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|Time: July 01 2003 at 18:02:12
Name: Paul Kirkland
Location: Larkhall, Scotland
Comments: While sifting through some boxes of LP's I was putting on eBay, I came across a signed copy of a band called "Smokehouse Band". Thinking they must be famous I decided to find out about them, and lo and behold absolutely nothing! Except this site!
Putting two and two together I've concluded that the record is my uncle's, who spent some time (about ten years) working out in Tulsa. I remember him arriving back at Glasgow airport with a pile of stuff for us - American football jackets, Indian headdresses, etc. I must have been about 8 years old, so that would have been nearly 16 years ago.
From what I gather the band are a covers band, playing in local pubs, etc? I'm guessing my uncle probably saw them sometime. It'd be interesting to know a bit more about them.
Paul K (nephew of John Ross)
July 01 2003 at 12:46:46
Name: Jim Hartz
Location: Alexandria, VA
Comments: I remember the Abundant Life building on South Boulder very well. In its day, the early 60s, there was nothing else like it in the southwest. Oral Roberts had a network-quality video and audio studio in the basement. There was a set that matched his tent stage. He used this to film the open and close to each of his weekly shows, plus his pitches for money. It was an exact match for film that had been shot in his road campaigns. He did this at least four times a year in Tulsa. He brought in NYC cameramen and a network directors. It was all filmed on 35mm cameras. There was probably no production like it in Tulsa before or since. To the best of my recollection, Oral hired only three locals Ed Blotevogel, a KRMG engineer who did audio; and two announcers: Jack Morris and myself.
|Time: July 01 2003 at 04:52:11
Name: Billy G. Spradlin
Location: Kilgore TX
Comments: The previous owners of the Captains and The Swamp Dragons didn't do much to promote the team or gain interest from other businesses over the past decade they owned the team, despite having many great players go through the Giants farm system. I don't know why the Captains didn't thrive like other Texas League teams in El Paso and San Antonio and now Frisco did. I guess there's just too many things to do here in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana than watch baseball!
The good thing is that a new team called the Shreveport Sports (an old nickname dating from the 1950's) is now playing at the same stadium the Captains played. They are in the Central Baseball League which is a short season league with mostly younger players from small local colleges, though some minor league cast-offs and some players with some pro experience are on some lineups. The team is coached by former Pro manager Terry Bevington, and while they don't have much experience, they play with good old school fundamentals and the enthusiasm that pro players have forgotten about.
I checked out a game a couple weeks ago, only $4.99 for general admission plus it was a friday night and cold draw beer was $1.50 in a big cup - lets see the Rangers and Astros beat those prices!
|Time: July 01 2003 at 01:46:38
Name: Jim Reid
Comments: Don, thanks for the Shreveport baseball info. I remembered it was a rank of some kind, but even that was outdated info. All I know is you can't even get a ticket to the Roughriders unless you sit on the grass hill in the outfield, and about twenty miles down the road the parent club's stadium is about 40% full.
|Time: July 01 2003 at 00:42:45
Name: Don Norton
Location: Tulsa, Once and Again
Comments: For my friend, Jim Reid:
I"ve been away from Shreveport for nearly twenty years and I don't follow sports as closely as I used to, but:
The team the Texas Rangers moved to Frisco, Texas, was known at sale-time as the Shreveport Swamp Dragons (of all names!). The team was formerly known as the Shreveport Captains, not Generals
The Captains got that name because Captain Henry Miller Shreve ran a snagboat up the Red River early in the 19th century surveying the possibilities of navigation. He did stop at what is now Shreveport, but he went on into Texas. There are many stories (and several books) about navigstion in East Texas and on the Red River--when that was still practical, as far west as Jefferson, I think.
I KNEW my long stay in Shreveport would pay off some day!
|Time: June 30 2003 at 22:14:19
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: 2 floors underground in DC but a great view of the fireworks from the roof
Comments: Been re-formatting older A&E and History Channel shows for Orbit TV playback to the MidEast. Was cutting Bill Kurtis' show for A & E - "The Real Cowboy: Portrait of an American Icon". Tulsan Guy Logsdon appears in it as to some other old cowboys and a lot of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. This was done about 2 years ago - uses a lot of Harry Carey, Jr. and the late, great Richard Farnsworth in it. If you see it comin' up on A&E domestically - it is a good 2 hour show.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 18:40:25
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Location: Oertle's, of course
Comments: In response to Deric Davis...The Diamond Tower on Boulder was once home to Southwestern Bell. I used to pay my phone bill there. They abandoned the building in the eighties (I think), and it's been unused ever since.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 17:39:26
Name: Chuck Fullhart
Location: Banks of Mingo Creek shooting the mosquitoes
Comments: That weird little house that is built into the west side of the hill on Charles Page Blvd. was designed by the father of the architect that was responsible for designing and building Will Rogers High School, Webster High School, and several other buildings around town.
