So I did.
Angi and I had a 9 a.m. shoot at McNellie’s Pub, which just opened a few days ago. It’s in the Midtown part of Oklahoma City, just north of downtown at NW 10 and Walker. It’s in the old Plaza Court building where Veazey’s drug store used to be back in the day.
The official name of the establishment is James E. McNellie’s Public House. The owner, Elliott Nelson, spent a few months in Ireland, decided he liked their pubs, so he opened one in Tulsa called McNellie’s Pub – a play on his last name. It went well, so now he’s trying one in our backyard.
We shot two videos, a typical “DnA” video where we talk with someone about their establishment. And Angi interviewed the head chef, Steven, in the kitchen as he whipped up some really good pasta.
Pretty good morning I’d say – surrounded by 350 beers and good food.
Oklahoma City officials are boasting about having the world’s largest Wi-Fi “mesh” network. That means that every city public safety vehicle is tied together on a wireless Internet protocol network that blankets a 555-square-mile area with Wi-Fi coverage. each city fire or police vehicle is in itself a moving wireless router that can broadcast on the network and serve as a Wi-Fi access point if another part of the network is disabled. You can learn more about this, by reading Jim Stafford’s report in today’s Oklahoman or online at NewsOK.com.
Meanwhile, Steve Lackmeyer reports Oklahoma City officials are negotiating with a national real estate advisory firm to develop a master plan for Bricktown. Check out more from Lackmeyer – and no one covers Bricktown like Steve Lackmeyer – at his blog on NewsOK – at okccentral.com.
Arizona State won the Women’s College World Series, routing Texas A&M last night at Hall of Fame Stadium 11-0 to win the best of three series.
Hot, windy and dry weather is expected today. A storm system will approach by late week and bring the potential for severe thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Today in OKC Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-90s. Southerly winds 20 to 30 mph.
3 Things You Should Know:
If you missed it, Jenni Carlson has a good story about the five men who are leading the charge to keep the Sonics in Seattle.
The story breaks down each of the five men:
From The Oklahoman’s Brian Sargent: Oklahoma City police released little new information this morning about a deadly shooting Sunday in a northwest city park.
Master Sgt. Gary Knight said no arrests have been made in the case. The shooter is described as a black female.
In BEIJING – A high-speed passenger train jumped its tracks and slammed into
another train in eastern China on Monday, killing at least 70 people and
injuring more than 400. Authorities were quoted as saying human error was to
A California wildfire near Los Angeles has forced about 1,000 from their
Turning to today’s front page,
abused and neglected children are taken from parents in Oklahoma County at a
rate more than double that of Tulsa County. This is a story by Randy Ellis
that you’ll only find in today’s Oklahoman and on NewsOK. Ellis reports the
monthly average number of foster care children in Oklahoma County was 2,261
last fiscal year, compared with 843 for Tulsa County. You can search through
the DHS Waivers Database on NewsOK.
The 2008 Festival of the Arts has completed its six-day run in downtown
Oklahoma City. It met organizers’ expectations by attracting about 750,000
visitors. The festival featured live performances by local bands, art
galleries featuring artists from across the nation, food booths and a
About 6,000 music fans crowded Norman’s Main Street for the Norman Music
Festival. Headliners included the Polyphonic Spree, British Sea Power and
the Chainsaw Kittens.
In Sports, Oklahoma had four players picked in this weekend’s NFL Draft.
Reggie Smith, Curtis Lofton, Malcolm Kelly and Allen Patrick were the only
Sooners drafted. For the first time since 2001, Oklahoma State did not have
a player drafted.
Your OKC forecast today, expect clear conditions with highs in the 70s.
Looking ahead this week, expect 70s for much of the week.