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  • Illegal immigrant held in death of Tulsa cyclist (Oklahoma)

    09/04/2009 8:34:03 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 40 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | Nicole Marshall
    Illegal immigrant held in death of Tulsa cyclist By NICOLE MARSHALL World Staff Writer Published: 9/2/2009  2:24 AM Last Modified: 9/2/2009  5:05 AM State troopers arrested an illegal immigrant Tuesday in the hit-and-run death of a longtime bicyclist and clinical psychologist, authorities said. Roberto Salvador Alvelais-Torres, 28, is accused of striking Beverly Jean Duffield, 74, of Tulsa with a sport utility vehicle and then driving away, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said. Duffield was killed Tuesday morning while riding her bicycle near U.S. 75 and the 1700 block of Southwest Boulevard — an area where she was known to ride frequently....
  • TULSA BISHOP EXPLAINS WHY HE "FACES EAST" - Expresses Desire to Recover "Authentic" Worship

    08/24/2009 2:09:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 916+ views
    zna ^ | August 19, 2009
    TULSA, Oklahoma, AUG. 19, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The bishop of Tulsa explains his decision to celebrate Mass at the diocesan cathedral "ad orientem" -- facing east -- as an effort to recapture a "more authentic" Catholic worship. Bishop Edward Slattery affirmed this in an article featured in the September edition of the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic, titled "Ad Orientem: Revival of Ancient Rite Brings Multiple Advantages, Some Misperceptions." In a discussion about liturgy, the prelate said, it is necessary to grasp this "essential" truth: "At Mass, Christ joins us to himself as he offers himself in sacrifice to the Father for the...
  • Evangelical Group Banned From Tulsa Housing Projects, Chapter Leader Says

    06/08/2009 12:41:55 PM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies · 621+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Monday, June 08, 2009 | By James Osborne
    A Christian evangelical group that works to improve the lives of underprivileged children says it has been prohibited from conducting Bible study classes in public housing projects in Tulsa, Okla., potentially violating a Supreme Court ruling that upheld religious groups' right to the use of public institutions. For more than 70 years, the Missouri-based Child Evangelism Fellowship has worked with underprivileged kids, not only to convert them to Christianity, but to improve their lives through education and after-school activities. In one program, fellowship missionaries visit prisons and sign up inmates' children for Bible study programs in an effort to keep...
  • Tulsa Midday Tea Party

    04/16/2009 10:27:17 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | Aprel 16 2009 | Beyond the Cusp
    With some amount of physical effort, I dragged this broken old body to the Tulsa Tea Party, one of the three, held downtown from 11AM to 1PM. There was a sizeable turnout, though it was not easy to estimate standing (actually sitting as I am unable to stand too long) at the fringe off to the left side of the stage. If I had to guess, I would estimate 1000 to 1250 people were attending, which I feel is a fairly decent turnout for anything downtown here in Tulsa. I am glad to point out that almost every speech accused...
  • Downtown Tulsa, OK Tax Day Tea Party Pics (Vanity)

    04/15/2009 7:52:01 PM PDT · by mentor2k · 15 replies · 820+ views
    mentor2k
    Pictures from Tulsa, OK Tea Party Downtown. There were two parties, one downtown and one in south Tulsa. Approximately 3,000 to 4,000 in attendance. These pics were taken at the downtown venue where Fox News Contributor and radio host, John Gibson was in attendance.
  • Union uses homeless for protests: Carpenters are waging a "shame" campaign

    03/21/2009 11:24:13 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 9 replies · 572+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | March 21, 2009 | OMER GILLHAM
    The carpenters union has hired dozens of homeless people to stand in for union members to wage a "shame" campaign against a nonunion contractor, a Tulsa World investigation shows. The Local 943 Carpenters Union has organized a 2-year effort to coerce Green Country Interiors Inc. to pay union wages and benefits to its construction workers, said David Hannagan, president and part owner of Green Country. Beginning in April 2007, the carpenters union began placing personnel and large banners at businesses that had hired Green Country for construction work. At the first site, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 100 E. Second St., the...
  • Sales of guns, ammo still high

    03/13/2009 9:51:15 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 23 replies · 2,219+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 13 March 2009 | KELLY BOSTIAN
       Sales of guns, ammo still high by: KELLY BOSTIAN World Outdoors WriterFriday, March 13, 2009 3/13/2009 11:16:57 AM Correction: This story originally reported the wrong years when comparing the number of permit applications. The cutline incorrectly identified the .40 and .45 caliber bullets. The story and cutline have been corrected. Related Story: Liberals told to leave: An instructor for a hunter safety course orders Obama voters to get out of his class. Four months after the election of President Barack Obama, firearms and ammunition sales in Tulsa remain at a fever pitch. Popular self-protection ammunition is often sold...
  • Tulsa, OK Tea Party - After Action Report

    02/27/2009 10:52:34 PM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 27 replies · 1,667+ views
    me ^ | 2/27/09 | me
    The Tulsa Tea Party was a great success today! Arriving at Veteran's Park I found a nice sized crowd already gathered and raring to go 15 minutes prior to the start time! (Way to go, Tulsa!) The crowd quickly grew to somewhere between 300-400, according to various news reports. I can't tell you how great it was to see people pouring in carrying signs and displaying their patriotism. Conservatives tend to be - well - Conservative in their fervor for public protesting, so these numbers indicate a great sense of unrest and dissatisfaction with what is happening in Washington. KRMG...
  • Fortune Magazine Names QuikTrip as One of the Best Companies to Work For [OK business]

    01/29/2009 8:23:05 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 18 replies · 838+ views
    MarketWatch "Press Release" ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | QuikTrip Press Release
    *NOT A StreetInsider article -- but a PRESS RELEASE -- For the Seventh Consecutive Year, Fortune Magazine Names QuikTrip as One of the Best Companies to Work For Last update: 12:58 p.m. EST Jan. 22, 2009 TULSA, Okla., Jan 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FORTUNE Magazine announced today that QuikTrip has been selected as the 27th best company to work for. QuikTrip has been selected seven years in a row as one of the best. This year QuikTrip moves up one spot from 28th to 27th. "This year has been the year of milestones for QuikTrip," said Chet Cadieux, President...
  • Recession has hit Tulsa [OK Recession]

    01/29/2009 6:50:58 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 15 replies · 400+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2009 | Brian Barber
    Sales-tax drop means hard days ahead, official says By BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer Published: 1/24/2009 2:21 AM Last Modified: 1/24/2009 2:53 AM Tulsa's sales-tax revenue for January failed to meet budget projections — a sign that the recession has finally hit the city, officials said. "This is a harbinger for what's to come," Budget Director Pat Connelly said. "I think Tulsa is in for some difficult times ahead." Although the city's January sales-tax revenue was up 1.2 percent from the same month in 2008, officials were expecting a 2 percent increase. Tulsa's check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission was...
  • Historic synagogue catches fire in early morning hours

    01/27/2009 2:43:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 308+ views
    SNIPPET: "The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. The 2-story synagogue was undergoing major renovation."
  • Icy conditions create havoc throughout city, area [Tulsa, OK ice storm]

    01/27/2009 8:47:18 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 44 replies · 1,925+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | January 27, 2009 | Staff Reports
    By Staff Reports Published: 1/26/2009 8:44 AM Last Modified: 1/27/2009 9:48 AM Freezing drizzle and sleet created dangerous conditions across a wide swath of the state Monday, and at least two people died and many others were injured in traffic accidents. Slick roads led to temporary closures of scores of highways and roads, early closings of schools and businesses, and announcements of school and event cancellations for Tuesday. A Tulsa man was killed when his Chevrolet Trail Blazer slid into a Freightliner truck on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Ottawa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Renard J. Johnson Jr.,...
  • Dozens of crashes reported; police urge motorists to slow down [Tulsa, OK Ice Storm]

    01/26/2009 2:47:32 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 70 replies · 1,139+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | January 26, 2009 | Staff Reporter
    Dozens of crashes reported; police urge motorists to slow down by: Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2009 1/26/2009 4:37:16 PM Ambulance crews responded to dozens of crashes and police shut down all lanes of U.S. 169 from 11th Street to 21st Street. The highway was reopened late Monday afternoon after sand trucks were able to treat it, police said. Gov. Brad Henry has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties. "Oklahomans know all too well that severe winter weather poses serious challenges to everything from roads and power lines to debris removal, and so it is important that...
  • A Freeper's Observation;A Newspaper's gutless Response To A Blogger

    01/24/2009 4:29:00 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 7 replies · 437+ views
    1-24-09 | E.G.C.
    HOWDY FREEPERS!!!!!!!This morning my op-ed focuses on one of Oklahoma's most well respected bloggers.Michael Bates is a well respected blogger who authors the blog Batesline (http://www.batesline.com) He also writes a column for an alternative media source, Urban Tulsa Weekly.When Michael composes a blog one of the things he always takes care to do is research his material for his blogs and get his facts straight.Recently, Mr. Bates was hit with a lawsuit by World Publishing Company, publishers of the Tulsa World. Apparently this had to do with a piece he composed on January 15 regarding the World's declining circulation.Now, here...
  • ,,,patrolman subdues armed man who "was praying for Allah to help him carry out his mission"

    12/08/2008 2:34:35 PM PST · by Cindy · 29 replies · 1,498+ views
    "It was one of those deals of being in the right place at the right time," Robinson said. "I believe he would have loaded up that gun and gone to town because he was praying for Allah to help him carry out his mission." Jerome Norvell Denson, 24, of Tulsa was arrested on charges of attempting to perform an act of violence and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony. He remains in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing....
  • Why we went dark (about Obama's birth certificate)

    11/27/2008 12:43:11 PM PST · by ckilmer · 129 replies · 7,422+ views
    Tulsa Today ^ | Thursday, 27 November 2008 | David Arnett
    Main Page | Thursday, November 27, 2008 Why we went dark By David Arnett, Publisher    Thursday, 27 November 2008 Monday morning Tulsa Today posted an analysis by veteran New York journalist and the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards, Joan Swirsky, titled, “The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ‘08” questioning the missing Barack Obama birth certificate and his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.  Two hours and 10,000 page views later, our local Internet Service Provider and domain hosting service, Tulsa Connect locked us off the Internet. This action was taken without warning or...
  • LSA: Vocation of spiritual motherhood for priests [Catholic Caucus]

    10/11/2008 3:15:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 744+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | October 11, 2008 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I was alerted to this very good item on the website of the Diocese of Tulsa.  Bishop Slattery continues to impress.  You will remember his statement after pro-abortion Catholics Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and VP candidate Sen. Biden (D-DE) made their scandalous gafs about the Church’s teaching on life. You will remember his strong instruction about sacred music. Now there is this spiritual approach to give support to priests of the diocese. Potential Spiritual Mothers Join to Pray, Learn About Roles Sheila Michie, at center, joins in praying the rosary with other women who are discerning whether to become spiritual mothers...
  • Shopper braves gunfire to battle Batman bandit (Watch incredible video)

    08/10/2008 4:29:53 AM PDT · by rawhide · 34 replies · 194+ views
    In the middle of an armed robbery of a Tulsa, Okla., grocery store by a man wearing a Batman mask, one customer leaped into action, charging, wrestling and subduing the gunman until police arrived. A surveillance video captured several minutes of the struggle as the customer, Craig Stutzman, single-handedly wrestled the robber across the store before finally pinning the phony Batman to the ground in the store's parking lot. Stutzman, 44, an American Airlines mechanic, had stopped at the Food Pyramid store to buy some dog food before leaving town for a family reunion, according to a Tulsa World report....
  • Faith rules: Inside the Clear Creek Monastery

    04/08/2008 6:26:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 162+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | March 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL OVERALL
    Brother Floyd Ferguson’s breath is visible during prayers in the cold, damp crypt at the Clear Creek Monastery near Some people say the world is slipping into a new Dark Age. Some might say the world has been in the Dark Ages for quite a while already. l In morality, in architecture, in craftsmanship and art and literature, the 21st century is a long way from the Renaissance, and many self-described “traditionalists” would suggest that it’s a long way down. l Less than a generation after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, a growing number of Catholics want...
  • Rocket Hits Tulsa Apt Complex

    03/14/2008 5:02:28 AM PDT · by acad1228 · 42 replies · 2,234+ views
    Mar 14, 2008, 6:03 am TULSA, Okla. (KFAQ) Officials say a military rocket crashed into a Tulsa apartment building. Residents returned to their apartment at the Canyon Creek Apartment complex to find the power out, so they called the power company. While waiting for power crews to arrive, they discovered their bathroom wall had been knocked out. They initially thought it was a power explosion of some kind. Until they found what looked like a rocket. Tulsa Police confirmed that the Air National Guard had been on a routine training mission in the area. Investigators say a military pilot told...
  • Debate explores Muslim, Christian relationships(Tulsa)

    01/26/2008 6:25:08 PM PST · by excalibur21 · 18 replies · 526+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/26/2008 | By DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
    Saying Christians and Muslims can be friends, a Muslim scholar from Canada gave 15 reasons why they should to a downtown Tulsa audience Friday night. But a Christian minister from Tulsa who used to be a Muslim questioned the tolerance of his former religion and asked whether a program such as Friday's, held at the Tulsa Convention Center, could even take place in a Muslim nation.
  • Monks in Oklahoma are creating a cloistered compound built to last 1,000 years

    01/12/2008 5:29:53 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 223+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | January 12, 2008 | Bill Sherman
    HULBERT -- A vision born 35 years ago on the campus of the University of Kansas and nurtured in a monastery in France moved closer to reality this week, as monks at Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery moved into their new residence building. The building is the first part of a monastic complex that will include an 80-by-180-foot church with a 110-foot bell tower. "This is a dream come true," said the Rev. Phillip Anderson, the prior, or leader, of the Benedictine community living at the monastery. "All of a sudden, after all these years, it's happening," he said....
  • Another Judge Will Hear Mosque Suit(why nothing changes)

    01/05/2008 12:44:27 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 3 replies · 116+ views
    KOTV Tulsa ^ | 1/4/2008 9:49 PM
    A Tulsa Muslim suing his mosque will have to find another judge to hear the case. Judge Tom Thornbrugh recused himself, saying he's already formed an opinion on the suit. The plaintiff in the case is Jamal Miftah. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports the Muslim man says a 2006 letter to the editor, condemning Islamic terrorists, made him a target at his own mosque. Jamal Miftah is disturbed by Muslims killing in the name of Islam. He wrote an op-ed piece in 2006 calling Al-Qaeda leaders cowards for using young Muslims to attack others. Some members at his...
  • Oral Roberts University Lawsuit Filed (Via CrossActioNews.com)

    10/02/2007 12:24:52 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 15 replies · 1,115+ views
    Breaking Headlines regarding Oral Roberts University Lawsuit. On Tuesday, three former ORU professors will announce they are suing the university for what they claim to be misuses and abuses of assets by President Richard Roberts. The lawsuit will also allege the university violated its tax status by being involved in a political race, and will address reports of sexual harassment.
  • Almost like home: Some Tulsans rent houses to golfers for week

    08/09/2007 5:12:32 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 12 replies · 547+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | August 8, 2007 | Matt Gleason
    "A noteworthy professional golfer isn't staying in a ritzy hotel during the 2007 PGA Championship. Instead, the golfer and his family are staying in a spacious, four-bedroom abode in south Tulsa. So who is it?..."
  • Turmoil in Tulsa: The illegal immigration wreck

    07/09/2007 8:01:52 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 88 replies · 4,086+ views
    MSNBC ^ | By Kari Huus
    For reader, accident with apparent illegal alien crystallized city's changes TULSA, Okla. - “Our sovereignty is under direct attack,” warns a commanding voice emanating from a pool of light in the corner of an otherwise dark airplane hangar. Dan Howard, an airplane salesman by day, is in the middle of his weekly two-hour radio show titled Outraged Patriots, a nighttime broadcast devoted entirely to the topic of illegal immigration. Howard, who charges that the U.S. government is failing in its duty to protect the country from a “silent invasion” by illegal immigrants, taps into a deep vein of anger and...
  • Mac users 'ecstatic' about new Apple Store

    06/30/2007 8:54:43 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies · 639+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | June 30, 2007 | Althea Peterson
    Mac users 'ecstatic' about new Apple Store by: ALTHEA PETERSON World Staff Writer 6/30/2007 After up to 12 hours of waiting, the Tulsa Apple Store's first customers swarmed through its gates at Woodland Hills Mall on Friday evening. The 6 p.m. store opening coincided with the unveiling of Apple's iPhone nationwide. While many were in line to purchase the new phone, other local Apple fans were there to revel in the uniqueness of the new store. Rachelle Murphy, a member of the Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society from Broken Arrow, said it was an exciting day for Apple and Macintosh...
  • Apple devotees rush stores for iPhone

    06/30/2007 11:22:20 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 66 replies · 1,145+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | June 30, 2007 | Robert Evatt
    Apple devotees rush stores for iPhoneby: ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer 6/30/2007  1:51 AM Customers wait long hours for the latest multimedia product Jay Kantor doesn't turn 15 until Aug. 12, but he got his birthday present early. He stood in line with his father, Jon Kantor, for nearly 12 hours to get it. "The iPhone is the coolest thing out right now," Jay said Friday while standing in line to buy Apple's newest product at the AT&T store at 1404 S. Lewis Ave. "Ever since I got a Macbook Pro, I knew about the quality of Apple products. So when...
  • Longevity has a purpose: Oldest church building was named after its white paint

    06/25/2007 12:57:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 208+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/23/2007 | BILL SHERMAN
    Brother Dean Stafford preached Sunday on I Corinthians 13, the love chapter, in what is believed to be Tulsa County's oldest church building. Stafford has pastored the small, close-knit congregation for 40 years. For most of its 132 years, the small country church at 12222 S. 129th East Ave. was known simply as the White Church, because it was painted white at a time when most buildings in the area were not painted. The property has gone through various name changes and construction projects, but has been a church since 1875. For the past six decades, the congregation now known...
  • 1957 Plymouth buried as a time capsule for 50 years! Unveiling in 2007!

    03/20/2007 12:10:23 PM PDT · by decimon · 176 replies · 4,273+ views
    allpar.com ^ | March 20, 2007 | Robert Earl Lauer
    June 1957 – Residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma are enjoying their city’s anniversary, called “Tulsarama!” Most every city around the country enjoys parties; it’s a big tradition throughout the United States. Tulsa representatives decided they needed something unique and different in order to compete with Oklahoma City. They decided to entomb an automobile in a time capsule, using a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere as the car of choice.
  • Belvedere Lifted From The Vault

    06/15/2007 5:33:13 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 660+ views
    kotv ^ | 06/15/07 | kotv/AP
    Hundreds crammed into bleachers and behind barricades to see the Belvedere come out of the vault Friday afternoon. It was wet Friday morning, but the crowd that gathered wasn't going to let one day of rain spoil 50 years of history. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports hundreds of people, young and old, crowded near the courthouse to catch a glimpse of history, 50 years in the making. Simple curiosity drew visitors from all over the world. Silvester Humaj’s ‘59 Buick broke down on the way from Massachusetts. He didn't let car trouble keep him away from seeing the...
  • 1957 Pontiac unearthed in Oklahoma

    06/15/2007 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 146 replies · 5,162+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 15, 2007 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. - Hundreds watched Friday as a crane lifted a muddy package from a hole in the courthouse lawn: a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried to celebrate Oklahoma's 50 years of statehood. The wrapped car — a gold and white two-door hardtop — appeared brown and red as it came out of the hole, but it was unclear whether the color represented dirt or rust. A bit of shiny chrome was visible on the bumper. The car spent the last half-century covered in three layers of protective material and encased in a 12-by-20-foot concrete vault, supposedly tough enough to withstand...
  • Tulsa to unearth '57 Plymouth this week

    06/11/2007 5:05:42 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 204 replies · 6,609+ views
    This is a link to several stories the Tulsa World is running about the 1957 Plymouth that has been buried for fifty years in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/buriedcarunearthed/default.aspx
  • Detectives On The Lookout For 'Diaper Bandit'

    06/07/2007 9:03:15 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 295+ views
    ktul.com ^ | 06/07/07 | Abby Ross
    Tulsa - Tulsa Police are searching for a man who has been exposing himself in convenience stores in South Tulsa. They say he is only wearing a diaper. That's right, a diaper. So far, he's been spotted at a store at 81st and Mingo as well as two stores near 91st and Memorial. Police say the man walks into the bathroom wearing plain clothes, then walks out wearing the diaper and goes into the store. Officers say in some cases, the man exposes himself to the attendant. In others, he just stands around in the diaper, talking. Witnesses says the...
  • Many unhappy with immigration resolution (Tulsa)

    05/25/2007 7:38:29 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 823+ views
    fox23.com ^ | 05/25/07 | fox23
    (DOWNTOWN TULSA, Okla.) May 25 - Many people in the Hispanic community are not happy with a city council resolution that targets illegal immigrants. The resolution passed last night, and would require city police officers to check the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony or misdemeanor. If they're found to be illegal, the resolution says police must notify immigration and customs enforcement within 24 hours. When someone is arrested they’re required to provide one of three things, a driver’s license, immigration papers or a green card. If this resolution becomes an ordinance and you don’t have either of...
  • Vice President Cheney Coming To Tulsa (I'll be there!)

    04/26/2007 2:15:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 3 replies · 488+ views
    kotv.com ^ | 04/26/07 | Unknown
    Vice President Dick Cheney will be in Tulsa Friday morning. Cheney is visiting Tulsa for a fundraising luncheon for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. The fundraiser is taking place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tulsa. Protestors are also planning to be outside the hotel during Cheney’s visit. Tulsa Police say there will be extra security in place at Tulsa International Airport and around the Doubletree Hotel on 7th Street during the Vice President’s visit. BY THE WAY.. I WILL BE AT THIS LUNCHEON TOMORROW! Check back on this thread for pics of Nappy Headed Protestors, Information about the event, inside...
  • OK: Unruly crowd gathers at standoff (100+ pelt cops w/rocks, shot(s?) fired @ murder arrest effort)

    04/15/2007 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Stoat · 73 replies · 2,565+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | April 15, 2007 | Jeff Billington
    Unruly crowd gathers at standoff Members of the Tulsa Police Special Operations Team team bring in an armored vehicle as they surround a murder suspect barricaded inside the Morning Star Apartments complex late Saturday.     4/15/2007   Police surrounded a north Tulsa apartment Saturday night attempting to take a murder suspect into custody. Units from across the city were called in to help disperse a large crowd that had gathered, with some in the crowd reportedly throwing rocks and firing a weapon toward police and others near where the suspect had holed up. The suspect, Rico Starks, 18,...
  • Heather: Eye Candy Haircuts (Rush: Sex Appeal As Old As Human Nature Alert)

    12/13/2006 5:58:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 4,871+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 12/13/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Heather in the Claremont, Oklahoma, welcome to the EIB Network. Welcome. CALLER: Hello. How are you? RUSH: Good, thank you, how are you? CALLER: Pretty good. Pretty good. I have a question for you. It kind of goes in line with your little diner with the nurses, the sexy nurses in the -- RUSH: Hey, hey, hey, hey! Don't call this place a diner. This is the Heart Attack Grill. CALLER: Heart Attack Grill, okay. Well, I live in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we have an issue where there's a haircutting place for men in Tulsa called...
  • Eye Candy Cuts Owner Clarifies His Controversy (Beautiful Girls For Guys' Haircuts Alert)

    12/13/2006 5:50:28 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 13,224+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 12/13/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ken in Tulsa, you're next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Good morning, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Never better, sir. Never better despite the cultural rot all around me. CALLER: Well, first of all, let me say that it's an honor to be on your show, and please keep up the good work. RUSH: Thank you, sir. I shall, because only I can really do it. CALLER: Sir? RUSH: Only I can really do it. Everybody else is a pretender. CALLER: Yes, that's true. This is in regard to your piece yesterday on the Heart Attack...
  • When Muslims Speak Out! (Boortz)

    12/05/2006 9:45:10 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 1,699+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | December 5, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    We covered this on the air yesterday, but again people are demanding details. We've often asked on the air why, if Islam the peaceful religion that many Muslims want us to believe it is, we don't hear more Muslims speaking out against Islamic terrorism. Well, now we may have an explanation. Jamal Miftah is a Muslim residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is an immigrant from Pakistan. Jamal Miftah is a member of the Islamic Center of Tulsa Mosque. On October 29th Jiftah wrote an article for the op-ed page of the Tulsa World. Here is what he wrote:
  • Local mosque lifts ban on outspoken member

    12/01/2006 1:24:54 PM PST · by OkeyDokeyOkie · 12 replies · 637+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | 12/01/2006 | Bill Sherman
    The governing board of Tulsa's Al-Salam mosque ruled Wednesday night that a Pakistani native who had been banned from the mosque can return. Houssam Elsoueissi, president of the operating council at the mosque, said he would announce at Friday's service that Jamal Miftah is free to attend services as long as there is no disturbance, and that no one at the mosque should confront him. Miftah was banned last week after a confrontation at the mosque over a guest commentary he wrote that appeared Oct. 29 in the Tulsa World.
  • Muslim Banned From Mosque (Religion of peace alert!)

    11/25/2006 5:55:30 AM PST · by MizSterious · 31 replies · 2,363+ views
    News9/Daily Oklahoman ^ | November 25, 2006 | By Omar Villafranca
    Muslim banned from Mosque By Omar Villafranca A Tulsa man says a letter to the editor got him kicked out of his church. He says the letter published in the Tulsa World was anti al-qaede. But he say's members of his Mosque say it's anti-Muslim. Omar Villafranca spoke with the man. See video here
  • Oklahoma Citgo Gas Station Owners Say Sales Dropped After Venezuelan President's "Devil" Speech

    11/04/2006 7:48:21 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies · 2,359+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/4/2006 | AP -
    Some gasoline station owners in Oklahoma are dropping the Venezuelan state owned Citgo brand, saying sales have dropped significantly since the VenezuelanPresident Hugo Chavez criticized President George W. Bush in a speech last month. The president of Tulsa based Arkansas Valley, a wholesale distributor which delivers Citgo gas to about 30 stations in Oklahoma and Missouri, said sales fell 10 percent to 15 percent after Chavez's United Nations speech in which he referred to Bush as “the devil.” “We started losing business at our stores,” company president Weister Smith told the Tulsa World newspaper. “Some of our independent retailers came...
  • Senator Inhofe safe after rough landing

    10/06/2006 8:48:16 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 14 replies · 1,049+ views
    I refer you to this link: http://www.tulsaworld.com/NewsStory.asp?ID=061006_Ne_A1_Inhof10315
  • TULSA, OK: Church finds new home to go with new name

