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Twisters’ deadly fury At least 5 dead, dozens injured after tornadoes sweep across state

A half-mile-wide tornado moves north Tuesday in Canadian County having just crossed State Highway 3 — the Northwest Expressway — west of SH 4 moving toward Piedmont. PHOTO BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN

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At least five people were killed and dozens more injured after multiple tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on Tuesday, including a massive twister that left a trail of damage 50 miles long. Four of the deaths were in Canadian County, said Cherokee Ballard, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner. A fifth person died in Chickasha when a tornado hit a mobile home park, fire Capt. Chris Calhoun said. An Edmond woman also died in a car wreck as she rushed home to seek shelter from the storms, authorities said. Lara O’Leary, spokeswoman for the Emergency Medical Services Authority, said three children

I Tornado damages parts of Guthrie I A list of shelters PAGE 5A

I Goldsby hit hard I Shelter shields 14 from harm in Cole PAGE 6A


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TOLL RISES IN MISSOURI Sonny Hale comforts his mother, Debra Lee, on Tuesday after a tornado-spawning storm swept through, tearing off their roof in Newcastle. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

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The death toll was at least 122 in the Joplin, Mo., tornado. Many more are missing.


A passing motorist helps search efforts Tuesday in a wooded area where two fatalities were confirmed after a tornado swept cars off of Interstate 40 west of El Reno.


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TOM BROKAW TO HOST AMC’S MEMORIAL DAY WAR HEROES WEEKEND AMC’s Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend, a special programming event in celebration and remembrance of America’s bravest servicemen and women is set to air Friday through Monday. Tom Brokaw serves as host for the event, which features an AMC original short documentary series entitled “A Path to Honor,” produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker James Moll; sit-down interviews with Brokaw and war veterans; video messages from soldiers overseas; as well as iconic war films, according to a news release. Brokaw will also introduce each night’s prime-time film at 7 p.m., including “Patton” on May 27; “Apocalypse Now: Redux” on Saturday; “Pearl Harbor” on Sunday and “Midway” on Monday. Other movies airing throughout Memorial Day Weekend include “The Longest Day,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “MacArthur,” “Guadalcanal Diary,” “Miracle at St. Anna,” “Halls of Montezuma,” “Fixed Bayonets,” “Twelve O’Clock High,” and “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Distributed throughout will be episodes from “A Path to Honor,” a four-part series depicting the Armed Forces. MELISSA HAYER, BLOG.NEWSOK.COM/TELEVISION

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CHICAGO — In the end, it was just Oprah. For the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” taped Tuesday, the talk show queen appeared alone on her Chicago stage, talking to viewers about what they’ve meant to her during the show’s 25-year run. The finale will air Wednesday. Fans leaving Tuesday’s taping said Winfrey had tears in her eyes as the television icon said a final thank you. “She said, ‘This isn’t goodbye. This is until we meet again,’ ” said Amy Korin, 32, of Chicago, who was in the audience. Winfrey then kissed and hugged her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, and made her way through the halls of Harpo Studios, saying goodbye to her staff, audience members said. She kept saying, “We did it! We did it!,” Korin said, and giving employees high-fives. There was a single chair on the stage, but Winfrey stood most of the time, audience members said. “A lot of crying and hugs, crying and hugs,” Korin said. Audience members described a simply produced series finale filled with a

Kristin Chenoweth appears May 17 during a taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” in Chicago. AP PHOTO

sense of gratitude. “It was just her the whole time, a recap of what she believed in, what we’ve given her as viewers and what she hopes she has given us,” said Nancy Evankoe, 60, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., who went with her daughter. Winfrey announced in November 2009 that she would end her popular talk show after 25 years. Tuesday’s taping comes a week after Hollywood’s A-list and 13,000 fans bid Winfrey farewell during a double-episode extravaganza at Chicago’s United Center. The shows that aired Monday and Tuesday included Aretha Franklin, Tom Cruise, Stevie Won-

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Oprah,” Mowrey said. “That was one thing that didn’t change.” Fans said they went through the normal ticketing process for the final taping by submitting their names online. Some said they wrote letters explaining why they were Winfrey fans. Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, mixed with the waiting fans and interviewed several with a camera phone. For her, the show’s end is bittersweet. “I have such mixed feelings about it,” King told fans. When Winfrey announced her show would end she promised her viewers she would use the final season to “knock your socks off.” On her 25th and final season premiere she danced onstage with John Travolta and told everyone in the audience they were going to Australia. Already a television journalist, Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to WLS-TV’s morning talk show, “A.M. Chicago.” A month later the show was No. 1 in the market. A year later it was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” On Jan. 1 of this year Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, which is based in Los Angeles.

der, Michael Jordan and Madonna, among other stars of television, music and movies. The bare-bones final taping had its share of celebrities in the audience including Tyler Perry, Maria Shriver, Suze Orman and Cicely Tyson, but none of them joined Winfrey on stage. There were 404 audience members, according to Harpo Productions. Hundreds of giddy fans struck by their luck at getting tickets for the final show had gathered outside Winfrey’s television studio in Chicago on Tuesday morning. Sarah Cranley, 32, of Chicago, waited in line with her mother, who traveled in from Pittsburgh for the taping. Cranley said she felt very lucky to snag tickets to the last show and the prospect of seeing Winfrey live didn’t yet feel real. “You think about how many billions of people around the world watch her and want to be here,” Cranley said. “What are the odds?” Cranley’s mother, Sally Mowrey, 59, said Winfrey was a constant in her life when her husband’s job transfers had her family move 17 times. “That was something I could count one, watching


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A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday at an Oklahoma City pharmacist’s murder trial that an unconscious robber could have moved after being shot in the head. Under defense questioning, prosecution witness Chai Choi agreed Antwun “Speedy” Parker could have had involuntary movements or seizures that could have been perceived as a threat. “That is possible,” the doctor testified at Jerome Jay Ersland’s murder trial. Testimony is set to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott sent jurors home early Tuesday afternoon because of approaching storms. The trial could conclude Friday. Ersland, 59, is accused of going too far when he shot Parker five more times inside Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City on May 19, 2009. He shot Parker again after chasing a second robber away, security camera recordings show. Prosecutors contend physical evidence and the pharmacist’s own actions prove Parker didn’t move after the shot to the head knocked him to his back on the drugstore floor. Defense attorneys contend Ersland bravely defended himself and two female co-workers. Choi did not do the autopsy on Parker. She reviewed autopsy records in order to testify at the trial because the doctor who did do the autopsy was fired. Choi has worked in the medical examiner’s office 29 years. She told jurors Parker, 16, would have lost consciousness very quickly after being shot in the head. She said the shot sent a lead fragment into the boy’s brain. She called such a brain injury probably fatal but survivable if treated properly and immediately. She said Parker was alive when he was shot five more times in the chest and abdomen. She said blood loss from those injuries shows his heart was beating. She said the last five shots “speeded up death.” During her testimony Tuesday, jurors also learned another doctor, Andrew Sibley, last year wrote in Parker’s case that “unconsciousness does not necessarily mean motionless.” Jurors were told Sibley, then the state’s interim chief medical examiner, also wrote “it is conceivable that involuntary movements may be per-

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ceived as a continued threat.” Ersland insisted in media interviews he shot Parker again because the masked robber was getting up. Ersland is not expected to testify at the trial. Recordings from security cameras inside the pharmacy do not show

Parker again after the robber falls. An Oklahoma City police detective, Ryan Porter, testified Tuesday that Ersland, on the security camera recordings, did not act as if he was scared. The detective said the recordings show Ersland “calmly” walks over the fallen

robber to get a second gun from a drawer and “calmly” walks straight back to the robber to shoot five more times. The detective said Ersland also carries the justfired revolver in his nonshooting hand as he walks over Parker to get the second gun.

Under defense questioning, the detective acknowledged that Ersland “wouldn’t be here today” if the two robbers had not entered the drugstore. “There would not be a case going on right now, that’s correct,” Porter said. Admitted into evidence Tuesday were both guns Ersland fired inside the pharmacy: a Taurus Judge

revolver and a semi-automatic Kel-Tec handgun. District Attorney David Prater held up the unloaded weapons one at time and walked in front of jurors so they could get a closer look. Ersland, of Chickasha, faces life in prison or life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of murder.






Twister: At least four major tornadoes hit, officials say FROM PAGE 1A

were critically injured in Piedmont and were taken to a hospital. Another child, a 4-year-old boy, was missing, authorities said. There were reports of fatalities in other parts of the state, but those were unconfirmed, Ballard said. At least four major tornadoes touched down, causing damage from Grady County northeast to Logan County, National Weather Service forecasters said. At least three of the fatalities in Canadian County were on Interstate 40 near mile marker 113 where cars were blown off the highway, authorities said. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said troopers still were working to identify the victims late Tuesday. He said some of the victims were found 300 to 400 yards from abandoned vehicles. Four cars on I-40 were torn apart by the twister, and the highway was littered with car parts. A tractor-trailer also was severely damaged, but the driver survived. In Chickasha, Calhoun said, 10 mobile homes in the Watson Mobile Home Park were destroyed and several others damaged. From there the tornado traveled to the Winds of Oak Ridge Apartments, damaging four apartments. It also took the roof off the Grand First Assembly of God and hit Chickasha Square Shopping Centre, damaging a Dollar General and other businesses. Calhoun said several homes in the nearby community of Friend were leveled. Gov. Mary Fallin released a statement Tuesday saying she is in constant contact with emergency management officials. “I know local authorities are doing everything they can to respond to the storm and keep our citizens safe,” Fallin said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those already affected by these storms. I am asking all Oklahomans to stay aware of the weather and to take proper precautions to keep themselves out of harm’s way.”

Large tornado tracks through five counties Much of the damage Tuesday came from one large tornado that touched down north of Lookeba in Caddo County and moved northeast into Canadian County, where it killed people on I-40 and destroyed homes and businesses west and north of El Reno. The twister destroyed more homes in the Piedmont area and caused serious injuries before it moved into southeastern Kingfisher County, damaging homes south of Cashion, and continued into Logan County, causing more damage. The storm continued to cause damage into Payne County near Stillwater. Jerry Smith, Canadian County emergency management director, said numerous injuries were reported along I-40 near El Reno. A gas line explosion also was reported in El Reno. Tom and Carla Chronister took cover at their business, Festivities in El Reno. They went home after the storm cleared and found their house at 4110 N Highway 81 in ruins.

“It took everything far, far away,” Tom Chronister said. Carla Chronister had parked her new car in the garage, hoping to spare it from hail. The twister wrapped it in a tree, and the three-car garage is in smithereens. Tom Chronister said no one was home except their two dogs and three cats. They found two of their pets alive and were searching for the others. Piedmont resident Diane Smith said the family took shelter in a shelter at their home on State Highway 3 and hoped for the best. “It was extremely loud,” Smith said. “We went to the bathroom and pulled a mattress over us and said a prayer. My son’s alive. My husband’s alive and my dog is alive. So you’ve got to be thankful for that.” Smith’s son, Coulton Parker, 16, said he saw the tornado coming. “Out of nowhere our ears just popped,” he said. “We walked outside, and it wasn’t even recognizable. The family’s two separate two-car garages were destroyed, but the cars still were sitting inside what was left of the garages. “It was very said,” Smith said. “It was overwhelming more than anything. I guess we’re going to have to find a rent house, and we’re going to have to rebuild.” Members of two Boy Scout troops and wrestlers from Piedmont wrestling teams were helping the family and their friends sift through debris. Power lines also were down in the area, making some roads impassable. The tornado destroyed three homes, a farm equipment barn and an airplane hanger along State Highway 74 south of State Highway 33 in Guthrie. The same tornado moved through Cashion. A fire dispatcher there said numerous homes were destroyed on the south side of town. Larry McDuffey, Caddo County emergency management director, said about half a dozen people were treated for minor cuts and bruises north of Lookeba, where the tornado first touched down. “We probably lost half a dozen homes either damaged or destroyed,” McDuffey said. “Power lines are down. Trees uprooted. Livestock damaged.” Minor damage was reported in the Stillwater area as the storm made its way northeast.

Multiple twisters cause injuries Several other tornadoes also touched down, causing damage and injuries. The same tornado that claimed a life in Chickasha moved into McClain County, and did damage in the Newcastle area. Another tornado touched down southeast of Chickasha near Bradley and moved into McClain County where Goldsby Emergency Management Director Greg Giltner said there was significant damage on State Highway 74 toward Washington. “We have houses that are flattened,” Giltner said. “We’re going to have some injuries.” In Washington, highway patrol Capt. Ronnie Hampton said seven houses were destroyed and several people were taken to a hospital. The Goldsby Baptist Church was being used as

Rebecca Watts walks Tuesday by a car stuck in a tree after being destroyed by a tornado that hit the home of Tom Chronister north of El Reno. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

Armando Castillo finds personal items out of his truck that he was driving Tuesday when it was swept off Interstate 40 and destroyed by a tornado west of El Reno. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

A house was damaged on the north side of State Highway 3 that was on the edge of a tornado moving north toward Piedmont.

a shelter. Another tornado damaged a mobile home park and camping area near Canton Lake in Blaine County. A sheriff’s dispatcher said an area on the northwest side of Canton Lake was “pretty much gone.” She said a mobile home park and campers were in the area. One person who got trapped in a trailer was taken to a local hospital. That tornado traveled northwest toward the Fairview area in Major County. A Fairview police dispatcher said there were reports of damage west of

Crews from the weather service will be out Wednesday to begin the damage assessments and that could take some time. “This is like a CSI-type operation, where we’re going to look at the damage survey, the picture, talking to emergency managers, looking at radar data and matching all that together and then coming up with something,” said Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office. “Often times that will take weeks to do, especially

town on State Highway 60. The dispatcher said Cedar Springs Church and a couple of homes were damaged.

Weather service to survey damage The National Weather Service in Norman warned in unusually strong terms earlier in the day that the threat for severe weather in the Oklahoma City area and much of the state was high. Those warnings proved accurate as the first tornadoes hit after 3 p.m. and continued through the evening.


with an event as complex as this where we had probably several tornadoes going on.” Today’s maximum wind gust at the El Reno Mesonet was 151 mph, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weathernetwork. That tops the previous high wind gust on the Mesonet of 113 mph, set at Lahoma on Aug. 17, 1994, according to Gary McManus of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The Mesonet’s records begin on Jan. 1, 1994. CONTRIBUTING: STAFF WRITERS MATT PATTERSON, MATT DINGER, MICHAEL KIMBALL, ANN KELLEY, DIANA BALDWIN AND DARLA SLIPKE.






Upended small aircraft are strewed about this destroyed airplane hangar east of State Highway 74, east of Cashion, left that way by a tornado Tuesday afternoon PHOTOS BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN

Man finds safety almost too late BY VALLERY BROWN Staff Writer

GUTHRIE — Johnny Hannah sat on his front patio overlooking a golf course Tuesday afternoon as a tornado hidden in heavy rain raced toward him. He didn’t realize the imminent danger until cedar limbs and other spinning debris drove him into the tornado shelter in his garage. He got inside just in time. “My garage door started buckling so much, and the debris sounded like giant hail,” said Hannah, 63. Hannah, his wife and his brother-in-law huddled in the shelter until the noise quieted. “I opened up the cellar door and I could see sky and I thought, ‘Oh, we’ve got problems,’ ” he said. Hannah’s brick home was destroyed. Blown out windows, toppled walls and debris littered the area. One of his two cats was missing. His was one of at least eight homes that were destroyed or damaged in the neighborhood near the Cedar Valley Golf Course. Twenty minutes before the tornado struck his home, he was on the phone with his sister, who had just lost her home to the same tornado when it was 30 miles to the southwest in Piedmont. “She was just inconsolable,” he said. “What’s the chances of a brother and sister both losing their homes?” Electricity was disrupted Tuesday evening in Guthrie as residents cleaned up damage. The city’s public works complex and animal shelter were damaged. Sixty dogs at the center were being sent to an animal shelter in Edmond, said Police Chief Damon Devereaux. No injuries were reported. The high school was damaged, prompting school officials to end the school year three days early. The walls and roof of the weight room were gone, but all the weight equipment and trophies were still in place. In a rural area of Guthrie, three homes, a farm

A destroyed home is seen on SH 74, east of Cashion, after a tornado came through the area Tuesday afternoon. Residents escaped before the tornado hit.

Nathaniel Apel, 12, holds a cat close after finding it in the rubble of his family’s destroyed home on State Highway 74, east of Cashion.

HOW TO HELP The American Red Cross is opening shelters in three counties: I Blaine County — Canton Community Center, 301 N Garfield in Canton. I Grady County — Trinity Church, 428 E Almar in Chickasha I Logan County — Baptist Church, 1219 W Noble Ave. in Guthrie.

MAKING DONATIONS People can donate to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Oklahoma Citybased Devon Energy made the first corporate contribution of $50,000 to help the victims of Tuesday’s violent weather. To donate, go to or call 228-9500 to make a donation. Another way to contribute is to text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

equipment barn and an airplane hanger were destroyed. Kiley Witte, 34, stacked meat from his freezer in what used to be his living room. Family members searched the rubble to salvage photographs and other valuables. “I don’t know exactly what to do with all this,” he said. Witte said he headed for a storm shelter when the electricity went out. Insulation and hay started

blowing through the shelter’s air duct as the twister moved through. Across the street, siblings Rebecca Abel, 15, and Nathanial Abel, 12, dug through the rubble of their home. Rebecca Abel said she was looking for her mandolin and violin. Her brother searched for the family’s guns. As the family picked through the debris, one of their pet birds chirped and sang. Their other three pet birds were missing.

Woman dies trying to beat storm BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer

EDMOND — A woman died in a traffic accident Tuesday as she tried to rush home to find shelter from the approaching dangerous weather, Edmond police said. Linda Page, 64, died in the 4:37 p.m. accident at

Kelly Avenue and Pruett. Page was driving a Toyota Highander and went left of center and hit a car head-on, said Glynda Chu, Edmond police spokeswoman. The driver of the other

vehicle was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening. Her name and condition were not available Tuesday night. Two dogs in Page’s vehicle survived.






Residents salvage belongings after Newcastle twister

Veterinarian Patrick Young attends to Baxter, a Labrador that was in the garage of a home destroyed Tuesday by a tornado in Cole. PHOTO BY DAVID ZIZZO, THE OKLAHOMAN

Shelters live up to name as twister rips into Cole BY DAVID ZIZZO Staff Writer

COLE — Cheryl Mayo and 14 other people huddled in a shelter as a monstrous tornado churned overhead late Tuesday afternoon. The tornado blew open the door of the storm shelter, Mayo said about 30 minutes after the storm passed by. “As soon as it blew the lid open you could see that the house was gone.” The home was destroyed, along with a double-wide trailer on the same property on State Highway 74B east of Cole, a small town about 15 miles southwest of Norman. Utility poles were snapped in pieces, one car

was on its top, and the road was blocked by downed power lines. Zach Johnson, 17, who lived with his parents, Steve and Kelly Johnson, in the two-story, fivebedroom home that was less than a year old, said it felt “like something hit your head. It felt like a meteorite or something hit the Earth.” Johnson said he wondered why the door was ripped off the shelter, which was buried in the floor of the garage. “I don’t think my dad shut the door all the way,” he said. “He had it shut,” Mayo said. “It just blew off. The pressure, God, you could feel the pressure down in there.”

Shelter was lifesaver Several parents had picked up their children who attend a day care in the home, Mayo said. Mayo, Kelly Johnson’s best friend since college, said she had gone by the house to help Johnson handle any children who remained. Four children of day care workers were in the shelter. One adult suffered a minor cut on her neck, but no one else was hurt. “That storm shelter was the best investment,” Zach Johnson said. Johnson at first said the family’s two Labradors were killed. “No,” Mayo said to Johnson’s great relief, “Baxter’s down there,” pointing down the road. Baxter was found in a

Goldsby sustains damage but no injuries are reported BY JANE CANNON AND MICHAEL KIMBALL Staff Writers

GOLDSBY — A tornado that first touched down in rural Grady County eventually caused significant damage in the Goldsby area in McClain County. Goldsby Emergency Management Director Greg Giltner said one home in the city was destroyed, and 16 others had significant damage. Rusty Gaines, 49, of Goldsby, lives with his wife about two miles south of town hall. He said he thinks the tornado passed within about a half-mile of his house. “We got in the cellar, and it got real quiet,” Gaines said. “Then we heard a big noise, a big roar. When the roar left, I stuck my head out and saw it (the tornado) pass by to the north.” Their house lost power, but he and his wife were not hurt. Jamie Johnson, 17, was driving toward his home in Washington when he saw the tornado. “I personally saw it take down three houses in Goldsby, and it almost pulled us into it,” he said. Giltner said there have been no reports of injuries. Large amounts of debris were scattered around town. “We think it’s debris from the Washington or Dibble area because it’s stuff that I don’t recognize from around here,” Giltner said. “It was absolutely raining debris.” Giltner said the biggest hazard for emergency responders was downed power lines. A number of homes had roof damage, and several fences were blown down. CONTRIBUTING: STAFF WRITER MATT PATTERSON

Ann Smith talks with friends in front of what is left of her house after a tornado-spawning storm swept through Washington on Tuesday. She and her husband were in an outside storm shelter when the storm destroyed their rural home. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

creek bed. He appeared to be in shock but with no apparent injuries. The other dog had not been found. Stunned neighbors gathered along the road. “All of a sudden we just heard this strong wind,” said Martha Fraire, who lives across the road in a mobile home with her husband, Paulino. “We were just praying,” she said. The Fraires’ trailer, along with others nearby, appeared undamaged. Kevin Longacre, 50, said he was in a home across the street with his mother. “I saw it coming, and I told Mama to get in the middle of the house,” he said. “I just started hearing that big, loud noise. It just went right over us.”

Lee and Debra Merideth collect valuables from their roofless home after a tornado caused damage in Newcastle on Tuesday. PHOTOS BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

April Stout navigates her front yard beside her car after a tornado-spawning storm swept through Newcastle on Tuesday.



NASA TO ABANDON ROVER SPIRIT LOS ANGELES — Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist

House GOP plans to force cuts with vote on debt limit Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — House Republicans announced Tuesday that they would hold a vote, possibly next week, to raise the nation’s debt limit without spending reductions — a maneuver designed to show there is no political support for expanding the nation’s $14.3 trillion borrowing capacity without substantial reforms. Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, the Republican chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, put forward legislation that would allow the debt limit to be raised by $2.4 trillion — the amount necessary to

continue paying the nation’s obligations through the end of 2012. “Let me be clear: I do not support and will not vote for a debt limit increase that does not contain significant spending cuts and budgetary reforms,” Camp said in announcing the bill he intends to oppose. More than 100 Democrats had signed a letter earlier this year pressing for a so-called clean vote on the debt limit, with no spending cuts attached. But the legislation is likely to fail. The vote would force Democrats to go on record on the issue. Republicans welcomed the vote as necessary for

amplifying the GOP position as deficit-reduction talks continued this week between congressional leaders and Vice President Joe Biden. But Democrats said the vote is nothing but brinkmanship that sends the wrong message at a time when financial markets worldwide are watching Congress’ ability to tackle a difficult issue. Defaulting on the nation’s obligations, it is believed, would have catastrophic repercussions in the economy. “The bill introduced today is a dangerous political stunt,” said Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the committee. “Brinkmanship with

As Mississippi’s floodwaters recede, more misery begins BY ADRIAN SAINZ AND HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Mississippi River’s crest has passed through the South, but the misery caused by flooding is far from over. As water recedes, residents from Tennessee to Louisiana face the task of gutting houses soaked in polluted water. Farmers will have to scrub their fields of sandy sludge before trying to use what’s left of the growing season.

Shipping is likely to be restricted for weeks because of pressure on levees, and a close watch will be kept well into the summer on strained levees, bridges and other structures. “It’s falling now, slowly but surely. But it ain’t falling that fast for me to get home,” said William Jefferson, who has had at least 6 feet of water in his Vicksburg, Miss., house for two weeks. “I don’t know what to expect. I won’t know what to expect until I open the doors.” Some of the worst






flooding has been along tributaries, and not all of the smaller rivers in Louisiana have hit their peak. Upstream in Tennessee, people have been returning home to find damaged appliances, water-soaked beds and ruined clothing. Residents in several states are fretting about where they’ll get money to rebuild. Officials haven’t yet put an overall dollar figure on residential damage, but thousands of homes were flooded in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

our economy and our nation’s obligations is highly irresponsible.” MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE INFORMATION SERVICES

that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years. Spirit has been incommunicado for more than a year despite daily calls by NASA. The cause of Spirit’s silence may never be known, but it’s likely the bitter Martian winter damaged its electronics, preventing the six-wheel rover from waking up. The space agency tried every trick to listen for Spirit to no avail. Project manager John Callas of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said the last commands will be sent up Wednesday. Though orbiting spacecraft will continue to listen through the end of May, chances are slim that Spirit will respond. “Spirit went into a deep sleep,” said Callas, who said the plucky rover will be remembered for demystifying Mars to the masses. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS








ROADSIDE BOMB CLAIMS 10 KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb killed 10

‘Painful compromises’ pledged by Israeli leader BY AMY TEIBEL Associated Press


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that he was willing to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, for the first time explicitly saying some West Bank settlements would find themselves outside Israel’s final borders. But he tacked on a list of oft-stated conditions that have been unacceptable to the Palestinians. A senior Palestinian official immediately rejected Netanyahu’s peace outline as a “declaration of war.” Speaking before a joint meeting of Congress that showered him with more than two dozen standing ovations, Netanyahu said Israel wants and needs peace but repeated his flat rejection of a return to

what he called the “indefensible” borders Israel had before the 1967 SixDay War. He also restated Israel’s refusal to repatriate millions of Palestinians to homes in Israel they lost in fighting over the creation of the Jewish state in 1948. Netanyahu maintained anew that contested Jerusalem could not be shared with the Palestinians. And he insisted that Israel maintain a long-term military presence on what would be the eastern border of a Palestinian state. In the West Bank, Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official, called Netanyahu’s speech “a declaration of war against the Palestinians.” He noted that Netanyahu had rejected all key Palestinian demands. Israel, which enjoys strong bipartisan backing in Congress, has been rat-

workers in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing aimed at workers in Kandahar, which has seen a rise in incidents in recent days as Taliban fighters try to retake territory lost in the past year. The workers on the truck were employed by the local government in the region to clean up rivers and streams, according to Dr. Qayoum Pakhla, the director of Kandahar Hospital. Ten died, and 28 were injured in the attack. AFRICA

PLANE CRASH LEAVES 2 DEAD KADUNA, Nigeria — A Briton and a Nigerian were

killed in a fire after their plane crash-landed in north-central Nigeria, authorities said Tuesday. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority says both unnamed passengers, a pilot and a senior engineer, were killed after the crash around midday Tuesday, when a fire engulfed their plane. The plane, which was making a test run following maintenance, crashed shortly after taking off from the Kaduna International Airport. MIDDLE EAST

HIKERS’ FATE REMAINS UNCLEAR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures Tuesday while addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP PHOTO

tled by President Barack Obama’s support for drawing the future borders of a Palestinian state and a Jewish state on the basis of Israel’s pre-1967 frontiers. Netanyahu had repeatedly challenged the president’s position, ignoring Obama’s assertion that the territorial markers could be adjusted through mu-

tually agreed-upon land swaps. The Palestinians accept that principle, which would let Israel retain major West Bank settlement blocs and help assure its security. Palestinians are refusing to negotiate as long as Israeli settlement construction continues where they want to establish a state. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Barack Obama chat Tuesday during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace, London. President Barack Obama immersed himself in the grandeur of Britain’s royal family Tuesday, as the queen welcomed him to Buckingham Palace for the first day of a state visit. AP PHOTO

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran scoffed Tuesday at the U.S. and allies using the term hikers to describe three Americans charged with espionage, calling it a “joke” and giving no hint that prosecutors would scale back the accusations. The comments carried on state TV suggest Iran will not ease its claims against the Americans despite failing to hold a court session earlier this month for unexplained reasons. The trio was detained in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border. Two men, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, remain in custody. Bauer’s fiancee, Sarah Shourd, was released last year on $500,000 bail and has refused to return to Iran for trial. She is being prosecuted in absentia.

PREMIER RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has been released from a Texas hospital following surgery to open a clogged artery. Adrienne Lallo, a spokeswoman for Seton Medical Center Austin, says Fayyad was released Tuesday afternoon. Cardiologist Kunjan Bhatt says Fayyad did not have a heart attack and should make a full recovery. Fayyad was hospitalized Sunday with chest pains and felt more discomfort Monday.

SYRIAN DEATH TOLL TOPS 1,000 BEIRUT — The death toll from Syria’s crackdown on

a nine-week uprising has exceeded 1,000, a prominent human rights group said Tuesday, as the country’s opposition called for fresh protests and clearer goals. Amar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, said the opposition was planning a conference in Turkey to find a common voice for its anti-government movement. Qurabi said his group has documented the names of 1,062 people who have died since the uprising erupted in mid-March. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obama tends to bonds between U.S., Britain BY NANCY BENAC Associated Press

LONDON — In the splendor of Buckingham Palace and even a fast game of table tennis with British youngsters, President Barack Obama spent a full day of his European tour on Tuesday tending to and underlining the importance of U.S. relations with England. Along the way, baby boomers Barack and Michelle Obama cemented their deepening friendship with the 85-year-old queen. In toasting Queen Elizabeth II at only the second state dinner the British have ever thrown for an American president, Obama called her “a living witness to the power of our alliance and a chief source of its resilience.” The queen, in turn, described the relationship between the two countries as “tried, tested and, yes, special.” Tuesday’s state visit was all about images-with-a-message before Obama delves into the gritty details of foreign policy with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the last day of his visit to England, and makes an address to Parliament reassuring Europe about its place in

American foreign policy. At the same time, the president kept one eye on the devastating Midwest tornadoes at home, scheduling a visit to Missouri on Sunday as soon as he returns from his four-nation tour of Europe. In the formality and ceremony of the president’s state visit in London — and in the unscripted personal moments that played out within that framework — Obama was working to shore up the U.S. relationship with Britain and to further his efforts to see Western allies shoulder a greater share of the burden in addressing trouble spots around the globe. As a special treat, the Obamas had a chance to meet newlyweds Prince William and bride Kate, who visited from Wales for what one palace spokesman called “a bit of a chin wag.” The couples had a morning visit, but the newlyweds didn’t stay for dinner. George W. Bush is the only previous U.S. president to be accorded a state visit, according to Buckingham Palace. On Wednesday, the president’s Europe tour, which began with a friendly visit to Ireland, pivots to focus on a thicket of foreign policy challenges.

U. S. reaches out to rebels as air strikes blast Tripoli BY DIAA HADID AND MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Obama administration reached out Tuesday to the Libyan rebels and said Moammar Gadhafi would “inevitably” be forced from power as the U.S.backed NATO coalition launched a withering attack on the Libyan leader’s stronghold of Tripoli. The NATO air strikes struck in rapid succession shortly after midnight, setting off more than 20 explosions in the most in-

tensive bombardment yet of the Libyan capital. Plumes of acrid-smelling smoke rose from an area around Gadhafi’s compound in central Tripoli. A U.S. official warned Libya’s ruler the pace of the attacks will intensify. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, “I think we want to underscore to Gadhafi that the foot is not going to come off the gas pedal,” adding, “leaving is in his best interests and the best interest of the Libyan people.” With its invitation, the U.S. administration bol-

stered the standing of the rebel National Transnational Council, calling it a “legitimate and representative and credible” body and extending an invitation Tuesday for it to set up a representative office in Washington — though the overture stopped short of formal U.S. recognition. The international community has stepped up the air campaign and diplomatic efforts against the regime in a bid to break a virtual stalemate between the rebels in the east and Gadhafi, who maintains a stranglehold in the west.











The government has decided that no one is getting the $25 million award for capturing bin Laden. It’s because no one wants to break the news to SEAL Team 6.”


This year especially tough for state’s wheat farmers Bob Gates


T’S not that easy being green wheat is passing into the wheat. time of golden grain — asIf drought doesn’t get you, suming your wheat crop has bugs or rust might. If it rains it almade it this far. so hails. Too little rain and green Measured in bushels per wheat doesn’t turn into amber acre, the yield in areas harwaves of grain. Too much rain and vested first is in the low to the harvesters can’t reap what mid teens such as the 10 to 15 wheat farmers have sown. Too figure reported for Grandmuch yield, the price goes down. Wheat is harvested near Chattanooga, field in Tillman County, the Too little yield, the price goes up OK, last June. first to be harvested. A good — but many farmers can’t harvest average wheat yield would be FILE PHOTO FROM OKLAHOMA WHEAT COMMISSION enough to take advantage of it. around 28 bushels per acre. It’s never been easy being an Oklahoma wheat farmGrandfield is Oklahoma’s welcome center for wheat er. This year has been especially challenging, with some harvesters, but it’s in the part of the state registering the areas written off early due to drought. But most years lowest December-through-April moisture total since are challenging in one or way or another. records began being kept in 1895. The 2011 Oklahoma wheat harvest has begun just as Reports so far indicate that the quality picture isn’t as the rains finally came. As of Friday, the Oklahoma bad as the quantity outlook. Harvest size projections Wheat Commission said the nascent harvest was at a are improving in northern Oklahoma because of recent standstill because of rain. rains. Still, this could be one of the worst wheat harHarvesters move through Oklahoma wheat country vests in decades. That isn’t good news for one of the top from south to north as the green wheat turns to gold and five wheat-producing states in the nation. And we’re the crop no longer blends in with “many other ord’nary only two years removed from 2009’s disastrous freezethings” (in the words of Kermit the Frog) but really damaged crop. stands out “like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in Take this comment as a grain of truth: In much of the sky.” Oklahoma, this hasn’t been a good year for frogs or for Green is indeed the color of spring but for the hard wheat farmers. In dry years, it’s not easy being either red winter wheat grown in Oklahoma, the time of green one.



Checking up: Aiding child welfare a never-ending job

Picture this: Voter ID statutes gaining popularity

Their names were not without significance in life, but most Oklahomans only knew them in death. Ryan Luke. Shane Coffman. Kelsey Smith-Briggs. Each death spurred changes related to child welfare in an attempt to reduce the likelihood that other children would die at the hands of their caregivers. We can add Aja Johnson to that tragic list. A new law requires a background check on all adults living in a home before a foster child is reunited with a parent. Aja was 7 when investigators said Lester Hobbs killed the girl’s mother, abducted Aja and later killed her before killing himself. Hobbs was Aja’s stepfather and had a criminal record. House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, pushed for the change, and his intentions are pure. But it’s unclear if this expensive addition to the process will be effective. The background checks might work better if conducted before a child is removed from the home. Even then, many of those accused of mistreating children have no criminal history. This type of uncertainty isn’t new to DHS. Many policies are reactive in response to highly publicized cases, and that won’t change. Policymakers must make a continual effort to improve child welfare and react when necessary in part because public confidence in the agency matters. DHS relies on tips to keep children safe. But people may be less likely to alert DHS to possible problems if they have little assurance that the agency will properly investigate.

Those in Oklahoma who believe our new voter ID law is burdensome, and there are some who do, ought to take a look at the law approved recently in Kansas. The Sunflower State now requires that voters show a photo ID when voting in person, that absentee voters present their driver’s license number and have their signatures verified, and that all newly registered voters provide proof of citizenship. It’s the only state with such an extensive checklist. In Oklahoma, a law approved by the people last year requires a photo ID, but allows voters to cast provisional ballots if they show up at their polling place without one. Opponents’ claims that this was asking too much were rebuffed by voters who gave it 74 percent approval. At least one legal challenge has been filed here. The same is likely to happen in Kansas, although Secretary of State Kris Kobach isn’t concerned. Kobach used a Wall Street Journal op-ed to defend voter ID, which recently was approved in Wisconsin and is nearing the finish line in Texas. His data rebutted claims that these requirements suppress turnout, or that many elderly and poor don’t have photo identification. The 2010 census showed there were more Kansas residents with a driver’s license or a nondriver ID than there were voting-age Kansans. “The notion that there are hundreds of thousands of voters in Kansas (or any other state) without photo IDs is a myth.” It’s one being dispelled as more and more states approve similar laws.

is waging his final war WASHINGTON — With the end of his distinguished career in government set for late June, Defense Secretary Robert Gates would be justified in taking a slow, satisfying victory lap. Gates focused the Pentagon on fighting current wars instead of procuring shiny new weapons for unlikely future conflicts. He backed the right strategy and generals in Iraq. Against considerable opposition within the administration, Gates prevailed upon President Obama to give a serious counterinsurgency campaign a shot at success in Afghanistan. But instead of collecting laurels, Gates Michael has used his last Gerson weeks in office to issue a direct warning to his successor, to Congress and to the president. In reCOMMENTARY sponse to proposals for deep but vaguely defined defense cuts, Gates asks: “If you want to change the size of the budget in a dramatic way, what risk are you prepared to take in terms of future threats to the country?” The administration and many in Congress seem to view defense as an easy target for across-theboard reductions. Gates is waging his final war against such abstraction. Decisions on defense spending, in his view, must be based on strategy, not on budget mathematics. The most obvious defense cuts have already been made. Gates has gotten rid of big-ticket weapons programs criticized for their cost, performance and relevance. He limited the purchase of F-22s to a realistic level. He killed the Army Future Combat Systems, which used vehicles that were thin-skinned, flat-bottomed IED magnets. Reductions get harder from here. Some of America’s most expansive military commitments are not made in the Middle East but rather in the military’s health care, compensation and retirement systems. Health costs in the defense budget have risen from $19 billion in 2001 to more than $50 billion today. The military retirement system is appropriately generous. But the possibility of retiring at age 37 with full benefits — following 20 years of service — seems generous beyond normal bounds. Various deficit-reduction commissions have proposed increasing the age of eligibility for military retirement pay to 57, encouraging military recruitment and retention with targeted bonuses instead of broad pay increases, and serious cost cutting in the military’s Tricare health plan. Spending on military benefits is an even more daunting version of the national entitlement debate. Benefits that are deserved are also not sustainable. With the total budget of the Defense Department likely to decline marginally, and with a larger portion of that budget devoured by pensions and health care, there is likely to be serious downward pressure on research, combat systems, training, operations and maintenance. This is the source of Gates’ alarm: Asking the military to do the same missions without sufficient modern equipment and training to do those missions well. “What I am really working against here,” he says, “is what we did in the ’70s and in the ’90s, which was these across-the-board cuts that hollowed out the force.”

System upgrades needed In the decade that came between, the Reagan defense buildup produced a new generation of weapons systems that still define the force today. In contrast, the large budget increases of the last decade were mainly consumed by overhead, personnel and maintenance costs. With a few exceptions such as the F-22, spending did not result in new weapons systems. So the military needs to recover from past and continuing exertions. It also needs, according to Gates, some updated systems and capabilities — a new refueling tanker, effective missile defenses, new generations of stealth fighters and of submarines equipped with ballistic missiles. Under these circumstances, it is not enough for politicians — including the president — to pull defense-cut targets out of thin air. They will need to specify which capabilities and commitments America should abandon. This splash of cold water is Bob Gates’ last official service to a nation he has served so ably. WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP








Health care exchange network is needed BY TINA MAJORS




Some proven methods for education reform BY LORI M. DICKINSON

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called education “the civil rights issue of our generation.” Billions of dollars and time are being invested in the pursuit of a panacea to reform public education. It is sought via races between states, curriculum programs, charter schools, vouchers, mass firings, virtual learning, longer days ... the list is endless. In March, a policy paper titled “What the U.S. Can Learn from the World’s Most Successful Education Reform Efforts” was released by the McGraw-Hill Research Foundation. The paper details four distinguishing differences between the United States and other high-performing countries. First, being a Lori Dickinson teacher in the United States doesn’t compare to the status teachers enjoy in the world’s best-performing economies. High-scoring countries like Finland afford teachers a status comparable to doctors, lawyers and other highly regarded professionals. Singapore ranks the profession of teaching as one of the most esteemed, with only the top one-third of secondary school graduating classes eligible to become teachers. Second, high-performing nations establish high standards and apply them to all students. Placing a high value on teachers and education will get a country only so far if the belief exists that a subset of children can or need to achieve high standards. Most high-performing countries have developed world-class academic standards for their students and

believe it is possible, and necessary, for all students to achieve at high levels. Third, the United States spends less per student in its economically disadvantaged schools, while spending more in richer districts, partly due to the fact U.S. school systems are locally financed with tax rates based on the value of homes and businesses. This allows more financially secure individuals to form a school-taxing district to raise money for other highly funded resources. The authors point out that “it is difficult to see how the U.S. can succeed in matching the performance of the world’s highest-performing countries unless it levels the playing field for its most economically disadvantaged students.” Finally, the report states socio-economic background plays a strong role here, but shouldn’t be deterministic. The study states 17 percent of the variation in U.S. student performance on the 2009 PISA assessments could be explained by a student’s socio-economic background. By comparison, in Canada or Japan only 9 percent of a student’s score is influenced by socio-economic differences. The paper states, “The United States does not have a more disadvantaged socio-economic student population … but the socio-economic differences that exist among U.S. students translate into a particularly strong impact on student learning outcomes.” In Oklahoma City, where 90 percent of our 43,000 students live at or near poverty, meaningful education focusing on reform that benefits all children is critical. The best practices of high-performing countries in education that have surpassed the U.S. performance in less than a century should not be overlooked. Dickinson is executive director of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.


Shocking suit I was shocked to read the information in “Dead teen’s mother sues pharmacist” (news story, May 18). If the mother of Antwun “Speedy” Parker had any moral standards, she’d be on her knees in serious prayer, acknowledging and agreeing with God that she hasn’t provided the guidance and example necessary to train her child in the way he should live. Pharmacist Jerome Ersland should be given a medal for defending two female workers by making sure Parker, one of the robbers, was killed by firing as many bullets as possible. If someone breaks into my home, I will fire every bullet to make sure he’s dead. It’s unbelievable that Ersland, now on trial for first-degree murder, is being sued by the very mother who failed in her responsibility as correctly stated by Irven Box, Ersland’s attorney, who said, “It’s unfortunate that a mother who evidently did not have control over her son while he was alive seeks to profit in his death.” Paul Wilson, Oklahoma City Ersland is named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Cleta Jennings. Parker was 16 when he was shot to death in a south Oklahoma City pharmacy while attempting to rob the pharmacy.

OF THE PEOPLE Regarding “Constitution cited in Sharia law suit” (news story, May 11): Why do we allow those who would destroy our way of life to use our own Constitution

against us? This Constitution was designed by true American patriots for all Americans. We have opened our arms and our hearts to all nations, temporary students, legal immigrants and refugees. When you come to this country, is it too much to ask that you abide by our laws in return for the freedoms you receive, including the freedom of religion? I fear the overstepping of the boundaries of that freedom by those who attempt to set up a government within a government, calling it by a religious name. Those who cannot live by the laws of this nation don’t belong in this country. Our law is not Sharia law. Our law is of the people, by the people and for the people. Shirley Lackey, Del City

ROLL BACK BORDERS I understand why some would agree with President Obama in suggesting the negotiations for the Israeli-Arab conflict should begin with borders as they existed in 1967. America continues to have border and territorial disputes with the Indians, former tenants of this great county. To show the Israelis we understand how they feel and we are truly sincere in the U.S. proposal, let’s roll back the geographical borders of our country to about the year 1600 on all such negotiations. Do I hear any support from the Indians? Do I hear any support from Obama? Tim Griffith, Yukon

One of the great things about Oklahoma and Oklahomans is our fierce independence from the federal government. When we see a problem, we fix it ourselves. We don’t wait for the big brother of the federal government to come in and over-regulate a problem. Just a few years ago, we realized that our vibrant small-business community was having difficulty providing health insurance to its employees. Instead of waiting for the federal government to help, we banded together and created our Insure Oklahoma program. Now a model for other states, Insure Oklahoma is affording the opportunity for 5,291 small businesses to provide health insurance to 19,207 Oklahoma employees. Insure Oklahoma is just a start. We still have far too many uninsured and underinsured Oklahomans. Far too many of these are relying upon a stressed Tina Majors and tenuous Medicaid system whose future is obviously in doubt. It is time for Oklahoma to continue down the path it started in 2009 and fully implement an Oklahoma-centric health care exchange network. An Oklahoma-based network is not an implementation of Obamacare, but rather the exact opposite. For starters, this original effort was launched before any of Obama’s discussion about nationalizing health care. Second, with Oklahomans creating this network, it will be based upon the free market and will promote private enterprise. If we wait for the federal government (which has established a date of 2014 for having a network in place), these basic tenets will likely be omitted. I support efforts to repeal Obamacare, but given the makeup of our federal judiciary and their penchant for liberal rul-

While we should continue our fight against Obamacare, we cannot afford to let this fight stifle our resolve to address rising health care costs. We must press forward with reforms benefiting Oklahomans and Oklahoma’s small-business community. ings, I have doubts about the lawsuit to stop it being entirely successful, regardless of its merits. I want Oklahoma to create every possible barrier to a federal takeover of our health care. And building our own network is another way to do this. While we should continue our fight against Obamacare, we cannot afford to let this fight stifle our resolve to address rising health care costs. We must press forward with reforms benefiting Oklahomans and Oklahoma’s small-business community. The fact is small-business owners and employees need more concise and better information when shopping for health insurance. We need to be able to compare one plan to another so we can encourage competition among insurance companies. An Oklahoma-based health care network will do just that. Such a remedy is important to our economy and it is important to our families. With or without Obamacare, we need a health care network created in Oklahoma, by Oklahomans and for Oklahomans. Oklahoma isn’t in the habit of letting the federal government keep us from doing what is right. Today, we can’t let our anger at their attempted takeover of health care stop us from reforming our own system. The right solution is in creating and controlling our own Oklahomacentric health care network. Majors is a small-business owner from Oklahoma City.



Hardly a friend to Israel now become much more President Obama has cordial with Tehran, with claimed many times to be unknown consequences a steadfast friend of the Mona for the sensitive border state of Israel. But since Charen between Egypt and Gaza. taking office, the presiThe president has been dent’s actions have been slow to comment upon it, anything but friendly. but surely he has noticed By publicly demanding COMMENTARY that Syria is in flames, and in 2009 that Israel halt all that Bashar al-Assad has settlement activity, he already attempted to divert anger away stepped into the role of negotiator for from himself and toward Israel by sendMahmoud Abbas, who had not, before ing hundreds of Palestinians to breach then, made participating in talks conthe border on Israeli Independence Day. tingent on such a moratorium. (AfterTurkey, formerly Israel’s best Muslim ward, he could do nothing else.) By announcing American demands on ally, has slid into hostility under the leadership of an Islamist party. Israel at the United Nations, seat of At the U.N., the General Assembly virulent, Israel-despising despots, the will vote in September on declaring the president betrayed his promise to stand statehood of “Palestine.” What then? by the lonely democracy in the Middle Will Israel’s efforts to disarm the PalEast and, in fact, contributed to the estinians in Gaza be considered an act of atmosphere of menace toward Israel. war against a sovereign state? And what Now Obama claims to have found a of the Palestinians, with whom Israel new expression of friendship — the dewould presumably be negotiating these mand that negotiations over a future Palestinian state begin with the assump- “land swaps”? The president acknowledged that “Israel cannot be expected to tion that Israel will relinquish all of the negotiate with” those “who do not recdisputed territories acquired in a defenognize its right to exist.” How to account sive war 44 years ago. Is the president then for Obama’s timing? again serving as chief negotiator for the The Palestinian Authority and Hamas Palestinians? The president claims a warrant for his have just inked a unity accord. After the ceremony in Cairo, Mahmoud Abbas unprecedented demands on Israel — pressure to withdraw to what Abba Eban made clear that Hamas had surrendered none of its extremism to get the deal: “It called “Auschwitz borders” — from the is not required of Hamas to recognize Arab spring and what he perceives to be Israel. We will form a government of the dangers of “procrastination.” It’s an technocrats and we will not ask Hamas interesting word choice, suggesting that to recognize Israel.” Yet at this, of all Israel has been reluctant to make peace. moments, Obama chose to issue a public An actual friend of the Jewish state demand that Israel pre-emptively surmight look at things differently. render its essential security buffer of Did Obama notice that former Egypland. It’s nothing less than a reward for tian President Hosni Mubarak’s exit, Hamas and for the Palestinians’ unhowever well deserved, has thrown into swerving dedication to Israel’s destrucdoubt the most important peace treaty tion. A false friend can do more damage Israel was ever able to sign with an Arab than an open enemy. neighbor? Egypt, which had been, at best, an intermittent ally in thwarting CREATORS.COM Iranian arms shipments to Hamas, has





Fallin signs bill overhauling workers’ compensation BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Capitol Bureau

Gov. Mary Fallin, who as lieutenant governor six years ago attempted to get a bill passed that would change the workers’ compensation system, signed a measure Tuesday that revises procedures affecting how those injured in the workplace will be treated. Fallin hailed the passage of Senate Bill 878, overhauling the workers’ compensation system, as improving the state’s business climate. The 220-page measure, which was unveiled last week after months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, passed unanimously in the Senate, 48-0. It won overwhelming approval, 88-8, in the House of Representatives. It takes effect in late August. “We promised that we were going to build a better environment for businesses, not only to retain jobs, but to grow jobs in the private sector in our state, and we delivered,” she said. “We’ve had many pieces of workers’ compensation reform over the years. This one, I think, is a fine piece of legislation. It will help us not only retain jobs, but attract new industries while protecting the injured worker.” Rep. Dan Sullivan, House author of SB 878, said costs associated with workers’ compensation in Oklahoma are job-killers. “Workers’ compensation is a huge cost factor of doing business,” he said. “We want to be competitive there so we can stay in the discussion on new business and retaining what we have now.” Sullivan said he estimates SB 878 will save businesses tens of millions of dollars through lower judgments and premiums. Rep. Richard Morrissette, one of the eight House members to vote against SB 878, said the measure may be great for doctors, lawyers and insurance companies, but it doesn’t really help injured workers. “Everybody talks about protecting the injured worker and they’re the last person ... that anybody thinks about,” said Morrissette, D-Oklahoma City. “It’s always about these other interests, whether they be insurance companies, doctors or lawyers.” He said SB 878 shortens the time period that workers can file a claim, from two years to 90 days. It also encourages workers to settle their claims without involving attorneys, said Morrissette, an attorney who doesn’t handle workers’ compensation cases. “Even though the insurance company has lawyers and the doctors have lawyers, they want to get to the injured worker before they get a chance to talk to a lawyer about their rights under the law,” he said. The measure also would eliminate death benefits for spouses of workers killed on the job if the spouses remarry, he said. “That has nothing to do with workers’ compensation,” he said. “That is purely an insurance protection measure.” The House and Senate on Friday passed SB 761, a so-called “trailer bill” to SB 878, which would increase the reimbursement rate for doctors who sell medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and “implantables,” either directly or through associated businesses in which they have a financial interest. The maximum charge for the items would increase from 10 percent above cost to 90 percent of the amount allowed by Medicare. Sullivan said the idea came up after work on SB 878 was finished and lawmakers hurried to get the proposal introduced to meet legislative deadlines.

