Latest Osage County, Oklahoma Stories

2008-06-18 15:00:37

By ANDREA EGER The school board votes to release a summary of its findings. The Tulsa school board decided Saturday to release a summary of an investigative report about apparent failings at the Tulsa Academic Center. After discussing the report in a four-hour executive session at a special retreat, the board voted to have Board President Gary Percefull release the summary Monday, presumably at the board's regular 7 p.m. meeting. Board Vice President Ruth Ann Fate said the...

2008-06-18 12:00:48

Four Tulsa Community College students in four years have won prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships, and the school's first recipient has won a second Cooke scholarship, for graduate school. Congratulations to the latest winner, Rosie Lynch, and to the winner of the graduate award, Linda Valliere Siegmann. Congratulations too to TCC. Having that many students win the highly competitive awards is a credit to the school's quality. Stems & Pieces is a compilation of short...

2008-06-17 09:00:57

By Andrea Eger, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 17--Tulsa Public Schools has agreed to an early end to its contract sponsorship of the Deborah Brown Community School, one of the city's first charter schools. The contract termination, which will take effect June 30, frees the school to enter into a new contract with Langston University as its sponsor. The school, which is in a former day-care center at 3 S. Cincinnati Ave., is set to take advantage of a 2007 amendment to the Oklahoma Charter...

2008-06-17 09:00:56

By Andrea Eger, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 17--Read the report summary about failings at the school. The Tulsa school board made public Monday a summary of an investigative report that found "a completely inadequate response" to serious and repeated problems at the Tulsa Academic Center in its first year of operation. Nearly all aspects of the alternative school -- staffing levels, classroom materials, student record-keeping, oversight and its treatment of special education students --...

2008-01-09 09:00:26

Pennington Allen Capital Partners, LLC today announced the acquisition of majority ownership interest of Knox Laboratory, LLC, a privately held drug testing company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the completion of the acquisition by Pennington Allen Capital Partners, Knox Laboratory is positioned for tremendous growth in Oklahoma and the surrounding region. In recent years, Knox Laboratory has expanded to add occupational health services and has grown to be one of the largest...

2007-05-16 12:00:24

By MANNY GAMALLO World Staff Writer SKIATOOK -- Skiatook Lake has gone from famine to feast in just seven weeks. After hitting its all-time lowest water level on March 19, the lake is near its normal height of 714 feet above sea level. On March 19, it was down 12.3 feet, but rainfall from the latter end of the month through April and into May has caused the lake to rise dramatically. As of Saturday afternoon, the lake was down just four inches and still creeping upward as runoff from...

2006-06-12 10:27:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A petroleum storage tank located on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was burning after lightning sparked a fire, local media reported Monday. The fire was so intense that the tank's lid blew. The fire was burning out of control, and people who live and work nearby have been evacuated, according to KOTV in Tulsa.

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.