Oklahoma City, OK – OU, OSU demand pro-744 group stop using logos
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state's two largest universities are demanding that a group promoting a ballot measure to increase education spending stop using their logos in an advertisement.
The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University sent Yes on 744 a letter on Friday asking the group to cease and desist from broadcasting "the misleading YES ON 744 advertisement in any form."
Louisville, Kentucky – Federal mine regulators have cited the owner of a western Kentucky mine after concluding that an unsupported roof caused a "massive section" to collapse and kill two miners.
The Mine Safety Health Administration issued its report Friday on the accident at the Dotiki mine on the Wester-Hopkins County line. The report says the collapse couldn't be foreseen, but Tulsa, Okla.-based Allied Resource Partners should have taken more steps to support the roof.
Tulsa, OK – The City of Tulsa's sales tax collections for mid-August to mid-September, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, are above last year's totals for the same period and above the budget estimate for the month.
Actual tax received is $17,103,619, up 5.6 percent from the $16,201,499 collected during the same period last year. The conservative, projected budget estimate for the period was $15,421,000.
Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken for the new sea lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo. The 100-thousand gallon salt-water pool will be completed in 2012. The "Helmerich Sea Lion Cove" will feature---among other things--- improved animal holding facilities and an underwater viewing area.
Work also started on tearing out the old Sea Lion exhibit at the Tulsa Zoo.