Race riot panel's funds running out
By Staff Reports
Jun 14, 2000
1/20/13 at 7:57 AM
The Tulsa Race Riot Commission may have to turn to
private funding if the Legislature does not come through
with an appropriation during the upcoming special session,
commission spokesman Pete Churchwell said Tuesday.
"We really have to have some money to finish the reports,"
The commission thought it was getting $250,000 from an
appropriation bill passed last month at the end of the
regular legislative session. It turned out that money,
however, was to come from any appropriations vetoed by Gov.
Keating instead vetoed the commission funding, saying
the provision violated the state constitution. Meanwhile,
the commission has a Feb. 28, 2001, deadline to meet.
Churchwell said he believes meetings with legislative
leaders and Keating later this week may produce some
Flood assistance office is closing
SAPULPA -- Victims of last month's flooding have until
Thursday to visit the U.S. Small Business Administration's
temporary disaster loan center for help.
Traffic to the center has dropped off since it opened
May 30, B.J. Pope, director of Creek County Emergency
Management, said Tuesday. About 80 people have sought
assistance in applying for disaster loans to cover losses
from storms and flooding.
The center will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
through Thursday and then close.
Victims of storm damage in Creek, Lincoln, Okfuskee,
Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne and Tulsa counties also are
eligible for assistance. The center is located at Westside
Baptist Church, 811 W. Taft.
Tulsa woman injured in house fire
A woman was injured in a Tuesday evening house fire.
Flames were raging inside and heavy smoke was billowing
from a wood-frame house at 1732 N. Birmingham Place when
Tulsa firefighters arrived on the scene at 7:13 p.m.,
officials said. The woman, whose name was not released, had
escaped the house with burns on her right leg and was
transported by ambulance to Hillcrest Medical Center.
Firefighters had the fire under control within 10 minutes.
Acting District Chief Stacy Belk said the fire's cause
appeared to be suspicious and is under investigation.