Istanbul and before the one-day delay to fly back to Oklahoma City because of last week’s snow storm. “‘Phew!’ That’s how I felt,” Kathy said after explaining the revised itinerary and the four-day trip home. Kathy said many of the crew members on board the boat spoke of a change for democracy and a transformed government where their votes could count. “They have a lot of problems with freedom to vote there,” Kathy said, noting that only 20 percent of the population voted in the last election. She said many of the crew members were insistent that allegations about the Muslim Brotherhood’s bend for control was not really an issue, and the escalating prices of food and natural gas had brought problems to a head. “They just want to be able to vote and have it count,” she said. Nanette Light 366-3541

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Kathy and Martin Hallren left Jan. 25 for an Egyptian tour, but returned early due to Egypt’s unrest.

Polls: Most voting places located in neighborhoods • Continued from Page A1 many people lived within the voting district. drop a ballot in the school “There shouldn’t be any board race, which routinely line, so people should come has the lowest voter and vote,” Roberts said. turnout. “The weather always affects turnout, but we’re Cleveland County here and we’re open,” Precincts: Roberts said. No. 11 — Calvary Forecasts on Sunday preChapel, 1401 W. Boyd St. dicted a chance of rain No. 13 — Cross Main Tuesday, transiting to a wintery mix Tuesday night, Building, 1600 Jenkins Ave. No. 35 — St. Michael’s said meteorologist Erin Episcopal Church, 1601 W. Maxwell at the National Weather Center in Norman. Imhoff No. 39 — Grace Living “Most polling places are in neighborhoods, so if peo- Center, 201 48th Ave. No. 42 — University ple can’t drive, they can get out and walk,” Roberts said. Lutheran Church, 914 Elm She said the election Ave. No. 57 — Noble Public board did not have specific past voter turnout figures Library, 204 N. 5th St. in nor did she know how Noble

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McClain County Precinct: No. 9 — Redeemer Church, 2945 SE 44th St. in Norman — Source: The Cleveland County Election Board

NOTE: Precincts Nos. 11, 13, 42, 57 and 68 are split between offices, so not everyone who lives within those precincts can vote, said Paula Roberts, secretary of the Cleveland County Election Board. Poll books will be available at

the polling locations to help people determine if they live within Office No. 1’s boundaries, she said.

Norman Public Schools Office No. 1 Boundaries Starting Point — West Main Street at the Canadian River East on West Main Street to Sherry Avenue; south on Sherry Avenue to Melrose Drive; west on Melrose to Garrison; south on Garrison to Boyd Street; east on Boyd Street to Berry Road; south on Berry Road to West Lindsey Street; east on West Lindsey Street to Pickard; south on Pickard to Timberdell Road; east on

Timberdell Road to Jenkins Avenue; south on Jenkins Avenue to Highway 9; east on Highway 9 to 12th Avenue Southeast; south on 12th Avenue Southeast to Cedar Lane; east on Cedar Lane to Santa Fe Railroad tracks; south on Santa Fe Railroad tracks to Post Oak Road; west on Post Oak Road and south along the southern boundary then west and north along the southwestern boundaries of the district, including the McClain County area until the intersection with the Canadian River; and northwest along the Canadian River to West Main Street. — Source: Norman Public Schools

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Forecast: More storms expected early this week • Continued from Page A1 and early Tuesday, since temperatures are predict— slower speeds than last ed to be below freezing week’s storm. with a possibility of three She said people should to five inches of snow or prepare themselves for the more. anticipated storm Monday She said the snow —


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snow coverage there is, since that tends to modify temperatures,” Maxwell said.

Forecast for the Norman area: Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northnorthwest wind at 8 mph from the south. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. South-southeast wind between 6 and 11 mph. Tuesday: A slight chance of rain and snow.

Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southeast wind between 8 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Tuesday night: Rain likely before midnight, then snow likely. Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. — Source: The National Weather Service as of Sunday

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Ohio fraternity house shooting kills 1, hurts 11 By Thomas J. Sheeran Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two men involved in a dispute at a fraternity house party left the house and then returned, firing shots into the crowd early Sunday and killing a Youngstown State University student and injuring 11 other people, a police chief said. Youngstown police Chief Jimmy Hughes said the house just north of the Ohio campus had been bustling with 50 or more people, some as young as 17. Six of the injured were students, authorities said. “These guys were in the location for a little while before the shooting occurred,” he said. “Something happened that they became unhappy. They had

some type of altercation.” Investigators are trying to identify the shooters based on accounts from eyewitnesses, and the people who were shot have told police they had no problems with the suspected shooters, Hughes said. “These guys were in the location for a little while before the shooting occurred,” he said. “Something happened that they became unhappy. They had some type of altercation.” Members of the universitysanctioned Omega Psi Phi fraternity lived at the house, YSU spokesman Ron Cole said. The Mahoning County coroner’s office identified the dead student as 25-year-old Jamail E. Johnson. He was shot once in the head and multiple times on his hips and

legs, and an autopsy is planned Monday, said Dr. Joseph Ohr, a forensic pathologist with the coroner’s office. The 11 injured were taken to nearby St. Elizabeth Health Center, and eight of them had been treated and released by early afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Tina Creighton said. She said she could not release the conditions of the other three. “This is one of those days that every university president across the country, as well as many other officials, always dread,” university president Cynthia Anderson said at a news conference on campus. She had visited the wounded and their families at the hospital earlier in the day. Anderson said she had been assured by police that there was no threat to the northeast Ohio campus.

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1972 murder of blind homemaker heads to trial By Ben Dobbin Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Tommie Cray was 9 years old in 1947 when his father, a single parent with three sons, brought home a new companion who was raising three boys of her own. Annie Mae had a sweet Southern drawl and an easy laugh, and an emotional bond took hold right away. “She brought everybody’s spirit up, she was so lovable and friendly,” reminisced Cray, now 72, as he sat on the edge of his bed in a cluttered studio apartment adorned with fading family portraits. “From day one, I loved her.” After a 38-year hiatus, twice-convicted sexual predator Willie James Kimble, 78, is headed to trial on March 3 on charges of bludgeoning to death Cray’s stepmother at

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and was being held without bail. If convicted of murder, he could draw a life sentence. Genetic profiling came into widespread use in crime detection in the 1990s. By age 52, Annie Mae had gone blind from untreated glaucoma and was largely confined to home. She’d stopped working as a domestic and her husband, Ezra, was unemployed and struggling with alcoholism.

Tommie Cray rubs his eyes while sitting in his studio apartment Jan. 20 in Rochester, N.Y. After a 38-year hiatus, twice-convicted sexual predator Willie James Kimble, 78, is headed to trial March 3 on charges of bludgeoning Cray’s stepmother to death at her home Oct. 29, 1972. Her death would be one of the nation’s oldest cold-case murders to be solved by DNA. her home on Oct. 29, 1972 — the week before Richard Nixon was re-elected president. Her death would be one of

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State slow to emerge from global recession The historic gains made by Republicans this past November — in the Legislature and by statewide officeholders — will mean a different agenda at the Capitol this month. Lawmakers return to the Capitol today as Gov.-elect Mary Fallin prepares to give her State of the State address. Ms. Fallin told members of the Oklahoma Press Association that most agencies will see additional 5 percent cuts to their operating budgets. Public safety, education and health and human services will likely only see a 3 percent trim. The state expects $600 million fewer dollars to appropriate in the budget year that starts July 1. Unlike the last budget year, lawmakers don’t have federal stimulus funds to bail them out or a rainy day savings account to tap into. Those additional cuts

come on the heels of two years worth of reductions. Some agencies have been reduced by as much as 15 percent. Ms. Fallin wants to modernize agencies and consolidate some services. She also wants the House and Senate to concentrate on making changes in the state’s pension system, workers’ compensation, education and criminal justice. Alternatives to incarceration are expected to be on the table, too. Corrections officials want an emergency allocation to carry them through the current budget year. Some agencies were hoping to see a better budget year. Higher education has a wish list that it hoped to fulfill this year after declines in funding. Oklahoma was one of the last states to feel the impact of a global recession. It may be among the last to feel the recovery, too.


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The winter storm that slammed central Oklahoma this past week has presented challenges for most of us. We’ve received our share of compliments and a few complaints for the work of our newspaper carriers. Some of the carriers have delivered your newspapers later in the day, reminding some readers that The Transcript was an afternoon delivery newspaper for most of its years. We’ve posted the newspaper pages in an online format for our readers who did not receive their printed paper. That, too, has drawn some positive comments. A

few newspapers in the eastern part of the state went totally online this week. We’ve also received a few compliments about the letter carriers who have been able to make it through the snow and ice. On foot and in their vehicles, the carriers still are getting through. And then there are the trash trucks, meter readers and recycling collectors. Thanks to all who have gotten through the mess. Look for those Girl Scouts selling cookies at your door this week. Snow can’t stop them, and spring can’t be that far away.


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ASHINGTON — Having grown up in the Chicago area, rooting for years for the luckless Cubs and more recently for the hapless Washington Nationals, I feel particularly qualified to comment on the Obama administration's struggles to find a useful role to play in the crisis wracking Egypt and the wider Arab world, let alone the blizzards in the Midwest and New England. I know that sports analogies — as well as weather anecdotes from one's youth — are dangerous and sometimes misleading. But in this case, they are irresistible. The simple fact is that there is little Washington can do about the impact of successive years of terrible winter weather or the upheaval in Cairo that threatens America's interests in the Middle East. Let's deal with the latter first. America has a long history in Egypt — too long a history. It goes back to King Farouk, a name that means nothing to many people these days. Nobody younger than my generation can summon up a mental picture of the chainsmoking playboy emperor of Cairo. But he was our man for a time in the early 1950s and the Egyptian people have neither forgotten nor forgiven. We did business with Egypt because of our interest in the Suez Canal, the vital waterway where much of the world's oil supply is transported from the Persian Gulf. That interest was so great that President Eisenhower rebuffed two of our staunchest allies, Britain and France, when they decided to try to wrest control of the canal from Egypt. This made us briefly popular with the people in Cairo, but it did not last. Subsequent leaders who

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supported us, culminating in Hosni Mubarak, have been increasingly unpopular with their own population. Which brings me back to my analogy. As a Cubs fan, and more recently a Nationals supporter, I am accustomed to spending Septembers reading about other teams' pursuit of the World Series. Whether it is the Red Sox fending off the Yankees, or the Giants trying to gain entry for the first time since Dianne Feinstein was mayor, those who share my history have learned that it's no fun watching other teams at such historic events. You know something big is happening and that it will inevitably affect you. But you don't know whom to root for and, ultimately, you realize that events will unfold and you have almost no influence on the outcome. That is the reality that confronts President Obama today. His hands are tied while Egypt erupts. At first he expressed support and sympathy for the democratic forces filling the streets and appreciation for the Egyptian military holding fire. But when it became clear that Mubarak was on his way out, sooner or later, it dawned on everyone that the Muslim Brotherhood might seize on the resulting power vacuum and chaos to erect a hostile regime

on the banks of the Suez Canal. Who do you root for in a situation like this? I turn with relief to the weather. Washington was shut down by snow for a whole work week last winter, because we have no capacity to deal with even a few flakes. Aside from one nightmare evening recently, this year we have been spared. But seeing the photographs of hundreds of cars and buses stranded on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on Tuesday evening brought back memories of other blizzards that made it an adventure even to cross the Midway from Burton-Judson to Cobb Hall for a history class at the University of Chicago. I have so often driven Lake Shore Drive, either to its exit on Sheridan Road or partway north to Addison, where all roads lead to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field, that I could feel for the drivers and passengers who could not reach the nearest exit ramp because of all the stalled vehicles. Lake Shore Drive, better known as the Outer Drive, terminated at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, whose pristine beach was rarely populated by its elderly residents. But it stopped traffic from going straight into Evanston, the home of the two most elitist institutions in the area, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and Northwestern University, even when there was no blizzard raging. On Tuesday, you couldn't even get to the Edgewater. There was nothing you could do about it. Just like the United States in Egypt. David Broder writes for the Washington Post Writers Group. His e-mail address is

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EVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Charles Manson was caught using a cell phone inside his prison cell Thursday by the guards at San Quentin. The guards caught Manson just in time. Everyone just loves the iPhone’s brand-new app for emptying the prisons and overthrowing the government. The Super Bowl on Sunday was a match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas. The record-low temperatures and electricity outages didn’t stop the party. Dancers all week got hundreddollar tips for stripping down to their long johns. The Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to win the team’s seventh Lombardi Trophy at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Sunday. However, for the first time, there’ll be no cheerleaders prancing along the sideline. Ben Roethlisberger’s restraining order says 500 feet. Mexico provided emergency electricity to Texas on Wednesday after the blizzard and cold air cut power in Dallas. They sent it through El Paso. They tried sending the electricity through Arizona, but a bunch of people in lawn chairs glared at it and stared it back. Muslim Brotherhood leaders demanded a role in Egypt’s next regime Friday. They raise money through merchandise sales. They sell a Muslim Brotherhood talking Barbie, but nobody knows what she says because nobody’s got the nerve to pull the string.