Changes outlined in SB 761 were done without consulting Fallin, who said Tuesday she and her legal staff were still reviewing the bill. She has until Thursday to act on SB 761. Six years ago, legislators came up with a measure at the end of that session, ran out of time to act on it and came back in a special session a month later to pass it. Legal challenges since that time have gutted some provisions of that legislation. Sullivan said he hopes

SB 878 will be given time to work and that no major changes, other than tweaks, will be considered in the next year or so. But Dr. George Caldwell, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, said his group wants to work with the governor on looking at other changes in the system. One change the medical group supports is changing workers’ compensation from a judicial system to an administrative system.



I Require physicians to disclose any ownership in other health-related businesses, Some provisions of Senate Bill 878: hospital facilities or diagnostic centers. I Require physicians and the workers’ I Expand a counselor or mediation program; compensation court to adhere to nation- mediators don’t have to be lawyers. ally recognized treatment guidelines. The I A number of provisions remove the involveintent is to limit unnecessary surgeries ment of attorneys, and the measure would and significantly reduce medical costs. give more power to the workers’ compensaI Direct the workers’ compensation court tion court administrator in reaching settleadministrator to develop a schedule of ments. The administrator could approve settlemedical and hospital fees intended to ments reached in mediation, without the reduce the cost of medical care by 5 intervention of an attorney or a judge. percent. I The employer must provide medical care I Limit when an injured worker can within seven days, and employers or insurchange from the treating physician ance companies would be fined for not chosen by the employer. If surgery is paying medical bills promptly. recommended, the employer would I Return the workers’ compensation court have an automatic right to a second to a 10-member court. A measure passed opinion to determine its necessity. last year reduced the court membership to I Eliminate a penalty for employers who eight. Of the 10 on the court, no more than in good faith delay payment of medical seven would be from Oklahoma City, and no bills while bills are being audited. fewer than three would be from Tulsa.



Fallin signs bills

Oklahomans search for tornado victims

Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma’s government should operate more efficiently when three bills signed into law Tuesday kick in and start producing results.

At right, Oklahoma Task Force One search-and-rescue members Jim Winham, Nick Swainston and Kevin Mann search through debris for tornado victims on Tuesday in Joplin, Mo. A tornado moved through the city Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. PAGE 15A









Thunder Girl balances love of law and dance


Kelsey Quillian BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Staff Writer

Kelsey Quillian had a secret. She wanted her internship to turn into a job after she graduated from law school, and she didn’t

know what people in the office would think, especially the women. Round after round, she didn’t mention anything, even after throwing up from an audition workout with a team trainer. But when she made the finals, she had to fess up.

She needed to take off work to try out for the Thunder Girls. Not only did she get the time off, but her coworkers were thrilled for her. “I thought I’d be battling stereotypes,” she said, “but I’ve been so

lucky.” Quillian, 25, was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and she cheered growing up. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” Quillian said. “I really love this place.” She attended the University of Kansas and was a

cheerleader her freshman year. But she gave it up to focus on her studies. She majored in journalism but added political science as a second major when she realized she SEE THUNDER, BACK PAGE


Armed women draw heat BY ANN KELLEY Staff Writer

CHANDLER — Guntoting women calling themselves “Heels Packing Heat” have drawn heat from authorities after using a county courthouse for a photo shoot. The women — carrying pistols and assault rifles and wearing bright red Tshirts with “Heels Packing Heat” in large letters across their chests — were having their pictures taken May 14 for a calendar to raise money for the Lincoln County Republicans. Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said it’s a misdemeanor for anyone other than a sanctioned law enforcement officer to bring a firearm into the courthouse. Signs posted at the entrances of the courthouse inform visitors that weapons are prohibited. The women didn’t intend to break the law, and have apologized, said Steve Buoy, chairman of the Lincoln County Republicans. “These ladies are pillars of the community,” Buoy said. “They didn’t come out of some bar north of town.” Dougherty said the photo shoot was held on a Saturday when the courthouse was closed. The women were let in by County Commissioner Don Sporleder, whose wife is a part of the group. Sporleder left SEE WOMEN, BACK PAGE

John McCampbell cuts a board in Oklahoma Christian University’s Honors House, which will open this fall. PHOTO BY STEVE GOOCH, THE OKLAHOMAN


Honors students at Oklahoma Christian University will have their own dorm next fall. Crews are working on a $2.3 million renovation of Reba-Davisson Hall to house about 80 to 85 students and their resident mentors. Work should be completed by July, university spokesman Joshua Watson said. “I’m pretty excited,” sophomore Hannah Bingham, 19, said. “I think it will be pretty neat to have all of the honors students together where we can get to know each other better.” Honors students in the past were scattered in dorms throughout OC’s campus. Scott LeMascus, director of the honors program, said

the university is trying to create a living and learning community for its highest achieving students. “We’re trying to keep the dorm from being a retreat from learning but instead an extension of it,” he said. “Students spend so much more of their time in the dorms than they do in the classroom. We hope to motivate and empower them to do their best work.” LeMascus said the National Collegiate Honors Council, of which the OC honors program is a member, is explicit in its recommendation for separate housing for honors students to help hone their focus on academics. The average ACT score for an honors student at OC is 31, LeMascus said. About 30 percent of the students are National Merit Scholars. Students are taught in smaller class-

es and visit cultural events and places together on a regular basis. All honor students are required to do international study. Having their own space to live and study, particularly in their first two years, is critical, he said. “This will help keep them on track toward successfully completing the program and graduating,” he said. There are about 110 students in the honors college, he said, but many upperclassmen live in other housing on campus. Reba-Davisson Hall was built in the 1970s, LeMascus said. Now, the screeching of saws can be heard and sawdust is thick in the air as crews work to rebuild the interior of the building with men’s and women’s wings, commons areas, new bathrooms, a cafe and a full kitchen.

AT A GLANCE Oklahoma Christian University is accepting applications for its Honors Summer Academy, which will be July 17-23. High school freshmen, sophomores or juniors can earn up to two hours of academic credit and receive room and board for $450 per person. For applications, go to www.oc. edu/honors/summer academy. For more information, email or call 425-5304.

One feature of the new hall will be individual and group tutoring rooms, LeMascus said. Another feature will be suites for resident mentors — people who have been through the honors program and are either in graduate school or welladvanced in the program. They will live in the dorm to offer tutoring and other help to younger students. Bingham said after living in an older dorm this year, she’s excited about the new space.

Police and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed a First National Bank of Coweta branch on Tuesday. The man walked into the bank, 10097 S 241st E Ave., about 3:30 p.m. and handed a note to a teller demanding money, the FBI reported. The robber lifted his shirt to show a pistol in his waistband. No one was hurt. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and sped away in a gray or silver Volkswagen sedan, the FBI reported. The sedan had a paper tag or paper covering its regular tag and was missing a hubcap on the rear passenger-side wheel. The man is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, has a graying goatee and was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and a hat, the FBI said. Officials ask anyone with information to call the FBI at 290-7770. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward provided by the Oklahoma Bankers Association. MICHAEL KIMBALL, STAFF WRITER


ORAL HEALTH GAINS IN STATE Oklahoma earned a “C” in a Pew Children’s Dental Campaign report ranking states’ efforts to strengthen children’s oral health. Oklahoma has made strides in the past year to improve dental health for children, including increasing the number of children on SoonerCare receiving dental care and improving access to community fluoridated water, according to the Pew report. Under a new rule change that increases access to preventive dental treatment for children, Oklahoma physicians will be reimbursed by Medicaid for applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of children from 12 months to 42 months old. FROM STAFF REPORTS


Norman residents line up for rain barrels BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer

NORMAN — Residents have taken to the idea of using rain barrels to catch and reuse rainwater, city officials said. More than 400 people lined up Saturday at Forest Lumber Co., 1051 W Rock Creek Road, to be eligible for a free rain barrel. Eighty of them got barrels; the rest are on a waiting list, said Debra Smith, environmental service coordina-

tor for the city. People began lining up as early as 7 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. workshop on how to capture rain for reuse, Smith said. Great Plains Bottling Co., of Oklahoma City, provided 80 free rain barrels for a giveaway held in conjunction with the workshop. The company has agreed to provide more in the future, Smith said. Smith said the city hopes to sponsor another workshop and barrel giveaway in about a month.

People already on the list will get preference. Stored rain barrel water can be used to water lawns and gardens, wash cars or for similar uses, said Larry Steele, a member of Norman’s Environmental Control Advisory Board, which organized the event. “Harvesting rain is simply collecting and storing rainwater from your rooftop that would otherwise run off into local streams,” Steele said. The rain barrel giveaway is part


Amanda Nairn tells residents how to use a rain barrel. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

of an ongoing campaign by city officials to encourage wise water use, Smith said.

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CAPITOL BRIEFS FALLIN SIGNS BUDGET BILL Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday signed House Bill 2170, the key piece of the $6.5 billion agreement for the state’s 2012 fiscal year budget. The budget includes cuts for agencies mostly ranging from less than 1 to 9 percent. Legislators face a $500 million shortfall in the 2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The $6.5 billion package is 3.2 percent less than this fiscal year’s budget of $6.7 billion. Fallin also signed House Bill 2171, which allows the state Transportation Department to seek a $70 million bond issue so projects in its eight-year road- and bridge-building plan can remain on schedule. According to the budget agreement, the Transportation Department received a cut of 7 percent; $100 million will be taken from its revolving fund and transferred to the state’s general revenue fund, where it can be used for the state budget. The governor also signed Senate Bill 972, which provides a one-time allocation of $21 million from gross production taxes on oil to go to common schools, higher education and CareerTech.

ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION A Norman attorney being investigated on complaints she misappropriated funds has resigned, according to an order issued Tuesday by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Rhonda V. Noland resigned pending disciplinary proceedings and an investigation into alleged misconduct. The Oklahoma Bar Association is looking into allegations that Noland misappropriated a large amount of money from the trust account of a minor under her guardianship. In her resignation letter, Noland stated she had pleaded no contest to one count of embezzlement. Under bar association rules, Noland may not apply for reinstatement as an attorney for five years. MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU

BILL UDPATES TAX CREDITS At stake: House Bill 1285 creates a task force to study tax credits. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect July 1.

HEALTH CARE At stake: House Bill 1363 requires the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to seek bids for managing the state’s Advantage Waiver program, which pays for home health services for people who might otherwise be cared for in a nursing home. The state Department of Human Services now operates the program. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect Sept. 1.

BUSINESS PERMITS At stake: House Bill 1601 creates a one-stop shop for business permits and licenses. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect in late August.

CLOSING FUND At stake: House Bill 1953 establishes a fund to seal projects to bring jobs to the state. No money was placed in the fund. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect in late August.



AMERICAN INDIANS At stake: House Bill 2172 disbands the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission. It will be replaced with an American Indian liaison to be appointed by the governor. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect in late August.

DHS At stake: House Bill 2184 requires the state Department of Human Services to develop a plan to change or discontinue the operation of the Northern Oklahoma Resource Center in Enid and the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center in Pauls Valley by Jan. 1. It also directs DHS staff to consult with the families and guardians of the residents and affected employees. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect Nov. 1.


Oklahoma government should operate more efficiently when three bills signed into law Tuesday kick in and start producing results, Gov. Mary Fallin said. The governor signed three measures that consolidate the state’s information technology services, combine several agencies and modernize the state’s vendor payment system. She called for the changes in her State of the State address to lawmakers when this year’s session started in February. “One of the things I talked about early on in the legislative session was the need to have government be smaller, smarter, more cost-efficient and eliminate waste and duplication,” Fallin said. House Bill 1304 consoli-

dates all state information technology services and places them under the state finance office. Fallin said consolidation is needed because the state has 76 financial systems, 22 unique employee time and record-keeping systems, 17 types of document imaging systems, 30 data center locations and 129 email and smartphone services. “Oklahoma spends millions of dollars more in IT services than other states of comparable size,” said Rep. Jason Murphey, who has been involved in costcutting legislation involving state agencies. “It was so huge having the leadership of the governor, because there was a lot of agency resistance to some of these proposals.” HB 2140 consolidates the Central Services Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the Oklahoma State and

At stake: Senate Bill 435 authorizes the governor, shortly after taking office, to appoint six members to the state Board of Education. What happened: Signed by the governor. What’s next: Takes effect in late August. MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU

Saving electronically HB 1086 uses electronic payments methods such as direct deposit to pay the state’s thousands of vendor invoices. Fallin proposed the change after the state finance office indicated the state could be spending up to $13.50 per vendor payment for each payment using traditional paper documents, such as payment warrants. This compares with electronic payments that cost the state about 5 cents per transfer.


MOORE — Officials on Tuesday identified one of two people shot in unrelated incidents last week by Moore police and released the names of officers involved in the shootings. Dax Buck Anthony Minor, 30, of New Caney, Texas, was fatally shot Friday as he charged officers with a hand hidden underneath his clothes, police said. Officials declined to release the name of a 17year-old male an officer shot in the stomach, saying state law prevents them from identifying him unless he is arrested or

charged in connection with a felony. Police released the information Tuesday in response to open records requests filed Monday by The Oklahoman. Minor’s girlfriend told police he was armed with a shotgun, had been threatening suicide and may have been intoxicated when he barged out of their home and sped away in his pickup, according to a police report. Officers found him driving near SW 19 and Interstate 35, and a pursuit ended in the 3600 block of S Eastern Avenue. Minor ignored officers’ commands to stop as he ran toward them after getting out of the pickup, and the officers fired, police reported.

He died at the scene. Officers did not find a gun on Minor or in his pickup. Police identified Sgt. Ernest Lockett, an eight-year veteran, and Sgt. Rick Bentley, a six-year veteran, as the officers involved in the shooting. They have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

Questions remain The 17-year-old was spotted early Tuesday, May 17, in a car matching one that had been reported stolen, police reported. The circumstances of his shooting are unclear. Police said they have not been able to interview the youth, and schedule conflicts between the involved officer, his attorney and

Tulsa World

SAPULPA — A former judge in Creek County has been charged on allegations that he stalked a Jenks woman and threatened to kill her if she called the police. Donald Thompson, 64, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Creek County District Court to a misdemeanor charge of stalking. “It’s unfortunate that it’s progressed this far,” Thompson’s attorney Rob Nigh said. “I’m confident that Judge Thompson will be vindicated.”

Thompson is accused of peeking in the window of Angela McClanahan-Fernandez’s residence on Feb. 25, resulting in an altercation between her boyfriend and Thompson. On March 3, Thompson is accused of peering through binoculars at her from his vehicle when she was stopped with a flat tire on her car. Police officers who arrested Thompson that day said his trousers were “unzipped (and) gaping open” when he got out of his vehicle. McClanahan-Fernandez reportedly told police that her tires have been slashed 23 times in two years. A police officer’s affidavit filed in

the case states: “The victim said, ‘He’s going to end up killing me,’ and started crying. The victim said the defendant told her in the past he would kill her if she ever called the police.” Payne County District Attorney Tom Lee, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case, said McClanahan-Fernandez said she would be in court to testify in the criminal stalking case. Thompson, a registered sex offender, was convicted in 2006 of four felony counts of indecent exposure for masturbating and using a penis pump during trials. He served 20 months of a four-year prison term.

Stigler man accused of burning woman BY SHEILA STOGSDILL

Staff Writer

Two major horse shows have extended agreements to keep their events in Oklahoma City, officials of State Fair Park and the city announced this week. The National Reining Horse Association has agreed to keep the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show at State Fair Park through 2013, while the American Quarter Horse Association has agreed to keep the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show at State Fair Park through 2014. The NRHA Futurity is the largest show in the sport of reining worldwide, with nearly $2 million in cash and prizes awarded annually.

’10 shows brought in $26.9M Last year, the futurity featured about 1,500 horses, attracted more than 125,000 spectators and produced more than $16.9 million in direct spending into the Oklahoma City economy, officials said. This year’s show will be Nov. 24

detectives have prevented an interview of the officer other than brief questioning at the scene. Moore police and other local departments require a 48-hour waiting period before in-depth interviews can take place with officers involved in shootings. Police did not find a gun on the youth or in the car, officials said. Sgt. Jason Landrum, a six-year veteran Moore officer, was involved in the shooting. He remains on administrative leave. The youth remained hospitalized Tuesday in serious condition, is not under police guard and has not been arrested, police Capt. Todd Strickland said. He is expected to survive his wounds.

Former judge faces charges in stalking case

OKC economy to benefit as two horse shows stay BY RANDY ELLIS

About 230,000 checks are made with traditional paper payment conveyances. HB 1086 requires nearly all vendor payments to be made by electronic payment, Murphey said. In addition, HB 1086 includes Fallin’s proposal for a shared state payroll system, which is estimated to save $2 million annually; placing public school spending transactions on the website; and a one-stop shop for many state documents and annual reports to be in a searchable format for easy purview by the taxpayers online at documents. “We’re serious about reducing the size of government,” said Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond. “We’re serious about trying to make us more efficient.” All three measures take effect in late August.

Moore police name 1 of 2 people shot



Education Employees Group Insurance Board and the State Employee Benefits Council with the state finance office. They will be placed under the authority of the state finance director. “The savings are estimated to be in the millions on an annual basis,” said Murphey, R-Guthrie, author of the measure.

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through Dec. 3 at State Fair Park. The AQHYA World Championship Show is the world’s largest single-breed championship show for youths. It annually attracts more than 900 youth participants and more than 1,200 horses vying for 30 championship titles in 28 classes. The event attracts nearly 32,000 visitors a year and pumps more than $10 million into the Oklahoma City economy, officials said. The 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show will take place Aug. 5-13 at State Fair Park. Officials with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and State Fair Park credited a $75 million equine renovation project started in 2005 for helping to retain the horse shows. “This announcement is continued

A horse and rider are silhouetted at the 2009 American Quarter Horse Association’s World Championship Show at State Fair Park. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE

recognition that our citizens’ decisions to dedicate tax dollars to the continued improvement of horse facilities here were wise investments,” said Roy Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “Horse shows make a substantial contribution to Oklahoma City’s economy each year, so it is important that we remain a venue of choice.”

STIGLER – A woman with a three-year protective order against her boyfriend told police he’d doused her with gasoline and set her on fire, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman. Toby Moss, 41, was in the Haskell County jail Tuesday on a complaint of aggravated domestic assault, the sheriff’s office said. No bail was set. Gayle Kaiser, 46, when seeking help at a neighbor’s home, told them her boyfriend set her on fire. Stigler police reported Kaiser had suffered burns on her body, Brown said.

Kaiser was treated at a Stigler hospital and later admitted to Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, where she was listed in stable condition, Brown said. Brown said the couple were living together. She said she did not know what prompted the incident. According to a protective order filed against Moss in 2009, Kaiser accused Moss of picking her up and pushing her into a wall, knocking a hole in the wall. Moss also threatened to kill her, pull her hair out and had her put in jail by making false statements, Kaiser wrote in the complaint. The protective order will expire Sept. 28, 2012, according to court records.






Flooding hits state’s northeast Fallin declares emergency for 14 counties


AND SHEILA STOGSDILL State Correspondent

More than 9 inches of rain pushed creeks out of their banks Monday in Vinita, flooding roads, stranding motorists and forcing people to evacuate their homes, officials said. “There is lots of water everywhere,” Craig County Sheriff Jimmie Sooter said. A total of 9.67 inches of rain fell in Vinita, according to the National Weather Service. Elsewhere, parts of Ottawa County received nearly 8 inches of rain, and Jay, in Delaware County, received 4.7 inches, the Weather Service reported. Virtually all county roads south of Vinita were closed, Sooter reported Tuesday. Vinita Fire Department Lt. Kevin Huxtable said crews performed five water rescues, transporting nine people to safety, between about 5 and 11:30 p.m. Monday.

High-water rescues Morris Bluejacket, director of Craig County Emergency Management, said 20 homes were evacuated Monday night in Vinita and that 10 to 15 people who drove into high water had to be rescued. Among the areas hardest hit by the flooding was the Shady Pine Mobile Home Park, Huxtable said. Officials reported no injuries there. “One of the hardest things was to convince people that they


Matthew Chapman, right, and his brother-in-law Ryan Loken carry a mattress through floodwaters Tuesday as they clear out Chapman’s home in Vinita. PHOTO BY MICHAEL WYKE, TULSA WORLD

needed to leave their house,” Sooter said. “Four hours before it happens, it looks OK. Then four hours later, they have 6 inches of water in their house. It’s just a dangerous situation.” In Ottawa County, the Miami and Commerce school districts closed Tuesday because of high water on bus routes, a school spokeswoman said. Four water rescues were performed Monday night in Ottawa County, Emergency Management Director Frank Geasland said. Many county roads were either flooded or damaged. Early Tuesday, a couple of residences in a Miami housing addition were damaged by water from Tar Creek, Geasland said.

Two families were evacuated from a tornado-hit area of southern Delaware County after the Illinois River crested Tuesday morning, said Robert Reel, Delaware County Emergency Management Director. The families were evacuated by boat at the Fiddler’s Bend area and sent to a shelter opened by the American Red Cross shelter at the Kansas High School gymnasium, he said. “At first they were hit by a tornado (on Sunday) and now floodwaters,” Reel said. The Illinois River crested at Watts on Tuesday morning at 25 feet, said Ed Fite, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission administrator.

Watts is about 15 miles from Fiddler’s Bend, a campground area with cabins and weekend homes. The campground area is located two miles east of Kansas, OK, where hundreds of trees, most measuring more than 150 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter, were uprooted. Fite said 40 families were affected by the storms. “Some of the houses that were on the hillside — the tornado got them,” Fite said. “The other houses that are in the holler are sitting in 15 feet of flood water.” In nearby West Siloam Springs, 17 homes were destroyed and 12 people injured when an EF2 tornado struck the area Sunday evening.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Tuesday for 14 Oklahoma counties damaged by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds or flooding earlier this week. The counties listed in the declaration are Adair, Blaine, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Kiowa, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers and Wagoner. The declaration can be amended to add more counties if conditions warrant. Since Sunday, those 14 counties have experienced tornadoes, straight-line winds, damaging hail and flooding. Initial assessments show more than 80 structures were damaged, and power lines were downed by the storms, according to the governor’s office. Under the governor’s executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to speed up the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance, should it be necessary.

Joplin tornado lures rescue help from Oklahoma

Oklahoma City nurse Tammy Gassaway, right, helps assess an injury to Rosie Tizzard after Tizzard slipped on a tile floor during a search for survivors in Joplin, Mo. PHOTO BY ADAM WISNESKI, TULSA WORLD Stephanie Wilson, left, and Wanda Whyte hug Tuesday outside of the tornado-damaged home of Whyte’s in-laws in Joplin, Mo. AP PHOTO


JOPLIN, Mo. — Emergency

crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there. Across this devastated city, searchers moved from one enormous debris pile to another Tuesday, racing to respond to any report of a possible survivor. As Joplin’s death toll rose to 122, another line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas that killed at least six people. Nine survivors had been pulled from the aftermath in Missouri, and searchers fought the clock because anybody still alive after the deadliest single tornado in 60 years was losing precious strength two days later. And another round of storms was closing in. For Milissa Burns, hope was fading that her 16month-old grandson, whose parents were both hospitalized after the twister hit their house, would be found. She showed up Tuesday

at a demolished dental office near the family’s home to watch searchers. At one point, a dog identified possible human presence, prompting eight searchers to dig frantically, but they came away with nothing. Burns was weary but composed. Her daughter — the boy’s aunt — sobbed. “We’ve already checked out the morgue,” Burns said. “I’ve called 911 a million times. I’ve done everything I can do. He was so light and little. He could be anywhere.” Also Tuesday, the National Weather Service announced that the twister that crippled Joplin was an EF-5, the strongest rating assigned to tornadoes, with winds of more than 200 mph. Scientists said it appeared to be a rare “multivortex” tornado, with two or more small and intense centers of rotation orbiting the larger funnel. It was the deadliest single twister since the weather service began keeping official records in 1950, and in U.S. history the eighth-deadliest. Authorities said an estimated 750 people were hurt and an unknown number were still unaccounted for, but author-

ities were reluctant to declare a specific number. “That does not mean they are injured or deceased. It means that loved ones are not aware of their whereabouts,” City Manager Mark Rohr said. Another top job was testing the city’s tornado sirens to make sure they were operable ahead of another round of potentially violent weather starting Tuesday evening and expected to last into Wednesday in places. Emergency officials warned jittery residents well in advance of the test. David Imy, a meteorologist at the federal government’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, said conditions were ripe for severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, in parts of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as nearly all of Oklahoma. Throughout the search efforts, new reports emerged of clusters of victims: 11 people dead in a nursing home, three bodies found in an Elks Lodge. The tornado tossed three vehicles into the Greenbriar nursing home and left nothing more than a 10-foot section of an interior wall standing.

BY THE NUMBERS JOPLIN TORNADO I People killed: At least 122. I People killed at Greenbriar nursing home: At least 11 people. I Buildings destroyed: About 8,000.

ACROSS U.S. I Tornadoes so far in May: More than 100. I Tornadoes so far in 2011: About 1,000. SOURCES: JOPLIN CITY MANAGER MARK ROHR; NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE; FEMA

HOW TO HELP WHAT YOU CAN DO For information on how to help tornado victims, go to the American Red Cross website at redcross. org or the Salvation Army’s website at www.salvationarmy


JOPLIN, Mo. — Day two of rescue and cleanup efforts here were aided by another large contingent of Oklahoma volunteers. Firefighters Kyle Streets and James Beets have been digging bodies out of the rubble ever since they arrived Monday. By early Tuesday, rescue crews Streets was a part of had uncovered six bodies. For Beets, the figure was five times that. “You put it away,” Streets, 24, of Barnsdall, said of his emotions. “You lock it up.” That was not so easy to do Tuesday. The firefighters were headed to a triage across from the street from the destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center to get some food when they were told to turn around. Hundreds of yards away, a brown-and-white border collie named Fire was sniffing through wreckage in search of a 16-monthold boy. Skyular Logsdon’s parents are in nearby hospitals, and until late Monday, the family held out hope that the toddler was also in a hospital, somewhere. “But then we learned that the child was not picked up with the family.” said Craig Cheek, the child’s great uncle. So Streets and Beets, members of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Wildland Fire Crew, and other emergency personnel began their search. “There has got to be

people like us to do the job,” said Beets, 22, of Miami, OK. “Otherwise it doesn’t get done.” Back at the triage, Verdigris Fire Chief Mike Shaffer and other members of the Rogers County Task Force waited to be given their next assignment. The group is made up of 45 police, firefighters and paramedics from Rogers County communities. At the law enforcement command east of the hospital, retired Tulsa Police officers Joe Perkins and Jean Vanlandingham manned the Oklahoma Fraternal Order of Police Disaster Response Trailer to feed rescue workers. Also at the command post were officers from Jenks and Owasso, who have been patrolling traffic. “We came up to assist the FOP,” said Owasso officer Howard Smith, “but they needed guys so bad they snagged three of my guys and sent them to the streets.” The Oklahoma Task Force I, Tulsa division, ended its day of work at 3 p.m., in time to get back to Tulsa for Tuesday’s storms. Thirty-five members of the task force arrived at 2:30 a.m. Monday, and had little sleep since. Rescue workers Tuesday morning never found Skyular Logsdon. Digging through rubble a football field from the toddler’s home, Fire hit a scent. But after an hour of digging it was determined the structure was a dental office. And Fire had found dental imprints.





Checotah man, boy, 4, die in separate incidents FROM STAFF AND TULSA WORLD REPORTS

The body of a second man who drowned after a fishing boat sank in Lake Eufaula has been recovered, and a Sapulpa boy died Tuesday after he was found unconscious in a pool Monday. The body of Jerry Don Tucker, 66, of Checotah, was found about 500 yards southwest of Indian Springs boat ramp about 9:20 p.m. Monday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Tucker and his son Stoney Tucker, 47, of

Deaths ADA Etchieson, Kellie Elaine “Coco,” 40, hospital admissions secretary, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Swearingen, Konawa).

ALTUS Wilson, Samantha Lynn, 35, registered nurse, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (Kincannon, Altus).

ANTLERS Wilson, Michael D., 68, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church (Mills & Coffey, Antlers).

ARDMORE Fore, Marion “Bo,” 84, gas development repairman, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (Craddock, Ardmore). Pistole, Wanette, 97, cashier, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (Craddock, Ardmore).

BARTLESVILLE Kendrick, Ruby Lee, 78, dress shop owner, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Osage Garden Cemetery, Skiatook (Stumpff, Bartlesville).

BETHANY Conaughty, Allan D., 88, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Cremation Society, Oklahoma City).

BLAIR Adams, Clifford R., 92, heavy equipment operator, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church (People’s Cooperative, Lone Wolf). Tutten, Claudine, 72, candy company foreman, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (Kincannon, Altus).

BROKEN ARROW Walden, Ruby U., 87, homemaker, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Grace Manor, Poteau).

CHANDLER Bishop, Troy O., 89, rancher, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (Parks Brothers, Chandler).

Lewisville, Idaho, were reported missing after dark Sunday. The patrol said the body of Stoney Tucker was found in about 16 feet of water 300 yards southeast of the boat ramp about 11:40 p.m. Sunday. The father and son had gone fishing in a small boat Sunday. For an unknown reason the boat sank, the patrol reported. Funeral services are pending under direction of Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory. About 4 p.m. Monday, the 4-year-old boy and other children were play-

ELK CITY Huddlen, Vernon Lee “Ronnie,” 42, equipment operator, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Trinity Fellowship, Sayre (Whinery-Savage, Elk City).

ENID Avery, Albert LeRoy, 76, carpenter, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (Amy Stittsworth, Enid). Sander, Carolyn Ruth, 65, travel agent, died Tuesday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Thursday, Waukomis Cemetery (LadusauEvans, Enid). Sparks, Sandra Kay, 70, pharmacy technician, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (LadusauEvans, Enid).

EUFAULA Tucker, Jerry Don, 66, trucking company chief executive officer, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Eufaula First Baptist Church (Hunn Black & Merritt, Eufaula). Tucker, Stoney Dewayne, 47, waste management worker, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Eufaula First Baptist Church (Hunn Black & Merritt, Eufaula).

FORT GIBSON Elliott, Lee Paul, 78, chief accountant, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church (Lescher-Millsap, Fort Gibson). Sampson, Lester Eugene, 43, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Liberty Baptist Temple (Lescher-Millsap, Muskogee).

HENRYETTA Garrett, Foster D., 75, banker, died Tuesday. Services 3 p.m. Thursday, First Church of the Nazarene (Integrity, Henryetta). Norman, James Robert “Bob,” 69, heavy equipment operator, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Shurden Jackson, Henryetta).

HOLDENVILLE Smith, Douglas Lynn, 68, horseshoer, died May 20. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Lamar Cemetery (Hudson-Phillips, Holdenville).


Kanady, Johnny Rockney, 62, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday (Palmer & Marler, Cushing).

Popplewell, Buddy Joe, 80, airplane mechanic, died Monday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, Newkirk Cemetery (Miller-Stahl, Newkirk).



Norman, Carolyn Sue, 70, postal worker, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church (Parks Brothers, Chandler).

Leonard, Lunelle, 88, died Friday. Services were Tuesday (Bishop, McAlester).


DURANT Briscoe, Joy LaQuita (Halbrooks), 73, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday (HolmesCoffey-Murray, Durant).

EDMOND Hornish, Otis Jr., 71, died May 15. Services 3 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church of Edmond (Baggerley, Edmond). Womble, Mae Louise, 84, nurse, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Southgate Pentecostal Holiness Church, Moore (Vondel L. Smith and Son South, Oklahoma City).

MIDWEST CITY Brown, Anthony Keith, 40, health care worker, died Saturday. No services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma).

MULDROW Qualls, Cecil Sr., 86, concrete finisher, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Belfonte Church (Mallory-Martin, Sallisaw).

MUSKOGEE Jarrard, Debra J., 51, died May 8. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (LescherMillsap, Muskogee).

NORMAN Hatcher, Arlene, 95, died

Records Editor’s note: The Oklahoman will publish free birth and adoption announcements as space permits. Include full names of parents, sex of child, and hospital or county of adoption. You can mail the information to The Oklahoman, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. The Oklahoman has discontinued publishing birth announcements from hospitals that do not provide full names of parents.

BIRTHS DEACONESS Octavio and Leticia Pena, a girl.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Rocky Blaine Underwood Jr., 19, and Renee Lynn Farmer, 18. Manuel Carrillo Jr., 51, and Lawanda DeLaine Carrillo, 47. Ryan Joseph Nolop, 24, and Caitlin Rose McAlpine, 24. Venancio Melendez Tarin, 27, and Yovanina Melendez Caracoza, 23. Bryan C. Bartels, 27, and Megan

ing in a backyard west of Sapulpa, Creek County sheriff’s Lt. Charles Redfern said. The mother told police the boy was playing in a tree when she “stepped in the house for a moment and when she came back out, that’s when she found him in a small pool out there,” Redfern said. Deputies and paramedics arrived and began giving the child CPR, Redfern said. The boy, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he died Tuesday morning, Redfern said.

Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, University Christian Church (Havenbrook, Norman). Hopeman-Bassett, Marjorie Lee, 86, equipment company executive, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church of Moore (Vondel L. Smith and Son South, Oklahoma City). Oldham, Allen LeRoy “Grumpy,” 71, died Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Heavenly Heights Baptist Church, Oklahoma City (John M. Ireland, Moore).

OCHELATA Opie, Micah Neal, 21, private first class U.S. Army, died May 13. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Ramona (Stumpff, Bartlesville).

OKLAHOMA CITY Alsup, Florence Helen, 88, certified nurse assistant, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (Ford, Midwest City). Arledge, Fernando “Flip,” 55, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Friday, Fifth Street Baptist Church (Heritage, Oklahoma City). Beardmore, Clifford Dean, 79, master barber, died Thursday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fairlawn Cemetery (Vondel Smith Mortuary North, Oklahoma City). Bradshaw, L.R. “Bud,” 81, inventor and designer, died Friday. Private services (Mercer-Adams, Bethany). Buford, Carolyn Irene, 80, business owner, died Sunday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Thursday, Resthaven Memorial Gardens (Corbett, Oklahoma City). Clonts, Dorothy Jean, 66, died May 19. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, Oakdale Cemetery, Paden (Absolute Economical, Oklahoma City). Davis, Cameron Earl, 32, warehouse supervisor, died May 12. Services 3 p.m. Thursday, Victory Church, Warr Acres (Mercer-Adams, Bethany). Dean, Elvin C., 78, died May 21. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Resthaven, Oklahoma City). Helm, Richard Steven, 56, salesman, died Wednesday. Services 3 p.m. Thursday, Resurrection Memorial Cemetery Chapel (Buchanan, Oklahoma City). Mathre, Elva Louise, 87, homemaker, died Monday. Services 7 p.m. Wednesday (Eisenhour, Blanchard). Zondor, Crystal Gibson, 31, clerk, died May 17. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday (McMahans, Noble).

PERKINS Cavanaugh, Billie June, 79, payroll clerk, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Immanuel Baptist Church (Strode, Stillwater).

PURCELL Stone, Maskell L. “Max,” 92, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church (Wilson Little, Purcell). West, Donna Lee, 85, schoolteacher, died Monday. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday,

Rhoades, 28. Isaac Ramirez Vargas, 25, and Soledad Garcia Ruiz, 37. Erik Nils Velasquez-Sencial, 32, and Laura Suzanne Smith, 29. Nicky DaWayne Ditch, 39, and Johnnie Sue Moore, 46. Brian Clay Bachman, 27, Megan Nichole Potter, 24. Zachary Michael Harlow, 18, and Alexis Grayson Foust, 18. Kyle David Dahlgren, 23, and Carrie Elaine Bugg, 22. J. Jesus Abarca Malfavon, 51, and Martina Arreola, 51. Allen Todd Lambert, 21, and Christy Diane Hill, 22. Danny Max Pinson, 64, and Cathy Ann Pinson, 51. James A. Mello, 30, and Sara Deseree Becker, 30. Nathaniel Martin Morrison, 21, and Sara Lynn White, 19. Adam Christopher Bruce, 25, and Mary Abigail Denton, 23. Rafael Rios Reyes, 38, and Linda Pinon, 30. Jose Manuel Chavarria Romero, 42, and Sandra G. Martinez, 48.

DIVORCES ASKED Alexander, Tammie Kaye v. Everett

Rest Haven Cemetery, Sperry (Wilson Little, Purcell).


Elaine Nell Delafield


January 7, 1929 - May 23, 2011

ACCIDENTS ON OKLAHOMA ROADS CLAIM LIVES OF TWO WOMEN Crashes on state roadways Monday and Tuesday killed two women, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. I Josephine Allen, 77, Nowata Allen died Monday after a crash south of Talala in Rogers County, troopers said. She was a passenger about 6 p.m. in a northbound car on U.S. 169, south of County Road EW33, when a southbound car crossed the centerline and crashed into the other car head-on, the patrol reported. Allen died at a Tulsa hospital. The driver of the car in which she was riding, Conditions were not available for Brenda Stroud, 49, of Dewey, and the driver of the other car, Wendell Brooks, 77, of Tulsa, who both were taken to hospitals. Everyone was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported. I Rachael Armstrong, 25, Pittsburg Armstrong died Tuesday at the scene of a crash southeast of Savanna in Pittsburg County, troopers said. She was driving a car on a county road about 1:30 p.m. when it veered off the road and hit a fence, the patrol reported. The car turned onto its side and came to rest against a tree. Two of three children in the car were treated at a McAlester hospital and released, troopers said. The other child was not hurt. Everyone was wearing a seat belt or child restraint, the patrol reported. FROM STAFF REPORTS

RED ROCK Gum, Russell Dewane, 67, truck driver, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (Palmer & Marler, Stillwater).

Helen Eva Rogers Skramstad

ROOSEVELT Sears, Johnnie H., 93, teacher, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church (Ray and Martha’s, Hobart).

RUSH SPRINGS Lassley, Robin Renee, 47, cook, died Thursday. No services (CallawaySmith-Cobb, Marlow). Ryans, Claude Junior, 71, mechanic, died Monday. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Laverty Cemetery (Ferguson, Chickasha). Wood, Stephen Frank, 54, oil-field construction worker, died Saturday. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Marlow Cemetery (CallawaySmith-Cobb, Marlow).

SEMINOLE Harris, Winston, 67, welder, died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Thursday (Swearingen, Seminole).

SHAWNEE Wesley-Eaves, Virginia Lee, 82, administrative manager, died Monday. Wake 7 p.m. Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (Shurden Jackson, Henryetta).

STILLWATER Robbins, Thomas “Tinker,” 83, painter, died Monday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday (Strode, Stillwater). Tracey, Bette Jayne, 87, homemaker, died Tuesday. No services (Strode, Stillwater).

TECUMSEH Wangen, Audrey E., 72, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday (John M. Ireland, Moore).

TULSA Smith, Patricia Elizabeth, 56, license and title specialist, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee). Stanford, Roland, 65, Boeing Aircraft expediter, died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Okmulgee (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee).

WELEETKA Bowen, Bobby DeVan, 81, musician, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (Shurden Jackson, Henryetta).

WEWOKA Reynolds, Delores Lorene, 88, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Friday, Oakwood Cemetery (Stout-Phillips, Wewoka).

WOODWARD Siemsen, Christy, 70, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Billings, Woodward).

YUKON Irby, Annie Lois, 80, homemaker, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Yanda and Son, Yukon). Organ donor

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May 8, 1912 - May 21, 2011

Barbara Jean McKerrigan Branch April 3, 1925 - May 20, 2011

MIDWEST CITY Born April 3, 1925, in Scottsbluff, Neb., Barbara Jean McKerrigan Branch departed her earthly bounds on May 20, 2011, in Midwest City, to rejoin her parents, John McKerrigan and Pauline Otilla Draube, and 11 siblings. She is survived by her husband, John W. Branch, Jr.; 3 children, Judith Ann McKnight, John Dennis Branch and Jean Rae Ratterman; 7 grandchildren, Melissa Warsaw, Amy Evers, Thomas, Patrick and Samuel McKnight, and Chelsea and Ian Ratterman; and 6 great grandchildren, Lauryn and Noah Evers, and Ryder, Finley, Caitlyn and Michael McKnight. Barbara married Oct. 3, 1945 in Alliance, Neb., beginning a 17-year adventure with John through his military career. During some years it was necessary for Barbara to move several times in a single year. With John’s Air Force retirement, the couple settled in Ada, Okla. in 1963, relocating to Midwest City in 1967 where she continued working to raise their children, keep house and help John start and build a successful business. Barbara had an inquisitive mind, and she instilled the quest for knowledge in her children. She also was a fantastic cook and loved to explore different cuisines. Throughout her life she had a love of reading - a gift which she gave all three of her children. People who knew her considered her kind and gentle with wisdom beyond her years and formal education. She also loved the small wildlife. She will be greatly missed! Services will be held at 2:00 PM on May 26 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Midwest City. Interment will take place shortly thereafter at Arlington Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society or the National Audubon Society. Please go to www.eisen to leave online condolences.

OKLAHOMA CITY Helen Eva Rogers Skramstad, an apprentice and follower of Jesus Christ, left this earth for the heavens on May 21, 2011. She was born on May 8, 1912 in Seattle, WA to Electa and Orin Rogers. At six months, she moved with her family by a horse-drawn wagon to Harney County, OR to homestead. After five years, the family then moved to Milton-Freewater, OR where she and her seven siblings were raised. Helen met the love of her life, Lloyd Skramstad, in 1940 and they were married in Walla Walla, WA in 1942. Afterward, they settled in Moscow, Idaho where they raised four children and were actively involved in their church and community life. Helen worked on the Univ. of Idaho campus as cook and housekeeper until, in 1959, she was able to realize her longtime dream of opening the Skramstad Shelter Home, one of the first in Idaho. There she cared for scores of men and women, who in their later years received love, comfort, and spiritual direction at the shelter which was the family home. As a result of Helen’s influence, many came to know Christ in their senior years. In 1984, the Skramstad's closed the shelter home and retired to Walla Walla. Helen was always a caretaker; lending a hand to the sick, the infirmed, and the downtrodden. When she was sixteen, her father was killed in a traffic accident and soon after volunteered to stay at home to care for her mother who had became ill. No job was too menial or too difficult, nor did anyone leave Helen’s home hungry or without her blessing. It was not unusual for her to feed 20-30 people at every meal. She was the one who left in the middle of the night to go to a neighbor in distress; who lived with 5 hours of sleep; and who served her family, her work, and her church well. Even in retirement, friends and relatives came to live with Helen and Lloyd due to their illnesses and some passed away in their home. She was a hospice before Hospice was known and she was a Stephen’s Minister trained by life’s experiences prior to its founding. Prayer was her signature in every situation. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, one sister, five brothers, and one grandchild. She leaves behind one brother, Harold of Whittier, CA; four children including George (Pat) Skramstad of Oklahoma City, Louanna Skramstad of Wichita, KS, Arvin (Joyce) Skramstad of Gloucester City, NJ, and Vernice (Allan) Herbig of Lethbridge, Alberta CA; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks is given to Dr. Steven Vernier, Dr. John Valuck, Mercy Hospice, the staff of Lackey Manor, and Crossings Community Church for their care and support. A service honoring her legacy of life and faith will be held on Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N. Portland, OKC, OK 73134. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with the worship ministries at Crossings.

MOORE Elaine Delafield, 82, passed away on May 23, 2011. She was born January 7, 1929 to Otto and Lulu Severson. Elaine dedicated her life to serving the needs of others. After receiving her Master's Degree, Elaine worked as a nurse anesthetist for many years before retiring from the medical health field. She was also a volunteer at OU Medical Center for several years. She was a loving mother who will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hare Delafield; daughter-in-law, Karla Oldfield. Elaine is survived by her daughter, Kristen Elaine Pruner and husband & chauffeur, Jerry Lynn; son, John Charles Oldfield; brother, Eldon Severson and wife, Lucille; granddaughter, Meagen Elaine Pruner; her pals, Wishbone, Katy Rain, Shea Butter & “white dog” and numerous friends. Memorials may be to St. Paul’s Cathedral. No viewing or visitation. A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Thurs., May 26, 2011 at the St. Paul’s Cathedral. Please visit www.von to leave condolences for the family.

Katherine Wrights Sept. 27, 1940 - May 22, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY Katherine (Garrott) Wrights left this world to join her Savior on May 22, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer. Katherine was born in Tulsa, OK to Isaac and Mary Garrott. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1958, and then attended the University of Tulsa where she met David Wrights, Jr. Katherine and David were married on October 20, 1962, in Norfolk, VA, where Katherine was stationed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Navy. After finishing her Navy service in 1964, Katherine taught high school world history in various cities in OK and TX. Katherine and David were living in Roanoke, VA when their son, David Wrights III, was born in 1969. Over the next few years the family lived in Montgomery, AL, Winchester, KY, and Atlanta, GA before moving to OKC in 1974. After completing a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Oklahoma in 1976, Katherine began her 28 year career with the City of OKC where she made many lifelong friends. After her retirement in 2006, Katherine kept in touch with her many City friends. She was also active in her church and had joined the DAR in the year preceding her death. Her many interests included British and American history, gardening, playing bridge, and cats. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Edmond Garrott. She is survived by her husband David, her son David III and wife Shannon, and grandchildren Samantha, Alissa, Sarah, and Ray. Survivors also include her nephew Eddie and wife April and their children along with several cousins. She will also be missed by her church family and many friends. A memorial service for Katherine will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Village Christian Church, 9401 Ridgeview Dr. in OKC at 10:00 AM. Interment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK will follow.

Kendall Susan Roberts October 18, 1978 - May 22, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY Kendall Susan Roberts was the daughter of Susan Roberts and Dave Roberts. She was born on October 18, 1978. She passed on to be with Our Lord on May 22, 2011. Kendall graduated from Casady High School in 1997 and later attended the University of Oklahoma. Kendall was preceded in death by her mother, Susan Roberts, who passed on March 6, 1986. Survivors include her father, Dave Roberts; her brother, Jeff Roberts; as well as several Aunts and Cousins. The Order for the Burial of the Dead will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that charitable contributions be made to Jim Riley Outreach, Inc., 5304 N.W. 110th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73162.




Malakaih Lah’Wayne Rassatt-Tullis May 18, 2011 - May 18, 2011

Louis Eldon Nivison Oct. 22, 1929 - May 23, 2011

DEL CITY Louis E. Nivison, 81, passed away May 23, 2011 in Oklahoma City. He was born October 22, 1929 in Ames, OK, to Edward and Enda (Patton) Nivison. Louis served 22 years in the military. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict serving in Japan, and later in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Mason. The world lost a great loving man and Heaven gained another loving soul. He will be waiting for us with a great big warm hug to welcome us into God’s Kingdom. He leaves behind his loving wife Joyce of 48 years; daughter Karen Nivison; 3 grandsons David, Daniel, and Matthew Jones; 1 sister Eva Lou Smith; and a loving host of family and friends. Formal Visitation 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, May 27, 2011, at Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel in Del City. OK, with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK. For more information go to:

OKLAHOMA CITY Malakaih Lah’Wayne Rassatt-Tullis joined Heaven’s angels on May 18, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Shelby Rassatt; father, Timothy Tullis; maternal grandparents, Cindy Rassatt & Blake Lynch; paternal grandparents, LaWana Jones & Tim Tullis; maternal greatgrandparents, Vickie & Richard Southerland; aunts, Brittany & Victoria; and uncles, Kevin & Zachary. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the Southwest Baptist Church, 1300 SW 54th Street.

Betty Jewell "B.J." Simpson December 2, 1929 - May 19, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY Betty Jewell “B.J.” Simpson was born on December 2, 1929 and fell asleep in death on May 19, 2011. She was the mother of seven children: Joseph, Judy, Robert, twins Richard and Ronald, Roxanne, and Lisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob and her daughter, Roxanne. B.J. has twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. B.J. was a woman of strong faith and deep conviction. She was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at South Lake Kingdom Hall in Oklahoma City. B.J. touched the lives of people all over the world and she will be missed. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, May 27, 2011, at South Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2626 S.W. 89th St., Oklahoma City, OK.

Gretta Louise Atkinson August 27, 1928 – May 21, 2011

MIDWEST CITY Gretta Louise Atkinson, 82, was born on August 27, 1928 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She left this life on May 21, 2011 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was a member of Wickline Methodist Church in Midwest City, OK for more than 50 years. She enjoyed working at the church tending flower beds and also enjoyed bible study with her friends. She served the community of Midwest City on different boards and committees and recently received a certificate for 25 years of outstanding service from Midwest City. Gretta retired from working in the emergency room of Midwest Regional Hospital when she was 72. She was known by her fellow workers for the “Gretta scrub” and her attention to detail. Several co-workers expressed their admiration for Gretta and her work ethic. Gretta was a determined, persistent and courageous woman. Her husband, William Joseph Atkinson, died on November 22, 1966, leaving Gretta a widow with nine children, the youngest being seven months old. Gretta made it a point to read bible stories to her children at night and encourage them to believe in the power of prayer. She never gave up on anyone or on any of her ideas. She hoped in God and believed in His word. Believing that she would overcome enabled her to never quit. God gave her the ability to not be convinced of an outcome based on circumstantial evidence. Gretta determined what she believed and that is just the way it was, or was going to be. She would “keep it in her prayers” and be steadfast in her pursuit of that outcome. Gretta was a blessing to many, and she will be missed greatly. Gretta had arthritis, and she endured pain. She broke her hip twice and stayed awake during surgery to watch the procedure to repair the break. She refused to take pain medicine as she healed. Gretta enjoyed working in her yard, and she was an OKC Thunder fan. Gretta loved, and was thankful for, her children, grandchildren and friends. She had the ability to remember everyone’s birthdates and made sure to let them know that she was thinking of them. Gretta was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Dora Holshouser; her sisters, Wendelyn Holshouser and Gloria Barber; her husband, William Joseph Atkinson; and their son, Steven Eugene Atkinson. Gretta is survived by her brothers: Ted Holshouser and his wife Frieda and their family, Oklahoma City, OK; Louis Holshouser and his wife Libby and their family, Edmond, OK; John Holshouser and his wife Lena and their family, Oklahoma City, OK; eight children, 17 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren: Leslie Temple, Denver, Colorado, her two children and two grandchildren; W.P. Bill Atkinson II and his wife Lynda, Edmond, OK, their two children and five grandchildren; Joseph Atkinson and his wife Claudia, Newalla, OK, their four children and nine grandchildren; Steven Atkinson’s three children, Chaffee, MO; John Daniel Atkinson; David Atkinson and his wife Beth, Midwest City, OK, and their four children; Mary Walker Lierman and her husband Dave, her two children and one grandchild; James Atkinson and his wife Michelle, Edmond, OK, and their four children and Sara Atkinson. Viewing will be Wednesday, May 25th, 11am-8pm, with the family receiving friends from 3-7pm, at Resthaven Funeral Home, 500 S.W. 104th, Oklahoma City, OK. A memorial service will be held at Wickline Methodist Church, 417 Mid-America Blvd., Midwest City, Oklahoma, at 1pm on Thursday, May 26th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Heritage Academy, 4400 SE 27th St., Del City, OK 73115.

