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5:08 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Devon Posts Highest Net Quarterly Earnings Ever

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy is reporting the company's highest net quarterly earnings ever.

Despite two hurricanes that disrupted production and the nation's ongoing credit crunch Devon says income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $2.6 billion or $5.87 per share.

Devon's earnings during the third quarter last year was $735 million or $2.65 per share.

Devon officials say the increase is due largely to a 62 percent increase in oil and natural gas sales.

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KCCU News
5:04 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Turnout 59 Percent in Texas

Austin, TX – Turnout for this week's general election in Texas was 59 percent.

The secretary of state's office says that works out to a little more than eight million voters casting ballots.

Election officials had projected turnout of the state's more than 13.5 million registered voters could run as high as 68 percent.

The 2004 general election in Texas saw turnout of 56 percent -- with about 7.4 million voters.

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KCCU News
5:02 am
Wed November 5, 2008

State of Oklahoma: Economy Factor in Vote

Tulsa, OK – A political analyst says Oklahoma's strong oil and natural gas industry plus low unemployment and relatively stable housing contributed to Republican John McCain's wide margin of victory in the state.

McCain won 66 percent of the vote in Oklahoma which is his biggest margin of victory.

Nationwide Democrat Barack Obama won in a landslide.

University of Oklahoma political science professor Keith Gaddie says things are going well in Oklahoma and voters saw no reason to punish Republicans.

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KCCU News
10:12 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Old Italian Painting Rediscovered in Texas, Up for Auction

Dallas, TX – A lost painting by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci (REE'-chee) has turned up in a Dallas warehouse after a 300-year journey.

That journey has seen Ricci's ``The Vision of St. Bruno'' change hands from a European nobleman playboy to a Missouri fur trader and finally to generations of an American family.

The discovery came only after the family asked an art expert to take a look at the 3-by-4-food painting depicting a robed St. Bruno glancing up to a colorful group of angels.

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KCCU News
10:08 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Oklahoma Tribes Contribute to Political Races

Oklahoma City, OK – Records show Oklahoma's American Indian tribes have donated nearly $900,000 to candidates for local, state and national offices this year.

And in the last two years the tribes have given another $1.16 million to state and national political committees and political parties.

A copyright report by The Oklahoman says federal records show Oklahoma tribes are second to California in donations to federal campaigns.

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