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President Obama was ripped in Israel on Thursday for calling for immediate regime change in Egypt. The Israelis have the best intelligence on Egypt. They don’t agree with the American assessment that there are weapons of mass destruction inside the Sphinx. The Egyptian Army began rounding up Western journalists Thursday by chasing them off the streets of Cairo and herding them into their hotel rooms. The reporters were not very happy. There was nothing in the minibars but goat’s milk and cigarettes. President Obama preached unity at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday and he thanked Republicans for sitting with Democrats during his State of the Union speech. It was a major moment. It took 56 years after Rosa Parks to integrate Washington, D.C. Michelle Obama applauded Charlotte’s selection as host city for the Democratic Convention on Thursday, saying it’s famous for barbecue. It’s not. The reason they wanted to praise the barbecue is they don’t want people to think

pork is against the president’s religion. The Weather Channel said Friday that Chicago’s blizzard Tuesday was the city’s third heaviest snowfall in recorded history. It may take weeks to melt. There is so much snow in Chicago that Rod Blagojevich is trying to trade a U.S. Senate seat for a snow blower. Camille Grammar told CNN about her marriage break-up with Kelsey Grammar Friday, saying he became too busy watching Fox News to cuddle with her. What an idiot. She’s got no shot at alimony if she ruins his career in Hollywood by outing him as a conservative. Taco Bell was hit by a lawsuit last week alleging it doesn’t use real meat inside the tacos they sell. The lawsuit had an instant impact on their marketing. Taco Bell ads now end with a disclaimer stating, “No animals were harmed in the manufacture of our tacos. Charlie Sheen’s rescue transcripts were released by the Fire Department on Thursday and revealed that his next door neighbor heard the screams in Charlie’s house and called the ambulance and saved him. The neighbor is a plastic surgeon. It’s so common for an actor to be saved by a plastic surgeon that it didn’t even make the local news in Los Angeles. Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and speaks to groups and organizations around the country. E-mail him at

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The rise and fall of a foreclosure king By Michelle Conlin AP Business Writer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — During the housing crash, it was good to be a foreclosure king. David Stern was Florida’s top foreclosure lawyer, and he lived like an oil sheik. He piled up a collection of trophy properties, glided through town in a fleet of sixfigure sports cars and, with his bombshell wife, partied on an ocean cruiser the size of a small hotel. When homeowners fell behind on their mortgages, the banks flocked to “foreclosure mills” like Stern’s to push foreclosures through the courts on their behalf. To his megabank clients — Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, GMAC, Citibank and Wells Fargo — Stern was the ultimate Repo Man. At industry gatherings, Stern bragged in his boyish

Deaths Jackie Lynn Nystrom Jackie Lynn Nystrom, 57, of Oklahoma City, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 29, 1953, in Oklahoma City to John and Ada Nystrom. Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

“What Stern represents is an industry that was completely unrestrained, unchecked, unpunished and unsupervised.” Florida defense attorney Matt Weidner voice of taking mortgages from the “cradle to the grave.” The worse things got for homeowners, the better they got for Stern. That is, until last fall, when the nation’s foreclosure machine blew apart and Stern’s gilded world came undone. Within a few months, Stern went from being the subject of a gushing magazine profile to being the subject of a Florida investigation, class-action lawsuits and blogger Schadenfreude that the “foreclosure king” was dead. “What Stern represents is an industry that was completely unrestrained,

unchecked, unpunished and unsupervised,” said Florida defense attorney Matt Weidner. The rise and fall of Stern, now 50, provides an inside look at how the foreclosure industry worked in the last decade. Not long ago, the world of back-office bank procedures was of little interest to the public. But revelations last fall about robo-signers powering through hundreds of foreclosure affidavits a day changed all that. Today the banking industry’s eviction juggernaut is under intense scrutiny as allegations of systemic foreclosure fraud mount.

The 50 state attorneys general are conducting a foreclosure industry probe. So are state and federal regulators. Class-action lawsuits are gathering force, and, with increasing frequency, state judges are tossing out foreclosure suits in favor of homeowners. The developments are prolonging the housing market depression, casting doubt on mortgage ownership and calling into question whether mortgage-backed securities are, in fact, backed by nothing at all. The Florida attorney general’s economic crimes division is investigating three law firms, including Stern’s.

Fearful Russian lawmaker flees to US By Douglas Birch Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A wealthy Russian lawmaker has fled with his family to the United States, where he says he fears assassination over accusations that some of Russia’s richest and most influential people swindled him in a real estate deal. Back home, he’s been charged with financial crimes. Ashot Egiazaryan said he is considering seeking asylum in the U.S. But after suing a Russian billionaire and several former business partners — including a close friend of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Moscow’s former mayor — he said he doesn’t feel safe, even in this country. “I do think it’s possible than an assassination attempt can be mounted against me here,” he said flanked by lawyers in a conference room a few blocks the White House. The interview with The Associated Press was his first with Western media and came a few weeks after one of his relatives was gunned down in the Russian city of Astrakhan on Dec. 7, an attack he claims is connected with his suit. The struggle over the Moskva Hotel, a prime piece of Moscow real estate, is now being waged in a civil court in Cyprus, the London Court of International Arbi-


Billionaire Russian lawmaker Ashot Egiazaryan poses for a portrait in a Washington law office Jan. 26 after fleeing Russia over accusations that some of its richest and most influential people swindled him in a real estate deal. Egiazaryan tells The Associated Press he’s considering seeking asylum in the U.S. But after suing another Russian billionaire and several ex-business partners, including Moscow’s former mayor and two longtime friends of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, he said he doesn’t feel completely safe, even in this country.

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tration, on the Web and on Capitol Hill. It provides a rare insider’s view of the often ruthless world of money, power and politics in Russia, where wealth and connections can sometimes trump property rights and the rule of law. The case could become a headache for the Obama administration. The U.S. is counting on Moscow’s support in everything from the fight against extremists in

Afghanistan to efforts to derail the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. If the 45-year-old Egiazaryan seeks to remain in the U.S., the administration could face a difficult choice: risk angering the Kremlin by sheltering a highranking Russian official charged with financial crimes, or force a fugitive to return and face a legal system that even Russian officials recognize is riddled with

Leona Mae West Rainer Leona Mae West Rainer, 82, of Norman passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, in her home. Leona was born October 17, 1928 in Ryan, Oklahoma to James Arlington West and Essie Mitchell West. She attended Ryan Public Schools and graduated from high school in the class of Rainer 1946. All through school she was an avid and skilled softball and basketball player and was offered the opportunity to play basketball with the female professional team the “Redheads” which she declined in order to marry her high school sweetheart Walter Rainer at the age of 17. She played fast pitch softball until she was in her mid 50’s and her love for basketball continued all her life. Walter and Leona shared nearly 65 years of life, love, family and adventure. Their travel as a military family included tours of duty in Bermuda, San Antonio and Delaware. She has called Norman home since the early 60’s where she worked as a Real Estate Agent and Broker. She was a proud member of the Norman Board of Realtors and Business and Professional Women’s Organization of Norman. She attended both First Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church of Norman. After their retirement, Leona and Walter toured throughout the US in their motor home. Leona was a talented seamstress and loved dancing and music. She taught herself to play the organ. She was a wonderful cook and loved hosting large family dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. Leona is survived by her husband, Walter Rainer; daughter, Dian Rainer Ousley her husband Bud Ousley; son, Ricky Lynn Rainer his wife Cindy Scardino; Grandson, Scott Ousley his wife Gina; Grandson, Steven Rainer his wife Cynthia and Granddaughter Dreama Rainer; one sister, Cheri West Spears her husband John Spears, 5 greatgrandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren; 25 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Leona was a beloved wife, lifelong friend, mother and mentor to her children. Her strength and determination was recognized through being a twenty year survivor of breast cancer. Her love for life and family, never complaining and encouraging attitude will live on as a shining example for all. She will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel, 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 8, 2011. Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Primrose Funeral Service. For more information on the services for Mrs. Rainer, please visit our website,

corruption and cronyism. Russian President Dmitry Submitted by family Medvedev came into office in 2008 pledging to battle what he called Russia’s “legal nihilism.” But so far, many inside and outside Russia see more rhetoric than reform. The respected watchdog group Transparency International’s latest rankings place Russia 146th out of 180 TULSA — The city of Tul- break that shut down water countries in its corruption index, just ahead of Sierra sa has assigned 15 three-per- service to St. John Medical son crews to address a rash Center and the surrounding Leone but behind Kenya. of waterline breaks after a area. The hospital went three major winter storm that hours without water. Richardson says the situabrought bitterly cold temperatures socked the region. tion isn’t the worst he’s ever John Richardson, the city’s seen “but this is a significant utility systems operations number of breaks.” He said manager, said that 23 broken about 150 waterline breaks waterlines occurred during a occurred during one 24-hour 24-hour period that ended period in the winter of 1999. — AP Saturday, including one

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Arab unrest complicates counterterrorism efforts By Stephen Braun Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts, scrambling the volatile battleground against al-Qaida in Yemen and raising concerns about the durability of Egypt’s stance against militants. U.S. counterterrorism officials need to move quickly to firm up relationships with veteran Mideast intelligence and security services in the aftermath of momentous changes, experts say. Lingering confusion over who will take the reins of power could hamper instant decision-making in the short term. Over the longer term, will the U.S. be able to work as closely against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups if important allies such as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh cede power to Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood? “Right now the situation is so fluid it’s just about impossible to make any determinations about long-term repercussions,” said Roger Cressey, a former counterterrorism deputy in the Clinton and second Bush admin-

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Supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh rally Feb. 2, holding his portrait, in Sanaa, Yemen, after the president said he would not seek another term in office or hand power to his son. This is an apparent reaction to protests in this impoverished nation inspired by Tunisia’s revolt and the turmoil in Egypt. The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts, further shaking the volatile battleground against al-Qaida in Yemen. istrations. “The counterterrorism community has to be cautious about even jumping six months ahead.” Uncertainty about whether the U.S. can depend on Arab allies to join against militants comes amid growing American concerns following a string of failed attacks plotted in Yemen and al-Qaida’s home base inside Pakistan. Less reliance on Mideast part-

ners could force the U.S. to strike back on its own there, if a future terrorist attack were to succeed. “The next time American interests are attacked and there’s a return address in Yemen, the U.S. may have to act unilaterally,” said Christopher Boucek, an expert with the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


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Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 Just because you may never have tested your entrepreneurial skills doesn’t mean you won’t be successful. Some interesting developments could occur for you once you open that door and spread your wings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Do not try to impose either a position or a concept on others if they are unwilling to listen. If they simply don’t want to hear it, turning up the heat won’t change their minds. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Try to get out of loaning any of your prized possessions, even if a close pal wants to do the borrowing. It’s simply one of those days when people in general can be accident-prone. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Pick a course and try to stick to it if you want to accomplish something. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ll jump from one project to another with nothing to show for your efforts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) There is a good chance you will be the source of your own undoing by knowingly engaging in something your better judgment warns against. Don’t ignore your common sense. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Stop and think about what you are doing to be sure you don’t push your financial spending beyond the limits. Once you cross over the line it will be difficult to get out of debt. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Teamwork will get a bit testy if those involved are only in it for their individual interests. Unless there is a collective goal, no one is likely to work together. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Be sure to map out a game plan for the day, with a definite goal or direction in mind. Unless you do so, you could easily drift off course and get hung up on petty things that’ll get you no place. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - It’s nice to take an interest in others, but excessive curiosity could draw you into the complicated developments of another. Don’t poke your nose into places where it doesn’t belong. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Important decisions should not be made for absentees, so don’t presume to know what others want or you could get yourself in a pickle by choosing wrongly. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Consult everybody involved, especially a superior, before making any changes to plans that have already been made. Be safe, not sorry. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Avoid getting involved in the handling of funds for others, no matter how well equipped you think you are to do so. If something is amiss that you don’t know about, you will be blamed. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Although arrangements with both friends and business associates should work out rather well for you, this won’t necessarily hold true in involvements with family members.




