Don Gammill, Communities Editor
Don Gammill's 'know it' Blog
Time to salute our neighbors May 15, 2013 |
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I’m a strong believer in recognizing those who have made significant contributions to their city or town, their state, their country, their world, or to others. You can toss in about anything else they have a major influence on. Each day, the names and efforts of those who qualify for that praise appear online or... Read More
Traffic Talk: Funky-colored headlights may not be legal in Oklahoma May 13, 2013 Don Gammill: As an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper told me: “White is the color for the headlamps. The new lights do look blue, but they are approved if they come from the manufacturer that way. They are supposed to be a truer white color. No other color of headlamps are authorized.” Read More
Leaving a good taste May 08, 2013 You’ve undoubtedly heard the idiom, “It leaves a good taste in your mouth,” or a variant of it, referring to something being very pleasing. It might be the hospitality of those living in an area you visit, offering you an unsolicited but much appreciated gift of kindness. They make you feel welcome... Read More
Traffic Talk: Efforts to ban texting while driving keep stalling in Legislature May 06, 2013 Don Gammill: What are the rules and regulations on law officers using cellphones, computers in their cars? Read More
What we need is ... May 01, 2013 If you’re looking for the latest updates on current events, or you have some of your own to share, there are a few places you can go. At these locations, you’ll connect with others who have read, watched, or listened to all the news sources available, done their own analysis, and come up with solutions to... Read More
Traffic Talk: Clogged (traffic) arteries require flow improvements April 29, 2013 Don Gammill: Could one more good turn lane be the solution? Read More
Here’s applause for the old movie theaters April 24, 2013 It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that there actually are so many people who never have watched a movie in a single-screen heater. It doesn’t seem possible that these “movie houses,” so popular in past generations, are now dinosaurs. In fact, some cities and towns have seen the demise of the multi-screen... Read More
Traffic Talk: Driving into path of tornado is never a good idea April 22, 2013 Don Gammill: Experts will tell you that if you are in the path of a tornado and there is a building nearby, get out of the car and seek shelter there. Also, you never know which direction a tornado might turn. Your vehicle could end up in a direct path. Read More
KnowItOK Caller says National Guard has closed Sunnylane at SE 119. These may occur over next few days as a result of tornado search, cleanup, etc.
Tue, May. 21 2013 03:58:54 PM CST
KnowItOK OHP: A truck has crashed in the EB lanes of Turner Turnpike near Wellston. Outside lane is shut down.
Tue, May. 21 2013 08:54:34 AM CST
KnowItOK I-35 closing is between I-240 and Indian Hills Road.
Mon, May. 20 2013 04:14:42 PM CST
KnowItOK Interstate 35, both northbound and southbound, closed in Moore area due to debris. Travel discouraged through area.
Mon, May. 20 2013 04:12:34 PM CST
KnowItOK ODOT: EB I-44 off-ramp to SB I-35 closed, RT lane of SB I-35 closed between Wilshire and NE 63 due to hole in the I-35 bridge over NE 63.
Fri, May. 17 2013 02:13:55 PM CST