Public Radio Tulsa – On the December 17th edition of StudioTulsa, we presented a conversation between host Rich Fisher and our longtime book reviewer, Nancy Pearl. Now a librarian based in Seattle, and formerly a bookseller and librarian right here in T-Town, Nancy is also the author of a bestselling series of books about books (which includes the titles "Book Lust" and "More Book Lust").
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett is spending the weekend reviewing budget cutting proposals submitted by his department heads. The city cannot spend money it does not have and with sales tax revenue sinking each month, the city must cut spending. Little is left but personnel.
Wagoner, OK – Okla. man gets prison term for kickback scheme
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Wagoner man has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to solicit kickbacks in the awarding of a private security subcontract to protect U.S. government officials and contractors in Afghanistan.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Bryan Lee Burrows also was sentenced Friday to two years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.
Oklahoma City, OK – The unemployment rate in Oklahoma takes a tumble. The figures, released today, show the rate dropped in Oklahoma to 7-percent. That is down from 7.3-percent in October. This is the first drop in a year of steady increases. This time last year, 4.4-percent of Oklahomans were out of work.
Today's figure translates to 125,000 Oklahomans out of work.
Oklahoma City, OK – No decision today on the 918-area code's future. We are running out of numbers and the commission this morning was to have decided on one of two options for the area. One option would split the area code into two different sections. The other would allow everyone to keep the 918 area code, but all new numbers would be assigned a different code.