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NORMAN ALMANAC SUNDAY High: 44 Low: 37 Precipitation: 0.01 For the Month: 0.23

On this date in 2001, on this day, only the Kenton Mesonet site (59 degrees) recorded a daily maximum temperature lower than 61.

A YEAR AGO High: 37 Low: 33 TODAY Sunrise: 7:24 Sunset: 6:03

NORMAN AND AREA FORECAST: Today, sun and clouds. High 38. Winds: W 10-20. Tonight, cloudy. Low 25. Winds: S 10-15.

OKLAHOMA FORECAST: Today, sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s. Tonight, cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

NATIONAL FORECAST: Winter mix in the Ozarks. Heavy snow in the Northern Rockies and Cascades. Turning bitterly cold in the Northern Plains. Pleasant in the Southeast.



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New York rail system suffers through brutal winter Chris Hawley Associated Press

NEW YORK — When members of Congress met recently to discuss revitalizing passenger trains in the United States, they chose Grand Central Terminal, a majestic hub of New York’s vaunted mass transit system. From a balcony above the main concourse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told lawmakers he rides the subway every day and called high-speed passenger rail “the track to the future.” But to actual New York commuters, such talk rings hollow these days. Mechanical breakdowns, stranded trains, rising fares and the governor’s plans to cut another $100 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s budget have left travelers fuming. An onslaught of snowstorms has exposed the rail system’s weaknesses, shorting out electric motors and snapping electric lines. On Monday the Metro-North commuter line will cut service on its popular New Haven line because half of its trains are in the shop. “I don’t see New York’s mass transit system as a model for anybody,” said Jim Griffin, 36, who rides every day from South Norwalk, Conn. to an office in Times Square. “You name the excuse, we’ve heard it this winter. Besides the largest-in-thenation subway system, New York has the nation’s largest concentration of passenger railroads. Speedy Acela trains bring travelers from Washington, D.C. and Boston on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line. The Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s largest commuter rail road, and Metro-North Railroad serve more than 500,000 daily riders east and north of the city. NJ Transit and the Port Authority’s PATH trains go west. The Obama administration has called the Northeast Corridor a “gem” and says it wants to replicate its success nationwide with a $13 billion plan for new high-speed rail

lines. In his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama said he wants to bring highspeed train travel to 80 percent of Americans. The federal government poured $188 million of Recovery Act funds into commuter rail projects last year, from new regional trains in Oregon to upgraded switches on Baltimore’s light rail system. But for rail riders in New York, it’s been a season of disappointments. In October, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie killed plans to build a second commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River. The project would have been the United States’ biggest public works project, with a cost of $9 billion to $14 billion. The tunnel project was aimed at easing congestion at rush hour, when dozens of NJ Transit and Amtrak trains must travel over the same bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, then through a single tunnel into Manhattan. In December, the MTA hiked fares between 9 percent and 17 percent, depending on a rider’s train or bus

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees clear snow Dec. 28, 2010, from the Q subway track in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. As the U.S. mulls rail expansion, New York’s breakdowns and money woes show train travel’s downside. Mechanical breakdowns, stranded trains, rising fares and the governor’s plans to cut another $100 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s budget have left travelers fuming. route. A monthly subway pass shot up from $89 to $104. The MTA had already eliminated the one-day and two-week passes, which were popular with tourists.


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‘No silver lining’ in Bedlam breakdown • Sooner men still struggling to find stride mid-season By John Shinn Transcript Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas — In their zeal to set a Super Bowl attendance record, the NFL and Jerry Jones overlooked one important detail: Making sure all the temporary seats inside mammoth Cowboys Stadium had been inspected and were ready for the fans. A week plagued by poor weather took an embarrassing turn Sunday when the league had to find replacement seats for 850 fans. The NFL also scrambled to find a place for another 400 people to sit inside Jones’ $1.2 billion palace and couldn’t find any with a view of the field. “This is absolutely ridiculous,” said Glen Long, a Pittsburgh Steelers season-ticket holder who flew in for the game from Baltimore. “That would be fraud anywhere in the world if you sold tickets to an event that you knew you didn’t have. That’s just wrong.” Actually, the seats had been

The opportunity was there for Oklahoma on Saturday. The Sooners had Oklahoma State on the ropes twice in this season’s first Bedlam game. They just couldn’t close the deal in the 81-75 loss to the Cowboys at GallagherIba Arena. Too many fouls and too many offensive rebounds by the Cowboys hurt. OU point guard Carl Blair had six turnovers with• Sunday’s out an assist. scores Sportsboard Cameron Clark, who was coming off a 25-point performance against Baylor, was scoreless. “It’s frustrating because this feels like a missed opportunity. You give them all the credit, Oklahoma State,” OU coach Jeff Capel said. The Cowboys were the team that adjusted best to the tightly officiated game. Keiton Page managed to stay in the game after picking up two early. OU’s Steven Pledger couldn’t under the same circumstances. OSU was the team that kept getting offensive rebounds (15) to extend possessions. The Sooners, who finished with 10 offensive rebounds and 10 fewer overall than their rival, couldn’t keep them off the glass. No one wearing crimson was searching for a silver lining Saturday. “For me and especially right now after a loss, there’s no silver lining for me,” Capel said. “If you ask me a few hours from now or maybe tomorrow or Monday, maybe there’s something different. Right now, there’s not.” Having a winning streak end after four games and falling to 12-10 overall and 4-4 in the Big 12 Conference hurt. When the emotion fades, things could look a little different. The Sooners still haven’t hit on all cylinders this season. The brunt of its scoring came from forward Andrew Fitzgerald and guard Cade Davis. Both emerged from offensive slumps and finished with 18 apiece. OU’s bench scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. It was by the performance from its non-starters in conference. Those two factors put the Sooners in position to win in a hostile road environment. Average games from Pledger, who scored nine points, Blair and Clark would have been enough to put OU over the top. “It’s nice that we’re hanging in there, but if we could get everyone

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is dunked with Gatorade by T.J. Lang after their 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

• Lombardi Trophy returns home as Green Bay claims title Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers. Capping one of the greatest postseasons for any quarterback, Rodgers led the Packers to their first NFL championship in 14 years Sunday with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers reclaimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for their legendary coach who is making his own star turn in New York these days in the play named after him. Rodgers, the game’s MVP,

thrilled his legion of Cheesehead fans with a spectacular sixFinal NFL playoff game glance string that Sportsboard Boxscore should Page B3 finally erase the bitterness of the Brett Favre separation in Green Bay. He’s not equal with Favre in Super Bowl wins, yet he extended the Packers’ record of NFL titles to 13, nine before the Super Bowl era. The Packers QB threw for three touchdowns, two to Greg

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Jennings, and the Packers (146) overcame even more injuries, building a 21-3 lead, then hanging on to become the second No. 6 seed to win the championship. Coincidentally, the 2005 Steelers were the other. Rodgers threw for 304 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson, who had nine catches for 140 yards to make up for three big drops. Rodgers found Jennings, normally his favorite target, for 21- and 8-yard scores. “Wow! It’s a great day to be great, baby,” Jennings said. Then the Packers held on as Pittsburgh (14-5) stormed back. • See SUPER BOWL Page B3

Offseason of uncertainty awaits NFL, fans By Eddie Pells AP National Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas — It’s made for TV. It’s packed with personalities, sex appeal and wall-to-wall violence. It’s the National Football League. By far, football is America’s favorite sport. Yet despite that, when they turn out the lights after Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, the party could be over. A labor war that pits rich ath-

Baylor center Brittney Griner, left, fouls Oklahoma State forward Lindsey Keller on Sunday in Stillwater. Griner had 19 points as Baylor won 84-57.

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letes against richer owners could shut down • Hall of the game for Fame stats Sportsboard who knows • Tom Brady how long. is unanimous The colNFL MVP lective barPage B3 gaining agreement that led to unprecedented success for the NFL expires at the end of the day on March 3, and barring an agreement before then, owners are threatening to


lock out players. They are pondering the unthinkable: The first play stoppage since 1987. The shutdown of the only form of entertainment that, as the sky-high TV ratings this year have shown, consistently brings people together in a tweeting, texting, TiVo-ing country where viewing habits get more fragmented by the day. “For a sport at the height of its popularity to self-destruct by lacking the will and creativity to • See LABOR Page B3

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Baylor routs OSU for 18th straight win By Jeff Latzke AP Sports Writer

STILLWATER — Brittney Griner scored 19 points, Destiny Williams added 17 and top-ranked Baylor beat Oklahoma State 84-57 Sunday to achieve the best start to a season in school history. Visits to Gallagher-Iba Arena hadn’t been friendly even to the best Bears teams in recent history. Baylor was also 20-1 and on a 13-game winning streak when it played at Oklahoma State three years ago, but fell behind by 19 in a game controlled by the Cowgirls. The Bears had another 13-game

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winning streak snapped in Stillwater last season. This time, they had no trouble. Baylor (21-1, 8-0 Big 12) built a 20point lead by halftime and then put away its 18th straight win with a 120 run early in the second half, when Griner finally got going. Vicky McIntyre scored 12 points to lead Oklahoma State (13-8, 1-7), which lost starting point guard Tiffany Bias to an injury midway through the second half. Bias was tripped on a drive to the basket and

fell hard to the floor. She walked to the locker room with 12:26 left in the game and did not return to the bench. By then, the Cowgirls were already out of it. Griner, a preseason All-American, piled on by hitting her next four shots to stretch the lead to 74-44, and the Bears eventually led by 35. Oklahoma State fell to 0-6 this season against Top 25 opponents and 02 all-time against No. 1 teams. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey was an assistant coach for top-ranked Louisiana Tech when it won at Gallagher-Iba in 1989. • See OSU Page B3


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• Wilson leads: Mark Wilson had a two-stroke lead in the Phoenix Open when play was suspended Sunday because of darkness. Wearing a yellow visor and green shirt in support of his beloved Packers, the Wisconsin player broke a tie with Tommy Gainey with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par3 12th. Gainey three-putted for a bogey on the hole. Wilson and Gainey were facing 20-foot birdie putts on the par-5 13th when they decided it was too dark to finish the hole. Wilson was 18 under. Gainey was tied for second with Vijay Singh and Jason Dufner. Singh shot a 66, while Dufner had four holes left. The start Sunday was delayed a half-hour because of frost. About nine hours of playing time has been lost to frost and frozen turf, forcing the Monday finish.


• Source says Jets to franchise Harris: Playmaking linebacker David Harris will likely have the franchise tag placed on him by the New York Jets, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Harris, voted the team MVP this season by his teammates, is due to become a free agent but the Jets are leaning toward using the tag, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the move. Harris had 99 tackles and three sacks in his fourth season, and is a valuable signal-caller in the middle of Rex Ryan’s aggressive defense. Since being a second-round pick out of Michigan in 2007, Harris has 422 tackles, 15 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions.


