Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa's Dr. Robert Block, a world leader in pediatrics and creator of the new sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics, is the new president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Block is the Chair of OU's School of Community Medicine, but will step down to lead the Academy. In his new role, Dr. Block will represent the group at the federal level.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid July to mid August, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are below last year's totals, but higher than the budget estimate for the month.
Actual tax received is $16,252,172, or 2.3 percent below the $16,641,187 collected during the same period last year. That amount, however, was 2.9 percent above the budget estimate for the period - $15,793,000.
Tulsa, OK – Local leaders are coming out in opposition to the take over of Tulsa based Dollar-Thrifty by the Hertz Rent-A-Car Company.
Chamber of Commerce executives in Tulsa are urging Dollar-Thirty Auto Group stockholders to reject Hertz $41 per share offer for DTAG stock. The officials fear if the takeover is successful the 700 Tulsa DTAG jobs will evaporate or be moved out of state or to Oklahoma City.
A vote is set for next Thursday on the Hertz offer.