Tulsa World from Tulsa, Oklahoma (2024)

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Get Outsiders to Run Mayor's Office don't think the voters of Tulsa voted for a new jail the have an outside company combat, and dmanoricoune same goes for the urban renewal and sports centers. I don't think we voted for a tax increase so outside companies can get rich. Maybe we should en have an outside company come in and take over the mayor's office, Lost Plane Raises Security Concerns If the United States loses an aircraft and can't find it in nine days, I'm a little concerned about our borders. Fairness Rhetoric Clouds Smoking Issue I see. Congress is going a tax on cigarettes to pay for smoke-related diseases.

Let me get this straight. That means those that drive the Broken Arrow pay for Broken Arrow potholes only, those who drive Interstate 44 pay for the bridge over Sheridan at 31st Street only, heart patients are going to pay for the heart machines at the hospital only. Oh, come on folks! Let's get real. We live in a society of good and bad and we all pay for each other. Gratitude Owed WWII Bomber Pilots Seeing the B-17 aluminum overcast at the Riverside airport brought back many memories of standing on the ground and seeing streams.

of bombers headed toward Europe. We a tremendous amount to gratitude to the men who flew in them and to those who fought on the ground and in the sea. Calling 911 Over Trespassing Oversteps Did Phil Mulkins in his column a few days ago actually suggest that people call 911 when children are trespassing on their property? Is that an appropriate use of 911? I can't believe I haven't seen anything else in the paper addressing this since his column. Skelly Stadium Once Belonged to TPS I've particularly enjoyed Tulsa's Hundred Years History headlines in the opaper each day. In the April 12 I'm reading the one about W.G.

Skelly and, it mentions in there that he was the chief fund-raiser for the Skelly Stadium at TU. He was the chief fund-raiser for Skelly stadium, but it was for Tulsa Public Schools. It didn't belong to TU for a number of years. Hogue Judged by His Peers, Unfortunately What I can't believe is that this Judge Hogue got released without having to pay any bond. This is another situation where the lawyers and the politicians in this town are taking care of their own.

He's a former judge, and so they are going to take care of him. I wouldn't be surprised it he gets off of this thing without doing any time or having to pay any kind of punitive damages of any kind. Pushing Generational Warfare Do you know where your tax dollars go? Thirty -six percent of every American's tax dollar will go to Social Security Medicare. My generation will never see that money. Fifteen percent will go to the interest on the national debt which has been accumulated by current and proceeding generations.

So, my generation is spending fifty-one percent of its tax dollars in no benefits. Grossly unfair. I call foul. Suspended Kids Go to Outlying Schools For the issue involving the child that got suspended in Tulsa school system. shouldn't have much to worry about because the Tulsa children that They, get suspended in the Tulsa school system end up in outreach areas such as Glenpool and Jenks and then they don't ever leave.

Farrakhan's Venom Too Much to Stomach For the first time in many, many years, I just turned off "Meet the Press." I will not allow Louis Farrakhan to spread hate where my children can listen to it. Sewer Bills Reflect Business Favoritism So car wash operators will get smaller sewer bills and residents get an increase. That's par for the course. Businesses get all the breaks, and the rest of us get the shaft. It's Hard to Tell Good Guys From Bad Times sure are confusing.

It seems to be getting more and more difficult to tell the good guys apart from the bad guys. No wonder our kids are growing up with such loose ideals about how they should live. President Keating? It'll Never Happen Regarding the canticle by George Will on Gov. Keating's chance presidency: When the other states find out how he runs the state of Oklahoma, he wouldn't get 10 votes. I don't know if he could get 10 votes in Tulsa.

Chelsea Has No Business Opening Mouth Chelsea Clinton went to Africa and told African children, "We're not optimistic about our future in America, and we know you're not about yours either." What is this? My wife and hated the fact that Chelsea went on taxpayer dollars to Africa in the first place, let alone her mother. But what is she doing spreading this message over there? Branch Rickey Deserves Recognition In all the laudatory remarks about Jackie Robinson's entrance into professional baseball, there is no longer any mention of Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who actually drew up the contract and offered it to Robinson on his own initiative. He is the one who should be praised along with Robinson. Editor's note: See story on B-1. Why Can't Newt Have Defense Fund? How is it even possible that a legal defense fund can set up for Bill and Hillary Clinton which has over $2.5 million in it already, and yet this type of fund cannot be set up for Newt Gingrich's $300,000 charge? Correction A Monday Tulsa World story described Volunteens founder Lam Le as a former Simon Estes Scholar.