• Dalton back in: Oklahoma sophomore gymnast Jacob Dalton reclaimed his place on the U.S. Senior National Team by winning the Winter Cup allaround late Saturday night in Las Vegas. He is the second straight Sooner to win the title. One-third of the national team’s members are from Oklahoma, including Dalton, Andrew Horton, Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour and Steven Legendre. Dalton, a three-time AllAmerican, claimed the allaround title for the weekend in his home state of Nevada after he posted a two-day total of 176.250. Posting an all-around score of 88.150 on the final night, he also claimed the floor (16.150) and vault (16.550) event titles. • OU tops Nebraska: No. 5 Oklahoma won its Big 12 opener against No. 10 Nebraska, posting a seasonhigh score of 196.300 and retaining its undefeated status on Sunday in Lincoln. Natasha Kelley posted a season-high tying 9.875 from the anchor position, leading the team on the apparatus. Brie Olson and Kayla Nowak both received a 9.85 on bars, and Megan Ferguson added a 9.825. Sara Stone and Melanie Root both posted a 9.9 on vault, marking the first meet this season that the Sooners posted more than one 9.9 on an event.


• Hogs served: No. 31 Oklahoma handed the No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks a surprise 4-3 loss Sunday in Norman. The Sooner women (3-1) won the doubles point, which they have in all four matches this season. Next, the Sooners head north to face Minnesota on Friday. • Fed Cup: Australian Open winner Kim Clijsters came from behind to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-7 (10), 6-2, 6-1 Sunday and lead Belgium to a 4-1 win over the United States and a place in the semifinals of the Fed Cup World Group. After Clijsters gave Belgium an insurmountable advantage, Yanina Wickmayer defeated Melanie Oudin 62, 6-0 for a 4-0 lead. The U.S. team secured its only point when Liezel Huber and Vania King beat Kirsten Flipkens and An-Sophie Mestach 6-3, 7-5 in doubles. It is the first time in Fed Cup competition that the Americans have lost two ties in a row, after being defeated by Italy in last year’s final. — Staff and Wire Reports

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BASKETBALL • Rajon Rondo, Celtics, scored 11 of his 26 points in the third quarter and Boston beat the Orlando Magic 91-80 • Dwyane Wade, Heat, had 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Miami stretched their winning streak to six games with a 97-79 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. • Amare Stoudemire, Knicks, matched his season high with 41 points, and New York beat the Philidelphia 76ers 117-103 to split a homeand-home series.

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Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews throws his hair back while warming up on the field before Super Bowl XLV on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. FOOTBALL NFL Playoff Glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Sunday, Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 23 Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19 Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 30 At Honolulu NFC 55, AFC 41 Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25 Hall of Fame Members Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame by year of induction (x-old timer/senior nominee): 2011 — Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, xChris Hanburger, x-Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe. 2010 — Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, xDick LeBeau, x-Floyd Little, John Randle, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith. 2009 — x-Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Rod Woodson. 2008 — Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Art Monk, x-Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett, Gary Zimmerman. 2007 — x-Gene Hickerson, Michael Irvin, Bruce Matthews, x-Charlie Sanders, Thurman Thomas, Roger Wehrli. 2006 — Troy Aikman, Harry Carson, xJohn Madden, Warren Moon, Reggie White, x-Rayfield Wright. 2005 — x-Benny Friedman, Dan Marino, xFritz Pollard, Steve Young. 2004 — x-Bob Brown, x-Carl Eller, John Elway, Barry Sanders. 2003 — Marcus Allen, Elvin Bethea, Joe DeLamielleure, James Lofton, x-Hank Stram. 2002 — x-George Allen, Dave Casper, Dan Hampton, Jim Kelly, John Stallworth. 2001 — x-Nick Buoniconti, Marv Levy, Mike Munchak, Jackie Slater, Lynn Swann, Ron Yary, Jack Youngblood. 2000 — Howie Long, Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Dan Rooney, x-Dave Wilcox. 1999 — Eric Dickerson, Tom Mack, Ozzie Newsome, x-Billy Shaw, Lawrence Taylor. 1998 — Paul Krause, x-Tommy McDonald, Anthony Munoz, Mike Singletary, Dwight Stephenson. 1997 — Mike Haynes, Wellington Mara, Don Shula, Mike Webster. 1996 — x-Lou Creekmur, Dan Dierdorf, Joe Gibbs, Charlie Joiner, Mel Renfro. 1995 — Jim Finks, x-Henry Jordan, Steve Largent, Lee Roy Selmon, Kellen Winslow. 1994 — Tony Dorsett, Bud Grant, Jimmy Johnson, x-Leroy Kelly, Jackie Smith, Randy White. 1993 — Dan Fouts, Larry Little, Chuck Noll, Walter Payton, Bill Walsh. 1992 — Lem Barney, Al Davis, John Mackey, John Riggins. 1991 — Earl Campbell, John Hannah, xStan Jones, Tex Schramm, Jan Stenerud. 1990 — Buck Buchanan, Bob Griese, Franco Harris, Ted Hendricks, Jack Lambert, Tom Landry, x-Bob St. Clair. 1989 — Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood. 1988 — Jack Ham, Mike Dikta, Fred Biletnikoff, Alan Page. 1987 — Larry Csonka, Len Dawson, Joe Greene, x-John Henry Johnson, Jim Langer, Don Maynard, Gene Upshaw. 1986 — Paul Hornung, Ken Houston, Willie Lanier, Fran Tarkenton, x-Doak Walker. 1985 — x-Frank Gatski, Joe Namath, Pete Rozelle; O.J. Simpson, Roger Staubach. 1984 — Willie Brown, Mike McCormack, Charley Taylor, x-Arnie Weinmeister. 1983 — Bobby Bell, Sid Gillman, Sonny Jurgensen, Bobby Mitchell, Paul Warfield. 1982 — Doug Atkins, Sam Huff, x-George Musso, Merlin Olsen. 1981 — x-Morris (Red) Badgro, George Blanda, Willie Davis, Jim Ringo. 1980 — Herb Adderley, David (Deacon) Jones, Bob Lilly, Jim Otto. 1979 — Dick Butkus, Yale Lary, Ron Mix, Johnny Unitas. 1978 — Lance Alworth, Weeb Ewbank, xAlphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, Ray Nitschke, Larry Wilson. 1977 — Frank Gifford, Forrest Gregg, Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, x-Bill Willis. 1976 — x-Ray Flaherty, Len Ford, Jim Taylor. 1975 — Roosevelt Brown, George Connor, Dante Lavelli, Lenny Moore. 1974 — x-Tony Canadeo, Bill George, Lou Groza, Dick (Night Train) Lane. 1973 — Raymond Berry, Jim Parker, Joe Schmidt. 1972 — Lamar Hunt, Gino Marchetti, Ollie Matson, x-Clarence (Ace) Parker. 1971 — Jim Brown, Bill Hewitt, Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, Vince Lombardi, Andy Robustelli, Y.A. Tittle, Norm Van Brocklin. 1970 — Jack Christiansen, Tom Fears, Hugh McElhenny, Pete Pihos. 1969 — Glen (Turk) Edwards, Earle (Greasy) Neale, Leo Nomellini, Joe Perry, Ernie Stautner. 1968 — Cliff Battles, Art Donovan, Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, Wayne Millner, Marion Motley, Charley Trippi, Alex Wojciechowicz. 1967 — Chuck Bednarik, Charlie Bidwill, Paul Brown, Bobby Layne, Dan Reeves, Ken Strong, Joe Stydahar, Emlen Tunnell. 1966 — Bill Dudley, Joe Guyon, Arnie Herber, Walt Kiesling, George McAfee, Steve Owen, Hugh (Shorty) Ray, Clyde (Bulldog) Turner. 1965 — Guy Chamberlain, John (Paddy) Driscoll, Dan Fortmann, Otto Graham, Sid Luckman, Steve Van Buren, Bob Waterfield. 1964 — Jimmy Conzelman, Ed Healy, Clark Hinkle, Roy (Link) Lyman, August (Mike) Michalske, Art Rooney, George Trafton. 1963 — Sammy Baugh, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, Earl (Dutch) Clark, Red Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Wilbur (Pete) Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, Johnny

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(Blood) McNally, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers, Jim Thorpe. Hall of Fame Stats Richard Dent Year Team G Sacks 1983 Chicago 16 3 1984 Chicago 16 171⁄2 1985 Chicago 16 17 1986 Chicago 15 111⁄2 1987 Chicago 12 121⁄2 1988 Chicago 13 101⁄2 1989 Chicago 15 9 1990 Chicago 16 12 1 1991 Chicago 16 10 ⁄2 1992 Chicago 16 81⁄2 1 1993 Chicago 16 12 ⁄2 1994 San Francisco 2 2 1995 Chicago 3 0 1 1996 Indianapolis 16 6 ⁄2 1 1997 Philadelphia 15 4 ⁄2 1 Total 203 137 ⁄2 Marshall Faulk Regular Season Rushing Year Team No. Yds. Avg 1994 Indianapolis 314 1282 4.1 1995 Indianapolis 289 1078 3.7 1996 Indianapolis 198 587 3.0 1997 Indianapolis 264 1054 4.0 1998 Indianapolis 324 1319 4.1 1999 St. Louis 253 1381 5.5 2000 x-St. Louis 253 1359 5.4 2001 St. Louis 260 1382 5.3 2002 St. Louis 212 953 4.5 2003 St. Louis 209 818 3.9 2004 St. Louis 195 774 4.0 2005 St. Louis 65 292 4.5 Totals 283612279 4.3 Receiving Year Team No. Yds. Avg 1994 Indianapolis 52 522 10.0 1995 Indianapolis 56 475 8.5 1996 Indianapolis 56 428 7.6 1997 Indianapolis 47 471 10.0 1998 Indianapolis 86 908 10.6 1999 St. Louis 87 1048 12.0 2000 x-St. Louis 81 830 10.2 2001 St. Louis 83 765 9.2 2002 St. Louis 80 537 6.7 2003 St. Louis 45 290 6.4 2004 St. Louis 50 310 6.2 2005 St. Louis 44 291 6.6 Totals 767 6875 9.0 x-NFL MVP Chris Hanburger Year Team IntYards Avg. 1965 Washington 1 14 14.0 1966 Washington 1 1 1.0 1967 Washington 0 0 0.0 1968 Washington 2 53 26.5 1969 Washington 0 0 0.0 1970 Washington 1 12 12.0 1971 Washington 1 17 17.0 1972 Washington 4 98 24.5 1973 Washington 1 45 45.0 1974 Washington 4 6 1.5 1975 Washington 3 81 27.0 1976 Washington 1 20 20.0 1977 Washington 0 0 0.0 1978 Washington 0 0 0.0 Totals 19 347 18.3 Les Richter Year Team IntYards Avg. 1954 Los Angeles 1 24 24.0 1955 Los Angeles 2 23 11.3 1956 Los Angeles 0 0 0.0 1957 Los Angeles 4 60 15.0 1958 Los Angeles 3 26 8.7 1959 Los Angeles 0 0 0.0 1960 Los Angeles 2 29 14.5 1961 Los Angeles 4 44 11.0 1962 Los Angeles 0 0 0.0 Totals 16 206 12.9 FG PAT Year Team MD AT MD AT 1954 Los Angeles 8 15 38 38 1955 Los Angeles 13 24 30 31 1956 Los Angeles 8 15 36 38 1959 Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 1960 Los Angeles 0 0 2 2 Totals 29 55 106109 Deion Sanders Regular Season Interceptions Int Yds Avg. 1989 Atlanta 5 52 10.4 1990 Atlanta 3 153 51.0 1991 Atlanta 6 119 19.8 1992 Atlanta 3 105 35.0 1993 Atlanta 7 91 13.0 1994 San Francisco 6 303 50.5 1995 Dallas 2 34 17.0 1996 Dallas 2 3 1.5 1997 Dallas 2 81 40.5 1998 Dallas 5 153 30.6 1999 Dallas 3 2 0.7 2000 Washington 4 91 22.8 2004 Baltimore 3 87 29.0 2005 Baltimore 2 57 28.5 Totals 53 1331 25.2 Punt Returns No Yds Avg 1989 Atlanta 28 307 11.0 1990 Atlanta 29 250 8.6 1991 Atlanta 21 170 8.1 1992 Atlanta 13 41 3.2 1993 Atlanta 2 21 10.5 1994 San Francisco 0 0 0.0 1995 Dallas 1 54 54.0 1996 Dallas 1 4 4.0 1997 Dallas 33 407 12.3 1998 Dallas 24 375 15.6 1999 Dallas 30 344 11.5 2000 Washington 25 185 7.4 2004 Baltimore 5 41 8.2 2005 Baltimore 0 0 0.0 Totals 212 2199 10.8 Kickoff Returns No Yds Avg 1989 Atlanta 35 725 20.7 1990 Atlanta 39 851 21.8 1991 Atlanta 26 576 22.2 1992 Atlanta 40 1067 26.7 1993 Atlanta 7 169 24.1 1994 San Francisco 0 0 0.0 1995 Dallas 1 15 15.0 1996 Dallas 0 0 0.0 1997 Dallas 1 18 18.0 1998 Dallas 1 16 16.0 1999 Dallas 4 87 21.8 2000 Washington 1 -1 -1.0 2004 Baltimore 0 0 0.0 2005 Baltimore 0 0 0.0 Totals 155 3524 22.9 Shannon Sharpe Regular Season Rec. Yards Avg. 1990 Denver 7 99 14.1 1991 Denver 22 322 14.6 1992 Denver 53 640 12.1 1993 Denver 81 995 12.3 1994 Denver 87 1,010 11.6 1995 Denver 63 756 12.0 1996 Denver 80 1,062 13.3 1997 Denver 72 1,107 15.4

