By HENRY PRIMEAUX III
Crown Bristow and Primeaux KIA
CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY: The Primeaux KIA team won this year’s “Pigs Pop Off??? tournament, an annual event organized by local basketball legend Luther Pegues. Holding the trophy is former ORU star Tim Gill, who was named the Most Valuable Player in the tournament, which featured teams from eight states. Former TU star Cordell Love coached the Primeaux KIA team. Congratulations also to Luther Pegues, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame July 27 in Oklahoma City.
Courtesy LUTHER PEGUES
These are very good times for our Tulsa-based Primeaux KIA dealership.
Primeaux KIA sold more Optimas in the month of June than any other KIA dealer in the United States. We thank the buyers in the region who have been so loyal and also to our hard working staff.
We also thank the readers of GTR Newspapers who have voted Primeaux KIA as their favorite car dealer in the region.
The 2008 KIA Optima is a bargain in these times of high gas prices. It is impeccably designed down to the last detail, giving the buyer the looks, excitement and capability he or she wants, all at an affordable price.
Optima boasts more passenger space than most of its competitors, plus available interior features designed to fit personal needs like sumptuous leather seating, automatic temperature control, and a 360-watt Infinity premium sound system.
Optima’s spirited engine provides an exhilarating ride and outstanding fuel economy while enhanced suspension provides a precise, sporty driving experience.
What’s more, Optima earned the highest possible safety rating— five stars—in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the highest possible rating in front and rear impact tests according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
All this, plus an unbeatable warranty, adds up to a truly outstanding mid-size sedan that’s impossible to ignore.
Come on by our Primeaux KIA dealership at 4747 South Yale and schedule a test drive to experience KIA quality and value firsthand.
I have just been appointed for my second term to the Board of Trustees of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, where I am more than proud to serve. Ed Keller, chairman of Summit Bank, has been named to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees. Joel Sander, finance officer for Tulsa County Clerk’s Office, is Vice Chair; Larry Mocha, president and CEO of Tulsa-based Apsco Inc., is Secretary.
Additional members of the Board of Trustees are Glenda Love, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House; Calvin Anthony, pharmacist and businessman; Jim Goodwin, attorney and newspaper publisher; Jay Helm, real estate developer; and Michael Johnson, retired senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Williams. The Trustees are appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years and oversee the university’s operations.
The Tulsa Talons have finished the regular home season, and all of the players, coaches and front office staff appreciate the support of our fans, the best in all of Arena2 football!
As of this writing, it looks as though we will host a home playoff game Saturday, Aug. 2. Injuries have been a concern this year, and we are working hard to find quality replacements. One is former University of Tulsa quarterback John Fitzgerald, who played in his first game July 12 against Arkansas. He recently played for the Kansas City Brigade of the AFL. Prior to playing with the Brigade, he spent the 2007 season as the head coach and offensive coordinator of the af2’s Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz. He coached the Dawgz to a 7-9 record, finishing second in the league in both pass offense and total offense.
As a player, Fitzgerald spent seven years in the AFL, playing for the Carolina Cobras, New Orleans VooDoo, Austin Wranglers, Dallas Desperados, Tampa Bay, Indiana, Houston, Grand Rapids in addition to the Brigade. He still holds a spot in the AFL Career Leader Board for passing yards, touchdowns, pass attempts and pass completions.
Our head coach Mitch Allner says, “John is a great addition to our team. At this point in the season we really needed a veteran quarterback and we could not have gotten a better one. His leadership and experience will be a real asset for our team going down this home stretch. I’m looking forward to watching him under center the rest of the season.”
While playing for TU, Fitzgerald was a four-year letter winner (1994-1998) finishing his career with 5,822 passing yards and as the second all-time passer.