Supergirl just made my day.
Yeah, being an investigative reporter is cool, but not as cool as seeing my name in the latest issue of the DC comic book. While trying to hire Superman’s old girlfriend, Lana Lang, to work at the Daily Planet, editor Perry White says ” … and since Nolan Clay retired, the business section’s been adrift. Rudderless.”
I’m a longtime comics nerd and buy my books from Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman. Supergirl writer Sterling Gates used to work there before he hit the big time. His slipping my name in was a big surprise and a big thrill. Thanks.
– Nolan Clay, Staff Writer
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.
In the Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps was collecting gold medals all week.
Former OU gymnast Jonathan Horton led the U.S. men’s gymnastic team to a bronze. He was ninth in the men’s all-around gymnastics competition. Among women, Nastia Liukin won the gold, edging teammate Shawn Johnson by six-tenths of a point.
Sales representatives have begun contacting the 16,000 people who expressed interest in tickets to watch Oklahoma City’s NBA team play. About 11,000 tickets will be priced at $50 or less per game, but season tickets for the most expensive seats could cost as much as $10,500.
A federal grand jury will hear evidence in the death of an Oklahoma County jail inmate. Christopher Beckman, 34, of Choctaw died after a struggle with guards. Jail officials hope transferring nearly a dozen inmates out of state will stem the violence at the jail.
The state’s use of cable barriers in medians is saving lives and preventing crossover accidents, officials said. In the past four years, the state has averaged 34 crossover fatalities. There were no crossover deaths in the first six months of 2008.
Republican John McCain was cleared by the Federal Election Commission after a complaint he bypassed the public finance system in the GOP primary.
Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign is publishing “Change We Can Believe In.”
An Associated Press-Ipsos poll has found 43 percent of American voters are still undecided about their choice for president.
The Bush administration wants changes to the endangered species act, allowing federal agencies to decide for themselves whether a construction project would harm an endangered species, eliminating the independent reviews.
California is considering charging some homeowners a disaster surcharge to pay for year-round firefighting.
Russia signed a cease-fire agreement in its assault on Georgia over control of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Refugees from South Ossetia described being forced to run for their lives.
National Guard troops and reservists serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems, a military study suggests. After exposure to combat, about 26 percent of troops became binge drinkers, the study found.
The United Nations has announced plans to spend $2.2 billion to rebuild Iraq and create jobs.
A slow-moving storm made Monday the wettest August day on record with 4.62 inches in Oklahoma City
Citing economic uncertainty, University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced a hiring freeze on all OU campuses.
A Tennessee man, the pilot of a single-engine plane, died when the plane plowed into a vacant lot in a Muskogee neighborhood.
Former Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess was ordered to stand trial on 35 felony counts ranging from forcible oral sodomy to rape.
Televangelist Richard Roberts is being offered a severance package after his resignation as president of Oral Roberts University.
Pioneering singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes, whose music laid the groundwork for disco, has died at 65.
Wilson, shown in these undated photos,
was found clean-shaven in Berkeley,
Calif. earlier this week. He vanished in
December from Rice University.
A missing college student from southeast Oklahoma was found in a campus building at the University of California at Berkeley. Matthew Wilson, missing from Rice University since finals in December, was found after hours with what police said was a stolen laptop.
Nearly 80,000 Oklahomans, many of them seniors and disabled veterans, are eligible for $300 economic stimulus payments but haven’t applied, leaving an estimated $24 million unclaimed.
As part of The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com’s new monthly special project, ‘Know It…’, we are proud to present our first topic this month.
Search ‘cancer’ on NewsOK.com to explore Know It: Cancer.
The special Web site is an online resource on everything you’d need to know about cancer – living with it, getting treatment, supporting someone with it, choosing a physician, finding cancer-related events and so much more.
One of the key parts of the site is the hundreds of links that our researchers put together to give you a starting point for any cancer-related topic you are looking for. The Web site also offers interactive forums to discuss various aspects of cancer with other people.
The video player offers vignettes of people who have cancer stories to tell to compliment our comprehensive range of cancer stories told on a very personal level.
Related articles from The Oklahoman and from all over the Web are automatically fed to the page, so whether you look at the stories today or in six months from now, the content will be up-to-date and give you the most current information you need.
Everyone is touched by cancer in some form or another. Know It: Cancer is the place where you can gather all the information you need to help your situation when cancer gets close to you.
- Lindsay Hodges, Web editor