Imagine quitting your job and moving your family across the world to pursue a dream: witnessing every game an NFL team played in a season. This guy did. An Australia man who temporarily moved to Wisconsin to follow the Packers a few years ago is back in the United States to watch the team play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. He was outside Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with a few old friends from the last time he saw the Packers play live. “It’s the time of my life,” said Wayne Scullino, 33, a few hours before kickoff. “The place is going mental.” Back in 2007, Scullino quit his job and sold his home in Sydney to bring his wife and two small children to Wisconsin for a season following the Packers.

TD 11 11 7 7 6 7 18 12 8 10 3 0 100 TD 1 3 0 1 4 5 8 9 2 1 1 1 36 TD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PTS 62 69 60 0 2 193

TD 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 TD 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 TD 1 1 2 9 4 4 10 3

1998 Denver 64 768 1999 Denver 23 224 2000 Baltimore 67 810 2001 Baltimore 73 811 2002 Denver 61 686 2003 Denver 62 770 Totals 815 10,060

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Hall of Fame First Year Pro Football Hall of Fame members elected in their first year of eligibility: Troy Aikman, 2006. Marcus Allen, 2003. Lance Alworth, 1978. Raymond Berry, 1973. George Blanda, 1981. Mel Blount, 1989. Terry Bradshaw, 1989. Jim Brown, 1971. Willie Brown, 1984. Dick Butkus, 1979. Earl Campbell, 1991. Eric Dickerson, 1999. Tony Dorsett, 1994. John Elway, 2004. Marshall Faulk, 2011. Dan Fouts, 1993. Darrel Green, 2008. Joe Green, 1987. Forrest Gregg, 1977. Jack Ham, 1988. John Hannah, 1991. Franco Harris, 1990. Ken Houston, 1986. David (Deacon) Jones, 1980. Jim Kelly, 2002. Jack Lambert, 1990. Tom Landry, 1990. Jim Langer, 1987. Steve Largent, 1995. Bob Lilly, 1980. Ronnie Lott, 2000. Gino Marchetti, 1972. Dan Marino, 2005. Ollie Matson, 1972. Bruce Matthews, 2007. Hugh McElhenny, 1970. Joe Montana, 2000. Warren Moon, 2006. Anthony Munoz, 1998. Ray Nitschke, 1978. Chuck Noll, 1993. Merlin Olsen, 1982. Jim Otto, 1980. Jim Parker, 1973. Walter Payton, 1993. Jerry Rice, 2010. Barry Sanders, 2004. Deion Sanders, 2011. Gale Sayers, 1977. Don Shula, 1997. O.J. Simpson, 1985. Mike Singletary, 1998. Jackie Slater, 2001. Bruce Smith, 2009. Emmitt Smith, 2010. Bart Starr, 1977. Roger Staubach, 1985. Jan Stenerud, 1991. Lawrence Taylor, 1999. Johnny Unitas, 1979. Geng Upshaw, 1987. Paul Warfield, 1983. Randy White, 1994. Reggie White, 2006. Rod Woodson, 2009. Steve Young, 2005.

BASKETBALL NBA Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 38 12 .760 — New York 26 24 .520 12 Philadelphia 23 27 .460 15 New Jersey 15 37 .288 24 1 Toronto 14 37 .275 24 ⁄2 Southeast Division Miami 37 14 .725 — Atlanta 33 18 .647 4 1 Orlando 32 20 .615 5 ⁄2 1 Charlotte 21 29 .420 15 ⁄2 Washington 13 37 .260 231⁄2 Central Division Chicago 34 15 .694 — 1 Indiana 21 27 .438 12 ⁄2 Milwaukee 19 30 .388 15 Detroit 19 32 .373 16 Cleveland 8 43 .157 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 42 8 .840 — Dallas 35 15 .700 7 New Orleans 32 20 .615 11 Memphis 27 25 .519 16 Houston 24 28 .462 19 Northwest Division Oklahoma City 33 17 .660 — 1 Denver 30 21 .588 3 ⁄2 Utah 30 22 .577 4 Portland 27 24 .529 61⁄2 Minnesota 11 39 .220 22 Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 35 16 .686 — Phoenix 23 25 .479 101⁄2 Golden State 22 27 .449 12 L.A. Clippers 19 31 .380 151⁄2 Sacramento 12 35 .255 21 Saturday’s Games Dallas 101, Charlotte 92 Atlanta 99, Washington 92 Portland 111, Cleveland 105 L.A. Lakers 101, New Orleans 95 Houston 95, Memphis 93, OT Detroit 89, Milwaukee 78 Denver 113, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 121, Utah 105 Golden State 101, Chicago 90 Sunday’s Games Miami 97, L.A. Clippers 79 Indiana 105, New Jersey 86 New York 117, Philadelphia 103 Boston 91, Orlando 80 Monday’s Games Boston at Charlotte, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 9 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 66:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Television MONDAY Men’s College Basketball 6 p.m. — Pittsburgh at West Virginia (ESPN-29) 8 p.m. — Missouri at Kansas (ESPN29) NBA Basketball 7:30 p.m. — Cleveland at Dallas (FSN-37) NHL Hockey 6:30 p.m. — N.Y. Rangers at Detroit (VS251) Women’s College Basketball 6 p.m. — Duke at North Carolina (ESPN2-28) 8 p.m. — Tennessee at Kentucky (ESPN2-28)

Minnesota at Houston, 7:30 p.m. NBA D-League Glance East Conference W L Pct GB Iowa 23 9 .719 — Erie 20 9 .690 11⁄2 Fort Wayne 14 17 .452 81⁄2 Maine 12 19 .387 101⁄2 1 Dakota 11 20 .355 11 ⁄2 Springfield 9 21 .300 13 Sioux Falls 4 22 .154 16 West Conference Tulsa 23 8 .742 — 1 Rio Grande Valley 21 9 .700 1 ⁄2 Reno 20 12 .625 31⁄2 1 Bakersfield 18 12 .600 4 ⁄2 Texas 16 15 .516 7 Utah 14 14 .500 71⁄2 1 New Mexico 14 18 .438 9 ⁄2 Austin 12 17 .414 10 Idaho 10 19 .345 12 Saturday’s Games Erie 109, Austin 79 Iowa 117, Utah 94 Sioux Falls 123, Fort Wayne 116 Texas 110, Tulsa 94 Dakota 142, Maine 100 Reno 105, Idaho 103 Rio Grande Valley 116, New Mexico 96 Bakersfield 128, Springfield 99 Sunday’s Games Erie 111, Texas 106 Monday’s Games Rio Grande Valley at Utah, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Maine at Sioux Falls, 7 p.m. Idaho at Dakota, 7 p.m. Sunday’s College Basketball Scores Men EAST American U. 62, Lehigh 61 Canisius 59, St. Peter’s 45 Michigan 65, Penn St. 62 Niagara 77, Marist 60 Rider 96, Fairfield 87 UMBC 84, Maine 79 Vermont 65, Stony Brook 42 Yeshiva 77, NYU-Poly 57 SOUTH Christopher Newport 86, Roanoke 78 Florida Gulf Coast 70, S.C.-Upstate 38 North Carolina 89, Florida St. 69 Rhodes 57, Sewanee 54 Stetson 55, ETSU 54 MIDWEST Notre Dame 76, Rutgers 69 Ohio St. 82, Minnesota 69 Washington, Mo. 80, Case Reserve 71 Wisconsin 82, Michigan St. 56 Women EAST Binghamton 59, New Hampshire 50 Boston College 78, Clemson 49 Delaware 53, Drexel 44 La Salle 69, Fordham 54 Louisville 64, Villanova 48 Loyola, Md. 69, St. Peter’s 60 Manhattan 54, Canisius 42 Marist 54, Fairfield 52 Providence 58, Seton Hall 55 Rider 93, Iona 87, 2OT Rutgers 54, Syracuse 47 Siena 57, Niagara 35 Towson 66, William & Mary 55 Va. Commonwealth 82, Northeastern 55 SOUTH Fla. International 60, Florida Atlantic 53 George Mason 76, Hofstra 70 Georgia 81, Alabama 54 Georgia St. 76, UNC Wilmington 67 Greensboro 67, Piedmont 49 Houston 85, Tulane 70 James Madison 67, Old Dominion 58 LSU 76, Mississippi 38 Marshall 57, Southern Miss. 48 Maryland 88, N.C. State 59 Maryville, Tenn. 95, Spelman 41 Memphis 83, East Carolina 70 Mississippi St. 57, Auburn 45 Rhodes 64, Sewanee 63 Vanderbilt 103, Florida 97, 2OT Wake Forest 60, Virginia Tech 55 MIDWEST Michigan 69, Illinois 59 Michigan St. 76, Purdue 57 N. Iowa 67, Missouri St. 59 Penn St. 82, Iowa 75 Wichita St. 81, Bradley 74 Wisconsin 75, Indiana 49 SOUTHWEST Baylor 84, Oklahoma St. 57 Cent. Arkansas 63, Texas-Arlington 37 Rice 69, SMU 60 UAB 62, UTEP 56 UCF 61, Tulsa 48 FAR WEST Colorado 70, Nebraska 45 UCLA 74, Southern California 67


NHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GFGA Philadelphia 53 35 13 5 75 180137 Pittsburgh 54 34 16 4 72 164122 N.Y. Rangers 55 29 22 4 62 153135 New Jersey 53 19 30 4 42 113154 N.Y. Islanders 52 17 28 7 41 128169 Northeast Division Boston 53 30 16 7 67 161119

Radio MONDAY Nothing scheduled

Scene MONDAY Boys Prep Basketball 7:45 p.m. — Southmoore at Norman North Girls Prep Basketball 6:15 p.m. — Southmoore at Norman North