His father originally designed it and operated it as a restaurant, but that went belly up after a few years, and if I remember the article correctly, it has been several different things, including a Burger Joint, residence, antique (Second-Hand? Junque?) shop, and a couple of other things. The ownership remained in the family for several decades, however.
The couple that now own it bought it from either the architect or the estate of the architect, and remodeled it.
I had been in it a couple of times over the last several years, and it is to say the least, an interesting building, and actually goes back into the hill several feet.
No relation, but right in the same area, on top of the hill just east of
Knobblock Park, there is a house that was a bootlegger's residence for a
number of years during the "dry" days of Oklahoma's history, that has a tunnel
that goes either to the street or the back of the lot that allowed for quick
loading and unloading, as well as a quick pick-up of the desired adult beverage
by those who were a little dry. Bad pun, Bad pun.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 17:23:20
Name: Chuck Fullhart
Location: Mayo Road watching the Heliogyros land at Harvey Young
Mike Miller is right. Old Oiler Park was at 15th and Sandusky, west of where the Driller Stadium is today. About the only thing that is left from the old stadium is a pine tree that somehow made it through the years. Sources: Wayne McCombs' "Baseball in Tulsa" and my sore, hot feet from pacing the parking lot.
The first time I went up in the Pressbox, or Pigeon Coop, in old Oiler Park to make sure the phone company got the lines in the right place for the games that the station I worked for was going to air, I kind of had my doubts about how secure the stadium, and the press box was, but Terry Greene assured me that it had been there for years, and wasn't going to fall down unless it was blown down. (Remember the one phone company days? One call sets up the circuits for the games.)
But it was a windy Spring day, and the phone guy beat a pretty hasty retreat, and this was a guy that was used to climbing poles.
By the way, if you haven't picked up a copy of McComb's book, and you like Tulsa history and sports in general, it's worth the money.
Halfway through the season, the budget ran out, so we put Terry Greene in the control room, and I sat in the production room with the SFX records and a few other things we contrived.
A quick,real quick because of the cost, long distance call at the end of the innings would give Terry the stats, and we were on our way to producing what was probably one of the last "fantasy" baseball games heard on Tulsa radio.
At least, I hope so.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 17:07:45
Name: Jim Reid
Comments: A little correction to an earlier post. The Drillers did not move to Frisco, Texas. The Rangers bought the Shreveport Generals and moved them to Frisco and then switched their AA franchise to the new team. Obviously, the Rangers prospects playing in Tulsa moved to Frisco, but the players owned by the Drillers stayed with the Drillers.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 16:01:23
Name: Booger Red
Comments: To tie in "weird buildings" and burger stands, does anyone remember the odd-shaped building made into the side of the hill across from where Newblock Pool was? It is west 3rd, or the beginning of Chas. Page Blvd. It is now a residence, but is still an odd design. My Dad remembered it as a burger stand after WWII. A newspaper article on the owner was done in the last 20 years, and the old man lived like a hermit there. It is about 1700 west on 3rd on the north side of the road.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 15:58:26
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: RE Oral "Urban Legends" - I was told all mail room staff had to wear pocket-less coveralls as they opened the envelopes of manna.
Re a PTL "Urban Legend" - my former NC employer - MediaComm in Charlotte is the successor or descendent of PTL. I worked for a for-profit subsidiary that did motorsports contracts for Fox.
A former PTL employee - now retired - told us that her dissatisfaction with PTL began when muckedy-mucks at PTL started having "lower management" personnel come in and start "liberating" cash contributions "for other missions". All checks were deposited in PTL's regular accounts. In PTL's heyday - they had 5 letter opening machines. But no - the folks there did not wear coveralls. They were minimum wage workers but trusted as "Christians" and had to meet a litmus test to be allowed to be around incoming contributions.