She is a current Simon Estes Scholar. World Publishing Company (USPS 643-900) 318 Main Mall, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103 Phone: 918-581-8300 Robert E. Lorton Chairman Kenneth S. Fleming President, Chief Operating Officer Robert E. Lorton Ill Vice President For Administration and Operations Frank F.

Hawkins Secretary and Treasurer Lynnette Scott Advertising Director 581-8511 Steve Barlow, Production Coordinator 581-8506 Robert Walker, Circulation Director 581-8532 Bill King, Circulation Manager 581-8531 TULSA Transitions Births Babies were born to these parents, who live in Tulsa unless indicated: Hillcrest Medical Center Marlena and Chester Burcher, boy. Holly and Justin Ecklar, Broken Arrow, girl. Ronnette and Billy Graves, Claremore, boy. Amy Clayton and James Detrick, girl. Patricia Franklin and Donald Littles, boy.

Pamela and Darren Lucas, boy. Sherri and Kevin Luck, boy. Amanda and Harold Moreland, Claremore, boy. Celeste Stevenson, Broken Arrow, boy. Diane and Randal Tibbety, Sand Springs, girl.

Khristine Dool and Pablo Torres, boy. Loralei Hays and Grant Wilburn, boy. St. Francis Hospital Barbara Steve Senka, boy. Melissa and Michael Wood, Broken Arrow, girl.

St. John Medical Center Jessica Lawrence, Jenks, boy. Columbia Doctors Hospital Shannon and Kevin Melton, girl. Columbia TRMC Debbie and Jerry Baker, girl. Deaths TULSA Barnes, Forrest Coleman, 67, retired janitor, died Thursday.

Services pending. Moore's Rosewood. Bishop, Mildred Leona, 81, retired real estate agent, died Sunday. Services p.m. Wednesday, Moore's Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

Brooks, Taran Jamil, infant son of Edgar and Laura Brooks, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Brown, Dorothy Helen, 85, homemaker, died Saturday.

Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Ninde Garden Funeral Home Chapel. Browne, Samuel laborer, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jack's Funeral Home Chapel.

Caffey, Rose, 74, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Epworth United Methodist Church. Heath-Griffith. Carroll, Bradford Michael, age unavailable, died Saturday.

Services pending. Sloan's. Close, Mable Fern, 96, homemaker, died Sunday. Services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Moore's Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Kan. Coates, Janet Carter, 59, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Cole, Don Harris, 37, industrial painter, died Monday. Services pending. Stanleys. Culton, Harold 75, laborer, died Sunday. Ser11 a.m.

Wednesday, Jack's Funeral Home Chapel. DeLarzelere, Emeleene 92, died Monday. Services pending. Butler-Stumpff. Dumas, Walter James, 19, Wal-Mart stocker, died Sunday in an automobile accident.

Services pending. Sloan's. Gallagher, Steven 44, communications technician, died Saturday. Private family services. Fitzgerald.

Goodpasture, Peggy, 62, bookkeeper, died Saturday. Services pending. Cremation Society of Oklahoma. Graham, Beulah Irene, 88, homemaker, died Sunday. Services a.m.

Wednesday, Baptist Church. Mobley -Dodson, Sand Springs. Greene, Mark David, 37, student, died Sunday. Services pending. Bi Jones, Gomer 89, retired from Dillion died Sunday.

Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Lane, George James 26, heating and air conditioning technician, died Friday. Services pending. Sloan's.

McCaskey, Selma Arizona, 95, homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Kan. Butler-Stumpff. Penn, Carl, 80, truck driver, died Saturday.

Services pending. Sloan's. Perryman, Ralph 63, laborer, died April 12. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Full Gospel House of Prayer.

Jack's. WORLD, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1997 Phillips, DeLois Potts, 84, died Sunday. Services pending. Butler-Stumpff. Rosenthal, Ernest 76, vice president of Energy Exchanger died Monday.

