By Segment of John Erling's April, 2009 interview with Bellmon
Enid, OK – In an interview earlier this year with John Erling's VoicesofOklahoma.com project, Bellmon disucssed the night Richard Nixon told him he would resign the presidency. You may hear more of the interview at VoicesofOklahoma.com
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The former chief of staff for Henry Bellmon says the former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Senator has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City - Gov. Brad Henry today ordered that all flags on state property will be flown at half staff in honor of former governor and U.S. Senator Henry Bellmon, who died this morning at the age of 88.
"Oklahoma today mourns the passing of a legend," Gov. Henry said.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement regarding the death of former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Sen. Henry Bellmon:
"I am saddened to hear of Henry Bellmon's death today. Back when Bellmon first ran for office, my dad was one of his earliest supporters. When he first won the governor's race, he often credited my dad for his early support. I have always thought that my dad supported Bellmon early on because they had a similar background rooted in rural America.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawyer claims state improperly spent stimulus $
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City attorney claims in a lawsuit that the state is improperly spending federal stimulus money.
Jerry Fent filed the lawsuit with the state Supreme Court saying the state didn't get the money certified through the state Equalization Board. The board certifies how much money lawmakers have to spend each fiscal year.
More than $600 million in federal stimulus money was used to balance the 2010 fiscal year budget.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma wants a judge to scold 11 Arkansas poultry companies for violating court rules and making other distortions last week during opening arguments in a federal pollution trial.
The complaint filed Monday in Tulsa federal court accuses the industry of suggesting that Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson was suing the companies to benefit his own interests, instead of the state's.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Arena football isn't dead yet.
Officials from what will be known as Arena Football 1 say they will have 16 teams, including four in markets where the former Arena Football League had clubs: Chicago, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Orlando, Fla.
The league will also have teams from the AFL spinoff, arenafootball2, as well as at least one team from another indoor league.