Another week has passed, and here is your chance to catch up on some ot what you might have missed.
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, who defied death numerous times while trying to jump something bigger than ever, died of natural causes at age 69.
Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton increased security to protect herself after a man with an explosive device held hostages in her New Hampshire offices.
State Rep. Randy Terrill threatened to audit the finances of the State Regents for Higher Education if they don’t quit complaining about legislative changes to Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program.
The constitutionality of the state’s new immigration law was defended by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who said he doubts it will be overturned. But he also noted House Bill 1804 has many negatives, and Edmondson described a proposed “Son of HB 1804,” a sequel to the enforcement-only legislation, as “being cruel.”
OU made a rousing San Antonio debut with a 38-17 thumping of top-ranked Missouri in the Big 12 Championship game.
The number of foreign children adopted by Americans has dropped for the third year, a consequence of tougher policies in the two countries — China and Russia — from where most of the children are adopted.
Oklahoma City will become a lot more pedestrian friendly if voters approve an $835.5 million bond issue Tuesday.
The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting significant losses.
About 10,000 delegates, scientists and journalists from around the world gathered in Bali, Indonesia, for the largest conference ever on the issue of climate change.
Eight more men came forward accusing Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) of either having had sex with them or propositioning them for sex.
High grass and brush which flourished during the wet spring and summer has turned into perfect kindling as the state enters the height of the wildfire season. Emergency workers are urging farmers and ranchers to cut down the once-lush vegetation.
Dr. Kristy Bradley, the state epidemiologist, said Oklahoma endured an “epidemic” of West Nile virus this season. There were a record 102 cases and eight deaths — the previous highs were 79 illnesses and six deaths in 2003 — most of the victims of mosquito-borne disease were senior citizens suffering from other underlying conditions.
A national standards board announced that more than 400 Oklahoma teachers became National Board Certified this year.
Rose State College will use a $26,700 grant from AT&T to expand its course offerings to inmates at two state correctional facilities.
Despite increased funding from the Legislature, the state Department of Human Services is falling behind on its investigations of child abuse and neglect complaints.
The Oklahoma Health Department released data showing 15 cases of respiratory syncytial virus in the state last week, as voluntarily reported by 10 hospital labs statewide. For reasons unknown, this virus usually shows up just before a flu outbreak.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, warned colleagues he’ll block more than the 95 bills he is already stalling action on, if they expand the size or cost of government.
Raye Dawn Smith lost her first bid for a new trial. She is currently serving a 27-year sentence for enabling child abuse.
Officials said a miracle may have saved little Layla Gourley, the 3-week-old survivor of a head-on collision that killed everyone else — her parents and a father of two near Hinton.
It’s uncertain whether the NFL Network will allow an Oklahoma City-area television station to purchase Oklahoma State’s Dec. 31 bowl game. The Insight Bowl, which matches OSU against Indiana, is one of two bowl games being televised by the NFL Network.
It was good news for country music stars Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Ronnie Dunn. They were nominated for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
President Bush announced a plan to freeze the low introductory rates on subprime home loans. The president said 1.2 million homeowners could be eligible for relief, which would include the rate freeze and helping people get into more affordable mortgages.
Workers began knocking down the Camelot Hotel in Tulsa. When it was built 40 years ago, it resembled a medieval castle. The property’s new owner said it could take up to three months to clear all the debris at the site.
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