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3:09 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

A Tulsa-Based Blogger and Her Ongoing "Global Table Adventure"

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Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Jenks Depo to Go

Jenks, OK – Jenks plans to demolish town's old train depot

JENKS, Okla. (AP) The Jenks city council has approved spending $6,000 to demolish the old train depot building in the Tulsa suburb.

City Manager Mike Tinker says a viability study on renovating the depot building put the cost at about $120,000, 20 times what the city will pay Art Wrecking Co. to tear down the structure.

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3:00 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Lobby Spending in Oklahoma

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State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Lobbyist spending on Okla legislators increases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funding for state agencies was down in Oklahoma, but spending by lobbyists on legislators was up during the past legislative session.

According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, lobbyists spent $51,133, or 24 percent more, on lawmakers from January to June. Nearly all of that was for meals. During the same period in 2009, lobbyists spent $38,587.

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Local & Regional
2:53 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Deal Okayed in Great White North

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
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Tulsa, OK – Canada gives Hertz antitrust OK for Dollar deal

NEW YORK (AP) Hertz Global Holdings Inc. says Canadian antitrust regulators have approved its proposed $1.17 billion acquisition of fellow car-rental operator Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.

Hertz and Avis are fighting to take over Tulsa, Okla.-based Dollar Thrifty, although the bidding war has been conducted at prices lower than Dollar Thrifty investors had hoped.

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2:51 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Police Dog Poisoned

Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville police think drug dog was poisoned

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville police say a preliminary report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.

The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

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10:55 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Tribal House To Be Owned by Tribe

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Okmulgee, OK – Okla tribe votes to buy council house

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Muscogee (Creek) Nation officials want to purchase the Creek Nation Council House for $3.2 million from the city of Okmulgee.

The tribe's national council approved a measure on Saturday that would appropriate the money to buy the building, which was built in 1878. Principal Chief A.D. Ellis must OK the measure.

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10:53 am
Mon August 2, 2010

More Digits to Dial

Tulsa, OK – Officials dial up new rules for NE Okla residents

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Northeastern Oklahoma residents' fingers will have to walk a little farther to call someone in the future.

Those living in the region covered by the 918 area code will be required to dial 918 plus the local number to complete calls starting March 5.

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10:52 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Fatal Smash-Up

Ponca City, OK – Traffic death of Okla man being investigated

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a fatal single-vehicle accident near Ponca City.

Troopers say 62-year-old Sanford Mauldin was pronounced dead of internal injuries at the scene of the accident about 11:40 a.m. Sunday. There were no passengers.

The patrol says Mauldin's car was headed east on U.S. 60 when it left the road, traveled about 483 feet and struck a small tree.

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10:47 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Route 66 Dedication

Sapulpa, OK – Part of Route 66 dedicated to Okla. cop, father

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) A portion of State Highway 66 in Sapulpa has been dedicated in honor of a police officer who died with his father while responding to a call.

The ceremony marking a section of the road as the Officer Larry W. Cantrell and Mr. Charles L. Cantrell Memorial Highway was held Sunday. The 34-year-old officer was responding to a backup call from another officer on July 30, 2005, when he died in an accident. His 59-year-old was riding with him.

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10:58 am
Sun August 1, 2010

Rader Future

Sand Springs, OK – request to operate lockup for Okla. juveniles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Office of Juvenile Affairs is considering five proposals from private groups to provide a maximum-security lockup for juvenile offenders.

OJA plans to close the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs within two years. The center is the only maximum-security juvenile center.

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