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A federal appeals court orders a new trial for an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of stabbing a 22-year-old woman to death 16 years ago. The court rules unanimously that jurors at his 1999 trial should have been instructed to consider convicting the man of the lesser crime of second-degree murder.

Work scheduled for 13 stretches throughout city By D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer

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Wildfire threatens San Fran water A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rains ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials scramble to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted. Story on Page 5A

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A school bus passes some rough spots on Broadway west of East Side Boulevard. Broadway between East Side and Cherokee Street is one of several milling and overlay projects planned by the Muskogee Street Department.

City councilors paved the way toward the completion of more than a dozen major street resurfacing projects throughout Muskogee, approving a $2.18 million contract. The pavement maintenance projects primarily will address deteriorating pavement on arterial streets that serve commercial districts. The remainder of the

milling, asphalt overlay and striping projects will upgrade some major collector streets. The projects will require the contractor, Glover & Associates, to remove about two inches of the existing pavement and overlay that portion with asphalt. Public Works Director Mike Stewart said all 13 projects will be at one stage or another between about Oct. 1 and Dec. 1. The milling and overlay projects will be funded by a $2.5 million grant approved in April by the City of Muskogee Foundation board. Stewart told city councilors that

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President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor, the country’s highest military award, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as "the essence of true heroism," one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war. Story on Page 10A

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Coombs said he and Manning knew the Army might not provide hormone treatment, but they were hoping the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., would allow it because Manning had been diagnosed with gender-identity disorder by an Army psychiatrist who testified at his trial. It wasn’t until they read a Courthouse News Service story that Manning decided to make the announce-

DUNCAN — An attorney for the alleged triggerman in the fatal drive-by shooting in Duncan discounted evidence against his client Monday, saying it is based solely on unreliable testimony of another teen in the case. Jim Berry, who was appointed to represent 16year-old Chancey Luna, also said he will seek a change of venue in the case because of all the publicity in Duncan and elsewhere. “The only alleged evidence they (prosecutors) have is the uncorroborated testimony of an alleged accomplice, and his credibility is very suspect,” said Berry, who handles many criminal defense cases in Stephens County through the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System. Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks declined to comment on Berry’s statements. Albert Hoch Jr., an attorney in Oklahoma City who handles some public defender cases, has been appointed to represent 15year-old James Edwards Jr. According to Hoch and Berry, Sue Taylor likely will represent Michael Dewayne Jones, 17. Taylor is an attorney in Comanche and a former assistant district attorney for the area. Luna and Edwards are charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 16 drive-by shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Lane of Australia. Prosecutors say Luna is the one who pulled the trigger, firing a .22-caliber bullet into Lane’s back as he jogged along Country Club Road, while Edwards was a frontseat passenger. Prosecutors say Jones


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without the foundation grant, “we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about this today.” Stewart said the projects slated for improvements were identified after the completion in 2012 of a block-byblock assessment of Muskogee’s streets. The assessment revealed an overall pavement condition index of 59 out of 100, which Stewart said is about average for cities of similar size and age in Oklahoma. Stewart said the streets selected for the resurfacing project package have PCI rat-

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Daniel Beaty, seated, is attended to Monday by the Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service outside the Federal Building at Second Street and Okmulgee Avenue. Police say Beaty was stabbed by his girlfriend.

Girlfriend back behind bars on assault complaint By Thad Ayers Phoenix Staff Writer

A woman released from jail Monday was arrested less than two hours later on suspicion of stabbing a man near the Muskogee Federal Building. Federal employees called police to Second Street and West Okmulgee Avenue a little after 4 p.m. to report the stabbing. Daniel Beaty, 18, was bleeding from his left shoulder when police arrived. Alexandria Gabrielle Wil-

son, 19, allegedly chased him and stabbed him with a knife, Cpl. Michael Mahan said. Officers said the two were a couple. Both had been released from the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility about 3 Wilson p.m. Monday after they allegedly attempted to take items from Walmart on Saturday. “After they were released, they got into an argument,” Mahan said.

Beaty was treated by Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service and taken to EASTAR Health System with non life-threatening injuries, officers said. Beaty was in good condition, said a hospital spokeswoman. Officers said Beaty did not wish to press charges, but Wilson was booked into the jail on a complaint of domestic assault with a deadly weapon. Reach Thad Ayers at (918) 6842903 or tayers@muskogeephoenix. com.

Manning’s lawyer addresses transgender plan Soldier’s statement came after prison said it wouldn’t fund hormone treatments PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after sentencing because a military prison said publicly it would not

provide hormone treatment, her attorney said Monday. Attorney David Coombs told The Associated Press that Manning had known for a long time she would make such a statement, but “she wanted, essentially, for the media surrounding the trial to dissipate.” Manning did not want people to think the statement was insincere. “People might think it was an effort to get further attention,” said Coombs, who lives in Providence, R.I.


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Frowns for Barresi’s call for raises By Cathy Spaulding Phoenix Staff Writer

Area school administrators say they would have to pay the bill for State Superintendent Janet Barresi’s call for a $2,000 teacher pay raise. “I’m on board with a raise, but schools that are $250 million behind what they were in 2008 cannot afford to do that,” Oktaha Superintendent Jerry Needham said. Barresi, who faces reelection in 2014, called for the pay raises while speaking Saturday to the Oklahoma State School Boards Association. She said the raises could be funded through surplus funds without increasing state appropriations. District administrators, however, say those surplus funds would be whatever each district has, not what the state has. In a media release put out by the Friends of Janet Barresi, the state superintendent said the pay raise

would not require increased state appropriations. It would be funded by tapping surplus funds and “reducing schools’ administrative overhead,” she said. “With a $2,000 raise, we will see Oklahoma teacher pay jump past numerous states, including our neighbor to the east, Arkansas, and within just a few dollars of Missouri. We’ll also cut by more than half our gap with Texas.” The media release said Barresi called on district administrators to reset priorities. Her plan calls for moving less than 10 percent of schools’ carry-over money to teacher pay and asks individual districts to redirect 2 percent of administrative overhead funds to teacher pay. The media release said the carry-over money totals more than $700 million statewide. Needham said most Oklahoma districts would be able to handle the raise for one year. “But we’re going to have

to pay it every year,” he said. “Then we’ve got to pay Social Security, pay the matching Social Security.” He said the raise would cut into funds for technology, transportation and other expenses. Not all public schools have abundant carry-over, said Muskogee Public Schools’ chief financial officer, John Little. “I’d like to call Tulsa Public Schools and have Tulsa send us $2 million,” Little said. “That’s what her plan will require.” Little said the pay raise would cost Muskogee $1.3 million. Muskogee already pays teachers better than the state base, Little said. Teachers start at $31,930, and the top pay is $60,386, he said. The minimum state starting pay for a beginning teacher is $31,600, according to the Oklahoma Department of Education website. The president of the Muskogee Education Association, Mike Walcutt, said

Barresi was “grandstanding.” He said districts must use the carry-over money to get through the start of each year. Fort Gibson School Superintendent Derald Glover said, “She feels we can take this out of our carry-over.” He said giving each of the district’s 140 teachers a $2,000 pay raise would cost at least $280,000 a year and eat into its $1.4 million carry-over. “We use our carry-over to make payroll until we get a cash flow,” Glover said. “The large property tax collection we operate on arrives in January. We get state money each month but not enough.” With the $2,000 pay raise, plus teacher retirement and other tax burdens, Fort Gibson’s carryover would be “gone in four years,” he said. Reach Cathy Spaulding at (918) 684-2928 or cspaulding@muskogee

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was driving and tried to cover up the crime. He is charged with use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact. Not guilty pleas were automatically entered for the defendants last week, with bond denied for Luna and Edwards and set at $1 million for Jones. Police and prosecutors say Jones was the only one who cooperated with them in their investigation, which is ongoing. Hoch said he talked with Edwards briefly Monday, but he declined further comment because a judge is considering whether to issue a so-called “gag order” in the case prohibiting prosecutors and defense attorneys from saying things publicly about

the case. Berry said he has communicated with Luna and his family, and nothing precludes them from hiring their own private attorney in the coming days and weeks. But for now he is Luna’s lawyer. Berry said Luna is innocent unless and until the state can prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. “Just getting them on camera and calling them thugs is not evidence,” Berry said. “That’s as far as they (prosecutors) have got it and that is not evidence. It’s totally uncorroborated testimony of an alleged accomplice — that of Jones — and that’s not credible.” Hicks has repeatedly referred to the three as thugs and said his focus and motivation in prosecuting the crime is to ensure justice is

done for Lane, who he said was picked out randomly as a target. Police Chief Danny Ford has said the three teens are gang member wannabes who likely were trying to elevate their status as such. He said Jones told officers they did the shooting because they were bored and just wanted to kill somebody. But Berry said the probable cause affidavit filed in the case is silent about that claim. “I don’t see anything in there that suggests anyone said such a thing,” he said. Berry said the teens have been charged separately and likely will be tried separately “unless the state moves to consolidate them.” Berry said he already plans to seek a change of venue for his client to have the case moved out of

Stephens County to elsewhere in Oklahoma. Not only has publicity been extensive in Duncan, he said, but also in Lawton, El Reno and Oklahoma City. “I don’t think he can get a fair trial anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, and because of the national publicity, it’s going to be hard to get any venue” that is fair, he said. Berry said his client and the other two teens have been convicted “even before they’ve had their day in court.” “I certainly express my condolences to the Lane family and this is a tragedy, but it seems like the media and the prosecutors and the police personnel have swept the presumption of evidence under the rug,” he said. Mike Smith writes for the Duncan Banner.

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ment. The story quoted prison spokeswoman Kimberly Lewis saying the prison would not provide hormone therapy. It was published Aug. 20, the day before Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking moun-

tains of classified material the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. “It was Chelsea’s intent to do this all along,” Coombs said. “It was only after Fort Leavenworth had said that they would not provide any sort of medical treatment that we decided not to wait.”

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Coombs said he hoped the military prison “will simply do the right thing” so Manning will not have to sue in military or civilian court. Coombs said at this point, Manning does not want sex-reassignment surgery and expects to be kept with men in prison. The Fort Leavenworth prison is all-male. Coombs said he had seen online people objecting to taxpayer-funded hormone therapy and said Manning will pay for it.

The AP will henceforth use Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning and female pronouns for the soldier, in accordance with her wishes to live as a woman. This is in conformity with the transgender guidance in the AP Stylebook. The guidance calls for using the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.

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Milling and overlay projects • East Okmulgee Avenue: Main Street to approximately L Street. • East Side Boulevard: Okmulgee Avenue to Gibson Street. • North York Street: North Street to East Shawnee Bypass. • East Broadway: Cherokee Street to East Side Boulevard. • Martin Luther King Street: Fourth Street to 12th Street. • Martin Luther King Street: At Main Street. • Seventh Street: West Southside Boulevard to Ok-

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ings that range from 40 to 70. The PCI rating for those streets will improve to 90 once the milling, asphalt overlays and striping are completed. Work is expected to begin in earnest by Oct. 1, with substantial completion attained in about 60 days barring any adverse weather. Final completion could take up to 30 more days. Stewart said once work begins, motorists should be prepared for congested traffic in the project areas or plan to take alternate routes. An effort to keep the public informed of any potential closings is among Stewart’s priorities. “We’re going to have a lot of unhappy motorists until we get this done,” Stewart said about the attitudes of motorists before, during and after the milling and

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At a glance During its regular meeting Monday, the Muskogee City Council: CONSENT AGENDA Approved: • Claims for all city departments Aug. 3-16. • Lowest and best bids for Muskogee Rehabilitation and Revitalization Program repairs from King Carpentry in the amount of $44,925 for three structures, Simpson Carpentry in the amount of $29,600 for two structures, and Tom Crabtree in the amount of $15,950 for one structure to repair a total of six structures in the amount of $90,475. • Low bid in the amount of $42,882 submitted by Aceco Rental & Sales for a fourwheel-drive cab tractor. • Best bid in the amount of $24,583.80 submitted by Quantis Sales for the purchase of two front-mount 729 Grasshopper mowers with 60-inch decks. • Purchase of a seven-passenger van from Bob Howard Dodge for $20,949 off the state contract list. • Preliminary and final plat of CVS Muskogee Addition, consisting of one lot on 1.174 acres, located on the northeast corner of York Street and Chandler Road. • License agreement between the city of Muskogee and Chevron Environmental Management Co. to perform work required by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. • Contract for fire protection services outside Muskogee city limits with EASTAR


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OUR AREA Charge says pair ran slot machines Two Wagoner residents were charged Monday with commercial gambling and possession of a gambling device. Donald Lee Shepherd, 76, and Shawnda Yuvette Shepherd, 43, are accused of operating slot machines July 11 in the Hot Spot Beer Bar in Haskell. Both were jailed at the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility. Their bonds were set at $2,500 each. They will be back in court Sept. 9 for a sounding docket, at which time a date will be set for a preliminary hearing.

Illinois River cleanup set for Sept. 6 The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and Illinois River Association will sponsor this year’s cleanup Sept. 6. Volunteers, who must register before Friday, will have the opportunity to enjoy a six-mile canoe trip along the Illinois River. During the float trip, volunteers will remove litter that has accumulated along the river. Participants will be treated to lunch and have the chance to win prizes, including kayaks. Individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and students are welcome. The Illinois River Cleanup is an annual event that brings the community together in support of preserving Oklahoma’s scenic rivers. To register as a volunteer, call the OSRC office at (918) 4563251 or send an email to

Area fire department to join in tribute The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department will join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and other organizations from coast to coast in the Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters tribute as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Md. The moment of remembrance will occur at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. “The ringing of bells has a powerful meaning to firefighters. Not only do bells signal the beginning or end of a call, they also were used to notify department members that one of their own had died while serving the community,” said Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “We are encouraging firefighters across the country to invite their places of worship and community organizations to join us with their own tribute to all our fallen heroes.” Information: www.Bells

Open house today at Rougher Academy Rougher Alternative Academy will host an open house for parents and students from 4 to 6:10 p.m. today. Parents will be able to meet the faculty and staff and receive information about the coming 1:1 laptop curriculum. Information: (918) 6843705.

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Rally shows support for Veronica’s father Attorney for child has asked court to halt visitation by couple seeking to adopt her

Man suffers fractured skull in Haskell attack, court documents allege

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A crowd gathered Monday near the Cherokee Nation tribal complex, as people offered support to Dusten Brown and his family in his fight to maintain custody of his daughter, Veronica. Despite Gov. Mary Fallin’s request that the families involved in the adoption case of Cherokee citizen Baby Veronica seek mediation to remedy their issues, a new motion was filed Friday in Cherokee County court. In a hearing this month, Special District Judge Holli Wells issued a gag order and court records were sealed, but online court records indicate Angel Smith, the court-appointed attorney for Veronica, filed a motion to suspend visitation between the adoptive Capobianco family and the little girl. The court docket shows that Wells — a citizen of the Osage Nation — also has recused herself from the case. Wells signed an order bringing Brown, the biological father, and his family together with the Capobiancos Aug. 16. Although the records are sealed, it is now known that both parties agreed to seek mediation to negotiate a settlement that would end the almost-four-year custody battle. Brown was arrested in Sequoyah County in early August on a charge of “custodial interference” after a South Carolina court deemed the Capobiancos the legal parents of Veronica. Brown has had custody

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A $100,000 bond has been set for a man accused of beating another man so violently that the victim’s skull was fractured, according to a court document. Robert Shawn Harrison, 49, is charged with aggravated assault and battery. He is being held in the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility. The court documents allege the attack took place Aug. 18 at the Subway restaurant in Haskell. A Muskogee County sheriff’s deputy found Alford Rummel on the floor with blood covering his face and body. “There were multiple families in Subway with small children watching what had happened,” the deputy wrote. The deputy stated that he also watched the store’s video, which he said showed Harrison hitting and kicking Rummel. Harrison will be back in Muskogee County District Court at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 for a sounding docket. At that time, a date will be set for a preliminary hearing. Photo by Teddye Snell/CNHI News Service

Dusten Brown left, and his wife, Robin, arrives with a marshal escort Monday evening at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex. The couple were attending a rally in support of Brown’s custody battle to keep his daughter, Veronica.

of Veronica, his biological daughter, since December 2011. A tribal court hearing has been set for Sept. 4. Tribal records also are sealed, so it is unknown what the hearing entails or if it will occur. The Cherokee Nation

has offered its support to Brown and continued to do so Monday evening. Attendees of the rally included Principal Chief Bill John Baker and his wife, Sherry Baker, and Deputy Chief Joe Crittenden. During the rally, Crittenden also recognized Brown

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for his courage. Crittenden is a veteran of the Navy, and Brown is in the Army National Guard. “Dusten has served in the military,” said Crittenden. “I am proud that we share that history.” The Veterans Job Club Teddye Snell writes for will meet at 10 a.m. the Tahlequah Daily Press. Wednesday at the Muskogee Workforce Center, 717 S. 32nd St. Employers this month are Muskogee County Detention Center, City of Muskogee, Kingsdown Mattress and Liberty Management Services. Job Club meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Their primary focus is to provide an informationsharing opportunity between unemployed veterans and local business owners and/or hiring officials who are seeking veterans to fill vacancies. The meetings also provide a way for veterans to get together and discuss a wide variety of topics. Information: Ryan Davis, (918) 682-3364, ext. 233.

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An award-winning Muskogee K-9 unit received another honor during Monday’s City Council meeting. Muskogee Police Officer Bill Peters and his K-9 partner Bosco were recently honored as Oklahoma’s State Canine Team of the Year by the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers. Peters was again honored in a recognition ceremony Monday evening at the Council Chambers Municipal Building, 229 W. Okmulgee Ave. Peters, 33, said it’s nice getting the award, but noted it’s not just he and his 7year-old German shepherd doing the work. The police department has three more K-9 units. “A dog is probably the best tool you can use in getting narcotics or getting criminals,” Peters said. He and Bosco have been working together for about Photo by D.E. Smoot five years, first on patrol and for the past year with Muskogee Police Chief Rex Eskridge, right, recognizes Officer Bill Peters and his the department’s Special K-9 partner, Bosco, on Monday during the City Council meeting. Peters and Bosco received state recognition as Oklahoma’s A-One K-9 team of the year. Investigations Unit.

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Jobs Corps students graduate TAHLEQUAH — More than 200 Talking Leaves Job Corps students walked across stage to graduate Friday at Sequoyah Schools’ The Play Where They Play, according to a media release. “Don’t be afraid to try something or to fail; be afraid not to try,” Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb told students during the commencement address. “Fifty years from now, 60 years from now or 70 years from now, don’t look back and say ‘I wish’ or ‘I regret.’ Instead, have courage.”

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps people ages 16 to 24 improve their quality of life by teaching career skills. Since its start in 1978, thousands of students graduated with a certification to pursue jobs or higher education opportunities. Friday’s 220 graduates completed certification programs in several fields, including business office technology, culinary arts, certified clinical medical assistant, certified nursing

assistant, electrical wiring, facilities and a high school diploma or GED. “Job Corps is a really great program. It gets you on track even if you aren’t sure what you’re going to do yet,” said Sarah Birley, who graduated with a certificate in culinary arts. Talking Leaves Job Corps is under the umbrella of the Dallas Regional Office of Job Corps and is locally operated by the Cherokee NaSubmitted photo tion. Information: http://talkLt. Governor Todd Lamb delivers a commencement dress Friday to graduates of the Talking Leaves Job .aspx. Corps center.

