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Oklahoma Physicians Want Local Control Smoking Rules
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Some Oklahoma physicians are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation to permit cities and towns adopt anti-smoking ordinances that are more restrictive than state law.
The physicians appeared at the state Capitol Monday urging the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to approve the measure. A similar bill died in the Senate last year.
Oklahoma's health commissioner, Dr. Terry Cline, says the measure is the single most important bill in the Legislature this year to improve the health of Oklahomans. Cline, a psychologist, says that if passed local communities could ban smoking in parks and other public places as well as bars and restaurants.
Dr. Murali Krishna, president of the state Board of Health, said the passage of smoke-free ordinances reduces the risk of heart attack and other smoking-related conditions.
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Posted: Monday, February 11 2013, 06:55 PM CST
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In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids
May 21, 2013 08:28 GMT
By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Parents and guardians of children whose elementary schools were damaged in the deadly tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area are hoping for happy reunions.
At least 20 children are among the more than 50 reported dead so far in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged Monday afternoon by a tornado with winds up to 200 mph. Officials said early Tuesday the death toll could rise by as many as 40.
Many parents seeking their children gathered at a suburban church, listening intently as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off. For many families, the ordeal ended in tears of joy. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.
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