<i>Holiday Season Brings PSO’s Parade of Lights</i>

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FEELING BLUE: It was certainly a pleasure to take my Grandchildren to see Blue Man Group who performed at the Mabee Center recently.

The holiday season is upon us, and one of the highlights every year is the PSO Parade of Lights, which will be held in downtown Tulsa Dec. 9 beginning at 6 p.m. and starting at 8th Street and Cincinnati Avenue.

Parade organizers are honored to have Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry as the Grand Marshal. Jennifer Berry, a Jenks graduate, is currently on a national speaking tour promoting the Miss America Organization and her platform of Building Intolerance to Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking.

Michael Wallis, best-selling Tulsa author and voice of the Sheriff in the Disney/Pixar motion picture Cars, will be riding in a ‘49 Mercury Cruiser, just like the one he portrayed in Cars. Giant helium balloons are always a highlight, and this year is no exception.

We appreciate the commitment of PSO to downtown and the work of Downtown Tulsa Unlimited to coordinate the parade, which is a great event for all of us. For more information about the parade, contact DTU at 583-2617. I can’t wait to bring the grandkids!

‘Off the Wall’
Paul Ross and I are looking forward to another great season with the Tulsa Talons, and we also look forward to working with all the new personnel. Paul and I have a great time with our radio show, “Off the Wall,” which is heard on 1430-AM “The Buzz” every Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. We talk about different sports topics throughout the show, and we have interesting guests such as Allan Green, the local middleweight boxer who beat veteran southpaw Emmett Linton on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights recently at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa.
We also interview high school, college and professional coaches and personalities, and the Talons are always a favorite subject. Tune us in if you get a chance!

Topping Out
I am proud to be serving as the chair of the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees, and even more proud of the work that President Gary Trennepohl is doing at the university. Very significant was the recent “topping out” of the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, a Vision 2025 project. This is a significant building for advanced technology, and we all can be thankful for Walter and Peggy Helmerich and the voters of Tulsa County for funding this $45 million research center, which will focus on research in advanced materials and bio-based technologies.

OSU-Tulsa has more than 80 academic programs in areas of general, advanced, and specialized study in virtually all traditional academic disciplines and in various professional and applied fields. No matter what your age, go back to college and take some interesting courses!

Updated 11-29-2006

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