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5:54 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

State Budget Picture Darkens

Oklahoma City, OK – Monthly funding allocations to state agencies will be reduced by 10 percent this month and possibly next as November revenue collections fell well short of the estimate and prior year collections for an 11th consecutive month, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today.

The 10-percent reduction in monthly allocations in December and January, as authorized by State Finance Director Michael Clingman, reflects a doubling of the five-percent cuts in effect since the start of the fiscal year.

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5:45 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Congressman Sullivan on Oral Roberts

Congressman John Sullivan
file photo

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sullivan offered the following statement on the passing of Reverend Oral Roberts.

"I am personally saddened by the death of Oral Roberts. Rev. Roberts was not only an Oklahoma icon, but an icon of the modern Christian movement in the United States.

Roberts and his ministry advanced the teachings of Christ in ways we will never fully understand. Rev. Roberts was a pioneer in Christian higher education and his namesake university has become an Oklahoma landmark.

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5:25 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Senator Inhofe Comments on Oral Roberts Passing

Senator Jim Inhofe from file photo.
Jim Inhofe

Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Oral Roberts:

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4:59 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Oral Roberts Dead

Oral Roberts from earlier this year on campus at ORU.
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK – Dr. Oral Roberts, a legendary evangelist who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th century, died today in Newport Beach, Calif., due to complications from pneumonia. His son, Richard, and daughter, Roberta, were at his side. The founder of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University was 91.

There will be a private family internment. Arrangements for a public memorial service in Tulsa are pending and will be announced soon.

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2:06 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Stimulus Help

Tulsa, OK – In part of a trillion dollar spending bill passed on Sunday by the U.S. Senate, $1.55 million could be headed to the City of Tulsa for various public safety and public works projects. Among these projects receiving funding in the bill, the City of Tulsa would receive:

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11:00 am
Tue December 15, 2009

BOK Center Nominated for Top Award

Tulsa's BOK Center

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's BOK Center, managed by SMG, has been nominated by Pollstar, the concert industry's leading publication, for the "Arena of the Year" award. Individuals within the industry will vote and the winner will be announced on February 17th at the annual Pollstar awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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10:33 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Dead Giraffe was Expecting

Tulsa, OK – The giraffe that died at the Tulsa Zoo after suffering a broken neck in transit from Ohio, was expecting. That announcement came this morning at a Tulsa City Council meeting. The Council is looking into the giraffe's death. Tulsa Zoo director Terrie Correll said the pregnancy was discovered during a necropsy of the giraffe. The giraffe was having her neck X-rayed when she died.

Tulsa City Councilor Rick Westcott wants the council to take legal action against the transport company which brought the animal to Tulsa.

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10:02 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Public Works Sentence

Tulsa, OK – Owasso man sentenced to almost 5 years

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Owasso man who headed a construction company has been sentenced in federal court to four years and nine months in prison for his role in bribing a Tulsa public works official.

Max Elliot Wolf, president of Horizon Construction Co., pleaded guilty in September to one count of procurement fraud bribery. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Terence Kern.

The judge said Wolf had already paid more than $939,000 in restitution.

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5:26 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Attempt to End Death Penalty in Oklahoma

Constance Johnson at her news conference at the state capitol
Oklahoma Senate

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