Oklahoma City, OK – Some Okla. lawmakers fear poor oversight on budget
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislators kept in the dark while their leaders develop Oklahoma's 2010-11 state budget fear they won't be able to give the document a meaningful review before leaving the Capitol at the end of the month.
Only two weeks remain in Oklahoma's legislative session and scant details have emerged on the financial blueprint state agencies will follow in the upcoming fiscal year.
Skiatook, OK – Signatures enough to convene Okla. panel for probe
SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County authorities say petitions seeking an investigation of spending by the Skiatook School District had enough signatures to require a judge to convene a grand jury.
The Tulsa County Election Board on Friday verified that the petitions turned in by district patron Jason Willingham had far more than the 5,000 signatures of registered voters required by law to call a grand jury.
Public Radio Tulsa – This week's Documentary of the Week - Friday evening at 8:00 on Public Radio 89.5 HD1: the Oxford style debate will examine the motion "Organic Food Is Marketing Hype." Speakers for the motion are Hudson Institute's Dennis Avery, Missouri farmer Blake Hurst, and Chairman of the UK's Food Standards Agency John Krebs. Speaking against the motion is: Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, Urvashi Rangan, Director of Technical Policy for Consumers Union, and Charles Benbrook, the chief scientist at The Organic Center.
Tulsa, OK – Authorities now say 3 tornadoes hit Tulsa area
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have now confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down as violent thunderstorms barreled through northeastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Mangement says the National Weather Service reported two tornadoes with winds of 111 mph and 135 mph. One hit Creek County near Sapulpa and another touched down in Wagoner County near Oneta.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Oklahomans to wear handguns in public view.
Henry vetoed the measure on Friday. The governor also vetoed legislation that would have prohibited Oklahoma from following the new federal health care law and authorized the Legislature to file a lawsuit over the issue.
The governor says he vetoed the open carry bill over safety concerns cited by law enforcement.
Tulsa, OK – Man now charged with murder in businessman's death
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 57-year-old man now faces a first-degree murder charge in the September 2008 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Neal Sweeney.
Mohammed Aziz was arrested Wednesday after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in what authorities have called a murder for hire. Tulsa County prosecutors on Friday added charges of murder and soliciting murder, saying Aziz recruited 24-year-old Terrico Bethel to kill Sweeney.
Public Radio Tulsa – The BBC is leveraging its presence around the globe to take the pulse of the planet and publish the results in The World Speaks, a new global poll that reveals what people think are the biggest issues facing the world today. What are other global citizens thinking?
Who knew there was so much music for morning? We start in the darkest moment of night as the sky starts to grow lighter - from jet black to inky blue/black - through dark indigo blue and right through to sunrise. This is a great theme with great music!
Daybreak for Marimba Ensemble: Jack Stamp Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp
Lauds Praise High Day, Ron Nelson Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin
Morning Music: Richard Rodney Bennett Philharmonia a Vent, John Boyd