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10th Circuit orders new trial in 1990s murder OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered a new trial Monday for an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of stabbing a 22year-old woman to death 16 years ago. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Sterling B. Williams, 45, a former door-to-door meat salesman who was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1997 stabbing death of LeAnna Beth Hand. A three-judge panel of

the Denver-based court ruled unanimously that jurors at his 1999 trial should have been instructed to consider convicting Williams of the lesser crime of second-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The court said state prosecutors have the right to retry Williams on the firstdegree murder charge “within a reasonable time.� Their decision reverses an Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruling that said jury instruction for

second-degree murder wasn’t warranted. Diane Clay, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, said the agency disagrees with the court’s decision and intends to file a petition for a new hearing before the court. Prosecutors alleged that Hand was killed as part of an attempted rape by Williams, who has a criminal record as a sex offender. Williams had felony convictions in Jefferson County, Ark., for rape, kid-

Death notices are pub- neral Service. TAHLEQUAH — JOHNlished free of charge. Paid SON, Eleonore E., 67, certiobituaries appear below. fied nurse’s assistant, died Sunday. Services pending, LOCAL Green Country Funeral CASTEEL, Carol Jean, Home, Tahlequah. 62, data entry specialist, died WAGONER — JONES, Thursday. Services 2:30 p.m. Orville Kenneth “Pete,� 80, today, Cornerstone Funeral race horse trainer, died SunHome Chapel, Cornerstone day. Services pending, ShipFuneral Home and Crematoman Funeral Home and Crery. matory, Wagoner. DOBSON, Wanda Kay, 66, nurse medication aide, died LOCAL TIES Saturday. Services 10 a.m. BEGGS — TECUMSEH, Wednesday, Bradley Belltower Chapel, Bradley Family Fu- Katherine Lorene, 57, Muscogee Creek Nation inneral and Cremation Service take specialist, died Monday. of Muskogee. Services pending, McClenHOOPER, Donald L., 61, don-Winters Funeral Home, drywaller, died Monday. SerBeggs. vices pending, Shipman’s BROKEN ARROW — Muskogee Cremation and FuLONG, David “D.J.,� 35, neral Service. Southern Hills Country Club STERLING, John Kenchef, died Aug. 20. Services neth, 66, Incor director, died 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pioneer Sunday. Services pending, Cemetery, Wagoner, Shipman Lescher-Millsap Funeral Funeral Home and CrematoHome. ry, Wagoner. WEIR, Joyce Ann, 70, CHOUTEAU — CLARK, homemaker, died Sunday. J.T. “Red,� 85, McDonnellServices 10 a.m. Thursday, Douglas machinist, died SatCornerstone Funeral Home Chapel, Cornerstone Funeral urday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, HersmanHome and Crematory. Nichols Funeral Home WOODARD-PREVOST, Chapel, Wagoner, HersmanKathryn Louise, 78, AT&T Nichols Funeral Home, Wagsupervisor, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Grace oner. CHOUTEAU — SPAULDEpiscopal Church, Shipman’s Muskogee Cremation and Fu- ING, Pat P., 87, rancher/Mayes County Disneral Service. trict One equipment operator, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. AREA Thursday, First Baptist PORTER — GUILES, Cle- Church, Mazie, Hersmanta Mae, 89, homemaker, died Nichols Funeral Home, WagSunday. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. oner. Wednesday, Mallett Funeral DENVER, Colo. — ASHHome Chapel, Wagoner. Ser- BRENER, Gale Anne, 57, vices 10 a.m. Thursday, MalKaiser Permanente system lett Funeral Home Chapel, analyst, died July 18. SerWagoner, Mallett Funeral vices 11 a.m. Thursday, First Home, Wagoner. United Methodist Church, PORUM — CAMPBELL, Wagoner, Hersman-Nichols Julia Byrd, 85, practical Funeral Home, Wagoner. nurse, died Sunday. Services GENTRY, Ark. — 10 a.m. Wednesday, ColeWREATH, Robert G., 70, disman Cemetery, Porum, King patcher, died Monday. Ser& Shearwood Funeral Home vices pending, Green Country of Stigler. Funeral Home, Tahlequah. PORUM — COOK, Dicky OKMULGEE — WOOD, Monty, 88, died Saturday. Jerry W., 70, rancher, died Services pending, Shipman’s Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Muskogee Cremation and Fu- Wednesday, Nuyaka Baptist Church, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Okmulgee. PRYOR — HAGERMAN, Tom, 47, died Saturday. Ser-

vices 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Shipman Funeral Home Chapel, Pryor, Shipman’s Funeral and Cremation Service, Pryor. STILWELL — STEELE, Jack, 85, minister, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Stilwell, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Stilwell. TULSA (formerly of Haskell) — DUDLEYHAWTHORNE, Dirk B., 25, laborer, died Sunday. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. today, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Tulsa Dream Center, Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa. TULSA — EASTOM, Judith K., 59, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner, Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner. WICHITA, Kan. — DICKSON, Margie M., 77, died Sunday. Services pending, Biglow-Bethea Funeral Directors, Wichita, Kan.

napping, burglary and battery. Prosecutors alleged Williams and Hand struggled before she suffered a seven-inch stab wound to her chest. The weapon, a butcher knife, was still in her body, tangled in her clothes, court documents say. Williams was arrested a day later in Alexandria, La. His T-shirt tested positive for Hand’s DNA, and the knife matched a butcher block set of knives in Williams’ home.

In addition to the murder conviction, Williams was found guilty of assault and battery with intent to kill Hand’s roommate and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. In its 35-page decision, the appeals court said there is evidence that Hand’s death may have been unintentional. In addition to the knife, Williams brought duct tape and gloves that he never used to the apartment. “The struggle with Hand, which began promptly af-

ter his arrival at the duplex, was apparently unforeseen,� the appeals court said. “Perhaps the knife was to be used to coerce Hand into something else.� The court also said: “We hold that an instruction on second-degree depravedmind murder was warranted because the evidence supported a conviction for that offense. We hold that the evidence would permit a rational jury to acquit Williams of first-degree murder and convict him of second-degree murder.�



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Muskogee County District Court Divorce decrees

This report reflects public records in the Muskogee County District Court at the courthouse. The reader should keep in mind that these are charges, and not evidence of guilt. Dispositions of the charges are published in subsequent reports. Many names are similar and in some cases identical to a person not being charged. When names are identical, the Phoenix will publish a disclaimer, which more completely identifies the person being charged.

Iceania Johnson, et al., Sept. 3. Crystal Marie Carter vs. Phillip Carter, Sept. 5. Angela Marie Mendenhall vs. Grant Andrew McClure, Sept. 5. Kendra Kaye Armstrong vs. Jarrod Dale Armstrong, Sept. 3.

Civil suits Americredit Financial vs.: • Deborah Byrd and Wayne Byrd, petition for judgment, $8,109.32. • Dena Webb, petition for judgment, $7,580.21. • David Crossland, $10,475.27. • Clint Andrews and Megan Cantrell, petition for judgment, $11,186.20. Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Stephen Hobbs Sr., petition for judgment, $1,511.89. Frank C. Borovetz Jr. vs. The heirs of Frank C. Borovetz Sr., et al., quiet title. D.R. Jarrard, et al. vs. Martha Girty, et al., quiet title. Progressive Northern Insurance Company vs. Lacrisha Patterson, petition for judgment, $4,205.26. Midland Funding vs.: • Stephanie Singleton, petition for judgment, $1,382.64. • Sheila Lawson, petition for judgment, $1,248.54.

2930 S. Cherokee St., Thursday-Friday, threatening phone calls. 4615 W. Broadway, Aug. 14-23, verbal threats. 203 N. T St., Friday, domestic, juvenile. 539 N. 17th St., Saturday, with a gun. 500 Dayton St., #141, Saturday, domestic. 3028 Arline St., #208, Sunday, domestic.



BOSWELL, Marlin. Unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute. Hearing Sept. 9. Bond $5,000.

Sentencing BEENE, Chris. Knowingly concealing stolen property. Sentenced Aug. 21. Fiveyears with all but the first six months suspended.

DUI arrests

Muskogee police reports This report reflects public records at the Muskogee Police Department. Addresses are the location where the alleged crime occurred. Names are either the business where the alleged crime occurred or the reporting party, but they are not suspects.


2702 Haskell Blvd., Friday, property removed from residence. 540 S. 32nd St., #102, Friday-Saturday, property removed from motel room. 104 Dublin Road, FridaySaturday, property removed from vehicle. 2332 Fredonia St., FridaySaturday, property removed from residence. 602 Arthur St., SaturdaySunday, property removed from vehicle.

BALLARD, Jerilyn Nicole. Actual physical control of vehicle while intoxicated. Fort Gibson arrest. COCKRILL, Aaron Michael. Driving under the influence; no driver’s license. County arrest. MANTOOTH, Joey Reid. Driving under the influence; speeding. Webbers Falls arrest. MARES ROMERO, Miguel Angel. Driving under the influence. City arrest. MARSHALL, Edward. Driving under the influence; driving under suspension. County arrest. McFARLAND, Andrew James. Driving under the influence; attempting to elude; speeding. Webbers Falls arrest.

3400 Border St., Aug. 21, chairs removed from porch. 340 East Side Blvd., Friday, attempt to purchase merchandise with credit card reported stolen. 2402 W. Shawnee Bypass, Thursday-Friday, wallet. Fifth and Boston streets, May 18, prize not awarded to raffle ticket winner. ALPS, 332 East Side Blvd., Friday, shoplifting. 1623 N. Aberdeen St., Saturday, merchandise purchased with credit card by someone other than account holder. 1315 S. 37th St., Saturday, vehicle. 2315 Chandler Road, Sunday, vehicle. 2200 N. 36th St., Sunday, identity.

were entrusted to Mowery Thomas E Jones and LilFuneral Service of Owasso. lian Haromon. She left this world to be with the Lord and her family, friends and her little dog, Bouncer, that Samuel Wayne have gone before her, to be Robertson with them on the morning of August 24, 2013. 1955-2013 She enjoyed horseback Samuel Wayne Robertson, 58, of Columbia, MO riding, fishing, spending passed away Friday, Au- time with friends, camping gust 23th, 2013 at Univer- with the Boy Scouts. She sity Hospital. He was born was a member in the IndiJune 22nd, 1955 in Musko- an Territory Marshals, a group that does western regee, OK. Sam served as a Deputy enactments to help raise Sheriff of Clay County for funds for children with disabilities. She worked to 18 years. He help take care of the resispent his free dents at Country Garden time cycling Assisted Living Facility and listening where she came to make a to music. He great deal of had a fond friends in her kindness for co-workers others and loved his children dearly. as well. She worked in He will be missed by all. He is survived by his the nursing three children, Justin field for a Robertson of Ashland, MO, number of Sarah Robertson of Colum- years, so many she said she bia, MO, and Katelyn couldn’t remember. She (Josh) Teegarden of Colum- cared for all of the people bia, MO; his brother, Don around her. She was preceded in (Mary) Robertson of Olive Branch, MS; one niece, death by her mother, LilKim; two nephews, Brian lian Guy, her father, and Kevin; and the mother Thomas E Jones, sister, of his children, Brenda Marion Swimmer, and husSnyder. He was preceded in band Ronald Dobson. She is survived by two death by his parents, Hesons and their wives, Denlen and Herb White. Daddy, ride like the wind nis and Denyfa Dobson of Muskogee, Oklahoma and ‌ Online condolences may Tommy and Christine be left at www.memorialfu- Dobson of Charlottesville, Virginia, two daughters, neralhomeandcemetery. Ronda Griggs of Weleetka, com Oklahoma and Yvonne husband Jacky Reese Wanda Kay Dobson and of Muskogee, Oklahoma, her sister, Nancy Bennett 1947-2013 Wanda Kay Dobson was of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, born April 23, 1947 in Hen- her two brothers, James ryetta, Oklahoma to and wife Linda Richard-

son of Seaville, Texas, and Tommy and wife Donna Moore of Muskogee, Oklahoma, nephews Lonnie Dobson, Kevin Dobson, Preston Roberts, Carl Roberts and Christopher Roberts. She also leaves behind a number of grandchildren, Jack Reese, Josh Reese, Kerry Griggs, Cheri Griggs, Karmen Griggs, Kailyn Griggs, Jeffery Griggs, Britney Dobson, Candise Hake, Dennis Dobson Jr, Natasha Byrd, Seth Towry, Garrett Towry, Maggie Towry, Betty Clegg and Madalyn Dobson. She also has two great grandchildren, Nate Byrd and Nolan Byrd.She will be missed by all, the Marshals, the Scouts, her coworkers, but especially by her two best friends, Anna and DiAna. We do not want to say “Goodbye,� that is too permanent and everlasting, so we will simply say “Goodnight.� When a parent says Goodnight they are assuring us that “I will watch over you until you awake and will keep you safe until I see you again.� So we will ask you to watch over each and every one of us until we leave this earth and awaken with you again. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in the Bradley Belltower Chapel with interment to follow at 12:00 noon in the West Lawn Cemetery, Henryetta, OK. Services are entrusted to the Bradley Funeral Service. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Small claims

Michael Thomas Mahoney vs. Melinda Marcella Mahoney, incompatibility. Brandallyn Michelle Fewel vs. Frank Christopher Fewel, incompatibility. Pamela Chaffin vs. Ronald Chaffin, incompatibility.

Scott Thomas Fine vs. Sandra Wofford Rogers, replevin, Sept. 9. Daniel Rice, et al. vs. Mark Taylor, et al., $5,449.09, Sept. 11. Delaina A. Stevens, et al. vs. Kimberley Clay, et al., $3,574.34, Sept. 13.

Protective orders

Initial appearances

Amanda Jean Zwirtz vs.

ond-degree burglary; knowingly concealing stolen property. Preliminary hearing Sept. 9. Bond $10,000. HARRISON, Robert Shawn. Aggravated assault and battery. Sounding docket Sept. 9. Bond $100,000. OLIVE, Patrick Wayne. Grand larceny; malicious injury to property-under $1,000. Sounding docket Sept. 9. Bond $10,000. SHEPHERD, Donald Lee. Commercial gambling; possession of a gambling device. Sounding docket Sept. 9. Bond $2,500. SHEPHERD, Shawnda Yuvette. Commercial gambling; possession of a gambling device. Sounding docket Sept. 9. Bond $2,500. WICKS, Bobby Austin. Failure to register as sex offender. Sounding docket Sept. 9. Bond $10,000.

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Obituaries The items here are paid obituaries as received from Muskogeearea funeral homes.

Robert P. “Bob� Boyne 1935-2013

Robert P. “Bob� Boyne was born January 6, 1935, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, to Harold William “Bud� and Charlotte Lottie (Quintar) Boyne. He died Friday, August 23, 2013, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years, surrounded by his wife and family. Bob was reared and educated in Sapulpa and graduated with the Sapulpa High School Class of 1953. He continued his education attending Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Affectionately known as “Big Daddy� to his family, he spent much of his working life as a salesman with Consolidated Freightways, and was recognized as Outstanding District Salesman. He was married December 21, 1978, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Audrey Jo Saylors. Big Daddy was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Navigator and Grandmaster. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes including golf, hunting, fishing, bird watching, feeding deer, and playing Santa. He had served as a board member with the Cherokee Rural Water District #1 and also was Past President of the Ranger Creek Yacht Club. He and his wife enjoyed

hosting a Small Faith Group Bible study for more than 10 years. Loving family members include, his wife; Jo, of the home, son; Michael Boyne, of Inola, Oklahoma, son; Patrick Boyne and wife Debbi, of Tulsa, son; Rick Boyne and wife Sally, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, daughter; Pam Goodell and husband David, of Owasso, Oklahoma, son; Brandon Childress and wife Elizabeth, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Brother; Don Boyne and wife Mary Louise, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Nancy Boyne Settle. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Muskogee with Rosary service beginning at 7:00. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Richard Bradley, Father Bryan Brooks and Father Michael Knipe officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Patrick Walker, Alan Zbabital, Carlisle Witherell, Charles Munch, Sandy Todd, and Thomas Greuel. Graveside services will be held 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at Green Hill Cemetery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 962. Arrangements and services

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday outlined the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action in Syria, saying there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack, with intelligence strongly signaling that Bashar Assad’s regime was responsible. Kerry, speaking to reporters at the State Department, said last week’s attack “should shock the conscience” of the world. “The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard, it is inexcusable and — despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured — it is undeniable,” said Kerry, the highest-ranking U.S. official to confirm the attack in the Damascus suburbs that activists say killed hundreds of people.

“This international norm cannot be violated without consequences,” he added. Officials said President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to the use of deadly gases, a move the White House said last year would cross a “red line.” But the U.S., along with allies in Europe, appeared to be laying the groundwork for the most aggressive response since Syria’s civil war began more than two years ago. Two administration officials said the U.S. was expected to make public a more formal determination of chemical weapons use on Tuesday, with an announcement of Obama’s response likely to follow quickly. The officials insisted on anonymity. The international community appeared to be considering action that would punish Assad for deploying deadly gases, not sweeping measures aimed at ousting the Syrian leader or strengthening rebel forces.

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The focus of the debate underscores the scant international appetite for a large-scale deployment of forces in Syria and the limited number of other options that could significantly change the trajectory of the conflict. “We continue to believe that there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The Obama administration was moving ahead even as a United Nations team already on the ground in Syria collected evidence from the attack. The U.S. said Syria’s delay in giving the inspectors access rendered their investigation meaningless and officials said the administration had intelligence confirming chemical weapons use. “What is before us today is real and it is compelling,” Kerry said. “Our understanding of what has al-

ready happened in Syria is grounded in facts.” The U.S. assessment is based in part on the number of reported victims, the symptoms of those injured or killed and witness accounts. Administration officials said the U.S. had additional intelligence confirming chemical weapons use and planned to make it public in the coming days. Officials stopped short of unequivocally stating that Assad’s government was behind the attack. But they said there was “very little doubt” that it originated with the regime, noting that Syria’s rebel forces do not appear to have access to the country’s chemical weapons stockpile. Assad has denied launching a chemical attack. The U.N. team came under sniper fire Monday as it traveled to the site of the Aug. 21 attack. It’s unclear whether Obama would seek authority from the U.N. or Congress before using force.

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+.01 +32.3 +.27 -34.4 -.20 +65.1 +.18 +8.0 -.08 +117.4 -.60 +27.9 +1.24 +37.4 +.80 +7.3 +.01 +5.6 -.17 +28.0 -.25 +14.8 +.05 +21.6 +6.53 +63.5 +.57 -2.9 +.53 +42.5 +.03 +27.0 -.15 -32.3 -.16 +16.5 -.42 -25.2 -.32 +11.7 -.96 +.9 +.04 +17.8 -.86 +46.0 +.39 +61.3 +.05 +155.9 -.33 +18.1 -.62 +16.6 -.26 -4.9 -.04 +26.8 -.29 -20.5 -.47 +13.9 -.13 +21.6 -.22 +14.1 +.17 +25.9 -.97 +33.7 +2.90 -.2 +2.38 +384.9 -.49 +41.7 -1.53 +24.5 -.17 -27.5 -.41 +7.0 +.03 +69.8 +.15 +.5 -.09 +10.6




Settle Chg

CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Sep 14 Dec 14

500.75 480 489.50 496.75 503 510 510

522.75 508.25 520 527.50 532.25 530.25 534

500.75 479 489.50 496.75 503 499.25 510

515.75+20.25 500.50+30.50 512.50+30.25 520+29.75 525+29.25 523+23.75 526.50+21.75

SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 Nov 13 Jan 14 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Aug 14

1382.50 1348 1344.75 1320.75 1289.25 1285 1281

1435.25 1398 1398.25 1364.25 1329 1324.50 1297

1382.25 1348 1344.75 1320.75 1289.25 1285 1281

1427.75+62.50 1389.50+61.50 1387+58.50 1353+47.75 1318.75 +43 1314.50+39.75 1294.25 +34

WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Sep 14 Dec 14

640 652 663.75 670.75 665.25 679.50 692

665 676.50 688.25 694.50 689.25 698 708.75

640 651.25 663.75 670.25 665 679.50 692

654.75+20.25 666.75+20.75 678.75+20.75 685.75+20.75 680.50 +20 689.75 +18 701.25+17.50

CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Aug 13



122.95 123.40 +.30

Oct 13 Dec 13 Feb 14 Apr 14 Jun 14 Aug 14




127.50 130.37 131.72 132.60 127.10 125.90

127.87 130.52 132.02 132.85 127.40 126.20

126.95 124.80 131.37 127.82 126.95 125.75

127.15 130.17 131.57 132.82 127.12 126.05

Settle Chg +.45 +.95 +.85 +1.10 +.80 +.70

85.55 82.50 82.45 84.80 88.50 90.50 89.25

86.02 83.07 85.20 85.45 89.10 91.35 89.45

+.92 +.82 +.70 +.80 +.80 +1.18 +.50

HOGS-Lean 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Oct 13 Dec 13 Feb 14 Apr 14 May 14 Jun 14 Jul 14

85.57 82.75 84.82 84.80 88.50 90.50 89.30

86.12 83.15 85.25 85.45 89.10 91.35 90.00


Prime Rate Discount Rate Federal Funds Rate Treasuries 3-month 6-month 5-year 10-year 30-year

3.25 0.75 .00-.25

3.25 0.75 .00-.25

0.04 0.065 1.59 2.79 3.77

0.05 0.075 1.61 2.88 3.90

Tables show seven most current contracts for each future. Grains traded on Chicago Board of Trade; livestock on Chicago Mercantile Exchange; and cotton on New York Cotton Exchange.



PIMCO TotRetIs Vanguard TotStIdx Vanguard InstIdxI Vanguard TotStIAdm Vanguard 500Adml Fidelity Contra American Funds IncAmerA m American Funds GrthAmA m American Funds CapIncBuA m Vanguard InstPlus Vanguard TotStIIns American Funds CpWldGrIA m American Funds InvCoAmA m Dodge & Cox Stock Vanguard WelltnAdm FrankTemp-Franklin IncomeA m


Total Assets ($Mlns) NAV 164,056 93,900 80,847 75,996 73,045 67,132 63,967 63,957 62,837 62,099 53,837 50,867 50,666 49,334 47,696 47,691

10.67 41.95 152.20 41.97 153.21 90.06 19.38 40.46 55.47 152.21 41.98 41.25 35.20 148.46 64.17 2.32

Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year -0.9 -1.5 -1.8 -1.5 -1.8 -0.3 -1.7 -0.7 -1.6 -1.8 -1.5 -0.3 -1.1 -1.1 -1.4 -1.3

-0.9/B +21.8/B +20.0/C +21.9/B +20.0/C +18.9/C +12.7/B +23.9/A +9.6/B +20.0/C +21.9/B +19.6/C +20.0/C +29.2/A +14.5/A +11.8

+7.0/A +8.3/A +7.8/B +8.4/A +7.8/B +8.2/B +7.7/A +6.8/C +5.2/B +7.9/B +8.4/A +5.2/C +7.0/C +7.6/B +8.1/A +7.7

Pct Min Init Load Invt NL1,000,000 NL 3,000 NL5,000,000 NL 10,000 NL 10,000 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL200,000,000 NL5,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 50,000 4.25 1,000

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV - Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar. Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.


A firefighter looks at the Rim Fire incident report map posted Monday at the command post near Yosemite National Park, Calif. The blaze is covering about 230 square miles.

Blaze threatens S.F. water TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials scrambled Monday to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted. Nearly 3,700 firefighters battled the approximately 230-square-mile blaze, the biggest wildfire on record in California’s Sierra Nevada. They reported modest progress, saying the fire was 15 percent contained. “We’re not there yet, but we’re starting to get a little bit of a handle on this thing,” said Lee Bentley, a fire spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. “It’s been a real tiger. He’s been going around trying to bite its own tail, and it won’t let go but we’ll get there.” Utility officials monitored the clarity of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and used a massive new $4.6 billion gravity-operated pipeline system to move water quickly to reservoirs closer to the city. The Hetch Hetchy supplies water to 2.6 million people in the San Francisco Bay area,

150 miles away. “We’re taking advantage that the water we’re receiving is still of good quality,” said Harlan Kelly Jr., the general manager of the city’s Public Utilities Commission. “We’re bringing down as much water as possible and replenishing all of the local reservoirs.” At the same time, utility officials gave assurances that they have a six-month supply of water in reservoirs near the Bay area. So far the ash that has been raining onto the Hetch Hetchy has not sunk as far as the intake valves, which are about halfway down the 300-foot O’Shaughnessy Dam. Utility officials said that the ash is non-toxic but that the city will begin filtering water for customers if problems are detected. That could cost more. The fire was still several miles away from the steep granite canyon where the reservoir is nestled, but several spot fires were burning closer, and firefighters were protecting hydroelectric transmission lines and other utility facilities Monday. “Obviously we’re paying close attention to the city’s water supply,” said Glen

Stratton, an operations chief on the fire suppression team. Power generation at the reservoir was shut down last week so that firefighters would not be imperiled by live wires. San Francisco is buying replacement power from other sources to run City Hall and other municipal buildings. It has been at least 17 years since fire ravaged the northernmost stretch of Yosemite that is under siege. Park officials cleared brush and set sprinklers on two groves of giant sequoias that were seven to 10 miles away from the fire’s front lines, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. Although sequoias have a chemical in their bark to help them resist fire, they can be damaged when flames move through slowly. The fire has swept through steep Sierra Nevada river canyons and stands of thick oak and pine, closing in on Tuolumne City and other mountain communities. It has confounded ground crews with its 300-foot walls of flame and the way it has jumped from treetop

to treetop. Crews bulldozed two huge firebreaks to try to protect Tuolumne City, five miles from the fire’s edge. “We’ve got hundreds of firefighters staged in town to do structure protection,” Stratton said. “If the fire does come to town, we’re ready.” Meanwhile, biologists with the Forest Service are studying the effect on wildlife. Much of the area that has burned is part of the state’s winter-range deer habitat. Biologist Crispin Holland said most of the large deer herds would still be well above the fire danger. Biologists discovered stranded Western pond turtles on national forest land near the edge of Yosemite. Their marshy meadow had burned, and the surviving creatures were huddled in the middle of the expanse in what little water remained. “We’re hoping to deliver some water to those turtles,” Holland said. “We might also drag some brush in to give them cover.” Wildlife officials were also trying to monitor at least four bald eagle nests in the fire-stricken area.

OSU business school alumnus to be honored STILLWATER — The Spears School of Business will honor a Checotah native as one of its most distinguished alumni at the annual Hall of Fame banquet Nov. 8, a media release states. Chuck Hensley is one of four Oklahoma State University alumni who will be inducted into the Spears School Hall of Fame at the event at ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. The annual Spears School Hall of Fame Banquet recognizes OSU graduates who have distin-

guished themselves in their professional careers, displayed effective leadership, made exemplary contributions to their communities and freely given meritorious service to others. Induction into the Hall of Hensley Fame is the highest honor the Spears School can bestow. Hensley retired in 2000 after a successful career as a stockbroker, but he remains active in his investments through his affilia-

tion with WFG Inc. in Dallas. The Checotah native began his career in 1970 with Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis, where he attained the title of vice president of sales. After leaving Paine Webber in 1976, he was instrumental in opening the First Boston Corp. office in Dallas. In 1984, Hensley joined Merrill Lynch as manager of the southwest region for all capital market products and institutional relationships. Hensley currently sits on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors.

Hensley earned a bachelor’s degree in general business from OSU in 1967. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Joannie, also an OSU graduate (1968). In addition to Hensley, Jennifer Grigsby of Edmond, Griff Jones of Houston and Linda Livingstone of Malibu, Calif., will be honored for their careers and contributions to OSU. Information: Mary Wanger, (405) 744-5064 or by email at mary.wanger Chuck Hensley: www. schoolosu/9565789454/

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

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‘Around the town run’ great success What a great turnout to our 17th annual and “First Ever” through town 5K with an added 10K Run. With much thanks to the participation of the Cherokee Nation Wings Program, we had 843 paid entries for this year's event, that will undoubtedly be forever dubbed the “Annual Around Town Fort Gibson Run.” Although warm, the weather was great and

everything got off to a fast start at the scheduled 7:30 a.m. start time. All the runners, includthe Chamber ing 10K’ers, Notes 5K’ers, and One-Mile Gary Fun RunPerkins ners gathered in the soccer field area, northeast of the school administration building, to head down a course that would take

them through many Fort Gibson neighborhoods, past the National Cemetery, alongside the Historic Site and old fort, and down both main Fort Gibson streets, including historic downtown. The race ended in back of the school cafeteria, and all timing was based on special chips, that each 5K and 10K runners were given to place on their shoes. The first to finish their

race were the milers. Overall male mile winner was Ryan Girty, 28, of Tahlequah. He was closely followed by Sydney Murray, 16, of Fort Gibson. They were awarded trophies, while all finishers of the Mile Fun Run, were given participation medals. Attention then focused on the longer runs, first being the 5K (3.1 miles). Overall male winner of the 5K was Daniel Mutai, 43, of Musko-

gee with a time of 17:11. Overall, he was followed by Crawley Coleman, and Gerbrandt Kenyon. First overall for the female 5K’ers was Lindsay Chaffin, 17, of Tahlequah with a time of 23:21. She was followed, overall, by Hannah Young, and Faith Ketcher. Overall 5K winners each received a trophy and medal. Overall male 10K win(See ‘THANKS,’ 7A)

Notable dates: • Aug. 30 — Professional day, no school. • Sept. 2 — Labor Day, no school. • Sept. 30 — Professional day, no school. • Oct. 18 — No school. • Nov. 11 — Professional day, no classes. • Nov. 25-29 — Thanksgiving break. • Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 — Christmas break. • Jan. 20 — Martin Luther King Day, no school. • Feb. 24 — Professional day, no classes. • March 17-21 — Spring break. • May 22 — Last day of school.

Community calendar Chamber luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Simple Simon’s Pizza. Dutch treat. Farmers’ Market 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Langston Park. Trustees meeting 6 p.m. second, fourth Mondays. Town Hall. All-you-can-eat breakfast 7-10 a.m., first Saturday of each month. Fort Gibson American Legion Post #20, corner of Railroad and Walnut streets. Cost: $5. Open house 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. Fort Gibson American Legion Post #20, corner of Railroad and Walnut streets. All are welcome. Includes coffee, tea, dominoes, checkers, cards and more.

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Staff photo by Wendy Burton

Fort Gibson High School varsity football team is introduced during Monday’s Meet the Tigers Night. The annual event introduces football players and cheerleaders from kindergarten through 12th grade to the community.

Meet the Tigers Night fun for all By Wendy Burton Phoenix Staff Writer

From very large seniors to very small kindergartners, cheerleaders and football players packed the Fort Gibson High School field house Monday evening. Cheering Fort Gibsonites were introduced to the Tigers of all ages at the annual Meet the Tigers Night. High School Head Coach James Singleton introduced each football or cheer team coach, and every student was named for the energetic audience. “I think it’s great for our kids and our community for everyone to come out and support these football players and cheerleaders,” Singleton said. “These kids all put a lot of hours in behind the scenes, and they should be recognized.” The big event also is an annual fundraiser for the seventh- through 12thgrade ball teams, he said.

“This year our booster club bought brand new uniforms for our middle school team, equipment, they provide meals before away games, lots of things that help our program immensely,” Singleton said. There was a special dinner sold, a silent auction and a live auction to raise funds at Monday’s event. As families and friends entered the field house they were greeted enthusiastically by four teen football players: Jonah Bybee, 15, Jonathon Link, 16, Blake Henson, 15, and Jared Cornelius, 15. The enthusiastic bunch was begging passersby to bid on the silent auction tables they were in charge of, featuring such donated items as board game packages and candy, kitchen supplies, Fort Gibsonthemed “Mohawk” hats, a rotisserie oven and Scentsy items. The boys told potential bidders they needed their bids to win a day off from practice, so they could lounge in the shade and watch their teammates sweat one afternoon — at least that was their sales pitch. “Hey. Hey you. Come over here and buy this rotisserie. You know you want it,” one yelled. “Please, please, please,” said another. “We can get a day off of practice.” In the gymnasium, live auction items lined the wall, while the lower bleachers were filled with football players and cheerleaders of all ages and the

Staff photo by Wendy Burton

Fort Gibson Middle School cheerleaders get introduced during Monday’s Meet the Tigers Night.

upper stands were filled with noisy Tiger fans. The introductions began with the littlest players and cheerleaders and moved up through the ages, ending with the varsity team introductions. 082711029902

“We invite our youth league guys so they feel like a part of our program,” Singleton said. “We’ll be coaching these kids in middle school some day, and it’s a really good relationship we have between the two groups.” Singleton, just before introducing his 10th- through 12th-grade varsity players, said he’s really excited about his third year of coaching at Fort Gibson. “We are really excited and think we have a great chance to have a really special season for Fort Gibson,”

he said. During his introduction of the varsity team, Singleton told the crowd he knows the players are fully committed and could be the next state champions. “We required these guys to come to Summer Pride all summer, with only four days allowed to be missed,” he said. “And we had 98 percent attendance all summer long. That shows how committed they are to this season, to this program.” Reach Wendy Burton at (918) 684-2926 or

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The Lord’s Church is an upside down kingdom First off, let me say thank you to all of the new readers of my Fort Faith column. I have actually been writing this column since early 2007, just after the big ice storm hit. But until the last few weeks, it has only been seen by subscribers of the Fort Gibson Times and online. Your response in the form of calls and e-mails has been very encouraging to me. Please pray that my writings continue to spread God’s word, and encourage our readers to trust and obey the Lord’s will. Please let me know if there is a

topic you would like me to write about. In the meantime, here is my column for this week. By the Fort Faith world’s standards, ChrisBarrett Vanlandingham tianity does not make a lot of sense. The reason is that most people view success in a completely different way than Jesus taught. This is why we sometimes use the phrase “upside down kingdom” to describe all things

Jesus. There is no teaching that illustrates this more than the Sermon on the Mount, which took place at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry just after Satan tested Him in the wilderness for forty days. Word spread quickly about the miraculous healings Jesus had performed throughout the region of Galilee. I can only imagine the excitement in the crowd that gathered to hear what he had to say. When Jesus began to speak, many people were no doubt shocked and amazed by his message that began with what we

call the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-10. 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10

FEMALE Top 10 overall 1. Suriyah Fish, 19, Moodys, 47:25. 2. Ezriyah Fish, 22, Moodys, 47:28. 3. Lindsay McCarter, 37, Tahlequah, 48:24. 4. Pauline Marks, 47, Wagoner, 48:29. 5. Arael Young, 17, Tahlequah, 48:44. 6. Kayla Bell, 23, Fort Gibson, 49:17. 7. Lisa West, 46, Tahlequah, 53:02. 8. Ruby Austin, 31, Fort Gibson, 53:30. 9. Grace Young, 15, Tahlequah, 53:33. 10. Shelly Joice, 34, Tahlequah, 54:09. Top three by age 9-12 — 1, Dj Andreassen, 12. Stilwell, 1:05:24; 2, Nellie Yazzie, 9, Tahlequah, 1:15:47. 13-15 — 1, Grace Young, 15, Tahlequah, 53:33; 2, Adriana Mooney, 13, Adair , 1:04:52. 16-19 — 1, Suriyah Fish, 19, Moodys, 47:25 39; 2,

this really gave people something to think about. It was not only different from the Old Law, but it was drastically different from the world’s way of thinking that the more power and money you have, the better off you are. Yes, Christians are part of a kingdom. But it is unlike any earthly kingdom in history. In fact, the Bible says most people do not want any part of it. That opinion will change one day. But it may be too late. This week, tell someone about the love of Jesus by your words, actions, and attitude. Have a great week!