Austin Grant Box August 10, 1988 - May 19, 2011

ENID Funeral service for Austin Grant Box, age 22, of Enid, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid, with Rev. Wade Burleson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, under the direction Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Austin was born August 10, 1988 in Enid, OK to Craig L. and Gail L. Vardy Box and passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Austin attended and graduated with honors from Enid High School in 2007. In 2006, he received Army All American, Parade All American, Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World All State, Oklahoman Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP at the State American Legion Baseball Tournament Honors. Austin attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a 3year Football Letterman, served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Football Leadership Development Program, and was a 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Although Austin received many individual accolades, Austin was most proud of being a part of 3 American Legion State Champions, 2005 American Legion World Series Champions, 2006 6A Football State Runner-Up, and 3 Big XII Football Championship teams. He loved his teammates and being a teammate. Austin’s best trait was his huge heart and his compassion for others. Austin never said an unkind word about anybody and loved helping others. Austin is survived by his parents, Craig and Gail Box of Enid; and the best two sisters a brother could have, Courtney Box of Washington, DC and Whitney Box of Enid; grandfather and grandmother, Ed and Gladys Vardy of Anthony, Kansas; uncle and aunt, Dennis and Connie Vardy of Manchester; aunt and uncle, Bruce and Cathy Odom of Wichita Falls, Texas; a special friend, Brittany Reynolds; and a host of football brothers, coaches and friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, the late Charles and Valerie Box; and grandmother, the late Phillis Vardy. Memorials may be made to the Austin Box Memorial Scholarship, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds. Condolences and an online guest register book are available at: www.

L.R. "Bud" Bradshaw October 11, 1929 - May 20, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY L.R. “Bud” Bradshaw, 81, died May 20, 2011. He was born Oct. 11, 1929 in OKC to Lawrence and Rebecca (Fishbach) Bradshaw. He honorably served the military as a Naval Reservist. Bud was a brilliant person with many designs and inventions, one which was sold to Tinker AFB. One of his most honorable contributions was his work on the heart/lung machine which led to open heart surgeries. He was an exquisite musician by ear, artist, and loved science and geology. Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Kim Wolff and husband Gary of Plano, TX, Vickie Wilson and husband Rob of OKC; son, Larry R. Bradshaw III and wife Amber of OKC; 6 grandchildren, Ryan, Mindy, Craig, Victor, Travis, and Hunter; and 2 great-grandchildren, Madison and Makenzie, who loved him very much. Contributions may be made in Bud’s name to the OMRF, 825 NE 13, OKC, OK 73104. Private services will be held at a later date. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Leona KelleyAllspaugh May 6, 1916 - May 21, 2011

CHOCTAW Leona Kelley-Allspaugh was born May 6, 1916 in Lexington, MO to Henry and Effie Kelley. She passed away at the age of 95 on May 21, 2011 in Harrah, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Floyd Unsell; and two daughters, Betty Jo Dover and Helen L. Cooksey. She is survived by son, Howard C. Unsell, Sr.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted by Ford Funeral Service at 2pm, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 500 SW 104, Oklahoma City, OK.

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Hollenbeck August 14, 1928 - May 22, 2011

EDMOND Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Hollenbeck was born August 14, 1928 to Earl J. and Vashti Harris. She is preceded in by her husband and partner of 46 years, Albert Ray Hollenbeck, and both parents. She had one brother, Woodrow, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-inlaw: Nancy and Jim Kuehnert of Alpharetta, GA, and Lynne and Bernd Frazier of Wichita, KS. She has two granddaughters: Kristin (Brian) Cox and Lauren Kuehnert. She has many cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as the most loving mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of Village Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the Prime Time Choir and volunteered for everything she could. She loved to play golf as a member of both Lincoln and Hefner Women’s Golf Associations. Her love of reading led her to become a book reviewer for many book clubs. Funeral services will be 1pm, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Village Baptist Church with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Jerry Warren Singleton March 30, 1943 - May 20, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY Jerry Warren Singleton of Oklahoma City was born in Holdenville, OK to Arlene and E.C. Singleton. A Vietnam veteran, Jerry attained the rank of Army Captain and was honorably discharged in 1972. He worked as a contracting officer for the Dept. of Defense for 24 years. A member of First Baptist Church Midwest City, he orchestrated many church catfish fries there. Jerry had many passions including fishing, hunting, OU sports, his dogs and his family. He made friends easily and was always ready with a story. Preceded in death by his father, E.C. Singleton. Survived by his wife of 24 years, Leona; mother, Arlene Singleton of OKC; sister, Patti Grider (Bob) of OKC; daughters, Amber Carlton (Mitch), Colorado Springs, Krista Singleton-Wulf (Chad), Albuquerque, and Melissa Pickard, Alabama; 2 grandchildren, Brittany and Jesse; and a host of other family and friends. Services will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 705 E. Rickenbacker, Midwest City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman, the World Wildlife Federation, or charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhour


Jay L. Anderson

Ronald Coy Bowers

September 6, 1946 - May 20, 2011

June 27, 1938 - May 21, 2011

CHOCTAW Jay L. Anderson, 64 year-old resident of Choctaw, OK, passed away May 20, 2011 at his home. Born September 6, 1946 in Alva, OK, he was the son of John Knox Anderson and Margaret Erskine Anderson. Jay was an Air Force veteran and had worked at Tinker Air Force Base for many years as a Fitness Director. He loved spending time with his family, basketball, BBQ, OU Football, mowing his yard, and was a dog lover, owning both Labrador Retrievers and Peke-a-Poos. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Anderson and his mother-in-law, Minnie L. Richardson. Survivors include his wife, Martha Anderson of the home; 2 sons, Paul (April) Anderson of Choctaw, OK, Ira (Jenifer) Anderson of Choctaw, OK; 1 daughter, Lacy (Brad) Isom of Norman, OK; his father, John K. Anderson and his father-in-law, Harold Richardson of the home; 3 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Marsha (Bill) Townsend of Oklahoma City, OK; his godson, Brendon Jones; and two nephews. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd St., OKC, OK, with Pastor Jay Risner officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.eisen

YUKON Ronald Coy Bowers was born June 27, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ron grew up in Oxford, Kansas, and in his high school years, moved to Oklahoma City. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1958. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Donna (Weaver) Bowers. They established a home in Yukon, Oklahoma, where he resided for 24 years. His primary occupations were working for Walt Bowers Excavation Company and Managing All Purpose Storage OKC. Ron is preceded in death by his father, Walter Bowers; his mother and stepfather, Harriet and Jim Crist; his brother-in-law, Benny Zellner; He is survived by his daughters, Ronda (Bowers) Morgan and Dustan Bowers; his son-inlaw, Phillip Morgan; granddaughters, CoryBeth, Lacy, and Chelsea Morgan; sisters, Glenda McConnell, Diane Zellner, Carolyn Goulette, and JoAnn Deshields; stepmother, Alta Bowers; his wife of 24 years, Donna Bowers; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial Services for Ron will be held May 26th, 2pm, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City, 8701 NW Expressway, OKC. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ron’s name to the Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma, 3000 N. Rockwell, Bethany, OK 73008.

Loyce Money June 25, 1930 - May 20, 2011

EL RENO Loyce Money was born June 25, 1930 in El Reno, OK and was called home on May 20, 2011 after a short illness in Purcell, OK. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, 5 brothers and her twin sister. She is survived by a sister Fern Jacks, 5 children and their spouses, 26 grandchildren, 1 which is serving our country in Iraq, 35 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was a much loved mother and grandmother and will be interned in El Reno, OK. Wake Service Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 10:00 am, HowardHarris Funeral Services Chapel. Interment El Reno Cemetery. Howard-Harris Funeral Services 405-682-1883.

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EL RENO — No arrests are expected in the death last week in El Reno of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box, Police Chief Ken Brown said. Box, a 22-year-old linebacker projected to start next season, was found unconscious Thursday in a home at 1219 S Reno Ave. and later died. A 911 caller told police he thought Box overdosed on pain pills. Police recovered prescription drugs in the home. Brown said no criminal investigation involving Box’s death is pending. The state medical examiner has not yet ruled on Box’s cause of death, spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said. Toxicology reports used in similar deaths typically aren’t returned to pathol-

Thunder Girl Kelsey Quillian poses for a photo in the Thunder Shop in Oklahoma City. Quillian graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law this year. PHOTO BY STEVE GOOCH, THE OKLAHOMAN

Austin Box

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ogists for weeks, delaying identification of a cause of death.

Women: Jailers watch, don’t act FROM PAGE 13A

after letting them in. Buoy said the club approved the women’s fundraiser, but the photographs were supposed to be taken at Read Ranch. The ranch, in western Lincoln County, has an area designed to resemble an Old West town. Instead, the women were photographed with guns drawn in a jury box, and some were featured throughout courthouse property with tough expressions, wielding small pistols, automatic weapons and an assault rifle. “This wasn’t exactly the image we were looking for,” Buoy said. “I think things got a little out of control, and people started acting a little immature.” Dougherty said surprisingly the women wielding guns didn’t draw attention from law enforcement. He said his jailers watched it on video surveillance and did nothing. Even when they were outside posing with assault rifles, no one stopped to ask why. The women put themselves in danger, he said. “Nobody knew they were going to do this, and it could have resulted in some loaded guns to be drawn by someone else,”

Nobody knew they were going to do this, and it could have resulted in some loaded guns to be drawn by someone else.” CHARLIE DOUGHERTY LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF

Dougherty said. District Attorney Richard Smothermon said he won’t be able to determine if charges are warranted until the sheriff turns over his findings. Smothermon, a Democrat, said the group’s party affiliation won’t affect his decision. Buoy said it hasn’t been determined whether they will still make the calendar but admitted it might be a more popular seller now that it’s drawn so much controversy. “It might be a collector’s item now,” Buoy said.

Thunder: Dancer also studied law FROM PAGE 13A

wanted to go to law school. A law career always had been in the back of her mind, she said, because her brother and grandfather were both attorneys. She also wanted to help solve problems. “I like the idea of helping people put their lives back together,” she said. Quillian was accepted to the University of Oklahoma School of Law, and she returned to her home state for the three-year endeavor. Her first year of law school happened to be the first for the Oklahoma City Thunder. She knew she wanted to try out for the Thunder Girls, but there was no way she’d have time. “You’re studying for what seems like every hour of every day,” she said. She piled on classes and activities during her second year to free up some time in her last year just in case she made the team. She worked out and trained. She attended the Thunder dance workshops. She read as much as she could about the team and its dancers. “I was kind of creepy,” she said, laughing. But the summer of the tryout she’d been waiting for took an unexpected turn. Her father was diagnosed with lung cancer. “I didn’t even want to go to school any more,” she said. After talking with her family, she decided that she would go keep going to school, and she’d try out for the Thunder Girls. She made it. Her father texted her: “Anyone who ever bet against you lost their money.” He told her a job as a federal judge was next. Then, three weeks before the season started, he died. Her world collapsed, but she knew she had to finish

school and fulfill her commitment to the dance team. She needed positive distractions. “I couldn’t just break down,” she said. “I had to keep going.” She did. She knocked out her classes, kept up with her internship and danced in dozens of performances. The Thunder Girls practice three times a week during the season, and the workouts are intense, she said. Sometimes they just run stairs in the Oklahoma City Arena. Sometimes they frog jump across the basketball court. But the dance team also keeps Quillian and the other dancers busy outside of game time. They attend corporate, charity and community events. They do everything from flip pancakes to cheer runners across the finish

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line of a charity race. Switching gears is the hardest thing about balancing her life, Quillian said. She’ll study for the bar in the locker room or go through her dance moves in her mind while studying for the bar. Though graduation is over, the bar exam still looms for Quillian as the Thunder season winds down. She’s taking a review class that meets six days a week. After passing the bar, she said she hopes to practice family and divorce law. And another year with the Thunder Girls would be nice, too. Quillian said she’ll try out again this summer: “I feel like I haven’t got it out of my system.”

A proposed budget for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is short $38 million needed to keep its services and programs at the current level, meaning cuts will be necessary, Director Howard Hendrick said Tuesday. The Commission for Human Services was presented an overview of reductions officials are considering for the 2012 budget and will vote on a final spending plan in June. DHS is considering moving federal funds from block-grant programs to eligible state programs to free up appropriations. Of the federal programs allowing this transfer are the Child Care Development Block Grant and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. By shifting money around, DHS would be narrowing the necessary reductions from about 12 percent to between 6 percent and 9 percent. DHS had estimated a budget need of about $608.9 million in state funds to keep programs and services at current levels. Its projected state appropriation is $570 million, Hendrick said. Much of the overall $2.2 billion DHS budget cannot be reduced under federal law, or because they would be result in “extreme economic risk,” he said. “It’s going to be impossible to not have some pain in making cuts at the level we are talking about.”



Navy extends pact to group

Jumping java costs Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the past year. A one-pound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in April, up 40 percent from $3.64 the year before, according to the Department of Labor.

NewView Oklahoma, formerly Oklahoma League for the Blind, is preparing to begin a new contract to handle mail services for the U.S. Navy. PAGE 2B







Ugandan nurse visits Oklahoma en route to the Rotary International convention in New Orleans. PAGE 2B


State construction heats up BY ROD WALTON Tulsa World

TULSA — Oklahoma’s construction employment grew at a faster clip than any other state in the previous 12 months, but economists and builders alike are worried that inflation

will tamp that recovery down. A state economist said the industry is getting better but cautioned that new federal data-gathering techniques may have inflated the employment numbers. A construction professional hoped that increased building activity

will not drive costs up too fast. “We’re seeing plenty of work,” Bob Jack, Tulsa area manager for Manhattan Construction Co., said Tuesday. “Hopefully we don’t go blazing and we just have an even pace.” Oklahoma’s construction trend is heating up

pretty good right now, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bloomberg. A state-bystate breakdown shows Oklahoma construction employment improving by 4.8 percent from April 2010 through last month. The next closest state, geographically and statis-

tically, is Texas at a 4.1percent increase over 12 months. Only 19 states showed improvement during that period. Labor bureau data indicates that state construction employment, seasonally adjusted, rose to


FRACKING INQUIRY EPA administrator Lisa Jackson tells House Oversight and Government Reform Committee she knows of no proven cases that “fracking” had harmed water. PAGE 4B



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Bankers select 1st female chairman BY DON MECOY Business Writer

For the first time in more than a century, the chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association is a woman. Jane Haskin, president and CEO of First Bethany Bank & Trust in Bethany, assumed the role Tuesday during the association’s annual leadership forum and convention. “I think it shows the change in process with women in banking, and that’s a good thing,” she said. “It’s a sign of the changing times that more women are being recognized for the work they do and responsibility they have for running banks.” Haskin said she hopes to champion financial literacy during her one-year term. She also would like to emphasize that community banks, which include nearly all the banks in Oklahoma, have been unfairly smeared by some of the rhetoric arising after the financial collapse of 2008. “When people talk about banks, so many times the word bank is used for Wall Street banks and community banks, all in the same brush,” she said. “They are totally different types of institutions.”

114 years too long Roger Beverage, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, said 114 years was too long for the organization not to vote a woman into the top position. “I’m not proud of that fact, but I’m proud of the fact she was the first one,” Beverage said. “She will do a superb job of representing the industry from the banker’s perspective.” Haskin, a certified public accountant and graduate of Jack Conn Graduate School of Banking at Oklahoma City University, has worked in state banking for more than 30 years.

President Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, center, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, exit the Oval Office en route to the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 17 in Washington. At that time, Obama announced Warren would head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. AP FILE PHOTO

BANKING LEADER NOW BACKS WARREN AS CONSUMER CHIEF volved in the nomination process. It’s not our hunt.” The former Oklahoma governor, in Norman to attend the Oklahoma Bankers Association annual convention, said his organization will work with whomever is chosen to lead the consumer protection agency.

BY DON MECOY Business Writer

To the dismay of some of his peers, the head of the Oklahoma Bankers Association has written to President Barack Obama backing the appointment of Oklahoma native Elizabeth Warren to lead the new consumer protection agency. Roger Beverage, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, reversed his earlier opposition. Beverage called on the president to use his recess appointment powers to name Warren after 44 Republican senators said earlier this month they would oppose any nominee unless changes are made to the bureau’s structure.

‘Wait no longer’ “I encourage you to wait no longer and give Elizabeth a recess appointment before the July 21st transfer date,” Beverage wrote in a letter delivered last week. Monday, Beverage said meetings with Warren prompted his change of heart. He said he wrote the letter out of frustration with the politics surrounding the appointment. He said the letter, on OBA letterhead, reflects his personal feelings and not those of the entire association. “Pick somebody, whoever the hell it is — I suggest Ms. Warren — and

Opposed to agency Roger Beverage

Frank Keating

She’s a pretty big champion of community banks. Compared to some of the other names I’ve heard, ... Elizabeth Warren is head and shoulders above them. She gets both sides of the equation. She knows that you can’t have consumer financial services without community banks.” ROGER BEVERAGE PRESIDENT AND CEO OKLAHOMA BANKERS ASSOCIATION

let’s get on with it,” Beverage said Monday. “This waiting and hanging around and playing political games is driving everybody crazy. In the meantime, we’ve got enough uncertainty out here around bankers and customers.” Frank Keating, head of the American Bankers Association, said his organization takes no official po-

sition on who should head the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “We’ll wait and see if his letter was helpful or not, but it really was his (Beverage’s) call,” Keating said. “I’m not going to jump in the middle of people’s decisions to support or not support. The ABA view is we’re not going to get in-

“If Elizabeth Warren is ultimately confirmed by the Senate, then we support her leadership, and where she’s right, we’ll agree, and where she’s not right, we will disagree,” he said. The American Bankers Association remains opposed to the consumer protection agency, arguing that banks already are “highly regulated,” he said. Beverage admitted that some banking industry insiders “chewed on me” for sending the letter in support of Warren. Warren, who grew up in Oklahoma City, is a Harvard law professor and was one of the first to call for a new federal agency aimed at protecting consumers. “She’s a pretty big champion of community banks,” Beverage said. “Compared to some of the other names I’ve heard, ... Elizabeth Warren is head and shoulders above them. She’s gets both sides of the equation. She knows that you can’t have consumer financial services without community banks.”


Whether postal rates should rise more than inflation is back in the hands of the Postal Regulatory Commission. The federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday told the commission to reconsider its rejection last fall of the Postal Service’s request to raise rates. Normally increases are limited to the inflation rate, but the post office cited the unusual circumstances of the recession and the decline in mail volume because people and businesses are switching to the Internet. The post office is facing a potential loss of $8 billion this year. The court said the commission was correct in concluding that, to get the rate increase, the post office must show the problem is due to unusual circumstances, but was wrong in insisting that the increase precisely match the losses. FROM WIRE REPORTS

GAS PRICES AAA’s average for regular unleaded: Nation $3.828 Week ago $3.944 Month ago $3.860 Year ago $2.793 Record $4.114 (set) 7-17-08 Tuesday

State $3.702 $3.804 $3.703 $2.635 $3.955 7-16-08









The National Shooting Sports Foundation has selected H&H Gun Range in Oklahoma City for filming its new training video. Camera crews will be on site July 11-13 and local actors will be used. The video is part of the foundation’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” campaign and is distributed to gun retailers to train them how to spot an illegal sale. The filming will be for an updated version of the video. H&H Gun Range, at Interstate 40 and Meridian Avenue, was chosen because of its excellent store design and display, the foundation said.

JACKSON HEWITT FILES CHAPTER 11 NEW YORK — Jackson Hewitt said Tuesday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under the weight of heavy debt. The nation’s second largest tax preparer said its lenders agreed to a restructuring plan to lower debt and interest expense. It filed the prepackaged plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for court approval. Under the plan, Jackson Hewitt’s secured lenders will receive their pro rata share of a new $100 million term loan and all of the stock in the reorganized company. Shareholders and unsecured lenders won’t receive anything. Jackson Hewitt expects the plan to be implemented in 45 to 60 days. It will operate normally and prepare for the 2012 tax season until then. The Parsippany, N.J., company doesn’t expect customers, franchisees or employees to be affected.

IRS SEEKS TAX COUNSELORS The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Applications will be accepted through June 30. Previous grant recipients will have the option to apply for up to three years of annual funding. Application packages and guidelines are available on the IRS website.

FEWER CREDIT CARD BILLS PAID LATE Aircraft wheel chock blocks are manufactured for a military contract at NewView in Oklahoma City on Monday. PHOTOS BY PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND, THE OKLAHOMAN

Navy mail contract delivers opportunity for nonprofit

NEW YORK — Late payments on credit cards fell to their lowest level in 15 years during the first three months of 2011, TransUnion said Tuesday. Nationwide, the rate of payments 90 days or more past due on bank-issued cards dropped to 0.74 percent in the first quarter, down from 1.11 percent a year ago. The delinquency rate is the lowest level since the third quarter of 1996, TransUnion said. It peaked in the first quarter of 2009 at 1.32 percent. Improved card payment habits come despite stubbornly high unemployment, noted Ezra Becker, vice president of research and consulting in TransUnion’s financial services business unit. FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS


NewView Oklahoma is preparing to begin a new contract to handle mail services for the U.S. Navy. Lauren White, president and chief executive of the nonprofit company, said the company is hiring up to 29 employees for the July 1start date in eight initial locations, which include naval bases in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Work will be managed from the Oklahoma City office but performed on site. NewView, formerly Oklahoma League for the Blind, also manufactures items such as shower curtains and fire hoses for government agencies. As part of the Navy contract, employees will handle all aspects of the mail — receiving letters and packages, performing screening and running mail routes — with the exception of driving. Adaptive technology may be used to aid employees. “We are excited that this contract will enable us to provide employment opportunities for blind and


We are excited that this contract will enable us to provide employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals while supporting our men and women in uniform.”



visually impaired individuals while supporting our men and women in uniform,” White said. “Best of all, the proceeds from the contract will go back into creating jobs and providing vision rehabilitation services in Oklahoma.”

NewView employee Joan Kuykendall assembles 50person first aid kits at NewView in Oklahoma City on Monday.

Published reports say AIG has priced the sale of 300 million shares at $29 each, raising $8.7 billion and handing the Treasury Department a modest profit on its investment. The per-share price was the low end of the insurer’s expected $29 to $30 dollar range, The Wall Street Journal reported. The sale included 200 million shares sold by the U.S. government, which may also sell another 45 million shares in the next month.


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TRADE TALK grandchildren; an estimated 900,000 children have lost one or both parents. “The higher children go in school, the more informed decisions they make,” Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya told a group of area women. “They can say ‘no’ to sex, determine the number of pregnancies they want to have, and bypass so many risks.” Girls, she said, typically are given in marriage between the ages of 13 and 15. “Sister” is the title Ugandans give registered nurses such as Nuwamanya, a trained midwife who manages a health clinic and orphan sponsorship program for the Tulsa-based nonprofit Bushenyi Alliance for

Sister Ephrance Nuwamanya, of Uganda, talks about her country’s needs. PHOTO PROVIDED

Rural Health & Development (BARHD). The Ugandan government pays for education for all students through the sixth grade. “After that,” Nuwamanya said, “they are left to fend for himself or herself.” This year, BARHD sponsors supported the education of 262 students, said president Amy Williams, a retired schoolteacher and Norman resident who plans to take her fifth trip to Uganda this

summer. Each $350 donation pays for a year’s room and board, tuition, books and a school uniform. In addition to supporting three secondary boarding schools n Uganda, BARHD helps provide lifesaving medications including childhood immunizations. “Ninety percent of the conditions (from which people die) are preventable, caused largely by waterborne illnesses,” Williams said. But the Ugandans, she said, can’t just go to the Walmart and get Pedialyte (fluid-replacing solution).” Along with advocating for education, Nuwamanya travels to her country’s rural communities empowering women to, among other things, safely birth each other’s children and grow rice. After a day’s work in the fields, many AIDS widows join together to make paper beads, baskets made of banana fibers and other handmade merchandise to sell. Among the best examples of capitalism are

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Ugandan nurse says health initiatives need education Earlier this month, I wrote about a nationwide contest to see which U.S. city over the next three years can show the greatest increase in college degrees granted per capita. The percentage of adults with degrees, I learned, is a city’s best chance for success, as measured by per capita income. That story serves as a disparate backdrop to a talk I heard last Wednesday by a Ugandan nurse who visited Oklahoma on her way to the Rotary International convention in New Orleans this week. For the 33 million residents of landlocked Uganda in East Africa, education — past grammar school — is their best chance for success, as measured by life itself. There, the median age is 15. AIDS has killed most persons 35 to 45, and untold others die daily in childbirth or from diarrhea and malaria. It’s not uncommon for a grandmother to be left with the responsibility for 15



water wells, the first of which was drilled by BARHD to serve 5,000 across 10 villages. Trained men now are making a livelihood at drilling other wells, which, with through service fees, generate income for communities, Williams said. BARHD’s work is much like that undertaken by my church, Wesley United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, which in February sent missionaries to Margibi County, Liberia, in West Africa to build the foundation of a new school to replace one burned by rebels in the country’s 14-year civil war. The tuition-free charter school — New Hope Elementary School — will serve around 1,000 children from 14 area villages including fellow member and Methodist Bishop Bennie Warner’s birthplace, Nyamahn Town. Warner, who once served as Liberian vice president, donated the 25 acres of land on which the school sits and, thanks to the generosity

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of many, has seen water wells drilled in the villages the school will serve. I told our missions chair, Gay Abarr, on Sunday about hearing Sister Ephrance speak about the importance of education and Abarr, who’s made several trips to Africa, concurred. “Without education,” she said, “people will go to the swamp for water,” she said, “if it’s closer than the well.” Meanwhile, Nuwamanya, the first woman Rotarian in her district and first woman president of her chapter, is attending the Rotary International convention in New Orleans. “I hope to make more Rotarian friends and network to promote community service back home,” she said.







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America’s third-largest cable company, says it will shut down the wireless network it has started building. Cox built and sold a wireless network in the ’90s. It then started and folded a wireless consortium with Sprint Nextel Corp. and other cable companies in the last decade. Last November, Cox used Sprint’s network to launch service in Oklahoma City; Hampton Roads, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. It says it will continue that arrangement, selling phones and service. Cox spent $550 million to buy wireless spectrum rights for its own network and possibly hundreds of millions more to build it out.



NEW YORK — People are paying more to fuel up these days — on coffee. Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the past year. A one-pound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in April, up 40 percent from $3.64 the year before, according to the Department of Labor. By comparison, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.83 on average on Tuesday, up 37 percent from a year earlier. And while fuel prices are expected to stabilize, coffee increases could continue for some time because the prices that coffee companies pay for unroasted beans are still climbing — fast. Coffee futures were trading for $2.61 per pound Tuesday, roughly double a year earlier. J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of grocery store stalwart Folgers and of packaged varieties of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, said Tuesday that it is raising prices of most of its U.S. coffee products by 11 percent, its fourth increase in a year. Kraft Foods Inc., Peet’s Coffee and Tea Inc., and Starbucks Corp. also recently hiked their prices for brewed and packaged coffee.

But the drink remains essential to many. Eboney and Tyson Owens say they’ve noticed higher coffee prices. The couple aren’t about to give up their buzz, but they’re buying different brands depending on what costs least among their top four preferred brands — Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Godiva and Seattle’s Best. “I’m a Starbucks fan, I swear by it,” Eboney Owens, 32, said during a recent grocery trip in Portland, Ore. However, if something else is on sale or has a coupon available, she’ll switch. “We won’t go bottom of the barrel, though,” Tyson Owens, 31, added.

Exporters suffering Overall coffee crops increased 8 percent last year, according to the International Coffee Organization, helped by strong supplies from Ethiopia, the Ivory Coast and other countries. But this year, some major exporters, including Indonesia, are suffering from smaller crops because of drought, flooding or other inclement weather, which is affecting prices. The rise in coffee prices also has roots in the economic growth of China, where an upwardly

mobile work force is fueling demand. Unlike many other discretionary items, coffee usually emerges from a recession relatively unscathed, economists say. That’s because when money is tight, people may buy cheaper brands of coffee, but they won’t give it up completely. Americans consumed 21.7 million 60kilogram bags of coffee in 2008, during the depths of the recession, up from 21 million the year before, according to the ICO. That’s nearly 2.9 billion pounds of coffee. Coffee is part of a bigger story about rising prices for household staples as diverse as food, clothing, diapers and batteries. Food prices soared 5.5 percent in 2008, then ticked up a slower 1.8 percent in 2009 and 0.8 percent in 2010 as meat and produce prices steadied. But in recent months oil and grain prices have soared, sending global food prices to their highest point in 20 years, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Labor Department data showed that food prices in the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in March, the largest monthly increase in nearly three years. The pace slowed to a 0.4 percent increase in April.

Barnes & Noble’s newest Nook boasts touch screen, $139 price BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — The lighter, slimmer, cheaper new version of Barnes & Noble’s ereader has a black-andwhite touch screen and aims squarely at the “grandma” demographic. And the latest Nook’s price tag — $139 — is a sign that the book seller is ready to compete with Amazon and Borders Group on e-reader prices. Some industry watchers were expecting Barnes & Noble to unveil a device closer to a tablet computer. But the new Nook’s focus is simplicity and long battery life — the battery can last up to 2 months, said CEO William Lynch at an event in New York to announce the device. He told a crowd of bloggers, news media and analysts that the latest version of the Nook was inspired by feedback from readers craving simplicity — specifically one letter saying no e-readers were suitable for a grandma. “The Kindle 3 has 38

Barnes and Noble President of nook digital products Jamie Ionnone, gestures during a news conference to introduce the new Nook, Tuesday in New York. AP PHOTO

buttons. That’s 37 more than the all-new Nook,” said Lynch, taking a jab at’s best-selling e-reader. The new Nook, to be available June 10, has a 6inch touch screen and can hold up to 1,000 digital books. Barnes & Noble Inc. ex-

ecutives said Tuesday that it lets readers look up words, highlight passages, search and adjust font size by typing on an on-screen keyboard. The device weighs 7.5 ounces, 35 percent less than the first Nook, which launched a year and a half ago. The iPad 2 weighs more than 1.3 pounds, nearly three times as much. The newest Kindle weighs 8.5 ounces but holds more than three times as many books as the new Nook. The All New Nook is Barnes & Noble’s answer to cheaper e-readers from both Inc. and the beleaguered Borders Group Inc. Borders and its Kobo partner said Monday that they are taking preorders for a $130 ebook reader that launches in early June. Amazon, meanwhile, dropped the price of its Kindle last month by $25 to $114, though with a catch: The new Kindle with Special Offers includes advertisements.




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Group LLC sent $7.6 billion to the U.S. and Canadian governments on Tuesday, paying off most of the bailout money that saved the company two years ago. The repayment was expected for weeks and is a sign of the automaker’s comeback.


its popular email service a long-promised face-lift in an attempt to make it more appealing. The changes announced Tuesday build upon a redesigned email format that Yahoo began testing seven months ago. The estimated 277 million users of Yahoo’s free email service will be switched to the new version during the next few weeks. The revamped service is supposed to be two times faster and capable of sending attachments of up to 100 megabytes.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal lawsuit filed by The Hershey Co. against rival candy company Mars. Inc. has been dropped. Hershey’s suit alleged that new packaging for Mars’ line of Dove candies too closely mimicked packaging of Hershey products including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. McLean, Va.-based Mars filed a concurrent suit in federal court in Virginia seeking a ruling that it had not infringed on Hershey’s trademark. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported Tuesday that attorneys for the two companies had filed joint dismissal stipulations.

WASHINGTON — In an effort to boost use of electric vehicles, the Obama administration is installing charging stations for government vehicles in five cities: Washington, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The General Services Administration plans to buy 116 plug-in electric vehicles and assign them to government agencies in those cities.



A Florida court has given preliminary approval to Bank of America Corp.’s $410 million settlement of a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of charging excessive overdraft fees. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank will place $410 million in an escrow account that will be divided among 1 million customers who were charged the high fees. The Southern District Court of Florida granted preliminary approval for the settlement. A hearing is set for Nov. 7.

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that replaces its 737 could be 20 percent more fuel efficient. Boeing is trying to decide whether to put a new engine on the 737, or make an all-new plane that would be sold around the end of this decade. CEO Jim McNerney said Boeing is leaning toward making a new plane, but it will keep its option for a new engine open. FROM WIRE REPORTS







EPA chief gives support to natural gas production BY CHRIS CASTEEL Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told a House committee Tuesday that she favored natural gas production and said she didn’t know of any “proven case” in which hydraulic fracturing had affected drinking water. Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator, also told Rep. James Lankford that natural gas companies should be well aware of the study being done by the agency on hydraulic fracturing because their input has been solicited. Jackson testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which released separate reports on energy this week. The Republican majority report accused the Obama administration of trying to raise energy prices by stifling domestic oil and gas production and pursuing climate change policies, while Democrats said excessive speculation in the oil futures market was behind recent spikes in oil prices. The reports, and the committee hearing, extended the partisan debate that has been ongoing in Washington since gasoline prices started rising weeks ago. Jackson and an Interior Depart-

Q&A WITH STEVE SHAFER FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM HAS GROWN TO ADD HEDGE FUNDS Q: Since when has a hedge fund been in Oklahoma City? A: Covenant Financial Services LLC (“Covenant”) is an investment advisory firm managing assets for high net worth individuals, family offices, foundations and endowments. We were founded in 1984 as a financial planning firm by Scott Duncan to serve the investment and planning Steve Shafer needs of high net worth cliChief investents. I joined Covenant in ment officer of 2002 as its chief investment Covenant officer and launched actively Financial Sermanaged separate accounts vices LLC in intended to control risk and Oklahoma City generate targeted annual returns. In June of 2008, Covenant launched the first two of its private funds — pooled investment vehicles — commonly referred to as hedge funds. Because most of the funds are limited partnerships, and because of the emphasis we place on transparency and trust, we refer to our clients as “partners.” Today, in addition to our partners’ separate accounts, we manage six private funds.

ment official defended the Under questioning from Obama administration’s a Pennsylvania Republirecord in approving new can, Jackson said she was leases and permits for off“not aware of any proven shore drilling in the year case where the fracking since the BP spill in the process itself” had affectGulf of Mexico. David ed water. Hayes, deputy Interior Oklahomans react secretary, said production in the Gulf had been esSen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsentially stable since the sa, said later that other accident. EPA officials have said the Lisa Jackson Jackson sought to same thing in recent years. counter Republican U.S. Environ“Lisa Jackson’s statecharges that the EPA mental Protecment today that she does tion Agency wanted to slow natural gas Administrator not know of any proven production by seeking to cases of water contaminaregulate hydraulic fraction further demonstrates turing, or fracking. The process, in that states are regulating hydraulic use for decades, involves injecting fracturing effectively and efficiently, chemicals, water and sand into a well and there is no need for the federal to fracture rock and release gas. government to step in,” Inhofe said. Jackson said natural gas creates Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, told less air pollution than other fossil Jackson that natural gas companies fuels “so increasing America’s natu- in his district told him they had “no ral gas production is a good thing.” idea” what was happening in regard She said Congress told the EPA to to the EPA’s study on hydraulic study the relationship between fracturing. fracking and drinking water. Jackson said she was “perplexed” “We are doing that, with input that the companies wouldn’t know from technical experts, the public about a study that has been transand industry,” she said. parent from the outset and involved “In the meantime, EPA will step in industry input. She said the scope of to protect local residents if a driller the study is still being defined. It is jeopardizes clean water and the state not expected to be completed until late next year. government does not act.”

OKLAHOMA BRIEFS CHIPS, CANDY SEE SOME COMPETITION Fresh vegetables, fruits, smoothies and yogurts are coming soon to a vending machine near you. A local businessman has signed on as a franchisee for San Diego, Calif., based Fresh Healthy Vending and will begin setting up the machines in the Oklahoma City area. More than 600 other machines have been established throughout the U.S. Each is stocked with healthy foods and beverages such as soymilk, yogurt, fruits and vegetables and other nutritious options. Businesses or schools interested in having a Fresh Healthy Vending machine at their location can visit for more information.

WILLIAMS TO AID HESS IN GULF FIELD TULSA — Williams Partners LP will provide production handling services to Hess Corp. in the Gulf of Mexico, the partnership announced Tuesday. Williams Partners will design, build and install its proprietary floating-production system, Gulfstar FPS, to serve Hess’ Tubular Bells field. It could serve as a central host facility for other deepwater prospects in the area as well. The system will have a capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil and up to 200 million cubic feet of natural gas a day, with the capability to provide seawater injection services. “Gulfstar is intended to be another tool that deepwater producers can deploy for field developments that utilize proven and reliable wet-tree technology,” said Rory Miller, president of Williams Partners’ midstream business. “This Gulfstar project expands our deepwater export, gathering and production handling business in the Gulf.”

NGL’S INITIAL OFFERING GETS BOOST TULSA — NGL Energy Partners LP announced Tuesday that underwriters exercised an option to purchase 525,000 additional units at $21 a share. The exercise brings the total number of units sold in the partnership’s initial public offering to 4,025,000. NGL has received total net proceeds of about $75.5 million. Proceeds will be used to repay debt and redeem 175,000 common units from pre-IPO limited partners. FROM STAFF REPORTS

Q: How large a fund do you operate? A: Although regulations preclude us from speaking publicly about any individual fund’s specifics, Covenant does manage in excess of $275 million for our partners. Q: Does the firm specialize in any particular area or areas of investment? A: Covenant is a multi-strategy, multi-asset manager focused on protecting our partners’ capital while generating targeted rates of return. As a fiduciary, we strive to deliver desired results at a low risk and with a high degree of liquidity and consistency. We employ what the industry calls a “Global Macro Strategy,” because we view the investment process from a top-down, global vantage, synthesizing both cyclical and secular influences on the markets and the global economy. This means we are not stuck in a single “style,” (e.g., just long/short equities), but will go where we can achieve the best return with the least volatility for our partners. In one market environment that might mean investing in foreign denominated floating-rate bonds, in another it might be real estate or private equity, while at another time it might mean utilizing equity options.

Work: Economist skeptical of data FROM PAGE 1B

69,700 jobs in April from 66,500 last year. School construction funded by bond issues, tribal economic activity and capital projects by more optimistic businesses are offsetting lackluster new home building, according to reports. At least one economist, however, is wary of the volatility in the new monthly reports. Lynn Gray, chief economist for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, noted that the bureau recently changed the way it conducts monthly surveys of business hiring. “I think the economy and labor market is improving,” Gray acknowledged. “We are seeing growth, but the magnitude may be too strong.” Gray pointed out that the monthly survey showed a 3,600-job increase in March and a 1,400 rise in April. In the previous 21years before the bureau’s procedural change in gathering data, the largest sector increase was 2,100 jobs during one month in 1997. “To be at 3,600 is unprecedented,” he said. “Skeptical? I am, because we have a new procedure in place which could cause volatility, and then we get that volatility.” The state needs several additional months of data to see if the upward trend holds, backed up by other quarterly jobs reports,

Q: Are most of your clients local residents? A: Because Covenant started off managing money in a traditional manner for high net worth investors in Oklahoma City almost 30 years ago, a majority of our partners are indeed local. However, we have partners scattered across Oklahoma, and increasingly over the last few years have added partners across the country.

ALSO ... MINNESOTA RATED LAST The worst state in construction employment was Minnesota, with a 14.1 percent decrease over 12 months, the Bloomberg-Bureau of Labor Statistics chart shows. Nevada was 49th with a 11.6 percent drop over the year, but last in the five-year rankings with a 63 percent decline. North Dakota was the only state with construction employment gains over 12 months and over the past five years, Bloomberg reported.

Q: What do you offer clients that they can’t get elsewhere? A: Again, due to federal regulations I am not able to discuss any specific strategies we use, but I can give you some insight into the way we think about investing. First, we begin with the end in mind and ask our partners what type of return they need and how much risk they are comfortable taking. Many investors look to make as much money as possible and don’t focus on the cost — which is how we refer to risk — needed to achieve those returns. We think investors should put a reasonable, yet attractive floor and ceiling on the percentage they expect to earn. DON MECOY, BUSINESS WRITER

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Gray said. “I think it’s too soon to say if it’s real economic activity,” he said. “You’ll get a better idea some months out.” Manhattan’s Jack sees the turnaround happening now, however big it really is. School districts, despite reduced funding within the classroom, are taking on building programs funded by voter-approved bond issues. Tribes are expanding casinos. The downside of growth, however, is inflation. Manhattan is starting to see hikes in materials costs, a big part of it driven by rising fuel expenses.

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COMPLETION Blaine: Cimarex Energy Co.; Base Farms No. 1-23H Well; S1⁄2 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 (SL) of 23-14N-11W; TD 43. Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Gragg No. 1-33H Well; SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 (SL) of 28-13N-09W; TD 57. Dewey: Lime Rock Resources A LP; Irene G No. 1-14H Well; SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 (SL) of 14-16N-19W; 257 barrels oil per day, 382,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,241. Ellis: Crawley Petroleum Corp.; Miller No. 6-28H Well; NE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 (SL) of 28-17N-24W; 108 barrels oil per day, 67,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,828. Jones Energy Ltd.; Cowboys No. 29-2H Well; NW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 NW1⁄4 (SL) of 29-20N-24W; 395 barrels oil per day, 1,886,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,583. Jones Energy Ltd.; Kelln No. 16-4H Well; SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 (SL) of 16-20N-26W; 170 barrels oil per day, 1,268,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,400. Grant: Long Resources Inc.; Gibbon No. 1-32 Well; C SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 of 32-29N-07W; Dry; TD 5,522. Hughes: Tilford Pinson Exploration LLC; Peggy No. 1-4 Well; C NE1⁄4 SE1⁄4

SE1⁄4 of 04-05N-09E; Dry; TD 2,972. Lincoln: Equal Energy US Inc.; Twincities North SWD No. 2 Well; SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 of 17-15N-05E; TD 6,790. Okfuskee: WN Operating Inc.; Will Wise No. 1-29 Well; C SW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 of 29-12N-10E; 136 barrels oil per day, 157,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 3,400. INTENT TO DRILL Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Alexander No. 1-16H Well; N1⁄2 N1⁄2 NE1⁄4 NE1⁄4 (BHL) of 16-29N-10W; TD 10,006. Blaine: Cimarex Energy Co.; Cabernet No. 1-13H Well; SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 (SL) of 13-14N-11W; TD 17,595. Continental Resources Inc.; Peters No. 1-31H Well; SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 SW1⁄4 (SL) of 31-15N-12W; TD 17,793. Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Lingo No. 1-13H Well; N1⁄2 1 N ⁄2 N1⁄2 N1⁄2 (BHL) of 13-12N-09W; TD 17,345. Creek: Paragon Industries Inc.; Mid Glenn No. 31 Well; C W1⁄2 NE1⁄4 of 04-17N-12E; TD 1,650. Garfield: M M Energy Inc.; C.K. Walker No. 88 Well; C SW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 of 13-22N-04W; TD 4,600. Grady: Marathon Oil Co.; Spies No. 1-27H Well; SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 (SL) of 27-04N-05W; TD 20,036. Grant: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Evart No. 1-35H Well; NW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 NW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 (SL) of 35-29N-08W; TD 9,385. Harper: Cory Kenneth W Ltd; Marker No. 3-31 Well; C SW1⁄4 NE1⁄4

NW1⁄4 of 31-28N-25W; TD 6,400. Kay: Marmik Oil Co.; Cannon No. 3-18 Well; C NW1⁄4 NW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 of 18-28N-04E; TD 3,600. Marmik Oil Co.; Huster No. 1-6 Well; C SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 NW1⁄4 of 06-28N-04E; TD 3,600. Kingfisher: Linn Operating Inc.; Cerney-Mueggenborg No. 1-14 Well; 1 W ⁄2 NE1⁄4 NE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 of 14-15N-06W; TD 8,180. Logan: Polk B R, Inc.; Vivian No. 1 Well; W1⁄2 E1⁄2 NE1⁄4 SE1⁄4 of 18-19N-04W; TD 6,250. McClain: Ruffel Lance Oil & Gas Corp.; Five Sisters No. 1-25 Well; E1⁄2 1 E ⁄2 SW1⁄4 SE1⁄4 of 25-07N-02W; TD 8,800. Pontotoc: Bonanza Oil & Gas Inc.; Sonnybuck No. 1 Well; NE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 NE1⁄4 SW1⁄4 of 17-05N-07E; TD 1,850. SOURCE: OIL-LAW RECORDS CORP. LIVESTOCK Tuesday’s closing cattle and hog quotations from the Oklahoma National Stockyards. Receipts: 5,225. Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: (weighted average): Calves: 368 lbs. $173.13; 440 lbs. $149.84; 462 lbs. $139.98; 526 lbs. $141.06; 559 lbs. $137.07; 624 lbs. 120.69; 675 lbs. 118.87; Yearlings: 631 lbs. $126.34; 677 lbs. $125.60; 713 lbs. $125.62; 765 lbs. $120.51; 827 lbs. $117.12; 872 lbs. $115.45; 911 lbs. $113.39; 966 lbs. $110.02; 1,022 lbs. $107.02; 1,096 lbs. $105.50. Heifers: Medium and Large No. 1: (weighted average): Calves: 397 lbs.

$133.32; 428 lbs. $127.92; 470 lbs. $129.16; 515 lbs. $133.11; 571 lbs. $125.99; 615 lbs. $116.33; Yearlings: 625 lbs. $123.28; 694 lbs. $118.63; 716 lbs. $116.08; 769 lbs. $111.72; 822 lbs. $110.65; 866 lbs. $108.10; 916 lbs. $102.01; 1,002 lbs. $96; 1,082 lbs. $92.50. Receipts: 110. Compared to Last Wednesday: Barrows and Gilts: Steady. U.S. Nos. 1-3 220-270 lbs., $56. Sows: Steady. U.S. Nos. 1-3 300-500 lbs., $46-$48. U.S. Nos. 1-3 500-700 lbs., $50-$52 Boars: 200-250 lbs., $25; over 250 lbs., $10. SOURCE: USDA-OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT MARKET NEWS SERVICE

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OATS (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

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360 368.50 374.50 386

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359.20 359.60 357.90 352.20

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57.48 57.74 58.03 58.22

+.26 +.27 +.28 +.29

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-1.50 +.75 +2.25 +3.50

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CATTLE (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Jun 11 102.95 103.85 101.62 Aug 11 104.50 105.22 103.47 Oct 11 110.15 111.00 109.52 Dec 11 113.90 114.05 113.25 Est. sales 13,270 Mon’s. sales 67,599 Mon’s open int 341,034 off 2512.00

FEEDER CATTLE (CME) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. May 11 124.20 124.22 123.90 Aug 11 122.72 123.90 120.45 Sep 11 124.15 125.05 121.90 Oct 11 124.97 126.00 123.00 Est. sales 417 Mon’s. sales 3,472 Mon’s open int 36,921 off 205.00

HOGS-Lean (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Jun 11 87.40 88.97 86.92 Jul 11 87.10 88.85 86.60 Aug 11 89.75 90.15 88.62 Oct 11 83.40 83.85 82.65 Est. sales 18,561 Mon’s. sales 34,053 Mon’s open int 219,472 off 3341.00



NASDAQ 2,746.16




Costco’s earnings

1,320 1,280

’10 ’11

Operating EPS

Dividend: $0.96 Div. Yield: 1.2% Source: FactSet

Close: 1,316.28 Change: -1.09 (-0.1%)














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Q: How are the arrest and resignation of Strauss-Kahn a factor in this? A: The IMF is without its master negotiator. The IMF plays a key role in talks between European countries. In the past it has per-

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are being hurt by the region’s debt problems. 10 percent S&P 500 5

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suaded Germany and others to help weaker countries. Q: If Greece or other countries run into more trouble, what happens to the dollar? A: Worries over Europe typically drive down the euro and raise the dollar. The dollar is seen as a safe investment. That’s evident in its 4 percent gain against the euro this month.

Q: And stocks? A: Stocks would likely fall. stronger dollar makes U.S. goods more expensive to foreign buyers. It’s akin to hiking prices on everything made in the U.S. nd large U.S. companies increasingly get more of their revenue from doing business abroad. Q: Are gold and other commodities a good investment during a crisis? A: Gold has long been popular for nervous investors. So you’d think a possible crisis in Europe would send gold and silver higher. But commodities are seen as risky and could fall if investors are worried.

Smuckers charges more for your cup of joe


CompanySpotlight J.M. SMUCKER (SJM) Tuesday’s close: $77.37 52-WEEK RANGE $54.39 78.36 Price-to-earnings ratio:

Dividend: $1.76 Div. Yield: 2.3%

Total returns through May 23

Worries about Europe's lingering debt crisis overshadowed a small rebound in oil prices and pushed stocks slightly lower on Tuesday. The S&P 500 index fell 1.09 points to 1,316.28. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.05 points, or 0.2 Medtronic MDT AutoZone Close: $40.88 -0.38 or -0.9% The world’s largest medical device maker gave a forecast for its new fiscal year that fell short of Wall Street estimates. $45 40 35

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El Paso

PE: 17.4 Yield: ... EP

Close: $20.22 1.24 or 6.5% The energy company is planning to split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on pipelines and one on oil exploration. $22 20

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Close: $83.45 0.39 or 0.5% The construction and mining equipment maker raised its quarterly dividend by 17 percent a week after it raised its revenue forecast. $100


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The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.12 percent Tuesday. Changing yields affect interest rates on consumer loans.






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GOLD (COMX) 100 troy oz.- dollars per troy oz. May 11 1524.50 1523.20 +7.90 Jun 11 1523.40 1523.30 +7.90 Est. sales 364,646 Mon’s. sales 255,211 Mon’s open int 521,049 up 2303.00

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PVS .7112 81.97 11.7320

Est. sales 133,449 Mon’s. sales 113,370 Mon’s open int 271,018 off 2135.00



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Vol.: 3.5m (6.5x avg.) Mkt. Cap: $848.5 m

Durable goods orders, month-over-month change est. ’10 4.1 2.7 -0.1% -2.2 -0.9 -2.5

based on past 12 months’ results



18 M A 52-week range

Close: $50.47 7.28 or 16.9% Shares of the discount shoe retailer hit a new all-time high after posting higher quarterly earnings and raising its 2011 outlook. $60


Vol.: 1.1m (3.0x avg.) Mkt. Cap: $12.84 b

Close: $4.17 0.15 or 3.6% The office supply chain named its interim CEO Neil Austrian, the permanent chairman and chief executive.

SOURCES: Morningstar; FactSet


Vol.: 14.9m (2.6x avg.) PE: 13.6 Mkt. Cap: $43.72 b Yield: 2.2% ODP

18% 19 17 13

percent, to 12,356.21. The Nasdaq fell 12.74, or 0.5 percent, to 2,746.16. Oil rose nearly $2 to $99.59 per barrel after major banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley raised their forecasts for crude prices. AZO DSW DSW

Close: $293.30 16.52 or 6.0% The auto parts retailer’s quarterly profit rose 12 percent, topping expectations, as sales in U.S. stores increased. $300



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more expensive. The Labor Department says that the price that consumers pay for coffee rose 3.5 percent in March. That means many retailers are passing along the increases to their customers. Investors were pleased with Smucker’s move. The company’s stock rose 1 percent. Smucker didn’t announce any price increases for its other products, which include its namesake jams, Jif peanut butter and Crisco.


