Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken for the new sea lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo. The 100-thousand gallon salt-water pool will be completed in 2012. The "Helmerich Sea Lion Cove" will feature---among other things--- improved animal holding facilities and an underwater viewing area.
Work also started on tearing out the old Sea Lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo.
Tulsa, OK – It will take a lot of money to rebuild the screen at the Admiral Twin Drive-in. Owner Blake Smith tells KWGS News he wants to rebuild the screen similar to the one that burned, only made out of steel rather than plywood.
Concert promoter Jon Terry says a lot of money has been donated to the cause. To date, the figure is just over $24,000. It will take nearly $250,000 to rebuild.
Tulsa, OK – The effort to change the city charter moves forward. The group Save Our City filed its petition effort with city clerk Mike Kier yesterday.
They now have 90-days to gather signatures to get their proposals on the ballot. They want to make the mayor the head of the city council, add three at large council positions and make city elections non-partisan.
Stillwater, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma State University student has reported being attacked on campus. The woman told campus police she was getting into her car after leaving the Edmon Low Library Monday night when a man attacked her. She said the man ran away after a brief struggle and she suffered minor injuries but did not seek medical attention. No arrests have been made. Campus police have issued an alert advising students to avoid walking alone after dark, to keep car doors locked and to report any suspicious activity.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Warning that it's the first step toward school vouchers for all students, Broken Arrow and Jenks school boards announced Monday they will ignore a state law. The law requires public school districts to provide scholarships for special education students to attend private schools. State Superintendent Sandy Garrett blasted the districts, saying "thumbing your nose at state law is a poor civics lesson for our children."