On the next edition of All This Jazz -- in the immediate wake of Veterans Day, and as communities around the globe continue to observe the First World War Centenary -- our second-hour theme will be Jazz Standards Dating Back to WWI.
Lots of terrific (and, in fact, timeless) American pop tunes were born during the years of the Great War -- i.e., the summer of 1914 through the fall of 1918 -- such as, to name a few, "Indiana," "Beale Street Blues," "Tiger Rag," and "St. Louis Blues."
More growth is announced for the Port of Catoosa, and it will mean a few new jobs with a major company.
Gas industry company Linde Process Plants will invest nearly $2.5 million in a 13,000 square feet expansion of its fabrication facility at the port. Port Director Bob Portiss said when the project is complete next June, Linde will occupy about 170,000 square feet of the port’s industrial space.
"We're really proud to have Linde as a longstanding member of our industrial family, now consisting of over 70 industries and some 4,200 people," Portiss said.
On this edition of ST, we welcome Robert J. LaFortune, a former Mayor of Tulsa, and Ann Patton, a locally based writer, activist, and former journalist. Patton has a new book out, for which LaFortune wrote the Foreword; it's a collection of essays on and photos of the Arkansas River, and it's called "The Tulsa River." But to what degree is Tulsa truly a "river city"? And are the age-old questions about riverfront development in this community changing -- or else taking on new meaning -- given the eventual creation of A Gathering Place on Riverside Drive?
It’s the first real cold snap of winter, and you are cautioned to take measures to stay warm and safe. Kelli Bruer with EMSA says they’ve already responded to a handful of cold exposure calls. She says planning ahead is the key. Recommendations include, dress in layers and cover up from head to toe, keep a blanket and water in the car…just in case, and learn symptoms of hypothermia so you can take necessary action. She also says it’s a good idea to check on elderly neighbors and relatives to make sure they’re safe in the cold.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's insurance commissioner is warning residents to protect their families and property during the winter season by having plans in place to stay safe and warm.
Commissioner John Doak says residents should prepare for winter by winterizing cars, insulating homes, making sure chimneys are cleaned and trimming trees to remove dead branches to prevent weakened limbs from falling on homes, cars or people. Doak also recommends assembling an emergency winter storm safety kit.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the City of Mannford will mark the 50th Anniversary of Keystone Dam in conjunction with a ribbon cutting for the new Highway 151A Bridge over the dam from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, on the new bridge. The bridge will reopen to traffic at 3:00 that afternoon.
No one is injured in a pre-dawn fire at an east Tulsa apartment complex. The blaze was reported about 5 a.m. at the Leisure Manor Apartments in the 6900 block of East 15th Street. That is just to the east of Sheridan on 15th.
The fire department says no one was injured in the blaze. About a dozen people were displaced in the 2-alarm fire.