Montreal Buffalo Toronto Ottawa

54 30 19 5 65 139131 51 24 22 5 53 145149 52 21 26 5 47 133162 53 17 28 8 42 117174 Southeast Division Tampa Bay 54 33 16 5 71 164162 Washington 54 29 15 10 68 150134 Carolina 53 26 21 6 58 159164 Atlanta 55 24 21 10 58 158178 Florida 52 23 23 6 52 140141 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GFGA Detroit 52 31 15 6 68 173154 Nashville 53 28 18 7 63 141125 Chicago 52 27 21 4 58 167147 Columbus 52 25 22 5 55 141162 St. Louis 51 23 20 8 54 138153 Northwest Division Vancouver 53 34 10 9 77 179125 Minnesota 52 27 20 5 59 135138 Calgary 54 26 21 7 59 154160 Colorado 52 25 21 6 56 164172 Edmonton 52 15 29 8 38 129180 Pacific Division Dallas 53 30 18 5 65 152150 San Jose 53 28 19 6 62 150144 Anaheim 54 29 21 4 62 146150 Phoenix 54 26 19 9 61 153156 Los Angeles 53 29 22 2 60 150129 Saturday’s Games Los Angeles 4, Calgary 3, SO San Jose 2, Boston 0 Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Anaheim 3, Colorado 0 Buffalo 6, Toronto 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 3, Dallas 1 Carolina 4, Atlanta 3, OT Columbus 4, Edmonton 3 Nashville 3, Detroit 0 Phoenix 1, Minnesota 0 Sunday’s Games Washington 3, Pittsburgh 0 New Jersey 4, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, St. Louis 3, OT Monday’s Games Atlanta at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 7 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. Ottawa at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Carolina at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. San Jose at Washington, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Florida, 6:30 p.m. AHL Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GFGA Manchester52 31 16 1 4 67 168141 Portland 50 30 15 4 1 65 172149 Worcester 50 24 18 2 6 56 132148 Connecticut52 24 21 2 5 55 142143 Providence 50 23 23 3 1 50 123153 Springfield 50 23 23 1 3 50 150159 Bridgeport 50 19 25 3 3 44 136161 East Division WB/Scranton5036 14 0 0 72 167124 Hershey 49 31 14 1 3 66 172116 Charlotte 51 28 18 1 4 61 179165 Norfolk 51 25 15 8 3 61 176147 Binghamton51 25 20 3 3 56 162143 Syracuse 50 18 26 2 4 42 123161 Albany 48 18 27 0 3 39 121173 Adirondack 51 16 30 2 3 37 117176 WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manitoba 49 28 15 1 5 62 143123 Hamilton 49 28 16 1 4 61 142117 Lake Erie 55 25 22 3 5 58 145150 Toronto 51 24 20 0 7 55 147146 Abbotsford 52 23 22 2 5 53 119146 Grand Rapids5122 23 1 5 50 140159 Rochester 50 21 24 3 2 47 137162 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Milwaukee 49 28 13 2 6 64 138120 San Antonio51 31 18 2 0 64 166146 Peoria 51 29 18 2 2 62 139129 Houston 52 29 19 1 3 62 139138 Oklahoma City 53 27 19 2 5 61168 153 Texas 49 27 16 3 3 60 136128 Chicago 54 26 22 2 4 58 172178 Rockford 47 20 21 2 4 46 121138 Sunday’s Games Hershey 5, Manitoba 1 Charlotte 4, Providence 3 Portland 3, Connecticut 2 Lake Erie 3, Abbotsford 2 Monday’s Games Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Albany, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Providence at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Abbotsford at Hamilton, 6 p.m. Bridgeport at Springfield, 6 p.m. Manitoba at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Texas, 7:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed C Peter Forsberg. COLLEGE CALIFORNIA — Named Jim Michalczik offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and Marcus Arroyo quarterbacks coach. Promoted Ron Gould to run-game coordinator and Eric Kiesau to passing-game coordinator.

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011


Brady unanimous MVP Fans: Associated Press

DALLAS — Here’s a Brady Bunch for NFL fans: Tom Brady got all 50 votes for MVP. The New England Patriots quarterback on Sunday became the first unanimous choice for NFL Most Valuable Player Award since the The Associated Press began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league. He surpassed himself, too: In 2007, when Brady won his first MVP, he got 49 votes; one voter went for Brett Favre. “It is always flattering to be chosen for such a prestigious award,” Brady said. “But I also look at it as a team award, as nothing in


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nearly as many passing marks as in 2007, Brady by far was the league’s top performer in leading New England to a 14-2 record, best in the NFL. He had a record streak of 335 throws without being intercepted, and passed for 36 touchdowns with only four picks.

Super Bowl: Polamalu silent • Continued From Page B1

“We’ve been a team that’s overcome adversity all year,” Jennings said. “Our head captain (Charles Woodson) goes down, emotional in the locker room. Our No. 1 receiver (Donald Driver) goes down, more emotions are going, flying in the locker room. But we find a way to bottle it up and exert it all out here on the field.” Few teams have been as resourceful as these Packers, who couldn’t wait to touch the trophy honoring their coach — and their title. Several of them kissed it as Roger Staubach walked through a line of green and gold. “Vince Lombardi is coming back to Green Bay,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said as the silver prize was handed to the team.

Steelers’ biggest playmakers silent The Steelers’ biggest playmakers were all but silent Sunday. Troy Polamalu whiffed on a tackle. James Harrison was nearly invisible. Not the way the Pittsburgh Steelers drew this up. Pittsburgh’s big-play, hard-hitting defensive leaders were nowhere to be found when the Steelers needed them most. Polamalu was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but was anything but the impact player who helped get the Steelers to this point. He had a chance to make a big play early, but delivered only a glancing blow on James Starks. Polamalu delivered his

biggest hit the very next play — as Greg Jennings caught a 21-yard touchdown pass. Harrison had a sack, but made most of his noise with his mouth during the week while criticizing the NFL. He might not have much to say after this performance, though. Dick LeBeau’s defense was one of the strengths all season for the Steelers, who have a long legacy of punishers — The Steel Curtain among them — who helped bring six previous titles to Pittsburgh. This team expected to do the same, with Polamalu and Harrison leading the way, as they so often have during the last few seasons. But Polamalu finished with three not-so-memorable tackles, while Harrison had only the sack of Rodgers in the third quarter and a few quarterback hits. It wasn’t just Polamalu and Harrison to blame, of course. The Steelers’ suspect secondary gave up several big plays throughout the game as the Packers, even without the injured Driver for most of the game, took aim at Bryant McFadden, William Gay and the rest of Pittsburgh’s defensive backs. The defensive line, led by the big-bearded Brett Keisel, got some pressure on Rodgers but it wasn’t consistent enough, especially in the first half, to get the Packers off track. When the Steelers look back at this one, though, they’ll wish Polamalu and Harrison had done what made them two of the elite defensive players in the NFL. Polamalu is a matchup


Packers 31, Steelers 25 Pittsburgh 0 10 7 8 — 25 Green Bay 14 7 0 10 — 31 First Quarter: GB — Nelson 29 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 3:44. GB — Collins 37 interception return (Crosby kick), 3:20. Second Quarter: Pit — FG Suisham 33, 11:08. GB — Jennings 21 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 2:24. Pit — Ward 8 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :39. Third Quarter: Pit — Mendenhall 8 run (Suisham kick), 10:19. Fourth Quarter: GB — Jennings 8 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 11:57. Pit — Wallace 25 pass from Roethlisberger (Randle El run), 7:34. GB — FG Crosby 23, 2:07. A — 103,219. Pit GB First downs 19 15 Total Net Yards 387 338 Rushes-yards 23-126 13-50 Passing 261 288 Punt Returns 4-5 1-0 Kickoff Returns 6-111 3-63 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-38 Comp-Att-Int 25-40-2 24-39-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-2 3-16 Punts 3-51.0 6-40.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-55 7-67 Time of Possession 33:25 26:35 RUSHING — Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 14-63, Roethlisberger 4-31, Redman 219, Moore 3-13. Green Bay, Starks 1152, Rodgers 2-(minus 2). PASSING — Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 25-40-2-263. Green Bay, Rodgers 24-39-0-304. RECEIVING — Pittsburgh, Wallace 989, Ward 7-78, Randle El 2-50, Sanders 2-17, Miller 2-12, Spaeth 1-9, Mendenhall 1-7, Brown 1-1. Green Bay, Nelson 9-140, J.Jones 5-50, Jennings 4-64, Driver 2-28, Jackson 1-14, Quarless 1-5, Hall 1-2, Crabtree 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS — Pittsburgh, Suisham 52 (WL).

nightmare with the way he freelances in the secondary, but he was beaten in coverage on Jennings’ 8yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter that put Green Bay up 28-17. Harrison was the Defensive Player of the Year two years ago, and was coming off another impressive season for the Steelers in 1 which he had 10 ⁄2 sacks. He’s a problem for receivers and tight ends coming across the middle, and for offensive linemen trying to protect their quarterbacks. Not so much in this one. The Packers did a terrific job of keeping him out of

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solve economic problems would be the height of folly,” agent Leigh Steinberg said. “Who wants to be the person to kill this golden goose?” To hear the two sides tell it, they’re trying to make it better, not kill it. But they are far apart on how to get that done. Owners say it’s time to pocket more money for a league that hasn’t started a stadium project in more than five years. They want a bigger slice of the roughly $9 billion in revenue, a rookie wage scale and to increase the regular season by two games to 18. The players think those two extra games will cause an exponential rise in injuries and don’t want to give back any percentage of the revenue pool, a massive slice of which comes from the networks, which combine to pay around $4 billion a year to televise the NFL. In the kind of theater that only the NFL could provide, Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco stood up among the journalists at Commissioner Roger



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saying a negotiating session between the owners and players the day before was “beneficial.” “My focus is on the next three or four weeks,” Goodell said. “I’ve often said, our agreement expires on March 4th. We have to use that period of time to reach an agreement that’s fair for the players, fair for the clubs, and allows our great game to grow for our fans.” Some are hopeful that a solution can be found before a labor strike. “Given the success of the game, given the money available, it doesn’t make sense to me that a compromise solution can’t be found,” said the NFL’s outside labor lawyer, Bob Batterman. In a recent poll by The Associated Press, people who identified themselves as NFL fans were asked which side they sympathized with. Eleven percent said the owners, 25 percent said the players and 64 percent said neither. The takeaway message: They simply want their football.

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installed in six temporary sections, but they went up so late that the fire marshal didn’t have time to inspect them, according to a police officer standing near an affected area who wouldn’t give his name and an explanation of the situation provided to several fans. The officer said the winter storms that struck Dallas earlier had set back work on the temporary seats. That didn’t matter to fans who felt they had been deceived by the league and Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner who had hoped some 105,000 people would watch the game inside and outside the stadium. To bolster the crowd, there were $200 tickets that provided nothing more than a chance to watch the game on video screens set up in outdoor plazas. Not even a hefty refund offer from the NFL was enough to satisfy the 400 fans who lost seats. The league said it would pay back triple the face value — $2,400 for the $800 tickets. “We don’t want that,” said Odett Karam, a Green Bay Packers fan who flew in from California. “We just want to get into the game. We just want to see the game.” The NFL said 850 fans were put in “similar or better seats.” As for the rest, the NFL first offered to let the fans watch the game in the outdoor plazas. Then, shortly after kickoff, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said they had been allowed into the fieldlevel club behind the Pittsburgh Steelers bench, where they could watch the game on monitors. If they wanted to see the game in person, they had to use standing-room platforms in each corner of Cowboys Stadium. Fans complained that wasn’t nearly enough, especially given what they had doled out for travel and hotel costs. “They took us to a bar,” said Paul Colavecchi, a displaced fan from Clearfield, Pa., who came to Texas with his sister. “That’s terrific,” he added sarcastically. “That’s why we fronted five grand for this trip — so we could watch the game in a bar. I didn’t have to take a plane trip to Texas to watch the game on TV, and I certainly didn’t buy a ticket so I could watch the game in a bar.” Compounding the unhappiness, fans in the affected areas were at first put into a fenced-off area while officials tried to sort things out. They became increasingly unruly, alternating chants of “Jerry Sucks!” and “NFL Sucks!” One man shouted: “They’re treating us like prisoners.” Another said, “We came a long way for this.” Gerry Grillo, from New Jersey, said he paid $3,000 for a ticket on the secondary market, so he would lose money even if he got a refund. “We’ve been in a holding area for two hours,” he said after finally being let in the stadium. “Two hours!” Organizers were hoping flawless game-day logistics would wipe out some of the complaints, but the seating problem could be an issue in the area’s plans to bid for the 50th Super Bowl in 2016. The affected areas were four entryways and two portions of the upper deck on the west end. About 15,000 temporary seats were added to the stadium in a bid to set the record for the largest crowd in Super Bowl history.

