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2008-08-03 12:00:31

By April Marciszewski, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 3--It's about caring for the entire community, not just individual patients. It's about harnessing the altruism of first-year medical and physician assistant students before the hard work of school wears them down. It's about walking down the street from a hospital, as University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President Dr. Gerry Clancy did almost 15 years ago in Iowa, and taking medical care to a homeless shelter full of people with mental illnesses....

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Sam Powell, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 3--Summer-season nature programs and classes continue at Tulsa Parks and Recreation Department's Oxley Nature Center in the northeast corner of Mohawk Park. "Water Testing 101," 10 a.m. Saturday, for all ages. Learn all about the importance of good water quality and about the varied aquatic life that thrives in the nature center wetlands and marsh. "Full Red Moon," 7 p.m. Aug. 15, for all ages. The monthly full moon walk. This month's moon may have...

2008-07-28 15:00:53

By ANGEL RIGGS See state aid figures for all the state's school districts Aid to Tulsa Public Schools, however, will remain the same. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nearly half of Oklahoma's schools will receive less state funding this year compared with last year, although Tulsa Public Schools' state aid is expected to remain flat, according to figures provided Thursday to the state Board of Education. The state will send Tulsa Public Schools $112.4 million in the fiscal year that began July 1,...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 27--Authorities on Sunday recovered the body of a Broken Arrow man who drowned after jumping from a 60-foot cliff into Skiatook Lake. John Michael II, 32, died after he leapt into the water and did not resurface Saturday around 9:30 p.m., according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Authorities searched for the man that night but were unable to find his body. They began searching again at daybreak Sunday and located Michael around 8:30 a.m. He...

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By ANDREA EGER The controversial TAC will see a cap on enrollment, new guidelines and more student assessment. Fallout over failings at the Tulsa Academic Center may have cost Superintendent Michael Zolkoski his job, but the program he brought to town will endure with some modifications. District administrators and legal advisers have developed a new review process for students who are referred to TAC, placed new restrictions on enrollment to prevent the overcrowding and chaotic rate...

2008-07-23 15:01:04

By Kevin Canfield, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 23--Document: View a PDF of the Bjorklund lawsuit The turmoil at the fairgrounds has made its way downtown to federal court. Rick Bjorklund, who was Expo Square's CEO and president from May 2006 until he was fired July 1, filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming breach of contract and defamation. The Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority, also known as the fair board, and County Commissioner Randi Miller, individually and in her capacity as a...

2008-07-21 12:01:08

The Tulsa World posed five questions to Tulsa Superintendent Michael Zolkoski, who is leaving the district on Oct. 10 in a contract termination agreement. Q: What are your top priorities for your remaining 90 days with Tulsa Public Schools? A: First, the new magnet programs (at Hale and Webster high schools) will be rolling out. Another change is in transportation. We will be rerouting the buses to save on costs. (Introducing) Gradespeed, which is electronic report cards, and...

2008-07-21 12:00:40

A Wednesday Tulsa World story about a free shopping spree incorrectly reported the last name of Hope Hospice President Sherry Crockett. A Sunday Tulsa World Business story referenced resignation letters by Yahoo's Stewart Butterfield and his boss. A Yahoo spokeswoman said Butterfield's boss has announced his resignation, but did not write such a letter. (c) 2008 Tulsa World. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-20 09:00:00

By Phil Mulkins, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 20--Dear Action Line: My neighborhood doesn't know about Tulsa's Neighborhood Inspections section so please re-run your column about it. My neighborhood needs a refresher course before the Mayor's Action Center summons the inspectors for a citation field-day. -- L.A., Tulsa. Neighborhood Inspections: This is a section of Tulsa's Working in Neighborhoods Department and enforces our nuisance and zoning ordinances. It helps prevent deterioration of...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 15--Jacqueline Wilson squeezed her friend's hand as Dr. Nora Doyle prepared to push the needle into her belly. "We're trying to find a place where there's no baby," the doctor said, watching the baby wiggle on the ultrasound monitor. "It takes longer to plan our trip than it does to take the trip." Doyle pushed the needle and began to draw the clear, yellow liquid from the sac surrounding Wilson's fetus. At two months pregnant, Wilson said she began...