Gov. Brad Henry announced the winning
His office said more than 148,000 votes were cast.
"Oklahomans have spoken and the results are clear," Henry said of the online vote.
The No. 2 design proposal won handily. Earning more than 50 percent of the vote, it beat out competing illustrations that featured representations of the Pioneer Woman, a gushing oil derrick, waving wheat, a windmill and a calumet.
The final vote tally:
What do you think? Are you happy with the Oklahoma quarter design?
As Judge Twyla Mason Gray set Curtis McCarty free today, she ripped into former
What are your thoughts about Gray publicly ridiculing Gilchrist?
Did you catch
Dan Schlund, who soared into fame for the Oklahoma Centennial at the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, rocketed to the national spotlight during a show segment. The Rocket Man wore bright blue flight suit emblazoned with the Oklahoma Centennial.
If you missed it and are wanting to see it, cable's Oxygen Channel replays the talk show at 1 a.m.
Evangelist Jerry Falwell passed away today at age 73.
In Nov. 2005, he cancelled a scheduled
At the time, Duke Westover, Falwell's executive assistant, said the cancellation was due to Falwell's Gulfstream jet being down for maintenance at his headquarters in
"We have a turboprop aircraft that we use as a backup, but we can't fly it very far west of the Mississippi because Rev. Falwell's doctor won't let him fly that long," Westover said.
Falwell's announced appearance at the conference sparked controversy among some Oklahoma City-area Baptist churches including
"That was 90 percent relief that we wouldn't have to take extra security measures for Rev. Falwell's appearance," Pastor Jeff Wilson, an elder and education pastor at HHBC, said. "We didn't have to worry about protestors showing up, and we didn't have to expend extra income on security."
"Not everyone likes Falwell,"
Officials with the state agency regulating
Ken McGill, a member of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority, told Oklahoma Gazette he has no worries about Rocketplane.
"I am fully aware of the situation and way things are going," he said.
In recent months, reports in the Gazette and other aerospace publications indicate the company, whose investors received an $18 million tax credit from the state, experienced setbacks. Among the issues:
Questions arose about the diverted funds since the company received $18 million in state taxpayer money to help build a suborbital tourism ship.
"George French told me it was his personal money that was diverted," McGill said of Rocketplane Chairman George French.
OSIDA Executive Director Bill Khourie said he is hopeful Rocketplane will speed up its operation.
"We're excited and want everyone to be successful," he said. "But as for scheduling, time lines will change. You have to be realistic, but we're optimistic."
However, McGill said he would be concerned if Rocketplane showed no signs of progress by the end of the year.
Should the state be concerned about its $18 million tax-credit investment? - Scott Cooper
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Rocketplane lays off manager, seeks $500 million
Texas rocket leaves Oklahoma soil, returns
Rocketplane beat to launch by Texas company
Another rocket company ready to do business with state
A state lawmaker wants to extend
State Rep. Paul Wesselhöft drafted a bill last week to extend the number of student class days each school year from 175 to 190. He says that a recent report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that gave
Will the 15 days be beneficial? Should the lawmakers invest in early childhood programs to improve the schools instead?
A letter published July 11 speculates why Oklahoma Gazette chooses "to pimp" commentary writer Robin Meyers, the minister of Mayflower Congregational Church in
While this is not true, if you were casting the part of Meyers, which actor would you choose to portray him?
What's your favorite song to describe OKC's atypical summer?
Artist's ranging from Mungo Jerry to Will Smith have tried to capture the essence of "Summertime," but what do you think? What song makes you want to have fun in the sun?
Cowboy and Sooner fans interested in customizing their NCAA College Football '08 for PS3 video game cover have options!
Crimson-and-cream enthusiasts can select Minnesota Viking draftee Adrian Peterson. (And you will probably want to opt for a customized cover considering the generic one is from <shhhh, say it in a whisper...> Boise State.)
Poke aficionados have the Pistol Pete option. Hmm. Doesn't Walt Garrison make a better Cowboy-looking cover shot? Or that All-Everything back Barry Sanders?