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Oklahoma Turnpikes: Who's Profiting?

I think only the Governor has the authority to abolish the turnpike system. Any it looks like either of the current candidates (Fallin and Askins) don't have any plans to get rid of it anytime soon.  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #161)

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The 'New' Admiral Twin Revealed To Tulsa Crowd

They should make the new screen a wide screen to accommodate HD. If it's going to be rebuilt, might as well bring it into the 21st century.  (Oct 16, 2010 | post #5)

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Tulsa State Fair Officials Say 2010 Was A Very Good Year

I bet you if Bell's was still around, they would have earned more money. Believe it or not, a lot of people looked forward to the fair each year because of Bell's - myself included. Since Bell's was abruptly evicted, I have no desire to ever step foot in Expo Square again. I refuse to spend my hard earned money on an event ran by an incompetent and corrupt fair board who kicked a 50+ year family business off their turf for a parking lot.  (Oct 11, 2010 | post #8)

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Groundswell Builds To 'Save The Admiral Twin'

If it's gonna be rebuilt, it might as well be a mixture of old and new. Make it look very close to the original structure, but make it wide-screen for a more HD experience.  (Sep 4, 2010 | post #32)

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Two Mayor Service Plazas On Oklahoma Turnpikes To Close

Actually, the state does not benefit one bit from this money. Only the bondholders and the OTA. http://www.newson6 .com/Global/story. asp?S=12850557  (Aug 7, 2010 | post #19)

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Two Mayor Service Plazas On Oklahoma Turnpikes To Close

I bet the OTA is paying for this, which means more turnpike bond debt will take even longer to pay off. OTA says the bonds will be paid in 2028 if no further debt is incurred. I'll believe it when I see it. Whoever is to become the new governor needs to abolish the OTA. They've been in business almost 60 years and they have no plans to put themselves out of business.  (Aug 6, 2010 | post #2)

Oklahoma Impact Team

Oklahoma Turnpikes: Who's Profiting?

Here you go: http://findarticle s.com/p/articles/m i_qn4182/is_200211 26/ai_n10156508/ The article above proves it's possible for all turnpikes in Oklahoma to be free. But like a previous poster said, it's all up to the Governor. The main issue stems from when voters in 1954 approved to 'cross-pledge' the turnpike system. Source: http://pikepass.co m/ (point to 'About the Authority', click 'FAQ', then click 'Why is the Turner Turnpike not free?' This put and kept the OTA in business by putting all toll monies into one pot instead of keeping each toll road collection separate. Had the voters back not then approved this, then the Turner Turnpike and many other toll roads would've been free many years ago. What company wants to purposefully put themselves out of business? The only way this will end is for us to stand up and fight the system. I've sent several letters to Gov. Henry on this issue. And thanks to Channel 6 and the Oklahoma Impact Team for finally shedding some light on where the money goes. Last night's story outraged me. The state of Oklahoma is not making any money on these roads - just the OTA and bondholders are. And I can't believe there are 25 more turnpike roads proposed for the future! That right there tells me the OTA will never go away unless some reform is done. And as for me, I'm caught between a rock and a hard place. I live in the Tulsa area and am also an OKC Thunder season ticket member. I use the Turner a lot during the season. I've tried to use other free routes, but takes much longer. After last night's story making me sick to my stomach, I will have to seriously think about what I'm going to do for this upcoming season. I may consider going to far less games instead of continuing to line the pockets of the OTA and bondholders just so I can get to the Ford Center faster.  (Jul 20, 2010 | post #49)

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Oklahoma City Thunder Announces Preseason Game At BOK Center

Or you can get off your lazy bum and make the short drive to OKC and attend home games there like I do. I'm a season ticket member from the Tulsa area who drives a lot to the Ford Center during the regular season. I'm glad the Thunder are coming back to the BOK. Granted, it's a preseason game that means nothing, but Tulsans should be so thankful that the organization is kind enough to give us a taste of NBA action in our back yard. OKC citizens voted and approved a multi-million dollar expansion of the Ford Center a few years ago. This approval was a cornerstone in bringing the team to OKC. Therefore, the Thunder is truly OKC's team. That's why they probably won't play any regular season games in Tulsa.  (Jul 19, 2010 | post #4)

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One Killed In Tulsa Rollover Accident