-$0.24 2Q ’10

British pound Canadian dollar Chinese yuan

Q: What about U.S. government debt? A: Treasurys would also likely rise. Bond traders consider short-term U.S. debt to be one of the most attractive places to park cash.

Source: FactSet

J.M. Smucker is raising its coffee prices for the second time this year. So buyers of grocery store brands including Dunkin’ Donuts and Folgers are likely to be paying more. Smucker joined other food companies that have had to raise prices to protect their profits. Starbucks has also raised the prices it charges retailers for its packaged coffee. Coffee is among the commodities and ingredients that keep getting




J F 2011


Operating EPS


GOLD $1,523.20


The readings on manufacturing during April have pointed to slower growth. The government’s report on durable goods orders is expected to do the same. Economists often subtract orders for planes and other means of transportation when they want to get a reading on the economy. Those orders tend to be volatile. But even without those items, orders are expected to have fallen. That’s a sign that businesses are spending less.

’10 ’11

Close: 2,746.16 Change: -12.74 (-0.5%)

The arrest and resignation of International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has put Europe’s debt troubles back in the news. Investors should care about what happens in Europe because markets are global — and Europe and the U.S. are intertwined through trade. Some questions and answers about Europe’s troubles and the markets:




EURO 1.4113




Another look at manufacturing



Why Europe Matters Q: The European Union and the IMF arranged a bailout for Greece last year. Why does it need more? A: Greece wasn’t “bailed out.� It got a $157 billion loan to help it keep current on payments to banks and other bondholders. It got the loan after agreeing to deep spending cuts and tax increases. That shrank Greece’s economy and made it more difficult for the country to pay its debt. Many economists believe its debt should be restructured. That would mean cutting interest rates and/or extending the payback period. The European Union and the IMF must agree to this.






The most important part of Toll Brothers’ earnings report today will be the number of orders it got for new homes from February through April. The company builds upscale homes, and it had reported better sales during the previous quarter. But the spring selling season has been a disappointment overall. The government’s report Tuesday on home sales was better than expected but still very weak.

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The price of food and gas is going up, but that may be a good thing for Costco. The warehouse retailer tends to do well when consumers are worried about money and look for deals on food and household products. It also sells gas at some of its stores. But its earnings report today may show that consumers are shying away from bigger purchases like TVs and patio sets. Even so, financial analysts expect Costco’s earnings to rise.



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4.0 25.6 8.7 5.5


5.8 29.5 6.5 4.9


7.1 38.5 6.9 5.7


BOND FUNDS Interm-Term Bond (CI) Interm. Government (GI) High Yield Muni (HM) High Yield Bond (HY) Muni National Interm (MI) Muni National Long (ML) Muni Short (MS)


3.09 2.31 2.71 5.38 3.31 3.65 1.60

6.84 4.07 1.41 17.58 3.03 1.87 2.01

6.25 5.29 1.45 8.74 4.12 3.30 2.79

5.95 5.67 1.06 7.20 4.00 3.15 3.13








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What’s ahead for Oklahoma City Thursday 77/62

Friday 89/69

Saturday 84/70

Sunday 85/68

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Winds: S 12-25 mph

Winds: ESE 8-16 mph

Winds: S 20-30 mph

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Arkansas: Breezy today. Severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds and hail; at any time in the north and west, during the afternoon elsewhere. Texas: A strong thunderstorm in the east today; partly sunny in the north, central areas and the panhandle and along the Coastal Bend. New Mexico: Sunny today with winds gusting past 40 mph. A shower or thunderstorm around in the north; partly sunny on the plains. Clear tonight. Kansas: Windy today with a couple of thunderstorms, but a few strong thunderstorms in the southeast. Missouri: A couple of strong thunderstorms in spots today, but a couple of showers and a thunderstorm in the west and north. Colorado: A passing shower today. Winds gusting past 50 mph and cooler in the east; warmer in the south.

As of 7 a.m. yesterday Lake Normal Altus 1,559.0 Arbuckle 872.0 Arcadia 1,006.0 Brok. Bow 599.5 Canton 1,615.4 Copan 710.0 Eufaula 585.0 Ft. Cobb 1,342.0 Ft. Gibson 554.0 Ft. Supply 2,004.0 Foss 1,642.0 Grand 745.0 Hudson 619.0 Hulah 733.0 Kaw 1,009.1 Kerr 460.0 Keystone 723.0 Oologah 638.0 Salt Plains 1,125.0 Skiatook 714.0 Tenkiller 632.0 Texoma 615.0 Thunderbird 1,039.0 Webb. Falls 490.0 Wister 478.0

Yesterday in Oklahoma City:

Yesterday’s pollen

Absent Trees Weeds Grasses Mold Mold and pollen counts courtesy of the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

Current 1,545 870.95 1,008 602.93 1,615 710.82 586.14 1,342 554.19 2,004 1,640 746.87 618.95 733.56 1,010 459.61 723.14 639.19 1,124 708.52 636.85 618.86 1,037 489.89 490.88

Monday 85/67

Tuesday 86/71

Winds: S 20-30 mph

Yesterday in the state:

H L Prc. 89 65 .09 Midnight 74 Enid 1 a.m. 72 Gage 96 67 .00 2 a.m. 69 Guymon 90 47 .00 3 a.m. 68 Hobart 98 70 .80 4 a.m. 68 McAlester 84 64 .00 5 a.m. 69 Ponca City 86 63 .26 6 a.m. 70 85 64 Trace 7 a.m. 72 Tulsa 8 a.m. 72 Chickasha 84 71 .05 85 67 .00 9 a.m. 72 Durant 85 67 .33 10 a.m. 74 El Reno 11 a.m. 78 Guthrie 85 67 .52 Noon 79 Idabel 88 65 .00 1 p.m. 81 Miami 82 58 .00 2 p.m. 82 Norman 83 68 .33 3 p.m. 81 OKC 82 67 1.31 4 p.m. 79 5 p.m. 79 Shawnee 83 67 .05 Stillwater 85 66 .68 6 p.m. 71 7 p.m. 75 Woodward 97 67 .00 One year ago in Oklahoma City: 86/70 Normal high/low in Oklahoma City: 81/60 Record high/low: 98 in 2000/42 in 1935 National extremes yesterday: Laredo, TX, 108; Bodie State Park, CA, 20

Winds: S 8-16 mph

Yesterday in the world: H Amsterdam 61 Baghdad 102 Calgary 49 Dublin 59 Frankfurt 76 Geneva 82 Hong Kong 80 Kabul 91 London 67 Madrid 88 Manila 90 Mexico City 90 Montreal 73 Moscow 66 New Delhi 106 Paris 70 Rio 80 Riyadh 102 Rome 80 Stockholm 64 Sydney 66 Tokyo 66 Toronto 66 Vancouver 63

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Sun, moon: Sunrise today: 6:19 a.m. Sunset today: 8:35 p.m. Moonset 2:14 p.m. Moonrise 2:33 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:19 a.m. Sunset tomorrow: 8:36 p.m.





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Jan. 1 - This date in 2008 ........................ 15.12 Jan. 1 - This date in 2009 ........................ 12.83 Jan. 1 - This date in 2010 ........................ 10.94

Jan. 1 - This date in 2011 ......................... 12.42 Normal Jan. 1 - This date ........................ 12.88 Oklahoma City annual precip. is ....... 35.85


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Today H L Sky 76 56 Sunny 78 47 PtCldy 63 44 PtCldy 90 68 PtCldy 78 64 PtCldy 63 46 T-storm 90 71 PtCldy 66 40 PtCldy 77 41 PtCldy 66 56 PtCldy 88 77 PtCldy 72 60 PtCldy 92 69 T-storm 84 61 T-storm 56 38 T-storm 68 54 Rain 72 60 Rain 69 39 T-storm 82 64 Rain 88 62 PtCldy 63 42 PtCldy 70 47 Rain 69 61 Rain 63 36 PtCldy 89 67 Sunny 76 48 PtCldy 76 58 PtCldy 64 48 T-storm 87 75 Sunny 91 72 PtCldy 82 64 T-storm 88 72 PtCldy 93 65 Sunny 70 53 Rain 89 71 Sunny 86 65 T-storm 74 57 PtCldy 87 68 T-storm 86 69 T-storm 86 76 PtCldy 60 46 Rain 64 46 Rain 86 70 PtCldy 86 69 T-storm 86 74 PtCldy 80 65 PtCldy 68 50 Rain 84 64 PtCldy 94 74 Sunny 79 62 T-storm 68 51 PtCldy 62 46 Rain 70 55 PtCldy 93 69 PtCldy 65 37 PtCldy 86 64 T-storm 75 49 PtCldy 96 71 PtCldy 67 60 PtCldy 62 51 Shwrs 64 40 PtCldy 62 47 Rain 88 69 T-storm 62 41 Rain 70 44 PtCldy 91 73 Sunny 81 57 T-storm 84 69 PtCldy 74 53 Rain

Tomorrow H L Sky 83 57 Sunny 84 55 Sunny 64 50 PtCldy 86 67 PtCldy 76 66 PtCldy 67 45 T-storm 83 65 T-storm 67 48 PtCldy 59 44 Cloudy 72 60 Cloudy 88 77 PtCldy 78 61 T-storm 88 67 Sunny 89 61 T-storm 66 36 T-storm 63 50 Rain 79 61 T-storm 76 44 PtCldy 82 63 T-storm 85 70 Sunny 79 41 PtCldy 69 49 PtCldy 70 57 Rain 58 34 Sunny 96 70 Sunny 76 51 PtCldy 79 61 PtCldy 57 43 Rain 87 74 Sunny 91 71 T-storm 77 60 T-storm 85 66 T-storm 89 67 Sunny 66 55 PtCldy 81 71 PtCldy 80 61 T-storm 72 57 PtCldy 79 65 T-storm 82 64 T-storm 88 77 Sunny 57 44 Rain 66 46 Sunny 84 70 T-storm 81 63 T-storm 87 71 T-storm 78 66 PtCldy 70 52 PtCldy 86 67 PtCldy 97 74 Sunny 85 64 T-storm 68 54 Cloudy 60 49 Shwrs 74 59 PtCldy 93 67 PtCldy 61 44 PtCldy 76 58 Shwrs 60 43 PtCldy 91 74 Sunny 62 59 PtCldy 67 53 Sunny 60 37 PtCldy 57 47 Rain 86 63 T-storm 69 48 Sunny 58 39 Rain 89 73 T-storm 74 61 PtCldy 91 69 T-storm 70 58 PtCldy



No Box arrests expected

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El Reno Police Chief Ken Brown said he does not expect to make arrests in the death last week of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box. PAGE 2C

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ALLAS — Disaster and embarrassment and infamy filled the Thunder rearview mirror as the Mavericks threatened to post a comeback for the ages Monday night. Twentysomething seconds left, the Thunder up two after leading by 15 less than five minutes previous, needing a basket to stave off an epic collapse, Kevin Durant passed the ball. To Thabo Sefolosha. And I have no problem with that. You know the rest. Thabo missed an open corner jumper, Dallas forced overtime and the Mavs won 112-105 to effectively end the Western Conference Finals. Coronation is set for Wednesday night with Game 5. Will such a meltdown have lasting impact on this franchise that could/ should run at least this deep in the NBA

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THUNDER AT MAVERICKS When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas TV: ESPN (Cox 29, HD 720) Radio: WWLS 98.1-FM, 640AM

OKC’s James Harden stands on the court after fouling out of the game in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against Dallas on Monday. Dallas won in overtime, 112-105. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

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a best-of-7 playoff series is no place to be, but it beats being eliminated. Barely. The Oklahoma City Thunder faces a must-win situation against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Game 5 of

the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder played once inside American Airlines Center during the regular season and won, and also won Game 2 of the series there. Making the challenge particularly daunting is

the fact OKC just got swept at home against the Mavs in Games 3 and 4. The Thunder is fresh off a devastating 112-105 overtime loss on Monday night when it led by 15 points with less than five minutes remaining in regulation and was outscored 28-6 in

the final 9:49 of play. Had the Thunder hung on and won Game 4, it would have guaranteed Game 6 inside Oklahoma City Arena. OKC now must win Game 5 in order to play again in its home

As the Sooners absorbed a wild Bedlam series loss to the Cowboys, a frustrated Sunny Golloway said that his guys could only hope to see OSU again in the Big 12 Tournament. “Hopefully, God’s gonna allow us to play them in the Big 12 Tournament,” Golloway said at the time. The title game, perhaps? Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are together

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COLLEGE BASEBALL again as true contenders in the 2011 event, which opens Wednesday with first-round games at RedHawks Field at Bricktown. That’s good for them

and good for the tournament, which has dealt with the absence of the Cowboys the past two years. Big 12 regular-season co-champions Texas and Texas A&M are the favorites, yet parity has marked this season in the league, with the Longhorns and Aggies each suffering eight conference losses. The SEE BIG 12, PAGE 4C

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BIG 12 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT I When: Wednesday through Sunday I Where: RedHawks Field at Bricktown I Tickets: Packages available ranging from $67 for weekend terrace tickets to $202 for all-session club seats. Single session tickets: $37 for club-level, $22 for field box, $17 for terrace reserved, $16 for field bleacher and $13 for general admission. Tickets are available at or by phone at the Oklahoma City RedHawks box office at 405218-1000.

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES I OSU vs. Baylor, 9 a.m. I Texas vs Missouri, 12:30 p.m. I Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech, 4 p.m. I OU vs. Kansas State, 7: 30 p.m.

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NC officials: Kyle Busch speeding at 128 mph

Miami’s LeBron James, left, drives against Chicago’s Ronnie Brewer during the first half of Game 4 in Miami on Tuesday. The game went into overtime and was not finished at press time. Go to for game results. AP PHOTO

NBA PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD EASTERN CONFERENCE CHICAGO VS. MIAMI Sunday, May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82 Wednesday, May 18: Miami 85, Chicago 75 Sunday, May 22: Miami 96-85, Miami leads series 2-1 Tuesday, May 24: at Miami Thursday, May 26: at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28: at Miami, 7:30 p.m. * Monday, May 30: at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. *

WESTERN CONFERENCE OKLAHOMA CITY VS. DALLAS Tuesday, May 17: Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 Thursday, May 19: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 Saturday, May 21: Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Monday, May 23: Dallas 112-105, OT, Dallas leads series 3-1 Wednesday, May 25: at Dallas, 8 p.m. Friday, May 27: at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. * Sunday, May 29: at Dallas, 8 p.m. * * — if necessary

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was clocked by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, a law enforcement spokesman said Tuesday. redell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Darren Campbell said a deputy stopped Busch’s 2012 yellow Lexus sports car on a road between Troutman and Mooresville, where the 26-year-old driver lives

NASCAR SUSPENDS RCR CREWMAN NASCAR has suspended a crew member from Jeff Burton’s team for violating the substance abuse policy. Richard Childress Racing said after the suspension was announced that Gary Frost has been fired.

WOODS’ AGENT OUT AT IMG Mark Steinberg, the agent for Tiger Woods the last 12 years and head of the IMG golf division, did not renew his contract Tuesday and is no longer with the sports management company. Steinberg’s contract was to expire in June.

LA. TECH DISMISSES TWO PLAYERS Wide receivers Tim Molton and Ahmad Paige have been dismissed from the Louisiana Tech football team for a violation of team rules. Coach Sonny Dykes did not provide details in announcing the moves Tuesday, but Molton had served an 11-day suspension last August for violating another unspecified team rules.

NEB’S OSBORNE SAYS ANDERSON AIDES WEREN’T FIRED Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says he’s “open-minded” as he begins looking for a new baseball coach. Osborne, who fired Mike Anderson on Sunday, said on his weekly radio show Tuesday night that he would consider established head coaches and assistants from top programs and mid-majors and young coaches on the rise. Osborne said it would be “wishful thinking” to expect the process to move quickly because potential candidates have teams preparing for postseason play.

MCNEIL FACING 2ND EVICTION BEFORE ARREST Former Auburn safety Mike McNeil was facing eviction and a lawsuit related to a former residence when he and three teammates were arrested on robbery charges. Court papers show a judge issued a summary judgment against McNeil, ex-teammate Mike Blanc and another person on March 27 for $12,385 after they failed to appear in court. That’s 16 days after McNeil, Dakota Mosley, Shaun Kitchens and Antonio Goodwin were arrested for an alleged robbery at an Auburn residence.


Miami’s Mike Miller reacts after action in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. AP PHOTO


No arrests expected in Box death BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Staff Writer

EL RENO — No arrests are expected in the possible overdose death last week of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box, El Reno Police Chief Ken Brown said. Box, a 22-year-old linebacker projected to start next season, was found unconscious Thursday in a home at 1219 S Reno Ave. and later died. A 911 caller

told police he thought Box overdosed on pain pills. Police recovered prescription drugs in the home. Brown said no criminal investigation involving Box’s death is pending. The state medical examiner has not yet ruled on Box’s cause of death, spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said. Toxicology reports used in similar deaths typically aren’t returned to pathologists for weeks, delaying identification of a cause of death.

The hiring of Jerry West as an adviser and a member of the Golden State Warriors’ executive board has been described as adding another voice to the room for a franchise looking to reverse a run of ineptitude. Larry Riley is already in place as general manager and the team hired agent Bob Myers in April to be the assistant general manager and GM in waiting.

SURPRISE COACHING SEARCH BEGINS AT PENN STATE An unexpected coaching search is underway at Penn State after Ed DeChellis left his alma mater to take the same position at Navy. The blinds in the corner office that used to belong to DeChellis were drawn Tuesday morning at the Jordan Center. Around the corner and down a long corridor, athletic director Tim Curley began working the phones a day after DeChellis announced his surprise resignation.

NADAL WINS FRENCH OPEN OPENER It’s newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open — let alone two sets in the first round. But, Nadal fought back to emerge with a 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4 victory over American John Isner and reach the second round. Reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters won 6-2, 6-3 victory over Anastasiya Yakimova. Also advancing were Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling and Sam Querrey. Two seeded women lost: No. 20 Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 champion, was eliminated 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-2 by Johanna Larsson of Sweden, while No. 22 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia was beaten 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-2 by Vania King of the United States. FROM WIRE REPORTS

OU linebacker Austin Box was found unconscious Thursday in a home in El Reno and later died. AP PHOTO












3 Sooners on All-Big 12 first team

TEXAS No. 1 seed, 40-13 overall, 19-8 Big 12 I Coach: Augie Garrido (15th season) I Ranking: No. 2 I Scouting report: The Longhorns have scuffled at the plate at times, but the pitching staff, headlined by Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Taylor Jungmann, is among the best in the country. I Key stat: Opponents are hitting just .196 against Texas, which has also pitched 12 shutouts — five more than any other Big 12 team. Starting lineup Pos Player SS Brandon Loy RF Mark Payton 1B Tant Shepherd 3B Erich Weiss LF Paul Montalbano DH Jonathan Walsh 2B Jordan Etier CF Cohl Walla C Jacob Felts

Yr Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Fr.

Avg. .327 .263 .299 .370 .286 .237 .242 .239 .199

HR 1 0 4 3 0 2 1 0 1

RBI 22 19 32 35 25 22 21 15 19

Rotation Pos Player RHP Taylor Jungmann RHP Cole Green LHP Sam Stafford

Yr W-L ERA WHIP K Jr. 12-0 0.95 0.78 109 Sr. 6-3 3.11 1.02 87 Jr. 5-1 1.64 1.25 69

Closer Pos Player RHP Corey Knebel

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Fr. 16 1.44 0.74 52

No. 2 seed, 38-18 overall, 19-8 Big 12 I Coach: Rob Childress (sixth season) I Ranking: 13 I Scouting report: The Aggies boast arguably the most complete rotation in the league as well as the Big 12 Player of the Year, right fielder Tyler Naquin. I Key stat: Naquin leads the Big 12 with a .392 batting average. Avg. .392 .349 .298 .281 .286 .239 .259 .283 .247

HR 2 0 4 3 0 4 1 2 0

RBI 40 31 39 38 9 17 17 23 10

Rotation Pos Player RHP John Stilson RHP Michael Wacha RHP Ross Stripling

batting average. Starting lineup Pos Player CF Erik Ross RF Chris Ellison C Tyler Ogle 1B Cameron Seitzer 3B Garrett Buechele SS Caleb Bushyhead LF Casey Johnson DH Cody Reine 2B Cale Ellis

Yr W-L Jr. 5-2 So. 6-2 Jr. 12-2

ERA 1.68 2.47 1.89

WHIP 1.14 0.82 1.19

Yr Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Avg. .314 .302 .344 .347 .336 .289 .330 .260 .309

HR 0 2 9 3 8 0 3 4 0

RBI 21 17 42 38 61 18 30 27 8

ERA 1.82 3.91 2.68

WHIP 0.91 1.34 1.28

Rotation Pos Player RHP Michael Rocha RHP Burch Smith LHP Jordan John

Yr W-L Sr. 10-3 Jr. 9-3 Fr. 4-0

K 78 82 44

Closer Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Sr. 6 4.34 1.32 24

K 92 97 89

Closer Pos Player Yr Saves ERA WHIP K RHP Joaquin Hinojosa Sr. 8 2.67 1.23 27

OKLAHOMA No. 3 seed, 40-15 overall, 14-11 Big 12 I Coach: Sunny Golloway (seventh season) I Ranking: 18 I Scouting report: The heart of the order featuring Tyler Ogle, Cameron Seitzer and Garrett Buechele is a lethal offensive threesome. I Key stat: OU leads the league with a .316 team


Sooners finished third and the Cowboys fourth, separated by one-half game in the standings. OU, at 40-15, ranks as high as No. 7 nationally and appears in the top 20 of all four major polls. OSU, 34-21, just fell out of the rankings after losing series in the regular season’s final two weekends. Still, they’ve proven capable, owning weekend series wins over the Longhorns, Sooners and others. More importantly for the Cowboys, they’re back in the tournament after failing to qualify in 2009 and 2010. “My freshman and sophomore year we didn’t make it,” said OSU junior third baseman Mark Ginther, “so this is my first time. This is more of what I signed up for. “I’m going to enjoy it and hopefully get some victories.” Joy for OSU’s return doesn’t stop with those in orange and black. The All Sports Association, the host and supporter of the event, welcomes the Cowboys back into the bracket. “It’s a hallelujah for sure,” said All Sports executive director Tim Brassfield. “One, they have such a rich history and heritage with the tournament. It seems like it’s a tournament missing a fourth wheel when Oklahoma State is not here. We’re sure glad they’re back. “Two, it’s a tournament

No. 4 seed, 34-21 overall, 14-12 Big 12 I Coach: Frank Anderson (eighth season) I Ranking: NR I Scouting report: While inconsistent at times, OSU has been clutch at the plate, winning seven games in its final at-bat; reliever Chris Marlowe is unhittable — when he’s on. I Key stat: The Cowboys lead the league with 44 home runs, half of which have come against Big 12 opponents. Starting lineup Pos Player LF Devin Shines DH Dane Phillips 1B Zach Johnson C Jared Womack 2B Davis Duren 3B Mark Ginther CF Gabe Weidenaar RF Luis Uribe SS Hunter Bailey

Yr Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

Avg. .279 .345 .351 .294 .310 .298 .294 .315 .263

HR 3 4 11 8 3 9 2 3 1

RBI 25 32 56 45 25 30 21 27 17

Rotation Pos Player LHP Mike Strong RHP Brad Propst RHP Randy McCurry

Yr W-L Sr. 5-1 Sr. 7-5 So. 2-4

ERA 3.49 3.53 3.10

WHIP 1.18 1.12 1.24

K 69 55 31

Closer Pos Player RHP Chris Marlowe

tion, Baylor has reeled off three straight series victories over Missouri, OSU and OU. I Key stat: The Bears have located their power stroke, smacking a leaguehigh 24 homers in Big 12 play. Starting lineup Pos Player RF Brooks Pinckard 1B Max Muncy C Josh Ludy CF Logan Vick LF Dan Evatt DH Joey Hainsfurther 3B Jake Miller SS Landis Ware 2B Steve DalPorto

Yr Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So.

Avg. .299 .329 .286 .212 .232 .277 .300 .259 .243

HR 2 9 3 2 8 0 3 0 0

RBI 16 41 31 16 23 14 25 29 12

ERA 2.78 3.78 3.81

WHIP 1.19 1.28 1.37



Starting lineup Yr So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.


Pos Player RHP Ryan Duke


Pos Player RF Tyler Naquin CF Krey Bratsen 3B Matt Juengel 1B Jacob House DH Gregg Alcazar C Kevin Gonzalez LF Brandon Wood SS Kenny Jackson 2B Andrew Collazo

Texas’ Taylor Jungmann is 12-0 this season with a 0.95 ERA.

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Jr. 4 3.98 1.34 70

BAYLOR No. 5 seed, 29-24 overall, 13-14 Big 12 I Coach: Steve Smith (17th season) I Ranking: NR I Scouting report: Since moving closer Brooks Pinckard to the weekend rota-

Big 12 Baseball Tournament At RedHawks Field at Bricktown Wednesday’s Games Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma State vs. No. 5 Baylor, 9 a.m. Game 2: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 8 Missouri, 12:30 p.m. Game 3: No. 2 Texas A&M vs. No. 7 Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Kansas State, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 9 a.m. Game 6: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 12:30 p.m. Game 7: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4 p.m. Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 3:15 p.m. Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 9 a.m. Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 12:30 p.m. Game 13: Game 7 winner vs. Game 11 winner*, 4 p.m.* Game 14: Game 8 winner vs. Game 12 winner**, 7:30 p.m.*** Sunday’s Game Game 15: Championship, 1 p.m. * — Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11 ** — Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12 *** — If Game 13 is unnecessary, Game 14 will be played at 4 p.m. rather than 7:30 p.m. Note: If both bracket winners are undefeated after Game 12, Game 13 and Game 14 will not be played and the two undefeated teams will play in the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

that’s held in our home state, so it’s good to have both your local schools represented.” Even the Sooners are pleased, partly for the opportunity of another shot at the Cowboys, but also because Bedlam in the Big 12 Tournament can only come in the championship game. “That would actually be a great matchup,” said OU pitcher Michael Rocha. “We owe them a little something. “Definitely, if we can see them in that championship round, that would be a great game.” The Sooners are set up for a revenge tour, of sorts. They didn’t win a con-

Pos Player RHP Logan Verrett LHP Josh Turley RHP Brooks Pinckard

Yr W-L Jr. 6-4 So. 3-4 Jr. 5-2

K 85 52 41

I Coach: Dan Spencer (third season) I Ranking: NR I Scouting report: The Red Raiders have struggled on the mound, but Barrett Barnes is one of the top all-around hitters in the league, batting .288 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. I Key stat: Texas Tech is last in the league with a 4.91 team ERA. Starting lineup Pos Player SS Kelby Tomlinson 3B Reid Redman CF Barrett Barnes 2B Nick Popescu 1B Stephen Hagen LF David Paiz C Kevin Whitehead RF Andre Wheeler DH Bo Altobelli

Closer Pos Player RHP Max Garner

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K So. 7 2.59 1.14 38

KANSAS STATE No. 6 seed, 34-21 overall, 12-14 Big 12 I Coach: Brad Hill (eighth season) I Ranking: NR I Scouting report: As usual, the Wildcats are one of the most aggressive teams in the country on the base paths, leading the Big 12 with 117 steals. I Key stat: This lineup hits for average, too, with six regulars batting over .300. Starting lineup Pos Player LF Ross Kivett RF Kent Urban CF Nick Martini 3B Jason King DH Mike Kindel SS Tanner Witt 1B Chase Graskewicz C Dan Klein 2B Jake Brown

Yr Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr.

Avg. .321 .229 .343 .311 .259 .249 .331 .303 .274

HR 0 1 1 10 7 0 2 2 1

RBI 15 20 42 56 39 17 27 9 18

ERA 4.18 4.10 4.55

WHIP 1.34 1.30 1.31

Rotation Pos Player LHP Kyle Hunter RHP Matt Applegate LHP Shane Conlon

Yr W-L Jr. 5-4 Jr. 5-3 Fr. 3-1

K 69 73 22

Closer Pos Player RHP James Allen

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Jr. 15 1.46 0.86 40

TEXAS TECH No. 7 seed, 33-23 overall, 12-15 Big 12

ference series outside of Norman. And two of the teams that took them down — A&M and Kansas State — are on their side of the bracket, along with Texas Tech, a team OU swept at Mitchell Park. Then there are the Cowboys. “The way we’ve been set up, we’ll actually be playing a bunch of teams that beat us in series, so that’s kind of nice for us,” said Sooners third baseman Garrett Buechele. “We want a little redemption against K-State, A&M, and Oklahoma State, because we feel like we have a good ballclub and we want to show the rest of the country we have one.” After the past two years, the Pokes would be thrilled to stand in that line. “I’m sure the atmosphere would be unbelievable out here — and a lot of fun,” said OSU second baseman Davis Duren. Getting there, of course, is the trick. Neither the Sooners nor Cowboys have played on a Big 12 Tournament Sunday in Oklahoma City since 1998. OU’s last tournament title came in 1997, the conference’s inaugural event. OSU, which rolled up so many championships in the old Big Eight, claimed its only Big 12 title in Arlington, Texas, in 2004. “Our job obviously is to do all we can for all the teams,” Brassfield said. “But sometimes, this event and all events need a shot in the arm. That would be a great shot in the arm for the 2011 baseball tournament.”

Yr Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So.

Avg. .310 .326 .288 .285 .276 .289 .242 .240 .333

HR 1 0 10 1 6 2 2 0 1

RBI 43 34 37 30 42 26 11 11 24

Rotation Pos Player RHP Trey Masek RHP David Paiz RHP Duke von Schamann

Yr W-L ERA WHIP K Fr.5-3 4.69 1.46 31 Fr.3-4 6.26 1.52 34 Fr.5-0 3.92 1.22 19

Closer Pos Player RHP John Neely

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Jr. 7 2.97 1.28 54

MISSOURI No. 8 seed, 24-30 overall, 11-15 Big 12 I Coach: Tim Jamieson (17th season) I Ranking: NR I Scouting report: The Tigers began the conference season 2-9, but closed strong with four of five series victories to earn a Big 12 Tournament berth. I Key stat: After hitting .237 its first 11 Big 12 games, Missouri hit .279 in its final 15. Starting lineup Pos Player LF Conner Mach CF Brannon Champagne 1B Eric Garcia DH Jonah Schmidt RF Blake Brown SS Jesse Santo C Ben Turner 3B C.J. Jarvis 2B Andrew Thigpen

Yr Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Avg. .284 .291 .268 .315 .276 .263 .281 .236 .138

HR 3 0 2 6 6 0 0 0 0

RBI 31 25 24 30 31 18 12 6 9

Rotation Pos Player RHP Eric Anderson RHP Matt Stites LHP Rob Zastryzny

Yr W-L So. 2-0 Jr. 3-5 Fr. 2-5

ERA 5.30 3.69 4.32

WHIP 1.42 1.40 1.41

K 21 72 62

Closer Pos Player LHP Phil McCormick

Three Oklahoma players — infielder Garrett Buechele, catcher Tyler Ogle and starting pitcher Michael Rocha — were named to the All-Big 12 first team Tuesday. Oklahoma State had one, designated hitter Dane Phillips, and Zach Johnson was named the conference’s newcomer of the year. Texas A&M’s Tyler Naquin was named the league’s player of the year, while Texas’ Taylor Jungmann is the pitcher of the year. Longhorns third baseman Erich Weiss is the freshman of the year and Texas coach Augie Garrido and Texas A&M coach Rob Childress are co-coaches of the year. The Cowboys had three players on the second team — Johnson, catcher Jared Womack and utility player Gabe Weidenaar. Sooners Cameron Seitzer (infielder) and Casey Johnson (outfielder) are on the second team. Texas Tech’s Kelby Tomlinson, of Elgin, also made the second team.

FUTURE FORMAT UP IN THE AIR With one less team in the league for baseball next year, the format for the Big 12 Baseball Tournament could be further tweaked in the offseason. “We’ll take a look at things and see if there’s a bracket that would allow us to have all nine teams to play in the tournament,” Big 12 Associate Commissioner Bob Burda said Tuesday. Nebraska is leaving for the Big Ten Conference following this season. In the current eight-team format, just one team would stay home. The Cornhuskers and Kansas are not in this year’s tournament. Iowa State and Colorado do not play baseball. After five years of pool play, this year’s event features two double-elimination brackets, with the winner of each bracket set to meet in Sunday’s title game.

VON SCHAMANN HELPS TECH TO TOURNEY Texas Tech needed to capture a series victory over Oklahoma State last weekend to keep its NCAA regional hopes alive — and the Red Raiders did it, thanks to the efforts of former Edmond Santa Fe standout Duke von Schamann. The right-handed freshman, and son of former OU placekicker Uwe von Schamann, pitched a career-high seven innings to lead Tech to a 5-3 over the Cowboys on Sunday in the decisive third game of the series. He allowed just one earned run and five hits while striking out three and was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Von Schamann enters the Big 12 Tournament with a 5-0 record.

HILL GETS SOME HELP Kansas State coach Brad Hill was looking for a way to motivate his team earlier this season. “I couldn’t decide how to do it,” Hill said. Juggling whether to go for a tougher approach or treat them softly, Hill finally settled on a solution. “I decided to scare them,” Hill said. “So I brought in coach (Frank) Martin.” The Wildcats men’s basketball coach, known for his intensity, didn’t need much time to do the trick. “It took about two minutes to scare them,” Hill said. Hill’s Wildcats are the No. 6 seed in the tournament.

MIZZOU’S COACH PLEADS HIS CASE Missouri coach Tim Jamieson asked for some mercy from the conference’s other coaches at Tuesday’s media luncheon in Bricktown. “I truly believe there’s only one team here that has to win the tournament to get into a regional,” Jamieson said. “And that’s us.” “So Steve, Augie and Frank, keep that in mind this week.” Jamieson was addressing Baylor’s Steve Smith, Texas’ Augie Garrido and OSU’s Frank Anderson, the three coaches whose teams are in Missouri’s bracket.

Yr Saves ERA WHIP K Sr. 6 3.32 1.32 47


Bedlam Breakdown The Cowboys and Sooners are together again in the Big 12 Tournament, with OSU back in the bracket after a two-year absence. They’re both legitimate contenders, too, which hasn’t happened in the same season often since the formation of the Big 12. Now, can one or the other — or both? — break through and end a 13-year drought of no state teams making it to championship Sunday in Oklahoma City? The breakdown:

OKLAHOMA STATE I Big 12 Championship history: OSU is 12-23 alltime in the tournament. The Cowboys won their only title in 2004 in Arlington, Texas. They do enter Wednesday’s opener on a two-game winning streak, taking pool play games in 2008. I Reason to believe: The Pokes can claim a solid balance of pitching and hitting, although the bats have been scuffling of late. They’re a club that has been tough in the clutch, too, with seven walk-off wins. Head-to-head against the top three teams in the Big 12 standings, the Cowboys took weekend series from Texas and Oklahoma. I Reason to doubt: With their hitting off, the Cowboys dropped their final two Big 12 regular-season series, losing two of three at home to Baylor and two of three at Texas Tech. Insiders suggest the Pokes got away from their hit-toall-fields mentality, trying to muscle up the long ball. That approach isn’t working this year. Pitcher Brad Propst, so good through much of the season, has

OSU’s Davis Duren holds up the Bedlam Bowl following the Cowboys’ win over the Sooners on April 17 at RedHawks Field in Bricktown. PHOTO BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN

given up six or more runs in three straight starts. I Quotable: “We’ve just got to get back to the fundamentals, take the ball up the middle and to rightcenter, not try to swing out of our shoes,” said third baseman Mark Ginther. “If we do that, the big hits will come.”

OKLAHOMA I Big 12 Championship history: OU is 24-23 in its Big 12 Tournament history with its only title coming in 1997 — the league’s first year. The Sooners won’t miss pool play, after going 2-1 in three of the past four seasons and not making the final. I Reason to believe: This is a veteran club that still boasts most of the parts from last year’s College World Series team. They know what it takes to win at this stage of the season. The return to health of pitcher Bobby Shore adds

to what may be the conference’s deepest starting staff, which should play well with the return to doubleelimination play. I Reason to doubt: Since mid-March, the Sooners have struggled to string together wins outside of Norman. Just when they seemed to be building momentum with a nine-game winning streak, they dropped last weekend’s series at Baylor 2-1. I Quotable: “Who’s disappointed right now in the tournament? Oklahoma,” said Sooners coach Sunny Golloway. “We’re not going to shy away from our disappointment. We’re disappointed. We’re 40-15 and we’ve had a disappointing year. And there’s something to be said for that. “Hopefully, we’ll find our home right here. It’d be a nice picture of the Sooners dog-piling, coach saying, ‘Don’t hurt yourselves.’” BY JOHN HELSLEY


Two horse shows renew State Fair Park contracts BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer

Officials with State Fair Park announced Tuesday they have completed contract renewals with the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Reining Horse Association. The American Quarter Horse Association agreement calls for the Built Ford Tough ACHYA World Championship to continue through 2014. The NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show is set to continue through 2013. “The exhibitors who qualify for the Built Ford Tough Youth World are the very best in the world,” said Don Treadway, AQHA Executive Vice President. “Their accomplishments demand that we have the show in a facility that can properly showcase their talent. With the improvements made to State Fair Park, it is truly a worldclass facility for a world-

class event.” The AQHYA World Championship Show is the world’s largest singlebreed championship show for youth. It annually attracts more than 900 youth and more than 1,200 horses vying for one of 30 championship titles in 28 classes. NRHA Executive Director Dan Wall was also complimentary of recent improvements at State Fair Park. In 2005 the city launched a $75 million improvement of the equine facilities there. The NRHA has been producing events, like the NRHA Futurity, at State Fair Park for 25 years. The NRHA Futurity is the largest show in the sport of Reining worldwide with nearly $2 million in cash and prizes awarded annually. Last year, the Futurity featured approximately 1,500 horses, drew more than 125,000 spectators and produced more than $16.9 million in direct spending into the economy of Oklahoma City.






Burton gets offer from Arizona It seems Arizona football coach Mike Stoops is looking hard at Oklahoma offensive linemen for the 2012 recruiting class. Highly regarded prospects like Blake Belcher of Guthrie and Cayman Bundage of Douglass already have offers from the Wildcats, and now you can add Putnam City North’s Daniel Burton to the list. Burton, 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, received the offer from Arizona this week, bringing his total to three, along with Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern State. Burton is No. 15 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings for 2012 recruits. He plays left tackle for the Panthers, but has the build and skill set to play any position on the line at the next level. Currently, he’s focused on building strength, and maybe adding a little weight to his long frame. “I’m at 275 now,” Burton said. “I’ve gained about 10 pounds since last season and I might try to gain five or 10 more, but I really just want to work on getting stronger.”

SOONERS OFFER PARKER Tulsa Washington’s Juwan Parker continues to show why he’s regarded as the state’s top basketball prospect in the 2013 class. Parker told The Oklahoman on Monday night that he received a scholarship offer from new Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger. The OU offer is Parker’s fifth, along with Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Minnesota and Baylor. The 6-foot-4 swingman was named to The Oklahoman’s Super 5 team after averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds in his sophomore season, leading the Hornets to their second straight Class 5A state championship.

EDMOND NORTH’S WHITE EARNS HONOR Senior Philip White was an anchor for the Edmond North offensive line in football and a four-year letterman in track, but his success in the classroom might overshadow everything. White was named the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and has earned

a $500 scholarship. He was an all-district lineman but has chosen to not continue his football career. White has been accepted into the Allen Scholars Program of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State. Only two new students are selected each year for inclusion into the program.

ARDMORE’S JACKSON MAKES ESPN LIST Ardmore basketball star Nino Jackson has been the top prospect for the 2012 class for a long time, and he keeps getting more honors. Jackson was ranked No. 56 on the ESPNU 100, released Tuesday. Jackson has offers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Baylor and Texas.

NORMAN NORTH COACH STRESSING URGENCY If teams are supposed to represent their coach, there won’t be a football team that works harder than Norman North. Coach Wade Standley, in his first year after a twoyear stint at Liberal, Kan., is stressing a lot of things as

the Timberwolves’ coach. The two biggest things are urgency and efficiency. Nobody runs more at practice than Standley, who is constantly moving from one drill to the next. He said he’s OK with that. Standley is replacing Lance Manning, who took the job at Edmond Santa Fe.

CALHOUN COMFORTABLE AT PIEDMONT Piedmont running back Cassius Calhoun isn’t the only one looking for a fresh start. The Wildcats have a new coach, too. Former Stillwater assistant Craig Church has replaced Rob Green, while Calhoun will be in his first year after transferring from Casady. “I’m real excited about the way things are going,” Calhoun said. “I’m not looking to be a savior or anything like that, but I’m excited to be a leader.” Calhoun rushed for 742 yards and seven touchdowns for the Cyclones last season. BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND ROBERT PRZYBYLO


NFL to punish teams for multiple flagrant hits The NFL will punish teams next season if their players commit multiple flagrant hits that result in fines. The punishment will be financial, although league vice president Adolpho Birch said Tuesday he didn’t rule out Commissioner Roger Goodell applying further sanctions such as stripping clubs of draft choices. Citing the “notion of club accountability,” Birch says details such as the amount of the fines against clubs, or how many player fines

would trigger punishment, have not been determined.

ROOKIE SYMPOSIUM CANCELED The NFL canceled next month’s rookie symposium, the first league event called off because of the lockout. “We waited as long as we possibly could,” Birch said. “The rookie symposium is an extremely large, complex event that requires a lot of people from an attendance standpoint. Based on the uncertainty in the labor situation, it’s to the point we needed to be fair to those who would come to help us put it on.” The symposium, which was to begin June 26 in Canton, Ohio, instructs rookies in money manage-

ment and life skills and allows them to meet current and former players.

BILLS SUSPEND PENSION PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES The Buffalo Bills have suspended pension plan payments to all employees — including coaches — during the NFL lockout and potentially the rest of the year, in addition to acrossthe-board pay cuts that had been previously announced. Chief executive officer Russ Brandon confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the Bills had stopped paying into the 401K plan for the duration of the lockout and “will decide at a later date whether to reinstate them

for 2011 based on our financial performance.” Brandon said all employees had been notified early on that the plan was being amended so that all team contributions would be discretionary for this year.

BENGALS OWNER: NO CARSON PALMER TRADE Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown reiterated that his team won’t trade quarterback Carson Palmer once the lockout ends. “We don’t plan to trade Carson,” Brown told the NFL Network at the league’s spring owners meetings in Indianapolis. “He’s important to us. He’s a very fine player, and we do want him to come back. If

he chooses not to, he’d retire. And we would go with Andy Dalton, the younger player we drafted, who’s a good prospect. “Ideally, we’d have both of them. That’d be the best way to go forward. If we don’t have Carson, we’ll go with Andy.”

MANNING HAS NECK SURGERY Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Monday in Chicago to repair a disk problem. It’s the second neck surgery since February 2010 for Manning. The previous was to repair a pinched nerve, and this operation was less invasive and less complicated, team owner Jim Irsay said. Irsay said

there is usually a six-toeight week recovery period from the procedure.

ZBIKOWSKI BOWS OUT OF FIGHT Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, saying his team’s pursuit of a Super Bowl appearance is too great to resist, has withdrawn from his June 4 boxing match at Staples Center in Los Angeles to return to workouts with teammates in Baltimore. Zbikowski was 3-0 in his return to professional boxing this spring. Zbikowski last fought April 23 in Thackerville, scoring a first-round technical knockout over Blake Warner. FROM WIRE REPORTS








AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas ................... Los Angeles......... Seattle................. Oakland ............... Cleveland............. Detroit ................. Kansas City ......... Chicago ................ Minnesota ........... New York ............. Boston ................. Tampa Bay........... Toronto ................ Baltimore ............




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NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco ...... Colorado .............. Arizona ................ Los Angeles......... San Diego ............ St. Louis .............. Cincinnati ............ Milwaukee........... Pittsburgh ........... Chicago ................ Houston............... Philadelphia......... Florida ................. Atlanta ................ New York ............. Washington.........




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AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday’s Games

Boston (Lester 6-1) at Cleveland (Talbot 1-0), 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 0-1) at Detroit (Penny 4-4), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-3) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 2-4), 12:05 p.m. Seattle (Bedard 2-4) at Minnesota (Duensing 2-4), 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-3) at Texas (C.Wilson 4-3), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 3-4) at Baltimore (Arrieta 5-2), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 6-1) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-4), 9:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE

Tuesday’s Games

Tuesday’s Games

Boston 4, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 5, Kansas City 3 Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 4 Minnesota 4, Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox at Texas Oakland at L.A. Angels Thursday’s Games

Kansas City at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. Boston at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 2:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Monday’s Results

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CYoung cf Nady 1b Mora 3b GParra lf HBlanc c Cllmntr p

3 4 4 3 4 2

1 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 0 0 1

0 2 2 0 0 0

Mickoli p JGutrrz p Patersn p Brrghs ph Heilmn p Vasquz p

0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

KJhnsn ph Totals

1 0 0 0 33 4 8 4

Gordon lf MeCarr cf Hosmer 1b Francr rf Butler dh Betemt 3b

5 5 5 5 4 2

2 0 0 1 0 0

2 2 1 2 2 0

1 0 0 1 1 0

Aviles 2b B.Pena c AEscor ss

4 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 37 3 11 3

Andino 2b AdJons cf Markks rf Guerrr dh Wieters c Reimld lf Scott ph-lf MrRynl 3b Hardy ss BSnydr 1b Pie ph Totals

4 5 4 4 4 2

0 1 1 0 1 0

1 2 1 1 1 0

0 2 0 0 1 0

2 4 3 2 1

0 0 1 0 1

1 0 2 0 1

1 0 0 0 1

35 5 10 5

— —

3 5

Two outs when winning run scored. DP—Kansas City 1, Baltimore 1. LOB— Kansas City 10, Baltimore 7. 2B—Aviles (9), Ad.Jones (9), Wieters (8), Hardy 2 (5), Pie (4). HR—Gordon (5), Ad.Jones (6). SB—Francoeur (6), Andino (2), Markakis (4). IP






51⁄3 2 ⁄3 1 1

5 1 1 0

2 0 0 0

2 0 0 0

3 0 0 0

6 1 2 1








6 1 ⁄3 1 ⁄3 1

9 2 0 0

3 0 0 0

3 0 0 0

2 1 0 0

2 1 0 1

Kansas City

Duffy L.Coleman H,1 Bl.Wood H,2 Crow H,4 Soria L,3-1 BS,3-10







62⁄3 11⁄3 1

5 0 1

1 0 1

1 0 1

3 1 0

6 1 0


WP—L.Coleman. Umpires—Home, Gary Cederstrom;First, Andy Fletcher;Second, Chris Conroy;Third, Mike DiMuro. T—3:04. A—14,077 (45,438).


I Alex Avila’s second homer of the game gave Detroit the lead, and the Tigers held on to win. TAMPA BAY

DETROIT ab r h bi

Jaso c Zobrist 2b Damon dh Longori 3b Joyce rf BUpton cf Ktchm 1b SRdrgz ss Fuld lf

5 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 4

0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0

1 0 2 1 3 2 1 2 0

1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0

38 6 12 5

ab r h bi

AJcksn cf Kelly 3b Inge 3b Boesch rf C.Wells rf MiCarr 1b VMrtnz dh Dirks lf JhPerlt ss Avila c SSizmr 2b Totals

5 3 0 4 0 4 3 4 3 4 3

1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0

1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 2

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0

33 7 10 6

Tampa Bay ..................... 001 203 000 Detroit ............................ 010 031 02x

— —

6 7

E—B.Upton (1), Verlander (2), S.Sizemore (2), Avila 2 (3). DP—Tampa Bay 2. LOB—Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 6. 2B—S.Rodriguez 2 (11),

The Yankees’ Mark Teixeira, right, hits an RBI single in the ninth inning to beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday. AP PHOTO


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

33 3 8 3

— —

6 3







6 12⁄3 1 ⁄3 1

7 1 0 0

3 0 0 0

3 0 0 0

2 0 1 0

1 0 0 0

5 1 1 1 1

6 0 1 0 3

3 0 0 0 3

3 0 0 0 3

4 0 0 0 1

3 1 1 1 0


I Rookie Jerry Sands hit a grand slam in the third inning, and Jay Gibbons also homered. LOS ANGELES

HOUSTON ab r h bi

Furcal ss Carroll 2b Loney 1b Kemp cf Sands rf Navarr c Gions lf GwynJ lf Miles 3b Blngsly p Mitchll ph MacDgl p RDLRs p Ethier ph Guerra p

5 3 3 4 4 4 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

34 5 6 5

ab r h bi

Bourn cf Barmes ss Pence rf Ca.Lee lf Wallac 1b CJhnsn 3b Hall 2b Quinter c AngSnc ph Happ p MDwns ph DelRsr p Bogsvc ph Escaln p WLopez p Totals

3 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0

1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

31 4 5 4

Los Angeles ................... 014 000 000 Houston.......................... 003 001 000

— —

5 4







6 1 1 1

5 0 0 0

4 0 0 0

4 0 0 0

3 0 0 0

9 2 2 1

5 2 ⁄3 11⁄3

3 1 0 2

5 0 0 0

1 0 0 0

2 0 0 1

4 2 2 3

Billingsley W,3-4 MacDougal H,3 R.De La Rosa H,1 Guerra S,1-1


5 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 4 3 2 4 0 4 0 0 3 5

0 0 0 0 0 1

0 1 0 0 0 2

0 2 0 0 1 2

5 4 0 1 1 0

0 2 0 0 1 0

2 2 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1 1 0


37 12 14 12

— —

The Colorado Rockies will be without the services of pitcher Jorge De La Rosa for quite a while after he was injured in the opener of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader. An hour after the game, the Rockies said an MRI showed a complete tear of the left-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament. That likely means Tommy John-style tendon replacement surgery that would sideline him for a year. De La Rosa was the Rockies’ top pitcher so far with a 5-2 record and a 3.51 ERA. He was coming off his first career complete game when he got hurt.

TIGERS PLAN TO RECALL OLIVER The Detroit Tigers put pitcher Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right ankle. The Tigers plan to call up left-hander Andy Oliver, who also played at Oklahoma State, on Saturday to take Coke’s spot in the rotation against the Boston Red Sox. Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up to take Coke’s spot on the roster for now. To clear space on the 40-man roster for Wilk, the Tigers designated right-hander Robbie Weinhardt, who played at Oklahoma State, for assignment. The Tigers now have 10 days to trade, release or reassign Weinhardt to the minors. He allowed two runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings in two relief appearances for Detroit

METS’ WILPON APOLOGIZES In what the New York Mets hoped was the start of the healing process, owner Fred Wilpon apologized to Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes, via speakerphone, in the tiny manager’s office at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Terry Collins called both players in to take the call, and Wilpon also reached out to David Wright to say he was sorry for comments he made about all three players to The New Yorker. Wright was traveling back from Los Angeles, where he had an appointment with a back specialist, and it was unclear if the two had spoken as of Tuesday night. FROM WIRE REPORTS


4 12







41⁄3 2 ⁄3 0 1 1 1

5 1 1 1 5 1

5 0 2 0 5 0

2 0 2 0 5 0

2 1 1 2 0 0

1 1 0 0 0 2

21⁄3 32⁄3 1 1 1

3 3 0 2 0

2 1 0 1 0

2 1 0 1 0

2 1 0 0 0

3 2 0 0 0

Umpires—Home, Mike Estabrook;First, Jeff Nelson;Second, Marty Foster;Third, Bill Welke. T—2:39. A—28,713 (40,963).


