Here are 3 Things You Should Know Today… Actually, about five or six…
Clem McSpadden, whose career ranged from public service to rodeo announcing, was praised by former and present political leaders Tuesday as a committed public servant who loved Oklahoma. McSpadden passed away Monday at age 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The Oklahoman’s Heather Warlick reports The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato rocked The Ford Center in Oklahoma City Tuesday night on the fourth stop of their summer-long “Burnin’ Up” tour. Warlick’s daughter Amber Gillmore writes today’s favorable review you can find on NewsOK.
The Britton Road Starbucks in Oklahoma City, open less than a year, is closing in August. It’s one of 600 Starbucks coffee shops nationwide that the coffee giant is closing in a purge of unprofitable stores. The young people working behind the coffee bar at the Britton Road store told The Oklahoman’s Jim Stafford that a dozen Oklahoma Starbucks have been marked for closing. Read Stafford’s report in today’s business section.
Berry Tramel may fire up some people with his column today. Tramel asks “Who’s No. 1: OU football or the NBA?” and ranks OU no. 1, followed by the NBA, OSU football, OSU men’s hoops and high school football.
Your OKC forecast: expect highs around 90. There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.
Lots to read online at NewsOK.com or in today’s Oklahoman. Have a good one, stay with NewsOK for the latest news and information.
Darnell Mayberry joined me on the sports desk today to discuss tomorrow night’s matchup of the NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics.
I grew up a huge Lakers fan and still am. No reason why, born and raised in OKC. But I still pull for the LA team.
Should be a great series. Game one of the best of seven series is Thursday night in Bean town.
And then there is this take from The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel.
Sorry if I don’t join the euphoria over a Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals.
So I was checking my email via Blackberry this morning. Saw Berry Tramel’s script he emailed before this morning’s taping. Berry wrote about Bob Stoops’ crazy scoring system from Saturday’s Red-White football game.
Good stuff. Check out the video from Berry.
And check out Damon Fontenot’s videos from the scene.