Do ya'all remember the infamous Robert Tilton mail scandal in Tulsey several
years ago? Didn't KOTV break that one nationally?
|Time: June 30 2003 at 15:56:53
Name: Mike Miller
Location: Vienna, VA
Comments: Is anyone out there old enough to remember the old Lenny Bruce comedy routine: Religions, Inc? It was a pretty hard-edge take off on just about every well-known religious leader from Billy Graham to the Pope. (Thats the bit where the Popes agent told him prior to an Ed Sullivan appearance to: send me some 8 X 10 glossies and be sure to wear the big ring.
Bruce also poked fun at Oral Roberts. Bruce (as Oral) was admitting how dumb he was. Ive got two Lincoln Continentals, thats how god damn dumb I am. I think that album was titled: The Sick Humor of Lenny Bruce.
Anyway I used to play what few Lenny Bruce cuts I could on KWGS when I was at TU. Bruce was featured along with Mort Sahl, Shelley Berman and a few other avant-garde comics who had recorded some of their humor on LPs in the 50s.
At the groundbreaking of the University, I interviewed Roberts and asked if he had ever listened to Lenny Bruces Religions, Inc. Oral paused for a moment and told me he had not.
Hey, it was probably only a little white lie.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 14:00:28
Name: John Hillis
Location: I'm Rye Cheer (answer to the question "Romeo, Romeo, where y'at?"
Warning, this is deep memory purge, so it may be entirely wrong.
Thought the Diamond Towers was where the envelopes for Oral were opened. Since most contained contributions, and many contained cash, the windowless building was part of security.
I also heard that employees who opened the envelopes were forced to wear
smocks that were pocketless and that there was a hi-tech (then) system that
vacuumed the cash into the vaults within seconds of the envelopes being opened,
but all that may be aprocryphal.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 13:28:40
Name: Deric Davis
Location: Williams Center Forum
Comments: I used to work in the MAPCO Plaza building across from the Diamond Towers on Boulder. This was in 98 - 99. I was always fascinated by that building and what could possibly inside. I can only imagine what it is like inside being vacant for so many years, with no windows. It is no telling what is in there. I was told it was a former Southwestern Bell Office, but that was second hand. Besides seeing the boards against the front doors, when I would work late it was VERY obvious to me that the building was infested with bats, you could see them flying around, and sometimes hear them. I also heard rumors of homeless or vandals hanging around inside, and I also noticed the boards were sometimes in disarray. It is a very odd building indeed.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 08:49:47
Comments: Speaking of the Frisco Roughriders, they were the Tulsa Drillers up until this season.
The Rangers ended their affiliation agreement with Tulsa to bring the team to Frisco (much closer to DFW).
Tulsa wanted to be the new AA affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals (which would have been a BIG move for the Drillers), but no agreement could be reached. So, they had no choice but to sign on with the Colorado Rockies.
Although there has been no nickname or logo change to this point, I would
suspect that the red white and blue Drillers logo will soon adopt their parent
club's black purple and gray colors.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 08:30:37
Name: Jim Reid
Comments: There certainly are some beautiful minor league parks going up these days. Bricktown in OKC as earlier mentioned is fantastic, as is the new park that the Rangers just opened for their new AA team, the Frisco Roughriders.
When I was in Florida a few years ago for spring training, I attended a
Royals/Pirates game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. It looks just like every
one of these brand new retro parks, the only thing is, it's been there for
like 70 years. It's worth seeing.
|Time: June 30 2003 at 07:30:14
Location: Rainy Tulsa
Comments: So much to comment on, so little time.
Regarding Oral's old building downtown, I can see that building from my office, and pass by it every morning. It certainly looks like it needs some work. I've seen old photos of it, and it used to have a large spire of some sort on top of it.
To the best of my knowledge, no part of the fairgrounds was directly hit by a tornado on 6/8/74. Of course, with the amount of severe weather in the Tulsa area that day, there could have been some damage there. The first tornado struck on the west side of the river, just north of I-44, striking the Warehouse Market. It more or less hopscotched through town, with next major damage being reported near 21st and Sheridan. The second tornado was across south Tulsa and Broken Arrow, moving across a portion of the ORU campus.
Drillers Stadium...certainly a fine facility for what it is, but hardly the best in the minors. Maybe one of the best in AA ball. For the best, just head down the 'pike to OKC. Another fine minor leage facility, Victory Field in Indy was built in the 90's, and was one of the first stadiums, major or minor league, to be built in the retro style.