Thanks to all who helped with Saturday’s runs

10K, 5K run results 10K MALE Top 10 overall 1. Kevin Bugg, 53, Claremore, 42:44. 2. Caleb Harlin, 28, Muskogee, 42:53. 3. Clay Turner, 34, Eufaula, 44:04. 4. Gage Hyams, 19, Okay, 44:23. 5. Joe Hoffman, 57, Pryor, 44:37. 6. Darin Parks, 42, Fort Gibson, 44:54. 7. Jason Jessie, 35, Tahlequah, 45:29. 8. Dustin Ford, 43, Fort Gibson, 45:37. 9. Robert Ketcher, 23, Bunch, 45:41. 10. Matt Lee, 34, Tahlequah, 47:48. Top three by age 1-8 — 1, Eli Hazen, 8, Fort Gibson, 1:28:44. 9-12 — 1, Isaac Price, 11, Westville, 51:53; 2, Xan Hazen, 12, Fort Gibson, 1:02:56. 13-15 — 1, Hayden Burt, 13, Fort Gibson, 49:15; 2, Jerry Logsdon, 13, Stilwell, 51:33; 3, Gatlin Brown, 13, Fort Gibson, 1:01:04. 16-19 — 1, Gage Hyams, 19, Okay, 44:23; 2, William Craig, 16, Hulbert, 49:13. 20-24 — 1, Robert Ketcher, 23, Bunch, 45:41; 2, Jonathan Himes, 22, Fort Gibson, 52:13. 25-29 — 1, Caleb Harlin, 28, Muskogee, 42:53; 2, David Ott, 28, Wagoner, 50:33; 3, Jake Pruitt, 26, Hulbert, 51:07. 30-34 — 1, Clay Turner, 34, Eufaula, 44:04; 2, Matt Lee, 34, Tahlequah, 47:48; 3, Isaac Barnoskie, 30, Vian, 48:44. 35-39 — 1, Jason Jessie, 35, Tahlequah, 45:29; 2, Josh Davis, 35, Stilwell, 56:02; 3, Mike Frazier, 38, Tulsa, 57:45. 40-44 — 1, Darin Parks, 42, Fort Gibson, 44:54; 2, Dustin Ford, 43, Fort Gibson, 45:37; 3, Tobby Jackson, 43, Fort Gibson, 48:44. 45-49 — 1, Travis Owens, 49, Tahlequah, 48:09; 2, Robert Perkins, 48, Muskogee, 48:12; 3, Michael Marks, 48, Wagoner, 51:18. 50-54 — 1, Kevin Bugg, 53, Claremore, 42:44; 2, Kenneth Holmes, 52, Stilwell, 52:51; 3, Mel Post, 52, Muskogee, 53:50. 55-59 — 1, Joe Hoffman, 57, Pryor, 44:37; 2, Jack Hatzenbuehler, 56, Spavinaw, 48:52; 3, Diego Humphrey, 57, Muskogee, 52:45. 60-64 — 1, Harley Disheroon, 63, Hulbert, 52:01; 2, Henry Wright, 61, Tahlequah, 1:18:47. 65-69 — 1, Ronald Mayes, 67, Tulsa, 1:24:38. 70-74 — 1, Andy Hogan, 73, Claremore, 54:06; 2, Jim Madison, 70, Muskogee, 1:09:36.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. You see, up until Jesus’ ministry, people only knew of the Old Testament writings and its 600-plus rules that the Jews tried (unsuccessfully) to keep. The world was desperately in need of a Savior, a perfect sacrifice, superior to that of bulls and goats required under the Old Covenant. So, when Jesus came preaching a message of loving God, loving others, practicing humility and dependence on God instead of a system based on works,

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Runners launch at the annual 10K, 5K and One-Mile Fun Run held Saturday. More than 843 people ran, according to the Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce. Arael Young, 17, Tahlequah, 48:44; 3, Marcy McKay, 19, Claremore, 1:13:42. 20-24 — 1, Ezriyah Fish, 22, Moodys, 47:28; 2, Kayla Bell, 23, Fort Gibson, 49:17; 3, Susan Phares, 22, Fort Gibson, 58:09. 25-29 — 1, Claudia Vaquera, 27, Tahlequah, 56:56; 2, Lacey Wallace, 25, Sallisaw, 59:18; 3, Melissa Watson, 25, Sallisaw, 1:01:40. 30-34 — 1, Ruby Austin, 31, Fort Gibson, 53:30; 2, Shelly Joice, 34, Tahlequah, 54:09; 3, Amanda Cothern, 34, Tulsa, 56:08. 35-39 — 1, Lindsay McCarter, 37, Tahlequah, 48:24; 2, Samantha Campbell, 35, Stilwell, 54:43; 3, Mae Beth Price, 35, Westville, 1:00:37. 40-44 — 1, Rebecca Leclair, 41, Muskogee, 54:37; 2, Liz Glover, 44, Fort Gibson, 58:40; 3, Alicia Rodgers, 42, Muskogee, 1:00:44. 45-49 — 1, Pauline Marks, 47, Wagoner, 48:29; 2, Lisa West, 46, Tahlequah, 53:02; 3, Jill Garner, 47, Tahlequah, 56:32. 50-54 — 1, Cindy Robison, 54, Claremore, 58:47; 2, Dana Nickens, 50, Westville, 59:56; 3, Rebel Nelson, 50, Park Hilll, 1:04:58. 55-59 — 1, Diane D’Souza, 58, Tulsa, 1:03:17; 2, Hope Baluh, 55, Tahlequah, 1:15:19. 60-64 — 1, Carla Grace, 62, Oktaha, 1:40:50. 5K MALE Top 10 overall 1. Daniel Mutai, 43, Muskogee, 17:11. 2. Coleman Crawley, 17, Fort Gibson, 18:25. 3. Kenyon Gerbrandt, 40, Broken Arrow, 18:58. 4. Chris Carrigan, 27, Salina, 20:03. 5. Jeffery Hyams, 45, Okay, 20:33. 6. Danny Tanner, 42, Jay, 20:43. 7. Robert T Tehee, 24, Tahlequah, 21:25. 8. Scott Garrett, 15, Fort Gibson, 21:48. 9. Todahyah Fish, 17, Moodys, 21:49. 10. Shawn West, 51, Tahlequah, 21:54. Top three by age 1-8, — 1, Brody Young 7, Tahlequah, 25:28; 2, Alexander Shieldnight, 7, Gore, 34:23; 3, Blade, 7, Fort Gibson, 35:33. 9-12 — 1, Cody Jeanes, 12, Tahlequah, 22:00; 2, Joshua Burris, 12, Fort Gibson, 27:32; 3, Andrew Storrs, 11, Fort Gibson, 27:52. 13-15 — 1, Scott Garrett,

15, Fort Gibson, 21:48; 2, Carson Calavan, 13, Fort Gibson, 22:55; 3, Josiah Young, 13, Tahlequah, 23:00. 16-19 — 1, Coleman Crawley, 17, Fort Gibson, 18:25; 2, Todahyah Fish, 17, Moodys, 21:49; 3, Hunter Smith, 17, Tahlequah, 23:39. 20-24 — 1, Robert Tehee, 24, Tahlequah, 21:25; 2, Jerrid Ferguson, 20, Muskogee, 22:22; 3, Christopher Little, 24, Tahlequah, 31:18. 25-29 — 1, Chris Carrigan, 27, Salina, 20:03; 2, Trent Ott, 25, Tahlequah, 23:00; 3, Travis McIntosh, 26, Muskogee, 23:17. 30-34 — 1, Ryan Ellis, 32, Sallisaw, 22:06; 2, Christopher Walden, 32, Muskogee, 22:40; 3, Duane Hunt Jr., 30, Gore, 22:57. 35-39 — 1, Kelly Hutson, 39, Muskogee, 22:04; 2, David McCurley, 35, Broken Arrow, 25:27; 3, Russell Frederick, 36, Tulsa, 27:08. 40-44 — 1, Daniel Mutai, 43, Muskogee, 17:11; 2, Kenyon Gerbrandt, 40, Broken Arrow, 18:58; 3, Danny Tanner, 42, Jay, 20:43. 45-49 — 1, Jeffery Hyams, 45, Okay, 20:33; 2, John Wilson, 48, Okay, 24:21; 3, Bret McAlvain, 46, Muskogee, 26:09. 50-54 — 1, Shawn West, 51, Tahlequah, 21:54; 2, Jim Guyot, 53, Broken Arrow, 22:43; 3, Gene Norris 50, Tahlequah, 24:53. 55-59 — 1, Jerry Kuykendall 55, Stilwell, 25:44; 2, Steve Walden, 55, Muskogee, 41:58; 3, Elvis Ludlow, 56, Catoosa, 43:10. 60-64 — 1, David Sharp, 61, Muskogee, 29:56; 2, Leroy Frederick, 61, Okmulgee, 30:18; 3, Owen Butler, 62, Tahlequah, 30:23. 65-69 — 1, David Gill, 69, Muskogee, 29:28; 2, John Clark, 66, Spiro, 43:10; 3, Larry Hoffman, 69, Muskogee, 54:52. 75-98 — 1, Billy Woodruff, 75, Tulsa, 28:35. Age unknown — 1, Adam Jones, Fort Gibson, 25:47; 2, unknown, Fort Gibson, 1:02:40. FEMALE Overall 1. Lindsey Chaffin, 17, Tahlequah, 23:21. 2. Hannah Young, 18, Tahlequah, 23:29. 3. Faith Ketcher, 13, Stilwell, 24:23. 4. Plizia Bishop, 13, Stilwell, 24:25. 5. Kimberly Jo McClure, 28, Tahlequah, 24:39. 6. Kylee Snell, 13, Park Hill, 24:45.

7. Colby Ezell, 23, Muskogee, 25:23. 8. Levita Unger, 47, Westville, 25:49. 9. Mandi Whisenhunt, 23, Tahlequah, 25:55. 10. Haleluyah Fish, 16, Moodys, 26:00. Top three by age 1-8 — 1, Grace Price, 8, Westville, 34:49; 2, Alyssa Storrs, 8, Fort Gibson, 45:51; 3, Mariam Mooney, 8, Adair, 50:36. 9-12 — 1, Grace Crawley, 12, Fort Gibson, 26:09; 2, Kenzie Snell, 9, Park Hill, 29:00; 3, Madilyn Joice, 11, Tahlequah, 30:26. 13-15 — 1, Faith Ketcher, 13, Stilwell, 24:23; 2, Plizia Bishop, 13, Stilwell, 24:25; 3, Kylee Snell, 13, Park Hill, 24:45. 16-19 — 1, Lindsey Chaffin, 17, Tahlequah, 23:21; 2, Hannah Young, 18, Tahlequah, 23:29; 3, Haleluyah Fish, 16, Moodys, 26:00. 20-24 — 1, Colby Ezell, 23, Muskogee, 25:23; 2, Mandi Whisenhunt, 23, Tahlequah, 25:55; 3, Cartahyah Brown, 24, Tahlequah, 28:53. 25-29 — 1, Kimberly Jo McClure, 28, Tahlequah, 24:39; 2, Sarah Bond, 29, Tahlequah, 26:13; 3, Lindsay Luckett, 27, Broken Arrow, 26:28. 30-34 — 1, Ashley Dowling, 32, Okay, 28:38; 2, Chaney Pearson, 33, Muskogee, 28:38; 3, Annmarie Bishop, 34, Stilwell, 29:39. 35-39 — 1, Dusti Calavan, 37, Fort Gibson, 31:05; 2, Kasey McKenzie, 39, Checotah, 32:04; 3, Jenny Farris, 36, Haskell, 32:22. 40-44 — 1, Leonie Snell, 40, Park Hill, 29:01; 2, Stephanie Shieldnight, 40, Gore, 29:11; 3, Carlene Yell, 43, Stilwell, 29:50. 45-49 — 1, Levita Unger, 47, Westville, 25:49; 2, Teresa Pointer, 47, Wagoner, 28:40; 3, Andrea Barnes 45 Gore, 31:33. 50-54 — 1, Katie Penland, 52, Tahlequah, 27:24; 2, Candy Daily, 51, Muskogee, 29:53; 3, Cathy Unger, 52, Stilwell, 31:36. 55-59 — 1, Leveta Daggs, 56, Sallisaw, 26:59; 2, Teddi Mitchell, 56, Tahlequah, 28:29; 3, Deborah Landry, 59 Claremore, 32:05. 60-64 — 1, Marcella Morton, 62, Westville, 28:52; 2, Denny Lee, 60, Morris, 32:48; 3, Linda Peeler, 60, Morris, 35:02. 65-69 — 1, Rebecca Cannon, 65, Checotah, 35:03; 2, Gail Peterson, 66, Westville, 44:10; 3, Robyn Salmon, 65, Broken Arrow, 51:34.

ning time went to Kevin Bugg, 53, of Claremore with a winning time of 42:44. He was followed for the overall honors by Caleb Harlin and Clay Turner. Overall Female 10K winner was Suriyah Fish, 19, of Moodys with a time of 47:25. She was followed very closely by her sister, Ezriyah Fish, for second place by only 3/10 of a second. Third overall was Lindsay McCarter. The overall winners, both male and female, also received trophies along with medals. We want to thank all those that participated in our run, either as runners, or behind-the-scene with the logistics, street control, water stations and event signups. We also want to especially thank the people of Fort Gibson for allowing us to interrupt their Saturday morning for a short period of time to put this event on. Several homeowners put up water stations, and were out to cheer the runners on. Additional water stations were also provided by Frank and Carolyn Feldman, Cliff and Carman Garrett, the crew at Steve Clinkenbeard's Century 21, and Mark Seabolt and the folks at FBTCC. Also, special thanks to Clint Vernon and his staff at the Fort Gibson Police Department for all their efforts in making sure the streets were blocked as necessary, and everyone was safe throughout the run. Along with Chief Vernon, I especially want to thank Jesse Rigsby, Bryan Cantrell, and Brandon Combs for their individual efforts. Thanks to Will Crawford and Harps Food Stores for the bananas and apples, Love Bottling for the water, SonBurst Graphics for the outstanding T-shirts, Jason Shelor and Trina Jackson

kee Nation's Wings for their help and support. Also thanks to Brian Hoover, Channing Wendt, and Julie Wendt, with TATUR Racing for their help with all the timing and logistics. And, last, but far from least, the volunteers that came out early Saturday morning to give us a hand... I apologize if I miss anyone, but you know you are appreciated. Special thanks to Kathy Perkins, who endured me for the past month, along with Cheryl Hill and Tonia Cooper, who helped with the packet preparation, Tshirt sorting, and all the last-minute details. Lending a hand both Friday evening and Saturday morning, were: David Perkins, Cheryl and Steven Hill, Tonia Cooper, Kathy Perkins, Justin Young, David Perry, Mark and Sherry Young, Tim and Tracey Smith, Denise and Russell Bain, Steve Woods, Carol Milligan, Linda Carr, Lisa Walkingstick, Melody Stacey, Shannon Clark, Mark Seabolt and FBTCC crew, along with several students from Fort Gibson High. Again, if I missed anyone, I am so sorry, but please know your contribution was much appreciated. Special thanks to sponsors: Fort Gibson State Bank, Clinkenbeard Agency-Century 21, SonBurst Graphics, Perry Financial Services, Edward Jones Investments, Charlie's Chicken, Simple Simon's Pizza, TM Manufacturing/Ear Plug Super Store, Renfro Electric, Dr. Michael Nelson DDS, Fort Gibson Nursing Home, ServiceMaster Elite Cleaning and Restoration, Fort Gibson Chiropractic, Garrett Funeral Home, Old Depot Recycling, Tim & Kim Murphy, Harp's Food Store, Love Bottling, Muskogee Run Club, and of course, the Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce.

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Chicago kids get escorts to new schools Closure of buildings sends them through gang territory CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries. No incidents of trouble were reported, police said. While that didn’t surprise parents and grandparents, they said they were still concerned that the city’s obvious show of first-day force won’t keep their children safe in the weeks and months to come. “I think it’s just showand-tell right now,” said Annie Stovall, who walked her granddaughter, Kayla Porter, 9, to Gresham Elementary School, which is about five blocks farther from home than Kayla’s previous South Side school. “Five, six weeks down the road, let’s see what’s going to happen.” Kathy Miller stood in front of Gresham Elementary with her three children, waiting for a bus that would take them to another school. She scoffed at the Safe Passage program, in which guards clad in neon vests line Chicago streets,

saying it won’t be long before brightly colored signs announcing the program’s routes will be riddled with bullets. “Those signs don’t mean nothing,” she said. The preparation and show of force shows what’s at stake for Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s thirdlargest school district, after it closed almost 50 schools last spring in the hopes of improving academic performance and saving millions of dollars. About 12,000 of the district’s 400,000 students were affected by the closures. For months, parents, teachers and community activists have warned that forcing children to pass through some of the city’s more impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods — where some already walking in the middle of the street to avoid being ambushed by gang members — to get to school puts them at undue risk. Statistics suggest those concerns are valid. An analysis of Chicago crime data by WBEZ-FM found that in 2013, there have been 133 shootings and 38 homicides in and around areas that have been newly marked as Safe Passage routes. And on Monday morning, sanitation workers discovered the body of a man inside a garbage can about a half-block from one of the South Side’s Safe Passage routes. Police said they think he died

$2M bail set for teen in slaying of veteran SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old Spokane boy was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday and will be tried as an adult in last week’s beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran. A second teen was arrested in the case early Monday. Demetrius L. Glenn is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Spokane County District Court. He made an initial court appearance Monday afternoon. The charges carry a potential life sentence. District Judge Richard Leland, presiding over a packed courtroom, said the brutality of the attack and vulnerability of the victim made the high bail proper. Glenn had turned himself in Thursday night, the same day the Army veteran, Delbert Belton, died of his injuries. The slightly built youth gave yes and no answers to

questions from the judge, but otherwise said nothing. Defense attorney Chris Phelps noted after the hearing that the case has gone viral on the Internet. “The evidence doesn’t indicate what happened,” Phelps said, adding that eyewitnesses only reported “two kids running away.” A second 16-year-old boy, Kenan Adams-Kinard, was arrested without incident early Monday on a warrant for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. He has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday and will also be tried as an adult. “The two individuals we believe are responsible for the robbery and murder of Mr. Belton are in custody,” Police Chief Frank Straub said. The Associated Press does not generally identify minors accused of a crime but is naming the teens because of the severity of the charges.


Chicago police officers patrol around Gresham Elementary School as Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter to the building. Kayla is new to the school, as are thousands of other children in the district whose neighborhood schools were closed.

overnight, but provided no other details. If the attention Chicago received after a 15-year-old honor student was killed about a mile from President Barack Obama’s home in January is any indication, there is no doubt a similar media firestorm will occur if a child is caught in gang crossfire on the way to or from school. One officer standing outside Gresham Elementary summed up the pressure the police department and City Hall are under this year, joking that children “better not get a splinter or

we’ll all be out of a job.” With the hope of preventing problems, the financially strapped city hired 600 workers at a rate of $10 an hour to supplement a Safe Passage program that has existed since 2009, — launched the same year a Chicago honors student’s beating death was videotaped. Police worked with residents and CPS to map out routes near 52 of the socalled “welcoming schools” that are taking in students from the closed schools. Along those routes, the city has put up scores of “Safe

Passage” signs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also deployed city departments to repair sidewalks, replace street lights, paint over graffiti and board up nearly 300 abandoned buildings. On Monday, Emanuel didn’t mention Safe Passage, focusing instead on changes that have been made for this school year, starting with a full day of kindergarten. But last week, he told about 1,000 people at a training session that the program is “about more than just building a route to school.

“It is about building a route to college, career and beyond ...” he said. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday he was pleased with how things were going, particularly in what he saw as evidence of community and parent involvement. “I’m seeing small groups of kids being walked to school by their parents, or their older brothers or sisters,” McCarthy said. “This goes to the heart of what we’ve been talking about since I’ve been here, which is . to me, this is an opportunity. This is true community policing.” But crime statistics and shootings, such as the one in the Uptown neighborhood last week along a Safe Passage route, only underline what parents say is a fact of life: Danger lurks. “They will ride to school for the rest of their life, as long as I’m in Chicago,” Jennifer Press said, explaining her determination to keep her kids out of harm’s way and from gangs. She was at Gresham Elementary to register her 4-year-old daughter because the pre-kindergarten class at a school closer to her home is full. For her part, Kayla professed she wasn’t worried about all the gangs and the dangers that she’s heard her grandmother, Stovall, and other adults talk about — as long as her grandmother and aunt who walked with her to school are nearby.

