There are about 1,000 reasons why you should never swim in a municipal pool or aquatic center. Here is reason number one:
Pelican Bay Aquatic Center was closed about 3 p.m. Monday after a child had a restroom accident in the swimming pool, pool manager Jared Prince said.
The center will reopen at its regular time at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Health code requires that the pool is closed for 12 hours after such an incident, Prince said. Chemicals will be used to treat the water, he said.
Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to try to write about this without making one reference to Caddyshack. Here we go:
Just when you thought the record-breaking heat wave couldn’t be more destructive, the Tulsa World is reporting it is ruining the Oklahoma marijuana harvest.
Marijuana plants are withering under the blistering heat in Oklahoma this summer.
However, if the crops survive and drug investigators seize it, they can’t burn the drugs due to the burn ban, said Mark Woodward, a spokesman with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Man, that sucks. Sitting around your living room and smoking weed is one of the two enjoyable things you can do during this heat wave. The other is renting this thing for day, but even it loses some fun if you’re not stoned:
During last spring’s city council elections, a controversial 527 organization called “The Committee for Oklahoma City Momentum” spent $400,000 to influence local city council campaigns. The campaign was controversial because it used clichéd and misleading negative campaign tactics, shattered a record for city council campaign spending and the actual source of the money was a mystery.
Well, consider the $400,000 mystery to be (possibly) solved. In a recent city council meeting, Councilman Ed Shadid — one of the biggest victims (and beneficiaries) of the negative campaigning — claims he knows where the money came from.
As we reported last week, news helicopter pilot extraordinaire Jim Gardner is leaving Channel 4 and moving to Channel 9. We know this because Channel 9 has already sent a bunch of emails to employees and advertisers bragging about the news.
On the other end of the spectrum, KFOR has been noticeably silent. They haven’t released one email or statement regarding that status of Jim Gardner and Bob Moore Chopper 4. I guess you can’t blame them. Just check out the picture above. That’s the first thing people see when they enter the KFOR offices. Oops.
Anyway, we wanted to get the scorned lover’s opinion on Choppergate, so we decided to play journalist and send KFOR Executive Vice President and News Director Mary Ann Eckstein an email for comment. Gardner is still under contract with Channel 4, so she has to have an opinion, right?
Here’s her reply:
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