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KCCU News
9:57 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Foreclosures Down in Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – A report by a real estate data service says the number of home foreclosures in Oklahoma fell by 36 percent from September to October.

The report by RealtyTrac estimates 817 foreclosures were filed in October. That's one for every 1,967 households in the state.

Nationwide the number of foreclosures rose by more than 5 percent in October to a rate of one for every 452 households.

The highest rate of home loan defaults is in Nevada for the 22nd straight month with one of every 74 homes foreclosed on in October.

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KCCU News
3:16 am
Thu November 13, 2008

BOK and BancFirst won't join program

Oklahoma City, OK – Two of Oklahoma's largest banking companies are turning down an offer by the Treasury Department of additional capital.

BOK Financial and BancFirst Corp. say they don't need and don't want help from a program offering additional money to financial institutions.

The U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program is an effort to stabilize the financial services sector. The Treasury Department receives preferred stock and warrants in return for the investment.

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KCCU News
3:11 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Cameron Centennial Moment: Dr. Scherrey Cardwell

Lawton, OK – It's the "Cameron Centennial Moment," an Oral History Project in conjunction with Cameron University and KCCU, dedicated to broadcasting perspectives from current and former students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others that were impacted by Cameron University.

The Cameron Centennial Moment will air every Friday until the conclusion of the Centennial Year at 7:30 in the morning and 4:30 in the afternoon.

This week's Cameron Centennial Moment features Dr. Scherrey Cardwell, English professor from 1971-2008.

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KCCU News
3:05 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Oklahoma Sets a Day Aside to Promote Winter Preparedness

Lawton, OK – As the leaves begin to fall, so does the temperature; and when the temperature drops and there is precipitation, things may become dangerous. KCCU's David Meyer speaks with Comanche County Emergency Management Director Clint Wagstaff and Comanche County Public Information Officer Chris Killmer on what to do to get ready for the winter.

KCCU News
9:56 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Texas Early Vote Increases, Sets Record

Austin,TX – The secretary of state's office says a whopping two-thirds of Texans who voted cast ballots early this year.

The record early-vote wave made for shorter lines and generally smooth polling place operations on Election Day Nov. 4.

Secretary of State spokesman Randall Dillard says people just really like the convenience of early voting.

More than eight million votes were cast in Texas in the presidential race that led to victory for Democrat Barack Obama. Republican John McCain carried Texas.

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