Ground is broken at 12-noon for the 'Gathering Place for Tulsa'. The new park-like facility will cost over one-third of a billion dollars. Most of the money has been donated my civic minded corporations and foundations. The effort has been headed by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
This week on BusinessWorld, Alibaba's initial public offering strikes gold, a Tulsa-based company earns a national honor and personal kudos from one of us, and a scary story from an unusual source: cue the Halloween music for the attack of the converging yield curves.
A pilot is dead after crashing a single engine plane in Okmulgee County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Gene Thompson was killed when the 2006 Cessna-172 he was flying crash near Preston into a grove of dense trees.
The 63-year-old Thompson was flying to Tulsa from Fort Worth, Texas when the plane went down about 5 p.m. on Friday. The wreckage was spotted by the Civil Air Patrol around 7:30 Friday evening. Thompson was the only person on board.
The FAA and the NTSB will investigate the cause of the crash.
Booker T. Washington High School learned yesterday it would lose a teacher today.
It’s called a trim when Tulsa Public Schools decides to move a teacher based on enrollment numbers. School officials say they were being trimmed for having 1,331 students instead of 1,334. TPS spokesman Chris Payne said Superintendent Keith Ballard reversed the decision today.
StoryCorps’ mobile recording studio will soon arrive at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa on October 16. Public Radio Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation is bringing StoryCorps back to Tulsa so that your stories can be captured for posterity. Make a reservation to record family and friends. Learn More about StoryCorps.
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