Today’s 3 Things You Should Know is all about how you can spend that extra pocket change.
For example, French Hickman and Jim Brewer are looking to sell – if the price is right. Both are major property owners in Bricktown. Read Steve Lackmeyer’s story in today’s business section of The Oklahoman to learn which properties you may want to purchase. Steve reports shoppers may want to consider property in “the Steelyard”, just east of Bricktown. You’ll also have to consider parting with $13 million.
Meanwhile, A is for Apology. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has apologized and offered $100 credits to people who paid up to $599 for an iPhone this summer. And then were burned when the company chopped $200 from the price.
Tomorrow, the Sooners host Miami. The Oklahoman today looked at ticket scalping and the word on the street regarding prices. How much? eBay prices range up to $600. By comparison, tickets for Notre Dame at Penn State this weekend are around $400. Last season’s Michigan at Ohio State game had average prices over $1,200. OU-Texas tickets usually go for more than $400.
One NewsOK user left the following pearl of wisdom: “If it’s raining, I’m sure you can get them much cheaper.” Thanks Jeff from Edmond, keeping it real.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Stay dry.
The airlines predicted 2007 would bring more flight delays. And they’re following through! The Oklahoman’s Ja’Rena Lunsford reports on-time performance is at 72 percent, down 5 percent from last year. And just in case someone asks you today: the nation’s most delayed flight is a Delta flight from New York’s JFK to Orlando. It’s only late 96.77 percent of the time.
The online hangout Facebook will now let non-users search for members’ personal profiles. In the past you had to be a Facebook member to search for other members. Facebook will now also let Google, Yahoo and other search engines index portions of profiles. Users can opt to remain invisible in such searches. The goal is to let more people connect.
Ok, the summer is over. Or at least the summer TV season is over. Let’s look at what we watched on cable this past week. TNT’s The Closer ranked No. 1 with 7.8 million viewers. Holly Hunter’s Saving Grace, based on an OKC cop, ranked No. 4 with 4.5 million viewers. MTV’s docu-soap The Hills is dominating basic cable in the 18-to-49 year old category. 4.2 million viewers watched last week. And HBO’s Entourage had 2.2 million viewers for its season finale.
That’s today’s 3 Things. Hug it out.