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:
The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay reports The NBA is complaining Seattle is “harassing” NBA Commissioner David Stern. The NBA wants a judge to block Seattle attorneys from questioning Stern. The attorneys are seeking testimony from Stern to gather evidence for a trial against the Seattle SuperSonics owners.
An Edmond police officer found the car belonging to an Edmond woman who has been missing since Wedneday.
There was a body in the car, but police would not give any details. The car also was partially burned. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification.
NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that former OU men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson and the Milwaukee Bucks are discussing an assistant coach’s role at the urging of new Bucks coach Scott Skiles.
Today could be a wet — and stormy — one in parts of Oklahoma. Your OKC forecast: mostly cloudy before turning mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-70s. Northwesterly winds 15 to 20 mph. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
The Transportation Security Administration had to re-screen nearly 700 travelers Monday because of a security breach at Will Rogers World Airport. The security breach was caused when someone found what was thought to be a prohibited item in a restroom.
The Festival of the Arts opens today in downtown Oklahoma City. Here are the facts: the 42nd annual Arts Festival it opens daily at 11 am and runs through Sunday, featuring 144 artists and more than 300 performing artists.
Darnell Mayberry reports it you log onto SuperSonics.com, the official site of the team, you’ll see the word Seattle is nowhere to be found inside the actual Web page. Team officials, however, said the Seattle references were omitted on Feb. 28, when the site was relaunched to introduce a new design.
Your OKC forecast: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeasterly winds about 10 mph. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry reports Oklahoma City’s NBA team will
remain in the Northwest Division. Darnell says according to league sources,
the NBA will not realign any divisions or teams to accommodate the
relocation of the Sonics to Oklahoma City. Whenever the team lands in
Oklahoma, either next season or in 2010, it will continue in its current
division, which includes Utah, Portland, Minnesota and Denver.
Elsewhere, crude oil prices surged above $117, setting a new record high
A strong aftershock shook Southern Illinois today, three days after a
magnitude 5.2 quake rattled the region.
The Festival of the Arts begins tomorrow in downtown Oklahoma City. You can
find a complete schedule at NewsOK, including the menu for the food court.
And speaking of the Festival of the Arts, let’s talk weather:
Today in OKC: Highs in the lower 80s. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight,
Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms, some become severe.
Al Roker was in town today. Before that, here are some headlines for you.
Thousands of worshippers began arriving at the Washington Nationals stadium Thursday, eagerly awaiting an open-air Mass that will be presided over by Pope Benedict 16. A crowd of 46,000 is expected, and the demand for tickets doubled the supply.
The Oklahoman’s Andrea Cohen reports It appears Oklahoma State has hired a man of many interests in basketball coach Travis Ford, who accepted an offer to become OSU’s next men’s basketball coach on Wednesday. A press conference is set for 2 pm. We will have video from the presser, along with analysis from Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson later this morning.
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Oklahoma-based owners on Wednesday accused the city of Seattle of scheming with a potential purchaser to force them to sell. Meanwhile NBA commissioner David Stern says Seattle made little effort to keep the team.
Al Roker visited OKC this morning. NewsOK.tv’s Tanner Herriott was there. Video will be posted later today.
Your OKC forecast. It will be cloudy today with highs in the upper 60s. There is a 70 percent chance of storms in the afternoon. Some storms may be severe.
It’s Friday. Good time at the CARE event last time, will blog more about that later today. Here’s a quick look at headlines this morning:
Downtowners got their shot at quizzing Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on Thursday, and they learned he advocates a light rail system as part of a MAPS 3, but any vote on such an initiative is at least two years away.
Frontier Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but unlike other airlines filing for bankruptcy in recent weeks, it plans to keep running while it reorganizes.
Sonics owners exchanged e-mails last April suggesting their desire to move the NBA team to Oklahoma City, according to e-mails obtained by lawyers for the city of Seattle.
Four Oklahoma State fraternity members accused of beating a pledge last year have pleaded no contest in to a misdemeanor hazing charge as part of a plea deal.
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-60s. Northwesterly winds 15 to 25 mph.