Boone Pickens met with McCain and Obama recently about his energy plan.
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A fire at the Rock Cafe in Stroud last night all but leveled the historic restaurant. No injuries were reported.
Two Oklahomans — one a well-known politician and the other a quiet businessman — were honored for fighting on Iwo Jima in one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. Henry Bellmon, who served two terms as governor of Oklahoma and two terms as a U.S. senator, and Ted Anderson of Tulsa, who was in the electronics business until retiring, each received a large, 10-by-19-foot American flag Tuesday that had been flown over the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.
Boone Pickens said Tuesday that his hedge fund has nearly doubled his $165 million gift to Oklahoma State University’s athletic department. And, Pickens will make a historic gift to academics at Oklahoma State University today. The dollar amount was not released, but OSU officials said it will be the largest academic gift in Oklahoma history.
The Big 12 baseball tournament begins today at the Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma plays at 12:30 pm, OSU plays at 7:30 pm.
In OKC today, Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-80s. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms this morning, winds 10 to 20 mph.
A renewable energy company founded by Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens says it’s buying 667 wind turbines from General Electric. The longtime Texas oilman’s company, Mesa Power, plans to use the turbines to start what it expects will be the world’s largest wind energy project. The Pampa Wind Project will be located in Texas.
At 19, mayor-elect’s the pride of Muskogee. The Oklahoman’s Julie Bisbee reports John Tyler Hammons may have already performed his grandest feat as mayor, even before taking office. He put Muskogee in the national spotlight. Hammons, 19, beat his 70-year-old opponent in a runoff election Tuesday, getting nearly 70 percent of the vote.
Six children were taken into custody by the Department of Human Services after Oklahoma County sheriffs raided a Del City home for drugs Wednesday morning.
Tulsa’s David Cook will face off against 17-year-old David Archuleta for the grand prize on American Idol next week. The Oklahoman’s George Lang reports “American Idol” viewers made it official Wednesday: the seventh-season finale next week will be an all-David competition.
Mostly Cloudy, before turning partly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Northerly winds about 10 mph. Twenty percent chance of isolated rain in the morning.