I Ryan Dempster pitched seven effective innings, and Starlin Castro had three hits and three RBIs. NEW YORK

CHICAGO ab r h bi

JosRys ss DnMrp 1b Beltran rf OConnr p Bay lf FMrtnz lf-rf

4 3 4 0 3 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1 1 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

Turner 3b Harris cf TBchlz p Misch p Evans lf RPauln c RTejad 2b Niese p Pridie cf

4 3 0 0 1 4 4 1 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


34 1 9 1

RedHawks win in Fresno The RedHawks scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a 5-2 win at Fresno on Tuesday. RedHawks starter Nelson Figueroa (2-0) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts. David Carpenter picked up his second save after allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings. In the first inning, Koby Clemens hit a two-run double, and Brian Dopirak singled in a run.

ab r h bi

Herrer 2b-ss Fowler cf CGnzlz lf Wggntn 3b Tlwtzk ss Daley p MtRynl p Helton 1b S.Smith rf JoLopz 3b-2b Iannett c JDLRs p GRynld p Amezg ph RBtncr p Splrghs ph-lf

Rockies lose De La Rosa

Los Angeles

Happ L,3-6 Del Rosario Escalona W.Lopez

ab r h bi

RJhnsn cf-lf Barney 2b SCastro ss ArRmr 3b C.Pena 1b ASorin lf Campn pr-cf Montnz rf K.Hill c Dmpstr p Zamrn ph Grabow p Smrdzj p Totals

4 5 5 4 4 4

1 1 0 2 0 1

1 2 3 1 0 2

1 2 2 0 0 0

1 4 3 2 1 0 0

1 2 3 0 0 0 0

0 2 1 0 1 0 0

0 1 1 0 2 0 0

37 11 13 9

New York........................ 000 010 000 Chicago ........................... 050 011 40x

— —

STILL STREAKING RedHawks catcher Robinson Cancel extended a hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the sixth inning.

MAKING MOVES The RedHawks placed pitcher Henry Villar on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Pitcher Francis Beltran will join the RedHawks from the Astros’ extended spring training program. Pitcher Sammy Gervacio was activated from the DL and sent to Double-A Corpus Christi.

1 11

E—R.Paulino 2 (2), F.Martinez (1). LOB—New York 8, Chicago 8. 2B—Dan.Murphy (8), R.Tejada (1), A.Soriano (6), Montanez (1). 3B—S.Castro (4). CS—Jos.Reyes (4). S—Niese, Dempster. IP






5 11⁄3 2 ⁄3 1

7 2 3 1

6 2 3 0

2 1 3 0

1 0 2 1

5 1 2 1

7 1 1

7 1 1

1 0 0

1 0 0

1 0 0

5 1 3

NEXT UP RedHawks at Fresno, 9:05 p.m. Wednesday. FROM STAFF REPORTS

New York

J.Gutierrez pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Mike Muchlinski;First, Mark Ripperger;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Mike Everitt. T—3:19. A—26,378 (50,490).


I Jair Jurrjens pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning for Atlanta. ATLANTA ab r h bi


4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1


E—Nady (1), J.Upton (5). DP—Colorado 1. LOB—Arizona 5, Colorado 9. 2B—R.Roberts (5), J.Upton (11), Mora (5), S.Smith (14). 3B— Fowler (4). HR—C.Gonzalez 2 (8), S.Smith (5). SB—R.Roberts (7), J.Upton 2 (7). S—G.Reynolds. SF—Helton.

Schafer cf Prado lf C.Jones 3b McCnn c Hinske rf Uggla 2b AlGnzlz ss Fremn 1b Conrad 2b Mather rf Jurrjns p Venters p WRmrz ph Kimrel p

Mayrry cf Worley p Herndn p Stutes p BFrncs ph Bastrd p Madson p Mrtnz ph

E—Hall (3). LOB—Los Angeles 5, Houston 4. 2B—Mitchell (1), Pence 2 (15), Wallace (13). HR—Sands (2), Gibbons (1). SF—C.Johnson.


Blmqst ss RRorts 2b J.Upton rf

0 0 0 0 0 0

Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman;First, Tony Randazzo;Second, Dan Bellino;Third, Larry Vanover. T—2:55. A—45,740 (43,651).


ab r h bi

0 0 0 0 0 0

36 6 10 6

Cueto Bray Ondrusek W,3-2 Cordero S,9-10


ISuzuki rf Figgins 3b Smoak 1b Cust dh Olivo c

0 0 0 1 0 0

E—Madson (1), Brown (1). LOB—Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 7. 2B—Stubbs (8), Votto (14), Bruce (8), R.Hernandez (6), Rollins (9), Howard (11), Ibanez (9), Ruiz (5). S—Cueto. SF—Brown.



4 0 0 1 0 1

Cincinnati....................... 100 020 003 Philadelphia................... 020 100 000


J.De La Rosa G.Reynolds W,2-0 R.Betancourt Daley Mat.Reynolds

ab r h bi





Janish ss Ondrsk p Corder p Cueto p Bray p Renteri ss

C.Ramos pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Gerry Davis;First, Greg Gibson;Second, Todd Tichenor;Third, Sam Holbrook. T—3:13. A—24,133 (41,255).

Collmenter L,3-1 Mickolio J.Gutierrez Paterson Heilman Vasquez

I Adam Jones capped a ninth-inning uprising with a two-run walkoff homer against Joakim Soria.



Beckett W,4-1 R.Hill H,3 Papelbon S,9-10

4 0


Britton Accardo Rapada Simon W,1-0

I Josh Beckett (4-1) allowed one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the win for Boston. ab r h bi

4 1

Arizona ........................... 003 000 010 Colorado ......................... 000 232 50x




5 1


Kansas City.................... 101 001 000 Baltimore ....................... 000 002 003



8 0

I Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for Colorado in the first game of a doubleheader.

Carmona pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. HBP—by Beckett (O.Cabrera), by Carmona (Crawford). WP—R.Hill. Umpires—Home, Rob Drake;First, David Rackley;Second, Bruce Dreckman;Third, Paul Emmel. T—3:02. A—23,752 (43,441).



R.Romero Janssen H,4 Rzepczynski H,7 F.Francisco L,1-2 BS,2-7

6 11⁄3


I Curtis Granderson had a tying RBI single in the ninth inning then stole second before Mark Teixeira singled him home to give the Yankees a win. TORONTO

W.Davis Jo.Peralta H,8 C.Ramos L,0-1 BS,1-1 Farnsworth


Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati 3 Houston 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Milwaukee 11, Washington 3 St. Louis 3, San Diego 1

Tuesday’s Games YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4



Thursday’s Games

5 0


Balk—Fister. Umpires—Home, Brian O’Nora;First, Alfonso Marquez;Second, Ed Hickox;Third, Ed Rapuano. T—2:20. A—37,691 (39,500).

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.

8 1


Blackburn W,4-4

Colorado 12, Arizona 4, 1st game Atlanta 2, Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 6, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Houston 4 Chicago Cubs 11, N.Y. Mets 1 Arizona 5, Colorado 2, 2nd game Washington at Milwaukee St. Louis at San Diego Florida at San Francisco

Carmona L,3-5 R.Perez



Monday’s Results



Tampa Bay

Fister L,2-5 Laffey Gray

Wednesday’s Games




Atlanta (Minor 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-3), 11:35 a.m. Washington (Marquis 5-1) at Milwaukee (Greinke 2-1), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 3-4) at Houston (An.Rodriguez 0-2), 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 1-4) at San Diego (Latos 1-6), 5:35 p.m. Cincinnati (T.Wood 3-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay 6-3), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 3-0) at Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-1) at Colorado (Hammel 3-3), 7:40 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-6), 9:15 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jh.Peralta (7). HR—Joyce (8), Mi.Cabrera (9), Avila 2 (8). SB—B.Upton 2 (10). CS—S.Sizemore (1). SF—Kotchman.

4 4 3 4 4 0 4 4 1 1 3 0 1 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

33 2 8 2

PITTSBURGH ab r h bi

AMcCt cf Tabata lf GJones rf Diaz ph Meek p Walker 2b Overay 1b BrWod 3b Doumit ph CSnydr c Cedeno ss Morton p Beimel p Paul ph-rf

4 4 2 1 0 4 4 3 1 3 3 2 0 1


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

32 0 6 0

Atlanta ........................... 011 000 000 Pittsburgh...................... 000 000 000

— —

2 0

DP—Atlanta 1, Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Atlanta 8, Pittsburgh 6. 2B—Prado (13), C.Jones (16), Ale.Gonzalez (8). SF—Conrad. IP






72⁄3 1 ⁄3 1

6 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 0 0

4 1 2


Jurrjens W,6-1 Venters H,11 Kimbrel S,13-17 Pittsburgh

Morton L,5-2 Beimel Meek

7 1 1

7 1 0

2 0 0

2 0 0

3 0 0

4 0 3

Niese L,3-5 T.Buchholz Misch O’Connor

North Division


Dempster W,3-4 Grabow Samardzija

HBP—by T.Buchholz (Ar.Ramirez). PB— R.Paulino. Umpires—Home, Jerry Meals;First, John Tumpane;Second, C.B. Bucknor;Third, Dale Scott. T—2:51. A—35,707 (41,159).

ab r h bi

3 3 4 4 4 4 3 0 4

JSndrs p Blmqst ph Putz p

3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


5 2 2 0 4 0 1 2 3 2 2 0

Rolen 3b Bruce rf RHrndz c Heisey lf

5 5 4 4

1 0 0 0

2 1 1 1

1 3 0 0

5 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 4 3 2

1 2 0 0

1 3 2 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

4 2 3 2

1 0 0 0

1 1 1 0

1 0 0 0

31 2 6 2

5 2







8 1

6 0

2 0

2 0

1 0

4 0



Rollins ss Utley 2b Polanc 3b Howard 1b Ibanez lf Ruiz c Brown rf

4 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 1

— —

0 1 1 1

Chacin L,5-3 Belisle Mat.Reynolds Lindstrom

7 ⁄3 ⁄3 1

2 1

5 2 0 0

5 0 0 0

5 0 0 0

2 0 0 1

HBP—by J.Saunders (Giambi). Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner;First, Chris Guccione;Second, Mike Everitt;Third, Mark Ripperger. T—2:25. A—25,096 (50,490).

.591 — .581 1⁄2 .578 1⁄2 .444 61⁄2


4 1 0 1

.600 — .457 61⁄2 .435 71⁄2 .400 9

L Pct. GB

Tuesday’s Game REDHAWKS 5 GRIZZLIES 2 Hrnndz 3b Kppngr 2b Cancel c Clns lf-1b Dopirk 1b Ingltt ph-lf Mnzlla ss

41 41 41 42 30 00 30

1 1 2 2 1 0 1

0 0 0 2 1 0 0

2 0 0 0 0

Smmns pr Stewart c Evans rf Banks p Eldrd ph Gnzlz ss 33 5 10 5 Totals

00 10 41 20 00 10

0 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0

34 2 10 2

Oklahoma City....................... 300 000 002 — 2 Fresno.................................... 001 010 000 — 2 E — Stewart. LOB — OKC 4, Fresno 8. DP — OKC 2, Fresno 1. 2B — Clemens (10), Graham (4). HR — Evans. SB — Gillaspie (5). CS — Shuck (7), Graham (4). S — Inglett.

Figueroa W,2-0 Van Hekken Carpenter S,2

6.2 1.0 1.1

7 2 2 0 1 0

2 0 0

3 0 0

5 0 2

7 0 0 3

3 0 0 2

1 0 0 1

3 2 0 2


Banks L,3-3 Romero Casilla Espineli

6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

3 0 0 2

WP — Banks. T — 2:38. A — 6,958.

Monday’s Late Game GRIZZLIES 7 REDHAWKS 5 Oklahoma City

Fresno ab r h bi

ab r h bi

Barnes cf Hrnndz 3b Kppngr 2b Ramirez c Clns 1b-lf Mnzela ss Locke rf Shuck lf Cnl ph-1b Dpirk ph Nvrro ph Totals

500 522 512 412 312 300 300 300 101 100 100

0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0

Grham cf Rhlingr ss Gllspie 3b Pill 1b Belt lf Eldred rf Stwart ph Gnzlez 2b Williams c Evans rf

36 5 9 5 Totals

211 321 310 111 311 300 100 311 300 100

0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0

25 7 5 6

Oklahoma City....................... 100 000 040 — 5 Fresno.................................... 200 400 01x — 7 LOB — OKC 7, Fresno 2. DP — OKC 2. 2B — Clemens 2 (9), Rohlinger (4), Gonzalez (7). HR — Pill (6). SB — Gonzalez (5). CS — Graham (3). SF — Pill.

IP H R ER BB SO Oklahoma City

Fresno ab r h bi

Grham cf Gillpie 3b Belt lf Pill 2b Ishkwa 1b Rhliner ss LaTorre c

1 1 0 0 0


Sacramento (Athletics) .......... 28 17 .622 — Las Vegas (Blue Jays)............. 28 18 .609 1⁄2 Fresno (Giants) ....................... 21 25 .457 71⁄2 Tucson (Padres) ...................... 19 26 .422 9 Tuesday’s Games Memphis 8, Salt Lake 1 Tacoma 15, Nashville 4 Oklahoma City 5, Fresno 2 Las Vegas 4, Iowa 1 Tucson at Omaha Colorado Springs at Albuquerque Reno at Round Rock New Orleans at Sacramento Wednesday’s Games Tucson at Omaha, 11:05 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 2:05 p.m. Las Vegas at Iowa, 6:35 p.m. Colorado Springs at Albuquerque, 7:35 p.m. Memphis at Salt Lake, 7:35 p.m. Reno at Round Rock, 7:05 p.m. Nashville at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m. Oklahoma City at Fresno, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Las Vegas at Iowa, 12:05 p.m. Tucson at Omaha, 6:35 p.m. Colorado Springs at Albuquerque, 7:35 p.m. Memphis at Salt Lake, 7:35 p.m. Reno at Round Rock, 7:05 p.m. Nashville at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 9:05 p.m. Oklahoma City at Fresno, 9:05 p.m.

Oklahoma City ab r h bi

30 30 10 20 20

Oklahoma City

L Pct. GB

18 25 26 27


1 0 0 0


.545 — .444 41⁄2 .432 5 .386 7

L Pct. GB


ab r h bi

Amezg 2b Fowler cf CGnzlz lf Tlwtzk ss Giambi 1b Belisle p MtRynl p Lndstr p Herrer ph Wggntn 3b-1b Splrghs rf JMorls c Chacin p JoLopz ph-3b

18 18 19 25

26 25 26 20

Reno (Diamondbacks)............. 27 Salt Lake (Angels) .................. 21 Tacoma (Mariners).................. 20 Colorado Springs (Rockies)..... 18 South Division

DP—Arizona 1, Colorado 1. LOB—Arizona 4, Colorado 4. 2B—K.Johnson (10), S.Drew (12), Montero (11), Spilborghs (3). HR—K.Johnson (6), Giambi (6), Wigginton (3).

J.Saunders W,1-5 Putz S,13-13

ab r h bi

0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

33 5 7 5


Stubbs cf BPhllps 2b Votto 1b

0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0

Arizona ........................... 100 103 000 Colorado ......................... 010 000 100



1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Round Rock (Rangers) ............ Albuquerque (Dodgers) .......... New Orleans (Marlins) ........... Oklahoma City (Astros).........

North Division


RRorts lf-3b KJhnsn 2b CYoung cf S.Drew ss Nady 1b Monter c Brrghs 3b J.Upton rf GParra rf-lf

L Pct. GB

20 25 25 27

Barnes cf Shuck rf Crpntr p Figroa p Locke rf

Pacific Conference

I Joe Saunders snapped a personal six-game losing skid and Kelly Johnson homered and drove in two runs in the second game of a doubleheader. ARIZONA


Omaha (Royals) ...................... 24 Iowa (Cubs) ............................. 20 Memphis (Cardinals) .............. 19 Nashville (Brewers) ................ 17 South Division



Morton pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson;First, Tim Timmons;Second, Jeff Kellogg;Third, Eric Cooper. T—2:33. A—16,873 (38,362).

I Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the ninth inning for the Reds.

PCL Standings American Conference

41 40 30 40 40 40 30

3 1 1 0 1 0 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Arguello L,2-5 Chacin Wright

6.0 1.0 1.0

4 6 0 0 1 1

6 0 1

4 0 2

4 0 2

1 4 0 0

2 0 1 0

4 1 0 1


Kown W,6-3 Sosa Daigle Kroon S.10

6 1.2 0.1 1.0

4 4 1 0

1 4 0 0

HBP — by Arguello (Belt). WP — Arguello 2, Kown. T — 2:34. A — 4,638.




Eastern Conference

NBA 2011 Draft Order Held: June 23 at Newark, N.J. The Prudential Center First Round 1. Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers) 2. Minnesota 3. Utah (from New Jersey) 4. Cleveland 5. Toronto 6. Washington 7. Sacramento 8. Detroit 9. Charlotte 10. Milwaukee 11. Golden State 12. Utah 13. Phoenix 14. Houston 15. Indiana 16. Philadelphia 17. New York 18. Washington (from Atlanta) 19. Charlotte (from New Orleans via Portland) 20. Minnesota (from Memphis via Utah) 21. Portland 22. Denver 23. Houston (from Orlando via Phoenix) 24. Thunder 25. Boston 26. Dallas 27. New Jersey (from L.A. Lakers) 28. Chicago (from Miami via Toronto) 29. San Antonio 30. Chicago Second Round 31. Miami (from Minnesota) 32. Cleveland 33. Detroit (from Toronto) 34. Washington 35. Sacramento 36. New Jersey 37. L.A. Clippers (from Detroit) 38. Houston (from L.A. Clippers) 39. Charlotte 40. Milwaukee 41. L.A. Lakers (from Golden State via New Jersey) 42. Indiana 43. Chicago or Golden State (from Utah via Chicago) 44. Chicago or Golden State (from Phoenix via Chicago) 45. New Orleans (from Philadelphia) 46. L.A. Lakers (from New York) 47. L.A. Clippers (from Houston) 48. Atlanta 49. Memphis 50. Philadelphia (from New Orleans) 51. y-Portland 52. z-Denver 53. Orlando 54. Cleveland (from Thunder via Miami) 55. Boston 56. L.A. Lakers 57. Dallas 58. L.A. Lakers (from Miami) 59. San Antonio 60. Sacramento (from Chicago via Milwaukee) y-May be conveyed to Detroit via Denver. z-May be conveyed to Portland or to Detroit.


Texas League Standings North Division


Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 21 Tulsa (Rockies) ....................... 23 Arkansas (Angels) .................. 19 Springfield (Cardinals)............ 19 South Division

L Pct. GB

18 20 20 24


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San Antonio (Padres).............. 30 14 .682 — Frisco (Rangers) ...................... 23 21 .523 7 Midland (Athletics)................. 18 26 .409 12 Corpus Christi (Astros)........... 17 27 .386 13 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Tulsa at Midland, 6:30 p.m. Northwest Arkansas at Frisco, 7 p.m. Corpus Christi at Springfield, 7:07 p.m. San Antonio at Arkansas, 7:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Arkansas at Northwest Arkansas, 1st game, ccd., rain Frisco 6, San Antonio 4 (10) Springfield 8, Tulsa 7 Arkansas at Northwest Arkansas, 2nd game, ccd., rain Midland 3, Corpus Christi 0

Tampa Bay vs. Boston Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Tuesday, May 17: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5 Thursday, May 19: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, May 21: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Monday, May 23: Boston 3-1, Boston leads series 3-2 Wednesday, May 25: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 27: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.

Here are the rosters for the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s All-State baseball games. The games will be played July 25 at Oral Roberts. The small schools game is at 4:30, followed by the large schools game at 7. Large West Pitchers— Michael Fulmer, Deer Creek; Clayton Blackburn, Edmond Santa Fe; Colin Hightower, Chickasha. Infielders— Jackson Matthews, Edmond Santa Fe; Brian Anderson, Deer Creek; Connor Kohlscheen, Norman North; Terrell Evans, Cache; Ethan Elroy, Marlow. Outfielders— Cisco Factor, Yukon; Brian Brightwell, Putnam City; Taylaun Scott, Lawton Eisenhower; Torey Hart, Westmoore. Catchers— Tyler Wilkins, Duncan; Caleb Simpson, Norman North. Coach— Brook Holding, Marlow Large East Pitchers— Dylan Bundy, Owasso; Archie Bradley, Broken Arrow; Hayden Sharp, Morris. Infielders— Justin Steelmon, Owasso; Ryan Justus, Jenks; Caleb Banks, Verdigris; Kyle Lavigne, Beggs; Josh Brown, Durant. Outifielders— Cooper Ansell, Shawnee; Dylan Raper, Glenpool; Shane Bay, Sperry; Bryan McClellan, Fort Gibson. Catchers— Eddie Kieffer, Bethel; Cameron O’Brien, Tulsa Kelley. Coach— Robbie Burch, Bethel. Small West Pitchers— Ryan Lenaburg, Sentinel; Ryan Raupe, Okarche; Heath Curry, Sterling. Infielders— Jeremy Seaton, Cashion; Tyler Miller, Okarche; Ryan Ainsworth, Sterling; Cody McElroy, Chattanooga; Jason Esparza, Granite. Outfielders— Edward Layton, Pioneer; Weylin Hargrove, Apache; Bobby Davis, Hydro-Eakly; Zach Friesen, Amber-Pocasset. Catchers— Bryan Holt, Sentinel; Mason Marshall, Lookeba-Sickles. Coach— Richard Carney, Granite Small East Pitchers— Mason Crenshaw, Red Oak; Parker Taylor, Rattan; Cameron Proctor, Oktaha. Infielders— Lance Kirkland, Wellston; Jordan Booth, Red Oak; Tanner Goodwin, Dale; Dylan Tinkler, Latta; Shawn Hendricks, Silo. Outfielders— Colby Nichols, Smithville; B.W. Savage, Silo; Jace Flewallen, Dale; Jacob Sanders, Tupelo. Catchers— Brendon Barr, Roff; Jamie Oakes, Newkirk. Coach— Pat Foster, Lincoln Christian


College NCAA Division I Super Regionals (Best-of-3) At Athens, Ga. Saturday, May 28: Baylor (43-12) at Georgia (50-12), 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29: Baylor vs. Georgia, 1 or 2:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 29: Baylor vs. Georgia, 2:30 or 5 p.m. At Gainesville, Fla. Friday, May 27: Oregon (42-14) at Florida (50-10), 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28: Oregon vs. Florida, 11 a.m. x-Saturday, May 28: Oregon vs. Florida, 1:30 p.m. At Lexington, Ky. Saturday, May 28: California (42-10) at Kentucky (39-14), 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29: California vs. Kentucky, noon x-Sunday, May 29: California vs. Kentucky, 2:30 p.m. At Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thursday, May 26: Stanford (41-15) at Alabama (49-8), 7 p.m. Friday, May 27: Stanford vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 27: Stanford vs. Alabama, 6 p.m. At Columbia, Mo. Saturday, May 28: Washington (37-14) at Missouri, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 29: Washington vs. Missouri, 2:30 or 6 p.m. x-Sunday, May 29: Washington vs. Missouri, TBA At Stillwater Friday, May 27: Houston (43-16) vs. Oklahoma State (40-17), 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28: Houston vs. Oklahoma State, 1:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 28: Houston vs. Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. At Tempe, Ariz. Thursday, May 26: Texas A&M (44-13) at Arizona State (53-6), 9 p.m. Friday, May 27: Texas A&M vs. Arizona State, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 27: Texas A&M vs. Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. At Tucson, Ariz. Friday, May 27: Oklahoma (40-17) at Arizona (43-16), 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28: Oklahoma vs. Arizona, 4 p.m. x-Saturday, May 28: Oklahoma vs. Arizona, 6:30 p.m. x — if necessary

AHL (Best-of-7)

Eastern Conference Binghamton 4, Charlotte 0 Thursday, May 12: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 4

Friday, May 13: Binghamton 3, Charlotte 0 Tuesday, May 17: Binghamton 7, Charlotte -1

Wednesday, May 18: Binghamton 4-3, OT, Binghamton wins series 4-0

Western Conference Houston 4, Hamilton 3 Friday, May 13: Houston 2, Hamilton 1 Sunday, May 15: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Tuesday, May 17: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Wednesday, May 18: Hamilton 8, Houston 1 Friday, May 20: Hamilton 4, Houston 2 Sunday, May 22: Hamilton 5, Houston 4, 2 OT Tuesday, May 24: Houston 4-3, Houston wins series 4-3


Tour Schedule PGA Schedule May 26-29 — HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas, Texas June 2-5 — Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio June 9-12 — FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn. June 16-19 — U.S. Open, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Md. June 23-26 — Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Hartford, Conn. June 30-July 3 — AT&T National, Aronomink GC, Newton Square, Pa. July 7-10 — John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. July 14-17 — British Open, Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, England July 14-17 — Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Miss. July 21-24 — RBC Canadian Open, Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, British Columbia July 28-31 — The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White Course, Greenbrier, W.Va.

Champions Schedule May 26-29 — Senior PGA Championship, Valhalla GC, Louisville, Ky. June 3-5 — Principal Charity Classic, Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa. June 10-12 — Greater Hickory Classic, Rock Barn G&S, Conover, N.C. June 24-26 — Dicks’ Sporting Godos Open, En-Joie GC,, Endicott, N.Y. July 1-3 — Montreal Classic, Club de Golf Fontainebleau. July 8-10 — First Tee Open, Del Monte GC, Pebble Beach, Calif. July 21-24 — Senior British Open, Walton Heath GC, Surrey, England. July 28-31 — U.S. Senior Open, Inverness GC, Toledo, Ohio. Aug. 5-7 — 3M Championship, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn. Aug. 18-21 — Constellation Energy Senior Players Championships, Westchester CC-West, Harrison, N.Y. Aug. 26-28 — Boeing Classic, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.


NASCAR-Sprint Cup NEXTEL Cup Series Schedule May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Kansas Speedway 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Savemart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Kentucky 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — LENOX Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — CARFAX 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools 500, Bristol, Tenn.


Tuesday’s Results French Open At Paris Stade Roland Garros

Singles Men First Round Alexandr Dolgopolov (21), Ukraine, def. Rainer Schuettler, Germany, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Eric Prodon, France, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. Florian Mayer (20), Germany, def. Igor Kunitsyn, Russia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Sam Querrey (24), United States, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Jurgen Melzer (8), Austria, def. Andreas Beck, Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. John Isner, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4. Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5. Kevin Anderson (32), South Africa, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Fernando Verdasco (16), Spain, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Gilles Simon (18), France, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Women First Round Jarmila Gajdosova (24), Australia, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 6-3, 6-1. Li Na (6), China, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Maria Sharapova (7), Russia, def. Mirjana Lucic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-0. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, def. Ana Ivanovic (20), Serbia, 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer (21), Belgium, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-0, 6-3. Vania King, United States, def. Dominika Cibulkova (22), Slovakia, 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-2. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, def. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3. Alexandra Dulgheru (27), Romania, def. Laura Pous-Tio, Spain, 6-3, 6-4. Kim Clijsters (2), Belgium, def. Anastasiya Yakimova, Belarus, 6-2, 6-3. Andrea Petkovic (15), Germany, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Deals BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Assigned LHP Hideki Okajima outright to Pawtucket (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Activated INF Melvin Mora from the bereavement list. Placed RHP Sam Demel on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Kam Mickolio from Reno (PCL), Designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment. CHICAGO CUBS — Placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day DL. Called up OF Luis Montanez from Iowa (PCL). Transferred RHP Brian Schlitter to the 60-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled RHP Carlos Fisher from Louisville (IL). Optioned UT Todd Frazier to Louisville. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Activated OF Rick Ankiel from the 15-day DL. HOCKEY NHL MINNESOTA WILD — Signed F Johan Larsson to a three-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed D Victor Bartley to a two-year contract. AHL CONNECTICUT WHALE — Exercised their 2011-12 option on D Jared Nightingale. COLLEGE NCAA — Banned Grambling, Jackson State and Southern University from postseason football play for poor classroom performance.

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THUNDER DALLAS — Kevin Durant’s solemn streak reached day three Tuesday. With his team facing elimination following a colossal collapse against Dallas in Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder star again was reduced to soft and short sentences while discussing his emotions and those of his team. “It was a tough pill to swallow (Monday) night at home,” Durant said Tuesday afternoon before the team departed for Dallas for Wednesday’s Game 5. “I didn’t talk to nobody, my mom, my grandma. I usually have a good time with them. But it was tough.” In the next breath, Durant, much like his teammates and coaches, tried to produce something positive, something that assured all hope is not lost and that this can still be a series. “I got faith,” Durant said. “And I’m just going to lay it all on the line.” The Mavericks have taken a mighty 3-1 lead in this Western Conference Final. To advance to its first-ever NBA Finals, the Thunder must now dig itself out of a hole from which only eight out of 200 teams have ever escaped. Not only must the Thunder win three straight, but it also has to steal two victories inside American Airlines Center and get the first while the pain of Monday’s forgettable final 10 minutes is still freshly woven into everyone’s emotions. The Thunder blew a 15point lead with five minutes remaining in regulation in Game 4. Dallas outscored Oklahoma City 28-6 in the final 10 minutes and dealt the young Thunder its cruelest blow in playoff basketball.

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, left, puts a shot over Thunder forward Nick Collison during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday. PHOTO BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN

But with expectations having evaporated, Game 5 is the perfect stage for the Thunder to show what it’s learned. “When you get punched, you have to get up,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “If you don’t, you’re not going to grow.” But the Thunder didn’t just get punched in Game 4. It got mule-kicked. Oklahoma City made just 3 of 16 shots while turning the ball over four times in the final 10 minutes as the offensive execution from the first 3½ quarters vanished. Dallas did such a number defensively on the Thunder that it left the league’s reigning back-toback scoring champ stumped. A day later, Durant still didn’t know what hit him. “To be honest, this is one of the only times I didn’t know what to do at the end of the game,” Durant said. “I was catching the ball. I couldn’t really see any lanes. There we-

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ren’t any seams to get through. I felt like I was getting doubled. I just didn’t know what to do.” After making a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 99-84 lead with 5:06 left in regulation, Durant went 0-for-6 from the field with two turnovers in the game’s final 10 minutes. Five of Durant’s shot attempts were from 3-point range, and the sixth was a 22-footer, tell-all signs of how stiff Dallas’ defense was. Fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook wasn’t much better. Westbrook went 1-for-6 with two turnovers over that same span. He also missed a pair of free throws that could have given the Thunder a nine-point lead with 2:11 to play in regulation. Their disappointing performances were a product of the offense taking the foot off the gas and downshifting into dysfunction. Few plays were being run. Floor spacing was poor. And Westbrook and Durant were the only two offensive threats on

the court, allowing Dallas to all but ignore the other three players and focus its attention on the Thunder’s All-Stars. “We’ve got to be better down the stretch,” said Nick Collison when asked what he learned from Game 4. “Sometimes we get in those situations and we play on our heels when we should be more aggressive and be pushing the ball down.” Collison talked about the Thunder needing to move quicker, initiate offense faster and set and run off screens harder. Rarely did any of that happen down the stretch. “For whatever reason, we kind of walked through our sets and when we couldn’t get the ball in good places to score I think that was a big part of it,” Collison said. It wasn’t long, though, before another sunny-side up statement was made. “I think we just got to play hard,” said Thabo Sefolosha when asked if the lessons learned Monday can be applied immediately. “We feel like we’re not dead yet. We’re still alive and we’re going to fight to the end.” Publicly, that attitude permeated throughout Thunder players at Tuesday’s practice — no matter how much pain and misery they might have been concealing from the cameras. “Everybody goes through it,” Brooks said of playoff agony. “There’s never been a coach or a player or a team that goes from not being a very good team record-wise to being an NBA champion without going through it. “We still have a chance to get to our ultimate goal. That is to get to the Finals and to win a championship. Obviously, the odds are against us. But there’s odds. And when you have odds, you still have a chance. And Game 5 is going to be an interesting game. I know our guys. They’re going to look at it as an opportunity to extend it to come back home for Game 6.”


Durant: ‘The refs did a great job’ Though several key calls went against them in Game 4, Thunder players did not complain about the officiating. Reserve forward Nick Collison was whistled for a foul while reaching around Dirk Nowitzki and diving for the ball after deflecting an entry pass. The foul came with 6.4 seconds left in regulation and allowed Nowitzki to tie the score with two free throws. Asked if he was surprised by the whistle, Collison said, “Yeah, I was surprised. I was on the high side of him, so I knew I needed to make a play on the ball so he didn’t get a layup. There was contact there. It was an unfortunate call for us. I got a hand on the ball. I wish it

could have been different, for sure.” All-Star forward Kevin Durant struggled to adjust to the officiating through the night while enduring constant contact from defender Shawn Marion, among others. Durant also tried a “rip” move three times in Game 4, but failed to draw a foul. “The refs did a great job,” Durant said. “I’ve got to be stronger. Of course, that’s the move I always do, but I should have tried to get it up to the rim and maybe they would have called the foul. That’s on me. I thought the refs did a great job.”

EARLY DEPARTURE Because of approaching severe weather Tuesday, the Thunder bumped up its flight to Dallas by 90 minutes and departed at 2 p.m. Center Kendrick Perkins




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Vancouver vs. San Jose Sunday, May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Wednesday, May 18: Vancouver 7, San Jose Friday, May 20: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 Sunday, May 22: Vancouver 4-2, Vancouver leads series 3-1 Tuesday, May 24: San Jose at Vancouver x-Thursday, May 26: Vancouver at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 28: San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. x-If necessary


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Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki I Do you consider the final five minutes of Game 4 the best playoff comeback you’ve seen with the Mavs? “Yeah, it’s got to be up there. I can’t remember another comeback like that. But our defense was unbelievable down the stretch. Trix (Shawn Marion) and J-Kidd (Jason Kidd) did a wonderful job on (Russell) Westbrook and (Kevin) Durant, making catches tough. Really what was killing us all night was offensive rebounds. They (the Thunder) got a lot of tip-ins, tip-outs for shots, and finally there in the last five minutes I can recall one offensive rebound they had.”

I Was this a case of a young team collapsing, and did you feel like you were in command in overtime, because of the momentum? “Well, once we got to OT, we had to feel good about ourselves, and we obviously talked about it in timeouts, that we’ve got to go for it now. ‘This is our ballgame, we’ve got to go for it.’ I don’t know, we’re just a veteran team trying to play off each other ... we just ran down, we free flowed. I don’t remember actually calling a play the last couple of minutes.” I Do you feel like this comeback symbolizes the resiliency and spirit of this team? “Yeah. Like I mentioned earlier, it’s just a bunch of veterans with a lot of unique stories. A lot of guys

was granted permission to miss the free-throw portion of practice to return home to help prepare his family for potential storm precautions.

DEFENDING DIRK Nowitzki had his second 40-point game of the series, which included scoring 12 points in the pivotal fourth quarter. A key spot for Nowitzki has been starting his possession in the middle of the court. “He’s getting the ball at the top of the key, because that’s a really tough place to double,” Collison said. “It’s really hard to run a guy at a guy in the middle of the court. You can get picked that way. I just don’t know if there’s a lot you can do with double-teams (at the top of the key). “You always feel like you

have been through a lot in this league and have been around forever. So it’s a bunch of experienced guys that ultimately have one goal and came together and fought through some stuff, and we all understand that in an 82-game season, there are a lot of ups and downs, and you’ve got to fight through some stuff. Ultimately, you’ve got to keep your eyes on the prize and keep going, fight through some stuff, and that’s what we did.” I You threw the pass to Jason Kidd for the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime. How much trust do you have in Jason? “I’m proud of Jason Kidd, the way he battles on defense, the floor game he leads for us every night, the steals he gets, and then the huge three. I tip my hat to him every night, the way he competes. I was actually

could have done something, but he played great. You have to hand it to him. He played unbelievable down the stretch. He had the one quick 3(-pointer) and he hadn’t done that all series, where he caught it and shot it right away. … He’s an extremely tough cover. We have to stop him one way, stop him another way, stay down on the fake. He’s got so much in his offensive package.”

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going to make a play there on the elbow against (Nick) Collison, and then once I turned, I think Westbrook was kind of right there or right in between, so I didn’t really have a good look and swung it over to Kidd, and he made a heck of a play. Westbrook closed out really hard initially and tried to take his first three away, and he (Kidd) pump-faked and stuck with it and got his balance and made a big three for us. People still think that Kidd is not a good shooter, but over the years, he proved everybody wrong.” I Talk about your 3pointer, which cut the Thunder lead to 101-94 with 2:22 left. Nowitzki: “Either do or die. At that point, we were down 10. So if it goes in, great, and if not, then it just wasn’t our night.” BY BERRY TRAMEL





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ALLAS — He clanged one shot after another off the iron and dribbled the ball off his big, goofy feet and chucked the ball to the wrong team and tried to draw a foul on his rip move though it was obvious the refs weren’t buying it, and you wanted to strangle Kevin Durant. Admit it, Thunder fans. You were miffed at your superstar Monday night. You were peeved. You were hacked. How could he play so poorly in so big a game? Then Durant walked into the postgame interview room in the bowels of the Oklahoma City Arena looking like someone had stolen everything out of his signature backpack. He sat down, propped his head in his hand and told the world that he’d disappointed an entire population. “I let the city down,” he said. How can you stay mad at Durant when he says stuff like that? As much as he frustrated Thunder fans with his performance on the court in Game 4 — he finished with 29 points and 15 rebounds but committed nine turnovers and made only four shots in the final 48 minutes of the game — he endeared the faithful even more with what he did afterward. Saying that he let down


playoffs for several more seasons? Only if the Thunder fails to recognize how it happened. And here’s how. A total offensive train wreck. One basket in those final five minutes. Only two foul shots (both missed). Two turnovers. Eleven possessions, two points. James Harden foolishly fouled out after the first of those possessions, at which point the Mavericks committed to all-out blitz. “James ... takes a lot of pressure off me and Russell,” Durant said. Dallas double-teamed Durant whenever he had the ball. Double-teamed Russell Westbrook on all pick-and-rolls. “The other guys were kind of helping and zoning,” said Mav star Dirk Nowitzki. Said Dallas center Brendan Haywood, “When Harden fouled out, we then focused all of our attention on KD. We really shrunk the court ... everybody was concentrating on not letting KD get to the hole, so he was forced to throw deep jumpers without Harden to space the court for him.” That’s desperation defense. Selling out to stop two players is not fundamental in the NBA. But it paid off because the Thunder wilted under the pressure. Durant didn’t pass quick enough or smart enough or well enough out of double teams. Westbrook didn’t recognize the double teams soon enough to swing the ball elsewhere. Coach Scotty Brooks failed to get another scorer on the court, Daequan Cook, for example, who by all means has Dallas’ attention this series. “They were loading one side whenever KD had the



Thunder guard Eric Maynor, left, offers support to Kevin Durant during overtime of Oklahoma City’s 112-105 loss to Dallas on Monday. PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

the city? Looking as despondent as any fan? Feeling the same dejection? Enduring the same pain? That resonates in this city, which has lived and died with each Thunder game in these playoffs. A little piece of Durant died, too, with that fourth-quarter, serieschanging meltdown. On the eve of Game 5, he was still down in the dumps about the loss. His head drooped. His shoulders sagged. Even blinking his eyes seemed an effort. “Terrible,” he said. “Terrible.”

Maybe there will come a day when a playoff loss won’t hurt quite so bad. In a few years, after all, the playoffs will be routine. The highs after wins won’t be so high, and the lows after losses won’t be so low. With experience comes perspective. But two years in the playoffs does not perspective provide, so for now, every defeat feels like a sledgehammer to the forehead — for Durant and for Oklahoma City. And so the superstar and the city that loves him have become bonded even tighter together. Oklahoma City already

ball,” Sefolosha said. “They were playing zone defense on the opposite side. We need to move the ball a little more. It was a little too stagnant.” The Mavericks pounced on a Thunder bugaboo. Lack of crisp passing. For all the wonderful things these Boomers do, quick and efficient passing is not one of them. That proved fatal Monday night. You can blame Westbrook’s lack of quarterbacking skill, but you also can blame Durant’s weakness with the ball (a ridiculous nine turnovers in Game 4). And you can blame a lack of offensive weapons. Harden is a good player who gets better by the week and might be a star. Manu Ginobili with a beard. But in May 2011, Harden shouldn’t hold all the hope of the Thunder offense in his skilled left hand. The idea that Durant or Russell Westbrook are going to have to make all the plays for the Thunder in crunchtime, this postseason or future, is silly. The NBA superstar culture has produced this belief that stars have to take over down the stretch. Good if you can get it — Durant in Game 5 of the Denver series, for example — but elite playoff teams can nix such plans. That’s why Harden’s so valuable on the court, as a third scorer, but the Thunder has to rely on its other guys, too. Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison and Sefolosha were on the court during the collapse. That’s not OKC’s best offensive trio alongside Durant and Westbrook, but it’s not terrible. And those three weren’t the problem, other than passivity. Those last 10 minutes, when the Thunder scored just six points down the stretch of regulation plus overtime, Ibaka and Sefolosha

each were 1-of-2 shooting, and Collison didn’t shoot. All three Thunder turnovers in those 10 minutes were committed by Durant (two) and Westbrook. What happened is abundantly clear. The Mavs dared someone else to beat them, and the Thunder didn’t double dare. That has to change next season. This series is too late, but next season, when the Thunder might enter as the West favorite, Brooks has to demand more offense than just from Batman and the Riddler. More minutes for Harden, probably starting, but that’s not enough. Ibaka, who with 18 points and 10 rebounds was superb in Game 4, should become a bigger scorer. Heck, I don’t think Collison shoots enough. And give me more Thabo, in the right situation. My only gripe about that Durant pass to Sefolosha was that it resulted in a 3-point try. Sefolosha in Game 4 scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He missed both his 3-point shots. No surprise there. Thabo this season was a

adored Durant for his abilities. The 22-year-old has a frame built for a city rec league but a game built for big-boy basketball. It already appreciated him for his humility. Announcing his multimillion dollar contract extension quietly on Twitter. Handing his sweats to a ball boy instead of chucking them on the court before he checks in. Shaking hands with arena ushers and calling them by name. Durant very much fits with Oklahoma City, and the city loves him for it. But what happened Monday night showed that Durant has a heart for the city, too. He not only shared its disappointment but also shouldered its blame. Right or wrong — basketball is a team sport, after all — responsibility is what he felt. Responsibility is also what he took heading into do-or-die, win-or-bedone game on Wednesday night. “I’m just going to come back next game and play even harder,” Durant said in the aftermath of Game 4. “I think I played hard tonight but push it up another level for these fans. “Try to bring it back here to OKC.” Who knows whether the Thunder will be able to pull off a win in Dallas? Who knows whether the boys in blue will be able to bring the Western Conference Finals back to Oklahoma City for one more game? But know this — Kevin Durant wants to give this city one more reason to love him.

Swiss Miss from 3-point range, 27.5 percent. But Sefolosha made 55.8 percent of his 2-point shots. And in the playoffs, those numbers are even more exaggerated: 4-of-26 on 3-pointers, 65.9 percent on 2-pointers. Give me less Sefolosha from beyond the arc and more Sefolosha from inside the arc. “I totally agree,” Thabo himself said. “Especially in a series, when they know exactly what you’re going to run.” Overtime was telling. The Thunder got two decent shots. A 20-footer by Thabo and a 17-footer by Ibaka. Those two shots provided all four Thunder points in overtime. Dallas was willing to give the Thunder good shots down the stretch, so long as Durant and Westbrook didn’t take them. The Thunder, next season and beyond, has to be willing to let the nonstars shoot in crunchtime. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at

WEDNESDAY’S GAME THUNDER AT MAVS I When: 8 p.m. I Where: American Airlines Center. I TV: ESPN (Cox 29, HD Ch. 720) I Radio: WWLS 98.1-FM, WWLS 640-AM Three things to know I The Thunder won Game 2 inside the American Airlines Center by six points. It was Dallas’ first home loss since April 6. I Thunder forward Serge Ibaka played his best game of the series in Game 4, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds and five blocks in 47 minutes. I The Thunder had 26 turn-

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arena. “We’ve got a shot to play and we have to look at it like that,” Thunder reserve forward Nick Collison said. “I don’t think it’s hard get up for the game. It may sound simple, but what else have we got to do? There’s 26 other teams that aren’t playing right now.” Teams trailing 3-1 in an NBA playoff have lost the series 96 percent of the time, which for eternal optimists means the Thunder’s glass is 4 percent full. “Obviously, the odds are against us, but there’s odds,” OKC coach Scott Brooks said after Tuesday’s practice. “When you have odds, you still have a chance. I know our guys. They’re going to look at it as a chance to extend it and come back home for Game 6. We have to play great basketball, we have to do a lot of things well, but it’s still possible.” Game 4 marked just the seventh time all season the Thunder failed to win after loss (26-7). All-Star forward Kevin Durant, normally smiling and upbeat after setbacks, has been much more somber after the last two losses. Asked how it feels to be one game away from elimination, Durant shook his head and said, “Terrible.

overs in Game 4. Kevin Durant (nine) and Russell Westbrook combined for 15 of those giveaways. Oklahoma City had seven of those turnovers in the fourth quarter and overtime, four of them in the final 10 minutes while shooting just 3-for-16 from the field. Projected starters Thunder (1-3) Pos. Player G Russell Westbrook G Thabo Sefolosha F Kevin Durant F Serge Ibaka C Kendrick Perkins

Ht. Pts. Reb. Ast. 6-3 23.4 5.2 6.4 6-7 4.9 3.2 0.8 6-9 29.0 8.1 2.9 6-10 10.3 7.6 0.2 6-10 4.8 5.9 0.8

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Terrible. It’s a bad feeling, but we’ve got faith. I’ve got faith. It was a tough pill to swallow (Monday) night at home. I didn’t talk to nobody, my mom, my grandma. I usually have a good time with them. It was tough, but I’ve got faith. I’m just going to lay it all on the line.” Durant said the key to overcoming a 3-1 deficit is “having faith that you can do it and believing. We’ve won in that building (AAC) before. Try to bring it back to the OKC. That’s the plan. We’ll see what happens. We’ve just to play as hard as we can, leave it all out there and go from there.” A 23-59 team two seasons ago after it relocated from Seattle, the Thunder won this year’s Northwest Division title with a 55-27 record to earn the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. OKC lost 4-2 in the first round of last year’s playoffs against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. To reach this year’s Western Conference Finals against the No. 3-seeded Mavericks, the Thunder defeated the Denver Nuggets 4-1 and the Memphis Grizzlies 4-3. “We still have a chance,” Brooks said. “We can still make it a series. Our focus is winning one basketball game. It’s going to be a tough environment, but what better way to win a game than when no one thinks you can win that game?”

Rallying from a 3-1 deficit In NBA playoff history, 200 teams have faced a 3-games-to-1 series deficit. Only eight have rallied to win the series, and only two of those — the 1968 Celtics and the 1995 Rockets — did not have home court advantage: I 1968 Celtics: Beat the 76ers in the East Finals, winning Games 5 and 7 on the road. Boston, led by John Havlicek and old hands Bill Russell and Sam Jones, beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. I 1970 Lakers: Beat the Suns in the West semifinals, winning Game 6 on the road. The Lakers, led by Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, lost to the Knicks in that famous NBA Finals. I 1979 Bullets: Beat the Spurs in the East Finals, winning Game 6 on the road. The Bullets, led by Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld, lost to the SuperSonics in the NBA Finals. I 1981 Celtics: Beat the 76ers in the East Finals, winning Game 6 on the

road. Boston, led by Larry Bird and Nate Archibald, beat the Rockets in the NBA Finals. I 1995 Rockets: Beat the Suns in the West semifinals, winning Games 5 and 7 on the road. Houston, led by Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, beat the Magic in the NBA Finals. I 1997 Heat: Beat the Knickerbockers in the East semifinals, winning Game 6 on the road. Miami, led by Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning, lost to the Bulls in the East Finals. I 2003 Pistons: Beat the Magic in the East first round, winning Game 6 on the road. Detroit, led by Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups, lost to the Nets in the East Finals. I 2006 Suns: Beat the Lakers in the West first round, winning Game 6 on the road. Phoenix, led by Steve Nash and Shawn Marion, lost to the Mavericks in the West Finals. BY BERRY TRAMEL



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At the Food Dude’s latest “Open Flame,” sponsored by American Propane, the guys at the grill treated the crowd to surf and turf. Find recipes and information on the next cookout inside. PAGE 3D

Country music stars Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are playing benefit shows Wednesday and Thursday to raise funds for tornado relief efforts in Tushka. PAGE 6D







HEY, BATTER, BATTER Check out the best the Big 12 has to offer in baseball at the Big 12 Baseball Championship at RedHawks Field in Bricktown. Oklahoma State plays Baylor at 9 a.m. today, followed by Texas and Missouri at 12:30 p.m. Action runs through Sunday. For more events, go to

IN MOOD JACK’S BACK? Jack Young, founder of Monterey Jack’s, returns to the local Tex-Mex market with Chile Mercado in Del City. SEE THURSDAY’S MOOD SECTION.



Here’s everything you need to know to go from just a griller to being a grillmaster Grilling season is officially open. Yes, you and I both know we’ve already been using the barbecue off and on since March — burn bans notwithstanding — but just as it’s not really spring in Oklahoma until Gary England demands to hear from “Val on the gentner,” it’s not grilling season until Memorial Day weekend. While the grill in your backyard welcomes many foods, the most likely candidate for real estate above the flame is beef. From the humble burger to the majestic bone-in filet mignon, beef is to the barbecue as Kevin Durant is to the basketball court — a match made in heaven. David Egan, director of operations at Cattlemen’s

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INSIDE, ONLINE Check out the results from my latest “Open Flame” demo. Fishmonger DeLancey Miller, of DeLancey Street Seafood, provided me and chefs Luke Fry, Ryan Parrott and Kevin Lee with truly inspiring fish for a night of surf and turf at American Propane. You’ll find recipes on Page 3D, and video from the event online at


Steakhouse, is a walking wiki when it comes to beef, before and after meat meets flame.

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Right top: Smoked salmon sits after cooking during the “Open Flame” series at American Propane. Right middle: An amberjack filet and Korean barbecue short ribs from chef Kevin Lee at the latest “Open Flame.” Right bottom: David Egan, director of operations at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, prepares to place cuts of meat on the grill. PHOTOS BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

The annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. At the museum’s largest outdoor event, campfirecooked biscuits, stew, beans and cobblers will coincide with children’s hands-on activities, western stage entertainment and stagecoach and pony rides. The food and entertainment will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Covered wagon rides, weaving and rope making also are planned. For more information, call 478-2250 or go to www.national

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FOOD SIMPLE GRILLING TECHNIQUE COOKS JUICY FILET MIGNONS Here’s a simple technique for cooking a perfect filet mignon. You may wrap it in bacon, briefly blanch it in bacon, or top it with your favorite rub, but this will give you the foundation to cook it correctly.

