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5:09 am
Thu August 14, 2008

Andrew Rice Says GOP Fiscal Policies Hurt Social Security

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Rice said today he would never support privatizing Social Security.

The Oklahoma City Democrat made the announcement at state party headquarters during a celebration of the 73rd anniversary of Social Security.

The program was established on this date in 1935 under Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt.

Rice charged Republican Senator Jim Inhofe has assisted President Bush in policies that have created financial peril for the country.

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5:04 am
Thu August 14, 2008

American Airlines Facing $7 Million Fine for Safety Problems

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration has accused American Airlines of safety and drug-testing violations.

The agency says Fort Worth-based American returned two aircraft into service after pilots reported safety problems.

The FAA says two MD-83 jets were flown 58 times in violation of federal safety regulations.

The feds also cited the nation's largest carrier for deficiencies in its drug and alcohol testing programs.

The FAA is seeking more than seven million dollars in penalties from American.

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2:06 am
Thu August 14, 2008

$7.23 Million Grant Fuels Lawton Museum

Lawton, OK – Five Oklahoma museums will use a nearly 7.25 million dollar grant develop a project providing science-related educational exhibits across the state. The Oklahoma Museum Network is developing the program with the grant from the Las Vegas-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

The network includes the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton; Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City; Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole; Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse and Adventure Quest in Enid; and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium.

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2:03 am
Thu August 14, 2008

Oklahoma Attorney General 'leaning' Toward Governor's Race

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's ``leaning'' toward running for governor in 2010.

Edmondson told the Tulsa World he's ``leaning more and more in that direction.''

He's already has raised nearly $300,000 for a 2010 re-election bid and that money could be transferred to a governor's race.

Governor Brad Henry cannot run again because of term limits.

Other potential Democratic candidates include Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins and Treasurer Scott Meacham.

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1:59 am
Thu August 14, 2008

Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Sherman,Texas Bus Crash

Houston, TX – A lawsuit has been filed in state district court by a relative of three of the victims of the bus crash near Sherman -- seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages.

Lau Pham is suing the vehicle's manufacturer, owner and driver for negligence.

His wife was injured and his mother-in-law, Cham Nguyen, and sister-in-law, Catherine Tran, were among the 17 who died as a result of the accident early last Friday.

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