I'm living proof that seat belts save lives. My young son & I was in a rollover accident 3 1/2 years ago in rural Rogers County. We survived despite the cab of the SUV being badly damaged. I only suffered a few minor injuries while my son, still in his car seat at the time, didn't have a scratch on him. WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS, PEOPLE! They will save your life!  (Jun 27, 2010 | post #30)

Jenks, OK

Offshore Drilling - Jenks, OK

Until the renewable options become more mainstream, this is the only way we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil.  (Jun 13, 2010 | post #1)

Jenks, OK

Steve And Carly Bumped For BOB FM

It's sad to hear Renda Broadcasting, an independent radio company, has gone to such drastic measures just to save a buck. I thought 106.9 KHITS, their top-40 station, would've gone to the BOB FM format instead of KBEZ. I wish Steve, Carly, and the other personalities the very best. For those looking for a new station, I'd suggest 94.1 The Sound. Their wide variety should please former KBEZ listeners. The only drawback is there's not much talk radio in the morning. If folks can stand the harder edged rock and alternative music, then I'd suggest Greg & Chuck's morning show on Z104.5 The Edge. They're the best morning talk show in Tulsa bar none, in my opinion. Both The Sound and The Edge are stations I've listen to for years and stand by them loyally. In fact, they're the only two radio stations I ever listen to anymore. Why? Because they're still truly independent radio stations. They don't have some big wig in LA or NYC telling them what to play. They play what the listeners want and they encourage feedback, too. Try getting that from ClearChannel, Cox Radio, or the other big, evil radio conglomerates! LONG LIVE INDEPENDENT RADIO!!!  (Jun 11, 2010 | post #92)

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BREAKING NEWS: Wagoner County Commissioners Resend Bell's...

You, Great, are an idiot hillbilly from Coweta. Do some research before you start spitting nonsense. Bell's paid quite a bit in rent - more than Big Splash and the Drillers combined: http://www.newson6 .com/Global/story. asp?S=7728517 And next time you spit any more nonsense, check your spelling before hitting send. You just might sound halfway intelligent.  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #41)

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BREAKING NEWS: Wagoner County Commissioners Resend Bell's...

I don't take my child to Big Splash because the Murphy Brothers can't maintain their equipment properly. If you recall a few years ago, a huge section of their water slide completely broke off, injuring a young girl. Big Splash barely got a slap on the wrist as a result. http://kotv.com/ne ws/local/story/?id =129801 The whole corruption issue with Expo Square and the County Fair Board is just more reason not to support those incompetent **** . I've taken my child to several swimming pools and splash parks around town and has a lot of fun with no complaints. If my child wants to go to Big Splash, we'll go to White Water Bay in OKC instead. And Schlitterbahn, with its $40 regular admission price, doesn't look any different than White Water Bay, which is closer to home and cheaper ($26 regular admission price). You obviously don't do your research, so how in the world can you tell me how to raise my child? So excuse me for finding safer, cheaper alternatives for my child to have fun in the water. My child's safety will always be my #1 concern. Big Splash isn't safe, and the proof is in the link above. Your comment of boycotts hurting my child is pointless. You must have forgotten we all have freedom of choice on where to spend our hard earned income. Issues like the above easily dictate where whose entertainment dollars go.  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #40)

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BREAKING NEWS: Wagoner County Commissioners Resend Bell's...

I still boycott the Tulsa State Fair since Bell's was wrongfully kicked to the curb. I refuse to support the Murphy Brothers and their stranglehold of corruption they have over Expo Square and the Tulsa County Fair Board. Murphy Brothers owns the midway and Big Splash. I've never been to Big Splash or taken my child there and never will. Look at the facts: Bell's and the flea market got kicked out of Expo Square, the Drillers wanted out too and got their own park in downtown, and yet Big Splash is still there, despite their recent issues with violations of operating safe rides. Coincidence? I think not! I hope Bell's find a new home, wherever it is. I'll support them regardless.  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #17)

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OSSAA's Board Could Reinstate Jenks And Booker T. Coaches

Despite what they did, people deserve a second chance. Marion Jones willfully admitted to using HGH during the 2000 Olympics and was stripped of all her medals. Now she has been given a second chance as a player for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. She's using her past experiences to help teach and inspire others. I think that goes a long way. I'm also not a total softy. Now that these people have been in trouble before, they should also be carefully monitored from now on. Because if they screw up and do it again, then they screwed up their second chance and should never be allowed a third. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you!  (Jun 1, 2010 | post #4)

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