Tulsa Shock ready & eager to win

The weather is getting warmer, and that means it’s time for Tulsa Shock basketball.

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Shock coach Fred Williams high fives Skylar Diggins

On Saturday May 17, 2014 the Shock will begin their fifth season in the WNBA with Fred Williams, the former head coach of the Atlanta Dream as coach. He replaces Gary Kloppenburg, relieved of his duties in mid-October 2013.

Fred Williams spent six seasons with the Atlanta Dream (2008-2013) and was part of a coaching staff that won three WNBA Eastern Conference Championship titles (2010, 2011, 2013). Continue reading

86M workers sustain 148M takers

WorkersTerence P. Jeffrey writing for CNSNews.com has dug deep into the website of the U.S. Census Bureau to find a number every American citizen, especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. 

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What free speach is in a name?

LawyerCartoonEspecially for attorneys, government officials and staff who read Tulsa Today, we share a special bit from TechDirt.com that could well win our legal humor award for the year.  It is apparently true that a government lawyer asked a court to bar the opposition from referring to them as “the government.”

TechDirt presents it from the “captian-justice department” to best set a tone of pure irony.

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Oilers season ends in epic fashion

OilersEnd14With just 6:44 left on the overtime clock in the BOK Center and only 2,634 fans watching Tuesday night, Denver forward Garett Bembridge slid a hockey puck beneath the splayed legs of Tulsa goalie Shane Madolora scoring a goal that ended the season for the home team and sent the visitors into the second round of the Central Hockey League playoffs.
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Social media privacy bill approved

InternetSocial1The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill prohibiting employers from requesting or requiring current or prospective employees to give them access to their personal social media accounts.  Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, are the authors of House Bill 2372.  The Senate approved the bill on Wednesday with a vote of 41 to 0.
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