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and all the cylinders firing, it would be really good for us,” Davis said. “We have to make sure we do everything right.” Every cylinder needs to be working in peak form if OU wants to keep another losing streak from forming. It hosts No. 3 Texas (20-3, 8-0 Big 12) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners lost the first meeting, 66-46, on Jan. 15 at Texas. They’ve improved since then and gained confidence. The loss at OSU shouldn’t take

away from it. Fitzgerald thought the Bedlam setback would help. “It’s good that we got knocked down like this game, so we can get our heads back to where they were when we were 0-3. Things happen for a reason,” he said. “I think we were kind of happy with our success and our fourgame winning streak. Now we’re knocked down. Now it’s time to come back and play OU basketball again.” John Shinn 366-3536

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Oklahoma State slowed the pace to a crawl and deployed a 2-3 zone to try and slow the Bears, but still couldn’t get anything going against a Baylor defense, allowing opponents the worst shooting percentage in the nation. The Cowgirls started just 3 for 12 from the field and fell behind 20-9 midway through the first half. Even after Griner picked up her second foul by slamming into Lindsey Keller on the offensive end, Oklahoma State couldn’t capitalize with her on the bench for 81⁄2 minutes. Kendra Suttles had a spinning layup inside and Lakyn Garrison hit a 3pointer to get the deficit down to 25-18, but the Bears then scored the next nine points and finished the first half on an 18-5 run to stretch their lead to 4323. Griner had two baskets

Boxscore No. 1 Baylor 84, Oklahoma State 57 BAYLOR (21-1) Williams 6-8 5-5 17, Griner 8-15 3-4 19, Sims 1-4 3-4 5, Hayden 2-7 2-2 7, Jones 5-6 4-4 15, Madden 2-2 0-0 6, Zachariason 0-0 0-0 0, Robertson 0-2 0-0 0, Condrey 2-3 1-2 6, Field 1-3 0-0 2, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, Pope 3-5 1-4 7, Chandler 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 19-25 84. OKLAHOMA ST. (13-8) Young 1-5 0-0 2, Keller 2-6 7-8 11, Garrison 3-9 0-0 7, Bias 2-11 2-2 7, Bryan 0-2 0-0 0, Robinson 0-1 1-2 1, Blair-Mobley 1-1 0-1 2, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Crutchfield 2-4 1-2 5, Suttles 3-6 34 10, Dorsett 0-0 0-0 0, McIntyre 3-14 6-7 12. Totals 17-59 20-26 57. Halftime — Baylor 43-23. 3-Point Goals — Baylor 5-11 (Madden 2-2, Jones 1-1, Condrey 1-1, Hayden 1-2, Field 0-1, Robertson 0-1, Sims 0-3), Oklahoma St. 3-20 (Suttles 1-1, Bias 16, Garrison 1-7, McIntyre 0-1, Crutchfield 0-1, Keller 0-2, Bryan 0-2). Rebounds — Baylor 42 (Griner 9), Oklahoma St. 33 (Keller 7). Assists — Baylor 23 (Jones 6), Oklahoma St. 9 (Bryan 3). Total Fouls — Baylor 20, Oklahoma St. 22.

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LEGALS lPuRlished Ry The #orman Transcript on eanuary G=. FeRruary S. =T. +>==. Gtm I# T0E %ISTRICT COURT WIT0I# A#% FOR CLEVELA#% COU#TY STATE OF OVLA0OMA cMAC MORTcAcE. LLC. Plainti^^. Ds\ BARBARA BEVERS. et al\. %e^endantlsm\ #o\ Ce-=>-=YTS eU%cE LUCAS #OTICE BY PUBLICATIO# T0E STATE OF OVLA0OMA TOf eESSICA LY## TUCCI TAVE #OTICE that you haDe Reen sued Ry cMAC Mortgage. LLC. and that you must answer the Petition o^ said Plainti^^ on ^ile in said cause on or Re^ore the =5th day o^ March. +>==. or the allegations o^ said Petition will Re taken as true and judgment rendered against you. awarding the Plainti^^ a ^irst mortgage lien upon the ^ollowing descriRed real estate situated in CleDeland County. Oklahoma. to- witf Lot Fourteen l=Tm. in Block Si[ lYm. o^ WIL%WOO% cREE# #O\ = A%%ITIO# to #orman. CleDeland County. Oklahoma. according to the recorded plat thereo^\ ^or the sum o^ <5T.T85\>5. with Y\>o interest per annum thereon ^rom the =st o^ eanuary. +>=>. until paidp aRstract and title e[pense o^ YX>\>>p the ^urther sum o^ a reasonaRle attorneyqs ^ee. and the costs o^ said suit and ^oreclosing your interest in the property and ordering said property sold with or without appraisement as Plainti^^ may elect. all o^ which you will take due notice\ WIT#ESS my hand and o^^icial seal this =8 day o^ eanuary. +>==\ Rhonda 0all. Court Clerk BYf S/%eRRie SteDenson %EPUTY lSealm MATT0EW e\ 0U%SPET0 - r=TY=G ROBERT e\ 0AUcE - r+>>>S BAER. TIMBERLAVE. COULSO# _ CATES. P\C\ Attorneys ^or Plainti^^ Y8TY South Canton. Suite =>> Tulsa. OV ST=GY Telephonef lX=8m TX=-G=>> Facsimilef lX=8m TXS-5X+S

LEGALS lPuRlished Ry The #orman Transcript on FeRruary S. =T. +>==. +tm A%VERTISEME#T FOR BI% The #orman Transcript Separate sealed Rids ^or the McCasland Field 0ouse RenoDation and ImproDements. Phase III project. located on the campus o^ The UniDersity o^ Oklahoma in #orman. Oklahoma. may Re suRmitted to the Board o^ Regents o^ The UniDersity o^ Oklahoma at its o^^ice which is in the O^^ice o^ the President. Room ==X. EDans 0all. YY> Parrington ODal. The UniDersity o^ Oklahoma. #orman. Oklahoma SG>=X. no later than +f>> p\m\ on Thursday. March G. +>==\ Bids will Re opened and read puRlicly directly therea^ter in Room =>G. EDans 0all\ The Instructions to Bidders. Bid ^or Lump Sum Contract. Alternates Contract. Per^ormance Bond. %e^ect Bond. Payment Bond ^orms and Plans and Speci^ications may Re e[amined in the o^^ice o^ Bockus Payne Associates Architect. YG>G Water^ord BouleDard. Suite +T>. Oklahoma City. OV SG==8\ Copies may Re oRtained there upon payment o^ a One 0undred %ollar l<=>>\>>m non-re^undaRle deposit ^or one complete set\ Plans and speci^ications will Re aDailaRle FeRruary 8. +>==\ Telephonic inhuiries shall Re made to Bruce %eFriese. o^ Bockus Payne Associates Architects. telephone lT>5m 8T+->858\ Bidders must suRmit each Rid in the standard UniDersity o^ Oklahoma Ridding enDelope proDided ^ollowing the detailed instructions on the outside o^ that enDelope and must deposit with each Rid. security in the amount and ^orm and suRject to all conditions proDided ^or in the Instructions to Bidders\ In accordance with state law. Ridders must also suRmit with each Rid. an a^^idaDit disclosing certain Rusiness a^^iliations and a noncollusion a^^idaDit\ A list o^ major suRcontractors shall Re suRmitted as stated in paragraph +\e\ o^ Instructions to Bidders\ Attention o^ Ridders is particularly called to the ^ollowingf l=m that no Ridder may withdraw his proposal within si[ty lY>m days a^ter the actual date o^ the opening thereo^p and l+m that it is mandatory that all Ridders Disit the site Re^ore suRmission o^ a Ridp and lGm a pre-Rid con^erence will Re held at McCasland Field 0ouse. South LoRRy. =5= West Brooks. #orman. OV. at 8fG> a\m\ on Tuesday. FeRruary ++. +>==\ The Board o^ Regents o^ The UniDersity o^ Oklahoma e[pressly reserDes the right to waiDe any ^ormalities and to reject any or all Rids\ lPuRlished Ry The #orman Transcript on FeRruary S. +>==. =tm I# T0E %ISTRICT COURT OF CLEVELA#% COU#TY STATE OF OVLA0OMA I# T0E MATTER OF T0E ESTATE OF %OROT0Y LOUISE AS0LEY. %eceased\ #o\ PB-+>=>-=>5 PETITIO# TO SELL REAL PROPERTY COMES #OW MELVI# AS0LEY. Petitioner herein and duly appointed Administrator o^ the Estate o^ %OROT0Y LOUISE AS0LEY lthe sAdministratorsm. and respect^ully represents to this 0onoraRle Court as ^ollowsf =\ That the real property o^ which said decedent died seiied. or in which she had any interest. is as ^ollowsf 8GX #\E\ Yth Street. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma SG=>T lhereina^ter s%ecedentqs Real Propertysm\ +\ That %ecedentqs Real Property. haDing Reen achuired prior to her marriage. is titled as sole property o^ the %ecedentp that during her li^e and since her death %ecedentqs Real Property has Reen used as a rental propertyp that %ecedentqs Real Property is in good conditionp that %ecedent resided in her marital home with the Administrator in CleDeland County at her death. that this proRate was opened solely to allow the sale and trans^er o^ %ecedentqs Real Propertyp that %ecedentqs Real Property is the sole asset in %ecedentqs estatep and that a mortgage remains due on %ecedentqs Real Property\ G\ That the ^air market Dalue o^ %ecedentqs Residence. as determined Ry the Oklahoma County assessorqs o^^ice. was <YY.TTT\>> during the year o^ %ecedentqs deathp and that said property display is attached hereto as E[hiRit sA.s and made a part hereo^\ T\ That it is in the Rest interests o^ the estate to sell the whole o^ %ecedentqs Real Property ^or the ^ollowing purposes and reasons. to witf that the sale is necessary to satis^y the remaining mortgage. pay administratiDe e[penses ^or %ecedentqs estate. make ^inal distriRutions and close this matter\ 5\ That the names o^ all o^ the heirs o^ said estate. and their places o^ residence and post o^^ice addresses respectiDely. are as ^ollowsf #ame/Address Age/Relationship Status MELVI# AS0LEY G>Y Cascade %riDe Rialto. CA X+GSY Adult SurDiDing Spouse 0eir-at-Law CAMILLE TAFT PO Bo[ 8X=X5= Oklahoma City. OV SG=8X Adult daughter 0eir-at-Law %ARRE# TAFT r=Y>>YS5. Lawton Correctional Facility 8Y>S SE Flower Mound Road Lawton. Oklahoma SG5>= Adult son 0eir-at-Law W0EREFORE. Petitioner MELVI# AS0LEY. Administrator o^ the Estate o^ %OROT0Y LOUISE AS0LEY. prays that a date Re appointed ^or hearing this Petition. and notice thereo^ giDen. as rehuired Ry law. and upon ^inal hearing thereo^. that an Order o^ said Court Re made authoriiing your Administrator to sell the whole o^ %ecedentqs Real Property descriRed in this Petition. at priDate sale\ %ated this G=st day o^ eanuary. +>==\ Respect^ully suRmitted. SA#%Y I#cRA0AM. OBAr =5G++ I#cRA0AM _ ASSOCIATES. PLLC Attorney ^or the Administrator GGGY+X East Vickapoo Valley Road McLoud. OV ST85= Tel\ lT>5m XYT-+>S+p Fa[ lT>5m XYT-+>58 STATE OF CALIFOR#IA ss\ COU#TY OF SA# BER#AR%I#O MELVI# AS0LEY. Petitioner herein. o^ law^ul age. Reing ^irst duly sworn states that he has read the ^oregoing Petition. that he is ^amiliar with the contents thereo^. and that the allegations set ^orth therein are true and correct\ MELVI# AS0LEY SuRscriRed and sworn to Re^ore me this +T day o^ eanuary. +>==\ Matthew Spiess #otary PuRlic Commission #umRer =8S5>8> My Commission E[piresf %ec\ +S. +>=G


Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

Lifestyles Club news Monday Norman Pi Beta Phi Alumnae, 7 p.m., first Monday. Newcomers Club of Norman, 10 a.m., second Monday, First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., Jolene Blancett, 5790529. Norman Singers, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 W. Imhoff Road,, 701-2602 or 924-2782. American Legion Post 88, general meeting, 7 p.m. third Monday, 710 E. Main St. Cleveland County Herb Society, 7 p.m., third Monday, Garden Center, Constitution Street and Jenkins Avenue, Mitzi Blackmon, 364-5686. Delta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, 7 p.m., first and third Monday, at the Chamber of Commerce, Vivian Gibson, 3640484. Norman Area Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., third Monday, McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Fenn Hall, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman Area Iris Society, 7 p.m., fourth Monday, Reaves Center in Reaves Park. Norman Laughter Club, 7 p.m., third Monday, Norman Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1309 W. Boyd St., Cia Campbell, 596-3367 or South Canadian Cross-Timbers Corral of the Westerners, 7 p.m., third Monday, Charles M. Russell Center, Bob Clark, deputy sheriff, 325-4548. Norman Fair Trade, 7 p.m., every Monday, Second Wind Coffee Shop, 564 Buchanan Ave., ABLE Parents’ Association supports disabled adults in the Norman community, third Monday, 300 N. Crawford Ave. American Sewing Guild, 6:30 p.m., second Monday of the month, La Quinta at I-40 and Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City, Pat Fritze, 366-8296. The Norman Monday

mobility and independence for children and adults with disabilities,,, Jim Ballard, 329-3577. Sons of the American Revolution, noon third Tuesday, Golden Corral, 123 N. Interstate Drive, Franklin Appl, 321-4182. American Business Women’s Association, 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau, 223 E. Main St., Vivian, 364-0484, or JoAnn, 414-3656. Norman Christian Women’s Connection, noon to 1:30 p.m., third Tuesday, 809 Wall St., Bonnie, 329-1844 or Tuesday Carolyn, 329-3892. Cleveland County Cross Timbers Rotary Republican Women’s Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Club, usually the third Rotary House, 1531 W. Tuesday. For more informaBoyd St. tion, call Pat Tautfest at 826The Norman Black 7447 or e-mail her at Beaver Chapter of the Daughters of the AmeriREACH (Reassurance can Revolution (DAR). For to Each), sponsored by more information, call 329National Alliance on Mental 4767. The group will meet Illness Cleveland County, 7 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the p.m. third Tuesday of each University Lutheran Church, month, 107 State Drive, 914 Elm Ave. For more 701-2078. information, call 321-4182. Full Circle Caregivers, Cleveland County noon to 1 p.m., first TuesGenealogical Society day, 1185 E. Main St., meets the third Tuesday of potluck lunch, 447-2955. each month at 7 p.m. at the Friends of Lake Community Services Thunderbird, 7 p.m., New Building, 1119 E. Main St. Nature Center, 321-4633. For more information, call Embroiderers’ Guild of the CCGS Library at 701America, 1 to 3 p.m., 2100. second Tuesday, room 303, McFarlin Memorial United Wednesday Methodist Church, Donna Norman Stamp Club, 7 Goodwin, 364-4455 or 321- p.m., first Wednesday, St. 3484. John’s Episcopal Church, Sooner Rotary, 7 a.m., 235 W. Duffy St. Golden Corral Family Alzheimer’s CareSteakhouse, 123 N. givers, support group and Interstate Drive, www.soon- luncheon, 11:45 a.m., third Wednesday, McFarlin Norman Kiwanis Club, Memorial United Methodist 11:30 a.m., luncheon, club Church, 419 S. University news and speaker, activity Blvd., Carol Schreiner, 321room, First Christian 3484. Church, 220 S. Webster Ex Libris Book Club, Ave., Kevin Kelleher, 3649:30 a.m. for refreshments, 6192. 10 a.m. for review, first Norman Lions Club, Wednesday in September noon to 1 p.m., First through December and Presbyterian Church, 555 S. February through May, St. Michael’s Episcopal University Blvd. Shelly Church. The club doesn’t Stratton, 550-4450. meet in January. Sooner AMBUCS, 7 to Norman Garden 8 a.m., Prairie Kitchen, 2520 Exchange, 6 p.m. W. Main St., creating Night Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) Support Group will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship building, 1309 W. Boyd St. The group was formed to provide a safe and non-confrontational place for GLBT adults, 18 and over, to go for support. For more information, call 360-4497. Norman Masonic Lodge No. 38, 1700 N. Porter Ave., 7:30 p.m. first and third Monday. For more information, call 321-7310 and leave a message or visit

Wednesday, Norman Public Library. The purpose of the group is to allow gardeners to share their seeds, plants, information and literature to help people become more successful with the soil. For more information, call Dr. Norm Park at 310-6512. The Norman Women Entrepreneurs Network, for more information, call Martha at 831-1101 or Joan at 329-5087. The Second Stage Players, a drama group that remembers and enjoyed old time radio plays, will meet 1-3:30 p.m. Wendesday in the East room of the Cleveland County Fairgrounds to read radio scripts and plan for upcoming performances. For more information, call 364-8516. Low Vision Support Group, fourth Wednesday. New Hope Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Wednesday at McFarlin United Methodist Church, Room 405 Corner of University Boulevard and Apache Street. The Norman Chapter of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees). For more information, call 3647434. Debtors Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 235 W. Duffy St., 514-4168 or 6202556. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous-HOW, 7 p.m., Seeker Church, 622 N. Berry Road, Jill, 8260845. Heartland Hospice and Rambling Oaks Assisted Living Daytime Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. Rambling Oaks, 1060 Rambling Oaks Drive. Sooner Toastmasters, 7 p.m., McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Room 401, 419 S. University Blvd., sooner.freetoast, 329-0607. Living Information For Today (LIFT), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Thursday, 3216000. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 6:30 p.m., Lakeside Church of God, 4200 Alameda Ave., 872-9483. Mid-Del Chapter 39 Disabled American Veterans, 6 p.m. third Thursday, Willow Room, Midwest City Senior Center, 8251 E. Reno Ave. South Central Oklahoma Lupus Support Group, 7 p.m., first Thursday, Main Street Thursday Church of Christ, 408 E. Community Sewing Main St., Davis, Sheila Circle, for widows and Johnson, 580-369-2110, widowers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vickey Wiles, 580-369first Thursday, Primrose 3461, Linda Johnson, 580Event Center, 1109 N. 788-2840, 800-725-6445, Porter Ave., Debbie Taylor, The group is 321-6000. open to people with lupus Norman Parkinson’s (or people who think they Support Group, 7 to 8:30 might have lupus), family p.m., first Thursday, Room members, friends and A, Education Wing, people who would simply Norman Regional Hospital, like to learn more about Fred Schmitz, 364-4493, lupus. Jo Moore, 321-1181. The Norman Chapter Teddy Bear Collectors of Parents Helping Club, 6:30 p.m., second Parents offers hope Thursday, Golden Corral, through shared experience, 123 N. Interstate Drive, 329- resources and education. 0767. For more information, call Depression and 278-1221 or visit www.ParBipolar Support Alliance, 7 p.m., Edsel Caregiver’s Education Ford House, Iva, 373-0059, Group,1304 E. Lindsey 286-9370. Plaza Drive. For more T.I.P.S., 7 to 8 a.m., information, call 447-2955. Marie Callender’s, 3025 Business 2 Business, William Pereira, John every Thursday 7:15 a.m. at Kiosterud, 366-3928, The Red Room, 114 W. Roberta Leeper, 329-3502, Main St. For more informa-

tion, call Don Spears at 615-8543. Friday Cleveland County Master Gardeners, 9:30 a.m., second Friday, 601 E. Robinson St., 321-4774. Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group, noon, first Friday, Norman Specialty Hospital, 1210 W. Robinson St., reservations, lunch, 3218824. Redbud Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames of Seventeenth Century (NSCDXVIIC), fourth Friday, January, April, June and October, Gina McCasland, 261-0212. The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 6:30 p.m. first Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1800 NW 36th St., Oklahoma City, Lil Larwig, 525-3218. The ClevelandMcClain County Retired Educators meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each Month, January to May at the Moore-Norman Technology Center in building A in the auditorium. There will be a program and door prizes at each meeting. Bring donations for Food for Friends. For more information or a ride, call 321-2641. Saturday Daughters of Union Veterans, Major Belle Reynolds Tent 21, fourth Saturday, the Appl Bldg., 3503 Charleston Road, 364-2967. Norman Galaxy of Writers, first Saturday of each month. Silver Spur Square Dance Club Inc., first and third Saturday, Irving Recreation Center, 125 Vicksburg Ave., Bob Thomas, 642-1832, Morris and Janice Walker, 3216752. Asian-American Christian Speakers, 10 a.m., second and fourth Saturday, Southern Oklahoma Chinese Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 625 E. Frank St., www.aacs.freetoasthost. org, 364-3687.

‘Inception,’ ‘Social Network’ win at writer awards Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi smash “Inception” and the Facebook drama “The Social Network” took top screenplay honors Saturday night at the Writers Guild Awards. “Inception” writer Christopher Nolan won for best original screenplay and “The Social Network” writer Aaron Sorkin won for best adapted screenplay. The awards were handed out by the Writers Guild of America in simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York. “The Social Network,” which Sorkin adapted from the Ben Mezrich book “The

Accidental Billionaires,” was expected to win Saturday. But the original screenplay category was considered a toss-up between “Inception,” the psychosexual thriller “Black Swan” and the boxing drama “The Fighter” because current awards-season darling “The King’s Speech” was not eligible for a WGA award as it was not made under the writing union’s contract guidelines. Other of the top films of 2010 like “Toy Story 3” and “Winter’s Bone” were ineligible for the same reason. Sorkin will be the prohibitive favorite in the adapted category, and “The King’s Speech” and “Inception” will vie for original screenplay honors at the Academy Awards on Feb. 27.

“The Social Network,” was also considered an early favorite for a best picture Oscar. But it has been trumped in recent award ceremonies including the Golden Globes and Producers Guild Awards by “The King’s Speech,” which features Colin Firth as the stammering father of Queen Elizabeth II and is expected to sweep several categories on Oscar night. In other WGA categories, Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck and Adam Bolt won best documentary screenplay honors for “Inside Job,” a chronicle of the 2008 economic meltdown. And large teams of writers from AMC’s “Mad Men” and ABC’s “Modern FamiAP Photo ly” won for best drama and Actor Matthew Settle attends the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday at the comedy series, respectively. AXA Equitable Center in New York.

Lohan’s attorney denies actress stole necklace By Anthony McCartney AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan’s attorney said Saturday that her client did not steal a $2,500 necklace and would fight any charges if they are filed. The statement from attorney Shawn Chapman Holley was the first official word from the actress’ camp since police revealed they were investigating the troubled starlet for grand theft. “We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will

fight them in court, not in the press,” Holley said. Kamofie & Co., a Venice custom jewelry store, reported the necklace stolen on Jan. 22, roughly three weeks after the actress was released from three months of courtordered rehab at the Betty Ford Center. Police obtained a search warrant Tuesday to try to retrieve the necklace from Lohan’s house, but the item was turned in to detectives before the warrant could be executed. If she is charged, the case would be the latest

problem for the actress, who has struggled to comply with the terms of her probation for a 2007 drunken driving case. Judges sent her to jail last

year twice for violating her probation, and a judge has threatened to sentence her to up to six months in jail if she cannot stay out of trouble.

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Complimentary Issue - Feb. 7, 2011  
Complimentary Issue - Feb. 7, 2011  

Complimentary issue of The Norman Transcript