Testimony emotional at Fort Hood FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier left for dead after being shot in the head. A widow whose two sons won’t have their father to take them fishing or teach them how to be gentlemen. A grieving father who includes himself and his unborn grandson in the death toll of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Survivors of the attack and relatives of those killed testified Monday during the final phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan’s trial. Prosecutors hope the emotional testimony — from sobbing widows, distraught parents and paralyzed soldiers — helps persuade jurors to impose a rare military death sentence on Hasan, who was convicted last week of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base. The sentencing phase also will be Hasan’s last chance to tell jurors what he’s spent the last four years telling the military, judges and journalists: that the killing of unarmed American soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan was necessary to protect Muslim insurgents. But whether he plans to address jurors remains unclear. Staff Sgt. Patrick Ziegler was among the first to testify, telling jurors how he

was shot four times and underwent emergency surgery that removed about 20 percent of his brain. Doctors initially expected him to die or remain in a vegetative state. Ziegler was hospitalized for about 11 months and had 10 surgeries. He is now paralyzed on his left side, unable to use his left hand, and blind spots in both eyes prevent him from driving. “I think I’m hopeful I’ll continue to recover some movement, but eventually I’ll succumb to my wounds and I won’t be able to function,” Ziegler said. The married father said he has trouble caring for his 10-month-old son, “like a normal father would,” and described his cognitive level as that of a 10th or 11th grader. He also said he has fought severe depression. “I’m a lot angrier and lot darker than I used to be,” he said, adding that the injuries had “pretty much affected every facet of my personality.” Shoua Her wiped away tears as she recalled how she and her husband, Pfc. Kham Xiong, talked about growing old together and having more children. Now, she said, their children know their slain father only through memories and stories. “We had talked about

how excited we were to purchase our first home. We talked about vacations and places we wanted to go visit. And all that was stripped away from me,” she said. “Our daughter will not have her dad to walk her down the aisle. My two sons will never have their dad to take them fishing or (teach them) sports or how to be a gentleman.” “I miss him a lot,” she added. “I miss his soft, gentle hands. How he holds me. He made me feel safe and secure. Now the other side of the bed is empty and cold. I feel dead but yet alive.” As she testified, one juror, a male officer, fought back tears. Juan Velez, the father of Pvt. Francheska Velez, said his family hasn’t come to grips with her death. His 21-year-old daughter was pregnant, and several witnesses testified about hearing her cry, “My baby! My baby!” during the attack. “That man did not just kill 13, he killed 15. He killed my grandson (Velez’ unborn child) and myself,” he said in Spanish. “It hurt me to the bottom of my soul.” Another widow, Cristi Greene, struggled through sobs as she recalled her husband of more than three years, Pfc. Frederick

Greene. “I can’t explain how hard it’s been. You open a box, looking at a picture. It hurts so bad. It’s all you’re ever going to have,” she said. Green’s mother, Karen Nourse, said everything changed the day Army officers arrived at Green’s home for the death notification: “I get up in the morning and I prepare myself to get through a day without him. And that’s difficult. And it won’t ever go away. Ever,” she said. The hearing ended for the day after a dozen people testified. Other widows, mothers, children and siblings of the slain also are expected this week to tell the jury of 13 high-ranking military officers about their loves ones and describe the pain of living without them. What they won’t be allowed to talk about are their feelings toward Hasan or what punishment they think he deserves. Hasan, an Americanborn Muslim, has admitted carrying out the attack and showed no reaction when he was found guilty. He is representing himself during his trial, yet he called no witnesses, declined to testify and questioned only three of prosecutors’ nearly 90 witnesses before he was convicted.

Bo alleges love triangle in trial JINAN, China (AP) — China’s most sensational trial in decades ended Monday with disgraced politician Bo Xilai hinting at a love triangle involving his wife and former right-hand man — both key witnesses against him — as he made last-ditch efforts to redeem his reputation. The prosecution countered by saying Bo should be severely punished because he showed no remorse in the five-day corruption trial in the eastern

city of Jinan, aimed at capping a scandal set off by his wife’s murder of a British businessman and resulting in Bo’s purge from top posts and the Communist Party. In testimony, Bo denounced both his wife, Gu Kailai, as crazy and his former police chief, Wang Lijun, as dishonest, as he has sought to portray himself as an official who worked too hard to scrutinize his family’s affairs and who was surrounded by conniving, duplicitous people.

“He (Wang) was secretly in love with Gu Kailai, his emotions were tangled and he could not extricate himself,” Bo told the court. Prosecutors said Monday that the trial proceedings have shown adequate proof of Bo’s guilt on charges of netting $4.3 million through bribes and embezzlement and abuse of power in interfering with the murder investigation. A date for the verdict has not been given. Bo faces a possible life sentence.


FIRST AMENDMENT “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

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OMHOF decision makes sense Separating the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony from the concert is a great way to keep local flavor and improve fundraising. OMHOF officials announced a twopart induction process for 2013. The actual induction will take place at the OMHOF on Oct. 14. The concert, headlined by the Swon Brothers, will be held Oct. 15 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. The induction becomes a centerpiece event for Muskogee instead of a part of the concert night. The OMHOF building is a very intimate setting for an induction. It will allow for a more up-close and personal feel for the inductions. It retains the pride and ownership of local patrons and donors of the OMHOF even as the concert is moved out of town. OMHOF officials will get an opportunity to see if a larger venue set in a larger population base will improve ticket sales to the concert. The induction concert has not been as well-attended as needed Editorials in “Editorially speaking” are the institutional opinions of the Muskogee Phoenix’s six-member Editorial Board. Columns, commentaries, letters and cartoons on the Opinion Page are the views of their respective writers and artists

for the OMHOF to raise significant capital. Moving the concert to Tulsa will bring the population base of a metropolitan area into play. There are way more potential concert-goers there than here. The Mabee Center has the flexibility to be set up for 2,700 ticket-holders or expand to as many as 11,300. That’s significantly more than the Civic Center. OMHOF would have to consider moving the concert out of Muskogee on a permanent basis if this year’s concert is a huge success. If the Swon Brothers and this year’s inductees — to be announced — can pull in excess of 10,000, it would be a no-brainer to take the concert on the road in subsequent years. OMHOF officials have struck a great balance by separating the induction and concert. Muskogee area OMHOF supporters can feel as if they are investing in a uniquely Muskogee attraction. And the OMHOF can grow the funds needed to create growth for the museum. and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board. Letters, opinion columns, articles, photos, artwork and other material submitted to the Phoenix may be published or distributed in print, electronic and other forms.

Symphony sympathy: A Kato remedy Attention all classical music lovers in the Twin Cities. We feel your pain and we have a remedy. We know you must be frustrated. The Minnesota Orchestra musicians have been out of work since October 2012, locked out by management over a salary dispute. It’s been like a longrunning TV drama, only this is painfully real. Six summer concerts scheduled for July and August were canceled. Musicians have told Minnesota Public Radio that as many as 20 players have decided to leave the orchestra for work elsewhere. The situation is so desperate former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, a Northern Ireland and Mideast peace negotiator, was brought in and apparently even he could not broker a deal. Now, in the latest episode, music director Osmo Vanska said if the orchestra are not back in their seats by Sept 9, he’s packing up. This has been a longrunning serial with talks going back to April of 2012 when management proposed salary cuts of more than 30 percent in the wake of projections showing multi-million deficits. The musicians

AROUND THE NATION hesitated and management locked them out. Caught up in this tiff have been scores of music lovers throughout the state who lost a whole season. Well, maybe not throughout the state, our metro brethren, and there lies a remedy to your long-running frustration. Without taking sides in this issue, we did want to make you aware that the Mankato Symphony Orchestra is still alive and well and has been playing since it was organized in 1950 by the local Musicians Union, the State Teacher’s College, Gustavus Adolphus College and the Mankato Public Schools. Since that time, the Mankato Symphony has featured musicians from around the state and the world, including occasional musicians from your metro orchestra and our Mankato musicians have subbed up there. Why even the Mankato music director is Kenneth Freed, a violist and assistant conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra, appointed by Vanska. So fellow Minnesotans, if you’re itching to fill that musical void, the Mankato Symphony Or-

chestra just opened up ticket sales for the 201314 season with an impressive lineup including the music of Sibelius and Brahms, a Christmas concert featuring Frank Babbitt of the Chicago Lyric Opera, worldrenowned concert pianist Richard Kogan who will deconstruct Rachmaninoff and, finally, music by Latin American composers featuring Freed and, we’re told, a surprise artist who is well known in your neck of the woods. We’ll keep the light on for you. — The Free Press Mankato, MN Aug. 26

Search efforts applauded Hundreds of volunteers came. Some were on foot. Others rode in on horseback, while others relied on cars and all-terrain vehicles. They all shared one common goal: to bring Adriaunna Horton home. The 12-year-old girl was reportedly abducted about 5 p.m. Monday while playing at a park about a half-block from her home. Quickly, family, friends and even concerned strangers began to scour the town of Gold-

en City. That search, coordinated by law enforcement officers, took those volunteers out to the prairies and fields surrounding the farming community. Even when the search entered its third day, there was no lack of help or hope. Adriaunna was known in her community as the girl with the winning smile. And we can only imagine the memory of that smile helped drive the search. There are times when quick searches end with happy reunions. More often, though, volunteer searchers know the outcome could be tragic. That measure of tragedy was evident among the volunteers on Wednesday when a body was found in a field near Golden City, and the search was called off. “We still had hope,” said Karla Abeyta, one of the searchers, as she got back to town. “I was praying that she was going to be alive.” Those prayers are still needed as Adriaunna Horton’s family faces difficult days ahead. The need for support from family, friends and strangers remains important. A search continues, only now it has become a search for answers. — Joplin Globe

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Odds growing our Constitution will pulverize Obama I’d previously doubted that the deeply concerned bipartisan rebellion in and out of Congress against President Barack Obama’s contemptuous spying on all of us would have lasting impact on him or any of his successors who believe the president is the rule of law. I spoke too soon, according to this headline in the Aug. 17 edition of the New York Daily News: “Pols rip NSA over privacy.” The article highlighted the current revival of the personal liberty legacy of Tom Paine, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. What ignited this political outrage was the previous day’s Washington Post, which reported on newly released National Security Agency documents from former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Obama has made Snowden a citizen without a country until he returns from his haven in Russia to be ultimately judged by our Supreme Court, some of whose recent decisions have been supportive of the president in denying us our personal privacy rights. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “the thousands of privacy violations cited by the Post were ‘jawdropping’” (“Pols rip NSA over privacy,” Larry McShane, New York Daily News, Aug. 17). Besides The Washington Post and the Daily News, other members of the media are also

awakening to Obama’s belittling of We The People. In last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan quoted me at length: “There are particular constitutional liberty rights that (Americans) have that distinguish them from all other people, and one of them is privacy ... “The bad thing is you no longer have the one thing we’re supposed to have as Americans living in a self-governing republic” Nat (“What We Lose Hentoff if We Give Up Privacy,” Noonan, The Wall United Street Journal, Media Aug. 17). And in addition to the media, more Americans are awakening in anger — across party lines — at being betrayed by their un-American government. The reporter who has been facilitating Snowden’s breaking news, thus disturbing Obama’s golf games, is The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. He’s made Edward Snowden into a household name. Last month, Greenwald reported on “major public opinion shifts in how NSA surveillance and privacy are viewed,” further troubling our leading-from-behind commander-in-chief. He spoke of “a new comprehensive poll released ... by Pew Research (that) provides the most compelling evi-

dence yet of how stark the shift is” (“Major opinion shifts, in the U.S. and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy,” Greenwald, The Guardian, July 29). Dig this, Obama. According to the poll: “A majority of Americans — 56 percent — say that federal courts fail to provide adequate limits on the telephone and Internet data the government is collecting as part of its anti-terrorism efforts. “An even larger percentage (70 percent) believes that the government uses this data for purposes other than investigating terrorism” (“Few See Adequate Limits on NSA Surveillance Program,” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, July 26). You see, we’re a lot smarter than Obama thinks we are. Pew continues: “And despite the insistence by the president and other senior officials that only ‘metadata,’ such as phone numbers and email addresses, is being collected, 63 percent think the government is also gathering information about the content of communications.” Citing these figures, Greenwald further explained the Pew poll’s importance: “That demonstrates a decisive rejection of the U.S. government’s three primary defenses of its secret programs: there is adequate oversight; we’re not listening to the content of communication; and the

spying is only used to Keep You Safe.” Are you listening, Attorney General Eric Holder? I sure hope the parents among us are telling our kids what’s really going on, because the great majority of them aren’t learning in school about the president’s towering lies that he feeds us almost daily. As she is busy planning for her likely 2016 presidential run, is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying anything about that? And how many of the potential Republican presidential candidates are mentioning Obama’s treating us with such wholesale disrespect? Hey, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. What do you think of all this? You ought to listen to Sen. Rand Paul, governor. He knows the score. Having quoted so much from Pew Research polls, I feel required to say that, as with all polls I reference, I first validate them from other research sources. I have found nearly all the Pew polls I’ve used are accurate. Here are more of its findings: “Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) say their greater concern about government antiterrorism policies is that they have gone too far in restricting the average person’s civil liberties; 35 percent say their greater concern is that they have not gone far enough to adequately protect the country ...

“This is the first time a plurality has expressed greater concern about civil liberties than security since the question was first asked in 2004.” Greenwald, who called these figures the poll’s “most striking finding,” wrote: “For anyone who spent the post-9/11 years defending core liberties against assaults relentlessly perpetrated in the name of terrorism, polling data like that is nothing short of shocking. “This Pew visual,” Greenwald continued, “underscores what a radical shift has occurred from these recent NSA disclosures.” This conclusion leads me to request that Pew Research and other proven reliable pollsters conduct a carefully, calmly worded national poll. It would ask a wide sampling of Americans — regardless of their politics and other self-identifying characteristics — whether they believe there is seriously documented evidence that indicates President Barack Obama should be impeached for continually defying his oath of office. Twice he has defied that oath, when he swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” More than any other president, Obama has continually broken the oath of office. Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.

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Arizona inmate testifies in Oklahoma couple’s killing ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate accused of killing an Oklahoma couple after breaking out of prison resumed Monday with prosecutors calling a fellow inmate to testify about the escape and subsequent flight. The prosecution’s case against John McCluskey hinges partly on the testimony of inmate Tracy Province. The two, along with an accomplice who threw cutting tools onto the prison grounds, sparked a nationwide manhunt when

they escaped from a medium-security prison near Kingman, Ariz., in July 2010. Province testified that it took three months to plan the escape but only three minutes to accomplish. The inmates scaled one fence and cut wire and more fencing along the prison perimeter before they began searching for their getaway car, Province said. “Once we didn’t find the escape vehicle, the plan changed. We were flying off the cuff,” he said. Prosecutors say the trio

kidnapped two truck drivers and commandeered their semi after walking hours through the desert. They hitched another ride south, picked up another car with the help of McCluskey’s family members and then headed toward the Arizona-New Mexico state line where they camped. Province, who had been serving life in prison, testified that he felt exhilarated despite not having heroin in days. Prosecutors had asked him earlier about his years AP of drug use, which he was President Barack Obama awards Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor able to maintain while in for conspicuous gallantry on Monday during a ceremony in the East Room of the White prison.


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to Afghan war veteran WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism,” one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war. Carter risked his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost four years ago. “As these soldiers and families will tell you, they’re a family forged in battle, and loss, and love,” Obama said as Carter stood at his side and members of his unit watched in the White House East Room. Then as an Army specialist, Carter sprinted from his barracks into a ferocious firefight, a day-long battle on Oct. 3, 2009, that killed eight of his fellow soldiers as they tried to defend their outpost — at the bottom of a valley and surrounded by high mountains — from the onslaught of a much larger force of Taliban and local fighters. Still suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome, Carter stood nearly emotionless during the ceremony, although a faint smile

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crossed his face near the end that turned into a broad grin as Obama hung the metal and its blue ribbon around his neck and the audience — which included 40 members of the recipient’s family — answered with a rousing standing ovation. Later, Carter told reporters outside the White House that receiving the medal had been “one of the greatest experiences” for his family and that he would “strive to live up to the responsibility.” He also said he wanted to help the American public to better understand the “invisible wounds” still inflicting him and thousands of others. “Only those closest to me can see the scars,” Carter said, reading his statement. He said Americans should realize that those suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome “are not damaged, they are just burdened by living when others are not.” Obama praised Carter for talking openly about the disorder for some time. Obama said that Carter, like many veterans, “at first resisted seeking help,” but later accepted counseling. “The pain of that day ... may never go away,” Obama said, including flashbacks and nightmares. But he praised Carter for seek-

ing help and pushing back, and for acknowledging his struggle publicly and helping other troops with their recovery. “Let me say it as clearly as I can to any of our troops or veterans who are watching and struggling,” Obama said. “Look at this man. Look at this soldier. Look at this warrior. He’s as tough as they come, and if he can find the courage and the strength to not only seek help but also to speak out about it, to take care of himself and to stay strong, then so can you.” The battle, one of the fiercest of the war in Afghanistan, occurred while Carter was stationed at Command Outpost Keating in the eastern part of the country. The roughly 53 U.S. troops at the outpost were at first overpowered by 300 or more Taliban fighters. But despite overwhelming numerical odds and “blizzards of bullets and steel,” Carter and his fellow soldiers “pushed the enemy back. The soldiers retook their camp.” In February, Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on another survivor of that firefight, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha. It was the first time since the Vietnam War that two living soldiers of the same battle were presented with the Medal of Honor.

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Baseball roundup ROYALS 11, RAYS 1 – Jeremy Guthrie tossed five effective innings, helping Kansas City roll to the victory in the makeup of a snowed-out game from early May. Guthrie (13-10) allowed one run and six hits, struck out five and walked three. He fanned Kelly Johnson with two aboard to end the third inning, and then struck out David DeJesus on a called third strike to leave the bases loaded in the fourth. Jeremy Hellickson (10-8) allowed five runs in just 2 2-3 innings for Tampa Bay. It was the right-hander’s shortest start since June 30, 2012, when he went the same distance in a game against Detroit before getting pelted in the leg by a line drive. Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs as the Royals won their second straight following a sevengame slide. CARDINALS 8, REDS 6 – Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning, helping St. Louis rally to beat Cincinnati. Matt Holliday also had a long three-run homer as St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29. The Cardinals lead idle Pittsburgh by a half-game and Cincinnati by 3? games. Rookie Carlos Martinez (1-1) pitched two innings for his first major league win, and Edward Mujica worked a perfect ninth for his 35th save. Zack Cozart had two hits and three RBIs for the Reds, who dropped to 4-9 against St. Louis this season. Jay Bruce hit his 25th homer in the eighth. Cozart and Todd Frazier both hit two-run triples off Tyler Lyons in the second, helping Cincinnati build a 4-0 lead. Holliday homered in the third. The Cardinals went ahead to stay in the seventh. Jon Jay drove in a run with a bases-loaded grounder off Manny Parra (1-3). J.J. Hoover then walked Holliday, and Craig drove the next pitch over the wall in right for his 13th homer.

Serena rolls in first round NEW YORK – Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the U.S. Open, her opponent really wanted a hug. So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a fullfledged embrace. “I don’t need a hug in that moment,” Schiavone joked afterward. “I need a game.” It was that kind of evening for Schiavone, an often-demonstrative player who is certainly no pushover: She won the 2010 French Open, was the runner-up at that Grand Slam tournament a year later, and twice has been a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open. She’s been ranked as high as No. 4 but is 54th this week. “I knew playing a former Grand Slam champion in the first round was a really, really tough draw,” Williams said, “so I tried to be super serious.” All told, the match only took an hour. And it ended right in time, as far as Williams was concerned, because a light rain began to fall just at the conclusion in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Eventually, play was suspended for the day, and the last scheduled match of the night session, 17-time major champion Roger Federer vs. 62nd-ranked Grega Zemlja of Slovenia, was postponed until Tuesday. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams was nearly perfect, never facing a break point, making only eight unforced errors, compiling a 13-3 edge in winners, hitting serves faster than 115 mph, and taking the first 10 games. Schiavone didn’t help herself by hitting eight double-faults.

