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4:16 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Tulsa Selected

The BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Sports Commission and the University of Tulsa today announced Tulsa's selection to host a 2011 NCAA First-Second Round Division I Men's Basketball tournament at the BOK Center.

The Tulsa Sports Commission and host partner, the University of Tulsa, submitted a bid in May and hosted a site visit in August. In a news release from the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, the current chair, Dan Guerrero, director of athletics at UCLA, estimated approximately 70 cities submitted bids.

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Local & Regional
4:16 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Tulsa Selected

The BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Sports Commission and the University of Tulsa today announced Tulsa's selection to host a 2011 NCAA First-Second Round Division I Men's Basketball tournament at the BOK Center.

The Tulsa Sports Commission and host partner, the University of Tulsa, submitted a bid in May and hosted a site visit in August. In a news release from the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, the current chair, Dan Guerrero, director of athletics at UCLA, estimated approximately 70 cities submitted bids.

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3:07 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

TFD/THD Administer Flu Shots

Tulsa, OK – City employees are rubbing their arms today. They got seasonal flu shots today from the Tulsa Fire Department.

Michael Baker is the acting chief for emergency medical services for the Fire Department. He says when the H-1-N-1 flu shots become available the department will help administer shots to the public.

The Tulsa Fire Department is partnering with the Tulsa Health Department.

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12:10 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Painkillers Up

Oklahoma City, OK – Painkiller use up in state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Drug enforcement officials in Oklahoma say pain pills are moving past marijuana as a "gateway" drug for young people.

The state has two regions Oklahoma and Tulsa counties among the top 15 areas of greatest prescription misuse.

The Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program says data shows that supplies of prescription pain medication in Oklahoma more than doubled over a four-year period ending in 2006.

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10:29 am
Sun September 20, 2009

TU Takes it on the Chin (Strap)

Nornan, OK – No. 12 Sooners beat Tulsa 45-0 for second shutout

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) No. 12 Oklahoma recorded its second straight shutout, beating Tulsa 45-0 Saturday for its 26th straight home victory.

The Sooners (2-1) broke the school record for consecutive wins on Owen Field by holding opponents scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time since 1987.

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9:54 am
Sun September 20, 2009

Budget Shortfall Hits Prisons

Oklahoma City, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Corrections director says the budget deficit for his agency is trending toward $7 million.

Justin Jones said Friday the deficit would have occurred regardless of mandatory 5 percent agency cuts ordered for August and September after state revenues came in lower than anticipated.

He says if the budget cuts continue, the agency will have to ask its contractors to reduce their per diem rates for housing state inmates.

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11:21 am
Sat September 19, 2009

Unemployment Rate Up

Oklahoma City,OK –
The state unemployment rate continues to head north. It has reached a 21-year high in Oklahoma. The latest figures from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission place the rate at 6.8-percent. The last time the rate was this high was in January of 1988 when it was at 7.1-percent.

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10:08 am
Fri September 18, 2009

River Meetings

The Arkansas River flows into downtown Tulsa.
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County held a series of public meetings to discuss a portion of the Arkansas River Master Plan. The plan spans the Arkansas River from the Keystone Dam to Jenks and includes low water dam construction and rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration, shoreline stabilization and recreational uses.

The purpose of the meetings? To inform the public of the current status of the projects and recommendations for future studies, and request input that would be incorporated in to the Environmental Summary Report.

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9:59 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Muslim Girl Files Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Teen alleges discrimination by retail giant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal lawsuit filed against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch alleges the manager at a Tulsa store refused to hire a 17-year-old Muslim girl because she wore a head scarf.

Attorneys for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.

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9:51 am
Fri September 18, 2009

American to Cut Flights

Oklahoma City, OK – AA to end flights to St. Louis from OKC, Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) American Airlines is eliminating its flights between Oklahoma City and St. Louis by next summer.

The airline had said earlier it would end its regional American Eagle service between Tulsa and St. Louis by the end of the year.

The head of American's parent company AMR said in a letter to employees that the company is refocusing and eliminating unprofitable flights.

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