Oklahoma City, Ok. – Ok. Governor Brad Henry said he followed the federal lead in raising Oklahoma's level to orange or high and urged the people to remain alert. Henry said no specific threats had been directed at Oklahoma at the time he made the decision on the morning of Dec. 21 after a conference call with Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. He urged people seeing anything suspicious to contact law enforcement officials.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the number of reported flu cases in the Sooner State has reached the epidemic level. And so far at least seven Sooner State people have died from flu complications. The list includes three elderly persons plus an infant, a 13 year old Tulsa girl with asthma who did not have a flu shot, and a 28 year old woman.
Lawton, Ok. – According to the National Weather Service, snow and blowing snow could be a problem with the Dec. 22 storm system in the Ok. panhandle. In the way of precipitation, though, in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas a few raindrops might fall but northwest winds continued to dry out the area as they deposited frigid air. The system might bring showers and thunderstorms to the eastern part of both states. The next system headed our way with possible precipitation would ge late in the week.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University President Dr. Cindy Ross has selected Dr. B. Don Sullivan, former C.U. provost and longtime friend of the university, to lead the commission that will coordinate the university's 2008 centennial celebration. Sullivan retired from Cameron last year after coming to the university in 1992 where he served as Vice President for Advancement, and was selected as Provost in 2001.
Lawton, Ok. – Construction started on the 200,000 square foot Lawton/Ft. Sill Veterans Center at the corner of East Gore and Flowermound Road in April, 2001. And now the facility that sits on 80 acres and includes 200 beds expects to welcome its first resident November 7.