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9:31 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Rainy Day Fund

State Capitol
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With Oklahoma facing budget cuts because of the economic downturn the governor and legislative leaders have different ideas on use of the state's Rainy Day Fund.

The budget is on a pace that would be about $1 billion short of estimates and state agencies have already been ordered to cut budgets by 5 percent.

The Rainy Day Fund has about $600 million in it and Gov. Brad Henry prefers using most of that money to get through this fiscal year.

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Local & Regional
5:02 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

TU President Remembers President -Emeritus

In an undated photo, Ben Henneke looks out his office window on the TU campus.
Univwersity of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Colleagues,
It is with great sadness that I inform you that TU President Emeritus Ben Henneke passed away on Friday evening, November 13. Ben was a powerful force in the evolution of TU, having served the university in numerous capacities for nearly eight decades. He truly has been a statesman for the university, and his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those he influenced as a teacher and mentor.

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Local & Regional
5:00 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Former President Henneke Dies

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Ben Graf Henneke, 95, president emeritus of The University of Tulsa, died on November 13, 2009.

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11:35 am
Sat November 14, 2009

America Abroad: The Cross-Border Economy

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – "Stand by, there will be the giant sucking sound, if we are dumb enough to have this jammed down our throats!" - Ross Perot in 1992

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Local & Regional
9:38 am
Sat November 14, 2009

Troopers Back to Work

Trooper Daniel Martin is video taped in a scuffle with a EMT
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Oklahoma City, OK – DPS reinstates 2 troopers accused of force

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has reinstated two state troopers who were placed on administrative leave following allegations of excessive force.

An internal investigation found that the use of force by Troopers Daniel Martin and Tommy Allen was not excessive.

Martin earlier this year was suspended after being accused of using excessive force during a scuffle with a paramedic that was caught on video.

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5:02 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide

Classical Music & More – We've looked high and low to find the best holiday gifts this year in classical music for all tastes, along with some great values that make the gift of classical music an easy choice for the music-lovers on your list. Many of these titles are simply jaw-dropping values. Quite a few of these items are limited-edition releases that you won't easily find elsewhere or for very long.

Remember that 10% of your purchase price at ArkivMusic returns to Public Radio Tulsa if you use this special Gift Guide link:

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

New Information: OKC Fatal Fires

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Police say two of the four people whose bodies were found in a burning home in Oklahoma City were pregnant and the owner of a Nevada brothel featured in an HBO reality series says he fears one of those pregnant women was his employee.

Authorities had earlier said one of the four victims was a pregnant woman. Police have not released identities or cause of death for those killed.

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Local & Regional
12:11 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

TPS Coming Up Short

Dr. Keith Ballard talks with reporters.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – The economic news is not good for the Tulsa Public Schools. The monthly distribution from the state was over one million dollars short according to school superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard. Based on a meeting he had yesterday in Oklahoma City, he now fears a worst-case budget scenario will play-out.
Figures from the state indicate an 8-to-10 million dollar shortfall is not out of the question.

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Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Killed Fort Hood Solider Back in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The body of a soldier who was among the 13 people killed during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas last week has been returned to Oklahoma.

A plane carrying Spec. Jason Dean Hunt landed at the Air National Guard Base at Will Rogers World Airport around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

About 20 minutes later, four police officers on motorcycles emerged, followed by a hearse, a funeral home limousine and government vehicles.

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