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2008-07-11 12:00:55

By ANDREA EGER It lets them pick up credits quickly during summer. Summer school at Tulsa Learning Academy is not for slackers. Students in the Tulsa Public Schools credit recovery program that operates out of Tulsa Promenade shopping center have had just one month to try to complete the courses they need to receive their high school diplomas. Principal Jean Keeton said 22 students are on track to graduate during the summer session, which ends Monday. Among them are Remijio...

2008-07-11 12:00:50

By Laurie Winslow, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--Joe W. Craft III, president, CEO and a board member of Alliance Resource Partners LP, was among the winners named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 in the Southwest Area. He won in the category of energy, chemical and mining. The award focused on entrepreneurs in northern Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. An independent panel of regional business, academic and community leaders selected entrepreneurs who demonstrate...

2008-07-11 12:00:41

By DAVID HARPER What started out as a secondary airfield has become one of the busiest U.S. aviation hubs. You may have heard that Jones Riverside Airport is one of the busiest in the country, but Dr. Thomas Dodson had another description for it Saturday. "It's the most fun airport in the United States," Dodson said, leaning against the wing of his friend Joe Norton's restored Royal Canadian Air Force post-World War II Chipmunk trainer. Dodson has one just like it, and the two...

2008-07-11 12:00:41

By D.R. Stewart, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--The Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust voted Thursday to approve an initial payment to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, solidifying their commitment to automated-pay PikePass parking at Tulsa International Airport next year. The trustees also accepted $1.8 million in federal grants and awarded contracts for repaving of the perimeter road at Jones Riverside Airport. The board approved payment of $187,250 to the Turnpike Authority, which will...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--When you think of Oklahoma's cultural icons, you have to think of jazz legend Chet Baker, country music star Roy Clark, Oscar-winning actor Ben Johnson and guitarist/songwriter J.J. Cale. It's hard not to think of Tulsa's historic Circle Cinema in that way, too. So it seems fitting that as the city's oldest standing movie house celebrates its 80th birthday next week, it in turn honors several of the state's favorite sons of entertainment....

2008-07-08 09:00:15

By D.R. Stewart, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 8--AT&T Inc. is offering the opportunity for Tulsans to be the center of their entertainment and communications universe via the Internet, company executives said Monday. The company launched its integrated suite of U-verse television, high-speed Internet, landline and wireless telephone services this week in Tulsa, Jenks and Owasso. The new services provide integration, convenience and control through AT&T's Internet Protocol network,...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Sam Powell, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 6--Free fishing clinics continue for several more weeks at the Zebco casting pond adjacent to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Wildlife Department at (918) 299-2334. Nature Programs A wide range of summer-season programs and classes are under way at Tulsa Parks and Recreation's Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park. Summer Cool: 9:30 a.m. Saturday For all ages. This class will take a...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Lee Logan, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 6--The lake's marinas were all open and reported normal holiday business. SKIATOOK -- High water thinned out the crowds at Skiatook Lake on Saturday, but some residents still came out with their boats, fishing poles and picnic baskets. Several area lakes had water levels higher than normal for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to Army Corps of Engineers figures, Skiatook Lake measured about 4 1/2 feet above average. Other lakes, such...

2008-07-03 09:00:59

By Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--TULSA -- Jared Jordan, Trevor Tack and Jason Hurt are self-described full-time downtowners who are betting the opening of BOK Center arena will transform the heart of Tulsa into a thriving entertainment destination. The threesome, backed by a private investment group, are among the first to open a business across from the shinny showcase with their SoChey Jazz Cafe. And even with construction crews keeping half the street in front of their...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

By Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman Jul. 3--When Deanna Robertson started working at Riverside Airport in the 1970s, a gallon of fuel cost 42 cents. Today, it's about $5 a gallon. Back then, cows occasionally meandered onto the runways, and airport workers chased them off, she said. Not anymore, since the airport has been fenced in. Robertson now operates her flight school, Robertson Aviation, at Riverside. From the price of fuel to runway obstacles, she's seen many changes over the years....


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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