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Higley overwhelms to Muskogee blanks Union, keep Lady Tigers perfect still unbeaten in district Phoenix staff report

CATOOSA – Madison Higley struck out 18 batters and held Catoosa to four hits and one run, leading the Lady Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Lady Indians in Catoosa on Monday. Higley (9-0) dominated in the circle from the start for the Class 4A No. 4 Lady Tigers, striking out the first nine batters she faced before giving up a hit in the fourth inning to end the streak. “I called a change up and the girl stuck her bat out and blooped it right over Madison’s head,” said Fort Gibson coach Jaime Snyder. The Lady Tigers (9-0) plated their first run in the second inning and made the score 2-0 af-

ter three innings. Catoosa cut the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the fourth before the Lady Tigers ended the scoring with a run in the fifth. “We hit the ball good and hard,” Snyder said. “We had runners on base in every inning. We just couldn’t string hits together. We didn’t do a good job of adjusting to hit balls where they weren’t.” Fort Gibson finished the game with 12 hits with Mackenzie Williams going 3-for-4 with one run batted in and one run scored. Kelsey Hornback was 2for-3, Brea Jordan was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Miranda Cherry was 1-for-3 with an RBI. The Lady Tigers return to action at 5 p.m. today with a game at Miami.

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TULSA – The Muskogee Lady Roughers kept their District 6A3 fastpitch record unblemished on Monday with a 3-0 win over Union. The Lady Roughers improved to 4-0 in district play, 9-2 overall, while the Lady Redskins fell to 3-7, 0-3 in district. “It was a good job getting out of here with a win,” said Muskogee coach Keith Coleman. “Union every year is a really good program. They’ve started off slow but have played a ridiculously tough schedule. They’re much better than their record shows and no doubt in my mind, Union’s going to be in the hunt.” Shaylee Rowland started in the circle for Muskogee and saw

her record increase to 6-2 on the season. Rowland limited Union to four hits while striking out four. “Shaylee really controlled the game from beginning to end,” Coleman said. “She did a good job and we did just enough to sweep out with a win.” The Lady Roughers opened the scoring in the second inning with two runs. Nia Maxwell got her only hit of the game which drove in Muskogee’s first run of the game and Bailee Hendrickson, who went 2-for-2, drove in her only run of the contest to close out the scoring in the inning. Brook Hendrickson ended the scoring for Muskogee, bringing in the final run on a fielder’s (See LADY, 2B)


Making an impression Cowboys’ WR finding peace in Stillwater

Sooners’ QB showing why he got the nod By John Shinn

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STILLWATER – A season ago, Blake Jackson came to Oklahoma State as a relative unknown Scottsdale Community College transfer who almost seemed out of place in the midwest. But while the Gilbert, Ariz., import may have struggled settling into his new home in Stillwater, there was one place Jackson always felt at home – the end zone. Dubbed “big-play” Blake by some of his teammates after averaging 19.9 yards per catch, Jackson is finally starting to feel at home in Stillwater. And that could spell trouble for the defenses of the Big 12. “Really, I have my mind set on personal goals for myself,” Jackson said. “I really just want to be a more consistent player and I want to dominate as much as possible. It’s not so much of a number, it’s just really taking advantage of all the opportunities I do get.” Those opportunities may be a little more limited this year. Jackson comes into the season as somewhat of a marked man after finishing third on last year’s squad with 30 catches for 598 yards. “I somewhat think there is (more pressure),” Jackson said. “My teammates do have certain expectations of me to come out and perform every Saturday, but I don’t take it as

have to be ready to step up and be a leader for a team that has such high expectations on the road to a great season. You have to embrace it.” Embracing things is nothing new to Jackson. He embraced Stillwater, embraced Oklahoma State’s program and embraced the role of becoming a go-to target after Moore went down last season. Now he’s ready to embrace a new role – the role of becoming a leader and

NORMAN – The decision to go with Trevor Knight at starting quarterback is going to analyzed until the redshirt freshman shows why he beat out junior Blake Bell for OklaOU vs. homa’s ULM quarterWhen: Satback job. urday, 6 p.m. Since Where: NorKnight’s man only pubTV: Fox lic show- Sports Neting was work (PPV) April’s spring game, there isn’t much to judge. However, his teammates and coach gave their insight into what he’ll bring to the table Monday. “The things he can do on the run are very impressive,” OU center Gabe Ikard said. “He’s very athletic and when he gets in the open field he can go. There were several moments in camp where you knew he was fast.” OU coach Bob Stoops, he made his first public comments since naming Knight the starter last week, said it wasn’t one particular aspect or trait that won Knight the job. It was an entire body of work. “I think it’s just fair to say that overall, through all these practices, there’s just been a little more consistency in the different areas that we’ve been looking



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Oklahoma State’s Blake Jackson, center, is finally starting to feel at home in Stillwater after coming to the Cowboys from Gilbert, Ariz.

pressure. I just take it as a reward for all the hard work that I’ve done.” “I think Blake’s going to have a huge year for us,” Oklahoma State receiver Tracy Moore said. “Last year, he was still feeling some things out – getting used to our offense and stuff. This year, he’s been working really hard to get better. He knows our offense and is starting to feel a little more comfortable with everything.” There may be some pressure for Jackson to duplicate those numbers again this year, but unlike

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most players Jackson actually welcomes the pressure of emerging into a goto receiver in Oklahoma State’s offense. “That’s the part you have to love,” Jackson said. “When you work really hard and you put in all that time to this stuff, you

OU ex ‘marinates,’ bounces back from benching


Dallas’ DeMarco Murray “got the message” after coach Jason Garrett benched the former Oklahoma Sooner during Saturday’s game against Cincinnati. Murray fumbled the ball inside the Cowboys’ 10-yard line the third time he touched the ball.

IRVING, Texas (AP) – DeMarco Murray let his mind “marinate” while he was benched for fumbling in a preseason game against Cincinnati. Taking his cooking analogy one step further, the Dallas Cowboys running back was never boiling even though he was forced to NFL watch a quarter and a half. Murray, who played collegiately at Oklahoma, acknowledged Monday that he was frustrated by the move. And he definitely got the message because he had 45 rushing yards and a 7-yard scoring catch on one drive when coach Jason Garrett gave him another chance after sitting him three straight series in the Cowboys’ 24-18 victory Saturday. “I wasn’t mad at anyone,” said Murray, who fumbled inside the Dallas

10 the third time he touched the ball but was bailed out by offensive lineman Jermey Parnell’s recovery. “I wasn’t pouting on the sidelines. I was waiting for my opportunity to get back in the game. Once my number was called, I was ready to play.” Garrett didn’t bench the third-year back immediately after the miscue – Murray handled the ball twice more before a Dallas punt. But the coach clearly was fed up after the loose ball on the Cowboys’ fifth offensive play just one week after they had five turnovers in the first half and six total in a loss at Arizona. “Can’t happen,” Garrett said, pointing out that avoiding turnovers was a “huge emphasis” in training camp and had to be reinforced after the loss to

the Cardinals. “I don’t care who you are. We can’t have it. DeMarco’s a man. He understands what his role is on this football team. We just felt that was the right thing to do, and he responded exactly how we thought he would respond.” The Cowboys have preached carrying the ball “high and tight” throughout the preseason, and Murray was simply the latest to violate that rule in a game. Lance Dunbar, who could be Murray’s backup if he can recover from a sprained foot in time, lost a ball against the Cardinals when he stretch it over his head and lost control as he was falling backward after a long run. Receiver Dez Bryant had the ball stripped after a nice gain on a catch and (See MURRAY, 2B)


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Lady Roughers hold Union scoreless Continued from Page 1B

choice. Dee Emarthle, Lexi Watson and Rowland all went 2-for-4 in the game with Watson scoring one run. The last time the two schools met was in the slowpitch state tournament quarterfinals, won by Union, and Coleman said that outcome had no bearing on Monday’s matchup. “We didn’t talk about that,” he said. “If you can’t get up to play Union then something’s wrong with you. In fastpitch and slowpitch the last few years, they’re probably the best softball program in Oklahoma.”

Jackson feels freshmen came ready to learn Continued from Page 1B

favored target in what could be Oklahoma State’s deepest receiving corp yet. “I feel like the maturity level of some of the freshman receivers was really surprising,” Jackson said. “Those guys came in ready to work and want to learn from us older guys. They want to carry on that tradition of having a great passing game, which makes our job easier as leaders.” With only one ball to share, Jackson that even if he can’t put up similar numbers or better this season it won’t bother him – so long as somebody is putting up the big numbers. “We throw the ball considerably more than most teams in football right now,” Jackson said. “Honestly, there’s going to be enough balls for all of us. My main goal is to be the best player I can be for this team, regardless if it’s blocking for Tracy (Moore) when he catches the ball or me running down the field.”

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OSSAA rankings Note: The OSSAA has taken over rankings from, which has been the official rankings of the OSSAA. As was with Okrankings, coaches vote. First place votes in parenthesis, followed by voting points totals. Class 6A and 5A in fastpitch will not be ranked.

3. Sulphur (4) 4. Marlow (2) 5. Davis (1) 6. Meeker 7. Chandler (1) 8. Oktaha 9. Henryetta 10. Heavener

544 527 512 459 400 373 372 326


Class 2A 1. Dale (39) 2. Savanna (1) 3. Colbert (2) 4. Drumright 5. Latta 6. Frederick 7. Wayne (6) 8. Panama 9. Tushka 10. Hobart

928 798 748 668 652 596 542 532 515 430

Class 4A 1. Hilldale (29) 2. Blanchard (3) 3. Tuttle (5) 4. Fort Gibson (3) 5. Tecumseh (1) 6. Bethel 7. Cache 8. Cushing 9. Mannford 10. Lone Grove

714 651 650 617 547 506 453 424 406 397


Also: 13. Checotah 19. Wagoner

304 173

Class 3A 1. Sequoyah (16) 2. Washington (10)

580 573

18. Warner


Class A 1. Binger-Oney (36) 2. Amber-Pocasset (3) 3. Healdton (2) 4. Mooreland (6) 5. Sterling (4)

956 844 794 777 707

6. Wright City (1) 7. Roff 8. Elmore City-Pernell (1) 9. Rock Creek 10. Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Class B 1. Red Oak (38) 2. Arnett (4) 3. Turner (2) 4. Stuart 5. Fort Cobb-Broxton (1) 6. New Lima 7. Shattuck 8. Bennington (1) 9. Caney 10. Asher

657 640 582 495 450

9. Norman North (1) 10. Stillwater Also: 11. Muskogee


889 803 746 685 631 569 489 458 350 343

Class 5A 1. Heritage Hall (16) 2. Lincoln Christian (1) 3. Cascia Hall 4. Christian Heritage 5. Coweta (2) 6. Edmond Deer Creek (2) 7. Skiatook 8. Victory Christian 9. Okla. Bible Academy 10. Collinsville

279 250 231 227 201 194 138 128 127 107

278 252 251 213 200 175 172 154

Class 4A 1. Elgin (9) 2. Cache (5) 3. Mt. Saint Mary (9) 4. Weatherford (2) 5. Sequoyah 6. Clinton 7. Bethany 8. Oologah-Talala (1) 9. Rejoice Christian 10. Catoosa

322 313 290 263 256 237 192 186 183 139

Volleyball Class 6A 1. Edmond Santa Fe (12) 2. Edmond North (5) 3. Bishop Kelley (3) 4. Jenks 5. Edmond Memorial 6. Owasso 7. Booker T. Washington 8. Union

139 135

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Fastpitch CHECOTAH 8, HARTSHORNE 4 – Taylor Davidson led the Lady Wildcats (10-1) both at the plate and in the circle in Checotah’s win at home over Hartshorne. Davidson struck out nine and surrendered only two earned runs in improving her record to 10-1 on the year. With the bat, she was 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Kori Carmack and Hanna Hagler were both 2-for-4 with Hagler driving in one run and Carmack scoring once. BRAGGS 15-10, MIDWAY 5-0 – The Braggs Lady Wildcats improved to 4-5 on the year with the doubleheader sweep of Midway on Monday. Makayla Coen got the win in the first game and Mady Englebretson earned the victory in the second, both improving to 1-1 on the season. Coen allowed one hit while striking eight in the opener while Englebretson gave up three hits with four strikeouts. At the plate in game one, Coen was 3for-4 with six RBIs on two home runs, a grand slam and a two-run shot, Englebretson was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI and Devin Idell was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Coen was 1-for-1 with two RBI while Englebretson was 1-for-2 with an RBI in game two. GORE 5, GANS 4 – Mallorie

Sheffield’s running catch with the tying run on third ended the game and preserved the win for Gore (3-7). Stormie Gates was the beneficiary of the catch, improving her record to 2-4 on the year. Abby Brown was 3-for-3 while Mackenzie was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. PORUM 11, PORTER 4 – The Lady Panthers moved to 6-3 on the year with the win behind Katie McCullar who tossed a complete game striking out 10 and giving up just two earned runs. McCullar also helped her cause from the plate going 4-for-4 with two home runs and four runs batted in. Carly Anderson got in on the action as well as she went 3-for-5. Cameron Dilkerton was 3for-4 with three RBIs and Gabby Peebles was 3-for-3 with an RBI. WARNER 14, INDIANOLA 0 – The Lady Eagles remained red hot behind the arm of Cheyenne Miller, who tossed a nohitter, and the bat of Chelsea Anderson, moving to 8-2 on the season. Miller moved to 4-2 on the season going three innings while striking out four batters. Tristan Potts, Anderson and Raven Girty all went 2-for-2 from the plate. Potts hit her third home run of the year and collected five RBIs while Anderson scored once and drove in one and Girty drove in one and scored twice. EUFAULA 10, CROWDER 7 – The Lady Ironheads got their first win of the season over Crowder moving to 1-8 on the year. Lauren Hopkins was strong from the circle as she went five innings striking out five to move her to 1-3 on the year.

Kori Burge paced Eufaula going 4-for5 with three runs scored and two RBIs while Erin Gray and Rachel Singleton both went 2-for-4 with Gray scored three times and Singleton scoring twice. SEQUOYAH TWO UP, VIAN TWO DOWN – The No. 3 ranked Lady Indians move to 8-3 on the season with a 15-2 win over Vian and a 3-0 win against Panama on Monday. Katie Phillips got the wins in both contests, improving to 8-3 on the year. The Lady Indians’ bats were impressive against Vian as Meagan Towie was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Hayleigh Galvin was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and four runs scored as Sequoyah hit five home runs in the game. For the Lady Wolverines, the losing pitcher was Jayden Bolin. The leading hitter for the Lady Wolverines was Allison Hohrman going 1-for-2 with a double. In Sequoyah's game against Panama, Phillips tossed a no-hitter with four strikeouts. Galvin went 2-for-2 with an RBI while Towie was 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored. In the final game of the three-way, Vian fell to Panama 15-7. Bolin was the losing pitcher in that game moving to 3-3 on the season and dropping the Lady Wolverines to 4-8 on the year. Erica Casey went 2-for-4 from the plate with a triple. While Hohrman went 2-for-4 as well. OKTAHA TAKES TWO – The No. 8 ranked Lady Tigers move to 11-2 on the season with wins over Inola and Haskell.

In the first game against Inola, Caitlin Sykes moved to 2-0 on the year going five innings striking out one and giving up just three hits. From the plate Kallee King was 2-for-3 and Taylor Pevehouse went 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs batted in. In game two, Pevehouse got the win moving her record to 4-1, going two innings striking out three Lady Haymakers and giving up just two hits. Kelsey Cantwell and Shea Lynch both went 1-for-2 with two RBIs on a double.

Volleyball SEQUOYAH 3, WESTVILLE 0 – The Class 4A No. 1 ranked Lady Indians moved to 8-0 with scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-16. Leading players for the Lady Indians were Audrey Ballou with nine kills and four aces while Jhonett Cookson added seven kills and three blocks. Eva Cooper also contributed with seven assists.

Baseball OKAY 1, PRESTON 0 – The Okay Mustangs moved to 2-2 on the season with a hard fought win over Preston. Winning pitcher for the Mustangs was Noah Eastwood who is now 1-1 on the year. Eastwood went four innings striking out six and giving up just three hits. From the plate, Zac Cagle went 1-for-2, as did Barius Riggs who drove in the winning run for the Mustangs.

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for,” Stoops said. Whatever it is that won Knight the job will be on display when the 16th-ranked Sooners play host to Louisiana-Monroe Saturday in the season opener. The game will unveil all the changes OU has made since the 2012 season ended with a blowout loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl Classic. One of the major changes expected are all the intangibles that go along with a quarterback who can run. “He’s a freak athlete. He’s really fast,” fullback Trey Millard said. “You saw a little bit of that in some of the spring game. He can definitely run the ball and run it quickly. As far as the quarterback stuff goes he’s a great thrower. He’s still learning some of the reads. He’s still growing as a player, but he’s going to be a good one.” How good remains to be seen. Linebacker Corey Nelson set the bar pretty high Monday, comparing him to Texas A&M Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. “ I feel like if you put him in Texas A&M’s offense, the same way they have with Manziel and you take Manziel out, it will be the exact same Texas A&M offense that they have,” Nelson said. “His skills are equivalent to Manziel’s. He’s able to run, he’s so mobile and he can throw it on the run. He’s outstanding.” Stoops is still tight-lipped about what it will all mean for the offense. He’s entering his 15th season as head coach. Outside of Bell in the short-yardage package OU has run the last two years, the quarterback has never been part of the run game. Nor have they been asked do much other than throw from the pocket. Both are expected to change. “That’s something we’ll see as it goes, but there will be, just, some,” Stoops said. As far as what that means for Bell, Stoops said there’s still a role for him in the game plan. The coach and his teammates went out of their way to heap praise on the junior. After all, he spent last season, the spring and the initial part of preseason practices as the presumptive next in line at the position. Stoops insists Bell still has a role beyond the second spot on the quarterback depth chart. For one, the short-yardage package Bell has quarterbacked for 24 touchdowns over the last two seasons is still in use. “We’ll feel comfortable even expanding on that and giving him more opportunities other ways in that package,” he said. The other issue that is still hanging out there is Knight will be playing in his career game Saturday. It’s the one part of the quarterback competition that is still incomplete. Neither has been the starting quarterback before. What happens against Louisiana-Monroe will decide whether or not there’s another phase to the quarterback competition. OU’s excited about Knight’s potential, but it needs see it on the field in the real game before it’s finally settled. “I think it’s fair to say we’ll see as it goes, you know, what we do and don’t do with the two of them,” Stoops said. “I think a lot of it is predicated by what happens once he’s on the field.”

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run against Arizona. Murray was carrying the ball just loosely enough for a Cincinnati defender to punch it out when he was trying to fight for extra yardage. “Mentally, I’m always ready to play,” Murray said. “I made a mistake and I can’t let that happen. No one needs to motivate me. I know how to motivate myself. Just got to get things better.” Phillip Tanner got the rest of the carries before halftime

39 yards on 14 tries. Yet Tanner knows who’s starting and who’s still fighting for a roster spot. “When (Murray) makes a mistake, he has the same mindset,” said Tanner, who will play while Murray sits Thursday night because most of the starters are expected to be held out of the preseason finale at home against Houston. “He just sits back to himself, he calms down, he gets himself together and he goes out and plays

Murray had to wait until the third quarter to make amends, and he was taking handoffs from Kyle Orton instead of Tony Romo. But he did have the first-team offensive line in front of him. “I wouldn’t say it got my attention, I know how important the ball is,” Murray said. “You can’t fumble. Since I’ve been carrying the ball from high school to college, even here, I’ve never been a fumbler. So, I’m not worried about it.”

share when he’s trying to send a message, but didn’t hesitate when it came to Murray’s miscue – after the game or in Monday’s meeting with reporters. There’s just one area he didn’t really care to address – whether he would do the same thing in a regular-season game. “Hypothetical decisions are hard to deal with from this podium,” he said with a smile. Regardless, the message was received.


