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10:03 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix From NPR Music

Listen online 24/7 through November 30 – A Thanksgiving Mix From NPR Music! Listen Online to a continuous stream of multi-genre music about food, featuring contributions from NPR Music partner stations.

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10:02 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Are Obama's Policies Working?

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Our Documentary of the Week examines the motion: Obama's economic policies are working. Don't miss this Oxford-style Intelligence Squared debate from NPR.

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9:54 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Bartlesville Furloughs

City of Bartlesville

Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville to begin furloughing workers

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) More than a dozen directors and supervisors in Bartlesville will begin furloughs next month as a result of slumping sales tax revenues.

The 26 city employees will be furloughed one day each month, for seven months, in a move expected to save the city about $5,000 each month.

City Manager Ed Gordon says employees will have the option of taking vacation or comp days for the furlough days.

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9:43 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Winning Ticket from Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – SE Oklahoma store sells $32.8M Powerball ticket

KIOWA, Okla. (AP) A convenience store in southeastern Oklahoma has sold a Powerball ticket worth $32.8 million.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 7, 26, 36, 49 and 58, with the Powerball number being 4. The winner bought the ticket at a Kwik Chek store in the Pittsburg County town of Kiowa.

State lottery officials say they had not heard from the ticket's owner as of early Monday afternoon.

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1:59 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Jobs with the Salvation Army

Oklahoma City, OK – More are applying for Salvation Army jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Salvation Army officials in Oklahoma City are seeing an increase in the number of people applying for jobs as bell ringers in the agency's annual Red Kettle campaign.

Spokeswoman Heidi Brandes says with the number of people out of work applications for the $7.25 an hour job ringing a bell is up 20 percent over previous years. The agency has 278 applications so far and is still taking them.

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1:58 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Local Housing Starts UP

The Home Builders Association is if far East Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Local housing starts reached their third-highest monthly total this year, with 249 new building permits issued in October, according to information released by permit-tracking service New Orders Weekly. This is a 36 percent increase over the 183 starts reported in September and 38 percent ahead of starts logged in October of 2008.

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1:53 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit Update

Tulsa, OK – More delays mar Okla poultry waste pollution trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's trial against the Arkansas poultry industry continues to be marred by delays and squabbling attorneys.

Things boiled over again Monday morning, when poultry company attorneys objected to an expert witness Oklahoma wanted to put on the stand.

The objection caught U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell by surprise, because he was out of state late Friday when the motion was lodged with the court.

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9:58 am
Mon November 23, 2009

Stimulus Funds for Picher?

Picher, OK – PICHER, Okla. (AP) The director of the Picher Housing Authority is looking for ways to use more than $135,000 in federal stimulus money. Residents in the town are being bought out and officials never asked for the money but the federal stimulus package included money for every active housing authority in the nation.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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9:55 am
Mon November 23, 2009

Billy Joe Daugherty Dies

Rev. Billy Joe Daugherty
Victory Christian Center

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A memorial service is being planned for Nov. 30 for the Rev. Billy Joe Daugherty. Daugherty was the founding pastor of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa and died Sunday after a short battle with lymphoma. He was 57.

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