FILET MIGNON 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 4 8-ounce fillets of tenderloin Light a grill to medium heat, between 350 and 425 degrees. Blend oil with salt and pepper. Press the steaks into the mix and let stand at least 15 minutes, up to 45. Reminder: Take beef down to room temperature lessens the cook time. Place the steaks directly over the flames. If possible, keep the steaks 8 to 10 inches from the flame. If not, keep the lid closed to ensure more docile flames. Allow the steaks to cook over direct heat and under closed lid for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on how long they stood at room temperature — if no more than 15 minutes out, 10 min-

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utes on the grill and so forth. Carefully flip the steaks only once. Remove from heat and let stand at least 10 minutes before serving with sauteed mushrooms and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Source: Dave Cathey.

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good idea what your family will and won’t eat, you might not know what differentiates the beef at your local market.

Beef basics Beef is divided into primal cuts — basic sections from which steaks are cut. Legs and neck muscles do the most work, so, naturally, they are toughest. The further a cut is from hoof and horn, the more tender it will be. Beef carcasses are split along the axis of symmetry, then across into forequarters and hindquarters. Forequarter cuts include the chuck, rib, brisket, shank and plate. From the chuck and rib you derive bone-in chuck steaks and arm or blade roasts, short ribs, rib-eye steaks, prime rib and standing rib roasts. The brisket is synonymous with barbecue but also is the bearer of corned beef and pastrami. The shank is used mostly for stew, soup, chili or beef tips. Braising is about the only way to make it palatable. The plate is the other source of short ribs, used for pot roasting, and the outside skirt steak, which is used for fajitas. Remaining pieces are typically used for ground beef. Hindquarter cuts include the loin, which has two subprimals, or three if boneless. The short loin bears club, T-bone, Porterhouse, New York strip and filet mignon steaks. The sirloin is less tender but more flavorful. It can be divided into top and bottom sirloin, including tri-tip. The boneless tenderloin is beef’s tenderest cut. It can be removed as a separate subprimal and cut into fillets, tournedos or tenderloin steaks or roasts such as beef Wellington. Cut away from the bone, it lacks flavor and is thus often wrapped in bacon. However, with the right season-

ing, the tender texture is enough to make it hard to keep from anxious diners. The round contains lean, moderately tough, less marbled cuts, meaning a slow braise or quick sear yields the best results. The round offers steak, eye of round, top round and bottom round steaks and roasts. The flank is used mostly for grinding, except for the long and flat flank steak, best known for use in London Broil, and the inside skirt steak, also used for fajitas. Flank cuts once were cheap because of their toughness. Because muscle breakdown is more of a challenge, marinating, brining or braising are common techniques used to ensure tenderness and flavor. Once cooks discovered this, popularity rose, and so did prices.

Everything else Long before you ever start selecting cuts, consider these suggestions from the good folks who brought you the Weber grill. In the new “Weber’s Time to Grill,” author Jamie Purviance provides a number of practical checklists to follow, starting with stocking your pantry. The book also suggests tools of the trade, food prep tips, discusses charcoal vs. gas and grilling times with tips to test doneness for all kinds of proteins. From there, the book begins a standard cookbook odyssey: recipes for rubs, marinades, starters, all sorts of cuts of meat, side items and even dessert. It’s a fairly comprehensive look at how to handle outdoor cooking, including maintenance and safety tips. This is a fine book for the barbecuer’s library. Once you’ve done your due diligence on learning beef cuts, stocked your pantry, collected your tools and filled your brain with barbecue knowledge, it’s time to cook. When it comes to steak, Egan and other procurers of prime steak will

tell you a good sear is the first key to culinary nirvana. That’s basically cooking the steak at very high temperature to create a good crust. A good steak, such as a New York strip or Porterhouse, is best served with the aforementioned crust encasing a tender, red center. Some like to start with extremely high heat, say 600 to 700 degrees, for the initial sear over direct heat before moving it away from the flame, keeping the lid closed and allowing the steak to roast for a few more minutes. Purviance advises cooking over moderate heat, 450 to 500 degrees, over direct heat for a shorter period. This method works great over charcoal but can be problematic on gas grills, where flare-ups are more common. All good steak-makers agree flipping should be done once, piercing should be done only with an instantread thermometer and rest after cooking is essential to keeping the savory juices we love within the steak rather than spilling onto the plate. At a recent grilling demonstration, chef Kurt Fleischfresser showed an innovative technique for bone-in steaks. He advised finishing a Tbone upright, allowing the bone a direct line to the flame to essentially turn the bone into a heating rod. This helps cook meat immediately around the bone for a more consistent temperature throughout. As for rubs, marinades and general seasoning, that is an individual choice. Al Cusack, owner of Cusack Meats, told me that he doesn’t even like to salt his steaks until they come off the grill. He said good prime beef like the kind he sells is better off without the salt sucking moisture from the steak while over an open flame. Happy grilling, and be sure to send me any good recipes you have as I’ll be riding that grill from now until November.

Simple haystack recipes find fans DEAR MELBA: Martha McCormick was looking for recipes for haystacks; I make Chocolate Chow Mein Cookies using chow mein noodles. This may be what she wants. You can vary the recipe by adding or substituting raisins, cranberries, toffee bits, flavored chocolate, etc.

CHOCOLATE CHOW MEIN COOKIES 1 bag (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles 1 cup dry roasted peanuts In large mixing bowl, melt chocolate chips over hot (not boiling) water. In large plastic bag, coarsely crush noodles with rolling pin. Coarsely chop peanuts. Stir nuts and noodles into melted chocolate until all are covered. Cover baking sheet with waxed paper and drop chocolate mixture by teaspoonfuls. Put in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.

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or in a pan over low heat. Mix well. Stir in noodles and nuts and spoon onto waxed paper in small mounds. Let stand until firm. Store in refrigerator or freeze in a covered container. Melba

SWAP SHOP Cover and return to refrigerator for storage. Joan Canham, Lincoln, R.I. Marlana Von-Moray, of Atleboro, Mass.; Kathy Moore, of Stillwater; and Barbara Wood, of Oklahoma City, shared recipes similar to the following.

HAYSTACKS 1 package (11 ounces) chocolate chips 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1 can (5 ounces) Chinese noodles 1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter in microwave

DEAR MELBA: This is an easy, delicious salad that is pretty for any meal.

LIME GELATIN 1 box (3 ounces) lime gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 can (14.5 ounces) sliced pears 1 package (4 ounces) cream cheese ½ cup sliced almonds

Combine gelatin and water. Stir 2 minutes, then add the juice from the pears, adding enough cold water to make 1 cup, if necessary. Stir until wellmixed and set aside. Mix pears and cream cheese in food processor or mixer until smooth. Stir in sliced almonds and pour into gelatin mixture. Cover

and refrigerate. Neville Hancock, Hobart DEAR MELBA: I have some double-knit quilt tops and double-knit fabric scraps I would like to give someone who could use them. Please ask them to contact you. Ella, Oklahoma City DEAR MELBA: I have yarn and Needloft craft cord I would like to give anyone who could use it. C.A., Oklahoma City Email, write or call me at 475-3228. Leave a message. I’ll forward your messages. Melba DEAR MELBA: A friend asked me who Aunt Bill was, as in Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy. We know Aunt Susan made the recipe famous, but who was Aunt Bill? Linda Lowe, Oklahoma City Write to Melba’s Swap Shop, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please include your name and address.

THURSDAY I Southern Italian — chef Kurt Fleischfresser, The Tasting Room, 6 p.m., $50, add $10 for wine tasting. I Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner — Sunita Sitara, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $39. SATURDAY I Spaghetti alla Carbonara — chef Jermiah Duddleston, Gourmet Grille, Northwest Expressway, 1 to 1:45 p.m., free. I Crabcakes Alla Checca — chef Jeff Regas, Gourmet Grille, N Pennsylvania, 1 to 1:45 p.m., free. I Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint & Basil Vinaigrette — chef Rick Bourgeois, Gourmet Grille, Midwest City, 1 to 1:45 p.m., free. TUESDAY I Sushi Making — Michiko Dowling, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. JUNE 1 I Cuisine of India — Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $39. JUNE 2 I Filipino Party Favorites — Arlene Grace, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. JUNE 4 I Saturday’s R4 Kids — Vicki Mansell, Francis Tuttle, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. $29. JUNE 6 I 100 Percent Whole Wheat Sourdough — Peter Schaffer, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. JUNE 7 I No Knead Heart Healthy Bread — Peter Schaffer, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. JUNE 8 I Chef Knife Skills — Reina Mohan, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. JUNE 9 I Sushi — Michiko Dowling, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29. I Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N Rockwell Ave., 717-4900, or I The Tasting Room, 4322 N Western, 604-3015, I Gourmet Grille, in three Buy For Less locations, 3501 Northwest Expressway, 576-3354; 2500 N Pennsylvania, 568-4745; and 10011 SE 15, Midwest City, 622-2144. Learn With Lunch reservations: 715-2668 or 576-3354.

EVENTS GET READY FOR BARBECUE AND BLUES EDMOND — The Fine Arts Society of Edmond will host the Rhythm Q’s & Blues festival, an inaugural celebration of rhythm, barbecue and blues, on Saturday in Hafer Park. The event will feature a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, with more than $10,000 in prize money. Sampling kits will cost $10. Categories of competition include chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/butt and beef brisket. Edmond’s Rhythm Q’s & Blues will also feature displays of muscle cars, great musical entertainment by local bands and activities for kids. People’s choice competition and public tasting will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the food runs out. For more information, call 340-4481.

RODEO, BARBECUE FESTIVAL SET BOLEY — The annual rodeo and barbecue festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at one of the state’s original black towns. Festivities, scheduled at Historical Park on Main Street, begin Saturday morning with the Centennial Barbecue Festival followed by a parade at 1 p.m.. Rodeo events are scheduled Friday through Sunday nights. Rodeo slack is 9 a.m. Saturday. The buckle award presentation will be Sunday at the Creek Nation Casino in Okemah.

GOURMET GALLERY TASTINGS Both Gourmet Gallery locations are hosting tastings each Saturday in May. This Saturday, they will feature Memorial Day favorites, including potato salad with Prairie Gypsies Tarragon Mustard, Block Party Beans with Eagle Rub BBQ Sauce, Overnight Salad with Cuisine Perel Garlic Sauvignon Blanc Mayonnaise, Buffalo Bleu Cheese Burger Dip with Robert Rothschild Buffalo Bleu Cheese Dip, Shrimp Dip from New Orleans Gourmet, Spinach Dip from New Orleans Gourmet. Free samples will be offered, and spotlighted products will by discounted during the free event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gourmet Gallery is at 1532 S Boulevard in Edmond, 715-3663, and in Oklahoma City at 2820 NW 122, 751-7700. For more information, go to, or email info@the

NEWS BRAUM’S INTRODUCES 7 FLAVORS Braum’s debuted seven new ice cream flavors Monday. The new flavors are available by the scoop and carton. They include: Premium Amaretto Peach Charlotte (a peach ice cream with almonds, ladyfinger cookie pieces and a peach ribbon); Homestyle Strawberry (vanilla ice cream with strawberries); Premium Limoncello (lemon ice cream with ladyfinger cookie pieces and a strawberry ribbon); Premium Maple Walnut (maple ice cream with walnuts); Strawberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt (vanilla frozen yogurt with chocolate chips and strawberries); Light Key Lime Pie (key lime ice cream with graham crackers); and Peach Sherbet.

CATTLEMEN’S FEATURED IN BOOK Cattlemen’s Steakhouse is listed among the roadside wonders featured in the new cookbook “Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes That Made Them Famous.” The book shares the origins of 75 wellloved restaurants and features recipes from their coveted menus. “We are extremely honored to be included in this book,” said Cattlemen’s owner Dick Stubbs. “We hope everyone enjoys trying the famous Cattlemen’s Coconut Cream Pie and Peppercorn Sauce recipes at home.” “Off the Eaten Path” is written by Morgan Murphy, with a foreword by Southern writer/actress Fannie Flagg. FROM STAFF REPORTS






Fishmonger brings surf to our turf BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor

For our second “Open Flame” cookout, we enlisted local fishmonger DeLancey Miller, owner of DeLancey St. Seafood, to help us create an incredible night of surf and turf. Chefs Ryan Parrott, of Iguana Mexican Grill and Table One; Luke Fry, of Republic Gastropub; and Kevin Lee, of Burger Rush, joined DeLancey and me at American Propane for the proceedings. Miller is dedicated to sustainable fishing practices, meaning he only us-

es fish that’s caught responsibly and seasonally. He travels the globe to visit with fishermen to ensure they are following such practices. Miller sells only to restaurants, but he plans to unveil an open-air fish market in MidTown in the near future. I made a simple Argentine-style skirt steak with chimichurri to match with Miller’s delectable smoked salmon. Chef Lee did Korean barbecue short ribs with amberjack. Chef Parrott made grilled scallops and flank steak. Chef Fry grilled Asian beef spare ribs with miso-rubbed halibut.

OPEN FLAME GATHERINGS Grill masters and chefs come together to express themselves over an open flame at the Cabana at American Propane. Next month: The Food Dude will host an AllAmerican Cookout featuring foods in red, white and blue from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16. To join us, call American Propane at 843-6868.

DeLancey Miller discuss the finer points of salmon during the latest “Open Flame” at American Propane. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

Flame brings out best in skirt steak We started this “Open Flame” with extreme simplicity. DeLancey smoked a beautiful salmon with no salt or pepper, just simple smoke and delicacy. The result was perfect. I added this simple recipe with rich chimichurri. Keep in mind, skirt steak doesn’t fair as well served rare. Medium to medium well are just fine. It’s essential that it be carved across the grain, unless you enjoy chewing shoe leather.

SKIRT STEAK WITH CHIMICHURRI 1½ to 2 pounds skirt steak ¼ cup chile oil

¼ cup Chilean olive oil 2 cups chimichurri sauce (recipe follows) Salt and pepper to taste I Blend oils, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. I Press steak or steaks into oil on both sides and let stand at least 15 minutes. I Fire a grill to high heat on one side. I Sear steaks 1 minute per side, move to unlit side of grill, close lid and let roast an additional 5 to 10 minutes. I Remove from grill and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Carve against the grain, serve with chimichurri, smoked salmon and flat-


When chef Kevin Lee isn’t conjuring Asian-inspired dishes, you can find him in the Robinson’s Renaissance serving up some of downtown’s most innovative burger riffs at Burger Rush. Don’t miss the fried soft-shell crab sandwich or the mozzarella-stuffed pork cutlet. Here’s what he did for my most recent “Open Flame.” — Dave Cathey

BEEF YAKATORI 5 pounds flank steak, trimmed 1 cup high-quality soy sauce 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger 2 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 cup sesame oil I Mix all ingredients together and marinate meat overnight. I Bring grill to high heat. I Place the steak over direct heat and cook 8 minutes on each side. I Remove from heat and let stand at least 10 minutes before carving into thin slices. Note: Be sure to carve against the grain.

LEMON GRASS SEA SCALLOPS 1 cup sesame oil 1 tablespoon togarashi 2 ounces fresh basil, chiffonade 1 ounce chopped fresh mint 4 stalks lemon grass, grilled and chopped 1 cup rice wine vinegar Juice of 2 lemons I Mix all ingredients together other


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CHIMICHURRI SAUCE 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only 1 cup fresh oregano, leaves only 1 head of garlic, cloves removed, and skinned 1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon salt ¼ cup sherry vinegar ½ cup water

2 pounds Amberjack, cut into fillets 2 cloves of garlic, mashed into paste Salt Black pepper Olive oil 1 red onion 2 jalapenos ½ cup sugar ½ cup rice vinegar 1 cup water

PONZU SAUCE I Cut the jalapenos in to paper-thin slices and leave it in running water for 30 minutes to reduce heat. I Mix vinegar, sugar and 1 cup of water into a small bowl and the jalapenos and store it in the ’fridge over night. Repeat the same steps for the red onions. I Blend olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper thoroughly. I Cut amberjack filet into the desired portion size you would like to serve. Brush fillets with seasoned oil. I Light the grill to medi-

Surf and turf goes Asian Chef Ryan Parrott barely has time to settle down between overseeing the kitchen at Iguana Mexican Grill and his exclusive Table One concept. But he did take time out to prepare this bit of surf and turf, which had a decidedly Asian flair. — Dave Cathey




1 whole onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup of soy sauce ½ cup of sugar 1 cup of water ½ cup of cola-flavored soda 10 strips of short ribs (can be purchased at any Asian or Mexican grocery store) I In a large bowl mix the soy sauce, sugar, water and cola. Blend the onions and the garlic in the food processor. Once the onion and garlic become a watery consistency mix it in with the other marinade I Lay the short ribs in the marinade and leave refrigerated overnight. I Light a grill to medium heat, 350 to 425 degrees. I Barbecue ribs over direct heat until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.



1 cup Chilean olive oil I Boil water and add salt, allowing to simmer until combined. No more than 5 minutes. Allow to cool. Place it in the freezer if you’re in a hurry. I Put parsley, oregano and garlic into food processor and grind. Add olive oil, vinegar and brine and process until the sauce is well-combined. I Source: Dave Cathey.

Local chef serves up Asian inspiration KOREAN BARBECUE SHORT RIBS


Chef Ryan Parrott, of Iguana Mexican Grill and Table One, arranges scallops on the grill. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

than scallops. I Bring grill to high heat. I Brush scallops with dressing, then place over direct heat. Continue brushing with dressing as they cook for 3 minutes on each side. I Remove and garnish with Spicy Napa Slaw, recipe below.

SPICY NAPA SLAW 1 head shredded Napa cabbage 2 carrots shredded 1 large green papaya, shredded 1 cup sesame oil 1 cup rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoon togarashi 3 jalapenos, grilled and chopped 2 cups chopped dry roasted peanuts 2 roasted red bell pepper, chopped I Bring grill to high heat. Brush jalapenos lightly with oil and char over direct heat about 2 minutes on each side. I Combine all ingredients and let stand covered or refrigerated 30 minutes to an hour. I Source: Ryan Parrott.

um heat, about 350 to 425 degrees. Place fillets over direct heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side. I Remove and garnish with the red onions and jalapenos and a dash of Ponzu sauce. I Source: Kevin Lee.

SOME ESSENTIAL BARBECUE TOOLS I Grill brush. A clean grill is essential. Avoid brushes made of plastic or with plastic near the brush. I Long-handled spatula. A wide, metal spatula with a long handle is a must. When lifting meat from a hot grill to avoid sticking, flip the spatula over and gently pry up the meat to avoid losing crust. I Long tongs. Sixteen inches is a good length. I Long-handled basting brush. Critical for even distribution of glaze. I Cast-iron skillet, assorted sizes. You won’t be sorry. I Instant-read thermometer. This handy, affordable device might just make the timer archaic. I Insulated oven mitts. Unless you’re a fan of firstand second-degree burns, wear the mitts. I Skewers. Everyone loves kabobs. I Vegetable basket. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. I Cedar planks. Not sure whether cedar plank salmon is more ’90s than chipotle peppers, but I still like them both with a nice Nirvana CD. I Apron. Your clothes will thank me. — Dave Cathey, Food Editor




Oprah will go on despite show’s end

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If I were Oprah Winfrey, with $2.7 billion in the bank and a talk show wrapping up after 25 years of daily grind, I’d retire. I’d hightail it to Montecito, Calif., and my gated, 45acre estate, where I’d spend my days relaxing in my 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion, strolling through the rose garden and lilac fields, meditating in the tea house cut from stone mined on the property, gazing out at the Pacific. Maybe I’d finally even have time to watch some TV, after so many years of making it. But Oprah won’t do that. She’ll be as ubiquitous as ever after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” airs its final episode Wednesday (4 p.m. and 11 p.m., KOCO-5). Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, reportedly are among the show’s guests. Still, since Winfrey told us in November 2009 that she would end the show after the 25th season, the most faithful fans have Oprah Winfrey been suffering separation anxiety. has been counting down the shows. Every day, viewers post heartfelt messages on the website, which averages 86 million page views a month. A typical one: “Oprah, thank you so much for your inspiration. You and your show have had a tremendous impact on the lives of countless individuals, as well as on society. God bless.” Winfrey’s exit will also leave a hole in daytime TV and, since she announced her departure, speculation has centered on who might be “the next Oprah.” (Anderson Cooper, maybe, or Katie Couric?) But the fact is, nobody will be the next Oprah. Daytime TV has changed dramatically in the past quarter century, and never more so than in the past few years. The broadcast networks are dumping soap operas and substituting with chatty shows with multiple hosts. Ratings for talk shows have declined in the face of competition from cable. Even “Oprah” has lost audience. In 1991-92, an average of 12.6 million viewers tuned in; by last year, that number had declined to 5.5 million. “Oprah Winfrey Show” fans will find something to watch next season. But for the most faithful, paternity testing on “Maury” or a news-variety hour — or even Katie Couric — won’t fill that hole in the heart. Luckily, Winfrey isn’t taking my advice and retiring to beautiful Montecito. She still has O, The Oprah Magazine and her satellite radio channel; she still owns Harpo Studios; and most of all, she has OWN, the cable network she launched in January. OWN is a passion project for Winfrey, who has described it as the next phase in her life. But the network has struggled in the early going, developing only one hit: “Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,” and averaging only about 300,000 viewers in prime time. What’s missing on OWN is Winfrey. She has said that, at some point, she’ll host a show on the network but hasn’t offered a time frame. Maybe now is the time to think about that. But Oprah, I’ve seen that estate in Montecito. Does retirement really seem so bad?

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SHORT TAKES TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS I Songwriter Hal David, 90. I Country singer Tom T. Hall, 75. I Actor Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings”), 72. I Country singer Jessi Colter, 68. I Actress-singer Leslie Uggams, 68. I Director-MupIan McKellen petteer Frank Oz, 67. I Actress Karen Valentine, 64. I Singer Klaus Meine (Scorpions), 63. I Actress Patti D’Arbanville (“New York Undercover”), 60. I Actress Connie Sellecca, 56. I Singer-guitarist Paul Weller (The Jam), 53. I Actor-comedian Mike Myers, 48. I Actress Anne Heche, 42. I Actresses Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush (“Little House on the Prairie”) are 41. I Actor Jamie Kennedy (“Scream”), 41. I Actor Justin Henry (“Kramer Vs. Kramer”), 40. I Singer Lauryn Hill, 36. I Actor Ethan Suplee (“My Name Is Earl”), 35.

TV BRIEF JASON SUDEIKIS TO HOST MTV MOVIE AWARDS The MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 5, will introduce host Jason Sudeikis to millions of viewers just as he’s making his largest splash on the big screen. He stars in the summer comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” out in September, and plays a supporting role in “Horrible Bosses,” out in July. For the “Saturday Night Live” cast member, center stage is a relatively new vantage point. Hosting the MTV Movie Awards has been a platform for rising comedians on the cusp. “A platform either to dive beautifully off of or to fall completely off of, but a platform nevertheless,” Sudeikis, 35, says. Raised in Kansas City, Kan., Sudeikis has a Midwestern aw-shucks candor. But he often uses a cheery facade for arrogant or oblivious characters. Whether playing Vice President Joe Biden or the devil, Sudeikis is usually grinning broadly. FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS






Woman wonders about future with gay man DEAR ABBY: I started a relationship with a coworker. We went out for several months, and I found myself really enjoying his company. The feeling was mutual. After several months I told him I was developing feelings for him, more than just friends. He told me he was gay. I was shocked, saddened and angry all at the same time, but we went on to develop an even stronger friendship. I have fallen in love with him, but I have had counseling and I believe those feelings are in check. We have a special bond that’s hard to explain. For lack of a better term, we have used the words “soul mate” to describe this feeling. He has even said he would like a lifelong commitment

Jeanne Phillips DEAR ABBY with me and has thought about marrying me. He said holding hands, walks on the beach and romantic things aren’t a problem for him to share with me, but he cannot offer me anything sexual. He wants to share his life with me. We aren’t kids — we’re in our 40s and 50s. He’s a wonderful man, and I do want him in my life. Is it wrong to think about a future with him? Confused About What To Do

BILLY GRAHAM DEAR DR. GRAHAM: We’ve just come through the Easter season in our church, and it struck me again how Christ’s disciples didn’t really expect Him to be killed or to come back to life. Why didn’t they? After all, He’d told them it was going to happen, hadn’t He? Mrs. W.W. DEAR MRS. W.W.: Yes, Jesus did warn His disciples that His enemies would arrest Him and put Him to death, and that on the third day He would be raised from the dead by the power of God. And that’s exactly what happened! Why didn’t they understand (or at least believe) His warning? One reason, the Bible says, is because their hearts were insensitive to God’s truth. Perhaps they were too wrapped up in themselves; perhaps they still hoped Jesus would become an earthly king who would give them places of power. But whatever the reason, they failed to understand what He was telling them. After His resurrection, for example, Jesus met two of His disciples as they returned to their home in Emmaus. They were despondent over His death, and although they’d heard that He had been raised from the dead, they refused to believe it. Finally, they realized He was alive and in their midst — but not until Jesus rebuked them for their failure to believe His Word. He said, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe” (Luke 24:25). It’s easy to criticize them, but aren’t we just like them? How often do we hear God’s promises from the Bible, yet fail to trust them? How often do we know God wants us to do something, but we fail to act? The Bible says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22). Send questions to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201, call (877) 247-2426 or go online to TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

DEAR CONFUSED: It’s not wrong to think about it. But while you’re thinking, consider carefully how important sex is to you. Some, not all, women would be content with what he’s offering. But what if you should meet someone? You also need to know whether this man is ready, willing and capable of forgoing a sexual relationship with a man. How would you feel about it if he met someone? My advice is not to make a decision this important alone. Check in with your therapist and examine all of your feelings there. Also, contact the Straight Spouse Network, which was mentioned in a recent column, and talk frankly with others who are involved in mixed relation-

ships. You’ll find it online at www.StraightSpouse. org. DEAR ABBY: I grew up thinking my mother was a good cook. Now that I’m married and have lived away from home for 10 years, I realize that Mom, with all her good intentions, was an awful cook. She was never adventurous, prefers canned and frozen foods, no vegetables and highly processed grains. I have chosen a completely opposite path and buy lots of natural, unprocessed fresh foods. As a result, I now cook all the holiday meals — with Mom helping with the prep and small tasks. I have tried to encourage her to eat better and expand her horizons, but it isn’t sinking in. Every time we

have dinner at her house, I feel like I have just eaten at a fast-food establishment. I don’t want to be a control freak and say, “My way with dinners at my house only,” but I’m struggling to find a compromise when she wants to “treat” us to dinner at her place. Suggestions? Foodie in Colorado DEAR FOODIE: It’s one thing to be a “foodie” and another to be a food snob. A “fast-food” meal once every few weeks won’t kill you, so be a sport and let your mom reciprocate. And the next day, return to your normal routine to make up for it. DEAR ABBY: How do you politely refuse letting someone borrow something? Even if it’s your best friend or a relative?

Couple seeks polite tactic to decline glut of invitations DEAR MISS MANNERS: In the past couple of weeks, my husband and I have been invited to four collegegraduation parties for the children of friends where gifts were expected. I don’t recall ever being invited to such events before. We have college-age children, and when our oldest graduated, we had a family celebration, and she received cards from aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. We are also being invited to couples showers and weddings for our friends’ children who are getting married. Maybe it’s the time of year, but my wallet and I are getting worn out. Is this common practice? GENTLE READER: It has become so, more’s the pity. It has not escaped Miss Manners’ attention that the most common form of entertaining nowadays involves a windfall for the hosts or their families. How many people now plan parties on no particular occasion, but just for the fun of gathering their friends? Yet she has another — perhaps more forgivable but nevertheless unjustifiable — interpretation. Family pride is an excellent resource, providing a loyal support system and cheering squad for its members. But it must

Judith Martin MISS MANNERS be kept under control lest it lead to callous behavior toward others. Parents should be proud, but they should not behave like high schoolers who, if they get 100 on an exam, immediately run around asking everyone in the class their scores. But (you may ask) how can it be callous to invite people to parties? Don’t most people like to go to parties? Yes, which is why many come. Gift-giving parties to honor the hosts or their immediate families are pretty much all the parties to which they are invited. But why are they invited? The right answer would be that they would be expected to enjoy themselves because the occasion would be meaningful to them. One reason that guests so often bring pressure to bring their own guests, Miss Manners suspects, is because they are not all that interested in the occasion, but merely want to use it as a venue for dates.

High among occasions that are not of great interest to a wide circle are those honoring the hosts’ children. Yet it has become commonplace to invite such people to birthday parties for infants and graduation parties for children of all ages. Miss Manners would have thought that the proper guests for the former are the baby’s relatives and very close family friends, and for the latter, the graduates’ classmates, so that they can celebrate together. In any case, you need not feel pressured to attend such parties, nor to give presents. You need only send your warm congratulations. DEAR MISS MANNERS: When eating, is it better manners to stab your food or scoop it up with your fork? GENTLE READER: If your food is not still alive, there is no excuse for stabbing it. And if it is still alive, Miss Manners hopes you will use a scoop, rather than a fork, to return it to its habitat. Go online to or send questions/letters via postal mail for Miss Manners, written by Judith Martin, to United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016. UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE


Season finale spotlights OKC Philharmonic For its 2010-11 season finale, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic invited audiences to take a spin on the dance floor, wander through Appalachia, experience a few carnival thrills, explore the mysteries of the Rhine River and fall under the spell of a sinuous bolero. Dispensing with a guest soloist, music director Joel Levine assembled this program with the idea of spotlighting the many fine musicians who toil away week after week to make the Oklahoma City Philharmonic a symbol of hometown pride. With its combination of glorious melodic contours, the earthiness of the Czech culture and the ebullience suggested by its title, Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” got the evening off to a glittering start. Copland’s “Suite From Appalachian Spring” fared less well. Originally known as “Ballet for Martha” (Graham), “Appalachian Spring” solidified Copland’s career and marked him as the composer who created America’s symphonic voice. Typical of much ballet music, “Appalachian Spring” is an

episodic affair that changes moods as the story unfolds. One wished the conductor had kept a tighter grasp on the reins, as mixed meter passages often sounded mannered and transitions seemed tenuous. With each blunder, the performance sounded less confident. Berlioz is considered one of music’s finest orchestrators, evidence of which can be found in almost all of his musical output. But he was equally adept at orchestrating music by other composers, the perfect example of which is Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance.”

The orchestra deftly conveyed the work’s sense of momentum, from its tentative beginnings to its swirling conclusion. Levine chose not to play the work’s final 11 measures (a repeat of the opening) and end the work with what sounds like a final chord. I tend to disapprove of such practices but applaud the conductor for rationalizing his choice as he spoke to the audience. Wagner’s “Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” was another fine choice for showcasing the orchestra. Like Berlioz, Wagner was a

master at conveying a wide spectrum of moods, from quiet passages to grand sonic displays. Both extremes were well-executed in this performance, and the final brass oration was viscerally exciting. The finale was none other than Ravel’s “Bolero,” a work whose endless repetition is mitigated by its myriad tonal shadings. Stuart Langsam had the unenviable task of playing the incessant bolero rhythm on the snare drum. Functioning as a sort of human metronome, the percussionist admirably shouldered the responsibility of keeping the work steadily on course. “Bolero” also gives just about every instrumentalist a moment in the spotlight. You’d think because of the orchestra’s familiarity with the work, the piece would have sounded effortless. But several soloists got tripped up in the process, lending credibility to the idea that “Bolero” can be a musical mine field. As Ravel might have said, “Faites attention (Watch out)!” — Rick Rogers

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Blake Shelton was standing in his Tishomingo driveway on the evening of April 14 when a twister dropped from the storm-swept sky and ripped across the plains and through a tiny Atoka County town. “I actually saw that particular tornado that hit Tushka, Oklahoma. We filmed it as a matter of fact,” the country music star said in a phone interview Sunday from Nashville, Tenn. The EF3 tornado that hit Tushka killed two women, injured more than 40 people and destroyed 150 homes, businesses and public buildings, including the school. After driving through the ravaged area, Shelton knew he had to do something to help. He called Brandon Blackstock, the son of his manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of Reba McEntire. “I said, ‘I know that Reba’s got family in this area, if she wants to do anything, whatever it is ... just let her know I’m on board,’ ” he recalled Sunday, about a week after his highprofile May 14 wedding to fellow country star and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert. Two days later, Shelton got a call back. “Narvel and his family, when you’re inside of that bunch, it’s a pretty good feeling because they’d do anything for you,” he said. “So I do feel like we’re family. Reba and I, we’re both from the same part of Oklahoma, which is why we’re doing these tornado relief benefits together. I know that struck some of her family and friends in that area and mine, too.” McEntire, the farm girl from Chockie who Sunday became one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Shelton, the white-hot rising star who hails from Ada, made plans to put on a fundraising concert Thursday at Choctaw



Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire.

LOS ANGELES — The divorce of “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss from her comedian husband, Fred Armisen, is final. Los Angeles Superior Court records show Judge Hugh Bobys granted the couple a divorce May 13, roughly eight months after the actress moved to end her marriage to the “Saturday Night Live” star. The pair married in October 2009 but separated last June. They do not have any children. No details of any financial settlement were filed with the court. Moss portrays career-oriented Peggy Olson on AMC’s Emmy award-winning television series “Mad Men.” Armisen has appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” since 2002 and parodies President Barack Obama on the show. The finalization of their divorce was first reported by celebrity website TMZ. or

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I Featuring: Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. I When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. I Where: Choctaw Event Center, Durant. I Tickets: Thursday’s show is sold out. A few tickets to Wednesday’s show were still available earlier this week. Prices are $100, $75 and $45. I Information: (800) 585-3737,

Event Center in Durant. After the show sold out in just two hours, they booked a second show for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier this week, just a few tickets remained for that show. “I mean, what’s better than a big pile of money for a great cause? A bigger pile of money for a great cause,” he said. “If we’re already gonna be there, it just made sense to do it again. We wouldn’t have done it if we didn’t think we could raise as much money again ... but we just had a feeling that the second one would raise just as much money, and it looks like it’s gonna do that. And that

A mobile fundraising campaign has been set up with The mGive Foundation. Fans can text “OKGIVE” to 27722 to make a $10 donation, which will be added to their cellphone bill. Funds go to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund. Checks also can be made out to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to 101 SE 1st St., Tushka, OK, 74525.

gives you a good feeling. Proceeds will go to Atoka County’s relief efforts through the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund. “I’m very happy to come home to Atoka County to help out the folks there who have been hit by Mother Nature,” McEntire told The Oklahoman last week. “Family and friends of mine need help, and Blake and I are there to give a little relief from the stress they are under and to make some money for them to get back on their feet.” CONTRIBUTING: COLUMNIST BRYAN PAINTER

More laughs might cure ‘Hangover’ It’s a given that boys will be boys with bruising consequences again in Todd Phillips’ latest comedy outrage, “The Hangover Part II.” The title after all is a pretty straightforward declaration that this is the fully warranted sequel to the writer-director’s 2009 surprise runaway smash hit about three guys who wake up in a trashed Las Vegas hotel room feeling the crushing morning-after effects of a mobile night on the town they can’t remember, and their frantic efforts to retrace their drugged and drunken path of destruction and find their missing bridegroom buddy, control all the damage and get him to the wedding on time. But the comic shots in this second serving are watered down by a funky tasting formulaic sameness, the formula being a part-by-part remix of the same narrative cocktail Phillips poured in the first round. The laughs are here to be sure, especially in the shaggy, portly form of Zach Galifianakis as Alan, the self-described “stayat-home-son” of rich, doting parents who wants desperately to be accepted by his brother-in-law, Doug (Justin Bartha), and Doug’s best friends Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms). Unfortunately (and hilariously), he’s prone to appallingly inappropriate and childish behavior that kind of puts everyone off. But it’s deja vu all over again from the opening fade-in, with a bedraggled and borderline-panicked Phil on the phone to his wife, trying to explain why he and his buddies have been absent all night from the scene of a wedding that is now only hours away. Just as before, the reason for Phil’s distress is that one of his hard-partying companions is missing and

MARION COTILLARD GIVES BIRTH PARIS — Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard, pictured, and her partner, actor-director Guillaume Canet, are parents. The Adequat talent agency said Friday that the actress gave birth in Paris a day earlier to a boy named Marcel — her first child. Cotillard, 35, won an Academy Award in 2008 for her role as French singing legend Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose.” She’s currently among the stars in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in “Nine” last year, when she also co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in “Inception.”

MUSIC STEVE MARTIN TO PLAY BANJO FOR ‘A CAPITOL FOURTH’ LOS ANGELES — Steve Martin and his banjo are taking on the U.S. Capitol on July 4. The 65-year-old entertainer is set to perform from the Capitol’s west lawn during the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert this year. Josh Groban, Little Richard, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks and Broadway star and Edmond native Kelli O’Hara also share the bill. Martin, pictured, said his participation in the patriotic event inspired him to write a new song called “Me & Paul Revere,” which talks about Revere’s famous ride from his horse’s perspective. Martin will play the tune with his band, The Steep Canyon Rangers. Jimmy Smits will host the Fourth of July concert, which will be broadcast on PBS, National Public Radio and the American Forces.


From left, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms share a scene in “The Hangover Part II.” WARNER BROS. PHOTO

possibly kidnapped, dead or at least grievously injured. Once again, ringleader Phil, milquetoasty Stu and weird Alan — the “Wolf Pack” as Alan has dubbed his crew — are tasked with tracking down clues to the nature of the previous night’s bachelor party debauchery and the whereabouts of a lost sidekick. What’s different this time is the setting, switched from Vegas to Bangkok, and Stu’s the one who’s getting married, to a beautiful Asian-American girl named Lauren (Jamie Chung), despite his tenuous relationship with his future father-in-law, Fohn (Nirut Sirichanya), a stern traditionalist who thinks Stu is something less than a man. And this time the missing person is Fohn’s favorite son, Teddy (Mason Lee), a teenage academic and artistic genius who’s escaped daddy’s watchful eye to tag along with Phil and company and discover the forbidden wonders of a grown-up boys’ night out. It all starts out harmlessly enough when straight-arrow Stu — still gun-shy from his experience in Vegas — insists that his bachelor party consist of nothing more than one bottle of beer apiece, in sealed containers that can’t be spiked with any disaster-trigger-


“THE HANGOVER PART II” R 1:42 2½ stars Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Mason Lee, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul Giamatti. (Pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images)

CANNES, France — Pedro Almodovar, pictured, helped launch the international careers of several Spanish actors. The celebrated filmmaker says he might make his first movie in English. “There’s a script that … could perhaps become my first project in English,” Almodovar said in an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was promoting his latest movie, horror thriller “The Skin I Live In.” Almodovar declined to provide any details.


ing drugs like last time. And that’s the last thing anyone remembers when they wake up the next morning in another trashed room, this time in the middle of one of Bangkok’s most infamous districts. Instead of discovering a tiger in the bathroom and a baby in the closet, they find a high-strung, cigarette-smoking monkey swinging from the rafters, a severed finger in a bowl that appears to belong to the missing Teddy, and a crazed Mr. Chow (the hilarious Ken Jeong, reprising his role as the effeminate, psychotic “international criminal” the guys encountered in the first film). Also, Stu has acquired a tattoo on his face, and Alan has shaved his head. Of course that’s only the beginning of the overnight horrors that have transpired, as the guys soon learn when they meet a menacing mobster named Kingsley (a memorable

turn by Paul Giamatti), a stripper named Kimmy (Yasmin Lee) who’s not what she seems (much to Stu’s dismay), and a gang of murderous drug dealers out to nail the guys for stealing their monkey. As in the original film, the depiction of male friendship has genuine heart, the raunchiness is rampant and refreshingly unapologetic as scripted by Phillips, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong, and Part II does have its share of guilty comedic pleasures. But the laughs don’t come as frequently or quite as uproariously as they did during the Vegas shenanigans because the writers have tried too hard to duplicate the magic of part one and have ended up producing what amounts to an elaborate rewrite of the highestgrossing R-rated comedy of all time. Its devoted audience has already been there, done that. — Gene Triplett

NEW YORK — A new story of science gone wrong is coming in November from the late Michael Crichton, pictured, with help by Richard Preston. Crichton, author of “Jurassic Park” and “The Andromeda Strain,” died in 2008. He had written one-third of “Micro,” a thriller about graduate students who end up stranded and endangered in a rain forest. Preston, known for his best-selling nonfiction work about the Ebola virus, “The Hot Zone,” used Crichton’s outline, reference materials and notes to finish the book.

MULTIMEDIA STAN LEE COMIC BOOK APP PLANNED PHILADELPHIA — Stan Lee, whose career writing comic books has run from the golden age to contemporary times, is going digital. Boom! Studios said Monday that the man who helped create modern marvels such as the Fantastic Four and X-Men will see his current crop of comic series become available online and on mobile devices through his own app by way of the Los Angeles-based comic and graphic novel publisher. Dubbed the Stan Lee BOOM! Comics App, the program is being offered through Apple’s iTunes app store. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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'94 Civic RD 5spd, 1.8 mtr, 17'' rims, lower MSD, $2500 obo, 204-2792

2002 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 Soft Top $12,880 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2003 Mercedes CLK Convertible 45kmi $19,900 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

1993 Accord, 166K, 5 spd sunroof, good condition, $1500 obo, 885-3041.

'10 Hummer H3 Adv pkg Off Road Series 10K mi $28,988 405-294-4179 co.

2001 Cherokee Sport, 4.0 auto 2wd, pl/pw/cd, ac, nice, $4000, 863-6399 '98 GRAND LIMITED 4WD, leather, loaded, black, clean CarFax, $4450. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 1997 Grand Cherokee 4.0, 2wd ac, cd, nice runs great, $2750 863-6399

'06 Accord EX Sdn auto pwr lo mi $15,694753-8793 '05 ACCORD EXL, lthr, roof, 40K mi, $15,440. 748-7700 '05 CIVIC EX 2 door, only 67K miles. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 2004 ACCORD EX, 70K miles, $9988. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '04 CIVIC Gas Sipper Auto $5,740. 748-7700 '04 Honda Accord LX auto $8988 405-294-4179 co.

Please let us give you a premium for your Lincoln LS. Call & ask for a buyer. We need low mileage LS for our inventory. Diffee Ford Lincoln, I-40 West exit 125, 405-262-4546 800-491-4401 2010 Lincoln MKT AWD Nav Rf Sync Sys Pwr 3rd Row Must Drive $30,787 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC 1-800-864-5268

2011 Mitsu Lancer ES auto alloys only 9k miles $18,788 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268 2009 MITSUBISHI LANCER GTS, Black, sunroof $16,925. 888-637-0662 2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, Spoiler Sun & Sound package 43933A $17,945. 888-637-0662 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Loaded Must See! Call for price! BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2002 Mitsu Montero Sport 4x4 New Tires Local Trade $7988 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268

'07 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, black, black, navigation, $14,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'00 Elantra GLS cold air gas saver $3581 753-8792

'07 LINCOLN MXZ, lthr, loaded, roof, $22,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'08 INFINITI M45 AWD, one owner, garaged, deep tint, runs and drives perfect, $23,995. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

2006 Lincoln LS All Options Hurry! $14,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '11 Kia Sorento AWD V6, 7pass 2to choose $22988 JUST IN405-294-4179 co. '11 Kia Sorento LX, $19,988. JUST IN 405-294-4179 co. '08 Kia Sedona LX nice new car trade! $12,988 405-294-4179 co. '07 KIA RIO, auto, $6995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 2002 KIA SPORTAGE 4x4, Auto, new timing belt, $4981, 110751A. 888-457-5765 '01 KIA SEPHIA, 55K orig miles, $4426. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444

'06 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, Signature Elite, 36K miles, must see. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '02 LINCOLN LS 4 door, super nice car, $5988. 405-294-4117 co. 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII White ext, 192000 mi, $2,800. 405 627 1410 '79 Mark, 78K, black, nice driver, cold air, $1,295 630-7091, 759-3886

2010 Mazda Tribute Sport all power great fuel economy $17,988 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268 '09 Mazda 6 Sport auto pwr $14,984 753-8792

'10 Sport HSE, lux, new bodystyle, $57,987. 294-4115 co.

2008 JEEP WRANGLER Sahara 4x4 43708A $23,988. 888-637-0662

'10 LR4, 14K miles, like new, $48,987. 294-4115 co.

'08 Liberty Spt 4x4 roof lo mi $17,988 936-8857

'09 Sport HSE, Lux, 28K miles, off lease, $44,987. 294-4115 co.

'08 Commander Sport air CD alloy$13,988 936-8857

05 MINI COOPER $6500 obo. 1 owner/well maint. 405-314-4299

2007 Lincoln MKZ Black Leather Loaded $17,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'04 Elantra GLS auto AC PWL $4,999 478-5380

'08 Jeep Comander Rocky Mtn lthr $19,988 936-8857

'06 MINI COOPER S, auto, dual sunroof with only 36K miles, navigation, $19,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'08 Lincoln MKZ nav roof 20K mi $24,988 936-8857

'07 Tiburon GT Cpe V6 at ac pw pl$13,991478-5380

'08 Sahara 4WD 30K Hrd Top $22999 478-5380

'02 Cougar auto V6 great miles $4991 753-8792

'08 LINCOLN MKX, jet black, loaded, 25K miles!! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'07 Santa Fe FWD Mn at AC PS $16999 478-5380

2008 Jeep Compass 30 + MPG Won't Last Long! $12,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2011 Merc G-Marquis LS Save Thousands over new $18,997 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC 1-800-864-5268

2009 Town Car Signature Limited, black on black, 11K miles, garage kept, like new condtition, 1 owner, $25K, 722-6000.

'08 Accent, auto, save big, $9997. 294-4115 co.

'00 QX45, exc shape, $8000. Diffee Ford Lincoln I-40 West exit 125, 262-4546 800-491-4401

'06 GX470 leather, sunroof, navigation, running board, 3rd row, serviced at Eskridge Lexus, comfort ride equipped, must see $23,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'99 LEXUS LS400, ''Great Shape'', perfect 2nd car!! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'08 TIBURON GT, auto, lthr roof 25K mi $16,440 748-7700

'03 M45, 1 Owner 67K, loaded, 4 dr, blk w/beige leather $13,500 810-0737

'07 RX350 lthr nav snrf pristine $26,883 753-8792

'00 RX300 mn lth at ac pl pw alloys $7991478-5380

2009 Genesis 3.8L V6, 20K mi, Platinum/Blk Lth, Prem Pkg, Tech Pkg, Warranty, Garaged, $29,000, 405-923-8420.

2006 Infiniti G-35 black loaded 51k miles $18,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'08 GX470, 22K miles, super clean, $40,987. 294-4115 co.

'06 LEXUS IS350, lthr, roof extra clean $20,940 748-7700

'11 SonataGLS wht lo mi all pwr $18,999 478-5380

'06 INFINITI FX350 AWD, only 50K miles, loaded, black/black, garaged, luxury for less, $23,450. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'09 Lexus IS350 roof nav lthr $30,988 936-8857

2006 Lexus SC 4S black fully loaded low miles $28,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'04 Hummer H2 roof lthr 50K mi $22,988 936-8857

ACCORDS 2008 ACCORDS LX, LXP, EX, EXL, 4 doors, 2 doors, over 25 to choose, all colors, best prices in the state, starting at $13,777. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444

2004 Dodge Stratus aulto pw pl $5,995 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'08 E63 AMG Conv, 2K miles, 6.3, like new, $56,987. 294-4115 co.

'05 HUMMER H2 Luxury Loaded $16,321. 748-7700

'10 Challenger SRT8 6K loaded $35,988 936-8857

2005 Dodge Magnum V6 auto pw pl 50k miles $12,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'05 Jeep G. Cherokee 4x4, lo mi, $8988. 936-8857

'06 H3, luxury, chrome everywhere, lthr, roof, $18,987. 294-4115 co.

'09 Civic EX Cpe fac nav sunroof $17,864 753-8792

'07 NITRO SXT 4x4, auto, clean, $10,977. 748-7700

'98 ACCORD EX, leather, V6, runs and drives great, $4950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'06 HUMMER H-3 4x4, Lux, leather, loaded, roof, $18,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'10 Charger SXT auto 3.5L loaded $16,988 936-8857

'08 ML350, leather, roof, off lease, white on tan, $31,987. 294-4115 co. '08 E350W, leather, roof, navi, all luxury, $27,987. 294-4115 co.

'07 HUMMER H2 ''SUT'', loaded, low mi, $36,888 Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'09 Honda Fit Sport all pwr cert warr $16,981 753-8793

'08 Dodge Nitro R/T, black, $17,988. 405-294-4179 co.

'05 LIBERTY RENEGADE 4WD, loaded, $11,964. 748-7700

'08 H2 Luxury, 6 inch lift, tons of chrome, $36,987. 294-4115 co.

'10 Charger R/T nav lthr 9K mi $27,998 936-8857

1999 Mazda Miata HardTop Conv 49k $7,874 Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2wd, Baock fo book at $8992 110081A 888-457-5765

2005 JEEP WRANGLER X 4WD, ready for summer! Only $9991. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'08 H3, black/black, just arrived, only 48K miles, pathfinder, deep tint, $18,995. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'05 Cavalier V4, 4 dr, Runs Great, Good gas mileage $2800 474-0106

'03 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE, 59K miles, black/black, heads up, like new, $21,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

2007 BUICK LACROSSE CX, 18,000 miles, white cream puff!! Today Only! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'04 Crown Vic lthr all opts 67K act mi $9674 753-8793

'09 Accord LXP Sdn auto pwr $17,594 753-8792

'06 HHR LT auto lthr pwr 58K mi $11,962 753-8792

2008 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, loaded, low low miles, hard to find, $21,988, Today Only! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'03 HONDA S-2000 Convert, great summer car, $12,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'10 Avenger SXT loaded lo mi $14,988 936-8857

'06 Chev HHR LT auto pwr drives grt $8991 753-8792

'09 CAD SRX, lthr, loaded, wht diamond, $23,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'05 FORD 500 LIMITED, lthr, ''Clean Carfax-1 owner'', 59K miles, $11,488. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'10 JOURNEY SXT, 9K mi, 1 owner, $10,964. 748-7700

'06 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS, loaded, $11,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'10 Buick Lucerne CXL leather loaded 9K miles $23,988 405-294-4179 co.

'01 ACCORD EX V6 $4,497. 748-7700

2010 Dodge Avenger R/T lthr loaded $16,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2006 MONTE CARLO 2LT with fuel sippin 3.5L V6, $7997. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'11 TL white 2K from service perf cert $32,961 BHowardAcura 753-8751

'06 MUSTANG GT Black on Black Loaded $17,477 748-7700

2010 Challenger SRT8, black on black, 6.1L hemi 9K miles, perfect condition, compare at $38K+, sacrificing at $31,000, 405-361-2899.

'06 CHEVROLET COBALT SS, supercharged, $13,988. 405-294-4117 co.