Services pending. Moore's Southlawn. Salamon, Joseph 82, retired millwright, died Monday. Services pending. Fitzgerald.

Weaver, Emily Smartt, 70, homemaker, died Monday, Graveside services 3 p.m. Thursday, Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville, Ark. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow." Willhite, Myrtle, 87, homemaker, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

Bartlesville Frederick A. Allen 63, retired from the military, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Arnold Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Albert T.

Strome, 84, farmer, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oglesby Christian Center, Oglesby. Arnold Moore. Beggs Nadine Lesta Butler, 77, homemaker, died Monday.

Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Assembly of God. Spivey-McClendon. Lewis Franklin Ellis, 91, carpenter, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oak Grove Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church, Oak Grove, Mo. Spivey-McClendon. Blackwell Colleen Marie Jarvis, 53, meat cutter, died Sunday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ.

Hackler. Broken Arrow Helen Gabbard Jolly, 89, secretary, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa. Cremation Society of Oklahoma.

Brooken John M. Coffman, 77, farmer, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain Home Baptist Church. Black's, Quinton.

Chouteau Carolyn Cross, 52, retired from Visual Services, died Monday. Services pending. Key, Pryor. Claremore Jay Allen Duarte, 43, Sam's employee and landscaper, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Church on the Move, Tulsa. Rice. George Schiesel, 73, retired owner of Calm Construction died Monday. Services pending. Rice.

Mary Luvena Smith, 64, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Benge Cemetery, near Stang. Jim Green, Pryor. James E.

Umberson, 79, retired fertilizer provider, died Monday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. Cookson Doug Herrin, 71, switchman, died Monday.

Memorial services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church. Reed-Culver. Coweta Barbara Anne Danley, 63, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa. Cromwell Martha Lucille Barnes, 64, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Schoolton Cemetery.

Schumacher, Okemah. Drumright Wanda L. McQuillen, 71, homemaker, died Saturday in Tolleson, Ariz. Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oakhill Cemetery.

Michael's. Glenpool Edwin L. Hicks, 71, owner of Blue Chip Chemical died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

Grove Jeffery D. Rush, 3 months, son of Michael and Bobbie Rush, died April 9. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Council House. Worley-Luginbuel.

Sherri Seay, 20, died Monday, Services pending. Worley-Luginbuel. Hartshorne Ollie J. Laudermilk, 86, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Mills Funeral Home Chapel. Haskell Randy Walker, 38, died Sunday. Services pending. Dowdy. Henryetta Mary Etta Thomas, 56, retired cafeteria manager for Burkburnett Schools, died Saturday.

Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Shurden Funeral Home Chapel. Independence, Kan. Ethel M. Browniee, 88, homemaker, died Monday.

Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Potts Funeral Home Chapel. Gilbert Root, 86, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Webb Rodrick Funeral Home Chapel.

Jenks Johnny Leon Johnson, 52, stone and brick mason, died Monday. Graveside services 2 Adair Everett F. Bible, 84, retired farmer and carpenter, died Monday. Services pending. Key, Pryor.

p.m. Wednesday, Bixby Cemetery, Bixby. Leonard Marker, Bixby, Kellyville Darin Tomasi Juby, infant son of Tommy and Kale Juby, died Saturday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.

Floral Haven, Broken Arrow. Mannford Bobby Dean Watson, 3, died Saturday in an automobile accident. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Mobley-Dodson, Sand Springs.

McAlester Everett L. George, 94, entrepreneur, died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church. Graveside services 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Rosehill Mausoleum, Oklahoma City. Bishop. Alcie Parham, 82, homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ulan Cemetery, Ulan.

Mills. Miami J. Lucille Garrett Marando, 77, former ammunition plant worker, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday, GAR Cemetery.

CooperAlthouse. The Rev. Loren F. Messenger, 2 77, Baptist Wednesday, minister, died Monday. Services p.m.

Northwest Baptist Church. Paul Thomas. Muskogee Romea Lee "Chris" Chriswell, 79, retired truck driver for Love Bottling died Sunday. Memorial services noon Wednesday, Chapel of Remembrance. Keith D.