Baseball AL standings East Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Boston . . . . . .77 55 .583 — Tampa Bay . .74 55 .574 1 1/2 Baltimore . . . .70 59 .543 5 1/2 New York . . . .69 62 .527 7 1/2 Toronto . . . . .59 73 .447 18 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Detroit . . . . . .77 54 .588 — Cleveland . . .71 59 .546 5 1/2 Kansas City . .66 64 .508 10 1/2 Minnesota . . .57 72 .442 19 Chicago . . . . .54 76 .415 22 1/2 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Texas . . . . . . .75 55 .577 — Oakland . . . . .73 57 .562 2 Seattle . . . . . .59 70 .457 15 1/2 Los Angeles .58 71 .450 16 1/2 Houston . . . . .44 86 .338 31 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1 Detroit 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Baltimore 10, Oakland 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2, 11 innings Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2 Toronto 2, Houston 1 Kansas City 6, Washington 4 L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Boston 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 Monday’s Games Kansas City 11, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Oakland 8, Detroit 6 Houston 10, Chicago White Sox 8 Texas at Seattle Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 9-9) at Toronto (Happ 3-3), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Milone 9-9) at Detroit (Verlander 12-9), 6:08 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-6) at Boston (Dempster 6-9), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 13-6) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-13), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Clemens 4-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 7-4), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 8-8) at Minnesota (Correia 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-6) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 9:10 p.m.

NL standings

San Diego (Kennedy 5-9) at Arizona (Undecided), 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-7), 9:10 p.m.

Texas League North Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct. GB Arkansas . . . .33 30 .524 — NW Arkansas 31 32 .492 2 Springfield . . .31 32 .492 2 x-Tulsa . . . . . .30 33 .476 3 South Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct. GB x-Cor. Christi .38 25 .603 — z-San Antonio 38 25 .603 — Frisco . . . . . .26 37 .413 12 Midland . . . . .25 38 .397 13 x-clinched first half z-clinched playoff spot Sunday’s Games Northwest Arkansas 3, Arkansas 2 Midland 4, Frisco 2, 12 innings Corpus Christi 3, San Antonio 2 Tulsa 10, Springfield 8 Monday’s Games Arkansas 9, Northwest Arkansas 5 Frisco 5, Midland 3 Tulsa 8, Springfield 4 Corpus Christi 5, San Antonio 0 Tuesday’s Games San Antonio at Midland, 6:30 p.m. Tulsa at Northwest Arkansas, 7 p.m. Corpus Christi at Frisco, 7:05 p.m. Springfield at Arkansas, 7:10 p.m.

Prep schedule Tuesday’s Games Dale,Cameron at Oktaha, 4 p.m. Okay at Braggs, 4 p.m.

Basketball WNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB x-Chicago . . .20 8 .714 — Atlanta . . . . . .14 11 .560 4 1/2 Washington . .13 15 .464 7 Indiana . . . . .12 15 .444 7 1/2 New York . . . .11 16 .407 8 1/2 Connecticut . . .7 19 .269 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB x-Minnesota . .20 7 .741 — x-Los Angeles 19 8 .704 1 Phoenix . . . . .14 13 .519 6 Seattle . . . . . .13 14 .481 7 San Antonio . .10 17 .370 10 Tulsa . . . . . . . .9 19 .321 11 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot Sunday’s Games San Antonio 70, Seattle 64 New York 74, Connecticut 66 Los Angeles 90, Tulsa 88, OT Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Minnesota at New York, 6 p.m. Seattle at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Connecticut at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

East Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Atlanta . . . . . .78 52 .600 — Washington . .65 65 .500 13 Philadelphia . .60 71 .458 18 1/2 New York . . . .58 71 .450 19 1/2 Miami . . . . . . .49 80 .380 28 1/2 Central Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB St. Louis . . . .77 54 .588 — Pittsburgh . . .76 54 .585 1/2 Cincinnati . . .74 58 .561 3 1/2 Milwaukee . . .57 73 .438 19 1/2 Chicago . . . . .55 75 .423 21 1/2 West Division . . . . . . . . . . . .W L Pct GB Los Angeles .76 54 .585 — Arizona . . . . .67 63 .515 9 Colorado . . . .62 71 .466 15 1/2 San Diego . . .59 72 .450 17 1/2 San Francisco 58 73 .443 18 1/2 Sunday’s Games Colorado 4, Miami 3 Detroit 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 9, Arizona 5 Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Kansas City 6, Washington 4 Detroit at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 0 New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. San Diego 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 15 in- Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. nings Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Boston 8, L.A. Dodgers 1 N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 Monday’s Games p.m. St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Tennessee at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Colorado 6, San Francisco 1 Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m. Arizona 6, San Diego 1 Green Bay at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Baltimore at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 2-4) at Washington Arizona at Denver, 8 p.m. (Ohlendorf 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 9-8) at Pittsburgh San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. (Locke 9-4), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-10) at AP Top 25 N.Y. Mets (Niese 5-6), 6:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Cincinnati (Latos 13-4) at St. Louis No. 6 South Carolina vs. North Car(J.Kelly 5-3), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 0-0) at Colorado olina, 5 p.m. No. 24 Southern Cal at Hawaii, 10 (Bettis 0-2), 7:40 p.m. p.m.


NFL glance

College schedule

Saturday’s Games No. 1 Alabama vs. Virginia Tech at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio St. vs. Buffalo, 11 a.m. No. 3 Oregon vs. Nicholls St., 3 p.m. No. 5 Georgia at No. 8 Clemson, 7 p.m. No. 7 Texas A&M vs. Rice, Noon. No. 10 Florida vs. Toledo, 11:21 a.m. No. 12 LSU vs. No. 20 TCU at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma St. vs. Mississippi St. at Houston, Texas, 2:30 p.m. No. 14 Notre Dame vs. Temple, 2:30 p.m. No. 15 Texas vs. New Mexico St., 7 p.m. No. 16 Oklahoma vs. LouisianaMonroe, 6 p.m. No. 17 Michigan vs. Cent. Michigan, 2:30 p.m. No. 18 Nebraska vs. Wyoming, 7 p.m. No. 19 Boise St. at Washington, 9 p.m. No. 21 UCLA vs. Nevada, 9 p.m. No. 22 Northwestern at California, 9:30 p.m. No. 23 Wisconsin vs. UMass, 11 a.m. No. 25 Oregon St. vs. E. Washington, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Game No. 9 Louisville vs. Ohio, 2:30 p.m. Monday’s Game No. 11 Florida St. at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Local colleges Thursday’s Game Tulsa at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Oklahoma St. vs. Mississippi St., at Houston, Texas, 2:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Bacone at McPherson (Kan.), 7 p.m.

Softball Prep schedule Tuesday’s Games Hulbert at Porter, 4 p.m. Weleetka, Quinton at Eufaula, 4 p.m. Warner at Stigler, 4 p.m. Sand Springs at Muskogee, 5 p.m. Wagoner,Jay at Sequoyah, 4 p.m. Oktaha at Chelsea, 4p.m. Tahlequah at Skiatook, 5 p.m. Fort Gibson at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Muldrow at Vian, 4:30 p.m. Coweta at Haskell, 4:30 p.m. Checotah at Wilburton, 5:30 p.m. Braggs at Porum, 4:30 p.m. Catoosa at Keys, 5 p.m.

Tennis U.S. Open

Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. Women First Round Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-0, 6-1. Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 61, 6-2. Li Na (5), China, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-2, 6-2. Angelique Kerber (8), Germany, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-1. Jelena Jankovic (9), Serbia, def. Madison Keys, United States, 6-3, 64. Kirsten Flipkens (12), Belgium, lost to Venus Williams, United States, 61, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (15), United States, def. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Sabine Lisicki (16), Germany, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Carla Suarez Navarro (18), Spain, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-0, 6-0. Sorana Cirstea (19), Romania, def. Sharon Fichman, Canada, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. Jamie Hampton (23), United States, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, 6-4, 6-2. Ekaterina Makarova (24), Russia, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-2, 64. Kaia Kanepi (25), Estonia, def. Vania King, United States, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Magdalena Rybarikova (29), Slovakia, lost to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austria, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Laura Robson (30), Britain, def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 7-5, 6-0. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32), Russia, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 7-5, 6-0. Tuesday’s matches Play begins on all courts at 10 a.m. Arthur Ashe Stadium Petra Kvitova (7), Czech Republic, vs. Misaki Doi, Japan Not before 1 p.m.: Caroline Wozniacki (6), Denmark, vs. Duan YingYing, China John Isner (13), United States, vs. Filippo Volandri, Italy Night Session (6 p.m.) Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, vs. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania Dinah Pfizenmaier, Germany, vs. Victoria Azarenka (2), Belarus Louis Armstrong Stadium Thomas Fabbiano, Italy, vs. Milos Raonic (10), Canada Guido Pella, Argentina, vs. Sam Querrey (26), United States Olivia Rogowska, Australia, vs. Sara Errani (4), Italy Not before 5 p.m.: Victoria Duval, United States, vs. Sam Stosur (11), Australia Grandstand Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, vs. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia Julia Goerges, Germany, vs. Christina McHale, United States Jack Sock, United States, vs. Philipp Petzschner, Germany Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, vs. Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic Court 17 Varvara Lepchenko, United States, vs. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania Adrian Ungur, Romania, vs. Gael Monfils, France Tommy Haas (12), Germany, vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu, France Svetlana Kuznetsova (27), Russia, vs. Mallory Burdette, United States

At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Monday’s results (Seeds) Men First Round Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer (7), Switzerland vs. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia Richard Gasquet (8), France, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Kei Nishikori (11), Japan, lost to Daniel Evans, Britain, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Janko Tipsarevic (18), Serbia, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, retired. Tuesday’s Matches Tommy Robredo (19), Spain, def. Union at Muskogee, 6 p.m. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6McAlester at Sequoyah, 6 p.m. 7 (6), 6-3, 6-2. Skiatook at Wagoner, 7 p.m. Feliciano Lopez (23), Spain, def. Tahlequah at Collinsville, 7 p.m. Florent Serra, France, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 63, 6-3. Fernando Verdasco (27), Spain, lost to Ivan Dodig, Croatia, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3. Ernests Gulbis (30), Latvia, lost to BASEBALL Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 3-6, American League 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. TORONTO BLUE JAYS – ReinstatDmitry Tursunov (32), Russia, def. ed LHP Aaron Loup from the paterni-


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ty list. Designated RHP Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association SAN ANTONIO SPURS – G-F Tracy McGrady announced his retirement. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS – Waived WR Rashad Evans, WR Marcus Jackson and WR Marcus Sales. BUFFALO BILLS – Released DB Dominique Ellis, CB Jumal Rolle, WR Da'Rick Rogers, WR DeMarco Sampson and C Ryan Turnley. CLEVELAND BROWNS – Waived DB Vernon Kearney, DL Dave Kruger, WR Cordell Roberson and LB Tommy Smith. GREEN BAY PACKERS – Released K Giorgio Tavecchio. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Resigned CB Stephon Morris and DL Scott Vallone. Released WR Kamar Aiken, CB Brandon Jones, LB Niko Koutouvides, CB LeQuan Lewis and LS Mike Zupancic. Placed DL Cory Grissom and OT Markus Zusevics on injured reserve. Placed DL Armond Armstead and WR Mark Harrison on the reserve/non-football injury list. NEW YORK GIANTS – Activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul off the PUP list. NEW YORK JETS – Released WR Joe Collins, WR Braylon Edwards, DB Donnie Fletcher, G Patrick Ford, OL Trey Gilleo, S Bret Lockett, RB Joe McKnight, G Stephen Peterman, LB Sean Progar-Jackson, P Ryan Quigley, WR Marcus Rucker, LS Patrick Scales, RB Chad Spann, WR K.J. Stroud and WR Rahsaan Vaughn. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released WR Perez Ashford, LB Kyle Knox, TE Jameson Konz, TE Andrei Lintz, TE/LS Kyle Nelson, DT Martin Parker and LB Craig Wilkins. Terminated the contract of WR Brett Swain. Placed DT Jesse Williams on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Released WR Donte Stallworth. COLLEGE BIG EAST CONFERENCE – Named Ann Wells Crandall chief marketing officer. OKLAHOMA STATE —Named Mason Cathey assistant distance track coach. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE – Named Troy Silvia men's assistant soccer coach.

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Judge approves lawsuit dismissal SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge signed off Monday on a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen. A civil lawsuit accusing the former Food Network star and her brother of race discrimination and sexual harassment was officially dismissed when U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. in Savannah approved a deal reached by attorneys in the case last week. The order closed the case “with prejudice,” meaning former Deen employee Lisa Jackson can’t sue again over the same issues. Both sides agreed to pay their own court costs and legal fees. No other terms of the deal were disclosed.

Group wants pageant canceled JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings, an official said Monday. A top-level meeting of clerics was held earlier this month by the Indonesian Ulema Council to respond to protests from some groups over Indonesia’s hosting of the event, even after organizers agreed to cut the bikini competition and instead outfit contestants in more conservative sarongs, council chairman Amidan Shaberah said.

Happy birthday Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 86. Author Dame Antonia Fraser is 81. Actor Tommy Sands is 76. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 76. Musician Daryl Dragon is 71. Actress Tuesday Weld is 70. Actor G.W. Bailey is 69. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 69. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 68. Country musician Jeff Cook is 64. Actor Paul Reubens is 61. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 60. Actor Peter Stormare is 60. Actress Diana Scarwid is 58. Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 57. Golfer Bernhard Langer is 56. Country singer Jeffrey Steele is 52. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 52. Country musician Matthew Basford (Yankee Grey) is 51. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 51. Rock musician Mike Johnson is 48. Rap musician Bobo (Cypress Hill) is 45. Country singer Colt Ford is 44. Actress Chandra Wilson is 44. Rock musician Tony Kanal (No Doubt) is 43. Actress-singer Demetria McKinney is 35. Actor Aaron Paul is 34. Rock musician Jon Siebels (Eve 6) is 34. Actor Shaun Weiss is 34. Contemporary Christian musician Megan Garrett (Casting Crowns) is 33. Actor Kyle Lowder is 33. Actor Patrick J. Adams is 32. Singer Mario is 27. Actress Alexa Vega is 25.

Fewer school districts promote junk food, soda ATLANTA (AP) — There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say. A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30 percent in 2006. It also found drops in how many districts took a cut of soft drink sales, received donations from soda companies, or allowed soda company advertising.

Those are considered positive steps in helping the nation reduce the number of children who are overweight and obese. But it’s not clear to how much impact the changes are having. The overall proportion of U.S. children who are overweight or obese has been holding steady at around 17 percent, according to government statistics. Experts say that diet and exercise at home are at least as important as what kids are exposed to in school.

“There are lots and lots of factors that go into obesity rates,” said Nancy Brener, lead author of the government report on the study. She is a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings come from a detailed government survey last year of more than 800 U.S. school districts. The CDC does the study every six years. The CDC released the latest findings Monday. It found: • The percentage of

school districts that received a percentage of soft drink sales receipts fell from 82 percent in 2006 to 69 percent in 2012. • The proportion that allowed soda companies to advertise soft drinks on school grounds ‚Äî through posters, scoreboard placards or other ways ‚Äî dropped from 47 percent to about 34 percent. • The amount that received cash awards, equipment donations or other incentives from soda companies fell from 52 percent to 34 percent.

• The percentage that required physical education class in elementary schools stayed flat, at about 94 percent. That’s pretty high, so it’s not surprising there wasn’t much change there, Brener said. She noted that the study measured school district policies, which is different than asking what was actually going on at individual schools. Sometimes there’s a difference, but CDC doesn’t have information on how often that happens.

Recipes stay ‘secret’ but modified ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret. But in one of the many signs that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that pop up on video screens are of smiling tourists waving at themselves. “It’s a little bit for show,” concedes a guard at the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta, where the vault is revealed at the end of an exhibit in a puff of smoke. The ability to push a quaint narrative about a product’s origins and fuel a sense of nostalgia can help drive billions of dollars in sales. That’s invaluable at a time when food makers face greater competition from smaller players and cheaper supermarket store brands that appeal to cash-strapped Americans. It’s why companies such as Coca-Cola and Twinkies’ owner Hostess play up the notion that their recipes are sacred, unchanging documents that need to be closely guarded. As it turns out, some recipes have changed over time, while others may not have. Either way, they all stick to the same script: that their formulas have remained the same. John Ruff, who formerly headed research & development at Kraft Foods, said companies often recalibrate ingredients for various reasons, including new regulations, fluctuations in commodity costs and other issues that impact mass food production. “It’s almost this mythological thing, the secret formula,” said the president of the Institute of Food Technologists, which studies the science of food. “I would be amazed if formulas (for big brands) haven’t changed.” This summer, the Twinkies cream-filled cakes many Americans grew up snacking on made


A tour group enters the vault exhibit containing the “secret recipe” for Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola museum, in Atlanta. The 127-year-old recipe for Coke sits inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights, while security cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret.

a comeback after being off shelves for about nine months following the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands. At the time, the new owners promised the spongy yellow cakes would taste just like people remember. A representative for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, said in an email that Twinkies today are “remarkably close to the original recipe,” noting that the first three ingredients are still enriched flour, water and sugar. Yet a box of Twinkies now lists more than 25 ingredients and has a shelflife of 45 days, almost three weeks longer than the 26 days from just a year ago. That suggests the ingredients have been tinkered with, to say the least, since they were created in 1930. “When Twinkies first came out they were largely made from fresh ingredients,” notes Steve Ettlinger, author of “Twinkie, Deconstructed,” which traced the

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roots of the cake’s many modern-day industrial ingredients. For its part, KFC says it still strictly follows the recipe created in 1940 by its famously bearded founder, Colonel Harland Sanders. The chain understood the power of marketing early on, with Sanders originally dying his beard white to achieve a more grandfatherly look. Fast forward to 2009, when KFC decided the security for the handwritten copy of the recipe needed a flashy upgrade. It installed a 770-pound safe that is under constant video and motion-detection surveillance and surrounded by two feet of concrete on every side —just in case any would-be thieves try to dig a tunnel to get it. “Like something out of a Hollywood movie,” a press release from KFC trumpeted at the time. KFC may very well be following the basic instruc-

tions of the recipe encased in the vault. But the fanfare around its founder’s instructions is despite his disapproval of the new owners of the chain after he sold his stake in the company in 1964. In his book, for example, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, a friend of Sanders’, recounts how the colonel was annoyed because they came up with a simpler way to drain grease off the chicken by dumping it onto wire racks, rather than ladling the grease off by hand. Sanders apparently hated the new system because it bruised the chicken. According to the book, Sanders was afraid the new owners would ruin the chicken because he said they “didn’t know a drumstick from a pig’s ear.” A KFC spokesman, Rick Maynard, said the issue over the grease was indicative of Sanders’ hands-on approach even after selling the business. Maynard said

the important parts of the recipe are the seasoning, using fresh chicken on the bone, hand breading according to standards and frying under pressure. As for the chain’s recently introduced boneless Original Recipe chicken, he said it uses the recipe’s seasoning. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, the nation’s No. 1 and 2 soda makers, respectively, also are known for touting the roots of their recipes. In the book “Secret Formula,” which was published in 1994 and drew from interviews with former executives and access to Coca-Cola’s corporate archives, reporter Frederick Allen noted that multiple changes were made to the formula over the years. For instance, Allen noted that that the soda once contained trace amounts of cocaine as a result of the coca leaves in the ingredients, as well as four times the (See FORMULA, 4B)