The best thing Drillers Stadium ever did was rip up that horrid astroturf
and install grass.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 22:46:21
Name: Rich Lohman
Location: Drillers Stadium cutting the grass...
Comments: The old "Oiler Park" had a walkway collapse in 1977 shortly after the Drillers were born. During the customary parent club visit the Rangers were scrimmaging the Astros when a section of bleachers collapse under weight during a rainstorm. 1980 is when Robert Sutton coughed up the dough to build the stadium at its current location, after the voters turned down a bond issue or tax.
I was there for that first season in the new park and I defy anyone to identify any remaining structure of the original Sutton Stadium today. Drillers Stadium is a marvelous facility. We don't need fancy iron work or bricks, that place is a masterpiece. Finest park in the minors hands down.
I remember the old Oiler Park light standards stood for many years after
the park was demolished. When did those finally come down?
|Time: June 29 2003 at 20:29:50
Name: David Batterson
Location: where TV's Huell Howser lives now
Comments: RE: ORU
I remember when a student at TU had a full scholarship at ORU. After the
first year, he left and transferred to TU even though he had no such scholarship
at TU. It just wasn't worth it, he said.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 20:25:31
Name: David Batterson
Location: Sizzlin' hot Palm Springs
Comments: I remember Oiler Park well. I went there many times in the '50s with my parents. And my dad knew Tulsa Oilers General Mgr. Hugh Finnerty. And one night my dad caught a foul ball--with his bare hands! That was a thrill. I never caught one, but a player tossed me a ball over the fence one night.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 17:34:45
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: I am amazed and both happy and sad - ALL of the weekend early network news shows tonight either lead with Katharine Hepburn's obit or it was near the top of the cast after the Chicago porch collapse.
Go rent one of her DVD's or VHS movies. "The Lion In Winter" and almost anything
she did with Spencer Tracy are my favorites
|Time: June 29 2003 at 15:23:37
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Recalling ORU circa duh early '70's
Comments: I remember in my soph year at TU circa 1970 or 71 - dragging friends down one cold January afternoon to the ORU Prayer Tower - after taking pictures of the then modernistic architecture. As I recall KORU was in the tower and we could talk to the staff - who were bored. As for prayer in the prayer tower - most folks came just for the view...I wonder if it is still open to the public today?
I also remember slaughter in the ORU Art Dept. when they had life studies/figure drawings. It outraged Oral I guess and he fired several of the art profs. TU got about 20 art students as transferees...
Lastly I remember when ORU started making grads have to pass a body fat test.
The intentions I guess were good but KTUL employees still attending ORU as
undergrads, dreaded not making their body fat rate as determined by ORU's
Phys. Ed. Dept.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 14:39:08
Name: Mike Miller
Location: Vienna, VA
Comments: I may be wrong, but I think old Oiler Park was at the corner of 15th and Sandusky.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 13:35:25
Name: Dan Wright
Comments: Although it was before my time there was a baseball stadium at the fairgrounds called Oiler Park that is now one of the parking lots. I am not sure where it was relative to anything else. I think the bleachers collapsed during a game sometime during the 1970's.
|Time: June 29 2003 at 01:06:20
Name: Rich Lohman
Comments: While we are kinda on the subject of that strange building on the fairgrounds, perhaps it should be noted that the old stock car racing track is now the parking lot in front of the water park and the horse track and simulcast facility.
Perhaps our bad weather guru can shed more light on this, but is it true
that the original grandstand was hit by the 6/8/74 storm? I know they used
to race cars where Fair Meadows is now, but did they not race in what is
now the parking lot?
|Time: June 28 2003 at 23:22:02
Name: Daniel Wright
Location: Yakima Wa
Comments: On the old Oral Roberts building, found this on the internet. This page has been up for a couple of years now, so I am not sure if this is current:
|Time: June 28 2003 at 23:18:06
Name: Dan Wright
Comments: It was called the Abundant Life Building. Last I heard, a church had taken it over and it was being used or was going to be renovated by them. For a while there were papers taped to the front doors by the labor board concerning some sort of violation. It was too faded to read. I would think though that it would need something done to meet fire code. No windows and no fire exits are not a good thing. That building is a terrible fire trap.
