That is the attitude of Tulsa Based Dollar Thrifty Rent-A-Car to Hertz and Avis. The two companies have been in a tug-of-war over Dollar-Thrifty, so much so that it is impacting the Tulsa firm's ability to do business.
Dollar-Thrifty wants the firms best offers by October or for them to go away.
Oklahoma City, OK – Summer proves deadly for Okla. National Guard
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's adjutant general says morale among the state's National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan remains strong despite the deaths of seven guard members in the last month.
Maj. Gen. Myles Deering says the 2,200 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan continue to do their jobs professionally in the dangerous eastern Afghanistan provinces along the border with Pakistan.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The college drop-out rate is actually worse than the high-school drop-out rate, and about 37 million Americans are being left behind in today's demanding economy. This program examines the issue, including whether a college degree is the answer for everyone. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. unemployment rate up again in July
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials report Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased slightly in July, climbing to 5.5 percent.
The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show the rate increased by one-tenth of a percent for the second straight month. Oklahoma's rate was 5.4 percent in June and 5.3 percent in May.
Oklahoma's rate still is significantly better than the national average, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent in July to 9.1 percent.
Oklahoma City, OK – Due to recent rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin will lift the burn ban in 16 northeast Oklahoma counties. Effective Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. the ban will be lifted in Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties. Most Oklahoma county commissioners meet Monday, August 22 and will have a chance to assess local conditions and consider their own countywide burn bans at that time.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Dennis Moseby, President of the Tulsa Firefighters Association regarding Mayor Dewey Bartlett's decision today to not allow Tulsa Fire Department to bid on emergency management services system: