BC-OK--Oklahoma Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, OK
The AP’s updated plan for the weekend. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.
FOR USE Sunday, Nov. 18, and thereafter:
TULSA, Okla. — A new monument in Tulsa honors local music legend Leon Russell and serves as his final resting place. Hundreds braved frigid temperatures earlier this month at Memorial Park Cemetery for the unveiling and dedication of a Russell monument. They also were treated to a homecoming, as Russell’s remains were interred at the monument. By Jimmie Tramel, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 938 words.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Bella Meas women’s clothing is a family affair from its name to some of its designer clothing lines. Bella means beautiful in Italian, and Meas is combination of the first name initials of the owner’s granddaughters: Madison, Ella and Alexis. Even three popular lines of clothing carried in the Muskogee shop are family names — Cousin Earl, Ivy Jane and Uncle Frank. By Andrea Chancellor, Muskogee Phoenix. SENT IN ADVANCE: 670 words.
HOUSTON — Pipelines have traditionally operated as the dull middle man of the energy sector, a business so boring that the hard-charging Enron dumped its pipeline holdings to chase sexier businesses during its rapid, but short-lived rise. The Houston Chronicle reports today, however, the once sleepy industry is where the action is, attracting billions of dollars in investment, launching new companies and spurring a wave of mergers, acquisitions and sales. Nowhere is the action more intense than in Texas. By Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,320 words.
FOR USE Monday, Nov. 19, and thereafter:
EXCHANGE-OKLAHOMA RAILWAY MUSEUM
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Railway Museum is about to make tracks into its 20th year. Founded in 1999, the museum has preserved relics of the railroad past — train engines, cars and cabooses — that were restored and parked on the grounds. For 2019, plans are to begin raising money toward a $10 million to $20 million expansion on three more acres north of the existing site, said director Anne Murray Chilton, whose late father Jim Murray was one of the museum founders. By Robert Medley, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 507 words.
NORMAN, Okla. — A University of Oklahoma film professor highlighted the many faces of writing at a recent event. Writing isn’t just for reading. It can also be expressed through other methods, like film. That’s what OU professor Andrew Horton conveyed to about a dozen members of the Norman Galaxy of Writers at the Norman Central Branch Library. By Jacob McGuire, Norman Transcript. SENT IN ADVANCE: 351 words.
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