|Time: June 28 2003 at 22:46:07
Location: Driving down Boulder
Comments: Does anyone know what's up with the old Oral Roberts building on Boulder Avenue? After all his operations moved to ORU in south Tulsa, the big marble block structure became a general office building -- I think it was called the Diamond Towers. It has no windows, but the ground floor entrance is completely boarded up where doors once were. Seems like a sad waste of a potentially good office building (except for folks who need some sunlight now and then). Has the place gone to seed inside? And I suppose downtown isn't aching to fill up lots of office space these days. Anyone know any further details?
|Time: June 28 2003 at 14:25:58
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: At the risk of looking like a corporate shill, for an amazing demonstration of Rube Goldberg in action, go to:
The one named 'The Cog' is the one to watch. I heard this took over 400 takes
to get right.
|Time: June 28 2003 at 08:19:12
Name: Booger Red
Comments: That building was left after the Expo, because of the deadline, or expense in moving it I was told by some of the Fair Board back then. It became an office for Irvin Wolfe, then Hugh Finnerty, both promoters of the Saturday night races. By the time Carson took over the races, the building had been moved. Turns out my neighbor, who was a housemover bought it in the early 70s I recall. He was not too talkative about the subject when I inquired.
|Time: June 28 2003 at 07:49:01
Name: Jim Ruddle
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: I think that the building in question was for the Hughes Tool Company exhibit, at the Expo. Inside, on display and looking much like the exterior windows of a jewelry shop, were numbers of drilling bits, most with diamond teeth. Each was worth thousands and required 24-hour security. Hughes must have been a bit lax in its personnel procurement as I was one of the overnight guards. Security was obviously not what it should have been.
The Exposition was a great way for high school kids to pick up some extra
money in a short time, because the pay was far better than one could get
at the typical after-school job. Too bad that it was such a short run. I
could have retired earlier.
|Time: June 28 2003 at 02:05:07
Comments: You must thinking of one of those strange buildings they built for one of the first International Petro. Exhibitions. Huge shows! People from all over the world came here. I liked it as a young guy due to watching the "world class" working women that also flew in.
|Time: June 28 2003 at 00:06:09
Name: Dan Wright
Comments: Speaking of weird buildings at the fair grounds, there was a windowless pyramid looking building at the fairgrounds for years. I think it is gone now. If I remember, it was over by where the big shoe warehouse is/was. Could anyone tell me what its origins were and when it was demolished?
|Time: June 27 2003 at 20:47:53
Name: Jim Reid
Comments: The state of Texas started their own do not call list last summer. I signed up in the first group they took and haven't received a telemarketer call since. You do get an occasional call from charities and businesses that you are currently doing business with (your long distance phone company is an example) It has been great!
|Time: June 27 2003 at 19:13:41
Name: Mike Miller
Location: In the state of constant agitation!
Comments: The Do Not Call list must be popular. Its very difficult to log onto. I hope it works. Maybe theyll do the same thing for spam. Im getting spammed to death with 60-70 emails a day on two different email addresses. Thats on top of 250 blocked addresses which is the limit.
Which reminds me. Note Mike Bruchas: Please empty your mail box. My emails
come back undelivered.
|Time: June 27 2003 at 18:04:00
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Public Service info here:
National Do Not Call website to stop telemarketers from pestering ya'all is www.donotcall.gov or ya'all can call 1-888-382-1222. You folks West of the Mississippi get serviced first and NO you can't register anyone but your home phones.
Don't you hate them siding salesmen calls when surfing TTM?
|Time: June 27 2003 at 17:54:30
Name: Frank Morrow
Location: Austin. TX
Comments: Doc Hull was mentioned a short while ago. I knew Doc well. He did Sleepwalkers Serenade for a long time starting at midnight on KVOO. It featured music, sneak voices, and Docs dry voice, with wit to match.
He was extremely popular, both on and off mike. During the program Doc would often refer to his day job, which was working in a funeral home, which he called the Body Shop. Doc did dialogs with a character called Terry the Termite, which was Docs voice speeded up and recorded earlier. The show was sponsored by Tulsa Camera-Record. He would have some munchies with him each night that he always claimed to have been purchased at Aunt Berthas Sweet Tooth, Cheerful Kitchen.
Doc later moved over to KRMG to do the evening shift. Few people probably realized it, but Doc was also a Justice of the Peace. One day he took me to his house, where he proudly showed me his office where he held forth as JP.