    08/26/2006 4:55:27 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 9 replies · 579+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 8/26/2006 | Bill Sherman
    Fifteen months after Tulsa's Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal became the only church in the state to cut ties with the Episcopal Church over the issues of gay clergy and biblical authority, the congregation has found a permanent rector and a permanent site. "We're not angry, and we're not frustrated," said the Rev. Briane Turley, whose first Sunday service in Tulsa was Aug. 5. "We want to have a positive message for this community. "We have a very strong sense of mission; we want to reach this neighborhood for Christ. We want to reach out to people in all...
  • Law officers differ on approach to illegal immigration

    08/01/2006 8:53:25 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/30/2006 | Tom Droege
    Tulsa’s chief law enforcement agencies have conflicting philosophies over dealing with illegal immigrants. The Tulsa Police Department intends to continue its hands-off approach, while the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office wants to tackle enforcement head-on. “Right now we don’t have an immigration office in Tulsa, and in Oklahoma ICE (U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement) is stretched pretty thin,” said Tulsa County Undersheriff Brian Edwards. “There’s not many of them and there are 200 deputies.” Edwards said the Sheriff’s Office recently sent a letter to ICE requesting training that would enable deputies to be “cross-deputized” as immigration enforcement officers. “We operate the...
  • Been Jabs Critics In Policy Tiff (TULSA IMMIGRATION ALERT)

    08/01/2006 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | AUGUST 1, 2006 | P.J. Lassek
    Police Chief Dave Been said Monday that the reaction of a group opposed to illegal immigration over the city’s hands-off policy on illegal immigrants makes it sound as if its members are “bigots.” Immigration Reform for Oklahoma Now (IRON) demanded that Mayor Kathy Taylor fire Been after comments he made in a Sunday Tulsa World article about how the city deals with illegal immigrants. Carol Helm, the director of IRON, said, “Chief Been is basically letting the citizens of Tulsa know that he is not enforcing all laws for all citizens.” Been said the Police Department’s nearly 20-year-old policy was...
  • Kite Tubing Banned on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District Lakes

    07/04/2006 12:03:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 30 replies · 1,837+ views
    TULSA, Okla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Tulsa today announced a restriction on kite tubing on all Corps lakes in the Tulsa District. Col. Miroslav Kurka, commander of the Tulsa District, imposed the ban because of the potential for serious injuries caused by uncontrolled flight of these devices. Kite tubes are a relatively new derivative of large inner tubes towed behind speedboats that become airborne. One person died as the result of a kite tube accident this past week in Texas. Many kite tubing injuries are the direct result of the tubes reaching heights of 20...
  • Ex-Judge Convicted of Indecent Exposure (Drudge: "Penis Pump Judge Convicted")

    06/29/2006 10:04:39 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 12 replies · 947+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/29/06
    A Creek County jury late Thursday convicted a former judge who was accused of exposing himself by using a sexual device while he presided over court cases. The panel deliberated more than five hours before returning a guilty verdict against Donald Thompson on all four counts of indecent exposure. The jury had requested a dinner break around 6:30 p.m. and sent a note to the judge at 8:49 p.m. that a decision had been reached. Jurors recommended one year in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count against the judge, 59, who served more than 20 years on the...
  • Awkward moments abound in penis pump trial

    06/28/2006 12:23:40 PM PDT · by rface · 97 replies · 1,941+ views
    WRAL - AP ^ | Jun 28, 2:32 PM EDT | SHAUN SCHAFER
    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) -- Former Judge Donald D. Thompson, a veteran of 23 years on the bench, is on trial on charges he used a penis pump on himself in the courtroom while sitting in judgment of others. Over the past few days, the jurors have watched a defense attorney and a prosecutor pantomime masturbation. A doctor has lectured on the lengths the defendant was willing to go to enhance his sexual performance. The white-handled sexual device sits before the jury box for hours at a time. Occasionally an attorney picks it up and squeezes the handle, demonstrating the "sh-sh"...