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12:29 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

New Bidder for D-TAG

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

New York City, NY – Avis to Dollar Thrifty: We will top Hertz bid

NEW YORK (AP) Avis says rival rental car company Dollar Thrifty is selling itself too cheaply to Hertz, and promised to top the buyout offer announced last week.

In a letter to two top executives at Dollar Thrifty, Avis said Monday it wants Dollar Thrifty to open its books before it counters the $1.17 billion offer from Hertz Global Holdings.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Economic Update

Omaha, NE – The Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region climbed for the fifth straight month, pointing to a growing economy in the months ahead, according to the April Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders in a nine-state region.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Alzheimer's Expected to Spread

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahomans with Alzheimer's expected to increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A neurologist at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center says better recognition of Alzheimer's disease and an aging population mean the incidence of the disease is likely to grow in Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
9:13 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Abortion Law on Hold

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorneys agree to block on Okla. ultrasound law
TIM TALLEY,Associated Press Writer


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorneys for Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson have agreed to a court order requested by abortion providers to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new abortion law.

The law requires pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before they can get an abortion.

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Local & Regional
9:22 am
Sun May 2, 2010

Self-Governance Permit

Tahlequah, OK – Keetoowah Band gets self-governance nod from US

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians says the federal Interior Department has approved its application for the agency's Self-Governance Program.

The announcement made last week culminated years of effort intended to obtain the designation.

Participation in the program will give the tribe greater flexibility in its use of Bureau of Indian Affairs funding for tribal programs.

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Local & Regional
9:18 am
Sun May 2, 2010

Arrow Trucking Update

Tulsa, OK – Official says defunct firm's workers may get $720K

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A bankruptcy court official says former employees of Arrow Trucking Co. may be able to get more than $720,000 in wages owed them when the Tulsa trucking company shut down in December.

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Local & Regional
10:05 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Campaign Funds

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor candidates file reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin raised more money than any other candidate during the first three months of this year.

Friday is the deadline for Fallin, a member of Congress from Oklahoma City, and the other candidates for governor to report campaign fundraising and spending activity for the first quarter of 2010.

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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Tornado Science

Norman, OK – Scientists to hit the road for tornado research

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) More than 100 scientists, students and others interested in the causes of severe weather are preparing to go in search of tornadoes.

They're part of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment that begins Saturday and runs through June 15. The goal is to learn more about how, when and why tornadoes form.

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Local & Regional
3:13 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Tornado Watch

Click to see map of tornado watch area:
Storm Prediction Center

Tulsa, Ok – THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN ARKANSAS
SOUTHERN MISSOURI
EASTERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHEASTERN TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL 800
PM CDT.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

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Local & Regional
2:19 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill

Oil spill from space.
NASA

Oklahoma City, OK – CEOs: Gulf oil spill 'a real setback' for industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The CEOs of two Oklahoma City-based independent energy companies say the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will significantly set back industry efforts to increase offshore drilling.

Devon Energy Corp. CEO Larry Nichols and Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon spoke Friday morning at an energy conference in Oklahoma City.

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