I got to know Doc well. I first met him when, as a Central high senior, we did Sleepwalkers on KVOO Day (or, if you worked at KVOO, it was Central Day.) He was very helpful and fun to work with. When I went to KRMG, driving the Newsmobile, Docs early evening shift overlapped with mine. He was always friendly, cooperative, and a delight to work with. When I would have something to report on the Newsmobile, I would call in to Doc, notifying him of the need to make an insertion into his music show. It was never any problem. He frequently would begin his introduction to me by singing the name of the song, Where is our wandering boy tonight?
I have two recordings of Doc, one of which I cannot find at this moment. That one is a phone report of a tornado that hit Durant. Doc interviewed a friend who was living there. The recording I do have is a brief appearance in 1951 of our Sleepwalkers Serenade show that we did on KVOO Day.
Doc Hull was such a likable person. I never heard anyone say a negative word
|Time: June 27 2003 at 16:44:06
Name: Dave Rigsby
Location: counting traffic lights on Memorial
Comments: I had forgotten about the Stables Lounge...I remember that their sign stood for years with a letter missing, advertising their "to less dancers". I guess that's where I'd go if I wanted to get to less dancers...
...and wow, Starbase 21 pulled out all the stops this year getting celebs,
didn't they? At Expo '89 we had George Takei and John deLancie, and a bunch
of blooper reels...
|Time: June 27 2003 at 12:16:43
Name: Danny Meyers
Location: over under sideways down
Comments: Was just cruising around the website and checked out the review of the KELi-sponsored Yardbirds concert in 1966. That was before my time in T-Town, and I am curious as to where this concert took place.
Years ago I had a couple of bandmates who claimed to have been at a Yardbirds show at what was then, or later became, the Stables Lounge. I scoffed at the time, but then who knows, this is Tulsa we're talking about after all.
Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck on the same stage. The mind reels...
|Time: June 27 2003 at 09:41:22
Comments: Just got back from a week in Colorado Springs; the last night we were there, my wife April was in the mood for steaks. Went to the Castaways Steakhouse....talk about Tiki Overload!!! Whole place gives you the feeling that any moment you were gonna be swarmed by rabid parrots....good food, though, and the biggest bowl of creme brulee (at nearly $7.00) I've ever had.
|Time: June 27 2003 at 08:47:19
Comments: Expounding on the off-topic United Founder's Tower...
It was built before the Continental, and I think it is older than Tulsa's University Club Tower.
I've only been in the building on a couple of occasions, both times to eat
at the Eagle's Nest; a rotating restaurant atop the tower.
|Time: June 27 2003 at 07:31:41
Comments: Sadly, I will not be able to attend the Weird Al concert. This has upset me beyond belief. Let us never speak of it again.
On a better note, I will be attending the Fleetwood Mac concert Tuesday night in OKC. Wee!
Comment on the OKC Continental photos...
If memory serves, the theater was converted into a dance club sometime in the 1980's. I think I remember a shooting there at some point during that time. It's in what is still a nice area of town.
The tall building you see in the background of some of the photos is the United Founders Tower. Funny story about that, I was stuck in an elevator in that building somewhere around the 22nd floor during a tornadic storm in the late 80's. If you think hearing a tornado siren at any time is scary, imagine hearing it while hanging 20+ floors up by yourself with nowhere to go!
The tower (photo #17 in the series in the previous Guestbook) looks like OKC's version of the University Club Tower (or vice versa).
|Time: June 26 2003 at 20:07:39
Name: Emily Webb
Comments: So, who's going to be going to the "Weird Al" concert in August?
I'll be there.
|Time: June 26 2003 at 18:21:46
Location: The time out room
Comments: I hear from a reliable source that 'zeppa is back in town - and for a while....anybody know?
He and his wife, Mary Jo, have indeed moved back to T-town from L.A.
|Time: June 26 2003 at 17:40:09
Comments: Archived Guestbook 138...
Trek Expo starts Friday the 27th, headlined by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on Saturday at 2 pm, the Batmobile all 3 days.
How do you pronounce "Nimoy"? Last weekend when things got slow around the workplace, the whiff of a high-handed "corrective" air about one person's ni-moy' pronunciation sent an easily-resolved quibble spiraling into an epistemological black hole, revolving around the unreliability of the memory of one's own past verbal behavior...just what a boss wants to see: philosophy inaction.
Anyway, more about the event here: