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10:56 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Boren Holds Town Halls

Dan Boren

Muskogee, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's lone Democratic congressman played the role of referee Tuesday at spirited town-hall meetings in eastern Oklahoma.

Hundreds of people, some waving American flags and holding signs depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film, shouted and yelled over each other during much of what was supposed to be a question-and-answer session in Muskogee.

Many said they were angry at the health care reform bill being considered by lawmakers.

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9:09 am
Wed August 19, 2009

TU Outreach

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5:52 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Ruling Against Abortion Law

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services. Reproductive Services is challenging the state law.
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City,OK – Judge rules against ultrasound requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma judge has ruled against a law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson granted a permanent injunction against the law Tuesday afternoon, saying it violated constitutional requirements that legislative measures deal only with one subject.

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3:26 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

No Gates Grant for Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Public Schools will not get a grant from the Gates Foundation. School Officials learned today Tulsa was not chosen for the $56-million grant.

The district wanted the funds to makes changes in the way it recruits and pays the school systems three thousand educators. The district will not seek contributions from local philanthropic sources.

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10:53 am
Tue August 18, 2009

The Passing on an Icon

Carl Bartholomew, playing the role of \"Uncle Zeb\".
TulsaTVMemories.com

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa television icon has passed. Carl Bartholomew, who entertained Tulsa children from the late 60s until the 1990s as TV's "Uncle Zeb" died early this morning. He was 78.

Bartholomew started the "Uncle Zeb Cartoon Camp " on KTUL in 1967. He was the promotion director at the TV station and was responsible for the "Eight's the Place" promotional campaign of the 1970s.

In 1991, the show moved to cable, He retired from playing Uncle Zeb in 1998.

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9:06 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Great 8 Debate

Tulsa, OK – Incumbent Bill Christiansen is facing two challengers, Phil Lakin, Jr and Scott Grizzle for the District 8 seat.

All three and Republicans. No Democrats or independents filed for the office. That means, whoever wins the primary of September 8th, will win the seat.

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8:54 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Court Ruling Expected

A pro-life sign across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services. Reproductive Services is challenging the state law.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Judge to rule on ultrasound requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma judge is planning to rule on a lawsuit against an anti-abortion law.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson is to rule Tuesday afternoon on a lawsuit over the law, which requires that women receive an ultrasound before an abortion and listen to their doctor describe the fetus.

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8:49 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Grand Jury Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-CASA official appears before state grand jury

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former director of a volunteer agency that helps abused and neglected children in court has appeared before a state grand jury.

Fifty-one-year-old Anna Naukam of Edmond went before the jury Monday with attorney Jeff Byers. Byers declined comment and testimony before the grand jury is not open to the public.

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8:30 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

H1N1 at Stillwater

Stillwater, OK – 3 cases of swine flu confirmed at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Health officials at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater have confirmed swine flu in three students there.

Officials announced the cases on Monday and say more cases are suspected.

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8:26 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Tinkering with GM

Oklahoma City, OK – Former GM plant opens with new mission


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Political, military and business leaders have helped open a new aircraft repair and maintenance facility at the former General Motors plant in Oklahoma City.

Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Mary Fallin were among those on hand at Monday's ceremony at the Tinker Aerospace Complex.

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