Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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Osage Expressway to Stimulate Growth TULSA - The Osage Expressway is expected to stimulate development and economic growth in north Tulsa, an area of the city where businesses have been stifled by inadequate roads, officials say.

The $13 million roadway, the largest undertaken by Tulsa and the first state expressway built with city funds, opened to traffic on Tuesday.

Construction on the expressway that is hoped will be expanded in the future to link Tulsa with Skiatook Lake began in 1986 and was completed on schedule, officials said.

The scenic expressway curves north from the Inner Dispersal Loop through the wooded Osage Hills to its present end at the top of a hill at the intersection of Apache Street. Extension to its planned connection to the Gilcrease Expressway depends on voter approval of a one-cent sales tax on the ballot Oct. 6.

Linkletter to Address OU Business Alumni Entertainer and businessman Art Linkletter will deliver a keynote address during the University of Oklahoma College of Business Administration Alumni Weekend Sept. 11-12.

Linkletter will speak at a banquet at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 11 in the ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. His speech is being co-sponsored by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the OU College of Business Administration.

Linkletter has been a radio and television personality for over 45 years. He serves on a half-dozen boards of nationally known companies, and has an interest in Sonic Industries Inc. of Oklahoma City.

His business interests include cattle, oil, publishing, home building, land development, ranching in Australia and manufacturing.

A limited number of tickets to the banquet are available at $35 per person. …

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