Oklahoma City, Ok. – Since 1915, the state of Oklahoma has executed 132 men and three women inmates: one, a federal prisoner, by hanging; 82 by electrocution; and the rest in more recent years by lethal injection. Officials with the Department of Corrections at the State Penitentiary in McAlester have been preparing for the four executions set by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for this month.
Oklahoma City, OK – According to Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson whose office operates the Don't Call program which is under the new law effective January 1, more than 436,000 Oklahoma phone numbers are on the first quarter list which had a December 1 registration deadline. Telemarketers will be required to purchase a quarterly list to do business in Oklahoma starting the first of the year, and need to be in compliance as of February 1 with the first quarter's list.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – The IRS is trying to find some taxpayers to give them their tax refunds and is urging those who have not yet gotten that check in the mail to find out if they are on the list. The tollfree hotline to call for information is 1 800-829-1954. There also is a website available for the IRS at www.irs.gov.
Lawton, Ok. – The video documentary called "The Great American Foot Race" focuses on a cross-country trek of more than 3,400 miles from Los Angeles to New York in 1928. 199 runners started and only 55 finished the event, coming through Oklahoma on old Route 66. It was won by 19-year old Cherokee Indian Andy Payne, son of an Oklahoma farmer.