Biglow. Evalina Clay, 99, homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Agnew Cemetery, Elm Grove. Foster-Petering.

Earl Garrison, 81, retired Muskogee police officer, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oldham Memorial Baptist Church. Bradley. Nowata Henry 74, died Sunday, Graveside services 10 a.m.

Thursday, Nowata Relocated Cemetery. Benjamin. Oakhurst Mary Edna Bumgarner, 61, homemaker, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mark Griffith Memorial-Westwood Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa.

Okmulgee Ann Morris Guepet, 83, homemaker, died Graveside services p.m. Wednesday, Okmulgee Cemetery. McClendon. Quinton Warren Jay Fisher, 59, retired from U.S. Navy, died Saturday.

Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Black's. Richard H. Weathersby, 71, died Monday.

Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Quinton Cemetery. Black's. Salina Paul R. Garside 79, retired railroad brakeman, died Saturday.

Services pending. Stephens, Pryor. Edna Thompson, 77, died Monday. Services Sand pending. Springs Stephens.

James Cleveland Bates, 64, retired truck driver, formerly of Keota, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Keota. Mallory, Stigler. Sapulpa Martha C.

Lawson, 90, retired from Morton's Department Store, died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church. Smith. Sperry Altia Mae Hoffman, 85, homemaker, died Sunday.

Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church. Johnson. Stigler Hettie Veoma Pearson, 95, homemaker, died Monday. Graveside services 10 a.m.

Tuesday, West Liberty Cemetery. Mallory. Sulphur Wilma Jean Mann, 63, bookkeeper, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Church of the Abundant Life.

Cowley-Krien. Tahlequah Toy Columbus Davis, 79, died Monday. Services pending. Reed-Culver. Drusilla Mae Hale, 72, homemaker, died Sunday.

Services 3 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Assembly of God. Reed-Culver. The Rev. Gus McCuistion, retired Baptist minister, died Sunday.

Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, Park Hill Cemetery. Reed-Culver. Talihina Ola Edith Taylor, 83, died Saturday in Fort Smith, Ark. Services 2 p.m.

Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Drake-Jones. Welch Katherine Lynne Vasquez, 50, Neill Cattle Co. worker, died Monday. Services pending.

Luginbuel, Vinita. West Siloam Springs Kenneth Creel Williamson, 83, American Airlines worker, died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson Cemetery. Backstrom-Pyeatte, Siloam Springs, Ark.

U.S.-WORLD Michael with fetal prize-winning or early John W. his family's company into the world's largest printer of Sunday comics, died Sunday in Naples, Fla. He was 69. Watkins Reynolds Matthews, the last surviving member of a family that controlled one of the oldest and most prominent West Texas cattle dynasties, died of pneumonia Sunday in Albany, Texas. He was 98.

Matthews, who helped guide the family business for 56 years, died on the Lambshead Ranch to which he devoted his entire life. The Matthews family settled on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, about 140 miles west of Fort Worth on the edge of Comanche territory, in 1858. Dorothy Norman, a photographer, arts patron, writer and civil rights activist, died Saturday in East Hampton, Long Island. She was 92. I Marriage Licenses (Tulsans unless otherwise noted) Joyce Ahrend, 37; Kenneth Jiles, 28, both of Broken Arrow.

Christina Bell, 23; Robert Whaley 22, both of Broken Arrow. Leslie Calkins, 38; Alfred Lott, 47. Linda Cooper, 39; Bryan Reeves, 32, both of Broken Arrow. Carelia Flores, 21; Antonio Padilla, 22. Carly Gilbert, 20; David Dankert, 19.

Audra James, 18, of Coweta; Scott Mosley, 25, of Broken Arrow. Regan Killian, 26; Duane Sanders, 27, both of Broken Arrow. Cheryl Knox, 25; Christopher Hughes, 25. Carol Lucero, 37, of Sand Springs; Robert Powers, 45. Beverly Martin, 37; Bryanie Swilley 37, of San Antonio.

Liliana Ojeda, 21; Marvin Barahona, 25. Maria Segura-Balderas, 37; Ruperto Rodrigues, 43. Adora Synan, 34; Joseph Campagnolo 36, of Bartlesville. Beverly Taylor, 42; Donald Caldwell, 46. Helene Teague, 32; Terry Smith 32.

