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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 ( 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 ^ | 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
    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 ( 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...