Did Kevin Durant's mom get The Oklahoman to apologize for son's 'Mr. Unreliable' headline?

Did Kevin Durant's mom get The Oklahoman to apologize for son's 'Mr. Unreliable' headline?

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant's mom criticized The Oklahoman for "Mr. Unreliable" headline, and the newspaper issued an apology shortly afterwards.
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Tanker truck spills syrup on Oklahoma interstate

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Oklahoma transportation authorities said a lane of interstate was closed in Oklahoma City after a tanker truck spilled syrup onto the roadway.

Resolution urges U. of Oklahoma to return painting looted by Nazis

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A resolution introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature urges the University of Oklahoma to return a painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Officer fired for ticketing mom whose toddler took a leak sues city

PIEDMONT, Okla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma police officer fired for ticketing the mother of a toddler who urinated in public has sued the city of Piedmont for wrongful termination.

High school player collapses, dies during basketball game

CEMENT, Okla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma high school basketball player collapsed during a game and later died, officials said.

Satanic group 'very happy' with support for Okla. state house statue

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Satanic group based in New York said it has been surprised by the support it's received for a statue the group wants to place at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

FBI investigating alleged fraud at Oklahoma lab involved in drone work

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating allegations millions of dollars were diverted from a company owned by Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoman reported.
OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

OK Sen. Coburn to retire at end of session

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a medical doctor and outspoken fiscal conservative, said he would retire two years early at the end of the current congressional session.

Judge rules license plate image does not express religious message

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge has rejected an Oklahoma pastor's lawsuit over an image on a state license plate the minister said conveyed a spiritual message.

Atheists challenge Oklahoma capitol Ten Commandments monument

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- American Atheists Inc. has filed a lawsuit challenging a Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma statehouse as a violation of the First Amendment.

Ex-Oklahoma City doctor accused of murder in overdose cases

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A former Oklahoma City doctor faces nine counts of murder in the drug overdose deaths of eight of his patients and a ninth person killed by one of his patients.

Oklahoma police say man drugged, raped girls

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old Oklahoma man gave girls drugs and alcohol, then raped them and recorded sex acts after they passed out, police allege.

Oklahoma man allegedly kills stepfather with 'atomic wedgie'

MCLOUD, Okla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma man has been charged with homicide after giving his stepfather what the suspect described as a fatal "atomic wedgie," police said.

Stevie Clark, OSU backup point guard, faces marijuana charge

EDMOND, Okla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Oklahoma State point guard Stevie Clark had marijuana in his possession when a car in which he was riding was pulled over in Edmond, Okla., police said.

Oklahoma woman celebrates 113th birthday

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who celebrated her 113th birthday Christmas Eve said she passes her days playing bridge and doesn't need help getting up from her chair.
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The Oklahoman is the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma and is the only daily newspaper that covers the entire Oklahoma City area. The Gaylord family owns the newspaper, which helped build a multi-billion dollar fortune.

The newspaper was founded in 1889 by Sam Small and taken over in 1903 by Edward K. Gaylord. Gaylord would run the paper for 71 years. Upon his death, the paper was turned over to his son and later to his granddaughter.

Founded in 1889 in Oklahoma City by Sam Small, The Daily Oklahoman was taken over in 1903 by The Oklahoma Publishing Company (OPUBCO), controlled by Edward K. Gaylord, also known as E.K. Gaylord. E.K. Gaylord died at the age of 101, having controlled the newspaper for the previous 71 years. Management of the newspaper passed to his son, Edward L. Gaylord, who managed the newspaper from 1974 to 2003. Christy Gaylord Everest, daughter of Edward L. Gaylord and granddaughter of E.K. Gaylord, is chairman and chief executive for the Oklahoma Publishing Company, which publishes The Oklahoman. Gaylord Everest is assisted by her sister Louise Gaylord Bennett. A 1998 American Journalism Review survey acknowledged The Oklahoman's positive contributions as a corporate citizen of Oklahoma, but characterized the paper as suffering from understaffing, uninspired content, and political bias. In 1999, the Columbia Journalism Review published an article calling The Oklahoman the "Worst Newspaper in America"; the CJR cited the paper's conformance to the right-wing political views of the Gaylord family, alleged racist hiring practices, and high costs of ads. Syndicated columnist Joseph Farah countered in 1999 by calling Columbia Journalism Review "easily the worst journalism review in America" and terming the article as "pure propaganda" and an attack on a conservative newspaper. In 2005, Sherrie Gossett wrote in "Accuracy in Media" how Laura Vanderkam, in an article for D.C. Examiner, took CJR "to task over their hypocrisy." Gossett wrote Vanderkam, a contributing editor to Reader's Digest, pointed out that CJR "labeled" the newspaper "partly because the paper had no liberal columnists. Yet Vanderkam's search through the past few years' CJRs yielded no discernibly conservative writers in its pages, either." In more recent years OPUBCO Communications Group has won a number of awards for innovations, newspaper redesign, First Amendment coverage, sports coverage, and breaking news and indepth multimedia projects.

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