Delma Watkins, 73; Clarence Patrick, 69, both of Fayetteville, Ark. Janet Wedel, 25; Timothy Stewart, 24. Stacy Wilburn, 23; Billy Napier, 21, both of Sand Springs. Sara Wright, 19; Fred Hill, 22, both of Sperry. Divorces ASKED Bednar, Richard Sr.

vs. Barbara. Bryant, Felicha vs. Michael. Carson, Eric vs.

Christi. Carter, Sandra vs. Wayne. Choe, Ho vs. Un.

Deason, Douglas vs. Margaret. Dietlin, Edward vs. Nancy. Flanery, W.

vs. R. Flores, Francisco vs. Maria Ramirez. Haugh, Robert Sr.

vs. Michelle. Hollingsworth, Tandy vs. Heather. Hurley, Janet vs.

Thomas. James, Deborah vs. Larry. Johnson, D. vs.

D. Joslin, Barbara vs. Christopher. Lagrone, Marlo vs. Edward.

Mundis, James vs. Stacy. Nash, Robert vs. Ericka. Proctor, Edwin vs.

Elizabeth. Pullen, George vs. Brenda. Rosser, Robert vs. Tanna.

Shenefield, Marlinda vs. William. Smith, J. vs. D.

Sorrels, William vs. Jennifer. Stevenson, Jerry vs. Mary. West, Ronald vs.

Denise. Wilkins, Robert vs. Gina. GRANTED Clements, Debbie from Steven. Daniels, R.

from D. Davidson, Carroll from Peggy. Ferraro, Linda from Jay. Maillard, Shermaine from Edward. Marshall, Randy from Jeannie.

Moore, Tracy from Dennis. Murray, Beverly from Darrel. Rathsam, Jack from Sandra. Richardson, Shari from Floyd. Ruhland, Cher from Blue.

Scarbrough, Michelle from Douglas. Sowersby, Glenna from Joe. Wright, Monte from Susan. Dorris, an adoptive parent of children alcohol syndrome and author of a book on the subject, died Thursday Friday in Concord, N.H., at age. 52.

"Jack" Koessier who helped build number from your driver's license and adding the Oklahoma Tax Commission driver number to it costs $5 plus $1 for the long-distance call to Oklahoma City. "You simply come in and request it, we make the call to the commission to obtain the number, you pose for a picture and we issue you a new driver's license with the new number on it. The original expiration, date of the license remains the same," Exiting Highway Traffic Yields Concerning the eastbound Interstate 44 Lewis Avenue exit ramp and the yield sign that is just west of Utica Avenue on the 51st access road: Who yields? Is the high-speed traffic exiting Skelly Drive supposed to yield to the slowermoving 51st Street traffic, or is the slower traffic supposed to yield to the exiting traffic? D.J.M., Tulsa. The traffic exiting the highway, is supposed to obey the posted exit ramp limit as does the traffic on 51st Street with its own posted limit. There should not be any "high-speed traffic" either exiting the highway or driving eastbound on 51st Street.

Sgt. Pat Calhoun of the Tulsa Police Department's Uniform Division Southwest said: "At that point, the adjoining street, which would be the exit ramp, would have to yield to the existing street -which would be 51st Street. The exit ramp, once it leaves the highway, becomes an adjoining lane entering 51st Street, an existing through street, traffic the ramp would have to yield to traffic on 51st Street." Phil Mulkins, World Action Line Editor, answers questions submitted to 583-5804 and pursues documented consumer complaints sent to Tulsa World Action Line, PO Box 1770, Tulsa, OK 74102-1770 with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Drop Social Security Number From Driver's License Your article Monday tomers not to reveal ber to retail clerks is tailer. I called the learned that they use check artists.

