Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date.
NBA owners are scheduled to vote next month on a proposal by the owners of the Seattle SuperSonics to move the team to Oklahoma City. A letter of intent has been drafted to allow the team to use the Ford Center.
One third of women in the military and 6 percent of men said they were sexually harassed, according to a recent Pentagon survey. There were 2,688 sexual assaults reported last year by people in uniform.
NewsOK.com launched the Going Green Web page, designed to provide information and advice for readers to adopt a green lifestyle.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren called on lawmakers to defeat legislation that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses, saying it had the potential to “create chaos in a crisis situation.”
“American Idol” winner and Oklahoman Carrie Underwood was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Her official induction will be May 10.
Chinese troops enforced a strict curfew in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule.
A national poll conducted by Accountemps, a staffing service for temporary accounting, indicates most executives see Tuesday as the most productive day of the workweek.
A bill that would have created a special license to hunt bear in Oklahoma was killed over claims that there weren’t enough bears in the state. Bill sponsor Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said he would request a study this summer to determine whether there are sufficient numbers for a controlled hunt.
A financial policy that allowed McAlester’s former city manager to embezzle nearly $500,000 continued for more than a year after he went to prison, and officials are worried a taxpayer lawsuit may cost as much as $10 million.
Sydney Dailey of Tulsa was stabbed to death in what police said was a quarrel with another girl over a boy. The victim was 13; the girl accused of killing her is 14.
The NCAA tournament known as March Madness started. The University of Oklahoma was tabbed as No. 6 seed. Among teams not playing in the NCAA tournament, Oklahoma State University was tabbed as No. 5 seed in the NIT.
Fears about the status of major investment banks — after JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought out Bear Stearns Co. — were identified as reasons global markets tumbled in the week’s early trading.
Hours after taking office as New York’s latest governor, David Paterson admitted to having extra-marital affairs during a rough spot in his marriage. His wife, Michelle, also acknowledged an affair at the same time.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the Second Amendment’s “right to bear arms” while considering the constitutionality of a 32-year-old handgun ban in Washington, D.C.
After a rally of about 300 people calling upon state Rep. Sally Kern to apologize for calling homosexuality the biggest threat facing America, she made no comment about the demand but did say she may tone down the rhetoric.
Aircraft diverted from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport because of severe weather landed at Will Rogers World Airport, bringing about 600 passengers to the terminal.
A U.S. investigator said antiquities stolen from Baghdad’s National Museum may be helping finance Iraqi extremist groups.
In the five years since the war in Iraq began, thousands of Oklahomans have served there; 64 have given their lives.
Today, about 2,500 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are serving in the Baghdad area.
Scientists say plants have been blooming an average of eight hours earlier every year since 1982 north of the Mason-Dixon line, and indicate human-caused climate change is a factor.
Consumers have cut back on gasoline consumption by 1 percent during the past eight-week period, as compared with the previous year; what is remarkable is that consumption was expected to be rising 1.5 percent annually to keep up with the population.
Canadian County was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as the fastest-growing state county between 2000 and 2007, with 18.1 percent growth, or 15,862 new residents. Eight counties, mainly in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, grew by at least 11 percent.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking preapproval to buy a 1,230-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant near Luther. The company wants to recover the costs of the purchase from its customers at an estimated average amount of $2.82 a month.
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