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Officials gather for contract ratification vote
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- NFL referees and other game officials who are starting to vote on a new contract say they're excited to get back to work.
The officials started arriving today at a hotel near Dallas to discuss and vote on the agreement that was reached with the league late Wednesday. The tentative deal brought an end to the league lockout, and allowed the union refs to work last night's game in Baltimore.
The deal still has to be ratified by 51 percent of the union's 121 members.
Some of the union members say they thought Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game provided the final push for a settlement. The game ended in chaos after a call in the end zone gave the Seahawks the winning touchdown. The league has since said the touchdown should have been negated by a penalty.
One ref who declined to say whether the replacements had made the right call on that play says, "You don't want to see teams lose games that they shouldn't have lost, if indeed that's what happened."
Posted: Friday, September 28 2012, 05:44 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Business recovery center to open in Okla.
May 24, 2013 11:52 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Owners of businesses damaged or destroyed by a tornado at Moore can seek government assistance to help them stay afloat.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's recovery center was scheduled to open Friday morning at the Moore Norman Technology Center's South Penn Campus.
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Director Bill Carter says counselors will be on hand to help business owners overcome the effects of the tornado that tore through Moore this week.
He says no appointments are needed and all services offered by the center are free.
Businesses of any kind can also apply to the SBA for low-interest disaster loans of up to $2 million to repair or replace damage to property, equipment and other expenses.
Monday's storm killed 24, including 10 children.
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