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Originally from the Stilwell area, she started with IHOP in Tulsa in 2000 as a server.

She rose from there, going on to become an accomplished general manager who helped open new stores and who also was brought in to turn around struggling ones.

Her career took her to New York City, where she spent 13 years with stores in that area.

After years of working and making it on her own, it’s been humbling, she said, to suddenly find herself in such a vulnerable position.

“I’ve had to mask my feelings, so to speak,” she said. “It happened so fast.”

Brackett-Steele was approved for disability, but the monthly check barely covers her apartment rent.

She’s thankful for her adult children, who’ve stepped in as needed to help with other bills.

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The Latest: Florida heads to ‘Bubbleville’ for hoop games

Florida had been scheduled to play at Oklahoma on Wednesday, but the Sooners had to cancel because of their own COVID issues.

Boise State says it will resume football practice on Tuesday following the latest round of COVID-19 testing results.

The school announced the decision on Monday night after receiving the results of testing conducted Sunday.

The Broncos game against San Jose State last Saturday was canceled just a few hours before kickoff after testing and contact tracing ruled out nine players for the game and left Boise State with limited numbers at specific position groups.

The Broncos are scheduled to play at UNLV on Friday night.

The UCLA men’s basketball home opener has been postponed.

The Bruins were set to host Long Beach State on Monday night. UCLA spokesman Alex Timiraos says the game is off “out of an abundance of caution” based on COVID-19 protocols in the Long

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Opinion | Trump?s latest Fox News rant was one of his most dangerous. Republicans can?t ignore it.

Either the president is delusional, or he is willing to knowingly tear down the democracy in order to deny that he is a loser. Either way, everyone else in a position of trust has a responsibility to defend the nation’s democratic system against Mr. Trump’s sustained assault. Some Republicans, mostly at the state and local levels, have done so, at times under extreme public scrutiny, counting the votes and refusing to manipulate the electoral process to overturn the popular will. For conscientiously overseeing the vote in his state — and standing up for its integrity against baseless attacks from Mr. Trump and the state’s two U.S. senators — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his family have received threats. He and other election officials have had to accept security details.

“It’s time to stand up and be counted,” Mr. Raffensperger said. “Are you going to stand for integrity? Or

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The Latest: Ohio State players in small-group workouts

All team meetings are being conducted virtually, the spokesman said.

Ohio State (4-0) needs to play this week and next week against Michigan to have enough games to be eligible to play for a Big Ten title.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have chosen to start the season without fans at their home venue.

The Thunder made the announcement Monday in a news release. They initially worked with Chesapeake Energy Arena, the City of Oklahoma City, local health officials, and the league to enact health and safety measures that would allow for reduced seating capacity. After considering Oklahoma’s upward trend in cases and hospitalizations, the franchise changed course.

The statement said the Thunder will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation over the coming weeks to determine when fans will be able to attend.

The Georgia Bulldogs have hastily scheduled another men’s basketball game, announcing they’ll host Division II North Georgia

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College basketball schedule 2020-21: Vanderbilt latest to postpone or cancel games due to COVID-19

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The college basketball season got underway Wednesday, but it’s already faced a few snags. Some teams have already been forced to postpone, cancel or reschedule matchups because of COVID-19 outbreaks, and some multi-team events are taking hits as well. 

Oklahoma announced Wednesday it is pausing activities due to COVID-19 tests and contact tracing and postponed the Sooners’ opener that night vs. UTSA and their game Saturday at UCF.

The most notable team directly affected this week is Duke, which was expected to open its season Wednesday against Gardner-Webb. Gardner-Webb, though, had a positive COVID-19 test within its program, and Duke has opted to postpone the game. The Blue Devils will open their season on Saturday against Coppin State instead.

Elsewhere, preseason No. 2 Baylor is dealing with the virus at the top of its program. Bears coach Scott Drew announced over the weekend that he

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AP Top 25 poll: Iowa State moves up as top eight remains unchanged in latest college football rankings


For a college football weekend with three games between teams ranked in the top 25, there was surprisingly few major adjustments to the new AP Top 25 poll released on Sunday. Alabama remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, collecting all 62 first-place votes, followed by Notre Dame at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Clemson at No. 4. Texas A&M held on to its advantage over Florida for No. 5 and with Cincinnati and BYU in place, the entire top eight saw no changes from last week’s balloting. 

Iowa State is a team to note as it moved up No. 15 to No. 12 after its win against Texas in Austin, marking the highest ranking for the Cyclones in the poll since the team got all the way up to No. 9 in 2002 with Seneca Wallace at quarterback and Dan McCarney as head

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The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities


Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.

The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon Deacons’ home game against No. 10 Miami for next Saturday has been postponed. It also followed the cancellation of last weekend’s game against Duke in a long-running instate series, with that decision due to positive tests, quarantines and injuries.

In a Zoom call Saturday evening, athletics director John Currie said the program had a “handful” of positive tests and later referenced “four or five cases over the last four or five days.”

“Our guys are resilient and still want to play football,” Currie said. “And we’ll be looking forward to getting back out there.”

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Track your workouts, set goals to stay

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The Latest: No. 3 Ohio State cancels game at Illinois

The team did not travel Friday to Champaign, Illinois, as scheduled so additional COVID-19 testing could be conducted. After finding returning positive tests, the game was called. This is the second game of the Big Ten season Ohio State has had canceled. Big Ten rules require teams to play at least six game in this abbreviated season to be eligible to play in the Big Ten championship game unless the average for all teams drops below six. Ohio State (4-0) has only two game remaining on its regular-season schedule.

Arizona has canceled its scheduled men’s basketball home game Sunday against UTEP after a positive COVID-19 test in the Miners’ program.

Arizona is looking for opportunities to replace the game.

The Wildcats also had their season opener Wednesday canceled due to a positive coronavirus test in Northern Arizona’s program. Arizona beat Grambling State 74-55 on Friday.

Middle Tennessee has canceled Saturday’s

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The Latest: Virus scraps Northern Kentucky-Chattanooga game

Northern Kentucky has postponed Saturday’s men’s basketball game at Chattanooga because of a positive COVID-19


Northern Kentucky postponed Saturday’s men’s basketball game at Chattanooga because of a positive COVID-19. The school also has paused team activities.

The Norse announced the decisions Friday after a positive result hours earlier from a group that includes players, coaches and essential support staff. The person is not showing symptoms and a confirmation test is being run. Northern Kentucky says it’s following Horizon League and NCAA protocols.

Chattanooga now plays next on Monday night at Tennessee Tech.


The Los Angeles Rams canceled practice Friday after two members of the organization received COVID test results that require further

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