KCCU News

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6:26 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Bag Fee American Airlines Waives 3rd for Military

Fort Worth, TX – American Airlines today announced it will waive the fee to check a third bag for active members of the U.S. military.

Fort Worth-based American says fees for first and second checked bags have always been waived for active service members.

Previously, military personnel had to pay the $100 fee for the third checked bag -- and then fill out a form to be reimbursed by the military.

The new waiver policy begins immediately by American, which is the nation's largest carrier.

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KCCU News
3:10 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Tom Cole Energy Summit

Norman, OK – KCCU's David Meyer reports that there is more to energy than just "Oil."

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KCCU News
5:40 am
Tue August 12, 2008

New Director Named For Dallas Opera

Dallas, TX – The executive director of Columbia University's Miller Theatre has been named general director of The Dallas Opera.

Both groups today announced George Steel will begin his new job October 1st.

He'll be leading the company into its new home, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. The opera house is set to open next year.

The company's inaugural performance, Verdi's Otello, starring tenor Clifton Forbis, will be October 23rd of 2009.

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KCCU News
5:37 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Statistics Show Traffic Barriers Save Lives

Lawton, OK – Statistics show a significant drop in deaths from crossover accidents since cable barriers were installed in strategic locations in Oklahoma.

So far this year there have been six fatal crashes from cars crossing medians but none in areas where cable barriers were constructed.

Crossover accidents have claimed more than 30 lives in some years in Oklahoma.

The figures were discussed at a meeting Tuesday of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.

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KCCU News
5:34 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Oklahoma's Environmental Secretary To Step Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Secretary of the Environment Miles Tolbert is leaving his post in the governor's cabinet to take a position in the private sector.

Governor Henry announced the move today.

Tolbert is an attorney and plans to take over as head of the Crowe and Dunlevy law firm's environmental practice group in September.

Henry praised Tolbert for fighting to protect the environment and the interests of Oklahomans, including the role he played in developing a relocation plan for families in the Tar Creek Superfund site.

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