Oklahoma hearing on wind power incentives

WindPowerBirdThe Senate Finance Committee held an interim study examining state tax incentives for wind power on Tuesday at the State Capitol.  Finance Chair Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, and Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, who presided over the hearing, issued the following statements after the meeting was adjourned.

“It is important for the Legislature to develop policy that will create jobs and encourage economic development for our citizens.  In order to achieve that, several industries, including wind power generation, have been offered incentives.  I believe it is important to revisit those incentives and ensure the benefits for our citizens and state outweigh the cost, and that was the purpose of Tuesday’s study.
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Annie Lennox: ‘Twerking is not Feminism’

Annie Lennox (Billboard)

Annie Lennox (Billboard)

Annie Lennox, former member of the Eurythmics, has been doing plenty of interviews to promote her new album, Nostalgia. Lately, those conversations have often turned to a different topic: Beyonce.

Lennox labeled Bey “feminist lite” in an interview at the end of September. Talking with NPR in a recent interview, Lennox attempted to clarify her stance.
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Give Ukraine the weapons it needs for self-defense

UkraineMapSmWhen Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress last month, he thanked the United States for its assistance in confronting Russian aggression, and indeed, our country, along with our NATO allies, has done much. But Poroshenko asked us for more. “Blankets, night-vision goggles are important,” he said, “but one cannot win the war with blankets.”

We believe now is the time to add defensive military aid, including weapons, to our support of Ukraine.

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USF upends Golden Hurricane

Photo: TulsaHurricane.com

Photo: TulsaHurricane.com

TULSA, OK—For at least three quarters, it looked as if the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane were going to pull off a regulation win in front of 18,744 homecoming fans in H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday afternoon. They had a decent lead, momentum was in their favor, and all they needed to do was keep pressure on the University of South Florida in the second half and they would seal the deal.

Well, that didn’t happen.

The USF Bulls turned a 27-7 deficit at the half into a 38-30 win with 31-points in the second half to hand the Golden Hurricane their second straight loss where their opponent mounted a late comeback to snatch away a win.

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Thunder falls to Timberwolves

Photo: Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

Photo: Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

TULSA, OK—The Oklahoma City Thunder brought their preseason roadshow to Tulsa on Sunday night for their sixth annual visit, this time hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder have played six times in the BOK Center since the facility opened in 2008, facing Houston, Miami, Denver, Memphis, New Orleans and Minnesota.

On Sunday night 16,901 fans saw a turnover-plagued, stripped down Thunder fall to the Timberwolves 112-94, their third straight loss.

In all Oklahoma City coughed up the ball 23 times.

“We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball,” Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks said after the game. “You give a team a lot of turnovers and give them a lot in transition the game becomes easy for them (Minnesota).

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