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.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett today presented the recommendations of an independent study that will provide a long-term road map for the operations of Tulsa city government. The report, which was based on input from employees, focuses on strategic opportunities to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of services provided by the city.
Tulsa, OK – CHICAGO - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has elected Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, of Tulsa, Okla., as its new president-elect. The AAP is the nation's largest pediatric organization, with a membership of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.
Dr. Block will take office as president-elect Oct. 4 at the 2010 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco and will serve as the 2011-2012 AAP president.
Fort Supply, OK – Firefighters contain wildfires in NW Oklahoma
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) Crews have contained two wildfires that burned about 1,500 acres in northwestern Oklahoma.
Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer said Tuesday firefighters were able to control the fires, including one that burned about 1,200 acres near Mooreland, after a cold front blew through the area late Monday. He says that fire and another one near Fort Supply Lake wer under control about 2 a.m.