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Tulsa World Editorial: State appropriations requires looking at priorities - Tulsa World: Editorials

tulsaworld.com — If writing the state budget is a zero-sum game, increasing funding to any programs would mean reducing funding to others. Frankly, having read the cases made during the past week, we won't single out anyone for less money. But there are are two halves to the fiscal equation.
Feb 01, 2015

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SEEN: Photographer finally gets the lure of Route 66 - Tulsa World: SEEN

tulsaworld.com — Posted: Editor's note: Seen is a weekly feature showcasing the work of a Tulsa World photojournalist. If you're in Catoosa when the light is good, how do you not stop and shoot the Blue Whale? Mike Simons 918-699-8814 mike.simons@tulsaworld.com

Firefighters battle large house blaze in south Tulsa - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest

tulsaworld.com — The home's two occupants made it out safely, Tulsa fire Capt. Jose Ariza said as crews continued to combat the flames. In the first hour or so crews battled the fully-engulfed fire, two aerial units would intermittently spray water down onto the house.

Search for missing student to be narrowed Sunday to west of Big Cedar - Tulsa World: Tulsa World: Tulsa News, Sports, Weather, Business & Entertainment

tulsaworld.com — Cellphone forensics indicate Morris made it to just west of the state line around 6:35 p.m. Thursday. "The members of the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Civil Air Patrol and the family and friends of Ms. Morris searched by both ground and air on Friday and Saturday," LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said in a statement.
Jan 31, 2015

Search for missing student to be narrowed Sunday to west of Big Cedar | tulsaworld.com/search-for-mis…

Tahlequah war vet wins all-expenses-paid trip to Super Bowl XLIX - Tulsa World: State

tulsaworld.com — TAHLEQUAH - The Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs, and despite his team's loss, Dustin Butler couldn't have been much happier. Butler, a 35-year-old Tahlequah resident, fielded a call after the Jan. 11 five-point controversial loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Jerry Smith, longtime state lawmaker in Tulsa, dies at 71 - Tulsa World: Local

tulsaworld.com — Longtime state Senator Jerry L. Smith, who had been retired from the Oklahoma Legislature for a decade, died Friday. He was 71. Smith was forced to give up his Senate District 39 seat in Tulsa County in 2004 because of term limits.
Jan 31, 2015

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Longtime Oklahoma lawmaker Jerry Smith dies at 71 - Tulsa World: Local

tulsaworld.com — Longtime state Senator Jerry L. Smith, who had been retired from the Oklahoma Legislature for a decade, died Friday. He was 71. Smith was forced to give up his Senate District 39 seat in Tulsa County in 2004 because of term limits.

Deborah Gist only finalist for Tulsa superintendent after Millard House drops out - Tulsa World: Education

tulsaworld.com — Libby Tillotson is a former TPS teacher who works as field manager for Talent Development Secondary, a comprehensive secondary school reform model being implemented at Clinton Middle School and Webster High School. She met Gist in December and thinks her outside perspective could be refreshing for TPS.
Jan 31, 2015

ICYMI: Check out "What they're saying" portion at end to hear a variety of voices on the TPS super search tulsaworld.com/news/education… #oklaed

Ginnie Graham: Stop laying that trash on Oklahoma - Tulsa World: Columnist Ginnie Graham

tulsaworld.com — The only time I threw trash out a window, Dad pulled the truck over on the dusty road and made me pick it up. A lecture about respect, community, responsibility and something about property values lasted all the way home. It was an incredibly long drive. Ginnie Graham 918-581-8376 ginnie.graham@tulsaworld.com

Millard House drops out of Tulsa superintendent's search - Tulsa World: Education

tulsaworld.com — That means the board's remaining choice is Deborah Gist, the commissioner of education for the Rhode Island Department of Education.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

RT @AndreaEger: Millard House II drops out @TulsaSchools super search. Monday vote on final candidate, RI commissioner Deborah Gist. tulsaworld.com/news/education…

Jan 30, 2015

Millard House drops out of Tulsa superintendent's search - Tulsa World: Education tulsaworld.com/news/education…

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What's the one word Bob Stoops' 71,000 Twitter followers love to hear? "BOOM!"

tulsaworld.com — Stoops didn't embrace Twitter until two years ago. Since then he has been joined by members of his staff, who haven't been shy about announcing their destinations as recruiting has turned to crunch time.