Even if has been changed to sion number, it still advising Oklahoma custheir driver's license numgoing to hurt the small rebogus check program and the number to track bogus the driver's license number the Oklahoma Tax Commiscan be used to track the in- dividual. D.R.W., Tulsa. True, but the typical person who can be tracked through a driver's license number is an average resident who lives at the same address he had when his driver's license was issued (or at an address he has reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission), who earns an honest living but is not very good at keeping a checkbook balanced not the kind of person who needs punishment from the Bogus Checks Restitution Program. Danna Haworth, director of the Tulsa County district attorney's Restitution Program (596-4815), mation we can access through number is usually through the ment. The Social Security number license number can be used as and can actually connect you name through the Police through the credit bureau, through system, such as the system they on," the National Crime Information "So those two items can track down.

The number used people, the Social Security Editor Editorial Pages Managing Editor Sunday Editor Editor Editor Editor Sports Editor Business Editor Editor Entertainment Editor Television Editor Photographer Editor Editor Haring, News, but a lot of agencies use the number as a personal identifier. The Social Security people warn against revealing the number, but you can't file your federal tax return without it. We cannot actually access Social Security Administration records to track someone," she said. "In some cases Oklahoma, the driver's license number and the Social Security number are the same, and in some they are not. My personal ACTION LINE Phil Mulkins Bogus Checks said: "The inforthe driver's license Police Departor the driver's identifying tools to a particular Department system, the nationwide put the warrants actually to Centered is supposed to be Administration, check and not checks and is The Social ple not to reveal purpose other uses.

Our item that people cense numbers to encourage numbers changed sion's driver ing on their Kerrie Tag Agency, Editor 581-8476 The Tulsa World or 581-8344 581-8300 If your World is 581-8462 by telephone, 581-8353 call: 582-0921, or, 581-8352 581-8510 6-9 a.m., 583-2121 581-8446 To Editor 437-0150 Morning and Sunday 437-0150 Second 451-1923 665-8093 Tulsa 445-1696 An independent 581-8301 except Christmas driver's license number is the same as my Social Security number. And it is that way for my own protection. It is not a good idea to use the Social Security number as the DL number. "We ask our merchants to provide some kind of identifying number it doesn't have to be a Social Security number it can be a driver's license number, a date of birth, a state ID number any kind of number that would specify that person. And the reason we ask is to ensure we are actually tracking the same who wrote the someone picked up some persist forging the signature," she said.

Security Administration advises peothe routinely for any than state or federal government Monday was not intended to imply should not their driver's lito retail merchants; it was meant people to have their driver's license to the Oklahoma Tax Commisnumbering system rather than relySocial Security numbers. Fenimore, manager of the Mid-Town said removing the Social Security Joe Worley, Executive Ken Neal, Editor, Susan Ellerbach, Debbie Jackson, David Housh, Graphics Wayne Greene, City Phil Parrish, Sports John Klein, Associate John Stancavage, Rusty Lang, Living Cathy Logan, Rita Sherrow, Rabbit Hare, Chief Riley Wilson, General Bill Sherman, Night Bob accepts no responsibility for the return of manuscripts photographs submitted for publication. MISSING NEWSPAPER not delivered and you can't reach your carrier or if you need mail subscription information, outside the Tulsa calling zone: 1-800-444-6552 Customer Service call-in hours: Monday-Saturday a.m., Sunday HOME DELIVERY RATES subscribe call 582-0921 or 1-800-444-6552 1-Month Subscription $12.10 Moming Only $5 Sunday Only $8.65 $10.85 $13 class postage paid at Tulsa, OK POSTMASTER: Send address changes to World, P.O. Box 1770, Tulsa, OK 74102 newspaper published every weekday and Sunday, and New Year's Day, by the World Publishing Co. Tulsa online 581-8373 Bill Harper, Operations 581-8330 Mike Kimbrell, Webmaster 581-8329 World Newsroom 581-8374 Wedding Information 581-8324 News fax 581-8326 Sports fax 581-8355 Display Advertising 581-8368 Classified Ads 581-8314 Newspaper in Education 581-8343 Community World: 581-8335 Charles Biggs, Zones 581-8360 Central East Zones 581-8350 Broken Arrow Zone 581-8316 Midtown South Zones 581-8481 West Zone Community Relations Consultant www.tulsaworld.com updated daily TOP OF THE WORLD Do you have an idea for a story? A suggestion to improve the newspaper? A comment? A complaint? Take it to the top.

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