2010 BUICK LACROSSE, low miles, bought here new $22,995 Today Only! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

2002 Honda Accord 4Cyl, automatic, 92K mi, VGC, New timing belt & water pump, Sun Roof, $6,800. 405-872-3080

'03 Chrysler PT Cruiser LTD, only 48K mi! auto $6988 405-294-4179 co.

1995 Chrysler Concorde 4Dr, Auto, R&D Good, $1150. 605-0840

2003 Audi A4 Leather Alloys All Power $10,488 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'03 X5 AWD 77K lthr mn at alloy $15,999 478-5380

'08 Sebring Thouring Conv. $16999 478-5380

'09 Chev Cobalt, auto, nice, $12,988. 405-294-4179 co.

'05 CADILLAC STS, white diamond, 42K miles, Nice!! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

1989 Fleetwood, good looking and running, white, cold air, $1,595 630-7091 or 759-3886

'08 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE extra clean $11,447 748-7700

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited lthr sunroof $7,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2008 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 3LT, auto, chrome wheels, power top and much more! IMMACULATE! Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

2003 BMW 3 Series Fully Loaded Lthr All Power $14,900 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2008 Chrysler P T Cruiser loaded, leather, sunroof $10,900 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'09 Chev Cobalt LT alloys loaded $10,988 936-8857

'04 AUDI All Road 5dr Wagon, 2.7 Quattro, auto, AWD, looks and drives like new, $12,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

2006 BMW Z4 3.0i ROADSTER w/premium package, only 12K miles. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser leather roof LTD only $11,488 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2006 Ford Mustang GT Leather 5 Speed Loaded $18,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'08 RANGE ROVER SPORT S/C'd, navi, loaded, $42,988. 405-294-4117 co. '08 Sport HSE, lux, like new, $36,987. 294-4115 co. '06 Sport S/C Lux, super clean trade, $29,987. 294-4115 co.

'03 Civic EX Cpe 69K mi auto snrf $10,982 753-8792

2007 Jeep Liberty Bright Red loaded only $12,480 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'05 LR3, 60K miles, 7 pass, V8, $25,987. 294-4115 co.

'03 Accord EXL Sdn auto lthr snrf $10,861 753-8793

'07 Wrangler, hard top, 6 spd, 17K miles, $17,987. 294-4115 co.

'02 LANDROVER 72K mi, auto, roof, 4x4, $6298. 748-7700

2008 Mazda 3 I Touring auto all pwr cruise 13k miles CALL NOW REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268 '07 MAZDA CX7, lthr, only 29K miles, $17,995. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000 '07 Mazda CX9 Tour lthr dvd nav $16,962 753-8792 '07 CX7 AWD moon at ac pw pl $13,788 478-5380 2006 MX-5 Miata Sport cust treatments, chrome whls, x-cond $15,995 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268 '06 MAZDA MIATA, 20K miles, $14,426. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '03 Mazda Protege auto pwr $6881 753-8793

'10 GTR 7K 1 Owner Mi Hot $79,999 478-5380 '10 Versa S HB pw pl ac 8K 6sp $14,993 478-5380 '10 Altima 2.5S at ac pw pl $17,999 478-5380 '09 ALTIMA S, low miles, $15,926. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '09 Nissan Altima 2.5S 2 to Choose $16,988 405-294-4179 co. '09 Nissan 370Z loaded lo mi $28,988 936-8857 '08 Maxima SE V6 44K rf at ac $19,991 478-5380 '08 Altima SL lthr mn ps pw pl $20,999 478-5380 2007 Nissan 350Z 2Dr, Coupe, Silver ext, Black int, leather, excellent cond, 17,800 mi, Perfect, One Owner, Low Miles $19,750. (405) 664-7322 2007 NISSAN MAXIMA 2.5S, leather and sunroof, only 39K miles. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '07 ALTIMA 3.5 SE, $13,921. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '05 ALTIMA SE Auto Loaded $11,933. 748-7700 '05 350Z Conv blk on blk lo mi $17,599 478-5380 '04 NISSAN ALTIMA, gas saver, ''Clean Carfax - One Owner'', $8288. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000





Education, Instruction '04 Niss Sentra auto pwr hates gas $6981 753-8792 '03 Niss 350Z Touring auto lthr 64K $13,762 753-8792 '01 Altima GXE Sedan at ac pw pl $3999 478-5380 2000 Maxima GXE 4dr pl pw snrf, CD, cold AC, alloys spoiler, $2350 528-2519 »» 708-9613

2010 VW GOLF TDI, Red, SR, Great Gas Mileage, $23,988. 888-637-0662

'04 DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB, V8, nice, 54K miles, $11,788 Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

'10 Jetta lthr loaded rf auto $19,999 478-5380

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT PW PL Tilt Cruise $11,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2009 VW Beetle leather loaded 36k miles Call Today BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '06 VW Passat auto lthr snrf $9984 753-8793

2004 Alero coupe, economical 4 cyl, 5 speed standard, 76K, $3995, 630-7091 or 759-3886. 1998 Ingtrigue GL, 3.8L, 137K, cold a/c, exc cond, loaded, $2950, 201-3831.

'09 Pontiac G6 roof alloys lo mi $13,988 936-8857 '08 Pontiac G-6 4dr V/6 AT lo mi $9988 936-8857 '08 G6 V6 Sdn auto pwr showrm $12,982 753-8792 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix V6 pw pl loaded $10,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '07 Vibe 4dr AT loaded lo mi $10,988 936-8857

'00 Volvo S70 lthr all pwr sunroof $3981 753-8793


'02 Ram 1500 Quad SLT V8 loaded $7988 936-8857

2001 Dodge SLT Quad Cab, hi mi, dependable nice, $3650, 863-6399

AAA cash for your car, trk, cycle. Run/not-free tow. We come to you 850-9696

1986 Dodge Ram 1500, V8 Auto, PW/PL, CD, 49K, Runs Good $1500 487-7359 2010 FORD F350 SUPER CREW 1 Ton Lariat w/sunroof and nav, w/rear camera, $35,995. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'05 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, rf, PW, PL, 65K, $6995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Only 50Kmi $9,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2004 Sunfire, 4 cylinder, auto, gas saver, cold air, nice, $2250, 863-6399 '03 Vibe auto pwr 72K pampered $8361 753-8792 '02 TRANS AM, ram air, WS6, 21K mi, $20,995. 748-7700 2000 Grand Am, 4 door, 86K miles, new tires, cold air, $3400, 834-5324 1999 Pontiac Firebird V6 Loaded $6,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2002 PORSCHE BOXSTER Convertible Ready for Summer! Only $12,950. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'08 Outlook XR rf lthr nav lo mi $26,988 936-8857 '08 Saturn Vue Redline AWD, nav, loaded, $18,988 405-294-4179 co. '07 Outlook XR, leather, 7 pass, tvs, roof, $24,987 294-4115 co. '07 SATURN VUE, all power, $7995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 '00 Saturn Wagon 86K act mi gas svr $3882 753-8792

'05 SCION TC, one owner, alloys, sunroof, black/black, low miles, runs perfect, $9950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'08 Tribeca Limited, 7 pass, navi, tv AWD, $24,987. 294-4115 co.

2010 TOYOTA COROLLA, Certified, Several to choose, $13,921. 888-637-0662 '10 Toy. Camry LE loaded lo mi $14,988 936-8857 '10 Toyota Camry SE auto $18,988 2 to choose JUST IN405-294-4179 co. '10 Corolla S 4dr AT loaded $16,488 936-8857 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY SE's, Several to choose $15,988. 888-637-0662 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE, V6, leather and sunroof, only $21,992. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '09 Matrix S auto pwr fac warr $14,584 753-8793 '09 Corolla XRS loaded auto roof $ more $15,988 405-294-4179 co. 2008 Toyota Corolla Auto AC $11,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY Hybrid, Nice Car P13759 $13,988. 888-637-0662 '07 Toy Yaris auto fac warr lo lo mi $11,681 753-8792

'00 RANGER X-CAB 4x4, all power, 90K, $6995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 '10 Silverado 2500 Crew 4x4 $36,317 #P29761A Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 '10 CHEVROLET C-1500 CREW CAB LT, loaded, 20's, $25,988. 405-294-4117 co. 10 Chev1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LTZ Z71 $31,683 753-8793 '09 SILVERADO, 21K mi, 1 owner, extra clean, $22,977. 748-7700 2009 SILVERADO 4WD Z71 Crew Cab, loaded LTZ! 1 owner, GM certified! Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2009 CHEVY Silverado W/T Low Miles $12,988. 888-637-0662 2009 SILVERADO K3500 4WD 1 Ton, will not last at $29,999. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'01 CAMRY LE, auto, power windows, power locks, AC, runs and drives great, $3950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY LE Super Clean $5,988. 888-637-0662 '00 TOYOTA CAMRY, like new, $5995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 '96 Toyota Celica 5-speed,Red,R&D Good, $1950. 605-0840 1977 Toyota Celica GT new timing chain, 2 parts cars, $2,200, 405-969-6006

'07 F150 XLT Crew loaded lo mi $14,988 936-8857 2006 Ford F350 Super Cab Dually Powerstroke auto Call for Price BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2005 Ford F350 King Ranch 4x4 Diesel $19,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'07 Chev Silverado Ext Cab HD Duramax white $26,988 405-294-4179 co.

'04 F150 4DR LARIAT, only 25K miles, leather, loaded, must see, garaged, perfect, $16,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

2006 Chevy Reg Cab Sport hard to find auto $12,880 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2004 Ford F150 XLT Super Crew, 4x4, Low Miles $17,480 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2006 Chevy 3/4 ton Reg Cab $14,679 #N29231 Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972

2004 FORD F150 REG CAB STX, save at the pump with this V6!!! Only $5995. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'06 Chev Silverado LS Crew Cab, $12,988. 405-294-4179 co.

2004 FORD F-150 XLT Super Cab, Red, rails & the rest, $9991. P6413A 888-457-5765

2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 54K Mi Call for Price! BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2005 SILVERADO REG CAB, Save at the Pump with This Vortec V6, $5996. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2005 SILVERADO Crew Cab, 5.3 V8, won't last $10,988. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2004 Chevy Avalanche 40K Miles Loaded! $17,888 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '04 Chev 1500 X-Cab loaded $5488 936-8857 '04 Chev 1500 X-Cab LT 4x4 lo mi $11,988 936-8857 2003 Chevy S-10 Extream Hard to Find! $10,880 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab, 36K mi, Shell $11850. 650-2431 2000 SILVERADO Ext Cab 4WD Z71, this one won't last at $7988. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '00 CHEVY C1500, like new, $5995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 1998 Chevy 1500 V8 Great Work Truck! $4,995 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'97 Chevy short wide, V6 5 speed overdrive, gas saver, nice mags, bedliner, $3950 obo, 850-4812.

'96 Chevy S10 pick up, 5 spd, mag whls, $2,300 neg 405-387-4802

'11 Dodge Ram1500 Quad SLT 10K mi Hemi $22,988 936-8857

'02 Camry LE auto power drives grt $5484 753-8792

'07 Sport Trac XLT V8 loaded $17,988 936-8857

'07 Chev Avalanche LT 4x4 dvd snrf $22,962 753-8792

'04 Avalon XL Lthr Mn AC PWL$13999 478-5380

'03 Camry LXE, 1 owner, V6, loaded, 130K, Exc Cond throughout $9600 844-8787

2007 Ford F350 Crew Dually Lariat Perfect $29,888 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2005 SPORT TRAC, Sport, $8988. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444

'07 DODGE 2500 4x4 CREW diesel, lthr, loaded, $28,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'03 CAMRY XLE, V6, one owner, leather, roof, spoiler, runs and drives perfect, $9995. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'08 Ford F-150 4x4 Crew Cab, loaded, $24,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'07 SILVERADO LTZ Crew Cab 14K miles Call. 748-7700

2004 TOYOTA SOLARA Coupe, pearl white, Hurry! $8998. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'04 Toyota Solara LE loaded $9488 936-8857

2008 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Super Duty Lariat Fx4 lthr diesel $25,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'08 Chev Avalanche LTZ, loaded, 20's, more, $23,988 405-294-4179 co.

'06 Corolla CE, auto, great mpgs, $9997. 294-4115 co. '05 Camry LE auto pwr XX clean $10,694 753-8792

2008 Ford Ranger Reg Cab Low Low Miles Loaded $11,488 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2005 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT V8 auto sunroof 53k call for price BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'06 AVALON LIMITED, loaded, $16,931. 748-7700 '06 Solara Conv SLE lthr lo mi $14,988 936-8857

'09 Ford F-350 Crew Cab XLT 6.4 Diesel, dually, 5 year warranty, 9K mi, $27,500. 405-642-0130

'09 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 19K mi SLT $19,944 748-7700 '09 RAM 1500 R/CAB, 19K mi, auto, $12,941. 748-7700 '09 Ram 1500 Crew SLT loaded $19,988 936-8857 '08 DODGE DAKOTA XCAB, auto, only 16K miles, $14,488. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

2004 Ford F-250 Crew Cab XLT Powerstroke 4x4 Diesel Clean $17,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2004 Ford F350 Utility Bed, Hard to find, $10,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'09 Dodge Journey SXT lo mi loadd $15,988 936-8857 '09 Dodge Nitro SLT lthr 20's lo mi $17,988936-8857 '07 NITRO 4x4 Auto Non Smoker $11,991. 748-7700 2010 FORD EDGE SE $23,965. 888-637-0662

'04 DENALI, 7 pass, 79K miles, like new, $17,987. 294-4115 co. '08 4Runner SR5, super clean, local trade in, $19,987. 294-4115 co. 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL, white diamond, priced to move, Hurry $28,750. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL, navi, roof, AWD, $33,988. 405-294-4117 co. 2007 BUICK RENDEZVOUS, loaded, only 18,000 miles, a Diamond! Today Only! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000 '07 ESCALADE EXT 4x4, lthr, roof, nav, $31,941. 748-7700 2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE AWD, nav, sunroof and DVD, only $11,991. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT Blk Leather Loaded $16,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '00 ESCALADE 4WD, one owner, leather, loaded, luxury ride for less, $8950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 '11 SUBURBANS Lthr GM Cert Start @ $32933. 748-7700 '10 Chev Equinox LT 20K mi loadd $24,988936-8857 '09 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT, lthr, loaded, $29,988. 405-294-4117 co. '09 Suburban LTZ 4x4, pearl white, every option $37,987 294-4115 co. 2008 TRAILBLAZER SS AWD 3SS, 6.0 V8 Bad Boy, loaded!! Hard to find!! Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2008 CHEVY EQUINOX LX, chrome wheels, low miles, $15,966. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 2008 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4 LT All Options $17,488 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '08 CHEVY TAHOE ''LTZ'', loaded, only 38K miles!!! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000 '08 SUBURBAN Lthr Non Smoker DVD $23,404. 748-7700 '08 Chev Tahoe LT lthr 3rd seat $26,981 753-8792

2003 FORD F-150 SUPER CAB XLT, loaded, 74k miles, $9995 P6320A. 888-457-5765

2007 EQUINOX AWD 2LT, leather, sunroof, 1 owner, V6, easy at the pump, only 43K miles! Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

'03 Ford Ranger, low miles! Tonneau Cover, $7988 405-294-4179 co.

2007 Chevy Trailblazer $11,988 #P28119A Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972

2000 Ford F150 Stepside 4x4 V8 Hurry $5,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '98 F150 EXT CAB, auto, 4.6L, bedliner, tow, cold air, runs great, owner wanted, $4450. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 1998 Ford F150 Lariat, 3 dr, loaded, pw/pl, bedliner, nice, $3850, 863-6399 '97 RANGER, auto, alloys, bedliner, just arrived, $2950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat, 4.6 engine, 3 dr, cold ac, cd, nice, $3600, 863-6399 2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab $16,971 #P29557A Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 2007 GMC Crew 4X4 $15,795 #N30167 Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 2007 GMC Crew Cab $17234 #H29241A Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 '05 SIERRA LS CREW CAB, black/gray, custom wheels, one owner, runs great, $8950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 2001 GMC Reg Cab 4x4 V8 $9,800 #P30336 Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 2001 GMC Sonoma V4, manual 5 speed, good cond, A/C, CD, $2900. 503-6068

2008 Dodge Ram Reg Cab SWB V-6 auto 39k miles Call for Price BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'07 RIDGELINE RTL, leather, nice, $23,777. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 23K Miles $18,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2008 Lincoln Mark LT, crew, all options, low miles, Save @ $23,987 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC 1-800-864-5268

2000 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4X4 Super Clean $7,988. 888-637-0662

'10 Dodge Journey SXT lo mi loadd $18,988 936-8857

2007 SUBURBAN 4WD LTZ, loaded!! 1 owner, priced to move at $20,992. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

2001 FORD F-150 XLT Ext Cab, Loaded, $6992, 110344B 888-457-5765

'02 Chev Tahoe LS 2nd loaded $7988 936-8857

1997 Chevy Blazer 4 door red, trailer hitch, 160K, $1995, 640-7209.

'04 Ford F150 Ext XLT V8 auto lo mi $9981 753-8793

'02 F150 EXT CAB, 2nd owner, clean Carfax, excellent shape,with a campershell $5950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

'02 Chev Suburban LT 4x4 lthr all opt $8462 753-8792

'98 Chev Blazer 4x4 auto X clean $3381 753-8792

2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Sport Leather 68K Miles $10,900 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

$ WE PAY TOP DOLLAR $ I Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVS Running or Not. No tile, No problem. 512-7278

'07 Frieghtliner Columbia CAT 500 700K mi, road ready $28,000. 405-824-4184

'98 TOYOTA TACOMA KING CAB 4x4, $7995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269

'03 RAM 150 CREW CAB 4x4, only 70K miles, nicely loaded, clean CarFax, $12,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

Any Vehicle Any Cond. Cash Free Tow /No Title ok 405-996-8888 WE BUY JUNK CARS Will PU » Will Pay Cash NO TITLE NEEDED 877-793-JUNK 7days wk

'09 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Crew Cab $23,988 405-294-4179 co.

2004 Dodge Ram 1500, Hemi, 4x4, quad cab, bedliner, 20'' wheels, exc cond, $10,500, 414-8212

'03 Dodge Ram Reg Cab V8! 20's, $9988. 405-294-4179 co.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 51K Mi PW PL $10,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '06 Gr Prix AT AC PWL Lthr $7,999 478-5380

2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi SLT 20's $11,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'07 Niss Titan XE all opts X clean $11,981 753-8792

'07 TAHOE Lthr, Head Rest, DVDs $23,404. 748-7700 '07 Suburban LTZ 4x4 Roof Navi, Ent. $27,481. 748-7700 '07 TAHOE 4x4 20s Loaded $20,987. 748-7700 2007 AVALANCHE LTZ 4WD Won't Last at $22,992. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2007 TAHOE LTZ 4WD loaded w/quad buckets, Only $24,994. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '06 Equinox LS loaded lo mi $9988 936-8857 '05 SUBURBAN LS, very spacious, one owner, vacation ready, low miles, $9950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 2005 Chevy Tahoe LS fully loaded 60k miles $16,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '05 TRAILBLAZER 4x4 Lthr Extra Clean $11337. 748-7700 '05 Chev TrailBlazer 4x4 Ext LS $8991 753-8793 '04 TRAILBLAZER LS 4WD, CD player, deep tint, runs and drives great, $6950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT Lthr Every Option! $9,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2004 TRAILBLAZER 4WD LT w/leather and DVD player! Only $7997. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 2004 CHEVY TAHOE Z71 4WD Loaded!!! Priced to Move $11,950. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '04 CHEVY SUBURBAN, hard loaded, $7995. Hudiburg 800-917-6269 2003 CHEVY TAHOE, leather, loaded, $12,777. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '03 Tahoe LT 4WD Lthr Mn AC $13999 478-5380

'08 RAM LARAMIE 4x4 Lthr Lo Lo Mi $24,944. 748-7700

2010 4x4 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab, excellent cond, 27K mi, $24,500 OBO. 918.623.6986

'08 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad SLT 20s $20,988 936-8857

10 Nissan Frontier X-Cab SE, Loaded, 1 owner. $16,900. 613-3165

2002 Chevy Tahoe PW PL Alloys $11,880 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'07 Ram 1500 Reg 4x4 lo mi loaded $17988 936-8857

'08 Titan 4dr at ac V8 42K mi $14,785 478-5380

'02 Chev Tahoe SL 4x4 lthr 3rd st $10,982 753-8793


'00 Merc Mountaineer blk beauty lthr $4881753-8792

'10 Xterra low mi alloys all pwr $22,999 478-5380 '10 Niss Xterra auto pwr save $$$ $19,982 753-8793 '09 Nissan Rogue SL AWD auto pwr $20,981 753-8793 '08 ARMADA LE Loaded XClean $26,931. 748-7700 '08 Armada LE nav lth at ac pw $28,991 478-5380

2005 Nissan Armada Bk Leather S/R Loaded $18,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT auto V-6 $12,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 '05 Ford Sport Track $8000 obo 1 owner well maint. 405-314-4299 '04 Expedition XLT 4x4 slvr gray$11999 478-5380 2003 Ford Expedition XLT low miles loaded $13,980 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2002 FORD ESCAPE, auto, leather, sunroof, $7488 Today Only! Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000 '02 Ford Explorer auto pwr affordable $4981 753-8792 '02 Ford Explorer Sport lth auto snrf $5881 753-8793

'05 Nissan Armada all pwr 4x4 3rd st$11,982753-8792 '98 Niss Pathfinder SE 4x4 blk beauty $3482 753-8792 '08 Toy 4Runner SR5 pwr sunroof $22,981 753-8792

'07 SEQUOIA, leather, loaded, $23,926. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '07 Toy RAV4 auto pwr XX clean $14,882 753-8793 '07 4Runner Sport V8 at 4wd lth $25,991478-5380 2005 Toyota Highlander V-6, White ext, Beige int, cloth, very good cond, 104,000 mi, 3rd row seat, $10,500, 405615-5777, 405-831-3800 '04 SEQUOIA LIMITED, leather, roof, rear DVD, 3rd row seating, running boards, heated seats,low mileage, $15,950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 '04 4-RUNNER SR5, auto lthr loaded $14,600 748-7700

1996 Ford Explorer 167K mi, VG cond., 2 WD, auto, loaded. $2,600. 405-245-8062

'02 SEQUOIA SR5, loaded, $10,966. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444

'09 GMC Acadia SLE all opts $22,981 753-8792

'02 Toy 4Runner auto pwr drives grt $6981 753-8793

'08 Acadia SLT AWD rf nav dvd $23,988936-8857

'07 GMC ACADIA ''SLT'', lthr, 45K miles, $24,388. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000 '07 Denali AWD navi lthr pw pl $27,994 478-5380 '07 GMC Yukon SLT blk lthr loaded roof $26,988 405-294-4117 co. 2006 GMC Yukon fully loaded quad buckets $17,988 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292 2005 GMC ENVOY XL SLE,1 Owner, Clean Carfax, $9993 P6442A 888-457-5765

'04 GMC Yukon XL Denali Loaded, Nav, AWD, OnStar $17,700 405-818-4591 2004 GMC CANYON, 84k miles, Phat wheels & tires, $10991. 110709D 888-457-5765 '04 DENALI XL 4x4 Quad Seats $7,441. 748-7700 '04 GMC Yukon SLT 4x4 lthr 3rd st$13,863753-8792 '99 GMC Denali AWD loaded $4988 936-8857 '09 PILOT, new body style, EX, $23,921. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 2009 HONDA PILOT EXL with leather and sunroof, $26,995. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354 '09 CRV EX 100K Honda cert warr $21,984 753-8793 '08 PILOT, DVD, sunroof, low miles, $22,900. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '08 Honda Element SC auto pwr $17,682 753-8793 2007 Honda CRV EX 4WD, Loaded, moonroof, $18,885 P6424 888-457-5765 '07 Pilot, leather, roof, DVD, 7 pass, $18,587. 294-4115 co. '06 ELEMENT EX-P, several to choose, $12,966. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '06 Pilot EXL lthr snrf family fun! $13,982 753-8792 '06 Pilot EXL AWD lthr snrf lo mi$18,982 753-8793 '06 PILOT EXL, $15,929. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '04 PILOT EX, leather, one owner, red, DVD, 4x4, 3rd row seating, well maintained, $11,950 BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 '04 Honda Pilot EX 4x4 all power $12,981 753-8793 '04 Element EX auto ac pw pl $9999 478-5380 '99 CRV LX, $5488. ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 2010 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate Elite Nav DVD 4x4 pwr roof & bds CALL REYNOLDS LINC-MERC 1-800-864-5268 '06 Linc Navigator pwr snrf pwr brds $18,962 753-8792 2006 Mazda Tribute, Auto, Loaded, nice! $7991. 110792AA 888-457-5765

Needed 4 Drivers 1yr Flat Bed Experience, Class A CDL drivers. Call Paris 224-1378 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Construction company looking for a professional, motivated, dependable employee. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have excellent math & communication skills. Duties include typing, filing and other clerical work. Minimum 2 years experience. Email resumes to: tyler@

OTR Truck drivers company driver for Trans Texas Transport Class A CDL, experience in pulling flatbed and van. MCSS - Contact 956-726-3111 Owner/Operator to Pull Bulk Feed tankers/vans within 350 mile radius of OKC. Great Pay. Home most evenings. Off Sun. & most Sat. Call 800-234-3678.

'07 TOYOTA 4RUNNER LIMITED, loaded, $21,988. 405-294-4117 co.

'99 Expedition EB lthr all opt Xcln $4992 753-8792

'07 GMC YUKON XL, loaded, roof, DVD. Bob Moore Buick - GMC NW Expwy 721-6000

HOFFMAN TRUCKING Class A CDL Flatbed Truck Drivers Needed w/1 yr exp. Make $.40mi. Call Jan 224-1333 or 1-800-458-7420

'07 Murano S AWD 63K Mi AT $16,999 478-5380

2008 Ford Escape LT lots of room great mpg $15,688 BRYAN'S Car Corner III 732-9292

'06 Escape XLT auto all power great mpgs $9997 294-4115 co.

available for residential deliveries of appliances and home goods for a local major retailer. Annual gross potential earnings of $130k plus. The individual must have the ability to secure a 24’/26’ white box truck with lift gate 2006 or newer. Immediate opportunities for contractors in the Oklahoma City area. Candidate must have a professional “can do” attitude and appearance. All contract opportunities are pending criminal background, MVR, and drug test results that satisfy our customer requirements. For more information in regards to this opportunity, call Miles at 405-370-1637.

'10 Murano SL awd at ac pw pl $25,999 478-5380

'09 Edge SEL, sunroof, all power, $23,987. 294-4115 co.

2006 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID w/leather and sunroof, low miles, $14,994. Heitz Chev...866-365-1354

Box truck Contract Carrier Opportunities

2008 Mercury Mountaineer Premier V-8 4x4 3rd row loaded $23879 REYNOLDS LINC-MERC MAZDA 1-800-864-5268

2006 NISSAN XTERRA, 2wd, solar yellow, AC, reduced to $11,993. 110552A. 888-457-5765

'08 Ford Edge SEL auto pwr lo mi $16,984753-8792


1999 Odyssey EX, 126k, auto, ac, cd, gd tires runs great, $4500. 255-7735

CASHIER/WARRANTY CLERK Full-time schedule. Credit check and back ground check required. Drug test required. Great benefits, apply in person. STEVE BAILEY HONDA 8700 NW Expwy EOE

'10 Chrys T&C sto-n-go lo mi $16,988 936-8857 '07 Town & Country Touring quads$11,988 936-8857 '06 Chrysler T&C Tour LWB lthr $12,964 753-8793 '05 TOWN & COUNTRY, one owner, 4 captain chairs, vacation ready, garaged, $7450. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited, Red, Low Miles! $7982 110781A 888-457-5765 '10 G Caravan SXT lo mi loaded $16,988 936-8857

AMERICAN CLEANERS Hiring FT Customer Service Reps. Starting pay $8.75 per hour. Apply at 15300 N. Western Ave. Customer Service with fast paced family owned business. Excellent people skills phone and data entry. Will train right applicant. Full time with benefits. Apply in person Mon-Fri. 9am-5:30 pm. 10900 NE 23rd St. Nicoma Park. No Phone Calls Please.

Don't Settle For Less

1-800-838-3403 602-1388 weekend training available

»»»»»»» CDL A. 1 yr exp. out & back. Dedicated runs. Home weekly. Immediate openings, new equip. Team & Single available Call 405-237-1300

CDL A DRIVERS - Roll With Us!

'08 Odyssey EXL dvd nav snrf warr $28,464753-8793 '08 Odyssey all pwr 3rd seat $17,883 753-8792 '07 EXL Honda Odyssey White, new tires, loaded, 66K mi $18,500 843-5817 '04 Odyssey all pwr 3rd seat lo mi $9982 753-8792 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL, Loaded, priced right at $8492 110526A 888-457-5765 '02 ODYSSEY, just arrived, alloys, runs and drives great, $6950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600 '02 Odyssey LX 3rd seat low miles $7882 753-8793 ODYSSEYS '01 EX $5966 '07 EXL $16,926 '07 EXL DVD '07 EXL nav DVD '08 EX low miles $20,777 '08 EXL $21,777 '08 EXL nav DVD '08 Touring CERTIFIED Over 20 to choose! ESKRIDGE HONDA 631-4444 '01 Odyssey EX 3rd seat family fun $5683 753-8793

2008 Nissan Quest 7 pass looks/drives like new 103K miles. $18,500. 427-7249 2002 Nissan Quest $14,970 #P30338 Knippelmier Chevy 1-888-780-5972 1998 Plymouth Voyager Good work, Gray ext, $1950. 605-0840 '11 Toy Sienna SE new body dvd $28,981 753-8793 '07 SIENNA Limited Nav DVD Lthr Loaded. 748-7700

Civil Engineer The Department of Transportation in Duncan, OK has a position open for a Civil Engineer. Experience in highway and bridge design and/or construction. Familiarity with NBIS, experience with bridge safety inspections and use of PONTIS is a plus. Must possess an Oklahoma P.E. Registration. Applicants can apply online at For questions contact Lois Clark at 580/255-7586.


'06 GRAND CARAVAN SXT, alloys, bucket seats, low miles, runs and drives great, $7950. BOB HOWARD TOYOTA 936-8600

2005 Ford Freestar, excel cond, 108k miles, 3rd seat, red, $5500 or trade. 924-1430

"Can You Dig It?" Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt Now. 866-362-6497

Civil Engineer

'10 Dodge Gr Caravan SE all pwr $19,981 753-8793

1997 Dodge Van, table, SWB, exc shape, 77k miles, loaded, $4500, 885-2572

GET A JOB TODAY! Drivers needed in OKC. No exp. needed. It's easy! We train. You are paid daily, too! Apply: Summer Song - 1137 Exchange Ave, OKC. One block south of Reno & Western. 888-608-1783

is now hiring someone to perform general office and accounting duties at our OKC Terminal. Must have office/ clerical exp., transportation exp. a plus. Apply online at or call 800-231-4517 xt 224

No experience necessary Entry level drivers Earn $700 -$1000 + per week + benefits for you & your family. For CDL training & a new career call.

'05 Dodge Caravan SE 76K mi $4988 936-8857

FLORAL DESIGNER Immed. openings for FT/ PT Experienced Designers 6066 S Western OKC 636-1161

Levinge Freight Lines

2001 Chevy Astro, 133K, loaded, DVD, runs great, $3650, 209-5297, Co. 1998 Chevy Venture, 3rd seat, 110K, cold a/c, pwr dr, $2750, 209-5297, Co.

Direct Care, House Manager & Program Coordinator Fretzpark Homes, Oklahoma's newest agency providing services to people with Developmental Disabilities, is looking for devoted, energetic employees. Experience & training preferred. Please apply in person, 5131 N Classen Circle, Suite 200 OKC, OK 73118.

Receptionist/Clerical Good communications & phone skills, computer exp, light accounting, knowledge of general office procedures. FT with benefits. Apply at Davis Paint & Collision, 10830 SE 29th, or email to:

Buffalo Wild Wings Now Hiring Experienced Managers Email resume to:

Immediate Hire if you qualify! Apply in person at: 1301 SE 89th St, OKC 73149 Or apply at: $60-80k annual earning potential 1yr verifiable t/t exp/ good driving record/ take and pass DOT drug screen & physical/ pass criminal background. EOE

CLASS A CDL DRIVERS OKC- Rig Haulers. Great pay, safety bonus, home daily. FT or PT. Call 501.514.0092 or email Class A CDL Oilfield Winch Truck and OTR Drivers. $250 per mo safety/performance bonus. Clean MVR and Experience with Flat or Step Deck. Call 405-478-1105. Class A CDL regional drivers needed. Home weekly, New Equipment, Good Benefits. Call 405-237-1300 Class A Driver Needed Daily runs. Home most nights. No endorsements needed. Benefits. Apply in person at 600 N Sara Road, Yukon, 8AM-3PM. Class B CDL Driver & Warehouse Help. ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Apply in person at 301 NW 13th, OKC.

DRIVER Regional & OTR. Solos & teams. Company Drivers start up to .38 cpm, Owner Op .92 cpm on all miles plus fsc on loaded. Co. teams .46 cpm or owners .94 all miles plus fsc on loaded. CDL-A & 15 mos OTR exp. 877.826.4605

COUNTER SALES OKC HVAC Distributor Great career position in Htg. & A/C. Must be outgoing, multi-tasker w/ good phone & organiz. skills . High School Diploma Mech. aptitude or industry exp. ++ M-F 8-5, SAL + BENEFITS. Email resume to INFO@ACESACSUPPLY. COM

for a Fast paced finance company. Must be Outgoing, Responsible and Self-motivated. Reliable Transportation, Car Insurance, and Excellent Customer Service Skills required. Collections/Loan experience preferred. Competitive pay, benefits and an Excellent work environment. The Loan Store is the Place for you! APPLY DIRECT: 4531 SE 29th St Del City, OK EOE Bundle Hauler Independent Contractor Business opportunity for Independent Contractor on weekends, beginning Saturday night hauling and spotting Sunday newspaper bundles. These hauls originate and are paid from OKC to designated drop locations outside the Metro area and back to OKC. Must have dependable transportation (3/4 or 1ton pickup with gooseneck hitch set-up), current insurance, and an acceptable MVR. We currently have the Duncan haul available. Call 405-475-3372 for detailed information.

COLLECTOR Law firm seeking professional experienced 3rd party collector. Bi-lingual a plus. Excellent salary, Bonuses and benefits. Send resume to careers@morganand or Fax 425-0739 Phone 425-0791

Collector Needed Self starter/Highly motivated Must be willing to learn and grow. 40k earning potential. Full benefit package offered. Email resume to: Qualified applicants will be contacted within 1-2 business days 405-733-1476

COLLECTORS Will train. We are seeking collectors, bilingual collectors and medical collectors. Join our third party collection agency team today! Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply visit After completing survey, please email resume to **Commercial Truck** Mechanic McCorkle Truck Line, Inc. seeking full time Day shift truck mechanic general PM work. Applications available at terminal. Tools needed 2132 SE 18th St., OKC 405-677-8349

Construction Flaggers Wanted! ATSSA Certified Flagger Training in OKC on 06/01. For info log onto or call 928-551-0888.

Leasing Associate Experience preferred, full time position. Monday–Friday 9-6, and some Saturdays, 10-5. Please apply at 2609 Featherstone Rd, OKC 73120. No phone calls please Lot Porter Wanted Must have a valid OK. DL. Be able to be insured licensed and bonded. Fax resume to 405-809-1768 or email Call 405-733-1476 to set up an interview with Tracy or Anthony. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN FULL TIME Experience required. Must have valid DL, pass background check and drug screen test. No phone calls. Apply in person at 3016 SW 89th. Rocket Gaming Systems is seeking hard-working candidates to join our growing Field Service Team in the OKC Area. Apply online: Must have clear back ground and good driving record.

Title Clerk/ Office Manager needed for high volume automotive dealer. Experience necessary… Excellent benefits.... Salary Negotiable.... Serious Inquiries only. Please email resume to: Qualified applicants will be contacted within 1-2 business days. 405-733-1476 Truck Driver needed Must bring clean MVR to interview. Apply at 4625 NW 23rd 10-2 M-F No phone calls please Warehouse Order pullers & Packagers 16 openings at National Distribution Co. Come choose a job that fits you. Position start $9-$11 per hour. Remedy Staffing 943-2900

Oilfield Service Co. Field Service Rep. Seeking detail oriented individuals to visually inspect and monitor the running of special threaded connections on drilling locations. extensive travel required. 24hour call. Drug testing and exceptional driving record required. High School Diploma Oilfield experience a plus. Will train. Compensation commensurable with experience group health, dental, 401k E-mail resume to: Gaillardia Country Club is accepting applications in their Golf Course Maintenance department for FT Greenskeepers. Flexible days and hours mandatory, some weekends necessary. Competitive pay for experienced candidates. Applications may be completed at 4448 N. W. 150th, Oklahoma City, OK, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 3 pm. 405-302-2867. EOE. AMERICAN CLEANERS is looking to hire FT pickup and delivery drivers for its expanding restoration division. Candidates must be very service-oriented, have a good driving record and pass a pre-employment physical and drug test. Apply at 2 NW 11th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103. We have excellent opportunities for General Cleaning Specialists in the Moore area. Hours are 3rd shift with full & part time positions. Training is available, and wages are competitive. Please call 1-800-633-3724 to have an application mailed to you. Executive Management Services, Inc.







Andy's Liquor Store Now Hiring. Start $9/hr CASHIER/STOCKER, must be 21, neat appearance a plus. 30 plus hours a week. Apply in person 2720 S. Midwest Blvd, MWC Diesel Machine Shop needs machinist for diesel engine. Will Train. Must have driver's license. 405-235-6260 Screen Printing Company Production Help Needed Good attitude a must. M-F 6:00am-2:30pm 200 N. Ann Arbor, OKC

Full-time PA or NP in the Tecumseh Area for Busy Family Practice. Pleasant working conditions with excellent support staff. We provide a competitive salary with productivity bonus and benefit package. Please send resume to or fax 580-436-4447 One Team One Destination! PACU RNs Needed Experience Preferred, ACLS Required Full-Time & PRN Orthopedic Hospital Please send resume to:

CIRCULATION/ TRANSPORTATION NIGHT SHIFT TRUCK DRIVER The Oklahoman has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Night Shift Truck Driver to deliver bundles of newspapers to our distribution centers and other locations in the metro area. You will be responsible for loading and unloading the truck. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. + every shift. Must have Class B CDL license, without automatic transmission restrictions and an excellent driving record. Example Working Hours: (Scheduled days off will vary from person to person.) Monday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Tuesday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Wednesday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Thursday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Friday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Saturday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally) Sunday: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (and later occasionally). Maintenance Technician needed for multi-property apt complex. Journeyman heat/air preferred. Must be able to go on call. Apply at Pickwick Place Apts 2759 W. I-240 Service Rd

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DISTRIBUTION CENTER ASSISTANT 2 yrs exp CLEET armed Pass medical, hearing & vision evaluation HS diploma, GED. Pass background investigation. Drug test. www.superior 405-275-9072

The Oklahoman has an opening for Distribution Center Assistant in the following areas. Applicants must be available to work midnight to 6:00 a.m., 27 hrs/week. Math skills are necessary. Yukon Please call Arlene @ 918-916-5292 or email aramharakh@

Accentra Home Healthcare Is needing LPNs and Home Health Aides in the OKC area. Please send resumes to karen.brown@accentra healthcare or fax to 942-6598.

AUDIOLOGIST AUDIOLOGIST needed in a fast paced, clinic, environment. Master's Degree in Audiology or AuD preferred. Requires active license to practice audiology in Arkansas or eligible for licensure. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including 401k, life, health, dental. Qualified applicants may apply online @ Certified Dietary Mgr. For Healthcare Dining Baptist Village of OKC 9700 Mashburn Blvd. 721-2466 ext 2133

CHHAs » LPNs Unique home health environment excellent pay! Call 405-272-0700. CMA-CNA/MAT Beautiful assisted living community now hiring all shifts. Excellent working conditions and compensation. Apply in person at Forest Glade Retirement Community, 2500 N. Glade, Bethany Director of Nursing Eastern Oklahoma State College has an opening for a Dean of Nursing at the Wilburton campus. Master's Degree in Nursing. Inquiries contact Dr. Karen Harrison, 918-4651777,, or see our website at AAE/EOE

EMT Intermediates & Paramedics. FT or PT. Paramed Ambulance 1-800-364-0433 403 S. Main in McAlester Front Desk Position for Edmond Dental office, experience required. Nice working environment. 405-348-2641 LPN Office Nurse for intake interviews. Good communication skills. M-F. Near St Anthony Hospital Fax resume: 235-6206. Mobile Phlebotomist Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratory is looking for Mobile Phlebotomists to join our dedicated team of professionals! Requires driving to assigned client locations to perform blood draws. Hours are M-F 3:30a-10:30a or PRN. Excellent benefit package and mileage reimbursement offered. Email resume to hr@ or fax to 573-886-4521. Visit our website at www.bbpllab. com for more information and an application. Pediatrician looking for Certified Medical Assistant. Call 235-9955. »»»»»»»»»»»» Recreational Therapist Cypress Springs Alz. Res. to provide support services to our residents. Please apply at 8300 N. May or Fax 286-9522 RN - Circulator-Surgery, PRN - lots of hours avail. Must have surgery experience. Norman surgical center. Fax resume 405 321-7453. »»»»»»»»»»»» RN NEEDED For psychiatric adolescent facility in the Norman area. Excellent pay and benefits. Overnight shifts available. Email resume to: or fax to 217-8502. »»»»»»»»»»»»

Social Worker MSW needed for outpatient Dialysis Unit. ESRD experience preferred, competitive salary & benefits. Please call Sooner Dialysis of Norman 405-329-3830, or email resume to:

An Equal Opportunity Employer ““““““““““““““ Part Time Work, Full Time Pay!!!! Create Your Own Hours! Local sales work surrounding the OKC Metro, working local Grocery Stores. If interested, please call 405-213-0703 ““““““““““““““

FIELD LANDMEN Email years of experience, day rate, name and phone number to INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY CLAIMS ADJUSTER Full-time position available, with a regional claims office. Salary/ commission and full benefits. Experience in Property claims required. Submit resume' to ajohnson@johnsonclaim LOAN OFFICER, FULL TIME 8:30am-5:30 pm M-F Will train. Apply in person 300 S. Ranchwood #1 Yukon. No phone calls. Established local government contractor seeking full time Quality Control Manager with a min. of 5 years experience desired. U.S. Corps of Engineers and government project experience required. Compensation commensurate with experience. Respond in confidence to My Dentist now hiring

Dental Assistants with management experience. Please visit our careers link @ or fax: 405-751-7160 today! Hiring Massage Therapists for all shifts email resume to quailsprings@touchof 405-255-7381

Kaw Nation Job Announcement Human Resource Director: (Full Time) Kaw City, OK Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Business Administration, or a related field, however, five (5) years Human Resource Management or related experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Candidates must also possess proficient verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills along with computer skills for a Microsoft environment and ability to handle HRIS programs. Successful candidate will possess knowledge of employment and labor laws. Prefer experience in developing and implementing personnel policies and experience with tribal organizations. Position is responsible for maintenance and operation of personnel department and records, preparation and reporting of labor and employment data, hiring, training, planning, creating, and implementing human resource programs and policies including staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations and training. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and successfully pass a background check, drug test and be insurable (and maintain an insurable status) with the Kaw Nation. For more information contact the Kaw Nation Human Resource Department at (580) 269-2552. Applications can be printed from Resumes without an Application and Disclosure Agreement will not be considered. Submit applications with resumes to PO Box 50, Kaw City, OK 74641 or fax to (580) 269-2536. Deadline is May 31, 2011 or until filled. Kaw Nation is an equal opportunity employer. Indian preference and Veteran status are considered, verification of Indian heritage must be included with application. Kaw Nation maintains a drug free workplace.

Social Worker MSW needed for outpatient Dialysis Unit. ESRD experience preferred, competitive salary & benefits. Please call Sooner Dialysis of Norman 405-329-3830, or email resume to: Kaw SouthWind Casino Is seeking Marketing Specialist. Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree (BA) specializing in Marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably two to five yrs. marketing experience. Must pass extensive background check to obtain a gaming license and pre-employment testing. Must be flexible and be available to work the needs of the business. Applicant must be customer service oriented. Applications are available at K.E.D.A. Human Resources office at #13 Charles Curtis Drive or send resumes' to P.O. Box 465 Newkirk, OK. 74647. EEO with Indian preference observed. Closing date will be Friday May 27, 2011. Hilldale Public Schools will be accepting applications for an •Assistant High School Principal •One or More Elementary Teachers •Special Education Teacher with Mild Moderate/Severe Profound/Elementary Education •Middle School Secretary Please send resume, letter of interest, references, copy of teaching certification and transcripts to: Attn: D. B. Merrill, Hilldale Public Schools, 500 East Smith Ferry Road, Muskogee, Ok 74403, or e-mail to: On line applications at http://www.hilldale. employment.htm Hilldale Schools is an EOE

CLERK POSITIONS Immediate, full time. Cash register & phones with good customer service skills. Schedule includes weekends. Salary DOE + bonus. Apply in person Wholesale Recreation Warehouse. 525 W. Memorial JoS. A. Bank seeking a RETAIL STORE MANAGER for our store in OKLAHOMA CITY. Call the Store Manager at 337-251-1533. EOE

Seeking Retail Manager Experience with SiteLink Software and Self Storage Facilities is required. Full Time Position. Location is in North Moore off of I-35. Send resume to


Administrative Services Director: (Full-time) Location: Kaw City, OK A Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a minimum of two (2) years management experience is required. Education requirement may be satisfied with some college and eight (8) years of work experience at an executive level demonstrating proficiency in the performance of required duties. Work history should reflect leadership, decision making and problem solving, budget management, successful interaction with internal groups or committees as well as external entities, and strong computer skills. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be able to successfully pass a background check, drug test and be insurable with Kaw Nation and maintain this status. For more information contact the Kaw Nation Human Resource Department at (580) 269-2552. Applications may be printed from Resumes without an Application and Disclosure Agreement will not be considered. Submit applications with resumes to PO Box 50, Kaw City, OK 74641 or fax to (580) 269-2536. Deadline is May 31, 2011. Kaw Nation is an equal opportunity employer. Indian preference and Veteran status are considered, verification of Indian heritage must be included with application. Kaw Nation maintains a drug free workplace.

ROUTE SALES Route Driver - Sales Drivers needed to service existing accounts, sell and deliver coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc and set up coffee machines for an established route. Good driving record and ability to pass random drug testing required. Previous route sales preferred. High School Diploma Base plus commission, health, dental, 401K. Fax resume 480-287-9894 or email Telemarketing Pros Wanted! Appointment Setting $$$ Daily Incentives $$$ 9.50-12hr +Com/ Paid wkly Mon-Fri. 9:00am-3:30pm 866-652-7760 Ext 4020

Auto Mechanic Needed. Top pay, Health Ins., IRA, Paid Time off, Etc. Express Credit Auto 3042 NW 39th St. OKC Send resume to: Or Call (405)-470-8206

Automotive Tech needed 50k earning potential plus full benefits. Must have own tools and be knowledgeable of all types of vehicles. Experience necessary. Please email your Name, Phone number and best time to contact you to set up an interview: Qualified applicants will be contacted within 1-2 business days 405-733-1476

Appointment Setters: GREAT PAY! Flexible Work Schedule! Apply at 5120 N. Santa Fe Ave, Ste B, or email rpowell@commercial or fax to 405-767-9053 Career Minded Sales Person Wanted Must be self motivated, honest and willing to work as a team. We offer $50K plus earning potential and full medical benefits. Rent to own, retail sales or buy here pay here sales a plus. For a stable job with a growing company email resume to JOBS.INOKC@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 405-733-1476 Tracy or Anthony to set an appointment for and interview. P/T Sales & Marketing Req. good phone, comm, & math skills. Sales experience is a plus. Base pay + commission. Fuzzell's, 5959 NW 37th, OKC. Ask for Josh

Roofing Sales/ Project Mgr Established OKC Roofing /Storm Restoration Co. looking for the best to work for the best. Exp. or ready for fast-track training. Clean record, vehicle req’d. Great $$$, contests, advancement potential. 405-778-8877.

Experienced Import Technician with own tools needed to work in a large and busy dealership. Good pay, excellent benefits.

(405) 753-8752 Air Comfort Solutions, Heat & Air, leading provider of Commercial & Residential HVAC, is looking for qualified Journeyman Service Techs Great pay & benefits. Guraranteed 40hr/wk. Apply in person at 908 Messenger Lane, Moore. Call 405-721-3740. WANTED: MECHANICS & MECHANIC HELPERS NEEDED FOR CLASS 8 TRUCKS & TRAILERS APPLY IN PERSON AT 5230 SW 11TH STREET OR CALL GAYLE OR RICHARD S. AT 405-946-7289 Looking for Trained Body Shop Technicians. Drug Test Required. Salary Negotiable. Custom Restoration Shop. 405-577-6464 Experienced Body Shop Person Needed. Drug Test Required. Salary Negotiable. Custom Restoration Shop. 405-577-6464

Electricians & Apprentices Minimum 2 years Comm'l. Experience. 40 Hours Week + OT. Health, Dental, 401k, & Vac Pay. Drug Screen Test. »» 405-359-9190 »»

Maintenance/Make Ready needed for multifamily property in Oklahoma City. To apply please send resume to: or Fax to 310.268.8344 Mechanical Journeyman Must have license and experience in service & installation. Hicks HVAC 376-5280 Plumber’s Apprentice/ Septic Driver Clean DMV req. Full benefits. M-F 8-5. 3120 S Ann Arbor Ave, OKC, 73179; fax to 681-2996;

Service Advisor Needed To work in a large and busy dealership. Good pay, excellent benefits. Full time position. Will train the right person. Apply in person at Bob Howard Honda/Acura 13201 N. Kelley Ave, (405) 753-8752 SUPERINTENDENT Min 5 yrs custom home building exp required. Commercial exp +. Must have excellent people & computer skills. E-mail resumes to:


Crane Operators and Finishers Needed We are looking for experienced Crane Operators and concrete finishers/ form carpenters for our Oklahoma City jobsite. Crane operators must be experienced in operating a terrain and/or crawler crane. Drug test and physical required. We offer great pay and benefits including health, dental, 401K and holiday pay. Interested candidates should call Nancy at 918-712-1441 Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm or apply in person at: Crossland Heavy Contractors 3827 W. Hefner Rd OKC, OK 73120 Or e-mail ncovarrubias@ Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/H

Brand New!! 2010 3/2 Quiet Community, Yukon Schools, Easy Financing!! 405-495-1463 2bd 1K ba set up in quiet park SE 50 & Sooner OKC $6000 »» 691-4196 Owner Financing Mustang Area 3-5k down/ $350mo, 787-4035 Over 100 Repos on Land or 0 down w/your Land! WAC 866-764-3200,405-631-3200 Mobiles ok, wooded acreage pond, water and septic, owner finance 634-4812

Move Your Mobile Hm FREE! 9 MH Communities located in NW, SW, SE (Moore), MWC, Choctaw Plus $100 lot rent for 6 months! Offer Expires 05.31.2011 Call for Details 405.326.5728 1N to 10A, E. of OKC, pay out dn. before 1st pmt. starts, many are M/H ready over 400 choices, lg trees, some with ponds, TERMS Milburn o/a 275-1695

Abandoned 3 bed, 2 bath, nice schools, easy access to OKC. Call 634-4812 4 Bed, 2 Bath, already set up take over payments. 634-4812

Repo 16x80 Fixer Uppers $11,900 301-2454, 517-5000 Repo 28x56 Solitaire 918-617-7742

I BUY HOUSES Any condition. No cost to U 495-5100

I BUY & SELL HOUSES 27 YRS EXP 650-7667 HOMESOFOKCINC.COM Don't Sell Until You Get Our Investors Offer. Fast Close. DLemons&Assoc850-3880

OWNER FINANCING 1-28 Acres Many Locations Call for maps 405-273-5777

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN! $500 down $498 + mo includes lot rent 3br/2ba mobile home No security/ cleaning dep Private financing Start building equity in your Dreamhome Call 405-672-2684 $5000 Towards Your New Home! You Pick the Home, You Pick the Lot! 9 MH Communities in SW/NW/SE (Moore)/MWC/Choctaw Call for Details 405.326.5728 Huge Summer Sale. Save $1000s w/instant rebates. Own land/family land. ZERO down. Financing avail. Bad credit ok. 1000 dollar furniture allowance w/purchase. Free phone app. WAC 405-631-7600 Huge 3bd/2bth 2 large living Stainless steel appliances New carpet, lots of upgrades $499mo. wac 405-470-1330

Antique Armoire, $250. Upright Piano, $350. French Provincial coffee table, $35. Cash only. 721-7147

Antiques, Art, Collectibles 501

DVD cabinet, 5 shelves$100; Display cabinet w/ lights-$80; Victorian porcelain dolls-$35. 405-752-2276

Russian Blue, Purebred 7wks 2f $175 2m $115. s/w 405-769-2527.

Quality Space Available Antique Gallery of Guthrie 104 E Oklahoma Ave 405-282-8700

Pier 1 desk & roller chair $200. Designer drapes, turquose w/brown poka dots $200. 405-476-7207

SW 77 Terr & Douglas 2bd 2.5ba, $650+dep 631-1115

RARE FIND! Updated 2bd w/gar. $665 310-2222 Co

Historic area, new carpet 106 NW 20, 2607 N Dewey 1bd $380-$410 232-9101

Furnished/Unfurnished Bills Paid » Wkly/Monthly Wes Chase Apts, Elk Horn Apts, Hillcrest 943-1818 Century Hotel 512 NW 9 rooms/eff, sngl $115/up wk, wi fi. Cbl 232-5624

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1920's Hall Cupboard English oak hall cupboard w/lead light glass in lockable door. Many other fine European Antiques available. Private collector. $850 405.801.2587 lv msg

FREE DELIVERY OKC! Washer $125 Dryer $125 Refrigerators $150 Warranty & Free Del. Call 405-210-2230. 2 electric dryers-$100, washer-$100, a/c-$115, frig w/ ice maker-$200 all work, good condition 405-682-3719

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All Utilities Cable High speed internet Telephone Fully Equipped Kitchen Linens Free Laundry Business Center 2 Pools Free Movie Rental Breakfast Mon.-Fri. Social Hour Free Gym Passes

$200 off 1 & 2 BEDROOMS Furnished & Unfurnished NEWLY REMODELED GATED COMMUNITY

72'' Loveseat hunter green and maroon plaid, like new, $150 obo. 354-8035

WE BUY FURNITURE 942-5865 No Appliances

Washer, Dryer, Stove $100ea, Frig $150 Can Del. 820-8727 or 216-8318 Washer & Dryer, Extra Large Cap., Exc Cond. $225 »»» 248-4070 BlowoutSale!All app xtra clean 1yr wnty 732-8503 W/D $65up sets $150 up fridge 125up stove 100up 3436 SW 29th 549-7004

3bd 2ba 2car fp 1440sf $850 Home&RanchRlty 794-7777

3-wheel mobility scooter $400; Electric wheelchair $300; Lift scooter/ wheelchair inside vehicle $375; » 488-7017 » Pride 3 wheel electric mobility scooter works good $275 »» 753-4928

Buy & Sell Pre-Owned Rolexes & fine watches 789-2824 / 800-348-2824

2705 Greenfield Rd 3/2/2 ch/a, 1340sf, Fairfield Addn $950mo $950dep 370-1077

2, 3 & 4 bed $500-925 Longburk RE 732-7474 3bd 2ba 2car f/p $1200 Accurate Prop 732-3939 Rent to Own: Nice 2&3bd MWC $350&up 390-9777

Expressway Storage Friday May 27th at 10AM 8521 NW Expressway OKC 1st sale in 7 years approx 12 units DUE TO BAD WEATHER AUCTION MOVED TO THRS AT 6:00 PM 901 N COUNCIL

GOBER CONSTRUCTION Post Framed Buildings: 30x40x10, (1) 12x8 overhead (1) entry door, and concrete $12,500.Visit or call . 405-650-2556 • Laminate Flooring 2100 sq ft, 25 year warr, 95¢/sq ft • Prefinished oak, Hardwood, 2400 sq ft. 30 year warranty $2/sq ft. • 405-632-0499 •Solid Brazilian Cherry• • Hardwood Flooring • (2600sf) Beautiful, never used $2.50/sf 632-0499

True freezer, 54"X84", vgc, $1875; Manitowoc 650 cube ice, $1275, w/storage; Hoshisaki 1200 cube ice, $1875, w/storage; 426-0123. COIN OP. DRYER for car wash or laundry $2500 OR BEST OFFER. Barney Brown 627-2713 Claw game machine $300, Check out counter, $150, 4 Gondola shelves $50 per set, 946-1996 Rest equip-100s -chairs, tables, refrig, grills, fryers, hoods. 417-5310.

2bed 1bath ch/a $600 Accurate Prop 732-3939

2305 Rivercross Ct 3/2/2 + study, 1880sf $1275 Home&RanchRlty 794-7777

ALL 50 state quarters uncirculated, encapsulated in polished wooden box, $400. Great graduation gift. 405-842-6020 Highest CASH paid for old coin collections silver dollars & gold 620-7375

RENT TO OWN $500 down $498+mo includes lot rent 3br/2ba mobile home No security/cleaning dep Private financing Start building equity In your Dreamhome Call 405-672-2684 $ FREE RENT 1ST MO $ » FOR SALE OR RENT» 2BR $350+, 3BR $450+, MWC NO PETS 427-0627 Norman 1 BR pk model, Sunnylane Estates $425 incl utils 602-999-7583

Dell Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, 80 Gb HD, 1 Gb memory, CD/RW, complete system with monitor, $100 »»» 819-8691 »»» LAPTOP, Windows 7 Wi-Fi 15in, DVD Looks new $220. 405-308-8034

UP FOR ADOPTION Affectionate Grey & White young kitten or cranky husband, neutered/shots $10. 326-3200 or 354-318

Livestock Guardian pups, 3/4 Anatolian, 1/4 Pyrenees. Parents on site. $200 ea. Pics. on request (405)570-4307 48 Gentle Stock Cows w/8 calves now $850 to $1300. Take All $47,500 Can Del (405)570-4307

37 blk 4-5yr fall calving cows, bred to blk bulls $1400ea ¡ 580-331-7886 10 REG ANGUS HEIFERS A.I. Sires EPD's $900ea 478-8047 • 405-210-6933 Will sell/trade Peanut Trlr 16' long for cows or calves, $1200 580-759-2568 BOER & PYGMY GOATS Family raised, nice quality, $40-$150, 535-0094 25 Fancy 3-5 yr old black pairs, some 3-in-1's $1500 ¡ 580-243-8597 25 black 3-5 yr old heavy bred cows, 16+ calves $1450 ¡ 580-243-8597


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Ragdolls, 1M, 1F, blue point, 6 wks, blue eyed beauties, $100, 702-0552

10 REG ANGUS COWS EPDs AI Sires Preg $1500ea 478-8047 405-210-6933

Daryl's Appliance: W&D $75 &up, limited supply! 5yr warr. Refr/Stoves $125 &up , 1yr warr 405-632-8954

2bd $ Longburk RE 732-7474

3 bd brick, 1K ba, 2 car, ch&a, no pets, $600/$600 dep, 632-2328/306-5437.

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PERSIANS, CFA, 9 WEEKS, $300 F, $250 M, 405-471-4908

Condominiums, Townhouses For Rent 441 Dealers Wanted

$99 Move In Special!!! Lg 1 and 2 Bdr, $345 to $420 mo. 632-9849

$99 Move In Special 1 & 2bds, carports, coin lndry $345-445 470-3535

Rates starting at $800.00 month. First month FREE. Citadel Suites, 5113 N. Brookline 405-942-0016 Including are the following:

Himi, CFA, blue, cream, seal, tortie pt, 9-10wks shots $250cash 307-8069

PIXIE BOB KITTENS Natural bobbed tails $100-$400 405-496-4769

3bd 1.7ba 2car $725 Accurate Prop 732-3939


Couch & matching chair; Queen bedroom set; Dining set; Bunk bed; Queen & King mattress & box springs; $100-$450; 405397-1801.

Black F, black & white M, 2 yrs, both have shots & neutered, can be in or outside, $15 ea, 722-9384

King Serta Perfect Sleeper; L-Shaped Desk w/ Bookcase, Chair, Mat $300. each (obo) Also, Whirlpool DW $75. (405)773-8389

2 & 3bd $475-650 Longburk RE 732-7474

Move Your Mobile Hm FREE! 9 MH Communities located in NW, SW, SE (Moore), MWC, Choctaw Plus $100 lot rent for 6 months! Offer Expires 05.31.2011 Call for Details 405.326.5728

3 ADORABLE KITTENS TO LOVING HOMES 7wks $20ea » 405-324-5307

Furnished/Unfurnished Bills Paid » Wkly/Monthly Wes Chase Apts, Elk Horn Apts, Hillcrest 943-1818

RENT TO OWN $500 down $498+mo includes lot rent 3br/2ba mobile home No security/cleaning dep Private financing Start building equity In your Dreamhome Call 405-672-2684

1 & 2 BEDROOMS, QUIET! Covered Parking Great Schools! 732-1122

5x8, 5x10, 6x12, w/gates; like new 16 foot tandem; $650-$950 cash; 670-1850

Open Range Brown Eggs (15) $2 per dozen 354-3253

$99 SPECIAL Lg 1bdr, stove, refrig., clean, walk to shops. $335 mo. 632-9849

Exceptional, quiet 3bd brick $985 T&J Mgmt 420-1966

5 ac tracts S of Blanchard $2000/dn $225/mo 603-4365 or 818-2939

18' car hauler, steel floor brakes, new tires, dovetail $2150 405-834-9094

Black Ornamental Fence 4’x92’’ panels, $81.00/panel; 2540 SW 29th, 634-6411.

•ABC• Affordable, Bug free, Clean » 787-7212»

4900 S. Walker Large 1, 2 & 3 Bd Apts, Start at $420 + dep + elect, Sec 8 OK. 631-1115

Like new '08 model 20+5 GN flatbed trailer, 14K winch, sp tire, tandem duals, $5800 580-436-0187

FENCE SALE 6 ft Chain Link $59.95 Wood Fence On Sale ACME FENCE OKC 232-6361 800-894-5006

800 N. Meridian 1bd All bills paid 946-9506

8081 S.Shields,1-2bd dup, Bills Pd. Pets OK, Wkly/Mnthly rates,dep.632-4467


Box blade, 6K foot, extra heavy duty, hydraulic ripper teeth, good condition, $1500, 733-7094.

MAYFAIR Great location! 1/2 bd W/D hdwd flr quiet secure ngbrhood ¡947-5665

3br 2ba new&nice duplex $735 T&J Mgt 420-1966

5 ac tracts SE of OKC TBird area $1500 down $175mo603-4365 818-2939

Builder Will Finance approx 2000sf new 3bd 2ba 3-car. $179,900 Must have 20% down payment 417-6192, 417-7294

6',7',8', & 14' Brush Hogs. NH & JD side hay rakes. 8' Lely discmower $400$2300 391-3688, 850-7451

$99 Move In Special 1 & 2 Bd, $345 - $446 mo 5944 NW 40 470-3535

Call for Maps! See why we sell more acreages than anyone in Okla. E of OKC. o/a 275-1695



Furnished/Unfurnished Bills Paid » Wkly/Monthly Wes Chase Apts, Elk Horn Apts, Hillcrest 943-1818

Luxury 3/2.5/2 duplex $895 TJ Mgmt 420-1966

40 acres, hunting land only, Hughes County, must sell, $35,000 obo, 405-889-9272.

Homes For Sale

Edmond 341-7829

Nice 3bd 2ba 2car $1050 Accurate Prop 732-3939

Payout dn pmt before 1st pmt starts. Your opportunity to own land, 40 areas, E, NE, SE of OKC 1N A. Milburn o/a 275-1695 terms

Sealed Bid-6000 ac surface, timber, coal, wildlife & lodge in Western KY. For aerial, loc. map, timber cruise, coal inventory, and appraisals contact or call owner @ 888-783-5188. Brokers welcome.

2006 NH TC48DA 4wd, 48hp tractor, with loader, canopy and 8 ft backhoe attachment, 606 hrs, exc cond. Central New Holland OKC 495-6151

Top Dollar for your trade, mobile home or car. 634-4812

FORECLOSURE AUCTION 160+ Homes, Bid Online: 6/5 Open House: 5/28, 6/4 & 5, LLC RE Brkr 157083

TRIM CARPENTER Interior-Experience Only Own Transportation Edmond 308-7131


Introducing THE ANGELIC APTS First Month $189 1,2,3 Bed 455-8150

A. w/ unique house 33702 Belcher Rd. Shawnee Lake. Also 80 A. Recreational & Wildlife in SW Pott Co. ALSO selling guns, Indian Paintings, Boats, Vehicles & much more SPITLER-SULLIVAN AUCTION & REALTY 1-888-667-3523 or Jeff Parker Auction Mgr. 1-405-630-9184

FIELD INSTALLATION TECH OKC custom electrical equip. mgf co. seeking person w/5-8 yrs exp in Construction/project mgmt. Travel required. Excellent benefits. Resumes to

journeyman & apprentice electricians needed for retail store remodel. Night work. Please e-mail resume to

NEED MOBILE HOME FINANCING? 550-599 credit scores no problem! WAC. Over 25 homes in stock 405-631-3200

AUCTION: June 4-5

Established local government contractor seeking full time Quality Control Manager with a min. of 5 years experience desired. U.S. Corps of Engineers and government project experience required. Compensation commensurate with experience. Respond in confidence to

HVAC Journeyman (Licensed) needed. Immediate Opening! Great pay plus benefits. 405-348-9152

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By Owner Arkansas 60A near Mena. Seasonal Creek, 30' deep spring fed stocked pond. Splitlevel 3 BR Electric. Brick/Vinyl approx 1948 sq.ft. 2-car G. CH&A, Country flame Fireplace. 2 1/2 bath, Built-in Safe Room. 2-bay heated workshop carpenter shop w/3/4B. Well w/sand filter and rural water. Phone 405-602-6044 or 479-394-4893.

DRYWALL HANGERS & METAL STUD FRAMERS Now hiring for new 52 story tower downtown. Must have tools & commercial experience. $13-$17 *** APPLY IN PERSON TO: 1 N. Hudson, Suite #550 Downtown Oklahoma City 214-869-6834

Heavy Equipment Operator 2 yrs exp rough and finish grade. Drivers license and drug test rqrd. $11.00 hour Wesley Estell Exc Co. 405-672-3535

Ready NOW! $325mo. 3bd/2bth, fireplace, ceramic tile 2x6 walls, vinyl siding/shingle roof 405-787-5004

Rent to Own: Nice 2&3bd MWC $350&up 390-9777

Diesel Truck Mechanic $25/flag hour + Paid Vacation, Holidays & Health Insurance. Some Saturdays. Own tools req. 5 yrs recent exp. req. Call 405-684-2273.

General Laborer Positions Laborers needed with flexible skills and experience in general carpentry. Candidates should demonstrate detail oriented approach to work, and the ability to perform general construction duties as assigned. This position is located in the OKC Metro, in an operational hospital, and is contingent on favorable results from both a background check and drug testing. $16/hour plus benefits. Email or Fax Resumes to or 405.271.2528.

Abandoned D/W set up on 5 acres. Brick foundation, driveway, ready to move in. Free phone application 405-631-7600

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Repo 28x84 Solitaire 301-2454, 517-5000 TRAINING $300-$600/week Appointment Setter Window & Siding exp. preferred. $ Good Pay + Bonuses $ 405-512-8155

Diesel Machine Shop needs machinist for diesel engine. Will Train. Must have driver's license. 2429 SW 14th Street. 405-235-6260


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Stop Pushing Start Riding JD 420 20HP Onan 50'' deck, PS. JD F925 60'' cut 22hp 3cyl diesel. PS, JD SST15 42'' cut, dbl bag, nice,. JD 260. 4 OTHERS » $650-$2500 Serious only » 641-9932 2010 TORO Z500 Zero Turn 72" Comm. mower still under fact. warranty, 365 hrs, like new $6000. 580-484-7376 Cub Cadet 149 Rider Mower, hydrostatic, 52'' deck, Kohler eng, w/attach $1400 405-399-3551 Huskee, 46" riding mower, like new, $1,000 405-535-7440

FORKLIFT Mitsubishi ForkliftFGC20 Lifts 4,000 lbs., cushion tires, 2 propane tanks. In good condition. $3,000 OBO (405)2751971 or (405)740-2579

Sterling-Mercury-M406 UPHOLSTERY Machine, button maker-22-30N40. Dies, cutters, but tons. Duo Fast staple gun & staples, lots of misc. $1200. 405-830-3161 FREE Poultry litter for garden or flower bed. Pup loads only. 341-7611

Yamaha Digital Piano with stand & bench, cost $1400, all for $500. Keystation for Garage Band (MacIntosh) $50. 405-625-4771

VIOLIN FIDDLE VIOLA Celtic made 1848, $1500/ obo. Call 284-6766.

3 Buildings Full - Good Used Office Furniture. 510 W. Reno 236-3166 5638 Xerox Copier. Fax Print, Scan, Copy, $2800. excellent cond, 203-6325

» AUSSIE's » All Colors, Mini & Toy's $100-$400 405-650-4671 Aussie Adorable TINY TOY! $395 Visa/MC. 405-826-4557 Aussie Pups 6 Aussie puppies.. blues, red merles and tris Have pictures $100. Call Juli at 405-227-2642 AUSSIES MINI/TOY 7 WEEKS OLD,4 BLACK TRI'S AND 1 BLUE MERLE, CURRENT ON SHOTS $200-$400 580421-7211 OR RMMBAI LEY@YAHOO.COM Australian Shepherd Puppies AKC Champion Bloodlines Parents on site. Raised with kids & livestock. $350. 405-639- 1216 Australian Shepherds ACA All colors, s/w, working line $200-$750 call/text 405-226-8373, puppies Australian Shepherds ASCA Reg. 2 Black Tri males and 1 Red Tri male. $200 each 200 806-662-7419 Australian Shepherd ’’ Female red merle, 3 years old, shots, spayed, free to good home, cell 370-6824 or 787-8066

Basset Hounds AKC Born 4/6, 8M, 3F, all very cute. Will make wonderful pets, raised in the home with 4 kids. They will go fast! $350 Crystal (405) 570-6600 Bassett puppies, 8 weeks, full blood, 2M, 5F, s/w, $180, 405-3832004 or 405-408-5268. Beagle Pups. rare choc & tri,hunting stock, accept dep $150-$250, 748-7130 Belgian Shepherd Puppies Black and Sable (Reddish/Gold) (2) males and (5) Females. Great disposition, good with kids and very protective. Used by Police and Security forces. Ready to go 06/01/11. $175. Call Mark Cell #702-217-4951 or Blue Heeler Pups 1F 3M $150ea. 580-542-2347

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Blue Heelers Pups ranch raised, $100ea, 405-343-1090 BLUE HEELER 10mos old M. Works cattle. $100 580-736-0869 Blue Heeler Puppies, Purebred, 2F, 2M, POP $100ea 262-1429 lv msg Border Collie Pups, ABCA reg, 3M, b/w, $300 (405)275-6205, 481-3617

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Boston K English Bull NICE STOCKY PUPS $250 Cash 519-8584 BOSTON TERRIERS AKC 8 weeks old. 1 M, 1 F. $250 cash. 405-794-9885

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Various NW locations MOVE IN SPECIALS 300-6000sf 946-2516

1, 2 & 3-Room Offices $175 & up ‘ 50th & N Lincoln area 235-8080

THE OKLAHOMAN Boxer, reg. 7 weeks, rare white, 1M/3F, $400. reverse brindle 2F $375, fawn, 1M/1F $350. cash s/w/t/dc, 405-848-5096 BOXER AKC PUPPIES 5 F, 2 M. POP, S/W/T/ DC. CAN SEND PICS. 250.00 405-210-3376 Boxer puppies AKC German background 6 wks 4M, 2F, fawn, brindles and whites. $275. 580-478-7337 or 580-478-7338 leave message or text. Boxer Puppies, reg, born 2-21-11, 2M, 1F, fawn, black mask $250 405549-8702

English Bulldog Puppy Registered 6 mo English Bulldog Male with all shots complete. Mostly white with some brown spots. Adorable personality. $850 405-412-0455

ENGLISH BULLDOGS Olde English Bulldogge puppies, 7 wks, pics on Web: Parker Bulldogs $1000 (580) 471-3714

Boxer Puppies Flashy fawn 4f 4m $225 Misty-887-3529

English Setter, Llewellin www.thesedogswillhunt. com $500 501-605-2841

Boxer Puppies, white, brindle, s/w/t/dc, $150$175. 580-695-9973

English Shepherd Pups 4 reg, 2M, 2F, POP, $300ea, SAYRE OK. 580-243-7577. French Bulldogs AKC reg, beautiful, 7 weeks old, $1500, 580-461-3936

BOXER Pups, 8 wks old, brindle, 1 M, 1 F $200 ea 405-820-5993, 323-0851

Bull Mastiff, Italian Cane Corso Puppies, AKC, 2 F, 2 M, $1000 obo/or Trade 405-795-9391 Bull Terrier Puppies AKC $1500 316 207-9513 Chihuahua, Absolutely Adorable, EXTRA TINY! $295, Visa/MC, 826-4557 CHIHUAHUA MALTESE mix 6wks old. $50-$75 405-204-0551 Chihuahua puppies, standard size, chocolate and white, 1st worming, $100 w/papers, 601-2228 Chihuahuas, Reg, Teeny Tiny Toys, all colors including Blue $175-$350 (405)598-8812/808-3520

German Shepherd Puppies, Born 3/27, 3 M, 1 F $250 German Bloodline 405-245-1506

German Shepherd AKC Pups & Teenagers, Champion Heidelberg's $850 ‘ 918-261-4729 German Shepherd AKC S/W POP DOB 3/17 3F Black great personality, beautiful healthy pups ready for a good home. $350. 405-6502910 or 405-664-4517 German Shepherd AKC Puppies Black & Tan and Grey & Tan females. Born 03/ 06/11. $150. Bret (918) 351-3747 German Shepherd Puppies, full blood, 7 wks, 5M, vet ck'd, 1st S/W, POP $275 ea (405)464-9137/769-2905 GERMAN SHEPHERD 2F 1white 1black/tan $350. 405-535-5957 GERMAN Shepherd Pup, AKC, F, 7 wks, P.O.P. $300. 405-420-1279 Goldendoodle Puppies OFA-CERF $800. 405-533-5407 Golden Retriever, AKC 7 wks, 1 F, 2 M, POP $375 ea. ’ 405-833-2825

Chihuahuas 7wks. EXTRA TINY TEACUPS $250 Cash 519-8584

Golden Retrievers 36 avail. Sooner Golden Ret. Rescue $150-$275 ’ 405-749-5700

Chihuahuas, ACA, SH/LH Ms & Fs $250-$500 627-0419

Great Dane AKC 2M & 1F left. Mantle. 13wks. Great temperments. POP. S/W/D. $500 580-318-2334

Chinese Pug Puppies 1 Male, 4 Females, s/w, vet checked, 6 weeks old, M $300, F $350, 405-412-6112 CHINESE PUG AKC 4 females, 4 males 6 wks old $300-$350ea. 596-6861 Cash only Chow, creme, neutered, M, 1 yr, house broke, vet chk, $100, 405-549-4397 Chow Chow, AKC, 2 red M, 3 red F, POP, shots, wormed, $500, 826-0636.

Mastiffs, AKC, 1M, 1F, 1 adult F, current shots, fawn/black mask, $500 each, 410-8341.

Min Pin, AKC, M, 4yrs, red, proven breeder, 5lbs $395. 918-398-3715 Min Pin 1 M, 6 weeks old very rare chocolate $250, 830-4418 or 212-1945

Morkies-reg, adorable, 8 weeks, s/w, $150 to $250 361-5317


Yorkie Yorkie, 7 mths old, M, Family raised, AKC Reg. $225. 405-220-2255 Yorkshire Terrier AKC Top Quality TRUE itty bitty teddybear.Thick coats, don't settle for less! 800. Amy (405)808-7345 Yorkshire Terrier AKC reg.,1yr,male $250. Call 405-227-4502

350 ADORABLE PETS AT FREE TO LIVE NEAR EDMOND. ALL DOGS & CATS Shts & neut $60. 282-8617 Puppies and Dogs Free 5 week Puppies lab/terrier; 2 Dogs lab/terrier 7 mos. & 15 mos.; 1 Dog Russell Terrier 2 yrs.; Puppy 3 mos. Lab/Terrier. Will at 405-427-0305

Registered BABY SKUNKS $400 Local Lic'd. Breeder $100 DEPOSIT 405-496-8299 BABY SUGAR GLIDER $75. leave message. 580-762-6508 Male miniature donkey, brown, 5 mos old, gentle, $250. 405-816-4348

Pom, AKC mini M, 5 mos sable, crate trained, s/w, $300 obo, 405-549-4397. POMS, AKC/CKC, parti, merles ¡ $150-$800 405-609-9241

Alfalfa & rye grass round bales. Alfalfa squares $9 417-6192, 520-2002

Poodle AKC, T-cup, Tiny Toy & Toy, vet ck'd, size guar $300-$1500 275 -6527 MUST SELL! 4-Horse Hot Walker forward & rvrs, 6 spd, Great Cond. $2500 405-397-7915 Poodle pup, Toy, black, M vet chk fam raised no cages $450. 918-398-3715 Poodles-Toy CKC Reg, top Bloodlines, B. 4/7/11. Vet chkd, S/ W, 2 Females, 1 Male $500. 580-554-6038 Poodles Standard AKC 3 Adorable Males, black, apricot $100 (405)7569778 or (405)428-1882 Pug-Adorable Puppies Two Male Pug Pups For Sale $200. Call 580-255-7935 or 580-467-1188 Pug Puppies Registered 9 wks, 2 blk M $350, 2 fawn M $300 1st S/W, (405)756-4994/756-5074 Rott pups, 6 weeks, 1st shots, t/dc, 3M, 2F, $350, no papers, Chris 301-7277. Rotts, AKC, 7F, 2M, German bloodline, 5 gen ped, POP, s/w/t/dc, vet chk'd, $400, 405-513-1750.

Great Dane AKC Puppies S/W/D,Fawn/Brindle, M/F $800. 822-8968

Schnauzer, Mini, 1F, 1M, Nice Quality, Guaranteed $200-$275 405-380-8469

Great Dane pups, 6 wks, 5F, 2M, s/w/dc, dad AKC Boston w/large amount of white, mom WKC Boston, both parents large, pups fat/healthy, $200, 405-826-3221.

SCHNAUZER-MINI PUPPIES White AKC pups 8wks old, shots, etc, home raised Parents on site $350. 1-918-520-3310 or 1-918-367-3255 Bristow

Great Dane puppies, akc 6 weeks, DOB 4/7/11, 7 brindle, 5 M, 2F, 5 fawn, 4M, 1F, $400, 659-6948

Schnauzer Mini, ACA, 3M, black, ears done 627-0419 $350

Great Danes AKC 6 wks Black $425, Blue $725, Harl $550, Porc $900 POS, S/W, CB $425 - $900 903.819.0641 or

Palomino Mare, 5 years, very pretty, green broke, friendly, $500. 361-5317

English Bulldogs 3F, 2M, AKC Reg. 8wks, 1st Shots, Vet Chkd. 1f is all white asking $2000 For Her The Rest $1000 call 4053662852 or 4052139635 Pair of Mating Cockatiels $75; 8 Pied Cockatiels $25ea; 2 Male Parrolets $50ea; 4 Green cheek Conures $50ea; 1 Female Blue/Gold Macaw, 15 yrs old $500 842-3143 9 Talking Parrots, H/F Babies $50-$500 or will trade. ’ 341-6373 6 Very Tame Handfed Cockatiels $75; GM Rosellas $150; MWC; 408-0437

Buff Orpington, Barred Rocks, RI Reds, Roosters and Pullets, 3 months, $10 & $12, 517-6899

Adorable baby Bunnies & breeding stock, various breeds $20-$30. 823-7848

SHELTIES AKC Reg. 7wk. 1M Tri, 1F Tri. 4 F S&W. 1st S&W $250-$275ea 405-258-6484 Davenport

'09 Softtail Custom FXSTC 5,136 miles cobalt/silver $15,495 OKC 405-751-3684

»»» SHI-POO»»» 1 Male, 1 Female, $200 each » 371-2399

'09 Heritage Softtail 5901 miles blue-silver $17,295 OKC 405-751-3684

Shih Tzu, AKC ready 5/26 2 separate litters, 3F 2M $300 different moms, same dad 580-309-4427

Chow Pups AKC, black, 9wks $400 405-245-5339 Chows AKC Chows 5 wks old, 3 F, 3 M $450/$400. 580-251-1515

Great Pyrenees X Kangal 6wks 2F s/w farm raised $150ea 405-258-8884

COCKER ACA 8wks 3 Males, S/W, small $125 » 570-5768 Cocker Pups, ACA registered, buff and white, s/w, 6 weeks old, $125, 405-273-0132 Cocker Spaniel puppies AKC cocker puppies CH parents/pedigree born 131-2011 black males neuter contract $350 www.stormbeaucockers. com 580-478-7512 Enid Cocker Spaniel Puppies AKC, 3 males 2 Females. 7 wks, Shots, Wormed $200. Call 405-756-7799 or 405-756-5397 Cocker Spaniel AKC 13wk, Male, White $150 CASH 405-663-4047 COCKER SPANIEL, ACA Reg. 7 weeks, 2 M $150, 1 F $200 ’ 405-215-1464

Great Pyrenees, 4F, 1M, 6 weeks old, $150, 733-7777 or 641-2348.

Havanese, Beautiful, 1yr old AKC female, micro chipped, current on vacs, HWP & flea & tick, to a good home only, $500 859-421-4133

Siberian Huskies, AKC, 8 wks, s/w, $300-$450 580-504-9580

Havanese Puppies, AKC, 7 weeks, 3 males $250, 4 females $300, shots, wormed, 580-450-3832, 405-933-2333, See pics at

Lab, registered chcolate pups, s/w, $300, Orlando, OK, 580-455-2526. Lab/Boxer mix, 6 weeks old, 3M, 3F, free to good home, 219-6709.

DACH Mini ACA 1 red dapple M 10wks s/w $125 » 570-5768

Doberman AKC, all white, males & Females, $275. 580-736-9519 DOBERMAN PUPPIES BLK&TAN M&F S/W/D/T 9wks. parents on site Super Pups w/ Papers $400. 405-640-3979

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS 10 WKS OLD 2 males $950ea. 1 female $1000 VET CHKD 580-310-2405

English Bulldog, 3 yr old neutered M, housebroken $800 405-570-9231 English Bulldogs AKC, Champ ped English Bulldogs, 3F, 18 wks. www.youngsenglish $1000 580-5040023/580-276-7124 English Bulldog AKC Puppy F 12 wk old AKC Registered Female English Bulldog Puppy Beautiful dog Father on Premises $1000. (405)258-6318

Vizsla, AKC, 3F, 2M, $500, $450, s/w, Health Guarantee, Great Companions, Ready to go June 4th. 580-574-6075

Lab Puppies AKC 7 weeks old, 1st shots, dewormed, 2F, 1M, black $150 ea. 405-706-6012, 577-2108. Lab Puppies, 100% Labs 50% off, white, yel & blk $150-$350 405-323-5448 Lab Pups, AKC, 8 weeks, 1 Female, 3 Males, cream withblack nose, s/w, pop, $300. 580-5155582, 580-774-4646 LAB PUPS black full blood. Parents reg., no papers. Sire exc. hunter $85ea 405-527-3338 Lab Pups Full Blood 4M Black 1M White 1M Yellow given comfortis to prevent fleas and ticks, 1st shots, dewormed, and checked all by licenced Vet $250 923-3307 Labrador, Sweet, Gentle Black Beautiful black lab, spayed female, a little over one year old and great with children. Needs an urban fenced backyard. Arcadia, OK, just east of Edmond. Free to a good home. Call Rick at 625-7119. LABs, AKC, fox red & yellow, blocky English type, English bloodlines, show quality, sired by Kelleygreens Okie Kingfish, $600-$800, call Dr. Martin, 405-694-5420. Labs-Crusader Chocolate AKC registered Great Bloodline! Great Markings! Only a few left. Call quick $400 (580)302- 4698 LHASA-SHIH PUPPIES 2m 15wks vet chkd all shots,cash only $350. 405 808-9318

Motor Scooter 08 Ishimoto Meiduo 150cc 2 passenger touring scooter, auto/dual disk brakes, less than 200 mi. Like new. $2,800. 405-745-3210 1993 Skeeter bass boat, 16', 2", 1999 Evinrude motor, 95 hp, 1993 bass boat trailer, clean boat, runs good, with trolling motor, 2 fish finders, heavy anchor, all lights. Can try out at lake. Clear title. $6699.50, Gerald Holeman, 10001 Waverly, 405-749-0107. '03 Maxum 2400 SCR 25' sport cruiser w/ 5.0 Merc,AC, Head/ shower, Galley, swim deck, sleeps 4-6, Trailer $25,000 OBO 405/ 627- 4255 2002 Monterey 228SS 22 ft. bow rider ski-boat. Excellent condition, used only 30 hrs. V-8 Volvo/Penta 5.7L. Tandem axle Dorsey trailer. $20,500 (405) 503-1362

Japanese Chin, b&w 2yrs neut, sweet, playful. $250 w/equip 802-5085

Lab AKC pups 6wks 3m choc & 1f ylw; blocky; huge; pop; shots; can meet to deliver. $275 580-399-1944

DACHSHUND MINI. 2F Red Shorthair and Blk/Tan wirehair mix $50 to approved family 405-315-9048. aft 10am.

Siberian Husky AKC, 7 wks, 1 Male, 1 Female, blue eyes, s/w, $300. 405-882-8706 Siberian Husky, AKC F, 10 mos, silver, housebroken, beautiful, blue eyes, trained, $150, 702-0552.

LAB AKC PUPPIES 1 White, 5 Black, & 5 Yellow $300. Perkins OK 918-348-4633

Dachshund, Mini, ACA, 7wks, d & dd, s/w, $175$200. 405-585-3545

2009 Harley Davidson Dyno Super Glide 3474 mi Black $11,695 OKC 405-751-3684

SIBERIAN HUSKY ACA 8wks WHITE male blue eyes, s/w $250 570-5768

Great Pyrenees Pups 9-10 weeks, $100ea (405)386-6397/474-7972

Collie puppies 2 AKC Normal-eyed sables 1 m 1 f House trained, sweet, gorgeous! OKC $650. 405-802-8377

Dachshund, Mini, ACA, Male & Female, S/W $100 each. 918-385-2090

Shih Tzu K /Cavalier K ruby, tri color & white 1F 1M $250ea 627-0419

Great Pyrenese Pups w/badger head, 2M, 7F, 6wks, farm raised, exc quality, raised w/ goats, $150ea. 580-654-2124 Great Pyrenees AKC, 2Males, S/W, working POP $300 »» 405-537-1526 »»


Maltese-Chihuahua Mix adorable small, S/W 9 weeks, $125.00 361-5317

ACA PUPPIES 6 wks Well Loved; F(2)B/W; M(1)Tri-C; Shots; Dclawed Removed $300. CALL (405)863-1061

Chihuahuas, pure bred puppies, 2M, 2F, 6 weeks old, 1st shots, wormed, $100 each, 224-3106.

Chihuahua T. Cup and T. Toy. 4 females and 1 male. Shots and wormed. Colors extraordinaire. $250 405-306-1923 email shell_rhoades@hotmail. com

Maltese, AKC, Highest Quality! Fs $600 Will meet. Call 918-694-3868

Min Pin puppy ACA, F S/W/E/T B&T will be Small $250 918-426-5181

Boxer Pups, AKC, POP, S/W/T/DC, $300 each, cell 405-566-9732

Boxers, AKC Pups, POP, »» $300-$400 »» (405) 238-0699/665-5595

MALTESE ’ PUPPIES Ready to go! vet ck'd, s/w $250-$400 580-336-8450

AKC puppies vet checked s/w born 41-11 5f/2m will text pics $1500. 405-399-3066 or 405-808-4214

BOXER PUPPIES fawn, brindle. tails cut $250ea » 405-651-8385

BOXER PUPS AKC REG Free HAPPY PUPPY KIT Will Hold w/Deposit 7wks Fawn w/Blk Mask Daddy is a Champion Pics Avail $350 to $450 284-6260 or 640-0017

Mal-Shih-ADORABLE! ITTY BITTY $350 Visa/MC 405-826-4557

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English Mastiff AKC pups male and female, well socialized.fawn w/ black mask. 10 weeks old. $800. 580-509-9202

Boxer Puppy Boxer puppy White vet checked 15 weeks old $190. 405-550-8651



Weimaraner Pups AKC Highest Quality, S/W $300-$500 918-694-3868 Wolf Pups, 3 males $250. 405-226-5444 or 405-627-5739 WOLF MALAMUTE PUPS 5 weeks 2 Female, brown, silver, white, POP, $275 each » 4 0 5 - 3 6 8 - 5 6 8 1» Yorkie, 2F, Very Cute! small & tiny, $350-$400 405-380-5859 YORKIE, ACA, Teacup, 1M, 13 weeks, under 1K lbs, $700, 580-271-8108 Yorkie, adult, M, only 3lbs, no papers, $200 obo Call or text 405-921-5320 Yorkie-Poos, 8 weeks old, registered, M&F, solid black, very cute, s/w, health guar, will send pics, $300, 405-919-2575. Yorkie AKC 2 m $275 Teddy Bear face Hm. Spoiled Hlth Guar/Pup kit 226-2098

'95 Cobalt 220 Bowrider Cobalt Blue, 275 hp, 628hrs, Exc Cond, wake/ tower, extras, Must Sell $17,700. 405-412-5575 '96 Mariah Talari 209 23 ft I/O 5.7 V8 engine S/S Prop,Garage kept Excellent shape, trailer $12,000. (405) 359-8588 07 SeaRay SP185, near perfect cond., great family ski boat, 105hrs, $15,900, extras 659-0101 1981 Cobalt Classic, with trailer, 19 foot, 1 owner, 630 hrs, slick, lake ready, $14,500 obo, 627-4263. MotorGuide troll mtr Stealth 300, 30lbs of thrust rvrs/fwrd $150 405-399-3551

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Yorkie Puppies, AKC Reg s/w/t/dc, 3 F $450; 2 M $350 580-892-3063 or 405-712-1943

Big Sale! Big Savings! gas & elec carts starting at $1250, 872-5671, Visa/MC.

OKC 405-751-3684 YAMAHA PW50 dirt bike 2005 NEW CONDITION, ONE OWNER, GARAGED, RUNS GREAT! $649 OBO 405-413-5155 5 HDs $9,500-$18,000 405-259-9158

Yorkie Pups, 3M, Reg & vet chk, fam raised no cages $350. 918-398-3715

2011 Sportster, black, 2 months old, tagged, less than 200 miles, Screaming Eagle exhaust, asking $11,000, Gary, 6342169 or 618-2542. '11 VW shop built trike $3,000obo »» 405-641-3344»»

Yorkies, Adorable AKC Babies, 10 wks, DNA tested, 2nd shots, 1F $400, 1M $300 375-3298 or 375-2353 YORKIE Tiny Toys AKC/CKC $450-$650 405-609-9241

2008 HD Dyna Low Ride 9672 Orange & Black $11,895 OKC 405-751-3684 '08 Heritage black 6667 miles $16,995 OKC 405-751-3684 2008 HD Dyno Low Ride 9672 Miles Orange & Blk $11,895 OKC 405-751-3684 '08 HD Softail Custom FXSTC, Black w/H-D special paint, 5500mi. Immaculate, $14,500 obo, 405-227-4488 '08 FXDB St. Bob, pewter denim, lots of extras, 4553 miles $11,488. OKC 405-751-3684

2010 Harley Davidson Super Glide Custom 2090 Miles $13,495 OKC 405-751-3684 2010 HD St Glide 5339 Miles Red Very Clean Like New! OKC 405-751-3684

'04 Gulfstream Ind. 33' V10 w/10k mi 5.5 Onan. 2 roof airs, backup camera 2 TVs, Slps 6, 1 slide, Lk new, price reduced $38K 677-0387 Cell 397-4482 '99 SKAMPER LITE HARDSIDE CAMPER 26'. Very good cond.! Low miles. Spare tire. Several access. included. $8000. » 405-830-3161 APEX ULTRA LITE 17’ Loaded, weighs in Under 3000 lbs!! $10,654.00 Call Cliff 940-300-8919 2008 Wildwood 5th Wheel, 2 slides, $18,500. 2007 H. Ramb diesel pusher, 17k miles, $95,000 or trade. 405-823-1399 '05 VORTEX TOY HAULER 32' 5TH WHL WITH GEN! Bedroom slide, $14,888, Must Sell!!! 940-243-0405 '06 WORK AND PLAY Toy Hauler, gooseneck, 34' no slides, always kept inside. $17,500, 580-994-2765 after 6pm. 2007 CAMEO 34' 4 slides, rear lounge, Exc. Condition & loaded. BANK REPO!! Call Tommy 512-826-5178 09’ LANDMARK AUGUSTA 3 SLIDES AND LOADED BANK REPO! 512-744-3100 22' Coleman Pop-Up, king bed, A/C, heat, tv, microwave, awning, $6495 »»»» 550-0387

2010 VIEW FINDER 21’ Ultra lite TT with slide out. Exc. Cond. 214-724-4376 28’ FLAGSTAFF 5TH WHL 28’ Rear kitchen w/ 2 slides Exc. Cond!! 214-300-5455 '07 29K ' Rockwood ultra lite w/30mos Ext warrty. 1 owner, bumper pull $16,750 405-826-6539

WINCHESTER Model 12, 16 Ga, Nickel Steel, Manuf 1927 $575. Ithaca Model 37, 16 Ga. Manuf 1952 $550. 405-501-1571 Weatherby 30-06 w/redfield scope Syn. stock, w/hard carry case. Never fired $595. Call 376-6546

1964 Trail Blazer 16' Camper exc. shape. AC. New: mattress, tires, & more! $1750 405-850-2218 1985 Winnebago Motor Home, 30', generator, 67k actual mi, very good shape, $5,500, 924-1430 '85 GMC Elk Motor Home 24', 54k actual miles, 350 v8, generator, like new tires, $3,500, 885-2572

The Oklahoman runs free found ads as a community service. Call 475-3000 before 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to advertise the item you've found in the next day's edition and online on .

1954 Robbers Caves summer campers Aussie researcher keen to hear memories from Rattlers or Eagles.

Mini, longhaired Dachshund & Pekingese mix. NW OKC, 5/20. 532-4686 Terrier/Chihuahua mix, black F, NW Expressway & Portland, 248-0886.

14' SWIM SPA brand new, last years model. Last one. $12,000, 286-5527

Lab, chocolate female, found near I-44 & N May Ave, call to ID, 204-9031. Female Dog, sm, found NW Exprsswy/Portland. Call to id. 405-848-5272 Small black & white chihuahua mix, NW 30th & Penn, 323-7936 to ID .

08’ COPPER CANYON 26’ Rear Lounge 5th wheel Exc. Cond.! 940-465-6773

Sml M furry dog white blond/brwn, collar no tag Vic Hefner/Council 589-1410

We buy clean late model trailers & RVs. 405-936-9300 Ask for Steve Privratsky. Lee's RV Superstore

Female Pit Bull around 30th & Villa on Thur 5/19 Call to id. 405-314-9728

25' Coachman Spirit of America TT fully eq. Qn bed $4000obo 752-2154

Tan Chihuahua Mix Male, blue collar, SW 59th & Penn. 685-3445

I BUY TRAILERS (405) 620-5760


JAN-PRO, the #1 fastest growing franchise in the world for 3yrs in a row, per Entrepreneur Magazine. Start your own business as low as $950dn 606-3300

White Terrier Mix? F pup vic of 36 & Penn. no collar. to ID call 850-7574

FNAR 7.62 Nato/308 20 rd mag $1300 obo; Marlin "The Original Goose Gun" 12ga 36'' bbl $200; Semi auto 12ga, 4 chokes $350 405-808-2347

Small brown dog, Border Terrier,SW 44th & Czech Hall Rd. Reward. 324-2001

Ruger .22 LR & .22 Mag. New in box, new model single 6 revolver $400 S&W .38 s&p. Bodyguard model w/laser. New in box $420 405-634-6730

Small Yorkie lost near McLoud, must have meds, REWARD, 405-323-9035.

'07 Softtail Custom FXSTC 11,126 mi blue/blk $13,495 OKC 405-751-3684 2007 FatBoy Loaded Lots of Extras 2388 Miles Like New $13,995 OKC 405-751-3684 '07 FLSTN - Deluxe 236 miles white/cobalt $15,888 OKC 405-751-3684 2007 HD Ultra Classic, Stage 1, 19K miles, $12,500, 361-1682.

'06 Blk 8600 Miles Honda VTX 1800 $8,495 Yorkie Puppies AKC parti color, 1M, 2F, $950-$1800 405-779-6008/222-8567

2008 XL1200c 3500 miles silver $7,795 OKC 405-751-3684

'97 Rex Air by Rex Hall Motor Home 36', Ford v10 motor, large slide, ac, generator, exc shape, 65k miles, $26,500 will trade for Coml property other motor Home or car. 924-1430

2006 Harley Davidson Road King blue Silver Nice Clean $11,995 OKC 405-751-3684 '05 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 custom. 10,000 mi. Pearl white w/blue lettering, Screaming Eagle pipes. w/Trailer. $6500 405-850-1006 2004 Honda 919 Hornet, runs like a top, candy apple red, 33K miles, $2500, 627-6859. 2002 Dyna Low Ride 13680 DRC Green Fiberglass Bags Pipes $9,995 OKC 405-751-3684

Service Directory PRESTIGE FENCE CO. New & Repairs. Free Quotes. Senior & Military Discounts. 317-0474. M&R Masonery Small Jobs Large Jobs & Repairs 405-819-7066 Garage Doors & Openers Sales & Service 794-1718

OKC 405-751-3684 1980 Suzuki GS 1000 GL, 28k, 2nd owner, always inside, orig, complete, $1800 obo. 405-969-6006 1959 Mustang Pony, 4sp, 12.5hp, restored, $6,850. 620-5714

PETE'S HAULING, Free Est, Edmond, N Metro, 340-7669

Brian's Painting & Drywall 20yrs exp. Resid/Comm'l Insured. ‘ 314-1711 BILLS PAINTING & HOME REPAIRS Free Estimates 759-2127

Painting¡Roofing Drives, foundations, patios, lic, bond, ins, free estimates,769-3094 Concrete Work, stone & block work, 245-4470 Driveways, patios, steps, licen. bonded 424-5105 Marvin's all kinds concrete Free est, 885-4059, 605-0180

RESIDNTIAL HAULING & CLEANING, 405-566-9027 Gutter Man Seamless rain guttering Free est. 405-203-2004. Custom Gutters & Roofing New & repair; all kinds; warranty; Visa/MC; 528-4722.

Trash/Junk removel also P/U relocate misc. 886-2669

Free Est. ¡¡ 812-1608 ¡¡ Exp. Painter Quality work at a fair price. 882-4762

BUDDY'S PLUMBING, INC. Remodels; sewer water and gas lines; free estimates; Ok Lic #3887; 405-528-7733.

SHARPE'S ELECTRIC & Heat & Air OKC 341-8488

Excavating, Backhoe, Tractor Work Brushhog, Rototill, $36 per hour. 3 hour minimum. 620-0139

HOME IMPROVE. REPAIRS. REMODEL. ROOFING. FREE ESTIMATES. 410-2495 • Painting • Drywall • Fencing • Other Repairs • 405-229-9691 • ¡ ANY PROJECT ¡ FREE EST. & WARR. INSURED OK EXPERTS ¡ 254-3000

Yard Work, Mowing & Clean Up ¡ Reasonable Prices ¡‘¡ 201-0955 All Areas Lawn & Tractor Mow: big/small 348-4469 Brshhog, boxblade, roto, $39/hr, 3hr min 227-3517 Lawn Care, Fences built & repaired ¡ Call 473-1700.

All Professional Tree Service. All Major Credit Cards Accepted. BIG Sr. Disc. 50 mile radiusProf'l Arborist 924-1430 JERRY'S TREE SERVICE Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding, Yard Clean up Call for Free Est. 464-6634

» GENE’S TREE SERVICE» Insured-Free Est. 682-2100. Prof Tree Svc Sr's K offstump serv, Ins 314-1313

YARD WORK, Trim, haul, flowerbeds, trees, shrubs, mow. 255-9442 Mr. Fixit Handyman Service. We do it all for less. Free est. Bond. Ins. Visa/MC 603-6104

D&D TILE Honest, Reliable 28 years exp. 971-4492

Trees, Stumps & Fences! Free Estimates/Insured 240-0816 • 761-9989

BIG or Small, We Haul & Clean it All! ¡¡ 409-3681

Able Seamless, New Gutters, Clean-Out, Repairs, » Free Est » 818-2019 »

02 Honda Shadow 750 Extras. 17K mi. Very clean $3500 354-6974 '01 Harley Davidson Duce $9,944

Doug's Remodeling and Home Repairs. Ins. quality work. 405-550-7693

ALL AROUND Affordable 25 years exp, 923-1659. S&C ¡ Your 1 Sure Stop from the Bottom to the Top! roofing, siding,remod & more! lic/bond 410-9320

Mr StopLeak Roofing Roof repair specialists. Guaranteed results for over 45 years. 787-0246

L & R Tree Serv, Low Prices, Insured, Free Est, 946-3369.

Windows, Doors/ Cleaning, Service Shine Bright Window Cleaning. Free Estimates, Residential and Commercial 405-812-8922





The Oklahoman, May 25, 2011