Rogers County authorities arrest man in connection with Tulsa Port of Catoosa bomb threat - Tulsa World: Crimewatch

tulsaworld.com — CATOOSA - A 41-year-old Muskogee man has been jailed on suspicions he called in the bomb threat Thursday to a specific business at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, a Sheriff's Office official confirmed late Friday. Robert Dwayne Perry was booked at 9:23 p.m.
Jan 30, 2015

Rogers County authorities arrest man in connection with Tulsa Port of Catoosa bomb threat | tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatc…

From criminal record to Guinness world records: a motivational speaker's tale - Tulsa World: Features

tulsaworld.com — Brian Jackson, who's lifted a vehicle with just the power of his lungs, also became an "America's Got Talent" laughingstock, but he uses all of that experience as well as his troubled drug history in his work as a motivational speaker for kids.
Jan 30, 2015

Click for: 1, Drug dealer changes life to be Guinness record holder. 2, Slow-mo video of hot water bottle exploding. bit.ly/1CI5KCj

'Lavatory issue' diverts cross-country flight to Tulsa - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest

tulsaworld.com — A flight from New York to Los Angeles was diverted to Tulsa on Friday because of a "lavatory issue," according to American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely. The plane landed at the airport some time after 1 p.m., Tulsa International Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins said, but airport officials were not aware at the time of the cause.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @DGoforthTW: BREAKING: Busted toilet sends American Airlines flight to Tulsa (get it? BREAKING. Broken Toilet? Ok, see ya.) goo.gl/Ger7xs

Man pleads guilty to reduced charge after grope pulls out deputy's body piercing - Tulsa World: Crimewatch

tulsaworld.com — A Tulsa man who is accused of ripping out a jailer's body piercing when he groped her pleaded guilty to an amended charge of outraging public decency. Special Judge Cliff Smith sentenced Gus Figures III, 22, to one year in jail on the count, which was reduced from sexual battery.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @amandadbland: Man pleads guilty to reduced charge after grope pulls out deputy's body piercing tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatc… pic.twitter.com/CNDxBM24S4

Police release name of man killed in wreck on ramp to Muskogee Turnpike

tulsaworld.com — BROKEN ARROW - The identity of the driver who died in a single-vehicle wreck as he attempted to enter the Muskogee Turnpike on Thursday evening was released Friday evening. Matthew Defries, 52, of Braggs was driving a 2004 GMC Sierra on the Muskogee Turnpike's eastbound entrance ramp from westbound Oklahoma 51.
Jan 30, 2015

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Oklahoma third-grader cultivates cabbage heavier than a bowling ball, wins statewide contest - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest

tulsaworld.com — Khloe's efforts earned her a $1,000 savings bond in a statewide drawing to put toward future educational endeavors. The contest was a part of the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program, which trucks oversized cabbage plants to third-grade classrooms across the country. Organizers say these plants have the capability of growing larger than a basketball, weighing in at more than 40 pounds.
Jan 30, 2015

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Tiger Woods posts worst score as a pro, 82, and misses cut at Phoenix Open - Tulsa World: Golf

tulsaworld.com — SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods never looked more lost on the golf course Friday on his way to an 82, the worst score of his career.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @TWSportsExtra: Tiger Woods posts worst score as a pro, 82, and misses cut at Phoenix Open bit.ly/1Ck0ciG pic.twitter.com/NrH37oz6Fd

Jaguars owner Shad Khan 'very optimistic' about Justin Blackmon returning in 2015

tulsaworld.com — t's been a long time since wide receiver Justin Blackmon has played a game for the Jaguars, but owner Shad Khan thinks that will change in 2015. During an interview with the Florida Times-Union, Khan was asked whether he would welcome Blackmon back to the team.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @TWSportsExtra: Jaguars owner Shad Khan 'very optimistic' about Justin Blackmon returning in 2015 bit.ly/1CIv4rF pic.twitter.com/etXNEqDeEj