Social media buzzes about Cyrus NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus’ memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards may not have been good for her, but it was great for MTV and social media. An estimated 10.1 million people watched the annual program Sunday night, up 66 percent over last year for a show that is fueled by the buzz from talked-about moments, the Nielsen company said. And few were talked about more than the former child star, who twerked, gyrated, stripped and swayed during her moment in the spotlight. Twitter said a new record for tweets per minute —some 306,000 —was set during Cyrus’ medley of her own “We Can’t Stop” and a duet with Robin Thicke on “Blurred Lines.” It broke a record set by Beyonce dur-

ing her Super Bowl halftime performance. Cyrus eclipsed Lady Gaga’s opening performance of her new single, Katy Perry’s closing rendition of her latest hit and Kanye West’s artsy set. The 20-year-old even grabbed more attention than Justin Timberlake’s reunion with his ‘N Sync band mates. In her eye-popping performance, Cyrus stripped down to a nude bikini, grinded on Thicke and made suggestive moves with a foam hand. The wild child also slapped a girl’s butt onstage. With all the suggestive moves, MTV made one edit: censoring the lyric “Molly” in Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.” That’s considered a slang reference to the drug Ecstasy. Within hours, the Buzzfeed site was posting the

“15 Weirdest and Craziest Moments” from Cyrus’ performance, which was aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Amazing. I thought it was awesome,” fellow former child star Selena Gomez said backstage of Cyrus’ performance. “I love Robin Thicke, too, so I like that they collab’d.” The watchdog group Parents Television Council, which lists Cyrus’ dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, on its advisory board, criticized MTV for serving up sex to young viewers. “How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-yearolds?” said Dan Isett, public policy director for the PTC. Artist to watch winner Austin Mahone also (See SWIFT, 2A)


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Guesses are not often guesses In “The Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defined “prescription” as a physician’s guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient. At the bridge table, the prescription for success is trying not to have to guess what to do, but what will have mathematically the best chance to Bridge succeed. In this Phil Alder deal, South is in four spades. West leads the club queen. Since East is marked with the club ace, declarer plays low from the board at tricks one and two, but still loses the first three tricks. East then shifts to the spade six. After drawing trumps, how should declarer continue? South opened three spades, showing a respectable suit, some 6-10 high-card points and about seven winners. Here, North would have done well to respond three

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no-trump, but if South’s suit needed establishing, that contract could have gone down several tricks. Raising to four spades was “normal.” South has only nine winners: seven spades, one heart and one diamond. At first glance, it looks as though he needs one of the red-suit finesses to work. But which one should he take? It seems to be a pure guess. However, he can improve his odds slightly. Declarer should play a diamond to dummy’s ace, ruff a low diamond in his hand, return to dummy with a trump, and ruff another diamond. Here, the king drops, establishing dummy’s queen and allowing South to claim. But if the diamond king is still out there somewhere, declarer cashes the rest of his trumps, planning to take the heart finesse at trick 12.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I live in a heavily wooded area, so I’d like to know the best way to remove a tick if you spot one on your skin. DEAR READER: Knowing how to remove a tick is a useful skill for anyone who spends time outdoors, or who cares for someone who does. The sooner a tick is removed — correctly — the less likely the critter can deliver bacteria that cause Lyme disease or other tickborne diseases. Very young deer ticks feed on mice and other small mammals. Those animals have the bacteria that cause Lyme disease in their blood. Once the tick feeds, the bacteria enter the ticks. The next late spring or summer these ticks are “older children.” This is typically the time that they will get on our skin and start to feed. Because they’re so small,

it’s easy not to notice them. They are brown and about the size of a poppy seed. If they have two days to feed on our skin, they will transmit the Lyme disease bacteria to us. (Occasionally, adult female deer ticks feed on us, but they are much bigger and harder to miss.) Deer ticks are designed Ask Dr. K to feed successfully on Anthony L. us. They Komaroff, have a two- M.D. pronged mouthpart that sticks to our skin because each part has tiny backward-pointing barbs. Just to be sure that their mouthparts stick to our skin, their saliva forms a sticky glue. It’s a fiendishly clever anatomy. We also have been clever, however: We invented

tweezers. To remove a tick, use a pair of fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible. Then pull it upward, slowly and steadily. (I’ve put an illustration of how to remove a tick on my website, If the mouthpart remains in the skin, try to remove it. If you can’t, check with your doctor. Try not to crush or squeeze an attached tick. Once the tick has been removed, clean your skin and wash your hands with soap and warm water. Dispose of the tick by placing it in alcohol or flushing it down the toilet. The first sign of Lyme disease is often a rash that looks like a red bull’s-eye. Keep an eye out for this rash at the site of your tick bite for about one month after you’ve been bitten. If you notice a rash, contact your doctor right away. Antibiotics can usually cure the

illness. Follow these tips to prevent tick bites in the first place: (1) Avoid woods, high brush and grasses, where ticks hide. (2) Wear light-colored clothing, which makes ticks easier to spot. (3) Tuck your pants inside your socks to create a physical barrier. (4) Use insect repellent, especially those containing DEET or permethrin. (5) Stay in the sun. Ticks don’t like dry, open areas. (6) Thoroughly inspect yourself, your children and your pets, especially the legs and groin, after you’ve been out in the woods. Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.

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amount of caffeine. In an emailed statement, Coca-Cola said its secret formula has remained the same since it was invented in 1886 and that cocaine has “never been an added ingredient” in its soda. It’s a line that’s familiar to Terry Parham, a retired special agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency. After the agency opened its museum in Arlington, Va. in the late 1990s, Parham, who was working in the press office at the time, recalled in a recent interview with the Associated Press that a Coca-Cola representative called to complain about an exhibit that noted the soda once contained cocaine. The exhibit stayed and Parham said the DEA didn’t hear back from the company. PepsiCo also celebrates its origins and in the past two years held its annual shareholders meeting in

New Bern, N.C., where Caleb Bradham is said to have created the company’s flagship soda in the late 1890s. But the formula for Pepsi was changed to make it sweeter in 1931 by the company’s new owner, who didn’t like the taste. In the 1980s, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both switched from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup, a cheaper sweetener. The companies last year also said they’d change the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas to avoid having to put a cancer warning label on their drinks in California, where a new law required such labels for foods containing a certain level of carcinogens. Both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo say the sweetener and caramel sources do not alter the basic formulas or taste for their sodas. And they continue to hype up the enduring quality of their recipes.

This past spring, for example, Coca-Cola welcomed the widespread news coverage of a Georgia man who claimed to have found a copy of the soda’s formula and tried to sell it on eBay. The company saw the fanfare as evidence of the public’s fascination with its formula, and eagerly offered to make its corporate historian available for interviews to fuel the media attention. Likewise, the company is happy to reminisce about the backlash provoked by the introduction of New Coke in 1985. The sweeter formula was a marketed as an improved replacement for the flagship soda, and the company points to the outrage that ensued as proof of how much people love the original. According to the emailed statement from Coca-Cola, that’s the only time the company ever tried changing its formula. The loyalty to that narra-

tive is on full display at the World of Coca-Cola, where visitors mill about in a darkened exhibit devoted to myths surrounding the soda’s formula. Tabloidstyle headlines are splashed across the walls and whispers play on a recorded loop: “Even if you could see the formula, you wouldn’t understand it!” a voice says. “It’s the greatest mystery of all time!” says another. The museum gets about a million visitors a year, with a plaque at the end of one exhibit stating “Keeping the Secret Ensures That the Magic Lives On.” But on a recent summer afternoon, at least one of them wasn’t impressed. “This part’s boring,” a small boy declared.

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Continued from Page 3B pretty creative. I thought seemed to enjoy the per- it was pretty cool.” Brooke Shields, who formance: “I thought it was played Cyrus’ mom in a few episodes of “Hannah Montana” on the Disney Channel, took note of that on the “Today” show Monday: “I was Hannah Montana’s mom! Where did I go wrong?” On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that the performance was “disgusting and embarrassing,” and that people involved should be ashamed. Though they were attention grabbers and nominated for four moonmen each, Thicke and Cyrus walked away empty-handed Sunday night. Timberlake earned three awards, including video of the year and best male video for “Mirrors.” Days ahead of the VMAs, his rumored reunion with ‘N Sync dominated headlines, and he and his former

band mates delivered at the awards show. As Timberlake performed a medley of his solo hits, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick emerged from the bottom of the stage in suits to sing some lines from their hits “Girlfriend” and “Bye, Bye, Bye.” Gomez, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and possibly the entire venue were giddy as the members of the boy band danced like they did a decade ago. Even rappers Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J admitted on the red carpet they were excited to see ‘N Sync hit the stage. “Half of the moonmen I’ve ever won, I won with those four guys right there,” Timberlake said of his band mates when he accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. “So above all else, I’m going to share this —we can keep it my house —but I’m

going to share this award with them.” Cyrus wasn’t the only pop singer with edge at the VMAs. Swift also turned heads. The 23-year-old, who won best female video, appeared to utter an expletive to Gomez when Swift’s rumored ex, One Direction member Harry Styles, was onstage. The boy band also earned boos when it won best song of the summer for “Best Song Ever,” beating out Gomez, Thicke, Cyrus, Daft Punk and Calvin Harris. Rapper A$AP Rocky also provided an awkward moment Sunday when standing next to NBA player Jason Collins, who were both announcing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance. Collins, who is the first active player in the NBA to say he was gay, spoke about coming out as A$AP Rocky looked uncomfortable.

be in the right place, but your logic isn’t. Before wasting time or money on someone promising to make your life better, do the research required to make a good choice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) — Consider a deal that could greatly add to your financial resources. A sudden relationship change will end up being for the best, even if it is initially hurtful or costly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s a good cycle in which to change your life for the better. Discipline and hard work will pay off if you apply them. A change in your revenue channels will show your entrepreneurial talent. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Ask questions and discuss details concerning an emotional situation. Clearing up matters that can stand between you and your friendships or future goals must be dealt with diplomatically. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You’ll need to keep a close watch on your wallet

today. If you’re not careful, you’ll spend more than you intend. You may need to keep your distance from someone who has ulterior motives. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — All work and no play will not help you get ahead. Mix business with pleasure and you will earn the respect and support you need to succeed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You don’t have to spend a lot to make self-improvements. Rethink your goals and set a routine that will get you the results you are looking for without a high cost. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Both your discipline and your imagination will come in handy when it comes to finalizing an important project. It’s a good time to make a pitch. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Mingle and enjoy the company of people who are from different backgrounds. New perspectives and attitudes will bring you a new lease on life.

Horoscope In the coming months, you’ll have all the right moves. Knowledge gained through past experiences will be invaluable in helping your reach your goals. People who stimulate you intellectually will spur you to greater heights. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You will discover information that will help you get something you want. Your insight and ability to act quickly will give you an edge in spotting the latest and most valuable trends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Before you agree to help someone, make sure that you can really deliver. A change in the way you do things and the way you treat people will make your true value apparent to all. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’ll be able to use information to get ahead or to make a quick and necessary decision that sends others running. You’ll be a leader today, and others will be glad to follow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Your heart might

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Talk to your doctor about hating sex Dear Annie: I am 46 years visits, I have not felt comfortold and have one problem. I able in their home. I communiHATE sex. cate with my son because my Everyone, including my daughter-in-law seems very boyfriend of seven years, standoffish. I told my son I thinks there’s something don’t wish to be a burden on wrong with me. I’m sure there their household routine, but is, but I have hated twice I made arrangehaving sex since I was ments to see the baby first intimate. I can’t beonly to be told on the lieve he has stayed day of that visit that I with me this long. had to leave after 30 I don’t like to be minutes. I phoned touched by anyone. As my son and begged to soon as someone gets see the baby more ofclose, I move away so ten. He agreed at the they don’t accidentally time that once a week Annie’s brush against me. I (depending on their force myself to have schedule) was not unMailbox sex with my boyfriend reasonable. I set up an and pretend I enjoy it hour visit for this week, because I know it’s not Kathy and when I arrived at fair to deny him. But the Mitchell their door, they were whole time we are be- and Marcy preparing to leave the ing intimate, I’m think- Sugar house. My visit was toing, “Is this ever going tally forgotten. to end?” Maryland Miss My son and his wife have Dear Maryland: Sex known each other only 13 should be a pleasurable activi- months. Between the pregty. There are people who are nancy, the marriage, the birth disinterested or ambivalent and moving into their home, I about sex. But someone who know it’s been stressful, so dislikes being touched may I’ve tried to be patient. What is have psychological issues that a reasonable expectation for were not resolved or sensory visiting the new baby? — issues that were never adWant To Know My Granddressed. We commend you daughter for being willing to work on this. Please talk to your doctor and also contact AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) at They may be able to guide you toward a healthier, happier outlook. Dear Annie: I am a firsttime grandma to a beautiful baby girl. We live in the same town. I offered to be the caregiver at their home, but my daughter-in-law prefers to take the baby with her on a 50-mile round-trip to a daycare near her job. I was devastated by that decision, but accepted it. What I’m having trouble understanding is how often I see the baby. During my few short













Dear Want: There is no definitive timetable for visiting. It depends on the flexibility and schedules of those involved, as well as the willingness of the participants. Your daughter-in-law apparently is not keen on having you around, and your son is caught in the middle. Instead, make it your goal to become closer to your daughter-in-law. Be her friend. Call her. Ask how she’s doing. Let her know you value her and think she’s a good wife and mother. See whether you can arrange an excursion. — whatever interests her. If you can help her to be more comfortable around you, the visits will likely increase. Dear Annie: Please tell “Need Help,” the teenager who has mood swings, that most teachers check their email throughout the summer and during school vacations. No matter when it is, most of us are just an email away. We still care about our students, regardless of whether it’s summertime, winter vacation or spring break. That letter broke my heart. It sounds like a student I had this year. I hope he emails me. — Teacher in Louisville, Ky.

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Plaintiff, vs. RANDY CAMPBELL Defendant. Case No. SC-13-683 Judge: Weldon Stout NOTICE BY PUBLICATION In the District Court of Muskogee County, State of Oklahoma:

Mid-Continent Casualty Company vs. Randy Campbell To: Randy Campbell 1320 North Mill Street, Suite 208 Muskogee, OK 74401 You are hereby notified that an action has been filed in the District Court of Muskogee County, State of Oklahoma, in Case Number SC-2013Mid00683, styled Continent Casualty Company vs. Randy Plaintiff Campbell. alleges that Defendant has failed to make payments under the terms of the contract for insurance. The Plaintiff demands a judgment in the amount of $4,865.00 plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. You are hereby notified that you have been sued and must answer the Petition filed on June 20, 2013 and must appear on September 30, 2013 at the Muskogee County Courthouse, 220 State Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Courtroom 2 at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Weldon Stout, or the allegations contained in said Petition will be taken as true and judgment thereon will be entered in the amount of


$4,865.00 plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs associated with this action. Respectfully submitted, SECREST, HILL, BUTLER & SECREST By: Seth R. Caywood JAMES K. SECREST, II OBA #8049 SETH A. CAYWOOD, OBA #30517 7134 South Yale Avenue, Suite 900 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136 (918) 494-5905 Telephone (918) 494-2847 Facsimile scaywood@ Attorneys for Plaintiff Signed and subscribed before me this 21st day of August, 2013. My Commission Expires: 8-5-15 Julie L. Paddock NOTARY PUBLIC


MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 229 WEST OKMULGEE, MUSKOGEE, OK. THE CITY OF MUSKOGEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS, TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES IN THE BIDDING, AND TO AWARD EACH ITEM TO DIFFERENT BIDDERS OR ALL ITEMS TO A SINGLE BIDDER. The City of Muskogee in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 200d-4 and CFR 49 Part 21 Subtitle A, Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, that no person shall, on the ground of race, color, religion or national origin, be discriminated against. Pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises shall be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against in consideration for an award.

Published in The Muskogee Phoenix August 20 & 27, 2013 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MUSKOGEE COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF TIMOTHY ROBERT LOWREY, DECEASED. Case No. PB-2010-126 NOTICE OF HEARING MOTION FOR ALIAS ORDER APPROVING FINAL ACCOUNT Notice is hereby given that Terry Lowrey, as the Personal Representative of the estate of Timothy Robert Lowrey, deceased,

made to this Court and filed in the office of the Clerk thereof, on October 16th, 2012, a Motion for an Alias Order Approving the Final Account of Personal Representative and Petition for Distribution and Discharge and Determination of Heirship. And Notice is hereby further given that the 5th day of September, 2013, at 9:00 o’clock A.M., of said day, at the District Court Room of this Court at Muskogee in said County of Muskogee, has been fixed for the hearing to affirm approval of said Final Account and Petition, when and where any person interested in said estate may appear and file written objections, and may be heard and may produce witnesses in support of their objections. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at Muskogee, in said County, this 15th day of August, 2013. Mike Norman JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT WRIGHT. STOUT, & WILBURN. P.L.L.C. ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE


THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA to the Known and Unknown heirs, executors, devisees, trustees and assigns of Margaret Hoog, deceased.

The South 50 feet of the West 90 feet Lot 3 and the West 90 feet Lot 4 Block 472 of the City of Muskogee, Muskogee County State of Oklahoma

Take notice that Susan Elaine Hoog and Karen Kay Turner have filed their petition in the District Court of Muskogee County, Oklahoma on the 15th day of August, 2013, alleging that more than one year has elapsed since the death of Margaret Hoog, deceased without there having been a decree by a court having jurisdiction to administer upon her estate, wherein it was judicially determined who, by name, are or were the particular persons entitled to participate in a distribution of real property under her estate, and that real property described as:

was owned by her at the time of her death, and seeking to determine the heirs at law of Margaret Hood deceased as of her death, and quieting title to the above property in Susan Elaine Hoog and Karen Kay Turner as tenants in common. You must answer the petition on or before the 2nd day of October, 2013 or said petition will be taken as true and judgment entered for the Plaintiffs as prayed in the Petition. PAULA SEXTON, COURT CLERK By: M. VanBrannt Deputy

Published in The Muskogee Phoenix August 20 & 27, 2013

OKLAHOMA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LAWS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE In accordance with Title 37, Section 522 The Castle of Muskogee an/a corporation hereby publishes notice of its intention to apply within sixty days from this date to the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission for a Beer & Wine License under authority of and in compliance with the said Act: That it intend(s), if granted such license to operate as a Beer & Wine establishment with business premises located at 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 74401 in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma under the business name of The Castle of Muskogee Dated this 13th day of August, 2013. Matthew C. Hiller County of Muskogee, State of Oklahoma. Before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared; Matthew W. Hiller to me known to be the person(s) described in and who executed the foregoing application and acknowledged that he executed the same as his free act and deed. Rachael S. Hunter, Notary Public My Commission Expires 10/07/2015

Page 10—Section B—Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013—MUSKOGEE PHOENIX


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