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2008-09-13 12:00:08

Gary Cox, director of the Tulsa City-County Health Department, formally assumed the duties of president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials on Tuesday at the association's annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif. "It is an honor and privilege to serve as president of such a highly regarded association dedicated to providing national leadership to work with local health departments and others to improve health outcomes in our country," Cox said in a news release....

2008-08-28 12:01:12

By ANDREA EGER Read the state's compliance audit of special education at Tulsa alternative schools. TPS is told it violated requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Tulsa Public Schools is facing the potentially expensive prospect of compensating special education students who did not receive services they were entitled to at the troubled Tulsa Academic Center. The state Department of Education recently notified TPS that it had violated a host of...

2008-08-06 12:00:32

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 6--So autobiographical were the hormones and humor of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's teen characters in "Superbad" that the men simply had to name them Seth and Evan. With the pals' follow-up, "Pineapple Express," one has to wonder how often the boys used to pretend they were a certain bong-powered comedy film team and fought over this question: Who gets to be Cheech, and who gets to be Chong? Their story is still one of male bonding and the...

2008-08-05 21:00:22

By Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 5--All lanes of the Broken Arrow Expressway are now open after a three-vehicle accident closed down the highway and left one person in critical condition and two others hurt. The crash occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday about a half mile west the Elm Place (161st East Avenue) exit. The victims' names and cause of the accident are unknown, said Broken Arrow Fire Department Battalion Chief Clark Bolding. One person was taken by Life Flight to St. Francis Hospital...

2008-08-05 09:00:57

By Jeff Postelwait, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 5--Even with workers revamping the facade of the building and construction trucks parked in the lot, Whole Foods Market was crowded with shoppers Monday morning as the store kicked off a week of events to celebrate its conversion to new ownership. The grocery at 1401 E. 41st St., formerly a Wild Oats grocery, is now Whole Foods Market after last year's corporate buyout. Darla Snyder, spokeswoman for Whole Foods, said the transition has been...

2008-08-05 09:00:54

By D.R. Stewart, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 5--American Airlines and American Eagle, its regional airline a6liate, reported single-digit decreases in passenger tra6c in July compared with July 2007, airline executives said Monday. American, which operates 16 flights a day and employs about 7,000 people in Tulsa, flew 12.46 billion revenue passenger miles in July, a 3.5 percent decrease compared with the same month last year, on a seating capacity decrease of 1.2 percent. A revenue...

2008-08-04 09:00:12

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 4--Next time you're picking up a pack of gum or a prescription at your neighborhood pharmacy, you might check out your risk of developing diabetes. The University of Oklahoma has launched a research project offering free diabetes risk assessments for adults at more than 40 pharmacies in the state. That number is expected to grow to 150 by year's end. "Community pharmacies are accessible. You've got them everywhere, in rural areas and metropolitan...

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...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

By Ryan Strong, Tulsa World, Okla. Aug. 1--Natasha Stennis wasn't happy with how her four oldest children performed in elementary school. She wants her fifth child to be different. Stennis was among dozens of parents who attended Thursday's grand opening of the Skelly Early Childhood Educational Center. The new center will prepare more than 100 children as old as 4 for an elementary school curriculum. "I knew if I sent my son here, he would do well in school," Stennis said of her...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.